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  • 2019 Jusqu’ici tout va bien?, Centquatre-Paris, Paris, 12 October – 9 February
  • 2019 Solo, Pulchri studio, Den Haag, 4 – 28 October
  • 2019 Solo, Willem twee, Den Bosch, 11 June – 7 July
  • 2019 Species, WGKunst, Amsterdam, 12 April – 28 April
  • 2019 Out of office, Singer Laren, Laren, 11 December – 7 April
  • 2018 Art the Hague, Den Haag, 26 – 30 September
  • 2018 Robotlove, Campina Melkfabriek, Eindhoven, 15 September – 2 December
  • 2018 Hyperrealisme Sculptuur, Kunsthal, Rotterdam, 10 March – 1 July
  • 2018 Beeldentuin Ravensteyn, Heenvliet, 4 May – 27 May
  • 2017 Art the Hague, Den Haag, 4 October – 8 October
  • 2017 Art of playing, Den Haag, 4 October – 8 October
  • 2017 En boven de Polder de Hemel, Wijkermeer, 7 October – 8 October
  • 2017 Opening Dits, Gallery Dits, Amsterdam, 21 September – 29 October
  • 2017 Into the void, Duo show with Krystyna Ziach, NL=US, Rotterdam, 1 September – 15 October
  • 2017 Prospects/concepts, Art Rotterdam, Van Nellefabriek, Rotterdam 9 February – 12 February
  • 2016 Maelström, de kracht van het ongrijpbare, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, 5 November – 11 November
  • 2016 Beelden in Leiden, Hooglandse kerkgracht, Leiden, 19 May – 7 August
  • 2016 Ecce Homo Erectus, Odapark, Venray, 12 March – 26 June
  • 2015 Solo, MILK, Amsterdam, 19 December – 21 January
  • 2015 Drowning Wo/Man, at Pop-up locations through Venice, Italy, 17 November In collaboration with Schellekens & Pelemans
  • 2015 Pudding, Artdeli, Amsterdam, 30 July – 27 August
  • 2015 Tussen Taal & Beeld / Verzamelde Verhalen #07, Kunstenfestival Watou, Schore, Belgie, 4 July – 30 August
  • 2015 No Man’s Art Pop-up Gallery, Donner bookstore, Rotterdam, 28 May – 7 June
  • 2015 Tweetakt, Neude, Utrecht, 27 March – 12 April
  • 2015 Kaap, Fort Ruigenhoek, Groenekan, 6 April – 31 May
  • 2014 Alles van Waarde, Fort Asperen, Acquoy, Netherlands, 20 August – 28 September
  • 2014 Scope Basel 2014, Witzenhausen gallery, Basel, Switzerland, 17 June – 21 June
  • 2014 KAAP, Fort Ruigenhoek, Utrecht, 11 May – 29 June
  • 2014 Moira en Lucy: Op het spoor van het surrealisme, Moira, Utrecht, 19 April – 11 May
  • 2014 art fair: Realisme, Passenger terminal Amsterdam, 16 – 19 January courtesy of Artkitchen
  • 2013 Art in Redlight, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, 26 – 30 December courtesy of Frank Taal
  • 2013 Margriet van Breevoort, Witzenhausen Gallery, Amsterdam, 26 October – 23 November
  • 2013 Promise Promise, Galerie Frank Taal, Rotterdam, 8 Septembre- 3 October
  • 2013 GOGBOT Youngblood Graduates in Free Space, Tetem kunstruimte, Enschede, 5 September – 15 September
  • 2013 art fair: Art Copenhagen, Witzenhausen gallery, Kopenhagen, 30 August – 1 September
  • 2013 Utrecht DownUnder, Utrechtse werfkelders, 23 august – 1 September
  • 2013 Best of Graduates, Ron Mandos Galerie, Amsterdam, 27 July – 31 august
  • 2013 Jan Zumbrink Prijs #5, De Vishal, Haarlem, 16 June – 28 July
  • 2013 Exposure Graduation show, Atelier gebouw Fine Art, Utrecht, 27 June – 30 June
  • 2011 Hemelse Zomer 3 en Beeldentuin, Galerie de Ploegh, Soest, 29 May – 10 September

Words

What is normal in a world where everything seems possible?

Margriet van Breevoort’s oeuvre enters the thin line between the exceptional and the impossible. She wonders about man, and tries to make him experience an extraordinary world through the use of hyper-realistic sculpture techniques.

Van Breevoort sees man as a strange hairless animal, a distant relative of the monkey, but this is not how this monkey sees himself. Humanity has distinguished itself from the rest of the animal kingdom through ingenuity and imagination and has placed itself as a god on a pedestal, but is man really that much better?

The human world, with its structure and organizations, is largely artificial. The remaining natural influences can no longer be distinguished from artificial elements in this situation. The question of how to determine what is “normal” in such a situation is a common thread in Van Breevoort’s work. Her work investigates the relationships between humans, animals, nature, and everything “non-human.”

Van Breevoort creates anthropomorphic figures through surreal combinations of human and animal elements. They evoke empathy, but also repel by their grotesque forms. In these beings, humans, animals, technology and nature seem to merge.

Are these beings truly this monstrous and worth less than a human?

How do we relate to a living being that is not human?