(Apollo and Daphne) work in progress

Two 'walk on's' and a wall of papier-mâché. The beginning of a maquette and animation.

A man's dark shape in the middle of all those legs

Watercolor and colored pencil on paper, 187 x 150 cm.

Onomatopoietica of the kiss

At Super Book Saturday at Onomatopee I have screened a one minute video. You see me producing several different kiss sounds in my studio. My performance is related to my 'hard to take' experience that during my 8 month residency in Chongqing my muse never allowed me to give her a kiss on her cheek. The video is on view on Vimeo https://vimeo.com/337504913 The artist Mickey Yang interviewed me about my concept "China girl" in relation to my recent project and performances in Xiamen, China. She's a young talented artist and my mentor in a reverse mentoring project supported by the Mondriaan Fund. For info on Superbook Saturday see here https://www.onomatopee.net/exhibition/super-book-events/?agenda_id=9087#agenda_9087

The blue bag

109 x 75 cm, watercolors and colored pencil on paper

De Moeder de Vrouw, Drents Museum

Van 15 januari tot en met 13 april.

De Moeder de Vrouw, Drents Museum

Tot 13 april te bezoeken. Speciale aandacht met een aantal activiteiten gedurende de Boekenweek van 23 tot en met 31 maart 2019. Voor info zie website Drents Museum.

De Moeder de Vrouw, Drents Museum

Curator Toos Arends opent de groepstentoonstelling.

De Moeder de Vrouw, Drents Museum

Van links naar rechts: L'Éternel Retour 3 en (ingelijst) L'Éternel Retour 6/ Ma Mère.

Three Shadows Photography Art Centre

After the performance a panel with performer and theater director Bill Aitchison and professor and artist Qin Jian discussed the background of the new stage version. Moderator: exhibition manager Qing Yuan.

Three Shadows Photography Art Centre

Half of the audience attended the discussion.

Three Shadows Photography Art Centre

She told that she wanted to hug Qizi when she was getting so sad.

Three Shadows Photography Art Centre

It was very crowded and dark during our performance. Many people passed by and it was not easy to spot the light on the scenes of the performance.

Three Shadows Photography Art Centre

Here the teacher is singing "Oh oh oh, little China Girl" (Bowie's song) and asks Qizi to sit with him at the piano.

Three Shadows Photography Art Centre

The girl Qizi expresses her sadness after the harassment by her teacher. She checks her phone because the teacher has a group chat with the audience and has asked: "Did I something wrong?".

Three Shadows Photography Art Centre

An artistic interpretation by photographer Jian Xiong.

Three Shadows Photography Art Centre

]1From December 12, 2018 till January 11, 2019 I am artist in residency at Three Shadows Photography Art Centre to complete my project Chess Qizi 棋子。Wang Yunke and I did rehearsals to create a new stage version of our performance. Design poster: Jian Xiong. Here is the announcement by Three Shadows http://yiker.trueart.com/20112280/article_item_181996_1.shtml?cid=243

Rolling Snowball.Nanjing

A visitor reading my new book About Chess Qizi 棋子。 This publication on our performance at CEAC, is printed in Xiamen. I have received a grant International Presentation from the Mondriaan Fund to present my work at AMNUA, Nanjing and to publish this book. Also supported by Fonds Kwadraat. The rumors about our performance gave rise to this publication. The performance is not an advocacy of sexual harassment. On the contrary I seem more likely to fail as a domineering macho. The three drawings on display in this group show are expressing a 'male inability'.

Rolling Snowball.Nanjing

During the opening I am telling about my performance with Wang Yunke at the Chinese European Art Centre in Xiamen.

Rolling Snowball.Nanjing

Artist Bi Rongrong has a look in my new book About Chess Qizi 棋子, which is on display in this group show.

Rolling Snowball.Nanjing

展览时间:2018年12月15日——2019年1月16日 Dates: 2018.12.15 - 2019.1.16 展览地点:南京艺术学院美术馆三楼三号展厅 Venue: Hall 3, 3rd floor of AMNUA 展览地址:南京市虎踞北路15号 Location: No.15 North Huju Road, Nanjing

艺术总监:李小山 Art Director: Li Xiaoshan 学术顾问:伊尼卡·顾蒙逊、秦俭 Academic Advisor: Ineke Gudmundsson, Qin Jian 策展人:陈瑞、李梅兰 Curator: Chen Rui, Li Meilan

本次展览由南京艺术学院美术馆与中国欧洲艺术中心联合主办,并由双方团队共同呈现 This exhibition is jointly organized and presented by The Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts (AMNUA) and Chinese European Art Center(CEAC).

