Roosje van Donselaar

visual artist

Visual artist Roosje van Donselaar (1986, Haarlem) creates sculptures and installations. To her, unknown materials and techniques form an important inspiration.

She starts her investigation without any prior knowledge of the materials. Van Donselaar discovers the materials’ qualities and characteristics through intuitive creation. Throughout the process, the possibilities and limitations reveal themselves.

Next to this tactile trajectory, Van Donselaar analyses the material’s historical value. She explores its meaning by delving deep into science, myths, legends and studies of (lost) civilisations.

The physical characteristics and the historical value of the materials lead Van Donselaar to the ultimate appearance and narrative of her work.

Her art pieces combine both a material and symbolic strength. They form a symbiosis of factual knowledge, fiction and cultural heritage. Guiding the audience from ancient history to future perspectives.


  • 2011-2014

    DHTA Cursus Ambachtelijk Schoenmaken

  • 2011-2013

    Internship at framing and restoring company Ateliers Frans de Roo, Haarlem, NL

  • 2006-2010

    Bachelor of Fine Arts, Gerrit Rietveld Academie (VAV department), Amsterdam, NL

  • 2004-2005

    Bachelor of Fine Arts, Utrecht School of the Arts, Utrecht, NL

Upcoming exhibitions

  • Art The Hague (The Hague, NL)

    Group show presented by Post Modern Collection

Past exhibitions

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