Silke Trekel


Spatial figures

Works of a sculptural form, inspired by spatial systems of flora as well as physical thinking models. A few fastened or intertwined, threaded or seemingly accidentally located basic elements form clusters, nets, screens and tubes.  The charm of these works is in their balance between the simplicity of a big form and the detail of a precisely finished ornament. 
Silke Trekel


B. in 1969 in Rostock, Germany. Education: Jewellery Department at the Burg Giebichenstein University for Art and Design, Halle, Germany, 1991-97;  Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore, 1994-95; postgraduates studies at the Burg Giebichenstein University for Art and Design, Halle, Germany, 1997-98. Since 1998 freelancer – jewellery artist. Multiple scholarship holder, i.a.: scholarship of the government of the State of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, 1998, 2001; Stiftung “Kulturfonds”, Berlin, Germany, 2002; scholarship of the Art Foundation of the State of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, 2006; Special Mention of Cominelli Foundation for Contemporary Jewellery, Cisano di San Felice del Benaco, Italy, 2010



Selected exhibitions:
2011 – FINGERS Gallery, Auckland, New Zeland –individual exhibition
2010 – Contemporary Jewellery, Villa de Bondt Gallery, Gent, Belgium
2010 - Grassimesse 2010, GRASSI Museum for Applied Art, Leipzig, Germany
2010 - 1st International Bagués-Masriera Enamel Award, The Royal Academy, Barcelona, Spain
2009 - 3rd International Biennial of Amber – Alatyr 2009, Amber Museum, Kaliningrad, Russia
2007 - Hnoss – 10-years-jubilée-exhibition, Röhss Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden
2006 – Hnoss Gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden – individual exhibition
2006 - 500 Necklaces, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2005 - Jewellery, International Crafts Exhibition, Museum of Arts and Crafts, Itami, Japan
2002 - Schmuck 2002, International Handwerksmesse, Munich, Germany
2001 - Mikromegas, Galerie für Angewandte Kunst, Munich, Germany / American Craft Museum, New York, USA / Musée de l'horlogerie et de l'émaillerie, Geneva, Switzerland /  Hiko Mizuno College of Jewellery, Tokyo, Japan / Powerhouse Museum, Sidney, Australia / John Curtin Gallery, Bentley, Western Australia (touring exhibition until 2004)


Works in collections:
Marzee Collection, Nijmegen, The Netherlands; Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Great Britain; Cominelli Foundation, Italy; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA; GRASSI Museum for Applied Art, Leipzig, Germany; Lotte Reimers Foundation, Deidesheim, Germany; Museum für Natur & Stadtkultur, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany; Collection of the Burg Giebichenstein – University for Art and Design, Halle, Germany; Moritzburg Foundation – Saxony-Anhalt State Museum of Art, Haller, Germany; A.I.R. - Contemporary Jewellery Collection, Idar-Oberstein, Germany


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