Safira Blom
11/03/1986
San José, Costa Rica
safira@safirablom.com
 
 
Education______________________________________________________
 
2010-2012     Bachelor of Visual Art, University of Sydney, Australia                  
                       Jewellery and Object Design
 
2007-2008     Foundation Studies, Nyckelviksskolan, Lidingö, Sweden
                      Art and Design                  
                     
2003-2006     High School Viktor Rydberg Gymnasium, Djursholm, Sweden
 
 
Experience_____________________________________________________
 
2013-ongoing
Independent Art/Design practice Safira Blom Contemporary Jewellery

2011             Casual piece work for jewellery designer Kristina Brenke, Sydney
Aug-Nov
 
2011 July      Internship with jeweller Pernilla Sylwan at Gallery LOD, Stockholm
 
2008-2009    Voluntary exchange program in Costa Rica with ICYE (International Cultural Youth                             Exchange)
 
2006 July      Jewellery Design Course, Instituto Europeo di Design, Milano
 
2005-2007    Various evening courses in art and craft, Stockholm
 
 
Group exhibitions_______________________________________________

2016              
identificARTE, Galería Talentum, San José

2015              The Contemporary Jewellery Exchange 2015, online exhibition      

2014              
The Contemporary Jewellery Exchange 2014, online exhibition

                      Chrysalis, Gaffa gallery, Sydney
 
2013              New Collections Showcase 2013, Studio 20/17, Sydney
 
                      The Curio, Gaffa gallery, Sydney
 
                      Souvenir, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney
 
                      Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork Award, Bendigo Art Gallery
                     
                      Graduate Metal 13, QCA, Griffith University, Brisbane
                     
                      Next Generation, Craft NSW, Sydney
 
2012              Christmas Showcase 2012- Deck the Walls, Studio 20/17, Sydney
 
                      Undergraduate Degree Show, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney
                     
                      Colourist, Dead Space Gallery, University of Sydney
 
                      Verge Awards, Verge Gallery, University of Sydney
 
2011              Shine on you crazy diamond, Dead Space Gallery, University of Sydney
 
                      Palm Awards, Verge Gallery, University of Sydney
 
2010              Breaking light, Dead Space Gallery, University of Sydney
 
                      Palm Awards, Verge Gallery, University of Sydney
 
Awards________________________________________________________
 
2016              JoyaTalento (Costa Rica), Special mention; Sustainability
           
2013             
Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork Awards, finalist
                     
                      Graduate Metal 13, finalist
 
2012              University of Sydney Union Verge Awards,
                      Highly commended for 3-Dimensional Works
                   
2011              House of Jewellery Award, Jewellery and Object Studio, University of Sydney
 
2010              University of Sydney Union PALM Awards,
                      Runner up in the Art- Environment/people category
                      Winner of the People’s Choice Award in the Art- Environment/people category