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Ralph Bakker (13-07-1958)
Rotterdam, Netherlands
+31-(0)650 814 912
ralph@luna.nl

Education

1986 t/m 1991 Dutch Intermediate Technical School, Schoonhoven, NL
1990–1991 Internship Peggy Bannenberg, Amsterdam, NL
1991 t/m 1994 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL

Solo exhibitions
2017 Galerie Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam, NL (Bonding)
2016 Galerie Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam, NL (Bonding)
2015 Galleria Antonella Villanova, Florence, Italy (PatternMagic)
2015 Art/Design Basel/Miami, Focus presentation At Galleria Antonella Villanova (PatternMagic)
2015 Galerie Slavik, Vienna, Austria (“Ralph Bakker, Jewellery”)
2014 Galerie Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam, NL (PatternMagic)
2012 Galerie Rob Koudijs, presentation in frontroom, Amsterdam, NL (About)
2011 Galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam, NL (Remake-Remodel
2011 Galerie Tactile Geneve, CH (Remake-Remodel
2009 Galerie De Meerse, Retrospective 1989-2009, Hoofddorp, NL ("Retrospective 1989-2009")
2008 Klimt02 Gallery, Barcelona, ESP ("Ralph Bakker, Jewellery")
2008 Galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam, NL (Memories)
2004 Ram Foundation, Rotterdam. NL ("Ralph Bakker, Jewellery")
2004 Galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam, NL (Seduction)
2001 Galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam, NL (Mentality)
1999 Galerie Slavik, Vienna, A ("Ralph Bakker, Jewellery")
1998 ‘The Meaning of Tradition’, Museum Het Schielandhuis, Rotterdam, NL ("The Meaning of Tradition")
1997 Galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam, NL ("Ralph Bakker, Jewellery")

Group exhibitions (selection)

1989-2017

‘Tefaf’ Maastricht, Marjan Sterk
‘Schmuckstadgespräch’ 25 Jahre Galerie Slavik
‘Mi Art’, Milano, Galleria Antonella Villanova
‘Art Genève’, Galleria Antonella Villanova
‘Art/Design Basel/Miami’, Galleria Antonella Villanova
‘Pan-Amsterdam’ Galerie Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam
‘Art-Amsterdam’ Galerie Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam
‘Pronkstukken’ Gorcums Museum, Gorcum,
‘Play of Form & Color’ Golschmiedehaus Hanau, D
‘Surface & Substance’ Electrum gallery, London
‘Entfesselt-Schmuck ohne Grenzen’ Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich
‘Ontketend! Borderless jewellery’ MMK, Arnhem,NL
’25 YEARS GALLERIE LOUISE SMIT’ Gallery Louise Smit, Amsterdam
‘Collect’ Staatchi Gallery, London UK, Galerie Louise Smit
‘Object Rotterdam’, Galerie Louise Smit
’20 Years Galerie Slavik’, Galerie Slavik, Vienna
‘Gold Rush’, Galerie Slavik, Vienna
‘Gallery on the Rotte’ Art on the Rotte, floating sculptures, Rotterdam
‘Made in Rotterdam’, Ram Foundation, Rotterdam
‘Small works’, Ram Foundation, Rotterdam
‘Cabinet project’, Galerie Phoebus, Rotterdam
‘Over my shoulder’, Lesley Craze Gallery, London
‘010-jewellery’, CBK, Rotterdam
‘Jewellery – salon 2003’, Claartje Keur, Apeldoorn
‘The Mayor’s New Chain of Office’, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
‘Flessibellisimo’, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen
‘What About Men’, Galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam
‘I’d Like to Thread a Necklace’, Museum for Modern Art, Arnhem
‘Pearl Project’, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen
‘Dutch Jewellery’, Galerie Slavik, Vienna
‘Feeling for Rings’, Galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam

Stipends, Grants and Awards

2007 Artist stipend, National Endowment for Visual Arts, Design, and Architecture
2002 Artist stipend, National Endowment for Visual Arts, Design, and Architecture
2000 Artist stipend, National Endowment for Visual Arts, Design, and Architecture
1989 First prize ‘Talent on Display’ Gold, Silver and Clock Museum, Schoonhoven

Public and Private collections & commissions

Goud, zilver en klokken Museum, Schoonhoven, NL
Instituut Collectie Nederland / Dutch collector, NL
Student collection, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, NL
Het Schielandshuis, Historical Museum, Rotterdam, NL
‘Wilhelmina-ring’, Oeuvre-collection
Newark Museum of Art, Newark NJ, USA
The Koch Collection, Basel, CH
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, gift Marjan & Gerard Unger, Amsterdam, NL
Victoria&Albert Museum, London, UK
Museé d’art et d’histoire, Genève, CH
LACMA/ Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA
Collection Claartje Keur, Apeldoorn, NL
Collection Louise Klapisch, Geneve, CH
Collection Marie Alexander, London, UK
Collection Lois Boardmann, USA
CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, NL

Publications
2012 ‘ECLAT: masters of contemporary jewellery
2011 ‘21st Century Jewellery’ Lark Books, isbn: 978-1-60059-521-9
2011 ‘Showcase 500 Rings’ Lark Books, isbn: 978-1-4547-0288-7
2011 ‘Archives’ Monograph Ralph Bakker, isbn: 978-90-807206-8-8
2010 ‘Art Meets Jewellery’ Jubilee catalogue Galerie Slavik isbn: 9-783897-903326
2010 ‘500 Gemstone Jewels’ Lark Books isbn: 978-1-60059-341-3
2009 ‘The Compendium Finale 2008’ Darling Publications, Germany
2008 ‘500 Enameled Objects’ Lark Books isbn: 1-57990-701-6
2006 ‘500 Necklaces’ Lark Books isbn: 1-57990-701-6
2006 ‘RIJK’ contemporary jewellery card game isbn: 90-810942-1-1
2004 ‘Het Nederlandse sieraad in de 20ste eeuw’
Marjan Unger isbn: 90-6868-348-
2004 ‘Jewels catalogue’ Marjan Unger, Galerie Louise Smit, exhibition catalogue
2004 ‘Wedding Rings’ isbn: 1-58479-375-9 1999 ‘Schmuck Kunst am Körper’ Galerie Slavik isbn: 3-9501155-0-1
2001 ‘The Mayor’s New Chain of Office, Liesbeth den Besten’,
isbn: 90-9014800-0
1998 ‘The Ring’ isbn: 2-88046-317-3 1998 ‘Secrets of Aromatic Jewellery’ isbn: 2-08013-634-8

Other activities:

2006 took over a small wholesale enamel business, Koorenhof-emaille
2006 Co-producer ‘RIJK’ jewellery card game, for the 20-year jubilee
Galerie Louise Smit
2000 – to date teacher gold and silversmith, Vrije Academie, Rotterdam/Delft
2004 guest professor Sandberg-Instituut, Amsterdam
2002-2005 ‘010-jewellery’, co-organiser and participant, Jewellery project in Rotterdam
1991-2001 ‘Rotterdam 2001’ project for Rotterdam Cultural Capital of Europe

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