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Faculty of Design
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Renatastraße 11 (Room HIWC_204)
31134 Hildesheim
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melanie.isverding@hawk.de

Function

Metal design / jewellery + body related objects

Vita

born 1978 in Vreden (DE)

Training

2011

  • Diploma, master student at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich Class for Jewellery and Appliances with Prof. Otto Künzli

2005 - 2010

  • Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich Class for Jewellery and Appliances with Prof. Otto Künzli

2002 - 2004

  • Hanau State Drawing Academy, technical school Training as a state-certified designer and master goldsmith

1998 - 2002

  • Journeyman goldsmith, Niessing, Vreden

1994 - 1998

  • Vocational training as goldsmith, Niessing, Vreden

Solo exhibitions

2019 The Shape of Conversation | Gallery Loupe, New York (US)

2018 Tracing the lines | Gallery Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam (NL)

2015 In other smiles | Gallery Loupe and R/R Gallery, New York (US)

2014 Tiptoe on Clouds | Gallery Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam (NL)

2013 roundabout | Biró Gallery, Munich (DE)

2011 Hide n Seek | Gallery Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam (NL)

Exhibition participations

2019

17th Erfurt Jewellery Symposium | Angermuseum, Erfurt (DE)

Welcome to enter!  | Gallery Haluzinarium, Bucharest (RO)

SCHMUCK 2019 | IHM, Munich (DE)

2018

European Prize for Applied Arts | WCC - BF, Mons (BE)

One and another | 7 students + 2 mentors - Burg Giebichenstein Halle, K.A.S. Galeria, Budapest (HU)

Mari Funaki Award 2018 - Finalists Exhibition | Gallery Funaki, Melbourne (AU)

20 years | Gallery VICEVERSA, Lausanne (CH)

SCHMUCK 2018 | IHM, Munich (DE)

2017

Pearls upside down | Galeria Reverso, Lisbon (PT)

Danner Prize 2017 | Museum Villa Stuck, Munich (DE)

Safe 2017 - Biró Gallery | Basel Exhibition (CH)

10 Years | Gallery Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam (NL)

SpotBeam | Gallery ARTikel3, Munich (DE)

Collect 2017 - Rosemarie Jäger Gallery | Saatchi Gallery, London (UK)

2016

Birds of a feather... | Galeria Reverso, Lisbon (PT)

10 years - BKV Prize | Bavarian Arts and Crafts Association, Munich (EN)

Mari Funaki Award - Finalists Exhibition | Gallery Funaki, Melbourne (AU)

Chain | Gallery S O, London (UK)

City | 25th Legnica International Jewellery Competition, Legnica (PL)

 

2015

The Big Five | Gallery Deux Poissons, Tokyo (JP)

Where it all starts - Jewellery class Prof. Daniel Kruger Burg Giebichenstein | Galerie im Volkspark, Halle (DE)

Where it all starts - Jewellery class Prof. Daniel Kruger Burg Giebichenstein | BKV, Munich (DE)

PAN Amsterdam - Gallery Rob Koudijs | RAI Parkhal, Amsterdam (NL)

Black in Black | Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester (GB)

Collective 3 - Gallery Loupe | New York (USA)

Collect 2015 - Rosemarie Jäger Gallery | Saatchi Gallery, London (UK)

Lux is a Dealer | Art Pavilion, Munich (DE)

2014

Sponsorship Award Fair Arts and Crafts 2014 | Museum of Arts and Crafts, Hamburg (DE)

Colour in play | Gallery Eva Maisch, Würzburg (DE)

Collective 2 - Gallery Loupe | New York (USA)

Collect 2014 - Gallery Rob Koudijs | Saatchi Gallery, London (UK)

Sponsorship Award of the City of Munich 2014 | Kunsthalle Lothringer 13, Munich (DE)

Bonzo Gonzo! | Project room J. Baumeister, Munich (DE)

Positions of Design | Gallery of Crafts, Munich (DE)

2013

Mariposa.Papallona.Butterfly | Museu de Ciencies Naturals de Granollers, Barcelona (ES)

Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2013 | Cheongju (KR)

The Lunatic Swing | Gallery Funaki, Melbourne (AU)

Collect 2013 - Rob Koudijs Gallery | Saatchi Gallery, London (UK)

Mariposa.Papallona.Butterfly | Amaranto Joies, Barcelona (ES)

Helter Skelter | Gallery Rosemarie Jäger, Hochheim (DE)

The Lunatic Swing | Kunstarkaden, Munich (DE)

Bavarian State Prize for Young Designers | BMW Museum, Munich (DE)

 

2012

PAN Amsterdam - Gallery Rob Koudijs | RAI Parkhal, Amsterdam (NL)

transplanted for granted | vander A Gallery, Brussels (BE)

European Prize for Applied Arts | WCC - BF, Mons (BE)

