11 students graduated this year from Alchimia.
We already reported extensively about the graduation show “Human we are”, now we want to show in more detail the work of each student. Benjamin Lignel was this year our external examiner and we really appreciated his sharp, critical eye and positive support.
We will begin with Francesca Urciuoli, our youngest student. Francesca is from Perugia, italy and she has studied at Alchimia for three years. Her excellent work during this year was awarded with the Alchimia Prize.
Francesca’s work is based on her very personal history and her great achievement is to have put it in a wider context resulting in rich and evocative pieces.
Chiara Cavallo, born in Rome, has also studied for three years in Alchimia after a BA in industrial design. She has produced a very poetical body of work deploying a wide range of materials and techniques.
Ioanna Natsikou from Athens has created a series of necklaces based on photographs of her own body. The result is seductive and sensual and she has been chosen for the Marzee graduation show in August in Holland.
Koen Jacobs, dutch and the only boy in class had moved to Alchimia from the very technical and traditional school of Schonhooven. His work is a sign of his transformation as a maker and he has shown great courage and has challenged his assumptions without holding back throughout the year.
The Austrian Lena Grabher worked on the concept of memory and data conservation. Her pieces made of audio tape and silver are abstract and elegant and she has reached a really high level of execution. She has also been chosen for the Marzee Graduation Show in Nijmegen.
Maria Sais Fluvia from Barcelona is the third student to participate in the exclusive dutch graduation show.
Her powerful work in leather and silver, product of the continuos stretching of the material shows her energy and dedication and the pieces are able to capture eye and senses.
part two will follow soon!!!!!