Artists/参展艺术家: Bi Rongrong 毕蓉蓉 Bian Shaozhi 卞少之 Bill Aitchison (UK) Chen Yufei 陈宇飞 Cheng Ran 程然 Donald Schenkel(NL) Dong Chenchen董琛琛 Eva Spierenburg(NL) Fahrettin Orenli(Turkey/NL) Gerald van der Kaap(NL) Guido van der Werve(NL) Guo Mengyao 郭梦垚 Guo Xi 郭熙 Han Feng 韩锋 Huang Zhenwei 黄臻伟& Heling Irina Birger(Israel/ NL) Inbu Pyo(Korea) 表仁夫 James Johnson-Perkins (UK) Jia Zhixing 贾志兴 Jiang Peiyuan 姜培源 Jingfang Hao & Lingjie Wang 郝经芳&王令杰 Ke Jipeng 柯济鹏 Laura Puska(NL) Li Nu 李怒 Liu Jiayu 刘佳玉 Luo Fan 罗凡 Luuk Schröder(NL) Marjan Teeuwen(NL) Maya Kramer(USA) Meiya Lin(CN/NL)林美雅 Nick Renshaw(UK) Park Woongkyu(Korea) 朴雄珪 Pedro Bakker(NL) Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács(NL) Peng Tao 彭涛 Scarlett Hooft Graafland(NL) Shen Linghao 沈凌昊 Thor Vigfusson(IS) Wang Zhigang(USA)王志刚 Wei Na 维娜 Xie Ai 谢爱 Xue Ruozhe 薛若哲 Xue Wenwen 薛问问 Yang Jian 杨健 Yang Ah Ham(Korea/NL)咸良娥 Yang Zhiqian 阳芷倩 Zhang Yue 张玥 Zheng Haozhong 郑皓中 Zhu Wei 祝炜

Rolling Snowball.Nanjing

from left to right: Foot Woo, Burnt Home 6 and L'Éternel Retour 7.

Rolling Snowball.Nanjing

Detail L'Éternel Retour 7

Ontwerp boekomslag ABOUT CHESS QIZI 棋子

Deze weken ben ik koortsachtig druk met een publicatie over de spraakmakende tentoonstelling en performance CHESS QIZI 棋子 in het Chinese European Art Center (CEAC), Xiamen. Kunstenaar, vormgever en fotograaf Jian Xiong is bezig de boekomslag te ontwerpen en hij heeft een prachtig kort filmpje gemaakt van de enigszins controversiële performance op 13 oktober in het CEAC. Als voorproefje…https://vimeo.com/302040353 De publicatie moet op 15 december liggen op de opening van de groepstentoonstelling ‘Rolling Snowball, Nanjing’ in Museum AMNUA waar ik drie grote tekeningen zal tonen.

Film Performance CHESS QIZI 棋子

Wei Na filmde onze performance van een half uur en monteerde dat tot een film van 18 minuten. Met ondertiteling in Engels en Chinees. Nu op Vimeo te zien. http://vimeo.com/300517862

Opening en Performance

Yun Ke en ik hebben een spraakmakende performance neergezet van een half uur tijdens de opening van mijn tentoonstelling CHESS QIZI 棋子 in de kunstruimte CEAC te Xiamen. Foto's van May Lee

Opening en performance 2

CHESS QIZI 棋子 , CEAC, Xiamen.

Opening en performance 3


Opening en performance 4


Opening en performance 5

CHESS QIZI 棋子, CEAC, Xiamen. Foto Marc Boon.

Opening en performance 6

CHESS QIZI 棋子, CEAC, Xiamen.

Opening en performance 7


Opening en performance 8


Opening en Performance 9


Opening en Performance 10



Fantastische opening met een performance van Wang Yunke en mij in de galerieruimte van het Chinese European Art Centre (CEAC) te Xiamen, China. Ik heb van de zomer vrij onverwacht 4 maanden doorgebracht in een appartement van de residency CEAC. Ik was uitgenodigd om mijn Project TO SCRRROOOLLL uit te werken in Xiamen.

Foot Woo

Foot Woo, 150 x 118,5 cm, colored pencil and watercolor on paper, 2018 Photography: Gert Jan van Rooij

Tain't What You Do

Tain't what you do, 150 x 118,5 cm, colored pencil and watercolor on paper, 2018. Photography: Gert Jan van Rooij


CHESS QIZI 棋子, 150 x 118,5 cm, colored pencil and watercolor on paper, 2018. Photography Gert Jan van Rooij

Rehearsal CHESS QIZI 棋子

with Yun Ke. Picture Wei Na

Artist talk/Book presentation

Zhang Fang from Fuzhou did an interviewing artist talk with me about my book Innocent at B-Joy Gallery in Xiamen, China

Artist Talk/Book presentation

Jian Xiong designed the poster of this event. B-Joy Gallery is a new initiative in Xiamen. Besides this 'library' room around a round table, B-Joy has in the same street a Gallery space.

Artist Talk/Book presentation

We screened the film Pygmalion's Bride which I made with Chen Yujie in 2016 in Chongqing. The content of the film is directly related to the cover of my book and my admiration for my muse Wu Qianxi.

