Raquel Maulwurf

Raquel Maulwurf 1975

Lives in Amsterdam. Works in Amsterdam.
Represented by:

Livingstone gallery

While Maulwurf’s previous work dealt with the remnants and destruction of war, her new work captures our world’s chaos when hit by the forces of nature and ecological disasters; exploring the notion of whether nature is striking back at us for polluting its oceans, poisoning its air, burning down forests and turning the ground we walk on into radioactive wasteland. Making something evocative and beautiful from horrific events, these images, both destructive and monumental, are manipulated in such a way that only the essence of the event remains. The drawings no longer show what we see, but that which we know, making current events tangible, posing the question of why mankind is so eager to destroy. Drawing on thicker board allows the artist to brutalize the surface with sharp objects; depicting violence through violence by scratching, the artist is materializing destruction in both subject and process.

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RAQUEL MAULWURF (Madrid, 1975) 2014 Artist-in-residence Livingstone Projects, Berlin, Germany 2011 Artist-in-residence ISCP International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York, USA 2007-2013 The Drawing Center's Viewing Program, New York, USA 2005 Artist-in-residence São Paulo, Brazil 1993-1997 HKA Art Academy Arnhem, The Netherlands SOLO EXHIBITIONS (a selection) 2018 Art on Paper, Museum BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium (Livingstone Gallery) 2018 Drawing Now, Paris, France (Livingstone Gallery) 2017 Gemeentemuseum Den Haag ‘The Carbon War Room’ 2017 PULSE Miami Beach Contemporary Art Fair, USA (Livingstone Gallery) 2016 C&K Galerie, Berlin, Germany ‘Inside Outside’ (double solo with Jan Wattjes) 2016 Livingstone Gallery, The Hague 'Dark days - Bright nights' 2015 Amsterdam Drawing, Amsterdam (Livingstone Gallery) 2015 PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, New York, USA 'duo presentation with Arnulf Rainer' (Livingstone Gallery) 2014 PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, New York, USA ‘Colliding galaxies’ (Livingstone Gallery) 2013 Galerie Sebastian Brandl, Cologne, Germany 'Dark Nature' 2013 Livingstone Gallery, The Hague 'Scratching the surface' 2012 Galerie Schoots + Van Duyse, Antwerp, Belgium 'The Wake' 2012 De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam ‘Night & Day’ (double solo with Renie Spoelstra) 2012 VOLTA Contemporary Art Fair, New York, USA (Frederieke Taylor Gallery) 2011 Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam 'New York New Work' 2011 Galerie Sebastian Brandl, Cologne, Germany ‘Going Nuclear’ (double solo with Birgit Verwer) 2010 Livingstone gallery, The Hague 'Dark Matter - Black Light’ 2010 Galerie Willy Schoots, Eindhoven 'FALL-OUT' 2009 Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York, USA ‘Drawings from the Other Side’ 2008 Galleria SIX, Lissone Milan, Italy ‘Solitude of Paper’ 2007 Stedelijk Museum Schiedam 'Drawn to destruction' 2007 Galerie Willy Schoots, Eindhoven ‘The New York - drawings’ 2006 Galleria Studio Sei, Milan, Italy GROUP EXHIBITIONS (a selection) 2018 Singer Museum, Laren 'Out of Office. Kunstschatten uit bedrijven' 2018 Chabot Museum, Rotterdam 'Chabot van Rotterdam' 2018 Museum van Deinze en de Leiestreek, Deinze, Belgium 'Biënnale van de Schilderkunst' 2018 Chabot Museum, Rotterdam 'Vrienden voor het leven, Henk Chabot en Adriaan van der Plas' 2017 Fries Museum, Leeuwarden ‘Burdened landscape’ with Francis Alÿs, Anselm Kiefer, Armando a.o. 2016 Stedelijk Museum Schiedam 'Het ABC van de Collectie' 2016 PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, New York, USA (Livingstone Gallery) 2016 Art Rotterdam (Livingstone Gallery) 2015 Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede ‘Danger & Beauty - Turner and the tradition of the sublime’ 2015 Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle ‘Danger & Beauty - Turner and