• Group Show with Rotterdam based artists.An exhibition with selected young talent and established names with new work by a total of 180 artists. Wild Summer of Art offers an overview of the current state of affairs. Visitors can purchase the exhibited works directly from the artist. Depending on the results, Wild Summer of Art will become a recurring annual event similar to the Summer Exhibition at London’s Royal Academy.

  • The Artist’s Hand: Selections from The William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation brings together a curated selection of work by seventy artists from one of the most progressive and idiosyncratic collections in the United Stated. Amassed over a period of more than fifty years and spanning time periods and continents, The William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation is a testament to Louis-Dreyfus’s aesthetic intuition, curiosity and passion for collecting on a personal level.


  • Ron Mandos Amsterdam 13-02-2021 –  27-02-2021

    Art Rotterdam part #1 at the gallery, a group exhibition with new work by Maarten Baas, Koen van den Broek, Ron van der Ende, Erwin Olaf, Jacco Olivier, Hans Op de Beeck, Renie Spoelstra, and Bouke de Vries. While Art Rotterdam has been postponed to 1-4 July 2021, this first installment of the art fair allows us to continue promoting our artists during these turbulent times.

  • The collection of contemporary art of Pieter en Marieke Sanders from 2020-11-19 until 2021-06-20


    With the participation of Kunstmuseum Den Haag, the Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Teylers Museum, an exhibition of 70 contemporary art pieces from the Pieter and Marieke Sanders collection will open at Centraal Museum on 14 November. These works are part of a gift and conveyance of no less than 250 works to the Dutch State. To celebrate this conveyance, these five museums are presenting the collection as a whole for the last time, in the exhibition titled Collector’s Item. Each museum will be assigned a gallery in which to mount its own part of the exhibition. Visitors can count on encountering contemporary artists such as Marlene Dumas, Jan Hoek, Klaas Kloosterboer, Folkert de Jong and Gluklya.

  • Nu te zien in Rijksmuseum Twenthe de collectie tentoonstelling ‘Na de jacht’! Een greep uit tien jaar verzamelen. Hoogtepunt van de tentoonstelling is het nieuw verworven werk ‘Gezicht op Hampstead Heath: Child’s Hill, met in de verte Harrow’ uit 1824 van de beroemde Engelse landschapsschilder John Constable. Behalve het schilderij van Constable zijn er vele andere hoogtepunten te zien uit tien jaar verzamelen, zoals de landschappen van Constable’s voorgangers Thomas Gainsborough en Gerard van Nijmegen.

    Daarnaast heeft Rijksmuseum Twenthe dankzij een bijdrage uit de Collectieprogramma’s van het Mondriaan Fonds een groot aantal aankopen kunnen doen op het gebied van de hedendaagse kunst. In de tentoonstelling zijn recente verwervingen te zien van Silvia B., Peter Zegveld, Christiaan Zwanikken, Melanie Bonajo en Armando. Tenslotte is de collectie in de afgelopen periode ook verrijkt met diverse schenkingen, van onder andere Sepp Bader en de Collectie Wilploo. Uit de laatst genoemd schenking worden werken getoond van Renie Spoelstra, Emmy Bergsma en Rik Smits.

  • 1-4 July Van Nelle Fabriek, new work at Ron Mandos Gallery

  • Met:

    Lily de Bont, Maurice Braspenning, Joncquil, Inge Reisberman, Simon Schrikker, Rik Smits, Renie Spoelstra

    Counterpart is te zien van 2 juli tot en met 1 oktober 2021. De tentoonstelling is samengesteld door curator Aart van der Kuijl en toont actuele schilderijen, tekeningen, videowerken, installaties en objecten van vooraanstaande Zuid-Hollandse kunstenaars. Hun werk vormt een fraaie en uiteenlopende afspiegeling van wat Zuid-Holland te bieden heeft aan beeldende kunst.

