Gésine Hackenberg, born 1972 in Germany, lives and works in Amsterdam (the Netherlands). She was trained as a goldsmith in Germany and studied jewellery design at the Fachhochschule für Gestaltung Pforzheim (Germany). In 2001 she received her degree from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam (NL). She is currently Visiting Professor at the MAD-Faculty in Hasselt (Belgium) and teaching since 2008 technical metalsmithing classes at the VakschoolEdelsmeden in Amsterdam. She received 3 times a grant from The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture as well as other awards like in 2010 the scholarship for modern silver by the Stokroos Foundation combined with an exhibition at the Netherlands Zilvermuseum Schoonhoven (NL). Her work is published in numerous international publications and included in collections such as the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (NL), the Victoria and Albert Museum (UK), the Mima Middelsbrough Institute of Modern Art (UK) and the Museum of Arts and Design, NY (USA).