About

Alina Alamorean

Born into a family of architects in 1968 in Braşov, Alina is a french/romanian artist, model and mother of Paola, Michelle et Jérôme. She is based now in Paris, France.

After hearing a thousand times « you can t make a living from art » and « your place is not here »,  she graduated in 2005 from the Haute Ecole de Joaillerie in Paris. Just before graduating, two of her human-sized jewelry designs were nominated to enter the HRD Diamonds Awards, a biennal international diamond jewelry contest, considered by many to be the premiere contemporary diamond jewelry design competition in the world, with focus on extravagance and avant-garde. Her designs were chosen by a professional jury among 850 designs, submitted by 490 artists, under the theme « Diamonds are Fun ». Two years later, 698 designers submitted 1092 drawings for the HRD Awards 2007 – « A Night at the Opera ». Alina’s « Invincible Cape » shaped by hand in iron chicken wire and set with 574 rough, pearl drops and cubes cut diamonds ( 983.57ct ) won the First International Prize.

AWARDS 

2005 – Twice Award Winner – « Diamonds are Fun » – International HRD Diamonds Awards, AWDC, Antwerpen, Belgium

2007 – Overall Winner – « A Night at the Opera » – International HRD Diamonds Awards, AWDC, Antwerpen, Belgium

2007 – 1st Special Prize – « Le Chant des Etoiles » – Tahitian Pearl Trophy, Paris, France

2007 – 3rd Accessory Prize – « Le Chant des Etoiles » – Tahitian Pearl Trophy, Paris, France

EXHIBITIONS

2005 – The Mysterious Veil, Diamond Show, Belgian Embassy, Tokyo, Japan

2005 – The Mysterious Veil, DIVA Diamond Museum, Antwerpen, Belgium

2007 – The Invincible Cape, DIVA Diamond Museum, Antwerpen, Belgium

2008 – The Invincible Cape, HRD Diamonds Awards World Tour, Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

2011 – ARS METALLICA & LUCIFERASE with Nacho Carbonell, BSL Gallery, Paris, France

2014 – CONTES ET LEGENDES DU CHEVAL – 100 Bijoux Sculptures, group show, Centre Culturel de Chine, Paris, France

2014 – LE BIJOU D’AVANT GARDE, AUDACES ET BEAUTÉS, group show, BSL Gallery, Paris, France

2015 – ART MECANIQUE with Pio Marmaï, IBU Gallery, Paris, France

2018 – BIJOUX ET SCULPTURES with Catherine Wilkening, IBU Gallery, Paris, France

2018 – OBJETS AMBIGUS, group show, Bozar, Palais des Beaux Arts, Bruxelles, Belgium

2019 – NEW WORKS FOR NEW YORK, solo show, IBU Gallery, Paris, France

2019 – LOOT, MAD FOR JEWELRY, group show, Museum of Arts and Design, NY, USA

2020 – SOUS LES TOITS DE PARIS, solo show,  IBU Gallery, Paris, France

2021 – BIJOUX BLANCS, IBU Gallery, Paris, France

2022 – SÉLÉNÉ, IBU Gallery, Paris, France

2022 – WHITE JEWELRY with IBU Gallery, Grange Hall, Dallas, Texas, USA

2022 – SCULPTURE & ARCHITECTURE, JEWELRY from PARIS, with IBU Gallery, Ukrainian Institute, NY, USA

2023 – LES ARTS DECORATIFS, IBU Gallery, Paris, France

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

2009 – The Invincible Cape, Diva Diamond Museum, Antwerpen, Belgium

BIBLIOGRAPHY / BOOKS 

2012 – THE NEW JEWELERS – Desirable Collectable Contemporary, Olivier Dupon, Thames & Hudson

2018 – BIJOUX CONTEMPORAINS, UNE PASSION – Collection de Solange Thierry de Saint Rapt – Chantal Bizot, Nadine Coleno, Editions du Regard

2018 – BAGUES D’HOMME – Collection de Yves Gastou – Delphine Antoine, Harold Mollet, Editions Albin Michel

WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT ALINA :

https://www.glamcult.com/visual-essay/cctv-a-visual-essay-by-tom-goddard/

https://schon.ch/neo-modern-breath/

https://www.badlonmagazine.com/web/oriana-calicchio

Fka Twigs Cosmpolitan


Fka Twigs Daily News

Fka Twigs British Vogue Party

Jordan Roth – Vogue US

Collectible Jewelry Vissi d’Arte

Sandrine Merle – The French Jewelry Post

Harper’s Bazaar Brazil

Paris Art

Mad Museum NY

Federica Frosini – VO+ Italia

Editions du Regard

Pio Marmaï – Le Monde

Madame Rêve Paris

Soma Magazine

Dark Anima Vogue Italia

Silver Flair Vogue Italia

Ill Society Magazine

Le 704 Art + Design

Olivier Zahm – Purple Fashion Magazine

Vogue France

Rock’n’Black Stiletto

Obsession Joaillerie Stiletto

Designers Days Libération

Design Applause

Day After Unzipped

I Prefer Paris

Arredo e Convivio

Un vrai petit bijou

DOY Design On You

Duende PR