“Art is not a copy of the real world; one of the damn thing is enough.”
There’s a reality to discover, in which everything is possible and looks exactly the opposite of what we know.
Like a scientist, I study the properties of materials to create something never seen before: new bodies, new entities that belong to another possible world.
I turn them into delicate jewellery pieces that need to be handled with care and once on the body, you can’t think about anything else.
My pieces want to make people change their perspective, raising a much more gentle and sensitive perception of themselves and of the surroundings as a consequence.
Federica Sala (b. 1986 Italy, lives and works in Milan) holds an MFA in Contemporary Jewellery and Body Ornament from Alchimia in Florence (2015) tutored by the Mexican jewellery maker Jorge Manilla, and a BFA in Fashion Design from the Politecnico in Milan (2011) tutored by the Italian anthropologist Eleonora Fiorani and the Italian artist Giorgio Vigna. From 2010 to 2012 she has been the assistant of Giorgio Vigna and her work has been exhibited at the Mad Museum in New York, at the American Glass Weekend, at the Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston and SOFA in Chicago, among the others.