contemporary
jewellery & ceramics
New to the collection

We started the new year of 2017 with some bright new work!

Christine Jalio (Fi)

Christine works with silk clay for her current collection of jewellery. It is ultra light and can be used in so many shapes and textures. She chooses to emphasize movements. She has great respect forgood finishing, craftmanship and skill. For her contemporary jewellery is arebellious and outsider art, it is an art form that has no limits or actual borders. It is art that you can carry with you and express yourself with. With her work she hopes to evoke emotions in other people, and move something inside of them. Her work method is searching and questioning. Her starting point is always an emotion to which she strives to find the correct combination of materials, shapes and colours.

Inou Beru

Inou Beru studied fine arts in Tokyo and continued her education in Dusseldorf in the ‘applied arts’ direction. In terms of materials she loves to work with are glass and porcelain. And most of her work is colourful.

Pastel colours are like Japanese nature: pink as cherry blossoms, light blue as the sky and green as fresh leaves. Through these sugar-candy-like colours and simple shapes Inou makes “sweet” jewellery.

Rakugan is the name for Japanese traditional sweets. They are colorful Japanese desserts made by pressing Japanese sugar, soybean flour and other fine powders in wooden molds. Rakugan are very delicate and appropriate for formal situations such as tea ceremony. Classic jewellery shapes, combined with sweet colours, such as sugar candies, is a fusion of Japanese and European, classic and modern.

The theme of the glass pins is "Abstract Dreams". It's the dream you dream just before waking up: intangible, abstract and not easy to catch - but the beautiful feeling remains with you for the day.

ChenYing-HsiuTW

Ying-Hsiu was deeply fascinated by the forms and colours of marine animals as well as their bodily patterns and the way they grow. Through observing familiar natural phenomenon and summarizing their essence, she have conveyed characteristics observed into her works. The pins are made of super light clay, pigment, stockings, 925 silver

Cheers!

We have a nice selection of the Ubi Collection with discount for you - during the festive season, from Dec 20 till Chinese New Year! 

Oct 29 - Dec 17 2016
Mia & Mariko

Ubi Gallery is proud to present the exhibition with new work of Mia Kwon(KR/DE) and Mariko Sumioka(JP). Those two artists are both able to connect with materials and themes of the past and create those into wearable contemporary jewellery. With a repetition of shapes, love for material and an eye for details both make their own jewellery. Mia’s work is bold, colourful with a nice reference to fabric and fashion. Mariko’s pieces are more modest, with subtle links to Japanese unique architectural elements. We love to see both of their new work together in one exhibition and invite all of you to join us at the opening or visit us during the weeks to come.

Mariko Sumioka is from Japan and had her education in Scotland, Japan and the United States. Mariko feels inspired by the Japanese unique architectural characteristics; the linear forms and the natural materials and colours. By using patinated copper and enamel, and working with different layers of material, she is able to create the natural materials and textures found in architecture. The fact that people live in buildings and connect with the environment and the construction in a very personal way, is something the artist explores in her own pieces. This interaction is also found in people wearing and others viewing her jewellery. Both are similarly intimate.

Porcelain is often associated with precious tableware and tea sets. With her jewellery Mia Kwon wants to bring this unique elegance of porcelain closer to the people. One important element of her work is to make this precious, care requiring feeling of porcelain wearable. To preserve the unique feel of porcelain, she often use pure white, polished Mont-Blanc porcelain paired with minimal shapes.

In the work she wants to merge this traditional elegance of porcelain with the dynamic characteristics of fabric. Many of the pieces resemble clothing parts like collars and hems and also follow the flexible character of fabric. By attaching these fabric features to porcelain and adding clothing features into jewellery pieces, she aims to blur the borders between these elements and concepts to create an uncommon, contemporary perspective towards porcelain jewellery.

Oct 30 - Dec 30 2016
Henk Wolvers

Henk Wolvers' first solo show in Shanghai will open at AroundSpace Living on October 30, 2016. Henk Wolvers is a ceramicist from the Netherlands with over 30 years of experience working with porcelain. His pieces are characterized by fine lines, elegant graphic shapes and gentle brush strokes. His vessels evoke a strong sense of movement and fluidity.

The exhibition is organized by AroundSpace Living Shanghai and Ubi Gallery Beijing. The show will include signature pieces made by Wolvers in recent years, and offer a comprehensive presentation of the artist's artistic style and trajectory.

AroundSpace Living - Julu Lu crossing Fumin Lu Shanghai

Sept 26 - Oct 21 2016
In the Clouds - Beijing Design Week 2016

At Ubi Gallery you will always find the latest trends in contemporary jewellery and ceramics. For this year’s Beijing Design Week, the gallery will present colourful pieces by a mix of renowned designers from Europe and Asia. Inspired by the photo-sharing culture, Ubi selected designers who work with lenses, photo filters, light and endless clouds and scenes full of inspiration, hope and dreams. They play around with panels of colours, soap bubbles, shades and transparency to ignite your creativity.

In cooperation with: Atelier Murmur (CN), CHP..? (NL), Daisuke Motogi (JP), House of Thol (NL), Jiro Kamata (JP/DE), Kana Umeda (JP), Petite Friture (FR), Phenomena (JP), Talia Radford (AU), Studio Oddness (NL)

July 28 - Sept 4
Ubi Topyoung 2016

From over 50 Asian jewellery graduates a jury selected the 10 best submissions. A range of innovative and elegant pieces and personal stories expressed in jewellery. The artists worked with concrete, brass, leather, textile, acrylic, horsehair and more.

Jewellery designers are famous for their innovative use of material and their ability to make small wearable sculptures. If you want to see what is going on in this new discipline, you can find a nice and fresh overview in Ubi Gallery. The top 3 of this award exhibition is accredited to Yenim Park, Muhua Chen, Wei Zhou. Congratulations!

