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Regular tutors working year 2020-2021

Lara Almarcegui (b.1972, Zaragoza, Spain), artist, based in Rotterdam
Lara Almarcegui is tutor-artist at De Ateliers since 2014. She gained international recognition with sculptural projects in public space, examining urbanization, urban decay, mining rights and the  processing of building materials. She represented Spain at the 55th Venice Biennial in 2013 and participated in the 8th Sharjah Biennial (UAE). Major solo exhibitions in recent years took place at Graphische Sammlung (Zurich, 2019), IVAM (Valencia, 2019), Kunstverein Neuenkirchen (2017), Casino Luxembourg (Luxemburg, 2016), Kunsthaus Baselland (Basel, 2015) and Kunstmuseum (The Hague, 2015). Lara Almarcegui is represented by Ellen de Bruijne Projects (Amsterdam), Mor Charpentier (Paris) and Galería Parra Romero (Madrid).

Rob Birza (b.1962, Geldrop, Netherlands), artist, based in Amsterdam
Rob Birza is tutor-artist at De Ateliers since 1995. His multi-facetted oeuvre includes paintings, sculptures, ceramics, installations and works in public space, exploring notions of shifting identities  and colliding cultures. Solo exhibitions of his work were held at Museum Villa Mondriaan (Winterswijk, 2020), De Nederlandsche Bank (Amsterdam, 2016), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam, 2000) and De Pont Museum (Tilburg, 1998). Rob Birza is represented by Willem Baars Projects (Amsterdam).

Dominic van den Boogerd (b.1959, Breda, Netherlands), art critic, based in Amsterdam
Dominic van den Boogerd is tutor at De Ateliers since 1995. He was director from 1995 until 2019. He writes regularly on modern and contemporary art in exhibition catalogues, and art magazines such as Metropolis M, De Witte Raaf, and ArtReview. His survey of the work of Marlene Dumas was included in the monograph ‘Marlene Dumas’ (Phaidon, London 1999). Recently, his collected essays on painting were published in ‘Great Temptations’, both in Dutch and English editions (Roma Publishers, Amsterdam 2019). Frequently, Dominic van den Boogerd organizes seminars and exhibition visits for participants of De Ateliers, exploring various histories in art making. Currently, he is writing a book on the notorious history of De Ateliers.

Varda Caivano (1971, Buenos Aires, Argentina), artist, lives in London
Varda Caivano is tutor-artist at De Ateliers since 2016. A painter from Italian descent, born in Argentina, she obtained her MA at the Royal College of Arts in London in 2004. Her work was included in many exhibitions worldwide, including ‘The Encyclopedic Palace’ at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013), the Gwangju Biennial (2012) and the British Art Show 7 (2010) . A major solo exhibition of her works was organized by The Renaissance Society, Chicago, in 2015. Varda Caivano exhibits regularly at her representing galleries Victoria Miro (London) and Tomio Koyama Gallery (Tokyo/Kyoto).

Nina Canell (b.1979, Växjö, Sweden), artist, based in Berlin
Nina Canell, formerly guest tutor at De Ateliers, is team member since 2020. The transfer and distribution of energy has been an integral preoccupation of her work since the beginning, often working with situations that are highly sensitive to spatio-temporal variables. Grounded as much in the chance encounter as in close study, her sculptural process foregrounds material agency and a non-hierarchical sculptural morphology. Recent solo exhibitions were organized by Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (2019), S.M.A.K. (Ghent, 2018), Kunstmuseum St. Gallen (2018), Artist’s Institute (New York, 2017), Le Crédac (Ivry-sur-Seine, 2017), Museo Tamayo (Mexico City, 2017), Moderna Museet (Stockholm, 2015) and Camden Art Centre (London, 2014). Nina Canell frequently collaborates with Robin Watkins on installations, artist’s books and publications. The artist is represented by Galerie Barbara Wien (Berlin), Mendes Wood DM (São Paulo, New York, Brussels) and 303 Gallery (New York).

