Mette Saabye CV



 

 

Mette Saabye
17. February 1969

Education:
1994-96: Studies at Institute of Precious Metals, Cph. DK.
1990-94: Goldsmith apprentice at Fl. Larsen Studio, Cph. DK.
1989-90: Studies in Florence at Fuji Studio Goldsmith School.


Selected Exhibitions:


2017: "Beyond Icons" Koldinghus, Kolding DK - " Identity" The of Gallery Art, Legnica, PL "Stone Poetry - A Slice of Home" ATTA Gallery, Bangkok, TH

2016: "Boilingpot" Gallery Goldfingers, Cph. DK - “Schmuck” München, D - ”Danish Arts and Crafts” Galerie für Angewandte Kunst, München, D - ”Danish Design Now” Designmuseum Denmark, Cph. DK - ”Garnish” Thomas Mann’s Gallery, Brooklyn Metalworks & Baltimore Jewelry Center, US

2015: ”The Danish Arts Foundation's Jewellery collection” Beijing, CN - ”The Danish Arts Foundation's Jewellery collection” MoA, Seoul, PRK - ”Sct. Loye” Rundetårn, Cph. DK - ”KORU5” Vaasa Art Hall & Imatra Art Museum, FI - ”Garnish” Equinox Gallery & Velvet da Vinci Gallery, US

2014: “Schmuck” München, D - “Mari Funaki, Award for contemporary jewellery exhibition” Gallery Funaki, Melbourne, AU - “Shanghai Jewelry art exhibition” Shanghai, CN

2013: “Mindcraft12” Fuori Salone, Milano IT - “CODA Paper Art Exhibition” Apeldoorn, NL - “ALATYR” Amber Museum Kaliningrad, RU - “KCDA Annual Exhibition” Korea Craft Designer Association. - “Objects of desire” Galerie Jewelerswerk, Washington, US - “Beijing International Jewelry Art Biennial” Beijing, CN

2012: “Jewellery Unleashed!” Museum fur Gestaltung in Zurich, CH - “A Boat is a Boat..is a Boat a Boat?” ATTA Gallery, Bangkok, TH - “My favourite Things” Gallery Mette Saabye, Cph. DK

2011: “Currency” THINK THANK – “Abushan – grass to gold – Dialogue for the 21.st. century“ WCC, Delhi, IN. - “Applied Arts in Europa” WCC-BCC Mons, BE - “Jewellery unleashed!” MMKA, Arnhem, NL.

2010: “Lost in time” solo show at Galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam NL.

2009: “...Another Man's Treasure”, Galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam NL. - “KNOW HOW” Tallin applied Art Triennal, Estonian Art & Design Museum, Tallin, EE.- “FOR LONG AND FAITHFUL DUTY - 10 YEARS OF BEAUTY” Platina, Stockholm S. - “Sustainable jewellery” Galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam NL.

2008: “Danish jewellery” Franz Mayer museum, Mexico City, MX - “Everything that glitters...” Trapholt, DK

2007: “Collect” Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK. - “Design and Crafts Biennial” Koldinghus, DK. - “European Voices” Galleri Object Space, NZ.

2006: ”In reality.......” solo exhibition, Art and Crafts Museum, Cph. DK.

2005: ”Use it” Expo 2005, JP. - ”Danish” Danish Design Center, Cph. DK. - ”Languages” Galerie 422, Gmunden, AT. + Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main D. - ”Wearable opinions” Galleri Norsu, Helsinki, SF.

2004: “Design and Crafts Biennial” Trapholt DK. - “Costume of the soul” solo show, Platina, Stockholm S. - “Rings in dialogue” The National museum, Cph. DK.

2003: ''Jewellery in Light'' Århus Fine Arts Museum, Århus DK. - ''Beyond the myth'' Scandinavian Travel Exhibition. 2003-2007.

2002: "Ornamenta” Autum Exhibition“ Charlottenborg, Cph. DK. - “5 years” Anniversary Exhibition, Gallery Hnoss S.

2001: "Second Nordic Jewellery Triennial" Röhsska Museet, Göteborg S. Museum of applied art, Tallinn, EE. Lathi City Museum, Lathi, FI. Designmuseum Denmark, Cph. DK. Sørlandets Art museum, N.

2000: "Spring Exhibition” Charlottenborg, Cph. DK. - "The decorated ego" Queen Fabiola Hall, Antwerp, BE.

