Paper Positions Berlin

Welcome to Paperposition Berlin with Movinggallery!
April 25 – 28 / Booth 005

I am happy to participate together with Sarah van der Pols & Alexandra Duprez at this years Paper Positions. Come and check out booth 05 with Moving Gallery! 

I will be present at the opening on April 25 and most of the days of the fair. Let me know if you want to meet up.

25 – 28 April
booth 05
Info Opening times & Tickets:

Deutsche Telekom Hauptstadtrepräsentanz
Französische Strasse 33 a-c
10117 Berlin

Voorjaarssalon Pulchri Studio

Opening Voorjaarssalon & Jacob Hartog Prijs 2023:  Saturday 30th of March 17 – 18 pm by Dennis Mansell. I will be present during the opening.

The Voorjaarssalon is an exhibition with recent works by Pulchri members. Come and check out my work and the beautiful exhibition spaces of Pulchri! 

Open April 1 – 28  
Tuesdays – Sundays 12:00 – 17:00 hrs
Mesdagzaal / Weissenbruchzaal / Hardenbergzaal 
Lange Voorhout 15
2514 EA Den Haag

Ripple, new series for WeLikeArt

ripple I

I’ve made a new series of 5 called Ripple. Now available @welikeart!

check out Welikeart for price and availability

Broken Suns, solo @MunicipalBonds

solo municipal bonds

Most welcome to my second solo with Municipal Bonds gallery @minnesotastreetprojects!
Oct 4 – Nov 25 – 2023

First Saturday Reception | Saturday, October 7 | 12-7pm
Artist Reception | Saturday, November 4 | 4-7pm

Municipal Bonds is twice pleased to inaugurate our new, expanded space at Minnesota Street Project with Zaida Oenema: Broken Suns, on view from October 4 to November 25, 2023. The Dutch/Finnish artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery presents her dynamic yet contemplative reliefs on paper. Drawn, cut, burned, and folded—Oenema’s new body of work features meticulous abstractions of ephemerality in nature.

for more info or for an exhibition overview, pleas visit Municipal Bonds

San Fransisco Art Market

Excited to be part of San Fransisco Art Market with Municipal Bonds!


APRIL 20 – 23, 2023 


Opening Evening
Thursday, April 20: 6–9pm 

All Public Days
Friday, April 21: 11am–7pm
Saturday, April 22: 11am–7pm
Sunday, April 23: 11am–6pm

Through the Grid

throhg the grid flyer

Studio Onvervalst asked me to make a screenprint for the exhibition Through the Grid at . Welcome to ACEC Apeldoorn to see the result!

Je bent van harte uitgenodigd voor de groepstentoonstelling Through the Grid. Het grid werd al door oude meesters als hulpmiddel ingezet om ruimtelijke verhoudingen over te kunnen zetten naar het platte vlak. Zo bracht het raster orde en structuur in het ontleden van de werkelijkheid. Het bood houvast om natuurgetrouw objecten, mensfiguren of een landschap te visualiseren zonder het verlies van dieptewerking.

In de groepstentoonstelling Through the Grid onderzoekt Studio Onvervalst door de zeefdruk, ism hedendaagse kunstenaars, de rol van het raster in de abstracte beeldtaal. Niet ingezet als hulpmiddel voor een vertaling van de werkelijkheid, het vormt nu zelf het onderwerp van het artistieke uitgangspunt. Een vooraf bepaalde ordelijke structuur die wordt gevolgd of verstoord. Als een gerasterd systeem met opgelegde beperkingen dat zich uitstrekt tot in het oneindige.

Met werk van

Sigrid Calon, Erris Huigens, Guido Nieuwendijk, Zaida Oenema, Bertjan Pot, Clary Stolte, Graphic Surgery, Boris Tellegen, Vincent Uilenbroek, Marije Vermeulen en Jan Maarten Voskuil.

zaterdag 8 april 16u
De tentoonstelling loopt daarna van zaterdag 8 april t/m zondag 14 mei
open op vrijdag t/m zondag van 12 – 17 uur

ACEC Apeldoorn, Roggestraat 44, 7311 CD Apeldoorn

Voorjaarssalon Pulchri Studio

voorjaarssalon pulcjri studio

The Voorjaarssalon is an exhibition with recent works by Pulchri members. Come and check out my work and the beautiful exhibition spaces of Pulchri! 

Opening: Saturday 1 April 17 – 18 pm Opening Voorjaarssalon & Jacob Hartog Prijs 2023 
Mesdagzaal / Weissenbruchzaal / Hardenbergzaal 

Open April 1 – 30  
Tuesdays – Sundays 12:00 – 17:00 hrs
Lange Voorhout 15
2514 EA Den Haag

Art on Paper, Amsterdam

March 16 – 20 with MovingGallery
booth 30, Welcome!


From Thursday, March 16 to Sunday, March 19, 2023,

A new international edition of the contemporary art fair Art on Paper Amsterdam.
This annual event specializes in work on and made of paper, brought by approximately 25 Dutch and 25 foreign galleries.

