Curriculum Vitae

ROBERT SMIT

1941 Born, Delft, The Netherlands

1954/1957 Technische School voor Delft en omstreken

Getuigschrift instrumentmaker

1963/1966 Staatliche Kunst und Werkschule, Pforzheim, Germany

Staatlich geprüfter Gestalter Fachrichtung Einzelschmuck

Successfully graduated (Cum laude)


SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selection)

2018 Galerie Marzee, ‘Land of Water’, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

2016 Galerie Caroline van Hoek, RALLY: ‘Tender Touchment’ Bruxelles, Belgium

2015 Maurer Zilioli Contemporary Arts, ‘schrittmacher’ Munich, Germany

2014 Galerie Caroline van Hoek, ‘Letters to Madonna delle Dolomiti’, Bruxelles, Belgium

Musei Civici agli Eremitani, Curated by Graziella Folchini Grassetto, Padova, Italy

Galerie Rosemarie Jäger, in honour to the Goldener Ehrenring 2014, Hochheim, Germany

Galerie De Zaal, ‘From the light of Delft to the sparkles of the Dolomites’, Delft, The Netherlands

2013 Gallery Locus Solus, ‘The present is the result of the past’, with Henk Peeters and Robert Smit, Antwerp, Belgium

Villa Bengel, Robert Smit- Golden Years, ‘From the Light of Delft to the Sparkle of the  Dolomites’, Idar Oberstein, Germany

2011 Design Miami, represented by Galerie Caroline van Hoek, Bruxelles, Belgium

2010 Schmuck, ‘Klassiker der Moderne’, Munich, Germany

2008 Galerie Louise Smit, ‘Madonna delle Dolomiti’, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Klimt02Gallery, ‘Madonna delle Dolomiti’, Barcelona, Spain

Gallery YU, Tokyo, Japan

2005 Cortina d’Ampezzo, curator Graziella Folchini Grassetto, Studio GR 20, Padova, Italy

2004 Stedelijk Museum CS, ‘Metallic Yellow, Gold for Robert Smit’, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2003 Galerie Louise Smit, KunstRai 2003, ‘Bello in Padova’, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2001 Musei Civici di Padova, ‘Casa vuota’, Padova, Italy

Galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Galleria Claudio Zanettin, La Ruota Antoichità, curator Graziella Folchini Grassetto Porto Rotondo, Sardegna, Italy

2000 Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, ‘Leeres Haus’, Hanau, Germany

Kunsthal,  ‘Leeres Haus’ Rotterdam, The Netherlands

1999 Galerie Slavik, Vienna, Austria

Schmuckmuseum,  ‘Leeres Haus’, Pforzheim, Germany

Bayerische Kunstgewerbe Verein, ‘Leeres Haus’, Munich, Germany

1998 Galerie Louise Smit, ‘Kortsluiting’, Stripverhaal i.c.w. Boris Claassen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1997 Galerie Slewe, ‘Een familiaire verzameling sieraden en berging’, commissioned by Hein and Ria Slewe on the occasion of their 40-year marriage Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1996 Galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1995 Galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1994 Galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice, France

1993 Galerie Spectrum, Munich, Germany

Galerie Contacto Directo, Lisbon, Portugal

1992 Galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Galerie Spectrum, Munich, Germany

1991 Studio Ton Berends, The Hague, The Netherlands

1990 Helen Drutt Gallery, New York, USA

1989 Galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1988 Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia, USA

Galerie Philip Debray, Riihimåki, Finland

1987 Stedelijk Museum ‘Het Prinsenhof’, ‘Beyond Reach’, Delft, The Netherlands

Galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1985 Galerie RA, ‘Ornamentum humanum’, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1984 Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Galerie Orez Mobiel (with Jan J. Schoonhoven), The Hague, The Netherlands

1981 Galerie Orez Mobiel, The Hague, The Netherlands

1978 Galerie Orez Mobiel, Series of 10 exhibitions, The Hague, The Netherlands

Towards the liberation of drawings 1 Approaching my intentions & approaches to my intentions some time afterward (6.1.78.)

Towards the liberation of drawings 2 Felt-penned/lithographic crayonned/charcoalled/patelled/paintbrushed/erased/ballpointed/penned/pencilled/brushed, each of which with feltpen/lithographic/crayon/charcoal/pastel/paintbrush/eraser/ballpoint/pen/pencil/brush (28.2.78)

Towards the liberation of drawings 3 Aquarelled (4.4.78.)

Towards the liberation of drwaings 4 Timed distances – drawing without intervention (21.4.78.)

Towards the liberation of drawings 5 Cwrt from ffynnon geredig nant gwanaf (spring), allt brynllywwwwwelyn, ty’r-lan cae’r-blaidd, gwar-allt, lletty’r- aderyn, allt pant-y-cerrig, ffinnant, pantycerrig, bryn-dafydd, pant- ydderwen, maes-ifan, maes-yr-haidd. (11.5.78.)

