Femmy Otten

Born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1981
Lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

www.femmyotten.nl

Education / residencies
2013 Aterlier Holsboer, Cité des Arts, Paris, France
2010 - 2012 Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2009 - 2010 Higher Institute for Fine Art HISK, Ghent, Belgium
1999 - 2004 BA fine art, Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague, The Netherlands
1998 - 1999 Vooropleiding Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Solo exhibitions
2018
Schunck, Heerlen (forthcoming)
2017
Drents Museum, Assen, The Netherlands (forthcoming)
One Year in Ten, Ketelfactory, Schiedam, The Netherlands
2016
Days Undressed, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2014
And life is over there, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2012
If you were coming in the fall, Galerie Fons Welters, Playstation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Yellow Minutes, where time has lost its relevance, P///AKT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2010
The seven joys of Mary, Maes & Matthys, Antwerp, Belgium

Group exhibitions
2017
Die Welle, 8. Salon, hamburg, Germany
Transcruptie, Black Swan Gallery, Brugge, Belgium
Between Earth and Heaven II, Acerta, Brugge, Belgium
2016
10 jaar de Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, The Netherlands (forthcoming)
Preview, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Atlantis na Plato, Croxhapox, Ghent, Belgium
Ritual and The Sacred, Route du Nord, ZoHo, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2015
Minor Heroisms, Galeri Zilberman, Istanbul, Turkey
Meditations on a hobby horse, CIAP, Hasselt, Belgium
2015
Minor Heroisms, Galeri Zilberman, Istanbul, Turkey
The restless gods, Predikherenkerk and Museum M, Leuven, Belgium
Meditations on a hobby horse, CIAP, Hasselt, Belgium
2014
The restless gods, Predikherenkerk and Museum M, Leuven, Belgium
Westenwind, Galerie Martin Kudlek, Cologne, Germany
Presentation state portraits by Rineke Dijkstra, Femmy Otten and
Iris van Dongen, Paleis het Loo, The Netherlands
Een nieuwe koning, een nieuw portret, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Stille Kracht, De Warande, Turnhout, Belgium
2013
This is the school and the school is many thinks, KABK, The Hague, The Netherlands
ERROR #21: Shame! (Hide and Show), A project by ERROR ONE in collaboration with Pianofabriek Sint-Gillis, Brussels
Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, The Netherlands
2012
Rijksakademie open studio’s, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Koninklijke Prijs voor Vrije Schilderkunst. Royal Palace, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Figuurlijk. Museum Hilversum, Hilversum, The Netherlands
Return on Invest. Stroom, The Hague, The Netherlands
2011
Rijksakademie open studio’s, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Afterlife, Museum Tot Zover, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Koninklijke prijs voor vrije schilderkunst, Royal palace, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Wat zijn mij wolken nog en wegen, Curated by Hanne Hagenaars en Gijs Asman, Kunstvereninging, Diepenheim, The Netherlands
Zomeropstelling, Groupshow, Maurits van der Laar, the Hague, The Netherlands
2010
Thank you for tomorrow. curated by Jan Debbout, De zwarte zaal, Ghent, Belgium
Hydrarchy: Power and Resistance at Sea. curated by Mia Jankowicz and Anna Collin, with Mathieu K. Abonnenc, Goldin & Senneby, Laura Horelli, Melanie Jackson, Anja Kirschner and David Panos, Paul McCarthy, Uriel Orlow, Christodoulos Panayiotou, João Pedro Vale, Gasworks, Londen, UK
De lucht is tastbaarder dan mijn gedachten. curated by Annemie van Laethem, Rekem, Belgium
Art Brussels, Maes & Matthys, Brussel, Belgium
Groupshow, Maes & Matthys, Antwerp, Belgium
Guestroom HISK. duo with Sara Claes, curated by Roel Arkenstein, Het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands
One litle indian, and than there where none. Curated by Marco Stamenkovic, La Générale en Manufacture, Paris, France
2009
EMERGENCY4. Aspex. Portsmouth UK
Verzamelde verhalen. Poetry summer in Watou, Belgium
Open Studio’s HISK, Ghent, Belgium
2008
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2007
Billytown, Rijswijk, The Netherlands
Filmhuis, The Hague, The Netherlands
Gambatte! Gallery King Kong, The Hague, The Netherlands
2005
Regentenkamer, The Hague, The Netherlands
Gallery de Fietsenstalling, The Hague, The Netherlands
Jong talent. Gallery WIT, Wageningen, The Netherlands
2004
Krachtstroom expositie 1. Scheveningen, The Netherlands
Depart. Theater aan het Spui, The Hague, The Netherlands
Graduation show, KABK, The Hague, The Netherlands
2003
Start! in cooperation with Lataste Schouten GEM, The Hague, The Netherlands