  • Goth is the world’s biggest subculture. A lifestyle steeped in an undefined yearning for the dark side of life. The exhibition GOTH – Designing Darkness looks for the subculture’s wellspring and presents a cultural history packed with dramatic imaginings, ominous design and melancholic art. In the heart of historic Den Bosch, with its medieval and neo-Gothic monuments, GOTH – Designing Darkness will also show how this dark subculture is given visual shape today.

  • The title of the new biennial refers to its semantic and aesthetic character: OT is conceived as a platform and space for artists that develop minimal or minimalist language in their work with such keywords as reduction of form, reserved narration, aesthetics of silence, abstraction, monochrome, etc.

    The Laconica biennial also seeks to bring visual art and other fields of art together, to generate creative ideas and collaborative projects, and draw attention to relevant contemporary trends and ways of thinking.

    Artists: Jovita Aukštikalnytė-Varkulevičienė, Ina Budrytė, Andrius Erminas, Nerijus Erminas, Vaiva Frančiakaitė, Aurelija Maknytė, Jaromír Novotný, Eglė Ridikaitė, Renie Spoelstra, Birutė Stulgaitė, Takashi Suzuki, Gintautas Trimakas, Justinas Vaitiekūnas.

    The artists of the exhibition are like modern alchemists interested in extracting ideas and converting them into new and pure values. Some of the authors focus on such concepts as light and colour, seeing them not as divine abstract emanation but as independent, material, almost physically tangible objects. Others seek inspiration from nature, perceiving it as a fundamental, primordial “theory of everything”. Still others borrow images from their environment and reduce them many times, making them so dense and concentrated that they reach the state of singularity similar to the black holes.

  • New work presented by RONMANDOS Gallery Amsterdam


  • Galerie Ron Mandos proudly presents the fourth solo exhibition of Dutch artist Renie Spoelstra (1974). Her new charcoal drawings of volcanic landscapes create a disquieting presence. The images of beaches, forests, and moraines are sometimes barely discernible. As they hover on the verge of complete darkness, Spoelstra gives them a highly charged, cinematic quality and a sense of intensified feeling. Nordic Noir refers to the genre of crime fiction in Scandinavian books and films.

    Renie Spoelstra | Nordic Noir on vimeo

    Her new series of charcoal drawings consists of seemingly random images of Scandinavian landscapes that could be the ‘in between shots’ of a Nordic Noir TV series. The randomness of these images demystifies our romantic conception of Scandinavian landscapes, which coincides with the degradation of nature through climate change and mass tourism, often incited by blockbuster movies that draw large groups of people to original film sites. For her newest work, Spoelstra is bothered by a cruel paradox: “In my heart I am a true romantic who prefers to flee into nature, but hot topics such as mass tourism (through boredom and decadence) and climate change cast a dark shadow over this urge.

  • Soleils Noirs at Louvre-Lens
    Poetic and sensory, the exhibition offers a unique encounter with masterpieces of modern painting and allows the discovery of an inspiring contemporary art. Nearly 75 years after the legendary exhibition Le Noir est une Couleur, visitors to the Louvre-Lens are immersed in the fascinating observation of this tonality with plural symbolism in Western arts, from antiquity to the present day.

    Misty Road, 2014, 125×170cm, Collection Frac Picardie [Nouveau podcast “Soleils noirs”] 🎧
    Marie Lavandier, co-commissaire de l’exposition “Soleils noirs”, vous présente Misty Road de Renie Spoelstra !


  • A Passion for Drawing, The Guerlain Collection from the Centre Pompidou
    Ever since the 1990s, Florence and Daniel Guerlain’s interest has been focused on contemporary drawing, and the two have by now accumulated an extensive collection of works by internationally known artists. 2013 saw this couple donate part of their collection—totaling 1,200 drawings—to the Centre Pompidou in Paris. And now, as the first Central European museum to do so, the Albertina Museum is providing a glimpse into the Guerlains’ activities as collectors by showing a selection of highlights from these holdings.

