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Vania Ruiz

Jeweller
Published: 22.12.2020
Vania Ruiz. Brooch: Tropical Butterfly, 2020. Acrylic nails, nail polish, thread, organza, epoxy resin, silver, steel.. 17 x 12 x 5 cm. Photo by: Vania Ruiz. From series: Bicha Rara. Vania Ruiz
Brooch: Tropical Butterfly, 2020
Acrylic nails, nail polish, thread, organza, epoxy resin, silver, steel.
17 x 12 x 5 cm
Photo by: Vania Ruiz
From series: Bicha Rara
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Vania Ruiz. Brooch: Tropical Butterfly, 2020. Acrylic nails, nail polish, thread, organza, epoxy resin, silver, steel.. 17 x 12 x 5 cm. Photo by: Vania Ruiz. From series: Bicha Rara. Alternative view.. Vania Ruiz
Brooch: Tropical Butterfly, 2020
Acrylic nails, nail polish, thread, organza, epoxy resin, silver, steel.
17 x 12 x 5 cm
Photo by: Vania Ruiz
From series: Bicha Rara

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Vania Ruiz. Brooch: Night Butterfly, 2020. Acrylic nails, nail polish, thread, organza, epoxy resin, silver, steel.. 11 x 15 x 5 cm. Photo by: Vania Ruiz. From series: Bicha Rara. Vania Ruiz
Brooch: Night Butterfly, 2020
Acrylic nails, nail polish, thread, organza, epoxy resin, silver, steel.
11 x 15 x 5 cm
Photo by: Vania Ruiz
From series: Bicha Rara
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Vania Ruiz. Brooch: Night Butterfly, 2020. Acrylic nails, nail polish, thread, organza, epoxy resin, silver, steel.. 11 x 15 x 5 cm. Photo by: Vania Ruiz. From series: Bicha Rara. Alternative view.. Vania Ruiz
Brooch: Night Butterfly, 2020
Acrylic nails, nail polish, thread, organza, epoxy resin, silver, steel.
11 x 15 x 5 cm
Photo by: Vania Ruiz
From series: Bicha Rara

