Putting Portuguese Art Jewelry on the Map with Cristina Filipe, Professor, Artist & Author

Episode 59

What you’ll learn in this episode:

  • Why the burgeoning Portuguese art jewelry scene was often overlooked by the international community in the 1960s through the 1980s.
  • What surprising information Cristina uncovered during her book research.
  • How Cristina founded the association PIN to give Portuguese contemporary jewelry a platform.

About Cristina Filipe:

Cristina Filipe is a leading figure in Portuguese art jewelry and has a Ph.D. in Artistic Studies from the Catholic University of Portugal. She is a professor, researcher, artist and author of “Contemporary Jewellery in Portugal: From the Avant Garde of the 1960s to the Early 21st Century.” Cristina was awarded the Susan Beech Mid-Career Artist Grant from the Art Jewelry Forum for the publication and translation of her book which examines the history of Portuguese contemporary jewelry, accompanied by a visual narrative.

Throughout her artistic career, Cristina has participated in various exhibitions, showing her own work and as a curator. She has organized several projects and events, including symposiums, workshops and exchanges, both in Portugal and abroad. Her work is represented in public and private art collections, namely at MUDE – the Design and Fashion Museum in Lisbon. She is the author of several articles, essays and texts about contemporary jewelry. In 2004, Cristina founded PIN, the Portuguese association for contemporary jewelry.

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Episode Transcript

Sharon Berman