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Anna Korteweg
updated: 01/11/2010
website: www.annakorteweg.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Park series #3, symmetry
Park series #4, monument
Park series #2, nature
Installation view Glass House Gallery, Amsterdam
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Mar del Plata Revisited
Mar del Plata Revisited, Exhibition view at Art Festival Licht aan Zee, The Netherlands
 
Portfolio Keywords:  landscape
 
 
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charcoal and pastel on paper
2009
58,5" x  90" 
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charcoal and pastel on paper
2009
58,5" x  86" 
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charcoal and pastel on paper
2008
54,6" x  58,5" 
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charcoal and pastel on paper
2008
58,5" x  86" 
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watercolour and ink on paper
2008
12,5" x  28,5" 
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watercolour and ink on paper
2008
27,3" x  39" 
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watercolour and ink on paper
2008
28,5" x  12,5" 
no title (monument series) by Anna Korteweg
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watercolour and ink on paper
2008
27,3" x  39" 
Park series #3, symmetry by Anna Korteweg
Park series #3, symmetry
charcoal and pastel on paper
2009
97,5" x  113" 
Park series #4, monument by Anna Korteweg
Park series #4, monument
charcoal and pastel on paper
2009
97,5" x  113" 
Park series #2, nature by Anna Korteweg
Park series #2, nature
charcoal and pastel on paper
2009
97,5" x  113" 
Installation view Glass House Gallery, Amsterdam by Anna Korteweg
Installation view Glass House Gallery, Amsterdam
wood/charcoal and pastel on paper
2009
97,5" x  113"  x 113" 
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watercolour and ink on paper
2009
27,3" x  312" 
Mar del Plata Revisited by Anna Korteweg
Mar del Plata Revisited
animated drawings / video with sound 7’40”
2008
Dimensions variable
Mar del Plata Revisited, Exhibition view at Art Festival Licht aan Zee, The Netherlands by Anna Korteweg
Mar del Plata Revisited, Exhibition view at Art Festival Licht aan Zee, The Netherlands
video projection
2008
47" x  78" 

Artist Statement

My work is about the landscape. My interest lays in changes through urban development and the wish for steadiness. The endless repetition of constructing, renovating and re-establishing places, show a strong urge to control our surroundings. Simultaneously, cities are going through so many changes, growth and development, that actual control becomes impossible. (Born and grown up in Amsterdam, I have lived and worked in Argentina and the Middle-East. While some of the places I’ve been have strongly regulated historical centres, urban development happens on an uncontrollable scale.

 

 The conflict between change and wish for steadiness becomes visible in places that are in transition: building sites, abandoned houses and empty land. These man-made places are imbued with history, but no longer carry a clear function. Such places temporarily exist outside regulated society and therefore they represent potential freedom. Although these places often evoke feelings of uncertainty and instability, they offer an opportunity to reconsider how we adjust ourselves to the speed of modern, daily life and how we accept the way in which our urban environment is organized.

 

  In drawings, sometimes combined with installations and video, I create sites that expose the border between shelter and vastness, permanence and instability. I work with specific locations, transforming them into new, imaginary environments, focussing on their particular expressiveness. Some of my works are done in life-size, so that the drawing is experienced as a 2- dimensional landscape. In this way, the landscape is not just a setting, but becomes a tool to rethink our way of experiencing space.

 

 

Artist Bio / CV

Anna Korteweg CV

1975-Born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Lives and works in Amsterdam

Education

2006-2008 - Master of Fine Arts Research & Practice,

Dutch Art Institute, Enschede, Netherlands           

1999-2002 - University of Amsterdam, Sociology of Art & Culture                                                    

1996-1999 - Academy of Fine Arts / Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Amsterdam                                      

Exhibitions / Projects
2010 - Residency PointB, Brooklyn New York, Unites States
2009 - Exhibition ‘LOJA’, Florianópolis, Brazil, publication ‘Transitory Monuments and other Monuments’                                                           

2009 - Exhibition at ArtUnit Gallery, Haarlem, The Netherlands, drawings                       
2009 - Shatana International Workshop, Shatana, Jordan, installation                                               

2009 - Exhibition ‘Green Fingers’ at the Glass House Gallery, Amsterdam, drawings/installation           

2008 - European Postgraduate Residency, Hoyerswerda, Germany, Lecture and performance,
based on the publication Transitory Monuments and Other Memories
                       

2008 - Participation in the Art Festival Licht Aan Zee

Den Helder, The Netherlands, group exhibition            

2008 - Exhibition outlining the Here As The Centre Of

The World project at the Kunstvlaai Art Fair

2008, Amsterdam (see below for details)

2007 - Public space project Here as the Centre of the

World, part 2, Enschede, The Netherlands,

2007 - Residency at Kunsthuis SYB Beetsterzwaag, The Netherlands, The Expanding Pie, public

space project

2007 - Public space project Here as the Centre of the

World, part 1, Diyarbakir, Turkey. In

collaboration with Libia Pérez and Ólafur Ólafsson

2006 - Open Stage for Young Filmmakers, Group Exhibition, Huis Marseille Amsterdam, Foundation for Photography                                                                  Other Projects / Work

2008 - Artist publication ‘Transitory Monuments and

Other Memories’ in collaboration with Sergio Basbaum

(text) and Marco

Balesteros (design)           

2007 - Participation in the Re-projecting project, Me &

You, choreographies, games and exercises, Ricardo Basbaum, Casco, Utrecht, The Netherlands