Location: Gas holder Westergas, Klönneplein 1, 1014 DD Amsterdam
Hours: March 16, 2023 6-9 PM (opening), March 17-19 11 AM-6 PM
tickets: artonpaperamsterdam

Poetic Systems

Welcome to the opening of the exhibition Poetic Systems on Sunday 27th of November at gallery JoLi (Urmond) by Joery Wilbers, director of museum De Domijnen (Sittard) at 14:00 hrs.

The exhibition Poetic Systems shows artworks by three artists; Zaida Oenema, Fiene Scharp and Gerda Kruimer.
All work within their own system of grids with personal rules, of repetition, rhythm and structure, among others. They cut and/or burn in “fragile” material such as paper. The handwork creates barely visible imperfections and irregularities.
The title Poetic Systems encompasses the formal approach softened by the poetic handwriting.

In the gallery space, the artists have created a subtle gridwork on the floor and walls that perfectly matches their artworks. 

The exhibition runs until Sunday January 22, 2023
Galerie JoLi, Holsberg 81A, 6129 KM, Urmond (NL)
Open every Saturday and Sunday from 1-5 pm
and by appointment

Big Art, Bijlmerbajes

Welcome to see my work at Big Art!

Big Art is a pop-up platform for XL artworks and huge design objects, brought to you by a blend of established artists and designers as well as upcoming talents. Every year BIG ART occupies a special building in or around Amsterdam where dozens of galleries, artists and designers fill the place with a unique mix of monumental paintings and drawings, large sculptures and photographs, mesmerizing lightart and impressive interactive installations. On show, and for sale!

Converstations in the Dark

Group Show Municipal Bonds, San Francisco
June 25 – August 20, 2022

contours (pink)

Welcome to the summer group show at Municipal Bonds, @minnesotestreetprojects.
More info at

Out now: Weten wat je ziet

Out now: the book Weten wat je ziet, 30 atelierbezoeken door Alex de Vries Published by Mr Motley and Uitgeverij De Zwaluw

Alex de Vries visited me in 2018 in my studio and we had lengthy conversations about my work and the shift from photography and video to what I do now. This interview was published back then in the online magazine of Mr Motley and is included in this book where they chose 30 artists (of the 130 visits de Vries made) to publish it in a beautifully printed version.
The book can be ordered at Mr.Motley (in Dutch only) for € 34,95.

Art Rotterdam @WeLikeArt

Welcome to Art Rotterdam 2022 @vannellefactory
Booth 1, with WeLikeArt, right at the entrance of the main section.

Art Rotterdam

Thursday 19 – Sunday 22 May 2022
11 am – 7 pm
tickets (time-slot) available through:

KunstRAI Amsterdam

KUNSTRAI 2022 will take place from 13 – 18 April
Booth 12 with galerie Helder

Opening Hours:
Wednesday 13 April 4 – 9 pm (opening)
Thursday 14 April noon – 9 pm
Friday 15 April noon – 9 pm
Saturday 16 April 11 am – 6 pm
Sunday 17 April 11 am – 6 pm
Monday 18 April 11 am – 6 pm

for more info and tickets:

Solo @galerie Helder, Den Haag

Time is of Essence
April 2 – May 7 2022
Opening: April 2, 2-5 pm
I will be present for the artist reception!

“The title of the exhibition refers to the poem of the same name by Robert Weston. It says a lot about the work and method of Zaida Oenema (NL, 1981). She builds her oeuvre with attention and perfection; whereby liquid time solidifies in her concentrated works.

You see a line, even many lines, or a stripe and several stripes. Then again you see a cut, not shorter or longer than necessary, but exactly as intended. The works consist of innumerable cuts, hatches, stripes, lines or curves; arranged one after the other, singular or multiple and all with extreme precision. Oenema uses minimal techniques such as a soldering iron, scalping knife, pencil and gluing. And different types of paper distinguish the works in complexity, both in appearance and meaning.

The mostly Japanese scooping paper is chosen for its specific properties. So that, for example, after gluing sheets of thin paper, the planned treatment is still possible. These aspects are tangible and visible in Oenema’s work. The result looks minimalistic but stems from maximum performance.”

galerie Helder

Solo @Municipal Bonds, San Fransisco

Super excited to share with you the news of my very first solo outside The Netherlands at Municipal Bonds!

The exhibition A Clear Day will be on show from February 19 – April 16 2022.

Please read the press-release and feel free to have a look at the beautiful website of Municipal Bonds!

video-portret museum CODA

A short video portret was shot for CODA paper art 2021.

It’s a one-minute introduction of the work I made for this exhibition.

New edition for We Like Art @ Art Rotterdam

Sneak peek NEW We Like Art edition!

Soon there will be a new edition available at WeLikeArt 

7 brand new, unique & handmade burnings, gently priced and on show at Art Rotterdam 

Launch: ART Rotterdam
1 – 4 July, Van Nelle Factory
booth 2 and 3 (main section)

Make sure you book a time-slot!

CODA Paper Art 2021

05 June 2021 – 09 January 2022
Welcome to visit Coda Paper Art 2021!
I will parttake with 48 other artists with 3 works, of which 2 were especially made for this exhibition.


