CURRICULUM VITAE

Agnieszka Knap
Born in Szczecin, Poland
Lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden
Established own studio in Stockholm in 1999

Since 1999 I have participated in many different exhibitions in Sweden, Europe and USA. I initiate and organise seminars and projects within the Swedish jewellery and craft field. I am also a founder and member of a craft collective MADE BY:.
Education

Nyckelviksskolan, metal department 90-91
Gold and silversmith apprentice, Christer Jonsson & Lena Bergestad Stockholm 91-94
Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design 94-99,
Examination MFA, Metal design, Konstfack, University College of Arts, Craft and Design 99

Other
Uppsala University, aesthetics, 2012
Konstfack, Artistic research, 2012
Linköping University, Course Design, Examination and Evaluation, Advanced Course in Higher Education Pedagogy, 2013
Göteborgs Universitet, Konsthantverksteori, 2013
Existential philosophy and psychology, Södertörn University, 2013/2014

Teaching
Visiting faculty at:
Linköping University, Linköping 2012/2013
HDK, School of Design and Crafts, University of Gothenburg 2009, 2011
Nyckelvikskolan, Metal department, Stockholm 1999-2005
Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design 1999-2002

Work in public collections
Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden
Röhsska Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden

Exhibitions

Solo
A rose that is bleeding out of its ears Platina, Stockholm 2015
MADE BY:, Eskilstuna Art Museum, Eskilstuna 2012
Jewellery, Gallery Vice Versa, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2010
Transition, Konsthantverkarna, Stockholm 2008
Herbarium – collection of memories,Platina, Stockholm, 2004

Group
2017
Break through, Swedish Jewellery Today, curator Inger Wästberg, The Gallery at Reinstein Ross, New York
S.M.A.C.K, Ingallery, Barcelona

2016
Identity Transfer, Galleri Sebastian Schildt +, Stockholm
Juvelerarkonst – preciösa ting från stormaktstid till samtid, Nationalmuseum at Läcko slott
MADE BY AND FRIENDS, Art Jewellery 2016, Stockholm
MJW16, Platina at Handverksmesse, München, Germany

Group
2015
The gras is always greener Oversees, Platina & Platforma at Handverksmesse, München, Germany

2014
Swedish Jewellery, Gallery 125 Båstad
15 years with Platina, Platina celebrates its 15th anniversary
Färgfabriken in Stockholm
Frame, Platina, Handverksmesse, München, Germany

2013
From the coolest corner, National Museum, Oslo
Alla, Gustavsbergs Konsthall, Gustavsberg
Transitions, Konstnärshuset, Stockholm
Swedish Jewellery, Platina, Stockholm

2012
Frame, Platina, Handverksmesse, München, Germany
Alla, Röhsska Museet, Göteborg & Design Centre, Malmö

2011
Under that cloud, curator Jo Bloxham, Gallery Spektrum, Munich, Germany, Velvet da Vinci USA
Shimmering silver, National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
Sensible, curator Inger Wästberg, art dealers Konsthandeln, Stockholm, Sweden

2010
Frame, Platina, Handverksmesse, München, Germany
Walking in the grey area, Galleria Emila Cohen, Mexico City

2009
Frame, Handverkmesse München, Germany
Nano, Gallery Studio 44, Stockholm, Sweden
Hit my eye, Gustavsberg Konsthall, Sweden
Borta bra men hemma bäst, Gallery Platina, Stockholm, Sweden
Between Beauty 2009, Heidi Low Gallery, USA
For long and faithful duty – 10 years of beauty, Gallery Platina, Stockholm, Sweden

2008
Things we do for love, Platina, Stockhom, Sweden
Det är inte som det var att gå längs stranden, curator Love Jönsson, Eskilstuna Art Museum, Dalslands Museum, The Röhska Museum 2007 – 2008

2007
Enter Platina Jewellery, gallery Nivå 125, Båstad, Sweden
Extended Swedish Contemporary Jewellery – Moscow, Kallingrand, Minsk, Vitebsk

2006
L'exposition collective et au Défilé de Doigts, Gallery Vice Versa, Lausanne, Switzerland
Swedish jewellery, Gallery Marzee Holland, touring exhibition in Europe and USA 2003 - 06

