Transdisciplinary designer specialized in contemporary jewelry. Independent researcher and Ph.D in Design at University of Campania with a research about Post Digital Manufacturing. Her researches investigate different aspects of the contemporary material culture, exploring technology through a humanistic approach.
member KLIMT02 Platform | AGC Association Contemporary Jewelry Italy | SID Italian Design Society.
Her activities concern teaching, writing, scientific research, consultancy.

 

EDUCATION
2012/2015 – Ph.D International Doctorate in Design and Innovation at S.U.N., Naples
2014 – Researcher at Waag Society Institute of Art Science and Technology, Amsterdam
2007/2010 - Master’s Degree in Fashion Design at Politecnico of Milan, Milan
2009/2010 – Apprenticeship at GianCarlo Montebello Body Ornaments, Milan
2007 - Course of High Formation in Jewellery Design I°ed., Polidesign, Milan
2003/2006 - Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design at Second University of Studies of Naples, Naples
2004/2006 – Apprenticeship at Studio Riccardo Dalisi, Naples
 

LECTURES, WS, TEACHING EXPERIENCES
2016 at present – Teaching at Tarì Jewelry Design School (ita/eng), Caserta
2015 at present – Teaching at IED MODA, Jewelry Department (english), Milan
2015 at present – Collaborator DICDEA Design Department, University of Campania, Aversa
10.2017. Curatorship. Upcoming exhibition: HYLE. Dialoghi Transdisciplinari sul Design, curated by F.Dell’Aglio, E.Migliore, C.Scarpitti, RiotStudio, Naples
11.2016 – Talk Tavola Rotonda “Gioiello Contemporaneo – Dialoghi”, a cura di AGC and M. C. Nalon, Padua
06.2016 – Talk “Unconference” at D.RE.A.M FabLab, Città della Scienza, Naples
09.2016 – Workshop/Exhibit “Materialize your Dreams”, Futuro Remoto – Città della Scienza, Naples
02.2016 – Presentation Paper at “Making Research in Design” Conference, IUAV University, Venice
06.2014 – Presentation Paper at “A Matter of Design” STS Conference, Politecnico di Milano, Milan
05.2014 – Talk “Body Ornament”, curated by M.L.Frisa, F.Vacca e G.Monti. Fiera di Vicenza, Vicenza
06.2013 – Coordinator of workshop with C. Riccoboni “Gioielli Come Multipli”. Museo del Bijou, Cremona
2013 – Presentation Paper at “Design Matters” Conference, IUAV University, Venice
05.2012 – Lecture/Workshop “Nuove Artigianalità nella Moda”. Accademia di Belle Arti, Naples
2011/2012 – Teaching assistant Master Degree in Design e Comunicazione, Second University of Naples
2009 – Teaching assistant Master Degree in Fashion Design, Politecnico di Milano, Milan
2008/2009 – Masterclass coordinator, Politecnico di Milano and Consorzio Oromare, Milan
 

WRITINGS
For my scientific publications see on Academia.edu
2017. Book: F.La Rocca, Design on Trial. Critique and metamorphosis of the contemporary object (chapter 3) english version, Franco Angeli, Roma.
2016. Book: F.La Rocca, Design e Delitto. Critica e Metamorfosi dell’oggetto contemporaneo (capitolo 3) Franco Angeli, Roma.
 

AWARDS selection
2016. Honourable Mention “Triple Parade 2016″, Tianjin/Beijing (CN)
2016. “Premio Leonardo” per la tesi di Dottorato “Postdigital Design. Oggetti, Cose e Organismi”, Palazzo del Quirinale, Rome
2013. “Preziosa Young Award”, Florence
2012. Honourable mention “Cominelli Foundation Award”, Salò
2011. Finalist “Enjoia’t Award”, JOYA, Barcelona (ES)
2009. Shortlist “IJA Italian Jewellery Award”, Naples
2008. 2°place “Taking the tradition into the future” feat. Vivienne Westwood, Milan
2007. 1°place “ReMade in Italy Consumated in China” Roma Design Più, Università La Sapienza, Rome

