Marenne Welten

Born 1959 in Valburg, NL

Lives and works in Middelburg, NL

Marenne Welten was born in Valburg, Netherlands in 1959. She grew up in Ulvenhout, and attended secondary school in Breda where she later studied at Joost School of Art and Design. She currently lives and works in Middelburg, Netherlands. Welten's recent work explores the destruction of image and form through a protracted process of layering and coloring. Her figures often protrude from the canvas, bending their connection to their setting, and suggesting a third axis for her paintings. Her process mirrors her own reconstruction of interior space through fragmented memory, and her quotidian scenes are marked by humor, tenderness, and haunting familiarity. Solo exhibitions include Marenne Welten, De Vleeshal, Middelburg, Netherlands, Expedition, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Germany, Zeugnis, Kunsthalle Lingen, Germany, No Man’s Land, Kunstverein GFjK, Baden-Baden, Germany, It is Not All Right, Museum De Pont, Tilburg, Netherlands, niets anders, Spaceburo, Antwerp, Belgium, Play Yesterday, Gallery Albada Jelgersma, Amsterdam, Netherlands, and House of Men, Stedelijk Museum Breda, Netherlands. Group exhibitions include Kunsthalle Barmen/Von Der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal, Germany, Kunstverein KISS, Untergroningen, Germany, Bridget Donahue, New York, and Gallery Clint Roenisch, Toronto.

Exhibitions

Mirrows

Apr 9 - May 12, 2022

Mediated Meditation

May 5 - May 8, 2022

Selected Works

Solo

2022
Harkawik, New York, NY
Albada Jelgersma Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
2021
Stedelijk Museum, Breda, NL
2019
Vincent van Gogh huis, Zundert, NL
2018
Albada Jelgersma Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
2015
niets anders
Spaceburo, Antwerpen, BE
2014
It is not all right
De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg, NL
2013
No Man’s Land
Kunstverein GFjK, Baden-Baden, DE

Group

2022
Anonymous Was a Woman
Gallery Clint Roenisch, Toronto, ON
2021
Vanwege Vincent
Stedelijk Museum, Breda, NL
2020
Van Gogh naar Nu-aanwinsten
Vincent van Gogh huis, Zundert, NL
Try this at home
Albada Jelgersma Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
Ogenschijnlijk Nabij
Zomeratelier Center for Visual Art, Design and Architecture, Middelburg, NL
Seven x Seven
Albada Jelgersma Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
2019
Dongen Revisited
Stedelijk Museum, Breda, NL
Paper Works
Albada Jelgersma Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
2018
Mathieu Cherkit, Arjan van Helmond, and Marenne Welten
Albada Jelgersma Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
2016
On Empathy
Bridget Donahue Gallery, New York, NY
Nieuwe aanwinsten 2014-2015
LUMC Kunstcollectie, Leiden, NL
2014
Dream on
Cultuurwerf/De Willem III, Vlissingen, NL
lovejoy unit-1
Spaceburo, Antwerpen, BE

Grants

2020
Project Grant Artists, Mondriaan Fund Amsterdam: House of Men
Stedelijk Museum, Breda, NL
2019
SBKM/De Vleeshal
Middelburg, NL, The Idea of a Kitchen
2018
Stichting Stokroos
Utrecht, NL, artist’s book Play Yesterday
SBKM/De Vleeshal
Middelburg, NL, artists book Play Yesterday
Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds
Amsterdam, NL, artist’s book Play Yesterday
2017-2019
Mondriaan Fund
Amsterdam, NL, Stipendium Established Artists
2017
SBKM De Vleeshal
Middelburg, NL, materiaalsubsidie
2016
SBKM De Vleeshal
Middelburg, NL, materiaalsubsidie & tentoonstellingssubsidie
2015
SBKM De Vleeshal
Middelburg, NL, materiaalsubsidie
2014
Prins Bernhardfonds Cultuurfonds/Tijlfonds
Amsterdam, NL, catalogue Museum De Pont
SBKM De Vleeshal
Middelburg, NL, catalogue Museum de Pont
Stichting Stokroos
Utrecht, NL, bijdrage materiaalsubsidie
2013
Consulaat der Nederlanden München
bijdrage tentoonstelling No Man’s Land, Kunstverein GFJK
SBKM De Vleeshal
Middelburg, NL, materiaalsubsidie

Presentations

2019
Artist Talk: Anna van Leeuwen & Marenne Welten
Albada Jelgersma Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
2015
Artist Talk: Marenne Welten & Rebecca Nelemans
M HKA Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerpen, BE
2014
Artist Talk: Marenne Welten & Rebecca Nelemans
De Pont Museum for Contemporary Art, Tilburg, NL

Press

2018
Het Parool: Bijna verdronken portretten door Sophia Zurcher
Play Yesterday, Gallery Albada Jelgersma, Amsterdam
The Art Couch: De triomp van de materie door Annelies Vanbelle
Play Yesterday, Gallery Albada Jelgersma, Amsterdam
De Volkskrant: vier aanbevelingen Amsterdam Art Weekend door Anna van Leeuwen en Merel Bem
Play Yesterday, Gallery Albada Jelgersma, Amsterdam
2016
The New Yorker: On Empathy
Bridget Donahue Gallery NYC
Marenne Welten part of On Empathy at Bridget Donahue Gallery NYC
DutchCulturalUSA - Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York
2015
Kunstbeeld Magazine: Tijdslijn over schilderen als performance
waarin o.a. werk van Jackson Pollock, Koen Delaere en Marenne welten
H art: niets anders, Marenne Welten
Spaceburo, Antwerpen, tekst Anne-Marie Poels
2014
Ogen op steeltjes
Museum De Pont Tilburg
Marenne Welten
Lost Painters Website
Kunstbeeld website beeldverslag: It is not all right
Museum De Pont, tekst Anna van Leeuwen
NRC: Joyce Roodnat
It is not all right, Museum De Pont
PZC
It is not all right, Museum De Pont
Kunstbeeld Magazine: Uitgelicht/Highlights
It is not all right, Museum De Pont
PZC
Lovejoy Unit I, Spaceburo, Antwerpen
PZC
Dream On, Cultuurwerf Willem 3, Vlissingen
2013
Inka Bach: Lesung
No Man’s Land Marenne Welten, Baden-Baden
Badener Tagblatt: Project No Man’s Land II
Figurenspiel, Baden-Baden
Badener Tagblatt: Project No Man’s Land I
Phantasie, Baden-Baden

Collections

ABN-AMRO Collection
LUMC Collection
De Pont Family
Stedelijk Museum, Breda, NL
Museum Kurhaus, Kleve, DE
Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, DE