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photo by Monika Müller

_Geboren 1965, Dendermonde, België 

Woont en werkt in Antwerpen, België 

Het werk van Hilde De Decker is niet alleen een op objecten gebaseerde praktijk, maar ook een ruimtelijke praktijk, waarbij het lichaam niet dient als exclusieve bestemming voor sieraden, maar als referentie om te werken in een omgeving op menselijke schaal. Het is geen verrassing dat ze twee jaar interieurarchitectuur studeerde voordat ze aan haar opleiding tot juwelenmaker begon aan  Sint Lucas Antwerpen. De metafoor van het huis zegt veel over haar werk, dat een onderzoek is naar waardecreatie bij het verdiepen in de materialiteit van het dagelijks leven. Het werk van De Decker moet inderdaad worden benaderd als een zintuiglijke architectuur die uit meerdere kamers bestaat. Als opeenvolgende stillevens onthullen ze een interne logica die ten grondslag ligt aan de terugkerende thema's van de kunstenaar: juwelen als perspectief om na te denken over waarde; huiselijkheid en conceptualisme; en de schoonheid van het achterhaalde.

(Monica Gaspar)

In 2008 ontving ze onder meer de City Goldsmith's Price in Hanau (DE). Zij was van 2000 tot 2008 docent aan de Gerrit Rietveld Academie; van 2008 tot 2016 was ze directeur van de afdeling Studio sieraad aan Sint Lucas Antwerpen. Haar werk is opgenomen in particuliere en openbare collecties, met name het Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch (NL), het CODA Museum, Apeldoorn (NL), het Design Museum, Gent (BE) en de FNAC, Parijs (FR).

_Born 1965, Dendermonde, Belgium

Lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium

 

Hilde De Decker's work is not only an object-based practice but also a spatial one, the body serving not as the exclusive destination for jewellery, but as the reference to operate in a human-scale environment. It comes as no surprise that she studied interior architecture for two years before starting her training as a jewellery maker at St Lucas School of Arts Antwerp. The metaphor of the home says a lot about her work, which is an investigation of value creation when diving into the dense materiality of everyday life. Indeed, De Decker's work has to be approached as a sensorial architecture made up of several chambers. Like successive still lifes, they reveal an internal logic underlying the artist's recurrent themes: jewellery as a perspective to reflect on value; domesticity and conceptualism; and the beauty of the obsolete.

(Monica Gaspar)

Amongst other distinctions, in 2008 she was awarded the City Goldsmith's Price in Hanau (DE). She was lecturer at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie from 2000 till 2008; from 2008 till 2016 she was director of the studio jewellery at St Lucas School of Arts Antwerp. Her work features in private and public collections, most notably the Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch (NL), the CODA Museum, Apeldoorn (NL), the Design Museum, Ghent (BE), and the FNAC, Paris (FR). 

 

_solo exhibitions

2020 Refill, valerie_traan gallery, Antwerp

2016  Contemporary jewellery from Stockholm and Antwerp (with Sofia Björkman), AVID Gallery, Wellington (NZ)

2011 On the Move, Platina Gallery, Stockholm (SE) / Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen (NL)

2010 On the Move, Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau (DE)

2008 Collected Works, Iron Inc., Copenhagen (DK)

2002 Waldeslust (with I. Eichenberg & C. Zellweger), Verzameld Werk, Ghent

2001 Waldeslust (with I. Eichenberg & C. Zellweger), Gallery V&V, Vienna (AT)

2000 Silver Leafed, Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen (NL)

1999 For the farmer and the market gardener, Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen (NL)

1998 Lustre for the eye, Gallery Marzee, Nijmeghen / Kunstrai, Amsterdam (NL)

1996 Eva’s Cushion, Gallery V&V, Vienna (AT)

_work in public collections

 

2015 Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections (UK)

2012 Stedelijk Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NL)

2010 Alice and Louis Koch Collection, Basel (AT)

2005 FNAC, Paris (FR)

2002 CODA Museum, Apeldoorn (NL)

2001 Design Museum, Ghent

2000 CODA Museum, Apeldoorn (NL)

1999

Prov. Vlaams-Brabant/cultural department, Leuven

Van Reekum Museum, Apeldoorn (NL)

