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Silvia Walz

"Architecture must be an object of our memory. When we evoke, when we conjure the memory for seeing clearer, we put associations one upon the other the same way as we put bricks one upon the other when constructing a building. The memory is a form of architecture."

Louise Bourgeois

In this series I was engaged with joining imaginary walls, constructing small pieces of wearable architecture, which conjure passed times:living to see, experiencing and living together. The "Casitecturas" become receptacles of feelings and impressions. Small labyrinths of the memory, which invite to imaginary interior walks. Halls, windows and walls, constituting altogether a whole building and communicating with each other at the same time. Floors that have been trodden thousands of times until getting worn out. Walls , whose ornaments and decorations have been changing as the years passed by, creating layers of colours, of silhouettes, whose shadows are still perceptible, one upon the other kike the memories. Rooms with windows looking outward, allowing to watch outer changes from the protecting inside. Windows, that permit daylight to fall in, windows, that have been crossed for thousands of times by pensive looks. Terraces, inner and outer space at the same time, airy inner yards, which relieve the feeling of being locked in. Symbolic rooms, worn as brooches on the body, become metaphors by changing the roles. The body, who usually is the guest in a room, shelters the room. The room, whose function is protection, becomes itself a protective amulet.

born in Gelsenkirchen, Germany 1965.

1985 - 91 Fachhochschule Hildesheim, Metalldesign, Germany
1988 - 89 Studies at Escola Massana, Barcelona, Spain
1990 – 91 Diplom at Fh – Hildesheim
since 1988 living and working in Spain
since 1994 teaching at "Escola Massana", Barcelona, Spain

Individual Exhibitions or Two-man exhibitions
2009 Puig Cuyas-Silvia Walz, Galeria Luis Mendez, Salamanca, Spain
Puig Cuyas- Silvia Walz, Gallery Noel Guyomarch, Montreal, Canada

2008 "Casitecturas", Isabel& Canseco, Oviedo, Spain
"Casitecturas"Galeria Hipótesi, Barcelona, Spain

2007 New Jewelery, Ramon Puig Cuyàs, Silvia Walz, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, USA
Al 65, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain

2006 Al 65, Vilanova i la Geltrù

2002 Galerie Biro, München, Germany
Galerie Aurum, Frankfurt, Germany
Al 65, Vilanova i la Geltrù Spain

2000 Installation "Paz – Ciencia" 13 esculturas manipulables
Zona XXI, Vilanova i la Geltrù, Barcelona, Spain

1998 Galerie Armana, Holland
1997 Galerie d’Art Introid, Vic, Spain
1996 Galerie Hermsen, Wiesbaden, Germany
1994 Galerie Spandow, Berlin, Germany
1993 Galerie Helga Malten, Dortmund, Germany
1992 Galerie Ulrike Knab, Hannover, Germany
1991 Galerie für moderne Kunst , Wien, Austria

Works in:
Muzeum Ceského Ráje v Turnove, Turnov,
The Helen Drutt Collection, Philadelphia, USA
Museu de les Arts Decoratives, Barcelona, Spain
Pahlman- Collection, Helsinki, Finland

Prizes and awards
International Amber Biennal, Frombork 2007, Poland

1991 Silvie Lambert, Art Aurea 1/1991, p.61
Martina Margetts, International Crafts,1991 Thames and Hudson , p.97
1992 Anna M. Álavarez, La Vanguardia, "Joies indissenyables", 15/03/1992
Alexandra Glanz, Hannoversche Allgemeine, "Orakel im Ohr", 11/09/1992
Young Jewellery Designers "Symbolische Dimensionen", Art Aurea 2/1992, P.84
1993 Electra Spain 1993, "La Joia de la Joia", p.46/47
Tracy Metz, Facet 1, Snoeck-Ducaju & Zoon, Gent, p. 11 and p. 102/103
1994 Sabine Runde, Art Aurea 2/95, p.66
1997 Ausona, La joieria Contemporania,
1996 Schmuck ’96, p.108/109
1998 Schmuck’98, p. 118/119
2000 Emili Marimon, Diari de Vilanova, 14/04/2000
2001 Carles Codina, Orfebreria, Parramón Ediciones 2001, p. 70 and p.110
2002 Schmuck 2002, 140/141
Andréa Richter Mahlo, “Natur und Zeit”, Kunst und Handwerk 2002
Roser Vendrell, Joyeria Onirica, Casa Viva 2002, p. 186/188
Biro, Zeitgenössischer Kunststoffschmuck, p.92/93
2003 Luxe interior, Joieria contemporànea international, Fundació la Caixa 2003, p.86
2004 Carles Codina, Nueva Joyerìa, Parramon Ediciones 2004, p.9 and p.108
2005 maker-wearer-viewer, p.58
500 Brooches, Lark Books 2005, p. 69 and p.218
Triennale Européene Du Bijou Contemporain 2005, p. 66/67
2006 Challenging the Chatelaine, Helen Drutt, Designmuseo, p. 160
2007 el labatori de la joieria 1940-1990, Ajuntamiento de Barcelona, p.68,p.164, p.238
2008 Ornamentum as art, Arnoldsche Art Publication,, p. 442
2008 Casitecturas