Kyra Nijskens (Meerssen, 1997) | Lives and works in Rotterdam

Kyra  Nijskens’  vivid  work  wavers  between  a  devotion  for  painterly  processes  and  a  conceptual  analysis  of  painting. Investigating  the  interplay  between  traditional  techniques  and  the  uncontrolled  image-making-machine  of  our  era;  the  digital,  she  started  to  reconsider  the  painting  as  a  transparent  screen. By  layering  individual  sheets  of  film  acetate  –  allowing  for  infinite  new  combinations  –  she  researches  the  changeability  and  temporality  of  an  image,  while  destabilizing  the  paintings  permanence  and  stability.

In  a  dazzling  mixture  of  techniques,  seductive  colours,  appropriated  imagery  and  stereo-typically  feminine  coded  elements,  Nijskens  gracefully  battles  old  age  systems,  integrating  and  subverting  modernist  vocabulary  to  persistently  evoke  a  live  energy  into  her  works,  celebrating  the  playing  nature  of  mankind. 

EDUCATION

2020-2022 MA Fine Art, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam

2016-2020 BA Fine Art, HKU, Utrecht (with honours)

2015-2016 Fine art and Design in Education, HKU, Utrecht


EXHIBITIONS

upcoming

2021 Salon ijl,  Galerie Noord, Groningen, Group show 30.05.2021/20.06.2021

2021 This art fair, Kromhouthal, Amsterdam, Group show  13.05.21/16.05.21

2021  ALL INN , Het HEM, Zaandam, Group show          31.03.21/04.04.21

past

2020 20/20 DAYBREAK, Young Art Weekend, Ruis, Nijmegen, Group show with 20/20 art collective

2020 Limburg Biënnale, Marres, Maastricht, Group show

2020 Kunstroute, Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden, Group show

2020  Graduation Show, HKU, Utrecht, Group show

2020  Depot 20/20 , AG, Utrecht, Group show with 20/20 art collective

2019 Fragments of a Grocerylist, Tuub, Utrecht, Duo show with Bas Oussoren

2019 DOG DAYS,  De Nijverheid, Utrecht, Group show

2018  HOMO LUDENS, AK24, Utrecht, Solo Show

2017 Zeitgeist, AK24, Utrecht, Solo show


PRIZES/NOMINATIONS

2020 Nominated for the Buning Brongers Prize


OTHER ACTIVITIES

Ongoing Member of 20/20 art collective

2019 ‘Zo binnen, zo buiten’ workshop creator and supervisor, Centraal Museum


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