Hadassah Emmerich 1974

Lives in Brussel. Works in Brussel.
Represented by:

Gerhard Hofland


Hadassah Emmerich (1974, NL)
Negotiating a universe where tropical colors merge with cold grey tones, using layered printing, Emmerich interweaves varied themes such as the body and identity, the exotic, and the conference between abstraction and figuration. The viewer is confronted with a visceral immediacy and the urge to engage conceptually as well as physically. 

 Emmerich lives and works in Brussels. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Maastricht and the Higher Institute for Fine Arts, Antwerp (BE) and holds a MA degree in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, London (UK). The work of Emmerich is part of the collection of Bonnefantenmuseum (Maastricht), Schunck (Heerlen), Gemeentemuseum (The Hague), Museum Voorlinden (Wassenaar) and Museum voor Moderne Kunst (Arnhem), amongst others.

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Hadassah Emmerich (1974, Heerlen, NL) lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. Education
 2003 – 2005 M.A. in Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, London
 1997 – 2000 Higher Institute for Fine Arts, Antwerp
 1993 – 1997 Academy of Fine Art, Maastricht Solo Exhibitions
 2019 De Garage Mechelen
 2017 Ulterior Motives, C&H Gallery, Amsterdam
 2016 Contre Jour, The White House, Lovenjoel
 2014 CORPOREAL, Schunck*, Heerlen 2010 
Ornament und Verbrechen, Palais Aktuelle Kunst, Glückstadt
 2010 Séance, Galerie Schau Ort, Zürich 
2010 Exopolis, Erasmus Huis, Jakarta
 2010 La Charmeuse de Serpents, Hendershot Gallery, New York 2009 The Collector’s Room, Münzsalon, Berlin 2008
 Vehbi Zumbul Zadi, Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam
 Ghosts ‘n Garlands, New Image Art Gallery projectspace, Los Angeles
Salon, Galeria Kordegarda (part of Zacheta National Gallery of Art), Warsaw
Ornamentalia, Invaliden1, Berlin
Casino Exotique, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin 2006 
Tigerlily Legacy, Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam
Mixed Blood Banana Shake, Fritschy Cultuurprijs, Museum Het Domein, Sittard
Volta Show 02, Basel (with Galerie Akinci) 2005
 With Love from Batik Babe, GEM, The Hague
 Confessional Vapour Trails, Buro Leeuwarden 2003 Ambitious Batik Babe, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem 2002 Homeworks, (with Benoît Hermans) Marres, Maastricht Group shows (selection) 2019
 Easy care holiday hair, curated by Koen Doodeman, Galerie Gerhard Hofland, Amsterdam 2018 
 The Realm, curated by Tom Nys, Observatorium/Meatpack, Antwerp
 Neue Heimat, curated by Sarie Nijboer and Eveline van de Griend, Willem Twee, Den Bosch
 Ball Paradox, curated by Lea Pagenkemper and Fabian Seyd, Café Keese, Berlin 
Islands in the Stream, duo presentation with Nadia Naveau, PARK Platform for Visual Arts, Tilburg 
Icarus Revisited, Galerie Post & Garcia, Maastricht
 Last Dance, Autocenter guest at KINDL, Berlin
 Toy Bitches Fuck You, Galerie Kai Erdmann, Hamburg 2017
 Meaning gets unstable, cur. by Sabine Gamper, Galleria Doris Ghetta, South Tirol
 Collection Jacques and Many Defauwes, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht Artist is Electron, curated by Dominic Wood, Superdeals Brussels
 Celibataire Divas, Herkenrode Refuge, Hasselt
 Body Double, Visser Gallery, Brussels 2016 
Illusion and Revelation, Collection exhibition, Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht 
In a State of Flux, Kers Gallery, Amsterdam 
Common Ground, Gallery Post + Garcia, Maastricht 
Poppositions, La Vallée, Brussels, represented by Art Agent Orange/ Trendbeheer Art Rotterdam Intersections, represented by Art Agent Orange/ Trendbeheer 2015 
Koempels, Framer Framed, Amsterdam 
Arte Concordia, curated by Olphaert den Otter, Avenue Concordia, Rotterdam,
 Now Age, curated by Yasmijn Jarram, Garage Rotterdam
 Het Verschil Schilderen, curated by Joannes Késenne, Casino Modern, Genk
 Weiner Wall, temporary wallpainting, Tetterode Building, M4 Gastatelier, Amsterdam
 A Belgian Politician, Marion de Cannière Art Space, Antwerp [cat.] 2014
 Beating around the Bush#4, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht
Paper Works, Galerie Tatjana Pieters, Ghent
Amsterdam Drawing, Galerie Tatjana Pieters, Ghent
Schilderkunst op Drift, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Schiedam
Indisch DNA, Coda Museum, Apeldoorn
A new King, a new Portrait, 12 proposals for a new state portrait, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam 2013
 Mythe en Mystiek in het Landschap, Drawing Centre Diepenheim 
Coup de Ville, attracted to another level, Warp Foundation, Sint Niklaas 
