Kitty Maria’s (1992 Ottersum, NL) work consist of video performances and installations as an ongoing investigation into the automated production site and the new labourer. In the work she often befriend corporations or shops to intervene in places of labour or to submit to the production process herself. Classical subjects from the ‘tradition’ of performance art - physical endurance and the performer -viewer relationship are extrapolated towards industrial notions of performance, and investigate the very ambiguous relationship between a natural person (her) and a legal person (company).


2014 - 2017 Master of Arts in Design, DAD - Sandberg Instituut (Amsterdam, NL)
2010 - 2014 Bachelor in Fine Art - ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (Arnhem, NL)
2012 - 2013 Minor, Moving Pictures - ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (Arnhem, NL)
2009 - 2010 Vooropl. Art & Design - ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (Arnhem, NL)

Grants and awards

Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst - Projectgrant (Amsterdam, NL 2019)
Mondriaan Fonds - Young Talent Grant (Amsterdam, NL 2019)
Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst - Grant for the Soft Landings Showroom (Amsterdam, NL 2018)
Hendrik Valk Prijs - Nomination Best of Graduates (Arnhem, NL 2014)
Salone Del Mobile - Nomination Best Experimental Project (Milan, IT 2016)

Publications and press

Het Resort - En de openbare ruimte dan?
Tzvetnik - Access Modes for Encountering Large Industrial Bodies (2020)
La Nuova - la giovane arte internationale in mosta domani al crociferi “giocande” sui miti di venezia
Parrhesia - Publicatie door Kitty Maria (2017)
Vice - Fuck koks, eten bereid door kunstenaars is veel leuker (2016)
Le Telégramme - Insolite. Pratanirou voit la vie en rose (2016)
La Repubblica - Trenta giovani olandesi hanno trasformato l’ex macello occupato in un ostello di design (2016)
Mister Motley- Art & Everyday Life ‘Sausage Banality’ (2015)

Selected exhibitions

2020 Kunstkapel, Notes on Performance, solotentoonstelling(Amsterdam, NL)
2020 Het Resort, Little Nostrum, residentie en triotentoonstelling (Groningen, NL)
2020 Studio ORAC, Still Making Art vol. 3, groepstentoonstelling (Amsterdam, NL)
2019 Althuis Hofland Fine Arts, the Creeper, in Art Bar Kippy, duotentoonstelling (Amsterdam, NL)
2019 Combo, Sleeping Horses, groepstentoonstelling tijdens finissage Biennale (Venice, IT)
2019 Sexyland, Soft Landings Editions (Amsterdam, NL)
2018 De Apotheek, Bufferzone, duotentoonstelling (Amsterdam, NL)
2017 Extrapool, Arrector Pili, performance gedurende kunstnacht (Nijmegen, NL)
2017 Design Biennale, En Plein Air, residentie bij LLCC (Saint-Etienne, FR)
2016 De Appel, Soft Landings Charity Gala, performance evenement (Amsterdam, NL)
2016 Het Nieuwe Instituut, Off the record, live performance (Rotterdam, NL)
2016 Palais de Tokyo, DO DISTURB, live performance week (Parijs, FR)
2016 MaCaO, Daily Solo Show, 17 daagse performance (Milaan, IT)
2015 Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, Arcadia, groepstentoonstelling (Diepenheim NL)
2015 Deborah Bowmann, Grand Salon No.1, performance (Amsterdam, NL)
2015 Collectief Derde Wal, Remix Reality, screenings (Nijmegen, NL)
2015 Gelderland Biennale, Dit is Kunst, live performance (Nijmegen, NL)
2014 Deborah Bowmann, Hosting Air, live performance (Amsterdam, NL)
2014 De Fabriek, Non-Stop Plaza, groepstentoonstelling (Eindhoven, NL)
2014 Extrapool, Outer Space, performance gedurende kunstnacht (Nijmegen, NL)
2014 Paraplufabriek, groepstentoonstelling tijdens kunstnacht (Nijmegen, NL)
2014 Circa...Dit, Ernstig Geschikt, groepstentoonstelling (Arnhem, NL)
2014 Circa...Dit, Definitely Unfinished, residentie (Arnhem, NL)
2012 Artoll Residence, residentie (Bedburg Hau, DE)

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