Rini Hurkmans
1982 – present

about

"In this turbulent world, it is imperative that the art world provides audiences with a platform that, unlike the abundant circulation of images and commentary from the media, confronts people with a more individual and open, focused and visual vision of the world we live in".

Tree as Self Portrait, 2004

Rini Hurkmans (August 26, 1954, Deurne) works as a visual artist since 1982. She studied at the Academy for Visual Art Education in Amersfoort (1974-77) and at the St. Joost Academy for Art and Design in Breda (1977-81). Her first museum solo exhibition is Current Events at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in 1991, after which she lived in New York from 1992 to 1993 and participated in the international studio program of MoMA PS1. Currently, she lives in Amsterdam and France.

Hurkmans is a regular visiting lecturer and she worked as a teacher and mentor at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam from 1990 to 2021. She participated (2010-17) in the research group of LAPS, Research Institute for Art and Public Space in Amsterdam. In collaboration with LAPS and together with Jeroen Boomgaard, she was the driving force and co-editor of the book Compassion. A Paradox in Art and Society (Amsterdam: Valiz, 2017). In 2019, she worked as Artist in Residence at the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (KNIR), which resulted amongst others in a published essay (Roma Aeterna, 2020) and the exhibition Pietà, A Reconsideration of the Gesture (Lumen Travo Gallery, 2020-21).

Her work is included in many outstanding public and private collections. She exhibited in galleries and museums, such as Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam; Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; The Merchant House, Amsterdam; Huis Marseille, Amsterdam; Het Noordbrabants Museum, 's-Hertogenbosch; Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht; Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam; Sonsbeek 2008: Grandeur, Arnhem; Outdoor projects in the Tuileries gardens, Musée du Louvre, Paris; Peter Freeman Gallery, Paris; Femme(s), Art of the World, Genève; Museum of Latin American Art, La Plata, Argentina; Holly Solomon Gallery, New York City; Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, New York City; MoMA PS1, New York City; Gallery M&R Fricke, Düsseldorf.

Hurkmans realizes artworks in public spaces in the Netherlands and abroad, including a sculpture for the ‘Parque de la Memoria’ in Buenos Aires (under construction). Presently, she works on a monument that is commissioned by the municipality of Amsterdam. The occasion is the murder of the Dutch crime reporter Peter R. de Vries. Through the monument, Peter R. de Vries will be remembered but the artwork also represents the values he stood for, which correspond with the values of Amsterdam as a city. The monument for Peter R. de Vries on Leidseplein will be unveiled in July 2024.

Solo exhibitions

2020-2021
Pietà, A Reconsideration of the Gesture. Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam.

2019
Gestures
. A visual presentation of the research period at the KNIR, Rome

2018
Dreamland, Artificial by Nature, Vensters IV, Romneyloods, Amsterdam (with Hans Scholten).

2015
…and the wind of history sings in me… Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam.

2011
Shared and Divided. Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam (with Hans Scholten).

2008
Rini Hurkmans, New Works. Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam.

2005
Homeland. Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam.

2004
[Videostills Dear Son]. Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam (simultaneously with Komar & Melamid).

2003
Dear Son. Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography, Amsterdam.

2001
Without Title. Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam.

2000
Endurance. Het Torentje, Foundation for Contemporary Art, Almelo.

1999-2000
Pieta 1999. Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography, Amsterdam (cat.).

1998
Asylum. Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam.

1997
Simulacrum II. Holly Solomon Gallery, New York.

Simulacrum I. Museum De Paviljoens, Almere (publ.).

1996-1997
Preservation XII. Noordbrabants Museum, 's-Hertogenbosch (publ.).

1995
How long does it take to erase memory? in: ‘Open Space.’ Curator Lance Fung, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York.

Preservation Situation II. Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam.

1994
How long does it take to erase memory? Preservation Situation I, Galerie M. und R. Fricke, Düsseldorf.

1992
Galerie M. und R. Fricke, Art Fair, Cologne (with Bogomir Ecker).

1991
Les Amants mal assortis. in: ‘Pas de Deux.’ HCAK – Haags Centrum voor Aktuele Kunst, The Hague (with Hans Scholten) (publ.).

Galerie M. und R. Fricke, KunstRai, Amsterdam.

Waiting for the value of the words – Les Amants mal assortis. Galerie M. und R. Fricke, Düsseldorf (with Hans Scholten).

Lopende gebeurtenissen / Current Events. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (cat.).

1989
Sometimes to Reality (there is no way behind). in: ‘Passages’. HCAK – Haags Centrum voor Aktuele Kunst, The Hague (publ.).

Galerie M. und R. Fricke, Art Frankfurt, Frankfurt.

Homeless Thoughts. Galerie M. und R. Fricke, Düsseldorf.

1988
Ohne Ruhe, Ohne Gedanken. (In the series ‘The Plumbers Coctail Lounge’), Artists space De Zaak, Groningen.

1987
Rite d'entree. (with Hans Scholten and Jan Nederveen), Museum De Beyerd, Breda (cat.).

An der Zeit kann man sehen wie lange es noch dauert. Galerie M. und R. Fricke, Düsseldorf.

