Gésine Hackenberg, born 1972 in Germany, lives and works as an independent jewellery artist in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She was trained as a goldsmith in Germany and studied jewelry design at the former Fachhochschule für Gestaltung Pforzheim in Germany. In 2001 she received her degree from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and in 2013, a Master of Arts from the MAD-faculty in Hasselt, Belgium.
Hackenberg is currently tutor at the PXL-MAD School of Arts, and, since 2008, has taught technical metalsmithing classes at the Vakschool Edelsmeden in Amsterdam. She also has been invited to several lectures, workshops and student tutorials worldwide.
She has been the recipient of three grants from The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design, and Architecture, as well as other awards such as the International Talente Prize in 2002 or the Scholarship for Modern Silver by the Stokroos Foundation in 2010 combined with an exhibition at the Netherlands Zilvermuseum Schoonhoven (NL). Gésine Hackenberg has actively exhibited her work in solo and groups exhibitions in galeries and museums worldwide since 2001. 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).