Jenny Edlund

Published: 07.10.2022


Jenny Edlund is a jewelry artist, silversmith and craft practitioner based in Stockholm with MFA at Konstfack, university of Art, Craft and design  in Stockholm. Her work is represented at MAD New York, Kunstindustrimuseum Copenhagen, Denmark and several Swedish museums as National museum, Stockholm, Röhsska Museum Gothenburg, and Nordic museum, Stockholm and she is the recipient of several working grant from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee. She is cooperating with glasartist Matilda Kästel, both artistic and curatorial. 


Craft is the way I operate in the world. Making things is how I process the input, small questions, or big issues. Craft is my way of thinking, my way of taking care of myself and put questions about my life and the world in the spotlight. My body and mind cooperate at their best when I’m doing craft or exercise. I use a lot of different materials, though I’m educated in metal. During my thirty years of practice, I’ve come to accept my restless mind and that there is no point in trying to curb it. Different things that come in my way, it might be personal, political, scientific or cultural merge in my mind, sometimes for years. Suddenly they appear in a work and there are connections I couldn’t foresee. Usually, I don’t know how or why these connections are relevant when I start but it appears during the way. That’s the magic with the craft.

Craft is micro resistance.
Craft has an agent.
Jewelry is a way to explore the body and connect it to the world.


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Exhibition  14 Oct 2022 - 12 Nov 2022  Jenny Edlund. Eclectic Escapism.
Exhibition  22 Aug 2020 - 09 Sep 2020  Won't Kill My Darlings by Jenny Edlund.
Exhibition  20 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018  Apple of My Eye.
Exhibition  18 May 2017 - 06 Jun 2017  The After Joya Effect IV.
Fair  18 May 2017 - 21 May 2017  Athens Jewelry Week 2017.
Exhibition  29 Sep 2016 - 01 Oct 2016  Selected Artists JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2016.
Exhibition  11 Sep 2014 - 14 Aug 2014  Platina: 15 Years Of Jewellery Art.
Exhibition  10 May 2014 - 09 Nov 2014  New Adventures in Jewellery.
Exhibition  03 May 2014 - 21 May 2014  Smycka Halsen.
Exhibition  14 Nov 2013 - 07 Dec 2013  Contemporary Swedish Art Jewellery.
Exhibition  11 Oct 2012 - 10 Nov 2012  Jenny Edlund: Staring at the subconscious.
Exhibition  02 Oct 2012 - 09 Dec 2012  ALLA.
Exhibition  22 Apr 2010 - 22 May 2010  It’s a jewel – not a doll.
Exhibition  14 May 2009 - 13 Jun 2009  There is no place like home.
Exhibition  06 Dec 2007 - 02 Feb 2008  LIBIDO- chains, gender, feelings and love.

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Book:  Contemporary Swedish Art Jewellery. Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing:  Stockholm,  2013