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Sigurd Bronger

Jeweller  /  MunichJewelleryWeek2024
Published: 01.12.2023

Bio

Sigurd Bronger (b. 1957, Oslo) is a Norwegian jewellery artist who started his educational journey at Oslo Yrkesskole in 1974-75. In the following years, he attended MTS Vakschool Schoonhoven (1975-79) in the Netherlands. Bronger’s innovative – nearly engineering – approach to art jewellery has resulted in a career characterised by absurd devices constructed by unorthodox objects such as balloons, gallstones, sponges and goose-eggs. His work is said to defy definitions without compromising the aspect of craftmanship.
Sigurd Bronger’s work has been widely exhibited in Norway and abroad. He has also been rewarded several prizes and awards such as the Torsten och Wanja Söderbergs Design Award (2012) and The Prince Eugen Medal (2015).

Statement

It is about how I look at different elements of Nature and everyday life. Sometimes these elements are not so obvious to be used in jewelry as such. These elements are a reminder of the fragility of nature and life. The surreal compositions that result when these pieces encounter perishable materials can be humour and absurd. The main issue of making “things” has to do with the fascination of the absurdity one might observe by experiencing this in life. The dialog between things and nature takes place in time and says something about historical epochs as well as our perception of so-called constant sizes. This is the arrival point and the landing ground of my voyage of discovery.
 

Events      View / hide events

2024:
Exhibition  02 Mar 2024 - 02 Jun 2024  Wearables by Sigurd Bronger.
2023:
Exhibition  09 Sep 2023 - 31 Dec 2023  #Tarot - Second part.
Exhibition  05 Jul 2023 - 13 Aug 2023  With a Golden Frame.
Exhibition  29 Jun 2023 - 09 Jul 2023  Carry me. Galerie Door at Stevenskerk Nijmegen.
Exhibition  15 Apr 2023 - 27 May 2023  #Tarot.
Exhibition  08 Mar 2023 - 18 Mar 2023  Smck on Reel. Civilization Rebooted in Munich.
2022:
Exhibition  05 Nov 2022 - 31 Dec 2022  Sigurd Bronger or The Mechanics of Absurdity in Paris.
2020:
Exhibition  04 Mar 2020 - 18 Apr 2020  The Nature of Things by Sigurd Bronger in Bangkok.
2019:
Exhibition  23 Nov 2019 - 21 Dec 2019  Final Parade.
Exhibition  12 Oct 2019 - 16 Nov 2019  The Nature of Things by Sigurd Bronger in Amsterdam.
2018:
Exhibition  20 Sep 2018 - 15 Oct 2018  The Nature of Things by Sigurd Bronger.
2015:
Exhibition  28 Feb 2015 - 11 Apr 2015  In Between by Sigurd Bronger.
2014:
Exhibition  08 Mar 2014 - 11 May 2014  From the Coolest Corner: Nordic Jewellery.
2013:
Exhibition  18 Jan 2013 - 10 Feb 2013  AFTERMATH of art jewellery.
2012:
Award giving  06 Nov 2012 - 13 Feb 2013  Sigurd Bronger: Torsten and Wanja Söderberg Prize.
2011:
Exhibition  02 Apr 2011 - 05 Jun 2011  Sigurd Bronger: Balloon Voyage.
2009:
Lectures  15 Mar 2009 - 15 Mar 2009  Sigurd Bronger lecture: All About Me.
2007:
Exhibition  16 May 2007 - 09 Jun 2007  Sigurd Bronger and Kirsti Reinsborg Grov.
Exhibition  01 Jan 2007 - 01 Mar 2007  Fragile Dream.
2005:
Exhibition  02 Aug 2005 - 25 Sep 2005  Craft in Dialogue 6.

Publications      View / hide publications

Book:  Sacrés Outils !. Robin, Céline; Mazlo, RobertRobert Mazlo Endowment Fund for Art and Contemporary Jewellery:  Paris,  2023
Book:  Aftermath of Art Jewellery. Gali, André; Hölscher, PetraArnoldsche Art Publisher:  Stuttgart,  2013
Book:  Sigurd Bronger: Laboratorium Mechanum. Veiteberg, Jorunn; Skeide, Cecilie; Derrez, Paul; Gali, AndréArnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2011
Book:  LINGAM. Fertility Now. van den Hout, GuusArnoldsche Art Publisher:  Stuttgart,  2010