Alexandra Roozen (1971) lives and works in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She graduated cum laude from AKV | Art Academy St. Joost and since then has been working on various projects, including the Youngeun Museum Program in South Korea and the IK-Pavilion. Since 2011 she has been teaching at the Willem de Kooning Academy and giving masterclasses, recently at the Frank Mohr Institute (2021, 2020) and the Drawing Centre Diepenheim (2020, 2019).

Recent exhibitions (selection): Gallery2/JEJU Joongsun Nongwon (solo, 2020, South Korea), Drawing Center Diepenheim (solo, 2019, NL), Stedelijk Museum Schiedam (2019, NL), Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art (solo, 2018, South Korea), Gallery2/SEOUL (solo, 2017, South Korea), Verbeke Foundation (2017, BE), Museum CODA and MMKA (2016, NL).
Recent art fairs (selection): VOLTA Basel (upcoming 2021, CH), Art Rotterdam (2020, NL), Art on Paper NY (solo, 2020 USA), VOLTA NY (solo, 2018, USA), Art on Paper Amsterdam (solo, 2018, duo, 2019, NL), PULSE Miami (duo, 2017, USA), PAN Amsterdam (since 2014) and Drawing Now Paris (FR).

Public and private collections including (selection in alphabetical order): ABN/AMRO Art Collection, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Jeroen Princen, Leiden University Art Collection, Municipality of Delft, Municipality of Barendrecht, Municipality of Rotterdam, NN Group, NOG Art Collection/SNS Reaal, Ploum Lodder Princen, Rice Group Art Foundation (Hong Kong, CH), Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, State Art Museum Novosibirsk (RU), Ymere Art Collection, Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art (KOR).

Projects are made possible thanks to, among others, the Mondriaan Fund and CBK R’DAM.

Solo exhibitions – selection

– Upcoming: GALLERY2, Seoul, South Korea (KOR)

– ‘Two Tone’. GALLERY2, Joongsun Nongwon, Jeju Island, South Korea (KOR)

– ‘Sensing Traces’, Drawing Centre Diepenheim
– ‘Art on Paper New York’ art fair, NL=US Art (USA)
– ‘Recent works’, (with Bart Kelholt), Galerie Roger Katwijk, Amsterdam
– ‘Art on Paper’ art fair, (with Liesbeth Piena), Galerie Roger Katwijk, Amsterdam
– ‘Two Fold’, Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, South Korea (KOR)
– ‘Volta New York’ art fair, NL=US Art (USA)
– ‘Art on Paper Amsterdam’ art fair, Galerie Roger Katwijk, Amsterdam
– ‘Grey Matter(s)’, GALLERY2, Seoul (KOR)
– ‘Pulse Miami’ art fair, (with Pim Palsgraaf), NL=US Art (USA)
– ‘Flows and interruptions’, Galerie Roger Katwijk, Amsterdam
– ‘Axis’, Plaatsmaken, Arnhem
– ‘Currents’, (with Christiane Conrad), Galerie Hein Elferink, Staphorst
– ‘Art Amsterdam’ art fair, Galerie Wilms
– ‘Tweening’, IK-Pavilion, Vlissingen, Binnenland atelier Mondriaan Fund
– ‘Between’, Galerie Hein Elferink, Staphorst
– ‘(Re)move’, Galerie Roger Katwijk, Amsterdam
– ‘About Two’, (with Bas van Beek), NL=US Art, Rotterdam
– ‘1:15’, Hudson Museum, Rotterdam
– ‘Amidst a Surface’, Galerie Hein Elferink, Staphorst
– ‘Wire’, commissioned by the municipality of Barendrecht, 50 mtr light sculpture in public space
– ‘Ruis/Noise’, Lokaal 01, Breda (cat.)
– ‘Recent works’, (with Henrik Eiben and Iris Bouwmeester), Galerie Hein Elferink, Staphorst
– ‘Frame’, artist-run initiative Skybox, Amsterdam
– ‘Wire’, 50 meters of neon sculpture in the public space, commissioned by the municipality of Barendrecht.
– ‘Give plenty looks’, (with Johan Meijerink), Galerie Wilms, Venlo
– ‘Formeel 09’, (with Herman Scholten), Museum Waterland, Purmerend
– ‘Recent works’, Galerie Phoebus, Rotterdam
– ‘Art Amsterdam’ art fair, (with Joachim Bandau), Galerie Phoebus
– ‘Recent works’, Galerie Phoebus, Rotterdam (cat.)
– ‘Recent works’, Galerie Phoebus, Rotterdam
– ‘Quasar’, Meulensteen Art Center, Eindhoven (cat.)

