curriculum vitae 

1981 born in Etten-Leur, lives and works in Tilburg (NL)

E D U C A T I O N

1998-2006 Academie voor Beeldende vorming Tilburg, bachelor of arts, fine art – specialisation: three dimensional art and textiles.

A W A R D S

2002   De Pont Stipendium | Museum De Pont, Tilburg
2002   Art Encouragement Award | municipality of Tilburg, Tilburg

E X H I B I T I O N S ao

2019   Van Hieruit | PARK, Tilburg
2018   RE-PLAY Photography | la Frontiera, Paris
2017   Gevonden voorwerpen | bkkc + Bibliotheek Tilburg Centrum, Tilburg
2016   Tegendraads met Textiel | Witteveen Visual Art Centre, Amsterdam
2015   A thing of beauty | Luycks Gallery, Tilburg
2014   Three pieces: onderkant inferiore lager | Le Sud, Rotterdam
2013   To be or to have presents | PST – Gust van Dijk, Tilburg
2013   Beyond Frames | Reframe Festival | TAC, Eindhoven
2013   It’s uh that way | Luycks Gallery, Tilburg
2013   girls rule the world | TORCH gallery, Amsterdam
2012   A perfect day | Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam
2010   Connected & Collected | curated by Sigrid Calon | Kunstpodium T, Tilburg
2010   Use Me, Abuse Me | curated by Erik Kessels | New York Photo Festival
2010   Salon für Kunstbuch. An Artwork as Enterprise | No-ISBN, Leipzig
2009   in case it rains, it might involve water | curated by Marijke Appelman | Asdf
2009   press harder | curated by Marije de Wit & Joost Halbertsma | de player Rotterdam

P R O J E C T S ao

2019   ART IS NOT A SERIOUS STUFF | talk with Erik Kessels, Fruit Exhibition, Bologna
2019   ART TATTOO SHOP | workshop+performance with Erik Kessels, Fruit Exhibition, Bologna
2018   Review Leeuwarden | citybooks | artist-in-residence, Leeuwarden
2015   Trash the house | No pressure project space, Den Haag
2015   DIY Fest | Rekult | PIP Kazerne, Den Haag
2014  –  present PANTOFLE BOOKS, icw Gummbah – making books [ongoing]
2014   De fotokopie | Galerie De Schans, Amsterdam
2013   SNACK | Leerling/Meester project | Kunstpodium T, Tilburg
2011   Appeal to Probability | Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam
2011   Artist talk with Alex de Vries | museum De Pont, Tilburg
2009   Born to be ‘Alive’ | short film, icw Gummbah
2006 –  present Nobody Forever, icw Gummbah – a collection of handmade sweaters with apodictic slogans [ongoing]

B O O K S

2018   Cats and Dogs in the Window part VI
2018   Cats and Dogs in the Window part V
2018   Various Animals
2018   COMMON SENSE IS A HUNGRY BITCH
2017   Cats and Dogs in the Window part IV
2016   Cats and Dogs in the Window part I, II and III
2016   YOU RUN AROUND TOWN LIKE A FOOL AND YOU THINK THAT IT’S GROOVY
2013   Nobody Loves Me, 2nd edition, icw Gummbah
2013   BEING in SHAPE, 2nd edition
2013   Carolina had weliswaar geen aids maar ze dacht er wel vaak aan, 2nd edition
2013   Kanada
2008   Nobody Loves Me, icw Gummbah
2009   BEING in SHAPE
2009   Carolina had weliswaar geen aids maar ze dacht er wel vaak aan