Towards the liberation of drawings 6 A second look at an outside activity in Wales. The aquarelle (23.6.78.)

Towards the liberation of drawings 7 The insignificant flatness of printed matter/towards the liberation of drawings 8’

(Museum Journaal, Oktober 1978)

Towards the liberation of drawings 8 (Executed on 28.10.78.)

Towards the liberation of drawings 9 And here a piece of paper subjected to the drawing and this drawing subjected to the stone & just as there a stone subjected to the drawing and that a drawing subjected to the stone (22.9.78.)

Towards the liberation of drawings 10 (8.12.78.)

1977 Galerie Waalkens Finsterwolde, The Netherlands

1973 Stedelijk Museum De Volle Maan Delft, The Netherlands

Galerie Riekje Swart, ‘Different Information’ Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1971 Galerie Tietz-Odenwalt Hamburg, Germany

1969 Galerie R.G. Curacao


GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selection)

2019 MAURER ZILIOLI Contemporary Arts ‘In memoriam Martinazzi (1923-2018)’, Munich, Germany

Galerie Marzee, Fair ‘FRAME’, IHM, Munich, Germany

2018 TRIPLE PARADE Biennial. DIALOGUE across the past, the present, the future, Shanghai, China

Hang zhou Contemporary International Jewelry and Metal Art triennial 2018, ’21 Gram’, Zhejiang, China

China Academy of Art, Folk Art Museum

Art on Paper Amsterdam, at Rob de Vries projects (Haarlem), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Galerie Marzee, Fair ‘FRAME’, IHM, Munich, Germany

Galerie Marzee, Fair ‘QADE’,  Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Galerie Marzee, Fair ‘COLLECT’, London, United Kingdom

Galerie Marzee, Fair ‘KUNSTRAI’, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Galerie Marzee, Fair ‘TRESOR, Basel, Switserland

Galerie Marzee, Fair ‘PAN 2018’, Fair for Art, Antiques and Design, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2017 Galerie Marzee, PAN 2017, Fair for Art, Antiques and Design, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2017 Galerie Caroline van Hoek: Design Basel/Miami 2017, Basel, Swiss

2017 Villa Stuck, ‘Private Confessions. Die Zeichnung der Schmuckkünstler’, curated by Ellen Maurer Zilioli, Munich, Germany

2017 Galerie Handwerk, ‘Hommage an Mandred’, Munich, Germany

2017 Galerie Spektrum, ‘Galerie Spektrum – The Munich Times’, IHM-FRAME, Munich, Germany

2017 Atelier Tom Munsteiner, ‘20th anniversary’, Stipshausen, Germany

2017 Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Material + Form e.V., Westerwald, Germany

2016 CODA Museum ‘Private Confessions. Die Zeichnung der Schmuckkünstler’, curated by Ellen Maurer Zilioli, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, Munich, Germany

Galerie Phoebus, ‘Archief van schone voorwerpen’, curated by Liesbeth den Besten, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2015 Crafts Council, ‘I AM HERE: portable art, wearable objects, jewelry’, London, United Kingdom

Villa Stuck, ‘glAmour’, curated by Olga Zobel, Munich, Germany

Galerie De Zaal, ‘Echo Orez, work from the seventies, a tribute to Jan J. Schoonhoven’, Delft, The Netherlands

Pratt Manhattan Gallery, ‘After Wearing: A history of gestures, actions and jewelry’, New York, USA (Participating artists: Roseanne Bartley, Kipp Bradford, Tracey Clement, Gabriel Craig, Thomas Dierks, Martí Guixé, Lauren Kalman, Suska Mackert, Jessica C. Martin, Jhana Millers, Yuka Oyama, Mah Rana, Schmuck2, Robert Smit, Joanne Wardrop, and Becky Yee) Curated by: Monica Gaspar and Damian Skinner

Arti et Amicitiae, ‘Hangen doe je toch. On the occasion of 175 Year Arti et Amicitiae with 580 artist members, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Design Miami/Basel, represented by Galerie Caroline van Hoek, Bruxelles, Belgium

2014 Design Miami/Basel, represented by Galerie Caroline van Hoek, Bruxelles, Belgium

Espace Solidor, ‘glAmour’, curated by Olga Zobel, Haut de Cagnes, France

2013 Design Miami/Basel, represented by Galerie Caroline van, Hoek Bruxelles, Belgium

Design Miami, represented by Galerie Caroline van Hoek, Bruxelles, Belgium

2012 National Gallery of Victoria, ‘UNEXPECTED PLEASURES’

The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery, curated by Dr. Susan Cohn, Australia Design Museum, ‘UNEXPECTED PLEASURES’

