Samantha Thole (1982, Utrecht)

EDUCATION
2012-2010 MA Fine Arts, Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam
2008-2002 BA Fine Arts with honours, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Utrecht

EXHIBITIONS (selection)
2020
COVID-19: ACTIVITY POSTPONED
AUCTION De Aanschouw
TENT, Witte de Withstraat 50, Rotterdam

2019
Cyprus: A dynamic island, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden/ the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities, Oct. 2019- March 2020, Leiden (NL)
Body Issue: feminism rising night, Brigant, Arnhem (NL)
Test Case XIX, European Ceramic WorkCentre, Oisterwijk (NL)

2018
Blossom, curator: Bas Hendrikx, Garage Rotterdam
* lecture Gendered Botany, Brandstof | Secret Gardens, Garage Rotterdam
* project Transformer Talisman, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam
* project Midsummernight’s fire, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam
* project Dissident Gardens, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam

2017
Hemisfeer, WTC Rotterdam Art Gallery, Rotterdam
Peepshow, foundation KunstWerkt, Schiedam
* lecture/ performance, Gendered Rietveld Schröderhuis, Studio of Immediate Spaces/ Sandberg Instituut, location: Utrecht
* lecture, Time Window Collective, Rotterdam

2016
The World and Me Could Use More Muliebrity, curator: Gilbert van Drunen, De Aanschouw, Rotterdam
Franz Müller’s Wire Spring, by Roi Alter/ Kurt Schwitters, WORM, Rotterdam

2015
Women of the World Festival, London
Show me what you want to Show, gallery Bart Invites, Amsterdam
Pictura Performance Festival, Pictura, Dordrecht

2014
Object is Subject, Route du Nord, Roodkapje, Rotterdam
The One Minutes on Tour, Power Station of Art, Shanghai
Ultra Feminism, Roodkapje, Rotterdam
the Last Brucennial, the Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York

2013
UNPERFORMING, Departure Foundation, London
Territory,
Atelier van Lieshout, Rotterdam
Firing through Humanity, Atelier van Lieshout, Rotterdam
8bit, Kingsgate Gallery, London
XL Final Presentation, European Ceramic WorkCentre, Den Bosch
Never Ending Art Tour, gallery Vriend van Bavink, Amsterdam

2012
Omnia Mutantur, gallery ZINGER
presents, Amsterdam (s)
Death Matters, het Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam

2011
Super Saturday, European Ceramic WorkCentre, Den Bosch
We Will Never Know For Sure, W139, Amsterdam
NIMK3, Nederlands Media Instituut, Amsterdam

2010
ANARCHITECTURE, Delft

2009
Phantom der Nacht, Delft
Generation Y, De Vishal, Haarlem
Fire Water Burn, gallery Het Langhuis, Zwolle (s)

2008
ArtOlive Young Talent, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam
Beauty and Sunshine, DasBild, Utrecht

COLLECTIONS
– Breastvases Galatea and The Fisherman’s wife dream; Rijksmuseum van Oudheden/ the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities,  Leiden (NL)
– Breastvase Le Carnaval des Animaux ; The Cyprus Museum, Nicosia (CY)

VARIOUS
2020 Nomination Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
2019 Residency, European Ceramic Workcentre, Den Bosch
2016 Commissioned work by the European Ceramic Workcentre, Oisterwijk
2016 Digital residency, Digital Artist Residency
2013 Residency, European Ceramic Workcentre, Den Bosch (funded by het Mondriaan Fonds)
2011 Residency, European Ceramic Workcentre, Den Bosch

PUBLICATIONS (selection)
2021 Neue Keramik, the International Ceramics Magazine (Germany), July
2021 Taiwan Art Magazine, May
2019 Trendbeheer, Atelier Samantha Thole,
2017 BODYISSUE  #1 performance, Arnhem
2015 Platform Platvorm, first edition, Amsterdam
2014
Ultra Feminism, Roodkapje, Rotterdam
2013 Hysteria, School of Oriental and African Studies, Londen
2012 Festival of Choices, Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam

EDUCATIONAL FUNCTIONS
2021 Guest teacher, (BA) Classics, Leiden University
2020 Guest teacher, (BA) Classics, Leiden University
2020 Guest teacher, Cambridge School of Weston, Boston (US)
2019 Guest teacher, (BA) Department of Ceramics, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam
2017 Visiting critic, (MA) Material Utopias/ Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam
2013 Visiting critic, (BA) Department of Ceramics, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam
2010 Visiting critic, (BA) Department of Fine Arts, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Utrecht

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS (selection)
2020- 2016 Chairperson works committee, Centraal Museum, Utrecht
2020-2008 Tour guide, UNESCO Rietveld Schröderhuis, Utrecht
2019- 2017 Founder and chairperson Dutch National Platform of Museum Works Committees
2017-2011 Sales and promotion, Centraal Museum, Utrecht
2015-2014 Member works committee, Centraal Museum, Utrecht