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ANNETTE DAM

Annette Dam was born in 1972 and she lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. She holds a BA and MA from the Institute for Metal at Oslo National Academy of the Arts in Oslo, Norge and has studied Art History and Museology at Copenhagen University.
She was awarded the Arts and Crafts Prize of 1879 and she was the 2012 winner of the Skt. Loye prize.
With fellow jewellery artist, Marie-Louise Kristensen, Annette Dam is the founder of Art Jewellery Copenhagen.
Annette Dam has shown her work in numerous solo exhibitions and international group exhibitions and is represented in private and public collections: Museum Espace Solidor, France; Newark Museum, USA; Design Museum, Denmark; The Danish Arts Foundation’s Jewellery Collection; Skt. Loye Collection, Denmark; The Art Association of the 14th of August, Denmark.

PHILOSOPHY

« My jewellery is created in a sensual and narrative universe preferably combining elements of seriousness and a sense of humor. All of it considered through both loving and critical perspective aiming for communicative art jewellery. I seek to create works where the artistic, conceptual and handcraft meet, and through an investigative practice, the process serves as an active contributor to the design and final expression.

Sometimes it feels like a riddle that I struggle to solve - to visualize and materialize the somewhat abstract thoughts into wearable pieces of jewellery … it becomes an investigative Ping-Pong between the ideas, material compositions and my own craft skills. But cracking the riddle is really where a lot of my drive lays. »