CV - Esmé Valk

Curriculum Vitae

Education

2006-2008

Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam
Fine Art (MA)

1996-2000

AKI, academy for autonomous art & design, Enschede
Fashion design (BA)

 

Awards

2011

First prize International Contemporary Art Prize Diputació de Castelló.
Jury: Bartomeu Marí, Agustín Pérez Rubio, Wenceslao Rambla, Nicolaus Schaffhausen, Rosalía Torrent | view

Grants

2012

Researcher Fine Art at the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht
Residency grant together with artist initiative ADA, Fonds BKVB, Air Berlin Alexanderplatz

2011

Residency with the Goethe Institute in Dresden, Germany
Residency organised by IAAB and Kaus Australis in Basel, Switzerland

2010

Project grant from Fonds BKVB
Project grant from CBK Rotterdam

2009

Basic stipend from the Fonds BKVB | view

2006

Residency at Altes Spital, Solothurn, Switzerland

Exhibitions

2012

Theatre of Thought, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht. Curated by Kris Dittel.
Cobra, andere tijden, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen. Curated by Hilde de Bruijn.
Guido Reddersen & Esmé Valk, Kunsthaus Raskolnikow, Dresden.

2011

6 Künstler aus Basel x2, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel. Curated by Sandra Bradvic, Roos Gortzak and Adam Szymczyk.
5X5Castelló11 Premi Internacional d’art contemporani EACC, Castelló, Spain.
This place would be so much better if only it had an ocean view, Guest Room, Rotterdam (solo).

2010

Lustrum Galerie Jochem, Sanquin, Amsterdam.
New Graffiti, Old Revolutions, MK Galerie, Rotterdam. Curated by Jason Coburn.
Showcasing Today’s Essentials, SMART Project Space, Amsterdam. Curated by Hilde de Bruijn (solo).
Showcasing Today’s Essentials , RAAMTE, ADA, Rotterdam (solo).
Cabin Fever, Tupajumi, Co-prosperity, Chicago.

2009

Winter Garden, Florida, collective ADA in 't Gemaal, Rotterdam.
Blurrr, TENT., Rotterdam. Curated by Mariette Dölle.
BEyond, Duende Rotterdam. Curated by Teresa Iannotta.

2008

Mondriaan Download, Biagotti Progetto Arte, Florence. Curated by Andrea Bruciati.
My Travels with Barry, TENT., Rotterdam. Curated by Jan Verwoert and Bernd Krauss.
City Choreographies, the Nunnery, London. Curated by Tracey Warr.
Kunstvlaai, Westerpark, de Gashouder, Amsterdam.
Art Amsterdam, Mart House, stand 46, Amsterdam.

2007

To an other commonplace, Mart House, Amsterdam.
Esmé Valk, Kim Rikken, Anne Walk, Mart House, Amsterdam.
Exposorium 1967 – 2007, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.
This is how it must feel to be there, Pakhuismeesteren, Rotterdam.
Exploring new identities, W139, Amsterdam. Organised by Art Partner.
Tupajumi White Edition, W139, Amsterdam.
Choreography for the Selfish Herd, Galerie SO, Solothurn (solo).

2006

Ball of Fame, Umspannwerk, Berlin.
Jeroen Kuster en Esmé Valk, Sanquin, Amsterdam.
Absolut Invasion, CBK, Rotterdam.
In transit, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam.

2005

Anonymous art expo, Kattenbak, Amsterdam.
Rotterdam fashion city, CBK, Rotterdam.
Art for sail, Loods 6, Amsterdam. Organised by Art Partner.
Happy garden, Hang, Amsterdam.
Alles van waarde moet weg, Cacaofabriek, Helmond.

2004

Tupajumi, the Cable factory, Helsinki.
Scenario 2020, Vrije universiteit, Amsterdam.

 
 

Lectures and Screenings

2012

Artist talk at the symposium Artistic Research and Daily Life, Kunsthuis SYB, Beetsterzwaag.
Performative guided tour, part of the installation The Imporantce of the Composed Domain, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen.
Conversation with Eva González-Sancho and Mariette Dölle about my work, ARCO, Madrid.
Movement, roles and positions on the open stage, Public lecture at Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht.

2011

Performative lecture Dancing on the Carpet at Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland.
Artist Talk at Guest Corner, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Basel, Switzerland.
Artist Talk at Be my Guest, IAAB evening, Oslo 10, Basel, Switzerland.
Artist Talk, Geh 8, Dresden, Germany.
Notities, private lecture at the HKU, Utrecht.

2010

The square; bodies in formation, public talk in TENT., Rotterdam. Part of the Guided Tours organised by ADA.
Artist Talk by Tamara Kuselman & Esmé Valk, public talk in SMART Project Space, Amsterdam.
Films by Charles and Ray Eames, introduction and screening in ADA, Rotterdam.
Commonplace Book, private lecture at the HKU, Utrecht.

2009

Zicht op Zalmhaven public lecture at the Multi-avond: Out-of-the-box, TENT., Rotterdam.
Notities, private lecture at the HKU, Utrecht.
Art and Artifacts, a short history on gatherings, public talk at ADA, Rotterdam.

2008

Methodologies, public lecture at TENT., Rotterdam.
Notities, private lecture at the HKU, Utrecht.
Public lecture, organised by the KABK, Den Haag.

Activities

2012

Workshop on presentation with Sjoerd Westbroek and the students of Academie Beeldende Kunsten Maastricht.
Jury member for residency exchange program Rotterdam-Basel.

2009

Initiative and organisation of the video lecture Interior Arcadias by Mark Pimlott. Screened during the Winter Garden in ‘t Gemaal, Rotterdam.
Organisation and concept of the project Zicht op Zalmhaven.

2008

Coordinating editor of the publication Small Talk with the Janitor

 

Member and co-founder of artist initiative ADA Rotterdam.
Organisation of a regular public programme for the artist initiative ADA; area for debate and art. Still ongoing. | view

2007

Co-organiser of the exhibition This is how it must feel to be there.

2006

Art Partner of Krans & van Hilten Advocaten
Co-initiator and organisor of the exhibition in Transit.

2005

Curator and organisor of the exhibition Happy Garden.
Initiator and founder of an artist workgroup.

Work in Collections

Caldic Collectie

CBK Zuid-Oost

de Nederlandse Bank

Krans & van Hilten Advocaten

Sanquin

Diputació de Castelló collection

Several private collections