JOYA – Barcelona Contemporary Jewellery Fair is the main international contemporary jewellery event in Spain. In its fifth edition, JOYA joins different entities and associations related to signature jewellery bringing a unique opportunity for students, new designers and established creators to exhibit and sell their collections.
Organized by Paulo Ribeiro and Anthony Chevallier (Le Département) and curated by Piotr Rybaczek (La Basílica Galería), Petra Marín (Grupo Duplex), Ricardo Domingo (JORGC) and the contemporary artist Florence Croisier, whose work features this year’s edition of the fair, the event has grown steadily over these past years.
The fair offered an extensive programme of lectures and side events and is developing to one of the major events dealing with contemporary jewellery in Europe.
Alchimia has been part of it since the very beginning and this year several alumni were present with their own stands.
IV Yearbook Award-Arte & Joya to Niki Stylianou
This award sponsored by Gruppo Duplex consists of a large communication campaign among the magazines of the group as well as a series of international promotion measures.
Premio: La Basílica Galería
La Basílica Galería has granted a space within the gallery itself to exhibit a collection presented during the fair. The gallery so sponsored a prize of 1000 euros.
This award went to the Mexican artist Jorge Manilla.
THE COMINELLI FOUNDATION PRIZE FOR CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY
was awarded to Amira Jalet (Costa Rica)
This year’s Alchimia award for student work went to Laia Amaltò from Escuela Massana
This year another award was added, sponsored by the Gallery of Art Legnica, Poland and it went to our teacher and alumna Daniela Boieri.
The Alchimia gallery stand with jewellery from our students has been extremely appreciated and we thank everybody for their hard and dedicated work and their passion.