the tradition of the sublime’ 2015 Dordrechts Museum 'Nieuwe Gezichten op Dordrecht' 2015 Stedelijk Museum Zwolle 'Strijd! Oorlog en overleven in beeld' 2015 Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo 'On War and Peace' 2015 Stedelijk Museum Schiedam 'Kunst uit huis: Collectie Wilploo' 2014 CODA Museum, Apeldoorn 'Sounds of Silence' 2014 Museum Arnhem 'Realms of Memory' with Anne Wenzel, Dieuwke Spaans 2014 Arti et Amicitiae ‘Haperende Mens’ with Francis Alÿs, Zoro Feigl, Zeger Reyers a.o. 2014 Museum De Hallen, Haarlem 'SKY! in Dutch art since 1850' 2014 Teylers Museum, Haarlem 'Presentation acquisitions' 2014 Musée Historique • Château de Nyon, Switzerland 'Des hommes et la forêt' 2013 Gemeentemuseum Den Haag 'Miniatuur Museum @ the Wonderkamers' 2013 Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo 'Nieuw, nieuwer, nieuwst (2)' 2013 Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam 'WIT' curated by Anne van der Zwaag 2013 CODA Museum, Apeldoorn 'BLACK' curated by Werner van den Belt 2013 Gorcums Museum, Gorinchem 'Black & White' 2012 Art Miami CONTEXT, Miami, USA (Frederieke Taylor Gallery) 2012 Testbed1, London, UK ‘Reconnaisance’ curated by Ken Pratt 2012 Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo ‘Uit de verzameling – Landschappen’ 2012 Stedelijk Museum Zwolle 'Stil Even' 2012 IKOB Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Eupen, Belgium ‘Collection van Bommel van Dam Venlo’ 2012 Teylers Museum, Haarlem 'Met andere ogen. Drawings from the Marieke & Pieter Sanders Collection' 2012 Galerie LUMC, Leiden ‘Uit de schaduw’ 2011 Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle 'Meer licht' curated by Hans den Hartog Jager 2011 Stedelijk Museum Schiedam ‘All About Drawing’ 2011 Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam ‘Apopcalypse Now. Works from the Collection Hugo & Carla Brown’ curated by Ken Pratt 2011 PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, New York, USA (Livingstone Gallery) 2011 Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo ‘Met andere ogen - Een feestelijke terugblik op veertig jaar verzamelen’ 2010 Museum Belvédère, Heerenveen 'Beroerd landschap' 2010 Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo ‘Aanwinsten uit de Collectie Knecht-Drenth Venlo’ 2010 CODA Museum, Apeldoorn ‘Holland Paper Biennial’ 2010 Museum Het Schielandshuis, Rotterdam ‘Van stad tot puin’ 2010 Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York, USA ‘10th Anniversary Invitational Part II’ 2010 PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, New York, USA (Livingstone Gallery) 2010 Stedelijk Museum Schiedam 'Collection presentation art after 1945' 2009 Historical Museum Arnhem in the context of the Arnhem Fashion Biennial 2009 Kunstvereniging Drawing Centre Diepenheim ‘In dit uitzicht’ curated by Arno Kramer 2008 Stedelijk Museum Schiedam 'Verloren Paradijs. Monumentaal tekenen' with Robbie Cornelissen, Erik Odijk, Sandro Setola, Renie Spoelstra, Aji V.N., Hans de Wit 2008 Tweede Kamer gebouw, Eerste Commissiekamer, The Hague ‘Te Gast’ with Sylvie Zijlmans, Paulien Oltheten, Esther Tielemans, Frank van der Salm, Jurriaan Molenaar, curated by Evelyn Beer, Instituut Collectie Nederland 2008 Art Cologne, Germany (Galerie Willy Schoots) 2007 Arte Fiera Art First, Bologna, Italy (Galleria SIX) 2006 Museo del Sannio Rocca dei Rettori, Benevento, Italy 'Premio Mario Razzano' 2005 Art Rotterdam 'That Seventies Show' (Livingstone Gallery & Galerie Willy Schoots) with Sander van Deurzen, Aaron van Erp, Melle, Lisette Verkerk, Marjolijn de Wit COLLECTIONS (a selection) * Prefectural Art Museum Nagasaki, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Bonnefanten Museum Maastricht, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Teylers Museum Haarlem, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Museum Voorlinden Wassenaar, Museum Arnhem, Chabot Museum Rotterdam, Drents Museum Assen (long-term loan Rijksdienst Cultureel Erfgoed), Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Museum