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Born in Venice in 1961, Barbara Paganin is an Italian artist. She was trained as a goldsmith studying metals and jewellery at the Istituto Statale d’Arte in Venice and sculpture at the Accademia di Belle Arti of Venice.

Since 1988, she teaches professional design for the art of metals and jewellery at the Istituto Statale d’Arte in Venice, now the Liceo Artistico Michelangelo Guggenheim.


Since her beginnings as a jeweller, Barbara Paganin has been working with valuable materials such as gold, silver and precious stones, but her love of experimentation gradually pushed her to diversify her approach by adopting the techniques of glass, resin and porcelain.

An exploration of the techniques that echoes the exploration of these memories that she reconstructs with found objects or collectibles.


Internationaly acclaimed, Barbara Paganin' works are in the permanent collections of many museums: the V&A in London, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Museo d’Arte Moderna di Ca’ Pesaro in Venice, the Musée des Beaux Arts in Montreal, the LACMA in Los Angeles, among others.

The gallery will show a selection of  works of the series "Memoria Aperta" at the occasion of Parcours Bijoux 2017, as part of the exhibition entitled "Triptych: Life, Love, Death".