Swallows & meteorites is the name of the exhibition presenting jewelry by Alberto Davila from Mexico.
Alberto Davila is the winner of the amber award in the international competition Amberif Design Award 2022 - held under the slogan Amber as a prize! The prize in the competition was 1 kg of Baltic amber and the opportunity to exhibit your collection in the IAA Gallery.
The Swallows and Meteorites exhibition is, as the artist says:
a collection exploring various events, perceived as cyclical or constant in my life, which at some point came to an end. I contrast the swallow as a symbol of the cycles of return and belonging with the violent figure of the meteorite as a sudden and unexpected event that changes everything. My intention is to show how endings are beginnings and how change is inevitable.
The exhibition is accompanied by objects shown at the Integrations exhibition as part of the SILVER festival in Legnica 2022 and the "Still here" bracelet awarded in the Amberif Design Award 2022 competition, which is in the permanent collection of the Amber Museum in Jarosławiec and, thanks to the kindness of the owner Maksymilian Kwiatkowski, was lent for the duration of the exhibition.
On the walls in the IAA Gallery, we will also see photographs by Kinga Gełdon-Czech (Keenys Design), made especially for the needs of the exhibition. Black and white photographs are part of the Fashion Symphony project in which we will see fashion and amber jewelry seen through the artist's eyes.
Alberto Davila is a graduate of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, majoring in industrial design, specializing in the design and production of jewelry. During his twelve-year professional career, he has worked with many premium brands in Mexico. Since 2010, he has been a founding member of the Sin Título Mexican Contemporary Jewelry Collective, which works to spread contemporary jewelry in Mexico and Latin America. The latest project of the collective is a podcast in Spanish, which can be listened to on Spotify (Sin Título, podcast). In 2015, he received the FONCA Jóvenes Creadores (Young Artists) Scholarship for artistic activity, and in 2017 he launched his independent project The New Black Jewelry Studio, in which he questions formal paradigms in jewelry design through treatments with structural elements such as shape, proportions and dimensions. He taught classes in contemporary jewelry design, fashion design and textiles at the CENTRO University in Mexico. In 2019, he won the main prize in the Amberif Design Award competition, which was held under the slogan Kairos, and in 2022, he received the Amber Award at the same competition. In 2022, he presented his first solo exhibition Integrations during the Legnica SILVER Festival. In 2023, the Amber Museum in Jarosławiec acquired a work awarded in the Amberif Design Award competition for the museum's collection. Currently, the artist is represented by the Sienna Patti Gallery in New York, USA.