EDUCATION

2011-14 M.F.A. Gemstone and Jewellery Department, University of Applied Sciences Trier, Idar-Oberstein DE

2005-08 Graduate degree in Jewellery Art, Escola Massana, Barcelona ES

2002-03 Jewellery and Metals, University of Oregon, Eugene USA

1996-00 Bachelor in Graphic Design, Universidad Intercontinental, Mexico City


AWARDS

2016 1st Award of the Marshall of Lower Silesia Province 25th Legnica Jewellery Competition PL

2014 New Traditional Jewellery Award “Confrontations” Amsterdam NL

“ISSP Förderpreis Junge Schmuckkunst” Finalist, Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim DE 

2006 Design prize “Association of Jewellers of Catalunya”, Barcelona ES 


WORK IN COLECTIONS 

Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim DE 


EXHIBITIONS

2017

"De Versierde Mens", Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden NL

"Summer Jewellery Festival", Galerie Slavik, Vienna, AU

"25 Years of Galerie Orfèo", Luxembourg LU

"Schmuck 2017" Internationale Handwerksmesse, Selection by Cornelie Holzach, Munich DE

2016

"Neuer Schmuck aus Idar-Oberstein" Stadtmuseum Simeonstift, Trier DE

"Sieraad Art Fair", Amsterdam NL

“City” 25th Legnica International Jewellery Competition, Legnica PL 

“A Motley Crew - New Pieces from the Collection”, Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim DE 

“Archive of Objects of Vertu” Phoebus Rotterdam Art Gallery, Rotterdam NL 

2015

"Brilliant Load”, Galeria Tereza Seabra, Lisbon PT 

"Ausgezeichnet! Most excellent!" Wasserschloss Klaffenbach, Chemnitz DE 

“Omnia Vanitas”, WCC-BF Gallery Les Anciens Abattoirs, Mons BE 

“Cominelli Foundation Award”, Palazzo Cominelli, Brescia IT 

"SleepLess", Villa Bengel, Idar-Oberstein DE 

“Alexandra Brachtendorf & Alejandra Solar” Dual Show, Galerie Orfèo, Luxembourg LU

“Collective Design” with Ornamentum, Skylight Clarkson Sq, New York USA 

“Aire Negro”, solo show during Schmuck, Markus Müller, Munich DE 

“Debut im Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim” DE 

2014 

 “Confrontations”, NTJ, Sieraad Art Fair, Amsterdam NL 

“LOOT”, Museum of Arts and Design, New York USA 

“Marzee Graduate Show”, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen NL 

“Cominelli Foundation Award”, Palazzo Cominelli, Brescia IT 

“NSAIO 5”, Landesvertretung Rheinland-Pfalz, Berlin DE 

“La Frontera”, Houston Center of Contemporary Art, Houston USA 

“Think Twice”, Arocena Museum, Torreón/ Franz Mayer Museum, Mexico City MX 

2013 

"The Artist of the Gallery", Galerie Orfèo, Luxembourg LU

“Articulations”, Circuits Bijoux, Maison du Mexique, Paris FR 

“Think Twice”, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallin EST / Center of the Arts, Monterrey MX 

“La Frontera”, Velvet Da Vinci, San Francisco USA / Art Gallery at Indiana University, USA / Franz Mayer Museum, Mexico City MX 

2012

“New Nomads”, NTJ, Sieraad Art Fair, Amsterdam NL / Museum for Modern Art, Arnhem NL 

“Neuer Schmuck aus Idar-Oberstein”, Ecke Galerie, Augsburg DE 

“Barcelona- Barcelona”, Villa Bengel, Idar-Oberstein DE 

2011

“Secret Garden”, New Values, Berlin DE 

“Impressions of Massana”, Galerie Pilartz, Cologne DE 

“Schmuck 2011” Internationale Handwerksmesse, Munich DE / Solidor Art Space, Cagnes-sur-Mer FR 

“Think Twice: New Latin American Jewellery”, Bellevue Museum of Arts, Seattle USA 

2010

“True Colors”, NTJ, Sieraad Art Fair, Amsterdam NL / Villa Bengel, Idar-Oberstein, DE / Museum for Modern Art, Arnhem, NL 

“Think Twice: New Latin American Jewellery”, Museum of Arts and Design, New York USA. 

“Walking the Gray Area”, Galeria Emilia Cohen, Mexico City MX 

2009

"Euro Bijoux", Designers Gallery, Menorca ES 

“Off Massana”, Poble Espanyol, Barcelona ES 

2008 

“Marzee Graduate Show”, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen NL 

“Permeable”, La Capella, Barcelona ES 

“Graduate Show Escola Massana”, Anthera Gallery, Barcelona ES 

“Enjoia’t”, La Basilica, Barcelona ES 

2007 

 “Antiwar Medals”, Velvet Davinci, San Francisco USA / Thomas Mann Gallery, New Orleans USA 

“V Traveling Symposium of Contemporay Jewellery”, Vilafranca del Penedés ES 

”La força del lloc”, Artesania Catalunya, Barcelona ES 

“El Reliquiari”, Sala Busquets, Escola Massana, Barcelona ES 


PUBLICATIONS 

SCHMUCK 2017 catalogue, IHM, DE

To the Point by Daniela Malev, Edition Winterwork, DE

GEMSTONE ART / Renaissance to the Present Day, Arnoldsche Art Publishers DE 

Neuer Schmuck aus Idar-Oberstein, Arnoldsche Art Publishers DE

Miasto-City, Galeria Sztuki, Legnica PL 

Ausgezeichnet! Most excellent!, Arnoldsche Art Publishers DE

GZPlus "Die Edelsteinmetropole Idar-Oberstein und Umgebung" DE 

Cominelli Foundation Award 2015 Catalogue IT 

GZ Goldschmiede Zeitung DE 

Cominelli Foundation Award 2014 Catalogue IT 

New Necklaces by Nicolas Estrada, Thames & Hudson 

International Graduate Show 2014, Galerie Marzee NL

Wallpaper Magazine, August 2013 

La Frontera catalogue, Velvet Da Vinci, USA 

Showcase 500 art necklaces, Lark Books, USA 

Color, Texture & Casting for Jewelers by Carles Codina, Lark Books, USA 

Jewel Book, Stichting Kunstboek, BE 

SCHMUCK 2011 catalogue, IHM, DE 

500 Silver Jewellery Designs, Lark Books, USA 

New Rings +500 Designs by Nicolas Estrada, Thames & Hudson 

Jewellery Compendium, Darling Publications DE 

International Graduate Show 2008, Galerie Marzee NL