Koen Jacobs (1989) started his studies at the Vocational School for Gold and Silversmiths, Jewelers and Watchmakers in Schoonhoven/NL, where he took the 4-years course in gold and silversmithing. Subsequently he studied for one year at Alchimia, school of Contemporary Jewelry in Florence, and further at the Rietveld Academy Jewelry Department and the Jewelry Class at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. He graduated at the Rietveld Academy in 2017. Since 2014 he is the assistant of Ruudt Peters.
His Artificial Kingdom marionettes were nominated and awarded in competitions in 2017, 18 and 19. His work has been exhibited in different international jewelry exhibitions in The Netherlands, Italy, and Finland. It was part of Preziosa Young 2019 in Florence, Munich and Paris.
Written by Author and Art historian Liesbeth den Besten