One Year On: Veronika Fabian
One of the pieces of work that was shortlisted for last year’s MullenLowe NOVA Awards was from Veronika Fabian, a BA Jewellery Design student. Her project, ‘Chains for an Average Woman’, challenged the stereotypes that have become dominant in today’s society, and the expectations society has put on women.
With the 2019 MullenLowe NOVA Awards just around the corner, we caught up with Veronika to see what she’s been up to since receiving the 2018 Unilever #Unstereotype Award.
What have you been up to since winning a MullenLowe NOVA Award?
To win the Unilever ‘Unstereotype’ Award was an amazing feeling, and I have been gaining momentum in my career ever since.
Last Autum, I participated in several group exhibitions at Zaha Hadid Gallery in London, the Creative Unions exhibition in the Lethaby Gallery, and the Budapest Jewellery Nights in Hungary. Some of my pieces were selected for the Marzee International Graduate Show in the Netherlands and I won a Marzee Graduate Prize as well.
Currently, I am exhibiting my graduate collection in Stockholm at the Gallery Platina and in Oslo at Kunstnerforbundet. My work was featured in the 2019 Graduate Directory in the Wallpaper Magazine, as well as an article in the New York Times.
How has winning helped further your work?
The NOVA Award has brought lots of visibility for me, and also helped me to establish my own creative space and workshop. As a maker working mostly with metals, my work needs significant financial investment.
What are your plans for the future?
At the moment, I’m working hard to make new pieces for upcoming exhibitions, preparing for the Munich Jewellery week and a duo exhibition in Lisbon at Gallery Reverso.
My work might also be featured in a movie which is shooting soon! The pieces are based on my graduate collection, further developing the chain theme, and will also be shown soon at Collect and the New Designers exhibition in London. All in all, the NOVA Award has started the most exciting year of my professional career, and I am very thankful for that.
Find out more about Veronika’s work and recent news here