ANGELA CIOBANU

Black Sheep

Location

vienna / austria

University

university of architecture and urbanism 'ion mincu'

Graduation year

2008

Main Manufacturing Countries

romania
austria

Mirroring my fascination with imperfections and surprising details placed in apparently conventional shapes, my work is the pursuit of a certain unexpected strength that lies in fragility and lightness. The objects that I create push the traditional confines of jewellery, challenging the idea that a piece of jewellery should be just an adornment for the body. I perceive my studio as a ground for experiments, a fab lab where creativity meets old manufacturing techniques and innovative technology.
Currently living and working in Vienna, I was born in 1984 in Bucharest and I have graduated from the University of Architecture ‘Ion Mincu’ in the same city. I worked my first piece of jewelry in March 2010 – a ring that I lost, a month later, in an airport.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
2019: MILANO DESIGN WEEK
2019: DUTCH DESIGN WEEK
SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2015: HOLLOW, Minim, Barcelona, Spain
GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND FAIRS:
2018: THE METAMORPHOSES OF PEARL, collective exhibition at Putti Gallery, Riga
2018: THE AFTER-JOYA EFFECT, Popeye Loves Olive Gallery Athens
2018: GIOIELLI IN FERMENTO, Italy
2018: COLLECT, Saatchi Gallery, London UK
2017: CHAOS, Alliages Gallery, Lille, France
2017: BEIJING INTERNATIONAL JEWELRY EXHIBITION, China
2017: JOYA, Barcelona
2017: JEWELS & CHOCOLATE, Chocolate Museum, Barcelona
2017: ENJOIA’T Exhibition featuring finalists of the competition, Disseny Hub, Barcelona
2017: VENICE DESIGN WEEK Jewelry Selection, Venice
2016: WIENER SCHMUCKTAGE, MAK – Austrian Museum for Applied Arts/ Contemporary Art, Vienna
2016: PAINTED JEWELLERY, alja&friends, Vienna
2016: A DARK SPARK OF LIGHT, Alliages, France
2015: BEIJING INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY METAL & JEWELLERY ART EXHIBITION, World Art Museum, Beijing, China
2015: TRANSMISSION collective exhibition, Studio 411, Montpellier, France
2015: PRECIOUS collective exhibition, AME Gallery, Hong Kong
2015: TALENTS TENDENCE, Frankfurt (as recipient of Talents Support Program)
2015: WHITE, group exhibition at ICKX Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2015: THE AFTER JOYA EFFECT group exhibition at Popeye loves Olive, Athens, Greece
2015: PERMANENT EXHIBITION, collective exhibition at ‘Alliages Gallery’, Lille
2015: HOMI Fair, Milan (as winner of HOMI Jewelry Design Award)
2014: PARALLEL WORLDS collective exhibition at ‘Alliages Gallery’, Lille
2014: AVANT-GARDE, Bassano del Grappa, Italy
2014: DESIGN MONTH, Ljubljana
2014: JOYA, Barcelona
2014: TALENTS TENDENCE, Frankfurt (as recipient of Talents Support Program)
2014: THE AFTER-JOYA EFFECT collective exhibition at ‘Popeye loves Olive’ Gallery, Athens
2014: INHORGENTA FORUM INNOVATION, Munich
2013: JOYA, Barcelona
2013: INHORGENTA FORUM INNOVATION, Munich
2012: SIERAAD ART JEWELLERY FAIR, Amsterdam
2012: WHO'S NEXT, Paris
2011: AUTOR, Bucharest
2010: AUTOR (Autor Award), Bucharest

AWARDS & COMPETITIONS:

2018: GIOIELLI IN FERMENTO, finalist
2018: WORTH PROJECT PARTNERSHIP, awarded artist
2017: VENICE DESIGN WEEK finalist
2017: ENJOIA’T finalist
2017: WEARABLE EXPRESSIONS shortlisted artist, Palos Verde LA California
2016: CREATIVITY CONTEST-THE POSING JEWEL finalist
2015: FORM selected designer for the final exhibition
2014: TALENTS TENDENCE, shortlisted designer
2015: ARTS AND CRAFTS DESIGN AWARD nominee
2015: ALLIAGES Award finalist
2015: ENJOIA’T finalist
2015: HOMI MAKER DESIGN AWARD winner, Milan
2014: ARTS AND CRAFTS DESIGN AWARD Certificate of Excellence
2014: ENJOIA’T First Finalist winner in Professional Category
2014: TALENTS TENDENCE, shortlisted designer
2010: AUTOR AWARD winner

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