1986
Controlled Passion. Artists space De Zaak, Groningen.

1985
Still dripping from the hot bath, he stood spying uncertainly through the lace curtains of his hotel window. / Nog druipend van het warme bad stond hij onhandig door de vitrage van zijn hotelkamer te gluren. Galerie Margreet Huisman, Dordrecht.

1984
The Man Who Told Me About Travelling. Galleria Diferença, Lisbon.

Vehicles / Dragers. Artists space De Zaak, Groningen.

1983
Space and the space/ Ruimte en de Ruimte. A municipal warehouse, Teteringen.

Space / Ruimte. Stichting voor kunst ENNU, Tilburg (cat.).

Untitled. Artists space Lokaal 01, Breda.

Outside-Inside/ Buiten-Binnen. Galerie Margreet Huisman, Dordrecht.

1982
Untitled. Artists space Ruilstraat 63B, Rotterdam.

Sea of plastic and clay/ Zee van plastiek en klei. Galerie Micro, Oosterhout.

You can't glaze me. Artists space De Sterrenwacht, Middelburg (cat.).

Broken pieces-clay, culture-nature, the connection. / Scherven-klei, kultuur-natuur, de verbinding. (Simultaneous with a presentation of Ria Roerdink and Marco Klaassen), Artists space De Fabriek, Eindhoven (cat.).

Untitled. Artists space De Fabriek, Eindhoven.

Group exhibitions

2023-2024
Seth Siegelaub: textile art theory. Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como.

2021-2022
[Mater Mea]. EURASIA − A Landscape of Mutability. M HKA, Antwerp (publ.).

2021
[Endeavor (Reductive Gestures)]. Lumen Travo Gallery, Art Rotterdam.

2020-2021
Stichting Egress Foundation Salon
. A relocated version of the living room of Marja Bloem and Seth Siegelaub at Tilde, Amsterdam.

2019
Flowers, Candles, Crucifixes
. Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam.

2017
[How long does it take to erase memory?]. Art-History-Collection, Een selectie uit de verzameling van Reyn van der Lugt, Parts Projects, Den Haag.

Dialogues. In-House Exhibition at Manifesta Foundation office, Amsterdam.

[The Twirler]. Making Waves, initiated by Rini Hurkmans, Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam.

Pakhuisje ‘Hal 88’, Haarlemse Lente, Haarlem. Curators Rini Hurkmans and Marianne van Tilborg.

[Father and Son]. Lumen Travo Gallery, Art Rotterdam together with Otobong Nkanga, Meschac Gaba and Georges Adéagbo.

2016-2017
In Beeld, De keuze van de conservator. Noordbrabants Museum 's Hertogenbosch.

2016
Hesitation. A group exhibition discussing the notion of Resistance, initiated by Rini Hurkmans, Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam.

2014
Manifestation Kunstlicht, organised by Stichting Kunstuitingen, Nieuw en Meer, Amsterdam.

2011
De Gedeelde Stad. Together with Hans Scholten, KAAP, Fort Ruigenhoek, Groenekan (cat.).

[Mater Mea]. Videoscreen CasZuidas, moving images in public space, Amsterdam.

2010-2011
Body Language. Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam.

Louvre in Heino. Fotografie uit de collectie van Reyn van der Lugt, Museum de Fundatie, Kasteel het Nijenhuis, Heino.

2009-2010
Niet Normaal, Difference on Display. Curator Ine Gevers, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam (cat.).

2009
Outdoor Projects in the Tuileries gardens. Musée du Louvre – FIAC, Paris.

Fiac 2009. Lumen Travo Gallery, Paris.

[Mater Mea]. Contemporary Art Museum, St Louis, City Garden Video installation, Kate Gilmore, Laurent Grasso, Alex Hubbard, Rini Hurkmans, Euan Macdonald, Kathy Slade, Ron Tran, Wood and Harrison, St Louis, Missouri, USA.

Met eigen Ogen. Zelfportretten in de Nederlandse kunst. Noordbrabants Museum, 's Hertogenbosch.

Family Affairs. Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam (publ.).

[The Flavor of Salt]. Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht.

2008
Breeze. Nan Hoover - Rini Hurkmans - Fiona Tan, performance by Teresa Maria Diaz Nerio, curator Marja Bloem. Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris.

Fiac 2008. Lumen Travo Gallery, Paris.

Sonsbeek 2008: Grandeur, Arnhem. Curator Anna Tilroe (cat.).

Cold Turkey. Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht.

[The Flavor of Salt]. CL Culinair Lint, kunstenaarscomplex, Nieuw en Meer, Amsterdam.

2007
Zarina Bhimji, Guillaume Bijl, Rini Hurkmans, Remy Jungerman, Monali Meher. Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam.

Paulo Post Futurum. 25 jaar Lokaal 01. Breda’s Museum, Breda.

Sur Place. Fortis, Amsterdam (cat.).

2006
[Dear Son]. Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht.

