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ESIRI ERHERIENE-ESSI:

1982    Born in London, England

Lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

EDUCATION:

2007-2009  Post-graduate Institute, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL

2004-2006 MA (with merit) Fine Art, University of East London, London, UK

2001-2004 BA (Hons) Media Studies, University of East London, London, UK

2000-2001 (foundation) Camberwell College of Art, London, UK

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2022       (Upcoming) Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2021        The Future Isn't What It Used to Be, MARUANI MERCIER, Knokke, Belgium

                I am here because you were there, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL

2018        The dogs bark, but the caravan goes on, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL

2015        The Usual Suspects, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL

2014        Don’t Support the Greedy, Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, NL

2011        PERFORMANCE, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL

2009        I Don’t Like Nostalgia Unless it’s Mine, Galerie Ron Mandos, Rotterdam, NL

2008        Test, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION):

2021        Tomorrow is a Different Day - 1980 – Now, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL

                Trailblazers: 150th Anniversary of the Royal Award for Modern Painting, Royal Palace Amsterdam, NL

                The Roaring Twenties, Museum Kraneburgh, Bergen, NL

                All Eyes, AkzoNobel Art Collection, Amsterdam, NL

2020        The Pearl, Ramp Gallery, London, UK

                The Armory Show, Galerie Ron Mandos booth, New York, NY, USA

                Realism Nu, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Schiedam, NL

                ME: An Exhibition of Contemporary Self-Portraiture, High Line Nine, Chelsea, New York City, USA

                Empathy | No human is an island, Museum Ijsselstein, Ijsselstein, NL

2019        Prix de Rome 2019, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL

                Your Voice Matters, Museum Arnhem (De Kerk), Arnhem, NL

2018        De Kersentuin (4), KunstRAI, Amsterdam, NL

                Common Ground, AkzoNobel Art Foundation, Amsterdam, NL

                LekArt Festival, Shared Ground, Culemborg, NL

2017        ZOALS JIJ EN IK (LIKE YOU AND ME), Art Chapel, Amsterdam, NL

                What’s New, Acquisitions, Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, NL

2016        What We Have Overlooked, Framer Framed, Amsterdam, NL

                ROEMERS DRIELING (III), De Nieuwe Bibliotheek Almere, Almere, NL

                ROEMERS DRIELING (II), Bibliotheek Den Haag, The Hague, NL

                Roemers Drieling in Nieuwspoort, International Press Centre Nieuwspoort, The Hague, NL

2015        Museumnacht 2015 - "Parallel Stories - The Whistleblower and the Dreamcatcher", Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL

                ROEMERS DRIELING, Centrum voor Beeldende Kunst, Amsterdam, NL

                Art Amsterdam 2015, Galerie  Ron Mandos booth, Amsterdam, NL

                'Levenslang', het criminele brein ontleed, museum Het Dolhuys, Haarlem, NL

                ZIJ WAS EENS... TETEM Kunstruimte, Enschede, NL

2014        'Levenslang', het criminele brein ontleed, museum Het Dolhuys, Haarlem, NL

 

2013        Open Studio, Nordisk Kunstnarsenter Dalsåsen, Dale i Sunnfjord, Norway

                Amsterdam Drawing 2013, Stichting Nieuwe Dakota, Amsterdam, NL

                Jättekatastrof, Mitt Möllan, Malmö, Sweden

 

2012        Open Studio, Nordisk Kunstnarsenter Dalsåsen, Dale, Norway

                Big Show 7, Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY, USA

2011         De Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs 2011, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, NL

                 What’s New 2, Acquisitions, Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, NL

2010         VOLTA6, Galerie Ron Mandos booth, Basel, Switzerland

                 What’s New, Acquisitions, Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, NL

                 Art Rotterdam, Galerie Ron Mandos booth, Rotterdam, NL

2009         Offspring, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL

                 Koninklijke Prijs voor de Vrije Schilderkunst (Royal Awards for Painting)  (1st Prize), Koninklijk Paleis, Amsterdam,                       NL

