Doina Alexandra Salomé Kraal (1980, NL) graduated from the Fine Art and New Media department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam in 2002. She then earned a Master in Fine Art at the Central Saint Martins College of Art in London. Her work has been shown in the Point Blank Gallery, Johannesburg (2005), Times Square Gallery, New York (2008), Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2010), Foam Photography Museum, Amsterdam (2012) and other locations in the Netherlands.
Doina lives and works in Amsterdam.

Solo Exhibitions and performances

2015 [‘Touche-à-Tout’], KZNSA, Durban, SA
         ['Touche-à-Tout'], Flora Ars+Natura, Bogotá, CO
         ['Touche-à-Tout'], Blair, boarding school, Blairstown, US
         ['Touche-à-Tout'], Kalani, Big Island, Hawaii, US
         ['Touche-à-Tout'], Earthskin artist residency, Muriwai, NZ
         ['Touche-à-Tout'], The Edge, Brisbane, AU
         ['Touche-à-Tout'], CEAC, Chinese European Art Centre, Xiamen, CN
         ['Touche-à-Tout'], National Gallery, Mumbai, IN
2014 ['Touche-à-Tout'], Foam, Photography Museum Amsterdam, NL
2012 ['In de Rarekiek'], Foam, Photography Museum Amsterdam & Soledad Senlle AF, Amsterdam, NL
2008 ['tussen door stop'], Galerie Inkijk, Amsterdam, NL
         ['Onafzienbare Vertes'], Boundless Stretches of Land, Soledad Senlle Art Foundation, Amsterdam, NL
2005 ['Sprookjesbos II'], Point Blank Gallery, Johannesburg, SA
         ['Sprookjesbos'], Exhibition space Moira, Utrecht, NL
2003 ['onder tafel'], Cobden Club, London, UK

Group Exhibitions

2017 ['Touche-à-Tout'], Onomatopee, Eindhoven, NL
2016 ['Marres Tourist Office'], Marres House for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht, NL
         ['New Realism, the gaze of science'], Science Park, Amsterdam, NL
2015 ['Touche-à-Tout'], Cutlog, Hôtel de l'Industrie, Paris, FR
         ['VERBO'], Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo, BR
2014 ['Hanging Around'], CBK, Amsterdam, NL
2013 ['Exhibición Inaugural'], Galería del Infinito Arte, Buenos Aires, AR
         ['Make a Move'], Loods 6, Amsterdam, NL
         ['A New Spring'], curated by Aziz Bekkaoui, Corrosia, Almere, NL
         ['Art at the Warehouse'], Seelevel, Rotterdam, during Rotterdam Art Week, NL
         ['Lijdenswegwest'], site specific installation, Creatief Initiatief, Amsterdam, NL
         ['The Cloud'], de Meerse, Hoofddorp, Amsterdam, NL
2012 ['Polderlicht@home'], site specific installation, Amsterdam, NL
2011 ['KadS'] exhibition in public space, Kunst aan de Schinkel, Amsterdam, NL
        ['Nieuwe Uitleenschatten'], Der Aa-kerk, Groningen, CBK Groningen and SBK Amsterdam, NL
        ['Recollected'] Glazen Huis, Amsterdam, NL
        ['Expo in Progress'], Galerie 32-34, Amsterdam, NL
2010 Video screening, Nationaal Historisch Museum and The One Minutes, TROS TV and Paradiso Amsterdam, NL
         Video screening ['Daalderregen'], 25 years Salto TV, NL
         Art Amsterdam with Soledad Senlle Art Foundation, NL
         ['Lichtvoetige vervreemding'], RC de Ruimte, IJmuiden, NL
         ['Repelsteeltje'], site-specific installation, collaboration with Mara Liem, Middenbeemster, NL
         Duo show with Marenka Gabeler, Galerie 32-34, Amsterdam, NL
2009 ['Calvin me'], curated by Aziz Bekkaoui, CBK Dordrecht, NL
2008 ['Latitude'], publicly sited art, 54N, Hull, UK
         ['to: Night'], Hunter College Art Galleries, curated by Joachim Pissarro, New York, US
         Video screening ['Daalderregen'], Virtueel Museum Caszuidas, Station Zuid WTC, Amsterdam, NL
         ['Broedplaats MLA II'], Montessori Lyceum Amsterdam, NL
2007 ['Kunstsupermarkt'], Stadsgalerij Heerlen, NL
         ['Upstaging Nature'], Sydenham Hill Woods, London, UK
         ['Stof in de Rolzaal'], site-specific installation at the Binnenhof, Prix de Rome ceremony, The Hague, NL
2006 ['Kunstvlaai 6'], Westergasfabriekterrein, with Exhibition space Moira, Amsterdam, NL
2004 ['Nest'], Kunsthuis Secretarie, Meppel, NL
         ['Happy Chaos: Kunst!'], Felix Meritis, Amsterdam, NL
         ['The A4 exchange'], PSWAR, Amsterdam, NL
2003 Video screening [‘party balloons’], Park TV, collaboration with Alberto De Michele, UK & NL
         Master degree show, Central Saint Martins, London, UK
2002 ['Touch and Go'], curated by Shaheen Morali, Space 44, London, UK


1998-2002 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, BA Fine Art, audio visual department (V.A.V.) Amsterdam, NL
1999-2000 University of Amsterdam, Philosophy, NL
2001 Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, three month exchange BA Fine Art, London, UK
2002-2003 Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, MA Fine Art, London, UK

Fellowships, scholarships and project subsidies
projects/residencies/professional practice/art prizes