P U B L I C A T I O N S ao

2019   ‘Van Hieruit’ gered door Chantal Rens | Gerrit van den Hoven, Brabants Dagblad (21.03)
2019   CHANTAL RENS KONINGIN VAN DE COLLAGE | Alex de Vries, Mister Motley (05.02)
2018   IMAGRAPHY 14 | IMA ONLINE | featured artist of the month December
2018   IMPAIRS DE CISEAUX | Clémentine Mercier, Libération (21.09)
2018   Nieuwe collages Chantal Rens zijn opnieuw eigenzinnig en visueel prikkelend | Joep Eijkens, Brabant Cultureel (15.06)
2017   The Bathroom Chronicles, 100 Women. 100 Images. 100 Stories. | ed. Friederike Schilbach
2017   kunst van de dag | gekozen door Alex de Vries, galeries.nl (29.09)
2017   De grappige, absurde en ongrijpbare wereld van Chantal Rens | Henk Woudsma, Nederlandse kunstenaarsboeken deel 2
2017   ‘YOU RUN AROUND TOWN LIKE A FOOL AND YOU THINK THAT IT’S GROOVY’ | IMA Vol. 19, spread p. 74-75
2016   IMA Vol. 18, best photobooks, recommendation by Erik Kessels p. 139
2016   Tegendraads met Textiel | Alex de Vries, Witteveen magazine
2015   Kunstboeken @ Art Rotterdam | Sannetje van Haarst, Trendbeheer (06.02)
2013   Kunstpodium T; Leerling/Meester expo #12: Chantal Rens | Niek Hendrix, LostPainters (20.04)
2013   Bosman / Rens | TEMP magazine #20 | documentation SNACK (Kunstpodium T)
2013   ‘Een hapering in het denken’ | Alex de Vries, Luycks Gallery (08.03)
2013   Girls Rule the World @ Torch | Jeroen Bosch, Trendbeheer (28.01)
2012   THE FAMILIAR LOOKING STRANGE | Erik Vroons, GUP magazine (24.04)
2012   KUNSTWORDTTERUGKUNST | schrift 3
2011   Appeal to Probability Finissage @ Het Wilde Weten | Jeroen Bosch, Trendbeheer (27.11)
2011   Tortuca # 26 in Tsjechov & Co | Maria Ikonomopoulou, Trendbeheer (14.07)
2011   That’s when walls are thin | Tortuca #26
2010   Rotterdam VHS Festival @ Trade Gallery, Nottingham | Niels Post, trendbeheer (15.11)
2010   FACE/OFF | GUP Magazine #26 The Vernacular Issue | portfolio + cover (Oct.)
2010   BEING in SHAPE | PHOTO+| portfolio, interview
2010   Use Me, Abuse Me | KesselsKramer | exhibition catalogue
2010   The Dutch Invasion | Joerg Colberg, Conscientious (17.05)
2010   Foto’s die weinig meer met foto’s hebben te maken | Lynn Berger, de Volkskrant (17.05)
2010   Nederland doet het goed op NY fotofestival | Mark Moorman, Het Parool (15.05)
2010   Use Me, Abuse Me | KesselsKramer | exhibition catalogue
2010  NYPH catalogue | New York Photo Festival catalogue, p. 34
2010   Fotografe móet mee naar New York | Gerrit van den Hoven, BN/deStem (10.05)
2010   Bedachte achteloosheid van Chantal Rens | Gerrit van den Hoven, Brabants Dagblad (30.04)
2009   In case it rains, it might involve water | Niels Post, Trendbeheer (03.09)
2008   VRIJPLAATS | de Volkskrant | icw Gummbah | publication of polaroids

B O O K F A I R S ao

2018   XS BOOK FAIR, Tokyo – New York – Seoul – Kyoto
2017   Fotoboek! Nutshuis, Den Haag
2016   Friends with Books Art Book Fair Berlin
2016   3rd Antwerp Academy Art Book Fair, Antwerp
2016   WIELS ART BOOK FAIR, Brussels
2016   Zine and Self-Published Photobook Fair, New York
2016   Ghent Art Book Fair, Ghent
2016   Zine Happening II, Ghent
2016   Fotoboek! Nutshuis, Den Haag
2015   Friends with Books, Art Book Fair Berlin, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
2015   SEQUENCE 1, Academie Minerva, Groningen
2015   Bergen Art Book Fair, Kunsthall, Bergen
2015   2nd Antwerp Academy Art Book Fair, De Lange Zaal, Antwerp
2015   WIELS Art Book Fair, WIELS, Brussels
2015   I Never Read, Art Book Fair Basel, Kazerne, Basel
2015   Mainzer Minipressen-Messe, Rheingoldhalle, Mainz
2015   Offprint London, Tate Modern, London
2015   Inkfest, De Hallen, Amsterdam
2015   SPEECH, het Bos, Antwerp
2015   Fotoboek! Nutshuis, Den Haag
2015   InBAF, Rotterdam
2014   Beurs van Bijzondere Uitgevers, Paradiso, Amsterdam
2014   Antwerp Academy Art Book Fair, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp
2014   Amsterdam Zine Jam, Mediamatic Fabriek, Amsterdam
2014   Kunstboekenbeurs, Citadelpark, Gent
2014   I Never Read, Art Book Fair Basel, Volkshaus, Basel
2014   ARTISTS PRINT III – Independent Art Book Fair, BRASS, Brussels
2013   Beurs van Kleine Uitgevers, Paradiso, Amsterdam
2013   Offprint, Beaux-arts de Paris, Paris
2013   Amsterdam Zine Jam, Mediamatic Fabriek, Amsterdam
2013   ZINE”S MATE, Tokyo Art Book Fair, Tokyo
2013   I Never Read, Art Book Fair Basel, Volkshaus, Basel
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