Rachel KOOLEN
B. 1979, Rotterdam, NL
Lives and works in Brussels, BE

Education
2009-2011
MA Fine Arts, Piet Zwart Institute. Rotterdam, NL.
2007-08
Fellow researcher Fine Art, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL. 2003-05
BA Fine Arts, AKI, Enschede, NL.
2001
Digital design, Danmarks Designskole, Copenhagen, DK.
2000
Industrial design, Architecture University, Copenhagen, DK.
1997-2000
Graphic design, Royal Academy of Fine Art (KABK), The Hague, NL.


Residencies
2015 pietmondriaan.com /pos, online residency
2012 Guest Studio Leo XIII, Tilburg, NL.
2011 Project space Nieuwe Vide, Object Lag, curated by Emily Williams. Hilversum, NL.


Selected Exhibitions
2014
Swallow A Bird, Malmö, Johan Berggren Gallery (solo show)
FORTUNE I: Camping In Eden, with Lynn Hershman Leeson. Curated byThe Ister. Paris, Moins-1 (duo show) Sniwt, group show curated by Sils. Rotterdam, W lf_rt Project Space
The Sun in Our Window, collaboration with Zinaida Tchelidze. Brussels: Le Sceptre.
Comrades Of Time Comrades, group show curated by Whatspace. Art Fair Brussels
A Thousand Varied Uses, group show curated by Kevin Gallagher. Madrid, Nogueras Blanchard
2013
Urschleim, group show curated by Rolf Notowny. Copenhagen, Fauna
Portmanteau, group show curated by Allison Katz. Malmö, Johan Berggren Gallery.
Maybes, group show curated by Jens Strandberg and Monika Vykoukal. Vienna, Glockengasse 9 The Long Leash, group show curated by The Ister. Brussels, WOLKE
POPPOSITIONS #2. Curated by Whatspace. Brussels Off Art Fair.
2012
Teach me, Pet me, group show curated by Livia Pancu. IasiTranzit Romania, Office Iasi. The Weight of Living, group show London, MOT International.
Comrades of time, group show curated by Whatspace. Tilburg, NL, Project Space Tilburg. Magic Love Trade Objects, group show curated by Jan Verwoert. Geneva, Art12Geneva
Talking Hats. Tilburg, NL, LeoXIII (solo)
2011
Anthem for the People’s Tomorrow, curated by Ellen Blumenstein. Rotterdam, Hofplein Station.
2010
Monumentalism, group show curated by Jelle Bouwhuis. Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
Life: A User’s Manual - Art Sheffield 2010, group show curated by Frederique Bergholz and Annie Fletcher. Sheffield,Yorkshire Artspace.
Dear audience, I’d like to invite you to anticipate a moment of recognition with me, collaboration with Camilla Wills and Susana Pedrosa In: Object Lag. Haarlem, NL, Nieuwe Vide.
Done to a dead end & The dead or a live sale, directed by Lee Welsh. Rotterdam, SD&G.
2009
Die Show im Oktober, collaboration with Ruth Buchanan. Curated by Jens Strandberg. Glasgow, Transmission Gallery.
Technocratic Openness, Free Agression, Den Bosch, NL, Artis.(solo)
Subtrio, curated by Freek van Lommen. Eindhoven, Your-Space/ Van Abbemuseum
2008
Acclimatisation, Insertion of sculptures in a job-recruitment agency. Enschede,Werkplein (solo) Chanting Baldessari, collaboration with Ruth Buchanan. Curated by Paula van den Bosch. Maastricht, NL, Bonnefantenmuseum.
2007
Opening, Opening, Opening, group show, Maastricht, NL, Jan van Eyck Academie.


Lectures, Workshops
2014
Symposium: Het Gemurmel van de Artistieke Menigte, organised by LeoXIII, moderated by Laura van Grinsven. Tilburg, Museum De Pont
2012
Presentation: Three hour Flaneur in Iasi. Iasi, Tranzit Romania, Office Iai.
2009
Artist talks, with Ruth Buchanan, Ines Schaber, Katja Gretzinger. Den Bosch, Artis.
2008
Bustour and presentations: Die schönste Tour der ganzen Euregio, with Ruth Buchanan, Jozua Zaagman, Maartje Dros. In: Kunst Tour 2008/ Euregional Bustour.
Presentation: Three or more people in a room- Baldessari Blueprint, collaboration with Ruth Buchanan. Maastricht, NL, Jan van Eyck Academie.
Presentation: Critical Substance. In: Contrapolis; or, Creativity and Enclosure in the Cities, including Pier Vittorio Aureli, Will Bradley, Neil Gray, Lukasz Jan Stanek, Maria Theodorou, Maria Eichhorn. Curated by Marina Vishmidt. Rotterdam: NAi and Poortgebouw.
Presentation: The marginal in artistic production In: Opening week 2008, organized
by the Jan van Eyck Academie. Maastricht, Jan van Eyck Academie.
2007
Presentation (untitled) In: Opening week 2007, organised by the Jan van Eyck Academie. Den Bosch,Verkadefabriek. Workshop: Material gathering: Image archives, with Marjolijn Dijkman. Maastricht, The Annex.
Workshop: Material gathering: The unobstructed view, with Jacqueline Schoemaker. Maastricht, The Annex.


Performances
2012
Three artist walk into a bar, collaboration with Edmund Cook and Kirsty Roberts. Curated by Black Swan Curatorial Collective. Amsterdam, Veem Theater
2011
As each of us was many people we became quite a crowd! Rotterdam, Bonheur Theater
2010
Dear audience, I’d like to invite you to anticipate a moment of recognition with me, with Camilla Wills and Susana Pedrosa. In: Object Lag. Haarlem, NL, Nieuwe Vide.


Grants
2013-14
Stipend, Mondriaan Fonds, Amsterdam, NL
2012
Project budget, Fonds voor Beeldende Kunsten, Vormgeving en Bouwkunst (BKVB), Amsterdam, NL 2010-11
Grant, Van Beek-Donner stichting, Rotterdam, NL
2010
Project budget, Fonds voor Beeldende Kunsten, Vormgeving en Bouwkunst (BKVB), Amsterdam, NL 2007-08
Stipend, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL


Publications

Baby Doc, published and edited by Camilla Wills and Laetitia Paviani, Paris, 2015
Contributions by Morgan Courtois, Margaret Drabble, Lynne Tillman, Julien Bécourt, Catherine Malabou (journal)
Love Your Parasites, publisher: Paraguay Press, Paris, 2015, edited by Camilla Wills Contributions by Valerie Snobeck, Amelie Von Wulffen, Kerstin Brästch, Laetitia Paviani, Allison Katz, France-Lise McGurn, Justin Lieberman, Stanya Kahn, Jamie Partridge (book)
Masquerade Reader, publisher: Revolver, Berlin, 2010. Produced by: If I Can’t Dance, I
Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, Van Abbemuseum, Dutch Art Institute and Piet Zwart Institute. Design: Joris Kritis, Eindhoven, NL, 2010 (reader)
Monumentalism - History, National Identity and Contemporary Art. Publisher: Stedelijk
Museum and NAi Publishers, 2010. Design: David Bennewith (catalogue)
Chanting Baldessari - a Masterclass. Publisher: B.A.C.A. International,
Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, 2008. (catalogue)
Jan van Eyck Yearbook 2008. Publisher: Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL, 2009.
Design: Jayme Yen
It’s About time - Jan van Eyck Yearbook 2007. Publisher: Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL, 2008. Design: Raoul Wassenaar in collaboration with M.V. Maastricht.