Pauline Curnier Jardin (b.1980, Marseille, France), artist, based in Amsterdam and Berlin
Pauline Curnier Jardin, previously guest tutor at De Ateliers, is team member since 2020. The artist performer is known for her eccentric theatrical films and installations, many of them made in collaboration with dancers, performers, and costume and set designer Rachel Garcia. The films are based on allegorical narratives, reimagening historical events or characters through stylised and often improvised sequences. Her mesmerizing installation ‘Grotta Profunda Appronfundita’ (2017) was included in the 57th Venice Biennale. Curnier Jardin co-founded the dada-femme recital The Vraoums in 2007. She recently had soloshows and screenings at 1646 (The Hague, 2019), Confort Moderne (Poitiers, 2017), Tate Modern (London, 2017), IFFR (Rotterdam, 2017), Performa (New York, 2015), Fondation Cartier (Paris, 2015), MIT List Visual Arts Center (Cambridge MASS, 2014), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin, 2013) and Palais de Tokyo (Paris, 2013). The artist is represented by Ellen de Bruijne Projects (Amsterdam).

Chris Evans (b.1967, Eastrington, UK), artist, based in Brussels
British sculptor Chris Evans is a tutor artist at De Ateliers since 2011. Many of his works, including collaborative and cross-disciplinary projects, originate from the dynamic interactions between artist, commissioner, and audiences. Chris Evans participated in many exhibitions worldwide, including Liverpool Biennial (2014), Taipei Biennial (2010), Architecture Biennial Rotterdam (2009), Moscow Biennial (2006), Athens Biennial (2006) and British Art Show 6 (2005).  Solo exhibitions in recent years took place at Centre d’Art (Neuchâtel, 2019), Para-Site (Hong Kong, 2017), Praxes CCA (Berlin, 2015), Project Arts Centre (Dublin, 2014). Evans recorded several albums in collaboration with other artist musicians. He is the winner of the Bryan Robertson Trust Award 2016. Chris Evans is represented by Galerie Markus Lüttgen (Düsseldorf).

Martijn Hendriks (b.1973, Eindhoven, Netherlands), artist, based in Amsterdam
Dutch sculptor Martijn Hendriks is tutor-artist at De Ateliers since 2014. His sculptures and environments revolve around the transformation of fragmented narratives and disparate elements. Works of Martijn Hendriks were presented in various solo, duo and group exhibitions in, amongst others, Marwan (Amsterdam), CIAP (Hasselt), Vitrine (Basel), 9th Berlin Biennial, De Hallen (Haarlem), WCW Gallery (Hamburg), W139 (Amsterdam), New Museum (New York), MoCA Massachusetts (North Adams), De Vleeshal (Middelburg), Temporay Gallery (Cologne) and The Monash University of Art (Melbourne). Martijn Hendriks is represented by Galerie Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam).

David Jablonowski (b.1982, Bochum, Germany), artist, based in Almere
German sculptor David Jablonowski is a tutor-artist at De Ateliers since 2014. In his sculptures, videos and installations, he examines contemporary and historical techniques of communication, their material base and aesthetics. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Centraal Museum (Utrecht, 2019), Galeria SpazioA (Pistoia, 2018), DASH (Kortrijk, 2017), Kunsthalle Baden-Baden Projektraum (2017), Kunsthalle Lingen (2015), Galleria Raucci/Santamaria (Naples, 2014), Kunstmuseum (The Hague, 2013), Baltic (Newcastle, 2013), Westfälischer Kunstverein (Münster, 2012). He is the winner of the Charlotte Köhler Prize 2013. David Jablonowski is represented by Galerie Fons Welters (Amsterdam), Galerie Markus Lüttgen (Düsseldorf) and SpazioA (Pistoia).

