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EXPO ‘Enhance Colours tour’ – Gal. CONTEXT & Gal. Ingallerybcn, Barcelona (ES) – 8 Oct.-8 Nov. 2015

during JOYA 2015 (but NOT part of the « OFF JOYA » !) : Alchimia Alumni Collective –  our EnhanceColours tour will stop too in Barcelona this October !

Join and enjoy with us at two beautiful spaces:
1st #opening will be on October 7th at 18h at Ingallerybcn C/Penedés, 3 Barcelona
2nd #opening on October,10th at 12h at Context Galeria C/Viñolas,10 #StCugat


during JOYA 2015 : Alchimia alumni collective --  our #EnhanceColours tour  (Elena GIL brooch)

 La intenció de l’exposició “Pugem el colors” és la de comunicar, mitjançant l’ús del color, els pensaments, sentiments i emocions de quinze alumnes de l’escola Alchimia de Florència.

Participants: Andrea CoderchCatalina GibertAkiko BanElena GilFrancesco CodaMaría Constanza OchoaMaría Eugenia LópezMaría Ignacia Walker Poly NicolopoulouSelen ÖzusYuki SumiyaValentina CapriniMargherita de MartinoClaudia Cucchi

  ENHANCE the COLORS - m.c.Ochoa: Maria Constanza OCHOA  Penjoll « MAY » plata oxidada, pigment, fil de seda 

 Andrea Coderch   Polsera "OPOSS"  : plata, pell, tela japonesa, plexiglàs, seda - ENHANCE COLORS: Andrea Coderch -  Polsera « OPOSS »  : plata, pell, tela japonesa, plexiglàs, seda

Akiko Ban - collar "Espagna" làmines de plàstic, fil de poliuretà, plata.Akiko Ban - collar « Espagna » làmines de plàstic, fil de poliuretà, plata

Poly Nicolopoulou    - brooch "Pass throught"   -  plata, resina, cordills - ENHANCE COLORS: Poly Nicolopoulou    – brooch « Pass throught »   -  plata, resina, cordills

 Francesco Coda - Anell "Northside", plata, guix, pintura acrílica -  ENHANCE COLORS:  Francesco Coda - Anell « Northside », plata, guix, pintura acrílica

María Ignacia Walker - Collar "Neltume 7",  porcellana, seda,cotó, esmalts, plata - ENHANCE COLORS: María Ignacia Walker – Collar « Neltume 7″,  porcellana, seda,cotó, esmalts, plata

Catalina Gibert  Collar "Serra" - fusta cremada de pi mediterrani, pintura acrílica, fil de lli Catalina Gibert  Collar « Serra » 2014 – fusta cremada de pi mediterrani, pintura acrílica, fil de lli



CONTEXT Galeria 
c. Viñolas, 8-10
Sant Cugat del Vallès (BCN)
Tel  935 893 806



C/Penedés, 3
08012 Barcelona (M° Diagonal)
Tel 93 237 96 94





EXPO ‘Subamos los colores/Enhance colours’ – Aram. Espai de Joies, Palma de Majorca (ES) – 19 Sept.-3 Oct. 2015

On Saturday it will be the 2nd stop of the « Enhance Colours » tour during the « Nit de l’Art » in Palma of Majorca.
A night when all the city is invaded by all sort of artistic proposals.
Come and join us.
We are waiting for you at « Aram. Espai de Joies« !!!!

nit del art 2015  palma de mallorca will be the 2nd stop of the Enhance_Colours /Pugem_els_colors tour.

