Henrike Scholten

Artistic CV

Solo and duo exhibitions

2023   Stichting WEP, Groningen. SEEN #6, duo with Allie van Altena 

2022    SKEP @ Galerie Hoogenbosch, Gorredijk. Henrike Scholten & Sabine Liedtke, duo with Sabine Liedtke

2017     Stedelijk Museum Assen voor Hedendaagse Kunst, Assen, TransOnderzoek, duo with Wim Warrink

2015     The Bookstore Foundation, Amsterdam. Easy contemplation, solo curated by Justina Nekrasaite

2014     TRENTATRES Gallery, Valencia. HENRIKE SCHOLTEN, solo

2013     galerie with tsjalling, Groningen, Suggestions, duo with Terry Thompson

2013     Academie Minerva, Groningen, curiouser & curiouser,  solo

Awards, nominations and grants

2021      ‘LUCHT’ project grant, recipient

2019     Hendrik de Vriesstipendium, nomination

2016     Gerrit van Houtenprijs, nomination

2011     George Verberg Stipendium, winner

2011     ArtOlive award, nomination

Published art writing

Henrike Scholten. ‘De Kaas van Uccello’. Essay for the project IN A SERIES OF ESSAYS by het resort. Dagblad van het Noorden, 25 November 2022. 

Henrike Scholten. ‘A toast to the hypothetical’. Essay for Collective Connective publication, by VHDG and Kunsthuis Syb, 2021.

Henrike Scholten and Vanessa van’t Hoogt. ‘Deconstructing instructions in the art academy’, in: Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice, 6:1, 2021. pp. 123– 137

Selected group exhibitions

2023   Stichting WEP, Groningen. SALON

2022    Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin. Anonyme Zeichner 

2022   Tinimini Room, Dordrecht, Offline Exhibition: Omikron Edition 

2021     ‘expo thuis’ art space, Amsterdam, Tekenkabinet IX 

2021     Kunstpunt Groningen, LUCHT, presentation in public space

2021     Tekenkabinet Amsterdam, Tekenkabinet IX

2020   galerie with tsjalling, Groningen, Taart!

2020    Y2 Groningen, Kouvid

2019    CBK, Groningen, Wildvang, nominees for Hendrik de Vriesstipendium

2019    Melklokaal, Heerenveen, Lust(Rum).

2018    Tekenkabinet, Amsterdam, NaZomerkabinet

2018    Minerva, Groningen, He he, eindelijk minder kunst

2018    Tekenkabinet, Amsterdam, Tekenkabinet VI

2018    Livingallery, Groningen Tiny art

2017    Y2, Groningen, Wintersalon

2017    Lloyd Hotel, Amsterdam, Blind Date IV

2017    Groninger Forum Bibliotheek, Groningen, Andere dingen

2017    Academie Minerva, Groningen, Onvoltooid Tegenwoordig, nominees for Gerrit van Houtenprijs

2016   Y2, Groningen, Wintersalon

2016    Stad van Cahen, Amersfoort, Madness

2015    Stichting DAK, Utrecht, Blind date

2015    Het Melklokaal, Heerenveen, Milkshake II

2015    Kunstlievend Genootschap Pictura, Groningen, 5x5

2015    Grote Kerk, Emmen, Brood II

2015    Galerie BAS10, Sneek, Inked

2015    Academie Minerva, Groningen, Tien jaar George Verbergstipendium

2014    Stichting DAK, Utrecht, Blind date

2014    De Gym, Groningen, 5x5

2014    JUSTMAD International Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid 

2013    Museum Waterland, Purmerend, Tekenkabinet

2013    Pop-up location, Assen, Tekenkabinet

2013    Realisme 2013 Art Fair, Amsterdam

2012    ACM+, Dwingeloo, All things beautiful...

2012    Galerij de Lawei, Drachten, Aanstormend talent VII

2012    Poetry Club Art Space, New York City, (In) six hours ago

2011    KIK, Kolderveen, De eenzaamheid van de rinoceros

2011    Loods 6, Amsterdam, ArtOlive Jong Talent

2011    Galerie Plaatsmaken (Showroom), Arnhem, Ernstig Geschikt

2011    CBK Galerie, Assen, Hier Papier

2011    Academie Minerva, Groningen, Graduation exhibition

Artistic presentations, workshops and interactive lectures

OOR Regiomiddag, Zwolle. Interactive drawing workshop “How to train your homunculus”. 15 june 2022

University of Groningen, Summer School The Knowledge of the Curator III: Curating Art & Nature. Interactive workshop “The Museum Imaginary: The Museum of Nature”. 2 July 2021

Groningen Research Centre for Health Humanities. The Patient Gaze. Lecture and workshop with Vanessa van ‘t Hoogt, 30 january 2020

Nordic Summer University Summer Sessions in Roosta, Estonia. Interactive lecture for Absences and Silences, part of Circle 7: Artistic Research | Performing Heterotopia. 30 July 2019