2007         Art in Mind, The Brick Lane Gallery, London, England

                 Disposable Fetish, Bow Arts Trust, London, England

2006         Memory & the Stream of Time, APT Gallery, London, England

                 Final Exhibition, UEL MA Fine Art, London, England

                 Student Show, UEL AVA, London, England

2005         Works on Paper, RK Burk Gallery, London, England

                 End of year show, UEL AVA, London, England

RESIDENCIES & AWARDS

2019    (Nominee & Children's Jury winner) Prix de Rome 2019, The Netherlands

2019    Mondriaan Fonds, (Investment project Artist) The Netherlands

2017    Development Budget, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, The Netherlands

2016    Werkbijdrage Bewezen Talent, Mondriaan Fonds, The Netherlands

2013    Mondriaan Fonds, (Investment project Artist) The Netherlands

2013    Nordic Kunstnarsenter Dalsåsen, Dale, Norway (residency)

2012    Nordic Kunstnarsenter Dalsåsen, Dale, Norway (residency)

2012    Fonds BKVB, (Work Budget), The Netherlands

2011    Fonds BKVB, (Work Budget), The Netherlands

2011    (Nominee) De Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs 2011, The Netherlands

2010    Starter Stipendium, Fonds BKVB, NL

2009    Koninklijke Prijs voor Vrije Schilderkunst, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

COLLECTIONS

- Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL

- Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations of The Netherlands, Den Haag, NL

- Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Schiedam, NL

- The Scott Newman Art Collection, USA
- 21C Museum Hotels, USA
- The Collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody, USA
- Mana Contemporary, Chicago, USA

- AkzoNobel Art Foundation, Amsterdam, NL

- Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, NL

- Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, NL,

- Robert & Renee Drake Collection, Wassenaar, NL

- Private collections in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Iceland, the United States, Belgium,    South Africa and Switzerland

TEACHING:

2019-   Artist tutor, Painting and Printmaking department, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, NL

            Guest tutor, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL

 

            Guest teaching, Painting and Printmaking department, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, NL

2018    Individual mentoring/tutoring 2nd year Fine Art Students from Minerva and Gerrit Rietveld Academies, NL

2015    Guest teaching, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK 

PRESENTATIONS & ARTIST TALKS:

2021     Azu Nwagbogu and Esiri Erheriene-Essi in conversation, 'I am here because you were there', Galerie Ron Mandos

https://vimeo.com/520323170

             RM Sunday Sessions: In Conversation With… Esiri Erheriene-Essi and Zanele Muholi (21 March 2021)

https://vimeo.com/527207909

             RM Sunday Sessions: In Conversation With… Esiri Erheriene-Essi and Isaac Julien (29 March 2021)

https://vimeo.com/530215641

             Harlem Arts Alliance, 'Voices of The Coast: Virtual Discussion & Exhibition Preview' (22 May 2021)

2020     'Create it - with Esiri Erheriene-Essi', artist workshop, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL (14 February 2020)

2019     Esiri Erheriene-Essi, Prix de Rome 2019, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam - interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h72IDlx3Uxg

 

             Artist talk, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL

2018     Artist talk, The dogs bark, but the caravan goes on, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, The Netherland

2017     Artist lecture, Read My World Festival 2017 "Black USA, Literature of the Resistance", Tolhuistuin Amsterdam/Framer                 Framed, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2016     Artist talk, 'Event: Farewell to the hermetic monoculture', Framer Framed, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

https://framerframed.nl/en/projecten/lecture-farewell-to-the-hermetic-monoculture/

2015​     Artist lecture, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK (February 2015)

2014​     Artist lecture, ‘Marlene Dumas: The Power of Photography & The Power of Painting’, 23 Nov 2014, Teijin Auditorium,                   Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

[http://www.stedelijk.nl/en/calendar/exhibition-close-up/marlene-dumas-the-power-of-photography-the-power-of-painting]