Attai

Attai Chen

Education

2007-2012

Diploma, with Honours, (Meisterschueler),
Prof. Otto Kuenzli Class for Jewellery and objects,
The Academy of Fine Arts Munich (DE)

2002-2006

B.F.A-The Dep. of Jewellery & Fashion,
The Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, Jerusalem (IL)

2006

Founding of the Ziggurat Gallery for Contemporary Jewelry. Jerusalem (IL)

Solo & two person Exhibitions

2017

“Micromania”, with Carina Shoshtary,
Gallery Froots, Shanghai (CN)

2016

“Matter of Perspective”
Gallery Loupe. New Jersey (US)

2015

“Terra Mutantica”
Gallery Loupe. New Jersey (US)

“Terra Mutantica”
Gallery Spektrum. Munich (DE)

2014

Gallery Four. Gothenburg (SW)

“In Between”- The Tel-Aviv Museum of Art.
Tel-Aviv (IL)

“Cross Breeding”, With Carina Shoshtary, Gallery Ra.
Amsterdam (NL)

2013

“Compounding Fractions”, Gallery Loupe.
New Jersey (US)

2012

“Cycle of Mishaps”, A show with Vered Kaminsky,
Gallery Ra. Amsterdam (NL)

”Betz-Chen”- a Show with Doris Betz,
Gallery Spektrum. Munich (DE)

Group Exhibitions (selection)

2017

Pretty on Pink- graue eminenzen des schmuckes,
the Jewellery Museum. Pforzheim (DE)

Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. New York (US)

18. Artist Award Exhibition of Fuerstenfeldbruck, Kunst Haus. Fürstenfeldbruck (DE)

“Angewanzt“, BKV, Curators: Gisbert Stach, Unk Kraus|. Munich (DE)

“Schmuck 2017”- International Trade Fair for the Skilled Trades. Munich (DE)

“The Octopus Has Three Hearts” an exhibition with Carina Shoshtary and Märta Mattsson, Gallery Noel Guyomarc’h. Montreal (CA)

“Fragments”, Gallery Four. Gothenburg (SW)

“A Barbarian a Title & a Miracle, Verein fuer Orginal-Radierung. Munich (DE)

2016

“Judaica Now!”: Goblets and Kiddush Cups of the Bezalel School,
The Rishon Le-Zion Museum Rishon Le-Zion. Tel-Aviv (IL)

“Foerderpreise 2016 “- Munich Art and Design Awards Exhibition, Lothringer13 Halle. Munich (DE)

“35 years Galerie Spektrum”, Gallery Spektrum. Munich (DE)

2015

“Frames”, Lu Ang Art Space, presented by Foots & Nogart. Beijing (CN)

Paper Art Biennale, Coda Museum. Apeldoorn (NL)

“Not Too Precious”; Ruthin Craft Centre. Ruthin, Denbighshire (UK)

“Blossoms from the Land of God”-Contemporary Art Jewellery
from Israel: showroom Froots & Nogart. Shanghai (CN)

“Collective 3”: Design Fair; presented by Gallery Loupe. New York (US

2014

“Unique by Design-Contemporary Jewellery in the Donna Schneier Collection”, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York (US)

“Foerderpreise 2014 “- Munich Art and Design Awards Exhibition, Lothringer13 Halle. Munich (DE)

“Collect”- presented by Gallery Rosemarie Jaeger;
Saatchi Gallery. London (UK)

“Collective 2”: Design Fair; presented by Gallery Loupe.
New York (US)

2013

“Collect”- presented by Gallery Rosemarie Jaeger; Saatchi Gallery.
London (UK)

“Second smallest primer”, The National Gallery. Christchurch (NZ)

“The Lunatic Swing“ Kunstarkaden, Munich (DE),
Gallery Funaki. Melbourne (AU)

International Contemporary Jewellery Event, Ubi Gallery,
presented by Nogart. 
Shenzhen (CN)

Beijing International Jewellery Art Biennial; World Art Museum China presented by Nogart. Beijing (CN)

Paper Art Biennale, Coda Museum. Apeldoorn (NL)

“Naturalienkabinette“, produced by Galerie Handwerk, paleontological Museum. Munich (DE)

2012

“Collect”- presented by Gallery Rosemarie Jaeger; Saatchi Gallery.
London (UK)

“Unexpected Pleasures”, The Art & Design of Contemporary Jewellery,
NGV-International,

Curator: Susan Cohn. Melbourne (AU), The Design Museum. London (UK)

“Transit”, Jewellery from Israel, the Jewellery Museum Pforzheim;
Villa Bengel Idar-Oberstein; Goldschmiede Haus. Hanau (DE)

“Jewellery unleashed“, Museum Bellerive. Zürich (CH)

