TANJA SMIT
b. 1961, Voorburg, The Netherlands
1984 MA Painting, KABK (Royal Academy of Fine Arts), The Hague
Lives and works in The Hague

COLLECTIONS
MACBA museum Barcelona; Kunst Museum, The Hague; Museum Gouda; Heden, The Hague; CBK Rotterdam; CBK Dordrecht; The Ventós Collection, Barcelona

EXHIBITIONS en -PROJECTS

2021
-Galerie Vincenz Sala, Berlin: XL/XS Group show
-Galerie Helder, The Hague: Time Zone

2020
-Maldoror Galerie, The Hague: display installation

2019
-Studio, The Hague (solo)
-Galerie Helder, The Hague: Drawing Festival
-Pictura, Dordrecht: Het Woord. Gracia Khouw, Niels Post, Tanja Smit
-Pictura, Dordrecht: ‘Genesis Deconstructed, Noach’, 2 Sound/image performances: The Music in Language Trio Aguilar performs Tanja Smit’s textworks
-Galerie Helder, The Hague: Anachronisms. Ton Kraayeveld, Jean-Pierre Zoetbrood, Tonio de Roover, Maarten Janssen, Tanja Smit

2018
-DCR, The Hague: DCR Open
-Museum Gouda, Gouda: Vrouwen van Museum Gouda
-CEAC, Xiamen, China, ‘Revenge of Fish’ (solo)

2017
-Studio, The Hague (solo)
-Das Spectrum, Utrecht: Totem, Apprentices/Masters Project

2016
-Korzo, The Hague, Audio-DH
-Quartair, The Hague, Drawing Front
-Galería Sales, Barcelona, ‘Mujeres’
-Locatie Z, The Hague, Baracca, The Director’s Cut

2015
-Studio, The Hague (solo)
-Baraka, Roubaix, Dorina Kappatou, Ibrahim R Ineke, Yvo van der Vat, Tanja Smit
-De Vereeniging, The Hague, Extaze Magazine Vilt Project

2014
-Den Haag Centraal, The Hague, ‘Blow-Ups’ (solo)
-Collblanc, Culla, Spain, Niños del Maestrat
-De Vereeniging, The Hague, Extaze 11 magazine presentation, performance
fragment The Heart Book, Cor Gout & Tanja Smit
-Gemak, The Hague, Nomad Library, Project Melissa Cruz,
-etHALL, Barcelona, Spain, The Drawing Game

2013
-Provadja, Alkmaar: Toon&Taalfestival, Genetic Choir sings Tanja Smit´s textworks
-Collblanc, Culla, Spain: video La Raya, Cine Independiente
-The Heart Book: video (solo project)
-Studio Loos, The Hague: Genetic Choir sings Tanja Smit´s textworks

2012
-Museum Dan Tanah Liat, Jogjakarta, Indonesia: 25 Years Maldoror Stichting
-Centre Camille Claudel, Clermont Ferrand, France: Festival Musiques Démesurée, exhibition graphic scores
-PuntWG, Amsterdam: Genetic Choir sings Tanja Smit’s textworks
-Das Spectrum, Utrecht, Image_Source_Sound, Gaudeamus Muziekweek: exhibition and live textwork drawing performance
-Quartair, The Hague: Voorbij le cadavre exquís, exhibition and textwork concert

2011
-Of Music in Language: video by Edo Kuipers and Tanja Smit
-Zeebelt, The Hague: performance Of music in language, sonifications,
Tanja Smit´s textworks with Anne Wellmer and 6 other composer performers
-Enemy, Chicago: release concert Requited journal, Issue 6: performance “La memoria y el olvido” programmed for laptop by Angel Faraldo
-M4 gastatelier, Tetterodecomplex, Amsterdam: M4 Notations LAB
-Nau Coclea, Camallera, Catalunya, Spain: E la nave va
-Stichting Ruimtevaart, The Hague: Panoramaal
-Aguilar branch New York Public Library, New York: Last Book Project from Luis Camnitzer
-Studio Loos, The Hague: MoPS, Music performance textworks with composer Anne Wellmer and 5 singers

