CV
Education
2009 – 2014 Fine arts – Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (BA)
1999 – 2002 Information management – Hogeschool van Amsterdam (BA)
1992 – 1997 Comparative art studies : word and image – Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam (MA)

Exhibitions
2020 Achtung! Spielplatz!, De Vishal, Haarlem (NL)
2020 It's only natural, Unlocked/Reconnected, Paleis van Mieris @Jan van Galenstraat, Amsterdam (NL)
2020 Shift Operation : Tokyo Workflow, Cave Gallery, Tokyo (JP)
2019 Voordat het koud wordt, Paleis van Mieris, Amsterdam (NL)
2019 Paleis van Mieris Beamclub (BYOB), Amsterdam (NL)
2018 ARCADIA, Societeit Vereeniging, Kunstlijn Haarlem (NL)
2018 The Future of Travel, Corridor PS, Amsterdam (NL)
2018 Supermarket Independent Art Fair, Stockholm (SE)
2018 Aanvaardbare Conditie, Bellamy Kabinet, Amsterdam (NL)
2017 de-Tour, Paleis van Mieris, Amsterdam (NL)
2017 Present Time Station, Corridor PS, Amsterdam (NL)
2017 Scale to fit Media, Madurastraat 72, Amsterdam (NL)
2017 Dufus Tidious, Paleis van Mieris, Amsterdam (NL)
2017 Aromatic Art (Re-)constructed : In Search of lost Scents, VU, Amsterdam (NL)
2017 Danteland, Paleis van Mieris, Amsterdam (NL)
2016 Shift Operation : Membraned City, Paleis van Mieris, Amsterdam (NL)
2016 South Specific, Paleis van Mieris, Amsterdam (NL)
2016 Distance as time, distance as sound, distance as words, Peer Paper Platform, Amsterdam (NL)
2016 Three is a Crowd, Fontrodona Artspace, Amsterdam (NL)
2015 Level Up, Paleis van Mieris, Amsterdam (NL)
2015 Flexible Frameworks, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam (NL)
2015 residency with Chris Fielder, AndModel, Leeds (UK)
2015 Mini Golf, Paleis van Mieris, Amsterdam (NL)
2015 Es liegt was in der Luft! - Duft in der Kunst, Villa Rot, Burgrieden-Rot (DE)
2015 Rosetta Stone, Paleis van Mieris, Amsterdam (NL)
2014 Odd Bird, Kuva/Tila, Helsinki (FI)
2014 Graduation Show Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (NL)
2013 Si.Si.Spex, Kauwgomballenfabriek, Amsterdam (NL)
2013 1+1=3, Fontrodona Art Space, Amsterdam (NL)
2013 Beyond Babylon, Rietveld in de Oude Kerk, Amsterdam (NL)
2012 Ondertussen, Vondelbunker, Amsterdam (NL)
2012 De Plek, Vetterstraat Amsterdam (NL)

Residencies
2020 Shift Operation : Tokyo Workflow, Cave Gallery, Tokyo (JP)
2015 &Model, Leeds (UK)

Print and press
- Hiëronymus in een modern jasje. Haarlems Dagblad, 6 juli 2020
- Smelling Time? - On Scent as a Vanitas Symbol in Art. In: Futurist Scents [online], 10 June 2020

- Community art in the time of Covid-19 and beyond : Shift Operation Tokyo. In: CoBo Social [online], 28/29 April 2020
- Corridor Project Space 2018 year programme : Teotwawki / Future of, 2019
- Hoe ruikt de maan? In: Het Parool, 5 mei 2017
- Peer Paper Magazine, nr 4, 2017

Other
2015 - present  Member artists’ collective Paleis van Mieris

Contact
ebrakenhoff[at]planet[dot]nl

My works focuses on the perception of place and space. With the help of various media, such as sculpture, installation, photography and video, I investigate how we relate to the world around us. In addition to perception, I am also interested in human interaction with this world. How do we explore new places, how do we take up space and how do we map space? I have a great fascination for geographical and technical image languages such as maps, satellite images, building plans and manuals. They provide a schematic and seemingly objective representation of reality, but they also abstract and manipulate our image and interaction with the world. In my work I research and use these visual languages to give a new perspective on both the physical and the virtual world. The different interpretations of what place and space can be, from Isaac Newton’s absolute space to phenomenology, form the basis of my research. In the development of concepts and use of materials I mix abstraction and the visual distance of the eye with other sensory perceptions such as touch and smell.
   In addition to the individual perception and experience of place and space, I am interested in how we relate to other people, both at micro and macro level. How do we determine our own place and how much space do we occupy compared to the other? Where and why do we set boundaries or share space? This interest has taken shape in a number of projects and partnerships. Hereby I investigate my role as an individual maker in the collective work process. Important elements are the individual versus the shared (work) space and the transition from private to public space.
   I am also part of the artists’ initiative Paleis van Mieris artists in Amsterdam (NL). Together with this group of artists I organise exhibitions and other events that offer a platform for the presentation of our own work, but also for that of other artists.


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