“Forever Young”, Galerie Spektrum. Munich (DE)

“I am Another”-The 6th Biennale of Israeli Jewellery,
Eretz Israel Museum. Tel-Aviv (IL)

“Sofa”- presented by Loupe Gallery Park Avenue Armory. New York (US)

2011

“Jewellery Unleashed“, Museum of Modern Art Arnhem,
Curator: Lisbeth Den Besten. Arnhem (NL)

“Schmuck 2011”-The International Trade Fair for the Skilled Trades.
Munich (DE)

“Collect”- presented by Gallery Rosemarie Jaeger; Saatchi Gallery.
London (UK)

“Geography” -The 2011 Seattle SNAG conference. Seattle (USA)

“Neogemo”-The Geologic Museum. Ramat-Hasharon (IL)

“Fremde Feder”- Kunst.wirt.shaft Galerie. Graz(A)

“Freshly Cut”- Gallery Complete. Tel Aviv (IL)

2010

“My Suitcase is my Oyster”- Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich (DE)

“The power of copying”- Xuzhou Museum of Art. Xuzhou (CN)

“Bijoux D’Israël”- 4 Israeli artists, Ville de Cagnes-sur-Mer,
Curator: Jan-Yves Le Mignot. Cagnes-sur-Mer (F), Gallery Hebert. Paris (F)

“BKV-Preis”- The BKV Gallery. Munich (DE)

“Sequences; Identities”- The 5 Biennale of Israeli Jewellery,
Eretz Israel Museum. Tel-Aviv (IL)

2009-2010

Think Tank- ”Speed” (A), (UK), (DE), (NO)

2009

“Decadence”- 18 international silver art competition,
the Gallery of Art. Legnica (PL)

“ITAMI” International Craft Exhibition “Jewellery”-
The Museum of Arts & Crafts. Itami (JP)

“Bezalel, de Jerusalem a Paris”- Orangerie du Senat. Paris (F)

“Siamo Qui”- International Symposium of Contemporary Art Jewellery. Florence (IT)

“Emu–twist again: news from the outback”- Gallery Funaki.
Melbourne (AU)

2007

“Schmuck 2007”- International Trade Fair for the Skilled Trades. Munich (DE)

“Out of framework”- Ziggurat Gallery for Contemporary Jewellery.
Jerusalem (IL)

“Artic 09”- America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Jenia Schreiber Gallery.
Tel Aviv University (IL)

“Heaven and earth”- The 4th Biennale of Israeli Jewellery,
Eretz Israel Museum. Tel-Aviv (IL)

2006

“Materials Surrounding the Body”- Ha-Chava Gallery of Art and Design. Hulon (IL)

“Artic 08”- America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Jenia Schreiber Gallery.
Tel Aviv University (IL)

“Bezalel 100/Terminal1”- Final Project, Ben Gurion Airport. Lod (IL)

2005

“Adversity”- Gallery Ra. Amsterdam (NL)

1979 Born in Jerusalem, Israel
Since 2007 live and work in Munich, Germany

Gallery Affiliations

Gallery Loup. Montclair (NJ)

Gallery Ra. Amsterdam (NL)

Gallery Spektrum. Karlsruhe (DE)

Gallery Rosemarie Jaeger. Hochheim (DE)

Gallery Froots & Nogart. Shanghai (CN)

Awards and Scholarships

2017

The 18th, Artist Award of the City of Fuerstenfeldbruck (DE)

Artist in residency, at Konstepidemin. Gothenburg (SW)

2016

Nominee for the Munich Art and Design Awards (DE)

2014

Finalist at the AJF Artist Awards (USA)

Nominee for the Munich Art and Design Awards (DE)

“The Andy” Prize, The Andrea M. Bronfman Prize for the Arts (IL)

2012

Oberbayerischer Prize for Applied Arts (DE)

2011

“Stibet” Grant (DE)

“Herbert Hofmann” Prize (DE)

2008-2010

DAAD scholarship (DE)

2006

Winner of Lokman award for applied arts (IL)

2005-2006

America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship (IL)

2005

Award for Judaica, Romi Shapira Fund (IL)

Teaching Experience/ Lectures (Selection)

Since 2016

Teaching as a guest lecturer at Alchimia School for Contemporary Jewellery. Florence (IT)

2017

Workshop: China University of Geosciences, The Dep. for jewellery. Wuhan, Hubei (CN)

Workshop: Penland School of Crafts. North Carolina (US)

Teaching: Winter session, Rhode Island School of Design. Rhode Island (US)

2016

Workshop: Cranbrook Academy of Art. Michigan (US)

2012-2014

Teaching: Dep. of Jewellery, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. Jerusalem (IL)

