Zaida Oenema

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Disciplines: Mixed media/interdisciplinair kunstenaar

Omschrijving werk

"In my recent work themes like ‘silence’, concentration, focus, form, repetition and rhythm are important. There lies a power in repetition (patterns or the use of a grid) and in perseverance within the process of making the work. I am using these elements in my search for stillness; stillness or silence during the making of, but also for the spectator. With the word silence I don’t mean lacking human sound, but rather silence as an equivalent of inner peace and joy. Silence as a form of positive emptiness (from the inside) so that there is an actual space to be able see and perceive the things around you anew. This is why visual soberness has become more and more important to me. The Perfect Dot (2011) is the result of a ‘concentration-exercise’. It is a rol of paper of 1 x 10 meters, filled with small circles, with the goal of trying to draw the perfect dot in a grid of dots, without the help of a measuring tool or a grid line. Knowing that humans are not able to reach perfection, but often still strive for it. I don’t see my work only as an ‘abstraction’, but more as a conversation or a musical score. Like a composition with a ‘continuo’ (the basis for a piece or the ‘grid’) in it. The human hand makes sure there is a ‘vibration in the form or melody’ (the nearly, not 100% perfect alignment in the spaces between the repetitions) because, even though I try to make it as perfect as I can, I am simply not a machine. With my works I want to create a moment for inner stillness. Or a momentum between the spectator and the work - as a kind of wordless conversation, something between speech and silence."

Werk

burnings (wind)
Titel burnings (wind)
Jaartal 2018
Omschrijving
Techniek burning, you gampi-paper
Formaat 100 x 140
The perfect Dot
Titel The perfect Dot
Jaartal 2010
Omschrijving rol of paper of 1 x 10 meters, filled with small circles, with the goal of trying to draw the perfect dot in a grid of dots, without the help of a measuring tool or a grid line.
Techniek ballpoint pen on paper
Formaat 10 x 1 m
burning (variation #3)
Titel burning (variation #3)
Jaartal 2018
Omschrijving a continuing series on form, repetition and variation
Techniek burning sumi-e paper
Formaat 50 x 65 cm
field (monochrome)
Titel field (monochrome)
Jaartal 2018
Omschrijving from field series
Techniek paper cut
Formaat 70 x 70
Field #1 & #2
Titel Field #1 & #2
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving from the series "Fields"
Techniek papercut in 200 grms wood and acid-free
Formaat 50 x 65
Sometimes...
Titel Sometimes...
Jaartal 2014
Omschrijving rebus: By using the 'fun-font' Mr Dog Dog (hippopotam studio), Zaida Oenema visualizes a sentence with a more serious connotation. In a humorous way she verbalizes her place in the art world and questions the position of the spectator. Don't feel like solving the rebus? It says: "Sometimes I shouldn't take Art so seriously"
Techniek mixed media
Formaat variabel
the archive of happy moments (pregnant!
Titel the archive of happy moments (pregnant!
Jaartal 2010
Omschrijving uit de serie met confetti-tekeningen
Techniek viltstift op papier
Formaat 52 x72
whatever
Titel whatever
Jaartal 2012
Omschrijving tijdens kunstvlaai beatrixpark ism Malieveldinitiatief
Techniek performance
Formaat
Dance # 1-4
Titel Dance # 1-4
Jaartal 2009
Omschrijving From the video 'All My Clothes (Den Haag 2008), 4 videostills, handcolored with permanent marker
Techniek prints on gliclee paper, handcolored wit
Formaat 102 x 155 cm each

Omschrijving werk

"In my recent work themes like ‘silence’, concentration, focus, form, repetition and rhythm are important. There lies a power in repetition (patterns or the use of a grid) and in perseverance within the process of making the work. I am using these elements in my search for stillness; stillness or silence during the making of, but also for the spectator. With the word silence I don’t mean lacking human sound, but rather silence as an equivalent of inner peace and joy. Silence as a form of positive emptiness (from the inside) so that there is an actual space to be able see and perceive the things around you anew. This is why visual soberness has become more and more important to me. The Perfect Dot (2011) is the result of a ‘concentration-exercise’. It is a rol of paper of 1 x 10 meters, filled with small circles, with the goal of trying to draw the perfect dot in a grid of dots, without the help of a measuring tool or a grid line. Knowing that humans are not able to reach perfection, but often still strive for it. I don’t see my work only as an ‘abstraction’, but more as a conversation or a musical score. Like a composition with a ‘continuo’ (the basis for a piece or the ‘grid’) in it. The human hand makes sure there is a ‘vibration in the form or melody’ (the nearly, not 100% perfect alignment in the spaces between the repetitions) because, even though I try to make it as perfect as I can, I am simply not a machine. With my works I want to create a moment for inner stillness. Or a momentum between the spectator and the work - as a kind of wordless conversation, something between speech and silence."

