Andrea Wagner was born in Germany, grew up in Canada and has been living in the Netherlands since 1994. She carried out jewellery studies at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, in Amsterdam and participates regularly in national and international exhibitions. Her work is included in public and private collections all over the world. Her passion in working is experimenting with materials and giving them her own mark. She finds this vital in order to create the intriguing appearance and surfaces necessary for the tactile materiality to communicate the stories or thoughts behind her work. With an equally strong passion for jewellery, Andrea has curated successful exhibitions, such as the travelling Golden Clogs, Dutch Mountains.
Valeria Vallarta Siemelink is a Mexican architect and curator, specialized in the converging fields of art and design. For the last 10 years she has lived in Germany, Belgium and has finally set up base in the Netherlands. She is co-founder and current president of the Otro Diseno Foundation for Cultural Cooperation and Development and co-owner of the agency Design Flux. With a special interest in contemporary jewellery and a large collection of Latin American jewellery, Valeria has wrote several publications on the subject and has curated exhibitions such as Extremely White, Divas del Sur, Reinvented South, Artefactos de la Fe and the jewellery section of the Second Biennale of Latin American Design, Amsterdam 2005.