CV Margriet van Engelen

Margriet van Engelen

Botenmakersstraat 82,

1506 TG Zaandam

The Netherlands

Phone: 0031(0)75 6356949

Phone: 0031 6 577 758 39


1987-1991 University of the Arts in Utrecht (HKU)

Before the HKU in Utrecht:

Lessons at the Art Academy in Rotterdam and the Free Academy in The Hague.

3 Years of casting bronze from Herman Joosten in Soest

General education: Atheneum A

Nursing A

After the Art Academy 

Art market exploration at Amazone Foundation in Amsterdam HOVO philosophy courses at the Vrije Universiteit -  Amsterdam:

'The Evil"Rudiger Safranski, 'The human condition'Hannah Arendt, The fragility of the good' Matha Nussbaum'


With Jantine Hos, Kitty Weber and Paul Vermeulen for the project 'A New Beginning' in the context of the North Holland Biennale, of which Veldwerk was a part.


Other activities:

1994 to 1997 Image correspondence with Edith Bons an artist colleague

2001 Participation in Rotterdam Cultural Capital, group exhibition in the City of Rotterdam  Insurance.

2006 Curator of the group exhibition 'Paper' in the Kunstuitleen Alkmaar

2008- 2009 Member of the exhibition Committee in De Boterhal in Hoorn

2012  Member of the Board of Tengel (Foundation Independent Artists in Zaandam and surroundings).

2015 Curator of the exhibition '' Peace and Freedom' a wide-ranging exhibition in which among others 35 visual artists and 30 poets participated in the context of the 70th memorial of freedom and the end of the war 1940-1945. For the promotion of this exhibition, I wrote short stories about Peace and Freedom. After this, I still remain writing short stories.

From 2020 till now Art correspondence with the artist,  poët and Art Reviewer, Levity Peters.

2022 Participating in  International Textile Art Biennale, Haacht, Belgium. organised by Kunststichting Perspectief vzw  

Member of Tengel :

Member of

Member of van Noega group Art Professionals worldwide

Member of Art Collecting Network Group

Member of Online Kunstenaars:

Member of:

Member of Bos Fine Art Den Haag.

Member of Stichting Essentie 4+   https//

Member van Stichting White Cube, now gallery Play Room

Member of Nicholson Art Gallery Brussels.

Member of ETN European Textile Network



1997 Group exhibition 'Gold on wood' Bible Museum Amsterdam

1997 Group exhibition Fries Museum

2001 International Exhibition  'Rotterdam Cultural City' participating in  a group exhibition in "Stad Rotterdam Assurance"  Rotterdam

2002 Holland Art Fair, The Hague

2002 Leyden Art Fair, Leiden

2003 'Geduldig papier' Zaans Museum, Zaandijk

2005 Kunst Event Art Fair Ahoyhallen, Roterdam

2006 Holland Art Fair the Hague

2007 ID Plus Art, exchange with Art of Belgium Artists, Hamme,  Belgium

2008 Kulturmodell Art and Artists Exchange with German Artists, Passau, Germany

2015 Curator and participator Group-exhibition 'Peace and Freedom' in the context of the Remembrance of the 70th Years Memorial of 4th and 5th of May, 70 years of Freedom and Peace. More than 30 poets and 35 visual artists, Amnesty Zaanstreek, Foundation 4th and 5th May and other organisations participated in this exhibition.

2016 Global Village, a travelling pop-up group exhibition, Zaanstad, Landshut ( Germany), Brondby (near Copenhagen, Denmark), the organisation is now Playroom a galley in Zaandam.

2018 Solo-exhibition Social Insurance Bank Zaandam

2018 Participation Seconda Biennale Internazional du Art Facebook

2018 Museum Facebook

2019 Foundation Essentie 4+ in the context 'Het Dingemanshuys', Utrecht

2019 Foundation Essentie 4+ in the context of '100 years after Bauhaus', Zonnestraal, Hilversum.

2019 Playroom Group Exhibition Tengel Vrijstaat, Zaandam

2019 Group Exhibition  Bos Fine Art The Hague

2019 Group Exhibition Nicholsons Art Gallery 'Dutch Artist' in Brussels, Belgium

2019 Group Exhibition Bos Fine Art, The Hague

2019 Manifestation Art Island, Zaandam

2020 Bubble Art Projects Hilton, Paris France

2020 Grande Finale Stock Exhibition Bos Fine Art, The Hague

2020 Online Exhibition corona time Textiel Plus

2020 Participation in the International online exhibition Discursive Covimetry Art Project in Ely Art Center Connecticut, New Haven USA.

