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Short Bio

Dekker received her MFA from Rijksakademie, Amsterdam in 1990 after a BFA in Sculpture from the Academy of Arts St. Joost, Breda (the Netherlands). 

In the nineties Dekker initiated a series of large scale embroidery installations on the themes of waiting and absence, using repetitive motifs, akin to the technique of embroidery. 

From 2000 Dekker started to work on drawing, performances, photography and video: a series of performances on embroidery were staged and exhibited in Italy.

News

Are you at home?

La Pléiade, Commentry

Exposition large drawings of trees and hermits.

Art Expositions (Selection)

Embroidery

L’altra metà del cielo

Museum Mac,n, Monsummano Terme, 2020

“L’altra metà del cielo” è il titolo della mostra che vede la riapertura del Mac,n dopo il difficile momento del lockdown internazionale causato dal Covid 19.

Embroidery

Appunti sul paesaggio

Casa Masaccio Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea, San Giovanni Valdarno, 2018

Da sabato 5 maggio 2018 le sale di Casa Masaccio ospitano un percorso dedicato alla capacità dell’artista di rappresentare il mondo esterno: una rilettura dell’idea di paesaggio naturale, di spazio urbano e architettonico attraverso le categorie di memoria, racconto e ricordo personale.
Recenti acquisizioni della Collezione Comunale

A cura di Serena Trinchero, artisti: Rosa Aiello, Emanuele Becheri, Vincenzo Cabiati, Gaetano Cunsolo, Davide D’Amelio, Connie Dekker, Daniela De Lorenzo, Elena El Asmar, Lek M. Gjeloshi, Federica Glauso, Carlo Guaita, Andrea Kvas, Francesco Lauretta, Irene Lupi, Manuela Mancioppi, Paolo Meoni, Janet Mullarney, Jacopo Rinaldi, Andrea Santarlasci, Maitree Siriboon, Luca Staccioli.

Video screening

Arcopal Lullaby at Fest Miden

20 videoart works from 11 countries,  Kalamata Railway Park, 2016

Miden participates in Kalamata Street Festival presenting 20 videoart works from 11 countries, in two screening programs. The first program, entitled VJ (curated by Margarita Stavraki) presents 13 videos of different aesthetic forms, that deal with the human entity and highlight scenes and objects of everyday life. The second program, under the title Fatal Error (curated by Gioula Papadopoulou) presents 7 digital videoart works based either on signal & image transformation or on 3d representations which create imaginary, artificial worlds, illustrated through the personal gaze and the aesthetics of each artist. The screenings will take place at Railway Park on Sunday, 31 of July (19:00-21:00h)

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Embroidery

Rethinking the Medium: the Phantom of the Drawing

Casa Masaccio, San Giovanni Valdarno, Oct. 17 > Nov. 15, 2015

As stated in the title – which echoes a famous essay by Rosalind Krauss – Rethinking the Medium: the phantom of the drawing is not intended as a traditional exhibition on drawing, but on what we have defined as its phantom. The show focuses, indeed, on an idea of drawing in expanded field and draws inspiration from some works based on a sort of in-stallation (staging and stalled) of the sign.
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invitation ripensare il medium, il fantasmo del disegno

video screening

Icastica, Little Italy

Arezzo, 2015

Barzagli hosts three artists within his installation Little Italy: Tiziana de Felice, Francesco Benedetti and Connie Dekker The Dutch artist Connie Dekker shows a video projection entitled “Etude – Arcopal Lullaby – voor Marieke”. Connie Dekker works in Italy since the late ’80s where she was invited to the ‘Casa degli Artisti’ in Milan, established by the artist Luciano Fabro since 1978. From here friendships started with artists of her generation such as Liliana Moro. Connie Dekker, worked in Italy for most of the 90s. We could say that in her work there’s a hint of Italian neorealism.

