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Artistic research


Simona Materi began her career in 2001 with the idea of exploring the boundaries of contemporary jewelry and design. Her research has formal and aesthetic roots and particular attention is paid to the "unique piece". The focus is constantly on the contents of contemporary art and the expression of it, through the selection of precious and semi-precious materials and the experimentation of refined craftsmanship techniques.

The jewel, in its uniqueness, beyond the intrinsic value of the object, aspires to the status of a work of art to be worn. The technical-aesthetic experimentation of Simona Materi, is realized in unique collections, of classical, thematic or contemporary design inspiration, made with precious or alternative materials in respect of the high artisan quality that is a typical expression of Made in Italy also contemporary

Training

2010 – Higher Education Institute of Maestro Arnaldo Pomodoro – Specialization in Artistic Treatment of Metals TAM CENTER . Pietrarubbia (PU)
2002 – Diploma of Higher Secondary Education in ART OF METALS AND GOLDWORK – G. Manuppella State Institute of Art - Isernia
2001-2004 - Academy of Fine Arts in Naples - Free School of Nude
1997-1999 – Two-year training in Goldsmith Jeweller - Training center of excellence - Il Tarì Marcianise Foundation (CE)


Other educational experiences

21/22 Marks on the face - Seminar/Workshop on co-planning and design by C. Riccoboni, coordination by A. Rendon for “LAO” Le arti Orafe - Florence
2014
– Workshop on jewel concept contemporary - curated by AGC with the artist Manuel Vilenha
2013 NomenOmen - Territorial cultural project by F. Avicolli with Isernia Chamber of Commerce
2011
 Sculptor's assistant Cuschera at 54 m Venice Art Biennale - Venice - Italian Pavilion
2010 – Short internship at the studio of the sculptor Cuschera - Tromello (PV).
2003LOREDEMO Project Synergies between craft business and archaeological culture - SEI and Isernia Chamber of Commerce - European Social Fund for regional development
2001International course of artistic engraving with the artist Safet Zec - Dedalo KAUS Art Center - Urbino (PS)
2000 – Course of Watercolor techniques held by Stephen Hazel and Kathleen Rabel by Studio Blu Seattle United States


Lectures - workshops and specializations

2023 - Teacher of the workshop at the "G. Chierici State Art School" - Reggio Emilia, Jewelery Design courses, transdisciplinary introduction to the concept of Recycling and Upcycling. https://ecodesignerasmus.eu/partners/

2021 - Goldsmith appraiser registered in the CTU Register of the Court of Reggio Emilia at no. 1320/17 - Role of Appraisers and Experts Chamber of Commerce of Reggio Emilia at no. 328

2016 - Teacher of the course of Design methodology 1 - Three-year degree in Jewelery Design. Anthropology of Materials - Contemporary History - Visual Education - AI Italian Academy of Art Fashion Design - European Training Institute - Rome
2015 - Teacher of the micro modeling workshop in wax and metal with a focus on the contemporary - AI Accademia Italiana Arte Moda Design - European Institute of Education - Rome
2013 - Lecturer alongside the artistic director Jaqueline Ceresoli at the TAM center course 2013 - Artistic Treatment of Metals - Master Arnaldo Pomodoro Institute of High Craftsmanship

 


Exhibitions


Contemporary jewel

2023 - RECODING PICASSO group exhibition, curated by A. Rendon - MJW - Haruko Ito Studio - Milano

VISIONARIES - "Too good to be true | Nature Supremacy" curated by A. Cappellieri - Polidesign - Homi Fashion&Jewels - Milan

DEVOTIONAL JEWEL - curated by AGC and the Municipality of Padua - Oratory of San Rocco - Padua - MELTING POINT - Valenzia - curated by EASD - Barcelona Escola Massana OFF Contemporania

