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Curriculum vitae

Carolina Koster

1969 / Multan (PK)
Lives in Schiedam / Works in Rotterdam (NL)

Education
1989 – 1994 / Willem de Kooning Academy (Academy of Fine Arts) / Rotterdam (NL) – graduated

Exhibitions / Assignments

2020 / Boijmans X Publieke Werken Rotterdam / Outdoor exhibition at museum Boijmans’s Drive-thru-museum / Rotterdam (NL) – groep
2020 / EN NU / Pictura Dordrecht (NL) – group
2020 / Publieke Werken Rotterdam / Art poster exhibition in public space / Rotterdam (NL) – group
2020 / Troostkunst / Stedelijk Museum Schiedam / Schiedam (NL) – group
2020 / Tekenkabinet XS / former Gallery Park Art / Amsterdam (NL) – group
2019 / Winterkabinet / former Gallery Park Art / Amsterdam (NL) – group
2019 / Tekenkabinet / pop-up location on IJburg / Amsterdam (NL) – group
2019 / Tekenkabinet VII /  former Gallery Park Art / Amsterdam (NL) – group
2018 / Vruchtbare grond / Stedelijk Museum Schiedam / Schiedam (NL) – group
2018 / Tekenkabinet VI /  former Gallery Park Art / Amsterdam (NL) – group
2018 / Museumweek 2018 / Installation on location / Commissioned by the city of Schiedam / Schiedam (NL)
2017 / Where the light comes in / G126 / Rotterdam (NL) – solo
2017 / Ladekastproject / Gallery Phœbus / Rotterdam
(NL) – group
2017 / Tekenkabinet – Lustrum edition / former Gallery Park Art / Amsterdam (NL) – group
2017 / Tekenkabinet – Lustrum edition / Museum Waterland / Purmerend (NL) – group
2017 / Guest at talkshow Poetry International / Poetry International Art + Gallery Tour / Rotterdam (NL)
2017 / Deemstering / Studio Seine / Rotterdam
(NL) – duo with Arjan Jansen
2015 / Tekenkabinet / This Art Fair / Beurs van Berlage / Amsterdam (NL) – group
2015 / Multi Solo Size Matters / We like Art / TETEM Kunstruimte / Enschede (NL) – group
2015 / Tekenkabinet IV / Kunstenhuis / Amsterdam (NL) – group
2015 / ‘Stil/Still’ / Gallery E.M. | Emmy Miltenburg / Schiedam (NL) – group
2015 / Liduina in the Rose garden
/ Installation on location / Commissioned by CBK Schiedam / Schiedam (NL)
2015 / Group exhibition / CBK Schiedam / Schiedam (NL) – group
2015 / Tekenkabinet IV / Museum Waterland / Purmerend (NL) – group
2014 / Group exhibition / Gallery Ruimte Remmelink / Delft (NL) – group
2014 / Spring Exhibition – Open Ateliers / Korenbeurs / Schiedam (NL) – group
2014 / Exhibition Poetry + Art / Project space CS / Schiedam (NL) – duo with Sage

2012 / Schreihuisje / Work in public space and design of a multiple – Commissioned by Stichting Mooi Werk / Schiedam (NL)
2011 / Guest speaker at ‘Taal noch teken’ – About the relationship between word and image – about my project ‘BERICHT VERZONDEN/MESSAGE SENT’ / BNO Romeo Delta / Rotterdam (NL)

Publications

2020 / Publication Publieke Werken Rotterdam
2020 / Catalogue Tekenkabinet XS
2019 / Catalogue Tekenkabinet VII
2018 / Catalogue Tekenkabinet VI
2017 / Catalogue Tekenkabinet – Lustrum edition
2015 / Catalogue Tekenkabinet IV
2013 / ‘Grote Rotterdamse Kunstkalender’ / Art Calender of Rotterdam

Other activities
2017 / Workshop supervisor / Stedelijk Museum Schiedam / Schiedam (NL)
2016 / Art guide / Snapshot of a larger order / De Ketelfactory / Schiedam (NL)
2016 / Art guide / Glassfever / DordtyArt / Dordrecht (NL)
2015 / Curator groep exhibition ‘Stil/Still’ / Gallery E.M. | Emmy Miltenburg / Schiedam (NL)
2011 – now / In commisssion / Graphic design and WordPress websites
1994 – 2010 / (Co-)founder and graphic designer / Witruimte – studio for graphic design / Rotterdam (NL)

Carolina Koster / visual artist

Born in Multan (Pakistan) as a daughter of development-aid workers, I grew up in Pakistan, Tanzania and The Netherlands. As a child I used to draw a lot. After having been inspired by the typographic poems of late Flemish poet Paul van Ostaijen, I studied Graphic Design at the Willem de Kooning Academy (Academy of Fine Arts) in Rotterdam. I graduated and then (co-)founded Witruimte – graphic design studio. My graphic designs show a conceptual approach and a special interest in the expressiveness of materials.

Feeling the need to work in a more autonomous way my field of practice gradually shifted.

In my work as an artist, materiality, (inner) nature and observations of the world around us, are a continuous source of inspiration.