About Me

Art, Craft and Design

Since 2001 Wiebke Meurer is living and working as an artist in Switzerland. She has been exposing silver objects in contemporary art galeries for more than 10 years. In 2013 she created the jewellery line JEWELS IN MOTION. Her aime was to create jewellery to wear everyday. ​
I am a Switzerland-based artist transforming regular ideas into unique shapes. With my precious, often pseudo – functional objects, I reflect on the traditional users of such items and the associated chapter of our cultural history.

I studied jewellery and object design at the “Berufskolleg” in Pforzheim, the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and the studio of Simone ten Hompel in London. In 2002 I graduated as Master of fine Arts at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam and specialised in porcelaine and silver tableware.

2010 I have been invited as artist in residence at the l’imprimerie in Lausanne. My work is internationally recognised and have exhibited in the Stedelijk Museum, in Collect at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, the Saatchi Gallery, London, at the Gustavsberg Konsthall, Sweden and at Art Genève, Switzerland.

We can still discern the simple and familiar everyday objects on which my creations are based. But I transform them through deformation, shifts in scale, and conversion into other materials. I apply my technical knowledge to create those fragile artworks that you hardly dare to touch, much less use. And actual use would in most cases be out of the question anyway.

Although the well-known principle of ‘form follows function’ does not apply — or is suspended— with regard to my artworks, it repeatedly appears here as a (negative) reference. I dedicate myself primarily to utensils from the realm of food and fine dining, but I am not really interested in their general history, as demonstrated, for example, by the use of certain materials. Instead, I take up in my work very specific objects with which particular traditions or histories are linked, reflecting and commenting on the manner of their use over time.

My creations do not have an inside or outside anymore. The form is transparent, the function is taken away. Only the décor is left and doesn’t have any purpose but serving its own beauty.

Wiebke Meurer

2010
Artist in Residence, porcelain, l’imprimerie, Lausanne, CH

2000-2002
MFA(Master of fine Arts), Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam, NL

2001-2002
Exchange Program, Haute ecole d’arts appliqués Geneva, CH

1996-2000
Degree in Professional Education in Art and Design, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL

1993-1996
Staatlich geprüfte Designerin Schmuck und Gerät, Berufskolleg fur Schmuck und Gerät, Pforzheim,D
2016
Naturally, Grassi Museum, Naturally, Leipzig,D
Schloss Molsdorf, solo, Erfurt, D
Taste, London, GB

2015
Galerie Kiss the Design, Lausanne,CH
Schloss Molsdorf, Full House, Erfurt, D
:Art Geneve, Taste, Geneva, CH
Flow Galerie, London, GB
Clothworthy Arts Centre , Antrim, NI

2014
Taste, Blondeau & Cie Geneva, CH

2013
Neues Schloss Schleissheim, Mündchen,D

2012
Kilkenny Art Festival,I
Meister der Moderne, IHM Muenchen, D

2010
The Saatchi Gallery, London, GB

2009
Europ’art’09,Geneva,CH, solo

2008
IHM, München, D
Gustavbergs Konsthall, Gustavsberg, SE

2007
SOFA Museum, New York, USA

2006
Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam,NL

2004
Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam,NL
V&A, London, GB
Tendence, Frankfurt, D
Kunst Rai, Amsterdam, NL

2003
Kunst Rai, Amsterdam, NL
Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL

2002
BNO, Amsterdam, NL
Musée d’Art et d’Histoire,Geneva, CH
Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, NL

2001
Talente, Munich, D
Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL

2015
Workshop, CEPV. Vevey; CH

2013
Workshop, CEPV. Vevey; CH

2010
Lecture, l’imprimerie, Lausanne; CH

2009
Workshop, HEAD, Geneva, CH

2008
Lecture,Schmucksymposium Zimmerhof, Bad Rappenau, D
Lebende Werkstaetten, Sonderschau Exempla, IHM Muenchen, D

2007
Workshop/lecture, Konstfack, Stockholm, Se

2004
Rietfeld naar de Beurs, Beurs van Berlagen Amsterdam, NL

2002
‘ A Piece of Cake’, Alessi, Milan, I

1999
Shop Window, Bijenkorf Amsterdam, NL
Rietfeld naar de Beurs, Beurs van Berlagen Amsterdam, NL
Cambrige Museum, GB
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL
The Marzee Collection, Nijmegen, NL
Mudac, Lausanne, CH
2012
Boudoir, N01, CH

2011
The New Artisans, Olivier Dupon, Thames&Hudsen, GB

2008
Tischgespräch, Kunsthandwerk&Design, D
Vouge, D
ELLE decoration, D
Das Ornament, Kunsthadwerk&design, D
A Redevous of art and Design, GZ art&design, D
Kunsthandwerk, Merkur, D

2007
Forms with Fantasy, Stichting Kunstboek, B

2006
Metal Guru, Telegraph magazine, GB
De Volkskrant, NL
day to day, Craft, Magazine for contemporary craft, GB

2005
Vouge, D

2004
ELLE wonen, NL
ELLE Decoration, D
Metallic Yellow, Bulletin SM 06

2000
Schmuckszene Amsterdam, S. Sagherian, Gz, D
ITEMS Special,NL
Schmuckgestaltung in Pforzheim, Cornelia Holzach, Kunsthandwerk&Design, D

2001
Design als ding in décor, NRC Handelsblad, NL