    Ever since the 1990s, Florence and Daniel Guerlain’s interest has been focused on contemporary drawing, and the two have by now accumulated an extensive collection of works by internationally known artists. They are also the initiators and sponsors of the Prix de dessin, which is conferred annually by a jury.
    Artists: Mark Dion, Marcel Dzama, Marcel van Eeden, Catharina van Eetvelde, Jana Gunstheimer, Erik van Lieshout, Robert Longo, David Nash, Cornelia Parker, Joyce Pensato, Chloe Piene, Pavel Pepperstein, Javier Pérez, Anne-Marie Schneider, Kiki Smith, Nedko Solakov, Renie Spoelstra, Aya Takano, Sandra Vásquez de la Horra, Jorinde Voigt

    On view from 11 October 2019 until 12 January 2020.

    see this link for vimeo!

  • Soloshow at the foyer of the beautiful organic building of the Dutch corporate N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie, Groningen. A selection of work over the past decade of Renie Spoelstra’s oeuvre.

  • Warande, Turnhout

    With ‘The Gulf Between’, de Warande presents an exhibition about black, white and everything in between. The title refers to the first American film production in technicolor. This film from 1917 has largely been lost. Only a few fragments still exist.

    In the work of the artists in this exhibition, tones of gray show the upper hand. The disappearance of color is part of the core of their practice. In this way they create a world that connects with reality in a different way. This tonal world reflects reality as we experience it as a non-objective participant. The reality where memories, visions, and estrangement make their mark. That is why – contrary to what we suspect hearing the word gray – these works are far from dull, and often contain a great deal of tension.
    When color photography made its appearance, photographers remained stuck to black-and-white photography. Because the possibilities of expression are different. Even in painting, there are early examples of black / white or gray works.

    In the 1980s, specifically in Belgium, the movement within the painting in which the color deteriorated, with painters such as Luc Tuymans and Bert De Beul. And more recently, there are artists who have driven this even further to extremes. For example, artists like Hans Op de Beeck who also applied this in sculpture. The omission of color has therefore been given a permanent place in different media, for example in terms of obvious charcoal drawings, but also in painting, sculpture, video art, and so on.
    In this exhibition de Warande brings together a rich selection of contemporary artworks in a palette of black, white and gray that make you experience the power of colorlessness in different ways.

    see reportage here: facebook


  • Willehad Eilers aka Wayne Horse / Simon Schrikker / Renie Spoelstra / Reinoud van Vught / Riette Wanders
    PHK18 #16: according to the line

    PHK18 is proud to present According to The Line. The 16th iteration of PHK18 revolves around drawing with works by Riette Wanders, Reinoud van Vught, Renie Spoelstra, and, murals by Simon Schrikker and Willehad Eilers aka Wayne Horse.

    The line perpetually heads in a different direction. Riette Wanders’ expressive charcoal drawings focus on essential elements such as form, line, and surface. With the act of painting at the core, Reinoud van Vught’s colorful drawings incorporate explosive organic forms. Recreating scenic landscapes in charcoal based on film footage, Renie Spoelstra conceives drawings with a delicate balance between light and dark. Drawing in thick layers of oil paint, Simon Schrikker creates dynamic drawings depicting fighting dogs that burst of energy. Willehad Eilers aka Wayne Horse will conceive a mural in his quick and vibrant drawing language.

    The energetic all over compositions of the works reinforce each other when brought together. Their visual charisma and dark earthy tones bring a raw quality to the exhibition. Follow the line and see for yourself how they flow into each other.


  • Museum Belvedere Heerenveen Frysk
    Breed overzicht van de schilderkunst in Friesland van 1909 – het jaar waarin Jan Mankes zich vestigt in De Knipe nabij het huidige Museum Belvédère – tot nu.
    De schetsmatige selectie vindt plaats naar aanleiding van onderscheidende thema’s en toont de verrassende veelzijdigheid van kunstwerken die in Friesland zijn gemaakt, zowel van gevestigde namen als door minder bekende kunstenaars.

  • The Line Up With The Line Up: The Power of Drawing, Centraal Museum Utrecht presents a wide selection of drawings by (inter)nationally renowned artists and upcoming talent, both from Utrecht and (far) beyond. Works from the museum’s own collection are displayed alongside loans and pieces created especially for the exhibition.

