Roosje van Donselaar

visual artist

Roosje van Donselaar (1986, Haarlem, NL) is a storyteller, and as a visual artist she conveys the content in material. She is fascinated by materials and techniques that are unknown to her.

Van Donselaar begins her material investigation without any knowledge, starting from square one; investigating the material’s characteristics and qualities by intuitively start making. The potential and the limitations of the material gradually reveals itself.

Parallel to this physical trajectory, Van Donselaar researches the meaning and value of the material throughout history. Inspired by science, legends, myths, sagas, (lost) civilizations and the imaginary.

The work of Roosje van Donselaar shows us the practical and symbolical value of various matter; a clash of knowledge and fictional insights, from ancient history till what has yet to come.

Education

  • 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

  • KunstRai (Amsterdam, NL)

    Solo show presented by Post Modern Collection

  • To be announced

    ‘The sky is blue’ (Rotterdam, NL)

    Group show presented by DIRT Gallery

Past exhibitions

  • Affordable Art Fair (London, UK) 2020

    Solo show presented by Chiefs & Spirits

  • OBJECT (Rotterdam, NL) 2020

    Solo show presented by Post Modern Collection

  • ‘Beyond the surface’, Dutch Design Week (Eindhoven, NL) 2020

    Group show presented by Broeinest Baars & Bloemhoff

  • The Others Art Fair (Turin, IT) 2019

    Solo show presented by Post Modern Collection

  • Art The Hague (The Hague, NL) 2019

    Solo show presented by Post Modern Collection

  • RC Art Fair (Rotterdam, NL) 2019

    Solo show presented by Post Modern Collection

  • ‘Objects with love’ (Basel, CH) 2019

    Group show presented by Design Miami/

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