Born 1973, Santpoort, The Netherlands.
Lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Selected Press

Amsterdam Museum, Trailer | Maaike Schoorel on the Willet-Holthuysen House, 4 May 2022
Elemento
, Carving Memories: Photography and Gesture in Maaike Schoorel’s Paintings, Alessandro Rabottini, 2016
Contemporary Art Society
, Maaike Schoorel, Sub-Lo, at Maureen Paley, London, Caroline Douglas, 20 March 2015
Flash Art
, Maaike Schoorel, Michele Robecchi, October 2012

Education

2001

MA, Royal College of Art, London

1998

BA, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam

1997

Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town

Awards and Grants and Residencies

2020

Woning van Wassenhove, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Belgium

2016

KNAW/ KNIR Rome residency

2015

American Academy in Rome

2012

ISCP, New York, NY, USA residency

2009

Stipendium, The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
SKC Muzeprijs, de Bilt, The Netherlands
Shortlisted Prix de Rome, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2008

Shortlisted Wolvecamp prize, the Netherlands

2005

American Academy in Rome

2004

Stipendium, The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Amsterdam

Solo Exhibitions

2023

Maureen Paley, London, UK

2022

Amsterdam Museum, The Willet-Holthuysen House, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (c)

2021

Art Basel, solo presentation curated by Benno Tempel in collaboration with Hauser & Wirth and Art Review, Basel, Switzerland
All About the Animal, Mendes Wood DM, São Paolo, Brazil

2020

Woning van Wassenhove, residency and presentation, Woning van Wassenhove, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium

2019

Leeway, reflection on Guy Mees, Sofie van de Velde, Antwerp, Belgium (C)

2018

Cactus Flower, Clouds & Kiss, Stigter van Doesburg, Amsterdam

2017

London | New York | Rome | Amsterdam, Gemeente Museum Den Hague, The Hague, The Netherlands
Stigter van Doesburg, The Netherlands

2016

Gradient, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
Conversation Piece Part 2: Maaike Schoorel and David Schutter, Fondazione Memmo, Rome, Italy
Island Bar, Stigter van Doesburg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2015

Sub-Lo, Maureen Paley, London, UK

2014

Interiors, Stigter Van Doesburg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2013

Conservatory, Mendes Wood, São Paulo.

2012

Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem
Tribute, Maureen Paley, London, UK

2011

Maaike Schoorel – Zelfportretten & Stillevens, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, London
zwart / wit dagboek, Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam
Maaike Schoorel, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles

2010

Art Features, Art 41 Basel, Galerie Diana Stigter

2009

Nudes and Garden, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles

2008

Album, Museum de Hallen, Haarlem, (C)
Nudes, Maureen Paley, London

2007

Stilleven, Portret, Schutterstuk, Marc Foxx: West Gallery, Los Angeles

2006

Bathing dining garden father daughters beach bed, Maureen Paley, London

2004

Rheinschau art Cologne projects, Galerie Diana Stigter, Cologne, Germany, (C)
Twilight, Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam

2002

Darling Buds, Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam

Group Exhibitions

2020

Artichoke for Dinner, Stigter Van Doesburg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sgabello Collection: In Search of the Miraculous, Project Space On The Inside, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (C)
Chapter 3HREE, Het Hem, Zaandam, The Netherlands (C)
Inner Spaces, The 7th Biennale of Painting, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Woning van Wassenhove, Belgium (C)
Diepgeworteld, Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht, The Netherlands (C)
Binnenshuis, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, Belgium
I am because the other thought about me, Nest, The Hague, The Netherlands
Labyrinth of Solitude, 56 Henry at Metropolitan Museum, New York, NY, USA

2019

LACUNA, curated by Maaike Schoorel, with Lisa Oppenheim, Ferdi and Germaine Kruip at Stigter van Doesburg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Garden of Earthly Delights, Berliner Festspiele, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany (C)
BAC atelier VASC Leuven: The visual science of art conference 2019, Belgium (C)

2018

24 kleurplaten, Billytown, The Hague
Extension Nl, Triumph gallery, Moscow, Russia
Extentsion Nl, SMENA, Center of Modern Culture, Kazan, Russia
Lust, Laughter, Liquor, Sofie van de Velde, Antwerp, Belgium