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Drawing

Doppio Concentrato

Florence, Museumnight, 2015

The manifesto DOPPIO CONCENTRATO presents takeaway kopies of my drawings from the series “I love and am loved” – there’ll be a performance of Martina & Tiziana De Felice, work of Massimo Barzagli, Sheela Nah Gig & many others at Galleria Antonella Villanova and Galleria Frediano Farsetti. Watch here: “I love and am loved”

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Drawing

Opid Hus

NES Air, Skagaströnd, 2012

In February 2012 Dekker travelled to NES artist in residence Iceland with AnneMarie van Splunter. AnneMarie received a grant to make a video about the (ex) pupils of the preschool Barnabol in Skagaströnd on the occasion of their 35 years Jubilee. Connie Dekker portrayed all the (ex) pupils of Barnabol.

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Photography

Moving

Dryphoto Arte Contemporanea, Prato, May 18 > June 21, 2011

Artists:

Luigi Ghirri, Olivo Barbieri, Guido Guidi, Vittore Fossati, Vincenzo Castella, Andrea Abati, Dennis Marsico, Thomas Ruff, Francesca Woodman, Toshio Shibata, Sakiko Nomura, Kazuko Wakayama, Hiroto Fujimoto, Marco Signorini, Fabio Casati, Marco Baroncelli, Filippo Maggia, Carmelo Nicosia, Paolo Bernabini, Sislej Xhafa, Shao Yinong & Muchen, Shimabuku, Connie Dekker, Gea Casolaro, Zheng Guogu, Giovanni Ozzola, Robert Pettena, Margherita Verdi, Rita Linz, Tancredi Mangano, Michael Schmidt, Nobuyoshi Araki, Renate Aller, Andreoni e Fortugno, Natalie Magnan, Margot Pilz, Alessandro Mencarelli, Stefania Balestri, Mariette Schiltz, Stefano Boccalini, Paola Di Bello

video screening

About the utopian display

Casa Masaccio, San Giovanni Valdarno, platform 10 VIDEO, 2010

Artists:

Yael Davids / Face, Seila Kameric / Dream House, Ange Leccia / La Mer, Paolo Meoni / Bound, Robert Pettena / One Drop, Mark Lewis / Algonquin Park, North Circular, Farid Rahimi / Fujii, Sophie Whettnall / Over the Sea,Shadow Boxing Kan Xua / In Focus. Out Focus, 100 Times, Cyprien Gaillard / Real Remnant of Fictive War V, Guido van der Werve / Nummer acht, Everything is going to be alright, Michael von Ausswolff –Thomas Nordanstad / Hashima, Al Qasr / Bahriyah Oasis, Sigurdur Gudjonsson / Bleak, Connie Dekker / Zeeland

Drawing

Artisti Amici

Sala 1, Rome, June 15  > July 2, 2009

Artists:

Laura Facchini, Francesco Narduzzi, Jack Sal, Connie Dekker

Photography

De Soto, esplora te stesso

Spazio d’Arte D’A, Empoli, 2007

Negli spazi espositivi si alternano i percorsi creativi di 8 artiste italiane e straniere che attraverso la fotografia esprimono se stesse, la propria esperienza di vita, indugiando con lo sguardo a cogliere i luoghi e le presenze del vissuto, la natura, il paesaggio, come spazi interiori.

Artists:

Renate Aller, Stefania Balestri, Connie Dekker, Martina Della Valle, Rachel Morellet, Elisabetta Scarpini, Donatella Spaziani, Margherita Verdi

Video screening

Io so dove non sei

Museum MAC,N, Monsummano Terme, 2007

Video and installation at the museum MAC’N.

Performance

Lo soffia il cielo, cosí

Museum MAC,N, Monsummano Terme, 2007

In 2006 Connie was invited by Giovanna Uzzani and Marco Giori, director of the museum for contemporary art MAC,N in Monsummano Terme, to perform ‘Lo soffia il cielo, così’ at the Rocca of Monsummano Alto.

