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Born in Palermo (Italy) on the 15th of December 1981.

EDUCATION

2001 - 2005: 'Roma 3' University, Bachelor’s Degree in “History and Conservation of Artistc Heritage”, Rome.
2004 - 2005: Jewellery course, Le Arti Ornamentali, Rome.
2005 - 2009: Graduated in Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School, Florence.
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Born in Palermo (Italy) on the 15th of December 1981.

EDUCATION

2001 - 2005: 'Roma 3' University, Bachelor’s Degree in “History and Conservation of Artistc Heritage”, Rome.
2004 - 2005: Jewellery course, Le Arti Ornamentali, Rome.
2005 - 2009: Graduated in Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School, Florence.
Basic Jewellery course, Advanced Jewellery Course, Specialization Jewellery Course with Manfred Bischoff. Graduation work: "Unpersonal Recollection", Tutor: Prof. Manfred Bischoff.
2009 - 2010: "Quaternitas" Tutorial-Specialization year with Lucy Sarneel, Alchimia, Florence - Amsterdam. Final work: "Women wear jewellery, men wear mustaches".
2006 - 2009: Workshop with Arline Fisch (“Textile techniques in metal”), Marianne Schliwinski, Mari Ishikawa, and Lucy Sarneel, Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School, Florence.

awards and scholarships:
2008 - 2009: Scholarship from Alchimia.
2009: Marzee Prize 2009, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen.
2010: Contemporary Archeo-Jewellery Prize, Anzio - Rome.
2010: ArtOrnamento 2010 Prize, Rome.

EXPERIENCE
2010 - Present: Co-founder and director of "1x1 Collective" to promote contemporary jewellery in Italy and abroad: organization and teaching of jewellery workshop; organization and curatorship of jewellery events and exhibitions.
2009: Author of the lessons for Alchimia "History of Jewellery Course".
2008 - Present: Freelance jewellery maker.
2007: Artist assistant to Roberto Mannino, Rome (IT).

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2008: End of Year Exhibition, Alchimia, Florence // Grassimesse 2008, Alchimia's group, Leipzig // 'Winterraise', Galerie Slavik, Wien. 2009: Inhorgenta Europe 2009, Munich // Graduation Show, OUTSIDER Project, Alchimia, Alessandro Bagnai Gallery, Florence // Marzee International Graduation Show 2009, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen // 'ArtOrnament09', Alternatives Gallery, Rome // Grassimesse 2009, Alchimia's group, Leipzig // 'Lucia Massei und die Alchimisten', Galerie Slavik, Wien // 'I say That! you see Whaat?', one day project in collaboration with AMACI, Florence // 'PAN' Fair, Amsterdam -represented by Marzee Gallery, Nijmegen. 2010: 'Curiosando', Galleria Il Vicolo Uno, Genova // Contemporary Archeo-Jewellery, curated by AGC-the Italian Association for Contemporary Jewellery-, Museo Archeologico di Anzio, Roma // ArtOrnamento 2010, Alternatives Gallery, Rome // selected for "Cominelli Foundation Award", annual award for contemporary jewellery at Palazzo Cominelli, curated by the Cominelli Foundation and AGC, Cisano di San Felice del Benaco (Italy) // 'L'abito non fa il monaco' one day project in collaboration with AMACI, Florence // Florentine Portaits, Antonella Villanova Gallery in collaboration with Magazine Art Aurea, Florence // 'Unpersonal Recollection', personal project End of Quaternitas course, Alchimia, Florence // 'Pezzi di luna' Betnava Mansion, European Cultural and Techonological Center, Maribor (Slovenia).2011: Collect 2011, Saatchi Gallery, London- rapresented by Alternatives Gallery // 'A Journay of Life and Harmony within', Gallery Baum, Heyri ArtValley, Paiu (KR) // JOYA Fair, contemporary jewellery week Barcelona with 1x1 collective // 'Conceptual Jewelry', Putti Gallery, Riga// 'Pensieri Preziosi 7', Oratorio di San Rocco, Padova // 1x1 collection #2, temporary shop, Entr'arte, Florence. 2012: 'White', Putti Gallery, Riga // 'body part', 1x1 @ Vandera Gallery, Brussels // 'Summer Festival', Galerie Slavik, Wien // 'Mi arte', Contemporary art exhibition in Alcoy, Spain. 2013: 'With love from Italy' Galerie Idsardi, Delft (NL) // 'More than gold', curated by Studio Huddle, Toronto (Canada) // 'A jewel a day keeps wrinkles away' curated by MANO Contemporary Jewellery & Object, Taipei (Taiwan) // 2014: "The soft house Between Art and Design", Museo Poldo Pezzoli, Milan (IT).

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012: 'Women wear jewels, men wear mustaches', Galleria Zone, Florence (IT).

COLLECTIONS

Marzee collection, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen (NL).
Fondazione Palazzo Cominelli, Cisano di San Felice del Benaco, (IT).

PUBLICATIONS

Grassimesse, Catalogue, Leipzig 2008 // 500 Plastic Jewelry Designs, Lark books, 2009 // Marzee Magazine nr 69, 2009 // Contemporary Archeo-Jewellery, Catalogue, 2010 // 'Cominelli Foundation Award', Catalogue, 2010 // Art Aurea magazine nr 3, autumn 2010, 'Florentine Portraits', by Alchimia and Antonella Villanova Gallery, Florence // 'A Journay of Life and Harmony within', Gallery Baum, Catalogue, Seoul (KR) 2011 // 'Trustme magazine #4 'hair, fur and beards', 2011 // 'Pensieri Preziosi 7', Gioielli d'Italia, Catalogue, Oratorio di San Rocco, Padova 2011.

currently present in the galleries:

Art Gallery Putti, Riga (LATVIA) // Galleria Alternatives, Rome (IT) // Marijke Studio, Padova (IT) // MANO Contemporary Jewellery and Object, Taipei (TAIWAN). Read Less
I seek objects, I accumulate and break them up to extract what is essential for me: a fragment just enough to trigger a memory.

I catch the shape impressing the material into the mold as the photographer captures the image impressing light on the film. I exploit the effect or illusion of reality produced by the u… Read More
I seek objects, I accumulate and break them up to extract what is essential for me: a fragment just enough to trigger a memory.

I catch the shape impressing the material into the mold as the photographer captures the image impressing light on the film. I exploit the effect or illusion of reality produced by the use of this method.
I use casting and pouring materials like metals, resins and silicons to fill shapes with a new, unexpected content.

My jewels are trace of possible lives, memories of something that did not happen but that could have happened.


As the Sunday photographer takes snapshots to capture the present, pursuing life as it flees, as if everything that he couldn't photograph had never existed. Lost forever. I live the present as a future memory like a professional photographer, making it posed, manipulating reality, tries to photograph some memories, to give a body to recollection, replacing it for the present before his eyes (I.Calvino). Read Less
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