Artist Talk/Book presentation

We also screened a documentary film with an interview of Lin Yihan who wrote the novel Fang Siqi's first Paradise. It's about sexual harassment by her teacher and she's fallen in love with her rapist. It's the last interview before she committed suicide.

The feminist Domela Nieuwenhuis

On Vimeo on view now the trailer of the film In Memory of 1871. It's about the feminism of the Dutch Socialist Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis. In the summer of 2018 the whole film was on display in the group show "Fertile Soil" in the barn of a potato farmer at OudeBildtdijk in Friesland. Next at a Museum in Leer in Germany and at EXPOOST in Hoorn. In my project To Draw Politically I worked together with the soundartist and actress Roberta Petzoldt. On the opening of my soloshow at Witzenhausengallery in 2013 she did a performance De Johanna’s. Roberta was the model for the first wife of the Dutch socialist Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis, his beloved Johanna. I drew a monumental drawing on Nieuwenhuis with the title Ter Herinnering 1871 and Roberta was acting in front of this drawing and a hoop-skirt was hanging in the gallery. Her text on Johanna the Loving, in Chains and the Fighter is on page 135 to page 139 in my artist book "Innocent". The super giant drawing In Memory of 1871 is in the collection of the Fries Museum. Click this link to view the trailer

Potato Socialism

Drawing inspired by Wild Potatoes/Fertile Soil, a group show in the barns of potato farmers at OudeBildtdijk in Friesland. Later this drawing was selected for the group show Fertile Soil in Leer, Germany. This drawing can be seen as the counterpart of the propaganda poster, around 1960 in China. Dimensions: 102,5 x 153,5 cm, colored pencil and watercolor on paper. Photography: Gert Jan van Rooij

Qingwen 2

Photography: Gert Jan van Rooij

Handscroll Qingwen

"Are beautiful women trouble-makers?". First part of my third handscroll "Qingwen" (The Dream of the Red Chamber). To view from the right to the left. Photography: Gert Jan van Rooij

Solo A Blink of Pink at Witteveen Visual Arts, Amsterdam

Mapping Beauty 10 and 12. Photography Gert Jan van Rooij.


XL Drawings

Handscroll The Third Sister You

Solo Witteveen Visual Art, Asian Art, Amsterdam. Photography Gert Jan van Rooij. A hand roll can be a few meters long and my hand roll measures more than 4 meters and is 32 cm high. To a hand roll you look from right to left and during the unrolling the story unfolds. In the future I like to do a performance of this unrolling of the hand scrolls to tell the story from the classical Chinese novel The Dream of the Red Chamber. Until now I drew two hand scrolls and I plan to complete this series with specific episodes from this novel in the context of my long term project "New illusions of Love". The first hand scroll is entitled Gay Love.

The box. How to perform an handscroll?

Asian Art, Amsterdam. Photography Gert Jan van Rooij. In the past the unrolling of an handscroll was an intimate experience shared by friends in a private room. While unrolling the scroll, the story painted on the scroll unfolds. I want to explore and try out different ways of performing my hand scrolls. The setting can be private and intimate, for example to tell the story of my handscroll Gay Love to a gay couple. How to tell the story and what questions do we have? Read more about this handscroll in my newsletter 1 http://www.pedrobakker.com/post/489/newsletter-1 I can do the same to a hetero love couple by telling the tragic story of Third Sister You. It's about absolute love, what questions could I pose in the context of my project "New Illusions of Love". My scroll is about old illusions written down in the classical novel The Dream of the Red Chamber. How is the love couple thinking about their love, do they have new illusions? How to visualize this performance setting? How could I dress myself to accentuate the intimacy? How to share this private event on the social media? Could we film the interaction of this intimate setting? My performance will need engagement and involvement and the handscroll can be the medium to deepen personal items. I think my personal input will be based on Kierkegaards philosophy of love. My performance has to be the opposite of the indifference of a museum guide to his or her public and inversely the indifference of the public to the museum guide.

A Blink of Pink, Asian Art, Amsterdam

My solo at Witteveen Visual Art runs until February the 18th. On the pic Mapping Beauty 12 and 10. Photography Gert Jan van Rooij.

A Blink of Pink, Asian Art, Amsterdam

Mapping Beauty 8 and 9. Solo Witteveen Visual Art. Photography Gert Jan van Rooij.

Performance A Blink Of Pink in Amsterdam

A great moment, halfway my song when the music stops I have danced spontaneously with someone from the audience.

Performance A Blink Of Pink in Amsterdam

A Blink of Pink is more than a solo exhibition of my recent drawings and new hand scroll at Witteveen Visual Arts, it's also the title of a song that I have sung Saturday February the 10th, together with some David Bowie Songs, especially China Girl. After a few David Bowie songs we have screened the first part of the video registration of my performance in the Black Sesame Space in Beijing. You see me nerve-racking asking for my model Pink, will she come back? It's the introduction to my song and halfway I have danced with someone from the audience. Next we have played the Bowie song Let's Dance. I sang and danced with my 'family band’: Liesbet Gevaert backing vocal, Mees Bakker trumpet and Ramon van Merkenstein electric bass. I've invited Clara de Mik (Slagerij van Kampen) to play the drums, she's very energetic! We played in gallery Vriend van Bavink because of the large space which is located next to gallery Witteveen.

