CURRICULUM VITAE

Raquel van Haver | 1989 | Bogota, Colombia 

2008 - 2012 | HKU University of the Arts | Utrecht | @raquelvanhaver

Biography

Born in 1989 in Bogota, Colombia, Raquel van Haver now lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Van Haver graduated from the HKU University of the Arts in Utrecht, in 2012. More recently she has spent long periods abroad, gathering source material in both West Africa and South America but continues to return to her own diverse community in the South-East of Amsterdam.

Solo exhibitions include ‘Spirits of the Soil’ at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, November 2018 – April 2019. Van Haver’s work has also been exhibited at the Dordrechts Museum, Netherlands; Lagos photo festival, Nigeria and BOZAR Centre for Fine Art, Brussels, Belgium.

Winning the prestigious Dutch Royal Prize for Painting in 2018, Van Haver has gone on to win the Amsterdam award in 2019, both prestigious accomplishments in the Netherlands.

 

In 2020 she presented her new project ‘Amo a la Reina’ - a solo presentation within the group show ‘Say It Loud’ at the Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht. She also exhibited works from the series at Breda Photo in Breda and in Museo Bolivariano in Colombia. A documentary made by Bibi Fadlalla was broadcasted on Dutch television in 2020, called ‘The Women of My Country'.

‘Amo a la Reina’ is an extensive research into van Haver’s own heritage and the status of female social leaders in the Colombian regions, forming an in-depth investigation of womanhood more broadly. In her penchant for communication van Havers commented ‘connecting with people in daily life is really important. Something so small can move mountains.

Functions & positions

Cawa commission member
Founder of ACA foundation ( Amsterdam art castle) 
Founder of 21e eeuwse groepsportretten foundation
Professor in fine arts |Gerrit Rietveld academy | Amsterdam | NL
Jury member Dutch national tv program - De nieuwe Rembrandt

Education

 

2008 – 2012 

Hogeschool voor Kunsten, Utrecht, the Netherlands, BA Fine Arts 

 

2006 – 2008 

Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, BA Fine Arts

Represented by

 

2020- present: Kersgallery Amsterdam, NL

2020- Present: ARTCO, Berlin, GE/SA

2015-Present: Gallery Jack Bell, London, UK 

2012-2017: WELIKEART, Haarlem, NL 

Art collectives

 

2016 - Folktales and taboos, icw Admire Kamudzengerere

2015- DRAWMENEARER 

2015- The State of L 3

Solo shows

2025

750 jaar Amsterdam | Amsterdam museum | Amsterdam | NL

 

2022

Textile museum | Tilburg | NL

2021

Kersgallery | Amsterdam | NL

ARTCO | Berlin | GE/SA

2020 

Amo a la reina | Bonnenfanten museum | Maastricht NL

Amo a la reina prints | Museo Bolivariano | Santa Marta | Colombia 

2019

Dilirium | Jack Bell Gallery | London

2018

Spirits of the Soil | Stedelijk Museum | Amsterdam

2017

De Scheffer | Dordrechts Museum | Dordrecht

Shrine of a deity | African Artists’ Foundation | Lagos

Definition of a system | Jack Bell Gallery | London

2016

Hookers in toilets // dancehall version explicit | Amsterdam

Doggiestyle | Jack Bell Gallery | London

 

2015

Metro 54 | Jack Bell Gallery | London

Ruwe Bolsters | Galerie 23/SBK | Amsterdam

Group shows

2021

Group show | Raquel van Haver, Felix de Rooij, Rabi Koria, Iris Kensmil | Kersgallery | NL

Voices of fashion | Centraal museum Utrecht | Utrecht | NL

Marc. Chagall and contemporary artists in between worlds | KRONA | Uden | NL

The roaring Twenties | Museum Kranenburgh | Bergen | NL

2020 

NOW LOOK HERE | Amsterdam | NL

Unfair | Amsterdam | NL

Breda photo festival | Breda | NL 

Prelude to the Biennia| Exhibition | Casa seat | Barcelona | SP 

Amsterdam museum | Amsterdam | NL

Arti Amicitea | Menselijke portretten | Amsterdam | NL

2019 

Oscam | Amsterdam | NL 

Most Wanted | Museum volkenkunde | Leiden | NL

2018

Royal Award for Modern Painting | Koninklijk Paleis op de Dam | Amsterdam | NL

Wolvecampprijs | ROC van Twente | Hengelo | NL

Young Utrecht Delight | Galerie SANAA | Utrecht | NL

De Meest Eigentijdse Schilderijen Tentoonstelling | Dordrechts Museum | Dordrecht | NL

Folktales & Taboos | Galerie 23/SBK, CBK Zuidoost and Thami Mnyele | Amsterdam | NL

2017

Salon | Arti Amicitea | Amsterdam | NL

Latin American Cartographies | BOZAR | Brussels | BE

Closer to the Sun | Amsterdam | NL

House of Arts | Kunstlinie Almere Flevoland (KAF) | Almere | NL

Quest icw Ighsaan Adams | Park | Tilburg | NL

Tell no tales and taboos | icw Admire Kamudzengerere and Dzimbanethe project space | gallery 23 and SBK Amsterdam | NL