2015 Residency Earthskin Muriwai, NZ
         Residency The Edge, Brisbane, AU
         Residency CEAC, Chinese European art Institute, Xiamen, CN
2014 Project Subsidy for [‘Touche-à-Tout’], Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, NL
2013 Residency URRA, Buenos Aires, AR
         Project Subsidy for [‘Touche-à-Tout’], Mondriaan Fonds, NL
         Foam and Gieskes Strijbis Fonds, 3H Award, prize for the production of new work
2012 Project Subsidy for ['In de Rarekiek'], Stadsdeel Amsterdam Centrum, NL
2011 Project Subsidy for ['KadS'], Stichting Stokroos, NL
         Project Subsidy for ['In de Rarekiek'], Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, NL
2010 Project Subsidy for ['Lichtvoetige Vervreemding'], Josine de Bruyn Kopsfonds, Prins Bernhard
         Cultuurfonds, NL
2008 Subsidy for ['to: Night'], Royal Netherlands Consulate in New York, USA
         Short residency at Mondriaan Stichting Loft in New York, USA
2007 Stipend Startstipendium, Fonds BKVB, NL
2005 Subsidy for ['Sprookjesbos II'], Royal Embassy of the Netherlands in Pretoria, SA
2004 Stipend Startstipendium, Fonds BKVB, NL
2002 Full scholarship, Talenten Programma to do a Master in Fine Art in London, Nuffic (Ministerie OCW), NL
2001 Scholarship for a three-month exchange programme, Erasmus, NL

published books/selected writings/radio/television/bibliography

2017 ['Nieuwe Nederlandse fotoboeken van Xiao Xiao Xu, Martine Stig, Jaya Pelupessy, Anouk Kruithof,
         Doina Kraal en Bob Siers'], Zoë Dankert, Metropolis M, NL
         ['Touche-à-Tout'] artists' book, published by Onomatopee.
2016 ['Menselijke petieterigheid, botergeel gestoofd'] article about Touche-à-Tout, Joyce Roodnat, NRC, NL
         ['Tegen verveling'] article about Marres Tourist Office and Touche-à-Tout, Riki Simons, Elsevier, NL
         ['De esthetiek van de bètawetenschap'] article about Particle Hunt, New Realism, Martin Boeckhout en
         Miriam van Ommeren, Tubelight, NL
         ['Een glimp van het onzichtbare'], article about Particle Hunt, New Realism, Hanneloes Pen, Het Parool,
         ['VERBO 2005 - 2015'], catalogue/art book, performance art festival, Galeria Vermelho, BR
2015 [‘Touche-à-Tout’], various articles about Touche-à-Tout, Sascia Vos, Mister Motley, NL
2013 [‘De Andere Wereld’], Lijdensweg West, IKON Radio 5, NL
         [‘Van Zuks Dus’], Lijdensweg West, Rob Cerneus, RTV Noord Holland, television, NL
2012 [‘Art Men’], In de Rarekiek, David Bade &Jasper Krabbe, Avro, television, NL
         [‘020 live’], In de Rarekiek, AT5, television, NL
         [‘Foam Album12’], artbook, overview Foam exhibitions 2012, NL
         [‘Rariteitenkijkdoos’], article about In de Rarekiek, Anna van Leeuwen, Kunstbeeld, NL
         [‘Droomwerelden’], article about In de Rarekiek, Adformatie , NL
2011 [‘KadS’], catalogue/art book, NL
2010 [‘Extras’], artists' book, Doina Kraal, NL
         [‘Met stip 2010’], catalogue/art book Fonds BKVB, NL
2008 [‘to: Night Contemporary representations of the night’], catalogue/art book Hunter College Art
         Galleries, New York, US
         [‘Onafzienbare vertes’], article, Bieneke van der Does, Blend magazine, NL
2006 [‘Met Stip’], catalogue/art book Fonds BKVB, NL
2004 [‘Happy Chaos Kunst’], catalogue, Ixopusada, NL

Other activities

Up to the present
         Since 2007 (assistant) curator Soledad Senlle Art Foundation and KadS, Kunst aan de Schinkel, NL
         Classical singing with Sabine Würthrich and studying music and improvisation with Robijn Tilanus.
2015 Lecture at Griffith University, Gold Coast, AU
         Workshop at National Gallery Mumbai, IN
2013 Lecture at Yungas, San Miguel de Tucumán, AR
         Lecture at Escuela Motivarte, Buenos Aires, AR
2013 Lecture at Malba – Fundación Constantini, Buenos Aires, AR
2009 Free lance art journalist for 7days newspaper, NL
         Assistant curator of Aziz Bekkaou, NL
2007 Book reviewer for Artemis publishers, NL
         Video workshop with Alberto De Michele at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, NL
2005 Lecture at the University of Stellenbosch, SA
         Lecture at the Design and Photography Academy, Stellenbosch, SA
         Guest-tutor at the Design and Photography Academy in Stellenbosch, SA
         Workshop at the photography department, University of Capetown, Michaelis, Cape Town, SA
         Lecture at University of Capetown, Michaelis, Cape Town, SA
2005 [‘to create and invent’], article written for
2004 - 2009 Assistant coordinator Prix de Rome, Rijksakademie vanbeeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, NL
2004 - 2014 Teaching art & video to children, at Montessori Lyceum Amsterdam and Stichting Dynamo, NL
2004 Curator ‘Happy Chaos Kunst’, in collaboration with Kai van Hasselt, Silvia Rottenberg and Vrij
         Nederland magazine, Felix Meritis, Amsterdam, NL