CAROLEIN SMIT

Works 
Carolein Smit 2016, French bulldog, faiënce émaillée, 40 cm H, 17 cm L, 25 cm P, pièce unique, signé
Carolein Smit 2013, Rococo hare, enamelled ceramic H 55 cm, W 32 cm, D 44 cm , unique piece, signed
Carolein Smit 2016, Medusa, enamelled ceramic H 20 cm, W 38 cm, D 42 cm , unique piece, signed
Carolein Smit 2014, Death and the maiden, enamelled ceramic H 66 cm, W 46 cm, D 30 cm , unique piece, signed
Carolein Smit 2016, Tattoo baby, enamelled ceramic H 75 cm, W 21 cm, D 26 cm , unique piece, signed
Carolein Smit 2016, Leda with Swann, enamelled ceramic H 40 cm, W 71 cm, D 50 cm , unique piece, signed
Carolein Smit 2016, Ouistiti, enamelled ceramic H 39 cm, W 24 cm, D 21 cm , unique piece, signed
Carolein Smit 2018, Renaissance, details - enamelled ceramic, H 200 cm L 300 cm D 6 cm, unique piece , signed
Biography 

 

Carolein Smit

Born 22-10-1960, Amersfoort, Niderland

 

In her ceramic sculptures Carolein Smit satirically plays with that unknown turning point when beauty turns over in exuberance, hate in love, alienation in elucidation, and unresolved emotions in over-active sentiment. Smit borrows themes from classic mythology and biblical tales, such as greed, power and impotence, vanity, perishableness and death. Often her sculptures enclose elements like those we find in vanitas, such as skulls, skeletons, small bones of animals; all these elements symbolize our temporary presence, but, as always with Smit, she shows them with a touch of irony.

 

 

 

 

Exhibitions 

CAROLEIN SMIT

 

 

Soloexhibitions

2017/18

Grassi Museum, Leipzig, D

Gemeentemuseum Arnhem, NL

Victoria and Albertmuseum, London, UK.

2015

“Lʼamour fou”, Flatlandgallery, Amsterdam, NL

2014

“Emanation”, Gallerie Michael Haas, Berlin, D.

2012

“Death and the maiden”, Flatlandgallery, Amsterdam, NL, .

2011

Galerie Dukan&Hourdequin, Marseille, France.

2010

“Huid en haar”, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL.

2009

“Tränenrot und Perlentau”, Gallerie Michael Schultz, Berlin, Germany.

“Art Amsterdam”, Flatlandgallery, Amsterdam, NL.

2008

Flatland Galerie, Utrecht, NL.

2007

Galerie Jan van Hoof, ʻs-Hertogenbosch, NL.

2005

“Innocenti”, Brutto Gusto, Rotterdam, NL.

2003

Artotek Cologne, Cologne, Germany.

Museum Keramion, Frechen, Germany.

 

Groupexhibitions

2017

Museum of Ceramics, Leewarden, NL.

Art Rotterdam, NL.

2016

Flatland Gallery, PAN Fair, NL.

"Cats versus Dogs", Keramion, Frechen, Germany.

"Sexy", Museum of Ceramics, Leewarden, NL.

"La terre devant soi", Galerie Michèle Hayem, Paris, France.

"Golem", Galerie Michèle Hayem, Paris, France.

2015

"Skeletten", Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen, NL

Queensize”, Female Artists from the Olbricht Collection, Arnhems Museum, NL.

“Objectif Terre”, Chateauroux Biennale of Ceramics, curator Stéphanie Le Follic-Hadida,

Chateauroux, France.

“Omnia vanitas”, WCC-BF Gallery, Les Anciens Abattoirs, Mons, Belgium.

“Ceramix, Ceramic Art from Gauguin to Schütte”, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, NL.

Art Paris, with Flatlandgallery, Paris, France.

Art Cologne, with Gallerie Michael Haas, Cologne, Germany.

2014

Art Basel, with Gallerie Michael Haas, Basel, Switzerland.

