Henrike Scholten is a visual artist and researcher from The Netherlands. 

I draw, I write and I teach.
In addition to my artistic practice, I do art-technological research into seventeenth-century painting at Utrecht University, where I am a PhD candidate in the ERC-funded project DURARE (Dynamics of the Durable: A History of Making Things Last in the Visual and Decorative Arts)


13 April 2023 
Lecture about my academic research at Groningen University’s PhD Colloquium 

24 March - 6 April 2023
Group exhibition: SALON at Stichting WEP
Opening 24 March, 17:00 

24 February 2023 
Duo exhibition: Allie van Altena and Henrike Scholten 
SEEN #6 at Stichting WEP
Opening 24 February, 20:00 - 23:00

13-17 February 2023 
Co-teaching a Project Week at Minerva Academy, titled [De:Re] Drawing. 

19 December 2022 
Guest lecture at Minerva Academy for DKBV Art History course, about ways to look at seventeenth century art 

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 or ‘world’ of visual artists. Read my essay “De Kaas van Uccello. Stereotypen over kunstenaars” (NL) in the Dagblad van het Noorden newspaper.
The beautiful illustrations are by Marina Sulima. The project is made possible by Mondriaan Fonds
24-25 November 2022 
Presenting 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. 

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.

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

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.

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Henrike Scholten