Jasmin Matzakow


born 1982 in Germany


2020                Lecture, Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts
2019                Visiting Critic, RISD, Jewelry and Metal Department
                         Lecture, Brooklyn Metal Works, NY
2017                Tutor for Handshake 4
2016                Lecture, Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, Imatra, Finland
                        Lecture, Academy of Fine Arts Munich
Since 2016       Assistant Professor, Art Academy Munich, class for jewellery and holowware
                        Studio in Munich
2015-2016        Studio in Stockholm
2015                workshop, Tool, Jewelry, Weapon, 8th Annual Deleuze Studies Conference and Camp in Stockholm, Sweden
2014-16           Co-Founder, The Pack, a team of two artists and one designer researching the meaning of craft in our society in a philosophical context.
2012-13           Tutoring of diploma project of Annekathrin Pohle, Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle
2010-13           Studio in Halle (Saale), Germany
2012                Residency and research in the Reina Sofia Museum Madrid, Spain
2011                Residency and training in Tezhip (Arabic ornamentation) at Ayten Teryaki, Istanbul, Turkey
2008-11           Co-Founder, Schmuckkantine, an organization for and by jewellers in Germany

2013-15           Master of Fine Arts in Crafts, Jewellery and Corpus, Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden
2005-10           Diploma of fine Arts, Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design, Germany
2002-03           Apprentice to a goldsmith in Freiburg, Germany

2016                Travel Stipend, Konstnärsnämnden
2015                Jubelfonden, Swedish Freemason Grant
2015                Ulla Fröberg-Cramérs stipendiestiftelse (in collaboration with Ela Celary and Rebecca Deans for Tool Jewelry Weapon), Sweden
2012                1st prize Cominelli Award, La Fondazione Cominelli & AGC Association, Italy
                        Scholarship of the Art Foundation Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
2011                Grassiprize of the Sparkasse Leipzig, Germany
                        Talente Prize, Internationale Handwerksmesse, Munich, Germany
2010                Istanbul Scholarship of the Art Foundation Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
                        Mention prize of the Foundation of the Saalesparkasse, Germany
2007                3rd Prize Mit Deinen Augen, Goethe Institut, Germany

Grassimuseum of applied arts, Leipzig, Germany
Stiftung Moritzburg – Kunstmuseum des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt, Halle, Germany

2020              The Good Craftswoman (with Nadine Kuffner), Maurer Zilioli - Contemporary Arts, Munich
2019                Blue Hour, Jeweler's Werk, Washington DC, USA
2018                DURCHBRENNEN, Galerie Maurer Zilioli zu Gast bei Kunstbüro reillplast
2016                body x necklace x intention = base unit, Galerie Ra, Amsterdam

2019                21 GRAMS, CODA Museum Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
                       SCHMUCKISMUS, Neue Sammlung Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
                        21 GRAMS, Galerie Handwerk, Munich, Germany
                       MONO NO AWARE, Patic Schmuck, Munich, Germany
                       LE BIJOU, STILL A RISKY BUSINEES, Institut Français Munich, Germany
2018                KORU6, Imatra Art Museum, Helsinki Tiivistämö, Tampere Artcenter Laikku, Finland
                       21 Gramm, Hangzhou Arts and Crafts Museum, China
                        Oberbayerischer Förderpreis für Angewandte Kunst, Munich, Germany
2017                Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER 2017
                       Special Guests Munich Jewellery Week, Galerie Maurer Zilioli
2016                Wood Extendend Life, Gallery Vogoze, Seoul, Korea
                       Not Too Precious, National Craft Gallery, Ireland
                       Identity Transfer, Gallerie Sebastian Schildt+, Sweden
2015                Where it all begins: Lehrende, Graduierte und Studierende der Schmuckklasse Prof. Daniel Kruger,
                        Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein, Germany
                       Tool Jewelry Weapon, 8th Annual International Deleuze Studies Conference, Sweden (co-curator and participating artist)
                        Not Too Precious, Ruthin Craft Centre, UK
2014                THE TALKING TABLE, Konstfack's curated exhibition for Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Italy
2013                Magnificent Views? Landscapes in Jewellery, Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, Germany
                        FINE, Art Foundation Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
                        The Young Ones, Galerie Ra, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2012                Triple Exposure – with Kathrin Borst and Stephanie Fleck, Galerie Biró, Germany
                        Cominelli Award, La Fondazione Cominelli & AGC Association, Italy
                        BreakThrough by Dana Hakim and Jasmin Matzakow, Galerie Louise Smit, Netherlands                        
                        Transformationen. Kunsthandwerk aus Sachsen-Anhalt. 
Bayerischer  Kunstgewerbe Verein, Germany
2011                Sieraad International Jewellery Art Fair, Amsterdam, Netherlands
                        Grassi Fair, Grassi Museum for applied arts, Leipzig, Germany
                       WOODS, Galerie Caroline Van Hoek, Belgium 
                       Umfeld – zweite Schmuckkantine, Museum Moritzburg Halle, Germany
                       Istanbul Apartmani, Mimar Sinan Güzel Sanatlar Üniversitesi, Turkey
                       Art-Figura 2011, 4. Kunstpreis of the City Schwarzenberg, Germany
                       TALENTE at Handwerk & Design, Germany
                        Kunstpreis 2010, Kunstforum Halle, Germany
2009                Erste Schmuckkantine, Silke & the gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
2008                Schmuck aus dem Osten, Hiko Mizuno College of Jewellery, Tokyo, Japan

Jasmin Matzakow (b. 1982) was born and raised in Germany to a German mother and a Greek father. She apprenticed to a goldsmith before attending the jewelry program of Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle, where she received her Diploma of Arts in 2010. In 2008, Matzakow co-founded Schmuckkantine, a platform that organized workshops, exhibitions and catalogues. She moved to Stockholm during the summer of 2013 to pursue studies in the Ädellab department at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, from which she graduated in June 2015 with an MFA. During her studies, she co-founded The Pack, a team of two artists and one designer researching the meaning of craft in our society in a philosophical context. In 2016, she moved to Munich, Germany, to work as assistant professor to Karen Pontoppidan at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich, and to continue her studio practice.

  • Jasmin Matzakow
  • Necklace, 2018
    stinging nettles
  • Jasmin Matzakow
  • Necklace, 2018
    Ecotechnomagic: Ritual
    60 plied stinging nettles
    spruce resin
  • Jasmin Matzakow
  • Necklace "Basic Unit - Thing
    Power", 2016
    burned spruce wood,
    twisted iron wire
  • Jasmin Matzakow
  • Necklace "Basic Unit - Creature", 2016
    burned linden woord, horsehair
  • Jasmin Matzakow
  • Necklace "Memories of
    Healing 1", 2015
    burned and sliced lime wood
    Shibuichi silver
  • Jasmin Matzakow
  • Ecotechnomagic
    Necklace, 2018
    stinging nettles