Lumen Travo Gallery, Artissima, Turin Art Fair, Italy.

Meeting with the Middle East. International Photography Gathering, Le Pont Organisation, Aleppo, Syria.

[Pietà 2005]. De Italiaanse Verlokking. Museum het Valkenhof, Nijmegen.

De kunstenaar aan het woord. Noordbrabants Museum, ‘s-Hertogenbosch.

2005
Lumen Travo Gallery, Artissima, Turin Art Fair, Italy.

Over de mensen en de dingen / On people and things. Center for the Arts, Z33, Hasselt, Belgium.

Lumen Travo Gallery, KunstRai, Amsterdam.

[Pietà 2003]. Femme(s). Exhibition organized by the association ‘Art for The World,’ Geneva, on various locations in Carouge, Geneva, Switzerland.

2004
Amnesty international Photography Sale. Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam and Sotheby’s, Amsterdam.

2002
Noordbrabants Museum, 's-Hertogenbosch.

2001
Marmelade. Breda's Museum, Breda.

De Tussenstand. Museum De Paviljoens, Almere.

2000
Parque de la Memoria. Central Society of Architects, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Parque de la Memoria. Museum of Latin American Art, La Plata, Argentina.

Artists space Lokaal 01, Breda.

Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam.

1999
Sculpture Prize, Parque de la Memoria. Central Hall of the Legislature of the City of Buenos Aires (cat.).

Thin Ice, a selection of recent acquisitions. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (publ.).

De Indruk. Amsterdams Historisch Museum, Amsterdam (publ.).

Contemporary Art Twente I. Expo Center, Hengelo.

Laboratoire d'Impression, Geneva.

55 Photographs at 55 Mercer. 55 Mercer Gallery, New York.

1998
Het Huis. Window cases ABN-AMRO Bank, Amsterdam.

Een Keuze, werk van kunstenaressen uit museumcollecties / A Selection, works by female artists selected from museum collections. Grote Kerk, Den Haag (publ.).

Archipel '98. Nieuwe Meer, Amsterdam (cat.).

In the ditch... Out of the ditch, Municipal Art Acquisitions 1997. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (cat.).

1997
Zomergasten, Contemporary Art Acquisition
. Noordbrabants Museum, 's-Hertogenbosch.

Aanwezig Afwezig. The Collection Almere. Museum De paviljoens, Almere (cat.).

[Die Grüne Lobeda-Porte]. Kulturamt der Stadt Jena, Jena.

1996
Kleine Welten. Galerie M. und R. Fricke, Düsseldorf.

[Preservation Situation III]. In: Making A Space. Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY (cat.).

Irina Balen, Andrea Blum, Marianne Eigenheer, Rini Hurkmans, Ann Veronica Janssen, Shirin Neshat. Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam.

1995
Lumen Travo Gallery, KunstRai, Amsterdam.

Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam, Art Fair, Cologne.

[Preservation XV]. Holly Solomon Gallery, New York.

1994
Municipal Art Acquisition 1993. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (cat.).

Galerie M. und R. Fricke, Art Fair, Cologne.

1993
De Receptie. Artists space Stichting Archipel, Apeldoorn (cat.).

In Their Own Image. Institute for Contemporary Art, P.S.I Museum, New York (cat.).

1992
Galerie M. und R. Fricke, Düsseldorf.

International Drawing Triennial. Museum of Architecture, Wroctaw.

1991
Gulliver's Travels. Galerie Sophia Ungers, Cologne (cat.).

[A Land Denuded of Meaning]. Moment, between language and image. Stichting AIR, Art International Research, Amsterdam (cat.).

Uitnodiging tot de reis. Hedendaagse Nederlandse kunstenaars/ L'Invitation au Voyage. Art contemporain du Pays-Bas. Vergadercentrum Albert Borschette, Brussels (cat.).

1990
Galerie M. und R. Fricke, Art Frankfurt, Frankfurt.

Municipal Art Acquisition 1989. Museum Fodor, Amsterdam (cat.).

Kabinettententoonstelling. Gallery Fortlaan 17, GentGalerie M. und R. Fricke, Art Fair, Cologne.

1989
Appropriate Choice. Artists space De Zaak, KunstRai, Amsterdam (cat.).

1988
Stipendia '86-'87. Stadhouderskade 6, Amsterdam (cat.).

Mechanical Stage. Arts Consultancy, Antwerp.

Vertolking van een collectie. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

Central exhibition. Art Fair Noordkunst, Zuidlaren.

1987
[Alleen energie die de gebeurtenissen volgt.]. Brabant Biënnale 1987, De Beyerd, Breda (cat.).

Galerie M. und R. Fricke, Düsseldorf.

Cum Suis. Artists space De Zaak, Art Fair Noordkunst, Zuidlaren (cat.).

[The structure is there to make evident the presence of the immaterial.]. A priori Sculpture. Makkom in the Academy of Architecture, Amsterdam (publ.).

Evenbeeld voor morgen. Stichting MES, Groningen.