    Centraal Museum Utrecht offers an extensive and rich overview of the practice of drawing from 1950 to today in his exhibition. Besides works from the collection of the museum, the exhibition offer a few special loans. Centraal Museum owns a very rich collection of drawings from the twentieth century, which it continues to expand in this new millennium. For instance, the Province of Utrecht gifted its extensive collection of contemporary drawings to the museum in 2011. This collection forms the basis of the exhibition. Upon request various artists have created new works for the exhibition. Works of amongst others artists Erik Odijk, Marijn van Kreij, Iris Kensmil and Natasja Kensmil, Mounira al Solh and Bert Möbius will premiere at The Line Up: The Power of Drawing. Robbie Cornelissen, artist from Utrecht, is co-curator and iresponsible for the exhibition design.

  • A Balancing Act laat verschillende (inter)nationale kunstenaars zien die in sculpturen, installaties, foto’s, schilderijen, performances, tekeningen en videowerken het vinden van equilibrium onderzoeken.
    Balans speelt een belangrijke rol in ieders leven. Met het bouwen van blokkentorens en het zetten van de eerste stapjes als dreumes begint de levenslange zoektocht. De tentoonstelling A Balancing Act laat verschillende (inter)nationale kunstenaars zien die in sculpturen, installaties, foto’s, schilderijen, performances, tekeningen en videowerken het vinden van equilibrium onderzoeken.

  • A duo show with Thijs Linssen.

    also on vimeo!

  • This year’s Art Brussels :new work presented by Ron Mandos Gallery Amsterdam.

    Black Beach, fresh work based on enigmatic volcanic black beaches of Iceland, combined with the series Longing and black beaches from La Palma. The images and associations trigger logical connections in the mind of the Viewer, senses are sharpened and the image seems to become detached from its normal context: all forces balanced as the dead point of the swing. The moment holding its breath. As a deep existential desire or longing.


  • 2017-06-10 until 2017-07-15

    New solo show at Ron Mandos Gallery Amsterdam.
    Now, for the first time, Spoelstra’s USA landscapes will be shown alongside her Scandinavian landscapes. The melancholic loneliness that is so prevalent in these landscapes are balanced with a sense of freedom of being immersed in nature. At times, she spends weeks in order to capture the feeling of a place.
    Themes of Intensity, secrecy and mystery are reoccurring in Spoelstra’s works. There is an alluring and mythical feel of a place. The series ‘Stretching Universe,’ which is also on display, refers to the scientific fact that our universe is expanding, while here on earth it feels as though it is shrinking with the rise of xenophobia, narrow-mindedness and the continuous threats of climate change. Fleeing, or escaping to nature is not as easy as it may seem.

  • Group show curated by Stefan Serneels, at Marion de Canniere Antwerp. With Bart Baele, Steven Baelen, Virginie Bailly, Anouk de Clerq, Atallah, Leon & Cocina Diluvio Productions, Bruno Hardt, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, Nick van Dijck, Renato Nicolodi, Philippe Vandenberg, Stefan Serneels and Renie Spoelstra.

  • 2016-12-11 until 2017-03-19

    Museum Kranenburgh Bergen BLACK. From charcoal to high-res displays artists who choose for simplicity, for restriction
    and for the contrast of dark and light. They leave the colours untouched and choose
    for black to create a work as pithy as possible. Charcoal drawings, black-and-white photographs,
    wall reliefs and sculptures balance between abstract and figurative, between the perceptible and the invisible.

    See reportage on Vimeo here!

