The perception of landscape through photography and materiality is the core of my artistic practice. How do you
show the experience of a landscape, and the many layers like history, economics and culture that make up a place?
Through the cycle of photography and material play I investigated the duality between
the perception of a romantic landscape and the economic reality of today’s world.
The photographic image captures presence, but spatial experience and the viewer do not seem to relate well to a flat
two-dimensional image. This is where other techniques come into play: collages, scale models, printing techniques and sculpture.
All are tools that I use strategically to create and stage a spatial experience.
The resulting installations challenge the viewer to walk around and experience materiality.
Slowly the viewer gets introduced to place.
Tanja Engelberts (1987, NL) lives and works in The Hague. She graduated from a master fine art at Chelsea College of Art & Design after studying sculpture and monumental arts in both the Netherlands and Japan.
Her works are included in the collections (a.o.) of Clifford Chance (UK), Nationale Nederlanden (NL) and the Ucross Foundation (USA).
Master Fine art, Chelsea college of art and design, London, United Kingdom
Post Graduate Fine art, Chelsea college of art and design, London, United Kingdom
Toyo institute for art & design, Tokyo, Japan (exchange)
BA Fine art, Sculpture and Monumental arts, AKI ArtEZ, Enschede, The Netherlands
GRANTS / AWARDS
Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Scholarship, Banff Centre for arts and creativity, Canada
Project Investment Grant, Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Pro Research Grant, Stroom, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Stichting IK, residency funded by Mondriaan Fund, NL
Assistance Contribution, i.a.w Laurence Aëgerter, Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Spot Individual Exhibition Grant, Stroom, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Stipend for emerging talent, Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Pro Invest, Stroom, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Clifford Chance Sculpture Award, London, United Kingdom (Winner)
ArtOlive young talent , Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Nominee)
Huygens Scholarship programme, study grant for Tokyo, Japan
ARTIST IN RESIDENCIES
Clifford Chance, United Kingdom
ING Insurance, The Netherlands
Ucross Foundation, USA
The Dark Arts , Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, Canada
Örö Residency Programme, Örö, Finland
De Torenkamer, together with Sander van Wettum, Radio 4, Vondelpark, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Stichting IK, funded by the Mondrian Fund, Oost-Souburg, The Netherlands
Kroonborg, maintenance vessel for offshore production platforms on the North Sea
Ucross Foundation, Wyoming, USA
PAN Amsterdam, Galerie Caroline O'Breen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Place, mini exhibition, Amsterdam, Galerie Caroline O’Breen, The Netherlands
Suspension of Disbelief, Galerie Caroline O’Breen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Energeia Energy Day 2017, Exhibition and guest speaker at congress, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 x 5 Exhibition, Stichting de Grafische Werkplaats, the Hague, The Netherlands
North Sea Offshore, Exhibition, workshop and guest speaker at symposium, Den Helder, The Netherlands
We like art, Art Rotterdam, Van Nellefabriek, The Netherlands
Cities of desire - Stichting IK, Vlissingen, The Netherlands (solo)
Bozeman's Curse - PAN Amsterdam, Seelevel Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Maand van de grafiek - Grafisch Atelier Friesland, The Netherlands
Bozeman's Curse - Seelevel Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Private life / Public space - Seelevel Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Prospects & Concepts, Art Rotterdam, Mondriaan Fonds, Van Nellefabriek, The Netherlands
SNAP 3, Haus der Niederlande, Münster, Germany
Ondertussen, presentation, Stroom, the Hague, The Netherlands (solo)
Doodenboek, permanent installation Oranjehotel, Scheveningen prison, The Netherlands(solo)
Place, Clifford Chance Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
Tanja Engelberts at Ucross, Ucross Foundation, USA (solo)
The Island, Clifford Chance, London, United Kingdom (solo)
Post Graduate Summer Show, MA Fine art Degree Show, London United Kingdom
MA Fine art Interim Show, London, United Kingdom
The Silver City , Dynamo-Expo, Enschede,The Netherlands (solo)
The Final Final, Post Graduate Diploma degree show, London, United Kingdom
Chelsea Salon series, London, United Kingdom
Post graduate Interim Show, London, United Kingdom
Staging the City, ING Insurance, Den Haag, The Netherlands (solo)
Bijzondere Portretten/ Unusual Portraits, Commissioned work, part of community art project for Stichting jonge kunst, KunstWijkRoute, Amersfoort, the Netherlands
Ongekend Talent, Affordable Art Fair, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Art Olive young talent XXL, Westergas fabriek, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Tanja Engelberts in Filter, Filter gallerie, Enschede, the Netherlands (solo)
Inside Out, Graduation show, AKI ArtEZ, Enschede, the Netherlands
City Without Neighbors, To-bi gallery, Toyo Institute for art & design, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Istjärnan 2009/ Icestar 2009, Hällefors, Sweden
All imagery appearing on this website are the exclusive property of Tanja Engelberts,
and are protected under force of international copyright laws.