[Stripped of title, Stripped of time]. Foto Fictie. Cultural Center ‘de Oosterpoort,’ Groningen (cat.).

[Fragments of Breathing]. A Great Activity. New generations In Dutch Art. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (cat.).

1986
90 Porträts. Galerie Cora Hölzl, Düsseldorf.

Rijksaankopen 1985, Werk van hedendaagse beeldende kunstenaars. (Contemporary art acquired by the Dutch Government), Logement van de Heren van Amsterdam, The Hague (cat.).

1983
[7 reizen 7 gedachten]. Artists space Atelier 00, Dordrecht.

[Ich liebe dich mein Bruder]. Artists space Lokaal 01, Breda.

1982
[A Story]. Kunstmanifestatie, Terneuzen.

Books

Boomgaard, Jeroen, Rini Hurkmans and Judith Westerveld (eds.). Compassion. A Paradox in Art and Society. Amsterdam: Valiz, 2017.

Mute. Amsterdam: Self-published, 1998.

Lopende gebeurtenissen / Current Events. Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum, 1991.

Hurkmans, Rini and Lon Robbé. De Ruimte als drager / The Space as Vehicle. Groningen: Self-published, 1987.

Contributions and publications by the artist

[Artist’s pages]. 'Pietà, Millefleurs, Prologue.' In Future Book(s): Sharing Ideas on Books and (Art) Publishing, edited by Astrid Vorstermans and Pia Pol, 108-109. Amsterdam: Valiz, 2023.

'Flag of Compassion: Public Declaration, Manifesto and Afterword by the Artist.' In Flags, Color, and the Legal Narrative: Public Memory, Identity, and Critique, edited by Anne Wagner and Sarah Marusek, 573-91. Cham: Springer, 2021.

Pietà, A Reconsideration of the Gesture. Denkspoor in woord en beeld.Roma Aeterna, Vol. 8, nr 2, 2020, pp. 28-67.

'Rini Hurkmans Artist in Residence aan het KNIR.' Newsletter Friends of the KNIR. Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome, 2020/1, pp. 6-7.

[Artist’s pages]. Heartbeat Iran. Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Academy for Art and Design, Amsterdam, 2009, pp. 116, 158, 183, 250. (with Hans Scholten)

[Artist’s pages]. Boomstang, Stang Gubbels, 2009, p.73.

[Artist’s pages]. Catalogue 1, on the occasion of the Opening of Huis Marseille, Amsterdam: Huis Marseille, Museum for photography, September 1999, pp. 98-99.

Preservation XII. ‘s-Hertogenbosch: Noordbrabants Museum, 1996.

'Les Amants mal assortis.' Pas de Deux, The Hague: HCAK, 1991, pp. 1-9. (with Hans Scholten)

'Sometimes to Reality (there is no way behind).' Passages, The Hague: HCAK, 1989, pp. 12-13.

[Artist’s pages] Museumjournaal, Vol. 33, 2, 1988, pp. 90-93.

[Artist’s pages]. A priori Sculpture, Amsterdam: Makkom, Akademie voor Bouwkunst, 1987, pp. 128-131.

Rite d'entree, Breda: De Beyerd 1987, p. 617.

[Artist’s pages]. Drukwerk De Zaak, Groningen:De Zaak, nr 31, 1986, pp. 10-15.

[Artist’s pages]. Drukwerk De Zaak, Groningen:De Zaak, nr 26/27, 1985, pp. 20-23.

[Artist’s pages]. Drukwerk De Zaak, Groningen:De Zaak, nr 20, 1984, p. 19.

[Artist’s pages]. Drukwerk De Zaak, Groningen:De Zaak, nr 19, 1983-84, pp. 18-19.

Texts and publications on the artist

(alphabetical)

Alphen, Oscar van. 'Condemned to Making Sense.' Perspektief, nr 36, 1989, p. 14.

Aikens, Nick. ‘Impossible Art: Some Notes on Flag of Compassion.’ Compassion. A Paradox in Art and Society. Amsterdam: Valiz, 2017, pp. 45-53.

Barning, Ton. 'A Land Denuded of Meaning.' Cat. Moment, between language and image. Amsterdam: Stichting AIR, 1992, pp. 94-106, 126-129.

Battiti, Florencia. 'Piedad para la Argentina.' Página/12, Buenos Aires, April 23,2002, p. 29.

Beek, Nils van. 'Rini Hurkmans - The Inner Garden.' SKOR, Foundation Art and Public Space, December 2010.

Beek, Nils van. Le Temps: l'oeuil l'oeuf l'oeuvre. Breda: Lokaal 01, March 2000, p. 7.

Beek, Nils van & Reinders, Arjan. 'Het Portret, Rini Hurkmans.' Simulacrum nr 4, 1998, pp. 14-15.

Berk, Anne. 'Rini Hurkmans, Endurance.' Genius Loci, 15 jaar installaties in Het Torentje Almelo.Stichting Het Torentje, 2009, pp. 54-55.

