CAROLINA QUINTELA (1991, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal)
I try, mostly through photography or glass, to reveal the latent symbolic value in each object, thus making it a container of emotional, conceptual, and poetic interiority. Above all, it is important for me to transform the jewel into a vehicle to access a memory, which is then awakened and activated by the wearer.
Lives and works in Lisbon. She completed the degree and master’s degree in Sculpture at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon, having simultaneously completed the evening course in jewelry at Ar.Co. In 2016, she graduated in Curatorship and Programming of the Arts from Universidade Católica Portuguesa. She has several exhibitions on his curriculum in Portugal and abroad, artistic residencies, and representation in collections, having been distinguished by CPAI in the Young Creators competition in 2013 and 2014. In 2017 she sets up his own studio in Chiado, Lisbon, where she also gave private lessons.