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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

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

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

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020

(Upcoming) Galerie Ron Mandos booth, Armory Show, New York, NY, USA

 

2019

Prix de Rome 2019, The 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

 

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, 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, Ron Mandos booth, Basel, Switzerland

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

Art Rotterdam, 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 for Prix de Rome 2019

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

2010    Starter Stipendium, Fonds BKVB, NL

2009    Koninklijke Prijs voor Vrije Schilderkunst, Amsterdam, NL

COLLECTIONS:

AkzoNobel Art Foundation, Amsterdam, NL

Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, NL

Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, NL,

Drake Collection, Wassenaar, NL

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

OTHER:

2015

Artist lecture/teaching, 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]

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/

2017

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

2018

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

 

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

2019

Guest teacher/tutor Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, NL

 

Artist lecture/guest tutor, De Ateliers, 2019 (November 12)

 

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