Charlotte Schleiffert

Charlotte Schleiffert (1967)

Lives in Rotterdam (NL). Works in Rotterdam (NL).

Committed to the social and political movements of our global society in general, Charlotte Schleiffert (1967, Tilburg, the Netherlands) has no intention to compromise or subdue the stories and situations that her paintings refer to, sometimes literally summarized on the canvas with handwritten text. Crude themes are addressed with dynamic brush strokes, life size figures poised with a striking elegance. Abstraction and figuration seem impulsively composed, using a broad combination of media treatment (oil, acrylic, egg tempera, pastel, foil…). With bursting colour Schleiffert depicts the opposition between poverty and wealth, the friction between religions, the immeasurable impact of both male and female rape-strangely glamorous and heart wrenching at once. Throughout all paintings the underlying desperation for love, protection and luxury is both hopeful and unsettling.

The Jeanne Oosting Foundation presents 2017 winner Charlotte Schleiffert.
The Jeanne Oosting Foundation presents 2017 winner Charlotte Schleiffert.
Dutch Masters (Hollandse Meesters)

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Charlotte Schleiffert (1967, Tilburg, NL) was trained at Ateliers ’63 in Haarlem (1990-92). She was awarded with the Jeanne Oosting Prize in 2017 and the Prix de Rome in 1999. She completed residencies in China (CEAC, 2003), Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Germany (2007-8), Atelier Halsboer in France (2012) and Cemeti Arthouse in Indonesia (2013). Schleiffert had numerous solo exhibitions at AKINCI, Amsterdam, several shows at Annie Gentils Gallery, Antwerp, and exhibited a.o. at Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen (2018), De Nederlandse Bank, Amsterdam (2018), PARK, Tilburg (2016), Heden, The Hague (2013), Barbara Gross Gallery, Munich (2013), Museum Het Domein, Sittard (2011), Pictura, Dordrecht (2011), Kunstverein Glückstadt Germany (2006), Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2004), Muka Auckland (2003), etc. She participated in group exhibitions at a.o. Stedelijk Museum Schiedam (2013), Cité Internationale des Arts (2012), De Paviljoens, Almere (2012), Centraal Museum Utrecht (2010), the exhibition ‘Rebelle’ at Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem (2009) and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam(several times).

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2017 Charlotte Schleiffert& Ronald de Bloeme, Concordia/Expositie, Enschede, NL Oog in Oog, topstukken uit de collectie, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, NL 2016 MWILI NA AKILI, duo show with Paul Bogaers, PARK Tilburg, NL Beyond Context, duo show with Anne Wenzel, AKINCI, Amsterdam 2015 ‘Indonesië: heden en verleden’ Erasmus Gallery, Erasmus University Rotterdam 2014 Rock Paper Sciccors, Charlotte Schleiffert & Gluklya, AKINCI, Amsterdam 2013 Overleven is hard werken, CBK Drenthe, Assen Charlotte Schleiffert, Heden, The Hague Hotwave#6, with M.R. Adytama Pranada (Charda), Cemeti Arthouse, Yogyakarta, Indonesia Pongo pygmaeus, Morus bassanus and comrades, Annie Gentils Gallery Antwerp, Belgium Spring, Gallery Barbara Gross, Munich, Germany 2012 Mr. Routledge and the Lions, AKINCI, Amsterdam New Drawings, Annie Gentils Gallery Antwerp, Belgium 2011 Rozen en pistolen, Museum Het Domein, Sittard, When the second voice does not occupy a stable position, with Maddy Arkesteyn, Pictura, Dordrecht 2010 Save The World, AKINCI, attachment space, Amsterdam Home Rock Butterflies, Galerie Annie Gentils, Antwerp, Belgium 2009 Drawings, AKINCI at Art Rotterdam Douglas Kolk & Charlotte Schleiffert, AKINCI Amsterdam 2008 Berlin Works, Galerie Annie Gentils, Antwerp, Belgium Schlusselszene, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany 2007 Never Let Me Down, AKINCI, Amsterdam 2006 Installation at AKINCI, Amsterdam Gallery Barbara Gross, Munich Germany You Speak Too Much, Palais für Aktuelle Kunst, Gluckstadt, Germany 2005 Installation at AKINCI, Amsterdam Charlotte Schleiffert, Zachary Wollard, Barbara Gross Gallery, Munich, Germany 2004 Attachment space, AKINCI, Amsterdam Sabine Wachters Gallery, Knokke, Belgium Feel No Shame, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam Muka, International Youth Print Exhibition, Auckland, New Zealand 2003 Strong People, Chinese European Art Center, Xiamen, China Strong People, Pickled Art Centre, Beijing, China 2001 Centre Culturel Francais de Turin, with Michael Kirkham, Turin, Italy Galerie Sabine Wachters, Knokke, Belgium 2000 Breath With Me, Buro Leeuwarden, Leeuwarden 1999 Heizel, Gallery Sabine Wachters, Brussels, Belgium Stedelijk Bureau Amsterdam, with Michael Tedja, Amsterdam Tent, with Hulya Yilmaz, Rotterdam 1998 Attitudes 3, Stadsgalerij Heerlen, Heerlen Banket 8, Archipel, with Maddy Arkestein, Apeldoorn 1997 Gallery Sabine Wachters, Brussels, Belgium