Museum CODA Apeldoorn
More information about opening times and reserving a time-slot:


Every other year CODA Paper Art presents paper art ranging from small works of art, objects and jewellery to life-size installations. While some artists highlight a social or topical theme, others tell a (material) technical story with their work, or highlight the craftsmanship of paper art. The exhibition shows how many different perspectives and dimensions there are in paper art, how boundaries are shifted and how new techniques and digitalisation are used by the makers to realise their work. There is also a renewed appreciation for nature as a source of inspiration and a number of artists react with their work to current events and the large amount of images that we see every day.

The works of art in this exhibition were made by 48 artists from the Netherlands and abroad. 

Duo Show ‘positioning’ @ gallery Helder

17 October – 14 November 2020

Welcome to the exhibition ‘Positioning‘ at Helder, together with Stephan van den Burg. We both present new works.

Opening: Saturday 17 October 13 – 18 hrs, please reserve your time-slot through the gallery.
Artist talk: Saturday 7th of November 13 – 18 hrs. Please reserve a time-slot


1 – 4 October 2020
Hembrug terrein, Zaandam

Welcome to Big Art 2020, at the Hembrug terrein in Zaandam.
You’ll find my work in hall B, number 04.

Parking is free! – You can also hop on bus 63 from Zaandam Station (they have OV bikes available)
Tickets: 12,50 pp, children up to 11 years for free.
More info + book your tickets on

Dates: Thursday 1 until Sunday October 4
Location: Hembrugterrein, Projectfabriek, Middenweg 63 Zaanstad
Open: daily 11 am – 7 pm

Gallery Ursula Wachter, Dresden

4/9 – 31/10 2020 – Groupshow CC#6
Opening: 4 Okt 16.00 – 21.00 hrs

Gallery Ursula Walter
Neustädter Markt 10, Am Goldenen Reiter,
01097 Dresden
Öffnungszeiten: Do – Fr  15 – 18 Uhr, Sa 12 – 16 Uhr

Beeldentuin Achter de Westduinen

July 2nd – Sept 19th – 2020

Delayed with a month (covid), the sculpture garden is opening! I’ve made an outdoor work especially for this beautiful garden in Ouddorp, Zeeland. Also some of my paperwork is on show in one of their pavillions. 


On July 2 the sculpture garden will open its doors and you can visit Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 – 17 hrs.

reservation is not necessary, only for lunch (recommended!)

More info is to be found on

or on their insta  / facebook page

IN & OUT Gallery Helder

June 12 –  July 18

Group show at gallery Helder with art on paper and sculptures.

The works will be changed and rearranged during the exhibition period. For more info see gallery Helder.


With works from Bas Lobik – Bas Wiegmink – Cecilia Vissers – Cian Yu Bai – David Engel – Elka Oudenampsen – Hans Lemmen – Hans van der Ham – Inez Smit – Marcel Wesdorp – René Korten – Shigeo Arikawa – Sigrid van Woudenberg – Stephan van den Burg – Ton Kraayeveld – Zaida Oenema

SKETS Tekenbiennale

10 – 25 Oktober 2020

Art Rotterdam @WeLikeArt

art rotterdam, we like art

From February 6 – 9 Art Rotterdam takes place again in the Van Nelle Factory, Rotterdam.
I will be part of this wonderful art fair with We Like Art, their booth is directly left after the entrance
More info is to be found on Art Rotterdam website.

Grote Nederlandse Kunstkalender

11 January is my day!
My work Burning (Wind) is in The Big Dutch Artcalendar 2020

Drawing Festival Helder

drawing festival galerie helder

Coming Saturday, October 12 at 16:00-18:00 hrs the opening of the drawing festival at Gallery Helder will take place.
A group show with works on paper, focusing on the poetics of the works.

Artist: @stephanvandenburg @niels_janssen_artist @hans.van.der.ham @Robinkolleman @Hanslemmen.artist @romymuijrers @paulnassenstein #zaidaoenema #henryplaat @marisarappard @_tanja.smit_ @sander_wiersma @sigridvanwoudenberg

gallery Helder
Tasmanstraat 188 Den Haag
Galerie Helder.

Ex-Mekh-Live at Quartair

proof of play at quartair

A 3 day- participation with my work “Proof of Play” during the exhibition Ex-Mekh at Quartair in The Hague. The work is made specially for – and as a reaction on – the exhibition itself. Durin these 3 days many performances will be given and will come every day to re-install and adjust my work.
From 13:00-17:00 hrs. Welcome!

Art on Paper Amsterdam 26/9/19 till 29/9/19

artonpaper amsterdam 2019

I’m pleased to invite you to the opening of Art On Paper, an artfair at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. With Gallery Helder, booth 16.


Opening at 26/09/19, 17:00-21:00 hrs. I will be present Welcome!
For more info: Art on Paper Amsterdam.

PICK ME! WeLikeArt @ Collectie de Groen 14/9/19 till 23/12/19

I’m pleased to invite you to the opening of PICK ME!, a Group-exhibition by We Like Art at Collectie de Groen Arnhem, The Netherlands

Opening at 14/09/19. I will be present Welcome!


de Groen
Weverstraat 40
6811EM Arnhem
7311 CD Apeldoorn
For more info: Collectie de Groen.


