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Hilde de Decker

Jeweller
Published: 31.05.2024
Hilde de Decker
. Photo by Patrick Verbeeck Hilde de Decker
Photo by Patrick Verbeeck


Bio

Hilde de Decker, born in 1965, studied interior design and then jewellery. She works and lives in Belgium and has been the Head of the Jewellery Department at Sint Lucas in Antwerp since 2008.

Among other distinctions, she was awarded the City Goldsmith's Price in Hanau in 2008, and her work is featured in private and public collections, most notably the Stedelijk Museum (NL), the CODA Museum (NL), the Design Museum (BE), and the FNAC (FR). 

Statement

I don’t aim to please or to shock people. I am only exploring the limits of traditional jewellery, escaping involuntary conventions and conformities. Interacting with other disciplines in the arts, transposing techniques, desecrating materials, Copying abandoned or ordinary objects... it all happens purely intuitively. My jewellery refers rather to human nature, to the fragility of life and all the deficiencies and imbecilities we encounter. The banality of every day life and all the small but amazing miracles that show up in the middle of this banality, strikes me. 

Because of this reference to every day life, my work doesn’t need extravagance or exuberance in its form of expression. My only aim is to make the imperfection of our lives as perfect as possible. 

I like to invite people to present their thoughts and works in the context of daily life, to open up a new perspective on their creative process.


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Events      View / hide events

2024:
Meeting  25 Apr 2024 - 05 May 2024  Brussels Jewellery Week 2024.
2023:
Exhibition  13 Apr 2023 - 03 Jun 2023  Pearl.
2021:
Exhibition  11 Mar 2021 - 27 Mar 2021  Beyond The Dark Horizon.
2018:
Exhibition  04 Oct 2018 - 04 Nov 2018  METALLOphone 4: Signature.
Fair  07 Mar 2018 - 13 Mar 2018  Schmuck 2018.
Exhibition  04 Mar 2018 - 20 May 2018  Elle luit. Jewellery and Light.
2015:
Workshop  07 Dec 2015 - 11 Dec 2015  Mouth by Naomi Filmer.
Meeting  26 Nov 2015 - 27 Nov 2015  Integrated 2015.
Exhibition  25 Jun 2015 - 28 Jun 2015  St Lucas School of Arts Degree Show 2015.
2014:
Exhibition  24 Oct 2014 - 28 Dec 2014  European Triennial for Contemporary Jewellery.
Exhibition  17 Oct 2014 - 27 Oct 2014  Travellers on the Earth.
2012:
Exhibition  05 Nov 2012 - 08 Dec 2012  Koru 4 Kindred Spirits.
2011:
Exhibition  06 Mar 2011 - 18 May 2011  Hilde De Decker: On the Move.
Exhibition  20 Jan 2011 - 19 Feb 2011  Hilde de Decker: On the Move.
2008:
Award  03 Apr 2008 - 30 Apr 2008  Hanau City Goldsmith Award 2008.

Publications      View / hide publications

Book:  Schmuck 2023 Catalogue. Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern:  Munich,  2023
Book:  Make Me Party. Antwerp,  2015
Book:  On Jewellery. A Compendium of international contemporary art jewellery. den Besten, LiesbethArnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2011