2010
-Zentral Bibliothek, Zürich: Last Book Project from Luis Camnitzer
-ARCO 2010, booth La Rara, Madrid

2009
-Galeria Tomás March, Valencia, Strangers (solo)
-Jan Huygen Galerie, The Hague, Project Stichting Maldoror (solo)
-Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Off the record
-ARCO 2009, Madrid: booth Galería Tomás March, Madrid
-Various administration buildings, The Nederlands: Museum for overbodig beleid, travelling exhibition

2008
-MACBA, Barcelona, Centre d´Estudis y Documentació: Possibilitat d´acció. La vida de la partitura
-ARCO 2008, Madrid: booth Galería Tomás March, Madrid
-Madremanya, Spain: MaMa festival, installation Cibeles
-Biblioteca Nacional, Buenas Aires, Argentina: Last Book Project from Luis Camnitzer

2007
-Mas Art, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
-Nest, The Hague: Voorstelvoor, installation De weg van Hellas
-ARCO 2007, Madrid: booth Galería Tomás March, Madrid

2006
-Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg, Germany: premiëre performance ‘The English Dancing Master: or, Mr. Bailey’s Maggot’, of composer Christopher Williams & Tanja Smit by the ensemble Chronophonie
-Nau Coclea, Camallera, Spain, ‘Fantasmas’ (solo)
-Atelier as supermedium, The Hague: By date or by relevance, Christopher Williams & Tanja Smit
-ARCO 2006, Madrid: booth Galería Tomás March, Madrid

2005
-Biblioteca Jaume Fuster, Barcelona: Biblioteca Utópica
-Fotópsia 6, Castellbisbal

2004
-Eart, Barcelona, Filtracions, with Mar Arza
-Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague (solo)
-Hangar, Barcelona: Lo público contra la publicidad

2003
-Galeria Tomás March, Valencia: Hide en seek (solo)
-Stroom Den Haag @ Quartair, The Hague: De stand van zaken 3
-Galeria Antonio de Barnola, Barcelona: Sobre papel

2002
-Galeria Alter Ego, Barcelona: ‘Vaho’ (solo)
-Stroom Den Haag @ De Illusie, The Hague: De stand van zaken
-Galería Milagros L. Delicado, Cádiz, Spain: 6 dibujantes

2001
-Luxus Projectspace, The Hague (solo)
-Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague: De verzamelaar in het atelier
-Museo de la Virreina, Barcelona: Vosté está aquí, Bienal de Barcelona

2000
-Centre d’Art, Vic, Spain: Bienal de Vic,
-Galeria Alejandro Sales, Barcelona: Artistas de la Galería Tomás March
-Art Basel: booth Tomas March, Basel

1999
-Galeria Tomás March, Valencia, Spain (solo)
-Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague (solo)

1998
-Doblespacio, Madrid (solo)
-Museo de Belles Artes de Asturias, Oviedo, Spain: VII Bienal de arte de Oviedo

1997
-Portaferrisa 7, Barcelona: Se alquila III

1996
-Sala 22a, Barcelona: Drama: Pilar Villarés, Tanja Smit
-Gemeentemuseum, The Hague: Stadscollectie
-Kunsthal, Rotterdam: Zuid Hollandse Kunst

1995
-Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague (solo)
-Stroom Den Haag @ Quartair, The Hague: De horizon achterna. Christophe Dumont, Mark de Weijer, Tanja Smit

1993
-Galería Senda, Barcelona (solo)
-Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague (solo)

1991
-Paard van Troje, The Hague: De Kapel ll, Stichting Maldoror

1989
-Voormalige Staatsdrukkerij, The Hague: Druk 7 Atmosfeer

1987
-HCAK (Haags Centrum for Actuele Kunst), The Hague (solo)

1986
-Stedelijk Museum, Gouda: Ongekend

1984
-HCAK (Haags Centrum for Actuele Kunst), The Hague (solo)
-Galerie Kranendonk, The Hague: De buurt
-De Muzeval, Emmen

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2020
-NRC, supplement Leven, page 17, Prize winners readers competition ‘De Toekomst van de Krant’, 12/12/20
-Galleryviewer.com, Manuela Klerkx: ‘The end of an eventful year in 6 art  works’

