Interview Marjan Laaper

Marjan Laaper

An interview with Marjan Laaper and art collector Maya Meijer, written by Eva Michiel for Ram Foundation.
Eva speaks with artists from Rotterdam and their collectors about their relationship.
How do they get in contact and what can they mean for eachother?

Read the full interview here

Voorlopers, Paleis Soestdijk

Marjan Laaper

The exhibition “Voorlopers” at the garden of Palace Soestdijk is open until Sunday 14th August 2022.
Gerrit Schreurs captured the exhibition in this video about the work “Encounter”.

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Grand Summer Exhibition, Fulda 2022

Hans van Bentem

Oranges in Fulda

Splendid grandeur! Baroque palatial rooms with giant chandeliers, stories of kings and queens, princes and princesses, royal tableware, regal jewels, it all appeals to the imagination.

In the German city of Fulda this is all on display during the summer of 2022 in a spectacular summer exhibition revolving around the Orange-Nassau dynasty.

18 June 2022 – 25 August 2022

Stadtschloss Fulda
Schlossstr. 1
36037 Fulda

Opening hours
Daily 10.00 – 18.00 hrs.

Art Flow Zwolle

Caroline Coolen

21.05.2022 – 04.09.2022

Art Flow Zwolle
Kunstroute / Art Route

An initiative of Hanzestad city Zwolle, in cooperation with Museum de Fundatie

With works by Philip Aguirre, Stefaan Van Biesen, Guillaume Bijl, Caroline Coolen, Luc Deleu, Els Dietvorst, Boris Van Den Eynde, Maen Florin, Koen Van Mechelen, Alexandra Mein, Agnes Duijves, Nicolas Lavarenne, Jason Meyrs, Ria Pacquee, Arne Quinze, Yves Velter, Ronald A. Westerhuis

Curator Annelies Ysebaert

Volta New York, 2022

New York, USA


548 West 22nd Street, New York, NY10011

Wednesday, May 18
2 – 6 pm, Private View, by invitation only
6 – 9 pm, Public Vernissage

Thursday, May 19 — Saturday, May 21, 12 – 8 pm
Sunday, May 22, 12 – 5 pm

From June 13 – 19 we will be part of Volta Basel.
We will present the artists Willem Besselink, Esther Jiskoot and Pim Palsgraaf.
More information to follow.

The show ‘Matter Matters’ by Lizan Freijsen will continue until May 29.
The artist will be at the gallery during Art Rotterdam Week on May 20.
There will be a finissage on May 28 from 2 – 5 PM.

Art Rotterdam 2022

van Nelle Fabriek, Rotterdam

Please visit us at Art Rotterdam from May 19 – 22.
We will present Lily de Bont, Kirsten Hutsch and Jan Maarten Voskuil.

You can find us at booth 79. We still have some tickets available. Please contact us at

Van Nellefabriek
Van Nelleweg 1
3044BC Rotterdam

Preview: 11 AM – 5 PM
Opening: 5 PM – 10 PM

Thursday 19 May – Sunday May 22 2022
11.00 AM – 7 PM

Marjan Laaper

The Chinese European Art Centre

Rolling Snowball 14, Xiamen
Xiamen Powerlong Art Center, China
April 30th to June 11th 2022.
Group exhibition.

In celebration of Sino-Dutch artistic and cultural exchange, the Chinese European Art
Centre (CEAC) will present 35 artists from China and the Netherlands.
Marjan Laaper (Rotterdam, 1971), shows two works from the series: “Longing for paradise”
at the Xiamen Powerlong Art Center in China. The video-installation: “A sense of wonder” and
the video-installation: “Encounter”, in which animals play the leading part. The videos are filmed
from 1 point of view and show “congealed time”; ephemeral moments are stretched into an
everlasting “state of being”. The animals in the video-installations have become metaphors and symbols.
The exhibition is hosted by the Xiamen Powerlong Art Center and the
Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Guangzhou.

Xiamen Powerlong Art Center is located in the Roof Garden of Powerlong One Mall, Jinshan
Road, Siming District, in the east of Xiamen Island, the coast of the East China Sea.

Marjan Laaper

Voorlopers, Paleis Soestdijk

From May 12th till August 5th, Marjan Laaper will show her work “Ecounter”
during the outdoor exhibition “Voorlopers” at Paleis Soestdijk

Paleis Soestdijk
Amsterdamsestraatweg 1

Caroline Coolen

Club Solo

6 Feb – 20 Mar 2022
open Wed – Sun 11.00 – 17.00

official opening 6 Feb 15.00
For sculptor Caroline Coolen (Bree, Belgium, 1975), the use of collage, montage, assemblage, and free association is a way to get a grip on reality. Her aim is to transform the outside world – or Umwelt, as she calls it – and to compress it into a single overall impression: sensitive and sensory like a plant, instinctive and intuitive like an animal, and rational and irrational like a person.

Her work is multisensory in nature: she connects the visual and the tactile with a range of textures and materials. She often presents her sculptures and large drawings as total installations. Some works, left unfinished for years, suddenly spring to completion after she adds new, complementary components.

Caroline Coolen is exhibiting works at Club Solo that are the result of her travels, such as Chum (2016), which combines an outdoor sculpture with a nomadic tent.

Alexandra Roozen


Alexandra Roozen’s TRACES project includes a short video ( and a series of 48 machine drawings (launch in 2022). An unconventional drawing technique mastered through experimentation. With the focus on rotation and sound, as well as the mechanical force versus taming the line into a shape.
The design of the drawings is based on two scores that composer Willem Boogman wrote about the work of Alexandra Roozen (the Plain Dust and Seen by Hand series), performed by the renowned Ives Ensemble in Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam.
The TRACES project is made possible thanks to filmmaker Inouschka de Nooijer, Center for Visual Arts Rotterdam and Stichting Droom en Daad.

Margriet van Breevoort


A solo show at the LUMC in honor of Leiden European city of science.
17th of March till 29th of May 2022