Born in 1985, Heerlen, The Netherlands

Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

 

EDUCATION

2002 – 2006
Academie Beeldende Kunsten, Maastricht, BA Fine Art (NL)

2005
Universidad de Belles Artes, Salamanca (ES)

2010 – 2014
Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (DE), Klasse Malerei bei der Prof. TAL R

2013 – 2015
De Ateliers, Amsterdam (NL)


RESIDENCIES / STIPENDS

2016
Bronner residency, Tel Aviv

2014
“Village uhnu”, Zimbabwe, Harare, Afrika. Painting/lecture.

2012
Saint-Vincent-de-Tyrosse (FR) coco-collection
Arbeiststipendium Künstlerhaus Cuxhaven (DE)

2008
EVBK Europäische Vereinigung Bildender Kunstler, Prüm (DE)

2007
Peter Stuyvesant College, Willemstad, Curaçao and trainee Instituto Buena
Bista, Curaçao, with David Bade

2006
Hotel Maria Kapel (Danielle van Zuijlen en Bart Lodewijks),
kunstenaarsinitiatief te Hoorn, Kunstvlaai Amsterdam


AWARDS / NOMINATIONS

2018-2022
Fund for established artist by Mondriaan Fund

2016
Koninklijke prijs voor de vrije schilderkunst, Royal Palace, Amsterdam. (winner)

2015
Koninklijke prijs voor de vrije schilderkunst, Royal Palace, Amsterdam. (nominated)

2014
Koninklijke prijs voor de vrije schilderkunst, Royal Palace, Amsterdam. (nominated)

2013
Hermine van Bers Beeldende Kunstprijs; first Price.

2011
Limburg Provincie Cultuur Prijs cat. Jong Talent.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019
‘Free the Eyeball’, Nest, The Hague, The Netherlands

2018
‘Møbler Huser Tanja’, Galleri Lb, Copenhagen, Denmark
‘Ego show’ Ornis A. Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2016
Art Rotterdam, solo booth, Ornis A. Gallery
‘Tanja Ritterbex’, DSM Art Collection, Sittard

2015
‘I thought I could be an artist’, Ornis A. Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Amsterdam Art Weekend)
‘Dsm’ schilderijen van Tanja Ritterbex, Heerlen, The Netherlands

2014
‘pornography is like sciencefiction’, Lenssen exhibitions, drawings, Maastricht, The Netherlands

2013
‘I like it loud’, Kuepers Art, Heerlen, The Netherlands

2012
‘Moin Moin’, Künstlerhaus Cuxhaven, Germany

2011
‘Do women want to be rescued?’ Kunsthuis Theo Hübens, Maastricht, The Netherlands
‘Een afscheid met zelfportretten’, Mathieu Bruls Architecten, Maastricht, The Netherlands

2010
‘Luchtje scheppen’, Atrium MC Ziekenhuis, Heerlen, The Netherlands
‘Vasteloavend in Limburg’, Gouvernement, Maastricht, The Netherlands

2008
‘Welcome at the Princess Party’, Odapark, Venray, The Netherlands

2006
Nijmegen kunstenaarsinitiatief Extrapool + design poster, The Netherlands


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020
Limburg Biënnale, Marres, Maastricht (Jury member)
Painters show ‘MENSBEELD’ with Helen Verhoeven, Marlene Dumas, Marie Aly, Judith Kissner, Raquel van Haver, Tanja Ritterbex, Marc Mulders, Eli Content, Rik Meijers, Maaike Schoorel, Natasja Kensmil, Jana van Meerveld, Hanan Klei, Wieske Wester, Sarah Verbeek, Iris Kensmil, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam

2019
Bureau europa, Maastricht van selfie tot zelfbeeld
‘depARTment STORE’, Schunck, Heerlen, The Netherlands
‘Der Rausch’, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
‘Beating time’, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands
‘What’s new’, Heden, The Hague, The Netherlands