2022 – VERTICAL TIME - MJW 2022 - Haruko Ito studio - Brera - Milan
 VISIONS OF TOMORROW - "Beyond Reality | Day Dream" curated by A. Cappellieri - Polidesign - Homi Fashion&Jewels - Milan
 MARKS ON THE FACE edited by C. Riccoboni FJW 2022 Istituto de Bardi - Florence
 BEFREE curated by A. Cappellieri – Polidesign - Homi Fashion&Jewels - Milan
2021 – LA PERLE AU NATUREL – LES BAGUES DANS TOUT SES ETATS – PIERRES DE COULEURS curated by Galerie Sophie etc. – Paris
2020 – PARCOURS BIJOUX curated by ADORNMENT ARTJEWELRY - Human Space Identity -Galerie Sophie etc. – Paris
2019 – SIERAAD INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR – AMSTERDAM curated by Mydaybyday Space Gallery
2018 – PRIVATE VIEWS – edited by C. D'Antonino Spazio Arte Petrecca - Isernia
DIALOGUES curated by AGC - JJDA Project – MAC Museum of Arts & Crafts – Itami - Japan
 THE FIRST – International contemporary art exhibition – curated by The Bid Art Space - Pesaro
 KINESIS – curated by Wundergalerie – Fuorisalone - Milan
THE BLOOMING GARDEN NATURALIA curated by A. Cappellieri Polidesign - Homi FashionLab - Milan
2017 – NATALEA - FOUR JEWELERS – curated by Alea Contemporary Art - Rome
 PARALLEL | UNION & CONCURRENCE - by AGC Beijing International Jewelry Art Exhibition – Beijing - China
 VDW 2017 Venice Design week - Cà Pisani Design Hotel - Venice –
 EUNIQUE Italian Pavilion - Karlsrhue - Germany
2016 – WHITE CHRISTMAS IN ROME – edited by Mydaybyday space gallery - Rome
DIALOGUES edited by AGC - JJDA Project - Mediterranean Natural History Museum Livorno - Cominelli Salò Foundation (BS) - SAN ROCCO Oratory Padua - Casalmaggiore Bijoux Museum (CR)
 SHADOWS – Fuorisalone 2016 Spazio Tortona 26 curated by Plano Store - Milan –
2015 – DIALOGUES curated by AGC - JJDA Project - Yamanashy Jewelery Museum - Italian Cultural Institute Tokyo Japan
 THE FORMS OF LIFE – Art and Philosophy – The other city Independent Bookshop ROME
MILAN DESIGN WEEK - Fuorisalone 2015 – curated by Gallery on the move – MILAN
THE MEAT AND THE SIGH edited by F. Giampietri – Malatesta Municipal Library – Cassino (FR)
45th Jewelery Exhibition artistic handicraft from Abruzzo – organized by the Guardiagrele Artistic Handicraft Authority (CH)
2014 – WOMEN'S HANDS – MAC Museum of Contemporary Art - Capua (CE)
 MILAN FASHION WEEK – edited by Galleria Oro and Designer Jewels – Milan
2013 - RED THREAD International Biennial of Contemporary Jewelery - Ugo Carà Art Museum Muggia (TS) - Taktil Galleries + Palazzo Manzioli ISOLA - Slovenia
VDW 2013 Venice Design Week – Cà Pisani Hotel - Venice
RING PARTY 2013 organized by AGC – Spazio Tra - Treviso
COMINELLI FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL AWARD organized by AGC – Salò (BS)
JEWELS IN FERMENT 2013 by AGC - Fornello di Ziano Piacentino (PC)
2012 – JOYS TO SHARE by AGC – Orangery of San Sisto - Rome
JOYA BARCELONA – Contemporary Jewelery Week – Barcelona
2011 – ELEMENTS IN ART – curated by the IED Rome – Gypsy Gallery - Rome
2009 – SUPERNATURAL Project curated by G. Berchicci – Municipal Gallery of Contemporary Art – Castelpizzuto (IS)
2008 – SUPERNATURAL Project - The Moon and sixpenny – Isernia
2007 – XII National Goldsmith Competition of the City of Guardiagrele (CH)
2004 – Stella Models Fashion Show – Vienna (AUS)

