Artelli Gallery, Rivoli Building, Brussels
26 May - 7 July 2018

Blueprint of an Entire Jewellery COllection in 11 Pieces is on show at Artelli Gallery in Brussels. With Lennart Alves, Keke Vilabelda and me.

Address: Rivoli Building #21 - Chaussée de Waterloo 690, 1180 Brussel
Opening hours: Saturday 2-6 PM and by appointment (+32 478 20 25 82)

Antwerp Art Weekend
Showroom, St Lucas School of Arts, Antwerp
25-27 May 2018

During Antwerp Art Weekend, I will present a new presentation of De Parel-ketting in the Showroom of St Lucas School of Arts Antwerp (Kerkstraat 45, 2018 Antwerp). More information on the participating exhibition spaces of Antwerp Art weekend can be found on

Friday 25 May 2018: 12:00 - 21:00
Saturday 26 May & Sunday 27 May 2018: 14:00 - 18:00

Artelli Gallery, Antwerp
8 March - 5 May 2018

Blueprint of an Entire Jewellery COllection in 11 Pieces is on show at Artelli Gallery in Antwerp. With Lennart Alves, Keke Vilabelda and me.

Address: Mechelsesteenweg 120, 2018 Antwerp
Opening hours: Thursday 12-5 PM, Friday & Saturday 1-6 PM or by appointment

Belgium Art and Design Fair
ICC, Ghent
8 - 11 February 2018

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From Walter to Valerie
Valerie Traan Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
8 February - 17 March 2018

Opening: Thursday 8 February 2018, from 16:00 until 21:00
Exhibition: From 8 February until 17 March 2018
Location: Valerie Traan Gallery, Reyndersstraat 12, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
Opening hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 14:00 until 18:00

The Jewellery Design department of St Lucas School of Arts Antwerp presents, from 8 February until 17 March, the exhibition ‘From Walter to Valerie’ at Valerie Traan Gallery. Together with students from St Lucas Antwerp, international and Belgian designers will display pieces of jewellery that have been made using the industrially manufactured chains of Walter Fischer.

The exhibition takes place in the context of ‘Speaking Jewellery’, a research project initiated by the ‘Precious Dialogue’ research platform of St Lucas Antwerp. The project examines the concept of ‘jewelleryness’ from an artistic perspective: what are the qualities and characteristics that make an object into a piece of jewellery? The chain – as an endless series of interconnected links – takes centre stage in this project. Although it is rather insignificant in contemporary jewellery and mainly has a supporting function, it has the power to function as a piece of jewellery. It effortlessly follows every curve of the body and forms a perfect catenary when held up by its tips. What’s more, the chain has a rich archive of social, cultural and historical references and meanings.

Designers, students and researchers worked with chains made by Walter Fischer, one of the world’s largest chain manufacturers. Located in Idar-Oberstein, the company produces annually between 30 and 40 tons of chain that are mainly supplied to wholesalers, makers and labels in the fashion and jewellery sectors. For this project, Walter Fischer donated more than 400 metres of chain, each designer receiving ten metres with which to create a wearable piece of jewellery.

Participants: Conversation Piece (Beatrice Brovia & Nicolas Cheng), Lin Cheung & Veronika Fabian, Benedikt Fischer & Benedikt Fischer, Sofie Boons, Dries Dockx, Silke Fleischer, Anneleen Swillen, Charlotte Van de Velde as well as students and researchers of the Jewellery Design department of St Lucas School of Arts Antwerp

Students: Flo De Nyn, Nele De Vrij, Daniela Piano, Tieke Scheerlinck, Ruby Solon, Marit Staes, Lore Van Duppen, Djara Van Hove, Cleo Van Woensel

Research team: Liesbet Bussche, Pia Clauwaert, Hilde Van der Heyden

Stralen & Reflecteren
Parcours Bijoux, Atelier Néerlandais, Paris, France
6 - 9 October 2017

This autumn, the group exhibition Stralen & Reflecteren (to shine & to reflect) will be part of the international jewellery event Parcours Bijoux in Paris.We are pleased to invite you to come and see the new jewellery pieces, objects, performance(s) and other works we gathered for this occasion by artists and designers:

Benedikt FISCHER
Jing HE
Morgane DE KLERK

The exhibition will be shown at the Atelier Néerlandais in Paris, from October 6 to 9th 2017. The vernissage will start on October 6th at 5PM and there will be a performance by Nina Clockner that evening.

