Christie van der Haak

In the 1980s Christie van der Haak (1950) established her name as an artist with paintings of madonnas, which she partly covered with ornamental shapes. The ornament has been a constant in her work ever since. Around 2003, Christie van der Haak gradually switched from painting to designing textile patterns. First she used fragments from her paintings and then started to design specific patterns that she applies in autonomous works of art as gobelins and carpets but also as furniture upholstering and wall coverings. The design consists of a drawing on paper in A4 format that is mirrored up and to the side in the computer and consequently filled in with color. By changing the colors yhe same motif can change from calm to strongly expressive in your experience.

Christie van der Haak has carried out various assignments in recent years. In 2007 she upholstered the furniture of the Grand Hôtel Amrâth in the former Scheepvaarthuis in Amsterdam. Her fabrics make a perfect match with the Amsterdam School style of the building. She also designed fabric for the Dutch Textile Museum Tilburg for a twenty-five-meter-long bench by Piet Hein Eek. Later she cooperated with him to cover his ‘Jufferbank’ (damsel bench). More recently, her fabrics were used in the reception hall of the head office of the ING Bank Leeuwarden.

Christie van de Haak exhibited in museums in the Netherlands and abroad. At the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag her fabrics were combined with white Delft porcelain in the exhibition Delfts Wit in 2013. Here she also conceived and built the spectacular installation Sproken/Fairy Tales on the occasion of her winning the Ouborg Prize, an oeuvre award for The Hague artists.

In 2015, the Wolfsonian Museum in Miami commissioned her as the first living artist to do a project, as a contemporary component to the exhibition Modern Dutch Design, devoted to Dutch Jugendstil, Art Nouveau and the Amsterdamse School. In the project entitled MORE IS MORE, the facade and entrance hall of the museum were covered with her patterns.

More recently she exhibited in the Textile Museum Tilburg, the Dutch Glass Museum, Stadsmuseum Woerden, Museum de Lakenhal Leiden and Schunck Heerlen. Currently she has a solo exhibition titled Empress Maria of Brabant‘ at Kasteel Helmond, The installation with wall and floorcoverings, furniture, glass and fabrics focuses on the life of medieval Maria of Brabant (1189 – 1260), who played an important role in the culture and politics of her age. She also participates in Chapter 3hree curated by Maarten Spruyt in the HEM Zaandam.

www.christievanderhaak.nl 

1950 born in The Hague, The Netherlands

education

1968-1972 Royal Academy for Visual Arts, The Hague,The Netherlands
lives and works in The Hague,The Netherlands

solo exhibitions

2019 Empress Maria of Brabant, Kasteel Helmond, The Netherlands
Kniesper, Knasper, Knusper,
Schunck, Heerlen, The Netherlands
2017 Dutch Design, Villa Mondriaan, Winterswijk
2016 More is More, Wolfsonian Museum, Miami, USA
Quest, Concordia Enschede, The Netherlands
2015 Enchanted, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
Fairy Tales
, exhibition accompanying the Oubog Award, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands
Christie van der Haak (with Geert Lap), Galerie Vivid, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2014 Stunned, with Suzan Drummen, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
2013 Delft White, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands
Heden, The Hague, The Netherlands
2012 Blason, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
2010 Galerie Suzanne Biederberg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2009 Ocean, Maliebeeld, The Hague, The Netherlands
Fabric, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
2007 Lacrymae, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
2005 Blumenzweige, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
La Siège Perilou, Galerie Suzanne Biederberg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2002 Osmose, Galerie Suzanne Biederberg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Memorabilia, Stroom HCBK, The Hague, The Netherlands
2001 Jauchzend betrübt, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
2000 SBK, Bickerseiland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1999 Unknown Heavens, Galerie Suzanne Biederberg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1998 SBK, KNSM-eiland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Ceramic Millennium, KunstRAI, Galerie Suzanne Biederberg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1997 C’est mourir un peu, Galerie Suzanne Biederberg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1996 HCAK, The Hague, The Netherlands
KunstRAI, Galerie Suzanne Biederberg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1994 Lacrymosa, Galerie Suzanne Biederberg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Oosterpoort, Groningen, The Netherlands
Kunstzaal Hengelo, The Netherlands
1993 Galerie Van den Berge, Goes, The Netherlands
1992 En suite, HCAK, The Hague, The Netherlands
Galerie Van Rijsbergen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1991 Ich habe deinen Mund geküsst, De Beyerd, Breda, The Netherlands
Galerie Van Rijsbergen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1990 Galerie Stelling, Leiden, The Netherlands
Galerie Van Rijsbergen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1989 Galerie Van Rijsbergen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Galerie Van Esch, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
1987-1988 Galerie Van Esch, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
1985 La cause de notre joie, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
1984 Markt 17, Enschede, The Netherlands
Galerie Swart, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1983 Galerie Swart, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1979-1992 HCAK (The Hague Centre for Contemporary Art), The Hague, The Netherlands

