Kezhen Wang

Published: 29.04.2022
Kezhen Wang Kezhen Wang
210000 -  Nanjing


Kezhen Wang, Director of MA jewelry and metalsmith, head of Craft department of Nanjing University of the Arts (NUA). Master degree in jewellery, silversmith and related products in School of Jewelry, Birmingham City University, 2004. Kezhen started his teaching career in NUA in 2005. As an artist, Kezhen has been active in China and the international jewelry and metal art field. Kezhen also plays a role as the curator in contemporary crafts in China and other countries. He curated: “Non-craftsman” -- China contemporary crafts exhibition, Nanjing, China; “The Other Mountain – China contemporary jewelery exhibition, National Center of Crafts and Design, UK; “New Chinese contemporary jewelry”, Melbourne Au.


I am fascinated with how vessels express the ideological world in different cultural contexts. I am always searching the symbol of the evolution of ideas in the age. My work is the vision of my Weltanschauung. I enjoy the feeling of materializing my dream into a piece of metal, bones, or feather.

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Exhibition  01 Apr 2022 - 30 Apr 2022  Touch. Outcomes of comprehensive material course by YDMD studio.
Award giving  20 Dec 2021 - 20 Dec 2021  Shuyao Hong. Winner of the New Talent Award 2021 by Klimt02.
Exhibition  31 Jul 2021 - 31 Oct 2021  The Extraordinary Ordinary. Contemporary Craft Exhibition.
Exhibition  16 Jun 2021 - 23 Jun 2021  Nanjing University of the Arts. MA Degree Show 2021.
Exhibition  20 May 2021 - 30 May 2021  Nanjing University of the Arts. BA Degree Show 2021.
Open call  23 Sep 2020 - 20 Jun 2021  Open Call for Exhibition Intimate Relationships.
Exhibition  15 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019  Evolution. 1st Wearable Art Exhibition.
Exhibition  14 Mar 2019 - 13 Apr 2019  21 Grams in Munich.
Exhibition  26 Aug 2017 - 23 Sep 2017  New Jewellery from China.
Exhibition  28 May 2015 - 03 Jun 2015  Invited Artists. Florence Jewellery Week.
Exhibition  28 Jun 2014 - 10 Aug 2014  Walk the Talk.
Exhibition  28 Sep 2013 - 09 Oct 2013  Naturally Jewelry.

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Article:  Tracing the Source of Chinese Contemporary Jewelley. Kezhen WangChinese Art:  China,  2021
Book:  Growth & Evolution International Jewellery Exhibition. Sun, HermanChina Modern Publishing House Limited:  Hong Kong,  2020
Article:  The counteroffensive of Craft. The evolution of Crafts under the shadow of digital age. Kezhen WangChinese Art:  China,  2019
Article:  The mordern aborigina. The evolution of jewellery under a context of contemporary art. Kezhen WangJournal of National Academy of Art:  China,  2017
Catalogue:  The Other Moutain - Contemporary Jewellery from China. Kezhen Wang; Norman CherryNational Centre for Craft and Design:  UK,  2016
Book:  Contemporary Design Works of China. The metalsmith and jewellery. Kezhen WangThe Commercial Press:  Hongkong,  2015