Barbara Visser 1966

Lives in Amsterdam, NL. Works in Amsterdam, NL.
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Annet Gelink Gallery

Barbara Visser is a conceptual artist whose project-based work is a dynamic work in progress. Visser's investigations circle around polar themes such as of reality/fiction, original/copy, and ideal/reality. Her work is truly multi-disciplinary, taking on whichever form is suitable of the project. It ranges from video to photography, performances, collages or architectural models.

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Nederlandse Arthouse op IFFR in de etalage
Sterk is de documentaire 'The End of Fear', Barbara Vissers terugblik op de mislukte of zelfs malfide restauratie door Daniel Goldreyer van het in 1986 vernielde schilderij 'Who's afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue III' van Barnett Newman.
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1966 Born in Haarlem, NL Lives and works in Amsterdam, NL Education 1998-99 Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht, NL 1985-91 Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL 1989 Cooper Union, New York, USA Solo Exhibitions 2012 Double Features, Objectif, Antwerpen, BE 2008 Former Futures 2, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, NL 2006 Vertaalde werken/Translated Works 1990-2006, De Paviljoens, Almere, NL 2003 Barbara Visser, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, NL 2002 Barbara Visser, Villa Arson, Nice, F The World Belongs to Early Risers, Els Hanappe Underground, Athens, GR 2001 A day in Holland / Holland in a Day, Stroom, Den Haag, NL 2000 Liste 2000, booth Annet Gelink Gallery, Basel, CH Barbara Visser, Stroom HCBK, Den Haag, NL Barbara Visser, Etablissement d’ en face, Bruxelles, B Detitled, Barbara Visser, Exedra, Hilversum, NL Video presentation, MK2, Paris, F Internationales, Observatoire Galerie in the Maison Gregoire, Brussels, together with Philippe Terrier-Hermann, B 1997 Barbara Visser, Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam (together with Gillian Wearing), NL 1995 Gimines, Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam, NL True lies, Casco art space, Utrecht, NL 1994 Barbara Visser & Henry Bond, Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam, NL 1993 Barbara Visser, Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam, NL Group Exhibitions 2019 DordtYart, Dordrecht, NL Haarlem Heroes: Other Masters, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, NL 2018 Bye Bye De Stijl, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, NL 2016 The Me in Me, unttld contemporary, Wien, Austria Wanderlust - Dutch Artists' Urge to Travel since 1850, De Hallen Haarlem, NL Theatre Dreams of a Beautiful Afternoon - Part 2, Manifesta Office, Amsterdam, NL 2014 The Peacock, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, AT She Devil 6, Studio Stefania Miscetti, Rome, IT Les Rencontres Internationales, film festival Paris, FR Blueprint, Kunsthal Kade, Amersfoot, NL 2013 Bourgeois Leftovers, De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam, NL Imagine Science Film Festival, New York, NY, USA (T)HERE, curated by Ko van Dun, Bonnefanten Hedge House, Wijlre, NL Souvenir: Herinneren als object, 38CC, Delft, NL Beelden op de Berg, (RE)SOURCE, Wageningen, NL Artifical Amsterdam, De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam, NL 2012 The Future That Was, SMART Project Space, Amsterdam, NL 2011 Biennale Venezia, Dutch Pavillion, Venice, IT Out of Storage, from the collection of Frac Nord Pas de Calais,, De Timmerfabriek, Maastricht, NL Specters of the Nineties, Marres, Maastricht, NL Rituals of the art world, Ludlow 38, New York, USA Fool me twice, Light Projects, Victoria, AUS 2010 Architecture Biennale Venezia, Dutch Pavillion, Venice, IT IDFA, Amsterdam, NL