van Bommel van Dam Venlo, Miniatuur Museum, Museum Het Kruithuis Den Bosch, Museum Waterland Purmerend * The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Art Collection: New York, Miami, Tel Aviv, São Paulo, Santiago de Chile, Guangzhou, Sarajevo, Geneva, Brussels * Achmea Art Collection, Collection Ahold Art Foundation, AMC Art Collection, BNG Bank Collection, Bouwfonds Art Collection, Caldic Collection Wassenaar, De Nederlandsche Bank Art Collection, Erasmus University Art Collection, Fontys Art Collection, LUMC Art Collection, THE EKARD COLLECTION, De Heus-Zomer Collection, Ploum Lodder Princen Art Collection, The Progressive Art Collection Ohio, RAI Amsterdam Art Collection, Sociaal Economische Raad The Hague, Jan des Bouvrie Art Collection, The Hugo Brown Family Collection, Collection Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy, Pieter & Marieke Sanders Collection, Collection Versteeg - Schotte, Collection Reyn van der Lugt, Collection Musagète Amsterdam, Collection Wilploo Enschede, Collection Knecht- Drenth Venlo, Flatland Foundation Amsterdam, Collection Art Fund Kolibri PRIZES (a selection) 2017 Nomination PULSE Prize Miami 2014 Nomination PULSE Prize New York 2009 Nomination Thieme Art Award Amsterdam 2006 Nomination III Edizione ‘Premio Mario Razzano’, Museo del Sannio Rocca dei Rettori, Benevento, Italy PUBLICATIONS (a selection) 2018 'Raquel Maulwurf Gemeentemuseum Den Haag', text: Wim van der Beek, Livingstone Editions 2017 'Raquel Maulwurf, Dark days Bright nights’, texts: Benno Tempel, Jeroen Dijkstra, Publishing house Hannibal 2015 'Danger & Beauty - Turner and the tradition of the sublime', texts: Ralph Keuning, Arnoud Odding a.o., Museum de Fundatie Zwolle, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede 2015 ‘Nieuwe Gezichten op Dordrecht Dordtse Vedute’, texts: Dirk Berghout, Esther Darley, Gerrit Willems a.o., Dordrechts Museum 2015 ‘Strijd! Oorlog en overleven in beeld’, texts: Linda Barendse, Shannon van Muijden a.o., Stedelijk Museum Zwolle 2014 'Raquel Maulwurf, Scratching the surface’, text: Cherry Duyns, Livingstone Editions 2014 ‘LUCHT! in de Nederlandse kunst sinds 1850’, texts: Ann Demeester, Antoon Erftemeijer, Frans Hals Museum | De Hallen Haarlem 2014 ‘Des hommes et la forêt’, text: Vincent Lieber, Musée historique et des porcelaines, Château de Nyon 2014 ‘Haperende Mens essay #1’, text: Hans den Hartog Jager, Arti et Amicitiae Amsterdam 2013 ‘CODA Black’, text: Werner van den Belt, CODA Museum Apeldoorn 2013 ‘Met andere ogen’, texts: Marjan Scharloo, Marieke Sanders, Terry van Druten, Teylers Museum Haarlem 2013 ‘Miniatuur Museum’, texts: Benno Tempel, Erwin Olaf, Lex & Ria Daniels, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag 2013 ‘Zwart & Wit / Black & White’, text: Piet Augustijn, Gorcums Museum 2012 ‘Stil Even’, texts: Adriaan de Regt, Joke Hermsen a.o., Stedelijk Museum Zwolle 2011 'Raquel Maulwurf, New York New Work’, texts: Benno Tempel, Frederieke Sanders Taylor, L.S. Editions 2011 ‘Out of rubble’, texts: Holly Edwards, Suzanne Slavick, Edizioni Charta, Milan 2011 'All About Drawing', texts: Hans den Hartog Jager, Renée Steenbergen, Pietje Tegenbosch, Maria Barnas, Arno Kramer, Diana A. Wind, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Uitgeverij d’Jonge Hond, Zwolle 2010 ‘MB Tijdschrift van Museum Belvédère, number 7, September, texts: Han Steenbruggen, Cherry Duyns, Sandra Smets a.o. 2010 'Raquel Maulwurf, Drawn to destruction’, text: Diana A. Wind, L.S. Editions 2008 'Raquel Maulwurf, ZEPPELIN, works on paper’, text: Machteld Leij, Livingstone Editions 2008 'Verloren Paradijs. Monumentaal tekenen', text: Diana A. Wind, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, BnM Uitgevers, Nijmegen 2007 'Raquel Maulwurf, FLAK/AAA, works on paper', text: Jurrie Poot, Livingstone Editions 2006 'Raquel Maulwurf, Trümmerfelder/Fields of ruins, Guernica 26 IV ’37- Nagasaki 9 VIII ‘45’, texts: Robbert Roos, Gabriele Perretta, Edizioni Studio Sei & Livingstone Editions