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:

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

‘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


Argus: new series of drawings

Argus 32: new series of drawings
This is the first drawing of the new back page of Argus. Small series of four, each time from a different location. The first series: On the market. Today: Anton de Komplein, Amsterdam.

For the previous series ‘Passanten’ (nr 1 – 31) see
Argus subscriptions € 50 per 25 numbers (see, separate numbers € 3.
Design Lucy Prijs, editor Peter Smit.



Public Justice goes to Hamburg

Public Justice goes to Hamburg
Public Justice, a oneminute video series, curated by Quinsy Gario, is selected as part of the 34th International Short Film Festival Hamburg. Two of my short films are part of it:

Mobylettes (Marrakech, 2012)

Liberty (New York City, 2013)

International Short Film Festival Hamburg
9 June 2.30pm
Cinema Lampenlager, Hamburg (DE)

More info:



Bades Foundation Purchases

Bades Foundation Purchases
Happy that Bades Foundation Rotterdam purchased all drawings and water color paintings that I made of the performing artists at Amazigh New Year 2018 at Theater Zuidplein, last february. This is a water color of ane of the artists, Aziz Ameradas Tifyur. If you want to see all art works, have a look at my previous february post.







Collage Workshop – Torpedo Theater

Collage Workshop – Torpedo Theater
Last Thursday I gave a collage workshop in the small and beautiful Torpedo Theater in Amsterdam, to teachers of the Hotel School (ROC of Amsterdam), as a farewell party for their fellow French teacher who was going to retire. For this special occasion I had brought very old French magazines (1920s, – 1960s) and beautiful old books about traveling, nature etc.
I started on stage, with a presentation of my own work and of the history of collage.Then everybody started off working. I gave tips and tricks when people felt like needing some.

It was an inspired afternoon, with wonderful results!


KunstKamer: exhibition at TOON (2)

KunstKamer: exhibition at TOON (2)
Today, Sunday 27th of May from 12.00 to 18.00 is another chance to come and see the works of the seven artists who stayed in AIR De KunstKamer. See previous post.

From left to right: Kasper Jongejan, Maartje Jaquet, Irene van den Bos

At the same time you can see my mixed media (stitched) collage series SIRENES. With only this weekend, on the right combined with the works that were made by KunstKamer AIR Iris Depassé, they go together so well!

Jan Evertsenstraat 8
1056 EC Amsterdam

Collaboration with Edith Brouwer

Collaboration with linocut artist Edith Brouwer

Zit ik
In de trein naar Groningen
Zie ik
Berken beuken dennen
Denk ik
Wat een heerlijk uitzicht
Lees ik



In the train to Groningen
Birches beeches pines
What a wonderful view

Poem (c) Maartje Jaquet, March 17, 2018
Lino print (7x7cm) (c) Edith Brouwer, May 6, 2018

During the month of May, Edith Brouwer’s art project is making a linocut artwork (7x7cm) for somebody, inspired by a word / words. I asked her to make something for one of my latest poems. I love what she did. So nice to work and share together, especially with a dear friend!
You can follow her project on instagram: #mymayproject