CURRICULUM VITAE

Raquel van Haver | 1989 | Bogota, Colombia 

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

Education

 

2008 – 2012 

Hoge School voor Kunsten, Utrecht, the Netherlands, Bachelor Fine Arts 

 

2006 – 2008 

Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Bachelor Fine Arts

 

Represented by

 

2020-present:MOVART, Lisabon, PO

2020- present: Kers gallery Amsterdam, NL

2020- Present: ARTCO, Berlin, GE/SA

2015-Present: Gallery Jack Bell, London, UK 

2012-2017: WELIKEART, Haarlem, NL 

 

Art collective

 

2016 - Folktales and taboos, icw Admire Kamudzengerere

2015- DRAWMENEARER 

2015- The State of L 3

 

Solo Exhibitions

2025

750 jaar Amsterdam | Amsterdam museum | Amsterdam | NL

 

2022

Textile museum | Tilburg | NL

2021

Kers gallery | Amsterdam | NL

ARTCO | Berlin | GE/SA

Jackbell gallery | London | UK

Hotel l’europe | Amsterdam | NL

2020 

Amsterdam museum | Amsterdam | NL

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 | RonLangArt | Amsterdam

Doggiestyle | Jack Bell Gallery | London

 

2015

Metro 54 | Jack Bell Gallery | London

Ruwe Bolsters | Galerie 23/SBK | Amsterdam

 

2014

Tales by hand | Alice Yard | Port of Spain

 

2013

Reino de los cielos | Appels Gallery | Amsterdam

 

2012

Raquel van Haver | Sanquin - Galerie Joghem | Amsterdam

 

Group Exhibitions

2021

Groep 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 

Barcelona art-fair | Barcelona | SP 

Arti Amicitea | Menselijke portretten | Amsterdam | NL

Art Rotterdam 2020 | Kersgallery | NL

2019 

Oscam | Amsterdam | NL 

Museum volkenkunde | Leiden | NL

2018

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

Wolvecampprijs | ROC van Twente | Hengelo

Young Utrecht Delight | Galerie SANAA | Utrecht

De Meest Eigentijdse Schilderijen Tentoonstelling | Dordrechts Museum | Dordrecht

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

Prospects & Concepts | Mondriaan Fonds | Art Rotterdam | Rotterdam

 

2017

Salon | Arti Amicitea | Amsterdam | NL

Postcard | we like art | Amsterdam | NL

Latin American Cartographies | BOZAR | Brussels

Closer to the Sun | RonLangArt | Amsterdam | NL

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

Quest icw Ighsaan Adams | Park | Tilburg

Tell no tales | Taboo | Prints of the project | gallery 23 and SBK Amsterdam | NL

2016

Art wave | Almere | kunstlinie | NL

Carnival around the World | Africa Museum | Berg en Dal

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

Opium torenkamer festival | Amsterdam | NL

InchxInch | David Krut Projects | Johannesburg

Tell no tales | Taboo | Admire Kamudzengerere, Raquel van Haver | Galerie 23/SBK | Amsterdam | NL

Europese unie | library | royal club | Brussels | BE

THAT ART FAIR | Cape Town | SA

PaperWorks | Draw Me Nearer | WM Gallery | Amsterdam

 

2015

Size matters | WLA | Enschede | NL

DRAWMENEARER | Amsterdam | NL

Ancestral Blues icw, The State of L 3, curators Vincent van Velsen and Shaheen Merali | Framer Framed | Amsterdam

Sanquin | Amsterdam | NL

Mom | CBK-Zuid Oost | Amsterdam | NL

Scribble for Life | TAC | Eindhoven | NL

2014

Into the Zoo | Kers Galerie | Amsterdam | NL

Nieuwe aanwinsten | CBK-Zuid Oost | Amsterdam | NL
I'm not doing anything until I feel the need | Scheurkalender door Joanneke Meester | DNB | Amsterdam | NL

War | Kers Galerie | Amsterdam | NL

Fiesta del Fuego | Santiago del Cuba | CU

We Like Art | Westergasfabriek | Amsterdam | NL

Local Heroes | CBK Zuidoost | Amsterdam

Wildlife | The Bishop | New York City | USA

2013

Mom | duo show with Sheena Rose Barbados | CBK Zuid Oost |  Amsterdam | NL

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

Movt nr. 5: ROUTES by Charl Landvreugd | RAW Art Fair - Art Rotterdam | Rotterdam