Group exhibitions – selection

– Upcoming: PAN Amsterdam art fair, Galerie Wilms
– VOLTA Basel art fair, NL=US Art (CH)
– ‘Diskothek Konkret’, Bo Biennal, Bochum (DE)
– ‘Meeting Art and Technology’, Gallery Pakyoung, South Korea (KOR)
– ‘Art Rotterdam / Treasure Cellar’, NL=US Art, Rotterdam
– ‘Art Rotterdam’ art fair, NL=US Art
– ‘20 Years Youngeun Program’, Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, South Korea (KOR)
– Winter show with artist of the gallery, Galerie Roger Katwijk, Amsterdam
– ‘New Acquisitions‘, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam
– ‘It’s a small world after all’, Sebastian Fath Contemporary (DE)
– Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam, with Ives Ensemble and Willem Boogman
– Curated booth by Phil Sanders, Art Money Art on Paper NY (USA)
– Summer show with artist of the gallery, Galerie Roger Katwijk, Amsterdam
– Gallery Viewer, Drawing Online, Galerie Roger Katwijk, Amsterdam
– ‘PAN Amsterdam’ art fair, Galerie Wilms
– ‘Tireless Lines’, Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam
– ‘The eye is the centre / Magnify me’, De Ketelfactory Schiedam
– ‘De poëzie van het mechanische’, Zaal Zuid, Hengelo
– ‘Abstract Wall Paintings Retrospect’, ACEC, Apeldoorn
– ‘PAN Amsterdam’ art fair, Galerie Wilms
– ‘Animal Man Machine’, Verbeke Foundation, Kemzeke (BE)
– ‘Inner Nature’, Pavilion contemporary art Watou, Kasteelstraat1 (BE)
– ‘Witteveen Drawing’, Loods 6, Amsterdam
– ‘Order is half of life’, Vishal, Haarlem
– ‘PAN Amsterdam’ art fair, Galerie Wilms
– ‘Fundamental’, Culture bunker, Cologne (DE)
– ‘Parelgoud’, Plaatsmaken in collaboration with MMKA, Museum Arnhem
– ‘Door het oog van’, Appendix in collaboration with Museum Dordrecht
– ‘Save the Earth’, UN Headquarters New York (USA)
– ‘Art in the residency’, IK-Pavilion, Vlissingen (cat.)
– ‘Grind the Gap’, Plaatsmaken Arnhem
– ‘Ritme & Regelmaat’, Witteveen Visual Art Centre, Amsterdam.
– ‘Vanishing Point’, Studio Omstand Arnhem in cooperation with Drawing Centre Diepenheim
– ‘For Study and Delight’ – Drawings and Prints from leiden University, Leiden
– ‘Grafiek zonder grenzen’, WTC Art Foundation, Rotterdam
– ‘PAN Amsterdam’ art fair, Galerie Wilms
– ‘Round About’, Van Abbehuis, Eindhoven
– ‘Night & Day’, PIT / Studio van Dusseldorp, Tilburg
– ‘Veldwerk’, Drawing Centre Diepenheim
– ‘Wall Drawings’, WTC Art Foundation, Rotterdam
– ‘Blind date 2’, DAK, Utrecht
– ‘Cityscapes’, NL=US Art, Rotterdam
– ‘Abstract Wall Painting’, ACEC, Apeldoorn
– ‘PAN Amsterdam’ art fair, Galerie Wilms
– ‘Behind Images’, De Garage Rotterdam.
– ‘Formeel 14’, Museum Waterland, Purmerend
– ‘To the point’, IS-Projects, Leiden
– ‘Het landschap en de romantische verleiding’, Drawing Centre Diepenheim (cat.)
– ‘Blind date 1’, DAK, Utrecht
– ‘I am not doing anything until I feel the need’, Nederlandse Bank Amsterdam
– ‘RAW Rotterdam’ art fair, Galerie Hein Elferink
– ‘PAN Amsterdam’ art fair, Galerie Wilms