2017

CONDO 2017: Maureen Paley hosting dépendance, Maureen Paley, London, UK
Abstract Conversations, Rosenfeld Porcini, London, United Kingdom
Rumoer in de stad, Gemeente Museum Den Hague, The Hague, The Netherlands
Anne Collier, William Daniels, Annette Kelm, Carter Mull, David Musgrave, Maaike Schoorel, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, USA

2016

The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed, 20th Sydney Biennale, Sydney, Australia

2015

Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Silence Out Loud, Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen, The Netherlands
TANTRUM, Le Teinturier De Geest, Brussels, Belgium
A Woman’s Hand, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Salon, Kunstverein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2014

Landscape: the Virtual, the Actual, the Possible?, Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, touring to: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA
Variations: Conversations in and Around Abstract Painting, LACMA, Los Angeles, USA
How Soon is Now?, Manifesta Foundation & DutchCulture, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Windows, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, Netherlands
The Peacock, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria
Maaike Schoorel and Michiel Ceulers, The Arts Club, London, UK

2013

Mind is Outer Space, Casey Kaplan, New York
Reading the Surface, David Zwirner, London
Open Studios Iscp – International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York City, USA
But The Clouds, Room East, New York City, USA

2012

Repeat to Fade, Mendes Wood gallery, São Paulo.
Nothing, Like Something Happens Anywhere, Chapter, Cardiff, Wales

2011

Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, Australia.
Saatchi Gallery in Adelaide: British Art Now, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.
Painted Over/Under, LACE, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles.
Painting Between the Lines, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, (C)
What’s Up!, De jongste schilderkunst in Nederland – Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht, USA
Next Season, Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2010

British Art Show 7, Hayward Touring Exhibitions, opening Nottingham, touring to: Hayward Gallery, London, Glasgow and Plymouth, (C)
Newspeak, Saatchi Gallery, London, (C)
Collector’s Items No.2: High Drama: Works from the Collection of Hugo & Carla Brown, The Dutch Cultural Pop-Up Space, London, UK

2009

Visible Invisible: Against the Security of the Real, Parasol Unit, London, (C)
The Other Shore, Dutch Embassy, London, UK.
Obsession: contemporary art from the Lodeveans Collection, University of Leeds, UK
Fallen out of Space, Mol’s place, London (C)
Long Meg, Vilma Gold, London
Obsession for Collection, Summerfield Gallery, University of Gloucestershire, UK.

2008

Roger Hiorns, Christina Mackie, Maaike Schoorel, Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam
Eyes Wide Open – New to the Collection, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.
Nonknowledge, Project Arts Centre, Dublin.
Wolvecamp Prize, Hengelo, Netherlands, (C)
Hiromi Yoshii, Tokyo, Japan

2007

Prix de Rome 2007, de Apple, Amsterdam, (C)
How to Endure, curated by Tom Morton, Athens Biennial, Athens
Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative, curated by Jens Hoffmann, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, (C)
Zes, Marc Foxx, LA, & Harris Lieberman, New York, curated by Marc Foxx, (C)
Double A-Side, Artist’s-Hertogenbosch (a collaboration between Artis, Centre for Fine Art, Stedelijk Museum’s-Hertogenbosch and The Boulevard Theatre Festival).

2006

Just in time, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, (C)
Le Nouveau Siècle, curated by Xander Karskens, Museum van Loon, Amsterdam, (C)
Vincent van Gogh and Expressionism, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

2005

Alex Bircken, Mari Eastman, Maaike Schoorel, Maureen Paley, London
Slow Art, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, (C)
Prague Biennale 2, presentation for Flash Art, Prague, (C)
Two person show with Nathaniel Mellors, IBID Projects, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2004

Must I paint you a Picture?, curated by Pablo Lafuente, Haunch of Venison, London
Concert in the Egg, The Ship, London

2003

Someplace Unreachable, IBID Projects, London
To Avoid the Void, Artwalk, Amsterdam

2002

Koninklijke Subsidie voor Vrije Schilderkunst, Gemeente Museum, The Hague
Band in Crisis, (with Skill 7 Stamina 12), Cooper Gallery, Dundee
Deliberate Regression, Daniel Arnaud Gallery, London
And Other Love Stories, Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam

2001

An Elephant Station, Vilma Gold, London

Screenings

2015

Hollandse Meesters in the 21st Century, Eye Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2014

Maaike Schoorel, Kadist Foundation and Mira Projects, New York, USA

Talks, Lectures and Presentations

2021

Book presentation, Kunstverein Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Book presentation, Kunstmuseum, The Hague, The Netherlands
Book presentation, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, Belgium