University of Groningen, Summer School The Knowledge of the Curator II: Curating Art & Science. Short lecture about my work. 10 July 2018

Selected interviews, catalogues and press

2022   LUCHT publication 

2021   ARTIST IN SPACE, artist feature in Noordenaars publication

2021    Tekenkabinet, catalogue

2019    Kunstspot, interview

2018    Tekenkabinet, catalogue


2017    Minerva, Onvoltooid Tegenwoordig, Texts by Leo Delfgaauw, Andreas Blühm, et al., publication for Gerrit van Houten Prize exhibition

2015    The Bookstore Foundation, “Aangenaam ongemakkelijk”, exhibition text by Zippora Elders

2015    Minerva, Tien jaar George Verbergstipendium, publication

2014    Illustrations for Bezembinder's Free Fanzine

2014    DeFusie, “Oplossingen”, showcase for online publication

2014    TRENTATRES Gallery, exhibition text

2013    Tekenkabinet, catalogue

2013    VPRO, Nooit Meer Slapen, radio interview with Gijsbert van der Wal

2012    Subbacultcha! Magazine. Featured artist, november 2012

2011    Artolive, Artolive Jong Talent, catalogue text by Yasmijn Jarram

2011    Mister Motley, post for online magazine

Other projects

2021  Kunsthuis Syb and VHDG, project participation in Connective Collective, online


Private collections in the Netherlands, New York and Spain.

Academic CV

Current affiliations

2020 - present   
Utrecht University
PhD candidate in ERC-funded project DURARE (Dynamics of the Durable: A history of making things last in the visual and decorative arts)


2018 - 2020        
University of Groningen
Research Master degree Arts and Cultural Studies, Art History track
Cum laude

2007 - 2011        
Minerva Academy of Art, Groningen
Bachelor degree Fine Art

Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti, Genoa (IT)
Erasmus Exchange: Painting

Awards, nominations and grants

2018    Fundatie van de Vrijvrouwe van Renswoude, scholarship

2018    Hendrik Mullerfonds, scholarship

2009   Erasmus scholarship for European exchange

Academic conference presentations

25 November 2022
ICOM-CC Art Technological Source Research Working Group 9th Interim Meeting, Paris (FR).
Symposium Work in Progress: The Artist’s Gestures and Skillls Explored through Art Technological Source Research.
Presentation “Faking the miraculous: materials and motions for making images ‘appear’ in marble.”

6 November 2020
Max Planck Kunsthistorisches Institut, Florence (IT). Symposium Failure: Understanding Art as a Process, 1150-1750. Lecture “Hendrick van Beaumont. Learning to draw outside the studio.”

Guest lectures and workshops  

11 December 2023 
Utrecht University
Guest lecture Art & Knowledge Research Master course  

10 October 2023 
Utrecht University
Guest lecture Kijken met Andere Ogen

29 September 2023
Utrecht University Centre for Early Modern Studies (UUCEMS) Publieksdag. Workshop Materialen in het vroegmoderne kunstenaarsatelier 

7 September 2023
Presentation at NICAS Colloquium

13 April 2023
Presentation at University of Groningen’s PhD colloquium

16 March 2023
Workshop for University College Utrecht Introduction to Art History course

19 December 2022
Guest lecture at Minerva Art Academy, Groningen

13 October 2022
Guest lecture for Utrecht University course Kijken met Andere Ogen, session about hands-on methodological approaches

3 October 2022
Guest workshop for Utrecht University course Van Papier tot Plastic, session about painting.

8 September 2022         
Onderzoekschool Kunstgeschiedenis. Leading & co-coordination of hands-on workshop for Sectiedag Atelierpraktijken en Geschiedenis van de Schilderkunst

2021 - present     Utrecht University & University College Utrecht. Various guest lectures and workshops for BA - RMA students

2018 - 2021    University of Groningen & University College Groningen. Various workshops and guest lectures for BA students

Other academic work experience

2019    Research Assistant for A School of Things: Past and Present of Object-based learning. University of Groningen and University Museum Groningen

2018    Summer curatorial internship, Drents Museum, Assen

Funded course and seminar participation   

2023   Summer Institute for Netherlandish Art. Rijksmuseum, RKD, Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Harvard Art Museums

2022/23   The Art of Drawing, held at NIKI in Florence and Fondation Custodia in Paris

2021/22      Huizinga Institute/KNIR/Hertziana Summer School Cultures of Science and Art in Rome, 1400 - 1900, held at KNIR in Rome

Teaching (courses)

2023   Academie Minerva, Groningen
Project Week [De:Re] Drawing

2019/20     Academie voor Popcultuur, Leeuwarden. Lab tutor Making Things Visible

2018/19     Academie Minerva, Groningen
OffCourse Deconstructing Instructions

2016/17     Academie Minerva, Groningen
OffCourse Body of Work

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Henrike Scholten