Serena Holm

Published: 13.09.2020
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Serena Holm is a swedish jeweller with a background in Art History and graduated from Göteborg University. The artist is represented by the Röhsska museum and received diverse grants, attesting the quality of her work. Serena Holm also marked her presence in international exhibitions, showing a body of work that seeks out the strange and the unfamiliar to present a new clarity in the end.


The necklace Nyonye-Ngana is a chain of fortune. It is made out of a collection of talismans from a different part of the world. When facing complex problems,  humankind has often put its belief into magic rituals. Nyonye-Ngana is the creator of ants and son of Bumba, the creator god in the religion and mythology of the Kuba of Central Africa. After creating the ants Nyonye-Ngana died. To honor him, the ants went deep in the earth for dark soil to bury him and transformed the barren sands at the earth's surface. Ant colonies are described as superorganisms because the ants appear to operate as a unified entity, collectively working together to support the colony. Ant societies have a division of labour, communication between individuals, and an ability to solve complex problems.  To survive further millions of years we have also to collaborate across the countries in order to keep our soil fertile and our air breathable.
/ Serena Holm

My self-deception is that I create in order to understand and that the final end of it all might be wisdom.
This means that I deliberately seek out the strange, the unfamiliar, even the unknowable, as subjects for my novels and trust my imagination to illuminate them to the point where both I and the reader can see them with a new clarity. The writers I admire most seem to have this kind of goal: to comprehend experience distant from their own, in nature, place and time, and to let the extraordinary cast new light on the quotidian.
/ Rose Tremain


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Exhibition  09 Sep 2023 - 31 Dec 2023  #Tarot - Second part.
Exhibition  15 Apr 2023 - 27 May 2023  #Tarot.
Lecture  15 Feb 2022 - 15 Feb 2022  Artist talk live at Gallery Konsthantverkarna.
Live talk with Lena Lindhal curator of the exhibition Treasures from the Sea at 18:30h on Instagram.
Exhibition  25 Aug 2021 - 23 Oct 2021  Treasures From The Sea in Tallinn.
Exhibition  08 Oct 2020 - 13 Oct 2020  Treasures From the Sea.
Exhibition  30 Sep 2020 - 15 Dec 2020  METALLOphone: Museum.
Exhibition  26 May 2018 - 14 Jul 2018  Sign of the Times.
Fair  08 Mar 2017 - 14 Mar 2017  Schmuck 2017.
Exhibition  05 Oct 2016 - 26 Oct 2016  METALLOphone: Bonds.
Exhibition  30 Apr 2016 - 24 May 2016  Serena Holm at gallery Sintra in Gothenburg.

Vernissage Saturday, April 30, 12.00 to 16.00.
The exhibition will be open until the 24th of May with visiting hours Mon-Fri 11-18 and Sat 11-16 24 of May with visiting hours Mon-Fri 11-18 and Sat 11-16.
On Wednesday, May 4, the gallery will be open for an evening event.
Mariya Voyvodova, councillor of the municipality of Gothenburg, from the Social Democratic party (S) with responsibility for culture, human rights and youth, and Gunilla Lindén, from the Christian Democratic party (KD) and member of Västra Gotaland's Human Rights Committee, will take part in a conversation with young refugees and with Svante Frebrandost from the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan. Moderator will be Johanna Hazar from Amnesty Gothenburg.
The project is supported by the Cultural Committee of Gothenburg.

The conversation will start at 18.00.
Exhibition  30 Apr 2016 - 24 May 2016  Jewellery and sculptures by Serena Holm.
Exhibition  16 Dec 2015 - 27 Dec 2015  Beijing International Contemporary Metal & Jewellery Art Exhibition travelling tour.
Exhibition  15 Nov 2015 - 14 Feb 2016  Ausgezeichnet! most excellent!.
Exhibition  08 Nov 2015 - 22 Nov 2015  Beijing International Contemporary Metal & Jewellery Art Exhibition.
Exhibition  23 Oct 2015 - 15 Nov 2015  Lithuanian Artists Association gallery’s window display.
Exhibition  09 Oct 2014 - 12 Oct 2014  Shanghai Design Week: Metalsmithing & Jewelry Art Exhibition.
Exhibition  02 Oct 2014 - 26 Oct 2014  METALLOphone: personally.
Open call  02 Oct 2014 - 15 Nov 2014  Open Call: METALLOphone. Personally.
Exhibition  10 May 2014 - 09 Nov 2014  New Adventures in Jewellery.
Exhibition  02 Oct 2012 - 09 Dec 2012  ALLA.
Exhibition  21 Sep 2010 - 21 Nov 2010  Contemporary arts and crafts exhibition.
Meeting  23 Feb 2010 - 23 Feb 2010  Serena Holm: Art to wear.
Exhibition  12 Feb 2010 - 02 Mar 2010  4 jewellery artists from Sweden.
Exhibition  05 Dec 2009 - 16 Jan 2010  For Long And Faithful Duty - 10 Years Of Beauty.
Exhibition  21 Nov 2009 - 13 Dec 2009  Serena Holm: SMYCKEKONSTNÄR.

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Book:  Konsthantverk och Design - Hundra år i Göteborg. Gudrun NybergCarlsson:  Stockholm,  2019
Book:  Kulturtidningen Zenit. Serena Holm-Smycken I samtiden:  2017
Magazine:  Vänder up och ner på smyckekonsten. GP:  2016
Magazine:  Smycket som blev till en installation. Barometern:  2016
Book:  Ausgezeichnet! most excellent!. Bruhn, InesArnoldsche Art Publishers:  Germany,  2016
Catalogue:  Beijing International Contemporary Metal & Jewellery Art Exhibition (BICMAJA). Beijing,  2015
Catalogue:  Shanghai International Metalsmithing & Jewelry Art Exhibition. Shanghai,  2014
Book:  You, Design Jewelry & Accessories. Hong Kong,  2014
Catalogue:  The 2nd International Biennal of Contemporary Metal Art, ”METALLOphone: Personally". (AV17) Gallery:  Vilnius,  2014
Catalogue:  Beijing International Jewelry Art Exhibition. Zhan Binghong, Guo Qiang, Hu JunBeijing,  2013
Catalogue:  Mediterraneo, Mostra Internazionale Gioiello Contemporaneo. Media Print S.r.l.:  Livorno,  2011
Magazine:  Smycken med manskliga drag. Amelia:  2010
Magazine:  Modiga smycken slår internationellt. DN:  2010
Magazine:  Fantasifullt på Krapperup. HD, Nordvastra skanes tidningar:  2010
Magazine:  Serena Holm: smyckeskonstnär. GP-Tva dagar:  2010
Book:  500 Pendants & Locket. Lark Books:  2010
Catalogue:  09:tingens talan i teoriernas tid om konsthantverk och konstform. Monica Larsson.  2009
Magazine:  Konst som ar barbar. GP:  2009
Magazine:  Smyckeuppror med asfalt, grus och silver. Hemslöjden:  2009
Book:  500 Gems & Stone Jewels. Lark Books:  2009
Catalogue:  International graduation show. Galerie Marzee:  Nijmegen,  2009
Magazine:  Smyckeskonst med historier. SvD:  2009
Catalogue:  International graduation show. Galerie Marzee:  Nijmegen,  2007
Catalogue:  Schmuck 2007. Munich,  2007