Martina Obid Mlakar

Jewellery designer and restorer

education & awards

I am studying Doctoral Programme Materials Science and Engineering on Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Department of Materials and Metallurgy, University of Ljubljana.
2006: professional exam in field of restoration and conservation, Ministry of Culture, Republic of Slovenia;
2005: Degree on Department of Restoration and Conservation, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljubljana; degree paper Restoration of silver baroque eternal light.

Awards

November 2019: my Animal Farm collection received Recognition Award from the Designers Society of Slovenija;

May 2019: my work The crown received Special Mention from the Jury of Gioielli in Fermento, Contemporary studio jewellery 2019 International Award, Castel san Giovanni, Italy;

November 2017: my work Under the Skin of the Forest was selected for  the Museum collection, Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana;

May 2017: Recognition Award for taking part in BIO25, 25th Biennial of  Design Ljubljana, Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana;
September 2014: Recognition Award for taking part in BIO50, 24th Biennial of Design Ljubljana, Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana;
September 2014: Honourable mention for the Fashion System Team on BIO50, 24th Biennial of Design Ljubljana;
January 2006: Academy of Fine Arts and Design Award for outstanding artistic achievements in 2004/2005

Work experience

From 2007 I am a self-employed cultural worker, designer and restorer; 
In 2000 – 2007 I studied gold and silversmith techniques in workshop Zlato runo, Ljubljana.

Skills

Drawing 90%
Wax modeling 90%
Repousseé and Chasing 90%
Enameling 75%
Restoring precious metal 75%

REFERENCES & LINKS

exhibitions

Some of my exhibitions in recent years:

February – March 2020: take part in the exhibion of selected artists, Designers Society of Slovenija, Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana;

December 2019 – January 2020: take part in the exhibition Oh du Fichterl!, Kunstwirtschaft Galllery, Graz, Austria;                                   

November 2019: take part in the awarding of the Recognition Award, Designers Society of Slovenija, Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana;

September – October 2019: organize the exibition and edit the catalog Žarko Ognjenović, Celi človek, Prirodoslovni muzej Slovenije;

July 2019: take part in Contemporary Jewellery Creative Weekend, Lazaropole and Skopje, Northern Macedonia; 

May – August 2019: the exhibition Bela krizantema, Dialog lepote, dialog srebra in keramike, organize with Varstveno delovni center Tončke Hočevar and illustrator  Zoran Smiljanić, Schwentnerjeva hiša, Vransko;

May 2019: the exhibition Narava v mestu, Spreminjanje urbane narave skozi čas, Vetrinjski dvor, Maribor;

May 2019: take part in the Final Students Fashion Show KO – LAB, Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana;

May 2019: take part in the selected international contemporary jewellery exhibition Gioielli in Fermento, Contemporary studio jewellery 2019 International award, Castel san Giovanni, Italy;

May 2019: organize and take part in the exhibition Narava in nakit, Galerija Paviljon, Tržič;

April 2018 – February 2019: take part in the exhibition of selected artists Made in Slovenija, Center za kreativnost, Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana and Maribor;

December 2018 – January 2019: the exhibition Narava v srcu mesta/Nature in the heart of the city, Stekleni atrij Mestne hiše,  Ljubljana Town Hall;

October – November 2018: the exhibition Bela krizantema, Dialog lepote, dialog srebra in keramike, organize with Varstveno delovni center Tončke Hočevar, Galerija Cankarjevega doma, Vrhnika;

September – October 2018: take part in the international artistic jewellery exhibition Tribute to Plečnik – Space  of jewellery, Galeria X, Bratislava, Slovakia;                  

February – March 2018: take part in the exhibion O…oblikovanje! of selected artists of Slovenian desig,  Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana;

June – August 2018: take part in the international exhibition Design without borders, 13.madeinhungary, Budapest Galeria, Budapest, Hungary;

June 2018: take part in the event Muzejske inspiracije, sodobne kreacije, Pokrajinski muzej  Ptuj Ormož;

May – June 2018: take part in the international exhibition Tat – Ort – Schmuck, Designmonat

Graz, Kunstwirtschaft Gallery, Graz, Austria;

March – October 2018: take part in the exhibition Zvezdni kamni, tektiti, Prirodoslovni muzej Slovenije;

May 2018: take part in the presentation of the project Living room, Who are we, Tate Modern,

Tate Exchange, London, United Kingdom;

December 2017: take part in the exhibition Zakulisje, od ideje do nakita, Vetrinjski dvorec, Maribor;

October – December 2017: take part in the exhibition of selected artists Slovene Gifts, Ljubljana;

October – November 2017: take part in the exhibition Dnevna soba: Skupaj ustvarjamo dom, part of the program BIO 25, Poligon, Ljubljana;

October – November 2017: take part in the exhibition Arhitektura večnosti, Galerija Feniks, Ljubljana;

June – November 2017: team member of Occuping wood, 25th Biennial of Design, Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana    ;            

December 2016 – October 2018: take part in the exhibition  Gospodarji prehodov, Ptuj na prehod iz

bronaste v železno dobo, Pokrajinskega muzeja Ptuj Ormož;

May 2015 and December 2016: take part in Filo Rosso, 4th International Biennial of Contemporary Jewellery, Palazzo Manzioli, Galleria Drat, Izola, Slovenia and Museo d’Arte Moderna Ugo Carà, Muggia, Italia;

September – December 2014: team member of Fashion System, BIO50, 24th Biennial of Design, Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana.

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