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

selected press

ELEMENTO, 2016

Contemporary Art Society, 2015

Flash Art, October 2012

Education

  • 2001

    MA, Royal College of Art, London

  • 1998

    BA, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam

  • 1997

    Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town

Solo exhibitions

  • 2020

    Kunstverein Amsterdam (curated by Joost Declercq) (C)

  • 2019

    Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Woning van Wassenhove, Belgium (C)
    Sofie van de Velde, Antwerp, Belgium (curated by Joost Declercq) (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

  • 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

Selected Bibliography

  • 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, www.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.

Publications

  • 2016

    Elemento, Cura.Books, Italy

  • 2011

    Sanctuary: Britain's Artists and Their Studios, Thames & Hudson, 2011.
    Vitamin P2, Phaidon, London.

  • 2010

    British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet, Hayward Gallery Publishing, 2010.
    Newspeak: British Art Now: From the Saatchi Gallery, Booth-Clibborn Editions, 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.

Screenings

  • 2015

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

  • 2014

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

Awards and Grants and residencies

  • 2016

    KNAW/ KNIR Rome residency

  • 2015

    American Academy in Rome

  • 2009

    Stipendium, The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Amsterdam
    SKC Muzeprijs, de Bilt, the Netherlands

  • 2009

    Shortlisted Prix de Rome, the Netherlands

  • 2008

    Shortlisted Wolvecamp prize, the Netherlands

  • 2004

    Stipendium, The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Amsterdam

TALKS AND LECTURES

  • 2019

    Artist Talk, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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