Masterclass with Hilde de Decker: 1 – 4 February 2016
Hilde De Decker (°1965) is a jewellery artist based in Antwerp (BE). She began her education studying interior architecture at Sint-Lucas Ghent, and later obtained an MA in jewellery design at the Sint Lucas University College of Art & Design Antwerp. Her first solo exhibition, Eva’s Cushion, was presented at Galerie V&V, Vienna, in 1996. Since then, she has exhibited internationally and developed a critical design practice that deals with aspects of value, memory and domesticity. Her initial interest in interior architecture still marks her jewellery and objects, in particular when she carefully orchestrates installations and environments.
Amongst other distinctions, in 2008 she was awarded the City Goldsmith’s Price in Hanau (DE). She was lecturer at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy from 2000 till 2008; currently, she is Director of the Jewellery Design and Silversmithing Program at Sint Lucas University College of Art & Design Antwerp (BE). Her work features in private and public collections, most notably the CODA Museum, Apeldoorn (NL), the Design Museum, Ghent (BE), and the FNAC, Paris (FR).