Johanna Schweizer

Rule 34

from: 01.01.1970

Johanna Schweizer was born in 1946 in Enschede, Netherlands. She lives and works in Breda, Netherlands, and teaches Ceramics.

In the Netherlands, Schweizer is sometimes – lazily – described as the Dutch Louise Bourgeois. This may refer to the surrealist and sexual aspects of her work; her perseverance and consistent vision; or the long time it took for audiences to catch up with her work. After impressive presentations at Brutto Gusto fine_arts (Berlin), Kunstraum Richard Sorge, and her participation in the Just Different, Lingam and Strich & Faden group shows, the interest in Schweizer’s oeuvre is now steadily growing.

Schweizer’s fiber sculptures are made in the last ten years. Both profound and witty, the sculptures reference a wide array of themes, from gender and pomosexuality to religion, folklore, paganism and fairy tales, – the sensually playful and the deadly serious going hand in hand.

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Education

1978/80

  • ABK AKI, Enschede, NL

1980/83

  • ABK St. Joost, Breda, NL

Solo Exhibitions

2002

  • Poppentheater Muzipo, Breda, NL

1999

  • “Torens van Overvloed“, Brutto Gusto, Rotterdam, NL
  • Galerie StuArt, Bergen op Zoom, NL

1995

  • Galerie Het Kapelhuis, Amersfoort, NL
  • Galerie Anderwereld, Groningen, NL
  • De Beyerd, Breda
  • ABN Galerie, Amsterdam, NL
  • Galerie Aquadraat, Heusden, NL
  • Galerie Tom Molenaars, Breda, NL
  • Kunst en Vorm, Dordrecht, NL
  • Galerie Anderwereld, Groningen, NL

1988

  • “Sterren,sterren, stralende sterren..,“ Brutto Gusto Rotterdam, NL

1985

  • Galerie Geer Pouls, Breda, NL

Group Exhibitions

2013

2009

  • “Berliner Kunstsalon” Art Fair, with Kunstraum Richard Sorge, Berlin, DE

2008

  • “Strich & Faden,“ Kunstraum Richard Sorge, Berlin, DE
  • “Just different“, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, NL
  • Art Amsterdam, Brutto Gusto Berlin, DE
  • “Zu Ostern,“ Brutto Gusto Berlin, DE

2007

  • “Wunderkammer,“ Brutto Gusto, Berlin, DE
  • pAn Amsterdam, with Brutto Gusto Berlin, DE
  • Art Amsterdam, with Brutto Gusto Berlin, DE

2006

  • KunstRAI, Brutto Gusto, Amsterdam, NL

2005

  • “Kunst op de Koekoek,” Etten-Leur, NL
  • “KUS,“ Kunst uit de Stad, Breda, NL
  • “The Second Annual Home and Garden Show,“ Brutto Gusto, Rotterdam, NL
  • “Eindstation,” N.I.K.S., Breda, NL

2004

  • “Stima,” Zomeropstelling, Breda, NL
  • “Kunst op de Koekoek,” Etten-Leur, NL

2003

  • “Fabeldieren in beeld en poëzie,“ Centrale Bibliotheek, Breda, NL
  • Doornbos CBK, Van Gogh project kunstroute, Etten-Leur, NL
  • “Kunst op de Koekoek”, Etten-Leur, NL

2002

  • Kunstkamer Topolis, 750 jaar Breda, NL
  • “Kunst op de Koekoek,” Etten-Leur, NL

2001

  • Art Rotterdam Art Fair, Brutto Gusto, Rotterdam, NL
  • “Zomerpodium1“, BOA, Breda, NL
  • “Kunst op de Koekoek,” Etten-Leur, NL
  • Galerie StuArt, Bergen op Zoom, NL

2000

  • “Vette Vazen“, Brutto Gusto, Rotterdam, NL
  • Art Rotterdam Art Fair, met Brutto Gusto, Rotterdam, NL
  • Kunstbeurs Den Haag, Art Fair, The Hague, NL
  • “Kunst op de Koekoek,” Etten-Leur, NL
  • “Groeten uit Brabant,” Brutto Gusto, Rotterdam, NL

1999

  • “Kunst op de Koekoek,” Etten-Leur, NL

1998

  • “Kunst op de Koekoek,” Etten-Leur, NL
  • Brutto Gusto, Rotterdam, NL
  • Galerie ‘de Verbeelding’, Baarle-Nassau, NL

1997

  • “Kunst op de Koekoek,” Etten-Leur, NL
  • Tongerlohuys, Roosendaal, NL

1996

  • “Kunst op de Koekoek,” Etten-Leur, NL
  • “Arena,” former Volkenkundig Museum, Breda, NL

1995

  • “Kunst op de Koekoek,” Etten-Leur, NL

1994

  • Nederlands Textielmuseum, Tilburg, NL
  • Galerie Andere Wereld, Groningen, NL

1992

  • Galerie Liga Nieuwbeelden, Leiden, NL

1991

  • Cultureel Centrum de Oosterpoort, Groningen, NL

1990

  • SBK Amsterdam, NL

1988

  • Tongerlohuys, Roosendaal, NL
  • Provinciehuis, Den Bosch, NL

1987

  • Galerie Detail, Groningen, NL

1986

  • Galerie Geer Pouls, Breda, NL
  • Galerie Artikel, Tilburg, NL
  • Galerie Dee, Raamsdonkveer, NL

1985

  • Brabant Biënnale, Den Bosch, NL
  • Galerie Geer Pouls, Breda, NL

1984

  • “Keramiek’84,” Princessehof, Leeuwarden, NL

Commissions

1997

  • 10 Relatiegeschenken, Rabobank, Breda

1995

  • “Stapelfontein;” Verzorgingshuis De Brink, Roosendaal
  • “Ontmoeting,” Verzorgingshuis Bloemschevaart, Roosendaal

1992

  • Keramische Tegeltableaux, Ziekenhuis de Baronie, Breda

1991

  • Schetsontwerp Fonteinen, Groningen

1986

  • “Wandelende Tak,” SBD-gebouw Roosendaal

Honours and Awards

  • Scholarship Keramisch Centrum, Heusden (1983/84)
  • Pratt Institute Manhattan, New York, USA (1985)

Collections

  • Artotheken Breda, Den Haag, Drenthe, Enschede and Rijnmond, NL
  • Stichting Begraafplaatsen, Breda, NL
  • ‘t Hooghuys, Etten-Leur, NL
  • Various private collections

Homepage: www.bruttogusto.com