Roos van Dijk 1989

Lives in Amsterdam. Works in Amsterdam.

The work of Roos van Dijk originates from her affinity with modern architecture and how she experiences specific aspects of the buildings that she encounters. She uses modern architecture as a point of departure with arranged patterns of contours and solids of immense size that attracting her. Her personal experience of the scene is a switching back and forth between the considered functional reality of the building and an abstract geometrical composition of lines and figures. Van Dijk executes her work in a appropriately precise, diligent way, inclined to a formal styles creating ‘hard edge’ paintings and plaster reliefs in sharp dancing patterns of light, shadow and color, bringing a linear purity into the rush of modern life.

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K.A.I.R. Košice Artist in Residence is one of the key projects of Košice European Capital of Culture 2013 and since 2011 we have been hosting international artists in Košice, Slovakia, and sending Slovak artists abroad. For more info check


CV CONTACT WORK EDUCATION & RESIDENCIES 2016 _ 2018 Master of Fine Arts, Frank Mohr Institute, Groningen lecturers: Margo Slomp, Marc Bijl and Jacco Olivier 2017 Student exchange at Hunter College, New York City, USA lecturers: Valery Jaudon, Thierry De Duve and Susan Crile 2008 _ 2012 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Artez Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Arnhem 2011 Erasmus Exchange at BFA - Sint-Lukas Brussel, BE 2013 Three months residency at K.A.I.R. Košice Artist In Residence, Košice, SK kindly co-supported by Motel Spatie A.I.R. Arnhem 2014 Short group residency at Ampelhaus A.I.R., Oranienbaum, DE CURRENT & UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS 23 _ 27 June 2018, Graduation show Frank Mohr Institute SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2016 De Muur, wall painting triptych at De Gigant, Apeldoorn 2015 Crystallisation, Gallery O-68, Velp 2014 Never Be The Same Again, Circa...dit, Arnhem 2013 Never Be The Same Again, K.A.I.R., Kasárne/Kulturpark, Košice, SK 2013 Interpreting Frédéric Chaubain, Radboud University, Nijmegen 2012 LUX, Café Lux, Nijmegen 2012 From the outside looking in // From the inside looking out, Nationale Nederlanden, Rotterdam GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2018 Kill the Curator, Frank Mohr Institute, Groningen 2017 Verkoop Tentoonstelling, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem 2017 Spring Propositions, SBK, Amsterdam 2017 A State of Mind, Haus 34a, Bad Bentheim, DE 2017 Generation 2016 by Moam, The School, Amsterdam 2017 AbStruct, Park, Tilburg 2016 This Art Fair, booth Josilda da Conceicao Gallery, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam 2016 (on)rust, Nasty Alice Gallery, Eindhoven 2016 Group show, Josilda da Conceicao Gallery, Amsterdam 2016 Rotterdam Contemporary, booth Gallery O-68, Rotterdam 2016 Generation 2016 by MOAM, De School, Amsterdam 2015 This Art Fair, duo-booth with Daniel Mullen, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam 2015 Amsterdam Drawing, booth Martin Kudlek, Amsterdam 2015 Art The Hague, booth Gallery O-68, Fokker Terminal, The Hague 2015 Show what you want show, Platform Platvorm, Gallery Bart Invites, Amsterdam 2015 KunstRAI Amsterdam Art Fair, booth Gallery O-68, RAI, Amsterdam 2015 Social Peek Show, Gallery Beerenberg, Druten 2015 Veranderingen, Gallery Pouleuff, Naarden-Vesting 2014 Art In Redlight Art Fair, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam 2014 Pop-Up Art Store #1, Gallery Richard Ter Borg, Groningen 2014 Royal Award of Modern Painting 2014 exhibition, Royal Palace Amsterdam (cat) 2014 Group show, Josilda da Conceicao @ Cloud, Amsterdam 