Hansek Tai | Jong Seol Lim | Muhua Chen | Ruoyan Wang | Suel Ki Lee | Ting Chun Chen | Wei Zhou | Xiaoning Lin | Ye Jia | Yenim Park

Deadline June 22nd - exhibition July 28th - Sept 4th 2016
Ubi Topyoung 2016 - Award exhibition for Asian Jewellery graduates

For the 4th year in a row Ubi Gallery will organize the Ubi Topyoung graduation exhibition. The most visited exhibition of the year for young Asian jewellery talents. Are you graduating this year and do you want to know more - drop us an email on topyoung@ubigallery.com 

March 26 - May 7 2016
TRACKS: THE PERSONAL STORY OF HENG LEE, LI JING, FRANK CHAI

Frank Chai, Heng Lee and Li Jing all want one thing – to tell a story, to make sure, some things are not forgotten. Heng Lee reveals the hidden beauty of Taiwanese nature and craft. Li Jing can’t stop herself sharing the fun lead figures in all kinds of stories you can imagine yourself. And Frank Chai impresses with colourful statements, full of objects and references to the story of daily life.

The work is different in technique, material and personality. But they all invite us to enjoy our imagination and cherish hidden stories and keep memories alive.

Heng Lee is educated as a jewellery artist in Taiwan. He is inspired by Chinese traditional crafts, as embroidery from the many ethnic minorities. He enlarges the colourful embroidery pattern and attaches this to the laser cut stainless steel. In this specific series of works, he used flowers that only grow in Taiwan, hence the title of the collection ‘Floral print of Formosa.’ His works shows you the pixel structure of the enlargement and the details and texture of the flower embroidery. He is literally building a bridge between traditional and contemporary crafts.

On one hand images on the internet give you the opportunity to see details of nature, that you wouldn’t have seen otherwise. On the other hand, you can see so many pictures online, that you might forget where they really come from. This tension inspired Heng Lee to use natural images, traditional crafts and digital technology all in one. He reveals hidden beauty into beautiful patterns. For the first time we will show his new, smaller sized work.

March 26 - May 7 2016
TRACKS: THE PERSONAL STORY OF HENG LEE, LI JING, FRANK CHAI

Frank Chai, Heng Lee and Li Jing all want one thing – to tell a story, to make sure, some things are not forgotten. Heng Lee reveals the hidden beauty of Taiwanese nature and craft. Li Jing can’t stop herself sharing the fun lead figures in all kinds of stories you can imagine yourself. And Frank Chai impresses with colourful statements, full of objects and references to the story of daily life.

The work is different in technique, material and personality. But they all invite us to enjoy our imagination and cherish hidden stories and keep memories alive.

Frank Chai started with fashion design and switched to jewellery design, which he studied in Shanghai and Birmhingham. His work is narrative, due to the found objects that play a central role in his pieces. Those objects reflect on his daily life and dream world. They are part of his environment and don’t conceal hidden meanings. For him art is a way of recording, keep things alive, that otherwise might be forgotten. His objects are not selected because of its material, but he is interested in the way the object can communicate and tell a story. His work is quite dramatic in size, colour and esthetics. He likes that his work catches people’s eyes and are statements and most of all good looking pieces in every sense.

March 26 - May 7 2016
TRACKS: THE PERSONAL STORY OF HENG LEE, LI JING, FRANK CHAI

Frank Chai, Heng Lee and Li Jing all want one thing – to tell a story, to make sure, some things are not forgotten. Heng Lee reveals the hidden beauty of Taiwanese nature and craft. Li Jing can’t stop herself sharing the fun lead figures in all kinds of stories you can imagine yourself. And Frank Chai impresses with colourful statements, full of objects and references to the story of daily life.

The work is different in technique, material and personality. But they all invite us to enjoy our imagination and cherish hidden stories and keep memories alive.

Li Jing is educated in printmaking and engraving. She developed her taste for storytelling and creating her own animations and figures. When she made some copperplate engravings of her humorous animal stories, she noticed that the audience was as interested in the sparkling copperplates as in the final prints. That made her wonder if she could use the copperplates in a more profound way. She continued her education at the jewellery department of Tsinghua University and worked on her series of copper engraved brooches and necklaces. She uses copper, brass, Japanese pure gold and silver foil. The coloring ink is commonly used for printing RMB notes, which gives a special shine and depths to the pieces. The metal surface is coated with an anti – oxidation layer.

Sept 24 - Oct 20
FLOW by Babs Haenen | Ubi at BJDW

At Ubi Gallery you will always find the latest trends in contemporary jewellery and ceramics. For this year’s Beijing Design Week, the gallery will present wearable porcelain pieces designed by renowned Dutch artist Peter Hoogeboom and the family of vessels by the master ceramicist Babs Haenen.

Haenen's work has also been inspired by her time in China. Her design collection, Flow, grew out of several years spent at Jingdezhen. In these pieces, the Chinese waterfall and Dutch seashore have melded together. The rim of many of her pieces have a stylized sunflower shaped edge. The sunflower is a symbol of vitality, the flower of light. By playing with the porcelain lines, Haenen creates a rhythm within her pieces, bringing abstract expressionism and calligraphy together. Haenen's work has been collected by leading national and international museums and private collectors, and has won several awards, including the Inax Design Prize.

 

Sept 24 - Oct 20
CHINAWEAR by Peter Hoogeboom | Ubi at BJDW

 

 

At Ubi Gallery you will always find the latest trends in contemporary jewellery and ceramics. For this year’s Beijing Design Week, the gallery will present wearable porcelain pieces designed by renowned Dutch artist Peter Hoogeboom and the family of vessels by the master ceramicist Babs Haenen.

 

‘Chinawear’ will show pieces from the early years of Hoogeboom’s career to the present. His longstanding interest in Dutch ceramics (e.g., blue and white Delftware, terra cotta flowerpots), has been enhanced by travel to Southeast Asia and China, which has introduced him to Asian vessels and flora, and industrially manufactured plastic and rubber objects which, with their compelling textured surfaces, are excellent for use as molds.

 

Hoogeboom will be in town during Beijing Design Week and will work together with students from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing. His collaboration with these young artists will be documented and shown at Ubi Gallery during the festival.

 

 

Aug 22 – Sept 20 2015
Ubi Topyoung 2015

From over 50 Asian jewellery graduates a jury selected the 12 best submissions. A range of innovative and elegant pieces and personal stories expressed in jewellery. The artists worked with enamel kitchenware, gloves, electronic waste material, Korean paper, gemstones, wood and more.

Jewellery designers are famous for their innovative use of material and their ability to make small wearable sculptures. If you want to see what is going on in this new discipline, you can find a nice and fresh overview in Ubi Gallery.

