Alexandra Roozen (1971) lives and works in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She graduated cum laude from AKV | St. Joost art academy in Breda and since then has been working on various projects, including the Youngeun Museum Program in South Korea (3 months) and the IK-Pavilion (3 months). Since 2011 she has been teaching at the Willem de Kooning Academy and giving masterclasses, recently at the Frank Mohr Institute (2020) and the Drawing Centre Diepenheim (2020, 2019). She awarded several grants from the Mondriaan Fund and CBK R’DAM.

Recent exhibitions (selection): Gallery2/JEJU (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 2015, including upcoming 2021) and Drawing Now Paris (FR).

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

Solo exhibitions – selection

2020
– ‘Two Tone’. GALLERY2 Joongsun Nongwon, Jeju, South Korea (KOR)
2019

– ‘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
2018
– ‘Two Fold’, Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul (KOR)
– ‘Volta New York’ art fair, NL=US Art (USA)
– ‘Art on Paper Amsterdam’ art fair, Galerie Roger Katwijk, Amsterdam
2017
– ‘Grey Matter(s)’, GALLERY2, Seoul (KOR)
– ‘Pulse Miami’ art fair, (with Pim Palsgraaf), NL=US Art (USA)
– ‘Flows and interruptions’, Galerie Roger Katwijk, Amsterdam
2016
– ‘Axis’, Plaatsmaken, Arnhem
– ‘Currents’, (with Christiane Conrad), Galerie Hein Elferink, Staphorst
– ‘Art Amsterdam’ art fair, Galerie Wilms
2014
– ‘Tweening’, IK-Pavilion, Vlissingen, Binnenland atelier Mondriaan Fund
2013
– ‘Between’, Galerie Hein Elferink, Staphorst
– ‘(Re)move’, Galerie Roger Katwijk, Amsterdam
– ‘About Two’, (with Bas van Beek), NL=US Art, Rotterdam
2012
– ‘1:15’, Hudson Museum, Rotterdam
2011
– ‘Amidst a Surface’, Galerie Hein Elferink, Staphorst
– ‘Wire’, commissioned by the municipality of Barendrecht, 50 mtr light sculpture in public space
2010
– ‘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.
2009
– ‘Give plenty looks’, (with Johan Meijerink), Galerie Wilms, Venlo
– ‘Formeel 09’, (with Herman Scholten), Museum Waterland, Purmerend
2008
– ‘Recent works’, Galerie Phoebus, Rotterdam
– ‘Art Amsterdam’ art fair, (with Joachim Bandau), Galerie Phoebus
2007
– ‘Recent works’, Galerie Phoebus, Rotterdam (cat.)
2005
– ‘Recent works’, Galerie Phoebus, Rotterdam
– ‘Quasar’, Meulensteen Art Center, Eindhoven (cat.)

Group exhibitions – selection

2020
– Postponed: VOLTA Basel art fair, NL=US Art (CH)
– Postponed: PAN Amsterdam art fair, Galerie Wilms
– ‘20 Years Youngeun Program’, Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art (KOR)
– ‘Art Rotterdam’ art fair, NL=US Art
– Winter show with artist of the gallery, Galerie Roger Katwijk, Amsterdam
2019
– ‘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
2018
– ‘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
2017
– ‘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
2016
– ‘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
2015
– ‘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
2014
– ‘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
2013
– ‘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
2012
– ‘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
2011
– ‘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)
2010
– ’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
2009
– ‘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
2008
– ‘Minimentaal’, Galerie Roger Katwijk, Amsterdam
– ‘Art&Design of Distinction’, Villa Maarheeze, Wassenaar (cat.)
– ‘Quantum vis’, RC de Ruimte, IJmuiden
– ‘Properties’, IS-Projects, Leiden
2007
– ‘Palimpsest’, Museum Waterland
– ‘Springbalsemien’, Pictura, Dordrecht
– ‘Nieuwe Aanwinsten’, art collection Erasmus MC Rotterdam
– ‘Face Sur Face’, Christine De Ketelaere Gallery, Tielt (BE)
2006
– ‘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
2005
– ‘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, in Dutch, 2019


'Seen by Hand', text by Cees de Boer‘Seen by Hand’, by Cees de Boer, in Dutch and English, 2018


Alexandra Roozen‘We Like Art!’, interview, www.welikeart.nl, in Dutch, 2016


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


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


Disruption of the understanding of meaning‘The disruption of the understanding of meaning’, by Petran Kockelkoren, in Dutch and English, 2013


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


Chaos as Solution‘Chaos as Solution’, by Saskia van de Wiel, in Dutch and English, 2010

Projects / stipends

2020
– Project stipend, supported by Mondriaan Fund
2019
– Stipend for established artists, supported by Mondriaan Fund
2018
– Project stipend, supported by Mondriaan Fund
– Project grant O&O, supported by Visual Art Centre Rotterdam
– Working period Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea, 10th Youngeun Artist in Residence Program
2017
– International exhibition grant, supported by Visual Art Centre Rotterdam
2016
– Working period Plaatsmaken, Arnhem.
– Project grant O&O,  supported by Visual Art Centre Rotterdam
2014
– Working period IK-Pavilion, Oost Souburg (3 months), supported by Mondriaan Fund (Binnenland ateliers)
2013
– Project stipend, supported by Mondriaan Fund
2012
– Project grant O&O, supported by Visual Art Centre Rotterdam
2011
– 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)
2009
– Project stipend, Mondriaan Fund
– Project grant, Stokroos Foundation
– Project for research and development, supported by Visual Art Centre Rotterdam
2008
– Project for research and development, supported by Visual Art Centre Rotterdam
– Project grant, supported by TNO, Eindhoven, Dutch Organization for Applied Scientific Research
2006
– Working period Beeldenstorm/Daglicht, Eindhoven, supported by Meulensteen Art Centre and Mondriaan Fund
– Project for research and development, supported by Visual Art Centre Rotterdam
2005
– G.A.U, Utrecht, 2de Prize Graphic Arts
2004
– Basic stipend, supported by Mondriaan Fund
2003
– Exchange working period De Fabriek Eindhoven / Process-Space, Varna (BG)
– Working period, De Nederlandsche Cacao Fabriek, Helmond
2001
– Exhibition grant, supported by Visual Art Centre Rotterdam