26th Legnica International Jewellery Competition IDENTITY

 

Hanna Hedman

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Beauty might be seen as vain, but I find it interesting to contrast beauty with the unpleasant, serious and not so nice. The sad and disgusting can also be something beautiful. I use beauty to get the viewers attention, but there is so much more that I would like to convey other than beauty. Human weaknesses and underlying defense mechanisms are often themes that recur in my work. I try to keep an open attitude to methods and materials as I find my way to new techniques, combinations and approaches, but simultaneously always strongly rooted to the past.
Daydreams integrated with reality and stories of past centuries blend with everyday life and nature. My jewelry holds ornamental stories that entice you into a suggestive world full of detail; sometimes beautiful but also melancholic and malevolent.

Hanna Hedman

                 

 
About the artist:
B. 1980 in Stockholm, Sweden. Graduate of the Art Department, Western State College, Colorado, USA, 1999-2001; Silversmithing and Jewellery at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, Sweden, 2002-2005 and 2006-2008; Silversmithing and Jewellery at Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand, 2005-2006.

Participant of several dozen exhibition including solo exhibition, recently:
2011 – Still Jewelry, Antwerp, Belgium
2011 – Human Tree, Kaleido, Uppsala, Sweden
2011 – Look, Caroline Van Hoek, Munich, Germany
2010 – Hanna Hedman, Hnoss Gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden
2010 – Another Love Song about Death, Sfinks Club, Sopot, Poland
2009 – What you tell is not always what you have experienced, Ornamentum Gallery, Hudson, New Your, USA
2009 – The Silence is so loud, Loupe Gallery, New Jersey, USA
2008 – Animal, NORSU Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
2007 – Silver Schools, Gallery of Art, Legnica, Poland

Works in collections: Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany; National Museum in Stockholm and Gothenburg, Sweden; Marzee Gallery, Nijmegen, The Netherlands; Konstafck University, Stockholm, Sweden; Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand and in private collections.

Frequently awarded, recently: So Fresh Award, Talent Winner, Pierre Lang, Vienna, Austria, 2009; 2nd Prize in Annual International Graduation Show, MIDORA Fair, Leipzig, Germany, 2008; Marzee International Graduation Show prize, The Netherlands, 2005, 2008; Ädelaward, Sweden, 2005. Multiple scholarship holder, selected scholarships: Culture Scholarship of the Stockholm City, Sweden, 2010; Subsidy for the arts, 2009; Konstfack Scholarship, 2005, 2006; Western State College Jewellery Scholarship, 2000.

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Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER 2017 
Dates:  27th April - 11th June 2017

 

Culmination: 19th – 20st of May 2017
Venue: Gallery of Art in Legnica, Poland

 

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