Residencies & Awards

2013

Residency Tembe Art Centre, Moengo, Surinam

2009–10

Residency ISCP, New York, USA

2004

Wim Izaks Prize

Solo Exhibitions

2017

Study in Black Modernity, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven

2015

Iris Kensmil @ Club Solo, Breda, Netherlands i.c.w. Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, catalogue

2014

Shifting Colours, with Willem de Rooij, Tropenmuseum Amsterdam

2013

Granman Oso, Marowijne Art Park, Contemporary Art Museum Moengo, Suriname

2010

No Sidon na bakra sturu, with Charl Landvreugd, 6to8months @ Kara Walker studio, New York

2008

Handwriting on the wall, Jan Cunen Museum, Oss, curator René Pingen

 

Get up, Stand up, Galerie Ferdinand van Dieten, Amsterdam

Group Exhibitions

2017–now

The Way beyond Art, collection exhibition Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven

2016

Amsterdam Drawing, @ Witteveen Art Centre, Amsterdam

 

Made in Amsterdam – 100 year in 100 art works, Amsterdam Museum

2015

Tembe Fu Libi, Moengo Festival of the Visual Arts, Suriname (cat)

2014

How Far, How Near. The World in the Stedelijk, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, curator Jelle Bouwhuis

2013

Out of History in: The Golden Century, Trial Ground of our World, Amsterdam Museum, curator Annemarie de Wildt

2012

Time Trade Travel, SMBA, Amsterdam (cat), Nubuku Foundation, Accra Ghana, curator: Jelle Bouwhuis, Kofi Setordji

2011

Mutualism, Co-Prosperity, Chicago (cat.)

 

The last exhibition at Galerie Ferdinand van Dieten, Amsterdam (cat.)

2010

Monumentalisme – History, national Identity and contemporary Art, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (cat.)

2009

Wakaman: drawing lines – connecting dots, curators Remy Jungerman, Gillion Grantsaan, Fort Zeelandia, Paramaribo, Suriname (cat.)

2008

Black is beautiful, curator Esther Schreuders, De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam (cat.)

2005

Respect! Forms of community, Contemporary art from the Netherlands, curator Roel Arkesteijn, Musée Dar Si Saïd & Palais el-Badi, Marrakech, Morocco (cat.)

2003

Royal Grant for Painting, Koninklijk Paleis, Amsterdam

2002

Art Brussels, Galerie Ferdinand van Dieten – d’Eendt, Amsterdam

Collections

2004–now

works in public collections,
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam / Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven / Gemeente Museum Den Haag, The Hague / Amsterdam Museum / Contemporary Art Museum Moengo, Surinam / Museum Jan Cunen, Oss / Surinaams Museum, Paramaribo, Surinam / Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen / Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht / Océ Kunstcollectie, Venlo

Activities

2017

convener for “Becoming More”, Van Abbemuseum

2014–now

Jury member, Royal Prize for Autonomous Painting

Bibliography

2016

Diary of a Chronicler, an online contribution to the Salon at Mister Motley

2015

Iris Kensmil @ Club Solo, Breda, Netherlands, exhibition catalogue

2008

Negroes [are oké], 2008, monograph