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Kinke Kooi

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Born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, in 1961
Lives and works in Arnhem, Netherlands
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EDUCATION

1980-1985 Academy for the Visual Arts, Arnhem, Netherlands


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
Preventing the Sharp from Being Sharp, Sandra Gering Inc, New York, NY

2013
The Flower and Her Inner Focus, Feature Inc., New York, NY

2009
Let Me Comfort You, Feature Inc., New York, NY

2006
Taking the Vague for Being True, Feature Inc., New York, NY
Women Love Small Things, De Praktijk, Amsterdam

2004
Pink Web, De Praktijk, Amsterdam

2002
Feature Inc., New York, NY
De Ruimte tussen alle Dingen, De Praktijk, Amsterdam

1998
Feature Inc., New York Museum Nagsael, Rotterdam

1993
Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem (catalogue)

1991
Galerie van Kranendonk, The Hague, Netherlands

1988
Kunstuitkijk, Deventer, Netherlands

1987
Hooghuis, Arnhem, Netherlands


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
Snapshot of a larger order, De Ketelfactory, Schiedam, Netherlands

2015
O Muze, Frans Hals Museum/ De Hallen, Haarlem, Netherlands
Spiegeloog: Selfportraits in Dutch Art, Museum Arnhem, Netherlands

2014
Surreal Worlds, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Netherlands
Reprefantasion, Fleisher Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2013
Uncontrollable Urge, Portland Museum of Modern Art, Portland, OR

2012
Pearls, Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden, Netherlands
Extravagant, Shameless, Unlimited – New Drawings in the Collection, Museum Boijmans van Beunigen, Rotterdam
Contemporary Surrealist Drawings from the Collection of the Museum Boijmans Van Beunigen, Institut Néerlandais, Paris, France

2011
Facing the Abyss, Witzenhausen Gallery, New York, NY
Special Edition, PrintRoom, Rotterdam

2010
...and then some, Feature Inc., New York, NY
Daniel Hesidence Curates, Tracy Williams Ltd., New York, NY
Down to Earth, Nest, Den Haag, Netherlands
Think Pink, Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, FL; curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody
Ontmoeting #3: Never a Day Without Lines, De Ketel Factory, Schiedam, Netherlands

2009
Opportunities, BravinLee Programs, New York, NY
De Ideale Vrouw (The Ideal Woman), Noordbrabants Museum, Den Bosch, Netherlands
Waar kan mijn sterke, vreemde boot reeds aangekomen zijn?, De Vishal, Haarlem, Netherlands
Rebelle: Art and Feminism 1969–2009, Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem.
Netherlands; curated by Mirjam Westen (catalogue)

2008
Mimicry, RC de Ruimte Kunstenaarsinitiatief, IJmuiden, Netherlands; curated by Briek Drost and Kinke Kooi

2007
Don’t Let the Boys Win, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA; curated by
Jessica Hough

2006
Domino, Air de Paris, Paris, France
Twice Drawn (Part 1), Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY (catalogue)
Quantum Vis II, RC de Ruimte, IJmuiden, Netherlands
Anti-makassar, De Gele Rijder, Arnhem, Netherlands

2005
The sun rises in the evening., Feature Inc., New York, NY
Drops in the Ocean: Contemporary Images from the Subliminal, Met Wilde Weten, Project Space, Rotterdam
Black and White and a Little Bit of Color, Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem Malpractice, De Praktijk, Amsterdam

2004
Wim Izaks Prijs: Aaron Van Erp, Iris Kensmil, Kinke Kooi, Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht, Netherlands (catalogue)
Grey Goo, Flaca Gallery, London, England
Floor of Heaven, Artis, Den Bosch, Netherlands

2002
The Space Between Things, Galerie De Praktijk, Amsterdam
GtT2, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2001
de Appel van Eva, Lokaal 01, Breda, Netherlands
Border Stories: IX International Biennial of Photography, Fondazione Italiana per la Fotografia,Torino, Italy; curated by Denis Curti (catalogue)
Not a. Lear, Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York; Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston; curated by ANP

2000
Faith: The Impact of Judeo-Christian Religion on Art, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT; curated by Christian Eckart, Harry Philbrook, and Osvaldo Romberg (catalogue)
Not a. Lear, Torch, Amsterdam; Galerie S. & H. De Buck, Ghent, Belgium; Art Process, Paris, France; curated by ANP
Grok Terence McKenna Dead, Feature Inc., New York, NY
Oogdwalen, Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Sans Papier, Consortium, Amsterdam
City Projects, Galerie S. & H. De Buck, Ghent, Belgium

1999
Gallery Artists, Feature Inc., New York, NY
Drawings, Feature Inc., New York, NY
The Nude in Contemporary Art, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT; curated by Harry Philbrick, Richard Klein, and Jessica Hough (catalogue) Evil Camouflage, Torch, Amsterdam

1998
Het dier als Metafoor in de Internationale Kunst van Nu, De Zonnehof, Amersfoort, Netherlands

1997
Random Access Memory, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1996
New Age Dada, Kunstruimte Berlin
Intimiteit, Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem, Netherlands
Proppen, Verswijnen en Verlangen, Proton ICA, Amsterdam
Cadavre Exquis, Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam

1995
Brieke Drost/Kinke Kooi, Galerie van Kranendonk, The Hague, Holland
Strange Fruits, Art Kitchen, Amsterdam
New Age III, Begane Grond, Utrecht, Netherlands
Jesus is Boos, Museum de Wieger, Deurne, Netherlands; Catherine Convent, Utrecht
New Age Dada, Gewabgebouw, Arnhem
Dieren Dood en Levend, Museum de Wieger, Deurne

1994
Holland Tunnel, Salle de Bains, New York Prominenten Keuze, Kruithuis, Den Bosch
Afslag 16, Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam, Netherlands
Het Nieuwe Realisme, Galerie Apunto, Amsterdam
NY/NL/XX, Gemeentemuseum, Helmond, Netherlands (catalogue)

1993
The First New Age Show, W139, Amsterdam Galerie van Kranendonk, The Hague (Art Frankfurt)
Het Boudoir van P.M.,” AIR Foundation, Amsterdam

1992
Het Koninklijk Paleis, Kunsthal Rotterdam (catalogue: essay by Liesbeth Brandt Corstius)
The Red Light Show, Stichtung CASCO, Utrecht (catalogue: essay by Leontine Coelewij)
Gelderland Biennale, Commanderie van St Jan, Nijmegen, (catalogue: essay by Ans van Berkum)

1991
Souvenirs, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands Double Distance, Het Kruithuis, Den Bosch

1990
Tien Jaar de Gele Rijder, Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem Rijksmuseum Twente, Enschede, Netherlands


AWARDS

1992-93 Fund for Visual Arts grant, Design and Architecture Foundation, Amsterdam

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