Monumentalisme, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL DESTRØY DESIGN, from the collection of Frac Nord Pas de Calais, Mudac Lausanne, CH 2009 Playground, Live Art Festival, Leuven, BE Depression, Marres – Centre for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht, NL Twilight Zone, Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna, AT Hollandmania, Lakenhal, Leiden. NL Superstories, Triennale Hasselt, BE The Grand Illusion, Cultural Gallery of the National Theatre, Taipei, Taiwan Rietveld Arsenale, Venice, IT Best verzorgde boeken 2008, The complete incomplete series, 2007-1987, UvA, Amsterdam, NL Translation Paradoxes and Misunderstandings 3, Stedhalle, Zurich, CH 2008 Decollecting 4, from the collection of Frac Nord Pas de Calais, Cultuurcentrum Mechelen, BE Maak ons Land, NAi, Rotterdam, NL Multikino, transitdisplay gallery, Prague, CZ Places of Life. Memories and Fantasies of Roots, Centre d’art contemporain, Meymac, FR Toekenning 036: De macht van het medium, Fond BKVB, Amsterdam, NL Mimetism, Extra City, Antwerp, BE Double Agent, ICA Institute of Contemporary Art, London, GB (traveling on to Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre & The Lowry, Salford) Curating contest, hotel room curated by Philippe Terrier Hermann, Hotel La Louisiane, Paris, FR Biennale Cuvée, OK Center, Linz, Austria Manifesta7, Trentino, IT De Laatste Markiezin, Kasteel van Gaasbeek, NL Cover = Reencenação + Repetição, Museu de Arte Moderne, São Paulo, Brasil Super Stories, Triennale Hasselt, BR State alpha, on the architecture of sleep, NAi Maastricht, collaboration with Chris Kabel, Maastricht, NL 2007 Space for your Future, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan PLUS, Museum Wiesbaden, Vordemberge-Gildewart Stipendiaten exhibition, D Twenty-two thousand five hundred; De Collectie Almere, acquisitions 2001-2007, Museum De Paviljoens, Almere, NL Mystic Truths, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand Zwervende tentoonstelling #8, Salon Diddendorp, Rotterdam, NL Aids Benefit Exhibition, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, FR Construction Time Again, Lisson Gallery, London, GB Groupshow, curated by Lisette Smits en Alexis Vaillant, Marres, Maastricht, NL The Discovery of Slowness, KW 14, ’s Hertogenbosch, NL & The National Centre of photography of the Russian Federation, Sint Petersburg, RUS L’habitat/Variations, Bâtiment d’Art Contemporain Genève, CH Videoweekend Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL Vivir Juntos: Selection of the 27th São Paulo Biennale e Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Faculdad de Artes Universidad de Chile Sound + Image + Time – The Strategy of Music Videos, Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo, BR Déjà, Vu; Maison Syndicale de Lens, FR Ready Media 2, Museum of Modern Art, Belgrade 2006 How to Live Together, 27th Biennial of São Paulo, Brasil House for Sale, Beyond, Leidsche Rijn Utrecht, NL I (Ich) Performative Ontology, Wiener Secession, Vienna 2005 Now and Again, Utrecht Manifest, Utrecht, NL Pursuit of Happiness, Beyond, Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht, NL In this Colony, Kunstfort Vijfhuizen, Vijfhuizen, NL Life, Once More – Forms of Reenactment in Contemporary Art, Witte de With, Rotterdam, NL H x B x D - Rabobank Kunstcollectie, GEM, Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Den Haag, NL Constructed Moment, KW-14, Den Bosch, NL Mediascapes, Fundacio “La Caixa”, Tarragona, ES Human Rights Monument, winning proposal, Dordrecht, NL 2004 Vom Leben Der Dinge, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, CH Schöner Wohnen, BE-PART, platform voor actuele kunst, Waregem, B Migrating Identity - Transmission/Reconstruction, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL Wunderland