Education
Aggregation in Fine Arts, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, 2006 – 2008
MA, Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery, Royal College of Art, London, 2004 – 2006
BA & MA, Jewellery & Silversmithing, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, 2000 – 2004   

Work experience
teacher DKO jewellery and silversmithing, Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, 2011 – 2012
extern jury member, DKO jewellery and silversmithing, Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, 2008, 2011
extern jury member, DKO jewellery and silversmithing, IKA Mechelen, 2008, 2011
extern jury member, DKO jewellery and silversmithing, Academy St Niklaas, 2011
co-organisator Hammerclubtreffen with Silvermuseum Sterckshof, Antwerp, 2011
interim teacher DKO jewellery and silversmithing, Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, 2010 – 2011
interim teacher DKO jewellery and silversmithing, IKA Mechelen, 2010 – 2011
designer for Serax, Kontich, 2010 – 2011
jewellery collections Solé  and  Licio , coöperation with Elisa Schepens for Baunat, Antwerp, 2009 – 2010
teacher copper raising and stone, secondary school De Zonnewijzer, Wijgmaal, 2010
vzw De Bovenkamer, Hoboken, cross-over platform for creative experiment and processes, www.bovenkamerproducties.be, 2008 – present
freelance designer and silversmith, based in Antwerp, 2007 – present
recognised by Design Flanders, Brussels, 2006 – present
assistant silver studio Nico Taeymans, Antwerp, 2006

 

Awards
finalist, Loewe Craft Prize, Madrid, 2017
nominee, Henry van de Velde Young Talent Award, Brussels, 2011
nominee, WCC Europe Award, 2009
laureate, The Goldsmith’s Company Award for Silversmithing, London, 2006
laureate, The New Designers Award, London, 2006
finalist, RCA Innovation Award, 2006
finalist, Stichting Roeping Award, 2006
finalist, Stichting Roeping Award, 2005
finalist, Mathilde Horlait-Dapsens Award, 2004
laureate, Art prize Antwerpen-Voorkempen for Silvermithing, Rotary International, Antwerp, 2004

 

Commissions
chalice for the Christengemeenschap West-Brabant, 2017
platter for Robberecht Wissels, Belgian candidate at Bocuse d’Or 2013 Lyon, 2013
Tourism Flanders Awards, Brussels, 2009 & 2014
Henry Van de Velde Trophies, Design Flanders, Brussels, 2009 – 2013
Relation gifts for the Province of Antwerp, 2008, 2013, 2017
Sterckshof Commission, Silvermuseum Sterckshof, Antwerp, 2007

 

Solo Exhibitions
Kaai 1, Beringen, 2014
Win een zilveren juweel, Silvermuseum Sterckshof Antwerp, 2012
Gallery Van Campen & Rochtus, Antwerp, 2010
TransparentGallery Anna Schmid, Basel, Switserland, 2010
Schaduwrijk, Studio 925, Schoonhoven, The Netherlands, 2009
Vangeertenhof, Arboretum Kalmthout, 2008
Visual Rhythm, Design museum Gent, 2008
Sterckshof Commission 2007, Silvermuseum Sterckshof, Antwerp, 2008
Sterckshof Commission 2007, Silvermuseum Sterckshof, Antwerp, 2008
Klankverbeelding, Silke & The Gallery Antwerp, 2007
Vorm in Beweging, Cultural Center De Kern Wilrijk,  2004

 

