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Kiki Lamers

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  • Kiki Lamers
  • Vain Rosa
  • 2002
  • oil on paper
  • 140 x 100 cm / 55.12 x 39.37"


donated by the artist
courtesy: Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam


Some recent solo exhibitions
Centraal Museum, Utrecht 2010
Institut Néerlandais, Paris 2009, 'Prix Jordaan-Van Heek'
Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam 2007
BFAS / 5 rue de la muse, Geneva 2003, 'Works from 1996 to 2003'

Some recent group exhibitions
De Kunsthal, Rotterdam 2007, 'Leve de schilderkunst: de figuur is terug'
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague 2005, 'HxBxD = De Rabo Kunst collectie'
Victoria Miro Gallery, London 2003, 'Rijksakademie'
Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris 2003


Selected publications
Rudi Fuchs, Kiki Lamers, Paris: Institut Néerlandais 2009
Manon Berendse [et al.], Unlocked #2: rabo art collection, Amsterdam: Rabobank Nederland 2005
Dan Cameron, Anna Tilroe, Kiki Lamers: tender age, Amsterdam: Artimo Foundation 2002
Sven Lütticken, Beat Wismer, Kiki Lamers, Aargau: Aargauer Kunsthaus 1997

Selected public and corporate collections
Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, NL • Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL • De Nederlandsche Bank, NL • Rabo Kunstcollectie, NL

Catalogue Note

Kiki Lamers' paintings are based on photographs; the artist initially painted self portraits, naked, uncompromisingly depicting her entire body, in intimate situations where she stares directly at the viewer. Lamers went on to paint intimate portraits of vulnerable children; viewers are unable to evade their limpid, penetrating gazes. The children are depicted in different contexts, always utterly devoid of any lure of seduction. Lamers' manner of painting – fragile pink hues on a leaden grey background, in oils with a matt aluminium pigment – seems to engage solely with the exterior. She avoids an inherent sentimentality in the subject matter; uneasiness arises from the juxtaposition of perceived innocence and implied awareness.

Kiki Lamers was resident artist at the Rijksakademie in 1990-1992.
She won the Koninklijke Subsidie voor Vrije Schilderkunst (NL) in 1990 and the Jordaan- Van Heek Prize (NL) in 2009.