nadine
kuffner

nadine simone kuffner

project

description
Wood, Metal. 2013.

so what! 169 chain necklace #1 necklace #1 pendants and brooches picture graduation show
bracelets necklace rings Electric Lisa Electric Mandy
1003 1889 1544 Daphne 2986 Bert untitled
the memory of what will be the memory of what will be my 54 desires untitled and we engage and we dissolve for nothing but the change the devine within myself but tonight will be different two brooches brooch
Ring Brooch Brooch Necklace
faith faith faith faith faith faith faith faith faith

In life we encounter constant changes. Unexpected incidents make it impossible to go back to the way it used to be. The former life dissolves into fragments. It often takes much effort to reconstruct a new, different life. The fragments need to be put together in another way. The belief in ourselves, our inner force gives us the strength to deal with loss, separation and painful experiences.

My work discusses the process of breaking down and falling apart and the need of rebuilding. It shows the search for comfort and the belief to emanate, invigorated from sorrow and doubt. I see, burn and break the materials to recompose them in another way. I cover, hide and protect them so I am able to saw, burn and break them once more. I rearrange constantly and find beauty and value in destruction. The faith of bringing it to a good end is my driving force.

Exhibitions
2017SO WHAT!, diploma exhibition, Munich
scattered flux, Munich
Eingang Nord, Pinakothek, Munich
Exposition Précieux Passages, Munich
Bayerischer Staatspreis für Nachwuchsdesigner 2016, Munich
2016Förderpreis der Kaufbeurer Künstlerstiftung, Kaufbeuren
Love & Hate, Milan
Forget Them, New York
Oberbayerischer Förderpreis für Angewandte Kunst 2016, Munich
a.k.a, Munich
Eine kleine Eskapade, Munich
Slippery Like Sandpaper, Amsterdam
plug in!, Munich
Germany's Upcoming Talents, Munich
2015Winner, winner, vertical dinner, Munich
Das andere Badezimmer, Galerie Handwerk, Munich
201448 KILOGRAMM LIGHT, AkademieGalerie, Munich
The Dark Side of the Moon, Munich
2013Exposition Précieux Passages, Paris
2012Ädellab - The state of things, Pinakothek, Munich
2011Oberbayerischer Förderpreis für angewandte Kunst 2011, Freising
Talente 2011, Munich
2010Springexhibition 2010, Stockholm
Graduation exhibition, Nijmegen
Broochmania, Amsterdam
 
Education
2016Awarded Meisterschülerin
2010 - 2017Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, Schmuckklasse Prof. Otto Künzli / Karen Pontoppidan
2007 - 2010Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm
2004 - 2007Staatl. Berufsfachschule für Glas und Schmuck, Kaufbeuren-Neugablonz
2003 - 2004Alchemia, Goldschmiedeschule für zeitgenössischen Schmuck, Florence
 

The brooch I'm wearing here was made by Carina Shoshtary.

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