GéSINE HACKENBERG
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Gésine Hackenberg
Gésine Hackenberg, born in 1972 in Germany, lives and works as a contemporary jewellery artist in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She was trained as a goldsmith in Germany and studied jewelry design at the former Fachhochschule für Gestaltung Pforzheim in Germany. In 2001 she received her degree from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and in 2013, a Master of Arts from the MAD-faculty in Hasselt, Belgium. Hackenberg has been a tutor at the PXL-MAD School of Arts from 2011 until 2019. Since 2008, she is teaching technical metalsmithing classes at the Vakschool Edelsmeden in Amsterdam. She regularly has been invited to lectures, workshops, and student tutorials worldwide. In her artistic career, she has been the recipient of three grants from The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design, and Architecture, as well as other awards such as the International Talente Prize in 2002 or the Scholarship for Modern Silver by the Stokroos Foundation in 2010 combined with an exhibition at the Netherlands Zilvermuseum Schoonhoven (NL). Gésine Hackenberg has actively exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums worldwide since 2001. Her work is published in numerous international publications and included in collections such as the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (NL), the Victoria and Albert Museum (UK), the Mima Middelsbrough Institute of Modern Art (UK), and the Museum of Arts and Design, NY (USA).


Gésine on her work:
One of the main themes in my work is placing ordinary utensils in the perspective of jewellery. Objects of daily use often become loved and indispensable to people. The things you keep and save often have a sentimental value apart from their practical use or monetary value. Moreover, they can be seen as a portrait of their owner. In my work, I explore how these objects relate to the body and the individual. Wearing jewellery is the most intimate and direct form of expressing this specific relationship to an object.
 
As I like to investigate the boundaries of traditional jewellery, my work interacts with different disciplines and concepts. Traditions linked to objects or jewellery, their history, and the stories about them are a great source of inspiration to me. I like to reinterpret classical genres of art and jewellery history while translating those elements to my own contemporary world. More recently, my jewellery and objects tend to act as metaphors for mental states. Objects of everyday life and domestic materials become means to express and reflect on emotions.
 
I use different techniques and materials, that are telling their own stories about preciousness and adornment, like ceramics, (precious) metal, Japanese Urushi lacquer, textiles, and glass. These materials usually come from intertwined themes of domesticity, table, and food culture. Sometimes, I use existing objects as raw material. In a way, I reuse and recycle material. But what’s more, I transform and redirect their message. By manipulating these items, I isolate various layers of meanings and associations, that are immanent to the shape, pattern, and material of an object, in order to take on these values in my work.



Public Collections:
Associação Património Histórico, Caldas da Rainha (PT); Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe (D); CODA Museum Apeldoorn (NL); Château Borély, Musée des Arts décoratifs, de la Faïence et de la Mode, Marseille (FR); Corning Museum of Glass, NY (USA); Die Neuen Sammlung/The Design Museum, Munich (D); Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (NL); Grassi
Museum, Leipzig (D); La Ville de Cagne-sur-Mer/Espace Solidor, (FR); 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); University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht (NL); Smyckoteket’, Rian Design Museum Falkenberg (S); Röhsska Museet, Göteborg (S); Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (NL); Victoria and Albert Museum (UK).
 

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Awards (selection):
2010 stimulation grant for contemporary silver by the Stokroos Foundation and Het Nederlands Zilvermuseum Schoonhoven (NL)
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):
2021 Moving Things #3: From Home. Together with Jeannette Jansen. Exhibition on the pages of the Munich Jewellery Week Paper 2021
2020 Falter not Fall. Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h, Montreal (CA)
2019 Motion in Emotion. Galerie Beyond (B)
2019 Moving Things #2. Together with Jeannette Jansen, Amsterdam (NL)
2018 Falter not Fall. Galerie Ra, Amsterdam (NL)
2017 Moving Things. Together with Jeannette Jansen, Amsterdam (NL)
2017 Around and About. Galerie Pont&Plas, Gent (B)
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)
 

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JEWELS by GéSINE HACKENBERG

 Blue and White
Gésine Hackenberg.
Necklace: Blue and White "Oud Delft" Kitchen, 2020.
Copper, electroformed copper, silver earthenware by Oud Delft, A. R., Nijmegen, nylon thread, leaf gold restoration.
Plate Ø 29 cm, h 6 cm; Necklace 43 'pearls' in 4 sizes, 3 'pearls' with leaf gold res.
Price: 1200 €.
Unique piece.
 Fish  by Gésine Hackenberg
Gésine Hackenberg.
Earrings: Fish, 2021.
Porcelain baking mould, 18 ct gold, silver.
Earring discs size L; Mould: 12 x 21 x 5.7 cm.
Price: 440 €.
Unique piece.
 Butterfly  by Gésine Hackenberg
Gésine Hackenberg.
Earrings: Butterfly, 2020.
Porcelain baking mould, 18 ct gold, silver.
Earring discs size M; Mould: 10 x 24.3 x 4.5 cm.
Price: 440 €.
Unique piece.
 Pineapple  by Gésine Hackenberg
Gésine Hackenberg.
Ring: Pineapple, 2021.
Porcelain baking mould, silver.
Ring discs size L/S. Ring size 55,5 ( Ø 17,6). Mould: 19 x 13.3 x h 7 cm.
Price: 340 €.
Unique piece.
 Green Tumbling  by Gésine Hackenberg
Gésine Hackenberg.
Brooch: Green Tumbling, 2019.
Vintage glass cut and grinded, silver, remanium.
9 x 7.6 x 3.7 cm.
Price: 1020 €.
Unique piece.
 Tumbling Salmon-coloured  by Gésine Hackenberg
Gésine Hackenberg.
Brooch: Tumbling Salmon-coloured, 2019.
Blown glass, silver, remanium.
7 x 6.8 x 2.3 cm.
Price: 920 €.
Unique piece.
 Tumbling Big Blue  by Gésine Hackenberg
Gésine Hackenberg.
Brooch: Tumbling Big Blue, 2018.
Blown glass, silver, remanium.
10.4 x 9.9 x 3.7 cm.
Price: 1020 €.
Unique piece.
 Multiplicity Tumbling  by Gésine Hackenberg
Gésine Hackenberg.
Brooch: Multiplicity Tumbling, 2019.
Vintage glass, silver, remanium.
8.3 x 7 c 3.1 cm.
Price: 1020 €.
Piece part of the memo Multiplicity at the exhibition Le Stanze del Possibile at Hannah Gallery.
Unique piece.
 Multiplicity Drawing  by Gésine Hackenberg
Gésine Hackenberg.
Brooch: Multiplicity Drawing, 2019.
Silver, remanium.
12 x 6.5 x 3.1 cm.
Price: 670 €.
Piece part of the memo Multiplicity at the exhibition Le Stanze del Possibile at Hannah Gallery.
Unique piece.
 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.
SOLD
 Fish  by Gésine Hackenberg
Gésine Hackenberg.
Ring: Fish, 2014.
Earthenware, silver.
Part of: Private Collection.
SOLD
 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..
Part of: Private Collection.
SOLD
 Liquid spoons  by Gésine Hackenberg
Gésine Hackenberg.
Object: Liquid spoons, 2006.
Silver.
10.5 x 2 x 1 cm.
Price: 220 €.