May 22, 2013















Born in Palermo on the 15th of December 1981.


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


2010 – Present: Co-founder and director of “1×1 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).


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 1×1 collective // ‘Conceptual Jewelry’, Putti Gallery, Riga// ‘Pensieri Preziosi 7’, Oratorio di San Rocco, Padova // 1×1 collection #2, temporary shop, Entr’arte, Florence. 2012: ‘White’, Putti Gallery, Riga // ‘body part’, 1×1 @ 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).


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


Marzee collection, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen (NL).

Fondazione Palazzo Cominelli, Cisano di San Felice del Benaco, (IT).


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) // Galerie Idsardi, Delft (NL).

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