2022 Participating in International Textile  Art Biennale, Haacht (Belgium).

 A short summary of exhibitions:

2012 -  Solo Exhibition Pulchri Studio - The Hague

2012 - Group exhibition Sculptures - Gees

2013 - Virtual Art Exchange with Russian artists in the context of the celebration of the Russian Year Zaanstad  - Zaanstad

2015 - Art Zaanstad - Zaandam

2015 -  Manifestation Art Island - Zaandam

2016 - Art Zaanstad artfair - Zaandam

2016 - Participation in Art Manifestation Veldwerk (Part of Noord-Holland Biennale) - Wormer

2017 - Group exhibition Art'n Toys  in Fort aan den Ham - Uitgeest

2017 - Group exhibition in the context of 'De Stijl' - Den Bosch

2018 - Group exhibition Gallery Sous-Terre - Aalsmeer

2018 - Duo-exhibition with Christine Löw, Bos Fine Art - The Hague

2019 - Group Exhibition Bos Fine Art - The Hague

2020 - Corona  Group exhibition Corona Time of Textiel Plus - Online Exhibition

2020- Group- Exhibition online Discursive Geometry, Covimetry project, Ely Center of Contemporary Art,  New Haven, Connecticut    U.S.A.

2021- Duo Exhibition with Han Reeder at Bos Fine Art- The Hague

2021-Group exhibition online Artists collective INART- Lemmer

2021-Kunsthuis Waterland- Purmerend

2021-  Stock exhibition Bos Fine Art - The Hague

2021-2022- Grande Finale Group Exhibition, Bos Fine Art- The Hague

2022-2023- Participating in Manifestation 'Spot on Zaandam' International Artists show their light objects - Zaandam

2022 - Internationale Textile Art Biennal -Haacht ( Belgium)

2023- Group Exhibition 'Zinnenprikkelend' Het Weefhuis- Zaandijk

2023- (S)T*ART Group Exhibition Galerie Zaans Groen- Zaandam


Main theme: Panta rei. From this theme came different sub-themes 'the uncertainty of seeing' and 'seeing from different perspectives'.


Tengel Award 3e prijs 2011


Arthotheek Heerugowaard 1995

CIBA 1997

City of Rotterdam Insurance 2001

Zaanstad Art Center 2004

The Old Town Hall at Zaandijk 2010

Margriet's artworks are in many private- and business- and municipal collections in the Netherlands and in other countries.


Dagblad Zaanstreek 16-11-‘95

Helders Weekblad 1-4-‘99

“Kunst zonder rugwind”, Zaanse schilderkunst 1999, ISBN 90-71123-47-2

Flyer Stad Rotterdam Verzekeringen, in het kader van Rotterdam Culturele Hoofdstad 2001

De Beverwijker 3-5-2001

Klikgids 2002

Textiel Plus Najaar 2003

“Mooi Zooitje”, Het Zaans landschap verbeeld, ISBN 90-71123-76-6

Noord  Hollands Dagblad 3-2-2005

NRC 12-1-2006

Noord Hollands Dagblad 26-1-2005

Alkmaars Nieuwsblad wo 1-2-2006

Zondag ochtendblad 29-1-2006

Noord Hollands Dagblad 28-1-2006

Alkm. Courant 9-2-2006

Oegstgeestercourant 15-08-2007

De Zaankanter 1-4-2009

Zaans Stadsblad 1-4-2009

Zaanstreek op Zondag 5-4-2009

Noordhollands Dagblad 5-10-2009

Noordhollands Dagblad voor West Friesland 11-1-2010

NHD. voor West-Friesland 11-01-2011

NHD bijlage Zaanstreek 10-11-2012

Zondag Ochtendblad 17-3-2013

Zaans Stadsblad 4-9-2013

Nieuwsblad De Zaankanter 4-9-2013

Noordhollands /dagblad 23 - 4- 2015

Nieuwsblad De Zaankanter 25 -2- 2015

Noord-Hollands Dagblad 18-02- 2016

Noord-Hollands Dagblad 4 - 05- 2017

If then is now 28-2-2019

Zaankanter 20-3-2019

Art & Museum (England) article: "A World in Mesh" by Derek Culley, Autumn 2020

Collect. October 2021: Article:  "Fascinatie voor Licht".