This project is made possible thanks to the support of the Creative Industries Fund NL and Stichting Stokroos.

Medusa, bijoux et tabous
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
19 mei 2017 - 5 november 2017

Necklace for Office is part of the exhibition 'Medusa, bijoux et tabous'. On show until 5 November 2017 in Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.

Les Bijoux Urbains
Namur: Rue du Pont, Quai des Chasseurs Ardennais and Quai du Meuse
12 July - 27 August 2017

For the city of Namur in Wallonia, I have designed five nautical urban necklaces that will be installed along the Meuse and Sambre. The route runs from Rue du Pont via Quai des Chasseurs Ardennais to Quai du Meuse. To see all summer, from July 12 till August 27!

Espace Solidor, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
24 June - 17 September 2017

Eight contemporary jewellers present their vision of tomorrow’s practices:

Kristin d’Agostino (NZ/USA)
Larissa Cluzet (FR)
Ann-Kathrin Hartel (DE)
Emmanuel Lacoste (FR)
Lilian Mattuschka (IT)
Susanne Schwarz (DE)
Nadja Soloviev (DE)
Anneleen Swillen (BE)

My sugar necklace is part of the selection of Larissa Cluzet and her show 'Rater encore. Rater mieux.'. 'Exposé' is a proposition by Benjamin Lignel. More information can be found on Exposé the Exhibition.

Artelli Gallery, Antwerp
25 November 2016 - 5 January 2017

My latest work 'Casually dropped pearl necklaces' is on show at Artelli Gallery (Mechelsesteenweg 120, 2018 Antwerp) ánd in the streets of Antwerp. Welcome!

Blueprint of an entire jewellery collection in 11 pieces
Galerie Beyond
25 november - 11 december 2016

Until 11 December, my work 'Blueprint of an entire jewellery collection in 11 pieces' is on display at Galerie Beyond. Come and see!

To Be 2016
Beyond Fashion & Artelli Gallery
25, 26 & 27 November 2016

I cordially invite you to To Be. During this event in Antwerp I will show recent and new work at two locations: Galerie Beyond and Artelli Gallery. To Be is a route along Antwerp’s galleries and shops that will showcase projects by graduates of St Lucas School of Arts and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. The event will take place on 25th, 26th and 27th November. More information can be found on this website. My work will remain on display after this weekend at both locations.

Capital-M, master exhibition of St Lucas and the Royal Academy, Antwerp
Park Spoor Noord, Damplein 28, 2060 Antwerp

Welcome to Capital-M, city of the masters of Sint Lucas Antwerp and The Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. For the first time their graduation projects have been brought together into one exhibition: over 100 students from 11 different programmes will consciously and unconsciously enter into a dialogue with each other and with you. The structure of the exhibition is based on the urban ring, where projects have been organically positioned in a periphery around a centre. The blue-colored city centre holds a numbre of activities and functions: a workshop, a (free) podium, a bookshop, a meeting place, … As a guideline for your visit to this city, you can follow the route of four professionals: Sara Weyns, Guy Rombouts, Kessel Kramers and Thomas Widdershoven.

25.6 - 10.7.2016
Parkloods Spoor Noord
Damplein 28, 2060 Antwerpen

Archive of Objects of Vertu / Archief van Schone Voorwerpen
Gallery Phoebus, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Until 12 June, ‘Archive of Objects of Vertu / Archief van Schone Voorwerpen' is on show at Phoebus Rotterdam. The exhibition is curated by Liesbeth Den Besten and shows work of Dinie Besems, Nicolas Cheng/Beatrice Brovia, Lin Cheung, Manon van Kouswijk, Ben Lignel, Suska Mackert, Ruudt Peters, Robert Smit, Alejandra Solar and me.

"(...) The 11 participating artists put two and three-dimensional objects in their drawer(s). The prints, sketches, and posters have various functions: it can be an illustration, or an artwork in its own right, and sometimes it is a sketch that served as a source of inspiration. The themes dealt with by the artists show a deep consciousness about jewellery and its connotations: etiquette (Bussche), the chain (Kouswijk), power (Lignel), the pin (Cheung), remembrance (Bussche), the pattern (Solar), conversation pieces (Cheng/Brovia), and faith (Mackert). Besides this also muse (Smit), poetry (Besems) and alchemy (Peters) are inspirational."

