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Published: 01.07.2021
Andrea Wagner Andrea Wagner

Intro
Andrea 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.

Statement

I 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!
 

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2020:
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.
2019:
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  13 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019  Galerie Spektrum at Frame 2019.
2018:
Exhibition  04 Oct 2018 - 04 Nov 2018  METALLOphone 4: Signature.
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.
2016:
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.
2015:
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.
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