About

Hadassah Emmerich
*Heerlen (NL), 1974
Lives and works in Brussels

In her paintings, work on paper and painterly installations Hadassah Emmerich interweaves varied themes such as identity and the body, representations of the exotic and the dialogue between abstraction and figuration.
Emmerich selects material from a variety of sources including vintage photography books, texts, advertising and art historical reference books, which are fused together through a process of photomontage which is then transferred onto the canvas using a combination of painting and printing.
Negotiating a universe where tropical colors merge effortlessly with cold grey tones, where graphic silhouettes inhabit ephemeral spaces and where references to modernist painting are incorporated into urban space, Emmerich creates a fictionalized narrative in which ‘multiculturalism’ is questioned in a painterly sense.
Displaying monumental and immersive qualities, the viewer is confronted with a visceral immediacy, urging to engage conceptually as well as physically. In continuing the legacy of female ‘pop’ artists such as Evelyn Axell or Angela Garcia, Emmerich pursues a practice that combines a bold visual language with an investigation into the undercurrent of visual culture.


Education

2003 – 2005 M.A. in Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, London
1997 – 2000 Higher Institute for Fine Arts, Antwerp
1993 – 1997 Academy of Fine Art, Maastricht


Solo Exhibitions

2016
Contre Jour, The White House, Lovenjoel (B)

2014
CORPOREAL, Schunck*, Heerlen

2010
Ornament und Verbrechen, Palais Aktuelle Kunst, Glückstadt
Séance, Galerie Schau Ort, Zürich
Exopolis, Erasmus Huis, Jakarta
La Charmeuse de Serpents, Hendershot Gallery, New York

2009
The Collector’s Room, Münzsalon, Berlin

2008
Vehbi Zumbul Zadi, Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam
Ghosts ‘n Garlands, New Image Art Gallery projectspace, Los Angeles
Salon, Galeria Kordegarda (part of Zacheta National Gallery of Art), Warsaw
Ornamentalia, Invaliden1, Berlin
Casino Exotique, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

2006
Tigerlily Legacy, Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam
Mixed Blood Banana Shake, Fritschy Cultuurprijs, Museum Het Domein, Sittard
Volta Show 02, Basel (with Galerie Akinci)

2005
With Love from Batik Babe, GEM, The Hague
Confessional Vapour Trails, Buro Leeuwarden

2003
Ambitious Batik Babe, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem

2002
Homeworks, (with Benoît Hermans) Marres, Maastricht


Group shows (selection)

2016
Illusion and Revelation, Collection exhibition, Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht
In a State of Flux, Kers Gallery, Amsterdam
Common Ground, Gallery Post + Garcia, Maastricht
Poppositions, La Vallée, Brussels, represented by Art Agent Orange/ Trendbeheer
Art Rotterdam Intersections, represented by Art Agent Orange/ Trendbeheer

2015
Koempels, Framer Framed, Amsterdam
Arte Concordia, curated by Olphaert den Otter, Avenue Concordia, Rotterdam,
Now Age, curated by Yasmijn Jarram, Garage Rotterdam
Het Verschil Schilderen, curated by Joannes Késenne, Casino Modern, Genk
Weiner Wall, temporary wallpainting, Tetterode Building, M4 Gastatelier, Amsterdam
A Belgian Politician, Marion de Cannière Art Space, Antwerp [cat.]

2014
Beating around the Bush#4, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht
Paper Works, Galerie Tatjana Pieters, Ghent
Amsterdam Drawing, Galerie Tatjana Pieters, Ghent
Schilderkunst op Drift, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Schiedam
Indisch DNA, Coda Museum, Apeldoorn
A new King, a new Portrait, 12 proposals for a new state portrait, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

2013
Mythe en Mystiek in het Landschap, Drawing Centre Diepenheim
Coup de Ville, attracted to another level, Warp Foundation, Sint Niklaas
EinDruck Ausstellung, Halle 14, Spinnerei, Leipzig
Gratis is het Woord niet, curated by Justine Leclercq, Pulchri Studio, Den Haag
Berlin Klondyke, travelling exhibition, curated by Daniela von Arnim, Irmelin and Reinhald Nohal
Appassionata, Kunstmuseum Ravensburg
D(e)utsch Treat, curated by Geeske Bijker, DADA Post, Berlin
Dawn of the Hermetics, Bar Babette, Berlin

