Heidi Linck

In her drawings, Heidi Linck (1978) researches spaces that have fallen into disuse or were abandoned. She uses an ever expanding archive of photos and notes, made in the places she visited herself, as the basis for these drawings. She draws the interiors in black ink, so that at first only the contours of the space and the light rectangles of the windows are visible. Upon closer inspection, the space opens up – as if your eyes have adjusted to the dark – and the contours of forms and objects become distinguishable. By reducing the image in this way, the spaces get an abstract and autonomous quality as if they are leading a life of their own.

As people are absent one has to reconstruct the fomer use or history of the rooms by the furniture and objects that are left in it Thus the underlying political and social structures that brought forth the architecture come to the forefront. Heidi Linck also uses video and photgraphy to catch the essence of derelict spaces. In Ready to Lose Control she made a video of an empty German barracks in Holland form WW II. Before wandering through the rooms with her camera she put black wooden beams in the building as viewing angles materialized.


1978 born in The Netherlands


2002 – 2006 ArtEZ Arnhem, The Netherlands
lives and works in Arnhem, The Netherlands

solo exhibition

2013 #9, Guest Room 1011, Arnhem, NL
2011 In the eye, Probe – Suze May Sho, Arnhem, NL
2010 Group Show By One Artist, Galerie Wit, Wageningen, NL
2006 Moving Emptiness, Moira, Utrecht, NL

group exhibitions

2014 My First Drawing, Galerie Maurits vd Laar, Amsterdam Drawing, NLSla je Slag, Museum Arnhem, NLThe Place, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NLState Museum of the History of St Petersburg, Russian FederationPeter and Paul Fortress, Poterna exhibition Hall, Russian Federation
2013 GREEN, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NLDrawing Cabinet, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NLBlack is beautiful, Gorcums Museum, Gorinchem, NLRAW Art Fair Rotterdam, Galerie Plaatsmaken, Arnhem NL18th Int. Exhibition of Drawings, Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art, Rijeka, HungarySpace Drawings, Kunsthal kAdE, Amersfoort, NL
2012 Epos Press Prijs, Drawing Center, Diepenheim, NLBiënnale Gelderland,Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, NLMapping the Landscape,Museum Van Bommel Van Dam, Venlo, NLHeidi Linck & Eric Winarto, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL2Close,Het Klooster, Tiel, NL
2011 Domestic Bliss, Museum Le Secet, various cities, NLAll about Drawing, Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam, NLQuartair Open, Quartair, The Hague, NLMish&Mash, Galerie Plaatsmaken, Arnhem, NLScratch Battle, Independent Drawing Initiative + GBK, Arnhem, NL
2010 Art Amsterdam, Galerie Wit, Wageningen, NLTEFAF Maastricht,Theodoor Gilissen Bankiers, NL
2009 Vijf jaar Wit, Galerie Wit, Wageningen, NLIn de hal 3,Loods 6, Amsterdam, NLMade in Arnhem,Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, NLFlux-S,Strijp-S, Eindhoven, NLDouble Room,Galerie Wit, Wageningen, NLPrix de Rome,

De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam, NLDat is nog ver,

Het Langhuis,, Zwolle, NL

2008 In de hal 2, Loods 6, Amsterdam, NLBeelden op de Berg,Arboretum, Wageningen, NLDrawing a conclusion,Peloton, Sydney, + Hell Gallery, Melbourne, AUTease Art Cologne,Galerie Wit, Wageningen, Coogne, Germany
2007 Berliner Kunstsalon, Bluetenweiss, Berlin, GermanyAnonyme Zeichner, GLUE,Berlin, GermanyLeven uit een koffer, Gorcums Museum, Gorinchem, NLHermitage,Helmond, NLMaximal Resolution, CBK Gelderland, Arnhem. NL
2006 Positioning Systems, Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam, NLBrief-Tableau, Kunsthuis SYB, Beetsterzwaag, NLLeids Film Festival, Scheltema, Leiden, NLGalerie bart, Nijmegen, NL

awards, grants

2012 Nominee, EPOS Press Drawing prize, Drawing Centre, Diepenheim. NL
2010 Startstipendium, Fund BKVB, Amsterdam, NL
2009 KPN Kunstprix: nomination, KPN, Amsterdam. NLPrix de Rome: nomination, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, NL
2008 Startstipendium, Fund BKVB, Amsterdam, NLOKA Cultureprize: winner, Ondernemers Kontakt / ArtEZ, Arnhem, NLWim Izaks stipendium: longlist, Wim Izaks Foundation, NL