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ZLR celebrates five years of jewellery art exhibitions at Munich Jewellery Week (2015-19) and grants three awards.


The ZLR JEWELLERY AWARDS 2019 aim to encourage jewellery artists to keep on striving for excellence! With the award, ZLR intends to set a paradigm for personal responsibility and individual initiative, as well as question the value of prestige and distinctions in the international jewellery community.

The awards - three individual artist residencies in Greece - may boost the jewellers' imagination and enrich their understanding of the meaning and uses of jewellery.

Greece's 5.000 years old fascinating jewellery tradition can become an indispensable source of inspiration for every jewelry artist who sees beyond the obvious.


The ZLR JEWELLERY AWARDS 2019 are:
1ST PRIZE: A one-week artist residency in a downtown Athens flat+studio (7 days/6 nights) with curated visits in world rank archaeological sites, museums and jewellery collections. The residency week also includes a curated 4-day solo show in an Athens art venue supported by expert communication/event promotion.

2ND PRIZE: A one-week artist residency in a downtown Athens flat+working studio (7 days/6 nights). The Artist Residency includes one curated visit in world rank archaeological sites, museums and jewellery collections.

3RD PRIZE: A one-week artist residency in a 19th century mansion (individual flat+working studio for 7 days/6 nights) in Leonidio, Arcadia / Greece. The Artist Residency includes one curated visit in local 18th century monuments and museums.


The ZLR JEWELLERY AWARDS 2019 jury was:

Rudolf Becker - Owner of Galerie Weltraum (Munich)
Bruna Hauert - Artist, owner of Friends of Carlotta, Galerie ruer Schmuck (Zurich)
Unk Kraus - Jewellery artist and curator (Munich)
Ludwig Menzel - Jewellery arist (Berlin)
Christoph Ziegler - Visual artist and curator, FaveLAB founder (Hamburg)
Loukia Richards, Visual artist and curator, FaveLAB founder (Athens)


THE NOMINEES:
Fabiana Gadano (Argentina) / Mario Albrecht (Germany) / Ildikó Dánfalvi (Hungary) / Silke Spitzer (Germany) / Sharareh Aghaei (Iran/Germany) / Julia Obermaier (Germany) / Xihan Zhai (China) / Kira Fritsch (Germany) / Gabriele Hinze (Germany) / Sofia Eriksson (Sweden) / Zeyun Chen (China/Belgium) / Laila Marie Costa (Australia) / Asa Elmstam (Sweden) / Monique Lecouna_ (Argentina) / Annemiek Steenhuis (Netherlands) / Andrea_Auer (Austria) / Yael Friedman (Israel) / Yiping_li (China) / Edwin_Charmain _ (Indonesia/UK) / Lauren Kalman (USA) / Irene Palomar (Argentina) /Lilith Becker (Germany) / Chloe Valorso (UK)­/ Bettina Ulitzka (Germany) / Julia Obermeier (Germany) / Alexandra Hopp (USA) / Rachael Colley (UK) / Judy McCaig (Scotland) / Tatjana Giorgadse (Georgia/Germany) / Doris Betz (Germany) / Rho Tang (USA) / Nicole Polentas (Australia) / Christian Kiseno (Colombia/Venezuela) / Jose Garcia Martin (Spain) / Sebastien Carré (France) / Dania Chelminsy (Israel) / Hebe Argentinieri (Argentina) /Elin Flognman (Schweden) / Nicola Heidemann (Germany) / Nanna Doll_Germany).


THE THREE AWARD WINNERS:

1ST PRIZE: Christian Kiseno (Colombia/Venezuela) for his arte_povera like work made with basics and for his understanding of the artist’s role as a political being.

2ND PRIZE: Yael Friedman (Israel) for her work on nature’s reproduction reproduced by 3D printing which reminded us of a fascinating fusion of the worlds created with lines by M.C.Escher and with words by Italo Calvino.

3RD PRIZE: Dania Chelminsky (Israel) for promoting ideals of non-conforming beauty that are endangered in Europe nowadays with racism against the “non-normality” growing.

The winners of the ZLR Jewellery Awards were announced on Saturday 16 March at Galerie Weltraum, Rumfordstraße 26, 80469 Munich.

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Politics, nature, beauty will always be a top priority for us as visual artists and curators! It was very difficult for the six-member-jury to meet a choice. We wish we had forty artists residencies to give to the forty amazing jewellery artists who honored us with their trust and enthusiasm. A big Thank You! to all of you for making this event happen!




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