Anouk van Zwieten (1991) Born in Amsterdam, lives and works in Utrecht.

My paintings are the material reflections of events that I observe and experience in daily life.  In transition, forms appear on  canvas and new forms are generated through rapid personal associations and interpretations. 
Beneath every layer exists another painting, like the unconscious; not immediately visible but always present, and at moments, hidden images, feelings or experiences arise to the surface.

Despite an apparent randomness, elements such as cigarettes, dead fish or industrial areas, regularly return in my work. With these fragmented traces I explore the borders of reality in daily life. I want to link reality as if it were a crime scene to my gestures as a painter, not to be recognized as specific brushstrokes or as the objects’ image itself but merely as a feeling on canvas, which can be considered and judged by the audience.  



2020 Utrecht Down Under, Utrecht, (group)
2020 Dec 5/feb 14th: Voorlopig Voltooid, Centraal Museum Utrecht, Utrecht
2021 Prospects and Concepts, Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam


2020 Unfair20 Temporary Museum, Zuiveringshal Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam
2020 THE PAINTING SHOW, tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam (group)
2019 Unfair x Christies Fundraiser, NewwerkTheater, Amsterdam 

2019 Wentelteefjes, Groupshow, Arnhem 

2019 At the Gym, Whitehouse gym, Bierbeek Belgium (curated by tegenboschvanvreden, groupshow)

2019 Galerie Joghum, Sanquin, Amsterdam (duo)

2018 Patty Morgan, zomerwinkel, Amsterdam (group)

2018 Drifting and Dreaming, tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam (group)
2018 ART Rotterdam, tegenboschvanvreden, van Nelle fabriek Rotterdam
2017 Friends with benefits, WATCHAMACALLIT, Utrecht (group)
2017 Royal Prize of Painting, Paleis op de Dam, Amsterdam (group)
2017 Non textual matter, duo show, KERS gallery, Amsterdam (duo)
2017 Artspotting 2017, Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam (group)
2017 Best of Graduates, Ron Mandos, Amsterdam (group)
2017 Graduation show, HKU Pastoe fabriek, Utrecht (group)
2017 Teamteaching #2, Breakfast, HKU Pastoe fabriek, Utrecht
2016 Teamteaching #1, HKU Pastoe fabriek, Utrecht


2020 Amarte fund, development contribution
2020 K.F. Hein Stipend 2020 nominee
2019 Stipendium for emerging artists, Mondriaan Fonds
2018 Buning Brongers prize (nominee)
2018 Hart Nibbrig Atelier prize (nominee)

2017 Royal Prize of Painting 2017 (nominee)
2017 Jan Zumbrink Prijs 2017, graduation award Fine Art HKU (nominee)
2017 Dooyewaard stipendium 2017-18 (nominee)

2018 LAB Kalkhorst residency, Kalkhorst Germany
2013-2017 Bachelor of Fine Art (with honours), HKU Utrecht  
2011-2013 Art & Design, ROCvA Amsterdam 

Selected collections
Sanquin Kunstcollectie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
De Nederlandsche Bank collectie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Albert Heijn Kunststichting, Zaandam, The Netherlands

2020 Jury rapport K.F. Hein Stipendium 2020
2020 Unfolder, Unfair 2020
2020 Grote Nederlandse Kunstkalender 2020
2017 Royal Award for Modern Painting Catalog, 2017
2017 Ron Mandos young blood award jury rapport
2017 Het Parool
2017 Mister Motley
2017 NRC