Daniela Schwabe

Term: February 2020 – June 2020


“In my painting practice I investigate the impact of history and remembrance on a collective level. I use the medium of painting to build a new structure for the reflection of memory and the impact of images on the way memory is conceived. In my paintings, human figures are cut out brutally from their surroundings, portraits are formed of collected images, and the surface of a painting becomes a façade. Working with these different layers I question the complexity of the real in an age of manufactured copies. Certain images stick with us through time and become icons in the collective memory. I draw parallels and create juxtapositions, between historical facts about war and the notion of my family history, historical traumas and contemporary problems of trustworthiness and value of images.

Right now, I am working on a series called ‘DEEP FAMILY’ in which I work together with designer Casper Schipper and artificial intelligence to visualise the way we perceive family and memory in the light of new technology.”


Winterswijk, 1984 (NL)

2005-2009 / Bachelor Fine Art, ArtEZ University of the Arts, Arnhem (Cum Laude)

Selected exhibitions
2020  Deep Family, Dudok de Groot, Amsterdam NL (solo) (upcoming)
2020  Nooit Weer Nie Wieder, Museum Kloster Bentlage, Rheine, DE (group) (upcoming)
2019  Open Studio’s GlogauAIR, Berlin, DE (group)
2019  From Church to Gym to Gallery, Galerie O-68, Velp NL (group)
2019  Acquired Works, De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam NL (group)
2018  Future Memory, Galerie O-68, Velp NL (solo)
2018  Golden Series by O-68, Art The Hague, The Hague NL (group)
2018  Souvenir, Galerie Dudok De Groot, Amsterdam NL (solo)
2018  Mini Solo, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam NL (solo)
2017  Painting Performance, ADE, Amsterdam NL (duo)
2017  Patty Morgan, Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam NL (group)
2016  Acquired Works, De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam NL (group)
2016  After the death of James Lee Byars, De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam NL (group)
2016  Daniela Schwabe & Rens Krikhaar, Galerie Bart, Amsterdam NL (duo)
2015  This Art Fair, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam NL (solo)
2015  Anonyme Zeichner, Berlin, Braunschweig, Rüsselsheim DE, Rome IT (group)
2014  Art in Redlight, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam NL (solo)
2014  Biënnale Gelderland, Valkhof Museum, Nijmegen NL (group)
2014  The Eye of The Storm within, Circa.. Dit, Arnhem NL (solo)
2011  Annelien Kers, Open Art Fair, Utrecht NL (group)
2011  Art of Bath, Villeroy & Boch, Brussel BE (group)
2011  Reshape, Retort Artspace, Amsterdam NL (group)
2010  Ongekend, Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam NL (group)
2009  Young Masters @ Auction, Ongekend, Amsterdam NL (group)
2009  Oostenwind, Delta Lloyd Group, Amsterdam NL (group)
2008  Wetpaint 8, Arnhem-Düsseldorf, Arnhem NL (group)
2007  Wanderwort, CODA Museum, Apeldoorn NL (group)

Awards / Residencies
2020  Six month residency at LIA, Leipzig, DE (upcoming)
2019  Project Grand by Gerbrandy Fonds for FUTURE MEMORY, Amsterdam, NL
2019  Project Grand by Mondriaanfonds for FUTURE MEMORY, Amsterdam, NL
2019  Six month residency at GlogauAIR, Berlin, DE
2018  ‘E’ acquired for collection De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam NL
2016  ‘NUBE’ acquired for collection De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam NL
2015  Artist in Residence Popps Packing, Detroit US
2011  Curated visit for Plaats Delict, made possible by Mondriaan Fonds, New York US
2011  Artist in Residence at Villeroy & Boch, Mettlach DE
2010  Presentation Artist in Residence, Lusthof, Utrecht NL
2010  Mentoringproject Jan van der Ploeg, Mondriaanfonds NL
2009  Rabobank award, Oostenwind, Delta Lloyd Group, Amsterdam NL

2019  Podcast about Rainbowseries, Uncoated, Berlin DE
2019  Aquired works, Catalogus, DELA NL
2019  Interview, Magazine for art and literature, Pandora NL
2019  Acquired works, Catalogus, De Nederlandsche Bank NL
2018  Article on exhibition at O-68, Het Museumtijdschrift NL
2018  Article ‘een beetje anarchisme kan geen kwaad’ Arnon Grungberg in het Stedelijk , NRC NL
2018  Spread on exhibition at O-68, Kunstkrant NL
2017  Zinvolle Partnership met Dropbox, online interview, Emerce NL
2017  Creativity Commercial, filmed interview, Dropbox NL
2016  ‘The Death of James Lee Byars, catalogue, De Nederlandsche Bank NL
2016  Online interview by Maarten Busser, Enny Espace NL
2014  Article on work at Valkhofmuseum, Metropolis M NL

Professional Experience
2017  Guest tutor, ArtEZ University of the Arts, Arnhem NL
2014 – 2017 Assistant, Berend Strik NL
2012  Guest tutor, ArtEZ University of the Arts, Arnhem NL
2011 – 2012  Curator ‘Plaats Delict’ with Niek Audenaerd, Paraplufabriek, Nijmegen NL