The opening of the exhibition will be 22nd of Aug. Several artists will be there to introduce their work to you. They are happy to meet you and you are more than welcome to join.

Opening August 22 | 62 Yangmeizhu | 16:00-18:00 

Andi Tong | Bin Jia | Jianxiong Zhao | Kanyawee Witsawawatin | Mian Wu | Wei Lah Poh | Sangji Yun | Tala Yuan | Weifang Liu | Zixin Wei | Xinran Han | Yanan Zhao

 

June 27 - July 27 2015
Precious Things by Kim You Ra

We are very pleased to invite you to our Summer exhibition. Kim You Ra has brought over 70 pieces of her collection to Ubi Gallery. Statement necklaces, lovely earrings, unique brooches and wearable silver and gold rings with gems. She is trained as a visual artists and a jeweller in Korea, USA and Pforzheim Germany. She specializes in working with enamel and despite the difficult technique she is able to create beautiful detailed designs. She plays with the costume jewellery from the past and uses those designs for creating contemporary pieces in black and white. The silver setting of the enamel is completely integrated and turns her work into more than just the necklace or the functional pin. The reverse side of her pieces owns as much attention as the front. Kim You Ra will be present during the opening on Saturday 27th in the afternoon.

 

 

The Matter Myth - May 23-June 21 (part 2)

The Matter Myth follows the path of nine young Hong Kong talents and their education over the years. They are unafraid to tackle philosophical matters and are accustomed to taking an academic approach to find words to describe or place their work in a historical or broader context. Each views their jewellery as art objects and hopes to convince others likewise. The title Matter Myth refers to the amazing balance every artist tries to find between the concept and the material used to tell the story. They reach beyond the small things of daily life, and find the myth inside events. The grounded skills you need to be able to use the best selection of materials and techniques to express your myth and meaning  that balance shows your talent and ability to be an artist.

Wong Ka Yee - Circulation
Silver, Procelain, stainless steel  

Harmony and peace are crucial cultural essences of the Japanese Tea Ceremony. The ceremony is not held only for pleasure obtaining, but also for relaxing. In addition, the Japanese Tea Ceremony embodies the telepathy between the host and the guests. For the host, they have the motion to provide the very best to the guests by emphasising on every step of the ceremony. In return, the turning half of tea bowl showed the guests' respect, thanksgiving and gratitude to the host. Simultaneously, the guests could appreciate the beauty of wabi-sabi of the tea bowl. All the above demonstrate how they value the whole ceremony.

Wong Tsz Wai - Pinch
Mixed clay

Battle Fish blows air bubbles inside the water to construct bubble nests, inspired by this, I pinched clay to create a collection of rings that belonged to myself. The series of ‘Pinch’ is an experimental project of constructing unique forms by the action of pinching. I also mixed different types of clay to give various textures and colours to the final pieces.

Yu Tin Oi - Mind of child
Sterling silver, rice paper, cotton (the small pieces without cotton)

‘I always prospect of a childhood life. Especially, when I came across in this society, it is sheer hypocrisy for adult who pretend to have better moral principles than they actually do. Therefore, most of adult is losing their human nature but child is totally opposite, they are with complete personality, so that can be referring to “Real Human Being”.’Mr.Feung ZikAi said. Appreciating children’s mind as distinct as a white paper sheet. They embrace boundless imagination with enthusiasm and curiosity. They would not restricted by natural world and human society.

The Matter Myth - May 23-June 21 (part 1)

The Matter Myth follows the path of nine young Hong Kong talents and their education over the years. They are unafraid to tackle philosophical matters and are accustomed to taking an academic approach to find words to describe or place their work in a historical or broader context. Each views their jewellery as art objects and hopes to convince others likewise. The title Matter Myth refers to the amazing balance every artist tries to find between the concept and the material used to tell the story. They reach beyond the small things of daily life, and find the myth inside events. The grounded skills you need to be able to use the best selection of materials and techniques to express your myth and meaning that balance shows your talent and ability to be an artist.

Chan Yin Ni janet - De-
Silver , Charcoal

Chinese tea ceremony value the essence of virtue as well as humanity. It is regarded to leisure and comfort, more importantly, spiritual enlightenment. The procedures of the ceremony leads the audiences to calm down - with combination of the fragrance and the hands’ movement, people would abandon all of the confusion and worldly things, and return to the state of simplicity. Savouring tea is not only about drinking, but also ritual of life, and spiritual need.

Cheng Nga Man - Moon
Silver, pearls

The collection of rings is inspired by the moon. Information regarding to its reflection, lunar eclipse and photographs of moon using time-lapse technique are the focus of researching. The common ground of the above is they all rely on light changes, and have dynamic movements. It is the guidance of the following design process. Pearls are used to imitate the luster of moon and each ring has its own movement path which is the reproduction of the moon’s movement.

Hui Pek U - Wax & Wane
Ceramic, silver, stainless steel

Defect is not a symbol of imperfection, it just depends on whether we appreciate the beauty of it. Things with defect are more realistic, and they are the inspiration and motivation for human to pursue perfection so defect has a deeper positive meaning compared to perfection. There are possibilities to make the defect become attractive. I would not cover flaws up, and hope the viewers could appreciate the beauty of imperfection.

Kan Shuk Yan - Commitment
Silver, stainless steel / copper,lacquer, stainless steel

Every gesture has different meaning. It plays an important role in communication as it can replace words. It even has the power of encouragement. The gesture of commitment (pinky promise) is two people holding their little finger together and pressing the thumbs against each other. It is an expression of love, even without saying so, which is very meaningful. Therefore, a collection of brooches inspired by this commitment gesture is designed, reminding people to cherish every opportunity getting along with people they love.

KoNgaChing - In(ter)-dependence
Silver, acrylic  

In Chinese society, the whole family sits together and share food while dining. Dishes with fish are often served. Intendedly, the softest and tasty flesh is always given to elderly or children, while spiny parts, tail or head of the fish are for oneself. It fully embodies the Chinese famous phrase ‘respect for the old, cherish for the young’. The action of caring, respecting as well as protecting connected the family members.

Pang Sze Man - Attached
Stainless steel

Feathers of birds formed a insulating layer to maintain body temperature and protected the skin. They are also being the important structural parts of the birds' flight. In addition, its colors and markings is protective coloration.

