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Rebecca Ruiya Xu - Contemporary Object Maker

Ruiya Xu deals in the sorts of mysteries that would not trouble most minds. Her practice is driven by a thirst for understanding and draws from a broad range of inspirations - time, nihilism, archaeology, post-apocalyptic, both ancient and futuristic.
 
Ruiya Xu explores these ideas in a typically imaginative way. Each of her projects begins with a specific question and unfolds through the lens of existing scientific principles, offering a hypothesis and constructing a fictional "new mythology for our contemporary era" through speculation and imagination. In-depth research commences from this point. She is a material-based artist, and working with various materials is her way of understanding the world. Through research and experimentation, she utilizes a great range of materials to manifest her "contemporary mythologies" in the physical world. Ruiya's physical practice oscillates between mythology, science fiction, archaeology, and virtual imagination.
 

To learn more about Rebecca Ruiya Xu and her work, please contact us using the information below.

Education

2021 - 2023

Master of art, Royal College of Art    

2017 - 2020

Bachelor of art, Birmingham City University, School of Jewellery

Awards

2020

Goldsmith Craft Competition - conceptual jewellery

2022

Royal College of Art - Distinction (Research programmes - CHS dissertation)

Exhibitions

2024

DESIGNING IN JEWELLERY, JCC CENTER, Shanghai, CHINA

ABOUT TIME, Swanfall Art, London, UK

2023

RCA 2023 SHOW, Truman Brewery, London, UK

JaM event in Munich Jewellery Week, Munich, GB

‘Fiction’, Dayson Building, London, UK

2022

Caution: Work in Progress, Safehouse - 1, London, UK

Chimera, RCA, London, UK

WIP, Online, London, UK

2021

Autum project, Dayson Building, London, UK

Working in Process, Online, London, UK

GOLDSMITHS’ CRAFTSMANSHIP & DESIGN AWARDS, Goldsmith Hall, London, UK

2020

Jewellery and Objects, Online, Birmingham, UK

2019

Yearly Exhibition, School of Jewellery, Birmingham, uk

‘Fabric’, BSoJ, Birmingham, UK

2018

Ping-Pong, BSoJ hall, Birmingham, UK

Silversmith exhibition, BSoJ, Birmingham, UK

Second year exhibition, BSoJ, Birmingham, UK

Contact Me

44-07511420041

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