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Curriculum Vitae of Alexandra Engelfriet




Projects and Solo exhibitions:





Performance in Tbilisi, Contemporary Art Gallery of the Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia. Part if the exhibition "A Mad Tea Party" by Lia Bagrationi.

Skinned, raw clay project realized at Museum Jorn, Silkeborg, Denmark, part of the exhibition LER!/CLAY!


Mixed Blood, project and permanent monumental ceramic work realized at STARworks, Star N.C., US.


Oorsprong, land-art project, part of the art-manifestation ‘Rondom Waalkens’, Finsterwolde, the Netherlands. Film: Marten van Holten.


Under Ground – 60 tons of clay, a digger, a body, raw clay land-art project in Park De Oude Warande, part of Luster – Clay in Sculpture Today, Fundament Foundation, Tilburg, the Netherlands. The film Fortiter et Suaviter (2018) by Jérémie Basset follows the realization of this project.


Gulgong Clay, land-art project at Morning View, Clay Gulgong 2016, Gulgong, NSW, Australia.


Glassporen – Molten glass meets raw clay, a project realized at The National Glass Centre, Sunderland, England. The film Glassporen (Alexandra Engelfriet) follows this ephemeral meeting.


Materiality - Body as a tool – Ceramic heritage as matter, raw clay project in collaboration with 10 artists, in the form of a Master Class, part of the European Ceramic Context 2014, Hasle Brick factory Klinkerskoven, Bornholm, Denmark.


Realization of the film Mudflows at Lønstrup Klint (Alexandra Engelfriet),Hjørring, Denmark.


Tranchée, project and permanent monumental ceramic work, realized for Le Vent des Forêts, Fresnes-au-Mont, France. The film Tranchée by Estelle Chrétien follows the realization of this piece.


Sonorité d’argile/Sound of clay, artist in residency and Performance in collaboration with jazz-musician Ab Baars, La Briqueterie, Ciry-le-Noble, France.


Raw clay project in les Halles de la Fonderie, Carouge, Switserland, part of the exhibition Ceramics Now!


Dust to Dust, raw clay project in Punt WG, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Film: Marlou van den Berge.


Raw Material, collaborative raw clay project, Ringebu, Norway, with Torbjørn Kvasbø , Neil Brownsword, Katrine Køster Holst. Film: Marlou van den Berge.


Reclaim, raw clay project at the University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia. Film: Glen Dunn.


Carla Koch Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


Marl Hole, raw clay project initiated by Neil Brownsword as part of the British Ceramic Biennial, Stoke-on-Trent, England, in collaboration with Neil Brownsword, Torbjørn Kvasbø, Pekka Paikkari. Film: Johnny Magee. (catalogue)


Performance in the Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, England.


Carla Koch Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


RAM-foundation, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.


Carla Koch Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


Gallery of the Amsterdam Medical Centre, the Netherlands.


Project during 1R Festival Internacional d’Art in La Bisbal d’Empordà, Spain.


Raw clay installation, part of the exhibition Real Estate, the Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


Silt in Finsterwolde, project and solo-exhibition, Gallery Waalkens, Finsterwolde, the Netherlands.


Gestolde Actie/Solidified Action, raw clay project, Siegerpark, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, a commission of the Amsterdam Foundation for the Arts.


Flowing Sand, project in Monumento Urbano, a building by Aldo Rossi, Zaandam, the Netherlands.


Via Cava, project in Warehouse Africa, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


The Skin of the Earth, project and solo exhibition, Technical University of Eindhoven, the Netherlands.


Loerakker Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


Raw clay installation, part of the exhibition Brain Internal Affairs, the Beatrix Hospital, Gorinchem, The Netherlands.


Raw clay installation, final exam project at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.




Group exhibitions and film screenings:





LER!/CLAY!, curator Karen Friis, Museum Jorn, Silkeborg, Denmark. With: Miquel Barceló, William Cobbing, Lawrence Epps, Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, Marien Schouten, Clare Twomey, Anne Wenzel.


Terrain Vague, Centre Tignous d’Art Contemporain, Montreuil, Paris, France.