PICK ME! Verkooptentoonstelling met werk van 75 toonaangevende kunstenaars
We Like Art is komend najaar te gast bij Collectie De Groen in Arnhem. In de zalen van het monumentale gebouw in de binnenstad is een groot overzicht te zien van 75 toonaangevende kunstenaars: keramiek, fotografie, schilderkunst en kunstenaarsedities. Een extraverte en uitbundige introductie op de kunst van vandaag.


We Like Art en De Groen willen het plezier van kunst beleven en kopen overdragen op de bezoeker. Alle werken in de tentoonstelling zijn te koop, met prijzen vanaf € 300,-. Diverse kunstwerken zijn te koop met de KunstKoopregeling van het Mondriaanfonds.


image pick me, by Koen Taselaar.

Opening CC#5 at ACEC Apeldoorn 05/04/19 – 05/05/19

I’m pleased to invite you to the opening of Contemporary Contemplations #5 at ACEC, Apeldoorn where I will show new work.

Opening at 11/05/19 16 hrs. I will be present Welcome!

The exhibition runs until the 23rd of June.


Roggestraat 44
7311 CD Apeldoorn
Opening times: wednesdays – sundays: 12.00-17.30 hrs


Contemporary Contemplations is an initiative of artists Gerda Kruimer and René Eicke. The exhibition shows artworks in which repetition plays an important role.


The traveling exhibition Contemporary Contemplations was shown for the first time in March 2018 in Arti et Amicitae in Amsterdam, then in Kunstquartier Bethanien in Berlin, in Kunsthaus Erfurt, PHK18 in Rotterdam and has now settled in ACEC Apeldoorn. In addition to the artists of the first hour, artists are added to each exhibition to match the theme. This time: Cees Andriessen from Apeldoorn.


For more info: acec / CC#5.

Drawing Online / Gallery Viewer 05/04/19 – 05/05/19

drawing online galleryviewer exhibition

I’m pleased to participate with gallery Helder at the online exhibition at Gallery Viewer – Drawing Online
Opening 5th of April at 16 hrs Online only!
Until 5ht of May 2019. 

Please click here to see my page in the exhibition.
and here for all participants on Gallery Viewer.


All participating galleries: TORCH, Willem Baars Projects, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Dudokdegroot, Helder, Van de Berge, Frank Taal, Slewe, Franzis Engels, Gerhard Hofland, Van Gelder, Borzo, Fontana, Kers, Annet Gelink, Rutger Brandt, Ron Mandos, Vriend van Bavink.


KunstRAI Amsterdam 17 – 22 april 2019

kunstrai, amsterdam 2019

Together with gallery Helder I’ll be showing work at the 35th edition of the KunstRai in Amsterdam.
Come and visit us at booth 55
17 – 22 april 2019
Amstelhal (Hal 7) Amsterdam RAI
more info:

We Like Art @ Art Rotterdam 07.02.-10.02.2019

art rotterdam 2019, we like art

This year WeLikeArt will be present on Art Rotterdam and I’m very pleased to be part of this again. Come and check their booth! (no 2 & 4 directly after the entrance) 7 – 10 Feb. Van Nelle Factory
more info: ArtRotterdam & WeLikeArt


Contemporary Contemplations at PHK18, Rotterdam 20.01.-29.03.2019

invitation CC4 at #PHK18 rotterdam

Centered around artists focussing on repetition, rhythm, and gestures with an emphasis on the moment and feeling of duration.


After the success of CONTEMPORARY CONTEMPLATIONS at Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam, Kunstquartier Bethanien in Berlin and KUNSTHAUS ERFURT in 2018, the show will travel to Rotterdam to PHK18 with three additional artists invited by Marleen van Wijngaarden, curator at PHK18 in Rotterdam.


The opening event will be on Sunday 20th januari 3-6pm, and the exhibition will continue until the 29th of March.


artists:Linda Arts (N) / Isabelle Borges (D) / Bram Braam (N/D) / Piet Dieleman (N) / Marieke van Diemen (N) / René Eicke (D/N) / Carina Ellemers (N) / Ditty Ketting (N) / Gracia Khouw (N) / Peter K. Koch (D) / Gerda Kruimer (N) / Annekatrin Lemke (D) / Bas Lobik (N) / Zaida Oenema (N) / Dag Przybilla (D) / Patricia Westerholz (D) / Yumiko Yoneda (J/N)


Location: Bureau voor Kunst | PHK18
Prins Hendrikkade 18
3071 KB Rotterdam


The Netherlands more info:PHK18

Contemporary Contemplations at Kunsthaus Erfurt, DE 07.09.-02.11.2018

This time the exhibition Contemporary Contemplations will be continued at Kuntshaus Erfurt, Germany


With Linda Arts, Isabelle Borges, Bram Braam, DAG, Piet Dieleman, Marieke van Diemen, René Eicke, Carina Ellemers Peter K.Koch, Gerda Kruimer, Annekatrin Lemke, Bas Lobik, Zaida Oenema, Yumiko Yoneda

Opening: Friday at 20:00 hrs
Open: Tuesdays to Fridays, 12-18 hrs
Location: Monique Förster, Leiterin, Michaelisstraße 34, D-99084 Erfurt
more info: Kunsthaus Erfurt

Contemporary contemplations at Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin 27 – 29 July

During the Berlin Biennial the exhibition Contemporary Contemplations will be continued in Kunstlerhaus Bethanien

Opening: Friday at 19:00 hrs
Open: Friday – Sunday: 13.00 – 17.00 hrs
location: Kunstquartier Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin

Paper Biennial museum Rijswijk 12 Jun – 07 Oct 2018

Since 1996 Museum Rijswijk has hosted prestigious exhibitions on international paper art. Each show exhibits a surprising collection of artworks because contemporary art is constantly changing.