The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery, curated by Dr. Susan Cohn, London, United Kingdom

London. Exhibition design by Ab Rogers Design and graphics by Barnbrook Design Museum

Victoria and Albert Museum, ‘Postmodernism: Style and Subversion, 1970-1990’,  London, United Kingdom

PAD London, with Galerie Caroline van Hoek, London, United Kingdom

Stedelijk Museum, ‘WE ARE OPEN’

The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is officially opened by Queen Beatrix Amsterdam, The Netherlands

PAD Paris, with Galerie Caroline van Hoek, Paris, France

Museum Het Prinsenhof, ‘Inzicht, Delftse Meesters van Nu’ Delft, The Netherlands

2011 Galerie Handwerk, ‘Galerie der Preisträger, Bayerischer Staatspreis’, Munich, Germany

2010 Galleria Antonella Villanova, Florence, Italy

Studio GR20, Padova, Italy

2009 Zuiderzeemuseum, ‘Gone with the Wind’, Enkhuizen, The Netherlands

2008 Galerie Stühler, ‘5 Goldschmiede’, Munich, Germany

Galerie YU, Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry, Tokyo, Japan

Collect, Galerie Louise Smit, V&A London, United Kingdom

Goldschmiedehaus, ‘10th anniversary Alchimia’, Hanau, Germany

Handwerksmesse, ‘Masters der Moderne’, Munich, Germany

Studio GR20, ‘Gioielleria Contemporanea, Maestri Olandesi’, Padova, Italy

2007 Klimt02 Gallery, Barcelona, opening exhibition of the gallery, Barcelona, Spain

Collect, Galerie Louise Smit, V&A London, United Kingdom

Museum of Fine Art Houston, ‘Ornament as Art’

Collection Helen Williams Drutt Collection Houston, USA

Museum of Fine Art Boston, ‘Jewelry by artists’, the Daphne Farago Collection Boston, USA

Seoul International Craft Biennale 2007, Seoul, Korea

2006 Collect, Galerie Louise Smit, V&A London, United Kingdom

2005 Collect, Galerie Louise Smit, V&A London, United Kingdom

National Gallery of Australia, ‘Transformations’, Canberra, Australia

2004 Collect, Galerie Louise Smit, V&A London, United Kingdom

2003 Schmuckmuseum, ‘Experiment Schmuck’, Pforzheim, Germany

2002 RMIT University/RMIT Gallery, ‘Jewels of Mind and Mentality’, Melbourne, Australia

Stedelijk Museum, ‘Display’ Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Angermuseum, ‘Experiment Schmuck’, Erfurt, Germany

Lesley Craze Gallery, ‘Dutch Diversity’, London, United Kingdom

Centraal Museum Utrecht, ’Zonder wrijving geen glans’, Utrecht, The Netherlands

2001 Palazzo Pitti, ‘L’Arte Gioiello’, Florence, Italy

Bayerischer Kunstgewerbe Verein, ‘Mikromegas’, Munich, Germany

2000 Museum Waterland, ‘Sieraden’, Purmerend, The Netherlands

Museum Het Kruithuis Den Bosch, The Netherlands

Beurs van Berlage Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Casino Gallery Venezia, ‘Gioielleria Contemporanea in Europa’

(curated by Graziella Folchini Grassetto), Venice, Italy

1999 Galerie Piltzer, Paris, France

1998 The National Museums of Scotland, ‘Jewellery Moves’, Edinburg, Scotland

Galerie Louise Smit, ‘What about men’, on the occasion of the Gay Games Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Galerie Louise Smit, ‘KunstRai ’98′, together with Evert Nijland and Herman Jünger Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Kunsthal, SFBK, ‘Standpunten’, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Kunstcentrum Bellamy 19, ‘Het lijden van de jonge Bellamy‘, Vlissingen, The Netherlands

Museum het Kruithuis, ‘Brooching it diplomatically: a tribute to Madeleine K. Albright’, Den Bosch, The Netherlands

Museum voor Moderne Kunst, ‘Brooching it diplomatically: a tribute to Madeleine K. Albright’, Oostende/and many other locations

1997 Museum für angewandte Kunst, 7. Erfurter Schmucksymposium, Cologne, Germany

Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, 7. Erfurter Schmucksymposium, Hanau, Germany

Die Werkstattgalerie Brodhag + Wörn, 7. Erfurter Schmucksymposium, Berlin, Germany

Centraal Museum, ‘De Bruiloftsreportage’, Drawings, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Studio GR 20, ‘Il colore nella gioielleria contemporanea’, with Giampaolo Babetto, Karl Fritsch, Anna Heindl, Paolo Maurizio, Michelle Milner Scott, Ramon Puig Cuyas, Anna Maria Zanella, Padova, Italy

