curriculum vitae 

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

E D U C A T I O N
1998-2002 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 
2021 Goodnight House | Fort Makers, New York
2020 Boven de Bank | Logman galerie, Utrecht
2020 Double Dutch | duo show with Erik Kessels | MATERIAL, Zürich
2019 BLAST! Photo Festival | West Bromwich
2019 ASAMA INTERNATIONAL PHOTO FESTIVAL | Miyota, JP
2019 Séances Matérialistes, Marseille
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 / EDITIONS
2021 Cats and Dogs in the Window #9 Etten-Leur (upcoming)
2020 THAT’S WHEN WALLS ARE THIN, published by Edition Taube
2020 Cats and Dogs in the Window 10 Tilburg
2020 Cats and Dogs in the Window #8 Zürich
2020 Cats and Dogs in the Window #7 Tilburg
2018 Cats and Dogs in the Window #6 XMAS special
2018 Cats and Dogs in the Window #5 Leeuwarden
2018 Various Animals
2018 COMMON SENSE IS A HUNGRY BITCH
2017 Cats and Dogs in the Window #4
2016 Cats and Dogs in the Window  #1, #2 and #3
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
2009 BEING in SHAPE
2009 Carolina had weliswaar geen aids maar ze dacht er wel vaak aan
2008 Nobody Loves Me, icw Gummbah

P U B L I C A T I O N S ao
2021 TAT TVAM ASI | A.L. Snijders | AfdH uitgevers | illustrations
2020 Art to make you smile | MiLK MAGAZINE JAPON | featured artist, interview
2020 How they are made vol.19 | IMA MAGAZINE Spring Vol.31 | studio visit + interview
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
2021 Printed Matter’s Virtual Art Book Fair, New York
2020 Virtual Art Book Fair, Tokyo
2019 Beurs van Bijzondere Uitgevers, Amsterdam
2019 The other book fair, Den Haag
2019 A GLITCH Library, Base Milano, Milan
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, Ghent2016   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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