2018
‘Out of Office’, Singer Museum, Laren, The Netherlands
‘De Kersentuin’, Kunst Rai Art, Kers Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
‘Weil ich ein Mädchen bin’, Odapark, Venray, The Netherlands
‘Wurst Käse Scenario’ Kunstplatform De Apotheek, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
‘En Piste!’, Musee La Boverie, Liège, Belgium
‘Space Collection’, opening Elisabeth Strouven Fonds, Maastricht/Luik, The Netherlands/Belgium
‘Le (bon) bon Napoleon’, provinciehuis Haarlem, The Netherlands

2017
‘Kunst 24’ Art Platform, Berlin, Germany
‘We Like Art’ Pop Up Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
‘Desperate to be a housewife with Christmas’ Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen, The Netherland
‘Vol.5 Canard a sans’, Sans Titre, Paris, France
‘The painted bird’ at Marres, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Illusie en openbaring uit de collectie van het Bonnefantenmuseum, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, The Netherlands
‘Het zalig niets doen’, Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen, The Netherlands

2016
‘Made in Amsterdam’, Amsterdam Museum, Amsterdam
Art cologne group show organized by Jan Pleitner and Bruce Haines gallery, Cologne, Germany

2015
‘From a painter’s perspective 2’ Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
‘Showroom Mama’ Rotterdam, The Netherlands with Steye Felix (Duo)
Florian kuhlman project space Düsseldorf, Germany with Isabella Fürnkäs (Duo)
“Offspring2015” function creep, curator Xander Karskens, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
‘All togheter now’ curated by Gerben Willers Rotterdam, The Netherlands
‘Today I am’ Lucias Pax and Tanja Ritterbex, World Trade Center The Hague, The Netherlands (Duo)
‘4 bid’, we just stole it from the internet, Isabella Fürnkas en Tanja Ritterbex video installation
‘Anningahof’ de antropoloog en het onverschrokken meisje , Zwolle Chaim van Luit en Tanja Ritterbex

2014
‘Beating around the bush’, Bonnefanten museum Maastricht, The Netherlands
‘To good to be true’, cfa berlin, Berlin, Germany
‘Project NH Bienale’ in samenwerking met david bade, beelden op water, Alkmaar, The Netherlands
‘Boost’, CBK A’dam, georganiseerd; Bob Konsten, art foundation Bougie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
‘In one piece’Kunstour 2014 Maastricht, b2b ontwerpbureau, basin 108
‘Elefantsnabel’, curator: Mads Andreassen. Storgata 164, 2615 Lillehammer, Norway
‘PIGDOGANDMONKEYFESTOS 1’London, group exhibition, curated by Shaun Doyle and Mally Mallinson, Airspace – gallery, London, UK
‘Kick-start’ Düsseldorfer akademie class Tal R, W139 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2013
‘Baustelle Schaustelle’, Off-Raum für junge Kunst, Essen, Germany
‘Secretly gold fever’, Mainzer Volksbank eG, Mainz, Germany
‘Black box’, curator Anna Lene Meisenberg, Düsseldorf, Germany
‘In-Discipline’, with Atelier van Lieshout, Michiel Ceulers, Priscilla Fernandez, Ives Maes, Andreas Schmitten, Bonnefanten Roermond, The Netherlands
‘Art Spektrum’, Theater museum Düsseldorf, Germany
‘Rundgang Akademie Düsseldorf’, Düsseldorf, Germany
‘Wer nicht denken will fliegt raus’, Odapark, Venray, The Netherlands
‘Body light’ Off-Space Venus & Apollo of Julia Stoschek Collection Düsseldorf. Curators: Isabella               Fürnkäs, Melike Kara

2012
‘Secret post cards’, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, The Netherlands
‘Double trouble’, class exhibition Tal R, Hamburg, Germany
‘Feromenon’, Filmwerkstatt Düsseldorf, Germany
‘Ban über Mord’, Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf, Germany
‘MISCELLANEOUS’, Galerie Wilms, Venlo, The Netherlands
‘Schon Reich Erfolgreich’, Ausstellungsraum Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany
‘Self-portrait as Ave Maria’, Kunstdagen Wittem, The Netherlands