Yet feathers are much more than functional parts, with its various colors, patterns and textures, feathers happened to be clothing and ornament at the same time. For bird it is matter of pride; for me it is matter of aesthetics. Refer to the technique of paper sculpting; I have obtained inspiration to reproduce the feathers’ layering. Those small components are meaningless individuals until I linked them together. The repetition created rhythm, as well as convenience for adjustment.

 

 

Ubi Topyoung15

Open Call

graduation show for contemporary Asian jewellery

deadline 26 June 2015

exhibition 22 Aug  - 22 Sept 2015

 

more info:

www.ubigallery/news

topyoung@ubigallery.com

 

Sang Hyuk Yoon

Sang Hyuk Yoon is awarded as one of the big upcoming talents in the ceramic field of Korea. His work is presented in the Museum of Modern Art and attracted a lot of attention. He works with mixed clay and reduction fired process, that means with less oxygen in the kiln, to affect the clay and glaze. Working on the texture of the clay is his main focus. By stacking layers of clay and tearing small pieces out he plays with the landscape of the texture. The composition has a certain spontaneity, but the harmony and beautiful touch is intentionally. He creates sets of bowls and cups in beautiful earth tones, with mysteriously inlay patterns. The pieces are glazed from the inside and matt at the outside. The weight and size are practical and elegant at the same time. All pieces are microwave, dishwasher and oven safe.

We have just recently added his work to the Ubi Collection and you can find the unique and handmade pieces not only in the gallery, but also online in our Weshop and Taobao shop.

March 28 - April 26 2015
Momentum

Spring season in Ubi Gallery starts with an exhibition of three jewellery artists from Beijing. Song Xinzi, Lu Yi and Zhao XiaoMu are all alumni from the jewellery department of the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology. This institute is known for its focus on exploration of material and the interaction between art and technology.

Song Xinzi works mainly with silicone and has been trying to get to know the ins and outs of this material. She has been successful in creating innovative forms and textures with this material. By the repetition of simple elements she turns complex patterns and structures into colourful jewellery, bowls, vases and objects.

Her new series of jewellery evolves from the traditional Chinese knot. She attempts to give this very well known traditional symbol a contemporary approach by using industrial silicone tubes and appealing colour mixtures, which are created with liquid silicone. This also offers a fascinating extra touch to her work. For her new series of tableware she was inspired by deep-sea creatures while trying to resemble their boneless body structures. She knows exactly how to capture the liquid material into the right shape creating just the right balance between form and function.

Lu Yi is part of the first generation of jewellery artists graduating from BIFT. She uses the traditional Chinese technique of cloisonné and applies traditional material. She solders thin silver strips on a silver base, to confine space, ready to be filled with the most amazing colours of glass powder that create the enamel. Lu Yi is a master in design beautiful objects with a perfect choice of colours while using the difficult technique of enamelling. Her bird series brings out the best optical effects and long lasting colours. The objects present birds in general, not specific species. She is able to capture animals in a resting position, before they fly out or start their songs.

Zhao XiaoMu grew up in a traditional Beijing setting, in a hutong, surrounded by family and extended family members. As an adult she adjusted to the contemporary housing setting and now has been evaluating her own upbringing in her work. To her the house itself reflects the vivid memories of her family and their connection and interaction. For this new series of work, Zhao XiaoMu asked female friends to reflect on their valuation of home. She translated these answers into beautiful spiritual statements, like ‘Home is the place where I can embrace my shadow’. The other part of her new collection is called ‘Moments’. These are Xiaomu’s own reflections on the special moments in life.

2-22 of March 2015 | 48 Liangmaqiao Road Beijing
Dutch Design Pop Up at Four Seasons Hotel Beijing

Dutch design is world famous. Known for its design with a twist; it is adventurous, singular and well thought-out. In the temporary retail space Dutch Design, set at Four Seasons Hotel Beijing you will have an opportunity to engage with Dutch Design in different facets; stylish footwear, refined home accessories and refreshing furniture!

During the month of March you will find a great selection of the exclusive and creative shoes of O’Quirey. O’Quirey is synonymous with style, quality, comfort and creativity. It is not without a reason that O’Quirey is the first brand in the world selling quality dress shoes in all imaginable colours, including matching belts. O’Quirey shoes are designed by the Dutch brand founder Jan Palmen and are made by hand, using the finest European leathers.

To celebrate the start of the new season, Ubi Gallery has put together a selection of the best Dutch designs to highlight creative flower arrangements. On the different tables you will find stylish handmade glasses, bowls, vases and cups. For this exhibition Ubi Gallery collaborated with the famous brand Droog Design.

The pop-up will also present the Mazha folding stools by Studio Henny van Nistelrooy. Based on the traditional Chinese folding stool they have made a contemporary version in a vibrant exploration of pattern and color. Combining traditional furniture with contemporary design makes for an attractive interior accessory.

Ubi Gallery on TAOBAO - online webshop available!

We are celebrating Spring by launching our webstore. You can buy online products from our collection of affordable creative pieces. For special products we still invite you to visit us during our exhibitions. 

Most of the products you can find online are made in small series or unique. So if you find something - be quick! We will update the online collection frequently.

The shop is part of the Taobao platform. If you are based outside China, please drop us an email, so we can take care of the order in another way.

shop114496026.taobao.com

Li Wai of Studio KDSZ at Ubi Gallery

The collection of Ubi Gallery is expanded with some glass objects. First of all the great series by Li Wai of Studio KDSZ. The concept of the series comes from different types of traditional Chinese containers, such as vases, glasses and bowls. The design tried to bring the beauty of tradition into modern daily life. When the cup is filled with your drink, the traditional shape shows up.

Oct 25 - Nov 22 2014 | Opening Oct 25 - 14:30-16:30
Just One More

JUST ONE MORE

Sungho Cho, He Jing, Åsa Elmstam on reuse in jewellery

In august 2013 Ubi Gallery presented the results of the first Asian graduation competition for jewellery students. In JUST ONE MORE we will see the results of a year hard work of the winners Sungho Cho (Korea - München) and He Jing (China - Amsterdam). In their new collection they both use found objects. The work of Åsa Elmstam (Sweden – worked in Japan) is a nice addition to the exhibition with her different perspective on the theme of reuse in jewellery. With the work of these three young artists, we can present you a perfect mix of Chinese, Korean, Japenese, Swedish, Dutch, German influences in jewellery.  

