CV

Curriculum Vitae 

Fatima Barznge (NL/Iraq Kurdistan, lives and works in Rotterdam since 1997

Education

2000- 2005: Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, The Netherlands, Painting, Bachelor/cum Laude
1989- 1993: MustanseryiaUniversity, Bagdad, Iraq, Business Administration, Bachelor

Exhibitions last five years                                                             

2023: Khatt (line/script) on the wall  at gallery SANAA, Utrecht, NL (solo)

2023: man in square man in circle, gallery V/MSP, Brussels Belgium (solo)

2023: ON GEOMETRY, gallery Ursula Walter, Dresden Germany (solo)

On Geometry is the first part of the 3-part exhibition series Interwoven Histories I-III by Galerie Ursula Walter. It is supported by the Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn/ NEUSTARTplus, the Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen, the Goethe-Institut Niederlande, the Landeshauptstadt Dresden and the patrons of the Förderverein Galerie Ursula Walter e.V.

2023: De hand die vertelt, ElenBaashuis museum/Verhalenhuis Belvedere, Rotterdam NL (solo)             

2023: Grenzen/Borders at Kultur Museum Bern Switzerland (group)

2023: Welat’s Garden, Kulturbauernhof, Zollbrück Switzerland (group)                                         

These exhibition are part of the Switzerland-wide commemoration project Lausanne 2023. A collaboration between Maison du Futur, the Mesela association and the Historical Museum of Lausanne (the 100th anniversary of Treaty of Lausanne)

2023: Kunstrai, with gallery Sanaa, Amsterdam NL (group)                             

2023: EXODUS, Buitenplaats Doornburgh NL (group)                                        

2023: EXODUS, permanent online show, Bijbel museum NL (group)                                   

2022: پێکەوە بە تەنها/ Together Alone, Artists Initiative Sulaymaniyah, curated by Avan Sidiq, Kurdistan Iraq (group)

2022: Melk – Water, gallery Frank Taal Rotterdam NL, curated by Danni van Amstel & Guus van der Velden, organized by Herman lamers, supported by CBK Rotterdam (group)

2022: Van Oerbeest tot rokende croissant, Stedelijk museum Schiedam NL (group)

2022: Settings, Pictura Dordrecht NL, with Maria Ikonomopoulou and Kathrin Wolkowicz

2022: Samaa SANAA, gallery Sanaa, Utrecht NL, curated by Betina Abi Habib (group)

2022: The Fabric of Memory, Modka Beiroet, Zutphen NL, curated by Mounira Alsolh (solo)

2021: Interwoven Histories, Rozenstraat- a rose is a rose is a rose, Amsterdam NL, curated by Christel Vesters, Organized by PAR & H foundation www.touch- trace.nl

2021: Art The Hague with gallery Sanaa, The Hague NL (group)

2021: Publieke werken, outside exhibition, organized by foundation droom & daad, Rotterdam NL (group)

2021: Passages en Passant, Goethe institute Rotterdam NL, curated by Marco Douma and Kathrin Wolkowicz, (duo with Mirjam Somers)

2021: 101 tickets to paradise, gallery Sanaa, Utrecht NL (group)

2020: Groot Rotterdams atelier weekend, organized by Piet de Jonge, supported by CBK Rotterdam NL

2020: Publieke werken, outside exhibition, organized by foundation droom & daad, Rotterdam NL (group)

2020: Van CoBra tot boorolie, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam NL, curated by Colin Huizing (group)

2020: Roots & routes, gallery Sanaa, Utrecht NL (group)

2019: ZamZam, gallery Sanaa, Utrecht NL (solo)

2019: At Home Everywhere, Verhalenhuis Belvédère, Katendrecht NL, curated by Stijn Kemper (group)

2019: The Female Gaze, Museum De Buitenplaats, curated by Patty Wageman, Eelde Drenthe NL (group)

Presentation/Guest teacher/Artist talk /Collaboration/Workshop/Artist-in- residence/Curating:

Selection:

2023: A picture of words #2, Kufic calligraphy work shop, Drawing Centre Diepenheim NL

