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         Born in Naarm/Melbourne, Australia, & currently residing in Hasselt, Belgium.

         Laila Marie Costa is a multidisciplinary artist working across jewellery, assemblage, collage, performance, installation and sound. She sporadically produces zines, curates exhibitions and makes music. 




2023         MASieraad: Master of Visual Arts (Contemporary Jewellery Design), PXL-MAD,

                 Hasselt, Belgium


2003         Graduate Diploma of Visual Arts, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne


1992         Bachelor of Fine Arts, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne




2018-        Co-founder and director of TempContemp gallery: Bricks and mortar gallery space August 2018 until November 2019, and                        since, a Nomadic Project Space

2019-20    Artist Mentor, Arts Access Victoria, Arts and Disability, Melbourne

2015-21    Studio artist at jewellery studio, Northcity4, Brunswick, Melbourne

2015-20    Curator, Urban Campfires Community Arts Project, Belgium Avenue Neighbourhood House, Richmond, Melbourne

2006-15    Sessional teacher at Art and Design, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne

2012-15    Gallery consultant, Studio Ingot, Fitzroy, Melbourne




2024         Ressurt-ACT, Westend Apotheek, Munich Jewelllery Week, Germany

                 Particle(s), MAD Brussels, Brussels Jewellery Week, Brussels, Belgium 

                 Wearing RED; Ignite the Fire, Charon Kransen Arts, Patina Gallery, Santa Fe New Mexico, U.S.A  


2023        In Flux, Liesbeth den Besten’s Cabinet, Amstelveen, Netherlands

                Wearing RED; Ignite the Fire, Charon Kransen Arts, New York City (as part of NYC Jewelry Week 2023)

                Show Us Yours, We’ll Show Them, Kalf. Space, Hasselt, Belgium

                International Graduate Show, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, Netherlands

                Salon De Lavage, FAX, Hasselt, Belgium

                Exit Extended 2023, Multiple, Hasselt, Belgium

                International Graduate Show, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, Netherlands

                MASieraad Masters Graduate Exhibition, Looiersgracht 60 , Amsterdam. Netherlands

                Show You What We Got, Galerij De Ware Vrienden, Hasselt, Belgium

                Contained/Uncontained (with Handshake Project and Dialogue Collective), Nelson Jewellery Week, Nelson, Aotearoa/New                      Zealand

                Potluck: Burp, Alte-Westend-Apotheke, Munich Jewellery Week, Munich, Germany


2022         A Word After a Word, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, U.S.A

                 PotLuck, Alte-Westend-Apotheke, Munich Jewellery Week, Munich, Germany

                 Containment/Uncontained; working across borders - HSDCTC-colab, Pah Homestead, Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand.                         HSDCTC-colab is a collaboration project between artist groups HANDSHAKE (NZ), Dialogue Collective (UK) and                                       TempContemp (AU)­­­­


2021        Handshake Project, Te Pah Homestead, Auckland, New Zealand

                Jewellery and Nature, Tincallab, Porto, Portugal

                Beijing International Jewellery Art Exhibition, Beijing, China

                Double Yellow Lines Contemporary Jewelry about borders: geographical, political, cultural, Krasnoyarsk Book Culture Fair &                    Winzavod Contemporary Art Center, Moscow, Russia

                Hearts and Flowers, Brooklyn Metal Works, New York City, U.S.A

                Dlug – Dlog, Udstillingssted for Tekstil, Copenhagen, Denmark


2020        SeaShape, Cook St Gallery, Flinders, Australia

                Noel Counihan Commerative Art Award (finalist), The Counihan Gallery, Brunswick, Australia

                Chinese Mythology, Vonmo Studio, Beijing, China

                9 March, Ground Solyanka, Moscow, 9 March; Chelyabinsk State Museum of Fine Arts, Chelyabinsk and Exhibition Centre of                    St. Petersburg Union of Artists, St. Petersburg, Russia

                Growth & Evolution, Yesheng Art & Design Center, Shanghai & DBC International Designer Space, Beijing, China


2019         Schmuck, Internationale Handwerksmesse, Munich, Germany

                 Body Control, Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, The Netherlands

                 Collectiva, Porto, Portugal

                 SeaShape, Vitrine, Craft Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

                 Friends and Family, Daine Singer Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia

                 In The Drawer, Small Space Gallery, Nth. Fitzroy (part of Radiant Pavilion Biennial)

                 NC4EVA, The Counihan Gallery foyer, Brunswick, Melbourne, Australia


2018         #fail #success, Icons at Play, New York City Jewellery Week, New York, U.S.A

                 Do you Copy? TempContemp, Melbourne, Australia

                 I Hate Contemporary Jewellery, TempContemp, Melbourne, Australia

                 SeaShape, Bridget Kennedy project Space, East Sydney, Australia

                 14 Benches and One Overworked Microwave, Craft Victoria, Melbourne, Australia




2018         The Mindful Bricoleur and the Various Mid Life Parallel Universe that may or may not include Wearables, Black Finch,                                 Northcote, Melbourne, Australia


2017         RUN LMC Collection, Gallery 20/17, North Sydney, Sydney, Australia


2016         Random Acts of Necklace, Small Space Jewellery, North Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia


2015         Who’s Afraid of Blue, White and Yellow? H & H Plating, Melbourne, Australia (part of Radiant Pavilion Biennial)




2024         Three-month Artist in Residence at DIVA, museum for diamonds, jewellery and silver, Antwerp, Belgium (Upcoming)

2024         Erasmus Traineeship, six months with jeweler Ralph Bakker, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2020         Creative Victoria, Sustaining Creative Worker Grant

2019         Moreland City Council, Arts Investment Grant

2016         Italian Australian Foundation Fellowship, International Specialised Skills Institute

2014         Study grant, International Lab of Communication, Ente Friuli nel Mondo,

                 Gemona, Italy




Bailieu Library, The University of Melbourne                  Box Hill Institute of T.A.F.E

Brunswick Business Incubator                                          Octapod, Newcastle

Rare Books, State Library of Victoria                               Private Collections internationally




Studio Ingot, Melbourne, Australia

Charon Kransen Arts, New York City, U.S.A


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