Renie Spoelstra (1974, Drachten) lives and works in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

(Soon) Haarlemse Herfst
2018-09-28 until 2018-09-30

Haarlemse Lente >> Haarlemse Herfst Each year in spring, Haarlemse Lente festival of contemporary arts celebrates the city of Haarlem’s diverse and flourishing arts scene.

A collaborative community of 10+ participating institutions, ranging from museums like Frans Hals Museum to artist initiatives like Sugar Pop Institute, combine
forces to create a three-day programme of festive events, fresh exhibition openings, artist talks,
film screenings and performances, aiming to entice art professionals and the wider public alike
to encounter emerging talent and established artists in various participating locations.

(Soon) A Balancing Act, Kunsthal KaDe
2018-09-15 until 2019-01-06

A Balancing Act
Kunsthal KaDe Amersfoort

A Balancing Act laat verschillende (inter)nationale kunstenaars zien die in objecten, sculpturen, schilderingen, performances, tekeningen, film, animatie en video het vinden van equilibrium onderzoeken.

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(Soon) The Moment Holding Its Breath, Thijs Linssen/Renie Spoelstra, 38 CC
2018-07-01 until 2018-08-26

Exhibition Space 38 CC Delft
A duo show with Thijs Linssen. More info soon!

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(Past) Art Brussels 2018
2018-04-19 until 2018-04-22

This year’s Art Brussels :new work presented by Ron Mandos Gallery Amsterdam.

Black Beach, fresh work based on enigmatic volcanic black beaches of Iceland, combined with the series Longing and black beaches from La Palma. The images and associations trigger logical connections in the mind of the Viewer, senses are sharpened and the image seems to become detached from its normal context: all forces balanced as the dead point of the swing. The moment holding its breath. As a deep existential desire or longing.

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(Past) Grand View, Narrow Mind
2017-06-10 until 2017-07-15

New solo show at Ron Mandos Gallery Amsterdam.
Now, for the first time, Spoelstra’s USA landscapes will be shown alongside her Scandinavian landscapes. The melancholic loneliness that is so prevalent in these landscapes are balanced with a sense of freedom of being immersed in nature. At times, she spends weeks in order to capture the feeling of a place.
Themes of Intensity, secrecy and mystery are reoccurring in Spoelstra’s works. There is an alluring and mythical feel of a place. The series ‘Stretching Universe,’ which is also on display, refers to the scientific fact that our universe is expanding, while here on earth it feels as though it is shrinking with the rise of xenophobia, narrow-mindedness and the continuous threats of climate change. Fleeing, or escaping to nature is not as easy as it may seem.

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(Past) Fear in a Handful of Dust
2017-05-07 until 2017-06-04

Group show curated by Stefan Serneels, at Marion de Canniere Antwerp. With Bart Baele, Steven Baelen, Virginie Bailly, Anouk de Clerq, Atallah, Leon & Cocina Diluvio Productions, Bruno Hardt, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, Nick van Dijck, Renato Nicolodi, Philippe Vandenberg, Stefan Serneels and Renie Spoelstra.

(Past) BLACK. from charcoal to high-res
2016-12-11 until 2017-03-19

Museum Kranenburgh Bergen BLACK. From charcoal to high-res displays artists who choose for simplicity, for restriction
and for the contrast of dark and light. They leave the colours untouched and choose
for black to create a work as pithy as possible. Charcoal drawings, black-and-white photographs,
wall reliefs and sculptures balance between abstract and figurative, between the perceptible and the invisible.

Participating artists
Paul Beumer (1982) | Tom Callemin (Belgium, 1991) | Karin van Dam (1959) | Florette Dijkstra
(1963) | Bob Eikelboom (1991) | Anouk Griffioen (1979) | Arjan van Helmond (1971) | Awoiska
van der Molen (1972) | Pieter Paul Pothoven (1981) | Renie Spoelstra (1974) | Levi van Veluw (1985)

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(Past) Amsterdam Art Fair
2016-05-25 until 2016-05-29

Amsterdam Art Fair 2016 this year located at Museumplein Amsterdam!
new work presented by RONMANDOS Gallery Amsterdam

(Past) new purchase by Louis-Dreyfus Family Collection
2016-04-13 until 2016-05-12

Exciting news! The Louis-Dreyfus Family Collection purchased two works of my brand new series Stretching Universe this month: Stretching Universe part 1, Coast and Stretching Universe part 3, Reflected Wetlands.

The last six months I’ve worked on my new series Stretching Universe, part…, for which I connect cinematic characteristics with “authentic” landscapes of breathtaking nature. Stretching Universe refers to the scientific fact that our universe is expanding, while at the same time people on earth have become less tolerant towards each other and in this respect the world thus seems to be shrinking due to narrow-mindedness.

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(Past) Art Brussels 2016
2016-04-21 until 2016-04-24

New work at Art Brussels presented by RONMANDOS Gallery Amsterdam.

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