2016

Carnival around the World | Afrika Museum | Berg en Dal | NL

Royal Award for Modern Painting | Koninklijk Paleis op de Dam | Amsterdam| NL

Opium torenkamer festival | Amsterdam | NL

InchxInch | David Krut Projects | Johannesburg | SA

Tell no tales and taboos | icw Admire Kamudzengerere and Dzimbanethe project space | Galerie 23/SBK | Amsterdam | NL

Europese unie | library | royal club | Brussels | BE

PaperWorks | Draw Me Nearer | WM Gallery | Amsterdam | NL

 

2015

Size matters | WLA | Enschede | NL

DRAWMENEARER | Amsterdam | NL

Ancestral Blues, The State of L3, curators Vincent van Velsen and Shaheen Merali | Framer Framed | Amsterdam | NL

Sanquin | Amsterdam | NL

Mom | CBK-Zuid Oost | Amsterdam | NL

Scribble for Life | TAC | Eindhoven | NL

Fairs

2022

Capetown Artfair| ARTCO Gallery | SA

Art Rotterdam | Kersgallery | Rotterdam | NL

2021

Art zuid | NL

Positions | ARTCO Gallery| Berlin | GE

Paper positions | ARTCO Gallery| Berlin | GE

AKAA | ARTCO Gallery | Paris | FR

Arco Madrid | movart | SP

Basel Miami | Voice HQ | NFT | Miami | US

2020 

Unfair | Amsterdam | NL

Art Rotterdam | Kersgallery | Rotterdam | NL

Prelude to the Biennia| Exhibition | Casa seat | Barcelona | SP

Breda photo | Breda | NL 

Paper positions| ARTCO Gallery | Berlin | GE

IMMERSIVE MIAMI BEACH PART 2| Kersgallery | online

Scope | online

Unfair | Amsterdam | NL

2019

SCOPE MIAMI BEACH | Kersgallery | Miami | US

2018 

Art Rotterdam | Prospects and Concepts | Mondriaan fonds |  Rotterdam | NL 

 

2016 

Art Rotterdam | NL 

THAT ART FAIR | Capetown | SA

 

2015 

Amsterdam Drawing | Amsterdam | NL 

 

2014 

Amfad Artfair | Amsterdam | NL

Projects & Residencies

 

2025

750 jaar Amsterdam | Amsterdam museum | NL

SCCA and Red clay | Tamale | GH

Mama Florijn | wall painting Florijn Flat | Bijlmer | Nederland

2023

Opening ACA | Amsterdam zuidoost | NL

2022

Dig where you stand | Ibrahim Mahama, Renzo Martens, Azu Nwagbogu | AAF Lagos, white cube kinghasa, SSCA Tamale, ACA Amsterdam Zuid-Oost

Februaristaking | NL

Textiellab | Textiel Museum | Tilburg | NL

2021

Hotel de l’Europe | Amsterdam | NL

AAF | Lagos | NI

Stads archief | city painter of Amsterdam | NL

2019

Amo a la Reina | Ayara meets Raquel van Haver | CO 

AIR IBB | workshops | CW
Flora | Bogota | CO 

2018

Residency at Kibii Foundation | Moengo | SU

Book launch Spirits of the soil | National opera and ballet décor workshop | Amsterdam

Residency at Cbk Zuid Oost | Thami mnyele Foundation icw National Gallery of Zimbabwe |  Amsterdam | NL

2017

Magazine Shrine of a deity | AAF | Lagos | NI

Residency African Artists’ Foundation | Lagos | NI

Residency at the national gallery | folktales taboos project | Harare | ZIM

African Art in Venice Forum | Hotel Monaco | Venice Biennale | IT

Participant of the culture summit 2017 | Abu Dhabi | UAE

Quest park duo show with Igshaan Adams SA | Tilburg | NL

2016

Residency at  Folktales and Taboos icw National Gallery of Zimbabwe and Dzimbanhete Arts Interactions | Harare 

Torenkamer NPO1 | Amsterdam

More than a muze | international woman's day | Mama Cash | Stedelijk Museum | Amsterdam | NL

Workshop David Krut Projects | Johannesburg | SA

2015

DRAWMENEARER | Museumnacht | Amsterdam | NL

Design | Gsus store | Westerstraat/ Magnaplaza | Amsterdam | NL

Publications

 

2021 | Raquel van Haver | Art catalogue about Amo a la Reina & more  

2021 | New renaissance | Mendo & Avant Arte | 

2020 | Movie uur van de wolf | Raquel van Haver

2020 | Amo a la reina | vinger.nl

2018 | Spirits of the soil | vinger.nl 

2017 | A shrine of a deity | Raquel van Haver | African artist foundation 

Nominations

 

2019 

Amsterdamprijs voor de Kunst, stimulation prize

2018

Royal Award for Modern Painting

FD talenten 2018

Nomination wolvecamp prijs

 

2017

De Schefferprijs 2017

2016 

30under30 Forbes listed | Most influential Young artist under 30

Nomination Royal award for painting, Koninklijke Prijs voor Vrije Schilderkunst 

 

2015 

Long list nomination Prix the Rome 

2013 

Nomination Kunstliefde award

Nomination Royal award for painting, Koninklijke Prijs voor Vrije Schilderkunst 

 

2012 

Nomination Royal award for painting, 2012

Nomination Buning Brongers award

Nomination Jan Zumbrink award