exhibitions

current

Jewellery that speaks, the choice of Martijn Akkerman

from 28 January until 12 May 2024

CODA Museum, Apeldoorn
Six of my pieces are part of the exhibition.
more information

She knows

Group Exhibition
February 14 – April 27 2024
opening 2 March, 16.00 hour 

Rademakers Gallery, Weesp (new location!)

I will participate with new works: 
dream (100 x 90 x 12 cm) and the holy shit series
more information

Kunstrai Art Amsterdam

from 27 March until 1 April 2024 

With new brooches at Gallery Rob Koudijs, booth 85
more information

past

solo exhibitions

2023

On Air (artist in Residence)

Villa Bengel – Idar-Oberstein (DE)

2022

the solo project
(with Babs Haenen)

Brussel Taste Contemporary  Geneva  (CH)

2021

pas de deux
(with Babs Haenen)

Taste Contemporary  Geneva  (CH)

2020

a time of seeing, retrospective

CODA Museum  Apeldoorn  (NL)

2019

a time of seeing, retrospective

CODA Museum  Apeldoorn  (NL)

2019

plenty of nothing

Gallery Rob Koudijs  Amsterdam  (NL)

springsnow

Museum Amsterdam Noord  (NL)

springsnow

Stadshout  Amsterdam  (NL)

2018

signs of life

Platina  Stockholm  (SE)

2017

signs of life

Gallery Rob Koudijs  Amsterdam  (NL)

work

LaKaserna  Bad Nieuweschans  (NL)

dichtbij en veraf

SER  Den Haag  (NL)

jewellery and paintings

Gallery Reverso  Lisboa  (PT)

2016

material matters

Hole in the Wall, Hiko Mitzuno college  Tokyo  (JP)

2015

space

Gallery Rob Koudijs  Amsterdam  (NL)

space

Gallery Spektrum  Munich  (DE)

works

Jewelerswerk Gallery  Washington D.C.  (US)

zee van licht

Kunstmaand Ameland  Doopsgezinde Kerk Hollum  (NL)

2014

whispering pieces

Atta Gallery  Bangkok  (TH)

stones and notes

Gallery Rob Koudijs  Amsterdam  (NL)

echo’s

Gallery V&V  Vienna  (AT)

jewellery and paintings

Gallery Hoogenbosch  Gorredijk  (NL)

2013

kunstrai

Gallery Josine Bokhoven  Amsterdam  (NL)

jewellery

Museum de Speeltoren  Monnickendam  (NL)

2011

la condition humaine

Gallery Aurum  Frankfurt  (DE)

la condition humaine

Villa Bengel  Idar-Oberstein  (DE)

jewellery

Gallery Stühler  Berlin  (DE)

jewellery and paintings

Gallery Agnes Raben  Vorden  (NL)

2010

paintings

Gallery Josine Bokhoven  Amsterdam  (NL)

niet stuk te krijgen

Gallery Louise Smit  Amsterdam  (NL)

apart and together

Jewelerswerk Gallery  Washington D.C.  (US)

gioilli, pitture

Studio GR.20  Padua  (IT)

2009

ocean of time

Gallery Annick Zufferey  Geneva  (CH)

ocean of time

Gallery Hélèlne Porée  Paris  (FR)

ocean of time

Gallery V&V  Vienna  (AT)

2008

zee van tijd

Gallery Louise Smit  Amsterdam  (NL)

2007

jewellery

Gallery Hnoss  Göteborg  (SE)

stück für stück

Gallery V&V  Vienna  (AT)

paintings

Gallery Josine Bokhoven  Amsterdam  (NL)

2006

jewellery

Gallery Hélène Porée  Paris  (FR)

jewellery and paintings

Gallery de Eewal  Leeuwarden  (NL)

2005

part noch deel

Gallery Louise Smit  Amsterdam  (NL)

in storm and shine

Gallery Aurum  Frankfurt  (DE)

2004

brennpunkte

Gallery V&V  Vienna  (AT)

perceptions

Gallery Reverso  Lisboa  (PT)

paintings

Gallery Josine Bokhoven  Amsterdam  (NL)

2003

gemoedsbewegingen

Gallery Louise Smit  Amsterdam  (NL)

eigendraads retrospective

Textielmuseum  Tilburg  (NL)

1999

jewellery

Gallery Hnoss  Göteborg  (SE)

1998

jewellery

Gallery A  Geneva  (CH)

jewellery

Gallery Hipotesi  Barcelona  (ES)

potatoes and pebbles

Gallery Ra  Amsterdam  (NL)

1997

wiener augenblicke

Gallery V&V  Vienna  (AT)