EinDruck Ausstellung, Halle 14, Spinnerei, Leipzig
 Gratis is het Woord niet, curated by Justine Leclercq, Pulchri Studio, Den Haag 
Berlin Klondyke, travelling exhibition, curated by Daniela von Arnim, Irmelin and Reinhald Nohal 
Appassionata, Kunstmuseum Ravensburg 
D(e)utsch Treat, curated by Geeske Bijker, DADA Post, Berlin 
Dawn of the Hermetics, Bar Babette, Berlin 2012
 Through an Open Window, selection from the Rabo Art Collection, Institut Néerlandais, Paris 
ManifestlyPresent, curated by Annemie van Laethem, Kasteel Oud Rekem
 Dutch Identity? Half sugar half sand, Museum de Paviljoens, Almere
 Conquering the Wall. A contemporary look at Nazarene frescoes, Arp Museum, Rolandseck 
Berlin. Status(1), Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
 Ekstase und Leidenschaft, curated by Dominic Wood & Hadassah Emmerich, Zionskirchstrasse 52, Berlin 2011 
 The Collector’s Show, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven 
Sowing and Weeding, Folkculture in Contemporary Art, Cobramuseum, Amstelveen 
All About Drawing, 100 Nederlandse Kunstenaars, Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam
 La Vallée Patibulaire, curated by Caro Bitterman, Caro Suerkemper, Catherine Lorent and Peter Duka, Berlin
 Guesthouse, RAIR, Rotterdam 2010
 As you desire me, curated by Raluca Voinea, Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu
 14th Vilnius Painting Triennial, C.A.C. Vilnius
 Amsterdam – Berlin, de Service Garage, Amsterdam
 Madonna Psycho Slut, curated by Despina Stokau, Grimmuseum, Berlin
 Le Cercle Infernal, curated by Hadassah Emmerich, Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam 
Global Design, Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich 2009 
Beyond the Dutch, Centraal Museum, Utrecht
 Towing the Line, curated by Jo-Anneke van der Meulen en Louky Keijsers, White Box, NY
 Bad Moon Rising 4, curated by Jan van Woensel, Galerie Sans Titre, Brussels
 The Cassini Cruise, Ardi Poels Projects, Maastricht
 The Armory Show (with Galerie Akinci), New York 
.NL, curated by Jan van der Ploeg. DREI Raum für Gegenwartskunst, Cologne
 Emmerich, Ganesh, Nelson, Yoo, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York 2008
 Dark Continents, MOCA North Miami
 Baltic Biennial 2008, Rauma Museum, Rauma 
Signes Mouvants, curated by Roel Arkesteijn, Institut Néerlandais, Paris
 Hotel Mariakapel: A novel by Katie Jane, curated by Catherine Hemelryck, Hoorn
 Be(com)ing Dutch, van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven 
In the Shadows. Images of the new pop romanticism, Kunstverein Wolfsburg 
Gegen den Strich, Bielefelder Kunstverein 2007 
Prospect Park II, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht
 Gegen den Strich, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
 Cultural Confusion, Elisabeth Kaufmann Galerie, Zürich 2006
 Globos Sonda/Trial Balloons, MUSAC, Léon
Solitude, curated by Michael Bank Christoffersen, Upstairs Berlin
Public Image, Fundament Foundation, Tilburg Catalogues (Monography) 2019 ‘The Great Ephemeral Skin’, Hadassah Emmerich, Esther Le Roy (eds.), Onomatopee
 2014 ‘CORPOREAL’ in cooperation with Kerber Verlag and Schunck*, Heerlen
 2010 ‘Exopolis’, in cooperation with Erasmus Huis, Jakarta
 2008 ‘Casino Exotique’, in cooperation with Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
 2006 Fritschy Cultuurprijs, Museum Het Domein, Sittard
 2005 ‘With Love from Batik Babe’, Museum GEM, The Hague Works in collections: Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht
 Schunck, Heerlen
 Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag
 Fries Museum, Leeuwarden
 Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar
 Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem
 Rabobank Nederland Various international private and corporate collections Residencies 2014 Instituto Buena Bista, Curaçao (granted by the Mondriaan Fund) 
2012 Projectstudio, Künstlerhaus Bethanien (granted by the Mondriaan Fund)
 2007/08 Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (granted by Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam)
 2006 AIR Antwerpen, Antwerp 
2006 Antena Projects, Yogyakarta
 2002 Duende studios, Rotterdam Commissions 2018 Indoor wall painting, Netherland Embassy, Jakarta 2015 Indoor wall painting, FramerFramed, Amsterdam
 2013 Outdoor wall painting, Spoorsingel Heerlen, commissioned by municipality of Heerlen 
2013 Indoor wall painting, APG building Heerlen, commissioned by APG art committee 
2012 Indoor wall painting, Atrium hospital, Heerlen
2006 Indoor wall painting, Royal Netherlands Embassy, Jakarta
 2006 Indoor wall painting, Student Service Center, Maastricht