A retirement present for my GP

A retirement present for my GP
Yesterday my dear general practitioner Paul Roodenburg had organized a farewell drink for all hs patients, because of his retirement. He started his practice when I started studying Dutch in 1981, at the University of Amsterdam.
He still remembered my first visit to him when I told him about it yesterday.
That kind of doctor.
This was my gift to him.
Does not require any further explanation.
From the collage series The Anatomy Lesson.

The Anatomy Lesson #7 (2014)

kM magazine: collage

kM magazine: collage
The newest kM, a full color professional magazine about artist materials, is all about collages. With articles about four visual artists. The opening article, written by Harald Schole, is about my collages. I feel very honored! KM appears every three months. One can buy it in professional art supply stores in The Netherlands or take a subscription.

Note: The image on the bottom left, of the woman with elm seeds running from her eyes is a film still from the stop motion movie The Wind Cried Mary that was a collaboration with Judith Koning.

Green Olive Arts 2013 -2018

Green Olive Arts 2013 -2018
Congratulatons Green Olive Arts (Tétouan, Morocco) on your five year anniversary. Thank you so much, for hosting me back in 2016, it was a life changing experience to work on my drawings of people in the streets, in Tétouan as well as in Chaouen. And thank you for including my work in your retrospective exhibition featuring art from past artists in residence*).

Man selling his chicken in the street, pen and watercolor, Maartje Jaquet Tétouan, Morocco, 2016

*) Participating artists: Juliana Coles (USA), Idris Hassan (USA ), Johann Nortje (New Zealand), Kian Blethyn (Australia), Daide Hajar (Morocco), Dale Roberts (USA), Alinah Akbar Malik (Pakistan), Nancy Walter (Canada), Nidaa Aboulhosn (Lebanon/USA), Eman Salah (Egypt), Sara Inacio (Brazil/USA), Ishiwata Norio (Japan), Chifumi Ishiwata (Japan), Zhihao Guo (China), Elizabeth Hardy (USA), Maartje Jaquet (Netherlands), Jeffrey Olson (USA), Kevin Todd (Ireland), Diane Arenberg (USA), Heather Danso (USA), Mohamed Haïti (Morocco)

‘Porta’ found a home

‘Porta’ found a home

 Porta (2014)

This month it was on show at Jubel, in gallery Kunstlokaal No.8, where it was sold to Dutch artist Olga van der Vorst. ‘Porta’ now found a home in a beautiful corner of her house, right above the clivia. The photo is by Olga van der Vorst.

‘Porta’ is part of the Madonna&Child collage series (2014). The whole series has been exhibited in the Amstel Church, Amsterdam SALON/BIGBANG. and in Museum Wierdenland. Porta itself was featured in the magazine Platform Platvorm and in the accompanying exhibition SHOW WHAT YOU WANT SHOW, together with a few other collages of the Madonna&Child series.




Shanghai – Sinan Video Salon: Biased Gods

Shanghai – Sinan Video Salon: Biased Gods

ShanghART Gallery 香格纳画廊 has become a partner of Sinan Video Salon. Sinan Video Salon is a new monthly One Minutes screening In Shanghai, creating a dialogue between European and Chinese contemporary arts.
On July 20th, the second Sinan Video Salon took place, featuring Biased Gods., curated by Janna Ullrich.Participating artists: Arthur Röing Baer, Amelie Befeldt, Clément Carat, Frederik Gruyaert, Maartje Jaquet and Judith Koning, Sjaan Klijnee, Laresa Kosloff, Sascha Krischock, Rollin Leonard, Matthew Lessner, Jozef Mrva, Mikkel Niemann, Alejandra Morote Peralta, Mary Ponomareva, Puppies Puppies, Michael Robinson, Agnieszka Zimolag.Above is the video that was selected by Janna Uhlrich, It was made by Judith Koning and me (2014) and is called ‘Vlinderslag’ (Butterfly Stroke).



Jubel was a success

Jubel was a success


with a very nice opening, reviews in the press, the above one featuring my collage ‘Porta’, many visitors and sold works (including mine).

Thank you Marcel Prins and Birgit Speulman!







Jubel Jubilee in Jubbega

Jubel Jubilee in Jubbega
A festive group exhibition at Kunstlokaal №8, in Jubbega (NL).

