CV of Ellen Schippers

 

Ellen Schippers creates inner portraits of women in a mysterious atmosphere, which gives the viewers room for their own associations and emotions. Her work is about female images, the ideals of beauty and about the contradiction between self-image and authenticity.

Schippers is an inter-disciplinary artist who combines performance, video, (wearable) sculptures, music and poetry in her installations.

She started her career with Performances in galleries, theaters and festivals in the Netherlands and abroad like: De Kleine Komedie, De Brakke Grond, Panama, Escape, the Melkweg, Paradiso, Mazzo, Maison Descartes (French Cultural Embassy) and the Vondelpark Open Air Theatre in Amsterdam, the Hippodrome Theatre in Londen, the World Science Fiction Congress and the Wiener Sommer Symposion in Vienna.

Since 2008 she creates video art, installations and photography. Her work was exhibited in group exhibitions like the Photoville Festival in New York, the Sirius Gallery in Tokyo, the International Athens Video Art Festival, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Redleaf Gallery Londen, Swiss Art Space Lausanne, the Affordable Art Fair Londen and Media Museum Pescara, Italy. And in solo-exhibitions: Image&I-magic (2008), Frauensehnsucht (2010), Snowwhite&Sherazade (2012) and Lost in Transition (2017). In 2010 Schippers was the main artist in the International Women Art Festival in Aleppo (Syria).

 

GUP (Guide Unique Photography) Ellen Schippers Photo Talent 2014

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Lost in Transition in the Red Stamp Art Gallery Amsterdam

2014 Snowwhite & Sherazade in Atria Amsterdam

2012 Snowwhite & Sherazade in Arti et Amicitiae Amsterdam

2010 Frauensehnsucht in Loods 6 Amsterdam

2008 Image & I-magic at location in Amsterdam

 

Exhibitions and Presentations

2018 The Body Link, Red Stamp Art Gallery Amsterdam

2017 De Salon, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam

2017 Uncut II, de collectie van Barbara van Ittersum Arti et Amicitiae Amsterdam

2017 Open Ateliers Oud-Zuid, Amsterdam

2016 De Salon, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam

2016 Thresholds with Christian Zanotto and Louisa Mazza, Red Stamp Art Gallery, Amsterdam

2016 Lost in Transition at location, Volendam

2016 Lost in Transition, Open Atelier Route Jordaan

2016 Archeology of the communication, Museo Le Piccole Cisterne, Formo Italia

2016 Media Museum, Pescara Italy

2016 Oxford International Art Fair with Art Heerenveen Art Gallery

2015 Amsterdam International Art Fair with Art Heerenveen Art Gallery, Beurs van Berlage

2015 See Me in Het Louvre Parijs

2015 The Salon, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam

2014 Art Square Amsterdam

2014 De Kring Amsterdam, zomer expositie

2014 Gemeente Museum Den Haag, zomer expositie

2014 Sirius Gallery in Tokyo with Keep on Dreaming

2014 Open Atelier Route Jordaan, Amsterdam

2014 The Salon, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam

2014 Amstel Gallery with Keep on Dreaming, Amsterdam

2013 The Redleaf Gallery in Londen

2013 GUP Gallery Amsterdam with New Dutch Photography Talent 2014

2013 Photoville Festival in New York

2013 The Salon, Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam

2013 Autumn Joy, Oude Raadhuis Aalsmeer

2013 The Redleaf Gallery in Londen

2013 The Affordable Art Fair in London

2012 The Redleaf Gallery in London

2012 The Salon, Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam

2012 The Redleaf Gallery in Londen

2012 The Aleatoric Art Gallery in Houston

2012 Sherazade selected for the Athens International Video Art Festival in Greece

2012 Affordable Art Fair in Londen

2012 Swiss Art Space in Lausanne

2011 The Redleaf Gallery in London

2011 The Salon, Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam

2011 Galerie Espace Enny, sound installation with artist Relly Tarlo

2010 International Women Art Festival in Aleppo, Syria

2010 Mosse Lecture about Art & Gender at the University of Amsterdam

2010 Women Inc. Festival in Amsterdam

2010 Silent Cry, Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam

2009 The Salon, Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam

2009 Guest lectures about Art & Gender at the University of Amsterdam

2009 Video Art & Gender, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

 

Galleries

Red Stamp Art Gallery (NL)

Art Heerenveen Art Gallery (NL)

The Carlos Reid Gallery (VS)

 

Publications in Books

2016 Visionairs van Art Heerenveen Art Gallery

2015 See Me Body Collection

2014 GUP met New, Dutch Photography Talent 2014

2012 No Future Nu van Leonor Jonker

 

Background

Ellen Schippers was educated in textile art in Amsterdam, in performance-art and textile art at the Vrije Academie of The Hague and in video at Open Studio in Amsterdam. Since 2009 Schippers is a member of the Artist Society Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam.

 

Collaboration

Schippers has collaborated in projects with various artists such as Penck, Mirko Krabb and Peter Giele; the poets George Moorman and Arthur Lava; the composers Bo van de Graaf (I-Compani) and Hans Asselbergs. Her work was photographed among others by Erwin Olaf, Angele Etoundi Essamba, Wim van de Hulst and Cindy Marler.