david bielander artwork

david bielander

David Bielander, is a Swiss born artist, based in Munich, Germany.

His works investigate questions about identity, affiliation, judgement and perception, how it is steered, and how one can shift it.

"Bielander takes the familiarity of everyday objects and combines them with a witty abstraction to create truly uncanny pieces of wearable art."*

The creation of iconic works of contemporary jewellery like Lip [1999], Scampi [2007], Python [2011] or Cardboard [2015] makes him one of the key jewellery artists working today.

He has won numerous awards including the Herbert Hoffmann Prize in 2010, the Francoise van den Bosch Award in 2012 and the Swiss Grand Prix Award in 2017. After an apprenticeship as a goldsmith in Basel and working for Georg Spreng in Schwabisch Gmund, Germany, he studied from 1995 until 2001 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich with Prof Otto Kunzli, graduating as a Meisterschuler in 2002. From 2006 until 2010 David Bielander was creative assistant of Prof Daniel Kruger at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design, Halle/Saale, and from 2011 until 2013 external tutor in the Jewellery Department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam [NL].

His work is represented by Ornamentum Gallery in Hudson, NY [US], Rob Koudijs in Amsterdam [NL], Gallery S O in London and Solothurn [GB/CH], Galerie Funaki in Melbourne [AU], Antonella Villanova in Florence [IT], Galerie Wittenbrink in Munich [DE] and ATTA gallery Bangkok [TH].