1996

material girl

Gallery Ra  Amsterdam  (NL)

jewellery and paintings

Verzameld werk  Gent  (BE)

1995

jewellery and paintings

Gallery de Eewal  Leeuwarden  (NL)

1993

vielsinnig

Gallery V&V  Vienna  (AT)

1992

zinnespelen

Gallery Ra  Amsterdam  (NL)

1988

kragen

Gallery Ra  Amsterdam  (NL)

group exhibitions (selection)

2024

for ever

Jewelerswerk Gallery  Washington D.C.  (US)

2023

25 years Reverso

Gallery Reverso  Lisboa  (PT)

2023

pan

Amsterdam (NL), Represented by Gallery Rob Koudijs

2023

summer in Apeldoorn

CODA Museum  Apeldoorn (NL)

2023

art rotterdam

Gallery Rademakers  Amsterdam  (NL)

2022

schmuck

Munich  (DE)

2021

Soft

Gallery Rademakers  Amsterdam  (NL)

Cold Sweat, first jewelry Biennial

Museu de Sao Roque  Lisboa  (PT)

2020

Art and Design

Gallery Rademakers  Amsterdam  (NL)

Art Wear

Vishal  Haarlem  (NL)

10th anniversary Atta Gallery

Atta Gallery  Bangkok  (TH)

Blown & Sewn

Taste Contemporay  Geneva  (CH)

2019

Schmuck

Munich  (DE)

Entre eau et ciel: Amsterdam

Paris  (FR)

2018

Alles of niets

CODA Museum  Apeldoorn  (NL)

Schmuck

Munich  (DE)

Gevoelige Materie

Gallery Agnes Raben  Vorden  (NL)

Objets Ambigu

BOZAR  Brussel  (BE)

Triple Parade Biennial

Shanghai  (CN)

Rijkdom

CODA Museum  Apeldoorn  (NL)

2017

jewelry of Ideas – gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection

Cooper Hewitt  New York  (US)

works from the Unger collection

Rijksmuseum  Amsterdam  (NL)

Thuissalon

Gallery Z  Nijmegen  (NL)

het zwijgen der dingen
(met Arie de Groot)

Kunst on Location  Middelburg  (NL)

2015

Zero

Textielmuseum  Tilburg  (NL)

2013

Magnificent Views

Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim  (DE)

Unexpected pleasures

Design Museum London (GB)

2013-2012

The beauty chase

Espace le Carré Gallery  Lille  (FR)

2012

Natural-artificial

Gallery Noël Guyomarc’h  Montreal  (CA)

Wood

Velvet da Vinci Gallery  San Fransisco  (US)

Private Cosmos

Gallery Art Link  Seoul  (KR)

Unexpected pleasures

National Gallery of Victoria  Melbourne  (AU)

2011

Open Mind

Sungkok Art Museum  Seoul  (KR)

Going Dutch

Gallery Flow  London  (GB)

2007

Amsterdamer Pegel,
Abguss-Sammlung Antiker Plastik

Berlin  (DE)

2006

Amsterdamer Pegel,
Das Verborgene Museum

Berlin  (DE)

2002

Display

Stedelijk Museum  Amsterdam  (NL)

1999

The adorned ego

Queen Fabiola Hall  Antwerp (BE)

1998

brooching it diplomatically,
a tribute to M.K Albright

Helen Drutt  Philadelphia  (US)

Jewelry moves

National Museum of Scotland  Edinburgh  (GB)

1993

Subjects

Helsinki  (FI) 

1989

Ornamenta

Pforzheim  (DE)

for ever

What if you suddenly hear that you are ill…
What do you do afterwards, when you are totally ok again, what do you want to say and make, how to start?
Come back.

What do you do with all those half things that lie in drawers, stored in boxes: damaged, broken, kept, worthless and of value.

Jewelry that you no longer wear, made of gold or silver, worn links, broken clasps. There are memories…. A medallion of horn, inlaid with silver and mother-of-pearl, worn daily as a teenager in their heyday, the 1960s, just like the gold link bracelet.
A precious coral brooch you never wore, too much of a jewel, too fine.
Cufflinks, received as a keepsake.

But also a damaged Japanese lacquer box, an ebony violin key.
A milk tooth, no idea whose.
A jat that you don’t know how you got it.
Shells and pieces of coral collected by your mother in Indonesia in the late 1940s.
Tin figures.
The charm chain full of silver creatures, people, things, objects around your neck, each with their meaning. Ringing worn and cherished.

I’m putting them all back in the spotlight. I prefer to immortalize them forever.
I isolate or disassemble them, I combine them and give them a second life in a composition with pearls and rabbit droppings sprinkled in between. Together they grow into new, tiny stories in the form of a brooch. New life.

© Beppe Kessler