As an artist I explore urban and rural areas. My research focuses on spatial transformation processen and their relation to social, economic and political actualities.
Spaces in transition are often characterized by silence and vacancy. They arouse my curiosity in their recent history and importance. Inaccessible areas entice me as explorer to enter. Public, crowded spaces fascinate me in their rare moments of human absence.
Based on my explorations I set up my drawings, which are usually a view into, or through, a space that fascinated me because of the objects I saw here. I reduce these spaces to one black shade covering up all the material objects. My drawings appear as dark rooms: the longer you watch, the more you see. People are totally absent in my work. It are the objects which, as traces of human actions, tell the stories and make the suggestions of what might have happened before the building was abandoned.
Artist Bio / CV
Heidi Linck (*1978, Breda, The Netherlands) lives and works in Arnhem, The Netherlands.
ArtEZ Visual Arts Academy Arnhem, The Netherlands, graduated BA Fine Arts 2006
Stedelijk Museum Schiedam: All about drawing/ 100 Nederlandse kunstenaars, group show, Schiedam, NL
Galerie Plaatsmaken: Mish&Mash, group show, Arnhem, NL
Independent Drawing Initiative / GBK: Scratch Battle, group show, Willemsplein, Arnhem, NL
Galerie Wit: Solo show, Wageningen, NL
Art Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL
TEFAF 2010: presentation at Theodoor Gilissen booth, Maastricht, NL
Loods 6: In de hal 3, group show, Galeries Wit, Witteveen, Roger Katwijk and Maria Chailloux, Amsterdam, NL
Museum voor Moderne Kunsten Arnhem: Made in Arnhem/ Today It’s me, group show, Arnhem. NL
Flux-S: Multi-disciplinary Arts Festival at Strijp S, Eindhoven, NL
De Appel: Prix de Rome 2009, group show, Amsterdam, NL
Loods 6: In de hal 2, group show, Galeries Wit, Witteveen, Roger Katwijk and Maria Chailloux, Amsterdam, NL
Beelden op de Berg 9/ Exoten: Public Space group show at Arboretum in Wageningen, NL
Drawing a conclusion: Group show at Peloton, Sydney + Hell Gallery, Melbourne, AU
Tease Art Cologne 2008: Group show by Galerie Wit in Keulen, D
Berliner Kunstsalon 2007. Group show by Bluetenweiss in Berlin, D
GLUE: Anonyme Zeichner, group show, Berlin, D
Gorcums Museum: Leven uit een koffer, group show, Gorinchem, NL
Showroom MAMA: Positioning Systems, group show, Rotterdam, NL
Kunsthuis SYB: Brief-Tableau, residency and group show, Beetsterzwaag, NL
Leids Film Festival: Group show at Scheltema in Leiden, NL
MOIRA: Moving Emptiness. Solo show, Utrecht, NL
ArtEZ: Per Persoon, graduation show at WTC Arnhem, NL