ABOUT

In my work I explore the thin line between what is created and what is originated. My interest lies on the blurred line between results of natural processes and human activities. I create landscapes and universes that refer to our own changing world but are in fact imaginary, sometimes almost abstract.

I am in inspired by signs of human existence in the landscape such as stairs carved into rocks, ancient ruins and sculptures, follies, natural and artificial erosion, evolutionary processes, and man-made systems such as piping systems and mazes. My works often show a hybrid world; half culture, half nature. I make collages, zines, photographs, and installations, often site-specific, that combine found elements with self-made elements.

I live and work in Heinenoord, the Netherlands. My work was widely exhibited in galleries and projects spaces in the Netherlands  (e.g. Pictura 1774, Dordrecht, Buro Dijkstra Rotterdam, Lokaal01 Breda and Upominki Rotterdam) as well as in other countries (e.g. Centro del Carmen in Valencia, das Klohäuschen, Munich and gallerie im Kornerpark, Berlin). My work is part of private and public collections such as the Kunstuitleen in Rotterdam.

Please feel free to get in tough if you have any questions. I can be reached through e-mail: sannevangent@hotmail.com of via Instagram: @sannevongent. This is also where I share pieces of my artistic process, sources of inspiration and personal life.

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Sanne van Gent, Oud-Beijerland 1985. Lives and works in Heinenoord the Netherlands

EDUCATION

2010 – 2012 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Education, Willem de Kooning Academie Rotterdam, the Netherlands

2006 Fine Art, University of Plymouth Exeter, UK (exchange program)

2003 – 2007 Bachelor Fine Art Willem de Kooning Academie Rotterdam, the Netherlands

EXHIBITIONS

2022

Gemengde techniek > collages & assemblages – Kunstuitleen Rotterdam 

Anonymous Drawings – Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin

2015

Not from here – Das klohäuschen, Munich, Germany – solo

2014

The Research Centre for practicing Nature – Upominki Rotterdam – Duo with Johanna Weissenrieder (SE)

BOOMBOOMBANGBANGPOPPOP – Con)temporary Art Gallery Quint Hartmann

The Accidental Perfection of Nature – SingerSweatshop Rotterdam – Solo

2013

Incubarte festival, Pintura, Centro Del Carmen, Valencia Spain

Once more, unto the breach, dear friends, once more – Lokaal01 Breda curated by Frederik Vergaert

2012

In Real Life – De witte Slagerij, Rotterdam

2010

Pleasure Ground I, II, III, IV – Lokaal01 Breda – curated by Frederig Vergaert

2008

Overview 5 years bART DMT, Den Bosch

DPC2=SALONFÄHIG! – Foto-instituut, Rotterdam – curated by Harmen Verbrugge

Surreal – bART, Den Bosch

2007

The 999,99 euro show Groupexhibition, Buro Dijkstra ArtGallery Rotterdam

Post Grad Garden, Buro Dijkstra ArtGallery Rotterdam – Solo

Eindwerk – Kunst zonder video- KunstEyssen Centrum voor Moderne Kunst, Alkmaar

Op de Drempel – Galerie de Compagnie, Dordrecht

Graduation Show Willem de Kooning Academie, Karel Doormanhof Rotterdam

Sudden Exposure – Polish Gallery Pool, Rotterdam. Curated by Stella Kostova and Harmen Verbrugge

2006

Sparren, Pictura Dordrecht

2004

Licht, TenT Rotterdam (groupexhibition students Willem de Kooning Academy) curated by Karin Arink

PUBLICATIONS

2015   Conversas Rotterdam – catalog
2014   Forget Good Magazine Spring, issue 15 – interview
2013   Once more, onto the breach, dear friends, once more – catalog
2010   Pleasure Ground – Lokaal 01 Breda – catalog
2008  Surreal bART Den Bosch – catalog
2007  BuroDijkstra Art Gallery Part I 2005 – 2008 – retrospective
Krooning ’05/’06 Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam – graduation catalog

TALKS AND PRESENTATIONS (selection)

2014  Artist Talk – Singer Sweatshop Rotterdam – ‘the accidental perfection of Nature’
Artist Talk – Conversas Rotterdam – ‘Practicing Nature’
2008  Artist Talk – SM’s Den Bosch – ‘the artificiality of Nature’
2007  Artist Talk – Pecha Kucha – Off_Corso Rotterdam

COLLECTIONS

Private collections
Centrum voor Beeldende kunst Rotterdam (Center for Contemporary Art Rotterdam (CBK))