Doily, "does it keep you in or does it keep them out", 2001. Glass beads, cotton.

curriculum vitae

1951 born in Cape Town, South Africa
1971–72 studied goldsmithing and graphic design at the University of Stellenbosch (ZA)
1973–74 studied painting and sculpture at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town
1974–80 studied goldsmithing with Prof. Hermann Jünger at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich
teachings, lectures and residences
2018 Melbourne. Gave lecture at RMIT „Between Art and Nature a talk by Daniel Kruger"
Wellington (NZ). The Dows Art Museum "All that Glitters", an open day with Daniel Kruger, Susan Cohn and Lauren Kalman.
Guest lecturer at ANU Canberra (AUS)
25th Jewellery Symposium Turnov (CZ)
2017 retirement from Burg Giebichenstein University for Art and Design, Halle
Erfurt. Erfurter Schmucksymposion, Coloquium. "Nature and Artifice"
2015 Curation of exhibitions "Wo Alles Anfängt / Where It All Begins" teachers, graduates and students of the jewellery class Daniel Kruger Burg Giebichenstein University of Art Halle – BKV Gallery for Applied Arts Munich, Burg Galerie im Volkspark Halle and "Von Hier und Dort / From Here and There" 22 International Jewellery Artists, Burg Galerie im Volkspark Halle.
2014 Bad Rappenau, Zimmerhof Schmuck Symposium, Exceding Borders, Lecture: Art and Artifice
2012/13 External Examiner at Edinburgh College of Art
2012 lecture and two week workshop at the Jewellery Department, University of Stellenbosch
lecture at Schmuck Denken 2012, Idar-Oberstein
2011 lecture at the Jewellery Department, University of Stellenbosch
2010 lecture and workshop at Edinburgh College of Art
lecture at Sperk Stret 2010 Conference, Bratislava
2008 lecture at the Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry, Tokyo
2007 workshop From the Known to the Unknown and public lecture An Artist's Journey at the RMIT, Melbourne (AUS)
Since 2005 Professor for Jewellery, Burg Giebichenstein University for Art and Design, Halle (Saale)
2003 lecture Vita und Werk, IHM – Bayerische Handwerkskammer, Munich
Acting Professor for Jewellery, Burg Giebichenstein University for Art and Design, Halle (Saale)
2002 lecture An Artist's Journey, The Daphne Farago Lecture Series on Craft Jewelry, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
2001 slide lecture at the Ring Symposium at Massachusetts College of Art, Boston
2000 workshop at the Hope School of Fine Art, University of Indiana (U.S.A.)
1997 three month residency at the European Ceramic Work Centre (EKWC),
workshop at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam
lecture on his own work at the Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam
1996 lecture on his work at the Haldenhof jewellers meeting at Zimmerhof
1995 three month residency at the European Ceramic Work Centre (EKWC),
1995 workshop and lecture at the Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry, Tokyo
1994 lecture on his work at the Haldenhof jewellers meeting
workshop at the Royal College of Art, London
1993 lecture on his work at the Salzburg International Summer Academy
1992 workshop at the Royal College of Art, London
lecture on his work at the Salzburg International Summer Academy
lecture on his work at the Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry, Tokyo
1991 workshop at the Statens Handwerk og Kunstindustriskole, Oslo
1990 guest lecturer for the winter semester at the Fachhochschule für Gestaltung, Pforzheim (Degree assessment)
1989 guest lecturer for the spring term at the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
1988 lecture on his work at the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence (U.S.A.)
1986 workshop at the Royal College of Art, London
1986 workshop at the Fachhochschule für Gestaltung, Schwäbisch Gmünd (D)
1985 lectureship at the art school of the University of Stellenbosch (Degree assessment)
Solo Exhibitions
2021 Gothenburg, Four Gallery
Munich, Galerie Biró.
2020 Amsterdam, Galerie Rob Koudijs. Mixed Bag /virtual exhibition)
Munich, Institut Français Munich Jewellery Week. Beaded, curated by Catarina Silva.
