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Curriculum Vitae

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



2014 2014 Galerie Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam,NL

2012 Galerie Rob Koudijs, presentation in frontroom, Amsterdam, NL

2011 Galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam, NL

2011 Galerie Tactile Geneve, CH

2008 Klimt02 Gallery, Barcelona, ESP

2009 Galerie De Meerse, Retrospective 1989-2009, Hoofddorp, NL

2008 Galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam, NL

2004 Ram Foundation, Rotterdam. NL

2004 Galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam, NL

1999 Galerie Slavik, Vienna, Austria

2001 Galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam, NL

1998 "The Meaning of Tradition", Museum Het Schielandshuis, Rotterdam, NL

1997 Galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam, NL

 

Group exhibitions (selection)



1989-2014


"Pronkstukken" Gorcums Museum, Gorcum, NL

"Play of Form & Color" Golschmiedehaus Hanau, D

"This was (my) 2007", gallery Caroline van Hoek, Brussels - Brussels Art Days

"Surface & Substance" Electrum gallery, London

"Entfesselt-Schmuck ohne Grenzen" Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich

"Sieraad 2011" Jewellery Fair, westergasfabriek, Amsterdam

"Ontketend! Borderless jewellery" MMK, Arnhem,NL

"25 YEARS GALLERIE LOUISE SMIT" Gallery Louise Smit, Amsterdam

"Collect" Staatchi Gallery, London UK, Galerie Louise Smit

"Art Form" Palm Beach,Florida, Charon Kransen, USA

"SOFA Art Fair", Charon Kransen, New York/SantaFe /Chicago, USA

"Object Rotterdam", Galerie Louise Smit

"Tefaf" Maastricht, Marjan Sterk

"Berger-Auctions", Bruxelles

"20 Years Galerie Slavik", Galerie Slavik, Vienna

"Buttons", Museum Het Schielandshuis, Rotterdam

"In Stock", Munich, Amsterdam

"Small Works 13", Ram-Foundation, Rotterdam

"Winter travel", Galerie Slavik, Vienna

"Collect", V&A Museum, London, UK, Galerie Louise Smit

"Gold Rush", Galerie Slavik, Vienna

"Gallery on the Rotte" Art on the Rotte, floating sculptures, Rotterdam

"Enamel", Galerie Hélene Porée, Paris

"At beauty's edge", Patina Gallery, Santa Fe, USA

"Beautiful Things", CBK, Rotterdam

"Summer festival", Galerie Slavik, Vienna

"Art+Craft Expo Dubai", Charon Kransen, USA

"15 Years Galerie Slavik", Galerie Slavik, Vienna

"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

"Zonder wrijving geen glans", Marjan Unger,Centraal-Museum, Utrecht

"Dutch Diversity", Lesly Craze Gallery, London

"The Mayor"s New Chain of Office", Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

"Out in Rotterdam", Museum Het Schielandshuis, Rotterdam

"Jewellery at the Proms", Galerie Slavik, Vienna

"Trous d"eau", Studio Mei-Ling Knibbe, Edam

"Switch Gears to the 21st Century", TC Design Centre, Schiedam

"Insects", Galerie Lous Martin, Delft

"Flessibellisimo", Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen

"Water Project", Galerie Ademloos, The Hague

"What About Men", Galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam

"I"d Like to Thread a Necklace", Museum for Modern Art, Arnhem

"Duft" (perfume jewellery), Schmuck Forum, Zurich

"Pearl Project", Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen

"Dutch Jewellery", Galerie Slavik, Vienna

"Talent on Display 3", Gold, Silver and Clock Museum, Schoonhoven

"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

Collection Claartje Keur, Apeldoorn, NL

Collection Louise Klapisch, Geneve, CH

Collection Marie Alexander, London, UK



Publications



2011    "21st Century Jewery" Lark Books, isbn: 978-1-60059-521-9

2011    "Showcase 500 Rings" Lark Books, isbn: 978-1-4547-0288-7

2011    "Archives" Monography 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 Enamelled 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 - to date  external examiner for the gold and silversmith technical school, Schoonhoven

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

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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