Clay-utopia: Claytopia, Icheon World Ceramic Center, Icheon, South Korea.


Axis Mundis, double exhibition, Centre d’Art Contemporain Frank Popper, Marcigny, France. (catalogue)


Clay Matters, thinking and exhibiting matter in recent art, curator Martine Geerts, Herkenrodekazerne, Hasselt, Belgium. With: Eylem Aladogan, Caroline Coolen, Johan Creten, Mark Manders, Marieke Pauwels, Thomas Schütte, Anne Wenzel, e.a. (catalogue)


CONT(A)CT EARTH, First Central China International Ceramics Biennale, Henan Museum, Henan province, China. (catalogue)


Luster-Clay in Sculpture Today, by Fundament Foundation, Tilburg, the Netherlands. With: Caroline Coolen, Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel, Guido Geelen, Cameron Jamie, Markus Karstiess, Marien Schouten, Johan Tahon, Gert & Uwe Tobias, Anne Wenzel and Jesse Wine.


Sexy Ceramics, Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands.


La Terre Paysage - Paysages subjectifs, Keramis-Centre de la céramique, La Louvière, Belgium. (catalogue)


Drawing, The National Glass Centre, Sunderland, England. (catalogue)


“Vivre le Lieu”, Tome 3, curated by Marc de Roover, Ozenay, France. (catalogue)


Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2015, South Korea. Bronze prize. (catalogue)


Corps Sensibles. L'Arc scene nationale, Le Creusot, France.


Taking Form: Quality in Clay, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, United States. With: Alyson Shotz, Arlene Shechet, Cheryl Ann Thomas, Xavier Toubes and Alwyn O’Brien.


Makers of Today, Kunsthal Nord, Aalborg, Denmark.


Film screening of Tracks in the flats (Carrie de Swaan, 2002), RAM Foundation, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.


Strates, Espace Gainville, Aulnay-sous-Bois, Paris, France.


Interférence, La Briqueterie, Ciry-le-Noble, France.


Film screening of Raw Material (Marlou van den Berge, 2011), Galleri Format, Oslo, Norway.


Gyeonggi International CeraMIX Biennale 2011, Icheon, South Korea. (catalogue)


Lerets Magi-Keramik i international samtidskunst, Museum Gammel Holtegaard, Copenhagen, Denmark. With: Ai Wei Wei, Clare Twomey, Jonathan Meese, Grayson Perry, Linda Sormin, David Cushway, Alexander Tovborg, Hylton Nel, John Kørner, Kaspar Bonnén, Klara Kristalova and Thea Djordjadze. (catalogue)


Clay works, a way, the National Gallery of Macedonia, Skopje, the Republic of Macedonia.


Film screening of Marl Hole (Johnny Magee, 2009), Gustavsbergs Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden.


Film screening of Tracks in the flats (Carrie de Swaan, 2002) at To Be Present, Performance festival, EYE Film Institute Nederland, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


Contemporary glass and ceramics: From Peter Bremers to Betty Woodman, Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, the Netherlands.


Nieuwe Liefdes, Keramiekmuseum Het Princessehof, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands.


PAN Amsterdam, represented by Carla Koch Gallery, the Netherlands. (catalogue)


Double-exhibition, Puls Contemporary Ceramics, Brussels, Belgium.


COLLECT, The International Artfair for Contemporary Objects, V & A museum, represented by Carla Koch Gallery, London, England. (catalogue)


Small Works, RAM-foundation, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.


ART Amsterdam, represented by Carla Koch Gallery, the Netherlands. (catalogue)


International Competition of the 3rd World Biennale, South Korea. (catalogue)


54th Premio Faenza-International Ceramic Art Competition, Italy. (catalogue)


PAN Amsterdam, represented by Carla Koch Gallery, the Netherlands. (catalogue)


The film Tracks in the Flats, made by filmmaker Carrie de Swaan between 2000 and 2002, had its world premiere at the International Rotterdam Filmfestival 2003, was nominated at the Festival International du Film D’Art 2004 in Paris, shown on TVE International in Spain and on the Dutch Art Channel, et al.