    Participating artists
    Paul Beumer (1982) | Tom Callemin (Belgium, 1991) | Karin van Dam (1959) | Florette Dijkstra
    (1963) | Bob Eikelboom (1991) | Anouk Griffioen (1979) | Arjan van Helmond (1971) | Awoiska
    van der Molen (1972) | Pieter Paul Pothoven (1981) | Renie Spoelstra (1974) | Levi van Veluw (1985)

  • Amsterdam Art Fair 2016 this year located at Museumplein Amsterdam!
    new work presented by RONMANDOS Gallery Amsterdam

  • Exciting news! The Louis-Dreyfus Family Collection purchased two works of my brand new series Stretching Universe this month: Stretching Universe part 1Coast and Stretching Universe part 3, Reflected Wetlands.

    The last six months I’ve worked on my new series Stretching Universe, part…, for which I connect cinematic characteristics with “authentic” landscapes of breathtaking nature. Stretching Universe refers to the scientific fact that our universe is expanding, while at the same time people on earth have become less tolerant towards each other and in this respect the world thus seems to be shrinking due to narrow-mindedness.

  • New work at Art Brussels presented by RONMANDOS Gallery Amsterdam.


  • Dordrechts Museum
    group show, Dutch: Nieuwe Gezichten op Dordrecht-Dordtse Vedute is geïnspireerd door de tentoonstelling Dromen van Dordrecht (2005) met stadsgezichten die tussen 1850 en 1920 zijn geschilderd, heeft de Dordtse verzamelaar Dirk Berghout 13 hedendaagse kunstenaars de opdracht gegeven hun visie op de stad vorm te geven. De opening wordt verricht door Jup de Groot, oud-directeur van het Dordrechts Museum.
    De werken zijn van Led Brand, Theo de Feyter, Daniele Galliano, Pere Llobera, Raquel Maulwurf, Joanna Quispel, Carola Schapals, Arie Schippers, Renie Spoelstra, Hugo Tieleman, Koen Vermeule, Ronald Zuurmond en Olphaert den Otter.

  • Sold out !

    De 30 speciale, gesigneerde edities van het boek Underneath worden gepresenteerd in een robuust houten blok cederhout, op maat gefreesd en behandeld op traditionele Japanse Shou-sugi-ban-wijze. Exclusief voor de speciale editie heb ik een serie unieke tekeningen gemaakt op hetzelfde formaat als het boek (Random Matter #1-#30, 2015, 13×22 cm, houtskool op papier) waarvan een exemplaar kan worden uitgekozen.*

    De eerste tekeningen zijn te zien op mijn website, de houten verpakking is gerealiseerd door de meubelmakers van 13 Speciaal. Voor de hele editie zijn hand-werk, vakmanschap, natuur en eenvoud kernwoorden geweest.

    Over Underneath
    Het boek (totale oplage 300 stuks, 2015, eigen uitgave, te bestellen via mijn site) geeft inzicht in mijn werkproces in 64 pagina’s, (full colour) afbeeldingen van reizen, atelierfoto’s en recente tekeningen. Auteur van de inleiding en het interview is Ernest van der Kwast, momenteel in de bestsellers top 10 met de roman De IJsmakers. De vormgeving was in goede handen bij Vuurrood Rotterdam.
    Het boek is Engelstalig en het formaat bewust compact en liggend met elastiekje (als knipoog naar de bekende Moleskine reisverslag boekjes), 13×22 cm.

    see vimeo here

  • New work presented by Ron Mandos Gallery Amsterdam at the Armory Show NY


  • fracpicardie | des mondes dessinés
    from 4 november 2014 – 11 february 2015
    Two compositions by Lukas Hemleb, selected works from the collection, based on a play from Jon Fosse “Je suis le vent” (I am the wind)
    artists: Gilles Barbier, Christian Bonnefoi, Patrick Corillon, Olivier Debré, Edith Dekyndt, Christoph Girardet, Robert Groborne, Roni Horn, Lucas L’Hermitte, Odile Levigoureux, Henri Michaux, Bernard Moninot, Gabriel Orozco, Jean-Pierre Péricaud, Carmen Perrin, Ulrich Rückriem, Joel Shapiro, José María Sicilia, Renie Spoelstra

    The wind gathers, rising up suddenly.