Join us on Saturday, September 19th @AramEspaideJoies !!

 nitdelart2015  palmademallorca will be the 2nd stop of the Enhance_Colours


Exhibition organised by Alchimia alumni collective :

List of participants:
Akiko Ban — Andrea Coderch — Catalina Gibert — Claudia Cucchi — Elena Gil — Francesco Coda — Elisa Deval — Margherita de Martino Norante — Mª Constanza Ochoa — Mª Ignacia Walker — Maru Lopez — Poly Nikolopoulou — Selen Özus — Valentina Caprini  – Yuki Sumiya


Claudia Cucchi EXPO 'Subamos los colores/Enhance colours' Claudia Cucchi

catalina_gibert dans Exposition/ExhibitionCatalina Gibert

Elena GilElena Gil

akiko_ban dans Gal. Silvestre (ES)Akiko Ban

andrea_coderchAndrea Coderch

maria_ignacia_walkerMaria Ignacia Walker

Poly Nikolopoulou: Poly Nikolopoulou

Selen Ozus Jewelry | "Friends" necklace(s) 2013 - silver, porcelain, cotton thread: Selen Ozus – « Friends » necklace(s) 2013 – silver, porcelain, cotton thread

Valentina Caprini 2015Valentina Caprini

Carrer Missió

07003 Palma de Majorque
tel 971572348
de dill a div de 10.30 a 14.00 i de 17.00 a 20.30h


EXPO ‘Think Twice – New Latin American Jewelry’ – Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue WA (USA) – 26 Mai-16 Oct. 2011

 Think Twice – New Latin American Jewelry

Objects of adornment have long played a significant role throughout Latin America’s history, from the spiritually potent jewelry of the pre-Columbians to today’s eye-catching ornaments. Bringing together more than 130 works by over 90 artists from 25 countries, Think Twice is the largest collection of contemporary Latin American jewelry to be seen in the United States. BAM is the only museum in the Northwest to showcase this fascinating exhibition!

EXPO 'Think Twice - New Latin American Jewelry' - Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue WA (USA) - 26 Mai-16 Oct. 2011 dans Amerique Latine 247281_10150188889354024_786999023_6876631_892380_n
Reny Golcman (Brazil) – ‘Jaw Necklace’, 1973 -  Silver, barracuda bones
Carolina Martínez Linares (Colombia) – Brooch ‘Conducto Hialoideo’, 2010 – Polyurethane, silver, steel
Kika Alvarenga (Brazil) - Ring ‘Gambiarra V’, 2009 – Silver, black gold, tourmaline, resin
Claudia Cucchi (Brazil) – ring ‘Memory’, 2002 – photo, Perspex, silver
Claudia Cucchi (Brazil) – brooch ‘Orange’, 2002 – Orange skin, Perspex, silver
Linda Sanchez (Colombia) -  Necklace ‘Guacamayas’, 2010 – Silver, para grass and fique
Jorge Castanon (Argentina) – brooch ‘La Caja Amarilla’, 2009 – Reclaimed painted wood, gold

Maria Constanza Ochoa (Colombia) – Necklace ‘Soft Black and White’, 2008 – Latex balloons, flour, cotton

Bellevue Art Museum
510 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
fax: 425.637.1799


EXPO ‘Think Twice: New Latin American Jewellery’ – Museum of Arts and Design of New York (USA) – 13 Oct 2010-8 Janv. 2011

Museum of Arts and Design of new York (MAD) – (New York City) -  13-Oct-2010 – 08-Jan-2011 
Think Twice: New Latin American Jewelry Showcases Contemporary Jewelry From The Region For The First Time In a U.S. Museum

