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workshop Global Identity and Fusion Design
website www.martina-dempf.de



born 1955 in Stuttgart, Germany


University of Design, Pforzheim 1974 – 1980, Dipl. Jewellery Designer

Free University Berlin, Social Anthropology and Philosophy 1981 – 1992, M.A.

Field Studies in East Africa 1983 to present

Studio and Gallery

Freelance studio in Berlin, Germany since 1982, and in Skopelos, Greece since 2002

Gallery in Berlin “Atelier in der Remise”, producers gallery with an exhibition of international artists since 2004 to present.


Lectureship University of Fine Arts (UDK) Berlin, Jewellery Art + Design 1989 – 1998

Lectureship Free University (FU) Berlin, Department of Anthropology 1996

Lectures at international Institutions and Museums since 1997 to present

Workshops with jewellery artists in Europe, Asia, Africa since 1994 to present

Latest Workshops:

2014 Berlin-Dubai Design Festival “Local Places - Global Signs”

2016 Sheber Festival Astana, Kasachstan: Workshop on “Jewellery and Wood”

2017 Le Arti Orafe,  Workshop on “Fusion Design - Considering Roots”

Curator and Jury member

2017    Preziosa Young, Florence Jewellery Week 2017

2014    “Slowcraft - Jewellery and Textiles”, Design Center Stuttgart, Germany

2010 to 2016 Association of Applied Arts Berlin-Brandenburg e.V., Head of Jury

2012    Jewel Book 2012/2013, Stichting Kunst Boek, Belgium

2012    Sheber Festival Contest, Almaty, Kazakhstan

2011    Triennale Européene du Bijou Contemporain, WCC-BF Mons, Belgium

2011    Abushan - Design Dialogs in Jewellery, „Seed to Silver“, Delhi, WCCI, India

2009    “Art in Dailies”, Goethe-Institut Accra, Ghana

2009    Jury Cheongju Crafts Biennale, international contest, Cheongju, South Korea

2007    “New Horizons” – Contemporary Jewellery South Africa, Munich, Berlin, Turnov

2004/10 Jury State Price Rheinland-Pfalz

Works in Public Collections

Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus Hanau

Villa Bengel Idar-Oberstein, Germany

Museum Bohemian Paradise, Turnov, Czech Republic

Kunsthaus Zug, Zug, Switzerland

Selected solo and group exhibitions

2017                „a ring is a ring is a ring“, Gallery Beate Brinkmann, Berlin

2017                Athens Jewellery Week, Benaki Museum

2017                “(Lost) Paradise”, Gallery Alliages, Lille, France

2016                ZEUGHAUSMESSE Berlin, German Historical Museum

2015                CONTEMPORARYJEWELLERY - 10 PERSPECTIVES, Stadtgalerie  Klagenfurt

2015                AFRICAN AFFAIRS, Arti Orafe School Florence, FJW 2015

2014                BERLIN-DUBAI Design Festival, Goethe Institute Dubai

2014                SLOWCRAFT, Design Center Stuttgart

2014/15          A TOUCH OF STEEL, Travelling Exhibition Germany - Belgium

2013                JEWELRY/IDENTITY, Beijing Design Week, China

2011                DIALOG DER KULTUREN, Kunstgewerbemuseum Hamburg

                        SEED TO SILVER, WCCI, Dehli, India

                        “FRAUENSILBER” Bröhan Museum, Berlin, Germany

2010                MELEZ Ruhr. 2010, Bochum, Cultural City of Europe

                        FASHION ART CAIRO, Ägypten, German Embassy Cairo

2009                EUROPEAN PRIZE OF APPLIED ARTS, WCC-BF Mons, Belgium

2009                PRESSING MATTER Cheongju Crafts Biennale, Korea


                        Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus Hanau, Stiftung Villa

                        Bengel I.-O., Museum Zons Deutschland, Epirus Foundation, Greece

2001                „SCHMUCK“ IHM München, Germany

1988                AFRIKA - BERLIN - SCHMUCK, Galerie VfK, solo exhibition

1985                „SCHMUCK“ IHM Munich

1985                AFRICA ACCORD Galerie Handwerk Munich, solo exhibition

Selected exhibitions of invited artists at Gallery „Atelier in der Remise“ Berlin

2016                EVREMATA - jewellery by Akis Goumas (Greece) and Vivi Touloumidi


2016                KUNST/STOFF - jewellery by Nora Fok (UK) and Alena Willroth

                        (Czech Republic/Germany)

2015                PAS DE DEUX - jewellery by Danni Schwaag and Martina Dempf

2014                ES GIBT NEUES - 10 years Gallery „Atelier in der Remise“ with artists of    the Gallery

                        (W. Reister, T. Mattar, S. Umlauf, A. Zafrana, J. Turner, G. Arp, B.

                        Moser, M. Groot, K. S. Kim, T. Svenson, K. Seufert, K. Buck and others)

2014                KGB - jewellery by Kim Buck (Denmark), Tore Svensson (Sweden),

                        Karin Seufert (Germany)

2013                Kyung Shin Kim (Korea), jewellery and objects

2013                SCHEIN & SEIN, jewellery and glass objects by

                        Mieke Groot (Netherlands)

And many others since 2004 including Ruth Robinson (UK), Brigitte Moser (Switzerland), Gudrun Arp (Germany), Julia Turner (USA), Tasso Mattar (Germany/Spain), Peter Weitz and Christiane Leimklef (Germany), Sybille Umlauf (Germany/Italy), Artemis Zafrana (Greece)