1998   ABN AMRO bank, Amsterdam (NL)

_awards

 

2008 City Goldsmith of Hanau  (DE)    

             

2000 Prov. Prize for Applied Arts of the Prov. of Vlaams-Brabant 

1999 VIZO-Award "Henry Van de Velde" Young Talent

1997 Nomination VIZO-award ‘Henry Van de Velde’ Young Talent

1995 Nomination VIZO-award ‘Henry Van de Velde’ Young Talent

1993 Alessi Award

_teaching

 

2008 –        

Teacher, Jewellery Design, St Lucas School of Arts Antwerp

2008 – 2019  

Researcher, Jewellery Design, St Lucas School of Arts Antwerp

2008 – 2016

Head, Jewellery Design, St Lucas School of Arts Antwerp

2007 – 2008

Teacher, Preparatory Training, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (NL)

2007            

Coordinator, Readership ‘Tomorrow Matters’, Design Academy Eindhoven (NL)

2005 – 2006

Head, Jewellery Department, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (NL)

2000 – 2008  

Teacher, Jewellery Department, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (NL)

_group exhibitions

2021  

Small Sculptures, Michel Rein gallery, Brussels

cold sweat, São Roque Museum, Lisboa (P)

2019  

Nature morte/Nature vivante, CID au Grand-Hornu, Hornu 

New Tales of Acoya Pearls, K Plaza 3-13-15 Nishiazabu Minato-ku, Tokyo (J)

PRESENT – 40 Years of Galerie Marzee, Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen (NL)

 

2018  

The contemporary metal art biennial METALLOphone 4, the House of the Signatories, Vilnius (LT)

These are a few of her favourite things - Jorunn Veiteberg's collection of jewellery Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim (NO)

Internationale Schmuckszene 2018, Handwerksmesse, Munich (DE)

Elle luit - Jewellery and Light, WCC, Mons

The Language of Things: Meaning and Value in Contemporary Jewellery, The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington (Lower Hutt) (NZ)

 

2016  

Ceci n’est pas une copie - Design entre Innovation et Imitation, CID au Grand-Hornu, Hornu

Vernieuwd Verleden – in sieraden van Evert Nijland en in hedendaagse kunst, CODA Museum, Apeldoorn (NL)

 

2015  

Body Alchemy - the Hangzhou Contemporary International Jewelry and Metal Art Triennial 2015, Museum of Contemporary Art of CAA, Hangzhou (CN)

België Belgique Belgien Belgium, Galerie Handwerk, München (DE)

Design Derby, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (NL) / Design Museum, Ghent

A touch of steel (initiated by Kolloquium Nordrhein Westfalen and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp), Design Flanders Gallery, Brussels  / RECIPROCITY Design, Liège

Suspended in Green, STUDIO 20/17, Sydney (AU)

Triple Parade, TAFA Art Museum, Tianjin (CN) / Kuopion Museum, Kuopio (FI) / Zijsprong Gallery, Antwerp

 

2014  

Suspended in Green, V&V Gallery, Vienna (AT) / Studio Gabi Green, Munich (DE) /Lesley Craze Gallery, London (UK)

Jewellery Sessions, Bezalel Academy for Art & Design, Jerusalem (IL)

 A touch of steel (initiated by Kolloquium Nordrhein Westfalen and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp), Klingenmuseum, Solingen (DE) / Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau (DE) / Design Museum, Ghent 

15 Year Platina Gallery, Färgfabriken, Stockholm (SE)

European Triennial for Contemporary Jewellery, WCC, Mons

 

2013

For Money, De Oude Post, Halle

Money’s Worth, Gallery Sofie Lachaert, Tielrode

Jewellery Sessions, Platina Gallery at Schmuck, Munich (DE) / De Winkelhaak, Antwerp