Reasons to celebrate:
  • 100 years ago was the foundation School №8 (later J.B. Kanschool)
  • Artists and gallery owners Marcel Prins and Birgit Speulman are living here for 10 years
  • and for the past 7.5 years have been hosting many exhibitions in their gallery Kunstlokaal №8 
  • 61 artists who previously have exhibited here will be participating in this show 

My contribution: ‘Porta’
From the Madonna&Child collage series (2014)

Opening August 4, 2018
12:00 door open
15:00 official opening with a presentation by writer Hans Muiderman.

Open August 4th -19th
Wednesday – Sunday, 12:00 – 18:00 and by appointment

Kunstlokaal №8
phone: +31(0)516463141
email: kunstlokaalno8@alles-kan.info

Schoterlandseweg 55
8411XX Jubbega-Schurega
The Netherlands

Vallende tijd – book cover

Vallende tijd – book cover

In January 2019, Uitgeverij (publisher) Jurgen Maas will publish the final book in the Berberbibliotheek (Berber Library) – series. It is a poetry book, compiled by Asis Aynan, with poems by four famous writers from the Rif region (North Morocco), translated into Dutch. All writers wrote / write in their mother language, Tarifit, a version of Tamazight, which is the original language of many people in Northern Africa. The four poets are: Mohammed Chacha, Mimoun el Walid, Fadma el Ouariachi and Ahmed Ziani.

It was an honor to me that I was asked to make their portraits for the book cover. First I drew the portraits with pen and black ink. After that I painted these with water colors. The colored portraits have been used on the front of the cover, the black and white versions on the back. The graphic design for the front cover was also by me.

The poetry book is now in the Jurgen Maas autumn catalogue, together with new books by Abttoy, Sietske de Boer, Rodaan Al Galidi and all the other books that have been / will be published bij Uitgeverij Jurgen Maas

Colourful City – Kleurrijk Amsterdam: Arti Salon 2018

Colourful City-  Kleurrijk Amsterdam: Arti Salon 2018

On Tuesday, July 17th at 17:00 the opening of this years group exhibition of members Members of artists’ association Arti et Amicitiae will take place: Colourful City – Colourful Amsterdam, curated by Harald Schole and Friso Witteveen.
I selected and framed two portraits that I made during my stay in ‘Bijlmair’, the artist apartment in Heesterveld Creative Community – HCC of CBK Zuidoost. They will be presented as a diptych, and are for sale as such, but can also be bought separately. The new owner may take the purchase home right away. Wrapping paper is available.

From July 18th until August 25th Arti will opened for the exhibition and for lunch. See for opening hours: https://www.arti.nl/algemene-informatie/#contact-route

Arti et Amicitiae
Rokin 112
1012 LB Amsterdam

Shoe Shine selected for ‘Liminal Express’

My short film Shoe Shine has been selected for  ‘Liminal Express’, curated by Kubilay Mert Ural, The One Minutes Series of July and August 2018.*)

shoe shine
Shoe Shine, New York 2009

“With this selection the viewers are invited to reach out to their primordial thoughts with a critical touch. Frame by frame the problematic of the instinctive within the modern will be reflected, sometimes in abstract forms and sometimes with atonal interruptions along this composition of selected videos.” Kubilay Mert Ural

The presentation of Liminal Express will take place at Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam (NL) on Wednesday 11th at 5pm, with an introduction by Kubilay Mert Ural, a Q&A with the makers and drinks afterwards. The Rijksakademie is situated in a national landmark. the former ‘Kavallerie-Kazerne’ (cavalry barracks), Sarphatistraat 470. Due to limited capacity, please reserve your ticket via info@theoneminutes.org.

‘Liminal Express’ will tour museums and cultural organizations with a subscription to The One Minutes Series. So far these are: Betty Jane, Amsterdam (NL), Dortmunder U (DE), East China Normal, University, Shanghai (CN), Mu, Eindhoven (NL), Museum Hilversum (NL), Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam (NL), De School, Amsterdam (NL)

*) Previously featured in:
Lumineus, Amersfoort, 2009
World Expo Shanghai 2010
In 24 minutes around the world, curated by Heiner Holtappels, Norway 2011
The New York Amsterdam Pop Up Show, Amsterdam 2012
Scenes, one minutes series 2012
Kunst in het Stationsgebied, one minutes series 2012
Design, Povery, Fiction, Hornu, Belgium, 2013
Wachtkamer Serie, AMC Amsterdam, 2013
Maartje Jaquet Wander World, solo edition of the one minutes series, 2014