Ana Pina was born in 1980, in Porto, Portugal, city where she studied, still lives and works.
She graduates in architecture (FAUP, 2004) and works in an office for a few years, until she founds her passion for contemporary jewelry and decides to work as a jeweler full time. Her background in this area includes a workshop in school Contacto Directo and the professional course in school Engenho e Arte, besides some specific complementary workshops.
She develops her personal jewelry brand since 2012 and Tincal lab is since 2015 the workshop and showroom of the brand, exhibition space, meeting point with colleagues, friends and customers.
In her work she combines her background in architecture with traditional jewelry techniques and contemporary concepts of design in the creation of jewels with a strong abstract and geometric inspiration, in search of a modern, versatile and feminine style.
Unique pieces or limited collections combine elements of a common vocabulary in a game of contrasts and textures, geometric relations and asymmetries, as if they were letters building words inserted in a bigger text.
Some of her favorite things include: cats, the color red, chocolate, shoes, books, music, cinema, travels and yoga.
Creative responsible for the brand Ana Pina.
Founder of Tincal lab.
Ana Pina is a registered trademark at INPI [National Institute of Industrial Property] with the number 520651.
INCM - Contrastaria do Porto associate number P115100.
AORP [Jewellery and Watchmaking Association of Portugal] associate number 1796.
PIN [Portuguese Association for Contemporary Jewelry] associate number 227.
Architect registered at Ordem dos Arquitectos, Secção Regional Norte, with the number 14166.
Habilitated with CCP [Certificado de Competências Pedagógicas de Formador - training certificate] nº 572832/2011.
Available to collaborations, wholesale and commissions.
LIFE + EDUCATION + WORK
1980 | Ana Pina is born in Porto, Portugal
1998 | Secondary Education in Arts (final grade of 18 out of 20)
2004 | Graduate Degree in Architecture, FAUP (final grade of 16 out of 20)
2004 | Curricular architecture traineeship under the guidance of architect António Brandão
2005 | Architecture traineeship to access Ordem dos Arquitectos, CEFA-UP
2006/2011 | Works as an architect at Manuel Ventura & Associados Arquitectos
2009 | Creates the brand Ana Pina, jewelry + illustration
2010/2014 | Takes part in several craft fairs and other events (including Feiras Francas and Serralves em Festa)
2011 | Becomes a full-time freelancer at Ana Pina
2011 | Illustration workshop, with Sónia Borges, Fundação de Serralves
2011 | Contemporary Jewelry Workshop, Contacto Directo
2011 | Curso de Formação Pedagógica Inicial de Formadores (Training Course), ENA
2011/2012 | Pack Adobe CS5 – Graphic production with Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop, Alquimia da Cor
2011/2012 | Contemporary Jewelry Professional Course, Engenho e Arte
2012 | Starts to collaborate with several shops in Portugal
2013 | Starts to collaborate with shops worldwide
2014 | Ana Pina is a registered trademark
2014 | Web Marketing workshop, with Miguel Brandão, CRU
2014 | Textile Silkscreen workshop, with Ana Seixas, CRU
2014 | Japanese Bookbinding workshop, with Catarina Azevedo, CRU
2014 | Letterpress workshop, with Up Studio, CRU
2014 | Lost Wax Casting workshop, with prof. José Pereira
2015 | Product Management workshop, with architect Vitor Varão, Cindor
2015 | Founder of Tincal lab - the contemporary jewelry atelier opens at Rua de Cedofeita, 27, 2nd floor front
2016 | Wax Modelling Workshop, with Susana Teixeira, Tincal lab
2017 | Porcelain applied to Jewelry Workshop, with Trinidad Contreras, Tincal lab
2018 | Collaborates with Inês Sobreira in the contemporary jewelry gallery Autoria
2018 | Tincal lab moves to Centro Comercial Bombarda, shop 25
2018 | Course Writing and Imagination, with Gonçalo M. Tavares, Casa da Arquitectura
2019 | Assistant professor at ESAD, 2nd semester of Project II, Degree in Jewelry Design (coordination by Áurea Praga)
2019 | Modular Design Jewelry Workshop, with Luis Acosta, Tincal lab
PUBLICATIONS + COLLABORATIONS + EXHIBITIONS
1999 | Almas em Mim, poetry book, author edition
2003 | Fragmentos de um Todo Incompleto, poetry book, Corpos Editora edition
2003 | Fragments, Individual drawing exhibition, Vila Nova de Gaia
2005 | Collective exhibition, academic works, Matosinhos
2009 | Creates the site and blog anapina.com
2011/2012 | Guest blogger at Engenharia e Construção
2012 | Collaboration with Ediota – collection of illustrated badges
2012 | Ediotar-te, collective illustration exhibition, Penafiel
2012 | Engenho e Arte collective exhibition, 1ª Conferência Ibérica de Ourivesaria, Viana do Castelo
2012 | Engenho e Arte collective exhibition, Porto Jóia, Leça da Palmeira
