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Maarten van der Heijden (Amsterdam,1947) is a second-generation Jew who works as a autonomous visual artist in Amsterdam.


He had previous careers in Baroque Music as a Violone / Double Bass player in orchestras with Ton Koopman, Gustav Leonhardt, Phillip Herreweghe, Frans Brüggen and others , and in Psychological science and clinical practice as an Educational Psychologist and University Teacher.


After a midlife-crisis he studied from 2005 on at Gerrit Rietveld Art Academy Amsterdam, where he graduated in 2010 with works that reflect his jewish second-generation identity.


Van der Heijden showed his works in The Netherlands (Borne Synagogue, Arti et Amicitiae Amsterdam, DMO Amsterdam), in Germany (Berlin), and in the USA (New York, NY; St. Louis, MO & Santa Fe, NM).


Van der Heijden gives lectures and does educational projects about his art, Holocaust- Genocide- & Human Rights Education and combinations of these.

 

Click on the images & texts below for a lot more info!

 

 

19 July-3 Aug. 2013

Jay Etkin Gallery
Santa Fe / NM

USA

uneXpected / juXtapositions

Groupexhibition curated by Mickey Bond

11-28 March 2013

The Museum of ImaJewnation
St. LOUIS / MO

USA

Freedom Imagined, Freedom lived:
An Artistic Review of the Passover Promise

Groupexhibition curated by Naomi Fishman

Febr.-Sept. 2013

Municipality of Amsterdam: DMO / Office of Social Development/Weesperstraat 101
AMSTERDAM

Show of 9 photocollages 141 BOXES

Kunstroute DMO 'Ruimen'

Curated by Eva Brinkman (CBK ZO)

1-16 Dec. 2012

Arti et Amicitiae
AMSTERDAM

141 BOXES Installation

Juried by Henk Wijnen & others

 

[ 7.20 min. VIDEO ]

Arti 2012 141BOXES installatie
26 Apr.-30 May 2012

Congregation Beth Torah
NEW YORK

USA

Making connnections – Maintaining and Expressing Jewish Identity Through Art

Groupexhibition juried by Tobi Kahn & Jona Verwer

18-20 May 2012

Brouwersgracht 49
AMSTERDAM

Open Ateliers Jordaan 2012

Solo exhibition

13-29 Januari 2012

Arti et Amicitiae
AMSTERDAM

ARTI SALON #1  2012

Groupexhibition

2-6 Oktober 2011

'Second Home'
Schererstrasse 9
BERLIN (Wedding)

Overcoming Photography -
A Developmental History 2005-2011

 Solo exhibition

4th Ausstellung 5Fotografen5Tage

Curated by Christian Herrnbeck, Alexandra Klei, Annika Wienert, Patti Reimann

[ 7.50 min. VIDEO ]

[ HANDOUT ]

[ TEXT / ENG ]

[ TEXT / GERMAN ]

Overcoming Photography
7 May - 13 June 2011

Bornse Synagoge
Ennekerdijk 17
BORNE

MARTIN

Solo exhibition

Opening ceremony: sunday 8 May 2011 - 15 h.
With: Tamarah Benima (rabbi), Jeroen Kuhlman (Synagogue Borne) & Frank Reijnders (art historian); Laura van der Heijden (cello) & Ed Spanjaard (piano)

[ 8:50 min. VIDEO ]

[ TEXT ENG. Tamarah Benima ]

 [ TEXT ENG. Frank Reijnders ]

 [ TEKST NED. Tamarah Benima ]

[ TEKST NED. Frank Reijnders ]

MARTIN 2011
6-10 October 2010

Fokker Terminal
THE HAGUE

ARTI10 / Kunstzalen A. Vecht

Groupexhibition

ARTI10 / Kunstzalen A. Vecht
12 July 2010

Ronmandos Gallery
AMSTERDAM

Nominated for

RON MANDOS BEST OF GRADUATES SHOW 2010

Groupexhibition

Nominated for RON MANDOS BEST OF GRADUATES SHOW 2010
7-11 July 2010

Gerrit Rietveld Academy
AMSTERDAM

GERRIT RIETVELD GRADUATION SHOW

 Groupexhibition

 

[ PRESS ]

GERRIT RIETVELD GRADUATION SHOW
11-12 March 2010

Asschergebouw
AMSTERDAM

DOGTIME STATUS 2010

 Groupexhibition

 

[ PRESS ]

DOGTIME STATUS 2010 Groupexhibition
10 June 2009

Gerrit Rietveld Academy
AMSTERDAM

141 BOXES

Groupexhibition

141 BOXES Groupexhibition
Summer 2007

Realisation coverdesign magazine ‘Mishpagazette’

Realisation coverdesign magazine ‘Mishpagazette’
19 July 2007

Nominated for Getronics PinkRoccade BUCO-award

Nominated for Getronics PinkRoccade BUCO-award
19-21 May 2006

Apart Hotel
DELDEN

THE ARTISTS OF BERITH SALOM

 Groupexhibition

2005 - 2010

Study Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam

Study Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam
1994 - 2002 University teacher and researcher at Onderwijsstudies (Educational Studies), Orthopedagogy and Developmental Psychology at Faculty of Social Sciences, Leiden University
1993 Doctoral dissertation: Consistentie van aanpakgedrag – Een procesdiagnostisch onderzoek naar acht aspecten van hoofdrekenen [Consistency of approach behavior – A processdiagnostic study on eight aspects of mental arithmetics] (edited by Swets & Zeitlinger, Lisse, 1993)
1982 - 1994 University teacher and researcher at Onderwijsstudies (Educational Studies), Faculty of Social Sciences Leiden University and psychodiagnosticus at Pedological Institute Leiden
1987 Lisa born
1982 - 1992 Member of the Combattimento Consort Amsterdam with Jan Willem de Vriend
1977 - 1982 Scientific and clinical worker at the departement Childpsychiatry at the Academic Hospital of the University of Amsterdam
1970 - 1979 Member of Musica Antiqua Amsterdam with Ton Koopman and Violone-player in Baroque ensembles under the direction of Frans Brüggen, Sigiswald Kuyken, Phillipe Herreweghe, Jos van Immerseel, Gustav Leonhardt, Jos van Veldhoven, and others.
1972 - 1977 Study Clinical Child Psychology at Groningen University.
1970 - 1971 Member of ASVA board
1969 - 1971 Study Pedagogy at University of Amsterdam
1966 - 1969 Study Viola da Gamba and Double Bass at Amsterdam Conservatory
1966 Gymnasium ß
1947 Born in Amsterdam