Maurice Nuiten 1990

Lives in Breda. Works in Breda.

Let’s postulate that being born is an inconvenience. Thursday, June 13, 2019, 8:10:30 PM. At the moment I am : 928610910 seconds or 15476848 minutes and 30 seconds or 257947 hours, 28 minutes and 30 seconds or 10747 days, 19 hours, 28 minutes and 30 seconds or 1535 weeks, 2 days, 19 hours, 28 minutes and 30 or seconds or 353 months, 0 weeks, 4 days, 19 hours, 28 minutes and 30 seconds or 29 years, 5 months, 0 weeks, 4 days, 19 hours, 28 minutes and 30 seconds old. ​ I made up the balance of my life, but why all this? Because I was born. So here we are, here and now, but now is already over. It’s over the moment that you think about it. It is already part of the past, but the past cannot be changed, and the only thing we have left is the future. Words that I have spoken cannot be undone, just like my past actions, they have been done. Irreversible. Even when we stand still we are still moving. There is no way to stop this, but we can capture it, to save it at least for the time being. ​ “Why are we here?” – the big question without an unequivocal answer. This question forms my existential research framework, looking for an answer in which I plays with real life and (pseudo)-science. This inconvenience of being born comes with life and life comes with love and loss, social pressure and expectations. We can always keep up the appearance that we are settled, play pretend that everything is fine. Never knowing what is going to happen next, being everything and simultaneously nothing, but mostly just restless. Living in a haze, trying to forget and escape reality. ​ I don’t call myself a “photographer” in the medium specific sense of the word, performance, photography, film, installation and text are part of the explorations. The scope of instruments provides a broader pallet to address the conditions of my/our existence. ​

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Maurice Nuiten is a visual artist, curator, writer and lives and works in Breda. Nuiten studied Visual Arts / Photography from 2013 – 2015 at the Willem de Kooning academy in Rotterdam. He obtained his Master of Fine Art in 2017 at the Master Institute of Visual Cultures AKV | St.Joost in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Nuiten has been nominated for various prizes including the The Threshold Awards – Autonomous Practices, Municipality of Rotterdam (2015), Jong Ongekend Talent Award, by LeasePlan (2015), Best of Male Nude, Normal Magazine (2016), Young Talent Award from the Foederer Talenten Fonds (2016) and for the BLOOOM award (2017 and 2018). In 2015 Nuiten was the winner of “Self-Portrait” Self-Construtive in Bruges, Belgium and won the Audience Award October 2015 from Galerie Pouloeuff. His work has been shown at Stedelijk Museum Breda, Breda (NL), Galleri Vasli Souza, Malmo (SE), RETHink Art Digital Festival, Réthymno (GR) and at several art initiatives, galleries and fairs in and outside of the Netherlands. He is represented by Gallery Josilda da Conceição, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The visual language of Maurice Nuiten is characterized by the use of the naked body (often maneuvered in surrealistic postures), everyday objects and daily life. However, performance forms the basis of the work, both as a form of research but also as a method to arrive at the final image or text.


