keynote speaker (Netherlands)
Ruudt Peters (b Naaldwijk, 1950) studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam from 1970 to 1974.
From 1990 to 2000 he was co-ordinator of the Jewellery Department at the Rietveld Academy. At the moment he teaches as professor at Ädellab (metaldepartment) KONSTFACK in Stockholm Sweden He has shown in The Netherlands and abroad, and also teaches and leads workshops.
Since 1986 he has published a number of books of his work.
Peters' jewellery is to be found in many private collections and in important museum collections, including the Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Montreal, Canada, the Danner Stiftung, Munich, and the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, New York.
In 2000 he was awarded the prestigious Françoise van den Bosch Prize. His exhibition, C H A N G E, produced in conjunction with the award, refers to the wear and tear on people and things as part of the ageing process, to beauty over the long term, to the traces left by time, but also to the changes in the work of Ruudt Peters itself, the progression from jewellery to sculpture, from sculpture to jewellery, and back again.
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