1979, Trebinje, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Training / Education:
- 2006-2008 Institute of Precious Metals/ Contemporary Jewelry Copenhagen, Denmark.
- 2006 Arti Orafe Jewelry Institute/ Stonesetting course Florence, Italy. 2006 Ruudt Peters and Langombra workshop 'Hungrig' Art Faculty/ Stockholm, Sweden.
- 2004 Roma 3 University Art history faculty Rome, Italy.
Exhibitions (Solo & Group Shows):
- 2009 2nd skin: The Contemporary Jewel between Art and Design / group exhibition/ Palazzo Bertalazone di San Fermo, Torino, Italy.
- 2009 Jewelry Olimpus 2009 / group exhibition/ Competition Grand Prix, St. Petersburg, Russia.
- 2009 Solo Showcase at the Danish Cultural Institute St. Petersburg, Russia.
- 2009 Terra di Mezzo – il Gioiello Contemporaneo incontra il Mediterraneo/ group exhibition/ MAAAC, Museo e Archivio degli Artisti Abruzzesi Contemporari Nocciano, Pescara, Italy.
- 2009 Auf Vorrat/ group exhibition/ Munich, Germany.
Awards / Grants:
- 2009 'Lucca Preziosa YOUNG Contemporary Jewellery – LPYoung', Jury special mention.
- 2009 The National Workshops for Arts and Crafts.
- 2009 The Danish Arts Foundation, Committee for Crafts and Design.
- 2009 Danish Crafts.
- 2009 L.F. Foghts Foundation.
- 2008 The Danish Arts Foundation, Committee for Crafts and Design.
- 2008 The Danish National Treasury Anniversary Foundation of 1968.
- 2008 Artist in Residence St. Petersburg/ Bikuben Foundation.
- 2008 Artist in Residence Amsterdam/ 'Red light Design' in collaboration with Atelier Ted Noten.
- 2010 The Workbench Guide to Jewelery Techniques'
- 2010 Dreaming Jewelry
- 2009 500 Plastic Jewelry
- 2009 Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewelry Makers
- 2009 Terra di Mezzo il Gioiello Contemporaneo incontra il Mediterraneo exhibition catalog
- 2008 Adorn
My work is based on an interpretation of the cultural and art historical framework of a given period towards a personal concept within contemporary jewelry. With a strong emphasis on sensibility I illustrate my concept using a self-invented plastic technique in combination with precious metals and stones.
Furthermore I work with themes of illusion and lack of function in order to awake my viewers' curiosity and to show jewelry in new value contexts.