Berkhout, Karel. 'Veel verzet tegen festival in Syrië.' NRC, September 15, 2006.

Bloem, Marja. 'Rini Hurkmans.' Cat. Een grote Aktiviteit/Great Activity. Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum, 1988, pp. 16-17, 52-53, 91-92, 112.

Bloem, Marja. 'Rini Hurkmans: The Search for A Space to Exist or The Structure of Oppositions.' Cat. Rini Hurkmans: Lopende gebeurtenissen/Current Events. Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum, 1991, pp. 4-10, 44-50.

Bloem, Marja. 'Simulacrum I.' Mute. Amsterdam: Self-published, 1998, p. 27.

Bloem, Marja. 'Glad IJs/Thin Ice. Rini Hurkmans.' Bulletin Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, nr 4&5 1999, pp. 20-21.

Bloem, Marja. Onder kunstenaars en organisaties/Among Artist and Organisations. Hasselt: Platform Limburg Beeldende Kunsten, 2006.

Bloem, Marja. 'The Flavor of Salt.' Catharijne. Magazine van Catharijneconvent Utrecht. 2009, p. 18.

Boomgaard, Jeroen. ‘Mobile Meaning.’ Compassion. A Paradox in Art and Society. Valiz. 2017, pp. 121-133.

Boomgaard, Jeroen and Hurkmans, Rini and Westerveld, Judith. ‘Introduction’. Compassion. A Paradox in Art and Society. Valiz, 2017, pp. 11-15.

Borg, Lucette ter.'Grandeur is meer willen zijn.' NRC Handelsblad, June 14, 2008, kunst 7.

Boyens, Jose. 'De mutes van Rini Hurkmans.' Ons Erfdeel, Algemeen Nederlands cultureel tijdschrift. Nr 5, 2002, pp. 763-766.

Boven, Margriet van. Verslag van de directie, Jaarverslag 1999. 's-Hertogenbosch: Noordbrabants Museum, 2000 pp. 9-30.

Brodsky, Marcelo. 'La memoria donde ardia.' Radar. Buenos Airos, December 5, 1999, p 12.

Coninck, Frits de. 'Sonsbeek'. Museumtijdschrift, July/August 2008, nr 5, p 36.

Driel, Anna van. 'Zwemtocht langs kunst onder de rook van Amsterdam.' De Volkskrant, August 17, 1998.

Farmer, Tom. 'A few things I remember...' Mute. Amsterdam: Self-published, 1998, p. 43.

Fressola, Michael J. 'The Dutch Connection.' Staten Island Advance, March 22, 1996.

Fressola, Michael J. 'Filling Space in the Netherlands.' Staten Island Sunday Advance, June 2, 1996.

Gevers, Ine. 'Rini Hurkmans.' Niet Normaal, Difference on Display, 2009, pp. 327-329.

Gielen, Pascal-Hurkmans, Rini. ‘Reconsider, Reformulate, Reinvent: A Dialogue about life, Art and Politics.’ Compassion. A Paradox in Art and Society. Amsterdam: Valiz, 2017, pp. 19-41.

Gijsberts, Pieter Jan. 'Neither.' Cat. Archipel, Kunst eilanden in het Nieuwe Meer. Amsterdam: Stichting De Nieuwe Meer 1998, p. 25.

Ginneken, Lilly van. 'Rini Hurkmans, guerillastrijder in camouflagepak.' Amsterdam: Uitkrant, Vol. 26, nr 3, November, 1991, p. 28.

Graevenitz, Antje von. Text opening exhibition 'How long does it take to erase memory?' Rini Hurkmans. Galerie M. und R. Fricke, Dusseldorf, March 25, 1994.

Graevenitz, Antje von. 'Two Languages of Innocence exemplified by L.A. Raeven.' Cahier #4. Rotterdam: Witte de With center for contemporary art, July 2001, p. 48.

Hagoort, Erik. 'Jong talent is corrupt.' Couleur Locale, De Volkskrant, March 22, 2000.

Haijtema, Arno. 'Gracieus zwartwit in slowmotion.' De Volkskrant, September 29, 1999.

Hartog Jager, Hans den. 'Lumen Travo, de galerie.' NRC Handelsblad, January 21, 2000.

Hettig, Frank Alexander. Preservation XII. 's-Hertogenbosch: Noordbrabants Museum, November 1996.

Heerma van Vos, Sandra. 'Monument voor vermisten junta. Eerbetoon aan de Dwaze Moeders.' NRC Handelsblad, April 22, 2000.

Holtrop, Froukje. 'Family Affairs.' Musis, May 2009, pp. 18-19.

Hornstein, Henk. 'Het Boeket'. buiten-gewoon-buiten.' Kunst in de openbare ruimte van Vlaardingen, 2007, p. 51.

Hulsman, Rita. 'Boeket ter Bezinning.' Stadsmagazine Vlaardingen, October 2000, nr 1, p. 47.

Hurkmans, Rini & Robbé, Lon. De ruimte als drager. The Space as Verhicle. Groningen: Self-published, 1987, pp. 4-5.

