From a young age, Bibi van der Velden worked in her mother Michèle’s sculpture studio. Born in New York and raised in England and the Netherlands, Bibi studied fine arts in Florence, Italy, before honing her eye at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague. Bibi now creates jewelry and sculpture from her studios in Amsterdam and Portugal.
According to Simon Levie, former director of the Rijksmuseum, “Bibi and Michèle complete one another, automatically complementing and fusing their energies. Just as naturally they see into each other’s brains while working and don’t shy away from building on each other’s thoughts. They work and create together in a way that gives new meaning to the words ‘working together’. What Michèle and Bibi do strikes me as completely unique.”