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Gésine Hackenberg
Gésine Hackenberg, born 1972 in Germany, lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She was trained as a goldsmith in Germany and graduated in 2001 from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam (NL). In 2013 she earned her MA from the PXL-MAD in Hasselt (B) where she is currently teaching. Since 2008, she is also tutoring at the VakschoolEdelsmeden in Amsterdam. Gésine received three grants from The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, among other awards.

On Gésine works:
Gésine Hackenberg explores in her work the conceptual intersections between jewellery and objects of everyday life. She is investigating how these kinds of objects relate to the individual and the body and examines their coherence through the literal connection. The history of those objects as well as classical topics of jewellery history serve as a thief source of inspiration, always relating those topics to her own contemporary context.
Her pieces are based on traditional craft techniques combined with a range of materials such as ceramic tableware, glassware and (precious) metal. These materials usually come from a domestic context and tell their own stories about preciousness and adornment.

Public Collections:
CODA Museum Apeldoorn (NL),  Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (NL), Grassi Museum, Leipzig (DE), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA (USA), Mima Middelsbrough Institute of Modern Art (UK), Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (NL), Museum of Arts and Design, NY (USA), National Museums Scotland (UK), Nederlands Zilvermuseum Schoonhoven (NL), Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum Trondheim (NO), Röhsska Museet, Gothenburg (SE), Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (NL), Victoria and Albert Museum, London (UK).

Awards (selection):
2008-2012  Basis Grant Fonds BKVB (NL)
2006 Stimulation grant and commission Sieraad met een Verhaal, CODA Museum Apeldoorn (NL)
2005/2006  Starter’s Grant Fonds BKVB (NL)
2004/2005  Starter’s Grant Fonds BKVB (NL)
Solo Exhibitions (selection):
2016 Around and About, Galerie Ra, Amsterdam (NL)
2014/15 Daily Delicious. Galerie Pont&Plas, Gent (B)
2014/15 Daily Delicious. Feast of Today. Klimt02 Gallery, Barcelona (ES)
2013 Daily Delicious. Galerie Ra, Amsterdam (NL) and Galerie ViceVersa, Lausanne, (CH)
2013 Blue and White and others. Sienna Gallery, Lenox, MA (USA)
2012 Still Lifes. Galerie Pont&Plas, Gent (B)
2011 Ich lieb’ dich nur aus Narretei/I love you only in folly, together with Mirjam Hiller and Constanze Schreiber. Galerie Rosemarie Jäger, Hochheim (DE)
2010 Pièces de Milieu, Nederlands Zilvermuseum Schoonhoven (NL)
2010 Still Lifes. Sienna Gallery, Lenox, MA (USA)
2009 Still Lifes. Galerie Ra, Amsterdam (NL)
2007 pars pro toto. Klimt02 Gallery, Barcelona (ES)
2006 Double Life. Galerie Pont&Plas, Gent (B)
2004 Somethings, Galerie Ra, Amsterdam (NL)



 Pink Balancing Glass  by Gésine Hackenberg
Gésine Hackenberg.
Brooch: Pink Balancing Glass, 2015.
Glass by Theresienthal, silver.
Price: 900 €.

Work designed for Klimt02 Gallery for the exhibition To Recover, 2015.
 Transparent/light Green Still Life  by Gésine Hackenberg
Gésine Hackenberg.
Brooch: Transparent/light Green Still Life, 2012.
Dutch by Aldo Bakker and Austrian glasses by H.H. Rath for Lobmeyr, silver.
11 x 8 x 3.3 cm.
Price: 800 €.
 Grey/Blue Still Life  by Gésine Hackenberg
Gésine Hackenberg.
Brooch: Grey/Blue Still Life, 2012.
Finnish vintage glasses by Timo Sarpaneva, silver.
6 x 5 x 2,2 cm.
Price: 800 €.
 Small Makkum 'Plooischotel'  by Gésine Hackenberg
Gésine Hackenberg.
Necklace: Small Makkum 'Plooischotel', 2014.
Wall plate of Dutch Frisian earthenware by Koninklijke Tichelaar Makkum, nylon thread.
Part of: Badisches Landesmuseum.
 Fish  by Gésine Hackenberg
Gésine Hackenberg.
Ring: Fish, 2014.
Earthenware, silver.
Price: 340 €.
 Delft Blue Box II  by Gésine Hackenberg
Gésine Hackenberg.
Earrings: Delft Blue Box II, 2014.
Box with lid of Delfts Blue earthenware by De Porceleyne Fles Delft, silver, 18 ct gold..
Price: 800 €.
 English Pudding Mould  by Gésine Hackenberg
Gésine Hackenberg.
Earrings: English Pudding Mould, 2014.
English Pudding Mould of earthenware, silver, 18 ct gold..
 Liquid spoons  by Gésine Hackenberg
Gésine Hackenberg.
Object: Liquid spoons, 2006.
10.5 x 2 x 1 cm.
Price: 220 €.