Art Paris, with Flatlandgallery, Paris, France.

“Queensize”, Me Collectors Room, Berlin, Germany.

“Droomkunst”, Singermuseum, Laren, NL.

“The remarkable lightness of being”, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels, Belgium.

Anningahof, Zwolle, NL.

2013

“Viewing Room”, All Visual Arts Gallery, London, UK.

2012

“Hey, Modern art and Popculture”, Musée de la Halle Saint Pierre, Paris, France.

“Metamorphosis”, All Visual Arts Gallery, London, UK.

2011

“Memoires de Futur”, The Olbricht Collection, Maison Rouge, Paris, France.

Art Amsterdam, with Flatlandgallery, Amsterdam, NL.

“Walk the dog”, Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Germany.

2009

“Scope Basel” with Flatland Galerie Basel, Switzerland.

Art Rotterdam, with Flatlandgallery, Rotterdam, NL.

2008

Art Paris, with Flatland Galerie, Paris, France.

“Kunst Körperlich, Körper Kunstlich”, Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Germany.

2006

”European Ceramic Context 2006”, The artmuseum of Bornholm, Gudhjem, Denmark.

Art Amsterdam, with Brutto Gusto, Amsterdam, NL.

2005

Art Forum Berlin, Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin, Germany.

2004

Collect Artfair, with Terra gallery in Victoria & Albertmuseum in London UK.

”Lʼobsession du detail”, Fondation Bernardaud, Limoges, France.

”E bella la bestia?”, Lo sprito del lago, Stresa, Isola Bella, Italy.

2001

"Half om Half", Van Reekummuseum, Apeldoorn, NL.

"Wir sind die Ander(en)" First exhibition of the new museum Martha in Herford, Germany.

2000

"Stormcenters", Watou, Guestcurator Jan Hoet from SMAK, Gent, Belgium.

 

Scholarships and prizes

2010

Oeuvreprize City of Breda.

2005

Scholarship, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Design and Architecture, Amsterdam, NL.

1999

Keranovaprize for free sculpting.

1992, 1993 and 1995

Workscholarship, Found. for Contemporary Arts, Design and Architecture, Amsterdam, NL.

 

Work in Collections:

Grassimuseum, Leipzig, Germany.

Olbricht Collection, Germany.

Asante Collection, Switzerland.

Bouwfonds, Hoevelaken, NL.

Knoll Design Nederland, NL.

Interpolis, Tilburg, NL.

FSGroep, Hilversum, NL.

Collection Eneco Energie, Rotterdam, NL.

Collection J. Schwartz, New York, USA.

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, GB.

Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe, GER.

Scheringa Museum for Realism, Spanbroek, NL.

Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen, NL.

Fuled International Museum (FLICAM) Fuping, China.

Drents Museum, Assen, NL.

 

Literature and on screen

2015

“Lʼamour fou”, published by the artist, written by Frits Achten.

“Global Corporate Collections”, as part of the collection of FSGroep.

2014

“Emanation”, published by Gallerie Michael Haas, Berlin, Germany.

2012

“Hey, Modern art and Popculture”, published by Hey!, Paris, France.

2010

“Book of sorrow”, published by Flatlandgallery, Utrecht/ Paris.

"Schoonheid en dood", Documentary made by Dagmar Brendecke and Walter Brun.

Brendecke and Brun followed Carolein Smit for 5 years and the film shows her at work and talking about her work.

We see her at various locations for exhibitions and some of her collectors tell something about the works they own.

2008

“Kunst körperlich, Körper kunstlich” catalogue, published by Kunsthalle Osnabrück.

“Carolein Smit prikkelt, choqueert en vertedert” by Etienne Boileau in Kunst &

Antiekjournaal Collect nr 4-2008.

“ Het kippenvel van Carolein Smit” by Machteld Leij in Kunstbeeld nr 5-2008.

2005

”Innocenti”, published by the artist, written by Frits Achten.

2003

“Stoute vrouwen”, catalogue published by de Gasunie, Groningen, at the exhibition in the

Gasunie, Groningen, NL.