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015. “Ushabti” di Chiara Scarpitti, curated by E.Rizzi, Oh My Blue Gallery, Venice
2013. “FormaFantasma + Chiara Scarpitti”, curated by P.Verrengia, Galleria Paola Verrengia, Salerno
2012. “Phylogenesis”, curated by K.Betman & M.Haveman, Galerie Beeld&Aambeeld, Enschede (NL)
2012. “Phylogenesis”, curated by Anne Line Bakkevig, ExpoArte Smykkedesign, Oslo (NO)
2012. “Phylogenesis”, curated by Marco Petroni, Plart Design Foundation, Naples
2011. “Reaction Poetique”, curated by Simona Perchiazzi, Forum Universale delle Culture, Naples
 

FAIRS 2010/2016
2016. 2013. 2011. SIERAAD International Jewellery Art Fair, Amsterdam (NL)
2015. LOOT Mad about Jewelry, Museum of Art and Design, New York (USA)
2016. 2011. JOYA Art Jewelry Fair, Barcelona (ES)
2016. 2014. ORIGIN Fair curated NJAL, Vicenza/Milan Italy
2011. 2012. 2013. Salone del Mobile, Milan Italy
2013. Inhorgenta, Munich, Germany (DE)
2013. DMY, Berlin (DE)
2012. Tendence (Talents) Frankfurt (DE)
2011. Alta Roma (Artisanal Intelligence) Rome Italy
 

