Katrine Borup, Denmark

Katrine Borup (b. 1965) graduated from the Aarhus School of Architecture in 1995 and as a precious metal designer from the Institute for Precious Metals in 2001. She has worked as an independent jewellery artist since 2001 and taken part in exhibitions both in Denmark and abroad. She characterizes her work as conceptual and typically creates jewellery that explores themes in contemporary society as well as the phenomenon of jewellery itself. In 2002 she was awarded the Hetsch Medal of 1879 by the Copenhagen School of Design and Technology, and in 2010 she received the Biennale Prize from the Danish Crafts & Design Association. In addition she has received several grants and awards from the Danish Arts Foundation. Besides her practical work as a jewellery artist, she has also taught and served on exhibition juries and selection committees. From 2011-13 she was a member of the Danish Arts Foundation’s committee for the allocation of working grants in the field of crafts and design. In recent years, she has attended courses in art history and philosophy at the University of Copenhagen.