November 02, 2017 - March 15, 2018

Textile Hottie


Ateliers ’89 is proud to announce that we were able to invite the latest winner of the Royal Dutch Price for Painting, Tanja Ritterbex for a workshop painting.

Although Tanja Ritterbex is a genuine painter, her work often moves at a cutting edge with other disciplines, such as sculpture and performance. By doing so she constantly knows to keep her painting vivid and to provides it with new angles.We will also do that in the workshop painting “Textile Hottie”, in which the participants are first asked to make a simple tapestry. The image that this yields will then continue in the workshop as a basis for their paintings. In this way, the participants are challenged to step outside the fixed frameworks of painting and re-discover painting, taken by the hand by the very painter Tanja Ritterbex.Because Tanja will guide all participants personally on their own level, the workshop is suitable for everyone; advanced painters and beginners. Tanja Ritterbex studied the Academy for fine arts in Maastricht till 2006, after which he followed further courses at the renowned academy of Düsseldorf and at Ateliers in Amsterdam. She is frequently asked for residences, such as Harare (Zimbabwe) and Tel Aviv (Israel). Tanja received various prizes for her work, including the Royal Prize for Free Painting in 2016 that was handed to her by King Willem-Alexander. Her work has been purchased by museums and important corporate collections and is frequently exhibited internationally. This summer still in Brazil and before her visit to Aruba, she travels to Moscow for an exhibition of her work. She lives and is currently working in Berlin.

The workshop is the first part of a two-piece painter workshops, which, under the title Back to Basics, research into the origin of painting. These workshops are supported by the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Caribisch Gebied.

Highlights from the Exhibition