The biennials are never themed. However, the 18 international artists participating in this edition have something in common, besides the use of paper: they take inspiration from nature. This can be in physical terms, making paper from pure plant fibres – cooked, flattened, dried and, sometimes, mixed with other natural ingredients. Paper pulp might be kneaded or poured into unique shapes, and once dry, cut, folded and twisted. Nature is also a source of inspiration in conceptual terms: odes to what nature generates, spores of change and capturing something transient. Those who love pure abstraction will also find something in this biennial. But don’t be surprised if you encounter a link to the natural environment here, too.


An illustrated catalogue of the Rijswijk Paper Biennial 2018 (Dutch/English) will be available. Author: art historian Frank van der Ploeg.


artists: Claire le Breton (FR), Viviane Colautti Ivanova (FR), Jocelyn Châteauvert (US), Ai Hashimoto (JP/NL), Sytske de Jong (NL), Ute Krautkremer (DE), Linda Leeuwestein (NL), Sonata Lepaitė (LT/NL), Aja von Loeper (DE), Zaida Oenema (NL), Dominique Rousseau (FR), Andy Singleton (GB), Nadja Schöllhammer (DE) Annita Smit (NL), Magda Soboń (PL), Anna J. van Stuijvenberg (NL), Angelique van der Valk (NL), Mathilde van Wijnen (NL)


Open: Tuesday t/m Sunday: 11.00 – 17.00 hrs
location: Herenstraat 67 / 2282 BR Rijswijk
More information is to be found on the website of museum Rijswijk

Exhibition @ Arti et Amicitiae

Contemporary Contemplations toont werk van kunstenaars in wiens werk herhaling een rol speelt. Zij gebruiken herhaling als vorm of laten vorm door herhaling ontstaan.

Zondag 8 april ben ik rond 14.00 aanwezig om het e.e.a. te vertellen over mijn werk, wees welkom!

Kunstenaars: Linda Arts, Piet Dieleman, Marieke van Diemen, René Eicke, Carina Ellemers, Gerda Kruimer, Bas Lobik, DAG Przybilla, Zaida Oenema, Yumiko Yoneda Samenstelling: René Eicke en Gerda Kruimer.

Openingstijden: dinsdag t/m zondag 12:00 – 18:00
entre: 3 euro
locatie: Arti et Amicitiae / Rokin 112, 1012 LB Amsterdam
Meer info vind u op de website van Arti

Artikel mijn werk Mr Motley

Lees het artikel van Alex de Vries online op Mr Motley

We Like Art secret postcard sale @ Westergasfabriek

Secret Postcard Sale. Dit wordt echt een klapper een week voor kerst. We brengen een grote reeks werken op ansichtkaart-formaat van toonaangevende kunstenaars. Elk werk hangt straks anoniem in de presentatie en elk werk kost slechts 100 euro. Een prachtige manier om voor een klein bedrag een kunstwerk te scoren. Na afloop hoor je als koper van wie je een werkje hebt gekocht.

Er doen 142 toonaangevende kunstenaars mee. Kan je niet wachten en wil je zeker weten dat je met een werkje naar huis gaat?
Kom dan naar de speciale Preview night. (koop je kaartje hier. )

vrijdag 15 dec PREVIEW 19.00 – 21.00 uur
Zaterdag 16 december van 11 t/m 18:00 uur
Zondag 17 december van 11 t/m 18:00 uur
Donderdag 21 december van 11 t/m 18:00 uur
Vrijdag 22 december van 11 t/m 18:00 uur
Donderdag 28 december van 11 t/m 18:00 uur
Vrijdag 29 december van 11 t/m 18:00 uur
Lees alle info over de SPS op: WeLikeArt

Big Art


The opening & all days were very well visited. The atmosphere has been very good, My work ‘The Perfect Dot’ is liked by visitors.
Thanks to you all!.
Photos by Jan Eric Visser.

Big Art

I will be joining Big Art II with my work ‘The Perfect Dot’ along with other great installations.

More info is to be found on their facebook page or on
Download the press release here as pdf (331kb, in Dutch).

Interview & Artist Page on We Like Art


Have a look at this lovely website, enjoy reading the interview about my current work and feel free to buy some of it…! 
We like Art – Zaida Oenema

Finissage The Sound of Silence

Friday 3rd of February 16.00 – 19.00
I will be there! Welcome!

Upcoming: Art Rotterdam

Feb 8 – 12 / Editions & Multiples
Booth 51 / Up Memory lane 30 years RAM, Berry Koedam.
Van Nellefabriek. Rotterdam.

