ANGELA CIOBANU

Black Sheep

Location

vienna / austria

University

university of architecture and urbanism 'ion mincu'

Graduation year

2008

Top Physical Stockists

alja and friends, Vienna, Austria / Popeye loves Olive, Athens, Greece

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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