2020

Book presentation, Kunstverein Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Book presentation, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Belgium

2019

Artist Talk, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Teacher/adviser until present, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Talk, Art and Science conference, Leuven Belgium, Belgium
(ongoing collaboration with Maarten Wijntjes TU Delft: scientific research in relation to perception of painting)
Teheran jury member/ adviser, MOP, London, UK
Jury member until present, Royal Dutch Painting

2018

Adviser until present, The Mondriaan Fund Foundation
Jury member until present, Jeanne Oosting Painting Prize, The Netherlands

2017

Teacher and Lecturer until 2020, Artez Aki, Enschede, The Netherlands

2016

Artist Lecture, KNAW, Royal Academy of Arts and Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Artist Lecture, KNIR, Rome, Italy

2015

Artist Lecture, American Academy Rome, Rome, Italy
Maaike Schoorel - Towards the Physicality of Space, Kadist, Paris, France (film made by Joey Tang)

2013

Maaike Schoorel - Hollandse Meesters (film made by Carine Bijlsma)
Guest Teacher, Sandberg instituut Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2012

Lecture and committee member until 2016, Parasol Unit, London, UK

Publications

2021

Vera Icon, Nai010 publishers, Amsterdam, 2021

2016

Elemento, Cura.Books, Italy

2012

Sanctuary: Britain's Artists and Their Studios, Thames & Hudson, London, 2012.

2011

Vitamin P2, Phaidon, London.
British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet, Hayward Gallery Publishing, London, 2010.

2010

Newspeak: British Art Now: From the Saatchi Gallery, Booth-Clibborn Editions, London, 2010.

2009

Visible Invisible: Against the Security of the Real, Parasol Unit, London

2008

Album, Museum de Hallen, the Netherlands

2007

Destroy Athens, 1st Athens Beinnial, Athens.
Frieze Art Fair Yearbook 2007-8, Frieze, London.
Prix de Rome, Rijks Akademie, Amsterdam.
Skill 7 Stamina Dead, Skill 7 Stamina 12, 12” vinyl. Limited edition 250.
Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative, curated by Jens Hoffamann, Thomas Dane Gallery, London.

2006

Just in Time, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.
Le Nouveau Siècle, Museum Van Loon, Amsterdam.
Remove Celebrity Centre, Junior Aspirin Records Compilation, Limited edition 250.

2005

The Triumph of Painting, Saatchi Gallery, London.
Prague Bienniale 2, Flash Art, Milan.
Skill 7 Stamina 12 & Socrates that Practices Music, 12-inch record, edition 300.

2004

Rheinschau, Cologne.
Uitgelicht 2004, Fonds voor Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam.
Robotics with Strings, CD with Skill 7 Stamina 12.

2002

Deliberate Regression, Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London.

Selected Bibliography

2022

–––, Trailer | Maaike Schoorel on the Willet-Holthuysen House, amsterdammuseum.nl, 4 May 2022

2021

Sutton, Benjamin, The 10 Best Booths at Frieze New York 2021, artsy.net, 6 May 2021

2019

Devriendt, Indra, Maaike Schoorel, Hart Magazine, May 2019

2018

Den Hartog Jager, Hans, Nederlandse Schilders zijn zoveel beter dan dit, Nieuwe Nederlandse schilders, NRC, 18 July 2018
Dijksterhuis, Edo, In de Ban van de Symbolische Cactus, Parool, 2 November, 2018
van Steenhoven, Kasper, 1 papagaai, 27 kunstenaars, 34 kleurplaten; Billytown, Mister Motley, 7 December 2018 Hendriks, Niek, Galerie sofie van de Velde/Plus One Gallery; Lust, Laughter & Liquor, Lost Painters, 4 May, 2018
Mahiques, Alejandra, Entrevista a la pintora Maaike Schoorel, gacetaholandesa.com, 25 January 2018
Remst, Nadeche, Buiten de Lijntjes kleuren -24 papegaaien in Billy Town, Metropolis m, 18 December, 2018

2017

Ockhuysen, Ronald, Tasten en zoeken naar betekenis, het Parool, 26 August 2017, pp. 16–20
Hoogerwerf, Lisanne, Ingetogen schilderkunst, Den Haag Centraal, 31 August 2017, p. 41
van de Velde, Paola, Speelse doeken, Telegraaf Vrij Magazine, 16 September 2017, p.68
van Leeuwen, Anna, Dit werk werkt hier niet, Volkskrant, 25 October 2017, p.44