Sungho Cho will be in the gallery during the opening of the exhibition on Saturday Oct 25th and will give a presentation about his collection, from 14:30 onwards.

10th of Oct 2014 | 13:00-17:00
Lecture at the Shanghai Creative Industries Week

A part of the Shanghai Creative Industries Week at the Shanghai Exhibition Center is dedicated to a jewellery exhibition. Attached to the program is a day full of lectures, by Ezra Satok-Wolman, Evan Larson-Voltz, Machtelt Schelling.

Sept 25-Oct 17 2014 | 10:00-19:00 | Yangmeizhu 62
Ubi Gallery at Beijing Design Week 2014

DUST INCLUDED
precious particles and gruesome grit in applied arts

Amid the events taking place in Dashilar during Beijing Design Week, Ubi Gallery’s minimalist and stylish interior provides a calm sanctuary. This year, the gallery presents DUST INCLUDED, a thought-provoking exhibit of contemporary jewellery, ceramics and lifestyle goods, showcasing the work of 13 artists connected to China and The Netherlands.

DUST INCLUDED explores the theme of dust and pollution in Beijing and other megacities. Visitors are confronted by Joke Schole’s angry bear, who proclaims, ‘Clean up your own mess’. Other artists such as Liang Li treat dust as a byproduct of human failure, incorporating it into her work as an ‘Award for Bad Conduct’. Hortense de La Jonquière’s masterpiece—a cabinet constructed of Beijing dust—shows how dust captures memories, reminders of things past. Prominent milliner Elisabeth Koch adopts “crust” material used in environmental cleanup to create hats intended to deflect dust on a daily basis. The Dutch design collective of Eva de Laat, ByBorre and the University of Eindhoven propose futurist clothing to shield those living in polluted urban environments. Visitors will also find limited edition collector’s items and affordable gifts commissioned for the exhibit, as well as a portion of Ubi Gallery’s permanent collection.

Established in 2012, Ubi Gallery is a leading center for cultural and artistic exchange for established designers and rising Chinese talents in contemporary jewellery and ceramic design. 

Designer | 设计师 :

 

Hortense de la Jonquière | Joke Schole | Elisabeth Koch | Eva de Laat & Byborre & Eindhoven University of Technology | Han-Chieh Chuang - 庄涵絜| Huang Luran - 黄璐然 | Liang Li – 梁鹂 | Liu Xiao - 刘骁 | Po Yu Wang - 王伯毓 | Sun Jingyao - 孙婧瑶 | Wang Feihang - 王飞航 | Wu Junjin - 吴君锦 | Ying-Hsun Hsu - 许莺薰

Aug 22 - Sept 17 2014
Topyoung 14

From over 50 Asian jewellery graduates an international jury selected the 10 best submissions. You can find innovative and elegant pieces made out of bamboo and copper. Personal stories expressed by silk thread and historical references of jade burial suits and more.

 

Jewellery designers are famous for their innovative use of material and their ability to make small wearable sculptures. If you want to see what is going on in this new discipline, you can can find a nice and fresh overview in Ubi Gallery.

 

The opening of the exhibition will be 22nd of Aug. Several artists will be there to introduce their work to you. They are happy to meet you and you are more than welcome to join.

 

The top 3 of this award exhibition is accredited to Liang LI , Jingyao SUN and Jiwon YANG. Congratulations! We will work on a new exhibition for coming year with you.

 

 

Opening August 22 | 62 Yangmeizhu | 16:00-18:00

Selection Ubi Top Young 2014

Ubi Gallery received more than 50 applicants for their Asian jewellery graduation exhibition. Juries from Beijing and Germany have selected the 10 most promising students and Ubi Gallery will show their works in the upcoming exhibition.

The names of the selected students are: 

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Chien-lin Su

Dong Ding

Jingjing Zhang

Jiwon Yang

Jingyao Sun

Li Liang

Li-An Young

Menglu Huang

Wenyu Liao

Yezhi Zhang

June 28th –August 10th
Walk the Talk

Ubi Gallery is happy to present a large group exhibition with 15 different lecturers and professors from the metal and jewellery departments from all over China. These leading figures in jewellery education have their own studios and will share their recent work with you. It might come as no surprise that the variety of the work is great and that they are all role models for the younger generation. Each in their own special way. We see narrative work, more based on a traditional visual language, we see pieces were the wearability was leading, we see installations and more conceptual work. Most of them had followed part of their education abroad or are through their contacts at the university very well aware of the international developments. At the same time everyone developped their own identity and you are invited to look deeper than the surface of cultural variety and experience what these works are about. The leading principle in this exhibition is to share with you the recent work of a selection of the educators in China. For the future generation it is essential to have strong and passionate teachers, who walk the talk by putting in practice what they communicate.

The opening of the exhibition will be June 28th (16:00-18:00). Several artists will be there to give a small presentation to introduce their work to you. They are happy to meet you so feel free to join them.

7th of June 15:00-16:30
Lecture at Today Art Museum Beijing

Ubi Gallery introduced the ins and outs of wearable art and contemporary jewellery to the audience of the Today Art Museum Beijing

6 of June 2014 19:00-21:00
Lecture at Rockbund Museum Shanghai
WALK THE TALK Exhibition Open Call

A jewellery exhibition with recent work of teachers and professors from several jewellery department of Art Academies throughout China.

How to develop your own artistic career with the emanding job at the Academy. See the recent results of leading people in the jewellery field in China.

Requirements:

Recent jewellery work from 2013-2014, the gallery will select around 2 works from each artist.

Deadline: May 30, 2014

exhibition time: June 28 to August 28

Please send the pictures of your work and artist statement to info@ubigallery.com

Ubi Gallery is a creative space, where high quality pieces of contemporary jewellery and ceramics are on display. You will find a fresh collection of Asian artists and innovative work of European designers.

Deadline Applications May 25th 2014
Ubi Gallery is looking for an operational manager (fulltime or 2 part-timers).

Check the pdf file for more details

April 26 - May 18 2014
Rituals by Yanli Duan

Yanli Duan visited Tibet in 2011. The colours, the culture and the people impressed her beyond anything she experienced before. Nobody can stay untouched by the pureness in nature, the overwhelming mountains, the devotion of its people and the infinity of the empty wildnerness.