« Think Twice: New Latin American Jewelry, presented by the Museum of Arts and Design from October 12, 2010 through January 8, 2011, will feature unique work by nearly 60 jewelry makers, representing over 20 Latin American countries. Among the artists included are the Brazilians Mirla Fernandes, Dionea Rocha Watt, and Claudia Cucchi; Valentina Rosenthal and Walka Studio from Chile; the Argentinians Elisa Gulminelli, Francisca Kweitel, and Silvina Romero; Jorge Manilla, Martacarmela Sotelo and Eduardo Graue from Mexico; and Miguel Luciano from Puerto Rico. 
The show has been guest-curated by the Netherlands-based, Mexican-born architect and historian Valeria Vallarta Siemelink. 
Objects of adornment have played a significant cultural role throughout Latin America’s history, from the spiritually potent jewelry of the pre-Columbians to the eye-catching ornaments worn by Mexican drug gangs to advertise their status and menace. Now a new generation of jewelry makers working outside the field’s conventions are examining how this complex relationship with physical adornment evolved–and why. 
Think Twice aims to bring the audience a clear picture of the landscape of contemporary jewellery in Latin America and its development in the last 10 years, showing the way in which visual artists and jewellery makers born or living in Latin America view and relate, through jewellery, to such a vast and diverse continent. 
The exhibition, conceived by Otro Diseño, is born out of a passion for jewellery as a medium of personal and cultural expression and of the conviction that the fresh, intense and highly creative work of Latin American jewellery makers outstandingly represents and nurtures the culture they live in and therefore greatly enriches and diversifies the international landscape of contemporary jewellery.
“The new Latin American jewelry must be appreciated for what it is. One shouldn’t impose stereotypes or resort to clichés,” says guest-curator Valeria Vallarta Siemelink. “Far from being an imported concept from the West, jewelry-as-art in Latin America is very much a product of the region’s history and its diverse and dynamic modern societies.” 
“This is a very special show,” adds Ursula Neuman, MAD’s jewelry curator. “This jewelry is virtually unknown in the United States. The artists’ realize their sophisticated concepts through intriguing choices of materials and techniques, creating unique works that present a fascinating amalgam of indigenous cultural elements and the latest trends in international contemporary jewelry design.

” To bring clarity to Latin America’s complex culture and history, the exhibition is organized around three themes, addressing the region’s past, its unique fusion of ethnic influences, and its ever-changing socio-political realities. 

History, Memory, Tradition
The tension between tradition and modernity is crucial to Latin American history. Heritage and memory, both personal and collective, are among the subjects expressed by these artists through pre-Columbian and colonial jewelry methods and traditional craft techniques. Take the Colombian Mariana Shuk. She has made a series of rings using traditional ring shanks ordered from mega-jewelry suppliers. She creates a ring by interlacing two identical shanks. Its shape determines which techniques—stone setting, enameling, filigree—she will employ to customize it in the Colombian colonial style. The process has produced a perplexing assortment of rings that confronts past and present, value and insignificance. By contrast, another Columbian artist, Linda Sanchez, creates her jewelry pieces by employing weaving techniques that have been used by an Amazonian tribe since ancient times. 
A Flair for Invention
The artists in this section are some of the boldest jewelry makers anywhere. Skilled at improvisation, they make brilliant use of a rich variety of native materials along with such everyday objects as balloons and drawer handles. A spontaneous attitude and a contrary vision are central to their daring approach. The Mexican Andres Quiñones can make an exquisite choker from sticks of bamboo, a few broken guitar strings, a handful of freshwater pearls and silver wire, all of the materials collected from garbage dumpsters in Mexico City. Colombian Helena Biermann presents Hit the Road, a series of brooches that collect the insects stuck to a car in its 286 km trip from Munchen, Germany to Domaslav, Czech Republic. 
Forging Identity: Latin America as a Source of Inspiration 
These jewelry makers are creating an individualistic language, expressive of who they are and where they come from. Art, religion, money, violence, tradition, family, gender are among the themes that define their lives, uniting their collective and individual identities. Foreign-born artists, who are somehow bound up with Latin America or have had a profound impact upon it, are included in this section. Alcides Fortes, for example, was born in Cape Verde, trained as a gold and silversmith in the Netherlands, and today lives and works in Mexico. He specializes in politically charged jewelry, creating such works as a necklace made out of the porcelain portraits recovered from the graves of a family killed in the Mexican revolution. The piece reveals both an admiration for Mexico’s culture and history as well as a loathing of its corruption, economic disparities, and veiled racism. By transforming the common objects of his native land into fetishized commodities, Miguel Luciano examines how American consumerism has affected Puerto Rican culture. Plantainum, for example, is a series of necklaces and pendants featuring a platinum-covered plantain. The shell is seductive and pristine, but underneath the fruit is rotting. 
Figurative and abstract, conceptual and symbolic, traditional and experimental, contemporary Latin American jewelry is tremendously varied, and it is this diversity that enables it to communicate its ethnicity and to transcend it. » (Klimt02)
Artist list:
Mirla Fernandes (Brasil),Kehisha Castello, Helena Biermann (Col.), Tota Reciclados (Arg.), Udi Lagallina (Bresil), Martacarmela Sotelo (Mex.), Kika Alvarenga (Brasil), Silvina Romero (Arg.), Elisa Gulminelli (Arg.), Zinna Rudman, Célio Braga, Martha Camargo, Maria Paula Amezcua, Magali Anidjar (Arg.), Walka Studio (Chile), Mauricio Lara, Gabriela Horvat (Arg.), Jorge Castañón, Nilton Cunha, Jimena Rios, Thelma Aviani, Alcides Fortes (Cape verde), Samantha Fung, Alex Bourttiea, Marie Pendaries, Renata Porto, Martha Hryc, Teresa Margolles, Paula Isola, Beate Eismann, Aurelie Dellasanta (CH), Giselle Morales, Fiorenza Coredro, Francisca Kweitel (Arg.), Alina López, Ana Paula Campos, Dionea Rocha Watt (Brasil), Eduardo Graue (Mex.), Mariana Shuk (Col.), Stella Bierrenbach, Hugo Celi, Luis Acosta, Isel Mendoza, Dani Soter, Linda Sánchez (Col.), Andrés Fonseca, Ana Videla, Alex Burke, Benjamin Lignel, Alejandra Agusti, Lucia Abdenur, Claudia Cucchi (Brasil), Chequita Nahar, Ariel Kuipfer, Ximena Briceno, Julieta Odio, Guigui Kohon (Esp.), Nuria Carulla, Santiago Ayala, Carlos Martiel, Jorge Manilla(Mex.).
Silvina Romero (Argentina)