2016

Bywater, Jon, 20th Sydney Biennale: The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed, ArtAgenda, art-agenda.com, 4 April 2016

2015

Cumming, Laura, All in the mind’s eye, The Observer, The New Review, 22 March 2015, p 29
Douglas, Caroline, Maaike Schoorel, Sub-Lo, at Maureen Paley, London, contemporaryartsociety.org, 20 March 2015
—-, SUB-LO. Maaike Schoorel, curamagazine.com, 2 April 2015

2014

Deveney, Catherine, Rising Stars of 2015, theguardian.com, 28 December 2014Randall, Brent, Michiel Ceulers and Maaike Schoorel at The Arts Club, huskmagazine.com, 29 January 2014
Winn, Steven, Art Review: ‘Landscape: The Virtual, the Actual, the Possible?’, sfgate.com, 27 October 2014

2013

——–, Mind is Outer Space, cura magazine, July 2013
Smith, Roberta, Mind is Outer Space, The New York Times, 25 July 2013, p. 23

2012

Robecchi, Michele, Maaike Schoorel, Flash Art, October 2012, p.113.
Smyth, Cherry, Nothing Like Something Happens Anywhere, thisistomorrow.info, 17 September 2012.

2011

Leith, Caoimhín Mac Giolla, British Art Show 7, Frieze, January-February 2011, pp.99-100.
Jeffreys, Tom, British Art Show at the Hayward, Spoonfed.co.uk, 15 January 2011.
The Dutch Issue, Litro, issue 102, 2011, cover.
Ward, Ossian, British art burns bright, Time Out, 3 March 2011, p.53.

2010

Cumming, Laura, British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet, guardian.co.uk, 31 October 2010.
Charlesworth, JJ, Visible Invisible, Time Out, 14 January 2010, p.38.
Frane, Crasier, Maaike Schoorel interview, crasierfrane.com, 7 December 2010.
Critics’ Choice: Major Spaces, Time Out, 14 January 2010, p.40.
On The Town: Thomas Scheibitz, Art Review, November 2010, p.188.
Osté, Mariëlle, Moment van Stilte, Elegance, June 2010, pp.120-125.
Luke, Ben, Compared with Whiteread and Hirst, these Saatchi works feel thin and lame, Evening Standard, 26 October 2010, pp. 26-27.

2009

Fisher, Alice, Maureen, Fantastic Man, Autumn/Winter 2009, pp.148-155.
Lehrer-Graiwer, Sarah, Maaike Schoorel, artforum.com, January 2009.
Luke, Ben, Visible Invisible: Against The Security Of The Real, EveningStandard.co.uk, 25 November 2009.
McLean-Ferris, Laura, Visible Invisible; Against the Security of the Real, artreview.com, 26 November 2009.
Miles, Christopher, Maaike Schoorel at Marc Foxx, LA Weekly, 4 February 2009.
Osborne, Hannah, Visible Invisible: Against the Security of the Real, ameliasmagazine.com, 3rd December 2009.
van der Kroef, Saskia, Maaike Schoorel, Artforum, January 2009, p.229.
Wullschlager, Jackie, A force that has driven art for 100 years, FT.com, 28 November 2009.

2008

Andriessen, Mischa, Verdwijnkunst die eist, Het Financiele Dagblad, 20 September 2008.
Darley, Esther, Slow art van Maaike Schoorel, Knunstbeeld.Nl, October 2008.
Dost, Leonard, ‘Almost Unattainable by the eye’, De Volkskrant, 7 October 2008.
den Hartog Jager, Hans, ‘Aan het wit ontworsteld de leegtes van Maaike Schoorel’, NRC Handelsblad, 19 September 2008, p.12.
Herbert, Martin, Maaike Schoorel, Frieze, June 2008, pp. 228-229.
van Hoore, Cees, Schilderen, Ongrijpbaar als Muziek, Haarlems Dagblad, 10 September 2008.
Philby, Charlotte, My Home: Beyond the pale, The Independent: Property, 27 February 2008, pp.1-3.
Finel Honigman, Ana, A whiter shade of pale, style.com, Tuesday 04 March 2008.
Exley, Roy, Maaike Schoorel, Flash Art, May-June 2008.
Van de Velde, Paola, ‘Maaike Schoorel, paints nothing and at the same time everything; seemingly empty canvasses full of color’, De telegraaf, 30 September 2008.