”Eneco- De Kunstcollectie/ deel 1” catalogue published by Eneco, Rotterdam, NL.

2000

Catalogue "Stormcenters", written by Jan Hoet and Ann Demeester.

“Mammalia”, published in cooperation with Galerie Hof en Huyser, Amsterdam, written by

Frits Achten.

1993

Catalogue “Prix de Rome Drawings”.

CAROLEIN SMIT

 

 

Expositions personnelles

 

2017/18

Grassi Museum, Leipzig, Allemagne

Gemeentemuseum Arnhem, Pays-Bas

Victoria and Albertmuseum, Londres , Royaume-Uni.

 

2015

“Lʼamour fou”, Flatlandgallery, Amsterdam, Pays-Bas

 

2014

“Emanation”, Gallerie Michael Haas, Berlin, Allemagne.

 

2012

“Allemagneeath and the maiden”, Flatlandgallery, Amsterdam, Pays-Bas, .

 

2011

Galerie Allemagneukan&Hourdequin, Marseille, France.

 

2010

“Huid en haar”, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Pays-Bas.

 

2009

“Tränenrot und Perlentau”, Gallerie Michael Schultz, Berlin, Allemagne.

“Art Amsterdam”, Flatlandgallery, Amsterdam, Pays-Bas.

 

2008

Flatland Galerie, Utrecht, Pays-Bas.

 

2007

Galerie Jan van Hoof, ʻs-Hertogenbosch, Pays-Bas.

 

2005

“Innocenti”, Brutto Gusto, Rotterdam, Pays-Bas.

 

2003

Artotek Cologne, Cologne, Allemagne.

Museum Keramion, Frechen, Allemagne.

 

Expositions collectives

 

2017

Museum of Ceramics, Leewarden, Pays-Bas.

Art Rotterdam, Pays-Bas.

 

2016

Flatland Gallery, PAN Fair, Pays-Bas.

"Cats versus Allemagneogs", Keramion, Frechen, Allemagne.

"Sexy", Museum of Ceramics, Leewarden, Pays-Bas.

"La terre devant soi", Galerie Michèle Hayem, Paris, France.

"Golem", Galerie Michèle Hayem, Paris, France.

 

2015

"Skeletten", Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen, Pays-Bas

Queensize”, Female Artists from the Olbricht Collection, Arnhems Museum, Pays-Bas.

“Objectif Terre”, Chateauroux Biennale of Ceramics, curator Stéphanie Le Follic-Hadida,

Chateauroux, France.

“Omnia vanitas”, WCC-BF Gallery, Les Anciens Abattoirs, Mons, Belgium.

“Ceramix, Ceramic Art from Gauguin to Schütte”, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, Pays-Bas.

Art Paris, with Flatlandgallery, Paris, France.

Art Cologne, with Gallerie Michael Haas, Cologne, Allemagne.

 

2014

Art Basel, with Gallerie Michael Haas, Basel, Suisse.

Art Paris, with Flatlandgallery, Paris, France.

“Queensize”, Me Collectors Room, Berlin, Allemagne.

“Allemagneroomkunst”, Singermuseum, Laren, Pays-Bas.

“The remarkable lightness of being”, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels, Belgium.

Anningahof, Zwolle, Pays-Bas.

 

2013

“Viewing Room”, All Visual Arts Gallery, Londres , Royaume-Uni.

 

2012

“Hey, Modern art and Popculture”, Musée de la Halle Saint Pierre, Paris, France.

“Metamorphosis”, All Visual Arts Gallery, Londres , Royaume-Uni.

 

2011

“Memoires de Futur”, The Olbricht Collection, Maison Rouge, Paris, France.

Art Amsterdam, with Flatlandgallery, Amsterdam, Pays-Bas.

“Walk the dog”, Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Allemagne.

 

2009

“Scope Basel” with Flatland Galerie Basel, Suisse

Art Rotterdam, with Flatlandgallery, Rotterdam, Pays-Bas.

