Selected works

Untitled (On Being Off)

Wallpaper, sealant and plexiglass on a lightbox, 43,5 × 31 cm, 2015.

E.T. Reconciliation

Digital print (postcard size), 2015.

Affinity Laws

Installation (detail) and video (loop), 2014.

Cultivation (MAR #08)

Perforations in wallpaper on painted surface (detail), 120 × 84 cm, 2014.

Effort to Flux

Solder dots on postcard, 10 × 15 cm, 2013.

My Eyes Glaze Over

Glaze on fabric, 117 × 78 cm, 2013.

Closing the gap II

Installation with sound, video and an airplane window at Upominki, Rotterdam, 2013.

Nature Copies Us

Digital photo print, 2012.

Because it is about time

Installation with fabric, baklava and mirrors for Film &Foam, Amsterdam, 2012.

To explore the world and other issues

Video of snow on hot pool tiles, 2012-2013.

Contact angle (MAR #04)

Envelope mounted on the wall using its adhesive edge, 2011.

Breaking the fall

Temporary installation with a furniture protection set on leaves at Hellebou sculpture park, Bolkesjø, 2011.

Endless blue skies

Installation with sprayed ice crystals on the gallery window and on a picture frame at WCW Gallery, Hamburg, 2010.

Untitled (Black & White)

Standard passe-partout and frame, 13 × 18 cm, 2009.

Matière à réflexion #08

Perforations in wallpaper (detail), 120 × 84 cm, 2009.

Matière à réflexion #07

Pushpin and postcard, 10 × 15 cm, 2008.

Curriculum Vitae

Marijke Appelman

1979 Born in Haarlem, lives and works in Rotterdam (The Netherlands)

Solo exhibitions

2014 Wolke, Brussels (Belgium) – Touch Outside The Circle
2014 Galerie Gallery, Rotterdam (The Netherlands) – Marijke Appelman
2013 17ZWEI at Hardbrücke, Zurich (Switzerland) – Nature Copies Us
2012 Hellebou, Bolkesjø (Norway) – MINI Museum of XXI Century Arts
2012 Listhús Gallery space, Ólafsfirði (Iceland) – Staðurinn til að vera
2011 Rampa, Madrid (Spain) – The same time as the other / The same time

Group shows

2015 Ampelhaus, Oranienbaum (Germany) – Lost & Found
2015 The Granary Gallery, Berwick-Upon-Tweed (UK) – WYWH
2015 Ars Publica / Noemata (Norway) – Leap second festival 2015
2015 MAC, Birmingham (United Kingdom) – Wish you were here?
2015 Wolfart Projectspace, Rotterdam (NL) – The Ride & Opening
2014 MAGMA Contemporary, Sf. Gheorghe (Romania) – salonvideo_SUB
2014 The Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport (UK) – Wish you were here?
2014 Istituto Svizzero di Roma, Rome (Italy) – Day II Night
2014 Sala de Arte Joven, Madrid (Spain) – Hhippehrtelhia
2014 Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond (Canada) – Memory Mail Art
2013 Salon Video, Iași (Romania) – Noțiuni de Metodă / Matters of Method
2013 Vous Etes Ici, Amsterdam (The Netherlands) – The Multiple Show #3
2013 Rudolf-Scharpf-Galerie, Ludwigshafen (Germany) – VBVD Preis
2013 Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo (NL) – VBVD Prijs 2013
2013 Lokaal 01, Breda – Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more
2013 Upominki, Rotterdam (NL) – Take a breath… The best must come
2012 Foam, Amsterdam (The Netherlands) – PLOT at Film &Foam
2012 Susanne Burmester Galerie, Bergen auf Rügen (Germany) – Tektonik
2012 Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam (NL) – Vol. 4: Here and There
2011 WCW-Gallery, Hamburg (Germany) – A leaf is crashing on my window
2011 Re: Amsterdam, Amsterdam (The Netherlands) – during Art Amsterdam
2011 Supermarket art fair, Stockholm (Sweden) – De Zwarte Ruyter
2011 MoCA, Massachusetts (United States) – An Exchange with Sol LeWitt
2011 Galerie Frank Taal, Rotterdam (NL) – Earth is smaller than Thought
2010 Dek 22, Rotterdam (The Netherlands) – Kleur 01 & Kleur 02
2010 Raid Projects, Los Angeles (United States) – Drugstore Kiosk
2010 Goethe Institute, Rotterdam (The Netherlands) – Doppel Trio
2010 Apartment Draschan, Vienna (Austria) – Welcome home!
2010 Lokaal 01, Breda (The Netherlands) – Pleasure Ground I, II, III & IV
2010 Secondroom, Brussels (Belgium) – No Mistake: 52 Weeks
2010 Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam (NL) – Don’t Worry, Be Happy
2009 NP3, Groningen (NL) – The Art and Colections III & Thema
2009 Network Media Graduation show at CBK Rotterdam
2009 Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam (NL) – Chris Brans ‘Retrospectief’
2009 Versionfest, Chicago (United States) – NFO XPO / Trendbeheer
2009 SingerSweatShop, Rotterdam – Met Koen (met Marijke)
2009 Carpricious Gallery, New York (United States) – In Real Life
2008 Blaak 10 gallery, Rotterdam (The Netherlands) – Work Offline
2008 Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam (The Netherlands) – Jong Talent 2008
2008 Las Palmas, Rotterdam (The Netherlands) – Krooning Graduation show


11-15 A Postcard Says More together with Daan den Houter
2013 The KWARTET II card game together with Koen Taselaar
10-11 Appeal to Probability project at Het Wilde Weten: Supported by CBK Rotterdam (Centre for Visual Arts Rotterdam)
2010 The KWARTET card game together with Koen Taselaar
2009 It’s a new brand world event for Witte de With Centre in Rotterdam
07-08 Editorial Accabonac artists magazine and Blind Folded magazine

Education & Residencies

2015 Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam – Basic teacher training
2014 Wolke, Brussels (Belgium) Artist-in-Residence: Supported by CBK Rotterdam (Centre for Visual Arts Rotterdam)
2012 Hellebou, Bolkesjø (Norway) Artist-in-Residence
2012 CRIR, Copenhagen (Denmark) Researcher in residence
2012 Listhús, Ólafsfjörður (Iceland) Artist-in-Residence
2011 Hotel Mariakapel, Hoorn (NL) Artist-in-Residence
2011 Hellebou, Bolkesjø (Norway) Artist-in-Residence
2010 Quartier 21, Vienna (Austria) Artist-in-Residence: Supported by Worm Rotterdam
08-09 Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam – MA Media
04-08 Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam – BA Fine art

Lectures / Teaching

12-16 Teacher at The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (NL)
14-15 Teacher at Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam (NL)
2013 Lecture at ZHdK Master Fine Arts, Zurich (Switzerland)
2013 Lecture Voorbeeld 2013 at The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (NL)
2012 Lecture at Menntaskólinn á Tröllaskaga, Ólafsfjörður (Iceland)
2013 Nominated for the Van Bommel Van Dam Prize
2008 Nominated for Drempelprijs ’07 / ’08

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