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Vania Ruiz. Ring: Bird Singing, 2020. Fabric petals, epoxy resin, ink, varnish, silver.. 12 x 7 x 4 cm. Photo by: Vania Ruiz. From series: Domestic Wildness. Vania Ruiz
Ring: Bird Singing, 2020
Fabric petals, epoxy resin, ink, varnish, silver.
12 x 7 x 4 cm
Photo by: Vania Ruiz
From series: Domestic Wildness
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Vania Ruiz. Necklace: Metona Grandiosa, 2020. Epoxy resin, ink, paint, silver.. 21 x 18 x 2 cm. Photo by: Vania Ruiz. From series: Wings. Vania Ruiz
Necklace: Metona Grandiosa, 2020
Epoxy resin, ink, paint, silver.
21 x 18 x 2 cm
Photo by: Vania Ruiz
From series: Wings
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Vania Ruiz. Brooch: Bug, 2020. Epoxy resin, ink, paint, silver.. Photo by: Vania Ruiz. Vania Ruiz
Brooch: Bug, 2020
Epoxy resin, ink, paint, silver.
Photo by: Vania Ruiz
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Vania Ruiz. Necklace: Piano Key, 2020. Epoxy resin, ink, paint, silver.. 21 x 21 x 2 cm. Photo by: Vania Ruiz. From series: Wings. Vania Ruiz
Necklace: Piano Key, 2020
Epoxy resin, ink, paint, silver.
21 x 21 x 2 cm
Photo by: Vania Ruiz
From series: Wings
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Vania Ruiz. Earrings: Acraea Acara, 2020. Epoxy resin, ink, paint, silver.. 6.5 x 3.5 x 0.5 cm. Photo by: Vania Ruiz. From series: Wings. Vania Ruiz
Earrings: Acraea Acara, 2020
Epoxy resin, ink, paint, silver.
6.5 x 3.5 x 0.5 cm
Photo by: Vania Ruiz
From series: Wings
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Vania Ruiz. Ring: The Navigator, 2019. Fabric, epoxy resin, ink, varnish silver, plastic.. 11 x 9 x 5 cm. Photo by: Nicolás Nadjar. From series: Domestic Wildness. Vania Ruiz
Ring: The Navigator, 2019
Fabric, epoxy resin, ink, varnish silver, plastic.
11 x 9 x 5 cm
Photo by: Nicolás Nadjar
From series: Domestic Wildness
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Vania Ruiz. Bracelet: Exotic Bird, 2019. Fabric petals, epoxy resin, copper.. 13 x 13 x 5 cm. Photo by: María Cirano. From series: Domestic Wildness. Vania Ruiz
Bracelet: Exotic Bird, 2019
Fabric petals, epoxy resin, copper.
13 x 13 x 5 cm
Photo by: María Cirano
From series: Domestic Wildness
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Vania Ruiz. Brooch: Creation and Chaos, 2019. Fabric petals, epoxy resin, silver, steel.. 13 x 13 x 8 cm. Photo by: Nicolás Nadjar. From series: Domestic Wildness. Vania Ruiz
Brooch: Creation and Chaos, 2019
Fabric petals, epoxy resin, silver, steel.
13 x 13 x 8 cm
Photo by: Nicolás Nadjar
From series: Domestic Wildness
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Vania Ruiz. Brooch: Shrimp, 2018. Fabric petals, epoxy resin, ink, varnish, silver, steel.. 15 x 9 x 5 cm. Photo by: Nicolás Nadjar. From series: Domestic Wildness. Vania Ruiz
Brooch: Shrimp, 2018
Fabric petals, epoxy resin, ink, varnish, silver, steel.
15 x 9 x 5 cm
Photo by: Nicolás Nadjar
From series: Domestic Wildness
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Vania Ruiz. Brooch: The New Neighbours, 2018. Fabric, resin, acrylic nails, varnish, thread, silver, steel.. 15 x 10 x 9 cm. Photo by: María Valeska Cirano. Awarded at: 2nd  Latin American Contemporary Jewellery Biennial 2018. Construction, layered resin, hand painted, hand stitched.
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. Colombians, Dominicans, Venezuelans, Haitians, Central Americans. The exuberance of our new female  neighbours  conquers our modest womanhood, shifting adornment from a domestic and introverted  realm,  to a leading urban and extroverted scene of these exotic creatures.. Vania Ruiz
Brooch: The New Neighbours, 2018
Fabric, resin, acrylic nails, varnish, thread, silver, steel.
15 x 10 x 9 cm
Photo by: María Valeska Cirano
Awarded at: 2nd Latin American Contemporary Jewellery Biennial 2018
Construction, layered resin, hand painted, hand stitched.

Colombians, Dominicans, Venezuelans, Haitians, Central Americans. The exuberance of our new female neighbours conquers our modest womanhood, shifting adornment from a domestic and introverted realm, to a leading urban and extroverted scene of these exotic creatures.
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Vania Ruiz. Ring: Cocoon, 2018. Fabric petals, resin, ink, varnish, silver.. 10 x 5 x 5 cm. Photo by: Nicolas Nadjar. From series: Domestic Wildness. Vania Ruiz
Ring: Cocoon, 2018
Fabric petals, resin, ink, varnish, silver.
10 x 5 x 5 cm
Photo by: Nicolas Nadjar
From series: Domestic Wildness
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Vania Ruiz. Brooch: Navegante, 2018. Fabric, resin, ink, varnish, silver, iron.. 18 X 12 x 8 cm. Photo by: Nicolás Nadjar. From series: Domestic Wildness. Vania Ruiz
Brooch: Navegante, 2018
Fabric, resin, ink, varnish, silver, iron.
18 X 12 x 8 cm
Photo by: Nicolás Nadjar
From series: Domestic Wildness
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Vania Ruiz. Brooch: Over Protection, 2016. Silicone rubber, textile trimmings, bronze, steel, acrylic paint.. 20 x 14 x 3 cm. Photo by: María Cirano. From series: Domestic Love. Vania Ruiz
Brooch: Over Protection, 2016
Silicone rubber, textile trimmings, bronze, steel, acrylic paint.
20 x 14 x 3 cm
Photo by: María Cirano
From series: Domestic Love
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Vania Ruiz. Brooch: Night Table, 2016. Silicone rubber, acrylic paint, magnets.. 22 x 14 x 3 cm. Photo by: María Cirano. From series: Domestic Love. Vania Ruiz
Brooch: Night Table, 2016
Silicone rubber, acrylic paint, magnets.
22 x 14 x 3 cm
Photo by: María Cirano
From series: Domestic Love
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Vania Ruiz. Necklace: Maternal Protection, 2016. Silicone rubber, textile trimmings, acrylic paint.. 50 x 14 x 3 cm. Photo by: María Cirano. From series: Domestic Love. Vania Ruiz
Necklace: Maternal Protection, 2016
Silicone rubber, textile trimmings, acrylic paint.
50 x 14 x 3 cm
Photo by: María Cirano
From series: Domestic Love
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Vania Ruiz. Necklace: The Password, 2016. Silicone rubber, textile trimmings, bronze, acrylic paint.. 50 x 20 x 2 cm. Photo by: María Cirano. From series: Domestic Love. Vania Ruiz
Necklace: The Password, 2016
Silicone rubber, textile trimmings, bronze, acrylic paint.
50 x 20 x 2 cm
Photo by: María Cirano
From series: Domestic Love
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Vania Ruiz. Necklace: The Password, 2016. Silicone rubber, textile trimmings, bronze, acrylic paint.. 50 x 20 x 2 cm. Photo by: María Cirano. From series: Domestic Love. Detail view.. Vania Ruiz
Necklace: The Password, 2016
Silicone rubber, textile trimmings, bronze, acrylic paint.
50 x 20 x 2 cm
Photo by: María Cirano
From series: Domestic Love

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Vania Ruiz. Brooch: Ojo del Diablo, 2016. Copper, acrylic.. 13 x 11 x 2 cm. Vania Ruiz
Brooch: Ojo del Diablo, 2016
Copper, acrylic.
13 x 11 x 2 cm
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Vania Ruiz. Ring: Desert Crib, 2014. Copper, epoxy resin, resin pigments, Queñua, several powder spices.. 6  x 5 x 1 cm. Photo by: María Cirano. From series: Immortelle. Vania Ruiz
Ring: Desert Crib, 2014
Copper, epoxy resin, resin pigments, Queñua, several powder spices.
6 x 5 x 1 cm
Photo by: María Cirano
From series: Immortelle
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Vania Ruiz. Necklace: Desert Crown, 2014. Copper, epoxy resin, resin pigments, gold plated copper, cinnamon, several spices.. 16 x 16 x 2 cm. Photo by: María Cirano. From series: Immortelle. Vania Ruiz
Necklace: Desert Crown, 2014
Copper, epoxy resin, resin pigments, gold plated copper, cinnamon, several spices.
16 x 16 x 2 cm
Photo by: María Cirano
From series: Immortelle
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Vania Ruiz. Necklace: Altar, 2014. Copper, epoxy resin, fabric flowers, leather, various powder spices, resin pigments.. 28 x 35 x 3 cm. Photo by: María Cirano. From series: Immortelle. Vania Ruiz
Necklace: Altar, 2014
Copper, epoxy resin, fabric flowers, leather, various powder spices, resin pigments.
28 x 35 x 3 cm
Photo by: María Cirano
From series: Immortelle
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Vania Ruiz. Necklace: Help Me Daddy, Soul House, 2013. Copper, epoxy resin, fabric flowers, curhuilla, merquén.. 27 x 35 x 3 cm. Photo by: María Cirano. From series: Immortelle. Vania Ruiz
Necklace: Help Me Daddy, Soul House, 2013
Copper, epoxy resin, fabric flowers, curhuilla, merquén.
27 x 35 x 3 cm
Photo by: María Cirano
From series: Immortelle
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Vania Ruiz. Necklace: Help Me Daddy, Soul House, 2013. Copper, epoxy resin, fabric flowers, curhuilla, merquén.. 27 x 35 x 3 cm. Photo by: María Cirano. From series: Immortelle. Detail view.. Vania Ruiz
Necklace: Help Me Daddy, Soul House, 2013
Copper, epoxy resin, fabric flowers, curhuilla, merquén.
27 x 35 x 3 cm
Photo by: María Cirano
From series: Immortelle