2014

Lecture: HDK, The School of Design and Crafts. Gothenburg (SW)

2013

Workshop: Masters of Design program, Shenkar College of Engineering and Design. Ramat-Gan (IL)

Lecture: Brooklyn Metal work. New York (US)

Since 2011

Teaching Jewelry Techniques at the Volkshochschoole. Munich (DE)

2011

Lecture: The 43rd Jewelry Symposium- “Sacrilegium”. Zimmerhof (DE)

2007

Lecture: The Jewelry Design Dep. Shenkar College of Engineering and Design. Ramat-Gan (IL)

2005-2007

Assistant lecturer, the Dep. Of Jewelry, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. Jerusalem (IL)

Work in Public Collections (Selection)

Alice & Louis Koch Collection of Rings (CH)

Arkansas Arts Center, Arkansas (US)

Coda Museum, Apeldoorn (NL)

Donna Schneier’s Collection – The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York (US)

Hellen Drutt Collection. Philadelphia (US)

The Museum of Fine Art in Houston, Texas. (US)

The Museum of Art and Design. New York (US)

The International Design Museum. Munich (DE)

The Israeli Museum of Art. Jerusalem (IL)

Pforzheim Jewelry Museum. Pforzheim (DE)

Rotasa Trust Collection. California (US)

Sanford and Susan Kempin Collection. New York (US)

Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. New York (US)

The Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Tel-Aviv (IL)

Publications (Selection)

2017

Schmuck 2017-Spatial jewelry show 69rd international Fair. Exhibition Catalogue. Munich, DE. p. 23

2015

A Matter of Time 7th Biennale of Israeli Jewellery. Curated by Dr. Fishof, Iris. Exhibition Catalogue. Eretz Israel Museum. pp.74-75

Thoughts on Crafts. Eddied by Zehavi, Reuven & Bertal, Orli Bezalel, Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem IL: Resling Press. Cover, p. 98

Not Too Precious. Curated by Goring, Elizabeth & Parson, Georg. Denbighshire UK: Ruthin Craft Centre publication. Back cove, pp.2, 22-23.

Attai Chen – Terra Mutantica. Exhibition Catalogue Vol. no. 39. Gallery Spectrum, Munich DE

2014

Attai Chen – In Between. Curated by Yagid-Haimovich. Exhibition Catalogue. The Tel-Aviv Museum of Art. Tel-Aviv, IL

Eclat-The Masters of New Jewellry Design, Author: Carlos Pastor; Barcelona es: Promopress Publisher; Cover, p. 46

Ramljak, Suzanne. Unique by Design – Contemporary Jewelry in the Donna Schneier Collection. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. New Haven & London: Yale University Press. p. 126

2013

The Lunatic Swing; Exhibition Catalogue. Kunstarkaden Gallery. Munich DE: Landshauptstadt Munich, Stadkanzelei

Kahn, Misha. Attai Chen – Compounding Fractions. Metal Smith Magazine Vol.34 / no.2. p.60

Dr. Fishof, Iris, Jewellery in Israel: Multicultural Diversity – 1948 to the Present. Stuttgart DE: Arnoldsche Art Publisher.

2012

Van Damme, Jaak. Jewel Book-International Annual of Contemporary Jewel Art 12/13. Oostkamp B: Stichting Kunstboek bvba. p.134

Schmuck 2012- Spatial jewelry show 64th international Fair Exhibition Catalogue. Munich DE. p.17

Eickhoff Juergen. Transit-Contemporary Jewellery from Israel. Munich DE: M. Schliwinski & J. Eickhoff publication. Cover, p. 34-41

I am Another-The 6th Biennale of Israeli Jewellery. Curated by Nelson, Nirith. Exhibition Catalogue. Eretz Israel Museum, Tel-Aviv. pp.100-101

Unexpected Pleasures-Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery. Curated by Cohn, Susan. Exhibition Catalogue. New York, USA: Rizzoli International Publications

2011

Schmuck 2011-Spatial jewelry show 63rd international Fair. Exhibition Catalogue. Munich, DE. p. 36

2010

Sequences; Identities-5th Biennale of Israeli Jewellery. Curated by Barkai, Sigal. Exhibition Catalogue. Eretz Israel Museum, Tel-Aviv. pp.84-85

2009

Speed, Edited by Lignel, Benjamin & Veiteberg, Jorunn. Think Tank Magazine Vol. 6. Austria: Oha print GesmbH; pp.52-53

2007

Schmuck 2007-Spatial jewelry show 59th international Fair. Exhibition Catalogue. Munich, DE. p. 29

Heaven and Earth-4th Biennale of Israeli Jewellery. Curated by Vardimon, Yarom. Exhibition Catalogue. Eretz Israel Museum, Tel-Aviv. pp. 92-93


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