Persoonsgegevens

Voorletters
Kunstenaarsnaam/alias
Samenwerkingsverband
Website www.zaidaoenema.com

Opleidingsgegevens

Erkende vakopleiding

Academie / instituut & plaats studierichting / specialisatie periode van / tot diploma
Breda, post St. Joost Academie Fotografie sept 2007 - juli 2009 J

Andere opleiding

Instituut / docent & plaats (studie)richting periode van / tot
Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, Den Haag Fotografische vormgeving 2000 tot 01-07-2004

Overige gegevens

Lid van Beroeps / Kunstenaarsvereniging
Deelnemer van Kunstenaarsinitiatief Galerie RAM rotterdam

Curriculum vitae

Tentoonstellingen

jaartal naam tentoonstellingsruimte korte omschrijving solo / duo / groep
2018 kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, DE contemporary comtemplations #2 GROEP
2018 kunsthaus Erfurt, DE contemporary comtemplations #3 GROEP
2018 Museum Rijswijk paper biennial GROEP
2018 Arti et amitae contemporary comtemplations #1 GROEP
2017 Amsterdam Big Art 2017, installation GROEP
2017 gallery untitled rotterdam the sound of siclence, drawings and papercuts DUO
2017 Art Rotterdam (artfair) gallery Ram GROEP
2017 we like art, amsterdam papercuts GROEP
2016 RAM Rotterdam Born of concentration SOLO
2015 kunstplatform de Meerse, hooddorp the value of art, installation and education project GROEP

Vertegenwoordiging

naam plaats & land
RAM Rotterdam

Projecten

jaartal instelling titel & typering project
2017 We Like Art Fields (knipsels) art fair
2017 Art Rotterdam Ram art fair
2016 Art the hague Untitled art fair
2015 art fair Bloom, colonge DE untitled art fair
2013 Poetry international ARt & Language screening film & lezing festival/atelierroute

Internationale uitwisseling

jaartal instelling
2009 Master opleiding St Joost, Breda naar Cairo, Egypte
2008 Master opleiding St Joost, Breda naar Teheran, Iran

Opdrachten

jaartal opdrachtgever plaats / land typering opdracht uitgevoerd
2008 Gemeente Breda Yangzhou, China vrije serie in Yangzhou, tevens voor publicatie J
2008 NRC Next.One Teheran, Iran serie over gastvrijheid J
2007 Gemeentemuseum Den Haag Den Haag 2 foto's uit Finland als blow-up t.b.v. de tenoonstelling Schjerfbeck. J
2007 Movisie door heel Nederland reportage over buurtinitiatieven voor ouderen J
2007 VROM Den Haag Fotografie magazine Vrom.nl en Tellus J
2006 Epos Inspire Delft Boek over oplossing fileprobellem in NL J
2006 Kennisplatform Xs2 Utrecht Fotografie Niewsbulletin Kruispunt J
2005 Reïntegratiebedrijf Work2 Dordrecht/Rotterdam Fotoreportage en portretten voor boek over reintegratie probleemjongeren J
2005 Abografi Pargas, Finland Fotografie en vormgeving voor grafisch vormgevingsbureau J
0000 Gemeentemuseum Den Haag Den Haag doorlopend: Fotografie en lithografie diverse opdrachten mbt collectie J

Aankopen / werken in collecties

jaartal naam collectie plaats / land omschrijving aankoop
2017 prive 2x meerdere locaties 2 x yearning tekening (no 4 en no1)
2017 prive 3x meerdere locaties+ zweden 3x field #3
2017 prive amsterdam field (knipsel) #1.1
2016 prive assen, nederland yearning tekening no2 (editie versie)
2016 prive rotterdam confetti drawing
2016 verzamelaar rotterdam, nederland "paracetamol & spijkers" (3 drukwerkjes)
2016 prive en verzamelaar 3x meerdere locaties 3x confetti drawing
2016 prive nijmegen, nederland foto 'plant'
2014 VUmc amsterdam "sometimes..." (rebus)
2014 prive 7 x meerdere locaties gehele editie 'ART

Publicaties

jaartal titel publicatie uitgever / samensteller, plaats typering
2017 ... We Like Art interview
2015 een oase van concentratie menno vuister verhandeling vd tent. Born of Concentration
2013 Magazine DH/// Stroom Den Haag Talent under 35
2012 Haagse Kunstkalender 2014 Trichis Publishing kalender
2011 Haagse Kunstkalender 2013 Trichis Publishing kalender
2009 In Beeld NRC Next krant
2009 Yangtzhou, een portret van een stad Gemeente Breda, AVK St Joost fotografieboek
2008 Essay in What's Up no.08 MK Galerie, Rotterdam kunst magazine

Prijzen en stipendia

jaartal instantie, plaats omschrijving
2012 Stroom Den Haag spot subsidie
2009 fonds bkvb nominatie artist in residence 'call slovakia' na live pitch
2009 Dutch Doc, Fonds bkvb promotion of Dutch photography regarding the world-expo in Shanghai, China
2009 Fundatie van de vrijvrouwe van Renswoude te S-gravenhage beurs voor afstudeerpresentatie
2007 Bouw in beeld prijs deelname en nominatie
2004 Stroom, Den Haag Stroomprijs Jong Talent

Artistieke nevenactiviteiten

nevenactiviteit van tot
samenwerking met Petar Todorov (BG) en Kosmopolis Den Haag 2010 2010
Jeroen Kooijmans voor film/installatie Fish Pond Song II 2009 2009
assistentie kunstenaar Jeroen Kooijmans voor film/installatie Fish Pond Song II 2008 2008
workshops digitale fotografie basisschool 2006 2007