Janssen, Hans. 'Rite d'entree.' in cat. Rite d'entree. Breda: De Beyerd, 1987, pp. 42-48.

Keller, Gabriela M. 'The 9 /11 Pieta, International Photography Gathering in Syria.' Qantara.de, Dialogue with the Islamic World, 3-10-2006.

Keijer, Kees. ‘Maria’s uitnodigende, afgehakte arm.’ Het Parool, November 27, 2020.

Klaster, Jan Bart. 'Westeriks onvergelijkelijke meesterhand.' Het Parool, November 26, 1991.

Klaver, Wilma. 'Paviljoens test creativiteit kijker.' Amsterdam: Weekblad De Groene, April, 1997.

Kraa, Ria. 'Kunst rond Pasen, Nieuwe beelden van een oude beeldtaal.' Friesch Dagblad, 2009, p. 41.

Koplos, Janet. 'Rini Hurkmans at Holly Solomon.' Art in America, May 1995, p. 119.

Koplos, Janet. 'Rini Hurkmans.' Cat. Making A Place. Staten Island, New York: Snug Harbor, The Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, 1996, p. 13.

Koplos, Janet. 'I face the world, don't I?.' Mute. Amsterdam: Self-published, 1998, p. 7, p. 12.

Koplos, Janet. 'Out of the woods.' Art in America, October 2008, p. 82.

Lakke, Gerard. 'Rite d'entree.' Metropolis M, Vol. 8, nr 3, 1987, pp. 52-53.

Levine, Lester J. ‘The Color of Flowers.’ 9/11 Memorial Visions. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc. Publishers, 2016 pp. 79-81.

Llanes, Llilian. 'Whoever closes their eyes to the past becomes blind to the future.' Monumento a las Victimas del Terrorismo de Estado, Parque de la Memoria, Buenos Aires, 2010, pp. 92-94.

Mekkink, Mieke. 'Kunst van nu. Eyclopedisch overzicht vanaf 1970.' Leiden: Primavera Pers, 1995, p 149.

Minnaard, Anousjka. ‘Vlag van Compassie.’ Tubelight #104, September-November 2017, p. 1 and picture 1.

Nijenhuis, Peter. Nieuwe beelden in Ede 2001-2009, CBK Ede, 2009, pp. 55-57.

Nood, Marije de. ‘De smaak van Witte Donderdag.’ Cold Turkey van Carnaval tot Pasen. Catharijnebrief I, 2008, p. 5.

Paetzold, Heinz. 'Rethinking Avant-Garde; The Unthought between Lyotard and Bürger.' And justice for all.... Maastricht: Jan van Eyck Akademie Editions, 1994, p. 115.

Paepe, Leonhard de. ‘You Can’t Stage a Coup Against Compassion.’ Compassion. A Paradox in Art and Society. Amsterdam: Valiz, 2017, pp. 71-83.

Peeters, Mark. 'Blum en Hurkmans.' Galerie, NRC Handelsblad, April 11, 1997.

Peters, Philip. 'Alleen energie die de gebeurtenissen volgt.' Cat. Brabant Biënnale, Breda: De Beyerd, 1987, p. 89.

Peters, Philip. 'De loop der dingen.' Cat: Passages. The Hague: HCAK, 1989, p. 14.

Pietersen, Din. 'Het vierkant is er om orde te scheppen.' NRC Handelsblad, December 11, 1991.

Rebergen, Wils. 'Nederlands kunstwerk in park Buenos Aires.' Trouw, December 2, 1999.

Roodnat, Joyce. De kersentuin zucht op de Zuidas. NRC gaat uit. NRC Weekend, June 18, 2011.

Schouten, Martin. Martin Schouten was hier. HP/De Tijd, February 8, 2002, p. 9.

Sinderen, Wim van. 'Rini Hurkmans.' Vinyl, Vol. 8, nr 1, 1988, p. 37.

Steevensz, Bert. 'The impossibility and necessity of sculpture.' Mute. Amsterdam: Self-published, 1998, p. 45.

Steevensz, Bert. 'The Pietas of Rini Hurkmans.' Pieta 1993 - 2009, December 2010.

Stichter, Anja. 'Alles gaat over kijken en herinneren.' De Volkskrant, 9 juni 2008, p. 13.

Suto, Wilma. ‘Rini Hurkmans, Een duister, maar kleurrijk toevluchtsoord.’ Family Affairs, Bulletin Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, April-June 2009, pp. 20-23.

Tegenbosch, Pietje. Galerie. Het Parool, October 27, 1995.

Tilroe, Anna. 'Rini Hurkmans.' Sonsbeek 2008: Grandeur visitors guide pp. 52-53.

Tinga, Floor. ‘Kunst die Compassie oproept. Interview met Rini Hurkmans.' Domein voor Kunstkritiek. May 2009.

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(chronological)

'KNIR Artist in Residence 2019: een interview met Rini Hurkmans.' Akademie van Kunsten, March 12, 2020.

