Veronika Fabian is a Hungarian jewellery designer based in London. Trained as a financial analyst, she gravitated toward jewellery after seven years in the financial sector. Fabian’s work is informed by her own journey from complex analysis to handcraft, economics to design.

With a master’s in economic policy, Fabian received her BA in Jewellery Design from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London in 2018 and MA from Sandberg Instituut, Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam in 2020. Her work investigates the impact of contemporary capitalism on daily life and personal identity, both of which play a vital role in her collections.

Fabian has received numerous awards including a Marzee Graduate prize, Cartier Scholarship, Swarovski ‘Power of Transformation’ prize and the MullenLowe Unilever ‘Unstereotype’ Award. Her work has been exhibited internationally in shows including Collect London, Design Miami, Schmuck, and can be found in several public and private collections.

 

STUDIES

2018-2020  Sandberg Instituut, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, MA

2015-2018   Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, BA Jewellery Design

2014-2014   Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School, summer course

2013-2015   Training School for the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Jewellery and Silversmithing

1999-2005  Budapest University of Economic Sciences, MSc Economic Policy

 

AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS

2020          Françoise van den Bosch Foundation, Young Talent acquisition, Amsterdam

2020          Finalist for Schmuck, Munich

2018           MARZEE Graduate Prize winner, Nijmegen

2018           MullenLowe NOVA Awards, Unilever ‘Unstereotype’ Award winner, London

2018           Art Jewelry Night of Budapest, Main Patron Prize, Budapest

2018           Swarovski Design Project 2018, Power of Transformation winner, London

2018           Theo Fennell ‘Overall Best’ Award for the degree collection, London

2018           ITS Artwork Finalist, Trieste

2018           Goldsmiths’ Precious Metal Grant Award, London

2018           Finalist for Schmuck, Munich

2017           Cartier Scholarship, London

2017           William Atkinson Scholarship, London

2017           Shortlisted for the Swarovski Foundation Scholarship, London

2017           Theo Fennell ring design competition winner, London

2017           Leathersellers Award winner, London

2016           Night of Jewellery Art Budapest, ‘Closer’ design competition winner, Budapest

2016           J&J Bursary, London

2016           Suffrage Science design competition winner, London

2016           Shortlisted for the Royal Mint Britannia coin design competition, London

2016           Shortlisted for the British Art Medal Society Student Medal Project, London

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2020          SCHMUCK 2020, Online exhibition due to the cancellation of the event at IHM Internationale Handwerksmesse, Munich

2020          Collect 2020, Represented by Galerie Marzee, Somerset House, London

2020          ‘Be a Sweetheart’, Palazzo Giureconsulti, Milano

2019           Design Miami, Represented by Ornamentum Gallery, Miami

2019           PAN Amsterdam 2019, Represented by Galerie Marzee, Amsterdam

2019           ‘Lonely Hearts Club’, New York City Jewellery Week, New York

2019           Gallery opening, Vice Versa, Lausanne

2019           ‘Portal & One Year On 2019’, Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Wales

2019           ‘Ravary’, Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen

2019           ‘Present’, Marzee 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen

2019           New Designers, Business Design Centre, London

2019           ‘The Size of Thoughts’, White Conduit Projects, London

2019           Veronika Fabian + Lauren Kalman, Galeria Reverso, Lisbon

2019           Frame at Schmuck, Represented by Gallery Marzee, Munich Jewellery Week, Munich

2019           ‘Fabricate’, Exhibition of work by staff and students of CSM BA Jewellery Design, Munich Jewellery Week, Vitsoe Showroom, Munich

2019           Collect 2019, Represented by Galerie Marzee, Saatchi Gallery, London

2019           ‘Viewpoints’, Gallery Platina, Stockholm

2019           ‘Everyone Says Hello’, Norwegian Crafts, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo

2018           ‘Sustainable Innovation’, Exhibition organized by Swarovski, Barbican Centre, London

2018           PAN Amsterdam 2018, Represented by Galerie Marzee, Amsterdam

2018           Sieraad Art Fair, Chain exhibition with Sint Lucas Antwerpen, Amsterdam

2018           ‘Abstract Expressions’, Zaha Hadid Gallery, London

2018           ‘Symbiosis’, Art Jewelry Night of Budapest, Contemporary Architecture Centre, Budapest

2018           ‘Creative Unions’, London Design Festival, Lethaby Gallery, London