When? Until 12 June 2016
Where? Phoebus Gallery, Eendrachtsweg 61, 3012 LG Rotterdam.

easy!upstream, Munich, Germany

My latest work ’11 Pieces of Jewelry Every Woman Should Own’ will be shown in the exhibition (IM)PRINT during the Munich Jewelry Week, together with some great artists. Drop by if you’re in Munich!

Easy!upstream, Türkenstrasse 67, 80799 Munich - or number 48 on the list of Current Obsession

Vernissage: Thursday 25 February from 16:00 till 20:00
Opening hours: Friday 26 February till Sunday 28 February from 11:00 till 20:00

Beatrice Brovia, Nicolas Cheng, Hanna Hedman & Sanna Lindberg, Kajsa Lindberg, Liesbet Bussche, Lin Cheung, David Clarke, Niels Van de Wouwer, Silke Fleischer, Nils Hint, Göran Kling and Yuka Oyama

Triple Parade Antwerp
Gallery Zijsprong, Antwerp, Belgium

The Jewellery Design department of St Lucas School of Arts Antwerp invites you to TRIPLE PARADE ANTWERP, a dialogue across China, Finland and Belgium on contemporary jewellery. The exhibition, earlier on show in Tianjin (China) and Kuopio (Finland), will be presented at Gallery Zijsprong and shows work of 19 Chinese, Finnish and Belgian jewellery designers.

From Thursday 10 till Sunday 13 December (15h-19h)
Gallery Zijsprong, Mechelsesteenweg 119B, 2018 Antwerp

For the third and last episode of Triple Parade, St Lucas Antwerp wants to focus on the encounters emerging from this tripartite event. This journey resulted not only in personal contacts, but also in an interesting dialogue between different works and styles. Triple Parade was a search for different archetypes in the world of jewellery. This journey took place both within the individual countries as across the geographical boundaries.

Triple Parade Party
Gallery Zijsprong, Antwerp, Belgium

The Belgian gathering, also the last stop of Triple Parade 2015, is celebrated during the TRIPLE PARADE PARTY on Wednesday 9 December. You are most welcome to celebrate with us!

Wednesday 9 December (18h-21h)
Zijsprong, Mechelsesteenweg 119B, 2018 Antwerp

Embrace: 35 Years Françoise van den Bosch Foundation
Sieraad Art Fair, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

As board member and as participant, I'm proud to announce 35 Years Françoise van den Bosch Foundation at Sieraad. Definitely go and see! When & where: Sieraad Art Fair at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam, from 5 till 8 November 2015.

A young Dutch noblewoman made a name for herself with her jewelry designs far beyond her country’s borders – only to die much too young. This was the fate of Françoise van den Bosch, who was born in 1944 in the country town of Hilversum 30 kilometers south-east of Amsterdam. Three years after she passed away, her family and friends set up the Françoise van den Bosch Foundation, which celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2015. This anniversary will be celebrated at the Sieraad jewelry fair in Amsterdam with the exhibition curated by Liesbeth den Besten and entitled Embrace, which will be spotlighting pieces from the Françoise van den Bosch collection of Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum, including her own creations and those crafted by many winners of the competition named after her.

Triple Parade
Kuopion Museo, Kuopio, Finland

After the well received Triple Parade event in Tianjin-China, the Triple Parade exhibition will now be on show in Kuopio-Finland. The works 'Gold Hill', 'Sapphire' and 'Hänger' from the series 'Jewellery with a story: Gerardus Mercator' (commissioned by the Coda Museum Apeldoorn) are exhibited alongside the works of other Belgian, Chinese and Finnish designers. For The Kuopio Academy of Design, I will give a lecture and a workshop: 'FIN-ject, the Finnish quintessence of an object'.

Beyond Food and Design
C-Mine, Genk, Belgium

The exhibition 'Beyond Food and Design' is organized in the context of 20 Years Toegepast and deals with 'how food shapes our cities'. 30 designers worked on four topics: mining water, aqua farming, mushrooms and bees. As part of the Bee Building group, I printed a poster with ecologically produced honey to help the bees get through the winter. Interested? See


Site 3065 South East Corner
Radiant Pavilion, Melbourne, Australia

My latest work '11 Pieces of Jewelry Every Woman Should Own' is shown during Radiant Pavilion in Melbourne! Visit Site 3065 South East Corner (organized by Manon van Kouswijk and Roseanne Bartley) at Fitzroy in Melbourne. A map with locations and descriptions of the different projects can be picked up at 93 George Street.