2014 Go Wander, Lokaal WV15, Amsterdam 2014 Group show, Brandt Gallery @ SlangenHulsker Architects, Haarlem 2014 D!NG X-I, R.A.A.M., Kortrijk, BE (cat) 2014 I Amsterdam You Berlin, booth Brandt Gallery, St. John Evangelist Church, Berlin, DE 2014 T.O.P. UP, RAM Gallery, Rotterdam 2014 Prospects & Concepts- Mondriaan Fund, Van Nellefabriek, Rotterdam (cat) 2013 Royal Award of Modern Painting 2013 exhibition, Royal Palace, Amsterdam (cat) 2013 Interpreting Frédéric Chaubin, Galerie Halte De Engel, De Steeg 2013 The Composed Environment, Museum Le Secet, Nijmegen (duo) 2013 Just Landed Cosmic Kids, Circa...dit, Arnhem (duo) 2012 Prone to Wander, P.ART of your life, Zwolle 2012 Spiegeling, KCG, Arnhem (duo) 2012 Nieuwe Oogst 2012, toArt, Arnhem 2012 LICHTING '12, Gallery Vonkel, Den Haag 2012 Third Nature, i.c.w. diSTRUCTURA (SRB) , KiK, Nijeveen 2012 Bestemming onbekend, Gallery O-68, Velp 2012 It's All About Us, Graduation show Fine Art ArtEZ Arnhem (cat) 2011 | Hope | shall arrive soon, Graduation show Fine Art Sint-Lukas Brussels, BE (cat) 2010 Bovengrondse verbindingen, Alliander, Arnhem 2010 Stereo-installatie, CBKG, Arnhem 2010 Beton, Showroom, Arnhem 2009 Gordiaanse Knoop, i.c.w. CASA, Showroom, Arnhem 2009 Bibliophelia, CBKG, Arnhem (cat) AWARDS & GRANTS 2014 Royal Award for Modern Painting, nomination, Royal Palace Amsterdam 2013 Royal Award for Modern Painting, nomination, Royal Palace Amsterdam 2013 Startstipendium, Mondriaan Fund Amsterdam 2012 Hendrik Valk Prijs, nomination, Stichting Hendrik Valk APPRENTICESHIPS & ASSOCIATED ACTIVITIES 2017 Collaboration project with Greek painter Andriana Plagketi, Groningen 2016 Collaboration project with German fashion designer Isabelle Tellié, Amsterdam/Berlin 2016 Gallery assistant Martin Kudlek Gallery (Cologne), Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam 2015 Gallery assistant Patrick Heide CA (London) and Martin Kudlek Gallery (Cologne), Amsterdam Drawing, Amsterdam 2014 Assistant Koen Delaere & Jeroen Doorenweerd, Vleeshal, Middelburg 2014-15 Mentor program with Koen Delaere via Mondrian Fund 2012-... Assistant Jan van der Ploeg, Kers Gallery, Amsterdam, NASA, Amsterdam, Schunk, Heerlen, MOTI, Breda, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam. COLLECTIONS Cultuur+Ondernemen Art collection Ploum Lodder Princen Art Collection NN Group/ING Insurance Art Collection Collectie De Groen Fine Art Collection Private collections in The Netherlands, Germany, Austria & Serbia COMISSIONS 2015 Relational gift: edition of 50 of plaster reliefs, Gallery O-68, Velp 2015 Relational gift: painting and edition of 200 art prints, Cultuur+Ondernemen, Amsterdam 2014 Relational gift: painting and design autumn box, Arval, Houten PUBLICATIONS - ONLINE 2017 Mister Motley - Dutch online art magazine [link] 2016 Hundredweight - American creative studio and art journal 2015 The Lucky Jotter - International Art Showcase [link] 2014 BOOOOOOOM - Canadian Art Platform [link] 2014 People of Print - British Creative Community [link] 2014 We Are the Color - art & design blog/magazine [link] 2014 D!ING online art magazine, #5 -February issue 2012 Mister Motley, 'Een rijke traditie in KiK vertaald' [link] PUBLICATIONS - OFFLINE 2016 Kunst Krant, 20th year of publication, #1 2015 Platform Platvorm, The first issue 2014 Royal Award of Modern Painting, exhibition catalogue, Royal Palace Amsterdam 2014 D!NG X-I, exhibtion catalogue 2014 Prospects & Concepts, exhibition catalogue, Mondriaan Fund 2013 Royal Award of Modern Painting, exhibition catalogue, Royal Palace Amsterdam 2012 ArtEZ Fine Art Arnhem graduation catalogue 2012 ArtEZ fact #4 - May '12, p. 17 2011 'Sur place', CASA Cahier 2010/2011, cover image and centrefold 2009 'Bibliophelia', text Evert Maliankay, ArtEZ Press