'Sonsbeek 2008.' Inside, I AMsterdam, De Stad als metafoor. De Baak, 2008.

'Sur Place.'Fortis Foundation for Art and Historical Objects. 2007, pp. 122-127.

INdruk, Een eerste kennismaking met het nieuwe Academisch Psychiatrisch Centrum. mei 2007, p. 2.

Acquisitions 1993-2003, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 2005, p. 195.

'Bouwen met schuim.' NRC Handelsblad, June 25, 2004, p. 125.

Take Five, Huis Marseille Turns Five. Amsterdam: Huis Marseille, September 2004, pp. 32-159-178-210.

'Medaillons op begraafplaats.' Gelderlander, December 11, 2003.

'Kunstwerk met kleurrijke medaillons geplaatst.' Nieuws. Ede Stad, December 3, 2003.

KPN collectie fotografie. Amsterdam: Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography, January 2001, pp. 84-85.

'Boeket tegen geweld.' Het Parool, March 3, 2001.

'Monument tegen zinloos geweld.' Trouw, March 3, 2001.

'Monument tegen zinloos geweld.' De Telegraaf, March 3, 2001.

'Deetman: Straf jeugdige gebruikers alcohol.' Nieuwsblad van het Noorden, March 3, 2001.

Radio, TV, and online programmes

Podcast 'Springvossen 399 Rini Hurkmans' by Robert van Altena. Amsterdam FM, February 2021.

Lecture ‘Virgin Mother, Daughter of thy Son. Myth and Reality of Michelangelo’s Pietà’ by Guus van den Hout. Lumen Travo Gallery, postponed to February 2021.

Marja Bloem in conversation with Rini Hurkmans. Amsterdam Art x Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, November 28, 2020.

Anne Vegter, chairman of the Akademie van Kunsten, receives a travelling sculpture. Lumen Travo Gallery, November 28, 2020.

Interview with Rini Hurkmans. Roma Aeterna, November 16, 2020.

Lecture ‘Affective Constellations: Rini Hurkmans’s Pietà’ by professor Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes. Lumen Travo Gallery, November 14, 2020.

Fabiola Veerman makes the radio show Waves on Air on the occasion of Making Waves 1. She interviews Nieuw Dakota’s director, Tanja Karreman, and the three co-editors of the book Compassion. A Paradox in Art and Society. Nieuw Dakota, June 2, 2017.

NOS Journaal, tv. November 14, 2012.

[Dear Son] Die Nacht / La Nuit, Arte, tv September 29, 2009.

Family Affairs, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam. Moois, Cultureel TV, RTV Rijnmond, 2009.

Sonsbeek 2008, Grandeur. Avro kunstuur, tv June 21, 2008.

Lux, Cold Turkey. Ikon, tv, March 23, 2008.

Kunstenaarsportret. Walhalla, Omroep Brabant, tv, October 13, 2006.

Dear Son in Huis Marseille. Ikon Live, tv, January 21, 2003.

The Bouquet, the Monument of Reflections. Radio 1, NOS journaal, March 2, 2001.

The Bouquet, the Monument of Reflections. Radio interview with Trudy van Rijswijk, IKON, March 2, 2001.

The Bouquet, the Monument of Reflections. TV Rijnmond, tv, February 26, 2001.

The Bouquet, the Monument of Reflections. NL journaal, tv, February 27, 2001.

The Bouquet, the Monument of Reflections. RTL Nieuws, 18.00 u, tv, March 2, 2001.

The Bouquet, the Monument of Reflections. RTL 5 in het land, tv, March 2, 2001.

The Bouquet, the Monument of Reflections. NOS journaal, 20.00 u, tv, March 2, 2001.

The Bouquet, the Monument of Reflections. SBS 6 Hart van Nederland, tv, March 2, 2001.

Parque de la Memoria, Buenos Airos. De andere wereld, interview with Ben Koster, Radio 5, April 30, 2000.

Parque de la Memoria, Buenos Airos. VPRO op vrijdag, interview with Pim Ox, VPRO radio, December 10, 1999.

The Reality on Friday, weekend edition, interview with Etienne Boileau, MVS-Radio, October 13, 1995.

Other activities

2017-2023
Initiator and advisor of the Making Waves Series.

2002-2023
Initiator of the artwork Flag of Compassion and advisor of the Unda Foundation.

1990-2021
Teacher and mentor at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Academy of Art and Design, Amsterdam.

2020
Juror of the exhibition Homerun#2: De Mens. Willem Twee, ‘s-Hertogenbosch.

2019
Artist in Residence, Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (KNIR).

KNIR Debate, Pietà: A Reconsideration of the Gesture by Rini Hurkmans, Artist in Residence, respondent: PhD Anita Casarotto, KNIR.

Making Waves 3, Sexyland, Amsterdam.

Making Waves 4, visiting artist during the Winterlab, ArtEZ, Zwolle.

2018
Guest speaker and moderator of the roundtable talk during the international Conference – Flags, Memory and Identity, University of Lille, France.