‘11 Pieces of Jewelry Every Woman Should Own’, a list of essentials for an ideal jewelry wardrobe, is an online article published by the Gemological Institute of America. Liesbet Bussche transformed this campaign into a series of 11 blueprint posters. A stripped down drawing as an iconic representation together with an elaborated jewelry piece shows and comments on the 11 essentials as archetypes of our time.

Triple Parade
TAFA Art Museum, Tianjin, China

The Jewellery Design department of St Lucas School of Arts Antwerp takes part in Triple Parade, an international jewellery festival that runs during the Tianjin Design Week 2015. Together with five other Belgian jewellery designers, I present my work at the TAFA Art Museum (20 May - 29 May), next to work of Chinese and Finish designers. Besides the exhibition, Triple Parade also hosts two keynote lectures (20 May), an international symposium (21 May) and two workshops (23 & 24 May). As representative of the Belgian delegation (together with Hilde De Decker) and as researcher at St Lucas Antwerp, I give a lecture at the symposium and lead one of the two workshops: CH-ewellery, the Chinese archetypes.

Ten years 'Sieraden met een verhaal'
CODA Museum Apeldoorn, The Netherlands

Until December 2nd 2014, the ten editions of 'Sieraden met een verhaal' are exhibited at CODA Museum in Apeldoorn. With Stephanie Jendis (Coco Chanel), Gésine Hackenberg (grandmother), Francis Willemstijn (Willem van Oranje), Constanze Schreiber (Miranda July), Bas Bouwman (Joe the Plumber), Ineke Heerkens (Charlotte Mutsaers), Mi-Ah Rödiger (Sehnsucht), Nina Sajet (Tooth Fairy), Réka Fekete (Langewacht) and Liesbet Bussche (Gerardus Mercator).

Large or small? small or large?
Gallery De Mijlpaal, Heusden, Belgium

Two of my works will be on show at Kunstgalerij De Mijlpaal. The exhibition 'Large or small? small or large?' runs from Sunday November 23rd until January 4th.

'bucket and spade'object

'bucket and spade'object

The European Triennial for Contemporary Jewellery
WCC-BF, Mons, Belgium

Belgique / België / Belgium
Nevin Arig, Liesbet Bussche, Clarisse Bruynbroeck, Hilde De Decker, Marion Delarue, Silke Fleischer, Bernard François, Delphine Joly, Patrick Marchal, Shana Teugels, Karen Vanmol, kuppers&wuytens, Marta Miguel, Claire Lavendhomme, Nelly Van Oost.

Finlande / Finland / Finland
Ulla Ahola, Tuija Hietanen, Sirja Knaapi, Helena Lehtinen, Eija Mustonen, Maria Nuutinen, Inni Pärnänen, Essi Pullinen, Ari Pyörälä, Tiina Rajakallio, Jenni Sokura, Janna Syvänoja, Nelli Tanner, Tarja Tuupanen, Tatu Vuorio.

Italie / Italie / Italy
Daniela Boieri, Giovanni Corvaja, Arata Fuchi, Doris Maninger, Stefano Marchetti, Lucia Massei, Barbara Paganin, Marzia Rossi, Jacqueline Ryan, Giovanni Sicuro, Fabrizio Tridenti, Barbara Uderzo, Graziano Visintin, Annamaria Zanella.

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Young Design Talent then and now: The Françoise van den Bosch Collection
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

From Friday 29 November 2013, work of the 'Urban Jewellery' series will be on display in the jewellery cabinet of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. In 2009, the Françoise van den Bosch Foundation purchased 'Urban Jewellery (sand necklace)', consisting out of three photos and the 'bucket and spade' object. To specify the width of the project, also the entire series of posters of 'Urban Jewellery' was purchased.

Along with the collection presentation, the 'bucket and spade' object and De Parel-ketting will be for sale at the museum shop of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

'bucket and spade'object

De Parel-ketting
Lasso Juwelen, Leuven, Belgium

After Hasselt (Z33 > The Wilde Things. The so contemporary jewellery collection of Mrs. Wilde) and Amsterdam (Museum Willet-Holthuysen > WinterSALON/2014), De Parel-ketting continues touring! I would like to cordially invite you to the exhibition of De Parelketting at Lasso Juwelen in Leuven, Belgium. The exhibition will be on show from March 1st till April 12th. The opening takes place on Friday February 28th, between 4 and 8 PM. Besides my latest work, I will also show work from the series Urban Jewellery.