Performance A Blink Of Pink in Amsterdam

With the preparation of my performance I did a make-up in a bit David Bowie style. I was going to sing Life on Mars.

Solo A Blink of Pink at Witteveen Visual Arts, Amsterdam

I've painted A Blink of Pink in Chinese on the window of Witteveen Visual Arts at the Gelderse Kade 30, Chinatown, Amsterdam. My solo at the gallery will open on January the 15th. Acryl paint and stencil paper.

Solo A Blink of Pink at Witteveen Visual Arts, Amsterdam

The Gelderse Kade is located in Chinatown, Amsterdam. In 2017 I started with Chinese Class at Chinese School Nederland and therefore I like to translate these Chinese Characters.In Pinyin 粉色一瞥 sounds "fen se yi pie" and means A Blink of Pink. In the gallery space you can see the table on which I will enroll my handscroll Third Sister You (You Sanjie). Furthermore Oeke Witteveen arranged a show with my last Mapping Beauty drawings, I have completed the twelve Beauties now.

Mapping Beauty 12

Colored pencil and watercolor, 92,5 x 54,8 cm. Photography Gert Jan van Rooij.

Solo A Blink of Pink at the Black Sesame Space (IFP), Beijing

Mapping Beauty 10

Solo A Blink of Pink at the Black Sesame Space (IFP), Beijing

Handscroll The Third Sister You, dimensions 32 x 432 cm.

Solo A Blink of Pink at the Black Sesame Space (IFP), Beijing

Study for a handscroll (The Maid Golden) on thick Saunders and Waterfort watercolor paper.

Solo A Blink of Pink at the Black Sesame Space (IFP), Beijing

The title of my exhibition is A Blink of Pink. The exhibition is the result of my two month residency, one month in summer and one month in winter, at the Institute for Provocation (IFP), Beijing. On this photo you see the drawings Mapping Beauty 9, 10 and 11.

Performance A Blink Of Pink in Beijing

There she came with her friends and I did my performance of the song for the second time.

Performance A Blink Of Pink in Beijing

One of the screenshots of the film footage.

Performance A Blink Of Pink in Beijing

Halfway the song the music stops and I began to dance with Monika Mariaca while singing "A Blink of Pink". I met Monika the night before in the Temple-bar, which is located in the neighborhood of the Heizhima Hutong. The song is inspired by Li Ping (Pink) 李萍, who is my model in my last four drawings of my series Mapping Beauty. She's the bartender and manager of the Temple-bar.

Performance A Blink Of Pink in Beijing

Popo Fan shot a lot during my performance. The filmmaker Zhu Cheng will edit the raw footage material.

Performance A Blink Of Pink in Beijing

I have performed my song and dance twice! The first time we danced without Pink in the audience. In the film footage you can see me nerve racking asking for Pink, "will she come back?". A exciting and funny performance is happening before I did my performance for my special guest Pink.

Performance A Blink Of Pink in Beijing

On the opening of my solo at the Black Sesame Space I did a performance inspired by the nightlife in Beijing. This is a screenshot of the video registration by filmmaker Popo Fan. During my winter residency (one month) at the Institute For Provocation I've composed the song A Blink of Pink which I sung accompanied by guitarist Li De.

Handscroll The Third Sister You, Part 1

colored pencil and watercolor on rice paper , 23,5 x 150 cm.

handscroll The Third Sister You, Part 2

colored pencil and watercolor on rice paper, 23,5 x 150 cm.

Mapping Beauty 11

Colored pencil and watercolor on paper, 215 x 100 cm.

Solo Exhibition Gerrit Benner Award

Solo Exhibition Gerrit Benner Award

Photography Ruben van Vliet

Solo Exhibition Fries Museum

photography Ruben van Vliet

Solo Exhibition Fries Museum

Photography Ruben van Vliet

Solo Exhibition Gerrit Benner Award/Fries Museum

Photography Ruben van Vliet

Solo Exhibition Gerrit Benner Award/Fries Museum

Solo Exhibition Gerrit Benner Award/Fries Museum

Photography Ruben van Vliet

Solo Exhibition Gerrit Benner Award/Fries Museum

Photography Ruben van Vliet

Solo Exhibition Gerrit Benner Award/Fries Museum

Photography Ruben van Vliet

Solo Exhibition Gerrit Benner Award/Fries Museum

Photography Ruben van Vliet

Solo Exhibition Gerrit Benner Award/Fries Museum

Photography Ruben van Vliet

Solo Exhibition Gerrit Benner Award/Fries Museum

Photography Ruben van Vliet

Newspaper LC review

Performance Goatfucker at the Fries Museum

After the presentation of the Gerrit Benner Award I did my performance the goatfucker at the Fries Museum. In one room of my solo exhibition my giant drawing was hanging together with two study drawings woman in her period and Theo van Gogh fucking a she-goat. For the first time my supergiant drawing was on display and in this room I did my performance. A video and photo report of this performance is on view on Vimeo https://vimeo.com/255264081

Newspaper Friesch Dagblad

Newspaper Friesch Dagblad

Newspaper LC

Mapping Beauty 10

Colored pencil and watercolor on paper, 94,2 x 54,3 cm. Photography Gert Jan van Rooij.

