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Anja Eichler

Jeweller  /  MunichJewelleryWeek2024
Published: 08.05.2024

Bio

Anja Eichler (Berlin) holds a diploma/PhD in business administration and worked for several years in this field. Later, she attended Alchimia, School of Jewelry, Italy, from where she graduated in 2011. She lived and worked for several years in China and wrote articles about Chinese Contemporary Jewelry for Art Jewelry Forum. Her work centers on bringing aspects of life into jewelry – be it through everyday materials or pointing to everyday issues. It has been exhibited (inter-)nationally. Apart from this, she gives lectures, teaches workshops and organizes/curates exhibitions around the world.
 

Statement

I draw my inspiration from a process: Flâner (strolling). As a flâneuse, I take the time to carefully observe and discover my surroundings. For me, flâner goes beyond strolling, as it describes a state of mind.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry stated that a pile of stones is no longer a pile of stones when someone sees the foundation of a cathedral in it. I rediscover familiar materials and everyday objects and reinterpret them for my works. I redefine traditional techniques and reappropriate them for my own purposes. As a classic flâneuse, I am an ethnologist of urban space, I observe, take notes, and translate my perceptions into art objects. As a flâneuse in the figurative sense, I am interested in observing social trends.

The formal language of my work is shaped by the findings that fascinate me and what I can develop out of them. Following this process, I am constantly rediscovering my surroundings and myself.

 

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2024:
Award  20 Mar 2024 - 07 Apr 2024  First Prize for Visual Art for the Installation CHAI.
Association of Berlin Artists, Berlin/Germany
Exhibition  08 Mar 2024 - 24 Mar 2024  Flanerie. Paths to inspiration by Anja Eichler.
Fair  28 Feb 2024 - 03 Mar 2024  Schmuck Fair 2024.
Prize  15 Jan 2024 - 29 Mar 2024  First Prize for Artist Excellence for the brooch IRIS #2.
(in cooperation with Jürgen Eichler), Society of Art + Craft, Boston
2023:
Exhibition  14 Jul 2023 - 02 Sep 2023  In Contrast. Annual Members' Exhibition.
2022:
Exhibition  25 Nov 2022 - 14 Jan 2023  Stardust.
Exhibition  30 Apr 2022 - 08 May 2022  In Fieri: The Thin Line Between Being Made and Becoming.
2021:
2020:
Exhibition  18 Sep 2020 - 18 Oct 2020  0 Negative.
Art Jewelry Night Budapest/Hungaria
Exhibition  05 Jun 2020 - 10 Jul 2020  Site Effects: Jewelry on both sides of the Atlantic in Baltimore.
Exhibition  17 Apr 2020 - 24 May 2020  Object Permanence.
Exhibition  17 Jan 2020 - 29 Feb 2020  Site Effects: Jewelry on both sides of the Atlantic.
2019:
Exhibition  22 Mar 2019 - 07 Apr 2019  Schmuck Erzählt by Anja Eichler and Tabea Reulecke.
2018:
Exhibition  07 Mar 2018 - 10 Mar 2018  Chaos in Munich.
Exhibition  07 Mar 2018 - 11 Mar 2018  In Touch.
2017:
Exhibition  16 Dec 2017 - 24 Feb 2018  Chaos in Lille.
Exhibition  08 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017  Exhibition in Print: Repair and Renewal.
Fair  08 Mar 2017 - 14 Mar 2017  Schmuck 2017.
2016:
Exhibition  15 Oct 2016 - 10 Dec 2016  Ra Now.
Exhibition  05 Oct 2016 - 26 Oct 2016  METALLOphone: Bonds.
2015:
Exhibition  06 Dec 2015 - 20 Feb 2016  End of Year Exhibition.
Exhibition  15 Nov 2015 - 14 Feb 2016  Ausgezeichnet! most excellent!.
Exhibition  23 Oct 2015 - 17 Jan 2016  European Prize for Applied Arts Exhibition 2015.
Award  08 Oct 2015 - 08 Oct 2015  Enjoia’t Awards 2015.
Award  29 Aug 2015 - 04 Oct 2015  Cominelli Foundation Award 2015.
Exhibition  24 Apr 2015 - 31 Dec 2015  Impressions.
Exhibition  12 Mar 2015 - 14 Mar 2015  Bowling for Success.
Fair  11 Mar 2015 - 17 Mar 2015  Schmuck 2015.
2014:
Exhibition  07 Oct 2014 - 29 Oct 2014  Distant Relations: Jewelry between East and West.
Exhibition  07 Sep 2014 - 05 Oct 2014  On the Horizon.
2013:
Exhibition  28 Sep 2013 - 09 Oct 2013  Naturally Jewelry.
Exhibition  13 Jul 2013 - 14 Jul 2013  Unique Pop-Up with Highlights of Ubi Collection.
Exhibition  11 Jul 2013 - 29 Sep 2013  Natural Histrionics.
Open call  26 Jun 2013 - 01 Sep 2013  Beijing International Jewelry Art Biennial 2013.
Exhibition  30 Mar 2013 - 22 May 2013  The Young Ones.
Fair  06 Mar 2013 - 12 Mar 2013  Schmuck 2013.
2012:
Exhibition  06 Sep 2012 - 06 Oct 2012  Anja Eichler: Urbanauts.
2011:
Fair  15 Sep 2011 - 17 Sep 2011  JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2011.
2010:
Exhibition  18 Jun 2010 - 31 Jul 2010  Es perlt....

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Book:  Showcase 500 Rings. New Directions in Art Jewelry. Metcalf, Bruce; Le Van, MartheLark Books:  Asheville,  2023
Book:  Chinese Contemporary Jewellery Design. Cao, BifeiSchiffer Publishing:  Pennsylvania,  2020
Catalogue:  Site Effects. 2020
Book:  New Brooches: 400+ Contemporary Jewellery Designs. Estrada, NicolasPromopress:  Barcelona,  2018
Catalogue:  Repair. North American Association of Metalsmiths:  2017
Book:  Ausgezeichnet! most excellent!. Bruhn, InesArnoldsche Art Publishers:  Germany,  2016
Article:  Offerings .A Portrait of Wang Zhenghong. Eichler, AnjaAJF:  2015
Article:  China: Contemporary Jewelry on the Rise, Part 2. Griddle Incense Ass – or lost in Translation. Eichler, AnjaAJF:  2014
Article:  Eastern Inch. A Western Story, About the Chinese artist Teng Fei. Eichler, AnjaAJF:  2014
Article:  China: Contemporary Jewelry on the Rise, Part 1. Ubi, Where?. Eichler, AnjaAJF:  2013
Book:  2012 Showcase 500 Rings. Lark Crafts publication:  2012
Catalogue:  So Fresh. North American Association of Metalsmiths:  2011