Esther Bruggink
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Esther Bruggink , 1971, Dutch artist


1984-1991: Athenaeum
1991-1996: Academy of Arts St. Joost, Breda, The Netherlands
Sculpture, graduated cum laude
1996-1997: Academy of Arts, Antwerp, Belgium, sculpture
1997-1999: Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands,
Postacademical master study joint to the Gerrit Rietveld Academy
1-7-1999: Master of Fine Arts

Work purchased by the Textielmuseum Tilburg during Art Rotterdam 2022

Selection of Expositions:

2022: Rondom Mondriaan, curated by Caro Verbeek and Benno Tempel, Kunstmuseum, Den Haag

2022: Art Rotterdam, booth Galerie Phoebus, groupexpo: The Right Size, van Nelle fabriek, Rotterdam

2022: The right size XL, galerie Phoebus Rotterdam

2021: `Septembergras`, groupexpo, curated by Jaap Velserboer, Akerendam, Beverwijk

2021: `Nature and aesthetics redefined`, groupexpo, curated by Hans-Peter Schoonenberg,
Nardinclant, Laren

2021: `Art Rotterdam` with Annemarie Finné and Jadranka Njegovan, galerie Phoebus Rotterdam.

2021: `Publieke werken` project with posters in the city, Rotterdam.

2021: Kappisten`, groupexpo, galerie Phoebus Rotterdam.

2020: `The Result ( works made during Corona-lockdown)`, groupexpo, galerie Phoebus Rotterdam.

2019: `Into Your Hands` solo, galerie Phoebus Rotterdam.

2019: `Dromen van Bomen` groupexposition, Gorcums Museum.

2019: groupexposition, works inspired by Ernst Heackel, gallerie Phoebus.

2018: `Beyond the body`, curated by Anne Berk, Kunstcentret Silkeborg Bad, Denmark

2018: `Het kind in mij` groupexpo, currated by Piet Augustijn,cultuurhuis Zinder, Tiel

2018: `Textiel leeft` groupexpo, Museum de Kantfabriek, Horst.

2018: Art On paper, artfair, gallerie Phoebus, Amsterdam

2018: `to ( dis)- appear`, duo solo with Amparo Sard: `slowly through water` gallerie Phoebus Rotterdam

2017: Compilation 5 Jahre Weltkunstzimmer, Weltkunstzimmer, Dusseldorf

2017 : summerexhibition, groupexpo. gallerie Phoebus, Rotterdam

2016: `Cave of forgotten dreams`, groupexposition, curated by Gerda Kruimer, Koel310, Alkmaar

2016: `Pensées Sauvages`, biennale, Dourdan, France.

2013: `Ab homine creatum`, groupexposition curated by Luk van Soom,
Beeldig Hof ter Saksen, Beveren, Belgium

2012: `Jenseits, Beyond the body`, groupexposition currated by Anne Berk,
Hans Peter Zimmer Stiftung, Dusseldorf, Germany

2012: `Raw Expo`, Rotterdam

2011: `LICHT!`, nieuwe vide, Haarlem

2011: `Queeste`, kleine zaal, Vishal, Haarlem

2011: Scope Basel, gallery Judy Straten.

2011: “double work Sandberg revisited”, kunst kapel, zuidas, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2011: “Bruggink/Martins”, gallery Judy Straten, Horst, The Netherlands.

2010: “ Young Collectors #3: Alexander Mayhew & Jaring Durst Britt, Sign, Groningen, The Netherlands.

2010: “zzz...Corrosia! slaapt”, Corrosia, Almere, The Netherlands

2009: “ Marieke” permanent work in public space, Schoonoord, Drenthe, The Netherlands.

2009: “Bruggink/Somers” Galerie 37 Spaarnestad, dubble solo with Mirjam Somers, Haarlem,
The Netherlands

2008: Lumen III , De Markten, Brussels Belgium

2007: Lumen II , gallery Jan Colle, Gent , Belgium

2006: Open Video Projects, blueroom, curator Sarra Brill, Rome, Italië

2006: ‘ART FAB’, European women’, curated by Suzanne van Hagen, St. Tropez, France

2006: ‘Gesprek II’, museum Kranenburgh, Bergen, The Netherlands

2004: ‘Giants, European Conversation Pieces’, assignment for the Hague Sculpture 2004, The Netherlands.

2004: permanent work for the youth care institution “Rentray”, Lelystad, The Netherlands.

2003: “De Grote Verbeelding”, Grote kerk, The Hague. The Netherlands

2002: “Sister S, Begina”, Voorkamer, Lier, Belgium

2002: Incidental Music, The Matrix Art Project, Brussels, Belgium

2001: ‘Hortus conclusus/hortus ludi’, gallery Phoebus,
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2000: Esther Bruggink, Solo, Netwerkgalerij, Aalst, Belgium

2000: ‘Het Verlangen’, solo, De Moira, Utrecht, The Netherlands

1999: ‘International Eclectic’, group exposition, currated by Dennis Bellone, Gallery Walden, Manhattan,
New York, U.S.A.

1999: ‘Post Gent (Suneclipsparty), A cooperation between the museum of contemporary art in Gent
(S.M.A.K.) and ‘Escimo’, initiative by Jan Hoet junior, Gent, Belgium

1999: ’17 the World Wide Video Festival’, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


2000-2001:Startsstipendium, subsidy given by the Dutch foundation of visual arts, design and architecture

Jobs as art educator/museumguide:

2013-now: teacher at `De Teekenschool` ( drawingschool) in the Rijksmuseum.

2013-now: Museumguide and Museum teacher at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

2012-now: Museumguide and Museumteacher at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

2000-2012:Teacher in ‘looking at art’ at Kunstkijkuren, Amsterdam, for children between 9 and 12 years old, in the Stedelijk Museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Van GoghMuseum,

2007-2012: teacher in `looking at art` at Kunstkijkuren. Amsterdam in the Tropenmuseum and the Amsterdammuseum.

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