ABOUT

Åsa Lockner, contemporary jewellery maker established 1999: My work is often a collage where I pick up traces and use parts from earlier projects, layered and applied, to test my reasoning. Ovals, drops, stones and pierced metal serve as components of a puzzle used to achieve a balance between the discordant, asymmetrical and twisted. Discovering harmony and beauty in a piece of contemporary jewellery demands a broad pallet of material samples. To learn more about my process, please contact me here

“Beauty changes, breaks down and is reborn. Perfection can no longer be believed in. The 20th century Scandinavian dream of the perfect land with ergonomic seating, super-sonic aeroplanes, the pill and shatter-proof porcelain has eroded and evaporated.
Åsa Lockners art does not require perfection from the wearer, on the contrary her jewellery relates to the body, protecting it and says that change is as it should be, that mortality is beautiful”
, by Petter Eklund.

CV

Education

1997-99 Institute for Metal Design, Konstfack, Stockholm, Master of Fine Art
1994-97 Institute for Metal Design, Konstfack, Stockholm, Bachelor of Fine Art
1993-94 Ålands Hantverkscentrum

Solo Exhibitions

2018
“Före/Efter”, Konsthantverkarna, Stockholm
2016
“Body Armor”, Livrustkammaren, Stockholm
2012
“MADE BY:”, Eskilstuna Konstmuseum, Eskilstuna
2009
“A Body of Work”, Konsthantverkarna, Stockholm
“Views of Order”, Gallery Platina, Stockholm
2002
“Åsa Lockner”, Olle Olson Huset, Solna

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Represented

The Swedish National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
Röhsska Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden

Other

– Workshop leader for HDK Masters at Mellösaverken 2016 and 2017
– Editor of “Konsthantverkarna 6 decennier” 2014
– Director and Curator of Konsthantverkarna, Swedens largest and old Crafts Co-operative 2011-2016
– Board member, vice chairman, in Konsthantverkarna 2010-2011
– Guest speaker at IASPIS at the “Been There, Done That” seminar 2010.
– Workshop leader at The Centre for Creative Industries, Macau, China 2004 & 2005 & 2009
– Guest teacher at Beckmans School of Design in Stockholm 2007, 2008 and 2009.
– Produced performed and exhibited together with MADE BY: “RGB” for NICE 08 Nordic Art and Culture Festival at Liverpools 2008 European Capital of Culture Event.
– Co-curated and exhibited work in “The Dream And The Dreamer” as part of Londons Fashion & Textile Museums Swedish fashion season. 2007
– Commissioned by the Swedish Institute together with Anna Livén West to act as project leader and curator for the jewellery exhibition and workshops in Moscow and Kaliningrad that became “Sweden Extended” in 2006: Also shown in Minsk and Vitebsk 2007 and in Liverpool 2008.
– Recruited as crafts expert by KF Project Centre for the building and development of Crafts cooperatives in Laos 2006 and 2007.
– Project leader for “Amber and what to do with it”, a project financed by the Swedish Institute in cooperation with the Amber Museum in Kaliningrad. 5 Swedish artists meet 5 Russian artists in Kaliningrad November 2007. Results exhibited at FORM and Konsthantverkarna in Stockholm 2008.
– Workshop leader at The Belgrade University of Fine Art 2002

Own company since 1999

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