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    Statement

Kim van Erven (Nijmegen, 1984) lives and works in Utrecht. Her work focusses on the aesthetics of everyday things. To which materials, colors and substances do we feel attracted and why? When does something look delicious or irresistible? When do we feel the urge to touch an object or a certain kind of fabric?

She is fascinated by our impulse to decorate and liven up our daily surroundings, and tries to find tension between hard and soft, solemnness and frivolity, innocence and obscenity. Her sculptures and installations are abstract yet always recognisable: sweet and innocent with an equal hint of seductiveness and awkwardness. Slick and glossy yet always inviting, like a new car, a glazed cake or a bed freshly made up. 

    Exhibitions

  • 2021  Counterbodies, De Achtertuin, Rotterdam (Art Rotterdam sattelite)

  • 2020  2021  Willem Twee kunstpodium, Den Bosch (duo with Meg Forsyth)

  • 2020  Present, Kunstliefde, Utrecht

  • 2020  Zomertentoonstelling, Kunstliefde, Utrecht

  • 2020  Atelierroute Art Utrecht, Grave van Solmstraat, Utrecht

  • 2020  Volta (Oscar Peters), Elektriciteitsfabriek, Den Haag

  • 2019  Nasty Women (fundraising exhibition), De Balie, Amsterdam

  • 2019  Present, Kunstliefde, Utrecht

  • 2019  De Baak, Driebergen

  • 2019  Soft Goods, AK24, Pushkin Utrecht (Solo)

  • 2019  Material World, Show Off, Rotterdam

  • 2018  Bloot: Het Kwetsbare Lichaam, Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen

  • 2018  Social impact factory, Utrecht

  • 2018  Rijnstate hospital, Arnhem (Solo)

  • 2018  De Kijkdoos, Amsterdam

  • 2018  SHAMELESS - Kunstliefde, Utrecht

  • 2017  WHATCHAMACALLIT, Lange Nieuwstraat Utrecht

  • 2017 – UtrechtDownUnder, Werfkelders Utrecht

  • 2017 – Humble, Garage Rotterdam

  • 2017 – ABSTRAKT, Kunstliefde, Utrecht

  • 2017 – Prospects & Concepts, Art Rotterdam

  • 2016 – The Wandering Eye, Adam & Siam, Amsterdam

  • 2016 – Kim van Erven @ MILK/Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam (Solo)

  • 2016 – De Zomer Collectie, Kunstliefde, Utrecht

  • 2016 – Let Us Meet And Let Us Meet Again, Casco, Utrecht

  • 2016 – Het Gedicht, Kunstliefde, Utrecht

  • 2015 – Something Better, Moira, Utrecht (Solo + Residency)

  • 2015 – Onder Controle, Gevangenis Wolvenplein, Utrecht

  • 2015 – 10 jaar De Belofte, Kunstliefde, Utrecht

  • 2014 – sCULpTUUR, RAM-galerie, Rotterdam

  • 2014 – Beelden in Leiden, Hooglandse Kerkgracht, Leiden

  • 2014 – De Belofte 9, Kunstliefde, Utrecht

  • 2014 – KAAP, Fort Ruigenhoek, Groenekan

  • 2014 – Duo, collaboration with Maarten van Soest, Galerie Weert

  • 2013 – Ernstig Geschikt 2013, Circa...dit, Arnhem

  • 2013 – Best of Graduates 2013, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam

  • 2013 – 5 jaar Jan Zumbrink Prijs, De Vishal, Haarlem

  • 2013 – Exposure 2013, Eindexpositie HKU, Utrecht

  • 2013 – Reframe Festival, Eindhoven

  • 2012 – Leerling/Meester, Kunstpodium T, Tilburg

  • 2012 – KAAP, Fort Ruigenhoek, Groenekan

  • 2012 – Conversation Pieces, Academiegalerie, Utrecht

    Awards & grants

  • 2015 – Grant Mondriaan Fonds: Werkbijdrage Jong Talent

  • 2013 – Nomination Jan Zumbrink Prijs

  • 2013 – Longlisted FoedererDFK Talent Award

  • 2013 – Longlisted 5 jaar Leerling/Meester, Museum De Pont

  • 2013 – Nomination HKU Award 2013

  • 2013 – Nomination Stokroos Stipendium Berlijn

 

    Other Projects

  • 2018 - Workshop leader at Outsider Art Galler

  • 2018 - Art counsilor for Crème fraîche, Graduate show Kunstliefde

    Press

    Education

  • 2009 – 2013 BA Fine Art, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht

  • 2004 – 2009 Liberal Arts, University of Utrecht

  • 2003 – 2004 Film & Theatre, University of Utrecht