1999: "Young Danish jewellery design" Gallery Hnoss, Gothenburg S. - "Objects of desire" Kentucky US.

1998: "Schmuck" München D. - "Upside down - Inside out" Rundetårn, Cph. DK. - "Branching out" Designmuseum Denmark, Cph. DK.

1997: ”Talente ´97” International trade fair, München D. - Novanta Nove, Amsterdam NL.

1996: “The Art and Craft Reward 1879” Designmuseum Denmark, Cph. DK.

1995: “The Design and Crafts Biennial” Designmuseum Denmark, Cph. DK.


Grants & Awards:
The Danish State Arts Foundation, 3 year-working Grant: 2006

The Danish State Arts Foundation: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016

The Danish State Arts Foundation, Project support: 2016

The Design Foundation / Danish Crafts: 1997, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2010, 2012, 2013

The National Bank foundation: 1998, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2015

Ausa Regitze Tilly’s Fund: 1994, 2015

Winner of The Design and Crafts Biennial, F. L. Foghts Fond: 2004

Grand Prix, ALATYR, Amber Museum Kaliningrad: 2013

Others: Sleipnir, Emil Marie Albreckts memorial Fund, Præmieselskabet, Direktør Christian Grauballes memorial Fund, Ole Haslund Art Fund, Vald. Selmer Trane og Hustrus Elisa Trane´s Fund, Dansk Metal, Copenhagen Goldsmith Fund, The Sct. Loye Reward, Københavns kommune kulturfond, Kai Bojesens memorial Fund. Hetsch-medal, Bronze

Collections:
Amber Museum Kaliningrad, RU, 2013
Musée Grobet Labadié, Marseille, FR, 2013
The Danish Arts Foundation, DK, 97, 03, 04, 07, 08 09
“The Arts Foundation of 14. August” DK, 2000, 05, 12
“Rotasa Foundation” California, US, 2007
“Design Museum Denmark” DK, 2006, 2008
“Pahlman Collection” SF, 2002
“Copenhagen Goldsmith Guild” DK, 2001

Literature:
“Koru5 - International contempoary Jewellery”
“Det unikke danske smykke” ISBN 978-87-92547-02-6
"Paper Jewellery" ISBN 9781408131442
”On Jewellery, a compendium of International contemporary jewellery” ISBN 978-3-89790-349-4
“Lost in Time” ISBN 87-989994-7-8
“The jewellery compendium” ISBN 978-3-939130-95-6
“Adorn - new jewellery” ISBN 978 1 85669 574 9
“In Reality...” ISBN 87-989994-3-5
“Danish Design” ISBN 87-02-00415-1
“Rings in Dialogue” ISBN 87-990397-0-2
“Second Nordic jewellery Triennial” ISBN 87-17-07114-3
“Danish Art Jewellery 1960-2000” ISBN 87-17-06996-3

Teaching & lectures
2016: Kolding Design School, DK
2015: Kaliningrad School of Art & Design, RU - KEA, Cph. DK
2014: Birmingham School of Design, UK - CAFA Jewellery department Beijing, CN
2013: Rhode Island School of design, US
2012: Memory in Design, Kolding Design School Conference, DK
2010: Escola Massana, Barcelona E. - University of Ulster Belfast, IR
2005-10: Institute of Precious Metals, Cph. DK.
2008: Franz Mayer Museum, Mexico City, MX
1998: Hiko Mizune Jewellery Department, Tokyo, JP
1996: Kolding Design School. DK.

Work experience
2015: Officially appointed external examiner at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, Design School Kolding & School of Architecture Aarhus
2015: Jury member, ALATYR, Amber Museum Kaliningrad, RU
2014-15: Board member of the The Danish State Arts foundation for Crafts and Design, DK
2013-2014: Global head of design at Trollbeads A/S
2008-14: “Master of Guild”, Copenhagen Goldsmith guild, DK
2005-10: Teaching at Institute of precious Metals, Cph. DK.
2005: Established Workshop & Gallery Mette Saabye, Cph. DK
2001: Co founder of Designer Zoo Copenhagen, DK
2001-: Freelance designer at Trollbeads A/S
1996-: Self-employed Jewellery artist, designer & goldsmith. Workshop established

Member of
2001-14: Board member of Copenhagen Goldsmith Guild, DK
2005-6: Member of The Charlottenborg committee, Spring exhibitions, Cph, DK
1997-: Copenhagen goldsmith Guild, DK