Jan Willem Th. van Welzenis



Interview


1981 Born in Oudewater, The Netherlands


Solo exhibitions

2018 CO | MO contemporary and modern art. Dordrecht

2016 Galerie Hein Elferink. Staphorst

2015 Galerie Hein Elferink. Staphorst

2015 Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair, Galerie Hein Elferink. Rotterdam

Group exhibitions

2018 Notre Dame des Fleurs, with Kirstin Arndt, Iris Bouwmeester, Jan van Munster. De Huiskamer. Amsterdam (curator)

2018 Who Loves the Sun, with Anna-Maria Bogner, Bob Bonies, Gabriele Herzog, Arjan Janssen, Franziska Reinbothe, Struan Teague, Bart Vandevijvere, John Zinsser. Pictura Dordrecht (curator)

2018 Ganz Nichts, with Arjan Janssen, Takashi Suzuki. Dordrecht (curator)

2018 Abstract Wall Paintings, ACEC, AWP Retrospect, with Jasper van der Graaf, Jan van der Ploeg, Jan Maarten Voskuil. Apeldoorn
2017 Abstract Wall Paintings, ACEC, De Stijl 100 Years, with Piet Dieleman, Peter Geerts, Jochem Rotteveel. Apeldoorn (cat.)
2017 Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair. Rotterdam
2016 From Scratch, with Kirstin Arndt, Koen Delaere, Wim De Pauw, Arjan Janssen, Jos van Merendonk, Vincent de Roder, Tyra Tingleff. Pictura Dordrecht (curator)
2016 Kunstverein Recklinghausen. Germany
2012 Haften. Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam (curator)


Grants, awards

2018 Grant from Dordrecht City Council
2016 Grant from Dordrecht City Council
2015 De Scheffer Art Prize, shortlist
2015 Royal Award for Modern Painting, longlist
2014 Grant from Dordrecht City Council
2012 Grant from The Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK)


Education

2008-2009 University of Antwerp, Faculty of Arts, Philosophy. Antwerp, Belgium
2005-2006 Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Arts and Culture. Maastricht
2005-2006 ABKM, Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Specialization: Painting & Drawing. Maastricht
2003-2005 AKI ArtEz Institute of the Arts, Specialization: Sculpture. Enschede


2015-
Co-founder and organizer artists initiative Abstracte (with Arjan Janssen)


2006-2011

​Bookseller in Maastricht and The Hague


Work in private collections in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, United Kingdom, United States


Travels

2013-

Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Spain, Switserland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States


2004-2013

Belgium, Costa Rica, Cuba, France, Ghana, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Luxembourg, Switserland, United Kingdom, United States