Making Waves 2, visiting artist during the Winterlab, ArtEz, Zwolle.

2017
Initiator Roundtable Talk Art and Ethics at Manifesta Foundation office, Amsterdam.

Initiator book presentation Compassion. A Paradox in Art and Society, Valiz, editors Jeroen Boomgaard, Rini Hurkmans, Judith Westerveld.

During Making Waves 1 at Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam.

Lecture including screening of different film works, The Merchant House, Amsterdam.

Lecture, Flag of Compassion, Pakhuisje ‘Hal 88’, Haarlem.

2016-2017
Initiator of The Working Group Flag of Compassion, with students, artists, political scientists, management consultants, cultural analysts, philosophers, musicians and radio makers.

2010-2017
Participant in the research group of LAPS, Research Institute for Art and Public Space of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam.

2016
Jokes with Seth Siegelaub
, talk about the work of Rini Hurkmans in (relation to) the collection of Siegelaub, with Marja Bloem and Rini Hurkmans.

Public program during the exhibition Seth Siegelaub: Beyond Contemporary Art, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

Lecture and screening of films, The Merchant House, Amsterdam.

2015
Development Budget received by AFK, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, for the project Compassion. A Paradox in Art and Society.

2011-2012
Initiator of the SSG (Small Science Group), students and alumni of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and the University of Amsterdam.

2011
In the context of 10 years 'Day of Respect' 35 primary schools in Vlaardingen received miniatures of The Bouquet, the Monument of Reflection.

2010
Conference Art and Human Rights, Rini Hurkmans. Lecture about the sculpture Piedad de Argentina which will be installed in the Parque de la Memoria in the near future. Sala PAyS, Parque de la Memoria, Buenos Aires, December 9.

Lecture at the unveiling of the installation The Inner Garden, an artwork for the room of silence at the Regional Centre Palliative Laurens Cadenza, Rotterdam (developed by SKOR).

2008
Round-table talk Contact Zone : Nomad identity in contemporary culture with Philippe-Alain Michaud, conservator at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, Marja Bloem, freelance curator, Marie José Burki, artist. Moderated by Jean-Pierre Criqui, chief editor of Les cahiers du Musée National d’Art Moderne (Paris, October 25th at the Dutch Institute in Paris).

2004-2005
Participating in the research group of the lectorate Art and Public Space of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy,
Amsterdam.

2003
Speech presented at the unveiling of sculpture De Krans / The Garland, cemetery Ede, December 10.

2002
Lecture Post-St. Joost, department for postgraduate photography, Breda.

Lecture about Parque de la Memoria, Lost and Found, Amsterdam.

2001
Speech presented at the unveiling of The Bouquet, the Monument of Reflection in Vlaardingen, by the chairman of the National Platform Against Violence in Public Dominion, W.J. Deetman, March 2, 2001.

2000
Lecture Post-St. Joost, department for postgraduate photography, Breda .

Performance RIVA, collaboration with Frances-Marie Uitti, City Library, Almelo.

Performance RIVA, collaboration with Frances-Marie Uitti, het Grachtenfestival, Huis Marseille–Museum for Photography, Amsterdam.

1999
Performance RIVA, collaboration with Frances-Marie Uitti, Lokaal 01, Breda.

Winner Sculpture Prize Parque de la Memoria, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Discussion between Lily van Ginneken, Director of Stroom - Center for Visual Arts and Architecture, The Hague, and the artist at the presentation of the book Mute, Art Book, Amsterdam.

1997
Tutorial at the School for Visual Arts SVA, New York.

1996
Lecture and tutorial, Royal Academy for Visual Art, The Hague.

Shortlisted for the competition for the design of the Lobeda gate and green area at the City ring of Lobeda, Jena, Germany.

Tutorial at the School for Visual Arts SVA, New York.

1995
Visiting artist at the Curatorial training program of De Appel - Centre for Contemporary Art, Amsterdam.

Tutorial at the Royal Academy for Visual Art, The Hague.

Tutorial at the School for Visual Arts SVA, New York.

1994
Guest lecturer and tutorial at the School for Visual Arts SVA, New York.

Lecture and tutorial at ABK Minerva, Academy of Visual Arts, Groningen.

Panel discussion: Quality and Professionally, Foundation for Visual Arts, Architecture and Design, Amsterdam.

1993
Lecture and seminar, Brown University, Department of Visual Art, Providence, RI.

Participation in the International Studio Program at the Institute for Contemporary Art, P.S.1, New York.

Lecture at Hunter College Art Department, New York.

1991
[A Parting It Must Be, Time and (Time) Again]. Multiple, commissioned by WVC, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, the Netherlands

1989-1990
Visiting lecturer and tutor at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, AKI, Enschede.

1989
Special Mention Award for the Visual Arts by The Amsterdam Foundation for the Arts.

1988
Visiting lecturer, ABK Minerva - Academy of Visual Arts, Groningen.

1987
Visiting artist and visiting tutor, The College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, Minn.

1986
Visiting lecturer, The College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, Minn.

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