Bucks ‘N Barter, Gallery Kullukcu, Munich (DE) / Sieraad Art Fair, Amsterdam (NL)

Mirrors & Candles, Gallery Sofie Lachaert at Art Dubai (UAE)

Tweex 1, Vander A Gallery, Brussels

Tales of Heroes, Design Vlaanderen at Galleri RAM, Oslo (NO) / Design Vlaanderen Gallery, Brussels / Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong (HK) / Polytechnick University, Hong Kong (HK)

 

2012  

Collection of Curiosities 2012, Lloyd Hotel, Amsterdam (NL)

Unleashed! An overview of rule-breaking jewellery, Museum Bellerive, Zurich (CH)

Mirrors & Candles, Gallery Sofie Lachaert, Tielrode / Collect, London (UK)

Tales of Heroes, Design Vlaanderen at Design Week Helsinki (FI) / Reciprocity 2012, Saint Luc, Liège

This is 2007, Caroline van Hoek Gallery, Brussels           

Op Voorraad (Pop-Up Store), Inside Design & Dutch Design Double, Amsterdam (NL) / Berlin (DE) / Klimt Gallery, Barcelona (ES)

Koru 4 – Kindred Spirits, Imatra (FI)

 

2011  

In Stock (Pop-up Store), Lloyd Hotel, Amsterdam (NL) / Club Trouw, Amsterdam (NL)

Collect, Gallery Marzee, London (UK)

Platina for pleasure, Form & Design Center, Malmö (SE)

European Triennial for Contemporary Jewellery, WCC, Mons

Unleashed! An overview of rule-breaking jewellery, Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem (NL)

Heat, Gallery Frank Steyaert, Ghent

Wallpiece #14, Sint Lucas Passage, Antwerp

         

2010  

Je suis dada, Design Vlaanderen at De Salons, Sint-Niklaas / Spazio Herno, Milan (IT) / Stadhuis, Eindhoven (NL) / Norwegian Design & Architecture Centre, Oslo (NO) / Design Biennale Liège / Fundacion Carlos de Amberes, Madrid (ES)

Speed, Think Tank at Kunsthandwerk & Design Munich (DE) / Collect, London (UK)

Lingam, WCC, Mons

In Stock (Pop-up Store), FABRIK, Taipei (TW) / Silke & The Gallery, Antwerp

Steinbeisser (Pop-up Store), Hamburg (DE) / Lisbon (PT)

Inspirations, Sieraad Art Fair, Amsterdam (NL)

 

2009

Challenging the Chatelaine, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia (USA)

Over design over, Torino, Perugia (IT)

Expérience n°3 – Sur le fil, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Tours (FR)

Auf Vorrat (Pop-up Store), Schmuck, Munich (DE) / Inside Design-Dutch Design Double, Amsterdam (NL)

Je suis dada, Design Vlaanderen at Brussels / Vienna (AT) / Prague (CZ)

Lingam, Könstfack, Stockholm (SE)

Speed, Think Tank at Kammerhof Museen Gmunden (AT)

For Long and Faithful Duty – 10 Years of Beauty, Gallery Platina, Stockholm (SE)

 

2008  

Challenging the Chatelaine, Design Museum, Ghent

Collected works, Iron Inc., Copenhagen (DK)

Je suis dada, Design Vlaanderen at Serra Valdo Fusi, Torino (IT)

Anthology from our own collection/part 2, CODA Museum, Apeldoorn (NL)

 

2007  

Challenging the Chatelaine, Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, Athens (GR)

Licht, RC De Ruimte, IJmuiden (NL)

 

2006  

500 Nestkastjes, Forum des Halles, Louvain-la-Neuve 

Achter de dingen, Artefact Sint Lucas, Antwerp / Elia, Ghent

Chatelaines, Helen Drutt English, Design Museum Helsinki (FI)

 

2005  

500 Nestkastjes, Kasteel van Rullingen, Borgloon

14th International Silver Art Competition Deconstruction-Reconstruction, Gallery of Art, Legnica (PL)

Inspired by Nature?, Bergianska Botanical Garden, Stockholm (SE)

