It turned out it wasn't a person, but a situation
series '...and suddenly, all is revealed'
Installation view '...and suddenly, all is revealed'
Installation view Art on Paper (solo booth galerie dudokdegroot)/ BOZAR, Brussels
'Haphazard monsters', installation view at galerie dudokdegroot, Amsterdam
'Haphazard monsters', installation view at galerie dudokdegroot, Amsterdam
Samples of disagreement
Installation view
I'm a myth III
'Algorithm corrupted (though sheer comedy, of course)', installation view
'Algorithm corrupted (though sheer comedy, of course)', installation view
Installation view 'Algorithm corrupted (though sheer comedy, of course)'
Da-ta, da-ta
untitled (crouching figure)
Cover girl
Three figures in an artificial surrounding
three bearded baby's
Group show Loods 6
The foundling
Cry baby
I'm a myth
White sheet
'Gender: a universal language', installation view
Man posing in front of an empty Abri
Picturing the invisible
two figures in an artificial surrounding
Scene of murder no. 1 (twisted)
Travesty III
Travesty I
Mirror no. 2
Straight story
'Square moon', installation view
The pose
untitled (figure seen from below)
untitled (figure seen from below)
Dark-hearted superhero
You may grow up to be a fish
The middle place
Installing the show 'The fraud of mister HQ'
'The fraud of mister HQ', installation view
'Op papier gezet, van Daniels tot Dumas, van Schleiffert tot Schoonhoven', installation view
Split - finger mustache
Split - float
untitled (woman holding hand in front of her face)
'The future is old', installation view
'The future is old', installation view
'The future is old', installation view
The fraud
Th future is old
'How does your garden grow?', installation view
'How does your garden grow?', installation view
Mother and child
Nurse with cup of hot choco
Total recall
Mrs. Fisher
Woman bending over
Woman with black bow
Doctor putting on glove
Laughter at the vicarage
'Let's wonder over yonder', installation view
'Let's wonder over yonder', installation view
Nurse at the bed(side)
A company of three
Smiling man with wounded paw and torn-off sleeves
'Back then, the world was bigger', installation view
untitled (tree)
The tree, the girl and the swing
Let's wonder over yonder
'Face to Face - Kunstlers selbstportraits', installation view
'Dirty denim', installation view
untitled 5, from the series The teddy-bear conventions
untitled 6, from the series The teddy-bear conventions
untitled 10, from the series The teddy-bear conventions
untitled 11, from the series The teddy-bear conventions
'...and amongst other things: the matter of the teddy bear', installation view
'...and amongst other things: the matter of the teddy bear', installation view
Lady and girl (after 'Mme Reiset and her little daughter' by Ingres)
Woman with washing-up brush and boy
Woman on stool
'Weltschmerz', installation view
Man with hat and boy in coat
Man with knife and boy with curls
'Transistor', installation view
'Transistor', installation view
Boy and militaryman
Boy serving eggs, man smoking cigar
Doctor and young man, 2000
Naakte vrouw, afwasborstel en jongen
f.l.t.r.; Un reveil plein d'horreur, untitled and untilted

Marijn Akkermans works predominantly with the medium of painting on paper and occasionally works as a scenographer in theatre. He studied at ArtEZ, Arnhem, Escola de Dessiny, Barcelona, and Dutch Art Institute, Enschede, followed with a residency at Schloss Ringenberg in Hamminkeln, Germany. In 2010 Akkermans was awarded the Van Bommel Van Dam Award.

Publications in which his work is featured include Drawing People, by Roger Malbert, published by Thames & Hudson; All About Drawing by Arno Kramer and Diana Wind, published by D'Jonghe Hond; and Fixterne: 100 Jahre Kunst auf Papier - von Adolph Menzel bis Kiki Smith, published by Wienand Verlag.

Group exhibitions include Kunstmuseum Den Haag; Stedelijk Museum Schiedam; Kunsthalle Münster; Garage, Rotterdam; Nest, The Hague; Schloss Gottorf, Schleswig; and most recently Centraal Museum, Utrecht and Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort.

Solo exhibitions include Galerie Karin Sachs, Munich; Galerie Rolf Hengesbach, Cologne; Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam; Drawing Center Diepenheim; and most recently Art on Paper / BOZAR, Brussels (with Galerie Dudok de Groot).