2012
Through an Open Window, selection from the Rabo Art Collection, Institut Néerlandais, Paris
ManifestlyPresent, curated by Annemie van Laethem, Kasteel Oud Rekem
Dutch Identity? Half sugar half sand, Museum de Paviljoens, Almere
Conquering the Wall. A contemporary look at Nazarene frescoes, Arp Museum, Rolandseck
Berlin. Status(1), Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
Ekstase und Leidenschaft, curated by Dominic Wood & Hadassah Emmerich, Zionskirchstrasse 52, Berlin

2011
The Collector’s Show, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
Sowing and Weeding, Folkculture in Contemporary Art, Cobramuseum, Amstelveen
All About Drawing, 100 Nederlandse Kunstenaars, Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam
La Vallée Patibulaire, curated by Caro Bitterman, Caro Suerkemper, Catherine Lorent and Peter Duka, Berlin
Guesthouse, RAIR, Rotterdam

2010
As you desire me, curated by Raluca Voinea, Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu
14th Vilnius Painting Triennial, C.A.C. Vilnius
Amsterdam – Berlin, de Service Garage, Amsterdam
Madonna Psycho Slut, curated by Despina Stokau, Grimmuseum, Berlin
Le Cercle Infernal, curated by Hadassah Emmerich, Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam
Global Design, Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich

2009
Beyond the Dutch, Centraal Museum, Utrecht
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
The Cassini Cruise, Ardi Poels Projects, Maastricht
The Armory Show (with Galerie Akinci), New York
.NL, curated by Jan van der Ploeg. DREI Raum für Gegenwartskunst, Cologne
Emmerich, Ganesh, Nelson, Yoo, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York

2008
Dark Continents, MOCA North Miami
Baltic Biennial 2008, Rauma Museum, Rauma
Signes Mouvants, curated by Roel Arkesteijn, Institut Néerlandais, Paris
Hotel Mariakapel: A novel by Katie Jane, curated by Catherine Hemelryck, Hoorn
Be(com)ing Dutch, van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
In the Shadows. Images of the new pop romanticism, Kunstverein Wolfsburg
Gegen den Strich, Bielefelder Kunstverein

2007
Prospect Park II, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht
Gegen den Strich, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
Cultural Confusion, Elisabeth Kaufmann Galerie, Zürich

2006
Globos Sonda/Trial Balloons, MUSAC, Léon
Solitude, curated by Michael Bank Christoffersen, Upstairs Berlin
Public Image, Fundament Foundation, Tilburg


Catalogues (Monography)

2014 CORPOREAL in cooperation with Kerber Verlag and Schunck*, Heerlen
2010 Exopolis, in cooperation with Erasmus Huis, Jakarta
2008 Casino Exotique, in cooperation with Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
2006 Fritschy Cultuurprijs, Museum Het Domein, Sittard
2005 With Love from Batik Babe, Museum GEM, The Hague


Works in collections:

Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht
Schunck, Heerlen
Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag
Fries Museum, Leeuwarden
Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar
Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem
Rabobank Nederland

Various international private and corporate collections

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Residencies

2014
Instituto Buena Bista, Curaçao (granted by Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam)

2012
Projectstudio, Künstlerhaus Bethanien (granted by Mondriaan Funds, Amsterdam)

2007/08
Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (granted by Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam)

2006
AIR Antwerpen, Antwerp
Antena Projects, Yogyakarta

2002
Duende studios, Rotterdam

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Commissions

2015
Indoor wall painting, FramerFramed, Amsterdam

2013
Outdoor wall painting, Spoorsingel Heerlen, commissioned by municipality of Heerlen
Indoor wall painting, APG building Heerlen, commissioned by APG art committee

2012
Indoor wall painting, Atrium hospital, Heerlen

2006
Indoor wall painting, Royal Netherlands Embassy, Jakarta
Indoor wall painting, Student Service Center, Maastricht

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