Spring Blossom 2016

You are welcome to join these artist talks at De Ateliers. All lectures start at 5pm sharp. Entrance € 5. RSVP office@de-ateliers.nl

Tuesday March 15th – Gert Robijns
Tuesday March 22th – Laure Prouvost
Tuesday March 29th – Manon de Boer
Tuesday April 5th– Michael Raedecker
Tuesday April 12th – Nora Schultz
Tuesday April 19th – Neïl Beloufa

Tuesday March 15th
Gert Robijns (b. 1972, Sint-Truiden, Belgium), lives in Charleroi
Belgian artist Gert Robijns is best known for the ‘reset’ of the Flemish village where he grew up, on a 1:1 scale. With playful and sometimes surrealist interventions indoors and outdoors the artist challenges viewers to take a closer look at their surroundings. Robijns had solo shows in Museum M (Leuven, 2011), Stella Lohaus Gallery (Antwerp, 2008), Cosar (Düsseldorf, 2007), Z33 (Hasselt, 2005), MUHKA (Antwerp, 2003) and Zeno X (Antwerp, 2002). He is a visiting lecturer of KASK in Ghent since 2001. Gert Robijns is represented by Galerie Sophie Van de Velde (Antwerp).

Tuesday March 22nd
Laure Prouvost (b. 1978, Croix, France), lives in London
French artist Laure Prouvost makes films and installations. She won the Turner Prize in 2014, for a complex installation of objects and images involving a fictional tea party with her grandfather, who was a conceptual artist and a friend of Kurt Schwitters. In recent years, she had solo shows in Haus der Kunst (Munich, 2015), Musée d’Art Contemporain Rochechouart (2015), CAPC (Bordeaux, 2015), Neue Berliner Kunstverein (Berlin, 2014), Morra Greco (Naples, 2014), New Museum (New York, 2014), Extra City (Antwerp, 2014), Whitechapel Art Gallery (London, 2013), Collezione Marramotti (Reggio Emilia, 2013) and Tate Britain (London, 2013). The artist is represented by MOT International (Brussels).

Tuesday March 29th
Manon de Boer (b. 1966, Kodaicanal, India), lives in Brussels
The films of Manon de Boer challenge the conventions of the documentary genre, exploring the disjunctions between lived time and recorded history. Drawn to individuals with unusual personal histories, she creates intimate portraits that question their own veracity, revealing the inherent instability (perhaps even impossibility) of narrating one’s life as a coherent biography. Her work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennial (2007), Berlin Biennial (2008), Sao Paolo Biennial (2010), Documenta (2012) and has been included in numerous film festivals. Monographic exhibitions were held at Witte de With (Rotterdam, 2008), Frankfurter Kunstverein (2008), South London Gallery (2010), Index (Stockholm, 2011), Contemporary Art Museum of St Louis (2011), Museum of Art Philadelphia (2012) and the Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven, 2013). The artist is represented by Jan Mot Gallery (Brussels). She is nominee for the Vincent Prize 2016.

Tuesday April 5th
Michael Raedecker (b. 1963, Amsterdam), lives in London
Dutch artist Michael Raedecker presents a contemporary approach to painting. Whilst traces of historical genres can be found within his works, Raedecker juxtaposes this graceful aesthetic with stitching, cutting and embroidery. His paintings of dead flowers, abandoned interiors and empty landscapes speak about melancholia, both unsettling and enigmatic. In 2000, the artist was nominated for the Turner Prize. He had solo shows in Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (1998), Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven, 1999), Centro Nazionale per le Arti Contemporanee (Rome, 2002), Museum für Gegenwartskunst (Basel, 2003), Salzburger Kunstverein (2004), Knoxville Museum of Art (2004), Douglas Hyde Gallery (Dublin, 2005), Camden Arts Centre (London, 2009), Gemeentemuseum (Den Haag, 2009), Carré d’Art (Nîmes, 2010), Wilhelm-Hack-Museum (Ludwigshafen, 2013) and Sprengel Museum (Hannover 2014). Raedecker is represented by Hauser & Wirth (London), Max Hetzler (Berlin), Andrea Rosen (New York) and GRIMM (Amsterdam).

Tuesday April 12th
Nora Schultz (b. 1975, Frankfurt, Germany), lives in New York City
Working primarily with scrappy industrial materials that she scavenges from the street, Nora Schultz assembles her “found footage,” as she calls it, into fragile, precariously balanced abstract sculptures and installations, which frequently function as analogue printing stations. Each part of her pieces frames another part, reweights another, prints another. Hers is an art of shifty, evasive and transitory objects. Her solo shows and performances took place at Kabinett Dommuseum (Salzburg, 2015), Tate (London, 2014), Renaissance Society (Chicago, 2014), Portikus (Frankfurt, 2012), Galleria Civica (Trento, 2010) and Kölnischer Kunstverein (2009). The artist is represented by Bortolozzi (Berlin), Campoli Presti (London/Paris), Reena Spaulings Fine Art (New York) and Galerie Meyer Kainer (Vienna).

Tuesday April 19th
Neïl Beloufa (b. 1985, Paris, France), lives in Paris
The sculptures and videos of French-Algerian artist Neïl Beloufa are exhibited in specifically designed architectural installations. Using a multitude of screens, these scripted situations make powerful statements about the complexities of interaction and interpretation since the advent of the internet. Neïl Beloufa had solo exhibitions at Banff (Canada, 2015), ICA (London, 2015), La Casa Encendida (Madrid, 2015), Stroom (The Hague, 2015), Fondation Ricard (Paris, 2014), Hammer Museum (Los Angeles, 2013) and Kunstraum (Innsbruck, 2012). His videos have been screened at many festivals, including Toronto, Rotterdam and London. The artist is represented by Mendes Wood DM (Sao Paolo), Francois Ghebaly (Los Angeles), Balice Hertling (Paris) and Galleria Zero (Milano).