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Ralph Bakker

Jeweller
Published: 05.09.2020

Intro
Ralph Bakker is Dutch contemporary jewellery designer who was born on July 13, 1958. Bakker lives and works in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He attended the Dutch Intermediate Technical School in Schoonhoven, the Netherlands from 1986 to 1991 before enrolling at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam from 1991 to 1994. In between Bakker worked under the supervision of Peggy Bannenberg. Bakker has had numerous solo exhibitions in the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland. He also participated in many group exhibitions throughout Europe and the United States. Ralph Bakker’s work is featured in several renowned public and private collections, including the Newark Museum of Art, the Koch Collection in Switzerland and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Statement

My work needs to be worn and whoever is wearing the piece in turn gives meaning to the work. Jewelry becomes an intricate part of one’s own intimate mythology. How then, can they still be mine?
I want to seduce with my jewelry, my work is seduction; and when the seduction is achieved, the seduced can never be without the object of desire. The greatest compliment.

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2020:
Exhibition  12 Sep 2020 - 24 Oct 2020  Revelry by Ralph Bakker.
2019:
2014:
Exhibition  21 Jun 2014 - 02 Aug 2014  Pattern Magic by Ralph Bakker.
Exhibition  30 Jan 2014 - 30 Mar 2014  Chain Reactions: Claartje Keur’s jewellery and portrait.
2013:
Exhibition  20 Jan 2013 - 14 Apr 2013  Play of Form and Color - New Directions in Enameled Jewelry.
Exhibition  12 Jan 2013 - 23 Feb 2013  Sarabande.
2012:
Exhibition  15 Sep 2012 - 27 Oct 2012  Ralph Bakker: Introduction.
2011:
Exhibition  10 Nov 2011 - 03 Dec 2011  Ralph Bakker.
Exhibition  09 Jun 2011 - 24 Jun 2011  Ralph Bakker Archief.
2010:
Book presentation  01 Sep 2010 - 09 Feb 2011  Ralph Bakker: Art Edition.
2009:
Exhibition  01 Nov 2009 - 30 Nov 2009  Ralph Bakker: A Retrospective.
2008:
Exhibition  18 Oct 2008 - 13 Nov 2008  Memories.

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Book:  New Bracelets: 400+ Contemporary Jewelry Designs. Estrada, NicolasPromopress:  Barcelona,  2021
Book:  Le Stanze del Possibile. An Exhibition Catalogue. Marobin, NichkaHannah Gallery:  Barcelona,  2019
Book:  New Brooches: 400+ Contemporary Jewellery Designs. Estrada, NicolasPromopress:  Barcelona,  2018
Book:  Ralph Bakker Archief Art Edition. Bakker, RalfTimmer Art Books:  Rotterdam,  2013
Book:  Ralph Bakker Archief. Bakker, RalfTimmer Art Books:  Amsterdam,  2011
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