Group exhibition on 30 years of RAM with 30 artists. Also with a special publication of these 30 years of RAM with work of 83 artists who had a solo-exhibition at RAM these past 30 years.
with: Karin Arink, Marjolijn van den Asssem, Jurgen Bey, Marinus Boezem, Robin Kolleman, Pieter Laurens Mol, Zaida Oenema, Vanessa Jane Phaff, Jan Eric Visser et al.

For more information and tickets see

Upcoming: We like Art @ Art Rotterdam

Feb 8 – 12 / Editions & Multiples
Group show at the Schiegebouw Rotterdam.
For more information and tickets see

Jaap Scholten & The Mourning Glories

01 dec 2016 | Sunday 11 December from 3 – 5 pm at gallery Untitled

Met hun prachtige stemmen, tokkelbanjo, zingende zagen en speciekuipbas snijden The Mourning Glories recht in je ziel. Verwacht murder ballads, ukulele met slechte whisky en meerstemmige zang met diepe droefenis. Een klaagzang op het leven, guaranteed to swoon. photo by © Jaap van der Blom

Avonturier en schrijver Jaap Scholten zal komen vertellen over o.a. zijn beren- en wolvenverhalen. Met zijn werk ontving hij onder meer de Libris Geschiedenis Prijs en werd hij geselecteerd voor de shortlist van de Bob den Uyl-prijs. Ook schreef hij jarenlang een column in het NRC en presenteerde hij het VPRO-programma Oostwaarts, waarin hij op zoek ging naar de vergeten werelden van het oude Oost-Europa.

Het evenement vindt plaats in de duo-tentoonstelling The Sound of Silence, waarin Zaida Oenema en Lenny Oosterwijk fotografie, knipsels en tekeningen laten zien die geïnspireerd zijn op de natuur.

Voor meer informatie en kaartverkoop (€10,- per stuk) zie de pagina Presents

Koert van Mensvoort & Gery Mendes

26 okt 2016 | Sunday 25 November from 3 – 5 pm at gallery Untitled

Grote Prijs van Nederland-winnaar Gery Mendes en TEDx-talk spreker Koert van Mensvoort

Weer twee mooie namen voor de volgende Gallery Untitled Presents!
Gery Mendes won o.a. de Grote Prijs van Nederland als beste muzikant en is bij het grote publiek bekend van het programma de Beste Singer-Songwriter. Bovendien leerde de rest van Nederland hem afgelopen jaren kennen dankzij zijn rol in het hiphop-orkest van Kyteman. Dr. ir. Koert van Mensvoort is als kunstenaar, technoloog en filosoof het meest bekend vanwege zijn TED-talks en zijn Next Nature filosofie. Zo ontwikkelde hij Het Kweekvlees Kookboek. Dit prijswinnende boek maakt tastbaar welke kweekvlees gerechten mogelijk in de toekomst op ons bord belanden. Voor nu: goed voer voor discussie!

Het evenement vindt plaats in de duo-tentoonstelling The Sound of Silence, waarin Zaida Oenema en Lenny Oosterwijk fotografie, knipsels en tekeningen laten zien die geïnspireerd zijn op de natuur.

Voor meer informatie en kaartverkoop (€10,- per stuk) zie de pagina Presents

Duo-exhibition The Sound of Silence

01 nov 2016 | November – December at gallery Untitled

In duo-tentoonstelling The Sound of Silence laten Zaida Oenema en Lenny Oosterwijk fotografie, knipsels en tekeningen zien die geïnspireerd zijn op de natuur.

De gedetailleerde tekeningen van Zaida Oenema zijn gemaakt in een stressvolle periode. Haar verlangen naar een uitweg naar stilte groeide in hoog tempo. Stilte in letterlijke zin van het ontbreken van menselijk geluid, maar gaandeweg ook een verlangen naar stilte als een equivalent van rust en vreugde. In de knipsels gaat Zaida Oenema een stap verder en probeert ze niet zozeer de plek of het verlangen naar zo’n plek te tekenen, maar zoekt door het minutieus werken met een scalpel als een een vorm van concentratie-oefening de stilte op.

Zilveren Camera-winnaar Lenny Oosterwijk vindt in de natuur zijn inspiratie. Zo maakt hij voor het project Heraclitus al een aantal jaren foto’s van rivieren tot ongrijpbare, bijna abstracte beelden. De rivier als symbool voor oneindige beweging. Of, zoals de filosoof Heraclitus het verwoordde,‘No man steps in the same river twice’. In 2014 maakt hij binnen dezelfde thematiek de film Heraclitus. De film werd geselecteerd en vertoond op het Internationaal Filmfestival Rotterdam.

Voor meer informatie en kaartverkoop voor de events zie Presents

Affordable Artfair Amsterdam

26 okt 2016 | From 27th to 30th of October you can come and see some new work at galery Untitled, booth F3
location:de Kromhouthal, Amsterdam-Noord.
For more info see affordable art fair

Art Fair – Art The Hague

27 sept 2016 | From 5 to 9 October you can come and see some new work at booth 44 (galery Untitled)
together with work of Sander Buijk, Sasja Hagens, Lenny Oosterwijk and Raoul Deleo

location: Fokker Terminal, The Hague. For more info see ArtTheHague

Up Memory Lane – RAM 30 years (part2)

28 aug 2016 | We vieren onze 30 jaar RAM met veel kunstenaars uit het heden en verleden middels een toevoeging aan de tentoonstelling Up Memory Lane (Part 2 ).

