HANNAH MARIA DE GROOT

Artist, writer, thinker, talker

Routes caught in matter

Describing myself from my own perspective, I would say that I'm a route. I go here and there, experience this and that, meet him and her. I follow an unseen line that takes me to places and people. And in the mean while I create stuff. Paintings, objects, sculptures. 

Creating is like going on a walk without knowing where to go. Take a first step, and see where the next one leads, and the next one and the next one. The artwork is done when there are no more steps to take.

As I am, so are each of my works a route. The only difference is that I'm still on my way, while the artworks are routes caught in matter. 


 

EXHIBITIONS / PERFORMANCES 

I AM HERE
21 - 24 November 2019, Brussels, Belgium
Rue St-Georges 2a
Together with Cecile van der Heijden

MUSEUM DE FUNDATIE
Water (group, summer exhibition 2019)
25 May - 1 September 2019
Zomerexpo, Zwolle, The Netherlands

Kasteel Het Nijenhuis

These are the lines (solo, 18 January - 30 March 2019)
Goesting, Falconplein 45, Antwerp, Belgium

De afrekening (spoken word performance) (21 March 2019)
As part of the World-Poetry-Day-For-Life-Marathon
Papa Jos, Blindestraat 39, Antwerp, Belgium


MARTIN VAN BLERK GALLERY
Till the words come
 (solo, 2017)
Antwerp, Belgium

ART POINT GALLERY
Ariadne's thread 
(with Gaiska, 2017)

Art Point Gallery, Le Chateau de Saulon, France

MUSEUM DE FUNDATIE
Water
 (group, Summer exhibition 2017)

Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle, The Netherlands

Lined by HM de Groot (solo, 2017)
Goesting, Falconplein 45, Antwerp, Belgium


PUBLICATIONS


Labour of love, Portrait of a botanical garden
ISBN 9789086596072
VU University Press, 


EDUCATION


Master of Arts Dutch Language and Literature
University of Amsterdam
1996 - 2002

Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp
DKO Painting
‚Äč2015 - 2020