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Nicolas Cheng is based in Stockholm, Sweden.

Studied Interior Architecture in London and Hong Kong before receiving his BA from the Design Academy Eindhoven (2006). Upon graduation, he joined Fabrica Research Centre in Treviso, Italy. He earned his MFA from Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design (2010). In 2019, he completed his PhD from the University of Gothenburg and is published under the title: World Wide Workshop: The Craft of Noticing (2019). With his multicultural background and interdisciplinary perspective, Cheng's artistic practice takes into consideration the response-ability of craft and its role in a complex world; it is informed by the subject of jewellery but not limited to it. 


While maintaining an individual studio practice, in 2011, he co-founded Conversation Piece with fellow artist Beatrice Brovia. The collaborative practice is a hands-on study on interconnectedness and interdependency: a reflection on making together with/through conversation, friction, and a dialogic space where notions of authorship and self-reliance are challenged.


His individual and collaboration work has been shown at the Pinakothek der Moderne (DE), Stedelijk Museum‘s-Hertogenbosch (NL), RIAN Designmuseum (SE), Triennale Design Museum (IT), Design Miami/Basel (US/CH), Asia Society (HK), Z33 - House for Contemporary Art, Design & Architecture, Hasselt (BE), Galleri F15, Moss (NO), Cheongju International Craft Biennale (KR), Sanit-Etienne Design Biennale (FR), MAD - The Museum of Arts and Design ​(US), The Dowse Art Museum (NZ), Schmuck, IHM (DE), among others.

For full CV, please request by email.


2020  Animacy, Objectspace, Auckland (NZ) 

2019  World Wide Workshop: The Craft of Noticing, RIAN Designmusuem, Falkenberg (SE)

2019  Craft Remediation, Barklund & Co., Stockholm (SE)

2017  Gold Rush, Kunstburo Reillplast with Maurer Zilioli Contemporary Arts, Munich (DE) 

2017  Friction - Resonace, Konsthantverkarna, Stockholm (SE)

2015  Terrior, Cultural Embassy, Amsterdam (NL)

2014  dé cor dé cor, Galerie de Zaal, Delft (NL)

2014  Beyond Repair, Bukowskis Market, Stockholm (SE) 

2013  Chinoiseries, Galerie Caroline Van Hoek, Brussels (BE)

2011  Façades, Design Miami/Basel - Design On/Site, Basel (CH) 

2011  On The Doorway, Ventura Lambrate - Salone del Mobile, Milan (IT) 


2020  KU Seminar - Artistic Research, Linköping University (SE)

2020  Panel Talk: Posthumanist and Post-Anthropocentric Perspectives on Contemporary Craft, Organised by NNCA (SE)

2020  Seminar: Craft & Materiality with BA Konsthantverkshistoria, Konstfack, Stockholm (SE)

2020  Artists Talk, Wallace Arts Foundation - The Pah Homestead (NZ) *

2020  Lecture, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland (NZ) *

2020  Seminar, Lecture and Workshop, Otago Polytechnic - Dunedin School of Art, Dunedin (NZ) *

2020  Lecture and Workshop, Massey University, Wellington (NZ) *

2020  Lecture, Objectspace, Auckland (NZ) *

2019  Guest Critic with MA2 Design Department, Konstfack, Stockholm (SE)

2019  Lecture, RIAN Designmusuem, Falkenberg (SE)

2019  Opponent of MA exam, Design Department, Konstfack, Stockholm 

2019  External Discussant, Konstnärsnämnden, IASPIS Open House, Stockholm (SE)

2019  Opponent of MA exam, Craft Department, Konstfack, Stockholm (SE)

2019  External Discussant, Klasse Mackert - Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg (DE)

2017  Speaker, Craft & Ethics Conference, Röhsska Museum/HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts (SE)

2017  One-Year Mentoring Project, Handshake 4 with Caroline Thomas (NZ)

2017  Artists Talk, Konsthantverkarna, Stockholm (SE)

2017  Lecture, Central Saint Martins, London (UK) *

2017  Keynote Lecture, Making OUT Conference, National Gallery of Victoria/RMIT University (AU) *

2017  Short Course with MA Class, RMIT University, Melbourne (AU) *

2017  Lecture, Sint Lucas School of Arts Antwerpen (BE) *

2017  Short Course with MA Class, Sint Lucas School of Arts Antwerpen (BE) *

2017  Short Course with BA Class, Sint Lucas School of Arts Antwerpen (BE) *

2016  Opponent of MA exam, Ädellab - Jewellery and Corpus, Konstfack, Stockholm (SE)

2016  Forum Lecture Series, Lecture: The Space of Craft, HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts (SE)

2016  Lecture, Klasse Pontoppidan - Akademie der Bildenden Künste München (DE) *

2015  Appointed as Curator of MFA - Spring Graduation Show (Crafts), HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts (SE)

2015  Guest Teacher, MA1 (Ädellab - Jewellery and Corpus), Konstfack, Stockholm (SE)

2015  Lecture, Schmucksymposium Zimmerhof 2015, Bad Rappenau (DE) *

2015  Public Seminar - Where craft is at, Konstfack, Stockholm (SE)

2014  Lecture and Workshop, Klasse Mackert - Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg (DE) *

2014  Workshop - (RE)claiming Space with MA1, HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts (SE) *

2014  Educational Advisor - KU Board: Study Council (Ämnesråd) - Ädellab, Jewellery and Corpus, Konstfack, Stockholm (SE)

2013  Committee of BA and MA Education (Ädellab - Jewellery and Corpus), Konstfack, Stockholm (SE)

2013  Lecture, HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts (SE)

2013  Lecture and Workshop - Ornament as Function, Asia Society (HK)

* part of collaborative practice Conversation Piece