Gitte Nygaard

De Deense Gitte Nygaard combineert het precisiewerk van het maken van sieraden met de bouw van sculpturen en grotere installaties. Nygaard is gefascineerd door de intimiteit en tegelijkertijd de openbaarheid van het sierraad. Een sieraad kan volgens haar door deze combinatie een maatschappelijk instrument zijn. Haar werk nodigt uit om na te denken over tradities en collectieve conventies.

Been there done what

Gitte works across disciplines to expand conversations and inspire awareness of the relationship between ourselves and the objects we live with. Her work moves beyond the gallery, connects the seemingly unexpected and explores the often overlooked. She creates artworks, functional objects, collections, commissioned pieces and project based collaborations.

Gitte was trained as a goldsmith at Georg Jensen in Copenhagen, and escaped the jewellery bench to explore the medium from other perspectives. In 2002, Gitte graduated from the Art Jewellery Department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Nowadays, she works as an independent artist, part-time art educator, initiator and co-organizer of art-related projects and events.

Whilst Gitte’s focus is firmly on the subject of “jewellery”, she has a holistic and 360-degree approach to creativity and testing ideas within different contexts. Gitte has been collaborating on various projects in public space all over the world in cities such as: Durban, Bishkek, Rio de Janeiro, Brussels, Copenhagen, Sydney and Paris to name a few.

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