Witteveen Drawing 2017

The handscroll Gay Love with the small box from the Song Dynasty. The dimensions of the scroll: 31 x 4.32 cm + ribbon.

Witteveen Drawing 2017

The arrangement of my handscroll Gay Love on the table. My daring to draw such a long scroll was special mentioned in newspaper "Het Parool" in a big item about three group shows with drawings in Amsterdam.

Witteveen Drawing 2017

The arrangement of Mapping Beauty 8 and 9 in Loods 6.

Mapping Beauty 9

Photography Gert Jan van Rooij.

First complete Handscroll

When you roll out the handscroll you can read the story from right to left. The scroll is 4.80 meter and traditionally made in a quality shop in Beijing. Here lying on the long table in IFP common studio, but can be carried in a small beautiful box from Song Dynasty.

Gay Love b

Second part of Gay Love, handscroll on thin rice paper, 23,5 x 150 cm.

Gay Love a

First handscroll on thin rice paper: Gay Love, 23,5 x 150 cm.

The maid Golden 1b

In Beijing at the shop my 300 grams paper seems too thick to create a handscroll. I will continue on thin rice paper, exciting because my pressure with a coloured pencil is strong and I make the rice paper totally wet to use water-colour. And is it possible to remove it from the panel? I had already problems with the thick Fabriano Artistico paper.

The maid Golden

First part of an hand scroll on the maid Golden, a short story told in the classical Chinese novel Honglou meng (The dream of the red chamber). To be viewed from right to left. This drawing is a collage of Sun Wen (1903) and filmstills from CCTV series 1987 and 2010. Dimensions 23 x 151.7 cm. Colored pencil and watercolors on paper. A great group show is upcoming at Loods 6, Amsterdam from 7 till 13 September, organized by Oeke Witteveen.

Mapping Beauty 8

76,5 x 93,5 cm. Colored pencil and watercolor on paper, 2017. Photography Gert Jan van Rooij.

"Goatfucker" song

Referring to the filmmaker Theo van Gogh, who was murdered 13 years ago, I sang spontaneously my Goatfucker song on the opening at SMAHK in the context of 'Unrest in the Polder", month of philosophy.

SMAHK, Assen. Maand van de filosofie.

In the context of the month for philosophy a presentation with one small work at SMAHK, Assen. The theme is UNREST (in the Polder) so I presented my 'Fucker' drawing. On the picture also a part of the ladder with mud by Ivankan Annot. See info http://www.smahk.nl


Initiative by Oeke Witteveen to cooperate with 6 galeries, an exhibition without stands at Loods 6, KNSM laan, Amsterdam. From 6 april to 17 april, including Eastern. www.6voor6.com

Mapping Beauty 7

56,5 x 101 cm, colored pencil and watercolor on paper.2017. Private collection.

Mapping Beauty 6

Mapping Beauty 6, colored pencil and watercolor on paper, 76 x 70 cm. 2017 Upcoming: artist-in-residency at http://iprovoke.org , Beijing.

Overview "Mapping Beauty" at WitteveenVAC

The group show is on display up to February 11. Photography: Edo Kuipers.

Mapping Beauty 5

Colored pencil and watercolor on paper, 75,5 x 80,5 cm 2016. On display now at Witteveen Visual Art Centre in the fabulous group show "A Temporary Farewell", see here http://www.witteveenvisualart.nl. Show up to February 11 with 4 drawings of my series Mapping beauty. Photography Edo Kuipers.

Performance "The Goatfucker"

Performance at Winterwolves festival in the Arminius Church, Rotterdam, organized by Roodkapje. Curator: Samiha Awad.

Performance "The Goatfucker"

Performance "The Goatfucker"


Drawing for my performance at Roodkapje Rotterdam (Arminius Church). Watercolor and colored pencil on paper. 57,5 x 93,5 cm, 2016.

Mapping Beauty 4

Colored pencil and watercolor on paper, 75 x 42,5 cm. Photography Edo Kuipers.

Winterwolven V

On November the 19th I will join the performance event Winterwolven V at the Armenius Church in Rotterdam. The curator is Samiha Awad and my plan is to perform my song The Goatfucker and Bo Kisser will be inspired by the Church and the theme Shelters to work out the performance and to turn the Armenius Church into a dazzling creative universe.