 

2012

Vous Etes Ici | WE LIKE ART WALLS | Amsterdam | NL

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

Amsterdam 2.0 | Brakkegrond | Amsterdam | NL

Jokers | in samenwerking met Anne Wenzel | Kunst podium T, Tilburg | NL

Opening | Appels Gallery | Amsterdam | NL

Zwart van Roet | MC Theater | Amsterdam

Collections

Princes Beatrix & Prins Claus 

Sanquin

Otto Schaap

A&O 

LAM Lisse

Stedelijk museum Amsterdam

Bonnefanten museum 

Dordrechts museum 

H Mensch

De Heus 

Ramakers

Fairs

2022

Capetown artfair | SA

2021

Art zuid | NL

Paper position | GE

Lagos photo | lagos | NI

Arco madrid | movart | SP

Art Rotterdam | Kersgallery | Rotterdam | NL

Art Barcelona | SP

2020 

Lagos photo | lagos | NI

Unfair | Amsterdam | NL

Art Rotterdam | Kersgallery | Rotterdam | NL

Art Barcelona | SP

Breda photo | Breda | NL 

Paper positions | Berlin | GE

IMMERSIVE MIAMI BEACH PART 2 | online

Scope | online

2018 

Art Rotterdam | prospects and Concepts | Mondriaan fonds WJT |  Rotterdam | NL 

 

2016 

Art Rotterdam | RonLangArt | NL 

THAT ART FAIR | Capetown | SA

 

2015 

Amsterdam Drawing | RonLangArt | Amsterdam | NL 

 

2014 

Amfad Artfair | Amsterdam | NL

 

Projects & Residencies

 

2020-2025

750 jaar Amsterdam | Amsterdam museum | NL

Red clay | Tamale | GH

ACA | Amsterdam zuidoost | Nl

Hotel de L’europe | Amsterdam | NL

Eye museum | Amsterdam | NL

AAF | Lagos | NI

Textile museum meets AAF | Lagos and Tilburg | NI | NL

Amo a la reina | Bonnefantenmuseum | Maastricht | NL

Stads archief | city painter of Amsterdam | NL

Décor design for International theatre of Amsterdam icw Jorgen tjong a Fong | Amsterdam | NL

 

2018-2019

Amo A la reina | Ayara meets Raquel van Haver | CO 

AIR IBB | workshops | curacao
Flora | Bogota | CO 

2018

Moengo Festival | Moengo

Spirits of the soil | Stedelijk museum | Amsterdam

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

Residency at Cbk Zuid Oost | Thami mnyele foundation with the group of Zimbabwean artists icw National Gallery of Zimbabwe |  Amsterdam | NL

2017

Magazine Shrine of a deity | 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 | Artist Talk | 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 & Taboos icw National Gallery of Zimbabwe and Dzimbanhete Arts Interactions | Harare

Torenkamer NPO1 | Amsterdam

More than a muze | international 

Workshop David Krut Projects | Johannesburg | SA

2015

DRAWMENEARER | Museumnacht | Amsterdam | NL

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

2014 

Design | Logo BB Halbebier | NL

Design | T-shirts | op the Block festival | HV all day | Open Art Route | Amsterdam | NL 

Residency | Vivi art | Havana | Cuba | CU

Lecture | University of Art | Port of Spain | Port of Spain | Trinidad |  TT

Alice Yard | Port of Spain | Trinidad & Tobago | TT

Lecture | Zwartwit | Tropenmuseum | Amsterdam | NL

 

2013 

Magazine | magazine design icw Richard Koek | New York City |  USA

Design | drawing in commission of Tropen museum | project Keti Koti | Amsterdam | NL 

Curator | Anton de kom heeft het laatste woord icw SRM and ijzerengordijn | OBA | NL 

Publications

 

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

New renaissance | Mendo & Avant Arte

Movie uur van de wolf | Raquel van Haver

Amo a la reina | 2020 | vinger.nl

Spirits of the soil | 2018 | vinger.nl 

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

 

Nominations

 

2019 

Amsterdamprijs voor de Kunst, stimulerings prijs

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 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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.