David Bielander
(David Bielander)

宝石職人兼工業デザイナーのGeorg Sprengに勤務をしたあと、ミュンヘンの美術アカデミーにて、オットークンツリに師事。

2006年から2010年、ドイツのハレ・ギービッヒェンシュタイン美術学校のダニエル クルーガー教授の助教授となり、2011年以来、アムステルダムのジュエリー部門、Gerrit Rietveld Academieの外部コンサルタントを務めている。

近年は権威ある賞を次々と受賞し、2009年のミュンヘンフェルダープライス、2010年のハーバートホフマン賞、2012年のフランソワーズファンデンボッシュ賞とスイスデザイン賞、2015年のBayerischer Staatspreis、そして2017年にはスイスデザイン大賞を受賞している。現在はミュンヘンに住んでおり、彼の作品は世界中のギャラリーや美術館にて展示されている。

DAVID BIELANDER / BIOGRAPHY Switzerland - Germany. B. 1968

David Bielander, is a Swiss born artist, based in Munich, Germany.

His works investigate questions about identity, affiliation, judgement and perception, how it is steered, and how one can shift it.

"Bielander takes the familiarity of everyday objects and combines them with a witty ab- straction to create truly uncanny pieces of wearable art."*

The creation of iconic works of contemporary jewellery like Lip (1999), Scampi (2007), Python (2011) or Cardboard (2015) makes him one of the key jewellery artists working today.

He has won numerous awards including the Herbert Hoffmann Prize in 2010, the Fran- coise van den Bosch Award in 2012 and the Swiss Grand Prix Award in 2017.

After an apprenticeship as a goldsmith in Basel and working for Georg Spreng in Schwä- bisch Gmünd, Germany, he studied from 1995 until 2001 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich with Prof Otto Künzli, graduating as a Meisterschüler in 2002.
From 2006 until 2010 David Bielander was creative assistant of Prof Daniel Kruger at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design, Halle/Saale, and from 2011 until 2013 external tutor in the Jewellery Department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam (NL).

His work is represented by Ornamentum Gallery in Hudson, NY (US), Rob Koudijs in Amsterdam (NL), Gallery S O in London and Solothurn (GB/CH), Gallery Funaki in Mel- bourne (AU), Antonella Villanova in Florence (IT), Galerie Wittenbrink in Munich (DE) and ATTA gallery Bangkok (TH).


- MAD, Museum of Art and Design, New York (US) - Newark Museum, NJ (US)

- Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum,
The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, New York (US)

- The Metropolitan Museum of Arts,
The Donna Schneier Collection, New York (US)

- DMA Dallas Museum of Art (US),
gift of Edward W. and Deedie Potter Rose, formerly Inge Asenbaum collection, Vienna

- LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art,
The Lois Boardman Collection, Los Angeles (US)

- Helen Williams Drutt Family Collection, Philadelphia (US) - NGA National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (AU)
- NGV National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (AU)
- Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth (AU)

- Powerhouse Museum, Sydney (AU)

- Art Gallery of South Australia, The Daalder Collection, Adelaide (AU)
- Stedelijk Museum, Françoise van den Bosch Collection, Amsterdam (NL) - Rijksmuseum Amsterdam (NL), collection Marjan & Gerard Unger
- CODA Museum, Apeldoorn (NL)
- V&A Victoria and Albert Museum, London (UK)
- mima Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (UK)
- Crafts Council, London (UK)
- Fond national des arts contemporains (fnac), Paris (FR)
- Musée des Arts Décoratifs,Paris (FR)
- Collection de la ville de Cagnes-sur-Mer (FR)
- Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum, on permanent loan

from the Danner Foundation, Munich (DE)
- Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim (DE)
- Swiss Federal Office of Culture (FOC) on deposit at mudac

Musée de design et d'art appliqués contemporains, Lausanne (CH) - Swiss National Museum, collection Alice und Louis Koch, Zürich (CH)

- Hiko Mizuno Collection, Tokyo (JP)
- Museum of Contemporary Art (CAA), Hangzhou (CN)

AWARDS (selected)

2017 Swiss Grand Award for Design (CH) 2016 Mari Funaki Award, Melbourne (AU)

Robbe & Berking Prize, Silver Triennial,

18th worldwide competition, Hanau (DE)
2015 Bavarian State Prize, I.H.M., Munich (DE)
2012 Françoise van den Bosch Award, Amsterdam (NL)

Swiss Federal Design Award (CH)
2010 Herbert Hofmann Prize, I.H.M., Munich (DE)

* Katie Scott, Gallery Funaki, Melbourne

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