2007

Alemani, Cecilia, Critics’ Picks: How to Endure, Artforum.com, 4 October 2007.
Brooks, Amra, Must See Art: Maaike Schoorel at Marc Foxx, LA Times, 19 January 2007.
Coomer, Martin, Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative, Modern Painters, June 2007, pp.114-115.
Griffin, Jonathan, Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative, Frieze, May 2007, p157.
de Jongh, Xandra, Prix de Rome: de longlist, Maaike Schoorel, Kunstbeeld.nl, June 2007, p5.
Lafuente, Pablo, Maaike Schoorel: Magic Eyes, Flash Art, March/ April 2007, pp. 110-111.
True, Everett, Skill 7 Stamina 12, Plan B, March 2007.

2006

Commandeur, Ingrid, Bathing Dining Garden Father Daughters Beach Bed: Maaike Schoorel’s Shadow Play, Metropolis M no. 6, December/ January 2006/07, pp.92-94.
Finel Honigman, Ana, London Horticulture, Artnet Magazine.
Keijer, Kees, Kunst Kopen: Voorstellen aan gemeente in het Stedelijk, Het Parool, 2 December 2006, pp.32-33.
Top 100 Artists, Flash Art, October 2006, pp.68-69.

2005

Elle, July 2005, p. 29.
Gill, AA, It’s Art, The Sunday Times Magazine, 9 January 2005.
Grainger, Lisa, Meet at the Fair, Sunday Times Style, 16 October 2005.
Heingartner, Douglas, Maaike Schoorel, Flash Art, January – February 2005, p120-121.
Mikucionyte, Rita, Impression: Holland’s Landscape, Seven Art Days, 2005, p8.
Piktyte, Aleksandra, Between Light and Darkness, Lietuvos Zinios, 23 September 2005.
Sholis, Brian, Alex Bircken, Mari Eastman and Maaike Schoorel, artforum.com, May 2005.
Thornton, Sarah, The Power 100, Art Review, November 2005, p101.
A pair of foreign artists will be presented with music, Lietuvos Rytas, 24 September 2005.
Must I Paint You a Picture?, Time Out London, 12 January 2005.

2004

Burnett, Craig, Must I Paint You a Picture?, The Guardian Guide, 4-10 December 2004.
de Vries, Marina, Tekenen en Schilderen zijn terug, de Volkskrant, 8 September 2004.
Keijer, Kees, Knalhard of Subtiel: de schilderskunst is terug, Het Parool, 1 September 2004.
Nebelung, Sigrig, Entdeckungen auf der Rheinschau, Handelsblatt, 29 October 2004.
Tepel, Oliver, Popauswege Last Exit Avantgarde, Maaike Schoorel, Spex, December 2004.
Southgate, Nick, Skill 7 Stamina 12, The Wire, August 2004.
Diana Stigter, Amsterdam: Maaike Schoorel, 2004, p46.
Skill 7 Stamina 12, HIMTM, Winter 2004 – 05, p20.

2003

Glover, Michael, Rising to Painting’s Challenge, The Independent, 6 January 2003.
Monshouwer, Saskia, Maaike Schoorel, Kunstbeeld, February 2003.
Someplace Unreachable, Kunstforum, 2003.

2002

Exley, Roy, London: Danielle Arnaud Gallery, Contemporary, November 2002.
Reiders, Arjan, Alles kan weer in de schilderskunst, Het Parool, 18 October 2002.
Smith, Dan, Deliberate Regression, Art Monthly, November 2002.

Public Collections

ABN AMRO Collection, The Netherlands
Rabo Art Collection, The Netherlands
Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, Australia
Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
Frans Hals Museum, the Netherlands
Gemeente Museum, The Hague, The Netherlands
The Warehouse, Dallas, USA
LA County Museum, Los Angeles, USA
Kadist Foundation, Paris and San Francisco, France and USA
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
De la Cruz Collection, Miami, USA
Saatchi Art Collection, London, UK
The Ekard Collection, The Netherlands
Collezione La Gaia, Italy Lodevans collection, London, UK
Fondazione Memmo Art Collection, Rome, Italy
La Gaia Fondazione, Busca, Italy