The Jewellery - Linking Bodies department is excited to invite you to the second talk of their lecture series. It will take place coming Tuesday, with Margherita Chinchio (2019 Jewellery - Linking Bodies alumni) in conversation with Frank Verkade.

When: Tuesday 23rd of April, 14:30-17:00

Where: Gerrit Rietveld Academie, FedLev Auditorium Fred. Roeskestraat 96, 1076 ED Amsterdam

A conversation about autonomous craft by Margherita Chinchio

In this open conversation, Margherita will share her experience on navigating an autonomous practice after graduating, nurturing creative process and finding ways to (self)-represent. 

In-between sculpting, experimenting and image making, she enjoys flowing freely in between different scales and mediums, embracing a multitude of techniques and materials without being held back by the boundaries of any specific discipline.

Through the presentation of past and future projects Margherita will share her approach to craft, materials and context.

Margherita’s bio: Margherita Chinchio is an Italian multi-disciplinary designer and maker, mostly working in the field of jewellery. Originally trained as a costume and set designer, she graduated from the Jewellery department at Gerrit Rietveld Academy of Amsterdam in 2019.  In 2020 she relocated to Milan, where she’s currently based. Her practice consists of autonomous research-based projects, as well as commissioned work, bespoke pieces and small series. Material investigation is at the very core of her work, where ancient craftsmanship techniques are intertwined with graphical, digital and fictional realms. Through her jewellery she likes to trigger the viewer’s sense of imagination and tactility by exploring the tension between the perceived and the unexpected.


Future Practice by Frank Verkade

How can the concept of ‘future’ be utilised for artistic purposes? Collectively we will travel between past, present and future, investigating new sites of research and ways of framing our creative process and practices.

In addition to a number of speculative exercises, we will reflect upon the reality of building and maintaining a practice of our own: profiling, positioning, (self)-representation, communication and sales.

Frank’s bio: Exploring the meaning of our constructed bodies, Frank Verkade draws upon the biological and sociocultural building blocks that shape our human appearance. In additional to his curatorial practice, Verkade initiates educational programmes to mobilise exemplary practitioners to gain collective momentum.  

(Past) clients and collaborators include Current Obsession, New Order of Fashion, Nieuwe Instituut and ArtEZ University of the Arts amongst others. 

We are looking forward to seeing you again!