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Noon Passama
Noon Passama, born in Bangkok, Noon Passama moved to the Netherlands in 2007, where she graduated as a jewellery designer from Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2010. Since then, her works have been exhibited in respected institutions and platforms, such as Design Museum in London, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and Design Miami. She works and collaborates across different genres of jewellery and artistic fields. Noon Passama’s main interest is based on existing jewellery types in connection to broader subjects, for example, identity and language.

Noon on her work:
My subjects of interest are archetypal and classical structures of jewellery and how to translate them into new contexts, where forms, materials, and techniques are applied to their broadest senses by means of conceptual approaches.

Public collections:
Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch - Works: Extra Buttons series (2011) and Fat Chain #1, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem - Work: Koala brooch (from the final year collection at GRA, CODA Museum, Apeldoorn - Work: Bird brooch (from the final year collection at GRA, Nederlands Uitvaartmuseum Tot Zover - Work: Skull bracelet

2014 Herbert Hofmann Award
2012 Emerging Artist Award, Art Jewelry Forum, USA
2011 - 2013 Huygens Scholarship, NL
2010 Winner Marzee Prijs 2010, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, NL
2010 Winner Rietveld Award 2010 (GRA Award) for Applied Art, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL
2010 Berlage Fond, Amsterdam, NL
2005 Winner Best Thesis Award 2005, Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University, BKK, TH

Exhibitions (selection):
2013 “Portraits” series, Galerie Ra, Amsterdam, NL
2013 “Portraits” series, Klimt02 Gallery (as a part of Joya Barcelona 2013 fair), Barcelona, ES 
2012 10 years-Re: jewelry, The art museum of China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
2012 Unexpected Pleasure, Design Museum, London, UK and National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, AU
2012 Jewellery Unleashed, Museum Bellerive, Zurich, CH
2011 Sunrise Grey, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, DE
2011 Jewellery Unleashed, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Arnhem, NL
2011 35 years of Galerie Ra, Amsterdam, NL
2011 WITTENBRINK ZEIGT SCHMUCK Tobias Alm, Kiko Gianocca, Noon Passama, David Phillips, Gallery Wittenbrink Fuenf Hoefe, Munich, DE
2010 Wie is er bang voor… sieraden? (Who’s afraid of jewellery?), Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch, NL
2010 Opening exhibition of Galerie Ra, Amsterdam, NL
2010 Annual Marzee Selection of Graduate Work Jewellery 2010, Nijmegen, NL
2010 Presentation Noon Passama for Ek Thongprasert Jewellery 2010 collection, Paris, FR
2010 My Suitcase is My Oyster, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, DE
2009 Presentation Noon Passama for Ek Thongprasert Jewellery 2009 collection, FFI Showroom, Gallery Boudoin Lebon, Paris, FR