Artist's Proof, 2018
FOAM, Amsterdam, NL, installation view

Artist's Proof, 2018
FOAM, Amsterdam, NL, installation view

Artist's Proof, 2018
FOAM, Amsterdam, NL, installation view

Artist's Proof, 2018
FOAM, Amsterdam, NL, installation view

Artist's Proof, 2018
FOAM, Amsterdam, NL, installation view

I Wait, I Wait, I Wait, I Wait..., 2017
Kunstruimte De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, NL, installation view

I Wait, I Wait, I Wait, I Wait..., 2017
Kunstruimte De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, NL, installation view

I Wait, I Wait, I Wait, I Wait..., 2017
Kunstruimte De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, NL, installation view

La Mémoire Collective, 2016
metal, chickenwire, MDF, plaster, found objects
190 x 320 x 150 cm

La Mémoire Collective, 2016 - detail
Once in a Lifetime, 2016
De Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, NL, installation view

It took us years to get here, 2016 - detail
Once in a Lifetime, 2016
De Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, NL, installation view

The Struggle, 2015 - in front
bronze, marble, steel, wood, 129 x 105 x 25 cm
tegenboschvanvreden, Art Cologne 2016, Cologne, DE, installation view

Untitled (Picasso), 2014
C-print
60 x 73.6 cm

Untitled, 2014, from the series 'Transience'
etching on brass
45.7 x 43.5 cm - 38.6 x 51.2 cm - 40.2 x 43.7 cm - 37.1 x 51.1 cm

RijksakademieOPEN 2013
Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, NL, installation view

Untitled (Rubens), 2013
C-print
150 x 120 cm

Obscurity is forever, 2013
RijksakademieOPEN 2013
Amsterdam, NL, installation view

For the love of stealing, 2013
butterfly, wood, brass in plexiglas box
30 x 38 cm

Carolus dogs, 2013
taxidermy, glass, carpet, cabinet, table, mirror
dimensions variable

When will it end?, 2013
ceramic and gold luster, 130 x 85 x 25 cm
Kunstenfestival Watou 2014, Watou, BE, installation view

The status, I can't handle the status, 2012
neon, 50 x 120 cm, FOAM in Museum van Loon, 2012 - 2013, Amsterdam, NL, installation view

Ways of seeing, 2012, ink on paper, 105 x 145 cm - left, The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction, 2012, ink on paper, 105 x 145 cm - right, RijksakademieOPEN 2012, Amsterdam, NL.

Untitled, 2011, from the series 'Transience'
C-Print, 80 x 100 cm

Untitled, 2011, from the series 'Everything fell into the right hands', 2009 - 2011
C-Print, 40 x 32 cm

Untitled, 2006, from the series 'The Mounted Life', 2005 - 2011
C-Print, 105 x 130 cm

Untitled, 2009, from the series 'For Art's Sake', 2005 - 2009
C-Print, 60 x 75 cm

Untitled, 2005, from the series 'For Art's Sake', 2005 - 2009
C-Print, 60 x 75 cm

biography

Daniëlle van Ark started her artistic career as a photographer. She made her international breakthrough with her series For Art’s Sake – shown in Foam, Amsterdam, in 2006 – for which she captured the appearance and attitude of the New York art world during gallery openings in the New York neighborhood Chelsea. In 2012 she successfully decided to participate in the residency program of the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. Danielle van Ark is a multimedia artist and she has the unusual ability to arrive at an image quickly: her butterfly-like conceptual thought seems to find an appropriate form immediately. She takes inspiration from the visual language of diverse cultures and atmospheres. This can be music or the image bank of a news agency, but she can also be moved by fetish-like objects of historical value. Flexibility characterizes her artistic stance. A recurrent theme in her work is the passing of time: mortality as the inescapable shadow of status, fame and glamour, but also as the catalyst of existing relationships. Her work also contains both critical and playful visual ‘comments’ on (cultural) power structures. In her personal quest to fathom things as they are, Van Ark invites the viewer to follow her gaze and her hand. 

Daniëlle van Ark was born in Schiedam, NL, in 1974. She graduated as a photographer from the Royal Academy in The Hague in 2005. She spent a period in New York, became known as a photographer and won several prizes. In 2012 she decided to broaden her horizons and she started working in other media. She was a resident at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in 2012 and 2013. In 2015/16 she had her first solo exhibition at tegenboschvanvreden. She has made solo-presentations in a.o. Foam, Amsterdam (2018, NL); Kunstruimte De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam (2017, NL); AMC Brummelkamp galerie, Amsterdam (2014, NL); Museum Van Loon, Amsterdam (2012,NL). Her work was also part of group exhibitions in a.o. Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen (2018, NL);  Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden (2018, NL); Van Doesburghuis, Meudon (2017, FR);  Oude Kerk, Amsterdam (2016, NL); Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, Diepenheim (2015, NL); Nest, The Hague (2014, NL); Huis Marseille, Amsterdam (2012, NL), GEM, The Hague (2012, NL). Van Ark’s work is part of public and private collections at home and abroad.

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gallery exhibitions
October 12 - November 9, 2019
Solo
November 27, 2015 - January 9, 2016
Solo
January 11 - March 1, 2014
Group