About

TODAY’S SOCIETY BRINGS THE CONSTANT PRESSURE OF SPEED AND PERFORMANCE. THE WORLD SEEMS TO BE RULED BY CORPORATIONS, NOT INDIVIDUALS. LEAVING LITTLE ROOM FOR IMPERFECTION. IN THIS HIGH VELOCITY WORLD, WE ARE LOOKING FOR OUR PLACE AND MOMENT IN TIME, A SPOT WHERE WE CAN JUST BE. FROM THIS BACKGROUND WE ARE MOVING INTO AN ERA WHERE INCLUSION, TRANSPARENCY AND PERSONALITY WILL BE HIGHER VALUATED. GENUINE IMPERFECTION CAN BE FINALLY EMBRACED.

MY ART IS DESIGNED TO OFFER A BEACON WHEN NEEDED; IT OFFERS A TACTILE AND EMOTIONAL VALUE THAT ENHANCES SELF-EMPOWERMENT. INSPIRED BY MY OWN CONSTANT QUEST FOR BALANCE, IT FORMS THE CONNECTION BETWEEN BODY, MIND AND EMOTION.

I EMBRACE THE TACTILITY OF MY WORK THAT CHALLENGES AND CALMS AT THE SAME TIME. BY SHARING MY EMOTIONS, I OFFER A TOKEN THAT STRENGTHENS AND ADDS TO THE FEELING OF SHELTER. I CREATE JEWELS THAT REACH FAR BEYOND THEIR VISUAL CHARM AND MELT WITH BODY AND IDENTITY.

 

CV

  • born in Lüdenscheid, Germany (1978)
  • based in Aachen, Germany

Education

  • 2018-2020 Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts & Design (now Maastricht Institute of Arts), master’s degree program “Artistic Matters – Contexting Jewellery” (Master)
  • 2011-2017 Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts & Design (now Maastricht Institute of Arts), jewellery design (Bachelor)
  • 1999-2004 University of Applied Sciences Gelsenkirchen/Bocholt tourism & business management (Bachelor)

Exhibitions & Presentations

  • upcoming: part of @werkroute_aachen together with Gabriel Guevara at my studio 06.-07.04.2024, Aachen (DE)
    Brussels Jewellery Week 25.-28.04.2024, part of group exhibition ‘particle(s)’ at MAD Home of creators 25.04.2024 – 05.05.2024, Brussels (BE)
  • 2023 studio & showroom Henrike Altes Jewellery, exhibition ‘Soul Seeker’, Aachen (DE)
  • 2023 GEDOK Cologne, ‘Premiere’, Köln (DE)
  • 2023 Lothringair Festival, ‘Hopeful discoveries’ – window exhibition at Claudia Fahlbusch photography, Aachen (DE)
  • 2023 CODA museum, ‘Shared stories’ – the choice of Chequita Nahar, Apeldoorn (NL)
  • 2023 Munich Jewellery Week, ‘Sensing Hope’ – group exhibition with Helen Clara Hemsley, Iris Desiree Claessens, Sophie van Dooren and Sabina Schreurs at Munich Jewellery Week Hub, München (DE)
  • 2022 Sieraad Art Fair, The Fundamentals present: Chequita Nahar & In conversation with Chequita Nahar, Gabriel Guevara and Henrike Altes, Amsterdam (NL)
  • 2021 GLO’ART, ‘iN betweeN’, Lanaken (BE)
  • 2021 Maastricht Institute of Arts, ‘Forever under construction’, Maastricht (NL)
  • 2020 Atelier Néerlandais, ‘Nuages bas’, Paris (FR)
  • 2019 Milano Jewelry Week, Artistar Jewels Fall Edition, Milano (IT)
  • 2019 Het Nieuwe Instituut, ‘The Common Inn’, Rotterdam (NL)
  • 2019 La Neuvième Paris, Maastricht (NL)
  • 2019 Munich Jewellery Week, ‘Glazing it’, München (DE)
  • 2018 Meesterlijk, Amsterdam (NL)
  • 2018 Elisabeth Strouven Fond, Maastricht (NL)
  • 2018 Passagen, ‘DDX Embracing Exchange’, Köln (DE)
  • 2017 Dutch Design Week, ‘Southern Treasures’, Eindhoven (NL)

since 2021 at Clio Jewelry, Maastricht (NL)
since 2020 at Galerie Beeldend Gesproken, Amsterdam (NL)

since 2022 member of GEDOK Cologne