Rini Hurkmans is the KNIR Artist-in-Residence during the Fall of 2019, in a residency program generously supported by the Akademie van Kunsten at the Royal Dutch Academy of the Arts and Sciences (KNAW). As KNIR artist-in-residence, visual artist Rini Hurkmans will contribute to the creativity fostered in the scholarly community at the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome, and stimulate crossover thinking between scholars and artists.
Rini Hurkmans is a Dutch visual artist whose work deals with the notion of loss, in relation to ethics and politics. Her work has been exhibited in numerous galleries, museums and exhibitions in The Netherlands and abroad, including Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam; Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; The Merchant House, Amsterdam; Het Noordbrabants Museum, ‘s-Hertogenbosch; Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht; Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam; Outdoor projects in the Tuileries gardens, Musée du Louvre, Paris; Peter Freeman Gallery, Paris; Sonsbeek 2008: Grandeur, Arnhem; Femme(s), Art of the World, Geneva; Huis Marseille, Amsterdam; Museum of Latin American Art, La
Plata, Argentina; Holly Solomon Gallery, New York; Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, New York; Gallery M&R Fricke, Düsseldorf; P.S. 1 Museum, New York. Her work is in prominent collections in The Netherlands and abroad where she also realized major public commissions.
As the initiator of the conceptual artwork Flag of Compassion she was the driving force, contributor and co-editor of the book Compassion. A Paradox at Art and Society, Valiz, Amsterdam, 2017.
She is the organizer of symposia, round table discussions, meetings between students and internationally working artists, curators and scientists. In addition, she works as a teacher and mentor at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam since 1990.
Hurkmans lives and works in Amsterdam and France.