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Iosif Iosifidis

Iosif Iosifidis was born in Alexandroupolis, in 1964.

In 1988, he graduated from the National Academy of Art in Sofia, receiving his master of arts in Conservation and Restoration. During his internship, he attends precious metals workshops, in metalsmithing and jewelry techniques.

In 1986, he reveals his first sterling silver jewellery creation.

Two years later, he set up his first workshop in his hometown and is one of the first designers, who has developed enamel jewellery, encompassing a wide range of colors and styles, and creating the most distinctive pieces. Through years, he gained knowledge and experience in designing and crafting precious metals. His handmade collections carry his own unique style, as he designs jewellery that adorn the body and empower the inspiration. Every piece, celebrates each wearer’s unique essence. Through his creations, he inspires his customers to relish what is unique and authentic about themselves. His artistry, lies in drawing out the beauty that resides within, that’s why every jewel of his, is a wearable piece of art.

He lives and works in Thessaloniki, where he owns a jewellery store & a workshop.

He is member of Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece.

Timeline:

In 1997, he participates in an exhibition under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture, at “Villa Bianca”, within the celebrations of “Thessaloniki – Cultural Capital of Europe”.

Since 1998, he is member of Hellenic Union of Goldsmith & Silversmith.

In 1999 and 2003, he attends gemology workshops.

In 1999, he is elected member of “Thessaloniki Goldsmith & Silversmith Association”. He served as Chairman, from 2002 to 2005.

In 2000, he opened the jewellery store “IOSIF” in the centre of Barcelona.

From 2004 to 2009, during “Kosmima” international fair and in cooperation with Helexpo-TIF, he organized the exhibition “Expression and Design”, where, along with jewellery designers, he presented his own creations.

Since 2004, he is one of the founders and member of JAW (Jewellery Art Workers).

In 2006, he opens the jewellery store “IOSIF” in the centre of Athens.

In 2007, he participates in JAW’s exhibition “Water”, Marneri Galerie, Athens.

In 2008, he participates in JAW’s exhibition “Water Travels”, in Bey Hamam, alternatively known as the “Baths of Paradise” Thessaloniki.

In 2008, he participates in the exhibition “Greek Jewellery”, in Athens Metro.

In 2009, he participates in the alliance of JAW’s exhibition “50 women – 50 Jewels” as part of the 50th Thessaloniki Film Festival, to honor actresses who were awarded the Best Actress Award.

In 2011, he participates in JAW’s exhibition “Drama and Jeweller”, at the Michael Cacoyiannis Foundation, Athens.

In 2016, he participates in the exhibition “New Territories”, by Ilias Lalaounis Museum, Athens. In 2016, he takes part in the 1st Athens Jewelry Week, “Everything flows”, Ena Art Galerie. In 2017, he participates in the exhibition “Trinity Metallogues”, Marneri Galerie, Athens.

In 2019, he presented his latest collections «Percheron» & «Cabaret», in 71st exhibition “ A-Ω”, MEC Paiania.

In 2019 he participated in 32η Athens International Jewellery Show /π 3, under the auspices of  CHEAPART, Anticlastics and ΟΖΟΝ, in Metropolitan Expo.

In 2019 IOSIF with his work Labyrinth’s Trap, is participating at the central exhibition titled “Art + Jewelry: Intersecting Spaces” at Benaki Museum, in the frame of Athens Jewelry Week 2019

“IOSIF” jewellery, is available in selected stores and galleries throughout Greece and abroad.