Mapping Beauty 3, Amsterdam Drawing

Colored pencil and watercolor on paper. 73,5 x 42 cm.
www.amsterdamdrawing.nl Stand WitteveenVAC.

Amsterdam Drawing, "pin-up #2"

The collectors married couple Martijn en Jeannette Sanders selected this drawing for their exhibition on the big walls of Art Fair Amsterdam Drawing (picture by Mirjam).

Mapping Beauty 2, Amsterdam Drawing

This new series Mapping Beauty will be on display at the upcoming Art Fair Amsterdam Drawing www.amsterdamdrawing.nl (gallery WitteveenVAC). 74,5 x 41,5 cm. With Nala Shi and DanDan. Photography Edo Kuipers.

Mapping Beauty 1, Amsterdam Drawing

Colored pencil and watercolor on paper. 74,5 x 41,5 cm. Begin of a new project Mapping Beauty on Chinese Beauty (18th century and now). These new drawings are inspired by Chinese We Chat and the size fits well in your smartphone :-)This drawing was sold at the VIP-opening of the Art Fair Amsterdam Drawing.

Daisy Flower 2

Also the backside of the tiny canvas (10 x 11.7 cm) will be photographed and inserted in the Imago Mundi Benetton Book The Netherlands with a text by Jelle Bouwhuis.

Daisy Flower

Tiny canvas 10 x 11.7 cm. Imago Mundi Benetton project. Curator: Rosa Maria Favio.

Pygmalion's Bride

Filmstill with the actress Dandan. The first public screening will be on August the 2nd at Madlab (Bokeh Yeah) in Manchester. From now (23 September) anyone can see the film on Vimeo.https://vimeo.com/183989046

Filmstill drawing 8 Pygmalion's Bride

Last drawing for a poem film. With the Chinese filmmaker Yu Jie I am finishing a film inspired by "Pygmalion's Bride", a poem by the celebrated poet Carol Ann Duffy. The poem is written from a feminist viewpoint, so the statue speaks and in our film the woman's voice is done by Alana Gillespie. We did the recording at Oorbit studio.

Filmstill drawing 7 Pygmalion's Bride

Filmstill drawing 5 Pygmalion's Bride

Filmstill drawing 4 Pygmalion's Bride

filmstill drawing 3 Pygmalion's Bride

Event TAO studio

Consul-Generaal Rob Schippers en zijn vrouw Jean woonde de event/book presentation bij in TAO piano studio. Xie Tao was mijn model voor 'MM' tijdens mijn 8 maanden residency.

Sketch for poem film

My first idea that I worked out with the filmmaker Yu Jie. The final result is the film Pygmalion's Bride.

Met Niër Chän

Niër is een kunstenaar met een muziekopleiding. Ze heeft een populair radioprogramma op Chongqing FM. Ze nam een interview met mij op na de event in TAO studio.

Book Presentation/Lecture DAC & Chongqing AIR

Made possible thanks to Fonds Kwadraat.

Poster outside DAC & Chongqing AIR

De titel heeft filmmaker Adele Myers bedacht. Ik had haar uitgenodigd om deel te nemen aan mijn presentatie op het DAC. Ze kwam helemaal uit UAE waar ze les geeft en toonde haar poëzie films. Ze gaf ook een workshop en toen ontstond het idee om met filmmaker Yu Jie een poëzie film te maken.

Boekpresentatie DAC & Chongqing AIR

Gecensureerde voorkant ;-)

Bibliotheek C-Space Beijing

Tentoonstelling C-Space Beijing 2

Short exhibition in Melle Hendrikse's amazing styled gallery C-Space Beijing, Caochangdi.

Tentoonstelling C-Space Beijing 3

Conversation with the celebrated poet Xi Chuan

At C-Space Beijing. Made possible thanks to Fonds Kwadraat. Pic's by Anouchka van Driel. The event at C-space Beijing was organized in collaboration with the Dutch Embassy (an activity of the EU-chairmanship of the Netherlands).

Performance at C-Space Beijing(Bo Kisser)

"Qianxi 6"

Deze tekening op A2 formaat is uitgangspunt voor een zeefdruk op A4 formaat die in een oplage van 50 voor Kunst4Kids in Museum Boymans van Beuningen als een echt kunstwerk aan kinderen voor op hun kamer wordt aangeboden. 30 april - 8 mei. Mij is verteld dat 31 kinderen, vooral kleine meisjes, een zeefdruk hebben gekocht.

groepsfoto/conferentie, Manchester

Mijn reis naar Manchester was mogelijk met steun van Fondskwadraat.

Conference "Visualising Chinese Borders" Manchester

Filmmaker Adele Myers chaired the panel. She inquired me very well and I invited her to attend my book presentation at DAC & Chongqing AIR on May the 21th.