Unframed, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL Surfacing, Ludwig Museum Budapest Constructed Moment, KW14, ’s Hertogenbosch, NL Mediascapes/Paisatges Mediatics, Fundacio La Caixa-Lleida, Girona Funky Lessons, Büro Friedrich, Berlin, D Making Public, CBK, Dordrecht, NL This is not a home, this is a house, Observatoire Galerie, Brussel Trafic d’influences, Lille Capitale Culture 2004, F Cultural Erfgoed op het spoor, NAi, Rotterdam, NL Royal Wedding, L’épuisement du réel, expo de l’école du Magasin, MAMCO, Genéve, CH 2003 Shopping, interventie in openbare ruimte, Fundament, Tilburg, NL Urban Dramas, De Singel, Antwerpen, B Regarde, il neige, Centre d’Art Contemporain de Vassivière, F Histoires Contemporaines, IAC, Lyon, F Stop & Go, Frac Nord – Pas de Calais, Duinkerken, F Retrospective View, De Hallen, Haarlem, NL M_ARS art and War, Neue Galerie Graz am Landes Museum, Cologne, D Haunted by Detail, De Appel, Amsterdam, NL Up & Coming, ARCO Madrid, ES Festival a/d Werf, Huis a/d Werf, Utrecht, NL Gemeente-aankopen Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL We show art/10 years of SMBA, insert ‘jan who saw it all’ in publication, SMBA, Amsterdam, NL 2002 Import / Export, Villa Arson, Nice, F Waiting for the Ice Age, Georg Kargl Gallery, Vienna Commitment: een keuze uit drie jaar Fonds, Las Palmas, Rotterdam, NL Contemporary Art from the Netherlands, European Central Bank, Frankfurt, D Underground Gallery, Athens, Greece Haunted by Detail, Stichting de Appel, Amsterdam, NL It’s Unfair! De Paviljoens, Almere, NL Faces, people and society. Hedendaagse Fotografie, De Hallen, Haarlem, NL Married by Powers, Centrum Beeldende Kunst Witte de With, Rotterdam, NL Nederlandse Kunst van nu, Europese Bank Frankfurt, D 2001 ARCO 2001, ES Remedy for Melancholy, Edsvik Kunsthalle, Stockholm, S Detitled, Frankfurter Kunstverein, D Progression, Galerie Rhodes & Mann, London, UK Silhouettes ‘N’ Shadows, Fundament, Tilburg, NL Audit, Casino, Luxemburg En verder... Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam A Day in Holland / Holland in a Day, Stroom HCBK, Den Haag, NL SET, Castello di Rivoli, Turijn, Videofestival Mangistan, Oud Amelisweerd, Utrecht, NL Helle Naechte, Kunstverein van Binningen, Bottingen, Basel, CH Neue Welt, Frankfurter Kunstverein, D Mangistan, Oud Amelisweerd, Utrecht, NL 2000 Metro>polis, project for Bruxelles 2000 in Subway station, Brussels, B Import / Export, Kunstverein Salzburg, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, NL For Real, Aankopen 2000, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL Ville Vacant/Stad op de helling, Brussels, B 1999 Decoralism, ICA - D, Dunaujvaros, Hungary Spiral TV, Wacoal Art Centre, Tokyo, J Prix de la jeune peinture Belge, Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles, B 1998 In de sloot…, Gemeente aankopen, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL Enough, The Tannery, London, UK Altered States, Festival aan de Werf, Utrecht, NL Roommates, Museum van Loon (curated by Zapp magazine), Amsterdam, NL Sutemos/Twilight, Contemporary Art Centre of Vilnius, Litouwen Shot Without Reason, Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam, NL Soirée Prospect, Centre de la Photography, Paris, F 1997 Jonctions, Palais des Beaux Arts, Bruxelles, B IFFR, filmfestival Rotterdam, NL Ecce ... en Nietzsche, Trusttheater, Amsterdam, NL Play, Galerie Ziegler, Groningen NL 1996 The Unbelievable Truth, Tramway, Glasgow Precious, slide show curated by Emily Tsingou, London, UK Re-designing Art magazine Metropolis M. in collaboration with Mevis and van Deursen, Amsterdam, NL Push ups, The Factory, Athens Fine Art School, curated by Emily Tsingou, Athens, G Behave!, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, NL Album, Eight Floor, New York Art Basel, videoprogramma, Basel, CH 1995 New Balance, twelve