BIOGRAPHY

Berend Strik (1960) lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2001                  Artist in residence, Het Vijfde Seizoen, Den Dolder, The Netherlands
1998-2000       ISCP, New York, United States
1986-1988       Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

Berend Strik makes c-prints of photographs he finds or takes during his travels, and then highlights parts of the compositions by sewing fabric onto the images. In his words, he uses “stitching to make part of the photographs more physical.” Strik has also worked with images of more contentious subject matter, as in his series of images taken from his own trip to the West Bank and Israel.

Decipher the artist's mind:...(studio JP)2016 stitched c-print 213 x 213 cm Photography by Gert Jan van Rooij

Decipher the artist's mind:...(studio JP)2016 stitched c-print 213 x 213 cm

Photography by Gert Jan van Rooij

RECENT EXHIBITIONS & PROJECTS

2017

Salon Hang, Kunstverein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (upcoming)

Lumen Travo, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (upcoming)

Galerie Fons Welters, Art Cologne 2017, Cologne

2016  

Berend Strik, Redefining Realness, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam (solo)

Preview, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam (group show)

Tilton Gallery, Zsona MACO 2016, Ciùdad de México

Inner City, Cityscapes Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

After the death of James Lee Byars, curated and with work by Berend Strik, De Nederlandsche Bank

Ik hou van Holland, Nederlandse kunst na 1945, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, The Netherlands
Preview, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Everyman, Public Works, Utrecht Central Station, The Netherlands

2015

Metamorphosen. Ovidius en de hedendaagse kunst, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, The Netherlands

2014

Threads. Textile in Art & Design, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, The Netherlands

2013  

Salon Hang, Kunstverein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)

2011  

Crushed, Stitched and Transfixed, Oslo Museum, Gallery IKM, Norway (solo)

 

For a complete cv please check: http://www.fonswelters.nl/artists/berend_strik/biography

Photograph: courtesy Fons Welters & the artist

Photograph: courtesy Fons Welters & the artist

AWARDS & PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Awards
2015  Elisabeth van Thuringen Prijs
1993  Dorothea von Stetten Kunstpreis, Bonn
1990  Charlotte Köhler Prize
1987  Prix de Rome, 2nd Prize (sculpture) 

Public (and private) collections 

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Rotterdam, Centraal Museum Utrecht, Museum Voorlinden Wassenaar, Fries Museum Leeuwarden, Museum de Lakenhal Leiden, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Stichting Schunck Heerlen, Museum Het Valkhof Nijmegen, Nationaal Glas Museum Leerdam and collections of ABN Amro Bank, Rabobank, De Nederlandsche Bank, Bouwfonds, and various Dutch private collections.

Private collections in Belgium, United States, Japan, Italy, Luxembourg and Germany

Decipher the Artists Mind-confusion fusion studio in Seoul, 2013 Photograph: courtesy galerie Fons Welters & the artist

Decipher the Artists Mind-confusion fusion studio in Seoul, 2013

Photograph: courtesy galerie Fons Welters & the artist