my name is
Karin Arink
("... i'm a bitch i'm a lover i'm a sister i'm a daughter i'm an artist i'm a mother...")

i was born in 1967 in Delft NL
and grew up in Boston USA, Son NL and Maarheeze NL, and London UK
from 1986 i live and work in Rotterdam NL

in 1990 i graduated at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam
in sculpture and multi media.
there i met my husband Arthur Clemens
with whom i now have two children: Miha (2001) and Jin (2003).
from 1990-1992 i was participant at the Rijksakademie Amsterdam
when i won the First Prize Prix de Rome Sculpture 1992

from then on i've had an active career in the arts
resulting in exhibitions in NL and abroad
among them shows in the Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven (‘NL’, 1998)
and Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam (‘Exorcism, Estetic terrorism’, 2000),
at first in gallery Tanya Rumpff and from 2014 in gallery RAM Rotterdam.

my work is content-based
always centered around a research of different states of self
in which physical / mental / emotional / social states interact, overlap, contradict each other

this results in works in a wide variety of media, like cut photos,
modelled, cut and stichted sculptures,
drawings and spatial cuts of textile and adhesive foil,
animations and text works

from 1993 i have been collaborating quite intensively,
making small scale experimental dance/theatre
and from 1995 as member of Stichting B.a.d (Foundation B.a.d),
on projects on exchange and hospitality,
resulting in exhibitions in London (RCA Galleries 2000), Seoul (Samsung Museum, 2001)
and Tokyo (TOCAG, 2001) > cv collaborations

from 1997 i've been guest professor and final exams committee member at various academies in NL
like the HKU, Rietveld, Aki Enschede, Akademie Den Bosch and KABK
from 1999-2005 i taught conceptual development ('idee-ontwikkeling') and
from 2005-2011 i was a "StudieLoopbaanCoach" (coaching learning and working processes / job coach)
and from 2012 i am course director of the departments BA Photography and BA Fine Arts at the Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam NL
> cv edu

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