Fattidarte, ‘Gioielli di fine millennio’, Piacenza, Italy

1996 Museum of Modern Art, ‘Design and Identity. Aspects of Europian Design’, Louisiana Humblebaek, Denmark

Schloss Klessheim, ‘Schmuck im Schloss’, Salzburg, Austria

Barfüsserkirche, ‘Ergebnisse des 7. Erfurter Schmucksymposiums‘, Erfurt, Germany

Stedelijk Museum, ‘Scanning’ Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Marijke Vallanzasca, Milan, Italy

Angermuseum-Barfusserkirche, 7. Erfurter Schmucksymposium, Erfurt, Germany

Galerie Marzee, 7. Erfurter Schmucksymposium Nijmegen, The Netherlands

1995 ‘Dutch Jewellery’, Jakarta Bandung, Yogyakarta

1994 Kunstrai ‘94, ‘Mode en Sieraad’,  in collaboration with Meta Struycken Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1993 Kunsthal, ‘Facet 1’, Jewellery biennial Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Marijke Studio, ‘HOM.AGE’ (Maestri di gioia), Padova, Italy

Bayerischen Akademie der Schönen Künste, ’13 Goldschiede’, Munich, Germany

1992 Centrum Beeldende Kunst, ‘Sieraden’, Groningen, The Netherlands

Musée des Arts Décoratifs, ‘3de Trienale du Byou’, Paris, France

1991 Europäisches Kunsthandwerk ‘91, Stuttgart, Germany

Centraal Museum, ‘Linea Recta’, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Kunstbeurs Gent, ‘Lineart’, Gent, Belgium

1990/1991 L’arte della Gioia, Padova, Italy

1990 Bienale du Byou, Paris, France

Atelier Bernd Munsteiner, Stipshausen, Germany

Studio Ton Berends, The Hague, The Netherlands

Milano Biblioteca Trivulziana, ‘Gioielli e Legature, Artisti del XX Secolo’, 26 oct. – 11 nov. 1990, Milan, Italy

1989 Galerie Louise Smit, ‘KunstRai ’89′ Amsterdam, The Netherlands

KunstRai ‘89, 32 Portraits, ‘Photography in Art’, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

‘The Spectacles of Chaos’ Chicago, USA

Triennial Perth, Perth, Western Australia

1988 Museum Morsbroich, ‘Tragezeichen’, Leverkussen, Germany

(Babetto, Bischoff, Marx, Nisslmüller, Pavan, Schobinger, Skubic, Smit)

1987/1988   Linzer Institut für Gestaltung, ‘Schmuck, Zeichen am Kørper’, Linz, Austria

1987   Ministerie van WVC, ‘Stipendia ’85-’86′, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Gemeente Museum, ‘Holland in Vorm’, Arnhem, The Netherlands

1986   Galerie Van Krimpen Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Rijksdienst Beeldende Kunst, The Hague, The Netherlands

1985 Stedelijk Museum, ‘Wat Amsterdam betreft’, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal, ‘Aspekten van Nederlandse Tekenkunst’, Leiden, The Netherlands

Allen Memorial Art Museum Oberlin, Ohio, USA

1983 Nederlandse Kunststichting, ‘Tekeningen’, (travelling exhibition), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1982 Kesstner-Gesellschaft, ‘Momentbild’, Hannover, Germany

Museum Fodor, ‘Amsterdam 60/80’, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1981 Stedelijk Museum, ‘Instant fotografie’, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1980 Museum Fodor, ‘The Critic Sees’, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1979 Galerie Orez Mobiel, The Hague, The Netherlands

1976 Galerie Orez Mobiel, The Hague, The Netherlands

1975/1976  Scottish Arts Council, Edinburg, Scotland

Victoria & Albert Museum, ‘Jewellery in Europe’, London, United Kingdom

1972 Electrum Gallery ‘Concepts of Modern Jewellery’, London, United Kingdom

Electrum Gallery ‘Twenty Modern Jewellers’, London, United Kingdom

Rotterdamse Kunststichting (Gijs Bakker, Krijn Giezen, David v.d. Kop, Emmy van Leersum, Rob Smit), Rotterdam, The Netherlands

First Triennial, ‘Sieraad 1900-1972’, Amersfoort, The Netherlands

1971 Museum Fodor, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Norishalle, ‘Gold+Silber Schmuck+Gerät’, Neurenberg, Germany

Schmuckmuseum, ‘Tendenzen ’71′, Liesborn/Pforzheim, Germany

1970 Schmuckmuseum, ‘Tendenzen’, Pforzheim, Germany

Galerie Nouvelles Images, The Hague, The Netherlands

Het Prinsenhof Museum, ‘Bijdrage tot het constructivisme van nu’, Delft, The Netherlands

(Robert Smit, Jan J. Schoonhoven, Jaap van den Ende, Frans Vierling)