Marina Pinsky (b.1986, Moscow, Russia), artist, lives in Brussels and Berlin
In her photographic works and sculptural installations, American artist Marina Pinsky examines the way in which we can read images as material, spatial, and ideological models of the world. Her working method is a mix of digital and analog techniques, often resulting in site sensitive scenarios related to local histories and technology. Her work has been shown in MoMa (New York), Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), WIELS (Brussels) and the 13th Biennale de Lyon (2015). Recent solo-exhibitions include C L E A R I N G (Brussels, 2020), The Downer (Berlin, 2019), Gluck50 (Milan, 2018), Kunstverein Göttingen (2018), Oaxaca (Mexico, 2018), De Vleeshal (Middelburg, 2017) and Kunsthalle Basel (2016). The artist is represented by C L E A R I N G (Brussels/New York) and 303 Gallery (New York).


Associate tutors

Erik van Lieshout (1968, Deurne, Netherlands), artist, lives in Rotterdam
Van Lieshout is a former participant and since some years an active guest tutor at De Ateliers. In 2018 he was awarded the Dr. A.H.Heineken Prize for Art. In using largescale installations Van Lieshout confronts his public with social subjects as populism, multi-culturalism and consumerism. Van Lieshouts’ video installations and drawings have been exhibited internationally since the nineties, with solo exhibitions at South London Gallery (2017), Hannover Kunstverein (2017), WIELS Brussel (2016), MMK Frankfurt (2012), Hayward Gallery Londen (2011), Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (2006) and in large group shows and biennials, for instance the Kochi-Muziris Biennial (2017), Tessaloniki Biennial (2015), Moskou Biennial (2013), 55th Biennial of Venice (2013), Colombo Biennial (2012), Art Unlimited, Basel (2011). He is represented by Annet Gelink Gallery (Amsterdam), Galerie Krinzinger (Vienna), Guido Baudach (Berlin), Maureen Paley (London) and Anton Kern (New York).

Joep van Lieshout (1963, Ravenstein, Netherlands), artist, lives in Rotterdam
Van Lieshout is a former participant of De Ateliers and has been involved as a guest tutor since 2013. Since the eighties he has made a name with large, brightly coloured sculptures made out of polyster. In 1995 he created Ateliers Van Lieshout, through which he tries to negate the myth of the lonely artist genius. Atelier Van Lieshout, a large workshop with twenty employees in the Rotterdam harbour, exhibits internationally, often creating large objects that balance in the midst of art, architecture and design. Recurring themes are self-sufficiency and survival, politics and power relations, life and death. Van Lieshout’s work has been shows at Pioneer Works, New York (2019), Design Museum, London (2018), Alte National Galerie, Berlin (2016 – 2018); De Pont Museum, Tilburg (2016); Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen – Submarine Wharf, Rotterdam (2010), Mumok, Vienna (2010); Winzavod, Moscow (2009); Museum Folkwang, Essen (2008); Hayward Gallery, London (2007); Central del Arte, Guadalajara (2006); Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo (2005); MACRO, Rome (2005); MoMa PS1, New York (2001); Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami (1999). Atelier Van Lieshout is represented by Gallery Krinzinger (Vienna), Jousse Enterprise/ galerie Philip Jousse (Paris), Almine Rech Gallery (Brussels, Paris and New York), Galería OMR (Mexico-City), Gío Marconi (Milan) and Carpenters Workshop Gallery (London, Paris and New York).


Guest tutors work year 2020-2021

Bojan Sarcevic
Rezi van Lankveld
Renzo Martens
Melanie Bonajo
Jennifer Tee
Philipp Gufler
Mounira al Solh
Charlotte Prodger
Remy Jungerman
Natasja Kensmil
Bani Abidi
Erik van Lieshout
Fadwa Naamna
Grace Ndiritu
Krist Gruijthuijsen
Raed Yassin
Maaike Schoorel
Cudelice Brazelton IV
Simon Fujiwara
Karimah Ashadu