Kia Utzon-Frank

MA work

Corners of Interest

I’m a goldsmith who can’t escape my architectural and sculptural heritage.

I like materials. I make materials affect a function. Elastic string makes it possible to adapt my structures into many different angles. It helps pulling up a foldable corner. It makes my pieces collapsible and movable, adaptable to other spaces. Electroluminescent wire highlights a dark space, softens a corner, creates attention to a detail. I like details. I want people to pay attention to details so I make them attractive, adding on a transformation. I like transformation. The interplay between material and function transforms my structures to highlight and engage with an un-notable architectural detail. The combination of these properties makes it possible to make moveable large-scale space-specific work that changes an entire room simply by opening it up. I love that.

Info

  • Kia Utzon-Frank profile image
  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Fine Art

    Programme

    MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery, 2013

  • Corners of Interest

    I’m a goldsmith who can’t escape my architectural and sculptural heritage.

    I like materials. I make materials affect a function. Elastic string makes it possible to adapt my structures into many different angles. It helps pulling up a foldable corner. It makes my pieces collapsible and movable, adaptable to other spaces. Electroluminescent wire highlights a dark space, softens a corner, creates attention to a detail. I like details. I want people to pay attention to details so I make them attractive, adding on a transformation. I like transformation. The interplay between material and function transforms my structures to highlight and engage with an un-notable architectural detail. The combination of these properties makes it possible to make moveable large-scale space-specific work that changes an entire room simply by opening it up. I love that.

  • Degrees

  • Four-year apprenticeship, Kasia Gasparski, 2011; Architecture, Interior and Graphic Design, Foundation Year, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 2006
  • Experience

  • Accessories for Benedicte Holmboe's graduating show, Royal College of Art, London, 2012; Decoration and identity of exclusive nightclub, SIMONS, Copenhagen, 2011; Water screen for main stage, Distortion Festival, Copenhagen, 2011; Jewellery collection for Nicholas Nybro Jensen, Nicholas Nybro design, Copenhagen, 2009
  • Exhibitions

  • Moving On Collective Walking Tour, London, 2013; Effe Kijken 5/Let’s Have a Look/The Bigger Picture, Gallerie Marzee, Netherlands, 2012; Young European Talents, Schmuck Museum, Phorzheim, 2012; Sweet Instruments of Desire, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2012
  • Awards

  • Winner, NEWH hospitality award, 2013; First Prize, Annoushka Design Prize, 2012; Bronze prize, Goldsmith Apprentice Exam, 2011
  • Conferences

  • 'Moving On: 8,207,654 mm', on behalf of the Moving On collective, Unexpected Pleasures, London Design Museum, 2013