Recognised as a key figure of avant-garde contemporary jewellery, Bernhard Schobinger’s subversive approach to making spans more than forty years and has earned him a reputation for rebellious innovation. His work skilfully transforms discovered objects into pieces that allude to past and present, precious and leftover.
Bernhard Schobinger (1946, CH) lives and works in Zurich. A graduate of the School of Applied Arts in Zurich, he has worked independently since 1968, gaining international recognition. A recipient of the Francoise van der Bosch award in 1998, his work has been published extensively and is represented in significant public collections, among others V&A Museum - London; Museum of Fine Arts - Boston; Museum of Fine Arts - Houston; LACM - Los Angeles; Philadelphia Museum of Art - Philadelphia; Rotasa Collection Trust - California; National Museum of Australia - Canberra; National Gallery of Victoria - Melbourne; Stedelijk Museum - Amsterdam; Stedelijk Museum - 's-Hertogenbosch; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen - Rotterdam, Pinakothek der Moderne, Die Neue Sammlung, Dannerstiftung - Munich, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Palais du Louvre - Paris, MUDAC - Lausanne; Museum Bellerive - Zurich; Kunsthaus Zug - Zug; Schweizerisches National Museum - Zurich; Koch Collection and makk, Museum of Applied Arts, Köln. His work was included in the V&A's survey show 'Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990'.