Bernabei’s current research concerns emotionally embedded artifacts and their impact on our ‘self’ and as an aid to wellbeing. Other research interests include the application of Rapid Prototyping to reinvigorate traditional goldsmith techniques. Her latest curatorial project investigates possibilities of widening fruition of jewellery exhibitions through a sensory and digital experience. She is currently curating an exhibition ‘Talking Jewellery’ with curator Maria Cristina Bergesio for the forthcoming international event Florence Jewellery Week in May 2020.
StatementHer work ranges from publications such as the monograph Contemporary Jewellers: Interviews with European Artists to international exhibitions at the Museum of Arts & Crafts, Itami; Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland; Museo Arti Decorative, Turin; and Kunstgeweremuseum, Berlin. Her work has won awards from the EPSRC to the Craft Council. She is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Jewellery Research (JJR). This journal is a peer-reviewed online and open-access publication that focuses on the design, theory and praxis of jewellery studies. Bernabei instigated JJR in 2015 and it was co-founded together with Prof. Jayne Wallace. She is affiliated with International Jewellery Associations and works as an academic at Loughborough University.
Award giving 14 Oct 2021 - 14 Oct 2021 Enjoia't Awards 2021 Winners.
Exhibition 09 Mar 2020 - 07 Apr 2020 9 March Project: Contemporary Jewelry Exploring the Subject of Gender and Feminism.
Open call 17 Feb 2020 - 30 Jun 2020 Open call for submission of Article and Exhibition Review.
Open call 12 Feb 2020 - 20 May 2020 Open Call JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery & Objects 2020.
Book presentation 10 Mar 2018 - 10 Mar 2018 The Journal of Jewellery Research first Issue presented by Yellow Chrome Books at Schmuck 2018.
Exhibition 07 Mar 2018 - 11 Mar 2018 Like a Rolling Stone.
Exhibition 24 Sep 2016 - 05 Nov 2016 DIALOGHI: Italy - Japan.
Exhibition 03 Jul 2015 - 11 Jul 2015 Dialogues Italy-Japan.
Exhibition 08 May 2015 - 26 Jul 2015 Omaggio a Donatello - Gioielleria Contemporanea.
Exhibition 01 May 2008 - 08 Jun 2008 Contemporary jewellery from Italy.
Exhibition 16 Dec 2005 - 28 Feb 2006 Precious Thoughts 2: jewellery without boundaries.
Exhibition 19 Nov 2005 - 19 Mar 2006 Mapping Impermanence.
Book: Like a Rolling Stone. Bottomley, Stephen. Birmingham City University: Birmingham, 2018
Book: Annamaria Zanella: The poetry of material. Arnoldshe Art Publishers: Stuttgart, 2018
Book: Contemporary Jewellers. Interviews with European Artists. Bernabei, Roberta. Berg: London, 2011
Book: Fabrizio Tridenti: Hard Wear Beauty. Tridenti, Fabrizio. Darling publications: Cologne, 2009
Book: Mapping Impermanence. Bernabei, Roberta. Loughborough University School of Art & Design Publications: Birmingham, 2005
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