Da-ta, da-ta
untitled (crying ears for tears)
The foundling
Cover girl
Cry baby
Three bearded babies
Man posing in front of an empty Abri
Baby and six breasts
left: Depiction of three figures in an artificial surrounding
Picturing the invisible
Travesty III
Travesty I
The Lab Interns
f.l.t.r. Weeping Alex Katz dancer; Two sides to every story; untitled (Erik); untitled; Adgredior II
f.l.t.r. The old comic; Toen een verpleegster nog een zuster was; Buck's reanimation, Buck's associa
Mirror no. 2
untitled (figure seen from below)
untitled (figure seen from below)
The intruder
The pose
Straight story
You may grow up to be a fish
On liberty
Dark-hearted superhero
Split - finger mustache
Split - float
untitled (woman holding hand in front of her face)
The fraud
How does your garden grow?
The future is old
Don't look back
Mother and child
Nurse with cup of hot choco
Total recall
The embrace
Mrs. Fisher
Woman bending over
Doctor putting on glove
Woman with black bow
Lady wearing earring
Laughter at the vicarage
Nurse at the bed(side)
A company of three
Smiling man with wounded paw and torn-off sleeves
untitled (tree)
The tree, the girl and the swing
Let's wonder over yonder
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
Lady and girl (after 'Mme Reiset and her little daughter' by Ingres)
Woman with washing-up brush and boy
Woman on stool
Man with hat and boy in coat
Man with knife and boy with curls
Man wearing wig, four boys, girl and woman waving ribbon
Miner, woman and boy
Doctor and boy II
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 (1975) lives and works in Amsterdam

Education & residencies:

2001 Schloss Ringenberg, artist-in-residence programm Transistor, Hamminkeln, Germany
1999-2001 Dutch Art Institute (department Interdisciplinary Research Visual Arts and Media)/ ArtEZ, Enschede
1998 Elisava, Escola de Dessiny, Barcelona, Spain
1995-1999 Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Arnhem (department Autonomous Art)/ ArtEZ, Arnhem


2014 Werkbijdragen 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

Awards & Nominations:

2017 Shortlist Stadstekenaar van Amsterdam 2017
2010 Winner Van Bommel Van Dam Award 2010, Museum van Bommel van Dam


Stedelijk Museum Schiedam
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Gemeentemuseum 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

Brown collection, The Hague
Michael Haas, Berlin
De Heus-Zomer collection, Barneveld
Otto L. Schaap, Amsterdam 
And other private collections in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Netherlands and Switzerland


2018 (upcoming) Kunsthal KAdE, Chalk, Amersfoort
2018 (solo) galerie dudokdegroot, Algorithm corrupted (though sheer comedy, of course), Amsterdam

2017 The Drawing Hub, Silent fundraiser auction, Berlin, Germany
2017 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 - tekeningen uit de NOG collectie, 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 Academie, Secret postcards, Maastricht
2012 (solo) Nieuw Dakota / Amsterdam drawing, Amsterdam 
2012 Museum Hilversum, Figuurlijk, Hilversum
2012 (solo) Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Square moon, Amsterdam 

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

2010 (solo) Kunstvereniging Diepenheim / Drawing Centre, The fraud of mister HQ, Diepenheim
2010 GEM museum of contemporary art, 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 Prijs 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 (solo) Galerie Gabriel Rolt, The future is old, Amsterdam                                   2009 Zoya Museum, Open (collection of Michael 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 (with Awoiska van der Molen and Wafae Ahalouch, Paris, France
2009 Galerie Gabriel Rolt, In praise of shadows, Amsterdam

2008 (solo) Galerie Karin Sachs, How does your garden grow?, Munich, Germany 
2008 (solo) Volta 04, Basel, Switzerland
2008 Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, XX century, The Hague

2007 Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Summershow, Amsterdam
2007 Resy Muijsers Contemporary Art, Intersection II (with Awoiska van der Molenand Stani Michels), Tilburg
2007 (solo) Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Let's wonder over yonder, Amsterdam 

2006 Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Replacing Mashkov: recent acquisitions, The Hague
2006 Resy Muijsers Contemporary Art, Intersection I - young artists crossing Europe O, 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 (solo) Galerie Rolf Hengesbach, Back then, the world was bigger, Cologne, Germany   

2006 Kunsthalle Münster, Face to face: Künstlers Selbstportraits, Münster, Germany

2005 Derik-Baegert-Gesellschaft / Schloss Ringenberg, Dirty Denim (with René Zeh), Hamminkeln, Germany
2005 Galerie Rolf Hengesbach, Relations, Cologne, Germany
2005 (solo) Galerie Karin Sachs, ...and among other things; the matter of the teddybear, Munich, Germany 

2004 Arti et Amicitiae, Weltschmerz, Amsterdam

2002 (solo) Galerie Karin Sachs, There will be love and laughter and peace ever after, Munich, Germany
2002 Archipel, De jongens tegen de meisjes, Apeldoorn
2002 Stadsgalerij Heerlen, Lijn = vorm = inhoud: werk op papier, Heerlen
2002 (solo) Derik-Baergert-Gesellschaft / Schloss Ringenberg, Transistor, Hamminkeln, Germany 

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

Art Fairs: 

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


2017 Scenography and led-light animation design for play Romp, Theatre company De Gemeenschap (Amsterdam), in collaboration with René Rood and Paul Schimmel; with actors Karina Holla and Gerardjan Rijnders, director Roy Peters, playwright Rob de Graaf, choreography Karin Post, costumes Marrit van der Burgt (More info)

2017 We Like Art, co-production of two edition prints (piezography) Sales info

2017 Project PLUGIN, Schloss Ringenberg, production of edition Sales info 

2017 Scenographic design for play De Shakespeare Club, Theatre company De Gemeenschap (Amsterdam), director Roy Peters, playwright Rob de Graaf

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

2010 Drawing Centre Diepenheim, public interview by Arno Kramer
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