Art fairs at which his work was presented are Art Rotterdam, Art Brussels, Art Cologne, Art Basel, The Armory Show, New York, and Art on Paper / BOZAR, Brussels.

His work is held in both private and public collections such as Kunstmuseum Den Haag, Teylers Museum, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Centraal Museum, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam (NOG), Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Akzo Nobel Art Foundation, AEGON, ING, collection De Heus-Zomer, collection Brown and collection Haas.

Marijn Akkermans lives and works in Haarlem, The Netherlands


1999-2001 Dutch Art Institute (Interdisciplinary Research Visual Arts & Media)/ ArtEZ institute of arts, Enschede
1998 Elisava, Escola de Dessiny, Barcelona, Spain
1995-1999 Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Arnhem (Autonomous Art)/ ArtEZ institute of arts, Arnhem

Solo exhibitions:

2020 galerie dudokdegroot, Haphazard monsters, Amsterdam

2019 Art on Paper / BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium

2018 galerie dudokdegroot, Algorithm corrupted (though sheer comedy, of course), Amsterdam

2012 Amsterdam drawing / Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam
2012 Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Square moon, Amsterdam

2010 Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, The fraud of mister HQ, Diepenheim

2009 Galerie Gabriel Rolt, The future is old, Amsterdam

2008 Volta 04, Basel, Switzerland
2008 Galerie Karin Sachs, How does your garden grow?, Munich, Germany 

2007 Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Let's wonder over yonder, Amsterdam 

2006 Galerie Rolf Hengesbach, Back then, the world was bigger, Cologne, Germany

2005 Galerie Karin Sachs, ...and among other things; the matter of the teddybear, Munich, Germany 

2002 Galerie Karin Sachs, There will be love and laughter and peace ever after, Munich, Germany
2002 Derik-Baegert-Gesellschaft / Schloss Ringenberg, Transistor, Hamminkeln, Germany

Group exhibitions:

2020 Hembrugterrein / Big Art, Zaandam

2019 Collectie De Groen, Pick Me!, Arnhem
2019 galerie dudokdegroot, Sur face (duo with Eva Raeder), Amsterdam

2018 Centraal Museum, The line up - the power of drawing, Utrecht
2018 Kunsthal KAdE, Chalk, Amersfoort

2017 The Drawing Hub, Silent fundraiser auction, Berlin, Germany
2017 (duo) Witteveen Visual Art, Marijn Akkermans & Susanna Inglada, Amsterdam
2017 Big Art, Amsterdam 
2017 Loods 6, Witteveen drawing, Amsterdam
2017 Expoplu, Gender: a universal language, Nijmegen

2016 Capital C Amsterdam / Diamantbeurs, Big Art, Amsterdam
2016 Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Kunst4Kids, Rotterdam

2015 Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, Veldwerk, Diepenheim
2015 Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Anything but homeless - drawings from the NOG collection, Schiedam

2014 De Nederlands Bank, I am not doing anything until I feel the need, Amsterdam
2014 Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Theatre de l'absurde, Amsterdam

2013 Nederlands Fotomuseum, Wit, Rotterdam
2013 Garage Rotterdam, Beyond tradition, Rotterdam

2012 Jan van Eyck akademie, Secret postcards, Maastricht
2012 Museum Hilversum, Figuurlijk, Hilversum

2011 Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, All about drawing: 100 Dutch artists, Schiedam
2011 Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Summershow, Amsterdam

2010 GEM / Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, On paper - works from the collection, The Hague
2010 Centraal Museum, Op papier gezet: van Daniels tot Dumas, van Schleiffert tot Schoonhoven, Utrecht
2010 Museum van Bommel van Dam, van Bommel van Dam Award 2010, Venlo
2010 Forgotten Bar / Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Protection, Berlin, Germany

2009 Kunsthal 52, Conceptual realism: art of the ING art collection, Den Helder
2009 Nest, Notes on narratives, The Hague
2009 Zoya Museum, Open (collection of Micheal Haas), Modra, Slovenia
2009 Landesmuseum Schloss Gottorf, Fixterne - 100 Jahre Kunst auf Papier von Adolph Menzel bis Kiki Smith, Schleswig, Germany
2009 Galerie Lacen, I spy with my little eye (together with Wafae Ahalouch el Keriasti and Awoiska van der Molen - curated by Marijn Akkermans), Paris, France

