17th July – 28th Sept 2008

NOW & THEN
Antique meets Contemporary


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David Bielander

28.02.1968 born in Basel, Switzerland

1989 - 93 goldsmithing apprenticeship with Kurt Degen in Basel
1993 - 95 goldsmith for Georg Spreng, jewellery maker and industrial designer in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany
1995 - 2001 studies at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste Munich
with Professor Otto Künzli
E.E. Zunft zu Hausgenossen Basel scholarship
1999 - 2001 master student of Professor Otto Künzli
2002 diploma
since 2002 Workshop established in Munich together with Helen Britton, Australia, Doris Betz, Germany and Yutaca Minegishi, Japan
since 2006 assistant professor of Prof. Daniel Kruger,
Academy of fine arts Burg Giebichenstein, Halle, Germany


Exhibitions, solo/two person shows

2007 Galerie Beatrice Lang, Bern, Switzerland (solo show)
2006 Stolz und Vorurteil, Galerie Biró, Munich (solo show)
Allzeit bereit!, Galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam (solo show)
2005 Galerie Sofie Lachaert, Tielrode, Begien (solo show)
2004 Pig-headed, Galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam (solo show)
2003 "Silk purse from a sow's ear, us Schyssdrägg Angge mache", mit Helen Britton,
Galerie Birò, München; Jewellers’werk Galerie, Washington DC.

Collections (selection)

Die Neue Sammlung, Staatliches Museum für angewandte Kunst, München (Dauerleihgabe der Danner-Stiftung)
Schmuckmuseum im Reuchlinhaus, Pforzheim
Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry, Tokio, Japan
Sammlung Inge Asenbaum, Wien

Workshops and lectures etc. (selection)

2007 “Quäle nie ein Tier zum Scherz”, 40 years Schmucksymposium Zimmerhof,
Bad Rappenau, Germany, lecture
2006 SOFA 2006, “four countries, two practices, one world”, lecture with Helen Britton
Gerrit Riedveldt Academie, Amsterdam, lecture
2005 Workshop and lecture, cultural development, with FORM W.A. und bhp
2005 Organisation Schmucksymposium “Zimmerhof”, with Felix Lindner, Bad Rappenau, Germany
2004 Workshop and lecture, Haute-école des arts appliquées, Geneva
Diplomjury, Haute-école des arts appliquées, Geneva
acknowledgment, Dr. Ruth Reisert-Hafner Stipendium, Pforzheim
Lecture, Symposium “sense of place”, Perth, Australia
“authenticity in the age of style-surfing”, ars ornata, Zurich
2002 Guest lecture, RMIT und Monash University, Melbourne, Australien
Summer academy Neuburg a.d. Donau, together with Robert Baines

Publications (selection)

[Kat. Ausst.] Schmuck 2001. Sonderschau der 53. Internationalen Handwerksmesse. München 2001
[Kat. Ausst.] Mikromegas. Schriftenreihe des Bayerischen Kunstgewerbe-Vereins e.V., Bd. 27. Galerie für angewandte Kunst. München 2001
[Kat. Ausst.] Schweizer Schmuck im 20. Jahrhundert. Musée d'art et d'histoire. Genf 2002
[Kat. Ausst.] Luxe interior. Joieria contemporània internacional. Fundació "la Caixa". Barcelona 2003
Rosolowski Tracey A. in: Metalsmith Magazine 2003, Vol. 24, Nr.3
[Kat. Ausst.] Cunningham Jack, Maker-Wearer-Viewer. Contemporary Narrative European Jewellery. The Glasgow School of Art. Glasgow 2005
Le Van Marthe (Hrsg.), 500 Brooches. Inspiring Adornments for the Body. New York 2005
[Kat. Ausst.] Galerie Louise Smit. Collect – The international art fair for contemporary objects. Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Amsterdam 2006
Stofer Hans, Wire Jewellery. London 2006
Unger Marjan: Dier voor de Sier, in: Morf, tijdschrift voor vormgeving, Vol. 7, 2007, S. 88-93

Prices/scholarships

1.Acknowledgment, RRH-Stipendium, Pforzheim, 2003
Stipendium E.E. Zunft zu Hausgenossen, Basel, 1995-2001
Artists studio support by the Cultutral Departement of Munich 2006

Artists taking part in The Lighter Side are: David Bielander; Felieke van der Leest; Lindsey Mann.
The Lighter Side Antique pieces
. Other themes: Memento Mori; Sentiment & Sex; Power & Politics.