Biography

1966 Goirle, The Netherlands
1984-1989 Academy for Visual Arts, Maastricht, The Netherlands
1989-1991 De Ateliers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2000 Maddy Arkesteyn made her first solo exhibition in the Sabine Wachters gallery in Brussels
2004-2009 Vrije Universiteit Brussel / Department of Philosophy and Moral Sciences, Bachelor and Master / Research and Paper:
»The connection between passion and loss of self-control. The loss of self-control as an ability and a way of understanding«
2012 died in Brussels / Belgium

Exhibitions (a selection)

1993 Loods, Kracht van Heden, Fonds voor Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1994 Art Transit, de Port à Port, Marseille, France
1994 Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, De Ateliers, Brussels, Belgium
1994 CBK, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
1995 De Begane Grond, Utrecht, The Netherlands (solo)
1995 Hooghuis, Arnhem, The Netherlands (solo)
1996 Stedelijk Museum, Peiling 5, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1996 Museum Booijmans van Beuningen, Unfold, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1997 Schetsopdracht voor Het Bentwoud, Kunstgebouw, Rijswijk, The Netherlands
1998 Exedra, Hilversum, The Netherlands (solo)
1998 Stichting KW14, Imponderabilia, ‘s Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
1998/99 Banket 8, Maddy Arkesteyn and Charlotte Schleiffert, Archipel, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands (duo)
1999 Kunstfeest Het Oude Noorden, locatie de Albert Heijn, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1999 Stichting Plus Min, Renesse, The Netherlands (solo)
2000 Museo laboratorio de Arte Contemporanea, Citta Sant Angelo, Italy
2000 Artissima, Turin, Gallery Sabine Wachters, Italy
2000 Gallery Sabine Wachters, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
2001 Archipel, Een tegoed op de vensterbank, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
2001 Arte Fiera, Bologna, Gallery Sabine Wachters, Italy
2001 Art Brussels, Exciting young artists, Gallery Sabine Wachters, Belgium (solo)
2001 Gallery Brigitte Schenk, Cologne, Germany (solo)
2002 Artis, Pre-fab, ‘s Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
2002 Gallery Sabine Wachters, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
2003 TENT., Wormhole 3, Stepping out sometime else, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2003 Gallery Sabine Wachters, Knokke, Belgium (solo)
2004 Elephant, Chapter 2, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2004 Gallery Sabine Wachters, Knokke, Belgium
2004 Gallery Sabine Wachters, International Photo Festival Knokke-Heist, Belgium (solo)
2004 Gallery Annie Gentils, Freundschaftsmaschine, Antwerp, Belgium
2005 Gallery Sabine Wachters, Summertime, Knokke, Belgium
2006 Gallery Sabine Wachters, Knokke, Belgium
2007 Gallery Sabine Wachters, International Photo Festival Knokke-Heist, Belgium (solo)
2007 Paulo Post Futurum, Breda’s Museum, Breda, The Netherlands
2007 Piers 101, In the space of the uncontrollable moment, the sense of freedom is tangible, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
2008 Gallery Sabine Wachters, End of year accrochage, Knokke, Belgium
2009 Gallery Sabine Wachters, A promise of happiness, 16 photographs, Brussels, Belgium
2009 Gallery Sabine Wachters, International Photo Festival Knokke-Heist, Belgium (solo)
2010 CEAC, Brancusi’s Psychosis goes exotic, Xiamen University Art College, Xiamen, China (solo)
2011 Pictura, Maddy Arkesteyn and Charlotte Schleiffert, When the second voice does not occupy a stable position, Dordecht, The Netherlands (duo)

Publications and articles

1993 Catalogue Kracht van Heden – Fonds BKVB, B. Welters
1994 Catalogue Art Transit – de Port à Port, Marseille
1994 Catalogue De Ateliers 1985-1993
1994 De Witte Raaf nr. 52, Koen Brams
1994 CBK Rotterdam solo catalogue
1995 Metropolis M / nr 2, Maddy Arkesteyn, D. van den Boogerd
1996 H.P.de Tijd / week 12, Expansiedrift, D. van den Boogerd
1996 Catalogue Peiling 5 – Stedelijk Museum
1996 Kunst, Kunst aus den Niederlanden, Jaap Bremer
1998 De Blauwe Kamer, speciale publicatie met betrekking tot Het Bentwoud
1998 Stichting KW14, catalogus Imponderabilia
1999 Acht Banketten in 1998, Het tiende jaar van Archipel, Apeldoorn
1999 Collect/Recollect, Rotterdam City Collection
2001 Kunstbeeld nr 4, Kunstbeurs Brussel; Maddy Arkesteyn, Christine Vuegen
2001 Knack nr 18, Kunstbeurs Brussel, Jan Braet
2001 TV – documentary by Cameo Media / UPC / Maddy Arkesteyn
2002 Argus, Brussel deze week, Sabine Wachters; Maddy Arkesteyn
2003 De Volkskrant, 26-03-03, Reis door het wormgat tussen strip en beeldende kunst, Joost Pollmann
2004 Catalogue, 26ste Internationaal Fotofestival Knokke-Heist
2004 De Tijd, 21-04-04, Fotofestival Knokke, Bert Danckaert
2004 Denieuwe (Art et Amicitiae) 2004, jaargang 8, vreemdeling zijn, by Maddy Arkesteyn
2004 Catalogue, Internationaal Fotofestival Knokke-Heist
2007 Catalogue bij solo, selection of works 1995 – 2007, Eating, bathing, watching tv and making sculptures., text: Marc Van den Bossche (nl) (en)
2007 La libre Belgique, Poésie de la rue, Marie Pok
2008 Artist editions, 12 positions for a blue / white / green plastic bag, Maddy Arkesteyn
2008 Artist editions, A promise of happiness / sixteen photographs, Maddy Arkesteyn
2009 Artist editions, In the space of the uncontrollable moment, the sense of freedom is tangible, Maddy Arkesteyn
2009 Agenda, Brussel deze week, 07-01-09, Tragische schoonheid, A promise of happiness, Yves De Vresse
2010 Common Talk Weekly, 13-10-2010, Brancusis Psychosis visits Xiamen, Sophie Zhu
2010 Xiamen Evening, 09-10-2010, The rope has thousands of knots, Huang Ya Hui
2010 Haixia Living Newspaper Weekly, 21-10-2010, Maddy Arkesteyn, The red ropes and small carts from Xiamen is the material for her sculpture, Miranda Vibert Intimations of Freedom, Brancusi’s Psychosis Goes Exotic, Publication made during a residence at the Chinese European
2010 Art Center (CEAC) in Xiamen, China, text by Anna Luyten and Ilse van Rijn

Residencies

1998 Moving Art Studio, Brussels, Belgium
2003 Cucosa, Rotterdam, TENT, Wormhole 3, Stepping out sometime else
2006 FLACC, Genk, Belgium
2010 Chinese European Art Center (CEAC), Xiamen, China

Maddy Arkesteyn

Collection