Her collection'To Tibet' is a tribute. But more than aiming at a romanticized memory of the landscape and culture - she tries to overcome this and reaches out for a contemporary answer.

Her series started with an exploration of materials. Tibetan textiles are the base materials applied, and are the most visible recognition of this ethnic minority. But in her case the textiles are not combined with precious materials like silver. The artist used daily materials as leather, resin, aluminum and innovative additions as LED lights and plastic toys.

The LED lights emphasize the beautiful and distinguished colours that are even visible at night. Yanli Duan makes the LEDs from bike lights, and uses them to make a connection with elements from urbanization. For her it is fascinating to see how any contemporary society is able to integrate rural and urban, nature and man-made.

The plastic toys are visual focal points in the jewellery and refer to the Buddhist tradition and the respect for all stages of life and the equality of animals.

Yanli Duan also discovered that the heavy Tibetan jewellery are actually more like body pieces and this changed her idea on jewellery. In her collection she worked with this concept of body related jewellery. At the same time she tries to make them into symbols of material and spiritual value. By adding multiple layers of textile, the pieces of Yanli Duan gain volume and by working with so many different materials in one piece her concept comes alive.

The final results are beautiful pieces that invite to celebrate and reflect on your own spiritual identity.

April 12-23 2014
Chain of Joy

Chen Yan will present her jewellery and body pieces in Ubi Gallery. Soft and playful shapes with a great range of colours are central. Mysterious, elegant and a bit out of balance by its uncommon size. It is a true play with fashion and the body. Yan loves to share the pleasure of creating and unleashed fun with the visitors to Ubi Gallery. You are more than welcome to join.  CCTV will be shooting the opening, as they prepare a feature about Chen Yan.

Deadline of the Open Call: June 20th 2014 | Exhibition 22 Aug - 17 Sept 2014
Open Call UBI TOPYOUNG 2014

In the attachment you will find the application for the exhibition UBI TOPYOUNG 2014. It will be a graduation show for contemporary Asian jewellery.

The exhibition is aimed specifically at graduates of contemporary jewellery, born and educated in Asia and now (summer 2014) finishing their bachelor or master in contemporary jewellery in either an Academy in Asia, or abroad.

We invite you to share the information of UBI TOPYOUNG 2014 with your network.

The deadline for the applicants is June 20th 2014 and applications can be sent in by email to topyoung@ubigallery.com.

Mar28 - Apr3|11:30-18:30|Yangmeizhu 62
LOVE

In cooperation with the jewellery department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, Ubi Gallery presents the pop-up exhibition LOVE. Eleven young jewellery students reflect on the enternal theme of love. The young artists felt challenged to avoid superficial and simplistic references. Inspiration came from the diversity and meaningful layers within the theme. For the first time in their career they share their findings with the audience. And we invite you to join them and follow their exploration.

Artists: Cui Xinyu, Dai Yuchen, Feng Zixuan, Huang Xiaodai,Li Muyang, Wang Ke, Yu Xingxing, Zhang Xiaonan, Zhang Yuanyuan, Zhou Ruoxue, Zhou Wei

March 5-23|11:30-18:30| Yangmeizhu 62
Triple Parade

Ubi proudly presents Triple Parade. An exhibition based on the work of six jewellery artists from the Netherlands. A dialogue between different generations educated at the same Art School in Amsterdam; a dialogue between remarkable, outstanding and emerging artists. This exhibition is a parade of adventurous, singular and well thought-out pieces, presented in unprecedented formations and unexpected appearances.

Artists: Gijs Bakker, Lucy Sarneel, Jie Sun, Dinie Besems, Manon van Kouswijk, Boris de Beijer

After Beijing the exhibition will travel to OCT Loft Shenzhen:March 30 - April 20, 2014

Opening party at Ubi Gallery:
Wednesday March 5|19:00-21:30 In the presence of the artists Gijs Bakker, Lucy Sarneel, Jie Sun

Supported by the Creative Industries Fund NL

Nov20 - Dec29 | 11:30-18:30 |Yangmeizhu 62
GLOW

To prepare ourselves for the darker winter months ahead of us, Ubi Gallery created a new exhibition with work of three bright young artists. Xinzi Song from Beijing, Heng Lee from Taiwan and Choonson Moon from Korea. All three dare work with strong colours, outspoken shapes and fresh materials: big gestures to express ourselves and to celebrate life.

Xinzi Song mainly works with silicone and is able to create innovative forms and textures with this material. By the repetition of simple elements she turns complext patterns and structures into colourful jewellery, bowls, vases and objects.

Heng Lee is inspired by traditional crafts like embroidery from the many ethnic minorities in his country. He enlarges colourful embroidery patterns and attaches these to the laser cut stainless steel. His work shows the pixel structure of the enlargement and the details and texture of the embroidery.

Choonsun Moon works with cardboard paper, wood and plastic. The small elements are put in such an order that circles are completed to form a necklace, bracelet or brooch.This results in highly aesthetic pieces, made with great care. At the same time the pieces are playful and striking by their size and flexibility.

Sept 25 - Oct 6 | 11:00-19:00| Yangmeizhu 60-62
FLOATING

To celebrate Amsterdam as Guest City of BJDW13, the Dutch founder and curator of Ubi Gallery – Machtelt Schelling, presents the exhibition Floating.
Water is one of the most distinctive elements of the Dutch landscape, which influenced its population in so many ways. It transformed Amsterdam into what it looks like today; built around canals. Through navigating the seas, the Netherlands were also able to bring oriental goods from China to The Netherlands. This laid a solid foundation for a long lasting relation of trade and cultural exchange between these two countries.
Ubi Gallery selected 8 artists whose work is related in a way to the theme of water and sea life. This exhibition shows bracelets made of sand, an installation of ceramic fishing floats, gold leafed anchovy fishes, floating silicon parasites and more.

Factory Dashilar | 8 Dawailangying Hutong | Sunday Sept 29 | 16:00-18:00
Lecture Agnes Fries

Floating
in creativity and production

As part of the program of Beijing Design Week 13, Ubi Gallery invited Agnes Fries to share her experience during a lecture.

