Ellen Schippers creates inner portraits of women in a mysterious atmosphere, which gives the viewers room for their own associations and emotions. Her work is about female images, ideals of beauty and about the contradiction between self-image and authenticity. Schippers creates a fantasy world by connecting different art disciplines in her work: performance, video, wearable sculptures, installations, photo’s.
She started her career with Life Performances in galleries, theaters and festivals in the Netherlands and abroad like: De Kleine Komedie, De Brakke Grond, Panama, Escape, the Melkweg, Paradiso, Mazzo, Maison Descartes (French Cultural Embassy) and the Vondelpark Open Air Theatre in Amsterdam, the Hippodrome Theatre in Londen, the World Science Fiction Congress and the Wiener Sommer Symposion in Vienna.
Since 2008 Ellen Schippers creates video art, installations and photo’s. Her work was exhibited at the Photoville Festival in New York, the International Athens Video Art Festival, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Redleaf Gallery Londen, Swiss Art Space Lausanne and the Affordable Art Fair Londen. She had solo-exhibitions of her projects: Image&I-magic (2008), Frauensehnsucht (2010) and Snowwhite&Sherazade (2012). In 2010 Schippers was the main artist in the International Women Art Festival in Aleppo (Syria).
Ellen Schippers creates inner portraits of women in a mysterious atmosphere, which gives the viewers room for their own associations and emotions.
She is chosen by GUP (Guide Unique Photography) as New Dutch Photography Talent 2014.
Ellen Schippers was educated in textile art in Amsterdam, in performance-art, fashion and textile art at the Vrije Academie of The Hague and in video at Open Studio in Amsterdam. Since 2009 Schippers is a member of the Artist Society Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam
Christiaan Vogelaars, curator museum de Lakenhal in Leiden, about Frauensehnsucht: “It is very symbolic and it makes me think of Gustav Klimt.
Her work has a cosmic side”
Bianca du Mortier, curator Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, about Image & I-magic:
“Ellen Schippers does not fear to play with taboos and fantasies, either. This play with feelings and physical appearance is what makes her work so powerful”
17th of April Atria in Amsterdam with the exhibition Snowwhite & Sherazade
22th of May Sirius Gallery in Tokyo with Keep on Dreaming
30th of May Open Ateliers Jordaan in Amsterdam
Ellen Schippers 1
Ellen Schippers 2
2014 Amstel Gallery with Keep on Dreaming
2013 The Redleaf Gallery in Londen
2013 GUP Gallery Amsterdam with New Dutch Photography Talent 2014
2013 Photoville Festival in New York
2013 The Salon, Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam
2013 Autumn Joy, Oude Raadhuis Aalsmeer
2013 The Redleaf Gallery in Londen
2013 The Affordable Art Fair in London
2012 The Redleaf Gallery in London
2012 The Salon, Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam
2012 The Redleaf Gallery in Londen
2012 The Aleatoric Art Gallery in Houston
2012 Sherazade selected for the Athens International Video Art Festival in Greece
2012 Snowwhite & Sherazade, solo exhibition in Arti et Amicitiae Amsterdam
2012 Affordable Art Fair in Londen
2012 Swiss Art Space in Lausanne
2011 The Redleaf Gallery in London
2011 The Salon, Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam
2011 Galerie Espace Enny, sound installation with artist Relly Tarlo
2010 International Women Art Festival in Aleppo, Syria
2010 Frauensehnsucht, solo exhibition in Loods 6 Amsterdam
2010 Women Inc. Festival in Amsterdam
2010 Silent Cry, Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam
2009 The Salon, Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam
2009 Video Art & Gender, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
2008 Image & I-magic, solo exhibition at location in Amsterdam
Bianca du Mortier, curator Rijksmuseum Amsterdam:
“Ellen Schippers does not fear to play with taboos and fantasies, either.
This play with feelings and physical appearance is what makes her work so powerful”
Christiaan Vogelaars, curator museum de Lakenhal in Leiden:
“It is very symbolic and it makes me think of Gustav Klimt. Her work has a cosmic side”
Technical information The photo’s are baked in aluminium (1mm) with a new technique and finished off with a polyester coating, that protects the photo from scratches, uv-light and moisture. Frame at the back. Available in a matte or glossy version. Each photo is titled, signed, numbered and dated with the year on the back.
Hidden Desires Exhibition
The story behind Hidden Desire:
Inner portraits, different faces of women, the hiding, the inner feelings and thoughts. My aim is to make these inner feelings and thoughts visible.
The story behind Snowwhite & Sherazade:
The theme Snowwhite & Sherazade (2012) came from my exhibition in Aleppo, Syria, where I have participated in the International Women Art Festival 2010. The audience associated my work with a fairy tale. Therefore I decided to dig deeper into the Oriental and Western fairy tales. The contradiction between the active sensual Sherazadeand the passive dreaminess of Snowwhite is fascinating.
Lost in Transition Exhibition
The story behind Lost in Transition:
A woman appearing like a mirage from the fog and seems to disappear again. At the boundary of being or not being.
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