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Francesca Silenzi - Goldsmith and Jewelry Designer

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Francesca Silenzi is an italian goldsmith and designer.

She studied Conservation Science and Archaeology both in Italy and France, where she specialized in ancient metallurgy techniques.

From 2016 to 2020 she attended the Berufsschule für Goldschmiede in Munich, where she deepened her knowledge through three years and half of apprenticeship.

She is currently based in Zurich. 

 

Her work is strongly influenced by the nature. She translates her fascination for natural elements into organic shapes and textures. She uses recycled metals and scraps to build her jewels. At present she is focusing her interest on lichens and their symbiotic mechanism in order to question our relationship with nature itself. 

EDUCATION

2020   Goldsmith diploma (Städtische Berufsschule für das Bau- und Kunsthandwerk, Munich, Germany)

2015   M.Sc. degree in Archaeometry and Cultural Heritage Materials (University of Bordeaux Montaigne, France)

2012   M.Sc. degree in Science and Technology for Conservation of Cultural Heritage (University of Turin, Italy)

2010   B.Sc. degree in Science and Technology for Conservation of Cultural Heritage (University of Turin, Italy) 

 

EXHIBITIONS

2021   Melting Metal, group exhibition with Addy Pinto and Panagiota Fotopoulou, Wellenmaschine exhibition center, Berlin, Germany

2021   Designgut with Juvels Atelier, Winterthur, Switzerland

2021   Selected for the Milan Jewellery Week 2021, Italy

2019   Metalmorphosis, group exhibition with Addy Pinto, Gallery Kunstgißerei, Munich Jewellery Week, Germany

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE 

2020-today  Independent goldsmith by Juvels Atelier, Zurich, Switzerland

2015   Researcher at the Archaeomaterials and Alteration Predictions Laboratory (LAPA) of CEA research center in partnership with Van Cleef & Arpels maison, Paris, France 

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