Olga Noronha

Curator

Olga Noronha

Human beings have created very contrasting and different ways for celebrating the body and therefore it is crucial to understand the jewelry piece, not only as an adornment or a fashionable accessory, but rather as a niche for political, sociological, scientifical, technological creation. The Future Room has been curated in a sense that it presents a big range of pieces that vary from highly technological items to very traditionally made items of either very mundane and worthless materials or very expensive and luxurious materials. The idea behind this curation was to create a sense of merging and yet define the boundaries and transitions between art, design, science and body modification for different disciplines that are very contrasting and that not always go along.

Olga Noronha

Biography

Olga Noronha was born in Portugal, in Porto, in 1990 and here she took her first steps in the field of contemporary jewellery from an early age.

In 2007, in fact, at the age of 17, she started a preparatory course in art and design at the Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, during which her works were awarded as the best of the academic year, thus becoming part from the private collection of the college museum.

After her graduation in goldsmith design achieved in 2011, Noronha is awarded the title of Researcher at CITAD (Research Center for the Territory, Architecture and Design - Science and Technology Foundation, FCT). In the same year, she was sent to teach at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and to hold a series of lectures at the University of Whintrop (United States) and ESAD (Portugal). In 2012, after the Master of Research (MRes) in design at the Goldsmiths College of the University of London, she received a PhD scholarship from the Design Star Consortium - Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Today Olga is head of the ESAD jewelry department (Portugal) and collaborates with numerous national and international academic institutions, as well as with the world of international fashion. 

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