Ad Fontes!, Afrika Museum, Berg en Dal, the Netherlands. (catalogue)


Gras en Groen, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


Uitgelicht, the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, Kunstrai 1995, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. (catalogue)


Loerakker Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.







Research residency for the project Mudflows at Lønstrup Klint, Hjørring, Denmark.


Residency at the invitation of Torbjørn Kvasbø, Venabygd, Norway.


3 months residency at the International Ceramic Research Centre. Denmark.


34th session of the International Resen Ceramics Colony, the Republic of Macedonia.


3 months residency at the European Ceramic Work Centre, ‘s Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands.








Grants and awards:

Grants from The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture in 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2012 and 2017.

Grant from the Lighton International Artists Exchange Program, 2017.

Grant from the Tijlfonds – Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, 2017.

Grant from the Wim de Haan Foundation, The Netherlands, 2015.

Bronze Prize at the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2015, South Korea.

Artist-in-Residence Award, Guldagergaard, International Ceramic Research Center – Denmark, 2008.

In the collection of:

Collection Frank Popper, CAC, Marcigny, France (2018).
The National Glass Centre, England (2015).
World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, Icheon, Korea (2015).
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England (2011).
Gemeente Museum Den Haag, the Netherlands (2009)
Keramiekmuseum Het Princessehof, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands (2008).
The Dutch parliament, The Hague, the Netherlands (2009).
The Gallery of Modern Ceramics, Resen, Macedonia (2006).
Museum Boijmans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2005).
Van Lanschot Bankers, the Netherlands (2005).
The Dutch Central Bank, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2001).
Various private collections.





Visiting lecturer, lectures and masterclasses/workshops:








iArts, Maastricht, the Netherlands


Aarhus Art Academy, Aarhus, Denmark.


Masterclass in the Dollard, Finsterwolde, the Netherlands.


Masterclass, Organisatie atelier, Utrecht, the Netherlands.


National Art School, Sydney, Australia.


Stage Art+Matière, Amàco, les Grands Ateliers, Villefontaine, France.


Masterclass 2015 and lecture, European Craft Summit, Russeignies, Belgium.


Land-Shape festival, Hanstholm, Denmark.


Masterclass and lecture, European Ceramic Context, The Royal Danish Academy, School of Design, Bornholm, Denmark.


Royal College of Art, London, England.


Punt WG, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, Georgia.


International Ceramic Festival, Telavi, Georgia.


The Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway.


Sint-Lucas Beeldende Kunst, Gent, Belgium.


Tasmanian School of Arts, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania.


Punt WG, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


ScanCeram, Vendsyssel Kunstmuseum, Hjørring, Denmark.


The faculty of Performing Arts in Word, Sound and Image, MA, Theatre Studies, at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


International Ceramic Center, Skælskør, Denmark.









LER!/CLAY!, published by Museum Jorn, Denmark, on the occasion of the exhibition with the same name.


On the cover of: Craft, edited by Tanya Harrod, published by Whitechapel Gallery, London, England.


Traces et empreintes, by Joël Riff, Revue de la céramique et du verre, issue 220, May-June 2018.


Solace in Complexity, phd thesis by Albert Cath, University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, the Netherlands.


Vitamin C – Clay and Ceramic in Contemporary Art, published by Phaidon Press.


Embodying The Landscape, article by Sebastian Blackie, in The Journal of Australian Ceramics, Vol 56 No 1.


Imaginations, Interiors, Surfaces, book edited by E.A. Hodson, published by the University of Aberdeen.


In the making: an anthropological study of how materials become works of art, phd thesis by Marc Higgin, University of Aberdeen, England.


“Vivre le Lieu”, une expérience. Trois années d’art contemporain dans le bourg d’Ozenay. France, by Marc de Roover.


On the cover of: The Ceramics Reader, edited by Andrew Livingstone and Kevin Petrie, published by Bloomsbury, London, England.


Moeder, fucking, aarde, review Metropolis M (22.10.2016) by Domeniek Ruyters, about Luster – Clay in sculpture today.