2012 | Publication of illustration Bougainvilles - Passion at Spoonful Magazine, Issue 8
2012/2013 | Guest blogger at IKEA Family Live
2013 | Public presentation of Articular Collection, CRU, Porto
2013 | Design INSIDE, jewelry presentation, ivomaia designers, Santa Maria da Feira
2013 | Photo session with Articular Collection, Attilio Fiumarella
2013 | Exhibition PIN Session, CRU, Porto
2013 | New designers - stand AORP, Porto Jóia, Leça da Palmeira
2013 | Schmuck You!, Christmas exhibition and sale, Little Pop Machine, Berlin, Germany
2013/2014 | Collaboration with Portuguese brand Eureka Shoes - personalized jewelry collection
2014 | A Arte é Mulher, collective illustration exhibition, Ficar Association, Portalegre
2014 | JOYA Barcelona, collective participation wth AORP, Arts Santa Mónica, Barcelona, Spain
2014 | Etsy House, Christmas Etsy pop-up shop, London, UK
2015 | Remade in Portugal "in-utilitas", collective exhibition, jewelry piece GULA, Fundação EDP Gallery, Porto
2015 | Jewellery Meets Illustration, collective exhibition, necklace Another Vision, Ó! Galeria, Porto
2015 | Collaboration with Stilnest, exclusive jewelry collection Perspectives
2015 | Participation in the collective project The Contemporary Jewelry Exchange
2015 | Jewelry and Architecture, collective jewelry exhibition, organization and participation, Tincal lab, Porto
2016 | La Couleur, Les Couleurs!, jewelry exhibition, ICKX gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2016 | Participation in the collective project Pass it Along
2016 | Portuguese Jewellery Newborn, AORP initiative, Serralves shop, Porto
2016 | Collaboration with Rosa Malva, design of the crown for the sculpture Our Lady of Conception
2016 | Jewelry at Casa Rolão, collective jewelry exhibition, organization and participation, iD Concept Store, Braga
2016 | Portuguese Jewellery Newborn, AORP initiative, Porto Jóia, Leça da Palmeira
2016 | Jewelry and Cinema, collective jewelry exhibition, organization and participation, Tincal lab, Porto
2016 | POP UP store 8x8, Galerias Lumiére, Porto
2017 | Public presentation of Tubular Collection, scar-id, Porto
2017 | AUTOR contemporary jewelry fair, Bucharest, Romania
2017 | Porto Jóia, international jewelry fair, Leça da Palmeira
2017 | Jewelry and Music, collective jewelry exhibition, organization and participation, Tincal lab, Porto
2018 | Public presentation of Singular Collection, scar-id, Porto
2018 | Public presentation of Orpheu Collection, Galeria Autoria, Porto
2018 | Remade X, exposição colectiva, jewelry piece GULA, Casa da Arquitectura, Matosinhos
2018 | Porto Jóia, international jewelry fair, Leça da Palmeira
2018 | Jewelry and Technology, collective jewelry exhibition, organization, Tincal lab, Porto
2018 | Launch of the initiative Portuguese Jewellery x MAAT, MAAT, Lisboa
2019 | Public presentation of Leku Collection, Tincal lab e scar-id, Porto
2019 | POP UP Porto's Jewelry Galleries, with Tincal lab, Galeria da Livraria Sá da Costa, Lisboa
2019 | Tincal lab x Bauhaus100, collective jewelry exhibition, organization and participation, Tincal lab, Porto
2019 | Getijden, collective jewelry exhibition, necklace High Tide, Galerie Guthschmidt, The Hague, Netherlands
2019 | Milano Jewelry Week, represented by InThePendant Gallery, Milan, Italy
2019 | Porto Jóia, international jewelry fair - Jewel's lab with scar-id store, Leça da Palmeira
2019 | Jewelry and Anatomy, collective jewelry exhibition, organization, Tincal lab, Porto
2019 | Prostheseuses, selected for the competition Prezentacje 2019, piece Absence, Warsaw, Poland
2019 | Ornement[ation], collective jewelry exhibition, Galerie Lewis, Quebec, Canada
2020 | Public presentation of the limited edition of GULA, Tincal lab, Porto
2020 | MASK, collective virtual jewelry exhibition, piece Invisible, Galeria Alice Floriano, Porto Alegre, Brazil
2020 | ANTIVIRUS, collective virtual exhibition, organization and participation, Tincal lab, Porto
2020 | Public presentation of the limited edition of Figurae Collection, Tincal lab, Porto
2020 | Oceans of Love, collective jewelry exhibition, necklace Eros, Place of Display, ROJW, Bucharest
2020 | Public presentation of DUO Collection, a #tincalcollab with the brand WEK, Tincal lab, Porto
2021 | New Bracelets, Nicolas Estrada, Promopress, book, bracelet "Read Me in the Mirror"
2021 | Jewellery Room, 1st Lisbon Contemporary Jewellery Biennial, with Tincal lab, Lisboa
2021 | DUO Collection, Ana Pina x WEK, ROJW, Bucharest
2021 | Jewelry and Nature, collective jewelry exhibition, organization, Tincal lab, Porto
2021 | From the Shadow into the Light, collective jewelry exhibition, curator Luis Acosta, Galerie Beeld & Aambeeld, Enschede, The Netherlands
2021 | I International Meeting of Contemporary Jewelry, Figurae Collection earrings + drawing, Backyard Arte Gallery, Simancas, Spain