Juan Harnie is a 29-year old jewellery designer/maker and collector from Hasselt, Belgium. He studied architectural and interior arts in Brussels but the scale of the things he had to design troubled him. He liked to work on a small scale and where the smallest detail had a big influence on the piece. This is why he studied jewellery design at the MAD-faculty in Hasselt, Belgium where he could do his bachelors and masters degree. The use of materials, which aren’t normally associated with jewellery, is what fascinates him most.
-2014-2016: PXL/MAD-faculty, Hasselt (BE)
Master of Fine Arts: Object & Jewellery
-2015-2016: Syntra, Tongeren (BE)
Goldsmithing and jewellery design
-2011-2015: PXL/MAD-faculty, Hasselt (BE)
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Object & Jewellery
-2007-2011: Sint-Lukas Art School, Brussels (BE)
Architectural & Interior Arts
-2015: Beyond Fashion, Antwerp (BE)
-Honorable mention Triple Parade 2016.
As a speaker
- Jewellery Talks – Beyond Borders. Antwerp Jewellery Week 2022
- AJF in conversation: Collecting - the next generation.Munich Jewellery Week 2022.
Exhibitions & Fairs
- J is for Jewellery at Handgemarkt. 23/10. Genk, Belgium
- METALLOphone: Memory of the place
30th September 2022, Museum of Applied Arts and Design, Vilnius (LT)
- Until Death do us part, Alliages
Brussels Jewellery Week (29/04-08/05)
Munich Jewellery Week (04/07-10/07)
- Linked Connection @ Culture Lab LIC, New York (US)
-Internal Expression by Splopdesign. Curated by Lauren Kalman.
-Wolibo & Co group exhibition @ gallery Pont & Plas. Ghent, (BE).
-Painful Hope by Alliages @ Lalabeyou. Madrid, (ES).
-Linked Connection @ New York City Jewelry Week.
-Precious Collective Online Jewellery Week.
-Design september 2021, ART and craft. BE WELCOME. Pont & Plas gallery invited by Isabelle Azais. Brussels (BE)
-Precious things in times of uncertainty, Alliages, Lille (FR)
-Precious things in times of uncertainty, virtual exhibition at Radiant Pavilion, Melbourne (AU).
-Persona, virtual exhibition by The Holy Art gallery, 03/2021 London (UK)
-Painful Hope @ Alliages, Lille (FR)
-Broken Beauty virtual exhibition by Alliages @ Lalabeyou, Madrid (ES)
-Broken Beauty @ Alliages, Lille (FR)
-MAD about INHORGENTA, Munich (DE)
-Not Only Decoration @ Alliages, Lille (FR)
-Not Only Decoration @ Cbijoux's Gallery, Monthey (CH)
-MAD about INHORGENTA, Munich (DE)
-Smaak Makers, Modemuseum (Fashion Museum) Hasselt (BE)
-Beijing International Jewelry Art Exhibition, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology Park (CN)
-Smitten Collective expo, Gitschotellei 82, Antwerp (BE)
-Exhibition In Print: Repair and renewal: Making things whole again, Metalsmith Magazine vol 37 N°4
-Selection Exhibition In print repair and renewal, Contemporary Craft, Pitsburg (US)
-Alliages Permanent Collection 2017, Lille (FR)
-Alliages: Empreintes 2017, Lalabeyou, Madrid (ES)
-Your eyes burn like wildfire, Regina Mundi monastary, Genk (BE)
-Triple Parade Central Exhibition:
Shengxi Museum of Fine Arts, Tianjin (CN)
Gauguin Gallery, Beijing, Wangjing SOHO (CN)
-12th Jewelry Award Expo:
DiamondLand, Antwerp (BE)
Tour & Taxis, Brussels (BE)
Diamond Museum, Bruges (BE)
-Alliages Permanent Collection 2016, Lille (FR)
-Unlikely Beauty, Duo expo, Galerie Beyond, Antwerp (BE)
-Joya Barcelona (ES):
Alliages Permanent Selection
Alliages Legacy Award
-Handmade in Belgium, CC Hasselt (BE)
-Myths - Test drive, Munich Jewellery Week (DE)
-MADexhibitionists, Sieraad 2015, Amsterdam (NL)
-Medical Pavilion, Sieraad 2015, Amsterdam (NL)
-Marzee Graduate Show 2015, Marzee, Nijmegen (NL)
-Time Related, Beyond Fashion, Antwerp (BE)
-EXIT Extended, Graduation show, Multiple, Hasselt (BE)
-EXIT, Graduation show, Hasselt (BE)
-MADexhibitionists, Munich Jewellery Week (DE)
-Meet your MADch, PXL, Hasselt (BE)
-Eco-Jewel Fair, Houthalen (BE)
-Randgeval, Merlijn, Wezembeek-Oppem (BE)
-MAD-Multiple, Multiple, Hasselt (BE)
-MAD-Valentine, Galleriet, Genk (BE)96j