David Huycke


David Huycke is full-time associate professor at the PXL-MAD faculty and at MAD research (PXL University College, Hasselt) and at the Faculty of Architecture and Arts (Hasselt University). He studied jewellery design and silversmithing at the Sint-Lucas University College in Antwerp, and graduated in 1989. Since 1993 he has been working as an independent artist in the field of the sculptural art-object. His work is shown in galleries and museums around the world, and can be seen in permanent collections such as in the Designmuseum in Ghent, the Röhsska Museum in Gothenburg, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. In 2007 he received the Bavarian State Prize for Contemporary Crafts, awarded by the IHM, Munich. In 2010 he acquired his PhD in the Arts at Hasselt University and KULeuven with the project The Metamorphic Ornament: Re-Thinking Granulation, a practice-based study of the contemporary artistic relevance of the ancient technique of granulation. In his current research, David Huycke mainly focuses on the meaning of material-surface in the contemporary silver object.


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