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS (selection)
2017
“Gioielli all’Italiana”, Italian Institute of Culture feat. Bini Gallery, Melbourne (AUS)
“Bagues”, Bettina Flament Gallery, Lille (FR)
“Natura Praetiosa”, Museo di Storia Naturale, Livorno
“ImagoMundi”, MADRE Museum, Naples
“Fluxus. PostDigital Jewelry”, Corporea Museum, Città della Scienza, Naples
“Triple Parade”, GAUGUIN Gallery, Beijing (CN)
2016
“Triple Parade”, SHENGXI Art Museum Tianjin (CN)
“Aureus Feeling Italia-Chile”, Creativity Gallery, Turin
“Dreamers. Progetti e Visioni di Moda Contemporanea”, MEF Museo Ettore Fico, Turin
“Dialoghi”, curated by AGC – JJDA, Museum of Mediterranean, Livorno | Fondazione Cominelli, Salò | Oratorio San Rocco, Padua
“OhMyBlue Jewelry Collection”, Oh My Blue Gallery, Venice
“Collezione Permanente Fondazione Cominelli”, curated by R.Marcangelo, Oratorio San Rocco, Padua
“W.Women in Italian Design”, curated by S.Annicchiarico, Triennale Design Museum, Milan
2015
“Beijing International Jewelry Art Biennial”, Institute of Fashion Technology, Beijing (CN)
“Il gioco delle diversità”, curated by A.Quattordio, Officine Saffi, Milan
“Jewels! Gioielli Contemporanei”, Atelier Daniela Gerini, Milan
“Divieto di Caccia”, Creativity Gallery, Turin
“Dialoghi”, curated by AGC – JJDA, Museo del gioiello di Kofu, Ishikawa (JP) / Institute of Italian Culture, Tokio (JP)
“Omaggio a Donatello. Premio Internazionale Mario Pinton”, Oratorio San Rocco, Padua
“NJAL for Dubai Design District”, Dubai (UAE)
“La Matiére du Bijou”, Galerie Maitre Albert, Paris (FR)
“Plastic Days”, curated by C.Cecchini and M.Petroni, MEF Museo Ettore Fico, Turin
2014
“Sieraden”, curated by Beeld en Aambeeld Galerie, Stichting Het Kunstgemaal (NL)
“Surface”, curated by MT. Annarumma, Museo Filangieri, Naples
“I’mperfect”, curated by M.Massera, PAN Palazzo delle Arti, Naples
“Il gioiello si mette in posa”, Creativity Gallery, Turin
“Permanent Collection Cominelli Foundation”, Fondazione Cominelli, Salò
“Exploring Textile Jewellery”, Bini Gallery, Melbourne (AUS)
“Diatom De-Science”, Città della Scienza, Naples
“La Frontera”, The Houston Center for Contemporary Art, Houston (USA)
“Changing Hues”, The Ganoskin Project (USA)
“Circuits Bijoux”, Auction House Audap Mirabaud, Paris (FR)
2013
“Gift・Ed”, Mano Gallery, Taipei City, Taiwan (TWN)
“Papallona/Mariposa/Butterfly”, Museu de Ciències Naturals, Granollers (ES)
“Filo RossoxParis”, Agatha Ruiz de La Prada Boutique, Paris (FR)
“La Frontera”, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco (USA)
“Preziosa Young”, Preziosa Contemporary Jewellery, Museo Marini, Florence
“La Frontera”, Museum Franz Meyer, Mexico City (MEX)
“Quite Quirky”, Diana Porter Gallery, Bristol (UK)
“Ring Party”, Ca’ De Ricchi, Treviso
“Preziosa Young” at Revolt, The Art Gallery in Legnica, Legnica (PL)
“TraCarte”, Fondazione Banca del Monte, Foggia
“Filo Rosso” Contemporary Jewellery Biennal, Taktil Gallery (SL)
“Preziosa Young”, Inhorgenta, Munich (DE)
2012
“Cose In/Possibili”, PLART Design Foundation, Naples
“Close”, curated by M.T. Annarumma, Mineralogical Museum, Vico Equense
“Particules Nuit”, Galerie MariaClara Art Point, Brussel (BE)
“Cominelli Foundation Award”, promoted by AGC, Fondazione Cominelli, Salò
“Microcosmi Preziosi”, curated by M.G.Cicala, Spazio Boffi, Rome
“Reaction Poetique” at Jannelli&Volpi Store, FuoriSalone del Mobile, Milan
“Pglassfactory”, Most Salone, Museo della Scienza e della Tecnica, Milan
“La via dell’imperfezione”, curated by Trend&Tradition, via dei Fossi, Florence
2011
“SEXY”, Legnica Gallery Jewellery Festival, Legnica (PL)
“Artematica Vitrum Arte” Valcucine, Isi Arti Associate, Naples
“Antologica Arte3″, curated by F. Profili, Narni
“Venice Design Week”, Sala Leonardo, Venice
“ARTExARTE”, Certosa di San Martino, Naples
“Artisanal Intelligence”, Alta Roma, Palazzo Congressi, Rome
“Premio Internazionale Mario Pinton”, curated by M.Cisotto Nalon, Oratorio San Rocco, Padua
“Lumina”, Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School, Florence
“Xtremelyordinarydesign”, Padiglione Satellite, Salone del Mobile, Milan
“DesignersBlock”, Ventura-Lambrate, FuoriSalone del Mobile, Milan
“Mediterraneo”, Museo di Storia Naturale, promoted by AGC, Livorno
“Lumina”, Studio di Architettura 70m2, Livorno
2010
“Led Exhibition Design 2010”, Palazzo Marini, Milan
“Cominelli Foundation Award”, Fondazione Cominelli, Salò
“Filo Rosso” Contemporary Jewellery Biennal, Museum of Modern Art Ugo Carà, Trieste
“Estro Oltre l’Oro”, Orocapital, Fiera Roma, Rome
2009
“Luminaria 01”, light installations curated by S. Perchiazzi, Naples
“DAS European Creativity”, RomaDesignPiù, ExGil, Rome
“Design in mostra” curated by SUN, Mostra d’Oltremare, Naples
“Reaction Poetique”, Manidesign Gallery, Naples
2008
“Luminaria 0”, light installations curated by S.Perchiazzi, Naples
“DAS” RomaDesignPiù, ExGil, Rome
“Connections”, Agu gallery, Lubiana (SL)
“L’arteaddosso”, Manidesign Gallery, Naples
”New play in art”, Heller Garden, Riva del Garda, Brescia
“Filo Rosso” Contemporary Jewellery Biennal, Museum of Modern Art Ugo Carà, Trieste
“Object of desire-Object of Design”, Consorzio Oromare, Caserta
“Musicallovertheworld”, Mifur / Mipel Fieramilanocity / Sidecar Eventi, Milan
“Taking the tradition into the future” feat.V.Westwood, Spazio Flos, Milan
“Gioiello italiano contemporaneo”, Castello Sforzesco, Milan
2007
“Ars Ornata Europeana”, Design Center, Manchester, (UK)
“BAD-Bunker Art Division”, BAD Museum, Caserta
“Made in Italy for China” RomaDesignPiù, Scuderie Palazzo Rispoli, Rome