Carolina Gimeno

Carolina Gimeno was born in Valparaíso, Chile. She was part of the third generation of a family of jewelers, so her experience with jewelry making started at a very young age. Since 2002, she has been studying diverse areas of the craft and art of making jewelry in Barcelona. In 2010, she completed her degree in artistic jewelry at Massana School in Barcelona and finished her BA in Fine Arts, both with honors, at UPLA University, Chile. She held her first solo exhibition in Chile in 2011. She lives and works in Barcelona, taking part in exhibitions in the United States, Germany, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Egypt, Spain and Chile. In 2009, she co-founded the collective Bórax08001. Her contact with European contemporary jewelry has influenced her understanding of the new jewelry as a manifestation of the arts and not only as a mere ornamental craft.