Foiano della Chiana Italia, Galleria Antonella Villanova. Two-Fold Project VII, Paula Gandolfi & Daniel Kruger. Curated bs Marco Bazzini.
2018 Melbourne, Funaki Gallery "Between Nature and Artifice"
Lenox USA, Sienna Patti Contemporary, DANIEL KRUGER: In Decorum
2017 Amsterdam, Galerie Rob Koudijs "Beads".
2016 Brussels, Galerie Caroline Van Hoek, Jewellery and Ceramics
2015 München, Galerie Biro "Something New and Something Old"
Pforzheim, Schmuckmuseum, Zwischen Natur und Künstlichkeit, Daniel Kruger, Schmuck 1974 – 2014 Jewellery
Hanau, Deutsche Goldschiedehaus, Zwischen Natur und Künstlichkeit, Daniel Kruger, Schmuck 1974-2014 Jewellery
‘s-Hertogenbosch, Stedelijk Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Between Nature and Artifice, Daniel Kruger, Schmuck 1974-2014
2014 Lenox USA, Sienna Gallery: Angle of Incedence
Amsterdam, Galerie Rob Koudijs Front Room: Daniel Kruger; de voorkamer
Leipzig, Grassi Museum für Angewandte Kunst: zwischen Natur und Künstlichkeit, Daniel Kruger Schmuck und Keramik
2013 Brussels, Galerie Caroline Van Hoek (with Lisa Walker)
2012 Idar-Oberstein, Villa Bengel
2011 Amsterdam, Galerie Ra: Daniel Kruger Sieraden
2010 Munich, Galerie Birò: Blumen
2007 Melbourne, Gallery Funaki (jewellery)
Halle (Saale), Forum for Contemporary Ceramics, New Residence
2006 Bamberg (D), Museums of the City of Bamberg, Sammlung Ludwig, Altes Rathaus: Der Ball im Porzellanladen. Keramik von Daniel Kruger (ceramics)
Zollikon/Zurich, Herta Sofie Zaunschirm: Schmuck. Daniel Kruger
Tokyo, Gallery Deux Poissons: Daniel Kruger Jewellery Exhibition
2004 Amsterdam, Galerie Ra – Kunst RAI (jewellery and ceramics)
Vienna, Galerie Slavik (jewellery)
2002 Munich, Galerie Biró: New Work (jewellery)
Tielrode (B), Galerie Sofie Lachaert (jewellery and ceramics)
2001 Amsterdam, Galerie Ra: Colliers
2000 Philadelphia, Helen Drutt Gallery
Graz (D), Joanneum: Jewellery – Daniel Kruger
Munich, Gallery for Applied Arts, Bavarian Crafts Association: "The classical spirit of the forms..." Ceramics by Daniel Kruger
1999 Amsterdam, Galerie Ra (ceramics)
Vienna, Galerie Slavik
1998 Antwerp, Galerie Sofie Lachaert
Zollikon/Zurich, Galerie Herta Zaunschirm (with Johanna Dahm)
Munich, Galerie Dr. Eva Plickert
1997 Berlin, Galerie Treykorn
Amsterdam, Galerie Ra (jewellery and ceramics)
Dortmund, Galerie Helga Malten
1996 Barcelona, Galeri Magari (with Anna Heindl)
Erfurt (D), Angermuseum, Fayence-Saal (ceramics)
Vienna, Galerie Slavik
Washington D.C., Jewelers’Werk Galerie
1995 Tokyo, Gallery Yu, Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry
Amsterdam, Galerie Ra: Traditie en Interventie (jewellery and ceramics)
1994 ’s-Hertogenbosch, Museum het Kruithuis: Five Stones and a Small Feint.
