(EN) Henrike Scholten (1989) is a visual artist and researcher from The Netherlands. 

Since 2010 I mainly work in color pencil on paper. In my artistic work I investigate drawing as a process: instead of constructing shapes in black on white, in my drawings color and surface play the main roles. What determines whether we ‘read’ an image as decorative, sentimental or corporeal? In my recent work I often use seventeenth-century prints as a starting point. The drawings refer to decorative art, but also to the maps and board games that were commonly available in the form of prints. By reinterpreting historical images using contemporary strategies, my work interrogates the visual conventions of that history, adding an ironic and feminist layer to the so-called Dutch golden age.

I currently work a PhD candidate at Utrecht University within the ERC-funded project DURARE (Dynamics of the Durable: A History of Making Things Last in the Visual and Decorative Arts). My dissertation examines material and practical aspects to artistic durability in the long seventeenth century, based on a corpus of art-technical written sources. In this project I use a blended method of art historical and hands-on historical reconstruction research.


(NL) Henrike Scholten (1989) is beeldend kunstenaar en onderzoeker. 

Sinds 2010 maak ik voornamelijk tekeningen in kleurpotlood op papier. In mijn beeldend werk onderzoek ik tekenen als proces: in plaats van het construeren van vormen in zwart op wit, gaat het hier om wat er gebeurt als juist kleur en oppervlakte de hoofdrol spelen. Wat bepaalt of je een afbeelding als decoratief, sentimenteel of lichamelijk ‘leest’? In mijn recente werk gebruik ik vaak zeventiende-eeuwse prenten als bronmateriaal. De tekeningen verwijzen naar decoratieve kunst, maar ook naar de landkaarten en bordspellen die destijds als gedrukte prenten te krijgen waren. Door historische beelden op een hedendaagse manier te herinterpreteren ondervragen mijn tekeningen de visuele conventies van die geschiedenis, en voegen ze een ironische en feministische laag toe aan wat we de Gouden Eeuw noemen.

Momenteel promoveer ik aan Universiteit Utrecht binnen het ERC-gefinancierde project DURARE (Dynamics of the Durable: A History of Making Things Last in the Visual and Decorative Arts). Mijn dissertatie gaat over de materiële en praktische aspecten van ‘durability’ (duurzaamheid of langdurendheid) van kunstwerken in de lange zeventiende eeuw.  


News


24 February 2023 
Duo exhibition: SEEN #6 with Allie van Altena and Henrike Scholten 
At Stichting WEP, Groningen 

25 November 2022 
Art platform het resort asked me to contribute to IN A SERIES OF ESSAYS. My essay is the first of five investigations by artists and art professionals into the working conditions/positions of visual artists. Read my essay “De Kaas van Uccello. Stereotypen over kunstenaars” (NL) in Dagblad van het Noorden.
The amazing illustrations are by Marina Sulima. The project is made possible by Mondriaan Fonds. 
 
24-25 November 2022 
Excited to present my academic research at the ICOM-CC Art Technological Source Research (ATSR) Working Group’s 9th Interim Meeting, held in Paris at the Panthéon Sorbonne. 

November 2022 
In 2021 I was thrilled to receive the LUCHT stipend for my artistic work, supporting a drawing project that is still ongoing. A pdf of the LUCHT publication with the selected artists’ plans can now be requested at Kunstpunt Groningen

Summer/Autumn 2022 
How can drawing with a microscope kickstart your creative process?
As part of the educational project Door de Lens van Anthoni I was asked to participate in two educational videos for children aged 10-12. Using Anthoni van Leeuwenhoek as a starting point, I demonstrated different ways of drawing from observation and imagination. 

8 September 2022
Collaborative work as part of the DURARE research team:
I co-coordinated and led a hands-on workshop on discoloration and lichen-based paints in the Utrecht University ArtLab, as part of the OSK Sectiedag Atelierpraktijken en Geschiedenis van de Kunstproductie

28 August - 3 September 2022 
Participated in the first edition of the OSK Seminar on The Art of Drawing, held at the Dutch Interuniversitary Art Historical Institute (NIKI) in Florence. 

23 June - 3 July 2022 
Duo exhibition: Henrike Scholten & Sabine Liedkte 
Curated by Wietske Lycklama à Nijenholt. 
Part of SKEP @ Galerie Hoogenbosch
Opening 26 June, 15:00. Stationsweg 66, Gorredijk (NL, Friesland) 

18 June - 24 August 2022 
Group exhibition: Anonyme Zeichner
Opening 17 June, 18:00. Galerie im Körnerpark, Schierker Strasse 8, 12051 Berlin-Neukölln (Germany) 
Drawings for sale on location and online, from 20 June 

21 May - 24 July 2022 
Group exhibition: Offline Exhibition, Omikron Edition
Tinimini Room 
Opening 21 May, Blekersdijk 36, Dordrecht (NL) 
Open on appointment 

April 2022
Collaborative work as part of the DURARE research team:
Visual blog post for Het Geheugen van Geur (KNAW Young Academy Project) 
Making Scents of The Past (EN) / Vervlogen Geuren Destilleren (NL) 
The results can be smelled during the exhibition Constantijn Huygens. Geuren en Beelden at the museum, Huygens’ Hofwijck, 6 April – 3 July 2022.

2021 
During lockdown I took part in Kunsthuis Syb and VHDG’s Connective Collective project, part of the Artist in Space talent development programme.
I was also asked to contribute an essay to their publication, which was beautifully designed by Michiel Teeuw

2021 
A co-written essay by Vanessa van ‘t Hoogt and myself was published in the journal Drawing: Research, Theory Practice. It describes a course we designed and taught at Minerva Art Academy.
Henrike Scholten and Vanessa van’t Hoogt. ‘Deconstructing instructions in the art academy’, in: Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice, 6:1, 2021. pp. 123–137
Contact me for a pdf.



Elsewhere:
︎ Instagram
︎ Patty Morgan
︎Rijksstudio
︎ UU



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Henrike Scholten