Wandelen langs de grenzen van keramiek, review in NRC Handelsblad (18.10.2016) by Lucette ter Borg, about Luster – Clay in sculpture today.


Sculpting a Large Container of Clay using Only Your Body, Masterclass 2015 on Cfile, online magazine on contemporary ceramics.


Alexandra Engelfriet, La acción del cuerpo en la metamorphosis del barro, article by Antonia Vivas in Revista Internacional CERÁMICA, n.ᵒ 139.


New Directions in Ceramics:From Spectacle to Trace, book by Jo Dahn, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, England.


Vuur, Aarde, Lucht en Water – The Ceramic Turn, by Sanneke Huisman, Metropolis M, NO 5 – Okt/Nov 2015.


Tranchée, Alexandra Engelfriet, article by anthropologist Marc Higgin in Cermamics Art and Perception, issue 99.


Alexandra Engelfriet Sculpts 20 tons of Clay, the project Tranchée on Cfile, online magazine on contemporary ceramics.


Dans la Meuse, les sculpteurs creusent leur sillon, review in the French quality newspaper Le Monde by Emmanuelle Lequeux about the project Tranchée, le Vent des Forêts, France.


Face à Face avec l’Argile, performance de Alexandra Engelfriet, article by Romain Barré in La Revue de la Céramique et du Verre, issue 192.


From Raw to Fired, article by Nesrin During in Ceramic Review 256.


“Lerets Magi-Keramik i international samtidskunst”, book about the exhibition in Museum Gammel Holtegaard, Copenhagen, Denmark. Preface by Edmund de Waal. Published by gl Holtegaard.


Bløde svurp, hårde knald: leret kan det hele”, Mette Sandbye, Weekendavisen, review of the exhibition, Lerets Magi-Keramik i international samtidskunst”.


´Psykologisk leireeksperiment: sporbart kun på film´ in Kunsthåndverk, Nr 4, 2011, Noorwegen, article about the project “Raw Material”.


Catalogue of the project “Marl Hole”, Stoke on Trent, England, published by Gustavsbergs Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden.


“Mud, mud, glorious mud”, Grant Gibson, Crafts Magazine, England, review of the “Marl Hole” project.


“Marl Hole, Airspace Gallery”, Stacey Booth, Degrees Unedited, review of the “Marl Hole” project.


“Room with a view”, a book about the Bouwfonds Art collection.


“Beeldende kracht van klei”, Chris Reinewald, Financieel Dagblad, review of the exhibition at the Carla Koch Gallery.


“A choreography in clay”, Wouter Welling, Kunstbeeld, article.


Kerameiki techni, international ceramic art review.


“Slik in Finsterwolde”, Jan Abrahamse, Het Waddenbulletin, article.


“Kruisen, klei en visgeesten”, Edo Dijksterhuis, NRC Handelsblad, review of the exhibition “Ad Fontes!”.


“Dollard-Slik”, Nieuwsblad van het Noorden, review of “Silt in Finsterwolde”.


Catalogue: Albert Waalkens, Benno Premselaprijs 2000.


“Onroerend goed”, Karel Ankerman, Het Parool, review of the exhibition “Real Estate”.


“Gestolde Actie in het Siegerpark”, Het Parool, review of the project “Solidified Action”.


“Kunstproject in het Siegerpark”, Amsterdams Stadsblad, review of the project “Solidified Action”.


Catalogue of the “Month of the Arts Ameland 1998”, The Netherlands.


Henk Borst, Noord Hollands Dagblad, review of the project “Flowing Sand” in Zaandam, the Netherlands.


Els Roes, Nieuws van de dag, review of the exhibition at the Loerakker Gallery, Amsterdam.


Lucette ter Borg, NRC Handelsblad, review of the exhibition at the Loerakker Gallery, Amsterdam.


Catalogue of the exhibition “Brain Internal Affairs” in the Beatrix Hospital in Gorinchem, The Netherlands.









Gerrit Rietveld Academy, the art academy of Amsterdam.


Rotterdamse Snijschool (Tailoring/couture), Amsterdam.


BA in History, University of Amsterdam.