Karin Schipper


Biography of Karin Schipper (Enschede, 1982) visual artist and arteducator, lives and works in Wageningen a city in The Netherlands.


2006 – 2008

HKA ArtEZ art academy, Teacher Visual Art and Design (bachelor diploma), Arnhem (NL)

2004 – 2005

Frank Mohr Institute, Master in Fine Art, Groningen (NL)

1999 – 2003

AKI art academy (now ArtEZ Enschede), specialization: sculpture (bachelor diploma), Enschede (NL)


Bremen art academy, gueststudent at the David Bade class, Bremen (DE) (exchange)


Willem de Kooning art academy, Advertising, Rotterdam (NL)

1994 – 1999

Comprehensive school ‘Het Assink’, HAVO, Haaksbergen (NL) (diploma)



Nominated for the Volkskrant Fine Art Prize 2010



Flexible contribution to working budget, Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture in Amsterdam. (NL)

2003 – 2004

Start stipend, Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture in Amsterdam, (NL) (catalogue)



Group exhibition ‘I am not doing anything until I feel the need, De Nederlandse Bank (The Government Bank) en Openbare Bibliotheek (Public Library, Amsterdam (NL). Curator: Joanneke Meester.


Group exhibition ‘Visioen Wageningen’, ‘Gebouw met de Vaas’, Wageningen (NL), coach Nicole Martinot.


Group exhibition ‘From the heart’, Bergkerk Deventer (NL), curator Arno Kramer.
Solo exhibition ‘Van alles en nog een beetje’, CBK Enschede, Primary School Groen van Prinstererschool and Rijksmuseum Twenthe (NL)


Goup exhibition ‘Dutch Treat’, KNIPSU at Bergen (Norway), curator Tupajumi Foundation.
Group exhibition ‘Cast an eye without a blush’, Art Pie Istanbul (2010) and Stedelijk Museum ‘s Hertogenbosch (2010-2011) (NL)
Group exhibition ‘Daily Mirror, sorry.. we were wrong’, Dek 22, Rotterdam (NL), gastcurator Sabine Alders.
Group exhibition ‘De Genomineerden’ (The Nominees), Stedelijk Museum Schiedam (NL) and Primary School OBS De Peperklip. The other nominated artist are Sharon Houkema, Navid Nuur, Paulien Oltheten and Mounira Al Solh.


Group exhibition ‘Peilboog’, Young Autonomous’, Zwolle (NL). With Chris Brans, Marisa Rappard and Rieneke de Vries.


Group exhibition ‘Just Drawing’, RC de Ruimte, Ijmuiden (NL), curator Arno Kramer
Group exhibition ‘Just Drawing’, Havenkwartier, Deventer (NL), curator Arno Kramer


Solo exhibition, Foundation Visual Art AG (Kunstag), Hengelo (NL)


Exhibition of the ArteSwa-024 workshops, Nijmegen (NL)
Group exhibition, Salon BVV, Balengebouw, Enschede (NL)
Group exhibition, ‘Ode aan de oude meester’, Artcentre, Sittard (NL)


Group exhibition, BVV Ateliers, Enschede (NL)
Group exhibition ‘Art-for-SAIL’, Loods 6, Amsterdam, curator: Anniek Vrij (NL)
Group exhibition, Chiellerie, Amsterdam (NL)
Exhibition of the Gesammtkunstwerk, ZO!Arteswa project, Amsterdam (NL)


Group exhbition, Kunstvlaai 5, Amsterdam (NL)
Solo exhibition, Planet Art, Enschede (NL) (newspaper-article in the Tubantia)


Group exhibition, De Branderij, Antwerp (BE)
Solo exhibition, AKI Public, Enschede (NL)
Group exhibition, Hotel Mariakapel, Hoorn (NL) (catalogue)
Artist in residence at Hotel Mariakapel, Hoorn (NL)
Group exhibition, Galerie Tanya Rumpff, Haarlem (NL)
AKI Graduation exhibition, AKI art academy, Enschede (NL) (catalogue)
Group exhibition ‘Reveal’, Art centre, Hengelo (NL)


Museumnight, Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst (GAK) Centre for contemparory art, showed my videoanimation in the exhibition of David Bade and Honoré d’O, Bremen (DE)
Group exhibition, psychiatric clinic Willem Arntsz Hoeve in Den Dolder, after a workshop-week of David Bade, Project ‘The Fifth Season’ from SKOR (NL)



Art kalander ‘I’m not doing anything until I feel the need’, with contributions of 366 artists living and working in the Netherlands, curator: Joanneke Meester.