 

2008

Art Paris, with Flatland Galerie, Paris, France.

“Kunst Körperlich, Körper Kunstlich”, Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Allemagne.

 

2006

”European Ceramic Context 2006”, The artmuseum of Bornholm, Gudhjem, Allemagneenmark.

Art Amsterdam, with Brutto Gusto, Amsterdam, Pays-Bas.

 

2005

Art Forum Berlin, Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin, Allemagne.

 

2004

Collect Artfair, with Terra gallery in Victoria & Albertmuseum in Londres  Royaume-Uni.

”Lʼobsession du detail”, Fondation Bernardaud, Limoges, France.

”E bella la bestia?”, Lo sprito del lago, Stresa, Isola Bella, Italie.

 

2001

"Half om Half", Van Reekummuseum, Apeldoorn, Pays-Bas.

"Wir sind die Ander(en)" First exhibition of the new museum Martha in Herford, Allemagne.

 

2000

"Stormcenters", Watou, Guestcurator Jan Hoet from SMAK, Gent, Belgium.

Scholarships and prizes

 

2010

Oeuvreprize City of Breda.

 

2005

Scholarship, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Allemagneesign and Architecture, Amsterdam, Pays-Bas.

 

1999

Keranovaprize for free sculpting.

 

1992, 1993 and 1995

Workscholarship, Found. for Contemporary Arts, Allemagneesign and Architecture, Amsterdam, Pays-Bas.

 

Collections

 

Grassimuseum, Leipzig, Allemagne.

Olbricht Collection, Allemagne.

Asante Collection, Suisse.

Bouwfonds, Hoevelaken, Pays-Bas.

Knoll Allemagneesign Nederland, Pays-Bas.

Interpolis, Tilburg, Pays-Bas.

FSGroep, Hilversum, Pays-Bas.

Collection Eneco Energie, Rotterdam, Pays-Bas.

Collection J. Schwartz, New York, USA.

Victoria and Albert Museum, Londres , Royaume-Uni.

Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe, Allemagne.

Scheringa Museum for Realism, Spanbroek, Pays-Bas.

Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen, Pays-Bas.

Fuled International Museum (FLICAM) Fuping, China.

Allemagnerents Museum, Assen, Pays-Bas.

 

Publications et presse

 

2015

“Lʼamour fou”, published by the artist, written by Frits Achten.

“Global Corporate Collections”, as part of the collection of FSGroep.

 

2014

“Emanation”, published by Gallerie Michael Haas, Berlin, Allemagne.

 

2012

“Hey, Modern art and Popculture”, published by Hey!, Paris, France.

 

2010

“Book of sorrow”, published by Flatlandgallery, Utrecht/ Paris.

"Schoonheid en dood", Allemagneocumentary made by Allemagneagmar Brendecke and Walter Brun.

Brendecke and Brun followed Carolein Smit for 5 years and the film shows her at work and talking about her work.

We see her at various locations for exhibitions and some of her collectors tell something about the works they own.

 

2008

“Kunst körperlich, Körper kunstlich” catalogue, published by Kunsthalle Osnabrück.

“Carolein Smit prikkelt, choqueert en vertedert” by Etienne Boileau in Kunst &

Antiekjournaal Collect nr 4-2008.

“ Het kippenvel van Carolein Smit” by Machteld Leij in Kunstbeeld nr 5-2008.

 

2005

”Innocenti”, published by the artist, written by Frits Achten.

 

2003

“Stoute vrouwen”, catalogue published by de Gasunie, Groningen, at the exhibition in the

Gasunie, Groningen, Pays-Bas.

”Eneco- Allemagnee Kunstcollectie/ deel 1” catalogue published by Eneco, Rotterdam, Pays-Bas.

 

2000

Catalogue "Stormcenters", written by Jan Hoet and Ann Allemagneemeester.

“Mammalia”, published in cooperation with Galerie Hof en Huyser, Amsterdam, written by

Frits Achten.

 

1993

Catalogue “Prix de Rome Allemagnerawings”.