13 Sept 2018

WHEN: September 22 - October 30, 2018
WHERE: Collectiva Gallery 5

I am happy to be exhibiting here the brooches of the INSIDE OR OUT? series.

Inspired by life, they are meant to reflect our own bodies and their inner workings and turn them into ornamental representation of our very selves. By depicting the vital organs in their near-to-life size and (occassionally) marked by years of functioning, I am aiming to own the fact that it is the life that creates art.

Formed by eight Portuguese designers, Collectiva is a platform for the promotion of contemporary jewelery, exposing and disseminating the work of national and international authors. The first edition of the Collective Meeting – International Exhibition materializes this vision, bringing to Porto the work of 85 jewelers from all over the world. AND ME! THANK YOU!

The exhibition opens on September 22, under the scope of the Simultaneous Inaugurations of Miguel Bombarda and will be attended by some of the authors on display (alas, not me this time). The show will be featured in the central hall of Bombarda Shopping Center and the Collectiva gallery store, also located there, remaining until the end of October.
The exhibition will present heterogeneous proposals, in inspiration, concept and materials used. As the founding designers of the platform explained, “Collectiva was born as an inclusive project, with the mission of promoting author’s jewellery as a form of artistic expression that, together with the craftsmanship of its creation, allows to offer unique pieces, but at the same time democratic and accessible to the public. We also want to demystify the idea that author jewellery is a niche product. The creative diversity we present in this exhibition shows how contemporary jewellery offers proposals for all tastes.”