Dionea Rocha Watt

PhD Work

MA work

Even if all that we are
Will come to pass

The world will still turn
And perhaps we will forget
What the world looked like
Reflected in the blind mirror
That you gave me

The gift of showing
What cannot be seen

I use recognisable objects and materials, which may have a direct connection with each other. But I disturb the context in which they now find themselves, creating a poetic tension that asks the viewer to stop and look, and perhaps to see.


  • Dionea Rocha Watt
  • PhD


    School of Humanities


    Critical & Historical Studies, 2009–

  • MA Degree


    School of Material


    MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery, 2009

  • Dionea Rocha Watt (b. 1969, Rio de Janeiro) is an artist and writer based in England since 1994. She gained an MA from the Royal College of Art (Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery, 2009) and has a background in design, translation and contemporary jewellery, having exhibited internationally. Her current research examines how, and to what extent, the artist’s intimate engagement with materials and processes is motivated by loss.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Metalwork and Jewellery (First Class), Sheffield Hallam University, 2007; BA (Hons) Graphic Design, UniverCidade, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1994
  • Experience

  • Visiting Lecturer, Middlesex University, London, 2009
  • Exhibitions

  • Can I Help You?, Royal College of Art, London, 2009; Effe Kijken 1 - The Human Touch, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 2008; Metal Rocks, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2008; Siamo Qui / We Are Here, Le Pagliere di Porta Romana, Florence, Italy, 2008
  • Awards

  • The Goldsmiths' Company Precious Metal Bursary, 2007-9; Nominated, Student, New Traditional Jewellery® Award, SIERAAD, 2006; Erasmus Scholarship Grant, 2006