CV Margriet van Engelen

Margriet van Engelen

Botenmakersstraat 82,

1506 TG Zaandam

The Netherlands

Phone: 0031(0)75 6356949


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

Before the HKU in Utrecht:

Lessons ar the Art academy in Rotterdam and the Free Akademy in The Hague.

3 Years if casting bronze from Herman Joosten in Soest

General education: Atheneum A

Nursing A

After the Art Academy

Art market explore at Amazone Foundation in Amsterdam HOVO philosophy courses at the VU in 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

2001 Participation in Rotterdam Cultural Capital, group exhibition in 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 did she write short stories. After this she still remains writing short stories.

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Member of van Noega group Art Professionals worldwide

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Member of Bos Fine Art Den Haag.

Member of Stichting Essentie 4+ https//

Member van Stichting White Cube, now gallery Play Room

Lid van Nicholson Art Gallery Brussel.

Lid van ETN European Textile Network



1997 Group exhibition 'Goud op hout' Bible museum Amsterdam

1997 Group exhibition Fries Museum

2001 International Exhibition 'Rotterdam Cultural City' participating in 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 and artists Belgium, Hamme Belgium

2008 Kulturmodell Art and artists exchange with Germany Passau Germany

2015 Curator and participator Group-exhibition 'Peace and Freedom' in the context of the 70 th Memorial of 4th and 5th of May, 70 years of Freedom. 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 traveling 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 of '100 years after Bauhaus', Het Dingemanshuys, Utrecht

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

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 - Playroom Group exhibition 'Tengel Vrijstaat' - Zaandam

2019 - Group Exhibition Bos Fine Art - The Hague

2019 - Manifestation 'Kunsteiland' - Zaandam

2020 - Bubble Art projects Hilton Paris - Parijs (France)

2020 - Grande Finale Bos Fine Art stock exhibition - The Hague

2020 - Corona Group exhibition Corona Time of Textiel Plus - On line exhibition

2020-Papieren verkooptentoonstelling van essentiële kunst' In Quarantaine'.


An image correspondence that conducted in 1994 with a colleague born in Indonesia gave her the opportunity to get an insight into other cultures and she became interested in its influence on today's society. during her many travels she met people who told her their experiences what it is to live under a dictatorship, war and discrimination. She visited places related to this. they leave a deep impression as does the tragic story of a Jewish couple in hiding in the 2nd World War in the house where she lives now. A friendship with a trans woman, homosexual persons, who gave an insight in their lifes. All these events are inspirations for her art.

When she read about the wars from which people flee, she noticed how complex the causes were. Climate changes also appeared to play a role in this. she noticed that all changes are related. It is therefore necessary to build bridges so that people feel connected to each other. together we can solve major issues problems. What can an artist do about this? Determined to follow your dream, that is the power of imagination. Do not let yourself be controlled by fear of others. To tolerate is not accept. we must have confidence in the other person and also in ourselves. personal stories can tip the world. I believe it is important to think about the changes that give hope for a society where everyone can and may be who they are and what they are. art is like music. It can touch us. let us enjoy art and think about it!

Aankopen: De werken van Margriet zijn opgenomen in zowel zakelijke- prive- als gemeentecollecties in Frankrijk, Spanje en in Nederland


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 art works are in many private collections in the Netherlands and abraod.


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