    Two men on a fragile boat, a trip to sea – a few drinks, a bite to eat – when one of them decides to push on to the open ocean. Suddenly there they are: among the distant islands, the threatening fog and gathering swell of the sea, bound together on an odyssey into the unknown.

    Jon Fosse’s work includes novels, poetry, essays and books for children. He is one of the most produced playwrights in Europe and his plays have been translated into forty languages.

  • “Annual Benefit Contemporary Art at Witte de With:http://www.wdw.nl/nl/support/benefietavond/” 2 Oct 2014

    Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art (Rotterdam) and de Appel arts centre (Amsterdam) join forces annually to bring together an exceptional community including Dutch collectors, gallery owners and engaged guests keen on supporting the arts to benefit the two institutions.

    Renie Spoelstra and her gallery Ron Mandos have decided to donate a new work for the auction:
    “Rainy Coast (feel it coming)” /2014/107×160cm/charcoal on paper

  • Summer show at Ron Mandos Gallery
    New work based on ‘field trip’ to Washington and Oregon, end of summer 2013. Also showing Renato Nicolodi and Sylvia B.

    see on vimeo here

  • Art Brussels 2014 exciting new work based on my trip to North West USA, presented by RONMANDOS Gallery Amsterdam

  • Uit de hand
    Op donderdag 16 januari 2014 hebben we in Garage Rotterdam ons boek Uit de hand gepresenteerd. In drie uur leidde gastheer Ernest van der Kwast ons mee in gesprekken met een aantal van de kunstenaars die aan het boek een bijdrage hebben geleverd. Verder serveerden we biologische hapjes van Vlam in de Pan die geïnspireerd zijn op de materialen uit het boek. De bijbehorende eendaagse expositie omvatte werk van alle betrokken kunstenaars tezamen met grootformaat prints uit het boek.

    Mocht je interesse hebben in het boek, via uitdehand@vuurrood.nl kun je contact opnemen om een exemplaar te bestellen.

    Simon Schrikker, Ron van der Ende, Florentijn Hofman, Olphaert den Otter, Lidy Jacobs, Silvia B, Peter Koole, Niels Post, Olaf Mooij, Serge Game, Renie Spoelstra.

    fotografie: Twan de Veer


  • Florence and Daniel Guerlain Donation

    By Jonas Storsve, curator of the Musée National d’Art Moderne graphic arts department, and exhibition curator

    The Centre Pompidou is devoting an exhibition to the remarkable works on paper generously donated by Florence and Daniel Guerlain in January 2012. The two collectors built up a collection of over 1,200 drawings over a period of fifteen years, with works by over 200 artists from thirty-odd different countries.

  • In Avro Kunstuur, Hans den Hartog Jager talking to Renie Spoelstra in Rijksmuseum Twenthe.

  • Tent Rotterdam presents a groupshow with Silvia B., Marc Bijl, Marielle Buitendijk, Dario D’Aronco, Jeroen Kuster, Charl Landvreugd, Dirk van Lieshout, Sandro Setola, Renie Spoelstra en Fiona Weir. The artist’s work in Dark Matters takes you to a place whose nature is not immediately revealed, a universe that seems to be elsewhere, in the past, in a fantasy or in the subconscious. And yet, the images are etched in the collective subconscious, or we recognise them from movies, a dream or the news. What unites these works is a sense of discovery through feeling your way around. Dark Matters searches for a moment where the world becomes inexplicable, mysterious, and indefinable.

  • Rijksmuseum Twenthe presents Spoelstra’s first soloshow at a major Dutch Museum. An overview of her work over the past 10 years, from her early “Recreational Area’s” to her latest work, based on Northern American landscape.

  • Presented by Ron Mandos Gallery Amsterdam.


  • De Dolf Henkes Prijs is één van de grotere Nederlandse geldprijzen op het gebied van de beeldende kunst en wordt sinds 2004 tweejaarlijks uitgereikt aan een beeldbepalende Rotterdamse kunstenaar. De jury onder leiding van Joop van Caldenborgh koos Carla Klein, Renie Spoelstra en Gyz La Rivière als de genomineerden van dit jaar. De winnaar van de Dolf Henkes Prijs 2012 wordt op donderdagavond 10 januari 2013 bekendgemaakt.

