Anne Wiedau

Anne Wiedau


1985 Müenster, Germany

Training/ Education:

2001 – 2003
2003 – 2007

2007 – 2011
Since 2011

Vocational Training in Design, Pictorius-Berufskolleg, Coesfeld, Germany
Goldsmith apprenticeship, Dassmann Jeweler, Coesfeld, Germany
Alchimia Contemporary Jewelry School, Florence, Italy.
Specialization course with professor Manfred Bischoff in 3rd year.
Gemstone and Jewelry Design, University of Applied Science and Art Trier, Idar-Oberstein, Germany
Master of Arts, University of Applied Science and Art Trier, Trier, Germany

Work Experiences:

2001 – 2002
2007 – 2009
2007 – 2012

Internship, Advertising Agency Klapsing, Coesfeld, Germany
Student assistant of photography, University of Applied Science and Art Trier, Idar-Oberstein, Germany
Member of Art Forum Coesfeld, Germany

Exhibitions (Group Shows):





Inhorgenta Europe, Munich, Germany
Gemstone- and Jewelry Award exhibition IHK, Idar-Oberstein, Germany
Buga FHT Proxy, IHK Pavilion, Koblenz, Germany
Project Steinbeisser, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Christmas Exhibition, Gallery Sonnleitner, Vienna, Austria
Shop Stop 6, Gallery Aurum Museum of applied art (MAK), Frankfurt, Germany
Silver Schools, Legnica, Poland
Shop Stop 5, Gallery Aurum, Museum of Applied Art (MAK), Frankfurt, Germany
ARTornamento09, Alternatives Gallery, Rome, Italy
Alchimia final show , Outsider Project Galleria Allesandro Bagnai, Florence, Italy
Inhorgenta Europe, Munich, Germany
"STEENRIJK : STEINREICH" Minderbroederscomplex, Mechelen, Belgium
Inhorgenta Europe, Munich, Germany
Nsaio 3 – New Jewelry from Idar-Oberstein"
Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau, Germany
Museum of Applied Art (MAK), Frankfurt, Germany

Awards / Grants:

Finalist of Design Award Rhineland-Palatinate, HWK Koblenz, Germany
Finalist of Gemstone- and Jewelry Award, German Federation of Gemstone and Jewelry Industry
Winner of "junge Cellinis", International Goldsmiths Competition, German Federation of Silver- and Goldsmithing
Exhibited at Inhorgenta Europe 2007, Munich, Germany
Winner of Goldsmith Competition of "Gold- und Silberschmiedehandwerk", North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany

FZ Uhren Schmuck Accessories, issue 1/12, Germany
Thinking Jewelry, Arnoldsche Verlag, Germany
Silver Schools Catalog of Gallery Szuki, International Jewelry Festival SILVER, Legnica, Poland
FAZ Frankfurter Allgemeine, issue 12/09, Germany
GZ Goldschmiedezeitung, issue 11/06, Germany
GZ Goldschmiedezeitung Art+Design, issue 3/06, Germany
GZ Goldschmiedezeitung, issue 3/04, Germany

Artist Statement:

In different varieties technical styles, playing with mechanical movement and designing on the computer is fascinating me since the beginning of my professional training.
My roots in craft awoke my desire to find a way to link the two areas of traditional craftsmanship and contemporary intermedia technology.

Combining children's drawings with jewelry, makes it possible to return aspects which we have lost in our development from childhood to adulthood.

With the help of virtual reality, I add aspects to the jewelry to increase the uniqueness and characteristic of each single piece.

By making each individual piece of jewelry to create unique pieces that develop
similarly to humans has its own character, which can develop through the link with the computer-generated part on.

By the individual crafting of each jewelry piece, uniques are produced which develop their own humanoid characters which can be enhanced by computer generated parts.