Bio

Biography

Born in Baar near Augsburg/Augusta (Germany),

lives and works in Dresden, Germany


Education

1986-1992: Jewelry design at the University of Applied Sciences Schwäbisch-Gmünd and the University of Applied Sciences (FHG) Pforzheim by Jens-Rüdiger Lorenzen and Johanna Dahm

1990 Field works with John Gèrard (paper artist) Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

1986 Field works with Waldemar Artmann (Silversmith), Regensburg


Awards

Arts & Crafts Design Award - Certificate of Excellence, 2017

Arts & Crafts Design Award - Certificate of Excellence, 2016

Young Artist Award of the Johann-Michael-Maucher-Competition, Schwäbisch Gmünd, 1991



Exhibitions

Exhibitions in Museums since 2009 

4th Triple Parade. Biennale of Contemporary Jewellery. How Art Museum - Design Center, Shanghai, China, 2018-2019 (C)

Danner-Preis 2017. Villa Stuck, München, DE, 2017-2018 (C)

ETHNO. Art Gallery Arka, Vilnius, LT, 2017 (C)

Les Confluences. Ramon Casas i la joieria contemporània, Museu del Modernisme de Barcelona, Spain,  2016  (C)

Asia - Europe II. Fiber Art (traveling exhibition) (C)

Janina-Monkute Marks Museum Kediainiai, LT, 2015

Museé Jean Lurcat et de la Tapisserie Contemporaine Angers, FR, 2014/2015

Deutsches Textilmuseum Krefeld, DE, 2014

Danner-Preis, Museum Schloss Johannisburg, Aschaffenburg, DE, 2014/2015 (C)

JUST PAPER (special exhibition), EUNIQUE, Karlsruhe, DE, 2014

CODA PAPER ART, CODA Museum Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, 2013

Premio Fondazione Cominelli, Palazzo Cominelli, Cisano de San Felice del Benaco, Italy 2012 (C); 2010 (C)

Santorini Biennale of Arts, Santorini, Greece, 2012

Papier global 2 - Paper global 2 (International Triennale of Paper Art), Museen der Stadt Deggendorf, Germany, 2012 (C)

Small Size Works (Fiber Art from Asia and Europe), Janina Monkute-Marks Museum,  Kedainiai, Lithuania, 2012 (C on CD)

Open Mind (International Contemporary Metal Craft: Trend and Vision), Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea 2011 (C)

7e Triennale Internationale du papier, Musée de Charmey, Switzerland 2011 (C)

Holland Paper Bienniale 2010, Rijswijk Museum, Rijswijk, the Netherlands 2010 (C)

Selected works of the Holland Paper Biennale, Knitting and Stitching Show, London, UK, 2010

Gioielli di carta (Paper Jewellery: poor jewellery), Triennale Design Museum, Milano, Italy 2009 (C)


Exhibitions in museums and special exhibitions: 1996-2008

Danner-Award 2008, Museum für Gegenwartskunst ‘Glaspalast’, Augsburg (Augusta), 2008 (C)

Schmuck 2005, special exhibition of the International Crafts Fair (IHM), Munich, 2005 (C); Schmuck, 1999 (C); Schmuck 1998 (C)

International Jewellery Arts - 15 Years Gallery Slavik’, Gallery Slavik, Vienna, 2005

Special exhibition of the Passione International Frankfurt Fair, Frankfurt, 2004

4. Inhorgenta Design Podium, Munich, Germany, 2003

Extract: Young Jewelry Designers in Germany, Bauhaus-Archiv Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin, 2002 (C)

International Paper Art, selected by Hilde Leiss, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, 2000

Form Tendence, Frankfurt, 2000

Grassi-Museum: Grassi ‘98, selected works of the Grassi-Fair, Leipzig, 1998

The Art of Adornment, Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim and Gallery Marzeé, Njimwegen, 1996 (C)


Galleries until 2004

Solo exhibitions

Gallery Profil, Regensburg, Germany, 2001 (solo exhibition)

Gallery of the BBK (Association of Fine Artists), Ingolstadt, Germany, 1999 (solo exhibition)

Gallery Lous Martin, Delft, the Netherlands, 1997 (solo exhibition)

Gallery Hertha Zaunschirm, Zurich, Switzerland, 1992 (with Viola Schwalm and Maximilian Miller).


