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Learning about the history and the making of jewellery had been a great passion of mine since I can remember. I discovered and worked in all kinds of facets around jewellery, with rubber and pearls as a kid, for the local Goldsmith next to school. I started to building up my own jewellery line with horse motives  that I maintain until now and where I still make part of my living from. Jewellery had been one of the first artistics expressions of mankind and I have been interested in the crucial motives that drive people to adorn themselves.

My excitement to work in the field of contemporary jewellery grew into questions that build further on the public and social qualities of body adornment, such as: In what way is the human instinct and desire for body adornment showing social aspects in our contemporary life? What is the impact of rituals connected to body adornment in a private and public environment? Researching these questions and my involvement with far eastern practice, philosophy and esthetics let me to my current interventions in public space.

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Constanze Schreiber
* 05.03.1977 Siegen Germany

2004-2007 self employed with studio in Amsterdam NL
2007-2014 self employed with studio in Munich D
2014-now  self employed with studio in Amsterdam NL

2015-2016 MA Fine Art, HKU University of the Arts, Utrecht NL
2000-2004 BA Gerrit Rietveld Academie, department Edelsmeden, Amsterdam NL
1997-2000 Diploma Goldsmiths School Pforzheim, Jewellery Design, Pforzheim D
1988-1997  A-level, Neubeuern D

2019 Studio Grant, Volkshotel VKG, Amsterdam NL
2012 Studio Grant, Kulturrefferat Munich D
2010 1st Price competition Enjojoia´t, Barcelona ES
2010 Artist in Residence San Diego State University, San Diego USA
2010 Travel Grant Artist in Residence San Diego, Kulturreferat Munich D
2009 Studio Grant, Kulturreferat Munich D
2007 2nd Price 16th International Silverart Competition, Lecnica PL
2005 Talente, Price for Design 2005, Munich D
2005 Dutch Design Price 2005, Category Free Design, Eindhoven NL
2005 Scholarship for °ekwc in Den Bosch, Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam NL
2005 Scholarship Masterclass Prof. Nordstrom, HAN-Campus, Fonds BKVB, Arnhem NL

The Marzee Collection, Nijmegen NL
Stedelijk Museum s- Hertogenbosch, Den Bosch NL
Coda Museum, Apeldoorn NL

2012 Gallery A Vander, Memento Mori I, Brussels B
2011 FAD, EnContraste, Barcelona ES
2011 Gallery Rosemarie Jäger, I love you only in folly, Hochheim D
2009 Ornamentum Gallery, The Beautiful Fall, Hudson-New York USA
2006 Gallery Ra, Abschiedsfest, Amsterdam NL

EXHIBITIONS (selection)
2020 Stroom Den Haag (online), research project De Staat Van Verzorging, Den Haag NL
2019 Coda Museum Apeldoorn, De Keerzijde: Bloemlezing uit de Coda collectie, Apeldoorn NL
2017 BAK, Co-Action Device. I rather laugh, Utrecht NL
2017 Coda Museum, Met passie verzameld, met liefde geschonken, Apeldoorn NL
2017 Villa Bengel, Schmuckbegehren- eine internationale Privatsammlung, Isar Oberstein D
2016 Sieraad Art Fair Westergasfabriek, 40 Jaar Galerie Ra, Amsterdam NL
2016 Coda Museum Apeldoorn, Juwelen CODA Collectie, Apeldoorn NL
2015 BAK, Caulifield, Cauliflower, and other Vegetables ,Utrecht NL
2015 Gaffa Gallery, Dark Metamorphosis, Sydney AU
2015 Tacit Contemporary Art Gallery, Moving Towards Light, Melbourne AU
2014 Stedelijk Museum s´Hertogenbosch, Lichaam / Kleur, Den Bosch NL
2014 Stedelijk Museum Apeldoorn, Chain Reactions, Apeldoorn NL
2013 Project Space 24 Ghz, LathiKorut, Munich D
2013 Gallery Elisabeth am See, Weiss....über den Tod hinaus, Caputh D
2012 National Gallery of Victoria, Unexpected Pleasures, Melbourne AU
2012 WCC, European Price For Applied Arts, Mons B
2012 Museum Bellerive, Jewellery Unleashed, Zurich CH
2012 Espace Solidor, Mirrow Mirrow, Cagnes-sur-Mer FR
2011 Sungkok Art Museum, Open Mind, Seoul KR
2011 Museum of Modern Art Arnheim, Jewellery Unleashed, Arnheim NL
2011 Villa Stuck, Danner Preis 2011, Munich D
2011 Noblessner Foundry, Ultramarine, Tallinn EE
2010 Saachi Gallery, Collect, Gallery Ra, London GB
2010 Museum of Fine Arts Hudson, SNAG- Extreme Beauty, Hudson USA
2010 Museum Katherinen Convent, Fertility Now, Utrecht NL
2010 Project Room J. Baumeister, Eternal shine- ist´s not a pony, Munich D
2009 Gallery Vita Havet, Lingam, Konstfack, Stockholm SE
2009 Gallery Huis Rechts, Op Vorrat, Amsterdam NL
2009 Museum van Gijn, Vergeet me niet..., Dordrecht NL
2009 Imatra Art Museum, Koru 3, Imatra Fi

PUBLICATIONS (selection)
2015 Metropolis M, Caulifield, Cauliflower and other vegetables, Online
2010 Monsa Publicatiions, Dreaming Jewelry, Barcelona ES
2010 Schmuck Magazine, Größe zeigen, Stuttgart D
2009 DAAB Publishers, Jewelry Design, Clogne D
2009 SUE Magazin 05-2009, Die Schönheit der Vergänglichkeit, Dusseldorf D
2009 Metalsmith Magazine Vol.29/No.5, Objects of Rememerance, Eugene USA
2008 MaoMao Publications, Bijoux. Ilustration et Design, Barcelona ES
2008 A&C Black Publishers, Jewellery from natural Materials, London GB
2008 Schmuck Magazin No.3, Spröde doch zu edlem wandelbar - Eisen, Bischweier D
2007 MaoMao Publications, Sex in Design, Barcelona ES
2007 Items 2/2007, Verganglijkeid, Amsterdam NL
2007 Metalsmith Magazine Vol.27/4, Exhibition in print, curated by Ellen Lupton, Eugene USA
2007 Metalsmith Magazine Vol.27/5, Comming into View, Eugene USA
2006 Black Dog Publishers, New Directions in Jewellery II, London GB
2006 Items 1/2006, Opsmuk Young Jewellery Designers in the Netherlands, Amsterdam NL
2006 Eigen Huis & Interieur January, Neobarok, Amsterdam NL
2006 GZ Art and Design January, Dutch Design Price for Collier Elisabeth, Stuttgart D
2006 BLVD January, The list of the 100 most promising women 2006, Amsterdam NL
2006 SIS January, Jewellery of live and death, Amsterdam NL
2005 Think Tank a european initiative for the applied arts 02, Languages, Gmunden A
2005 Ateliers d`Art September- Octobe, Bienale de bijou contemporain, Nimes, F
2005 Edelmetaal December, Design Award for jewellery piece, NL
2005 Intermediair 20-10-05, Dutch Design, NL
2005 GZ Art and Design June, Familliar technology with new design options, Stuttgart D