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Biography

Hadassah Emmerich was born in 1974 in Heerlen, Netherlands and lives and works in Berlin.  Emmerich investigates the phenomenon of Exoticism, by definition “the charm of the unfamiliar.” This Eurocentric view on faraway lands and people concentrates on the exotic aspects of “the Other“ and stylizes natives into “the noble savage.” As an artist with German, Chinese and Indonesian family background who was born and raised in The Netherlands, Emmerich examines her own existence in-between diverse cultures. While researching epochs, cultures, and persons on account of her interest in Exotism and Orientalism, she often assimilates their methods and styles. Typical for her work are the sensual lines that define her drawings, paintings, murals, and prints. Recently, Emmerich has begun to stage her exhibitions as a kind of salon with ochre-brown walls and all-over salon hang.


BORN

1974 Heerlen, NL
Currently lives and works in Berlin

EDUCATION

2003-2005
M.A. in Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, London (UK)
1997-2000
Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp (BE)
1993-1997

Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten, Maastricht (NL)

EXHIBITIONS & PROJECTS

2010
Palais Aktuelle Kunst, Glückstadt (D)
Seance, SCHAU ORT, Zürich (CH)
Exopolis (Kembali ke Jakarta), Erasmus Huis, Jakarta (RI)
La Charmeuse de Serpents, Hendershot Gallery, New York (US)
2009

The Collector’s Room, presented by Jean Gid Lee at Münzsalon, Berlin (D)
2008

Vehbi Zumbul Zadi, Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam (NL)
Ghosts ‘n Garlands, New Image Art Gallery projectspace, Los Angeles (US)
Salon, Galeria Kordegarda (Zacheta National gallery of Art), Warsaw (PL)
Ornamentalia at artist-run space Invaliden1, Berlin (D)
2007

Casino Exotique, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (D)
Tigerlily Legacy, Galerie Akinci Amsterdam (NL)
Volta Show 02, Galerie Akinci, Basel (CH)
Mixed Blood Banana Shake, Fritschy Cultuurprijs, Museum Het Domein, Sittard (NL)
2005

Confessional Vapour Trails, Buro Leeuwarden, Leeuwarden (NL)
With Love from Batik Babe, GEM, museum of contemporary art, The Hague (NL)
2003

Ambitious Batik Babe, Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem (NL)
Get it together (with Jeroen Evertz), Archipel, Apeldoorn (NL)
DSM, Heerlen (NL)
2002

Homeworks (with Benoît Hermans), Marres, centre for contemporary art, Maastricht (NL)
Mireille Brouwer & Hadassah Emmerich, Galerie Ferdinand van Dieten – d’Eendt, Amsterdam
2001

Long distance call, Cultureel Centrum, Hasselt (BE)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010
The 14th Vilnius Painting Triennial, C.A.C. Vilnius, (LT)
Le Cercle Infernal (curated by Hadassah Emmerich) Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam (NL)
Global Design, Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich (CH)
2009

Trendbeheer Presents@Art Rotterdam (NL)
Beyond the Dutch, Centraal Museum, Utrecht (NL)
Towing the Line, curated by Jo-Anneke van der Meulen en Louky Keijsers, White Box, NY
Bad Moon Rising 4, curated by Jan van Woensel, Galerie Sans Titre, Brussels
Open Source 2009, Biennale in Public Space, Amsterdam
The Cassini Cruise, Ardi Poels Projects, Maastricht
The Armory Show (with Galerie Akinci), NY
NL, curated by Jan van der Ploeg, DREI Raum für Gegenwartskunst, Cologne
Emmerich, Ganesh, Nelson, Yoo, Thomas Erben Gallery, NY
2008

Dark Continents at MOCA North Miami (US)
Signes Mouvants, curated by Roel Arkesteijn, Institut Néerlandais, Paris (F)
Hotel Mariakapel: A novel by Katie Jane, curated by Catherine Hemelryck, Hoorn (NL)
Casino Exotique during Be(com)ing Dutch, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (NL)
In the Shadows. Images of the new pop romanticism, Kunstverein Wolfsburg (D)
2
007-2008
Gegen den Strich, drawing show at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (D)
Exhibition Prospect Park II, Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht (NL)
2007

On Ornaments, group show at Arte Giani, Frankfurt (D)
En het woord is beeld geworden, Sint Truiden (B)
Cultural Confusion with Yesim Akdeniz Graf, Pavel Pepperstein and Hadassah Emmerich at the Elisabeth Kaufmann gallery, Zürich (CH)
A space designed for Vitamin B, Gouvernement aan de Maas, Limburglaan 10, Maastricht (NL)
Nieuwe Gezichten, Frisian Museum, Leeuwarden (NL)
2006-2007

Replacing Mashkov at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (NL)
2006

Toekenning 031, an exhibition on wallpainting at Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam (NL)
Globos Sonda/Trial Balloons, Musac, León (E)
Solitude, curated by Michael Bank Christoffersen, Upstairs Berlin, Berlin (D)
Public Image, Fundament Foundation, Tilburg (NL)
2005

Hydrophobia II, ZINGERpresents, Tilburg (NL)
Art Forum Berlin, Galerie Akinci (Amsterdam), Berlin (D)
Weird Walls, curated by Stijn Huijts, Cultura Nova Festival, Heerlen (NL)
There she goes, my beautiful world, Buro Leeuwarden on the KunstRai, Amsterdam (NL)
Black and white and a little bit of colour, Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem (NL)
2004

Kingdom, curated by Patricia Ellis, Market Gallery, Glasgow (UK)
Caroline Coolen en Hadassah Emmerich, Cultureel Centrum, Sint Truiden (BE)
Uitgelicht 4, curated by Ad van Rosmalen, Kunstvlaai 5, Amsterdam (NL); organised by Fonds voor Beeldende Kunsten, Vormgeving en Bouwkunst)

COMMISSIONS

2006
Mural
,
Royal Netherlands Embassy, Jakarta (RI)
2005

Mural
,
University of Maastricht (NL)
2004

Cinekid Filmfestival,
temporary work, Leidseplein, Amsterdam (NL)

RESIDENCIES

2007-2008
Künstlerhaus Bethanien
, Berlin
2007

AIR Antwerpen
, Antwerp (B)
2006

Antena Projects
, Yogyakarta (RI)
2002

Stichting Duende, Rotterdam (NL)
1996

ITB, Bandung (RI)

AWARDS

2006
Fritschy Cultuurprijs
, Museum Het Domein, Sittard (NL)
2000

Parkstadprijs
, Stadsgalerij Heerlen (NL)

STIPENDS

2004
Project subsidie, Dutch Foundation for Visual Art,Design and Architecture, Amsterdam
2003

Study grant, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Amsterdam
Competition P, AHRB (UK)
2002

Startstipendium, Dutch Foundation for Visual Art, Design and Architecture, Amsterdam
2001

Startstipendium, Dutch Foundation for Visual Art, Design and Architecture, Amsterdam

COLLECTIONS

Collection AON Nederland (NL)
Museum Het Domein, Sittard (NL)
Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht (NL)
Rabobank Nederland (NL)
Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem (NL)
Gemeentemuseum, The Hague (NL)
DSM, Heerlen (NL)
Fries Museum, Leeuwarden (NL)
Various national and international private collections

CATALOGUES

2006
Mixed Blood Banana Shake
, published on the occasion of the Fritschy Cultuurprijs 2006
2005

With Love from Batik Babe
,
monograph of works 2000–2004