Pret à Porter Paris – Casabo, Paris (FR)

Graduation show, Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen (NL)

 

2004  

Fast Affection Bear, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (NL)

Hotel 275, Mass-Art, Boston (US)

Open Borders, Tri Postal, Lille (FR)

Lower Gallery (Int.), Contemporary Applied Arts, London (UK)

 

2003  

A field of silver, The New Millennium Galleries, Sheffield (UK)

Mikromegas, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney (AU) / John Curtin Gallery, Perth (AU) / Oratorio di San Rocco, Padova (IT)

Koru I, South Karelia Museum, Lappeenranta (FI)

Inner Luxury, CaixaForum, Barcelona (ES)

Fast Affection Bear, Broelmuseum, Kortrijk

Crossed, CCCB, Barcelona (ES)

 

2002  

A field of silver, Flow Gallery, London (UK) / The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh (UK) / Detail Zwo, Düsseldorf (DE)

Mikromegas, Musée de l'horlogerie et de l'émaillerie, Geneva (CH) / Gallery Yu, Tokyo (JP)

Nature and Time, Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau (DE)

         

2001  

Balanced, Museo de l'Art de la Pell, Vic (ES)

Brooching It Diplomatically, Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim (DE)

Al wat groeit ende bloeit, Staatsbosbeheer (NL)

Mikromegas, Bayerischer Kunstgewerkbe-Verein, Munich (DE) / American Craft Museum, New York (US)

Rietveld naar de Beurs, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam (NL)

Belgium-The Netherlands: Jewellery 1945-2000, Design Museum, Ghent

Vernetzt, Fashion Institute Vienna at Schloss Hetzendorf, Vienna (AT)

Jewellery, the choice of Almere, De Paviljoens, Almere (organised by Marzee) (NL)

Transit, Verzameld Werk, Brussels /Ghen

 

2000  

Brooching It Diplomatically, Philadelphia Int. Airport (US) / Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin (DE) / Villa Croce, Genova (IT)

Informalin, Forms From Flanders, Möbelmesse Köln (DE)

Im Blumengarten der Schmuckkunst, Gallery Apex, Tirol

Door Piet - Voor Piet, City Hall, Genk

Kunst Hautnah, Künstlerhaus, Vienna (AT)

Provinciale Prijzen 1999, Prov. trefcentrum Rufferdinge, Landen

The Politics of History, Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia (US)

In and Out, VIZO Gallery, Brussel

Nieuwe combinaties, Verzameld Werk, Ghent

The Decorated Ego, Kon. Fabiolazaal, Antwerp (BE)

Balanced, Gallery Zijsprong, Antwerp / Forum Ferlandina, Barcelona (ES)

 

1999  

Casa Europea, Bouwcentrum - VIZO stand, Antwerp

Parures

Im Blumengarten der Schmuckkunst, NO Gesellschaft für Kunst und Kultur at Langenlois (AU) / Allensteig (AU) / Ziersdorf (AU)

Blikvangers, Villa Eksternest, Rumbeke / Kon. Fabiolazaal, Antwerp

Brooching It Diplomatically, Tarbekunstimuuseum, Tallinn (EE) / Museum of Modern Art, Ostend/ The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu (US)

Awards Henry Van de Velde, VIZO Gallery, Brussels

La Renaissance dans le Bijou, Gallery Piltzer, Paris (FR) / Basel (AT) / …

Edel Labeur, Design Museum, Ghent

Het Samplisme in België, De Elf - Cultuurcentrum België, Hasselt

Chic, Landcommanderij Alden Biesen, Bilzen (BE)

Contemporary Belgian Jewellery, Mikimoto Co showroom, Tokyo (JP) / Belgian Flanders Exchange Center, Osaka (JP)

 

1998  

Jewellery, the choice of Nijmeghen, Gallery Marzee, Nijmeghen (NL)   

Parures, Birmingham (UK) / Mainz (DE) / …

Water, Gallery Cebra, Düsseldorf (DE)