– ‘Manoeuvres’, Voorkamer, Lier (BE)
– ‘Black & White’, Gorcums Museum, Gorinchem (cat.)
– ‘Once more, unto the braoch, dear friends, once more’, Lokaal 01, Breda (cat.)
– WTC Art Foundation, Rotterdam
– ‘RAW Rotterdam’ art fair, Galerie Hein Elferink
– ‘Art Amsterdam’ art fair, Galerie Hein Elferink
– ‘Art at the Warehouse Rotterdam’ art fair, Galerie Roger Katwijk
– ‘RE-Rotterdam’ art fair, artist-run initiative
– ‘All About Drawing’, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam (cat.)
– ‘ON/OF #2’, Kunstruimte 09, Groningen (cat.)
– ‘RAW Rotterdam’ art fair, Galerie Hein Elferink
– ‘Art Amsterdam’ art fair, Galerie Hein Elferink
– ‘Patterns’, CODA Museum/ACEC, Apeldoorn
– ‘Graphic Art Biennial NB7’, State Art Museum, Novosibirsk (RUS) (cat.)
– ‘Drawing Now’. Galerie Hein Elferink
– ‘Graphosbiennale’, Kruithuis, ‘s-Hertogenbosch
– art fair ‘Drawing Now Paris’, Salon du Dessin Contemporain, Galerie Hein Elferink, Paris (FR)
– ‘Art Amsterdam’ art fair, Galerie Hein Elferink and Stedelijk Museum Schiedam
– ‘Art Karlsruhe’ art fair, Galerie Hein Elferink (DE)
– ’25-25′, ISNO62, Contemporary Art Projects, Sidney (AUS)
– ‘Big Black’, IS-Projects, Leiden
– ‘Zusam’, Alte Post, Neuss, Duitsland (cat.)
– ‘Pour faire simple’, Paris Concret Paris (FR)
– ‘Colour Matters #5’, Kunstruimte 09, Groningen (cat.)
– ‘Hot Plate’, International Printmaking Exhibition, Brighton (GB)
– ‘Rotterdam Grafiek’, WTC Art Foundation, Rotterdam
– ‘Contemporary Graphics’, WTC Art Foundation, Rotterdam
– ‘Formeel 09’, Museum Waterland, Purmerend
– ‘Silencio’, St. Jeroenskerk, Noordwijk (cat.)
– ‘White’, Galerie Roger Katwijk, Amsterdam
– ‘Graphic Art Biennial NB6’, State Art Museum, Novosibirsk (RUS) (cat.)
– ‘1200×1600 mm’, Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam
– ‘Dutch Dimension’, Manhattan Graphic Centre, New York (USA) (cat.)
– ‘Apendix’, De Twee Wezen, Enkhuizen
– ‘Art Amsterdam’ art fair, Galerie Phoebus
– ‘Minimentaal’, Galerie Roger Katwijk, Amsterdam
– ‘Art&Design of Distinction’, Villa Maarheeze, Wassenaar (cat.)
– ‘Quantum vis’, RC de Ruimte, IJmuiden
– ‘Properties’, IS-Projects, Leiden
– ‘Palimpsest’, Museum Waterland
– ‘Springbalsemien’, Pictura, Dordrecht
– ‘Nieuwe Aanwinsten’, art collection Erasmus MC Rotterdam
– ‘Face Sur Face’, Christine De Ketelaere Gallery, Tielt (BE)
– ‘Handle with care!’, Drawings Cabinet / Galerie Phoebus, Rotterdam
– ‘Sweet little sixteen’, Galerie Phoebus, Rotterdam
– ‘M.A.C. #2’, Beeldenstorm/Daglicht, MU, Eindhoven (cat.)
– ‘M.A.C. #1’, Beeldenstorm/Daglicht, Galerie Jan Colle, Gent (BE) (cat.)
– ‘Graphics’, Peninsula, Eindhoven
– ‘Orde en Chaos’, Artstore, Rotterdam (cat.)
– ‘Maas’, Pand Paulus, Schiedam (cat.)
– ‘Graphics #1’, RAAF, Breda
– ‘Des Pudels Kern’, Galerie Phoebus, Rotterdam
– ‘Innerbeat’, De Veemvloer, Amsterdam (cat.)
– ‘Raamwerk’, RC de Ruimte, IJmuiden
– ‘Perfors’, Galerie Phoebus, Rotterdam
– ‘Stash’, Tent, Rotterdam

