gert rietveld

Born in 1960 in Ter Aar, the Netherlands

1981–1987 studied painting and sculpture at Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten, Rotterdam

Works and lives in Rotterdam

studio: Borgerstraat 24
        studio 115 
        3027EB Rotterdam 

Selected exhibitions:

Secret Garden
group show, Wielewaal, Rotterdam, 2018
At the Same Place by Coincidence
group show, OnArte, Minusio, Switzerland, 2016
Motel Mozaique
presentation on videowall, Schouwburg, Rotterdam, 2014
Bang Bootje
group show, Villa Zebra, Rotterdam, 2006
with Barbara Witteveen, Duende, Rotterdam, 2005
A Snare for the Eye
group show, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam, 2003
group show, Tokyo, Japan, 2003
Mirta de Mare Gallery, Rotterdam, 2002
True Dream of Anyone
group show, Trafó Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, 2000
Timboektoe p/a
Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam, 1998
Oasehaas Onthaast
group show, Tuincentrum Born & Bink, Rotterdam, 1997
Simon Benson/Gert Rietveld
Lokaal 01, Antwerpen, Belgium, 1994
Dr. Brewster & Co.
group show, H.A.L. Terminal, Rotterdam, 1991
Herman de Bakker/Gert Rietveld
CBK, Rotterdam, 1989

Over the years, I have produced and shown drawings, photographs, semi-architectural interventions, video, site-specific and non-site-specific installations, interactive multimedia work, language based work and installations that include an element of performance. I don’t have a program other than following my own fascinations, but looking back I do see some constants. Much of the work could be categorized as exploration of space, in all possible senses: three dimensional space, imaginary space, represented and metaphorical space, linguistic space etc. What interests me is how we use our experiences in physical space in organizing and navigating these other domains, and -who knows- vice versa.