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Munich / Germany

Born in 1979

Attai Chen was born in 1979 in Jerusalem Israel.
At 2006 Chen Graduated receiving his first degree (B.F.A), from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design,  Jerusalem, the department of Jewellery and Fashion.
At 2007 he moved to Munich, Germany in order to study under Professor Otto Künzli at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich where he graduated in 2012.

Chen exhibited his work internationally at galleries and museums including:
Galerie Ra, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Gallery Rosemarie Jäger, Hochheim, Germany; Gallery Sepektrum, Munich, Germany; Gallery Loupe, New Jersey, USA; Gallery Funaki, Melbourne, Australia; Saatchi Gallery, London, England; Lothringer 13, Munich, Germany; Kunstarkaden, Munich, Germany; Museum of Art, Arnhem, Netherlands; Coda Museum,  Apeldoorn, Netherlands; Xuzhou Museum of Art, Xuzhou, China; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany; Ville de Cagnes-sur-Mer, France; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel;  the Pforzheim Museum of Jewellery, Pforzheim, Germany; The Design Museum, London, England.

He was awarded several Prizes, among them are: the Herbert Hofmann Prize 2011;  the upper Bavarian Prize for Applied Arts 2012;
The Andy Bronfman Prize, 2014.

His Work is shown in the public collections of the Donna Schneier’s Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA; The Rotasa Foundation, California, USA;The International Design Museum Munich, Germany; The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel and at The Israeli Museum of Art Jerusalem, Israel

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  • Studying at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, Germany , Jewelry Department

    (with Prof. Otto Künzli)

  • B.F.A., Department of Jewelry, Accessories and Object, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel

  • “Terra Mutantica” Galerie Spektrum | Munich (DE)

  • Gallery Four | Gothenburg (SW)

  • “in Between”– The Tel-Aviv Museum of Art | Tel-Aviv (IL)

  • “Cross Breeding”, Gallery Ra | Amsterdam (NL)

  • “Compounding fractions”, Gallery Loupe | New Jersey (USA)

  • “Cycle Of Mishaps”, A show with Vered Kaminsky, Gallery Ra | Amsterdam (NL)

  • ” Betz-Chen”– a Show with Doris Betz, Galerie Spektrum | Munich (DE)

  • “Collect”– presented by Gallery Rosemarie Jaeger; Saatchi Gallery | London (UK)

  • “Collective 2” : Design Fair; presented by Gallery Loupe | New York (US)

  • “Second smallest primer”, The National Gallery | Christchurch (NZ)

  • “The Lunatic Swing“ Kunstarkaden, Munich (DE), Gallery Funaki | Melbourne (AU)

  • “Collect”– at  the Saatchi Gallery; presented by Gallery Rosemarie Jaeger | London (UK)

  • Paper Art, Coda Museum |Apeldoorn (NL)

  • Naturalienkabinette , produced by Galerie Handwerk, paleontological Museum | Munich (DE)

  • “Unexpected Pleasures”, The Art & Design of Contemporary Jewellery, The Design Museum | London (UK)

  • “transit”, Jewellery from Israel, the jewellery Museum Pforzheim; Villa Bengel Idar-Oberstein;
    Goldschmiede Haus| Hanau (DE)

  • Jewellery unleashed – Museum Bellerive, Zürich (CH)

  • “Forever Young” , Galerie Spektrum | Munich (DE)

  • “ I am Another”-The 6th Biennale of Israeli Jewellery, Eretz Israel Museum | Tel-Aviv (IL)

  • “Unexpected Pleasures”, The Art & Design of Contemporary Jewellery, NGV-International |
    Melbourne (AU) Curator: Susan Cohn

  • “Sofa”– presented by Loupe Gallery Park Avenue Armoury | New York (US)

  • “ Jewellery Unleashed“, Museum of Modern Art Arnhem (NL)

  • “Schmuck 2011”– International Trade Fair for the Skilled Trades, Munich, Germany

  • “Bijoux D’Israël”– 4 Israeli artists, Galerie Hebert, Paris, France, Curator: Jan-Yves Le Mignot

  • “BKV-Preis”– The BKV Gallery, Munich, Germany

  • “Attraktiv bis in die Spitzen”– Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, Germany

  • “Bijoux D’Israël”– 4 Israeli artists, Ville de Cagnes-sur-Mer, France, Curator: Jan-Yves Le Mignot

  • “The power of copying”– Xuzhou Museum of Art, China

  • “My Suitcase is my Oyster”– Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany

  • Think Tank-”Speed”– Austria, England, Germany, Norway

  • “Bezalel, de Jerusalem a Paris”– Orangerie du Senat, Paris, France

  • “ITAMI” International Craft Exhibition “Jewellery”- The Museum of Arts & Crafts, Itami, Japan

  • “Decadence”– 18th international silver art competition, the gallery of art in Legnica, Poland

  • “Emu–twist again: news from the In back”– Gallery Funaki, Melbourne, Australia

  • “Heaven and earth”– The 4th Biennale of Israeli Jewelry, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel-Aviv, Israel

  • “Out of framework”– Ziggurat Gallery for Contemporary Jewelry, Jerusalem, Israel

  • “Schmuck 2007”– International Trade Fair for the Skilled Trades, Munich, Germany

  • “Bezalel 100/Terminal1”- Final Project, Ben Gurion Airport, Lod, Israel

  • “Materials Surrounding the Body”– Ha-Chava Gallery of Art and Design, Hulon, Israel

  • “Adversity”– Galerie Ra, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Teaching at the Dep. Of Jewellery, The Bezalel Academy of Art and Design | Jerusalem (IL)

  • Teaching at the Masters design program, Shenkar College of Engineering and Design | Ramat Gan (IL)

  • teaching at the Dep. Of Jewellery, The Bezalel Academy of Art and Design | Jerusalem (IL)

  • Assistant in Fundaments of Jewelry Crafting course, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design Department of Jewelry, Accessories and Objects, Jerusalem, Israel

  • “Andy” prize

  • Oberbayerischer Prize for Applied Arts

  • 2011 “Stibet” Grant

  • Herbert Hofmann” Preis

  • DAAD scholarship

  • winner of Lokman award for applied arts

  • winner of grant from Schneidinger Foundation

  • America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship

  • Award for Judaica, Romi Shapira Fund, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Department of Jewelry, Accessories and Objects

  • Lecture at the “Brooklyn Metal work” | New York, (US)

  • Lecture, The 43rd jewellery Symposium – “Sacrilegium” | Zimmerhof, (DE)

  • Lecture, The Jewellery Design Department, Shenkar – College of Engineering and Design |Tel Aviv (IL)

  • “Attai Chen- In Between”, The Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Tel-Aviv, 2014 (IL)

  • “Unexpected  Pleasures- Art and Design of Contemporary  Jewellery”,  Rizzoli International Publications 2012 (USA)

  • “ I am Another”-The 6th Biennale of Israeli Jewellery , Eretz Israel Museum, Tel-Aviv , 2012 (IL)Pp.100-101

  • “Sequences; Identities”-4th Biennale of Israeli Jewellery , Eretz Israel Museum, Tel-Aviv , 2010 (IL)Pp.84-85

  • “Heaven and Earth”-4th Biennale of Israeli Jewellery , Eretz Israel Museum, Tel-Aviv , 2007 (IL)Pp.84-85

  • “Think Tank”-”Speed”, Oha Druck GesmbH, Austria, 2009, Pp.52-53

  • “Transit”– Contemporary Jewelry from israel, M.Schliwinski& J.Eickhoff, Munich, 2012 (DE)

  • “Schmuck2007”, Spatial jewelry show 59th international Fair, Munich, Pp. 29 (DE)

  • “Schmuck2011”, Spatial jewelry show 63rd international Fair, Munich, Pp. 36 (DE)

  • “Schmuck2012”, Spatial jewelry show 6rth international Fair, Munich, Pp. 17 (DE)

  • “Geography”, Art Jewelry Forum, 2011, Pp. 34 (USA)

  • “Collect 2011”, Crafts Council, 2011, London, Pp. 93 (UK)

  • “Neogamo”– The Geological Museum, Ramat Hasharon, 2011 Pp.37 (IL)

  • “Jewel Book, International Annual of Contemporary Jewel Art 12/13”, Stichting Kunstboek bvba, Oostkamp 2012, Pp.134(B)

  • The International Design Museum | Munich (DE)

  • Rotasa Trust Collection |California (US)

  • Collection of Sanford and Susan Kempin | New York (US)

  • Collection of Susan Grant Lewin | New York (US)

  • Hellen Drut Collection | New York (US)

  • Alice & Louis Koch Collection of Rings (CH)

  • Donna Schneier’s Collection – The Metropolitan Museum of Art | New York (US)

  • The Tel Aviv Museum of Art | Tel-Aviv (IL)

  • The Israeli Museum of Art | Jerusalem (IL)