2023: Artist-in- residence at ElenBaashuis/Verhalenhuis Belvedere, Rotterdam NL            

2022: A picture of words#1, Kufic calligraphy work shop, Artists Initiative Modk Beiroet, Zutphen NL

2022: Settings, artists talk, Pictura Dordrecht, moderated by Stijn kemper

2022: Samaa SANAA artists talk, gallery Sanaa Utrecht, coordinated by Betina Abi Habib & moderated by Ariadne

2022: Other Voices guests, guest teacher, ArtEZ/BEAR, coordinated by Clare Butcher

2021: The relation between ornament & abstract theoretical and practical, presentation/artist talk with Gara Rasul at Mohamad Ariff gallery, organised by Salahaddin University- college Fine Arts, Erbil Kurdistan Iraq

2021: Meet & Greet the Square drawings online presentation/zoom meeting with Anissa Foukalne, organised by Stedelijk Museum Schiedam NL

2020: Square drawings, Lunch lecture by Anissa Foukalne, Organised by Stedelijk Museum Schiedam NL. Postponed due to coronavirus

Grants / Prizes

2023: Artist basis 2023- 2026, Mondriaan Fund/the public fund for visual art and cultural heritage, Amsterdam NL

2021: Project investment artist grant, Mondriaan Fund/the public fund for visual art and cultural heritage, Amsterdam NL

2018: Publication stipend, Stichting Stokroos Utrecht NL

2018: Interest-free loans Fund Kwadraat Amsterdam NL

2017: Interest-free loans, Fund Kwadraat Amsterdam NL

2013: O & O, grant, center visual arts CBK, Rotterdam NL
2013: Interest-free loans, Materiaal Fund Amsterdam NL

2013: Project investment artist grant, Mondriaan Fund/the public fund for visual art and cultural heritage, Amsterdam NL

2008: Starter stipend, BKVB/the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, Amsterdam NL
2006: Starter stipend, BKVB/the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, Amsterdam NL
2005: Final exam price, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague NL

Publications/ Media last five years

Selection:

2023: In de tentoonstelling Exodus komen Mozes en Fort Europa samen/ EXODUS, Buitenplaats Doornburgh NL (group), by Edo Dijksterhuis, review & image, Het Parool

2023: Moderne exodusverhalen/ EXODUS, Buitenplaats Doornburgh NL (group), by Peter van Dael, webmagazine,review & image, igniswebmagazine.nl

2023: Interview masterscriptie by Faye Holdert, University Antwerpen Belgium

2023: Mijn keuze uit Kunstambassade Rotterdam, by Martijn Simons,review & image, online platform kunstambassade.nl/ambassadeur

2022: Artists book ZamZam, selected for Vetgedrukt, books by Rotterdam based artists/TENT Rotterdam NL

2021: Ornament and abstraction by Gara, Image report, magazine Jineftin.krd/31.10.2021, Iraqi Kurdistan

2021: Als de naden in een patchwork – Christel Vesters about Interwoven History, review and image by Liza Prins, Metropolis M

2021: Opgetekend in doeken /Interwoven Histories in Rozenstraat- a rose is a rose is a rose, review and image, by Natasja Wagendorp, Mistermotley.nl

2021: Interwoven Histories, catalogue curated by Christel Vesters / PAR & H foundation www.touch-trace.nl

2021: Passages en Passant #1, interview by Eva Visser https://passages-en-passant.nl/passages/ Goethe- Institut Rotterdam NL

2021: Everything is possible publieke werken, book by foundation de Loodsen, Rotterdam NL

2021: 101 tickets to paradise, film by www.artforever.nl

2020: Stedelijk museum Schiedam krijgt een schenking van 600 kunstwerken, review, Volkskrant

2020: Stedelijk museum Schiedam krijgt een schenking van 600 kunstwerken, review, NRC

Collections:

Dutch government NL

Verhalenhuis Belvedere Rotterdam NL

Stedelijk museum Schiedam NL

Foundation management SNS REAAL/ NOG Stedelijk museum Schiedam

Various private collections in The Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Iraq/Kurdistan and Belgium