Ceramic designer Agnes Fries raises questions about working with production in China. Since 2008 she has been developing products based on the skills and techniques used by the local craftsmen of Jingdezhen - a city famous for it’s porcelain and now becoming a creative hotspot for artists and designers. Sharing her time between Sweden, Denmark and China, Agnes is part of a new generation designers working globally with local craftsmen. In terms of expression and working methods she mixes the cultures of East and West, finding new ways of being an independent manufacturer.  By presenting her projects Agnes will highlight the importance of presence and of letting go when dealing with creativity and production.

You can find recent work of Agnes in Ubi Gallery. During the Beijing Design Week her collection of Floating Vases is for the first time presented in one installation.

25 Sept - 6 Oct 2013 | 11:00 - 19:00
Ubi at Beijing Design Week 2013

Exhibition Floating during BJDW13
Sept 25 - Oct 6 | 11:00-19:00
Yangmeizhu 60-62

Festive opening of Yangmeizhu 62
In the presence of the Ambassador of the Kingdom of The Netherlands H.E. Mr. Aart Jacobi
Saturday Sept 28 | 15:00 - 17:00

Lecture
by Agnes Fries
Factory Dashilar | 8 Dawailangying Hutong | Sunday Sept 29 | 16:00-18:00

Dutch Highlights
Permanent collection of Ubi Gallery

Biennial
Ubi will be part of the Beijing International Jewelry Art Biennial
Millenium Monument | 9a Fuxing Lu Fengtai | 24 Sept - Oct 12

Yangmezhu 39 | Aug 16-28 | 11:30-18:30
Ubi Top Young 2013 Exhibition

From 74 Asian Jewellery graduates, a jury from Beijing, Tokyo and Taipei slected the 13 best submissions. You can find inflatable brooches; jewellery made by foam particles; pieces inspired by architecture, some very personal portraits and the example of the bare essence of a pin. Jewellery designers are famous for their innovative use of material and their ability to make small wearable sculptures. If you want to see what is going on in this new discipline-you can find a nice overview in Ubi Gallery.

Wu Ching-Chih (TW) - Taiwan University of Arts

Sungho Cho (KR) - The Academy of Fine Arts Munich

Pu Gang (CN)- Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing

Han-Chieh Chuang (TW) - Edinburgh College of Art

Humphrey Wong(HK) - Birmingham City University

He Jing(CN) - Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam

Qie Li (CN) - Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing

Sangji Yun (KR) - ABK Maastricht

Zhu Xi (CN) - Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts

Liu Xiao (CN) - Birmingham City University

He Yani (CN) - Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing

Li Yi (CN) - Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing

Yang Ziyi (CN) - AIVA Shanghai

Party
Yangmeizhu 39 | Aug 28 | 17:00 - 19:00

Lecture
Yangmeizhu 10-14 | Aug 28 | 19:00 - 21:00
(register for lecture: info@ubigallery.com)

 
 
 
 
July 6 -
Hangzhou Ceramics

Ubi Gallery shows you the work of several young artists, coming from the famous department of ceramics of the China Academy of Arts in Hangzhou.

Selection Ubi TopYoung 2013

Ubi Gallery received 74 applicants for their Asian jewellery graduation exhibition. An jury from Tokyo, Taipei and Beijing has selected the 15 most promising students and Ubi Gallery will show their work in the upcoming exibition (Aug 28 - Sept 15)

The names of the selected students are:

Ziyi Yang
Liu Xiao
Ching-Chih Wu
Qian Wang
Sungho Cho
Han-Chieh Chuang
Yi Li
Jiahui Ye
Yani He
Gang Pu
Xi Zhu
Li Qie
Sangji Yun
He Jing
 
13 - 14th of July 2013
International contemporary jewellery event

Reception

13th of July 15:00-17:00

Lecture

IT'S HOT!

Introduction of contemporary jewellery by Machtelt Schelling and Sun Jie

13th of July 19:00-21:00

Unique Pop-up exhibition Ubi Collection

13th-14th of July 10:00-18:00

Location: OCT LOFT, Building A3 - Shenzhen

 
 
May | 39 Yangmeizhu Street
UBI Top Young 2013 Open Call

Graduation Series for Contemporary Asian Jewellery

Ubi Top Young 2013

Besides organizing exhibitions, Ubi Gallery is also active in organizing non-for profits events, as lectures and workshops for the design community and art academies in China. Ubi Gallery aims to be a platform where people from the field of contemporary jewellery find a space to meet, to get to know customers, a space where they are challenged to develop their work, a place where they are proud to show their results and open to meet a community to start a dialogue.

As the contemporary jewellery is still young in many parts of Asia, offering a platform is the only thing that really can accelerate the development. The exhibition for graduates from Asia is therefore created and will be organized in 2013 for the first time and will be continued every year after.

Applicants

* The exhibition is aimed specifically at graduates of contemporary jewellery, born and educated in Asia and now (summer 2013), finishing their bachelor or master in contemporary jewellery in either an Academy in Asia, or abroad.

* The entry must consist of one of their current graduation piece

* There is no application fee involved

Criteria

Due to the space we can only exhibit wearable jewellery. Submissions of installations or photography will not be accepted.

The selection for the Graduation exhibition will be based on the personal choice of the owner and curator of Ubi Gallery. A personal and creative language, skilled use of material, a worked through concept - all are taken into consideration while making the selection.

The selection for the Gold, Silver and Bronze award will be done by a jury of professionals from the field of contemporary jewellery from Asia.

Award

There will be a promotion exhibition for the top three winners at Ubi Gallery within a year after the Top Young 2013 exhibition. For all 3 award winners the gallery will organize media events.

Dates

* Deadline for application by email is 15th June 2013

* Decision of selection on images 30th June 2013. Successful applicants will be contacted via email before 30th June and the list will be announced on the website of Ubi Gallery

* Deadline of sending the objects to Beijing - before 1st Aug 2013

* Opening exhibition 23rd Aug 2013

* Award ceremony 24th Aug 2013

* Seminar and Ubi Party 24-25th Aug 2013

* Exhibition 23rd Agu - 15 Sep 2013

We are looking forward to your submission. If you need further information, please contact us: topyoung@ubigallery.com

Further information on Ubi Top Young 2013 and application form can be downloaded here.

May 5, May 12 and May 26 | Dashilar
Limited Edition Public Walking Tour of Beijing's former Red Light District in Dashilar

The twilight walking tours will take participants back in time through the hutongs of Dashilar to rarely-seen bordellos, opium dens and tea houses - even granting exclusive access inside one of the area's former brothels, which is under renovation to become the new location for Ubi Gallery.