Galleries until 2004

Gallery Alternatives, Rome, Italy, 2004

expo arte smykkdesign, Oslo, Norway, 2003

Gallery Hilde Leiss, Hamburg, Germany, 2001, 2003

Gallery Handwerk, Koblenz, Germany, 1994, 2003

Gallery Sculptures to wear, Los Angeles, 2001 Gallery Helga Malten, Dortmund, Germany, 2001

Gallery Brodhag & Wörn, Berlin, Germany, 1999

Gallery Slavik, Vienna, Austria, 1994, 1997, 1999

Gallery Michéle Zeller, Bern, Switzerland, 1996, 1997, 1998


Others

SOFA New York 2002-2008 (with The Davids Collection)

SOFA Chicago 2002-2008  (with The Davids Collection)

REDES/NETS: International Exhibition of Small Format Textile Works, Madrid 1999

Ars ornata, Straßbourg 1997

Bibliography


Portraits

Vision Magazine October 2016: Lydia Hirte

Kirsten Jäschke: Dynamisches Fließen. Papierschmuck von Lydia Hirte, in: Kunsthandwerk & Design,   September/Oktober, 05/2010, pp. 20-27 (cover image + 17 images).

Frank van der Ploeg:  Lydia Hirte. Resistance, in: Anna Klosterboer & Frank van der Ploeg: Holland Paper Biennale 2010. Catalogue  of the exhibition at the Museum Rijswijk and Coda Museum Appeldoorn,  08.06.-12.09.2010, Rijswijk: Museum Rijswijk, 2010, pp. 52-55 (5 images).

Claudia Heitzler: Lydia Hirte - Fächergeschichten, in: Schmuck Magazin, 1/1997, p. 89 (6 images).


Books

Paper Art II. Berkeley: Gingko-Press and Guangzhou: Artpower, pp. 2-5 (14 images).

Art Jewelry Today: Europe. Catherine Mallet (ed.), Schiffer Publishing, 2014 (front cover, 8 images).

Paper Play. Berkeley: Gingko-Press 2014, pp. 104-105 (5 Images).

500 Paper Objects. Gene McHugh (ed.), Ashville: Lark Books, 2013 (back cover + introduction, 7 images).

Jewel Book. International Annual of Contemporary Jewel Art 12/13. Oostkamp: stichting kunstboek. 2012 (2 images).

Paper Works. Berkeley: Gingko-Press and Guangzhou: Sandu Publishing, pp. 194-195 (9 images).

Papercraft 2. Design and Art with Paper. Robert Klanten & Birga Meyer (eds.), Berlin: Gestalten, 2011. (p. 142, 7 images)

et cetera pp. Oder wie man anfängt kleine Dinge zu tun. Jens Rüdiger Lorenzen. Christina Pauls & Caroline Weiss (eds.), Pforzheim: Pro Business digital printing Deutschland GmbH, 2010.

Paper Jewellery (Design and Make). Sarah Kelly (ed.), London: A&C Black, 2011 (p. 115, 1 image).


Catalogues

Nichka Marobin (ed).: Les Confluences. Ramon Casas and contemporary jewellery. Catalogue of the exhibition at the Museu del Modernisme de Barcelona, 22. September - 16. October, Barcelona (1 image)

Francoise de Loisy (ed.): Asie Europe 2. Art Textile Contemporain . Catalogue of the exhibition at museé Jean-Lurcat et de la tapisserie contemporaine d'Angers,  20. May - 16. September 2012 (1 image).

Brigitta Petschek-Sommer & Ulrike Schwarz (eds.): Papier Global 2. Catalogue of the exhibition at the two Museum of the City of Deggendorf, Germany, 28. June 2014 - 04. September 2015 (2 images).

Rosanne Padrinni & Maria Rosa Franzin & Rosella Tornquist (eds.): Premio per il gioiello contemporaneo Fondazione Cominelli. Catalogue of the exhibition at Palazzo Cominelli, Cisano de San Felice/Brescia, 01.09.-30.09.2012. Brescia: Fondazione Raffaelo Cominelli and AGC Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo, 2010. (1 image).

Sungkok Art Museum: Open Mind. (International Contemporary Metal Craft: Trend and Vision).Catalogue of the exhbition at the Sungkok Art Museum 10.11.-25.12.2011, Seoul (2 images). 

Musée Charmey: 7e Triennale Internationale du papier. Viviane Fontaine. Catalogue of the exhibition at the Musée Charmey, Switzerland, 08.05.-02.10. 2011.(4 images).

Rosanne Padrinni & Maria Rosa Franzin & Rosella Tornquist (eds.):Premio per il gioiello contemporaneo Fondazione Cominelli. Catalogue of the exhibition at Palazzo Cominelli, Cisano de San Felice/Brescia, 11.09.-03.10.2010. Brescia: Fondazione Raffaelo Cominelli and AGC Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo, 2010. (1 image).