Congres Gebouw The Hague, The Netherlands

1969 Stedelijk Museum, ‘Moderne kunstnijverheid’ Schiedam, The Netherlands

1968 Galerie Lalique, Berlin, Germany

Exhibition Rijksaankopen London, Paris, Cologne

1967 Handswerkmesse, Munich, Germany


BIBLIOGRAPHY (selection)

2014 Triple Parade.Published by Ubi Art & Design Ltd., Beijing Shi, China

2014 Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, about the Golden Ring of Honor 2014 Germany

Frankfurter Rundschau, about the Golden Ring of Honor 2014 Germany

2014 Hanauer Anzeiger, about the Golden Ring of Honor 2014 Germany

http://www.artjewelryforum.org/ajf-blog/robert-smit-golden-ring-of-honor, by Susan Cummins, USA

‘La Gazette du Self Service’, nr 2 & nr. 3, Galerie Caroline van Hoek Bruxelles, Belgium

2013 Metalsmith Magazin ‘Craving the Essential’, vol. 33, no. 5, by Liesbeth den Besten, USA

2012 Collect | Contemporary jewellery, by Joanna Hardy, Thames & Hudson, United Kingdom

UNEXPECTED PLEASURES, The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery, curated by Dr. Susan Cohn, London, United Kingdom

‘door het oog van EGBERDIEN’ – voor tijdens na gallery RG Curacao-Florida

2011 Art Aurea, CHEERFULLY TRANSCENDING BOUNDARIES, by Ellen Maurer Zilioli, Germany

2010 Art Quaterly, ‘The Golden Question’, author James Beighton, United Kingdom

2005 Arte, ’Astrazioni fiorite nell’oro’, by Alessandra Redaelli, Italy

2004 Documentary, ‘Robert Smit en het taboe op goud’ (Ban on gold), Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam http://vimeo.com/100166619 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Museumtijdschrift, ‘Weergaloos schoon’, by Liesbeth den Besten, The Netherlands

Kunstbeeld, ‘Goud in het Stedelijk Museum’, by Anne Berk

2002 ‘Display’, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, The Netherlands

‘Dutch Diversity’, Lesley Craze Gallery, United Kingdom

2001 Il Gazzettino,  ‘Benvenuti nella casa vuota di Robert Smit’, May 6 2001, Italy

2000 Süddeutsche Zeitung, Christoph Wiedemann, Munich, Germany

Region Hanau, ‘Avant Garde füllt ‘Leeres Haus’ von Robert Smit’, Hanau, Germany

1999 ‘La Renaissance du Bijou’, Galerie Piltzer, Paris, France

Kunsthandwerk & Design, ‘Robert Smit, Leeres Haus, neuer Schmuck’, Cornelie Holzach, Germany

Pforzheimer Kurier, Wolfgang Weber, Germany

Frankfurter Algemeiner Zeitung, Johannes Cramer, Germany

Pforzheimer Zeitung, Sandra Pfäfflin, Germany

1999 Arnoldsche Verlag, ‘Robert Smit, Empty house’, Germany

Text: Gert Staal, Helen Drutt, Graziella Folchini Grassetto

1997 De bruiloftsreportage, Provincie Utrecht en het Centraal Museum Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

1997 ‘Een familiaire verzameling sieraden en berging’, Robert Smit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1997 ‘il colore nella gioielleria contemporanea’, by Graziella Folchini Grassetto, Padova, Italy

1997 Gioielli di fine millennio Fattidarte, Piacenza, Italy

1997 Nederlands fabrikaat, Reyer Kras, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1997 Comic book ‘Kortsluiting’ (cataloque exhibition in Galerie Louise Smit, jan.1998, in collaboration with Boris Claassen), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1996 Calender ‘Stories of Gold’, by Giac Casale, with Giampaolo Babetto and Erico Nagai, Milan, Italy

1996 ‘Scanning: Toegepaste Kunst en Fotografie in Amsterdam 1996’

Edition on the occasion of the Gemeentelijke Kunstaankopen in het Stededelijk Museum Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1996 ‘Prima Materia’, edition Materiaalfonds voor Beeldende Kunst en Vormgeving The Netherlands

1996 Kunsthandwerk & Design, ‘Die holländische SchmuckSzene’, nov/dec 1996, by Liesbeth den Besten, Germany

1996 Items 7+8, Sieraadvormgeving & design, ‘voorgoed van elkaar vervreemd’, The Netherlands by Liesbeth den Besten, 15th year 1996

1996 ‘Schmuck im Schloss’, Schloss Klessheim Salzburg, Austria

1996 7. Erfurter Schmucksymposium 1996 Erfurt, Germany

1995 Fachhochschule Pforzheim 1965-1995, ‘Schmücken, the art of adornment’, Pforzheim, Germany

1995 Nouveau: ‘Het sieraad als kunstobject’, ‘Jewelry of our time’, ‘Art, ornament and obsession’, by Helen W. Drutt English and Peter Dormer, The Netherlands / United Kingdom