2009 Galerie Gabriel Rolt, In praise of shadows, Amsterdam   

2008 Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, XX century, The Hague

2007 Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Summershow, Amsterdam
2007 Resy Muijsers Contemporary Art, Intersection II (with Stani Michels and Awoiska van der Molen), Tilburg

2006 Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Replacing Mashkov: recent acquisitions, The Hague
2006 Resy Muijsers Contemporary Art, Intersection I - young artists crossing Europe, Tilburg
2006 Galerie Gabriel Rolt, The kids are alright, Amsterdam
2006 Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (initiated by Instituut Collectie Nederland and Fund BKVB), Hoftoren, The Hague
2006 GEM museum of contemporary art, Met stip, The Hague
2006 Kunsthalle Münster, Face to face: Künstlers Selbstportraits, Münster, Germany                             

2005 Derik-Baegert-Gesellschaft / Schloss Ringenberg, Dirty Denim (duo show with René Zeh), Hamminkeln, Germany
2005 Galerie Rolf Hengesbach, Relations, Cologne, Germany

2004 Arti et Amicitiae, Weltschmerz, Amsterdam

2002 Archipel, De jongens tegen de meisjes, Apeldoorn
2002 Stadsgalerij Heerlen, Lijn = vorm = inhoud: werk op papier, Heerlen

2001 Euro-Bulgarian Cultural Center, Foreign Affairs, Sofia, Bulgaria
2001 Exposorium Vrije Universiteit, Open Scenario's, Amsterdam


2001 Derik-Baegert-Gesellschaft / Schloss Ringenberg, residency 'Transistor', Hamminkeln, Germany


2019 Werkbijdrage Bewezen Talent, Mondrian Fund, Amsterdam
2014 Werkbijdrage Bewezen Talent, Mondrian Fund, Amsterdam
2010 Basisstipendium, Fund Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, Amsterdam
2005 Basisstipendium, Fund Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, Amsterdam
2004 Startstipendium, Fund Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, Amsterdam
2002 Startstipendium, Fund Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, Amsterdam  2001 Transistor Stipendium, Dullertsstichting / Hey-Konijnfonds, Arnhem


2010 Van Bommel Van Dam Award 2010, Museum van Bommel van Dam


Stedelijk Museum Schiedam
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Kunstmuseum Den Haag
Centraal Museum, Utrecht
Museum More, Gorssel
Museum Van Bommel Van Dam, Venlo                                                              Teylers Museum, Haarlem

Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
AkzoNobel Art Foundation

Collection Brown, The Hague
Collection Haas, Berlin
Collection De Heus-Zomer, Barneveld
Collection Otto L. Schaap, Amsterdam 
And international private collections 

Art Fairs: 

Art on Paper / BOZAR (Brussels), Art Rotterdam, The Armory Show (New York), Art Basel, Arco (Madrid), Art Cologne, Volta (Basel), ViennAfair, Art Moscow, Art Amsterdam, Istanbul Contemporary, Art Brussels, Next Art Fair (Chicago) and Amsterdam Drawing  


2017 / 2018 Scenography and led-light animation design for play Romp, Theatre company De Gemeenschap, Amsterdam (More info)

2017 Co-production with We Like Art, two edition prints (piezography) Sales info

2017 Project PLUGIN, Schloss Ringenberg

2017 Scenographic design for play De Shakespeare Club, Theatre company De Gemeenschap, Amsterdam

2015 Scenographic design for play Know Me, Theatre company BonteHond, Almere (More info)

2010 Drawing Centre Diepenheim, public interview by Arno Kramer
2010 Publishing of mono catalogue 'The fraud of mister HQ', 4th drawing cahier of Drawing Center Diepenheim sales info 

2010 Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, lecture for studium generale, The Hague

2009/2010 Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht, lecturer and guestteacher

2008 Publishing of mono catalogue 'Back then, the world was bigger' sales info 

2006 't Veem theater, guest in talkshow L'Usine op zondag, Amsterdam

2001 Museum Folkwang, Neue Werkstrategien #1, Essen