Address: Lasso, Parijsstraat 10, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
Opening hours: Tuesday till Saturday, from 10 Am till 6 PM

Information about De Parel-ketting can be found on

Looking forward to see you (at Lasso, in Munich or somewhere else)!

Lasso Juwelen

Lasso Juwelen

Museum Willet-Holthuysen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

During WinterSALON/2014, from January 26 to February 9, De Parel-ketting was on display in the Men's Parlour of Museum Willet-Holthuysen in Amsterdam. This 17th century canal house was the former house of residents and collectors Abraham Willet and Louisa Holthuysen. In the Men's Parlour, Willet hosted art lectures for his fellow collectors, showing off his latest acquisitions. His guests were sitting around a big table, with space for up to eighteen chairs.

SALON/ acts as a platform for talents from the fields of fashion, design, art and culture. Using a physical route through the city, SALON/ showcases its passion for interdisciplinary collaborations aiming to stimulate the interaction between designer, public and location. More information about SalonWINTER/2014:

Museum Willet-Holthuysen, Herengracht 605, 1017 CE Amsterdam
Monday to Friday: 10 AM till 5 PM / Weekends: 11 AM till 5 PM

Information about De Parel-ketting can be found on




The Wilde Things. The so contemporary jewellery collection of Mrs. Wilde
Z33, Hasselt (Zuivelmarkt 33, 3500 Hasselt, Belgium)

13.10.2013 > 19.01.2014 (Opening: 12.10.2013, 7.30 PM)

The intense and intimate relationship between jewellery and its wearer is unique in our material culture. Twenty-five contemporary pieces of jewellery from 'Mrs. Wilde's' collection together create a fictional story. Together the story/book written by Oscar van den Boogaard, the jewellery and a movie by Manon de Boer tell the story of Mrs. Wilde's collection of contemporary jewellery and the personal memories and meanings attached to them. In this narrative exhibition, jewellery as 'material memory' is interwoven with life.

With The Wilde Things, Z33 explores new presentation models for contemporary jewellery in a context (of the wearer) and within a narrative framework. Furthermore it takes a critical look at current developments within this discipline, which has evolved since the 1960s to become an autonomous, artistic, and reflective design practice.

With: Volker Atrops (DE), Gijs Bakker (NL), Dinie Besems (NL), Iris Bodemer (DE), Liesbet Bussche (BE), Nicolas Cheng (SE) & Beatrice Brovia (IT/SE), Boris de Beijer (NL), Hilde De Decker (BE), Gemma Draper (SP), Iris Eichenberg (DE), Silke Fleischer (BE), Irma Földényi (HU), Studio Formafantasma (IT/NL), Karl Fritsch (DE), Hannah Joris (BE), Lore Langendries (BE), Tzu-Ling Lee (TW), Benjamin Lignel (FR), Suska Mackert (DE), Jorge Manilla (MX/BE), Evert Nijland (NL), Katrin Spranger (DE), Manon van Kouswijk (NL), Lisa Walker (NZ), Christoph Zellweger (CH).

Text: Oscar van den Boogaard
Film: Manon de Boer
Curator: Evelien Bracke / Z33

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Mirror Mirror (USA)
Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, USA

Sieraad Art Fair, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Jewellery Unleashed
Museum Bellerive, Zurich, Switzerland

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Mirror Mirror
Espace Suzy Solidor, Cagnes-sur-mer, France

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De Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Maastricht, The Netherlands

Jewellery Unleashed
Museum for Modern Art, Arnhem, The Netherlands

Sunrise Grey
Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe,Hamburg, Germany

Embraced - Jewellery Sites
Gustavsberg Konsthall, Gustavsberg, Sweden

embraced - jewellery sites

embraced - jewellery sites

Light Up Taiwan
Very Fun Park, Taipei, Taiwan

25 Years Galerie Louise Smit
Galerie Louise Smit & Frozen Fountain, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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25 years gallery louise smit

Op Voorraad, The Jewellery Pop-Up Store
Museum for Modern Art, Arnhem, The Netherlands

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