Commissions and lectures (selection)
2016
Mastertalk, Museum de Pont, Tilburg, The Netherlands
2015
Permanent sculpture, city center, The Hague, The Netherlands
Lecture, Museum M, Leuven, Belgium
2014
Portrait of king Willem-Alexander, The Netherlands
2012
Over zwemmen in meren en stromen, lecture HKU Utrecht, The Netherlands
Monument for the cleared graves, permanent installation, Oosterbegraafplaats, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Permanent installation, Main building LSG- Rentray, Zutphen, The Netherlands
2011
Lecture KABK, The Hague, The Netherlands
2010
Lecture, Aspex, Portsmouth, UK
Lecture, HISK, Ghent, Belgium
2009
Wallpainting Scheveningen, The Netherlands

Bibliography

Publications

Slow Down Love

with texts by John C. Welchman & Laurie Cluitmans
Design by Inge Ketelers
nai010 publishers, 2016

2017
Schaamte als kompas
author(s): Anna van Leeuwen
newspaper/magazine: de Volkskrant

Schoonheid die vooral niet perfect is
author(s): Henny de Lange
newspaper/magazine: Trouw de Verdieping

10 jaar De Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs
author(s): Antonie den Ridder
newspaper/magazine: Beeldenmagazine

2016
Femmy Otten: Slow Down Love
newspaper/magazine: nai010 magazine

Met een omweg tot de kern. Interview met Femmy Otten
newspaper/magazine: See All This

Femmy Otten - Days Undressed
author(s): Arno Kramer
newspaper/magazine: Mister Motley

Raadselachtig, en steeds minder braaf
author(s): Sophia Zürcher
newspaper/magazine: Het Parool

2015
In zichzelf gekeerde wezens
author(s): Frits de Coninck
newspaper/magazine: Museumtijdschrift, no. 1

Femmy Otten
newspaper/magazine: Grazia

2014
Femmy Otten laat zien wat ze allemaal vermag
author(s): Jan Pieter Ekker
newspaper/magazine: Het Parool

Een ademstokkende derwisjdans
author(s): Lucette ter Borg
newspaper/magazine: NRC

Relief: Femmy Otten, Onaffe verhalen
author(s): Sophia Zürcher
newspaper/magazine: Kunstbeeld no. 10

2013
Douze Points!
author(s): Tine van de Weyer
newspaper/magazine: Beelden no. 2

Error one koestert de schaamte
author(s): Anne Marie Poels
newspaper/magazine: (H)Art, September/October

Scherp en Smierend, Femmy Otten wint volkskrant beeldende kunstprijs 2013
author(s): Rutger Pontzen
newspaper/magazine: de Volkskrant

Genomineerde Volkskrant Beeldende Kunstprijs
author(s): Marina de Vries
newspaper/magazine: de Volkskrant

Interview met Femmy Otten
author(s): Niels van Maanen, Metropolis M, February

ik ben haar perzische prins
author(s): Femmy Otten
newspaper/magazine: Mister Motley # January

newspaper/magazine: DH III, Stroom Den Haag

2012
Talenten die er vast wel komen
newspaper/magazine: Trouw

Paulien Oltheten and Femmy Otten
author(s): Renske Janssen
newspaper/magazine: Frieze online, October

Tegen de vergetelheid
author(s): Anne Berk
newspaper/magazine: Financieel dagblad, September

Schoonheid en destructie
author(s): Sandra Spijkerman
newspaper/magazine: Kunstbeeld, April

Een grootse liefde
author(s): Hanne Hagenaars
newspaper/magazine: Mister Motley, March

Aesthetic reflection, about the work of Femmy Otten, Christian Friedrich, Derk Thijs and Chris Brans
author(s): Wessel Stoker

Archaïsche hoofdjes
author(s): Hans den Hartog Jager
newspaper/magazine: NRC Handelsblad

2011
Afterlife
author(s): Nanda Janssen
catalogue: Museum tot zover/ SKOR

Verbeten ondertoon bij show nieuw talent
author(s): Lucette ter Borg,
newspaper/magazine: NRC Handelsblad

Anonymously yours
catalogue: Maison Gregoire, Brussel BE

catalogue: Rijksakademie open 2011

catalogue: Koninklijke prijs voor vrije schilderkunst, Royal palace, Amsterdam NL

Power and Resistance at Sea.
author(s): Mia Jankowicz and Anna Collin
catalogue: Hydrarchy project

Charlie & Sabrina, who would have believed?
catalogue: Jeu de Paume, Paris FR

2010
newspaper/magazine: DH//, Stroom, The Hague NL

Poner de relief
newspaper/magazine: Dmag, Buenos Aires, ARG

Cover Art Brussels supplement
newspaper/magazine: ART, April

Where time has lost its relevance
author(s): Gertrud Sandqvist

De geboorte van het gezicht in een uiteengevallen wereld
author(s): Hans Theys

2009
Gevleugelde poezië op balonnen
author(s): Paul den Depondt
newspaper/magazine: de Volkskrant

Terrein maken voor iets nieuws
author(s): Isabelle Baets
newspaper/magazine: ART, July

2007
Een onbezoedelde wereld
newspaper/magazine: Filmhuiskrant.

Curatorial program, Stroom invest
author(s): Huib Haye v.d Werff

2005
Oude thema’s door jong talent
author(s): Antonie den Ridder
newspaper/magazine: De Gelderlander