1995 ‘Nice. Amsterdam’, book on the occasion of the exhibition in Museum of Modern Art and Design Nice, France / edition  500 (300 neth.-, 100 eng.- 100 german)

1994 The new jewelry ‘Trends + Traditions’, Revised Edition Peter Dormer + Ralph Turner, London, United Kingdom

1994 Het Parool, ‘Goud voor onder de boom’, (Exhibition ‘Goud alleen’, Galerie Louise Smit), by Liesbeth den Besten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1994 ‘Meester/Leerling’, by Chris Reinewald, The Netherlands

1993 ‘The best in contemporary Jewellery’, by David Watkins, London, United Kingdom

Het Parool, ‘Geen gewoon goud’, by Liesbeth den Besten, on the occasion of the monography ‘Robert Smit, sieraden van eigentijdse kunstenaars 3’, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1993 NRC Handelsblad, ‘De intense, onmiskenbare gele gloed van goud’, by Tracy Metz, The Netherlands

1992 AURUM PUBLISHING AG, ‘ROBERT SMIT, sieraden van eigentijdse kunstenaars 3, Germany

Bijvoorbeeld, Cover-foto NRC Handelsblad, ‘De emancipatie van het sieraad’, by Tracy Metz, The Netherlands

1992 Klaus Ullrich, ‘Kaffee oder Tee?’, contribution of Robert Smit, Germany

1991 Het Parool: ‘Meubels met een verwijzing’, by Liesbeth den Besten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

De Limburger: ‘Dit is een keten van deze tijd’, Wilma Loop, The Netherlands

1990 L’Orafo Italiano, ‘GIOIELLI  LEGATURE, Artisti del XX Secolo’, Editore Milan, Milan, Italy

1989 Kunstwerk Journaal: ‘KunstRai ’89′, The Netherlands

1988 Art Aurea: ‘Wo sind wir eigentlich?’, by Christoph Blase, Germany

De Volkskrant: ‘Koning wijst uitgekozen jubileummunt af’, The Netherlands

NRC Handelsblad, ‘Een koningin vol krabbels’, by Bas van Lier, The Netherlands

1987 ‘Tragezeichen’, text catalogue: Christoph Blase, Germany

NRC Handelsblad, ‘Betondorp toont juwelen’, by Tracy Metz, The Netherlands

1987 Delftsche Courant, ‘Een kunstwerk op de borst’, by Hendrik van Leeuwen, Delft, The Netherlands

1987 Stedelijk Museum Het Prinsenhof, ‘Byond Reach’, Delft, The Netherlands

1986 Museumjournaal 3 en 4, ‘Een onpersoonlijk lijf tegenover de borst van Rob van Koningsbruggen’, by Godert van Colmjon, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

AVENUE, ‘Draagbare kunst’, by Deborah Wolf, The Netherlands

1985 Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal, ‘Aspekten van Nederlandse tekenkunst 1945-1985’, by Hans Sizoo, Leiden, The Netherlands

Stedelijk Museum, ‘Wat Amsterdam betreft’, by Karel Schampers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Vrij Nederland, ‘Goud is als de zon, je krijgt het cadeau’, 23.11.1985, by Ella Reitsma, The Netherlands

NRC Handelsblad: ‘Robert Smit’, 18.10.1985, by Janneke Wesseling, The Netherlands

‘Twentieth Century Jewelry’, New York, by Barbara Cartlidge, London, United Kingdom

Parool: ‘Goud is mijn materiaal, goud is pure verleiding’, by Mathilde Roskam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amersfoortse Courant: ‘Het hoofdstedelijke kunstleven te kijk. Nationale kwaliteit met een lokaal-politiek kleurtje’, by Godert van Colmjon, Amersfoort, The Netherlands

1984 Stedelijk Museum Bulletin, ‘Robert Smit, drawings’, Amsterdam, p. 89-90, by Karel Schampers, The Netherlands

NRC Handelsblad: ‘Gezicht op Delft’, by Janneke Wesseling, The Netherlands

1982 ‘Towards the liberation’, 19.12.1979-28.9.1982, notes-reactions, Robert Smit, The Netherlands

1981 Stedelijk Museum, ‘Instant fotografie’, by Els Barents Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1978 ‘Towards the liberation of drawings’, a year’s report on Robert Smit’s towards the liberation of drawings 1/10, Jan 5, 1978, Jan. 12, 1979, Robert Smit, The Netherlands

Museumjournaal October, ‘Robert Smit’, by Karel Schampers, The Netherlands

Haagse Courant: ‘Een vol jaar Rob Smit in Orez Mobiel’, by Dolf Welling, The Hague, The Netherlands

