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Ernst van Hoek

ef.vanhoek@gmail.com
+4917645817397
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Ernst van Hoek is a Dutch Berlin based artist, illustrator and graphic designer. Since the beginning of 2020 and inspired by the father of collage Henri Matisse, he has started exploring the world of the paper cut-out collages. He approaches the creation of imagery in a personal and unique manner, with a bright and contrasting use of colour. A wide range of sources, photographs and real objects inspire his fascination with contemporary representation of the queer body and queerness in general. His practice embodies the experiences he has with people in the marginalised queer community - both on- and offline. It's no stretch to say that queerness continues to render one an outlaw in society. Van Hoek has always tried to show queerness in all its layers and complexities, by investigating the transformation of the (human) body and displaying 'otherness' in our contemporary (still) predominantly heteronormative society. In his quest he is continuously researching, questioning and imagining the Queer Utopia. Van Hoek has shown works in group shows in Rotterdam, Arnhem, Athens and Berlin.

2016 - 2022              Founder of Studio Ernst van Hoek for Graphic, illustration & Art, (Berlin, GER)

2019 (Jun - Nov)          Graphic designer (communication & design) Koenig Galerie (Berlin, GER)

2018 (Apr - Jul)          Assistance to designer/artist Sarah Illenberger (Berlin, GER)

2017 (Jun - Oct)          Collaborating with Souvenir By Gallery (Berlin, GER)

2017 (Apr - Jul)          Design contributing for fashion exhibition 'STIJL ONTKLEED' by SCHUIT (Arnhem, NL)

2016 (Oct - Dec)          Internship at designer/artist duo Pinar & Viola (Paris, FR)

2013 - 2016                  Bachelor Graphic Design at the Institute of the Arts ArtEZ (Arnhem, NL)

2015 (Aug - Dec)          Internship at art collective Slavs & Tatars (Berlin, GER)

2012 - 2013                  Preparatory year at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy (Amsterdam, NL)

EXHIBITIONS

UPCOMING

2022

21.05 - 08.07              Groupshow 'Nu Masculin' at Galerie Dulendemain (Paris, FR)

PAST

2022
24.03 - 27.03              Groupshow at Kunst100 Pop-up Gallery, (Duesseldorf, GER)
10.03 - 13.03             Groupshow at Kunst100 Pop-up Gallery, (Frankfurt, GER)
25.02 - 11.03              SOLO, 'Cut-out' at ORi (Berlin, GER)
26.11.21 - 20.02.22         Groupshow 'Winter Fatigue' at Het Archief (Rotterdam, NL)
17.12.21 - 16.01.22         Groupshow in P7 Gallery (Berlin, GER)

2021

20.08 - 28.08              Groupshow 'Pop-Up Art Exhibition 2' at The Ballery (Berlin, GER)
13.08 - 15.08              Groupshow 'HEUTE IST NICHT ALLE TAGE' at P7 Gallery (Berlin, GER)
29.01 - 07.02              Groupshow 'Identity' at The Holy Art gallery (online), London (UK)


2020

23.10 - 29.10              Groupshow at ArtNumber23 gallery, (Athens, GR)
26.09                          Participant of the ASP online Book Fair, London UK

27.08 - 30.10.2016              Groupshow 'A Reflection On the Collection' at Museum Bronbeek (Arnhem, NL)
Spandauer str. 2
10178 Berlin, Germany