Collect 2012 - Rosemarie Jäger Gallery | Saatchi Gallery, London (UK)

slanted for granted | Project room J. Baumeister, Munich (DE)

Hide n`Seek | Diploma Exhibition | Academy of Fine Arts, Munich (DE)

2011

Upper Bavarian Prize for Applied Arts | Schafhof, Munich-Freising (DE)

Profi Line | Academy of Fine Arts, Munich (DE)

Collect 2011 - Gallery Rosemarie Jäger | Saatchi Gallery, London (UK)

Munich Contemporary Jewellery at Gallery Weekend 2011 | Mari Shaw, Berlin (EN)

Some kind of heaven - will Rambo be there? | Project room J. Baumeister, Munich (DE)

2010

Eternal shine - ponies in transit | Gallery Rosemarie Jäger, Hochheim (DE)

BKV Prize 2010 | Bavarian Arts and Crafts Association, Munich (DE)

Attractive up to the top | Academy of Fine Arts, Munich (DE)

Copy and Paste - The Power of Copying | Xuzhou Museum of Art, Xuzhou (CN)

My Suitcase is my Oyster | Koninginnedag | Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (DE)

Eternal shine - it ́s not a pony | Project room J. Baumeister, Munich (DE)

2009

Klaus & Susanne | Academy of Fine Arts, Munich (DE)

2008

Siamo qui - We are Here | Le Pagliere di Porta Romana, Florence (IT)

We don't come together that young anymore | Academy of Fine Arts, Munich (DE)

Des Wahnsnsns Fette Beute | Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (DE)

2007

 "00/07" - a time window | State Drawing Academy, Hanau (DE)

Wild & Sexy - young talents | Gallery Pilartz, Cologne (DE)

I know where you live | Academy of Fine Arts, Munich (DE)

Crime scene 5 - Bloody Mary | Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen (NL)

7 guests - invited by Karl Fritsch | Lutherkirche im Turm, Cologne (DE)

2006

Let the sunshine in | Academy of Fine Arts, Munich (DE)

Crime Scene 4 - Mark your Territory | Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen (NL)

2005

Oberbayerischer Förderpreis for young artists | District of Upper Bavaria, Munich (DE)

Talents 2005 | International Crafts Fair (IHM), Munich (DE)

2004

Young talent competition - Jewellery | German Goldsmith House, Hanau (EN)

Awards

2019 Bavarian State Prize 2019 (DE)
2018 European Prize for Applied Arts - Selection | WCC - BF, Mons (BE)
2018 Mari Funaki Award 2018 - Finalist | Gallery Funaki, Melbourne (AU)
2017 Danner Award 2017 - Selection | Museum Villa Stuck, Munich (EN)
2016 Mari Funaki Award 2016 - Finalist | Gallery Funaki, Melbourne (AU)
2014 Förderpreis Messe Kunst und Handwerk 2014 - Nominated | Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe,   Hamburg (DE)

2014 Förderpreis der Landeshauptstadt München 2014 - Nominated | Kunsthalle Lothringer 13, Munich (DE)
2013 AJF Artist Award - 1/5 finalist | Art Jewellery Forum (US)
2013 Bavarian State Prize for Young Designers - Finalist | Munich (EN)
2012 European Prize for Applied Arts - Selection | WCC - BF, Mons (BE)
2011 Upper Bavarian Award for Applied Arts - 1st Prize | Munich (DE)
2011 BKV Prize 2010 for young arts and crafts - 2nd Prize | Munich (DE)
2015 Oberbayerischer Förderpreis for young artists - 1st prize | Munich (DE)

Purchases from public museums and collections

Collection Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen (NL)

Spengler-Somloì Collection (HU)

Collection Paul and Katrin Basiner Foundation (DE)

Danner Foundation Collection (DE)

CODA Museum, Apeldoorn (NL)

Cooper Hewitt - Smithsonian Design Museum, New York (US)

Teaching activities

2014 - 2019

  • Artistic assistant, class for jewellery with Prof. Daniel Kruger and Prof. Hans Stofer, Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle

Since 2019

  • Professor in the field of metal design - jewellery/object, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hildesheim

Lectures and jury work

2019 Lecture - Burg Giebichenstein University of Art Halle | ...like the trace of salt in your hand

2018 lecture - Art Jewelry Night Budapest 2018 | Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design | Symbiosis

2017 Lecture - University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hildesheim | Swings and Roundabouts

2016 Lecture - Zimmerhof Jewellery Symposium | HD treasure - A palepinkmintgreen forecast

2019 Jury - State Prize for Designing Crafts Berlin 2020

2019 Jury - Upper Bavarian Award for Applied Arts 2019 Munich

2016 Jury - 25th Legnica International Jewellery Competition | City

2015 Jury - Danner Competition, Jewellery class Adbk Munich | Lux:10x10

2013 Jury - Rotary Prize 2013, Staatliche Zeichenakademie Hanau | PaarPaar