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Regular tutors working year 2018-2019

Lara Almarcegui (b.1972, Zaragoza, Spain), artist, lives in Rotterdam
Lara Almarcegui is tutor-artist at De Ateliers since 2014. She gained international recognition with sculptural projects in public space, examining processes of urbanization and urban decay. 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 Casino Luxembourg-Forum d’Art Contemporain (Luxemburg, 2016), Kunsthaus Baselland (Basel, 2015), Gemeentemuseum (The Hague, 2015), MUSAC (León, 2013), CAC d’Ivry (Ivry, 2013), CA2M (Madrid, 2012), Künstlerhaus (Bremen, 2011), TENT (Rotterdam, 2011), CAAC (Sevilla, 2011), Secession (Vienna, 2010) and Goethe Institut (New York, 2010). 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, lives 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 migrating forms and shifting identities. Solo exhibitions of his work were held by Venster (Rotterdam, 1989), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam, 1991 and 2000), Gemeentemuseum (The Hague, 1992), Museum De Pont (Tilburg, 1998) and De Nederlandsche Bank (Amsterdam, 1995 and 2016). Rob Birza is represented by Willem Baars Projects (Amsterdam).

Dominic van den Boogerd (b.1959, Breda, Netherlands), art critic, lives in Amsterdam
Dominic van den Boogerd and tutor at De Ateliers since 1995. He was director from 1995 until 2019. His writings on modern and contemporary art are published in numerous art magazines, including Metropolis M, De Witte Raaf, ArtReview, Frieze and Parkett. He wrote essays for exhibition catalogues and books on, amongst others, René Daniëls, Marlene Dumas, Luc Tuymans, Fiona Tan, Marijke van Warmerdam, Urs Fischer, Manfred Pernice, Anton Henning, Bernard Frize, Rob Birza, Yesim Akdeniz, Natasja Kensmil, Ina van Zyl, Michael Raedecker, Didier Vermeiren and Paulina Olowska. His survey of the work of Marlene Dumas was included in the monograph ‘Marlene Dumas’ (Phaidon, London 1999).

Varda Caivano (b.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, University of Chicago, in 2015. Varda Caivano exhibits regularly at her representing galleries Victoria Miro (London) and Tomio Koyama Gallery (Tokyo/Kyoto).

Chris Evans (b.1967, Eastrington, UK), artist, lives in London
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 audience. 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 took place at Para-Site (Hong Kong, 2017), Praxes CCA (Berlin, 2015), Project Arts Centre (Dublin, 2014), Lüttgenmeier (Berlin, 2011), Marres (Maastricht, 2010), Mala Galeria (Ljubljana, 2010), Objectif (Antwerp, 2009), British School (Rome, 2008), Store (London, 2007), Art Space (San Antonio, 2007) and Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (Amsterdam, 2006). He is the winner of the Bryan Robertson Trust Award 2016. Chris Evans is represented by Galerie Markus Lüttgen (Cologne) and Galerie Juliètte Jongma (Amsterdam).

Martijn Hendriks (b.1973, Eindhoven, Netherlands), artist, lives 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, CIAP (Hasselt), Vitrine (Basel), 9th Berlin Biennial, De Hallen (Haarlem), Galerie Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam), 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).

Runa Islam (b.1970, Dhaka, Bangladesh), artist, lives in London
British artist Runa Islam is a tutor-artist at De Ateliers since 2011. She is widely known for her films and videos, exploring structures and histories of visual representation, cinematography in particular. In 2008, she was nominated for the Turner Prize. She participated in 29th Sao Paulo Biennial (2010) and Manifesta 7 (Trento, 2008). Solo exhibitions were held in San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2016), Kiosk (Ghent, 2014), Arter (Istanbul, 2013), Museum of Modern Art (New York, 2011), Fiorucci Art Trust (Stromboli, 2011), Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney, 2010), Musée d’Art Contemporain (Montréal, 2010), Museum Folkwang (Essen, 2008), Kunsthaus Zürich (2008), MUMOK (Vienna, 2008) , Bergen Kunsthall (2007) and National Museum of Art (Oslo, 2008).  Runa Islam is represented by White Cube (London).

David Jablonowski (b.1982, Bochem, Germany), artist, lives in Amsterdam
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 communicating information, including their codifications and aesthetics. Solo exhibitions were held at DASH (Kortrijk, 2017), Kunsthalle Baden-Baden Projektraum (2017), Kunsthalle Lingen (2015), Galleria Raucci/Santamaria (Naples, 2014), Gemeentemuseum (The Hague, 2013), Baltic (Newcastle, 2013), Westfälischer Kunstverein (Münster, 2012), Dallas Contemporary (2011), Bloomberg Space (London, 2011), Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (2010) and Kunstverein Düsseldorf (2009). He is the winner of the Charlotte Köhler Prize 2013. David Jablonowski is represented by Galerie Fons Welters (Amsterdam) and Galerie Markus Lüttgen (Cologne).

Julika Rudelius (b.1968, Cologne, Germany), artist, lives in Amsterdam
German artist Julika Rudelius, a guest tutor at De Ateliers since 2005, joined the team of tutor-artists in 2016. In her films, videos and performances, she explores a variety of social-political themes including emotional dependency, money, beauty and abuse of power. Solo exhibitions of her work were held at Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane, 2012), Borges Libreria (Guangzhou, 2011), Ursula Blickle Stiftung (Kraichtal, 2010), Swiss Institute (New York, 2007), Grazer Kunstverein (2006), De Hallen (Haarlem, 2005) and Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (2001). Screenings took place in exhibitions in Tate Modern (London), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), ZKM (Karlsruhe), Brooklyn Museum (New York), MOCA (Miami) and many film festivals worldwide.

Bojan Sarcevic (b.1974, Belgrado, Serbia), artist, lives in Basel and Berlin
Sculptor Bojan Sarcevic is tutor-artist at De Ateliers since 2008. His artistic practice includes sculptural objects, site responsive architectural interventions, films, photographic collages, installations and printed matter. He exhibited in many group shows worldwide, including 3rd Berlin Biennial (2004), 50th Venice Biennial (2003) and Manifesta 2 (Luxemburg, 1998). Major institutional solo exhibitions were organized by Institut d’Art Contemporain (Villeurbanne, 2012), Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein (Vaduz, 2012), Vleeshal (Middelburg, 2010), Kunstverein Hamburg (2008), MAMBO (Bologna, 2008), Le Credac (Ivry, 2007), Bawag (Vienna, 2006) and Kunstverein Munich (2003). Bojan Sarcevic is represented by BQ (Berlin), Modern Art (London) and Pink Summer (Genova).

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


Bani Abidi
Karimah Ashadu
Melanie Bonajo
Kasper Bosmans
Nina Canell
Marieta Chirulescu
Shezad Dawood
Christian Friedrich
gerlach & koop
Krist Gruijthuijsen
Lena Henke
Martin Herbert
Roger Hiorns
Saskia Noor van Imhoff
Yasmijn Jarram
Remy Jungerman
Rezi van Lankveld
Ulrich Loock
Renzo Martens
Nathaniel Mellors
Matthew Monahan
Fadwa Naamna
Navid Nuur
Marina Pinsky
Janis Rafa
Mandla Reuter
James Richards
Ben Russell
Barry Schwabsky
Amy Sillman
Francesco Stocchi
Jessica Stockholder
Maaike Schoorel
Marianna Simnett
Mounira al Solh
Peter Wächtler
Wim Waelput
Wagner & De Burca
Amelie von Wulffen