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Peter Cleutjens (Roermond, 1967)
Photography, drawing and painting

Peter Cleutjens ('67) is a Dutch visual artist who merges photography, drawing and painting into abstract and landscapelike depictions. He is a maverick - experimenting with darkroom, camera, photopaper, and with manipulating images both through computer and by hand. Cleutjens uses his material experiments to document his observations of the urban and spatial world around him, always using a clear method to create order in material chaos. Sometimes this method creates a grid to capture an unexpected choreography in human movements, like in a City Second. In his recent TrashScans neon signs light up in a seemingly familiar but blurred environment, leaving one to wonder about the actual character of the subject in terms of light, perspective and perceptivity.

Contact
peter [dot] cleutjens [at] gmail [dot] com

Curriculum Vitae

Education
1993-1995 Rijksakademie, Amsterdam
1987-1992 Academie Beeldende Kunst, Maastricht

Exhibitions (selection)

Solo
2014 Angle gallery, Amsterdam.
2012 De duisternis van de morgenster @ Stadsdeel Oost, Amsterdam NL
2009 City Seconds @ Stadsdeelkantoor Zeeburg, Amsterdam
2007 Kunstmarket 2007 @ Konstnarshuset, Stockholm SE
2005 Manifestation The hidden City @ K’hoff galerie, Amsterdam
2003 Gallery Van Dedem en Tielkemeyer, Olst  (with Linda van Boven)
2002 DSM Sittard
2002 Autobiopin @ CBKG, Nijmegen
2001 Luxus, The Hague  (with Carla Klein)
2001 Gallery Van Dedem en Tielkemeyer, Olst  (with Jurriaan Molenaar)
1999 LAKgalerie, Leiden
1998 Murals, 1646, The Hague
1998 Zero Idee├źngids @ Buro Empty, Amsterdam
1997 Gaten staren in de dode hoek @ Luxus, The Hague
1995 Galerie Van Esch, Eindhoven  (with Hans Biezen)

Group
2016 Venlo Inn @ Q4, Venlo
2014 Be Calm @ CBK , Amsterdam
2012 Oorbeek: 10 jaar opnieuw beginnen @ Stichting ZET, Amsterdam NL
2011 KadS @Kunst aan de Schinkel- Soledad galerie, Amsterdam (cat.)
2011 Toen & nu @ LAK galerie, Leiden
2010 Easy Show @ Kamer Laakkwartier, The Hague
2010 Down to Earth @ Nest, The Hague
2009 Collection Florence et Daniel Guerlain @ Auction Artcurial, Paris FR (cat.)
2008 Serial photography @ 2x2projects, Amsterdam 
2007 Supermarkt @ Stadsgalerij, Heerlen
2007 Survivor @ CBKG, Arnhem
2007 En Passant @ CBK, Dordrecht  (cat.)
2005 Access @ Consortium, Amsterdam
2003 Amplifying Silence / Magnifying Stillness @ Fondation d' Art Contemporaine D&F Guerlain, Les Mesnuls/Paris FR (cat.)
2003 Bonbonsai @ Galerie De Buytensael, Arnhem
2003 Met het oog op een ander @ Melkweg Galerie Amsterdam (cat.)
2002 Eureka, newly acquired @ Artotheek Oost, Amsterdam
2002 11e Van Bommel Van Dam Prijs @ Van Bommel Van Dam Museum, Venlo (cat.)
2002 Not I @ NICC Antwerp BE
2001 De visite is er! @ Arti & Amicitiae, Amsterdam
2001 Not I @ Context Gallery,  Derry Northern Ireland, IE (cat.)
2000 Not I @ Underwood Street Gallery, London GB
2000 Parkstadsprijs @ Stadgalerij Heerlen NL (cat.)
1995 Koninklijke Subsidie @ Paleis op de Dam, Amsterdam NL (cat.)
1995 De Betekenis van het Tekenen, 150 jaar Rijksakademie @ Rijksakademie, Amsterdam (cat.)

Stipends and prizes
2012 Waarderingssubsidie Stadsdeel Oost
2011 Project funding awarded by the Stokroos Foundation for  participating in KadS
2007 European Newspaper Award, category: concept, awarded for the Amsterdam Weekly City Seconds series, Vienna
1995, 1998, 2001 and 2007 Basis Stipendium  Fonds BKVB
2005 Production Subsidies Fonds BKVB
2001 Nominated Van Bommel Van Dam Prize
2000 Nominated Parkstadsprijs @ Stadsgalerij, Heerlen
1994 Study Stipend Fonds BKVB
1993 Start Stipend Fonds BKVB

Residencies / short stays
2016 Fundacion Knecht Drenth, Callossa ES
2010 Hong Kong CH (3 weeks)
2009 Warshaw PL (2 weeks)
2007 Fundacion Knecht Drenth, Callossa ES (1 month)
2003 Beijng CH (3 weeks)
2002 Fundacion Knecht Drenth, Callossa ES (2 months)

Publications
1995-2011 Exhibition catalogues, see overview exhibitions
2011 Irreversible contributions to Delicatessen Magazine
2006-2008 City Seconds, bi-monthly photo column @  Amsterdam Weekly NL
2008 "Zigt", cultural show on RTV-NH, 13 March; interview with Yvette Forster
2008 "Het dagelijks leven in een raamwerk van snapshots"; Sandra Smallenburg, NRC Handelsblad, Cultureel Supplement, 29 February.
1999 ´Herinnering verpakt in een strandbal´ ; Henk van Renssen, De Volkskrant, May 5

 

Secondary Activities

 

Percussionist @ Oorbeek
See also: www.oorbeek.net
Selected performances
2012 Water Walk performance @ Holland Festival 
2012 10 jaar opnieuw beginnen / 10 years of starting again @ Glazen Huis and W139
2011 Notations Festival @ Glazen Huis, Amsterdam
2010 Gazebo Obromanie @ Vondelpark, Amsterdam NL
2009 Live outside a lamp, Oorbeek @ Project Space FondsBKVB, Berlin DE
2007 Oorbeek in a lamp @ W 139, Amsterdam NL
2006 Oorbeek @ Bimhuis with Makigami Koichi, Amsterdam NL
2003 Dubbeltalenten @ Stroom HCBK, Den Haag
Press
2012 Water Walk performance, part of the John Cage special on NPS television, July
2007 "Sprookjesachtige verstilde dans en alerte interactie in Bimhuis"; Mirjam van der Linden, De Volkskrant, July 5. Article about the Oorbeek performance @ BIMhuis with dance company "Bodies Anonymous".
 2005 Oorbeek / Etos, cd review;  Remco Takken,  Kindamusic, September 6.
CD/DVD
2010 Gazebo Obromanie DVD
2005 Etos CD

Street photography Blog Irreversible
Collaboration with Peter Luining
See:http://www.irreversible.nl/