Hiervoor zijn een groot aantal kunstenaars die (solo) bij RAM ‘1986-2016’ hebben tentoongesteld uitgenodigd met de vraag of ze voor deze gelegenheid een A-4 zouden willen maken.Deze A-4 ’s zullen onderdeel worden van bovengenoemde tentoonstelling. Daarnaast is het de bedoeling om de A-4 werken te vermenigvuldigen tot een publicatie die op een later tijdstip zal worden gepresenteerd.

Tevens wordt in deze expositie (Part 2) ‘2001-2016’ net als in (Part 1) ‘1986-2001’, recent werk van kunstenaars uit deze tweede periode getoond.

location:van Volenhovenstraat, Rotterdam
opening: 28 Aug at 17.00 hours. 28.08 t/m 22.10-2016
For more info see

Article on Born of Concentration

exhibition at RAM rotterdam

27 dec 2015 | Menno Vuister has written a nice piece on my work as part of ‘Born of Concentration’
Read the article online on ramfoundation
Or click to download as pdf (61kb, in Dutch).


4 dec 2015 | An exhibition curated by Alix de Massiac and Vincent van Velsen based on the statistics and developments in the corporate art collections. My work Sometimes… is part of the exhibition (from the VU Medisch Centrum-collection).

Other participants are: Ko Aarts, Marina Abramovic, Tiong Ang, Wytske Averink, Frank Bloem, Anuschka Blommers&Niels Schumm, Balthasar Burkhard, Rebecca Chamberlain& Guy Richards Smit, Femke Dekkers, Birgitt Derks, Valdemar Elenbaas, Jaap Eggens, Gilbert&George, Hendrick Goltzius, Anita Goossens, Melissa Gordon, Anouk Griffioen, Klaas Gubbels, Ates Güler, Rachel Harding, Tom Heerschop, Frank van Hemert, Jeroen Henneman, Judit Hettema, Peter Keizer, Klaas Kuiken, Meiya Lin, Marjolijn Mandersloot, Vika Mitrichenka, Lucy&Jorge Orta, Uwe Poth, Emma van der Put, Paul de Reus, Rinke Nijburg, Navid Nuur, Michael Raedecker, L.A. Raeven, Beate Reinheimer, Wouter van Riessen, Viviane Sassen, Josephine Sloet, Jos van der Sommen, Pilvi Takala, Margje Teeuwen, Henk Tichelaar, Pascale Ticheler, Mark Titchner, Emo Verkerk, Toon Verhoef, Roy Villevoye, Simon Vinkenoog, Martina Wolf, Yumiko Yoneda, Robert Zandvliet, Ivonne Zijp

location:Konijnenstraat 16A, Amsterdam
opening: 18 December at 17.00 hours. It will be on show to the 17th of Januari 2016
For more info see
and/or click on the image.

Born of concentration / Solo at RAM

7 nov 2015 | A minimalistic exhibition during a mostly over-abundant time of year. My work will be shown in the Solo Room. Amongst others The Perfect Dot and a selection of The Archive of Happy Moments

location: Van Vollenhovenstraat 14, Rotterdam
opening: 8 November at 17.00 hours. It will be on show to the 3rd of Januari 2016
For more info see

The Value of Art at The Meerse

23 okt 2015 | The Value of Art will be shown as an installation at Artplatform The Meerse (Hoofddorp), part of the educational project Knikkers to make art more accessible for children. At the exhibition a projectbook will be available with all shown works.


location: Raadhuisplein 3, Hoofddorp
opening: 25th of Oktober at 17.00 hours.
It will be on show to the 29th of Okt 2015

Art Fair BLOOOM, Colonge (DE)

22 sept 2015 | My work will be shown at Gallery Untitled 
From 24 Sept – 27 Sept 2015 / Koelnmesse Halle 1 & 2
See also Art Fair BLOOOM in Colonge (Germany)

Contemporary Art Fair Rotterdam

04 feb 2015 | This year you can also see some of my work at the Conteporary Art Fair in Rotterdam, gallery Untitled.
4 – 8 Feb 2015. See Rotterdam Contemporary for more info.

New work at Art Rotterdam

21 jan 2014 | My newest work Sometimes will be shown at Art Rotterdam, booth 40 at RAM. Note that the venue has changed to the beautiful VanNelle-factory.

Van Nellefabriek, Van Nelleweg 1, Rotterdam
thurday 6 feb: 11.00 – 19.00
fri 7 feb: 12.00 – 21.00
sat 8 feb: 11.00 – 19.00
sun 9 feb: 11.00 – 19.00
online € 13,50
on location € 17,50

for more info see

RAW Art Fair

5 jan 2014 | This year you can also see some of my work at the Raw Art fair, booth 12, gallery Untitled. Note that the location has changed to the Cruise Terminal (previously the domain of the Art Rotterdam-fair)

Click on the image for more info on location and tickets or visit

Expo at RAMfoundation

10 Dec 2013 | Opening exhibition Try Art on Sunday 15th of Dec at 17 hrs. My research based project ‘The value of Art’ will be shown The work itself is still in progress but this is a good opportunity to see how an potential presentation will work.