    De Rotterdamse kunstenaar Dolf Henkes (1903-1989) liet bij overlijden een oeuvre van 5000 werken na, waarvan een groot deel in bezit is van Instituut Collectie Nederland. Een deel van zijn nalatenschap is op zijn verzoek bestemd voor een stimuleringsprijs voor kunstenaars. Eerdere winnaars waren Jeroen Eisinga, Erik van Lieshout en Melvin Moti. De tweejaarlijkse prijs kan gezien worden als een indicator van toonaangevende Rotterdamse kunstenaars.

    De jury van de Dolf Henkes Prijs bestaat dit jaar uit: Joop van Caldenborgh (voorzitter), Lara Almarcegui (beeldend kunstenaar, winnaar Dolf Henkes Prijs 2010) Sandra Smets (kunstcriticus) en Wilma Sütö (curator Stedelijk Museum Schiedam).

  • Charles Bierk, Peter Horvath & Chris Soos, Renie Spoelstra
    Frames Per Second

    Nicholas Metivier Gallery is pleased to present Frames Per Second, a group show about the influence of film and photography in the work of artists Charles Bierk, Peter Horvath & Chris Soos and Renie Spoelstra.

  • 2012-06-19 until 2012-07-26

    Night and Day: een duo-tentoonstelling ontstaan vanuit de behoefte van Raquel Maulwurf en Renie Spoelstra het eigen werk te toetsen en te bevragen aan de hand van het werk van de ander. De kunstenaars werken beiden uitsluitend met houtskool op monumentale wijze, of het nu een klein of groot formaat betreft. Maar wat is de essentie van hun oeuvre en wat maakt ieders werk eigen en uitzonderlijk? Een bijzondere krachtmeting en nauwe samenwerking, van 14 juni t/m 26 juli 2012 te zien in de Kunstruimte van De Nederlandsche Bank

    De expositie zal officieel geopend worden door Joop van Caldenborgh op 22 juni.

  • AkkuH Summerschool, first edition
    10|06|2012 • 22|07|2012

    Telling Stories……

    Twee verzamelingen, twee landschappen, 1001-verhalen…
    Ensembles uit de collecties van Reyn van der Lugt en Marcel Schroeten op zondag 10 juni om 16.00 uur.
    Curator: Let Geerling

    AkkuH Aktuele Kunst Hengelo

  • Tekeningen uit de collectie Sanders, Teylers Museum Haarlem
    Read article Haarlems Dagblad

  • Uit de schaduw LUMC
    Carlijn Mens, Raquel Maulwurf, Renie Spoelstra

  • Art Rotterdam
    presented by RonMandos Gallery Amsterdam, brand new work.

  • Drawing Centre Diepenheim
    Renie Spoelstra Nabeelden

  • The Draughtsman’s contract
    CypresGalerie Leuven

    Group exhibition with:

    Peter De Koninck
    Joachim Devillé
    Bruno Hardt
    Jeroen Hollander
    Stefan Serneels
    Greet Van Autgaerden
    Hannelore Van Dijck
    Robbie Cornelissen
    Marcel van Eeden
    Rik Smits
    Renie Spoelstra
    Justin Wijers


  • Presented by Nicholas Metivier

  • Pearls of the North
    Parels van het Noorden, group show of several artists from the Benelux, represented by their galeries.

  • Stedelijk Museum Schiedam Grote overzichtstentoonstelling over hedendaags tekenen in Nederland.
    Getoond werk: “Recreatiegebied#73”/2009/240×350cm/houtskool op papier/courtesy Ron Mandos Gallery Amsterdam.

  • Ron Mandos gallery with Martin Effert, Renato Nicolodi and Renie Spoelstra,
    presenting a new series (“Archive: forest”) of 15 drawings as well as large scale new drawings.