2019
-NOACH DECONSTRUCTED een tekstwerkconcert; program guide, publ. Pictura, Dordrecht
-Picturablad, issue 01, Evertine van Alphen: ‘Woorden in beeld’, page 27-31

2018
-Vrouwen van Museum Gouda, Hedy d’Ancona kiest 11 kunstenaressen, page 11

2015
-Magazine De As issue 190, Noam Chomsky, page 38-39

2014
-Magazine Extaze issue 11, Mystiek, all images

2013
-DH///, book, publ. Stroom hcbk, The Hague, p 159
-Apen, beren, krakers en kunstenaars, book, publ. Vereniging Alte Wik, The Hague, 68-71

2012
-Hunch, issue 15, publication Berlage Institute, various drawings accompanying article Paul Shepheard
-De Nieuwe, issue 27, Kees Koomen: De geesten van Tanja Smit, p 27-28
-Werkplaats, book Photographer Claartje ten Have, cover and p 42-55

2011
-Una nau enmig del blat, book publ. Nau Côclea, Catalunya, Spain, page 97-99
-MoPS, programme Studio Loos, The Hague

2010
-DH//, book publ. Stroom hcbk, text George Vermij, p 41

2009
-Off the record, catalogue Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, p 68-71

2008
-Drawing on writing, book, project Serge Onnen, publication Jandl books, NY, p22+ 47
-Possibility of Accion, The Life of the Score, publication MACBA, Barcelona, page 8
-Catalonia Today: A philosopher of images, interview Marcela Topor in newspaper Spain, 17/07/08

2007
-Fantasmas y fantasmagorias, unpublished text, Roland Groenenboom

2006
-The HTV 61, ‘shadows’, 2 drawings in magazine
-Exil und moderne, programme concert series Ensemble Chronophonie, Freiburg, Germany
-Libro de Fantasmas / Book of Ghosts, artist´s book T.S., publication Nau Coclea, Centre de Creació Contemporània, Camallera, Spain

2005
-S.O.S. EmerginSumerginArt Nº6, drawing T.S. in magazine
-Avuí: Llibres al margen de la lectura, text Pilar Parcerisas in newspaper, Spain
-Het onder_gewone, book publ. Stroom hcbk, p 116-117, text Veronica Hekking
-Grensverlies, book publ. Stroom hcbk, p 2
-Biblioteca Utópica, publication exhibition, publ. municipality Barcelona
-Fotopsia, catalogue, p 9-10

2004
-S.O.S. EmerginSumerginArt Nº5, drawing T.S. in magazine, p 8

2003
-Hide en seek, catalogue solo exhibition, text Anna Guarro
-El País, El escondite de Tanja Smit, article Vicente Jarque, supplement Babelia,15/03/03
-El Mundo, Tanja Smit, article José Luis Clemente, supplement El Cultural 13/03/0
-El Diario Levante, La importancia de lo secundario. Tanja Smit, text Alvaro de los Angeles in supplement Arte, 04/04/03

2002
-Primavera Fotografica 2002 catalogue, p 56

2001
-Vostè está aquí, catalogue Barcelona Art Report, text Chus Martinez: Tanja Smit, Pizarras con Violeta´, p 125-128, p 259-260

2000
-b-guided, magazine Barcelona, p 22-23

1999
-El Pais, Tanja Smit, mundos de papel, article Jaume Vidal,
-Tanja Smit, pinturas y dibujos, catalogue publ. Galería Tomás March, text Rosa Queralt
-VII Bienal de Oviedo, catalogue, p 100-101, p 154

1996
-Stadscollectie, artist´s book, publication Gemeentemuseum, The Hague
-Drama, Tanja Smit y Pilar Burquet, publication duo exhibition, text Cristina Zabala

1995
-De horizon achterna, publication trio exhibition, text Hans Oerlemans

1993
-NRC Handelsblad, Tanja Smit, text Paul Steenhuis,
-Mirobolant, publication Barcelona galeries, p 12-13