I presented my artist book "Innocent" at the conference and I had to sign several copies. The Library of the Manchester Metropolitan University acquired a copy.

Conference "Visualising Chinese Borders" Manchester

Beccy Kennedy and Ming Turner are the organizers and conveners of this conference. My paper was about my 'China' project and residency in Chongqing. After the conference Beccy and Ming send the contributors the following e-mail: "Thank you for attending and contributing towards last week's conference. There was a rich variety of presentations, which communicated some very interesting research and artistic practices and persepctives. Much of the research was very current, both in its political context and in terms of the creative practice that many of you are producing within this climate. It was a pleasure to be party to your ideas and your oeuvres.

I felt there was a great atmosphere at the conference, thanks to everyone's co-operation, discussion and good humour. Also, thank you for bearing with the fairly fluid approach I took to the timings of the two days. I wanted to try allowing some leeway in terms of the lengths of papers, as I have often found in the past that speakers and organisers alike can get quite angry when papers run over or when speakers are stopped before they reach the end of their paper and that this can affect the overall atmosphere. Also, Enoch decided to do a performance on the second day, which responded to the conference itself. This was quite impromptu but it worked well as a humourous and insightful response to the two days and it encouraged a kind of mindful winding down of it. Thanks to Enoch for coming over from Hong Kong to do his pop-up solo show 'Inhere' and for engaging us with his performance piece. Thanks also to Ying Tan and Zoe for allowing us to visit the CFCCA between shows and during the evening. (...) Ming and I will discuss the publication of the conference proceedings, as we have been approached by two potential publishers. We will write to you about this in due course. Secondly, there has been some discussion of writing a larger but more focused funding bid around the subject. I have been awarded a mini research sabbatical to work on a connected curatorial project plan, but there were also other discussions at the conference concerning collaborations for writing a bid around areas of the topic, so let us know if you have any thoughts or suggestions.

Overzicht solo Witteveen VAC, Amsterdam

"Qianxi" series

Overzicht solo Witteveen VAC

"Ma Mère" en 'Burnt Home 5"

Overzicht solo Witteveen VAC

"Ongestelde vrouw" op de trap

Overzicht solo Witteveen VAC, Amsterdam

"Burnt Home 7" en "The goatfucker"(voorstudie)

Opening solo in Witteveen VAC

Foto Marion Vandermeulen

Opening solo in Witteveen VAC, Amsterdam

Oeke Witteveen start. Donateurs van mijn crowdfunding actie Voordekunst kwamen hun boek ophalen, waarvan een aantal ook een ingelijste kleine schets en de gulle donateurs zelfs een grote tekening als tegenprestatie ontvingen. Het was enerverend om zoveel boeken te signeren en nieuwe geïnteresseerde mensen te spreken. Mijn dank is groot!

Opening solo in Witteveen VAC, Amsterdam

Jelle Bouwhuis is vol lof over de tentoonstelling en prijst mijn boek aan.

Opening solo in Witteveen VAC, Amsterdam

Tudor Bratu

Front-cover of my artist book

The book launch was an event on March the 5th, organised by Witteveen Visual Art Centre and Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA). At the same time Jelle Bouwhuis opened my exhibition. The design of the book is by Rollergirl and the publisher is Onomatopee. Made possible thanks to the generous support of the Mondriaan Fund and Fonds Kwadraat. And thanks to the Voordekunst donors. More info about my book http://www.onomatopee.net/project.php?progID=d54de0c71338835882e53890178deae1

Qianxi 4

Coloured pencil and watercolour on paper, 56 x 75 cm.

Jiefang truck series (5)

Birthday present / Qianxi, Coloured pencil and watercolour on paper, 25 x 35 cm.

Qianxi 3

Coloured pencil and watercolour on paper, 60 x 96 cm.

Qianxi 2

Coloured pencil and watercolour on paper, 55 x 55 cm.

My name in Chinese

Watercolour on paper

Chinese landscape

Coloured pencil and watercolour on paper, 55 x 74 cm.

Jiefang truck series

Birthday present / Hanne Hagenaars. Pen, ink and coloured pencil on rice paper, 25 x 35 cm.

Portrait of Qianxi

Coloured pencil and watercolor on paper, 215 x 154 cm. In an exchange Wu Qianxi wrote a poem as a portrait of me. Both, image and poem, are inserted in my book.

"O, Muse!"

In "O, Muse!" (De Hallen, Haarlem) my mother Afra is displayed very well between famous paintings of Verwey, Sluijters, Koch and Israels.

Recensie 'O Muze!' Dagblad Trouw

In landelijk dagblad Trouw, 23/06/15,schreef Joke de Wolf de recensie DE MAGIE VAN DE MUZE. Over mijn tekening 'Burnt home 2' is de volgende passage te lezen : Maar lang niet altijd ontstaat een muze uit lichamelijke, intellectuele of geestelijke bewondering. Pedro Bakker (1952) nam bijvoorbeeld zijn streng katholieke moeder Afra pas als onderwerp toen hij 54 was geworden, de leeftijd waarop zij zelfmoord pleegde. Op de tekening 'Burnt home 2' staat ze te midden van het uitgebrande huis van zijn jeugd, met daarbij de tekst 'Afra als de gezegende maagd in mijn afgebrande huis'.