Launch Grote Haagse Kunstkalender 2014

13 Nov 2013 | Today the new and (again heavy) Haagse Kunstkalender will be launched at Stroom Den Haag (16-19 hrs.). It’s the second year this calender has been published and it provides a platfomr for 365 contemporary designers, photographers, arcitects, illustrators, fashion designers and artists. This shows the diversity of the creativity in The Hague. You can find my contribution on May 14th.

New venue Gallery RAM

22 Oct 2013 | My gallery has a new venue. After 1,5 years of project based exhibitions without an own space, RAM will open her doors at the van Vollenhovenstraat 14, 3016 BH Rotterdam. Opening at 10 nov at 17 hrs. Welcome!

Language & Art Gallery Tour

13 May 2013 I During the Poetry International Festival, Poetry International and many galleries from Rotterdam present new, exciting fusions of lagnuage and art during the second edition of the Language & Art Gallery Tour. Every day starting at 2 pm you’ll find suprising installations, paintings, books, experiments etc of reputable and up and coming artists.

On Saturday the 15th of June at 2 pm you’ll have the opportunity to see my short video Lunch at gallery Untitled, including a Q & A with me as maker. (route 1) For more information download the flyer here (1300kb, in Dutch).

Or see the tourprogramme.

Route du Nord 7-9 June

13 May 2013 I On 7, 8 and 9 June 2013 Rotterdam Noord celebrates again 3 days full of art, music and literature. Some of my newest work will be shown so come and have a look!

The eleventh edition of Route du Nord will take place this year in a brand new location, the so-called Zomerhofkwartier at the former station Hofplein. Re-known artists but also new promising talent will present their most contemporary creations corresponding to the festival theme Multiples.

To read the full press-release here (120kb, in Dutch) or visit Route du Nord for the latest information online.

Raw Art Fair

21 Jan 2013 | Soon it’s time again for the ‘art-week’ in Rotterdam, with many Art Fairs to visit. To see some of my work, visit gallery Untitled2011 at the RawARtFair (booth 60).

Out now: Magazine DH///

14 jan 2013 I This issue of DH/// is the third edition of the free bilingual (Dutch/English) magazine focusing on contemporary art in THe Hague. The publication sheds light on the city’s diverse and unique artistic climate, and reflects the full breadth of The Hague’s contemporary art scene. Distributed both within the Netherlands and abroad, DH/// can serve as a guide when exploring The Hague’s rich cultural infrastructure.
DH/// is available for free at Stroom Den Haag and at more than 15 other art places in The Hague, at the Tourist Office VVV and on various other places in and outside The Hague.You can download the official press-release here (256kb, in Dutch).

Happening at the Beatrixpark Amsterdam / Kunstvlaai 2012

03 dec 2012 I On Saturday the 24th and the 1st of December you were able to visit the Beatrixpark in Amsterdam to see the ‘Malieveldinitiatief’ organised by chmkoome’s blog. Every saturday between 11 and 12 am the Malieveld in The Hague will be used to show art indepentdently of the ‘classical context of art’ and to try to capture or even conquer the artwork again.
At the Kunstvlaai 2012 this happening was moved from The Hague to the Beatrixpark in Amsterdam (close to the St.Nicolaaslyceum). I’ve participated on the 1st of dec. by standing next to every performance, action or artwork with my neonpink whatever-word. Click on the images to see a few more, or on het malieveld initiatief.

Out Now: De Grote Haagse Kunstkalender 2013

25 sept 2012 I A large (29,7 x 34 cm) and heavy (almost 3 kilo’s) artcalendar: Every day the GHKK 2013 shows a work of a contemporary artist from The Hague. An independent expert jury selected 365 artists, desighners, photographers, architects etc. You’ll find my contribution on the 6th of Sept.

The calendar is for sale at several book- and museumshops troughout The Hague.

Making Room Alumni Exhibition 12.09 – 04.11 KABK-Gallery

making room exhibition KABK den haag
7 September 2012 I Alumni exhibition Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Hague. 50 photographers will each show 2 works: one image that has triggered them during their student years at the academy and one important work they’ve made after graduation.

opening 12 Sept at 17 hrs

open from mo – fri 9.00-21.00
saturdays 9.00-16.00

KABK Gallery

Prinsessegracht 4
Den Haag

Prolongation summerexhibition ‘4 de Korenbeurs Schiedam’

4 de korenbeurs schiedam

10 sept 2012 I Due to succes the exhibition is open for another weekend: 15 & 16 sept, which also heralds the start of the cultural season in Schiedam.

Duo exhibition ‘Betwixt and Between’ at Gallery WithTsjalling, Groningen



with tsjalling


5 April 2012 | Expo together with Iris Frerichs.


Opening at the 7th of April at 17. hrs.
Open from 7 April – 12 May.


For more info see