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Françoise van den Bosch Award 2022 granted to Chequita Nahar

Award giving  /  03 Feb 2022
Published: 12.02.2022
Françoise van den Bosch Award 2022 granted to Chequita Nahar.
Françoise van den Bosch Foundation
Management:
Martijn van Ooststroom
Chequita Nahar. Bracelet: Pemba, 2017. Silver, porcelain.. 9.5 x 8 x 1.5 cm. Chequita Nahar
Bracelet: Pemba, 2017
Silver, porcelain.
9.5 x 8 x 1.5 cm
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Every two years the prestigious Françoise van den Bosch Award is granted to an artist who plays a leading and inspiring role in the international jewellery field. 
 
We proudly announce the recipient of the Françoise van den Bosch Award 2022:

Chequita Nahar is a Dutch jewellery designer, tutor, and curator, born in Paramaribo, Suriname in 1970. Her work is informed by her bicultural background, reflecting a fusion of cultural influences. In her jewellery, she combines Surinamese crafts and techniques with methods that are rooted in contemporary practices. In it, she discusses Surinamese culture, its rituals, symbolism, and visual language which she connects to her experience of Dutch culture.

Chequita Nahar is an important voice in the contemporary jewellery field through her engagement in the field as a passionate educator (Head of Fine Art and Design programme, Maastricht Institute of Arts) and curator (Schmuck, 2020). She is an important promoter of diversity and inclusion in art education, fueling discussion in the field whilst making sure everyone is included.

By awarding her the prize, the jury wants to acknowledge and stimulate her artistic practice and educational endeavors, and make sure her voice reaches a wide audience.


The jury of the 2022 Françoise van den Bosch Award:
- Lauren Kalman, visual artist, Professor at Wayne State University, recipient of the Françoise van den Bosch Award 2020.
- Evert Nijland, artist and jewellery designer.
- Amanda Pinatih, Design Curator, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
- Anneleen Swillen, Tutor Jewellery Design & Gold and Silversmithing, PXL-MAD School of Arts, Hasselt.
- Frank Verkade, jewellery designer.
- Vanessa de Gruijter (chair).
 
Chequita Nahar.
Chequita Nahar

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Chequita Nahar. Ring: Matti, 2017. Silver.. 2.2 x 2.2 x 1.9 cm. Photo by: Chequita Nahar. From series: Prodo Gudu. Chequita Nahar
Ring: Matti, 2017
Silver.
2.2 x 2.2 x 1.9 cm
Photo by: Chequita Nahar
From series: Prodo Gudu
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Chequita Nahar. Necklace: Switi Watra, 2017. Silver, Chinese wood, Oakwood, acrylic paint, cotton. 36 x 23 x 6.5 cm. Chequita Nahar
Necklace: Switi Watra, 2017
Silver, Chinese wood, Oakwood, acrylic paint, cotton
36 x 23 x 6.5 cm
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