Renie Spoelstra

2016

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Renie Spoelstra strives with her grand charcoal drawings for intentional apathy; hours and days pass in a flash, every moment frozen in time and every moment the same. Her more recent work is particularly concerned with the generalization of the unique. She wants to reduce concrete consciousness in such a way that it can function as a substitute for a number similar situations.

In 2001 she began with photographing different pieces of Dutch woodland and recreational areas that bore no specific or distinctive marks. What she wishes to capture is the mundane, that without climax or event. Using these photographs as a base she starts drawing, hereby also making use of those specific characteristics of the material. More recently she has been utilizing film stills instead of photography.

EDUCATION
2000
MFA Post-St. Joost, Breda, NL

1997
Academy of Fine Arts Minerva, Groningen, NL

1995
Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Hague, NL

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

2009
Publication stipend, The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture ('Fonds BKVB Amsterdam')

2008
'Artist of the Year 2008' nomination national Dutch contest (3rd position) and winner of 'Talent of the Year 2008' organised by 'Kunstweek'

2006
Artist-In-Residence project in Kolderveen, The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture ('Fonds BKVB Amsterdam')

2005
Basic Stipend, The Netherlands
Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture ('Fonds BKVB Amsterdam')

2003
Starter Stipend, The Netherlands
Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture ('Fonds BKVB Amsterdam')

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014

Annual Benefit Contemporary Art, Witte de With, Rotterdam, NL
Generosity of Eye, documentary, Louis Dreyfus Collection, USA
Underneath, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL

2013
Het dod punt van de schommel, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, NL

2012
Art Rotterdam, Galerie Ron Mandos, Rotterdam, NL
Met andere ogen"/ "Tekeningen uit de collectie Sanders" Teylers Museum Haarlem, NL

2011
Nabeelden, Drawing Centre Diepenheim, NL
Art Toronto, presented by Nicholas Metivier, (Ca)
Volta 7 Art Basel, Galerie Ron Mandos, Basel, (S)
I Promise to Love You, Caldic Collectie, Kunsthal Rotterdam, NL
The Armory Show, Galerie Ron Mandos, New York, NY USA
Renie Spoelstra, Nicholas Metivier Gallery Toronto, Canada

2010
Pop-up, London, UK

2009
Black Lung, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL
Renie Spoelstra, Fred London Gallery, London, UK

2007
Captured in gray, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL

2006
Renie Spoelstra, Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, Kolderveen, NL
Recreatiegebieden, Galerie Ron Mandos, Rotterdam, NL

2004
She who draws, initiative HEDAH, Maastricht, NL

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015
Nieuwe Gezichten op Dordrecht, Dordtse Vedute, Dordrechts Museum, NL
Amsterdam Art Fair, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL
Armory Show New York, USA

2014

Impromptu I, Frac Picardie Amiens, FR
Art Brussels, Galerie Ron Mandos, Brussels, BE

2013
The Armory Show, Galerie Ron Mandos, New York, NY
Avro Kunstuur
Dark Matters, Tent, Rotterdam, NL
Donation Florence and Daniel Guerlain, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR

2012
Uit de Schaduw, LUMC, Leiden, NL
Art Rotterdam, Galerie Ron Mandos, Rotterdam, NL
Renie Spoelstra en Raquel Maulwurf, De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, NL
Frames per Second, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, Canada 

2011
The Draughtsman's Contract, Cypress Gallery, Leuven (B)
Pearls of the North, Palais de l'Iena, Paris (FR)
All About Drawing. 100 Nederlandse Kunstenaars, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam (NL)

2010
You Are Here, NL
Palinsesti 2010/Storyboard, San Vito Al Tagliamento, Italy
Schone Schijn, art event (Dutch dunes of) Heemskerk, NL
Collectie presentatie Kunst na 1945, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, NL
Liefde in de kunst, Museum Le Secet, NL
Op papier gezet, Van Daniels tot Dumas van Schleiffert tot Schoonhoven, Centraal Museum Utrecht, NL
Beroerd Landschap, Museum Belvedere, Heerenveen, NL
The Armory Show, Galerie Ron Mandos, New York, NY, USA

2009
In dit Uitzicht, Drawing Centre Diepenheim, NL
Art Brussels, Galerie Ron Mandos, Brussels, BE
ARCO Madrid, Galerie Ron Mandos, Madrid, SP

2008
ARCO Madrid, Galerie Ron Mandos, Madrid, SP
Art Forum Berlin, Galerie Ron Mandos, Berlin, DE
Nieuwe Collectie,  Museum Wuyts-Van Campen, Lier, BE
Verloren paradijs, monumentaal tekenen, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, NL

2007
Satellite Staion, project space Post CS, Amsterdam, NL
Art Brussels, Galerie Ron Mandos, Brussels, BE
Art Forum Berlin, Galerie Ron Mandos, Berlin, DE
Art Rotterdam, Galerie Ron Mandos, Rotterdam, NL
Soakers, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL
Art Brussels, Galerie Ron Mandos, Brussels, BE

2006
Art Brussels, Galerie Ron Mandos, Brussels, BE
Orde en Chaos Artstore, project space Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL
In het putje van Den Haag I: Champagnetherapie, Project Space Atelier als Supermedium, The Hague, NL

2005
Kunstrai, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL
Bronnen, Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen, NL
All Drawings, Galerie Ron Mandos, Rotterdam, NL

2004
Nieuwe Aanwinsten, collectie CBK, Rotterdam, NL

COLLECTIONS
LUMC, Leiden, NL
Paul van Beek Landschapsarchitecten Amsterdam,NL
Stedelijk Museum Schiedam,NL
Jo Coenen Architecten,NL
Caldic Collectie,NL
COBRA Museum Amstelveen,NL
CBK/Artotheek The Hague and Rotterdam, NL
Private Collections: The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, USA, Spain
Axel Vervoordt, Belgium
Central Museum Utrecht, NL
Bouwfonds,NL