‘JET’ it’s not a plane, it’s not a girl’s name, it’s a book about art’, Witte de With, center for contemporary art, Rotterdam. (also in English available)


Magazine ‘Where do we go from here?’, Witte de With, center for contemporary art, Rotterdam. (Dutch)


‘Book Hotel Maria’, projects in Hotel Mariakapel 2003-2006, Hoorn. (Dutch-English)
‘Art-for-SAIL’, postcard-book with text written by Sandra Boer and Anniek Vrij. (Dutch)


Catalogus ‘Uitgelicht’, Fonds voor Beeldende Kunst en Vormgeving, Amsterdam. (Dutch)


‘Upstream Guide’, Hoorn. (Dutch-English)



‘Kunst & Talent’, interview door Kirsten van Zandwijk voor online platform Scoope, juni. (Dutch)
‘De genomineerden van 2010′, Volkskrant, 26 maart. (Dutch)


‘Kunstenares Karin Schipper treedt buiten de vastgestelde kaders’, Tubantia, 12 maart. (Dutch)



Hotel Mariakapel, Hoorn (NL).

Education related working experience


Senior art education employee, Museum Jan Cunen in Oss (NL). Leading two projects ‘Vmbo leerlingen onderzoeken (hun) smaak en identiteit’ (Vmbo pupils investigate (their) taste and identity) and a series of educational publications ‘Aan de slag in de klas met hedendaagse kunst’ (Getting started in your class with contemporary art).


Workshopteacher, Mode Biënnale (Fashion Biennale) in Arnhem (NL).


Curator of Education Programs, Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam (NL)


Organising, developing and teaching at ‘the David Bade’ workshops at GEMAK in The Hague (NL)


Art education employee, Museum Jan Cunen in Oss (NL)


Fine Art Teacher at secundary school RSG Lingecollege in Tiel (NL).
Assistant Curator of Education Programs at Witte de With, Center for Contemparory Art in Rotterdam (NL), working on the JET project: publication on contemparory art for and made by young people (14-18 year).
Tourguide at the Museum of Modern Art in Arnhem (NL).


Intern at education department at Witte de With, Center for Contemparory Art in Rotterdam (NL)
Teacher handcrafts, Baudartius College, Zutphen (NL)


Guest Teacher, AKI Art Academy (NL), four installation art lessons.
ArteSwa-024 workshops, Nijmegen (NL).
Workshop ’sex for a hamburger’, AKI Festival, together with visial artist Chantal Kleine, Enschede (NL).


Workshop, Museumschool project David Bade, Hooghuys Lyceum in Oss (NL).
Installation-building-workshop ‘Garbage Hotel’, AKI art academy first year students, together with visual artists Erik Habets en Reynaldo Chirino, Hengelo (NL).
Workshops, ZO!ArteSwa project, Amsterdam (NL).
Workshop, AKI Festival, together with visual artist Chantal Kleine, Enschede (NL).

Other Activities

2010 – 2011

Founder of Vliegend Kunst Circus (Flying Art Circus) a platform creating exhibitions with (applied) arts on special locations. The people who live or work on the special location will get custom made assignments to look better at the art, learn about the art and be busy with making art. Projects were done at Primary school OBS de Peperklip in Schiedam (NL), Prinseschool in Enschede (NL) and at Rijksmuseum Twenthe (NL).

NOVEMBER 2007 – APRIL 2008

Participated in Speak Out, a Witte de With, Center for Contemparory Art, project for young adults. Speak Out organised an art-debate-event for young people. The event: where do we go from here?, 19 march 2008. Speak Out also made a magazine and website. I’ve also participated as a panel-member in the art-debate ‘How do you become successful in art?’ that was part of the event. Other panel-members were Ann de Meester, Helen Frik and Bart Lodewijks.


Theatre performance ‘Henk’, collaboration with cabaret-performer Marijke Schipper, 21 January Pleintheatre, Amsterdam (NL)


Did a exhibition proposal for a group show curated by me, Paraplufabriek, Nijmegen (NL).

2001 – 2002

One of the initiators and designers of the art academy paper ‘AKI in z’n Nakie’ (nude AKI), with Nina Boas and Floor van Slochteren.