Natasja Alers (1987) grew up in The Hague, Holland. In 2012 she graduated from the Ceramics department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam. Currently she is working as an autonomous artist, dj, art director, initiator of Grauzone and promoter of concerts in The Netherlands.

 

Tension, vulnerability, and paradoxical feelings are central themes in all her autonomous work. She combines multiple disciplines such as: ceramics, installations, oil painting and collages.

 

In her ceramical work, Alers adds layers to to the sculptured body which leads to imaginative figures, revealing an inner world of past and present emotions. By constructing an architectural space wherein the sculptures are placed, an atmospheric surrounding is created. Herein the separate works are combined into one big installation.

In her collages she is inspired by vintage magazines/images, graphical and architectural shapes. By reflecting upon the relationship and tension between these images she aims to create a new surreal scenery.

SELECTED STUDIES

2008 – 2012 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam department: Fine Art – Ceramics

2009 – 2010 Weißensee Kunsthochschule, Berlijn department: Fine Art

 

RESEDENCIES

2010 Jingdezhen, China
2009-2010 Weißensee Kunsthochschule, Berlijn

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 
2018 GRAUKUNST – VOID, The Grey Space in The Middle, The Hague, NL

2017 CUTTING EDGE, Fata Morgana, Berlin, Germany

2017 GRAUZONE FESTIVAL, Koorenhuis, The Hague, NL

2016 This Art Fair, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, NL
2015 Klei! Een eeuw keramiek aan de Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, NL

2015 GRAUKUNST – Extended, SCHUNCK*, Heerlen, NL
2015 GRAUKUNST - Grauzone Festival, Melkweg Galerie, Amsterdam, NL
2013 AIR9 - Art in Red Light, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, NL
2013 Twente Biennale, Rijksmuseum Enschede, Enschede, NL

2013 Shaping Senses, Kruithuis Den Bosch, NL
2012 Ongekend Young Masters At Auction, Amsterdam, NL

2012 Written In The Sand Galerie Vivid, Rotterdam, NL

2012 Graduation Show Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam NL

2012 Kunstpodium T Tilburg, NL

2012 Ongekend Rotterdam Art Fair Rotterdam, NL

2011 Ministry of Finance The Hague, NL

2011 Ministry of Finance The Hague,NL

2011 Ministry of Finance The Hague, NL

2011 Art Fair Amsterdam Ongekend Amsterdam, NL

2011 Nederlandsche Bank Amsterdam, NL

2009 Basisburo Amsterdam, NL
2009 Oude Kerk Amsterdam,NL
2009 Nederlandsche Bank Amsterdam. NL
2009 Ministry of Finance The Hague, NL

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014 Oranjerie, Amsterdam, NL
2013 Sanquin Amsterdam, NL

 

COMMISSIONED WORK

2018 sculpture for private collector

2016 series of works for private collector

2015 'Chaos' for private collector

 

COLLECTION

Nederlandchse bank, Amsterdam

Sanquin, Amsterdam

Multiple private collections

 

SELECTED INTERVIEWS, ARTICLES, PRESS

– Grauzone: Ontdekkingsreis in wereld van wavemuziek, Den Haag Centraal (9 Februari 2017)

– Muziek, kunst en veel primeurs.. 3voor12 (9 Februari 2017)

– Heatwave magazine (1 september, 2016)

– Liefst een beetje obscuur, Parool (30 Januari, 2015) 

– Wil je iets? doe het lekker zelf!, Algemeen Dagblad (31 Januari 2014)

– Dansen op de vulkaan, interview Parool (31 Januari, 2013)

 

PUBLICATIONS BOOKS

– Handen Omhoog (Den Haag, De Nieuwe Haagsche, 2010)

– inside the house (Amsterdam, Eigen beheer, 2012)