Britt Dorenbosch (1986)
Lives and works in Utrecht (NL)

Where do you feel at home? What's the origin of you fascinations? Who are you?

With colourful drawings and paintings Britt Dorenbosch shows her direct surroundings. Researching objects that she encounters in everyday life, she looks beyond material characteristics and investigates the stories that objects contain. Here she finds the reason to celebrate the power and pleasure of painting.

Her work evolves around identity and a sense of home. How well do we know the things that surround us and how do they define us? Everything seems to refer back to her childhood: the plants in her living room, the coloured floor rugs, a piece of beetroot. Because home is not based on autonomic choices, the objects we collect are a representation of nostalgia. By zooming in and out of her everyday objects (in a way that one recollection can be more detailed than others) Britt Dorenbosch puts material as well as the immaterial on a pedestal.

Education:
2009 - 2014 // Bachelor Fine Arts | Hogeschool voor de Kunsten | Utrecht (NL)
2008 - 2009 // Master Sociology of Arts and Culture | Erasmus Universiteit | Rotterdam (NL)


Solo:
2018 // Padrão | Galerie dudokdegroot | Amsterdam (NL)
2017 // Thuis, new works by Britt Dorenbosch | Centraal Museum | Utrecht(NL)
2015 // Matter Matters #4 | TAC | Eindhoven (NL) 
2015 // Britt Dorenbosch | Cloud | Amsterdam (NL) 
           // Treasures | Percipi Art Project Space & Gallery | Amsterdam (NL) 
2014 // Britt Dorenbosch | Ziekenhuis Rijnstate | Arnhem (NL) 



Group (selection):
2019 // De moestuin | Villa Zebra | Rotterdam (NL) 
           // Jessica Stockholder: Stuff Matters | Centraal Museum | Utrecht (NL) 
           // Zomerkabinet 2019 | Tekenkabinet | Amsterdam (NL) 
2018 // This Art Fair (duo presentation with Tanya Long) | Beurs van Berlage | Amsterdam (NL) 
           // Qkunst-SIF (duo presentation with Kim van Erven) | Utrecht (NL) 
2017 // Secret Postcard Sale | We Like Art | Amsterdam (NL)  
           // UtrechtDownUnder | Utrecht (NL) 
           // Britt Dorenbosch & Rolad Spitzer | SBK Breda | Breda (NL) 
           // Editions & Multiples | We Like Art | Rotterdam (NL) 
           // Prospects & Concepts | Art Rotterdam | Rotterdam (NL) 
2016 // Code Rood | Portiersloge at Buitenplaats Koningsweg | Arnhem (NL) 
           // Lust For Life - Painting Today | We Like Art | Amsterdam (NL) 
2015 // This Art Fair | Beurs van Berlage | Amsterdam (NL) 
           // Anonyme Zeichner | Berlin, Braunschweig, Rüsselsheim (DE)
           // Abstract Object | Lokaal WV15 | Amsterdam (NL) 
           // Show What You Want Show | Platform Platvorm | Amsterdam (NL) 
2014 // Art in Redlight | Beurs van Berlage | Amsterdam (NL) 
2012 // Friction (duo presentation with Doenja Likumahua) | 99 Kuub | Utrecht (NL) 
           // Leerling/Meester Exposities | Kunstpodium T | Tilburg (NL) 
           // Conversation Pieces | Academiegalerie | Utrecht (NL) 


Prizes & Stipends:

2017 // Travel Grant | Gerbrandy Culture Fund 
2016 // Winner K.F. Hein Stipendium | Utrecht 
2015 // Stipendium for Emerging Artists | Mondriaan Fund
2014 // Nominee Buning Brongers Award | Amsterdam
2013 // Nominee De Scheffer Award | Dordrecht


Work in the collection of:

Centraal Museum, Utrecht | Axioncontinu, Utrecht | UMC, Utrecht | K.F. Hein Fonds, Utrecht | Rijnstate, Arnhem | Various private collections

Commission:
2019 // De Tuin | Rijnstate Hospital | Arnhem

Publication:
2017 // Het thuisgevoel, het belang van een plek / text: Hanne Hagenaars 

 

 

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