Intaglio engraving

2022 THE FLAVORS OF SIGNS edited by F. Muneghina, M. Montali and A. Sforza - Polveriera Guzman – Orbetello (GR)
2014 – REFLECTIONS OF MATERIAL curated by Philobiblon Gallery – Rome
2012 – ROME PECS ROUND TRIP – Nador Pècs Gallery Hungary – Balassi Institute Hungarian Academy - Rome
2009 – MATER EARTH – Shaping Matrix edited by Stamperia del Tevere - Rome
2007 - National competition of Italian graphics - Vigonza (PD)
2006 – IV International Biennial of the city of Campobasso curated by D. Fratianni di Campobasso
2004 – BLACK OF LIGHT – International itinerant contemporary engraving – Rovato (BS) – Soncino (CR) – Urbino (PU) – San Vincenzo al Volturno (IS) – Ortigia (SR) – Naples – Historic BOCCA Library Milan – ITALIAN INSTITUTE OF CULTURE in Ljubljana Slovenia – Bucharest Romania – Krakow Poland – Barcelona Spain
2001 – 1st International Biennial of Contemporary Engraving Douro - Alijo - Portugal

Contemporary art

2021 – ZERO | SUSPENDED IDENTITIES 54th prize curated by Piernicola Maria di Iorio - Palazzo D'avalos Vasto (CH)
2017 – THE THIN RED THREAD – Pandone Castle – Venafro (IS)
2016 – EXHIBITED FREQUENCY | One night video art and Projection Show curated by T. Evangelista - Space 180 – Isernia
EOSTRE – Old Mill Prata Sannita (CE)
PLURAL FEMALE – Galleria Spazio 180 Isernia (IS) curated by F. Giampietri
2014 – OSMOSIS curated by T. Evangelista – Officina Solare Gallery – Termoli (CB)
 FEMALE ART – Officina Solare Gallery Termoli – edited by T. Evangelista
CONTEMPORARY – Auditorium Unification of Italy Isernia – edited by T. Evangelista
2011 – EMPTY SPACE curated by S. Materi - Historic House - Venafro (IS)
 ART LINKING PROJECT – curated by the Limiti Inchiusi art gallery - Campobasso (IS)
2010 – TAM - Arnaldo Pomodoro Museum in Montefeltro - curated by J. Ceresoli - Castello Pietrarubbia (PU)
 EX.IT 25minds in motion – edited by J. Ceresoli - Historic House Venafro (IS)
2008 – VENAFRANDO by the ProLoco - Palazzo de Utris - Venafro (IS)
 "if it were earth, as I am and was" edited by G. Berchicci - Chiauci (IS)
 Madonna…from the human to the divine curated by A. Picariello - Capracotta (IS)

2007 – MATESE FRIEND FESTIVAL – Collective of Contemporary Art - Boiano (CB) 2003
 START AGAIN contemporary art and graphics - Galleria Riparte - Milan

 

Publications

2023 - Catalogue – DEVOTIONAL JEWELS - Curated by AGC and Padua Municipality
2021 – Catalogue ZERO|IDENTITY SUSPENDED 54th prize by PM di Iorio
2020 – Catalogue PARCOURS BIJOUX Biennale
2020  Human Space Identity curated by ADORNMENT ARTJEWELRY 
2016 – Magazine Vogue Accessory April - Vicenza Jewelry May magazine
– Foundation Pitti Discovery Project Room edited by F. Ravagnani
 Vicenza Jewelry Magazine January
2015 – Catalogue DIALOGUES edited by AGC and JJDA
 Vicenza Jewelry July magazine
– Catalogue 45th artistic artisan jewel exhibition Abruzzo edited by Ente artigianato Artistico
2014 – Catalogue Reflections of matter curated by Philobiblon Gallery
2013 – International Biennial Catalogue Red thread care of AGC
– Catalog of the International Contemporary Jewel Award Cominelli Foundation Salò (BS)
– Catalogue Jewels in Ferment 2013 edited by AGC
2012 – Catalogue Joys to share by AGC
2008 – Madonna… from the human to the divine Capracotta (IS) Critical text by A. Picariello
– Exhibition of contemporary art "if it were earth, as I am and was" Chiauci (IS) Critical text by G. Berchicci
2007 – Catalog XII National competition of goldsmith's art of the city of Guardiagrele
2006 – Catalog IV International Biennial of the city of Campobasso Critical text by D. Fratianni
2004 – Black of Light Catalogue – Grafo Edizioni Milano Introduction by Alda Merini , critical text by M. Corradini And G. Santini 
– Poetry collection Patria sinuciderii by the poet C. Theodoru
2001 – Catalog 1st International Biennial of contemporary engraving Douro-Alijo Portugal