Danish Crafts Collection: Carolina Vallejo
"Vallejo graduated from the Escola Massana in Barcelona, Spain in 1998 and from Guldsmedehøjskolen, Institut for Ædelmetal, in Copenhagen in 2001. She consciously works with materials that can imbue her ideas with layers of meaning, often gleaning inspiration from existential topics and philosophical questions that she seeks to debate through her choice of materials, design and use for the proposed piece. The themes of her objects and jewellery spring from thoughts with historical, social or symbolic starting points. Her work has been shown at a series of exhibitions both in Denmark and abroad including solo exhibitions at Centro de Arte Contemporaneo Wilfredo Lam, in Havana, Cuba as well as at Sagianno’s Gallery, Athens, Greece. In 2002 she received Danish Crafts’ Book Award for her publication Reliqvium. In 2003 Carolina Vallejo received a 3-year working grant from the Danish Arts Foundation in recognition of her work."