Attai Chen


  • 1979 Born in Jerusalem (Isr)
  • 2002-2006 B.F.A-The Dep. of Jewellery & Fashion, The Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, Jerusalem (Isr)
  • 2007-2012 Diploma, with Honours, (Meisterschueler), Prof. Otto Kuenzli Class for Jewellery and objects, The Academy of Fine Arts Munich (Ger)
  • 2003 Papermaking studio assistant/ tutor at ‘Susan’s House’, under the supervision of Prof. Zvi Tolkovsky, Jerusalem (Isr)
  • 2006 Founding of the Ziggurat Gallery for Contemporary Jewelry, Jerusalem (Isr)
  • seit 2007 lives and works in Munich (Ger)
  • 2012 Participated in the 14th, Jewellery Symposium Erfurt (DE)

Exhibits in public art collections

  • Alice & Louis Koch Collection of Rings (CH)
  • Arkansas Arts Center, Arkansas (USA)
  • Coda Museum, Apeldoorn (NL)
  • Donna Schneier’s Collection – The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York (USA)
  • Hellen Drutt Collection. Philadelphia (USA)
  • The Museum of Fine Art in Houston, Texas. (USA)
  • The Museum of Art and Design. New York (US)
  • The International Design Museum. Munich (Ger)
  • The Israeli Museum of Art. Jerusalem (Isr)
  • Pforzheim Jewelry Museum. Pforzheim (Ger)
  • Rotasa Trust Collection. California (USA)
  • Sanford and Susan Kempin Collection. New York (USA)
  • Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. New York (USA)
  • The Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Tel-Aviv (Isr)


  • 2005 – 2006 America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship (IL)
  • 2006 Winner of grant from the Schneidinger Foundation (Isr)
  • 2008 – 10 DAAD scholarship (Ger)


  • 2005 Award for Judaica, Romi Shapira Fund (Isr)
  • 2006 Winner of Lokman award for applied arts (Isr)
  • 2011 “Herbert Hofmann” Prize (Ger)
    “Stibet” Grant (Ger)
  • 2012 Oberbayerischer Prize for Applied Arts (DE)
  • 2014 “The Andy” Prize, The Andrea M. Bronfman Prize for the Arts (Isr)
  • Artist Studio Grant – Bavarian Cultural Council, Munich (Ger)
  • 2014 und 2016 Nominee for the Munich Art and Design Awards (Ger)


  • participation in national and international exhibitions and solo shows