Alba Cappellieri & Bianca Cappello (eds.): Gioielli di carta. Paper Jewellery. Catalogue of the exhibition, Triennale Design Museum of Milano, 15.09.-25.10.2009, Milano: Electa, 2009  (2 images).

Gert Bruckner (ed.): Danner-Preis 2008 / Danner Award 2008, Ausstellungskatalog, Augsburg, H2 - Zentrum für Gegenwartskunst Glaspalast, 17.10.2008 - 06.01.2009, München, Berlin: Danner Stiftung und Deutscher Kunstverlag, 2008 (3 images).

Eva Maria Hoyer (ed.): Grassimesse Leipzig 2008, Internationales Forum für Angewandte Kunst und Design,    Ausstellungskatalog, Leipzig, GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst,  23.-25.10.2008, Leipzig: GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst, 2008 (1 image).

Wolfgang Lösche (ed.): Schmuck 2005 / Jewellery 2005, Sonderausstellung IHM, Ausstellungskatalog, München, 10.03.-16.03.2005, München: Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen GmbH, 2005 (1 image).

Karsten Hintz (ed.):extrakt : junge schmuckdesigner in deutschland, Ausstellungskatalog, Berlin, BauhausArchiv, 14.05.-02.06.2002, Berlin: Bauhaus-Archiv GmbH, 2002 (3 images).

Peter Nickl (ed.): Schmuck ´99,  Sonderausstellung IHM, Katalog, München, 18.03.-24.03.1999,  München: Bayerischer Handwerkstag e.V., 1999 (1 image).

Peter Nickl (ed.): Schmuck ´98, Sonderausstellung IHM, Katalog, München, 07.03.-13.03.1998,

München: Bayerischer Handwerkstag e.V., 1998 (pp.56-57, (1 image).

Ars Ornata Europeana, 3éme symposium international du bijou contemporain, Straßburg, 1997 (1 image).

Fritz Falk & Jens-Rüdiger Lorenzen (eds.): Schmücken. Art of adornment, Hochschule für Gestaltung.

Fachhochschule Pforzheim, Studiengang Schmuck und Gerät 1965-1995, Katalog zur Wanderausstellung,  Pforzheim, Schmuckmuseum 1995, Stuttgart: Arnoldsche Verlagsanstalt, 1995 (3 images).

Museum für Natur & Stadtkultur (ed.): Johann-Michael-Maucher-Wettbewerb der Landesgirokasse  und der Stadt Schwäbisch Gmünd Kunsthandwerk. Katalog,  Schwäbisch Gmünd, Museum für Natur & Stadtkultur, 1991 (1 image).


Articles

Lina Wang: "Lydia Hirte", Vision Magazin 2016 (8 images)

Brigitta Petschek-Sommer: Paper Global 2. Internationale Papierkunst Triennale Deggendorf 2012, in: Kunsthandwerk & Design 3/2012, pp. 12-19 (1 image).

Triennale du Paper, in: rivierart, no. 1 08/2011, p. 29 (1 image).

Cultuurrijk Rijswijk, in: LEVEN 07, vol. 03 no 07, 2010, p.31 (1 image).

Papier Biennale 2010: Kunst & Knipwerkin, in: Eigen huisinterieur kunst, June 2010, p. 45-46 (1 image).

Antonio Nieto: The Luxe Ephemere, in: Le Temps Hors Serie, supplement to Le Temps, 2nd December 2009, pp. 52-54 (1 image).

Alberto Cavalli: Giochi di Carte, in: Artigianato - tra arte et design, no. 75, Ott/Sett/Nov/2009, pp. 1, 42-47 (cover image, 3 images).

Uta M. Klotz: Danner-Preis 2008, in: Kunsthandwerk & Design 6/2008, p. 6 (1 image).

Schmuck Magazin, no. 3, October 2005 (1 image).

Botschaften des Besonderen. Aktueller Desingschmuck auf der Inhorgenta Europe 2003, in: GZ Goldschmiede Zeitung, 1/2003, pp. 40-55 (1 image).

Peter Henselder: Colors, Forms, Materials -- in Munich, the design scene backs original ideas, in: GZ Art + Design, 2, spring 2003, pp. 40-51 (1 image).

Bauhaus-Archiv: Extrakt - Junge Schmuckdesigner in Deutschland, in: Kultura extra. Das online-Magazin. Oktober 2004 (1 image),

Tendence 2000. Kreative Überraschungen auf der Fachmesse Carat, in: GZ Goldschmiede Zeitung, 8/2000, p.2-61 (p.50, 1 image).Les Confluences. Ramon Casas i la joieria contemporània , Museu del Modernisme de Barcelona, Spain, September 22 - October 16, 2016