2005
Inspired by nature – Platina at Bergius Botanic Garden, Stockholm 2005
100 thoughts about craft – Riksutställningar 2005 – 2008, touring exhibition in Sweden

2004
Between beauty 2004, Gallery Hnoss, Gothenburg, Sweden
Swedish jewellery, Gallery Marzee Holland, touring exhibition in Europe and USA 2003 - 06
Origin, Forum fur Schmuck und Design, touring exhibition Germany & Europe 2004 -07
Craft – gula byggningen, Gustavsberg, Sweden 2004

2002
Utvald Svenskt Konsthantverk, The Swedish Society of Crafts and Design, Stockholm
Between beauty, Gallery Signerat Silver, Stockholm, 2002
Sculptures to wear, 30 Swedish artists exploring metal, Los Angeles, USA

2001
Rak form och ren lust, Krapperups Konsthall, Sweden
On my honour, Forum für Schmuck and Design, touring exhibition Germany & Europe 2001 -2003

2000
PÅ/AV Koruja –Smycken – Skárt, Design Forum Helsingfors, The Royal Coin Cabinet in Stockholm, Hafnarfjordur Art Center, Island

1999 - 1995
Spring exhibition, Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden 1999
I like making Jewels, Museo Martim Barcelona, Spain 1999
Subjects’98 NARRATIVES, Museum of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland 1998
Vessels and cutlery, Gallery Metallum, Stockholm, Sweden 1996
Noble tendencies, The Historical Museum, Stockholm, Sweden 1995
Konstfullt, The wine and spirits historical museum, Stockholm, Sweden 1995

PROJECTS
Curating craft, a panel discussion at IASPIS, Stockholm, Sweden, 2016
Magic language/ game of whispers, Curator for Sweden, Revelation, Grand Palais, Paris, 2015
Gestaltad livsmijö, expert consultancy in reference group, 2015
Guest speaker during the seminar Nature as inspiration – from Art Nouveau to today, The Röhsska Museum, Gothenburg, 2014
Vadå smyckekonst? Lecture about Swedish jewellery at Konsthantverkarna in Stockholm, 2014
Dr Knap leg smyckekonstnär, performance, Supermarket Independent Art Fair Stockholm 2013 and at The Röhsska Museum, Gothenburg, 2014
Nordic forum for design studies, guest speaker, Röhsska Museet, Gothenburg, 2012
Guest Speaker at the seminar for Swedish Art Associations, Gustavsberg, 2012
Choice 2010/It becomes beautiful, a MADE BY project during The Birkastan day, 2010
Opponent at the Jewellery Art Department, School of Design and Crafts in Gothenburg, 2009
Community Bowl # 2, MADE BY: and 129 people from the neighbourhood created bowl # 2 on 6th of September during The Birkastan day. Five hours continuously hammering formed a bowl as a symbol of the community, 2009.
Guest Speaker at “Been There Done That” seminar hosted by IASPIS, 2009
Project coordinator for Office Hours, a discussing workshop about craft practises, 2008.
Community Bowl # 1, making a bowl with spontaneous visitors at MADE BY's studio during one day, 2008.
RGB, a short film about the cultural heritage, produced performed and exhibited together with MADE BY: for NICE 08 Nordic Art and Culture Festival, Liverpool, 2008
Guest Speaker at Hope University, Liverpool, 2008
Initiator of MADE BY: Friends a small artist in residence 2007
Founder and partner in MADE BY: since 2006.
Initiator and project leader of Thoughts of beauty – a writing and discussing seminar in collaboration in with IASPIS Craft in Dialogue, 2004
Working in organization group with Ars Ornata Europeana International jewellery symposium Spirit at Modern Museum, Stockholm 1998
Product design for Boda Nova – Höganäs Keramik, 1998-2000
Initiator and project leader of ”Jewellery in public”- jewellery performance at Stockholm’s Central Station, 98

Konsthantverkscentrum, KHVC a national promotion organisation for professional craftspeople and artists, since 1999 working with information, marketing and project management

Scholarships
Different scholarships, e.g. working grant from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee 1999, 2005 – 2007, 2011 - 2012, 2016-2018
IASPIS