artists from the Netherlands, Vilnius, Litouwen Bits and Pieces, The choice of Wild Plakken, Arti et Amicitae Amsterdam, NL Selfmade, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, O International Video Week, Geneva, Switzerland 1994 Cinema Actuel, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam & Cineac Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL The Wall, Auction from the Shooting Stars series, Sotheby’s Amsterdam, NL Europa '94, Jünge Europäische Kunst in München, Munich Art Cologne ‘94, presented by Bloom Gallery (with Elise Tak), Cologne, D 1993 A poor show, together with Erik Weeda, Warmoestraat 139, Amsterdam, NL Ieder Kind is van Marmer, Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam, NL Exchange Moskou, 15 Dutch and 15 Russian Artists, Moskou Bloom Gallery (with Kiki Lamers and Paul de Reus), ArsFutura, Zürich, CH Art Hotel, presented by Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam Exchange-Datsja, Flevopolder Almere, NL 1992 Willink van Collenprijs, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam One Hour art, Museum Fodor, Amsterdam Opening Show, Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam Het Ideale Portret, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam A Voyage to Lilliput, Hotel Winston, Amsterdam Peiling ‘92, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam (cat.) Protectors, 100 amulets, Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam, NL 1991 Casco Tours, Zeedijk 35, Amsterdam, NL 1988 The Other Side of Photography, Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (cat.) , NL Au Bout du Bruit, Münster, D Awards 2010 Mediafondsprijs, IDFA 2009 Best Book Design of 2008 2008 Dr. A.H. Heinekenprijs 2007 David Roell Prize 2007, Prins Bernhard Foundation 2000 Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart Preis 1999 Prix Jeune Peinture Belge 1996 Charlotte Köhler Prize, Prins Bernhard Foundation 1992 Willink van Collen prize 1992 (2nd), Arti et Amicitiae 1991 Best Book Designs, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Screenings 2012 C.K., aired on Dutch T.V. channel Nederland 2 2012 C.K., Rencontres Internationales, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR Artists Publications / Monographs 2008 Barbara Visser. The Complete Incomplete Series, Alfred Heineken Fonsen Foundation 2006 Barbara Visser, Lisette Smits. Barbara Visser is er niet, jrp I ringier Selected Bibliography 2008 Frieze, review on exhibition ‘Double Agent’, april 2008 Akademie Nieuws, ‘Composities van schijn en wezen’, september, pp.19-23 Metropolis M, review on exhibition ‘Former Futures 2’, Annet Gelink Gallery Amsterdam NRC Handelsblad, Sandra Smallenburg, review on Manifesta 7, 25 juli Het Parool, ‘de werkplek’, Jhim Lamoree, 29 augustus, p. 19 2007 Frieze, Barbara Visser, #105, March 2007 Artforum, review on show at Museum De Paviljoens Almere, Sven Lutticken, March NRC Handelsblad, ‘David Roell Prijs voor Barbara Visser, 4-10-2007 2006 Cat. Biennale Cuvée, OK Center, Linz, Austria, OK Offenes Kulturhaus Obersterreich Museumtijdschrift, ‘Barbara Visser’, Kees Keijer, No.8 2006/07, pp. 40-43 De Volkskrant, ‘Anders naar de maan kijken’, Marina de Vries, 2-11-2006 Metropolis M, ‘Retroperspectief Barbara Visser’, Moritz Kung, #5 2006 Kunstbeeld, ‘Vormgeving van fictie’, Wytske Visser, #12 2006/07 Juries 2010 JurymemberPrijs voor de jonge kunstkritiek, initiated by De Appel en Fonds Bkvb 2009 Jurymember, Prix de Rome visual art, NL Collections Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL De Nederlandsche Bank, NL Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden, NL Museum Jan Cramer, Enschede, NL KRC Collection, NL The Rabo Art Collection, NL FRAC Nord-Pas De Calais, Dunkerque, FR Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, NL SHELL Heritage Art Collection, UK