So don a pair of comfortable walking shoes and join on Sunday May 5th, 12th or 26th. The lovely people at Capital M are even throwing in a complimentary 'Red Lights' cocktail to quench your thirst at the end of the walk.

Click here to order your tickets online (200rmb), the groups are almost fully booked.

Organized by the historians of Beijing Postcards and Bespoke Beijing with support of Capital M and Ubi Gallery.

May1 - May30|11:30 - 18:30| 39 Yangmeizhu Street
False Flat

Fresh,fun and a bit more than flat. You are welcome to find the new May collection in Ubi Gallery.

Enjoy the brand new necklaces of 22Design from Taiwan. The pieces are inspired on the traditional Chinese red strings, people wear to safeguard their good health and true love. You can find contemporary versions of the strings in several colours.

We have black and white necklaces from Lise Lefebvre. Pearl Necklace is an iconic classic necklace, translated into a flat, laser-cut textile version. To wear, simply peel off the negative space.

New is the collection of byAmt we are able to present you. The 3D-printed pieces with ball joints which are innovative and striking. We also have her famous silhouette rings and bracelets. The Tiffany-setting diamond engagement ring is a design classic, symbol of marital bliss and an emblem of our status-obsessed culture. byAmt's jewellery line puts a playful spin of this icon.

You Ra Kim is specialized in working with enamel and despite the difficult technique she is able to create beautiful detailed designs. She plays with the costume jewellery from the past and uses those designs for creating contemporary pieces with trompe l'oeil in black and white.

Apr 7 |14:00 -16:00| 39 Yangmeizhu Street
On the Bench

On the 7th of April several students from the Jewellery Department of the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology will discuss the ins and outs of contemporary art jewellery with three professional art jewellery makers (Song Xinzi, Zhang Fan and Zhao Xiaomu).

There are limited seats availiable and if Chinese is not a problem for you, feel welcome to join. Just send an email to info@ubigallery.com to let us know that you are coming.

Febr 2 - March 2 | 11:30-18:30 | 39 Yangmeizhu Street
Hit Home

Ubi Gallery presents 6 young Asian jewellery artists to the public in a new exposition called HIT HOME. These jewellery artists found their own answers to questions about living, moving and urban community. They reflect on issues about feeling at home in public space; about rigid cultural patterns; about rapid change in networks and more.

Mariko Sumioka uses patinated copper and enamel to explore the material and texture of traditional Japanese architecture.Hyeju Nam makes the underlying structure, tools and material of buildings visible in her brooches of small pipes, concrete items and brass fittings. Alice Bo Wen-Chang is an architect and a jewellery artist. Her pieces are like floor plans and patterns in urban space, now playing with the virtual landscape of the body. XiaoMu Zhao uses wasted household items and material from her own childhood in the 80’s. Raised in the hutongs of Beijing she memorized the comfort and safety of this community. Sun Jie visualizes the power of private thoughts and emotions while confronting yourself with others and experiences the challenges in public space. Carissa Hsu questions the common principle in contemporary culture to understand life through numbers and measurements.

Nov 8 - Nov 18 | 11:30 - 18:30 | 39 Yangmeizhu Street
Fringe

Ubi Gallery presents the exhibition FRINGE, as a side event of the RE: jewellery festival in the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. On the edge of one of the oldest districts of Beijing you will find a broad presentation of Chinese, Korean and European artists. Some of the highlights:

The necklaces of Choonsun Moon are the aesthetic results of careful research into daily materials as cardboard and plastic.
Jeemin Jamie Chung’s jewellery expresses the movement and beauty of botanical growths.
Wu Jun Jin presents her collection Energy. The installation is inspired by a visit to the high¬lands of Yunnan. Subconsciousness created by the lack of oxygen played an important role in her work.
Ruudt Peters profoundly explores the western philosophy and the wisdom from the east. His work is full of symbols and meanings, without forgetting the power of the final visual result.

Oct 11
Jie Sun wins Award

Jie Sun is awarded for his professional contemporary jewellery by ENJOAI'T 2012. ENJOAI’T rewards originality, technical quality, conceptual richness and transgression in the field of jewelry making so much as to question its own limits.

Ubi short documentary

Ubi Gallery has produced a short documentary about jewellery art in China. 

 

Sept 28 – Oct 7 | 12:00 - 20:00 | 46-48 Dashilar Xilu
The Jewel of Dashilar

The opening exhibition of Ubi Gallery is called ‘the Jewel of Dashilar.’ For this special occasion Zhang Fan (Beijing), Tricia Tang (Hong Kong) and Amal Yung-huei Chao (Taipei) were selected as their work is a contemporary answer to questions of preservation and the influence of traditional craftsmanship in this era. Interestingly enough this embodies the challenge Dashilar faces. This district has a rich history of traditional crafts. Yet the modern contemporary world is knocking at its gates, which will surely lead to interesting interconnections between traditional crafts and contemporary design.

Zhang Fan is researching the traditional Chinese goldsmithing crafts. She uses Chinese filigree technique to express modern concepts of beauty. Tricia Tang will show pieces of several different collections she made. Her designs consist of seals, ink, jade and calligraphy, which she uses in an unexpected and powerful way. Amal Yung-huei Chao creates jewellery installations. She is inspired by the organic and colourful growths of buildings over time.

Sept 28 – Oct 7 | 12:00 - 20:00 | 46-48 Dashilar Xilu
Ubi Gallery at Beijing Design Week 2012

Beijing Design Week 2012 marks the soft launch of Ubi Gallery. Ubi is a new design space in Beijing, in one of the historical buildings of Dashilar, showcasing jewellery design and ceramics from both European and Chinese designers. During the Beijing Design Week Ubi is located in a charming building on the busy Dashilar Xilu. After a huge renovation later this year, its permanent location on 9 Zhujia Hutong will be ready to show the complete collection to the public.

At Ubi Gallery creative designs in jewellery and high quality pieces of contemporary ceramics are on display. Next to small series of work of European designers you will also find the best collection of Asian jewellery artists; such as the work of Jie Sun, Noon Passama, Wei-Hsuan Chang, Carissa Hsu and Li Liang. Ubi Gallery will exhibit new work every 2 months.