David Huycke is a visual artist living and working in Belgium.

Huycke works in a variety of media, but is best known for his innovative approach to metalwork, specifically the use of granulation in larger sculptural silverware.

Recently, he has also been exploring the possibilities of two-dimensional work, both in metal, and on canvas and paper. With this work Huycke investigates cosmic themes, balancing on the edge of figuration and abstraction, in search of the poetics in universal phenomena.

His silver objects are included in numerous public collections worldwide. In 2010 Huycke received his doctorate in the arts and is now professor at the PXL-MAD School of Arts Hasselt and at the Faculty of Architecture and Arts at Hasselt University. His work received several prizes, including the Bavarian State Prize for Contemporary Crafts in 2007 and 2019 and recently the 'Robbe & Berking Prize' at the 20st Silver Triennial International 2022.

His work is represented by Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen and by Adrian Sassoon Ltd, London



Artist studio since 1992 in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium

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PhD in Arts, Hasselt University and KU Leuven, 2005-2010

MFA, Sint-Lucas University College, Antwerpen, 1985-1989



Docent PXL-MAD School of Arts Hasselt

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Coordinator International MA program Object & Jewellery at PXL-MAD School of Arts Hasselt

Hoofddocent Faculty of Architecture and Arts, Hasselt University

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Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School, Firenze, 2022, 2021

RMIT, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 2017

Akademie für Gestaltung und Design, München, 2012

KHIO, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo, 2008, 2017

HDK, School of Design and Crafts at Göteborg University, Göteborg, 2008

RISD, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 2004, 2007

Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, 2005

ESAD, Escola Superior de Artes e Design, Porto, 2005

Sint-Lucas University College, Karel de Grote-Hogeschool, Antwerpen, 2004

RCA, Royal College of Art, Londen, 2001


SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selection since 2000, for complete list see 'RESEARCH > PORTFOLIO')

Here and Now, Caroline Van Hoek Gallery, Brussels, 2017

David Huycke & Students: Best of 10 years PXL-MAD, Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau, 2015

SchmuckDenken10, Idar-Oberstein, 2014

Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, 2012

Galerie Sofie Lachaert, Tielrode, 2011

Re-Thinking Granulation, Z33, Hasselt, 2010

Galerie Sofie Lachaert, Tielrode, 2007

Waas Zilver, SASK, Stedelijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten, Sint-Niklaas, 2007

Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, 2007

Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, 2006

Carlin Gallery, Paris, 2006

Gallery Orfèo, Luxembourg, 2006

Musée Départemental du Compagnonnage, Romanèche-Thorins, 2005

The Danish Museum of Decorative Arts, Copenhagen, 2004

Korpus, Röhsska Museum, Gothenburg, 2003

Korpus, Carlin Gallery, Paris, 2003

Korpus, Design Museum, Gent, 2003

Galerie Sofie Lachaert, Tielrode, 2002

Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, 2002

Carlin Gallery, Paris, 2001

Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, 2000



Aberdeen Museum & Art Gallery, Aberdeen

CID Centre d’innovation et de design, Grand-Hornu

Contemporary Arts Society, London

Danish Museum of Arts & Design, Copenhagen

Deedie Rose Collection, Dallas

Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau

Design Museum Gent, Ghent

DIVA, Antwerp

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis

International Museum of Contemporary Applied Arts, Turin

Kolumba, Art Museum of the Archdiocese of Cologne

Lachaert & d'Hanis, Tielrode

The Marzee Collection, Nijmegen

Musée Mandet, Riom

MAD, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

MKG, Museum für Kunst & Gewerbe, Hamburg

Museum of Contemporary Art of CAA, Hangzhou, China

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Province of Flemish Brabant

Province of East Flanders

Röhsska Museum of Design & Craft, Gothenburg

Het StadsMus, Municipal Museum, Hasselt

Swiss National Museum, Zürich

Victoria & Albertmuseum, V&A, London



'Robbe & Berking Prize', 20st Silver Triennial International, Association for Goldsmiths' Art, Hanau, 2022

Bavarian State Prize for Contemporary Crafts, Gold Medal, IHM, Munich, 2019

SSA, Schoonhoven Silver Award, 2nd Prize, Schoonhoven, 2018

LOEWE Craft Prize, Finalist, Madrid, 2017

SSA, Schoonhoven Silver Award, 2nd Prize, Schoonhoven, 2012

Bavarian State Prize for Contemporary Crafts, Gold Medal, IHM, Munich, 2007

European Prize for Contemporary Art- and Design-led Crafts, younger than 35 years, WCC-Europe, Vienna, 1998

Design Flanders Award 'Henry Van De Velde', Young Talent prize, Brussels, 1994

Design Flanders Award 'Henry Van De Velde', Prize of the Public, Brussels, 1994

Prize of the Talentbörse Handwerk, Metal, IHM, Munich, 1992

Province of East-Flanders’ Provincial Prize for Applied Arts, Ghent, 1990



Salens, P. (ed.), D. Huycke, W. Nys, David Huycke, Risky Business, 25 Years of Silver Objects, Stuttgart: Arnoldsche Art Publishers, 2018 

Game, A. & R. Van De Vyver, David Huycke, Sint-Niklaas: Stad Sint-Niklaas, 2007

Daenens, L., David Huycke, Romanèche-Thorins: Musée Départemental du Compagnonnage, 2005.

Nanfeldt, M., David Huycke, Korpus, Götheborg: Röhsska Museum, 2003.

De Decker, H., David Huycke, Sint-Niklaas: David Huycke, 2000.

De Ren, L., “David Huycke”, Sterckshof Studies 5, Antwerpen-Deurne: Zilvermuseum Sterckshof, 1996.