about

Florian Milker is a jewelry artist and designer, based in Leipzig,
Germany. His craftsmanship as a goldsmith led him to study art with a focus on jewelry/sculpture.
In his works he often switch between the physical and the digital workbench. His Making-process therefor grounds on playful conversations between the materials, forms, technics and the artist himself. A back and forward, try and error until the moment of fulfilled union has come to existence.
The resulting pieces are shifting, between jewelry and object, art and
design, edition and uniqueness and the source of why we adorn ourselfs.

"In my work I try to elicit a symbolic character from the objects that surround me. There is a meaning in their source that refers to our needs. The objects of my inspirations are already jewelry before I transfer them to the body. The transformation, however, creates a new context that can be amusing but also questionable. Making crafts is my search for the fragments of our lost naivety in the sandbox of life."

Florian Milker, jewelry/sculpture, craftsmanship, art, applied art, contemporary jewelry, Kunsthochschule Burg Giebichenstein

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Florian Milker

born: 12.01.1984 in Weimar/Thür./germany

Education/Work:
2000-2002 Walter Gropius School of Arts and Design, Erfurt,DE 2003-2006 apprenticeship as goldsmith, Arnstadt, DE
2006-2009 employment as goldsmith, Erfurt & Halle, DE

Studies
2009-2015 Kunsthochschule Burg Giebichenstein (Daniel Kruger), Halle Saale, DE
2015-2016 Meisterstudent of Daniel Kruger, Kunsthochschule Burg Giebichenstein, Halle Saale, DE

Scholarship
2016-2017 Graduation scholarship, Kunsthochschule Burg Giebichenstein, Halle Saale, DE

Group Exhibitions:
2011 Junge Talente, BKV Gallery, Munich, DE
2012 Silvershool, Legniza, PL 2012 Academy of Arts, Bejing, CN 2012 Säge Stein Papier, Volkspark, Halle, DE
2013 TALENTE 2013, Munich, DE
2013 Gold Butter and Ripe Lemons, flag, Paris, FR
2013 Ringe, RingGallerie, Weimar, DE
2014 SPRING, Caroline Van Hoek, Brüssel, BE
2014 CRAFT & BLING BLING - FAKE, depot basel, Basel, CH
2015 MARZEE Graduation show, Nijmegen, NL
2015 "Wo alles anfängt" BKV Gallery, Munich, DE
2015 „Von hier und dort / Wo alles anfängt“ Volkspark Gallery, Halle Saale, DE
2015 BRILLIANT LOAD,Galerie Tereza Seabra, Lisboa, PRT
2016 Mari Funaki Award 2016, Melbourne, AU
2016 "10 Jahre BKV Preis", BKV Gallery, Munich, DE
2017 Collection #3 "Domestic Appeal", CHAMBER NYC, New York, US
2017 HD-treasure, jeweleryweek munich 2017, Munich, DE
2017 Balanced Tension, Galerie Beyond, Antwerpen, BE
2017 Grassimesse 2017, Grassimuseum, Leipzig, DE
2017 "graduiert präsentiert", Burg Galerie im Volkspark, Halle, DE
2017 "finest selection X", Galerie Beyond, Antwerpen, BEL
2018 ICONS, with Noon Pasama, Alexander Blank, Benedikt Fischer, Galerie Beyond, Antwerp, BEL
2018 INFANTILE BEACH, with Benedikt Fischer at Tereza Seabra - Joias de Autor, Lisboa, PT
2018 HD L3I$UR3, with Adam Grinovich and Annika Pettersson at ATTA Gallery, Bangkok, THA
2018 "finest selection X2", Galerie Beyond, Antwerpen, BEL
2019 IDIOMATIC, french institute, MJW19, munich, DE

Prices:
2011 Junge Talent BKV(3rd place), Munich, DE

lectures, talks, academics:
2015 Schmucksymposium Zimmerhof 2015 FUTURE JEWELLERY ICONS organised by Current Obsession
2016 Programmer & Co.organiser with Adam Grinovich & Annika Peterson of „HD-treasur“  Schmucksymposium Zimmerhof 2016
2019 Committee member for the review of „Jewelry and Metallsmithing“ department, Rhode Island Shool of Design, Rhode Island, USA
2020 Artisttalk for „Handmade Hacking“ at
Baltimore Jewelry Center via zoom Meeting.

publications:
-TALENTE 2013  
-Current Obsession Magazine #2 - “the exhibition that never happens”
-Current Obsession Magazine #3 - “craft and BLING BLING – fake”
-AD Magazin