Birgit Stigter profiel

About Birgit Stigter:

Art is ideally suited to connect things that generally are not associated with each other. That is why art opens new worlds and provides new insights. It creates mental space: the blinds start to open. And the more blinds that open, the more exciting the views become. Making new connections is not an unnecessary luxury. In our “hyper-specalised” world, everything is so much broken up into pieces that we have lost sight of the original and natural links and complexity. Occasionally, art can show us these again. In addition to the ever-growing specialisation we have become increasingly inclined to emphasise and magnify our differences in recent years. Whichever side you are on, more and more it is “us against them”. Sometimes art simplifies how we relate to each other.

The term “connections” is an essential concept for Birgit Stigter. In her series Berlin-Beijing, she takes us to two cities that, no matter how different, exhibit similarities in the past as well as in the present. Wim Wenders’ film Der Himmel über Berlin (Wings of Desire)(1987) inspired her to photograph Berlin in black and white. She deliberately chose colour for Beijing: imperial gold or red. She incorporates organic abstract patterns derived from flowers, trees and DNA in the photographed fragments of the city. The burrs of those scratched drawings subtly pick at the concrete image of the city. It is there that Stigter creates space for those essential new perspectives and connections.
Sandra Spijkerman (Art historian and publicist)

 

Exhibitions 2017

• ‘The Essence of Monochrome’. 24th November, Budapest, Hungary. Group exhibition. Black and white or one color photography.
• ‘Berlin spaces’. 24th November, Grunewald, Berlin, Deutschland. Group exhibition. Photography and paintings.
• ‘Long night & day at the courthouse’. 23th September, Wedding, Berlin , Deutschland. Group exhibition. Edited photography.
• ‘Berlin State of Mind’. Beginning of retrospective. Gallery B47, Art Berlin, 27th January, Wilmersdorf, Berlin. Solo exhibition. Edited photography and sculptures.
• ‘Capture the moment’. 14th January, Stockholm, Gamla Stan, Sweden. Group exhibition. Edited photography.

Exhibitions 2016

• ‘Women on their way’. November 18, Schöneberg Eisenacher Straße 56 Berlin. Solo exhibition. Edited photography.
• ‘Frauen’ (Women). March 11, Mitte Penthouse Max-Beer-Straße 37 Berlin. Group exhibition. Edited photography.
• ‘Brücken’ (Bridges). February 18, Mitte Münzstraße 14. Solo exhibition. Edited photography and sculptures.

Exhibitions 2015

• ‘Überbrücken (Cross Over)’ February 27, Mitte Linienstrasse 130 Berlin. Solo exhibition. Edited photography and sculptures.
• April 23, Galerie Mutter Fourage Berlin. Solo exhibition. Edited photography and sculptures.

Exhibitions 2013

• ‘Berlin Box’ Kommunale Gallery Berlin. Group exhibition. Edited photography and sculptures.
• ‘Suburbia’ Kommunale Gallery Berlin. Group exhibition. Edited photography.
• ‘Art Apeldoorn’ CODA Museum Apeldoorn. Group exhibition. Edited photography.

Exhibitions 2012

• ‘Suburbia’ Town Hall Apeldoorn. Group exhibition. Edited photography.
• ‘Berlin Box’ ACEC Apeldoorn. Group exhibition. Edited photography and sculptures.
• The National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands – art print ACEC Apeldoorn. Group exhibition. Edited photography.
• GRID 2012 International Photo Festival ‘Suburbia’ ACEC Apeldoorn. Group exhibition. Edited photography.
• Workshop route Stentor CODA Museum Apeldoorn. Group exhibition. Edited photography.
• Friends print CODA Museum Apeldoorn. Edited photography.

 

About:

Name: Birgit Stigter
Date of birth: 08-11-1968
Place of birth: Gorinchem
Nationality: Dutch
12203 Berlin Germany
Mobile: 0049(0)1765-5233048
Email: art@birgitstigter.com
Website: www.birgitstigter.com

Art academy:

1987 – 1989
The Utrecht School of the Arts (Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Utrecht, Nederland)

1989 – 1990
National Centre for Higher Art Studies, Brussels (Rijkscentrum voor Hoger Kunstonderwijs, Brussel, België)

1990 – 1993
The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunst, Den Haag, Nederland)

1993 – 1994
Postgraduate Studies, The Hague (Postacademische opleiding, Den Haag, Nederland)

Prizes:

VSB Scholarship (VSB Beurs)
Architecture prize (Architectuurprijs)
“Heldenprijs” Innovatie (“Hero Award” Innovation)
Grafiekprijs (Graphics Award), The Hague

Nominations:

Gold and silver The Netherlands. Design: Royal collar
“OBAN” sculpture in public places (beeld in de openbare ruimte)
Grafiekprijs (Graphics Award), The Hague

Other activities:

Edu-Art Arnhem, for secondary schools, workshop Apeldoorn.
Private lessons: preparatory coaching for Art Academy, workshop Apeldoorn.
Think tank Buro Mien Ruys, Amsterdam.
Guided tours in the van Reekum Museum, Apeldoorn.
Inspiration books for various companies.
Digital file artists, Stroom, The Hague.
Designs: awards and honors.
Covers and illustrations for dissertations.
Lectures.

Selection of

acquired work:

Allianz
Ahold
A.K.Steel
BDO Accountants
Berk and Amstelland
Berlin Homes
Berlin International School
Bombardier Transportation
Broadcast Television
Castel Media
CODA
Eyffinger
The Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra
GGN
Holcim
Holland Festival
Hülsen Michael Hauschke Seewald Rechtsanwälte
Noerr
Reinartz Solicitors
Hotel De Holtweijde
IKEA
ING Bank
Baartse Mennema Accountants
Royal Air Force
Ministry of Defence
Nederlands Militair Museum
Omnisport
Philips Communications
Rotary
Schenker Transport
Twynstra Gudde