Ineke Sleeuwenhoek – Den Haag
Studio: Lange Beestenmarkt 99, 2512 ED Den Haag
Video – Photography – Mixed technique/work on paper – Installations
If you want to comprehend life, maybe you should look especially at such ‘in between moments’.
Therefore I observe life as it manifests itself in the ‘non-event’.
I photograph or film casual situations from everyday life; an action at a ticket box, movements in an office space, a man getting in a car or people on an escalator. By focussing radically on the unspectacular of such scenes, a kind of mini documentaries arise which bring in sight the so-called ‘condition humaine’.
I zoom in on the moment, define it exactly, and intensify the perception of the image by subtle manipulations. In this manner I shoot black and white photos which I copy very precisely by painting them, after which I photograph the painted scene again. In the final result it is tangible, but not instantly visible that it is a reproduction of a painting. This zooming in, treating and regenerating causes an attention for the image which indeed particularizes the insignificant moment, yet remaining intact the undramatic value of it.
Although my registrations and observations are practically always two dimensional, the plastic dimension of their appearance is important to me. Sometimes they blend in the material and surface of the wall, sometimes they stick out clearly.
To me an image is only finished when it functions in a three dimensional situation or an exhibition.
Therefore initiating exhibitions, presentations and interventions is an essential part of my artistic calling.
In addition JCA DE KOK, the by myself founded and managed art space in the city centre of The Hague, functions as showroom, laboratory and research station.
I search for interaction between my own work, spatial surrounding and the works of other artists in such a way that a certain pattern of interference arises out of stillness and intensity, with emphasis on the inexplicit,
that transfigures in itself and as itself.
1999 – 2000 Royal Academy of Art, The Hague – orientation year
1988 – 1991 Volksuniversiteit, The Hague – drawing, painting
1981 – 1982 WBK Vrije Academie, The Hague- textile design, drawing, painting
2013 – JCA DE KOK center for contemporary art, The Hague – ´Capriccio´ – Group
2013 – Royal Academy of Art, The Hague – Farewell – Group
2013 – European Patent Office, Rijswijk – ´Reverse Disclosure´ – Group
2013 – SUPERMARKET
2013 – Stockholm Independent Art Fair – Group
2011- JCA DE KOK center for contemporary art, The Hague – ´SAMENGEVAT´ – Group
2011 – JCA DE KOK center for contemporary art, The Hague – ´BLIKVELD´ – Duo
2010 – Pulchri Studio, The Hague – ´Artstart´ – Group
2010 – KunstVlaai, Amsterdam – Group
2010 – JCA DE KOK center for contemporary art, The Hague – ´Interventie´ – Group
2010 – Kamer Laakkwartier, The Hague – ´Easy show´ – Group
2009 – JCA DE KOK center for contemporary art, The Hague – ´Plaatsbepaling´ – Group
2009 – Centre de recerca artística El Paller, Castelló d´E. (Spain) – ´Esbòs´ – Group
2008 – Paleiskerk, The Hague – ‘Zenith Festival’ – Group
2008 – WBK Vrije Academie/Theatre de Appel, The Hague – ´Ithaka mijn huis´ (parallel to the theatre play ´Odysseus´) – Group
2008 – CBK Flevoland, Almere – ´Mijn grootouders en ik´ – Group
2007 – Nationale Toneel, The Hague (parallel to the theatre play ´ENTR´ACTE´) – Duo
2007 – Art Neutre, Barcelona (Spain) – ´Mostra de Llibres d´Autor´ – Group
2007 – Kunsteyssen centre for contemporary art, Alkmaar – ´Zicht op Kunsteyssen´ – Artist in Residence – Solo
2006 – Unit1, Nomadic Art Centre – ‘MIDDleMAN’ (internetproject) – Group
2005 – VillaNuts, The Hague – Group
2005 – Casa de Cultura, Gerona (Spain) – ´VADFestival´ (International video festival) – Group
2005 – Royal Academy of Art, The Hague – ´Discover´ – Graduation show
2004 – WBK Vrije Academie, The Hague – Festival ´Horen zien en schrijven´ – Group
2004 – Stara Prochowina, Warsaw (Poland) – ´Dialog´ – Group
2004 – Royal Academy of Art, The Hague – ´Stake your claim´ – Group
2003 – Kasteel van Rhoon, Rhoon – ´Tooi´ – Group
2003 – Royal Library, The Hague – ´Dialog´ – Group
2009 – ‘Esbos’, cooperation project between Theatre/performance and Audio visual – Centro de recerca artística El Paller, Castelló d’E. (Spain)
2009 – ‘ZAAL 5’ – Project proposal – Filmhuis, The Hague
2008 – ‘Zenith Festival’, Cross over Classical music and Audio visual, The Hague
2007 – ‘Zicht op Kunsteyssen’ – Artist in Residence – Kunsteyssen centre for contemporary art, Alkmaar
2004 – Festival ‘Horen zien en schrijven’ – WBK Vrije Academie, The Hague
2003-2004 – Participation in a cooperation project with the Belgian artist Hans Op de Beeck from october 2003 till march 2004 for the site specific installation “Location” ; part of the solo exhibition of Hans Op de Beeck in the GEM Museum, The Hague, from januari – april 2004.
2011 ´Open Studio´ Old City centre The Hague
2010 Stroom – The Hague, participation study group Art Initiatives of The Hague to Brussels/Paris
2010 – 13 Participation ´Hoogtij´ quadrennial Art route of The Hague: Hoogtij#20 – Hoogtij#25 – Hoogtij#27 – Hoogtij#33
2009 – now Director / manager / curator JCA DE KOK centre for contemporary art, The Hague
2008 – 09 Founder/chairwoman Foundation Art Initiative JCA DE KOK, The Hague
2006 Lecture about video art for the HAF (Amateur Film Club of The Hague)
2005 Lecture theory class, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
Prix de Mer
2011 JCA DE KOK center for contemporary art, The Hague, best presentation Hoogtij#27
Prix de Mer
2010 JCA DE KOK center for contemporary art, The Hague, best presentation Hoogtij#20 Anniversary edition XL
2005 Royal Academy of Art, The Hague Nomination best graduation essay 2005 Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
Goedman painting price
2005 Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
2013 Kunstenaars en hun muziek, Capriccio in JCA DE KOK Den Haag Centraal – review
2013 ´Reverse Disclosure´ – European Patent Office, Rijswijk – catalogue
2013 ´issue#3SUPERMARKET artist-run art magazine´ Pontus Raud, Stockholm – catalogue
2011 ´JCA DE KOK, a young platform for contemporary art with a lot of potention´ Haagsuitburo.nl – article
2011 ´Artist looks at visitor´ Den Haag Centraal – review 2010 ´Hoogtij, ´between art and freezing temperatures´ Kunstbeeld.nl – article
2009 ´Plaatsbepaling, vijf observaties´ JCA DE KOK center for contemporary art – book
2008 ´Zenith Festival Cross over Classical Music´ Foundation Zenith Festival – catalogue
2007 ´Zicht op Kunsteyssen´ Kunsteyssen, centre for contemporary art – catalogue
2005 ´Discover´ Royal Academy of Art, The Hague graduation DVD
2005 ´VADFestival´ Foundation International video festival, Gerona Spain – catalogue
2004 ´Hans Op de Beeck in het GEM´ Newspaper ´Volkskrant´ – article
2003 ´Photo dialog between Warsaw and The Hague´ Newspaper ´Haagsche Courant´ – article
2003 ´Dialog, Women in The Hague and Warsaw´ Diana Grudzinska, Anthon Meijssen, Edith Heijting, Elzbieta Niemczuk-Weiss – book