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Bianca Sistermans, born in 1969 in Heerlen, the Netherlands. Lives and works in Amsterdam.

Education:
1995-1997 Academy of Fine Arts St. Joost, Breda, Master of fine Arts,

1989-1995 Academy of Fine Arts St. Joost, Breda, Bachelor

Solo Exhibitions:
2024 UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE: Murphy is lurking in collaboration with poet Eva Gerlach
2023 MUSICA SACRA MAASTRICHT: Portraits of the poets of the Solitary Funeral 
2021 COKKIE SNOEI: Alledaagse ergernissen en the Baby seahorse in cooperation with poet K. Schippers
2017-2018 THE DUTCH FUNERAL MUSEUM TOT ZOVER: Hier besta ik | In eenzaamheid gestorven in cooperation with Hester van Hasselt, writer
2016 COKKIE SNOEI: Alledaagse ergernissen II / Schrijversportretten
2014 COKKIE SNOEI: Alledaagse ergernissen

Group Exhibitions:
2023 – 2024 KUNSTHAL ROTTERDAM: ‘Fancy Some Friction, Honey?’
2021 ARWE Gallery, We are home
2019 HOUSE FOR SALE, Curated by Anne van As en C.A. Wertheim
2018 KRUIS-WEG68,Objectief/Subjectief
2018 ARTLESS, Hier besta ik | Kunstenaars portretteren eenzaamheid
2018 COKKIE SNOEI, In praise of the vulnerable
2017 ART THE HAGUE/Cokkie Snoei
2016 BREDAPHOTO, YOU
2016 NIEUWE VIDE, ¡Viva Pontiac!A tribute to Peter Pontiac
2016 AMSTERDAM ART FAIR/Cokkie Snoei, Spring
2016 KUNSTHAL 45, De dingen de baas
2016 ART ROTTERDAM/Cokkie Snoei, Layers
2016 DE VISHAL, Through the looking glass and what I found there
2015 AMSTERDAM ART FAIR/Cokkie Snoei, Lastig portret
2015 COKKIE SNOEI, Uit voorraad leverbaar/From stock
2015 ART ROTTERDAM/Cokkie Snoei
2014 CENTRALE BIBLIOTHEEK AMSTERDAM, De eenzame uitvaart, poëzie als luikje naar de dood, Hester van Hasselt and Bianca Sistermans
2013 THE DUTCH FUNERAL MUSEUM TOT ZOVER, Dichters van dienst, in cooperation with Hester van

Works in collection:
VandenBroek Foundation (LAM Lisse)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Galila Barzilaï Hollander
Private collections

Books:

2024 Murphy is lurking
Bianca Sistermans in collaboration with poet Eva Gerlach, photo’s and poetry. Published by Vleugels

2021 Een mogelijk begin van veel, 29 dichters aan het werk.
Bianca Sistermans, photos en Hester van Hasselt, interviews, 17 cm x 24 cm, 260 pages. Designed by Hans Gremmen, published by Querido with financial support from Dutch Foundation for Literature and Prince Bernhard Culture Fund. ISBN 9789021436074

2018 My mother always used to say, take good care!
A portrait of Remco Outhuijse. Photography, text and design Bianca Sistermans, 12 cm x 17 cm 28 pages. Published independently, with financial support from Tackle Loneliness Amsterdam.

2017 Here is where I exist
Bianca Sistermans and Hester van Hasselt, 17 cm x 24 cm 144 pages. Designed by Berry van Gerwen, published by uitgeverij Querido with financial support from Dutch Foundation for Literature and The Amsterdam Fund for the Arts. ISBN 9789021407494

2015 Everyday Annoyances
Bianca Sistermans, with poetry and prose by Eva Gerlach and Sasja Janssen, 17 x 24 cm 96 pages. Designed by Martien Frijns, published by AFdH Uitgevers. ISBN 9789072603906

2014 The Lonely Funeral, poetry as a hatchway to death
Bianca Sistermans and Hester van Hasselt, 12 x 17 cm 26 pages. Designed by Bianca Sistermans, published independently with financial support from the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts. ISBN 978 90 821 7430 4

2012 Duty poets, poetry as a hatchway to death
Bianca Sistermans and Hester van Hasselt, 12 x 17 cm 26 pages. Designed by Bianca Sistermans, published independently with financial support from The Dutch Funeral Museum Tot Zover, Stichting Literaire Activiteiten Amsterdam and Drukkerij Raddraaier. ISBN 978 90 902 7239 9

Grants:

2017 Aanpak Eenzaamheid Amsterdam, for Hier besta ik | Kunstenaars portretteren eenzaamheid
2017 Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, for the exhibition and the book Hier besta ik | In eenzaamheid gestorven
2012 Spreekuur, Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst for De eenzame uitvaart, poëzie als luikje naar de dood

Gallery: Cokkie Snoei

Photo Agency: LumenPhoto

Amsterdam city poet/SLAA: Since 2012 Bianca Sistermans followed the Amsterdam city poets, F. Starik, Menno Wigman, Anna Enquist, K. Schippers and Gershwin Bonevacia with her camera.