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)

2021 CODA Museum, (in preparation) Apeldoorn, The Netherlands

2019 Galerie Marzee Nijmegen, The Netherlands

2018 Galerie Marzee 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, 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 wich with: felt pen/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)

2021 Rob de Vries Projects | Gallery, Exhibition ‘BUITEN’ Haarlem, The Netherlands

2019 Galerie Marzee, Fair ‘PAN 2019’, Fair for Art, Antiques and Design Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Galerie Marzee, Fair ‘FRAME’, IHM Munich, Germany
Galerie Marzee, Fair ‘KUNSTRAI’ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Galerie Marzee, Fair ‘Qade’ , Art Rotterdam Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Galerie Marzee, ‘Marzee 40th anniversary exhibition’ Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Maurer Zilioli, Contemporary Arts, ‘IN MEMORIAM BRUNO MARTINAZZI (1923 – 2018) Munich, Germany
CODA, ’21 Gram’ Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
CODA, ‘De Keerzijde’ Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
Galerie Handwerk, ’21 Gram’ Munich, Germany

2018 Galerie Marzee, Fair ‘FRAME’, IHM Munich, Germany
Galerie Marzee, Fair ‘QADE’, Art Rotterdam Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Galerie Marzee, Fair ‘COLLECT’ London, UK
Galerie Marzee, Fair ‘KUNSTRAI’ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
CHINA ACADEMY OF ART, ’21 Gram’ HANGZHOU, China
Galerie Marzee, Fair ‘TRESOR Basel, Switserland
Galerie Marzee, Fair ‘PAN 2018’, Fair for Art, Antiques and Design Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Rob de Vries, Fair ‘ Art on Paper’ 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, Switserland

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

2017 Galerie Handwerk, ‘Hommage an Manfred’ 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 Klimt02Gallery, Barcelona, opening 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 Koningin Fabiolazaal, ‘Het verSierde ego’, The ego aDorned’ Antwerpen, B
Het Kunstjuweel in de 20ste eeuw, door Jan Walgrave

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

Helen Drutt Gallery, ‘Brooching it diplomatically: a tribute to Madeleine K. Albright’ Philadelphia, USA

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, NL

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/dez, 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 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

Capital, ‘Schmuck und feines Silber’ Hamburg, Germany

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
Eurocard Magazine. ‘De opmerkelijke terugkeer van het Gouden Sieraad’ Rotterdam, 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 tekenkunst1945-1985’,
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

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

1975 De Nederlandse Kunststichting ‘MEER DAN EEN FOTO’ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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 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

Haagse Kunstkring in Museum Fodor Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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, NL

1994 Koninklijke Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten Antwerp, B

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

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 Wiliams 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

AWARDS

2014 Golden Ring of Honor 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)

Schmuck Die Neue Sammlung – Danner Stiftung (Jewelry 1920 – 2020), Editor ARNOLDSCHE, 2020

RINGS of the 20th and 21st Centuries, The Alice and Louis Koch Collection, by Beatriz Chadour Sampson, 2019

TWO X TWO, Sotheby’s at the Dallas Museum of Art, oct. 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
‘Het verSierde ego’, The ego aDorned’, Het Kunstjuweel in de 20ste eeuw, door Jan Walgrave Antwerpen, B

‘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, NL

‘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, England

MISCELLANEOUS

2009 Grave monument, private assignment Wassenaar, The Netherland

1992 Execution of a brooch designed by Kees Smits (1945) Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Execution of a brooch designed by Leo Vroegindeweij (1955) Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Execution of a brooch designed by Frank Van den Broeck (1950) Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1997 Galerie Slewe, ‘A family collection of jewelry and storage’, commissioned by Hein
and Ria Slewe on the occasion of their 40-year marriage Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1993 Art project Psychiatrisch Centrum Oosterhout Oosterhout, The Netherlands
‘The patination of the 6 bronze masks’, made by Marlene Dumas’