BioKezhen 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.
StatementI 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.
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 13 Oct 2021 - 17 Oct 2021 Intimate Relationships. The 2nd Vonmo Contemporary Art Jewelry Exhibition 2021.
Open call 10 Oct 2021 - 10 Jun 2022 Open Call for Purifying The Soul. 2022 VONMO Contemporary Jewelry Exhibition.
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 05 Jun 2021 - 05 Jul 2021 Integration: Ancient & Modern. The 5th China International Contemporary Metal Art Exhibition.
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 07 Nov 2018 - 10 Dec 2018 21 Grams, 2018 Hangzhou Contemporary International Jewelry and Metal Art Triennial.
Exhibition 26 Aug 2017 - 23 Sep 2017 New Jewellery from China.
Meeting 28 May 2015 - 03 Jun 2015 PREZIOSA 2015. Florence Jewellery Week. Connecting worlds - Identity / Diversity.
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.
Article: Tracing the Source of Chinese Contemporary Jewelley. Kezhen Wang. Chinese Art: China, 2021
Book: Growth & Evolution International Jewellery Exhibition. Sun, Herman. China Modern Publishing House Limited: Hong Kong, 2020
Article: The counteroffensive of Craft. The evolution of Crafts under the shadow of digital age. Kezhen Wang. Chinese Art: China, 2019
Article: The mordern aborigina. The evolution of jewellery under a context of contemporary art. Kezhen Wang. Journal of National Academy of Art: China, 2017
Catalogue: The Other Moutain - Contemporary Jewellery from China. Kezhen Wang; Norman Cherry. National Centre for Craft and Design: UK, 2016
Book: Contemporary Design Works of China. The metalsmith and jewellery. Kezhen Wang. The Commercial Press: Hongkong, 2015
Danni SchwaagBremen, Germany
Ariel LavianShoresh, Israel
Julie BlyfieldAdelaide, Australia
Letizia MaggioFontanafredda, Italy
Leonor SilvaLisbon, Portugal
Anastasia KandarakiAthens, Greece
Eunhee ChoSeoul, South Korea
Youjin UmSeoul, South Korea
Alise KennedySurrey, United Kingdom
Gabrielle GouldFlorida, United States
Corrado De MeoLivorno, Italy
Natsumi KaiharaBarcelona, Spain
Harold O'ConnorSalida, United States
Lucilla GiovanninettiMilan, Italy
Yukie ShirakawaParis, France