Estela Saez | Visiting Artist
Please join us for this special visit with Estela Saez on Saturday August 29th at 2pm. Saez will be presenting her jewelry, travels, and her position as the artistic director at The Design Studio by Azza Fahmy in Egypt.
A Catalan maker and educator, Estela Saez’s oeuvre spans the last eighteen years. Her contraptions include colourful fabric bladders suspended below or above black metal containers, or fragile prosthetic scaffolds made of cardboard. All look rather tattered and beautifully heroic, and although occasionally wearable, pay scant notice to the body: they derive their evocative power from their distance to the ground, not the skin. Yet, while sculptural, her repertory of shapes continues to be homebound and proportionate to the hand: Saez belongs to a relatively small group of makers whose practice is guided by the dual nature of contemporary jewellery, both sculptural and wearable.
Educated at Massana School in Barcelona, Saez received the Massana Award in 2001. Later, she became the Studio assistant of Professor Ruudt Peters in Amsterdam from 2005 to 2007 while developing her own projects and collaborating with the Peters. Estela Saez was the winner of the Talente Prize in 2006 Munich. She has been invited as a guest teacher and lecturer worldwide. Saez has exhibited her works since 1996 in galleries and museums around the world, receiving various incentive grants to promote and develop her personal work. Her pieces have been published in different magazines, catalogues and specialized books of jewellery and of other disciplines. Since 2005, she has been home based in Amsterdam and works internationally.
Currently Estela Saez is leading The Design Studio by Azza Fahmy in Cairo, Egypt.