Daniel Kruger – Ceramics
Ghent, New Jewels Galerij (jewellery and ceramics)
1993 Amsterdam, Galerie Ra: Ringen
Munich, Münchner Stadtmuseum: Daniel Kruger. Ceramics
Vienna, Galerie Slavik
1991 Knokke (B), New Jewels Kunstgalerij
1990 Amsterdam, Galerie Ra
Munich, Galerie Spektrum
Zollikon/Zurich, Galerie Herta Zaunschirm
1989 Chicago, Rezac Gallery
1988 Berlin, Werkstattgalerie Brodhag & Wörn (jewellery and ceramics)
Amsterdam, Galerie Ra (jewellery and ceramics)
1984 Pforzheim, Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim im Reuchlinhaus
Hanau, Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus
Vienna, Galerie am Graben
Amsterdam, Galerie Ra
1983 Cologne, Atelier Mattar
Berlin, Werkstattgalerie Brodhag & Wörn
1982 Munich, Schaufenster 34
1981 ’s-Hertogenbosch, Dienst Beeldende Kunst, De Moriaan
1980 Düsseldorf, Galerie Orfèvre

Group Exhibitions
2021 Idar-Oberstein, Foundation Villa Bengel, Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus Hanau.
"Proudly African".
2019 Munich, Galerie Biró. Jewellery by Daniel Kruger and Andi Gut.
Munich, IHM Sonderschau Schmuck, Daniel Kruger as Klassiker 2019
2018 Wellington (NZ) The Dowse Art Museum "The Language of Things: Meaning and Value in Contemporary Jewellery"
Coppenhagen. Stereo Exchange. Alexander Pittendrigh + Daniel Kruger.
Falkenberg (S), Rian Designmuseum, Samla, sortera, ta hand om: en utställning om samlade ("To collect, to put into order, and to take care of: An exhibition on collecting").
2017 Munich, Museum Villa Stuck, Private Confessions, Drawings and Jewellery
2016 Lisbon, Galeria Reverso Teachers and Graduates, The Jewellery Class Burg Giebichenstein Halle
Apeldoorn (NL) CODA Museum, Private Confessions, Drawings and Jewellery.
Budapest, Villa Váncza / Sterling Gallery, Reproduced Paradise
2015 Halle (Saale), Galerie im Volkspark, Profesurenausstellung – 100 Years Burg Giebichenstein
Munich, Villa Stuck: gLamour
2014 Cagne sur Mer, Espace Solidor: gLamour
2013 Danzig, Amber Museum; Liegnitz, Galeria Sztuki Legnicy; Ghent, Villa De Bondt: Contemporary Jewellery. Hardened Tears – amber jewellery exhibition
Munich, an exhibition of the Galerie Handwerk at the Staatliche Antikensammlung: Neuer Schmuck für die Götter
Cagne-sur-Mer (F), Espace Solidor Place du Chateau: SALUTE TO PINTON
Halle (Saale), f2 – halle für kunst, Schmuck fr Halle – Halle für Schmuck
Beijing, Academy of Arts & Design of Tsinghua University, "Pushing Boundaries & Chasing Challenges" 2013 Beijing International Contemporary Metal Art Exhibition
Paris, Galerie Hélène AZIZA "Beyond precious… Contemporary Europeans jewellery (UK-Germany-Swiss)"
2012 Munich, Galerie Handwerk: Die Renaissance des Emaillierens
Halle (Saale), Burg Giebichenstein, Galerie im Volkspark: Säge, Stein, Papier. Works by Teachers and Students of the Jewellery Class Daniel Kruger, Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle
London, Design Museum: UNEXPECTED PLEASURES. The art and design of contemporary jewellery
2011 Padua, Oratorio de San Giorgio: Carraresi’s Padua in Contemporary Jewellery
Graz (A), Werkstattgalerie Graz: Positions of Contemporary Jewelry
New York, Sienna Galerie Lennox (MAS) at international art fair for sculpture,
object+ functional art (SOFA)
Mons (B), Les Anciens Abattoirs, WCC.BF: The 4th European Triennial for Contemporary Jewelry. Germany, Portugal, United Kingdom and Belgium
