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Katharina Moch

Jeweller
Published: 08.07.2019

Statement

I create flamboyant, sculptural and wearable pieces that combine ambivalent aspects of appeal and repulsion. Jewellery that attracts attention, pieces that catch the eye and demand self-confidence and conviction to wear, thus challenging the boundaries of what constitutes jewellery.

My work unsettles the borderline between beautiful and ugly in order to tease the perception of the beholder and to evoke reactions. I find it exciting and thrilling to trigger curiosity and challenge viewers to engage and discover, while simultaneously leaving space for individual interpretation. I believe that provoking this playful inquisitiveness is of value to us because it stimulates and originates distinct conditions, which in turn allow for experiences that we would not be exposed to otherwise.

The aesthetic qualities of my ambiguous jewellery are based on an organic form-vocabulary and the introduction of innovative materials and techniques, which I combine and contrast with my traditional goldsmithing skills. An open approach and material-based research, spontaneity and the dynamics that come from intuitive working processes enable me to develop a range of elements, which are then combined to create the compositions of my vibrant work. 

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2021:
Exhibition  26 Sep 2021 - 06 Oct 2021  Shape of Nature 2021. Selected artist list announced.
Exhibition  28 Aug 2021 - 02 Oct 2021  Beauty and Wonder, Jewelry in Neuchâtel.
Exhibition  22 May 2021 - 03 Jul 2021  Beauty and Wonder, jewelry.
2020:
Exhibition  23 Jun 2020 - 12 Jul 2020  Friedrich Becker Prize 2020 Exhibition.
Award giving  23 Jun 2020 - 23 Jun 2020  Friedrich Becker Prize 2020 Winner.
2019:
Exhibition  16 Nov 2019 - 24 Dec 2019  Christmas exhibition 2019 Ho!Ho!Ho!.
Exhibition  27 Oct 2019 - 09 Jan 2020  Silver Triennial, 19th International Competition Exhibition.
2014:
Exhibition  13 Mar 2014 - 16 Mar 2014  Suspend.ed in Green.
2013:
Award  31 Aug 2013 - 06 Oct 2013  Cominelli Foundation Award 2013.
Exhibition  14 Aug 2013 - 15 Sep 2013  La Frontera.
Exhibition  12 Jun 2013 - 14 Jul 2013  Magic City.
Exhibition  04 Jun 2013 - 07 Jul 2013  Cabinets of Nature and Curiosities.
Exhibition  07 Mar 2013 - 11 Mar 2013  Suspend.ed in Pink.
Exhibition  07 Mar 2013 - 10 Mar 2013  Guck Ins Schmuckloch - Schmuck Im Guckloch.
Fair  06 Mar 2013 - 12 Mar 2013  Schmuck 2013.
Exhibition  07 Jan 2013 - 28 Jan 2013  Suspend.ed in Pink.
2012:
Award  01 Sep 2012 - 03 Oct 2012  Cominelli Foundation Award 2012.
Exhibition  15 Mar 2012 - 18 Mar 2012  Life is a Bench: Meddle.
Fair  14 Mar 2012 - 20 Mar 2012  Schmuck 2012.
Exhibition  09 Mar 2012 - 14 Apr 2012  Die Renaissance des Emaillierens.
2011:
Exhibition  29 Oct 2011 - 15 Jan 2012  European triennial for contemporary Jewellery.
Award  12 Apr 2011 - 19 Apr 2011  MEDITERRANEAN Jewellery Competition 2011.
Exhibition  17 Mar 2011 - 20 Mar 2011  Life is a bench II.
2010:
Fair  11 Jun 2010 - 13 Jun 2010  Eunique 2010.
Exhibition  04 Mar 2010 - 07 Mar 2010  Life’s a bench.
Fair  03 Mar 2010 - 09 Mar 2010  Schmuck 2010.
2009:
Exhibition  27 Nov 2009 - 24 Jan 2010  European Prize for Applied Arts.
Exhibition  08 Sep 2009 - 24 Sep 2009  Life's a Bench.
Meeting  10 Jul 2009 - 10 Jul 2009  Sting of Passion.

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Book:  Growth & Evolution International Jewellery Exhibition. Sun, HermanChina Modern Publishing House Limited:  Hong Kong,  2020
Book:  Suspended In Pink. Laura Bradshaw- Heap:  Dublin,  2013
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