EDUCATION

Born 1975, Büdingen, GermanyLives and works in Munich (DE)

2012 Diploma
2004—2010 Academy of Fine Arts Munich (DE), Jewelry Department, Prof. Otto Künzli, „Meisterschüler“2002—2004 Staatliche Zeichenakademie Hanau (DE), technical college of design
2001—2002 Professional Goldsmith, Hannover (DE)
1999—2001 Staatliche Zeichenakademie Hanau (DE), technical school (apprenticeship)
1997—1999 Apprenticeship – Goldsmith, Altenstadt (DE)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019

Alexander Blank – Gallery Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam (NL) Alexander Blank – Galerie ARTikel 3, Munich (DE)

2016

Ground Patrol – Ostfold Kunstsenter, Ostfold (NOR)2015 Dear Heartbeat – Gallery Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam (NL)

…aus dem Wohnsitz in der Tiefe – Galerie Biro, Munich (DE)

2013

Reduced to Jimmy – Gallery Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam (NL) Blank Planet – Ornamentum Gallery, Hudson (USA)

Kings of my Blues – Galerie ARTikel 3, Munich (DE)2012 Mixed Pickles – Gallery Yu, Tokio (JP)

Totem on the Sideline – Galerie ARTikel 3, Munich (DE)

2011

Where did the Night go? – Gallery Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam (NL)2010 The Gathering – Gallery Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam (NL)

Alexander Blank – Gallery Hnoss, Göteborg (SE)

AWARDS

2015: Boundaries, 24. International Silverart Competition – 2. Prize, Legnica (PL)

2014: Förderpreis der Landeshauptstadt München,Jewelry, Munich (DE) Danner-Award 2014, prize of honour, Danner Foundation, Munich (DE)

2012: Herbert-Hoffmann-Preis 2012, IHM, Munich (DE) 2010 BKV Prize for Young Applied Artists – Finalist, Bavarian Craft Council, Munich (DE)

2008: Exclusive, 17. International Silverart Competition – 4. Prize, Legnica (PL)

2007: Wettbewerb der Zeichenakademie, Hanau (DE)

2005: Oberbayerischer Förderpreis für Nachwuchskünstler – Schmuck und Gerät – 3. Prize, Munich (DE)

2004: Bayerischer Staatspreis für Nachwuchsdesigner 2004 – Gestaltendes Handwerk, Munich (DE)

MUSEUMS & COLLECTIONS

Pinakothek der Moderne (D)
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh (UK) CODA Museum, Apeldoorn (NL) MIMA, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (UK) Kestner Museum, Hannover (DE)Gallery Marzee Collection, Nijmegen (NL)
Koch Collection (UK)
Mari Shaw Collection (USA)
Hiko Mizuno Collection (JP)

TEACHING PRACTICE / LECTURES

2016: Guest Lecturer Summerterm 2016, Academy of Fine Arts Nürnberg (DE)2015 Guest Lecturer Winterterm 2015/16, Academy of Fine Arts Nürnberg (DE)

2015: Guest Lecturer Summerterm, Academy of Fine Arts Nürnberg (DE)2014 Guest Lecturer Winterterm 2014/15, Academy of Fine Arts Nürnberg (DE)
Hearing – Academy of Fine Arts, Munich (DE)
Lecture – Central Staint Martins, London (UK)

2014: Guest Lecturer Summerterm, Academy of Fine Arts Nürnberg (DE)
Hey Ho Spaghettio – Lecture – Exceeding Boundaries Zimmerhof Schmucksymposium (DE)

2013: Lecture – MAD, Media, Arts and Design Faculty, Hasselt (BE)
Guest Lecturer Winterterm 2013/14, Academy of Fine Arts Nürnberg (DE)
Substance – Lecture, Konsthall Gustavsberg (SE)
Jewelry 3D – Sculpting Reloaded – Workshop and Lecture, Brooklyn Metal Works, New York (USA)
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. – visiting professor and Lecture, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence (USA) 2012Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. – Workshop and Lecture, Hiko Mizuno College, Tokio (JP)

2009: Blank Tales – Lecture – 3-Schools-Project, Hiko Mizuno College, Tokio (JP)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

Zona Maco – Trece Sin Tres (MX)

2018

PAN – Gallery Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam (NL) Sonderschau Schmuck 2018 – Munich (DE)Icons – Gallery Beyond, Antwerp (BE)

2017

Medusa – Musee d`Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris (FR)
Balanced Tension – Galerie Beyond, Antwerp (BE)

2016
Cult – Stedelijk Museum `s-Hertogenbosch by Current Obsession, ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NL)Kunsthandverk 2016 – Ostfold Kunstsenter, Fredrikstad (NOR)
KunstRAI – Gallery Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam (NL)everyday epics – Kunstpavillon, München (DE)

2015
From Here and There – Burg Gallery, Halle / Saale (DE)Black on Black – Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester (UK)The Big Five – Gallery Deux Poissons, Tokio (JP)
Body Alchemy – Museum of Contemporary Art of CAA, Hangzhou (CHN)KORU 5 – Imatra, (FI)
Collective – Ornamentum, NYC (USA)
Collect – Gallery Rosemarie Jäger, London (UK)
Love and Loss – Lentos Art Museum, Linz (AT)
Lux is the Dealer – Kunstpavillon, Munich (DE)

