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

(Now) A Passion for Drawing, The Guerlain Collection from the Centre Pompidou, Albertina Vienna
2019-10-10 until 2019-12-12

A Passion for Drawing, The Guerlain Collection from the Centre Pompidou
Ever since the 1990s, Florence and Daniel Guerlain’s interest has been focused on contemporary drawing, and the two have by now accumulated an extensive collection of works by internationally known artists. 2013 saw this couple donate part of their collection—totaling 1,200 drawings—to the Centre Pompidou in Paris. And now, as the first Central European museum to do so, the Albertina Museum is providing a glimpse into the Guerlains’ activities as collectors by showing a selection of highlights from these holdings.

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(Past) Renie Spoelstra, soloshow Gasunie, Groningen
2019-04-14 until 2019-06-16

Soloshow at the foyer of the beautiful organic building of the Dutch corporate N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie, Groningen. A selection of work over the past decade of Renie Spoelstra’s oeuvre.

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(Past) The Gulf Between - over zwart, wit en alles daartussen
2019-01-26 until 2019-04-21

Warande, Turnhout
Met ‘The Gulf Between’ presenteert de Warande een tentoonstelling over zwart, wit en alles daartussen.
De titel verwijst naar de eerste Amerikaanse filmproductie in technicolor. Deze film uit 1917 is grotendeels verloren gegaan. Slechts enkele fragmenten bleven bewaard.
curators: Annelies Nagels en Glenn Geerinck

(Past) Frysk, 100 jaar schilderkunst in Friesland
2018-12-15 until 2019-04-14

Museum Belvedere Heerenveen Frysk
Breed overzicht van de schilderkunst in Friesland van 1909 – het jaar waarin Jan Mankes zich vestigt in De Knipe nabij het huidige Museum Belvédère – tot nu.
De schetsmatige selectie vindt plaats naar aanleiding van onderscheidende thema’s en toont de verrassende veelzijdigheid van kunstwerken die in Friesland zijn gemaakt, zowel van gevestigde namen als door minder bekende kunstenaars.

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(Past) The Line Up, Centraal Museum Utrecht
2018-09-21 until 2018-11-18

The Line Up With The Line Up: The Power of Drawing, Centraal Museum Utrecht presents a wide selection of drawings by (inter)nationally renowned artists and upcoming talent, both from Utrecht and (far) beyond. Works from the museum’s own collection are displayed alongside loans and pieces created especially for the exhibition.

(Past) PHK18 #16 According to the Line
2018-10-14 until 2019-01-04

PHK18 #16: According to the Line

Festive Opening: Sunday, October 14th, 3-6 pm

Willehad Eilers aka Wayne Horse / Simon Schrikker / Renie Spoelstra / Reinoud van Vught / Riette Wanders
PHK18 #16: according to the line

PHK18 is proud to present According to The Line. The 16th iteration of PHK18 revolves around drawing with works by Riette Wanders, Reinoud van Vught, Renie Spoelstra, and, murals by Simon Schrikker and Willehad Eilers aka Wayne Horse.

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(Past) A Balancing Act, Kunsthal KaDe
2018-09-14 until 2019-01-06

A Balancing Act
A Balancing Act laat verschillende (inter)nationale kunstenaars zien die in sculpturen, installaties, foto’s, schilderijen, performances, tekeningen en videowerken het vinden van equilibrium onderzoeken.
Balans speelt een belangrijke rol in ieders leven. Met het bouwen van blokkentorens en het zetten van de eerste stapjes als dreumes begint de levenslange zoektocht. De tentoonstelling A Balancing Act laat verschillende (inter)nationale kunstenaars zien die in sculpturen, installaties, foto’s, schilderijen, performances, tekeningen en videowerken het vinden van equilibrium onderzoeken.

(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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