2018           Marzee International Graduate Show, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen

2018           ITS Artwork 2018, International Talent Support, Trieste

2018           Swarovski Designer Talk, Swarovski Innovators meeting, Wattens, Austria

2018           CSM BA Jewellery Design Degree Show, Central Saint Martins, London

2018           ‘Intersected Spaces’, Athens Jewellery Week, Benaki Museum, Athens

2018           ‘Design Without Borders’, New Budapest Gallery, Budapest

2018           SCHMUCK 2018, IHM Internationale Handwerksmesse, Munich

2018           ‘Shelf Aware’, Exhibition of work by staff and students of CSM BA Jewellery Design, Munich Jewellery Week, Vitsoe Showroom, Munich

2018           ‘From Walter to Diva’, DIVA Diamond Museum, Antwerp

2018           ‘From Walter to Valerie’, Valerie Traan Gallery, Antwerp

2017           ‘Not Only Decoration’, Gallery Alja & Friends, Vienna Jewellery Days, Vienna

2017           ’42 carats’, Gallery K.A.S., Night of Jewellery Art Budapest, Budapest

2017           ‘Fise 35 art.craft.design’, Gallery B32, Budapest

2017           ‘The Permanent off the walls’, Lalabeyou Gallery, Madrid

2017           ‘ALL IN’, Solo Show, Gallery Erdesz, Szentendre, Hungary

2017           ‘Off the Shelf’, Exhibition of work by staff and students of CSM BA Jewellery Design, Munich Jewellery Week, Vitsoe Showroom, Munich

2017           ‘The Permanente’, Association Alliages, Lille

2017           ’Fresh Fishes’, SYDA – Studio of Young Designers Association, Budapest

2016           ‘Closer’, Night of Jewellery Art Budapest, Contemporary Architecture Centre, Budapest

2016           Medal exhibition of the British Art Medal Society, Oriel Henry Thomas Gallery, Wales

 

WORKS IN PUBLIC COLLECTION

2020          Stedelijk Museum, Françoise van den Bosch Foundation collection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2019           Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, USA

2019           CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands

2018           The Marzee Collection, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

2018           Central Saint Martins Museum & Study Collection, London, UK

2017           Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest, Hungary

 

COLLABORATIONS

2018           Swatch

2018           Swarovski

2018           Lin Cheung Jewellery

2017           Theo Fennell

2016           YKK

2016           Royal Mint

2016           MRC Clinical Sciences Centre

2016           British Art Medal Society

 

ARTICLES & PUBLICATIONS

Schmuck 2020 Catalogue, Munich, Germany

Special Show: “Schmuck 2020”. Art Aurea, January 2020, page 91  online

Schmuck 2020. Klimt02, December 2019 online

Green, J. (2019) Veronika Fabian: The Political Jeweller. Benchpeg, September 2019 online

Fresh faces. Crafts Magazine, May/June 2019, page 9

Jewellery by Veronika Fabian and Lauren Kalman. Klimt02, 2019 online

Digital Artefacts. Current Obsession – Munich Jewellery Week 2019 paper, March 2019, page 18

Mckay, C. (2019) New Generation: Graduate directory. Wallpaper Magazine, January 2019, page 122

Daniel, D. (2018) She Calls Her Stock ‘Jewelry, Made by Artists’  The New York Times International Edition, November 30, page s10

Daniel, D. (2018) She Calls Her Stock ‘Jewelry, Made by Artists’  The New York Times International Edition, November 30, online version

Marzee International Graduate Show 2018. Marzee Magazine N. 114, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen

Tomorrow’s designers today. Salt Magazine, 24/08/2018, p.23

SO MINT! Chain by Veronika Fabian. Current Obsession, 2018 online

Swarovski Design Project CSM BA Jewellery Design Winner 2018. Klimt02, June 2018 online

Mullenlowe NOVA For Fresh Creative Talent, winner’s profile online

Lloyd, K. (2018) Creative Unions: Material Identities. University of the Arts London online

Hawkins, L. (2018) Chain gang: jeweller Veronika Fabian’s Swatch Artwork Prize links. Wallpaper, Watches & Jewellery, 1 Jul 2018 online

International Talent Support 2018 Catalogue, Trieste, Italy

Athens Jewelry Week 2018 Catalogue, Athens, Greece

Schmuck 2018 Catalogue, Munich, Germany

Maczák, O. (2017) Az ékszer ön- és létértelmezése. La Femme, September 2017 online

Simonyi, I. (2017) Új csillag születőben. Hungarian Applied Arts, 06/2017

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