Seoul, Sungkok Art Museum: Open Mind. International Contemporary Metal Art Exhibition
2010 Vienna, Galerie Slavik: Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition
Stockholm (S), Konstfack and Utrecht (NL), Catharijneconvent: Lingam
2009 Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs: Petits Bouleversements au centre de la table (ceramics)
Seoul, Museum of Art at Seoul National University: Talking Hands – Spectrum of Contemporary Metal Works
2008 Limoges (F), Fondation Bernardaud: Petits Bouleversements au centre de la table (ceramics)
Tielrode (B), Galerie Sofie Lachaert: Jewellery by Students and Teachers from Burg Giebichenstein University for Art and Design Halle and the Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry, Tokyo
2007 Ravenstein (NL), Museum voor Platglas: emaillekunst
2006 New York, Museum of Art and Design: "Glaswear"
Padua, Oratorio di San Rocco: Pensieri Preziosi 3. Assemblies, geometries, myths and memory
2005 Itami (JAP), Museum of Arts and Crafts, CHOICE – Contemporary Jewellery From Germany
2002 Munich, Galerie Biró: 10 year jubilee
Budapest, Iparmüvészeti Museum: 10 Jahre Galerie Biró
Budapest, Goethe-Institut: German Jewellery
2001 Providence (USA), RISD Museum: A View by Two. Contemporary Jewelry
Cambridge, MA (USA), Mobilia Gallery: The Ring (inspired by Sylvie Lambert’s book)
Amsterdam, Galerie Ra: MASKERADE. Contemporary masks by 50 artists
Munich, Gallery for Applied Art: "Mikromegas"
New York, American Craft Museum: "Mikromegas"
Munich, Münchner Stadtmuseum: "schön und gut" – 150 Years Bavarian Crafts Association
Winterthur, Gewerbemuseum: Schmuck hier, Schmuck anderswo. Verwandtschaft oder Zufall?
2000 Zurich, Museum für Gestaltung: "Alles Schmuck". Die Inge Asenbaum Sammlung
Antwerp, Koningin Fabiolazaal: The Ego Adorned
Lausanne, mu.dac: Parure d’ailleures ; Parures d’ici : Incidences ; Coincidences
1999 Westerwald (D), Keramikmuseum Westerwald: Europäische Keramik 1999 – Westerwaldpreis
New York, Garth Clark Gallery: Contained Narratives (ceramics)
Antwerp, Galerie Sofie Lachaert: Table de fin de siècle
1998 Wuppertal (D), Galerie Konkret
1996 Salzburg, Schloss Klessheim: Schmuck im Schloss
Seoul, Walker Hill Art Center: Schmuckkunst aus der B.R.D.
London, Crafts Council: New Times, New Thinking (Ralph Turner)
1995 Ismaning/Munich, Schloß Pavillon: Beatus ille, procul negotiis
Lausanne, Musée des arts décoratifs: Quatre créateurs de bijoux contemporains
1993 Munich, Münchner Stadtmuseum: Münchner Goldschmiede
1992 Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs: IIIème Triennale du bijou
Groningen (NL), Centrum Beeldende Kunst: Sieraden
Munich, K-Raum Daxer
1991 Amsterdam, Galerie Ra: De Feesdis
‘s-Hertogenbosch, Museum het Kruithuis: Beauty is a Story
Munich, Münchner Stadtmuseum: Münchner Räume (ceramics)
Providence (USA), RISD Museum of Art: Neoteric Jewelry
1990 Paris, Musée du Luxembourg: Triennale du Bijou
1989 Stuttgart, Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations: Contemporary Jewellery from the Federal Republic of Germany
Perth, Art Gallery of Western Australia: International Crafts Triennal
Chicago, Kaos Foundation: The Spectacle of Chaos
Pforzheim, Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim im Reuchlinhaus: Ornamenta 1
1987 Paris, Bibliothèque Forney: Biennale du Bijou
1986 Cologne, Galerie Mattar: Steine
Amsterdam, Galerie Ra: 10 jaar Ra
1985 Antwerp, Internationaal Cultureel Centrum: Attitudes. Jewellery from Flanders, England, Holland and Germany