NRC Handelsblad: ‘Robert Smit’, by Betty van Garrel, The Netherlands

1976 Studio Vista, ‘Contemporary Jewelry, a critical assessment, 1945-1975’, by Ralph Turner, London, United Kingdom

1974 ‘Neuer Schmuck’, by Karl Schollmayer, Tübingen, Germany

1973 Delftsche Courant: ‘Keiharde vrucht van technisch systeem’, by Jan H. Oosterloo, Delft, The Netherlands

Algemeen Dagblad: ‘Gaaf’, by Jan Juffermans, The Netherlands

De Volle Maan, text catalogue by Ank Leeuw- Markar, Delft, The Netherlands

1971 Gerhard Bott, ‘Schmuck als Künstlerische Aussage unserer Zeit’ Køningsbach, Pforzheim, Germany

‘GoldSilber SchmuckGerät, von Albrecht Dürer bis zur Gegenwart’, by Curt Heigl, Nürnberg, Germany

1970 Algemeen Kunsttijdschrift: ‘Het sieraad moet een gebruiksgoed worden’, by Martin Uitvlucht

1968 Het Vaderland, The Haque: ‘Goud is een heel brutaal materiaal’, by Martin Uitvlucht in The Hague

conversation with Robert Smit and Jan J. Schoonhoven


MASTERCLASSES

2010 Alchimia, Tutor, Florence, Italy

2008 Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry, ‘All about me, Golden Years’, Tokyo, Japan

Pinakothek der Moderne, ‘All about me, Golden Years’, Munich, Germany

2005/’06/’07 Alchimia, Tutor, Florence, Italy

2004 Alchimia, Florence, Italy

2003 Burg Giebichenstein, Halle, Germany

2003 Workshop Juweelontwerpen, Children’s bulletin Stedelijk Museum on the KunstRai, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1994 Koninklijke Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten, Antwerp, Belgium

1993 Contacto Directo, Lisboa, Portugal

1992 Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich, Germany

1991/1992 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1990 Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom

1986 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1985 Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten, Arnhem, The Netherlands

1980 Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


JURY

2011 Dannerpreis 1999, Dannerstiftung, Munich, Germany

2011 Cominelli Awards, Italy

2006 – Member of the Danner Foundation,  purchase commission, Munich, Germany

2004 Students award Metallic Yellow, by Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1999 Dannerpreis 1999, Dannerstiftung, Munich, Germany


LECTURES

2013 All about me, Golden years, Hochschule Idar Oberstein, Idar Oberstein, Germany

2008 All about me, Golden years, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany

All about me, Golden years, Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry, Tokyo, Japan

2004 Alchimia, Florence, Italy

2003 Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1994 Koninklijke Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten, Antwerp, Belgium

1991 Akademie der Bildenden Künste Munich, Munich, Germany

1991 Fachhochschule Cologne, Cologne, Germany

1991 ‘Haldenhof’, Wissgoldingen/Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

1990 Royal College of Art London, London, United Kingdom

1988 Royal College of Art London, London, United Kingdom

1988 Person’s School of Art and Design, New York, USA


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherland

Centraal Museum Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Stedelijk Museum ‘Het Prinsenhof’ Delft, Delft, The Netherlands

Van Reekum Museum (CODA), Apeldoorn, The Netherlands

Museum ‘Het Kruithuis’ (SM’s) Den Bosch, Den Bosch, The Netherlands

The Swiss National Museum, the Alice and Louis Koch Collection, Zurich, Switserland

Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Arnhem, The Netherlands

Rijksdienst Beeldende Kunst, The Hague, The Netherlands

Gemeente Museum Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom

Schmuckmuseum ‘Reuchlinhaus’, Pforzheim, Germany

Dannerstiftung, Munich, Germany

Die Neue Sammlung, Munich, Germany

Museum of Fine Art Houston, Helen Williams Drutt Collection, Houston, USA

Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau, Germany

The Daphne Farago Collection, Boston, USA

Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom

Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry, Tokyo, Japan

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia

Francoise van den Bosch Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LA, California, USA

Rotasa Collection Trust California, USA

The Boelen Collection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Arnold Ligthart Collection, https://arnoldligthart.com/robert-smit-2 Amsterdam, The Netherlands


AWARDS

2014 Golden Ring of Honour 2014, Hanau, Germany

2010 Bayerischen Staatspreis Munich, Germany

2004 Francoise van den Bosch award 2004, The Netherlands

1967 Bayerischen Staatspreis Munich, Germany


BOOKS / CATALOGUES (selection)

TWO X TWO, Sotheby’s at the Dallas Museum of Art, oct. 2017

Marzee Magazine (hekje tekentje, heb ik niet) 112, March 25, 2018

‘Kijken naar sieraden’, (collection Jeroen Redel en Sara Visbeek), Jeroen Redel, 2017