Hot pot with Lan Ping and the bachelor from 1937

185 x 330 cm

Chenchen as blengin

Mijn aanvankelijke model in Shanghai, maar ze is soldaat in het leger, dat maakt het moeilijk om een afspraak met haar te maken. 88 x 120 cm

Guard dance

185 x 330 cm

Shanzi 2

45 x 60 cm

Huahua and the Jiefang truck 3

tekening op rijstpapier 20 x 30 cm

Lecture "Innocent images"

My lecture consisted of 5 chapters. Chapter 1: to draw autobiographically, Chapter 2: to draw fictionally Chapter 3: to draw philosophically Chapter 4: to draw politically and after the break chapter 5: to draw heavenly on my residency plan with Madame Mao as the subject. During the lecture I performed 2 songs. The lecture took place in my work studio which was crowded. The lecture was almost perfect with a projected Chinese translation done by Kinna, who also did some live translation. I hope to insert the Chinese translation of my lecture as an appendix in my book, so that a interested Chinese will have easy access to my work.

Huahua and the Jiefang truck 2

tekening op rijstpapier. 20 x 30 cm

Huahua and the Jiefang truck

tekening op rijstpapier 20 x 30 cm


Artists-in-residency Chongqing Air

Vanaf 5 november verblijf ik 8 maanden in http://www.chongqingair.org met een vrije beurs Praktijkverdieping. Het Mondriaanfonds heeft mijn plan "Madame Mao" gehonoreerd, dat te zien is als een vervolg op mijn project To Draw Politically (2013/2014) in een internationale context. De bedoeling is dat het nieuwe werk dat ik in China zal maken wordt opgenomen in mijn kunstenaarsboek '"Innocent", waaraan ik met Jelle Bouwhuis en Hanne Hagenaars werk. De vormgeving is in handen van http://www.rollergirl.ch en de publicatie wordt verwacht in 2015 bij www.onomatopee.net, mede mogelijk gemaakt door het Materiaalfonds voor Beeldende kunst en Vormgeving.

Herfsttentoonstelling "Onschuld"

Curatoren: Hanne Hagenaars en Heske ten Cate. Te zien t/m 30 november bij Kunstvereniging Diepenheim.www.kunstvereniging.nl Foto: John Stoel

Opening "Onschuld" Diepenheim

Een lied geschreven op muziek van Frank Zappa "Uncle Remus".

Opening "Onschuld" Diepenheim

en het publiek zong mee met het slotakkoord "Ah". Foto: Rik Klein Gotink.

The goatfucker

Foto: John Stoel

De supergiant/ reuzenaquarel The Goatfucker (2.34 x 4.20 m) vormt voorlopig het sluitstuk van mijn project To Draw Politically.
Op 19 maart zal Jelle Bouwhuis een lezing geven over mijn project op de KABK (Studium generale) gebaseerd op zijn tekst Het negatieve kunstwerk. Daaraan vooraf geef ik een lezing met de titel Outside drawings en ik eindig met de vertoning van het filmpje The Goatfucker zie hier https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqJ6YIQYC3w

Voorstudie ongestelde vrouw

Foto: John Stoel

Voorstudie Theo van Gogh, de filmer

Foto: John Stoel

To draw politically

Witzenhausengallery December 7th

Opening Horizonnen/ Nieuwe Fries Museum/ In gesprek met gastcurator Kie Ellens

Laughing still image part 3

Tekst van curator Kie Ellens "Horizonnen"/ Fries Museum

Re-enactment, 4 juni, 1970

De tekening maakt deel uit van de openingstentoonstelling Horizonnen in het nieuwe Fries Museum te Leeuwarden, opening 30 september 2013.

Who told you so ?! #4 Onomatopee, foto studio Clack

Still image take 4 laughing about Hegel

Still image take 1 laughing about Hegel

Half suiker, half zand. De pavilioens. Foto:Jordi Huisman

De Nederlandse identiteit?/ Museum De Paviljoens, foto Jordi Huisman

De Paviljoens


Harry Bloch and Jacques Borel created my wonderful website! In particular I render thanks to Harry, a lot of his efforts has gone into making my website a success. http://www.rollergirl.ch/

Drawn like a man

Opening Witzenhausengallery NYC

Opening "One Man - one woman" Witzenhausengallery, Amsterdam.

Foto: Mees Bakker

I wish I loved the human race

Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam. Groepstentoonstelling met Gulliver's Travels als thema. Curator: Roland Sohier. Foto: Koen Taselaar.

overzicht kleine atelier "Ma mère et Georges B."

Art Amsterdam 2011