Internationale Schmuckszene '98, Handwerksmesse, Munich (DE)

Contemporary Belgian Jewellery, Arvada Center for the Arts, Colorado (US)

Im Blumengarten der Schmuckkunst, Städtischen Museum, Györ (HU) / Gallery Cebra, Düsseldorf (DE) / Palmenhaus, Vienna (AT) / Gallery V&V, Vienna (AT)

Blikvangers, Nederlands Textielmuseum, Tilburg (NL)

Bijoux – Sauvage, Gallery Claude Wesel, Waterloo

Brooching It Diplomatically, Helen Drutt, Philadelphia (US) / Het Kruithuis, 's-Hertogenbosch (NL) / Museum of Art and Design, Helsinki (FI)

Schmuck & Gerät, Galerie Katia Rid, Munich (DE)

 

1997  

Parures, Cultureel Centrum Strombeek, Deurne, St.-Niklaas, Kortrijk, Hasselt/Gallery Ademloos, Den Hague (NL)

Bullet-Proof Forms, Design Museum, Ghent (NL) / Palau Marc, Barcelona (ES)

Water, Gallery Ademloos, Den Hague (NL) / Gallery Art Box, Waregem

Im Blumengarten der Schmuckkunst, Burg Wels, Wels / Kunstmesse, Vienna / Gallery V&V, Vienna (AT)

Contemporary Belgian Jewellery, Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau (DE) / Museum fur Natur und Stadtkultur, Schwabisch Gmund (DE) / Kon. Fabiolazaal, Antwerp      

 

1996  

Vlaamse koffie en andere verhalen, Verzameld Werk, Ghent     

Kunst is vrouwelijk-Gynaika, Gemeenschapscentrum De Kroon, St.-Agatha-Berchem

Design Triennial, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (NL)

Flemish Designers – VIZO, Gallery Lous Martin, Delft (NL)

Granulation 1996, Reuchlinhaus, Pforzheim & Hanau (DE)

Pearls, Artbox, Waregem

1g Ag, Provinciaal Museum Sterckshof-Zilvercentrum, Deurne

Contemporary Belgian Jewellery, Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim (DE)

5 jaar Verzameld Werk, Verzameld Werk, Ghent

 

1995  

Sieraad, Symbool, Signaal, Kon. Fabiolazaal, Antwerp 

Junction Norge – België, Villa Eksternest, Rumbeke

Open Monumentendag - Flemish Silversmiths, Villa De Bondt, Ghent

Design Triennial, Design Museum, Ghent 

Geen parel dient bij nacht gekocht..., Gallery Sofie Lachaert, Ghent

Antiek, Kunst & Gastronomie, Huize Les Pommiers, Nieuwpoort

 

1994  

Internationale Schmuckszene '94, Handwerksmesse, Munich (DE)

Design Schools, Acte Expo, Brussels

 

1993  

Internationale Schmuckszene '93, Handwerksmesse, Munich (DE)

A Sparkling Party, Kon. Fabiolazaal, Antwerp

Création B, La Tactic du Moustic, Luxembourg (LU)

 

1992  

Rings & Things, Gallery S & H De Buck, Ghent 

Eco-Design, Théorèmes, Brussels

Marnixringprijs F. De Boeck, KB, Brussels

Autumn Selection, VIZO, Brussels

The link to 1993, Gallery Sofie Lachaert, Ghent

 

1991  

Perpetuum Mobile, Villa Eksternest, Rumbeke

Multiples, Gallery Sofie Lachaert, Ghent

 

1990  

Chapeau voor, Gallery Sofie Lachaert, Ghent

Tempels, Zuilen, Sokkels, Gallery Muylaert-Hofman, Aalst

 

1989  

Sieraad schaal 1/1, New Jewels Kunstgalerij, Knokke

Schmuck aus Papier, Gallery Cebra, Düsseldorf (DE)

St. Lucaspaviljoen, BBL, Antwerp

 

1988   Contact J, Antwerp

 1987   Reflex, Londerzeel

 1985   Kreezie Kreaties, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle