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I.mPERFECT | Virginia Escobar

This body of work is the result of 2 years research and study during Virginia Escobar MFA in Contemporary Jewellery and Body Ornament in Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School in Florence.

Virginia’s project is about physical identity. She is interested in the meanings of uniqueness and individuality. Today, when cultural identity plays an important role in all its diversity, it’s surprising to see how homogenized the ideal appearance is. New and accessible technologies enable us to construct our body, following social standards that establish the ideas of beauty and perfection.

The pieces presented in this exhibition are made with a self-created material developed over her investigation. To construct the pieces, she utilizes chiseling jewellery techniques combined with thread, staples, steel wire and stainless steel.

Her project is an invitation to recognize and value our unique individuality in its various appearances

Virginia Escobar

Born in Medellin, Colombia in 1967, and previously graduated as Attorney at Law (1990) with a Master in Business Administration (1998), Virginia Escobar quit her career in 2010, and began to study jewelry after fifteen years of professional experience.

She first studied silversmith in Bogota, and then she learned jewelry design and techniques in the same city. In 2017 Virginia moved to Italy to enroll in the two years MFA Jewellery & Body Ornament program at Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School in Florence.

Her previous work has been exhibited in Colombia, and she has also participated in international exhibitions as Joya Barcelona, LOOT- MAD Museum New York, Beijing International Jewelry Art Exhibition, Gioielli in Fermento in Italy, Parcours Bijoux in Paris and Athens Jewelry Week – Benaki Museum in Greece. Part of her new work is currently presented at Museum Arnhem in the Netherlands, where the exhibition Body Control is taking place.

Virginia has her own jewelry studio in Bogota, where she is going back in 2020 to live and continue working.

ZERO | Roberta Consalvo Sances

The idea of void as a fundamental and precious space is what inspired this project developed by Roberta Consalvo Sances during her Master in Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School in Florence.
The concept of void has fascinated humanity since the dawn of time and Zero is Roberta’s personal representation of it.
Her vision echoes the eastern culture conception of the void which places it at the beginning of all things and on which all things depend.
The pieces of this body of work are in fact a celebration of this invisible dimension of which we are not aware of, but without which nothing could exist.
By defining and structuring the space with an industrial steel filter, Roberta wanted to make the void “visible” so that, through perception, it could become a presence and a space not only physical but also mental, the intimate and precious space where everything is free, everything happens and everything can change, the place where our emotions can flow.
In her pieces Roberta therefore wanted to transform the preciousness of the void into jewellery in order to create a body of work in which, in the end, it’s the void itself the real jewel.

Roberta Consalvo Sances

Born in 1966 in Milan, Roberta Consalvo Sances is an Italian jewelry maker.
She graduated in Oriental Languages in 1991. After a career in the HR field, Roberta’s path changed dramatically when she discovered her passion for contemporary jewellery in 2015 to which she is now fully committed.
She holds a BFA an MFA in Contemporary Jewellery and Body Ornament from Alchimia Jewellery School in Florence, Italy, in 2019, where she was mentored by artists like Jorge Manilla, Evert Nijland and Lucy Sarneel.
She exhibited her previous work in Joya Barcelona Art Jewellery & Objects in 2016 and her MFA project in Amsterdam at the WG Kunst in 2019.
She currently lives and works creating jewellery in Florence, Italy.

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