‘JEWELLERY MATTERS’, Marjan Unger & Suzanne van Leeuwen, NA1010 Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, NL. 2017

pag. 131, 132, 133, 134, 209

‘PRIVATE CONFESSIONS’, Exh. in CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, NL, 2016, Villa Stuck, Munich, D, 2017. Curated by Ellen Maurer Zilioli

‘Beyond Bling’, Contemporary Jewelry from the Lois Boardman Collection, 2016

‘I AM HERE: portable art, wearable objects, jewellery’, Crafts Council, London, 2015

‘After Wearing: a History of Gestures, Actions, and Jewelry’, Pratt Manhattan Gallery New York, 2015

‘Instant Fotografie’, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 1981

‘Everyday Adornment’, ISBN 90-71584-06-2

ITEMS 7+8. 15de jaargang 1996. ‘Sieraadvormgeving & Design’. ‘Voorgoed van elkaar vervreemd,’ by Liesbeth den Besten

‘ROBERT SMIT, Sieraden van eigentijdse kunstenaars 3’, AURUM SDN 3-9520360-0-5

Brooching it diplomatically: a tribute to Madeleine K. Albright 1998 USA

‘Material + Form e.V.’ ext. 12.11.2017-28.1.2018, Westerwald, Germany

‘Leeres Haus’, Arnoldsche Verlag  Stuttgart Dld ISDN 3-925369-92-9

‘Kortsluiting’, Comic booklet on the occasion of the exhibition ‘Lili’,  Edition Robert Smit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

‘ROBERT SMIT, Empty house’, Arnoldsche Verlag, Text contribution: Graziella Folchini Grassetto, Gert Staal, Helen Drutt

Calender ‘Stories of Gold’, by Giac Casale, with Giampaolo Babetto and Erico Nagai Milan, Italy

‘Meester/Leerling’, Chris Reinewald, The Netherlands

‘The new jewelry ‘Trends + Traditions’, Revised Edition, by Peter Dormer + Ralph Turner London, United Kingdom

‘Nice – Amsterdam’, Goose Press ISBN 90 7157068 1 Nice, France

‘Byond Reach’, Stedelijk Museum Het Prinsenhof Delft, The Netherlands

‘The best in contemporary Jewellery’, by David Watkins, London, United Kingdom

‘GIOIELLI  LEGATURE, L’Orafo Italiano, Artisti del XX Secolo’, Milan, Italy

‘Tragezeichen’, text catalogue: Christoph Blase, Museum Morsbroich Leverkussen, Germany

‘Bello in Padova’, 2003, Galerie Louise Smit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Collect, Victoria and Albert Museum London, United Kingdom

Collect/GLS, Galerie Louise Smit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Bulletin 2004 Stedelijk Museum, SMCS Amsterdam, The Netherlands

‘Ornament as Art’, Museum of Fine Art Houston, Houston, USA

‘Italian Ways in Contemporary Craft’

Italian Pavillion of the Cheongju International Biennale 2007 Korea

‘Madonna delle Dolomiti’, Galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

‘Gioielleria Contemporanea Maestri Olandesi, 2008’, Studio GR20, Graziella Folchini Grassetto, Padova, Italy

‘Robert Smit, The ban of Gold’, documentary, made on the occasion of the exhibition ‘Yellow Metalic’ in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 2004, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Studio GR20, ‘Material and Colour’, by Graziella Folchini Grassetto, Padova, Italy

‘Gioielleria Contemporanea Maestri Olandesi’, 2008, Studio GR 20 + Galleria La Ruota. Graziella Folchini Grassetto, Padova, Italy

‘Materia E Colore | Gioielli Sculture Installazioni’, 2010. Studio GR 20, Graziella Folchini Grassetto, Padova, Italy

Rijksmuseum Bulletin 2010, Col. Marjan & Gerard Unger, pag. 269/270/271, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Studio GR20, ‘Omaggio a Guariento, L’oro contemporaneo’, 2011, by Graziella Folchini Grassetto, Padova, Italy

‘On Jewellery’, Author Liesbeth den Besten. Publisher Arnoldsche (2011), The Netherlands

‘UNEXPECTED PLEASURES’, The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery.

Curated by Dr. Susan Cohn (2012) Australia

‘Rivelazioni Esoteriche’ (Esoteric Revelations), Robert Smit. Musei Civici agle Eremitani, by Graziella Folchini Grassetto, Padova (2014), Padova, Italy

‘glAmour’, Exhibition in Haut de Cagnes, FR. curated by Olga Zobel (2014), Haut de Cagnes, France

‘glAmour’, Villa Stuck, curated by Olga Zobel (2014), Munich, Germany

Barbara Cartlidge and Electrum Gallery, by Beatriz Chadour-Sampson and Janice Hosegood, 2016 London, United Kingdom