EXPO Think Twice - Mirla FernandezMirla Fernandes (Brasil) – necklace
Celio Braga, Brazil

AURÉLIE DELLASANTA - Switzerland/Mexico - Suicide Brooch, 2007 Painted metal, gilded metal, paper  (THINK TWICE)Aurelie Dellasanta – ‘suicide brooch’ 2007 painted metal, gilded metal, paper
 Francisca Kweitel (Arg.)

guigui kohon -   Basuradejoyería 2010.Guigui Kohon -’Basura de joyería’ – Jewelry waste 2010

Chequita  Nahar - brooch - Think Twice: New Latin American Jewellery at the MAD NYC - Chequita Nahar Lontai – brooch, 2010, oak, porcelain, string

EXPO 'Think Twice: New Latin American Jewellery' - Museum of Arts and Design of New York (USA) - 13 Oct 2010-8 Janv. 2011 dans Amerique Latine dans Andres FONSECA (Col.)





Kika Alvarenga (Bresil)

 Jorge Manilla - Palabras ( Think Twice)Jorge Manilla – ‘Palabras’
Jorge Manilla – necklace ‘de votos y ex-votos’
Dionea Rocha Watt (Brazil) – ‘Vanitas’ – image made with silver dust

 dans Aurelie DELLASANTA (CH)Claudia Cucchi (Brazil) – Brooch-  Untitled 2005 – Silk, perspex, nylon, emerald
Elisa Gulminelli (Argentina)*38K029P6Zsl2HIJqgb*7pLf8bMG5MNSExOPu-OtShWBD16Z81p2xg70d*aN0CKNCV/IMG_5997.JPG?transform=rotate(90)&width=450&height=600
Udi Lagallina (Brasil) – brooch

Gabriela Horvat, Necklace, 2009Gabriela Horvat, Sin titulo necklace 2009

Jorge Castañon, Dos cuencos brooch - nickel silver and woodJorge Castañon, Dos cuencos brooch – nickel silver and wood

Martacarmela Sotelo (Mex.) – collares linea ropa- proceso lineas ropa mezclilla roja

Marta HRYC - "aplastada"Marta HrycAplastada – Plata, algodon. 2009
TotaReciclados (Arg) (Marcela Muñiz + Valeria Hasse)


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NY 10019 – New York City
United States
Telephone: 212.299.7777
Fax: 212.299.7701

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