BioAndrea Wagner is a contemporary jeweller living and practicing in Amsterdam. Wagner graduated in 1997 with a degree in jewellery studies, under the instruction of Ruudt Peters, from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. As an active member of the contemporary jewellery community, Wagner has recieved national and international recognition as a maker and curator. Her work is featured internationally in exhibitions and private as well as public collections including: MAD Museum of Art & Design New York, Museums of Fine Arts in Houston, Boston, and Montreal, Françoise van den Bosch Collection and the Netherlands Textile Museum. In 2007 and 2008, Wagner curated and organized the touring exhibition, "Golden Clogs, Dutch Mountains", across seven venues in the US and Canada, and she was also the co-curator for "Walking the Gray Area" in Mexico City, 2010.
StatementI am intrigued with human nature, the ways in which we communicate and interact socially, and how we deal with and manage the fabric of our lives. Interwoven with errors, flaws, or awkwardness in human behavior this thematic pool never fails to draw me in and form the underlying common denominator of inspiration to my different bodies of work.
Materiality as a visual aide in communicating a concept is where much of my passion lies. Experimenting with materials leads me to intriguing tactile surface structures and material combinations.
"The Architect Who Faced His Jardin Intérieur” and “...And The Architect Is Still Facing His Jardin Intérieur” Series
(Jardin intérieur, French: inner garden - private landscape of our mind)
Snapshots of a not yet existing reality in which architecture and nature are fused in complete symbiosic existence in a not yet existing reality. Or views of an inner garden or private landscape of the mind - a playful metaphor of facing up to one's secret dreams, yearnings, and ideas, weaving them into reality.
The idea of home and travels - both past and future - leave a fingerprint of influence in Wagner's jewelry pieces which in turn lends the work an additional resemblance of layered impressions of an extended travel log.
An additional playful metaphor on an internal level is the comparison of an inner garden or private landscape of the mind to mean facing up to one's secret dreams, yearnings, and ideas, plucking them from their usual mental lonely and forgotten seclusion and weaving them into reality. Why not wholeheartedly embrace a dream that at first seems unrealistic!
Exhibition 08 Mar 2023 - 12 Mar 2023 Galerie Noel Guyomarc'h at Frame 2023.
Meeting 30 Sep 2022 - 28 Feb 2023 Metallophone 6: Memory of a place. The Contemporary Metal Art Biennial.
Exhibition 27 Nov 2021 - 23 Dec 2021 40 Years Galerie Spektrum.
Exhibition 19 Dec 2020 - 31 Mar 2021 The Palace of Shattered Vessels: Light Catchers.
Exhibition 04 Dec 2020 - 23 Dec 2020 Zoom Jewellery Exhibition.
Exhibition 03 Dec 2020 - 28 Jan 2021 25th Annual Exhibition of the Gallery's Artists.
Exhibition 27 Nov 2020 - 24 Dec 2020 Alluring.
Exhibition 08 Aug 2020 - 06 Sep 2020 ArtWear.
Exhibition 10 Mar 2020 - 17 Mar 2020 Galerie Spektrum at Gallery Klaus Lea.
Exhibition 01 Dec 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 Christmas Exhibition 2019.
Exhibition 16 Nov 2019 - 24 Dec 2019 Christmas exhibition 2019 Ho!Ho!Ho!.
Exhibition 15 Nov 2019 - 21 Dec 2019 Jahresend.
Exhibition 14 Sep 2019 - 26 Oct 2019 ...and the architect is still facing his Jardin interieur by Andrea Wagner.
Exhibition 03 Apr 2019 - 07 Jul 2019 The Palace of Shattered Vessels: Chinese Porcelain and Contemporary Jewelry in Shanghai.
Lectures 14 Mar 2019 - 16 Mar 2019 The Palace of Shattered Vessels. Artist talks by FROOTS & Nogart at Frame 2019.
Exhibition 13 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019 The Palace of Shattered Vessels: Chinese Porcelain and Contemporary Jewelry. FROOTS & Nogart at Frame 2019.
Exhibition 13 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019 Galerie Spektrum at Frame 2019.
Exhibition 04 Oct 2018 - 04 Nov 2018 METALLOphone 4: Signature.
Exhibition 15 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018 Official opening of the new Gallery Spektrum space at the Galerientag Karlsruhe.
Meeting 26 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018 Melting Point 2018.
Exhibition 26 Apr 2018 - 07 May 2018 Platina for Pleasure at Melting Point 2018.
Award giving 17 Mar 2018 - 17 Mar 2018 Amber Trip Award 2018 Winners.
Fair 07 Mar 2018 - 13 Mar 2018 Schmuck 2018.
Exhibition 07 Mar 2018 - 13 Mar 2018 Gallery Spektrum at Frame 2018.
Award giving 03 Feb 2018 - 03 Feb 2018 Amberif Design Award 2018 Winners.
Exhibition 11 Dec 2016 - 13 Jan 2017 Idem. Mùltiplos de Autor.
Exhibition 25 Nov 2016 - 25 Feb 2017 20/20/20.
Exhibition 30 Jun 2016 - 31 Jul 2016 Jewelry with Glass.
Exhibition 06 Dec 2015 - 20 Feb 2016 End of Year Exhibition.
Exhibition 28 Nov 2015 - 15 Jan 2016 Snapshot.
Exhibition 07 Nov 2015 - 24 Dec 2015 Happy! 25 Years of Friends of Carlotta.
Exhibition 18 Aug 2015 - 18 Sep 2015 As duas faces de Sofia Björkman.
Ana Margarida CarvalhoLisbon, Portugal
Helen Clara HemsleyCopenhagen, Denmark
Anton CepkaBratislava, Slovakia
Friedrich BeckerDüsseldorf, Germany
Heidemarie HerbPerugia, Italy
Sigurd BrongerOslo, Norway
Bridget CatchpoleBritish Columbia, Canada
Nicole SchusterMunich, Germany
Elvira CibottiBuenos Aires, Argentina
Hilde DramstadFjerdingby, Norway
Miriam ArentzBerlin, Germany
Johanna TörnqvistStockholm, Sweden
Yiota VogliAthens, Greece
Robert SmitAmsterdam, Netherlands