  • On the occasion of the celebration of the fortieth anniversary of the Caldic Collection Kunsthal Rotterdam presents a survey exhibition entitled ‘I promise to love you’. A selection of over eighty paintings, photographs, installations and sculptures that have all been purchased over the last ten years, constitutes an impressive overview of the Caldic Collection in the twenty-first century.

  • with RONMANDOS Gallery Amsterdam

    series “Real Estate: properties #1-#16”
    2010/40×50cm/charcoal on paper.
    Also showing new large scale drawings.

  • new exhibition in Toronto, Canada

  • Officially launched on the 28th of november 2009, by Hans den Hartog Jager and Renie Spoelstra (publisher d’Jonge Hond, with an interview by Hans den Hartog Jager and esssay by Arno Kramer, design Ferry van Zijderveld/UNDOG). book price € 26,50 order at publisher or by sending contact form to Renie Spoelstra.


  • Ansuya Blom, Martin Effert, Risk Hazekamp, Renie Spoelstra, Willem Weismann, Bas Zoontjens .

    ‘You Are Here’ is an exhibition of Dutch contemporary visual art at the intersection –one might even say coordinates given the context- of two agendas.

    On one hand the show is drawn from artists who have (previously) been nominated for the Sovereign European Art Prize, underscoring NL’s collaboration with the Sovereign Art Foundation.

    However, rather than being a simple review or listing, the second agenda has been to draw on specific work from the eclectic group of nominees in order to elaborate a cohesive curatorial thematic. In this case it is one that fits aptly with the mission of NL – The Dutch Cultural Pop-Up Space in London.

  • Group exhibition in San Vito al Tagliamento, Italy “Storyboard. Images and narrative time”
    A project about images, concerning especially what is called Picture Theory by J.W.T. Mitchell and Iconic Turn by G. Boehm.
    A project by Roberto Del Grande, Emanuela Pezzetta, Denis Viva

  • Group show at the new Museum Belvedere in Heerenveen.
    with Renie Spoelstra, Olphaert den Otter, Raquel Maulwurf and Henri de Haas

  • 25 years collecting drawings from Dutch artists by Centraal Museum Utrecht
    Work shown: “Recreation Area #39” 2006, 240×340cm, charcoal on paper

  • (Dutch) Het Stedelijk Museum Schiedam presenteert in 2010 de Collectiepresentatie Kunst na 1945. Voor deze tentoonstelling is het nieuwe collectieplan voor de Nederlandse kunst van na 1945 het uitgangspunt. Hierin ligt de nadruk op de verwantschappen tussen de kerncollecties. Vanuit de hedendaagse kunst maken vijf thema’s de verbinding met NUL en CoBrA. De thema’s zijn: Oorlog, Dieren, Materie, Reizen, Ritme & Regelmaat.
    Samen met elf eindexamen leerlingen van het Stedelijk Gymnasium in Schiedam is het concept van de tentoonstelling verder uitgewerkt. De leerlingen hebben als assistent-conservatoren met de directeur van het museum een keuze van werken gemaakt, zaalteksten geschreven en innovatieve ideeën aangeleverd voor de vormgeving en inrichting van de tentoonstelling.

  • Group exhibition/manifestation in the middle of the Dutch dunes near Heemskerk. With a taylor-made drawing by Renie Spoelstra, at a temporary museum by architect Anne Holtrop

    Artists: Sjoerd Buisman, Driessens & Verstappen, Anne Holtrop, Huis van Proeven & Keitz Kostuums, Idiots, Floris Kaayk, Frank Koolen, Maartje Korstanje, Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky, Linda Molenaar, Olaf Mooij, Andre Pielage, Renie Spoelstra, Edwin Stolk, Koen Vanmechelen

  • RONMANDOS gallery Amsterdam solo Hans op de Beeck, also showing new small drawings from Renie Spoelstra more info on The Armory Show 2010


  • New work at RONMANDOS Amsterdam!

    Also official launch of publication Darkness is a Place by Hans den Hartog Jager and Renie Spoelstra

  • This summer new work at Fred gallery in London.

  • Group exhibition at LUMC