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Silke Trekel


I am interested in various ways of giving my jewelry a distinct artistic dimension. In this sense, my works are spatial figures. They can be worn on the body as an adornment as well as individual objects of sculptural art.



1969 born in Rostock, Germany

1987-89 Skilled worker for precious metal at VEB Ostsee-Schmuck Ribnitz-Damgarten

1991-97 Study of Jewellery (diploma) with Prof. Dorothea Prühl at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle

1994-95 LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

1997-98 Graduate scholarship, Burg Giebichenstein

since 1998 Self-employed as a jewellery artist in Halle (Saale)

2001 Artist scholarship of Saxony-Anhalt

2002 Artist scholarship of Stiftung Kulturfonds, Berlin

2004 Visiting artist at the Royal College of Art, London, U.K. (Masterclass)

2007 Artist scholarship of Saxony-Anhalt

2007 Artist in Residence, Jakob Bengel Stiftung, Idar-Oberstein

2010 International working scholarship for artists, International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) New York, U.S.A.

2010 Special mention Premio Fondazione Cominelli, Cisano di San Felice del Benaco, Italy

2013 Grassi Award of Gallery Slavik Vienna/GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst

2014 1st Prize, Cominelli Award, Cisano di San Felice del Benaco, Italy

Numerous exhibitions at home and abroad

Works in public collections (selection)

The Olnick Spanu Collection, New York, U.S.A. / GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst Leipzig, Germany / The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, U.S.A. / Raffaele Cominelli Foundation, Brescia, Italy / Museum of Arts and Design, New York, U.S.A. / Victoria and Albert Museum, London, U.K. / Marzee Collection, Nijmegen, The Netherlands / Stiftung Moritzburg Halle, Kunstmuseum des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany / Lotte Reimers-Stiftung, Deidesheim, Germany