Solo Exhibitions • 07-2020 Maurice Nuiten, Vincent van Goghhuis, Zundert • 12-2019 The Launch, Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen • 11-2019 In Order To Understand, I Destroyed Myself, Josilda da Conceição Gallery, Amsterdam • 03-2019 The Party Would Never Stop, Chassé Theater, Breda • 12-2018 We Choose To Go To The Moon, Josilda da Conceição Gallery, Amsterdam • 09-2015 Papa, Mama, mag ik in de wolken wonen?, Nederlands Film Festival, Utrecht • 08-2015 Image of Perspective selection, Huisartsenpraktijk Belcrum, Breda • 08-2014 Image of Perspective, Electron, Breda Group Exhibitions • 06-2019 Open and Unsafe, TAC x Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven • 06-2019 Raketstart – Nieuwe beeldende kunst Breda, Stedelijk Museum Breda, Breda • 05-2019 Let Us In – Work In Progress, Willem Twee Kunstruimte, ‘s-Hertogenbosch • 05-2019 GAST, Kunstruimte de Melkfabriek, ‘s-Hertogenbosch • 03-2019 Hollandse Nieuwe, Gallerie Mooi-Man, Groningen • 02-2019 Rotterdam Photo / Art Rotterdam , Rotterdam • 01-2019 First Art Fair, Galerie Mooi-Man, Passenger Terminal, Amsterdam • • 10-2018 A Moment Of Trust, Club Solo, Breda • 09-2018 Kwetsbaar Verlangen, Dordrecht Pride, Dordrecht • 09-2018 Join the Reunion, Kunst Podium-T, Tilburg • 06-2018 Landkunst, BKKC, Fort Sabina, Heijningen • 03-2018 Sensitive Surface 2.0, Vaslisouza Gallery, Malmö • 01-2018 First Art Fair, Galerie Mooi-Man, Passenger Terminal, Amsterdam • 01-2018 Hollandse Nieuwe, Galerie Mooi-Man, Groningen • • 12-2017 HONK by KOP, Stedelijk Museum Breda, Breda • 10-2017 Ways of Seeing, Josilda da Conceição Gallery, Amsterdam • 06-2017 No Matterial Difference, Club Solo, Breda • 04-2017 Never Settled, Willem Twee, ‘s-Hertogenbosch • 02-2017 Untitled 2017, Paradiso Melkweg Productiehuis, Breda • 01-2017 Who is Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Flipsite, Eindhoven • 01-2017 Cultuurnacht Breda, Electron, Breda • • 12-2016 Unload by KOP, Brandpunt, Breda • 11-2016 10+, Mooi-Man Gallery, Groningen • 10-2016 Foederer Talent Awardshow, LAC, Eindhoven • 09-2016 RETHink art digital festival, House of Culture, Réthymno • 07-2016 Open Studios, AKV | St.Joost, s’-Hertogenbosch • 05-2016 My naked eye, Mooi-Man Gallery, Groningen • 04-2016 The only rule is Work, House for an Art lover, Glasgow • 01-2016 Light,Screen,Action, Electron, Breda • 01-2016 Transition, Spaarbank, Tilburg • • 12-2015 NEW, 5&33 gallery , Amsterdam • 10-2015 Young Talent Award Show, AAF, Amsterdam • 09-2015 Chambres des Schie, Fotofestival Schiedam, Schiedam • 09-2015 Verbondenheid,Gallerie Pouloeuff, Naarden-Vesting • 07-2015 GO GET’EM, Shellgebouw-Hofpoort, Rotterdam • 06-2015 SELF-Constructive, De Schipperskapel, Brugge • 01-2015 TecArt HDKA, Fenixloods 1, Rotterdam • 01-2015 Law & Order with Paul Kooiker, Kunstpodium-T, Tilburg • • 11-2014 The element of Surprise, NEST, The Hague • 01-2014 Cliffhanger, Roodkapje, Rotterdam • 07-2013 Old Mill Art Fair, Oudemolen • 07-2012 Kunst en Cultuurroute at Fort de Hel, Moerdijk Performances • 10-2019 It Was A Pleasure, in collaboration with Imke Zeinstra, Live Art Breda, The Body Talks, Breda • 06-2018 The Person You Love is 72.8% Water, Landkunst, Heijningen • 03-2018 Not For Sale Anymore, Vaslisouza Gallery, Malmö (SE) • • 06-2017 The Person You Love is 72.8% Water, Club Solo, Breda • 01-2017 Shelf-life II, in collaboration with Imke Zeinstra, Cultuurnacht, Breda • • 09-2016 I hate it when cheesy hollywood movies say what I feel, AKV|St.joost, s’-Hertogenbosch • 07-2016 In due time, in collaboration with Imke Zeinstra, Launch, s’-Hertogenbosch • 05-2016 In due time, in collaboration with Imke Zeinstra, AKV|St.joost, s’-Hertogenbosch • 04-2016 Shelf-life, House for an Art Lover, Glasgow Nominations / Awards • 2018 BLOOOM award, Warsteiner (Nominee) • 2017 BLOOOM award, Warsteiner (Nominee) • 2016 Young Talent Award, Foederer Talent fonds (Nominee) • 2016 Best of Male Nude, Normal Magazine (Nominee) • 2015 Audience Award, Galerie Pouloeuff (Winner) • 2015 Jong Ongekend Talent Award, Leaseplan (Nominee) • 2015 The Threshold Awards – Autonomous Practices, Municipality of Rotterdam (Nominee) • 2015 Self portrait, SELF-Constructive , Brugge (Winner) Artist Talks / Curator Talks • 2019 The Body Talks, Live art Breda moderated by Marjolein van der Ven, Breda (A) • 2019 “Let Us In” – work in progress, Willem Twee Kunstruimte, s’Hertogenbosch (C) • 2019 Interview O-lala, Witte Rook, Breda (C) • 2018 Guided Tour, Harmonie in de Linie, Breda (C) • 2017 Current Practice, Université de Lille, Lille (A) • 2017 Current Practice, Consulate of the Netherlands, Lille (A) • 2015 Light, Screen, Action, Electron, Breda (C) • 2015 Light, Screen, Action, Electron, Breda (A) • 2015 Go Get Em, Shellgebouw Hofport, Rotterdam (A) • 2014 Image of Perspective, Electron, Breda (A) Residencies • 2020 Vincent van Goghhuis, Zundert • 2020 Opium Attelier, Hilversum • 2017 Media Huis Eindhoven & Artspace Flipsite, Eindhoven • 2016 A house for an art lover, Glasgow • 2015 Stroom, The Hague