2011
‘Haventor 7’, class exhibition of Tal R, Hamburg, Germany
Kunstroute plateau Margraten, Galerie Wanda Reiff, Bemelen, The Netherlands
‘A new face’, curator: Jolanda Bovens, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Edition 1 PIGDOGANDMONKEYFESTOS. Shaun Doyle and Mally Mallinson. London, UK
‘Baumhaus’, Foundation Union By Fiction i.c.w. cultural institutions Vaals, Maastricht, Aachen and Liège
Group show, Greylight Projects, Hoensbroek, The Netherlands

2010
‘Vrouwen in beeld’, Museum v/d vrouw, curator: L. van Beusekom
‘Pecha Kucha’, presentation at Ainsi Maastricht, The Netherlands
‘Knuffel boom’, Festival Jong! Theater aan het Vrijthof, Maastricht, The Netherlands
‘Homie power sweet and sour’, Laagland Theater & Het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands
‘S. P. A. C. E’, MAMAC Contemporary Art Museum, Liège, Belgium

2009
‘Zonnetempel’, Artipoli Gallery, Noorden, The Netherlands
‘Vlakwater manifestatie’, Odapark, Venray, The Netherlands
‘Fashionclash’ Event, Timmerfabriek, Maastricht, The Netherlands

2008
‘Glocal affairs’, Huis vd Kunsten Limburg, Timmerfabriek, Maastricht, The Netherlands
EVBK Europäische Vereinigung Bildender Künstler, Prüm, Duitsland
Göhltalmuseum i.c.w. Ludwig Forum Aachen, curator: Dr. Adam C. Oellers

2007
‘Rock My Religion’, manifestation Odapark, Venray, The Netherlands

2005
Project at Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, The Netherlands

2004
‘Tanja Ritterbex (NL) en Cezar Diez (ES)’, Galerie HAF, Maastricht, The Netherlands (Duo)

2003
‘Kunst in der city’, Heinsberg, Germany

 

PERFORMANCES

2019
‘How to make schwarma at home’, Lustwarande, Brief Encounters ’19 #2, Tilburg, The Netherlands
‘How to make schwarma at home’, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2018
‘If loneliness was a color it would be grey’ at Odapark Center for Contemporary Art, Venray, The Netherlands
‘Dreaming Awake’ Performance at Sphinx, organised by Marres, Maastricht, The Netherlands

2017
‘Body Highlighter 2’, Museum Schunck, Heerlen, The Netherlands

2016
‘About unborn Babies and Aliensex’, Comedy Club, Berlin, Germany
‘To avoid likes and dislikes’, Rotterdam Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
‘Body Highlighter 2’, Museum Schunck, Heerlen, The Netherlands

2015
‘Bare Beaver’, host by Admre Kamudzengerere, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
‘I Would Die For You’, Faktor 44, Antwerp, Belgium
‘Taka Taka Tanja’, W139, Club Church, Club Occi, Blauwe Theehuis and Milkshake Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
‘Sugar_Candy_Daddy’with Kun Fang and David van de Pitte during Amsterdam Art Weekend, Ornis A. Gallery, Amsterdam The Netherlands
‘It’s About The Space Between You, Me and The Galaxy’, Offspring 2015, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2014
‘You are a Ghost’, Düsseldorfer Gerresheimer Bahnhof, Düsseldorf, Germany
‘mama geef me je make up’ Different performances in gayclub; Church Amsterdam, The Netherlands
‘Bare beaver’ Performance at Admre Kamudzengerere Amsterdam, The Netherlands
‘TA TA TASCHUKI’ performance in blauwe theehuis, Vondelpark, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2013
‘You are a Ghost (VOL.II), performance at FFT Theater, Düsseldorf, Germany

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS 
Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Lisser Art Museum, Lisse, The Netherlands (private museum of D. van der Broek)
Schunck museum, Heerlen, The Netherlands
De Nederlandsche Bank Collection
ING collection
DSM Collection
APG Collection
Leidsche Universitair Medisch Centrum (LUMC) collection
Zuyderland collection, Heerlen, The Netherlands
Various private collections a.o. Sanders Collection