Lydia Hirte

Published: 13.02.2024
Lydia Hirte. Photo by Georg Hirte. Lydia Hirte. Photo by Georg Hirte.


Lydia Hirte is a German artist living and working in Dresden. Graduated from the University of Applied Sciences Schwäbisch-Gmünd and the University of Applied Sciences (FHG) Pforzheim and with several international exhibitions, you can find Lydia Hirte's work in different publications and fairs. The artist is interested in the movement of lines and in the possibilities to influence them, creating sculptures that challenges the space and the materials used.


I am mainly looking for spatiality, direction and movement and I am always aiming at linking wearability with sculptural form. For making my jewelry I work with drawing card using both its flexibility and its stability. My ideas arise from working with the material and my observations of what happens when forcing the bundles of card by my hand in different directions. I always use the same basic shape. For me, as an artist, it’s also very important to generate tension in the material when working. About one year ago I started to use photo card in addition to the drawing card. This offers new possibilities to extend my artistic work and adds an additional element to each work. In some of my new works I use triangles and hexagons as basic structure that holds the bundles.

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Fair  28 Feb 2024 - 03 Mar 2024  Schmuck Fair 2024.
Exhibition  28 Feb 2024 - 03 Mar 2024  To Be Human in Munich.
Exhibition  14 Jul 2023 - 02 Sep 2023  In Contrast. Annual Members' Exhibition.
Exhibition  08 Mar 2023 - 11 Mar 2023  What Dreams Are Made Of.
Exhibition  25 Nov 2022 - 14 Jan 2023  Stardust.
Exhibition  01 Jul 2022 - 27 Aug 2022  Mimesis, BKV Members Jewellery Exhibition.
Exhibition  06 Jun 2021 - 03 Dec 2021  Coda Paper Art 21.
Exhibition  10 Jul 2020 - 29 Aug 2020  Open Your Eyes. Annual Exhibition of BKV Members .
Fair  25 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019  Grassi for Friends at the Grassi Messe Leipzig 2019.
Exhibition  18 Oct 2019 - 28 Oct 2019  Beijing International Jewelry Art Exhibition 2019.
Exhibition  23 May 2019 - 26 May 2019  Révélations - Biennale internationale métiers d'art et de la création.
Lydia Hirte Paper Art Jewellery, STALL E7, with Grassi for Friends curated by Schnuppe von Gwinner.
Exhibition  14 Nov 2017 - 09 Dec 2017  The 10th International Biennial of Textile Miniatures “ETHNO”.
2017 ETHNO, Art Gallery Arka, Vilnius, LT (C).
Exhibition  22 Sep 2016 - 16 Oct 2016  Les Confluences. Ramón Casas and Contemporary Jewellery.
Exhibition  22 Sep 2016 - 08 Oct 2016  Les Confluences / Las Confluencias.
Ramon Casas and contemporary jewellery, Museo del Modernismo de Barcelona
Exhibition  06 Jul 2013 - 27 Oct 2013  CODA Paper Art 2013.
Award  12 Sep 2010 - 03 Oct 2010  Cominelli Foundation Award 2010.
Exhibition  15 Sep 2009 - 25 Oct 2009  Paper Jewellery: poor jewellery.

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Catalogue:  Danner-Preis 2017. Danner Stiftung. Deutscher Kunstverlag:  Munich,  2017
Book:  Paper Art II. Artpower.  2015
Book:  Paper Play. Shaoqiang Wang (Ed.)Sandu Publishing:  2014
Book:  500 Paper Objects. Gene McHugh (Ed.)Lark Books:  2013
Book:  Jewelbook. International Annual of Contemporary Jewel Art 12/13. Van Damme, JaakStichting Kunstboek:  Oostkamp,  2012
Book:  Paper Works. Shaoqing Wang (Ed.)Sandu Publishing:  2012
Catalogue:  Paper global 2. Brigitta Petschek-Sommer, Ulrike Schwarz (Ed.)Germany,  2012
Magazine:  Kunsthandwerk design. 2012
Catalogue:  Open Mind. Sungkok Art Museum:  Seoul,  2011
Book:  Paper Jewellery (Design and Make). A&C Black:  2011
Catalogue:  7e Triennale Internationale du Papier Viviane fontaine. Musée CharmeyCharmey,  2011
Book:  Papercraft 2. Design and Art with Paper. Robert Klanten, Birga Meyer (eds.)Gestalten:  Berlin,  2011
Catalogue:  Premio per il gioiello contemporaneo Fondazione Cominelli. Rosanne Padrinni, Maria Rosa Franzin and Rosella Tornquist (eds.)Brescia,  2010
Magazine:  Dynamisches Fließen. Kirsten JäschkeKunsthandwerk & Design:  2010
Papierschmuck von Lydia Hirte. Kunsthandwerk & Design, September/Oktober, 05/2010, pp. 20-27
Catalogue:  Lydia Hirte – Resistance. Anna Kloosterboer and Frank van der Ploeg (eds.)Rijswijk,  2010
Holland Papier Biennale , Museum Rijswijk & auteur, pp. 52-55
Book: cetera pp. Oder wie man anfängt kleine Dinge zu tun.. Christina Pauls and Caroline Weiss (eds.), Jens Rüdiger LorenzenPro Business digital printing:  Deutschland,  2010
Magazine:  The Luxe Ephemere. Antonio Nieto.  2009
Le Temps Hors Serie, supplement to Le Temps, 2nd December 2009
Catalogue:  Gioielli di carta. Alba Cappellieri and Bianca Cappello (eds.Milano,  2009
Paper Jewellery, catalogue.
Catalogue:  Grassimesse Leipzig 2008. Eva Maria Hoyer (Ed.)GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst:  Leipzig,  2008
Catalogue:  Danner Award 2008. Gert Bruckner (Ed.)Munich, Berlin,  2008
Catalogue:  Schmuck 2005 / Jewellery 2005. Wolfgang Lösche (Ed.)Munich,  2005
Catalogue:  Extrakt : junge schmuckdesigner in Deutschland. Karsten Hintz (Ed.)Berlin,  2002
Catalogue:  Schmuck ´99. Peter Nickl (Ed.)Munich, Germany,  1999
Catalogue:  Schmuck ´98. Peter Nickl (Ed.)Munich, Germany,  1998
Magazine:  Lydia Hirte - Fächergeschichten. Claudia HeitzlerSchmuck Magazin:  1997
1/1997, p. 89.
Catalogue:  Studiengang Schmuck und Gerät 1965-1995. Fachhochschule PforzheimArnoldsche Verlagsanstalt:  Stuttgart,  1995
Book:  Schmücken, the art of adornment. Arnoldsche Verlagsanstalt GmbH:  Stuttgart,