Installation, embroidery

Misure del Tempo

Museum MAC,N, Monsummano Terme, 2006

Artists:

Emanuele Becheri, Antonio Catelani, Fabio Cresci, Connie Dekker, Paolo Fabiani, L. Addo Trinci

Curators  Giovanna Uzzani, Marco Giori

Photography

Spread in Prato

Dryphoto Arte Contemporanea, Prato, 2004

Artists:

Nakahira Takuma, Carmelo Nicosia, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Armin Linke, Isaac Julien, Sissi, Tomoko Yoneda, Rosa Rossa, Italo Zuffi, Adi Nes, Gil Marco Shani, Rona Yefman, Michal Chelbin, Hiro Yumita, Michelangelo Consani, Donatella Di Cicco; Souvenirs d’un pays lointain: Gruppo A12, Connie Dekker, Luca Malgeri, Herbert Reyes, Addo Lodovico Trinci; Film: Bethan Huws, Mark Lewis, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Surasi Kusolwong

Curator  Pier Luigi Tazzi

Video screening

Sonde

Museum Palazzo Fabroni, Pistoia, 2004

Artists:

Curator: , with: Marco Bagnoli, Antonio Catelani, Loris Cecchini, Vittorio Corsini, Carlo Guaita, Robert Pettena, Paolo Parisi, Robert Pettena, Remo Salvadori and others

Curator Bruno Corá

Performance

Moto a luogo

The Rocca, Gallery Schema, Carmignano 2003

Artists:

Massimo Barzagli – Luisa Cortesi, David Casini, Connie Dekker, Daniela de Lorenzo, Paolo Fabiani, Liliana Moro, Paolo Parisi, Bernhard Rüdiger

Curator Saretto Cincinelli

Photography

Uscita Pistoia

Gallery Spazio A, Pistoia, 2003

Artists:

Giuseppe Alleruzzo, Marco Bagnoli, Vittorio Corsini, Fabio Cresci, Connie Dekker, Paolo Fabiani, Carlo Guita, Alessandro Mencaralli, Maurizio Nannucci, Robert Pettena, Remo Salvadori, L. Addo Trinci and others

Curator Giuseppe Alleruzzo

Performance

Abitanti

Palazzo Fabroni, Pistoia, 2001

Artists:

Antonio Catelani, Vittorio Corsini, Carlo Guaita, Massimo Barzagli, Paolo Parisi, Alessandra Sandrini, Robert Pettena, Loris Cecchini, Remo Salvadori, Marco Bagnoli, Connie Dekker and others.

Curator Bruno Corà

Installation, embroidery

Deep in the water

Headquarters Patrizia Pepe, Florence, 2001

Solo exhibition

Installation, embroidery

Glaubst du…

Gallery Dryphoto, Prato, 2001

Solo exhibition

Installation, Embroidery

Sans Papier

Foundation Het Consortium, Amsterdam, 2000

Artists:

Walter van Broekhuizen, Kinke Kooi, Jans Muskee, Serge van Onnen, Roland Sohier, Joris Wille, Connie Dekker

Performance

Waiting

Foundation Caesuur, Middelburg, 1999

Solo exhibition

Performance

Rentrée

Foundation De Paraplufabriek, Nijmegen, 1999

Group Exhibition

Installation, Embroidery

Tell me what time…

Gallery Gentili, Florence, 1996

Solo exhibition

Installation, Embroidery

Borduren 2000

Museum de Lakenhal, Leiden, 1994

Artists:
Christine en Irene Hohenbüchler, Arnoud Holleman, Antoniëtta Peeters, Berend Strik, Anna Verweij- Verschuure, Colette Whiten, Connie Dekker
Curator Doris Wintgens

Installation, Embroidery

From time to time

Castello di Rivara, Rivara, 1993

Artists:
Connie Dekker, Paolo Fabiani, Eulalia Valldosera
Curator Saretto Cincinelli

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