Lauren Kalman

Lauren Kalman is the recipient of the Françoise van den Bosch Award 2020

Lauren Kalman (USA, 1980) is a maker of objects relating to the body, creating wearable objects as well as performative pieces and installations that expand the concept of body ornamentation. Her practice is a crossover between craft, performance and visual art. Using the body as a metaphor, she creates visually provocative pieces that challenge what jewellery and body adornment can be. Through her work she investigates sex, gender, power and beauty, relevant themes that are bigger than the jewellery discipline alone.

For her contribution to the field of contemporary jewellery and craft she receives the 2020 Françoise van den Bosch Award.


Jo Bloxham

Lin Cheung

Vanessa de Gruijter

Anders Ljungberg

Theo Smeets

Martijn van Ooststroom (chair)