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  Susanne Matsché
born 1969, Anderson, SC, USA
grew up near Vienna, Austria
currently living and working in Berlin, Germany

1988-96University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria (metal/design departement)
1996diploma with honors
1991-92Stroganoff Adademy of Applied Arts, Moscow, Russia (jewelry departement)
1994-95FHG Pforzheim, Germany, jewelry departement,

2023guest tutor for a filigree workshop, coopgold Berlin, and at silverandsteelstudios, Bristol, U.K,

2019lecturer at the summer academy Idar-Oberstein, Germany, Institute Jeanne Toussaint,
Brussels, and jewelbox, Ertvelde, Belgium
2018lecturer at the Institute Jeanne Toussaint, Brussels, Belgium
and at Cairo Artists Collective, Egypt
2017lecturer at the 92Y, New York, the UIUC Urbana-Champaign, SIU Carbondale
and the IUP Indiana, all USA
2016lecturer at the Design Studio by Azza Fahmy, Cairo, Egypt
guest lecturer at Alchimia contemporary jewelry school, Florence
2015lecturer at the International Summer Academy, Idar-Oberstein, Germany
extended travels in South Indida to research and document traditional jewelry techniques
2014guest lecturer at Alchimia contemporary jewelry school, Florence
2013guest lecturer coopgold Berlin, Germany
2012Visiting Artist at the 92Y, the SCC Pittsburgh, USA and coopgold Berlin, Germany
2011Visiting Artist at the 92Y, NYC, UI at Urbana-Champaign and the SCC Pittsburgh
Guest Lecturer, Edinboro University and Slippery Rock University, PA, USA
2008tutor jewelry class, Salzburg International Summer Academy, Austria
2004-07Member, Schmucksalon Krüger (workshop and showroom), Berlin, Germany
2004Guest Lecturer, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2003-04Jeweler, 'arts decoratifs' Workshop, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1999-03Member, collective Stoss im Himmel, Vienna, Austria
2000Costume designer, Der automatische Teufel, Sirene Operntheater, Vienna, Austria
1999Prop designer, Schönbrunn Puppet Theatre, Vienna, Austria
1997-98work on prototypes for Chrome Hearts jewelry, Los Angeles, USA

selected goup exhibitions
2023Boutique Denovembre, Parcours Bijoux, Paris
2022Jewelry and Literature, Tincallab, Porto, Portugal
2021Gioielli in Fermento, Castel San Giovanni, Italy
2019Not only decoration - wearing change, Jakob Bengel Stiftung, Idar-Oberstein, Germany
2018Perfect Strangers, Munich Jewellery Week, Munich, Germany
2017Identity, Legnica Jewellery Festival, Poland
2015Forming Words, Roe Valley Cultural Centre, Northern Ireland
2014Rule the world, friends of carlotta
2013Revolt, Legnica Jewellery Festival, Poland
2013Forming Words, Flow Gallery, London; Manchester Craft & Design Centre
2012In der Südsee, friends of carlotta, Zürich, Switzerland
2012Prelude, Stoss im Himmel workspace, Vienna, Austria
2010Schmuck aus Berlin, gallery deux poissons, Tokio; Toi gallery, Osaka, Japan
2008Touching warms the art, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, Or, USA
2008Horror Vacui, 'friends of carlotta', Zürich, Switzerland
2006Jump, 'friends of carlotta', Zürich, Switzerland
2004soft - a textile approach to jewellery, Galeria Fila 5, Madrid, Spain
2003Re - view, Austrian Jewelry since 1900, Wako, Tokio, Japan (catalogue)
2002Der Superschmuck - new jewelry from Austria, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA
2001-02"Die gedachte Linie 1+2", Austrian Cultural Institute, Bratislava, Slovakia;
Blumberg gallery, Vienna, Austria (catalogue)
2000"Materie 2000", Stoss im Himmel, Vienna, Austria
2000"Kunst hautnah", Künstlerhaus Wien, Vienna, Austria (catalogue)
1999"Meele Alvadus - Mind Seductions", Museum of Applied Arts, Tallinn, Estonia
1995"Schmücken", Reuchlinhaus, Pforzheim, Germany (catalogue)

"New Brooches: 400+ contemporary jewellery designs", Nicolas Estrada, Promopress, Barcelona 2018
Grand Prix of the International Jewellery Competition 2017 in Legnica, Poland
International Collection of Contemporary Jewellery, Gallery of Art Legnica, Poland
Collection of the Museum of Applied Arts, MAK, Vienna, Austria