2014
Danner-Award 2014 – Schlossmuseum, Aschaffenburg (DE)
Förderpreise 2014 der Landeshauptstadt München – Lothringer 13, Munich (DE) Mari Funaki Award – Gallery Funaki, Melbourne (AUS)
Wolperdinger run Away – Gallery Vice Versa, Lausanne (S)Difference and Repetition – Gallery NextLevel, Paris (FR) Difference and Repetition – Gallery Format, Bergen (NO)Collective – Ornamentum, NYC (USA)
Collect – Gallery Rob Koudijs, London (UK)
Bonzo Gonzo! – Projectspace J. Baumeister,Munich (DE) Sonderschau Schmuck 2014 – IHM, München (DE)

2013

Anti-Bijoux – The Ateliers d‘Art de France Collection Gallery, Paris (FR) Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2013 – Cheongju (KR)Wolpertinger run Away – Gallery Baum, Korea (KR)
Collect presented by Rob Koudijs – London (UK)
Förderpreise 2013 der Landeshauptstadt München – Lothringer 13, Munich (DE) Helter Skelter – Rosemarie Jäger, Hochheim (DE)
Substance – Gustavsbergs Konsthall, Stockholm (SE)

2012

Unexpected Pleasures – Design Museum, London (UK) Applied Art Triennial – The Art of Collecting, Tallinn (EE) PAN – Gallery Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam (NL)
PAD – Gallery Caroline van Hoek, London (UK)
Gallery Caroline van Hoek , Brüssel (BE)
Cominelli Foundation 2012 Award, Cisano di San Felice del Benaco (IT)
European Prize for Applied Arts, Mons (BE)
Design Basel – Caroline van Hoek, Basel (CH)
Jewellery unleashed – Museum Bellerive, Zürich (CH)
Ritual, 21. International Silverart Competition, Legnica (PL)
Collect – Gallery Rob Koudijs, London (UK)
Sonderschau Schmuck 2012 – IHM, Munich (DE)

2011
Jewellery unleashed – Museum für Moderne Kunst, Arnheim (NL)
Collect Rocks, Plant Flag. – Gallery SO, London (UK)
Open Mind – The Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul (KR)
Danner-Award 2011 – Villa Stuck, Munich (DE)
The Ring – Gallery Hnoss, Göteborg (SE)
Design. Halt. Kunst. – Galerie Neumeister, Munich (DE)
Munich Contemporary Jewellery at Gallery Weekend Berlin, curated by Alexander Blank at Mari Shaw Collection Collect pesented by Rob Koudijs – London (UK)
Förderpreise 2011 der Landeshauptstadt München – lothringer13, Munich (DE)
Rebellen der Liebe – Kunstarkaden, Munich (DE)

2010
The Power of Copying – Xuzhou Museum of Art (CN)
Collect pesented by Rob Koudijs – London (UK)
Last Order – Gallery SO, London (UK)
Sonderschau Schmuck 2010 – IHM, Munich (DE)
Wenn Helden zittern – Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (DE)
Object – Gallery Rob Koudijs, Rotterdam (NL)
Lingam (2009 – 2010) – Konstfak, Stockholm (SE) sowie WCC, BF Mons (B) und Catharijneconvent, Utrecht (NL)2009
Siren met dieren – CODA Museum, Apeldoorn (NL)
Collect pesented by Rob Koudijs – London (UK)
Oben hart oder der Abschied vom Ösensystem – Galerie Wittenbrink Fünf Höfe, Munich (DE)

2008
Emu twist again – Gallery Funaki, Melbourne (AUS)
Transformation – Gallery Funaki, Melbourne (AUS)
Impulsen – Gallery Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam (NL)
Exclusive – 17. International Silverart Competition – Legnica (PL)
Attacke die Waldfee – Galerie Wittenbrink Fünf Höfe, Munich (DE)
Des Wahnsinns Fette Beute – Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (DE)

2007
Framing, The Art of Jewelry – SOFA Chicago (USA)
Wild und Sexy – Galerie Pilartz, Köln (DE)
Ich weiß wo du wohnst – annual exhibition Academy of Fine Arts, Munich (DE)
Bloody Mary / Tatort 5 – Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen (NL)
7 guests – invited by Karl Fritsch – Lutherkirche im Turm, Köln (DE)
Sonderschau Schmuck 2007 – IHM, Munich (DE)

2006
Connect – Gallery Funaki, Melbourne (AUS)
Lass den Sonnenschein herein – annual exhibition Academy of Fine Arts, Munich (DE)
Mark your Territory / Tatort 4 – Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen (NL)
Sonderschau Schmuck 2006 – IHM, Munich (DE)

2005
Aufgebockt – annual exhibition Academy of Fine Arts, Munich (DE)
Tatort / Tatwort (3) – Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen (NL)
Sonderschau Schmuck 2005 – IHM, Munich (DE)
Gold Kokusnuss Edelstahl – Kestner Museum, Hannover (DE)