AnneMarie van Splunter,
1962, Vlaardingen, the Netherlands

Visual artist

e:   info@annemarievansplunter.nl
w:  https://www.annemarievansplunter.nl

Short biography

AnneMarie van Splunter is a visual artist based in Amsterdam who engages with commissions in public space, sculptural environments, video, and local community projects.

Her artistic practice is very versatile, comprising video projects like A Day Such As This, where children reveal a view of Amsterdam or Amman, Jordan, from their window as they open their curtains in the morning or ephemeral installations like Salina, a floor relief made of 3800 kilos of salt.

Her sculptural, commissioned artworks in the public domain have an autonomous quality, yet often can simultaneously be used in different ways. The movement of the passer-by,  an invitation to play or dwell on that spot, plays an important part in the concept development.

Monumental and poetical are ondulating concrete playgrounds and a terrazzo flowerbench for schoolchildren, steel park gates and a citypark bench made of wood and local reed which constitutes a shared environment for humans and insects.

An architectural approach informed by mathematical patterns or modules, curved forms that recall nature and architecture and precise use of tactile materials, characterise AnneMarie’s work.

Resting on a deep interest how we, being within an urban environment, connect with nature, AnneMarie aimes to create beneficial, inviting places that enhance our sensory perception and evoke a poetical idea of lightness and serenity.

Commissioners include the Darat al Funun Museum in Jordan, the Dowse Art Museum in New Zealand and the Dutch Government Buildings Agency.

Recently she worked 3 months in Istanbul as a laureate of BeMobile-Create Together!,a programm of the French Institute in Turkey, the Dutch Embassy, the Goethe-Institute en the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts.

Currently

2019-2020 Artist in residence

Artist in residence bij de Istanbul Foundation for Culture and the Arts in het kader van Be Mobile-Create Together!Intercultural Dialogue programma.

2019 – 2020 Artist in residence

Artist in residence at the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and the Arts as part of the Be Mobile-Create Together!Intercultural Dialogue programm.

Short CV

Recent exhibitions

2019-2020
Gewoon bijzonder (Bijzonder Gewoon),
manifestatie parallel aan de Pieter de Hoogh tentoonstelling bij Museum Prinsenhof Delft, over het alledaagse verbeeldt door kunstenaars van nu,
38CC, Delft

2019
See Djerba+,
ON Public Gallery,
Houmt Souk, Tunisia

2018
“The Future is Female”
Francis Boeske Projects /
Parts Project, Den Haag
14 juli 15.00 artist talk

http://www.francisboeskeprojects.nl/new-page-1/
https://partsproject.nl/

2018
“Truth is black, write over it with a mirage’s light”,
Darat al Funun,
Amman, Jordanië

link:
http://daratalfunun.org

2014
Labportal 10: Salina,
Zone2Source,
Amstelpark, the Netherlands

2013
A Day Such As This,
Chinese European Art Center,
Xiamen, China

2012
Play: International design for children
Dowse Museum,
Wellington, NewZealand

2012
Przetwory (Recycle festival),
Soho Factory,
Warsawa, Poland

2012
Façade Festival,
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

2011
THE MULTIPLE SHOW #2
Gallery VousEtesIci,
Amsterdam, NL

Recent Projects

2020
Seating element
IKC Prinses Amaliaschool,  Zoetermeer

2015
Buzzbench,
sculptural bench that doubles as bee biotope,
Amstelpark, Amsterdam.

2013
Playmodules new edition,
museumsquare,
The NewDowse Art Museum,
New Zealand
I.c.w. Athfield Architects

2011
Rubbertree,
Playground design of used rubber tyres,
Play for All,
Thailand
Honorable Mention in Innovation, Architecture for Humanity, U.S.

2010
Reclaiming the Street,
Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam, NL
Honorable Mention skateboarding playground

2009
Design fences sportpark,
Municipality Amsterdam Zuidoost, NL

2008
Gate on bridge Klein Dantzig,
Municipality Amsterdam O/WGM, NL

2007
Glasswork P.I. Norgerhaven,
Dutch Government Buildings Agency

Residencies

2019-20 Foundation for Culture and the Arts, Istanbul
2018 Darat al Funun, Amman, Jordanië
2015 Atelier Austmarka, Norway
2012 Studio NES, Skagastrond, Iceland

Videofilms

2018 “A Day Such As This” (Amman version)
2015 “Salina, salt in time” 6 min.
2012 “Barnaból35, a village waltz” 8 min.
2012 “A Day Such As This” 8,5 min.  DVD Limited Edition Gallery VousEtesIci

Work featured on blogs and sites (selection)

AasArchitecture, Playscapes, Treehugger, Inhabitat, Archpaper, Architectureofearlychildhood

Links to blogs and sites

AasArchitecture
Playscapes
Treehugger

Education

Monumental Design, Willem de Kooningacademy, Rotterdam
Environmental Art, Glasgow School of Art,  Schotland