Exhibitions before 2005 – selection

Tent, Rotterdam – Museum De Beyerd, Breda – Galerie Van Den Berge, Goes – De Nederlandsche Cacao Fabriek – Galerie Phoebus – Galerie Van Wijngaarden, Amsterdam – Galerie Phoebus, Rotterdam – The Stenersen Museum, Oslo (NO) – Kunsthuis Syb, Beetsterzwaag – De Fabriek, Eindhoven – Institut Néerlandais, Paris (FR) – Artist initiative ROSA, Breda – Zeche Zollverein, Essen (DE) – ROOM

Texts – selection

'Sensing Traces', text by curator Nanette Kraaikamp (Dutch) ‘Sensing Traces’, by Nanette Kraaikamp, curator solo exhibition Drawing Centre Diepenheim, 2019

'Seen by Hand', text by Cees de Boer‘Seen by Hand’, by Cees de Boer, 2018

Alexandra Roozen‘We Like Art!’, interview,, 2016

What is a horizon?‘What is a horizon? Alexandra Roozen’s drawing series “Tweening”, by Peter Lodermeyer, 2014

(S) IK-Pavilion Atelierbezoek by Olphaert den Otter, solo exhibition IK-Eiland, Vlissingen, 2013

Disruption of the understanding of meaning‘The disruption of the understanding of meaning’, by Petran Kockelkoren, 2013

Between Eye and Understanding ‘Between Eye and Understanding’, by Cees de Boer, 2012

Chaos as Solution‘Chaos as Solution’, by Saskia van de Wiel, 2010

Projects / stipends

– Project grant O&O, supported by Visual Art Centre Rotterdam
– Project grant, supported by the Droom en Daad Foundation
– Stipend for established artists, supported by Mondriaan Fund

– Working period Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea, 10th Youngeun Artist in Residence Program (3 months), supported by Mondriaan Fund and Visual Art Centre Rotterdam
– Project grant O&O, supported by Visual Art Centre Rotterdam
– Working period Plaatsmaken, Arnhem.
– Project grant O&O,  supported by Visual Art Centre Rotterdam
– Working period IK-Pavilion, Oost Souburg (3 months), supported by Mondriaan Fund (Binnenland ateliers)
– Project stipend, supported by Mondriaan Fund
– Project grant O&O, supported by Visual Art Centre Rotterdam
– Basic stipend, supported by Mondriaan Fund
– Project for research and development, supported by Visual Art Centre Rotterdam
– Working period at Frans Masereel Centrum, supported by Flemisch Centre for Graphic Arts, Kasterlee (BE)
– Project stipend, Mondriaan Fund
– Project grant, Stichting Stokroos
– Project for research and development, supported by Visual Art Centre Rotterdam
– Project for research and development, supported by Visual Art Centre Rotterdam
– Project grant, supported by TNO, Eindhoven, Dutch Organization for Applied Scientific Research
– Working period Beeldenstorm/Daglicht, Eindhoven, supported by Meulensteen Art Centre and Mondriaan Fund
– Project for research and development, supported by Visual Art Centre Rotterdam
– G.A.U, Utrecht, 2de Prize Graphic Arts
– Basic stipend, supported by Mondriaan Fund
– Exchange working period De Fabriek Eindhoven / Process-Space, Varna (BG)
– Working period, De Nederlandsche Cacao Fabriek, Helmond
– Exhibition grant, supported by Visual Art Centre Rotterdam