20th July - 30th Sept 2007
'Wood You?'
Exciting new showcase of thirteen internationally
renowned jewellery artists working in wood.



Beppe Kessler
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Beppe Kessler

Born: Amsterdam, 1952

Education:
Gerrit Rietveld Academy, textile department, 1979

Activities
All my work takes place in the peripheral area’s of free and visual arts. My autonomous work contains paintings and objects. These deliver the building stones for applied art. On the one hand I design jewellery and on the other I work on assignment for art in public spaces.

Solo exhibitions
1988, 1992, 1996, 1998 Gallery Ra, Amsterdam
1993, 1997, 2004 , 2007 Galerie V und V, Vienna (A)
1998 Galerie Hipotesi (E)
1998 Galerie A, Geneva (CH)
1999, 2007 Galeri Hnoss, Goteborg (S)
2003 ‘Retrospective’ 1980-2003, The dutch Textile museum, Tilburg
2003, 2005 Gallery Louise Smit, Amsterdam
2004 Gallery Josine Bokhoven, Amsterdam
Gallery Reverso, Lisbon (P)
2005 Gallery Aurum, Frankfurt (G)
2006 Galerie Hélène Porée, Paris (F)

Group exhibitions
‘Ornamenta’. Pforzheim (D) –1989
‘Subjects’, Helsinki, (SF)-1993
‘Jewellery moves’, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh (GB) -1998
‘Brooching it diplomatically’, a tribute to M.K Albright, Helen Drutt, Philadelphia (US) - 1998
‘The adorned ego’, Queen Fabiola Hall, Antwerp - 1999
‘Display’, The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, - 2002

Grants, Awards
1996 and 2001, 2004 stipendium BKBV Fund
1997 Herbert Hofmann price, Munich
1997 3 months ‘artist in residence’, Vienna

Collections:
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam jewellery, 1982, 1989, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2003
Gemeente Museum, Arnhem jewellery, 1986, 1988, 1998, 2000, 2001
Nederlands Textielmuseum, Tilburg jewellery, 1986, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2001
interior fabrics, 1986, 1988, 1992, 2000
table cloth, 1991
objects, 1992, 1994, 1995
‘kubusdoek’, (1996) en ‘gordiaanse knoop’, (1998)
Gemeentelijk van Reekummuseum, Apeldoorn jewellery, 1982, 2004
Haags Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag jewellery, 1988, 1996
Rijksdienst Beeldende Kunst jewellery, 1986, 1992
interior fabric, 1988
table cloth, 1991
object, 1992
Kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim (N) jewellery
Museée des arts decoratifs, Montreal (Can) jewellery, 1994
Österreichisches Museum für angewandte Kunst, Vienna (A) jewellery, 1997
Musée de l’Horlogerie, Genève (CH) jewellery, 1998
Röhsska Museet, Göteborg (S) jewellery, 1999
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, (US) jewellery, 1992.

Artists taking part in 'Wood You?' are: Stephanie Jendis, Germany; Mette Jensen, Denmark; Marianne Schliwinski, Germany; Katy Hackney, UK; Ulrich Reithofer, Austria; Julia Harrison, USA; Yu-Chun Chen, Taiwan; Ramon Puig Cuyas, Spain; Grace Girvan, UK; Terhi Tolvanen, Finland; Beppe Kessler, Holland; Marie Uhlirova, Czech Republic; Marielle Ledoux, Uruguay.