Born in Valparaíso, Chile, 1981.
Stockholm based Visual Artist & Jewellery Designer.
Carolina Gimeno has been creating her jewellery as well as wearable objects, illustrations, performance and art projects over the last 15 years. Being part of the third generation of a family of jewellers and tailors, her experience with jewellery and accessories making started at a very young age. Since 2002 she was studying diverse areas of craft art of making jewellery in Barcelona. Since 2003 and for several years, she was working as Shoe & Accessories Assistant Designer for the prestigious Haute Couture brand Muñoz Vrandecic established in Barcelona.
In 2010 she completed her Senior Technical Degree in Jewellery and Design at Massana School, Barcelona, having as mentor Ramón Puig Cuyàs. The same year she went back to Chile to finish her studies started in 1999, she got her Bachelor in Visual Arts at UPLA University, Chile in 2011 with honours, having as professor the writer and academic Ricardo Loebell. In 2014 she completed her Master Degree in Jewellery and Corpus at Ädellab - Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden, having as professor Karen Pontoppidan. The same year her MA Degree Project Portable Pleasures was awarded with the "Konstfack Award" Stipendium.
Her work has been in several international exhibitions like Think Twice, MAD Museum of Art and Design of New York (2010), New Traditional Jewellery, Amsterdam, Nederland (2010), Talente, Munich, Germany (2011), Beijing International Biennale, China (2013). In 2016 her work was included in Open Space – Mind Maps. Positions in Contemporary Jewellery, positioning her as one of the most representative Latinamerican jeweller influencing the internacional arena for Art Jewellery, exhibition presented at Kulturhuset and organised by Nationalmuseum, Stockholm Sweden, curator Dr. Ellen Maurer -Zilioli. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in Germany, Nederland, United Kingdom, Sweden, France, Belgium, Estonia, Egypt, Spain, Chile, Mexico, China, Canada and USA, being showcased in several publications. Her artwork is also part of privet and public collections. Since 2015 her artwork is part of the permanent Jewellery Collection of Nationalmuseum, Sweden’s premier museum of art and design. She has been invited to give lectures and workshops about her research in jewellery's phenomenon and its socio antropologic understanding in a contemporary context in numerous art institutions and academic contexts.
Co-founder of the International Jewellery’s collective BÓRAX08001.