Annamaria Zanella


  • 1966 born in Sant´ Angelo di Piove – Padova (I)
  • 1980 – 1985 Graduaded at Istituto Statale d’Arte “Pietro Selvatico” in Padova, Section of Metals and Jewellery Design
  • 1988 – 1992 Graduated at Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, Section of Sculptur
  • 1987 – 2000 teaching at the Istituto Statale d’Arte “Pietro Selvatico” in Padua, class for goldsmithing
  • 2005 Lecture at Nuremberg (GER) at the Neue Sammlung / Museum for Design (subject: ”In Form von Schmuck”)
  • 2006 – 2007 Teacher at „Alchimia“ at Florence (I) School for contemporary jewellery design

Exhibits in public art collections

  • Museo d’Arte Moderna Cà Pesaro-Venezia (I)
  • Musée des Arts Décoratifs-Paris (F)
  • Landesmuseum, Joanneum- Graz (A)
  • Kunstgewerbemuseum-Berlin (D)
  • Die Neue Sammlung ,Staatliches Museum für angewandte Kunst
  • Design in der Pinakothek der Moderne-München (D)
  • Dauerleihgabe der Danner-Stiftung-München (D)
  • National Museums of Scottland-Glasgow (GB)
  • Museum of Arts and Design-New York (USA)
  • Victoria & Albert Museum, London (UK)
  • Palazzo Museo Fortuny, Venezia (I)
  • Kolumba Museum, Köln (D)
  • Musée Grimaldi, Cagnes sur Mer (F)
  • Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, N.C. – USA
  • Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Paris (F)
  • Museo d` Arte Moderna Ca` Pesaro, Venezia (I)
  • Musei degli Argenti, Palazzo Pitti, Firenze (I)


  • 1984 Concorso Dee Beers “Diamanti Domani” vincitrice ex equo, Stresa – (I).
  • 1984 Premio Dee Beers, borsa di studio conc.”Diamanti Domani”- Stresa (I)
  • 1991 Preis Fondación Bevilacqua La Masa, Venedig
  • 1997 Herbert-Hofmann-Preis, München
  • 2002 Bayrischer Staatspreis, Gold-Medaille, München
  • 2006 Premio Herbert-Hofmann – München (D)
  • 2006 Selezione Glassdressing VII°Concorso Internazionale Design Trieste Contemporanea-Trieste (I)
  • 2012 Honorable Mention and price,”Inside Quartz-preciuos imperfection” Mineral Art Design Competition-Idar Oberstain (D)
  • 2013 Selected at the 44th German Award for Jewellery and Precious Stones International competition “Under Pressure” Idar Oberstein (D)
  • 2013 Honorable Mention and diplom
  • 2013 Beijing International
  • Contemporary Metal Art Exhibition, Pushing Boundaries &
  • Chasing Challeng – Beijing (RC)
  • 2013 Member of the Commitee “Pushing Boundaries & Chasing Challeng”, Beijing International Contemporary Art Exhibition- Beijing (RC)


  • Numerous international exhibitions.


1987-2000 Teacher at the Art Institut”Pietro Selvatico”in Padova,

Section of Metals and Jewellery Design.(I)

2005 Lecture at the Neues Museum, State Museum of Art and Design in

Nuremberg (D)

2006-2007 Teacher ( tutor )Alchimia Jewellery School, Firenze (I)

2008 Lecture at the University IUAV di Venezia, Facoltà di design e della moda Treviso (I)

2009 Jury member at the Legnica Silver Festival Award,”Decadence”, Legnica (PL)

2010 Lecture and inteview with M. Cisotto, Palazzo Moroni, Sala Paladin, Padova (I)

2011 Conference , Archealogic Jewellery and Contemporary Jewellery, Musei Civici agli Eremitani , sala del Romanino, Padova (I)

2013 Honorable Member Commitee of the Beijing International Contemporary Metal Art Exhibition, Pushing Boundaries & Chasing Challenges”- Beijing (RC)