1984 Sydney, The Power House Museum: Cross Currents. Jewellery from Australia, Great Britain, the Netherlands and Germany
1983 Tokyo, Isetan Art Museum: International Jewellery Art Exhibition. The 5th Tokyo Triennal
1982 Hongkong, Goethe-Institut
Pforzheim, Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim im Reuchlinhaus: Tendenzen
1981 Cologne, Atelier Mattar: Ready made
1980 Vienna, Künstlerhaus: Schmuck International 1900–1980
1979 Munich, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus: Körper-Zeichen
Tokyo, Central Museum of Art, International Jewellery Art Exhibition
Düsseldorf, Galerie Orfèvre: 2als1
Hannover, Kestner-Gesellschaft: Goldschmiede dieser Zeit. Körper-Schmuck-Zeichen-Raum
Laren (NL) Jewelry in Singer , Singer Museum
1978 Munich, Galerie Thomas
1978 Pforzheim, Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim im Reuchlinhaus: Tendenzen
Graz (A), Galerie Alberstrasse
1975 London, Electrum Gallery
works in public collections

Apeldoorn (NL) CODA Museum – jewellery
Berlin (D), Museum of Decorative Arts – jewellery
Boston (U.S.A.), Museum of Fine Arts, Daphne Farago Collection – jewellery
Canberra (AUS), National Gallery of Australia – jewellery
Cagnes-sur-Mer (F) –Collection Museé Espace Solidor – jewellery
Charlotte, NC (U.S.A.), Mint Museum Randolph – jewellery
Graz (A), Joanneum – jewellery
Dallas (USA), Dallas Museum of Art, Deedie Potter-Rose Collection (Former Inge Asenbaum Collection Vienna) – jewellery
Hanau (DE), Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst, Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus Hanau – jewellery
’s Hertogenbosch (NL), Stedelijk Museum ’s Hertogenbosch – jewellery and ceramics
’s Hertogenbosch (NL), Europees Keramisch Werk Centrum – ceramics
Houston (U.S.A.), The Museum of Fine Arts, The Helen Williams Drutt Collection – jewellery
Houston (U.S.A.), The Museum of Fine Arts, The Garth Clark and Mark Del Veccio Collection – ceramics
Leipzig (DE), Grassi Museum für Angewandte Kunst – jewellery and ceramics
London (UK), Royal College of Art – jewellery
Los Angeles (USA), Boardman Family Collection|LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) – jewellery
Montréal (CAN), Musée des Arts Décoratifs – jewellery
Montréal (CAN), Museum of Fine Arts
Munich (D), Münchner Stadtmuseum – jewellery and ceramics
Munich (D), Die Neue Sammlung, Staatliches Museum für angewandte Kunst, Design in der Pinakothek der Moderne, Dauerleihgabe der Danner-Stiftung, München – jewellery
New York (U.S.A.), Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum – jewellery
Paris (F), Centre national des arts plastiques – jewellery
Perth (AUS) Art Gallery of Western Australia – jewellery
Pforzheim (D), Jewellery Museum im Reuchlinhaus – jewellery
Providence (U.S.A.), The Rhode Island School of Design Museum – jewellery
Rotterdam (NL), Museum Boijmans van Beuningen – hollow ware Stuttgart (D), Landesmuseum Württemberg – jewellery
Stuttgart (D), Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations – jewellery
Sydney (AUS), The Power House Museum – jewellery
Tokyo (JAP), Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry – jewellery
Zürich (CH) Alice und Louis Koch Collection, Swiss National Museum – Schmuck

2017 Bayerischer Staatspreis
2005 Herbert Hofmann Preis
1993 Förderpreis für Angewandte Kunst der Landeshauptstadt München
1978 Herbert-Hofmann