Group Exhibitions
Collect, Saatchi Gallery London: Loewe Craft Prize 2017, 22 – 25 February 2018
Loewe Craft Prize 2017, Tokyo, November 2017
Loewe Craft Prize 2017, Paris, September 2017
Summer exhibition 2017, gallery Mia Moreaux, Oudenburg, August 2017
Loewe Craft Prize 2017, Chamber Gallery, New York, 30 May – 6 June 2017
Antwerpen.nl (Belgian museum foundation: DIVA, Fomu en MoMu), Belgian residence Den Haag (21 April 2017 – end December 2018
Loewe Craft Prize 2017, COAM, Madrid, 11 April – 10 May
Tree of Life, gallery De Mijlpaal, Heusden-Zolder, 2016 – 2017
Summer exhibition 2016, atelier en beeldentuin Mia Moreaux, Oudenburg, 2016
Schoonhoven Silver Award 2015, Umicore Silver pavillion, Antwerp, 2016
Belgium, Gallery Handwerk, Munchen, 2015
European Prize for Applied Arts 2015, WCCBF, Mons, 2015
Schoonhoven Silver Award 2015, Silver mseum Schoonhoven, 2015
Colours in Contrast, Quest Gallery, Bath, 2013 – 2014
Pas-Par-Toutes, Gallery De Mijlpaal, Heusden-Zolder, 2013 – 2014
Gedreven door talent, 350 jaar edelsmeden en Academie, Silvermuseum Sterckshof, Antwerp, 2013 – 2014
Gedreven door talent, 4 decennia juweelontwerp en edelsmeedkunst, Umicore Silver pavillion, Antwerp 2013 – 2014
17th Silver triennial, Hanau, 2013 – 2014
Schoonhoven Silver Award 2012, Silver museum Schoonhoven, The Netherlands, 2012
Andermans veren, Gallery De Mijlpaal, Heusden-Zolder, 2012
A Day at the Beach, Gallery Handwerk, Munich, Germany, 2011
Ag3 (David Huycke, Dries Dockx, Helena Schepens), Chateau De Seneffe, 2011
Recycling, Silvermuseum Sterckshof, Antwerp, 2011
(Re-) 2005-2010, Silke & The Gallery, Antwerp, 2010
Design Nature, Musée de la Vie Wallonne, 5e Internationale Design Biennale Luik, 2010
Pleats and Folds, Gallery Handwerk, Munich, Germany, 2010
Wim Ibens Prize, Silvermuseum Sterckshof, Antwerp, 2010
Westhandwerk: Gut und Schön, Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier, Germany, 2009
Schitterend zilver, de Sterckshofopdrachten en recente zilverobjecten, Gallery De Mijlpaal, Heusden-Zolder, 2009
Artificio e Natura, Gallery Armory Arte, Perugia, Italy, 2009
Eigentijds Belgisch zilver: De Sterckshofopdrachten van het Zilvermuseum Sterckshof, Silver museum Schoonhoven, The Netherlands, 2009
Kiezelwieren, de glazen longen van onze planeet ontsluierd, National Botanic Garden of Belgium, Meise, 2009
Beelden & juwelen op den Ijzerenberg, Winksele, 2009
XIII Zilveren Sterckshofopdrachten, Design Flanders Gallery, Brussels, 2009
Designr.rdv, The White Hotel, Brussels, 2008
Horeca Expo (Design Flanders Gallery), Flanders Expo, Gent, 2008
Smaak voor Politiek (Design Flanders Gallery, during Week van de Smaak), Vlaams Parlement, Brussels, 2008
Design Verpakt @ Designcenter De Winkelhaak, Antwerpen, 2008
Design verpakt, Design Flanders Gallery, Brussels, 2008
International Design Biennial Luik (Design Flanders Gallery), 2008
Schaal der Lusten, Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau, 2008
Zilvermarkt, Silvermuseum Sterckshof, Antwerp, 2008
Schaal der Lusten, Jheronimusch Bosch Art Center, ’s-Hertogenbosch, 2008
Migration in jewels in migration, Chateau de Seneffe, 2008
Tafelhoeden?, Studio 925, Schoonhoven, 2008
Flower Power, Design Flanders Gallery, Brussels, 2008
15. Silbertriennale (Germany, Denmark, Russia, The Netherlands), 2007 – 2008
5th Design Triennial, Beauty Singular/plural, Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis, Brussels, 2007
Design Verpakt, Design Flanders Gallery, Brussels, 2007
FIDEM XXX, 30th Congress of the International Federation of Medallic Art, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 2007
De Nieuwe Oogst 06, Design Flanders Gallery, Brussels, 2007
Ken’t dat ik u kan?, Studio 925, Schoonhoven, 2007
BetterFood, Design Flanders Gallery, Brussels, 2007
Zilvermarkt, Silvermuseum Sterckshof, Antwerp, 2007
Bank of America Exibition, Canary Wharf, London, 2006
Silver is a Girl’s Best Friend, Silver Circuit Antwerp, Christa Reniers, Antwerp, 2006
Petals, Figura Gallery, Windsor, 2006
I Love Design, (London Design Festival), Fuse Design Collective, London, 2006
Dynamo Belgian Young Design Awards, Artespace Gallery, Brussels, 2006
Belgian Jewellers at Villa de Bondt, Villa de Bondt, Gent, 2006
Oeverture 06: water – stad – design, Design Circuit, Handelsbeurs, Gent, 2006
International Graduate Show 2006, Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen, 2006
Smiths of Smithfield Show part Two, Smiths of Smithfield, (SOS), London, 2006
Generation – Summer Show Part One, Royal College of Art, London, 2006
Final Show Jewellery & Silversmithing Royal Academy of Fine Arts, MoMu, Antwerp, 2006
Gentle Reminders, Silvermuseum Sterckshof, Deurne, 2003
Het juweel, De Garage, ruimte voor actuele kunst, Mechelen, 2002

 

Fairs
Artantique(Studio 925), Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2012
Inhorgenta, Munich, Germany, 2011
PAN (Studio 925), RAI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2007 – 2010
Abitare il Tempo: YDMI (Young Designers Meet the Industry), Verona, 2009
Eunique, (Design Flanders Gallery), Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress-GmbH, Karlsruhe, 2009
Talente, Trade Fair Centre, München, 2008
Lineart (Gallery Siegfried De Buck), Flanders Expo, Gent, 2007
New Designers, Business Design Centre, London, 2006

 

Work in Pubic Collections
Design Flanders, Brussels
Silvermuseum Sterckshof, Antwerp
Royal College of Art, London

 

Lectures and demonstrations
demonstration of jewellery making at Rozenzondag, Silvermuseum Sterckshof, Antwerp, 2008
demonstration of silversmithing, Ter Eeste, Roeselare, 2008
lecturer at St. Elooi happening, Silvermuseum Sterckshof, Antwerp, 2007
lecturer for Rotary Antwerpen-Voorkempen, 2006
lecturer for Rotary Antwerpen-Voorkempen, 2005
demonstrator for the exhibition De zoete verstrooiing, Silvermuseum Sterckshof, Antwerp, 2004