VANIA RUIZ - CASAKIRO
Architect by profession, I always had the need to create things with my hands. Jewellery surprised me, allowing me to bring together what I liked to do as a child: tell stories, paint and build objects. Under my brand Casa Kiro, I’ve been working as a jeweller since 2010. With my work I always seek to discover and understand different aspects of our cultural identity.
As a member of Joya Brava Association, I have had the chance to present my work in several countries in Latin America and Europe. Although my jewellery studies have been segmented and self-taught, I have been fortunate to have had tutors such as Jorge Manilla, Attai Chen and Jorge Castañón, among others.
On 2018, I won the First Prize in the II Latin American Contemporary Jewellery Biennial in Argentina. Previously, on 2016, I won the second price in the same event.