Anet van de Elzen Biography

Anet van de Elzen, Biography

1963, Veghel (N.Br.)


1981 – 1986 Academy of Fine Art in Education, Tilburg – sculpture and photography, BA
1986 – 1988 Jan van Eyck Academie Maastricht – sculpture, Master

Recent work 

15 May 2017 PREMIERE Echo The Now (64 min. 2017) – LAB 111 Amsterdam

2015 – 2017 The making of the film ECHO THE NOW, inspired by my performances
camera Claire Pijman, sound Piotr van Dijk, light Maarten van der Pluijm.
montage Anet van de Elzen – producer: Digna Sinke, SNG Film Amsterdam

2013 – 2014 Before and After the Now – Research to translating my performances to a more permanent medium, collaborating with a photographer, a poet and a filmmaker


1992 – present— in musea and galleries, in public space, at festivals and alternative location

Amongst others: DITS op de Wallen, Amsterdam – Guangzhou Live 5, China – Modern Art, Oxford, UK – Fierce Festival, Birmingham, UK – Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, ES – Sfanthu Gheorge, Transsylvanië, RO – Museum of Modern Art Arnhem – Centre Cultural La Mercé, Girona, ES – Live Art Development Agency London, UK – Effenaar, Eindhoven – South London Gallery, London, UK – Noordbrabants Museum ‘s Hertogenbosch – Katuaq Cultural Centre, Nuuk, Greenland – Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, DE – ICAEE, Tokio, Japan – Exit, Helsinki, FIN – In the streets of Capetown, ZA – 450 Broadway Gallery, N.Y. USA – De Melkfabriek, ’s-Hertogenbosch

Related work, curated projects, selection 

• 1992 – 2015 Initiating performance-events: Great Britain Performances – De Melkfabriek ‘s Hertogenbosch, Were you there? Stad ‘s Hertogenbosch en TU Eindhoven, Die Wölfe – Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart DE, To Be Present Live No Tech – Museum of Modern Art Arnhem, 12 Hours International Womens’ Day – De Balie Amsterdam.

2003 Collaboration with Denys Blacker founding of Gresol, Madremanya, Girona ES

2010 – 2012 Initiator and curator of a new Punt WG, WG Terrein Amsterdam

2000 Founding of Stichting Performance and in 2010 founding of

Since 1998 Several guest teaching at art academies in the Netherlands and Germany

Biography and publications, selection 

2014 Talk about defloration as performance art – Radio (28-3-2014)

2004 Un Beso Al Cielo – oeuvre catalogue, published by Adr. Heijnen

1-2-2001 Silent visions and intense emotions, Mark van der Voort in Brabant Daily Paper 1998 The Profundus, Lambert Tegenbosch

1996 Untitled, one hour PARK t.v. Amsterdam

Awards, stipends, crowdfunding: 

2016 Project investment stipend Mondriaan Fund

2015 Stipend Proven Talent, Mondriaan Fund

2015 Project contribution of the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK) – Echo the Now 

2014 Prince Bernhard Culture Fund- Tijl Fund – Echo the Now 

2014 Kickstarterproject crowdfunding Echo the Now 

2004 Award: Chappin van den Udenhout Culture Award, ‘s-Hertogenbosch

1993 Award: Encouraging Award for Photography of the AFK

1990 – 2015 Several stipends of Fund for the Arts, AFK and Prince Bernhard Culture Fund

Work in collection of: 

Archives EYE Film Museum Amsterdam (2016) – ABN-AMRO Art Collection (2005) – Collection North Brabants Museum (2002) – Akzo Nobel Collection Arnhem (2001) – Caldic Collection, Rotterdam (2001) – Achmea Art Collection (2001) – Henk Visch, Eindhoven (1997) – Provinciehuis, ’s-Hertogenbosch (1999), Dutch Bank, Amsterdam (1999) – Academic Hospital, Utrecht (1998) – Several municipal- and private collections: Netherlands, U.S.A. and Belgium

Works of Anet van de Elzen at Gallery DITS

Artist’s website