GRANTS, PRIZES

2020
-NRC readers competition ‘De Toekomst van de Krant’

2019
-Stichting Stokroos, Utrecht

2019, 2017, 2016, 2011
-Stroom Den Haag, The Hague, SPOT-subsidie

2018, 2013, 2006
-Stroom Den Haag, The Hague, Pro-subsidie

2011
-Gemeente Den Haag, The Hague, Broedplaatssubsidie

2007, 2003, 1996
-Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam, Basisstipendium

2006
-Nau Coclea, Camallera, Spain, Production Subsidy

1993
-Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam, materiaalsubsidie
-Stroom Den Haag, The Hague, Uitwisselings Subsidie

RESIDENCIES

2020, 2019, 2015, 2014, 2013
-Collblanc, Culla, Spain, 1 month

2018
-CEAC, Xiamen, China, 3 months

2016
-Mas de la Vila, Atzeneta, Spain, 1 month

2012-2013
-El Tossal, Culla, Spain, 2 x 1 month

2003-2009
-Barcelona, Spain, various locations, 7 years

2005
-Nau Coclea, Camallera, Catalunya, Spain, 1 month

2004-2005
-Experimentém, Barcelona, 6 months

2003-2004
-Hangar, Barcelona, 6 months

2001
-Luxus, The Hague, 2 months

2000
-New York, various locations, 3 months

1993-2000
-Barcelona, Spain, various locations, 8 years

1996
-Raval de Crist, Tortosa, Spain, 3 months

1994
-Fundación Rodrigues Acosta, Granada, 1 month

1991
-Molières, France, 1,5 month

1986+1990
-Baranda, (former) Yugoslavia, 2 x 1,5 month

EDUCATION AND ADDITIONAL STUDIES

2018
-Cheng Lao shi, Xiamen, China, Classical Chinese painting and calligraphy

2016
-Stroom Den Haag, The Hague, Writing, study group

2009
-W139, Amsterdam, reading group Lyotard
-W139, Amsterdam, reading group Bataille

2007
-MACBA, Barcelona, workshop performance with Joan Jonas

2004
-Hangar, Spain, workshop on Walter Benjamin with Eric Beltran
-MACBA, Barcelona, workshop fim analysis with Harun Farocki and Roger Buergel

1994-1995
-Zen dojo, Barcelona, workshops Zen calligraphy, with Jaques Foussadier

1979-1984
-KABK, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Hague, MA Painting

TEACHING AND LECTURES

Currently
-From 2013: KABK Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Hague: Painting @ the Artium Practicum department
-From 2010: Studio, The Hague: lessons, courses, workshops

2019
-Koorenhuis, The Hague: Masterclass brush & ink

2018
-Stroom, Den Haag: lecture residence Xiamen
-Museum Gouda: lecture
-Xiamen University Art Department: workshops and lecture

2016-2017
-Apprentices Masters Project, Kunstpodium-T, Tilburg, Netherlands: mentorship

2017
-Atelier Anders Bekeken, The Hague: workshops
-Art-s-cool, The Hague: workshops
-De DCR, The Hague: workshop

2016
-Maris College, The Hague: workshops

2015
-Dosdetres Taller, Castellón: Spain, workshop

2014
-La Marineta, Mollét del Vallés, Spain: workshop
-Biblioteca Municipal, Atzeneta, Spain: workshop
-Escola Municipal, Culla, Spain: workshop

2013
-Hangar, Barcelona, Spain: workshop
-Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam: Orientation Course

2011 + 2012
-Art-s-cool, The Hague: workshops

2010 + 2011
-KABK, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Hague: guest lectures Foundation Course

2006-2010
-Cumbria Art Istitute, Carlisle, UK: 4 x 1 week guest lectures Barcelona to Foundation Course

2009
-Universitat de Barcelona:lecture Language Dpt.

2006-2008
-Escola Massana, Barcelona: 5 courses Massana Permanent

2008
-Escola Massana, Barcelona: lecture
-Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam, lecture

2006
-Biblioteca Jaume Fuster, Barcelona: lecture
-Atelier al supermedium 06, The Hague: lecture
-Espai EArt, Barcelona: lecture

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