Danni Schwaag

Jewelry artist. Lives and works in Bremen.

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Danni Schwaag draws inspiration from moments, from travelling, nature, architecture, art history, interpersonal relationships and (unusual) materials.

“At the beginning of my artistic process, there is a puzzle in front of me, a game of materials, shapes and colors. things laid are moved, discarded and rearranged, in search of compositions. My work develops from surprises and coincidences that i perceive during the working process.”

In the end, jewels of multi-layered harmony and surprising freshness appear. Behind each group of works there is a story and an intense research with colors and materials and their visual impact. Mother-of-pearl is one of Danni Schwaag’s favorite materials, but the artist also combines wood, copper, various plastics such as galalith, enamel, threads or found objects to create completely new compositions.


    • 2004 – 2008 studies at the Fachhochschule Trier, University of Applied Arts, Gemstone and Jewellery Design, Idar-Oberstein (D)
    • 2006 studies (erasmus) at the Escola Massana, jewellery department, Barcelona (ES)
    • 2002 – 2003 Adolph-Kolping-School, School for Art, Münster (D)
    • 1998 – 2002 apprenticeship and working period as a goldsmith, Reifig, Münster (D)

    Exhibitions Selected

    • 2023 “SEQUENZEN” Duo exhibition with Doris Betz at schmuck galerie hannah rembeck, Regensburg
      “Carry me”, Galerie Door at Stevenskerk in Nijmegen (NL)
      KunstRAI Amsterdam, presented by Galerie Door, Amsterdam (NL)
      “Punktlandung” AKB(angewandte kunst bremen) Handwerksakmmer Bremen
      “Rabbits & Hares”, Galerie Door guest of Karin Sachs Galerie, during MUNICH JEWELLERY WEEK, Munich (DE)
      “Forward”, Galerie Door at Synagogue Buren (NL)
    • 2022 “Ho! Ho! Ho!”, Friends of Carlotta, Zurich (CH)
      foam & solo/-movement at ATTA Gallery, Bangkok (TH) soloexhibition
      METALLOphone 6, The Contemporary Metal Art Biennial, Museum of Applied Art and Design, Vilnius (LI)
      INS GRÜNE, Park Riensberg, Focke Museum, Bremen
      Open Studios / Offene Ateliers Bremen Neustadt, Bremen (D)
      “Buckle Up”, Galerie Door at Seidlvilla, during MUNICH JEWELLERY WEEK, Munich (DE)
      „ZEITSPRÜNGE“ Focke Museum, Bremen (D)
      „FOAM & FUEL“ at HECTARE GALERIE, Brussels (BE) with Nelly van Oost
      KunstRAI Amsterdam, presented by Galerie Door, Amsterdam (NL)
      “Gesichter – Faces” Galerie Handwerk, München (D)

    Workshops and Symposiums

    • 2015-2019 Teaching enamel workshop at the International Summer Academy, Campus Idar-Oberstein (D)
    • 2018 Teaching enamel workshop at VSVU / Academy of fine Arts and Design Bratislava (SK)
    • 2015 Teaching enamel workshop at Centre Socio-Educatif de l’Etat, Wormeldange, Luxemburg
      21st International Symposium of Jewellery Kremnica (SK)