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Vania Ruiz. Brooch: Animita Soul House, 2013. Copper, epoxy resin, fabric flowers, curahuilla, merquén.. 15 x 15 x 3 cm. Photo by: María Cirano. From series: Immortelle. Vania Ruiz
Brooch: Animita Soul House, 2013
Copper, epoxy resin, fabric flowers, curahuilla, merquén.
15 x 15 x 3 cm
Photo by: María Cirano
From series: Immortelle
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Intro
Based in Viña del Mar, Chile, and formally trained as an architect. Since 2010, I divide my work between my jewelry brand Casa Kiro and a more personal art jewelry practice as Vania Ruiz. I’m also an active member and part of the Board of Joya Brava Association. I won the First Prize at the 2nd Latin American Contemporary Jewellery Biennial 2018, and also got the Second Prize in 2016 for the first version of the same event in Buenos Aires. My work was featured on the cover of Metalsmith Magazine in February 2020, thanks to my participation in Loot 2019 at New York MAD Museum. My pieces have been presented in Chile, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Polland, Greece, Portugal, Argentina, and the United States.

Statement

I’ve always needed to create things with my hands. I don’t have formal training as a jeweler or either as an artist, but jewelry surprised me allowing me to bring together those things I’ve loved to do since childhood: tell stories, sketch, paint and make objects. 

In my work, I search to unveil and understand aspects of our cultural identity from a feminine Latin American perspective. And so, jewelry is, for me, a means to explore our culture, discover in popular manifestations a starting point for creation. Protection, raising, taking care of others, creativity, and manual work are qualities associated with a feminine world. Virtues that have been  underestimated as well as the intrinsic value they hold.

Much of this ancient female wisdom I did not inherit. It has been through jewelry that I have been able to admire and relate to this woman that I am not and from whom I have so much to learn. The decoration that celebrates the cult to death, devotion, home adornment are all instances where the craftsmanship of popular knowledge is present, often relegated to a lower level of crafts. Elaborated pieces are generally made by women that express love, protection, and belonging.

Each series of work I make is a tribute to these feminine worlds that move me, always accompanied by the experimentation of new material plus historical or anthropological research and reflection on some self-defined aspect. I generally use synthetic or industrial materials to give them a new craftsmanship use because these are the raw materials of our time and which I have on hand in my environment. I use low-cost materials and contribute them with many hours of my time, the major investment for love.

Events      View / hide events

2021:
Lectures  16 Mar 2021 - 16 Mar 2021  Cuerpos en Tránsito, Artes y Feminismos.
2020:
Lectures  16 Dec 2020 - 19 Dec 2020  A Brave Decade.
Meeting  03 Dec 2020 - 21 Dec 2020  Brazil Jewelry Week 2020.
Lectures  08 Sep 2020 - 08 Sep 2020  BravasXdentro ConeXiones Instagram Live Interviews: Bryna Pomp.
Lectures  07 Jul 2020 - 07 Jul 2020  BravasXdentro ConeXiones Instagram Live Interviews: Paula Isola.
Lectures  18 Jun 2020 - 18 Jun 2020  BravasXDentro Instagram Live Interviews: Ricard Domingo.
Lectures  11 Jun 2020 - 11 Jun 2020  BravasXDentro Instagram Live Interviews: Rolando Báez.
Lectures  04 Jun 2020 - 04 Jun 2020  BravasXDentro Instagram Live Interviews: Jorge Castañon.
Lectures  28 May 2020 - 28 May 2020  BravasXDentro Instagram Live Interviews: Francisca Kweitel.
Lectures  21 May 2020 - 21 May 2020  BravasXDentro Instagram Live Interviews: Jorge Manilla.
2019:
Exhibition  09 Apr 2019 - 13 Apr 2019  LOOT 2019. Mad about Jewelry.
Exhibition  14 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019  Interiors: A Joya Brava exhibition at Munich Jewellery Week 2019..
2018:
Exhibition  19 Sep 2018 - 11 Nov 2018  Interiors.
2017:
Exhibition  09 Mar 2017 - 12 Mar 2017  Common Stories.
2015:
Exhibition  08 Oct 2015 - 10 Oct 2015  Quiltro, de origen indefinido - Joyeria Contemporanea Chilena.
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