group exhibitions

2020 Chapter 3hree, curated by Maarten Spruyt, HEM, Zaandam, The Netherlands
2018 Art Deco in Glass, National Glassmuseum Leerdam, The Netherlands
Once Upon a Time…,
with Suzan Drummen, Museum Escher in het Paleis The Hague, The Netherlands
2017 Big Art, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, De Zonnewyser, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Amsterdam Art Fair 2017,
with Elmar Trenkwalder, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Netherlands
Paint it Soft, Schunck, Heerlen, The Netherlands
Kunststof 2017, 5 leading textile artists, Municipal Museum Woerden, The Netherlands
2016 Design Miami, Basel, Galerie Vivid, Miami, USA
Track & Trace I and II, 25 years Galerie Maurits van de Laar,
The Hague, The Netherlands
Design Miami, Basel,
Galerie Vivid, Basel, Switzerland
Bal,
Paleis Soestdijk, The Netherlands
Switch, Dutch Design on the Move,
Textielmuseum, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Art Rotterdam, Galerie Vivid, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2015 Design Miami, Basel, Galerie Vivid, Miami, USA
Arte Concordia 2015, Avenue Concordia, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Design Miami, Basel,
Galerie Vivid, Basel, Switzerland
Heden Haagse Lente,
Atrium Town Hall, The Hague, The Netherlands
2014 7 Centuries of Leiden Cloth, Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden, The Netherlands
Painting Adrift, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, The Netherlands
2013 A Sea of Glass, Nationaal Glasmuseum Leerdam, The Netherlands
Collection Hugo and Carla Brown,
Kasteel de Keukenhof, Lisse, The Netherlands
Drawing Cabinet, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
2012 En Suite, JCA de KOK, The Hague, The Netherlands
Dutch Design,
Schloss Oranienbaum, Germany
2011 Twenty, 20 years Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
2010 6 x 6 artists, Maliebeeld, The Hague, The Netherlands
2009 The Unexpected, ceramics in modern and contemporary art, Municipas Museum Den Bosch, The Netherlands
2008 From Labyrinth to Big Mama, Audax, Textilemuseum, Tilburg, The Netherlands
2007 Contour – Continuity, present and past, 111 artists in Delft Museums, Delft, The Netherlands
2006 A stitch in time….a fashion odyssey, Galerie Suzanne Biederberg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2nd Shift, 15 years Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
2005 Colour Fair, Sikkens Foundation, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Coloured Design, Aalst, Belgium
Galerie Maurits van de Laar (with Erik Pape), The Hague, The Netherlands
2004 Nature, Haagse Kunstkring, The Hague, The Netherlands
Connections, with Diederik Gerlach, Martin Assig, Elizabeth de Vaal, Gamal Ez, Gezira Art Center, Caïro, Egypt
Kunst-RAI, Galerie Suzanne Biederberg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Melbourne Art Fair, Galerie Suzanne Biederberg, Australia
Made in Tilburg, Audax, Textilemuseum, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Link 20 years, Maliebeeld, The Hague, The Netherlands
2003 Kunst-RAI, Galerie Suzanne Biederberg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2002 An anatomical dream, Stroom HCBK, The Hague, The Netherlands
Art without Church, Museum voor religious art, Uden, The Netherlands
2001 The Collector in the Studio 1, 10 years Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
2000 The Big Stream II, ‘Safra Harvest’, Arte Cont. da Holanda, Evora en Centro Cultural de Cascais, Portugal
1999 Galerie Lola Nikolaou, Thessaloniki, Greece
The Big Stream I, ceramic works at the Binnen Dieze, Museum Het Kruihuis, Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Art Artina, Athens, Greece
Galerie Suzanne Biederberg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1998 What’s the weather like in The Hague? Stroom, The Hague, The Netherlands
Artina, Galerie Suzanne Biederberg, Athens, Greece
1997 Statengalerie, The Hague, The Netherlands
1996 Kiteproject, Museum Het Kruithuis, Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Norwich Gallery, Norwich, United Kingdom
Museu Regional, Evora, Portugal
From Ouborg to Akkerman, Dutch masters from the Municipal Collection, Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, The Netherlands
1993 Galerie In Situ, Aalst, Belgium
Municipal Collection, Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, The Netherlands
Galerie Metis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1992 The Resurrection, De Zonnehof, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Palau Pedralbes, Museum for ceramics, Barcelona, Spain
1991 Brutto Gusto, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
ExpoHenk, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1989 Purchases for the Dutch State’s Collection, The Hague, The Netherlands
New Purchases, Gemeentemuseum, Arnhem, The Netherlands
1988 De Boterhal, Hoorn, The Netherlands
1986 Focus on The Hague, Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, The Netherlands
1985 Kunstmesse Forum, Galerie Swart, Zürich, Switzerland
1984 Quality Described and Undescribed, Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, NL

awards

2015 Ouborg Award
2012 Heden, lifetime award

publications

2015 Fairy Tales, Stroom Den Haag & Jap Sam Books, NL
2012 Everything has a Soul, Heden Den Haag, NL
1991 Ich habe deinen Mund geküsst, Museum De Beyers, Breda, NL
1990 Struggle, Galerie Van Rijsbergen, Rotterdam, NL
1985 La Cause de Notre Joie, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, NL