Underlying my work as an artist is a strong understanding and admiration of the scientist that exists in all of us, our visceral pursuit of interpretation and arrangement and the almost inevitably related accuracy and perfectionism that seems to come with it. Like many, I too often yearn for a similar semblance of order. This is why, when I began the construction of In de Rarekiek, I started out by making lists and categorising things. I repeatedly tried to deal with my urge to create order and let go again, to accept and embrace my mistakes — to even create chaos, when there wasn’t any. I took my time to revel in the doubts rummaging through my mind, allowing my beliefs to grow stronger, allowing them to over-ride any uncertainties, until I found myself immersed in a state of ‘in-betweenness’ — one part of my mind experiencing the world of fact; the other, the world of appearances. This blending of worlds allowed me to embrace all possibilities and it is what ultimately drives my personal sense of curiosity and creativity — it is what makes me happy.*

* Fragment from the essay ‘From Rarekiek to Internet’, by Doina Kraal, which runs throughout the artists’book Touche-à-Tout, some frames to the wonder of the world featuring all of the wonders of the world. Onomatopee 2017-2018


Doina Alexandra Salomé Kraal
Born in 1980, Breukelen, The Netherlands

Solo exhibitions, presentations & performances

2015 [‘Touche-à-Tout’], exhibit & performance, KZNSA, Durban, SA
         ['Touche-à-Tout'], exhibit & performance, Flora Ars+Natura, Bogotá, CO
         ['Touche-à-Tout'], exhibit & performance, Blair, boarding school, Blairstown, US
         ['Touche-à-Tout'], exhibit & performance, Kalani, Big Island, Hawaii, USA
         ['Touche-à-Tout'], exhibit & performance, Earthskin artist residency, Muriwai, NZ
         ['Touche-à-Tout'], exhibit & performance, The Edge, Brisbane, AU
         ['Touche-à-Tout'], exhibit & performance, CEAC, Chinese European Art Centre, Xiamen, CN
         ['Touche-à-Tout'], exhibit & performance, National Gallery, Mumbai, IN
2014 ['Touche-à-Tout'], exhibit & performance, Foam, Photography Museum Amsterdam, NL
2012 ['In de Rarekiek'], exhibit & performance, Stadstimmertuin, presented by Foam, Photography Museum Amsterdam & Soledad Senlle Art Foundation, 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 I'], Exhibition space Moira, Utrecht, NL
2003 ['onder tafel'], Cobden Club, London, UK

Group exhibitions & performances

2019 ['Until the Wolf is There'], Parce, Landgoed de Campagne, Gent, BE
         [‘ITEMP Violence’], installation in collaboration with Kevin Mancera, Vandenhove Paviljoen Gent, BE
         [‘ITEMP Violence’], installation in collaboration with Kevin Mancera, Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, NL
2018 [‘Nijmeegse Kunstnacht at Expoplu’], exhibit & performance, Nijmegen, NL
2017 ['Touche-à-Tout'], Onomatopee, Eindhoven, NL
2016 ['Marres Tourist Office'], exhibit & performance, Marres House for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht, NL
         ['New Realism, the gaze of science'], Science Park, Amsterdam, NL
2015 ['Touche-à-Tout'], exhibit & performance, Cutlog, Hôtel de l'Industrie, Paris, FR
         ['VERBO'], exhibit & performance, 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 & performance, Creatief Initiatief, Amsterdam, NL
         ['The Cloud'], de Meerse, Hoofddorp, Amsterdam, NL
2012 ['Polderlicht@home'], site specific installation, Amsterdam, NL
         ['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 of three commissioned videos, Nationaal Historisch Museum and The One Minutes, TROS TV and Paradiso Amsterdam, 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
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 & stipends

2015 Travel stipend, Royal Embassy of the Netherlands in Bogota, CO
2014 Project Subsidy, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, NL
2013 Project Subsidy, Mondriaan Fonds, NL
2012 Project Subsidy, Stadsdeel Amsterdam Centrum, NL
2011 Project Subsidy, Stichting Stokroos, NL
         Project Subsidy, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, NL
2010 Project Subsidy, Josine de Bruyn Kopsfonds, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, NL
2008 Travel stipend, Royal Netherlands Consulate in New York, USA
2007 Stipend Startstipendium, Fonds BKVB, NL
2005 Travel stipend, Royal Embassy of the Netherlands in Pretoria, SA
2004 Stipend Startstipendium, Fonds BKVB, NL
2002 Talenten Programma, full scholarship for a Master in Fine Art in London, Nuffic (Ministerie OCW), NL


2019 ['Touche-à-Tout'] artists' book selected for 'Best Verzorgde Boeken 2018' (Best Dutch Book Designs), NL
2013 Foam and Gieskes Strijbis Fonds, 3H Award


2015 Residency Earthskin, as part of the Touche-à-Tout world-tour, Muriwai, NZ
         Residency The Edge, as part of the Touche-à-Tout world-tour, Brisbane, AU
         Residency CEAC, as part of the Touche-à-Tout world-tour, Chinese European art Institute, Xiamen, CN
2013 Residency URRA, Buenos Aires, AR
2008 Short residency at Mondriaan Stichting Loft in New York, USA

Publications, reviews, radio & television

2018 ['Gids voor de zintuigen in Maastricht'], Hanne Hagenaars, Marres, Huis voor Hedendaagse Cultuur – article ‘Verloren onder de grond’ by Doina Kraal, NL
2017 ['Nieuwe Nederlandse fotoboeken van Xiao Xiao Xu, Martine Stig, Jaya Pelupessy, Anouk Kruithof,
         Doina Kraal en Bob Siers'], Zoë Dankert, Metropolis M, NL
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
2012 [‘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 [‘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

Artists’ books

2017/2018 ['Touche-à-Tout'] artists' book, published by Onomatopee, Eindhoven, NL
2010 [‘Extras’], artists' book, Doina Kraal, NL

Lectures, workshops & symposia

2019 University Ghent as part of ITEMP violence, 2-day doctorate symposium/workshop
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
         Lecture at Malba – Fundación Constantini, Buenos Aires, AR
2007 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

Other activities, curating, teaching, writing, music

2007 - 2018 (assistant) Curator Soledad Senlle Art Foundation and KadS, Kunst aan de Schinkel, NL
2009 Freelance art journalist for 7days newspaper, NL
         Assistant curator of Aziz Bekkaoui, NL
2007 Book reviewer for Artemis publishers, NL
2004 - 2009 Assistant coordinator Prix de Rome, Rijksakademie van beeldende 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
2002 – up to now Performances as a pianist and (classical) singer at amongst others: de zwoele stad, AT5, de Normale Avond Show, Ronald Snijders, soloist as a soprano in the Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk in Amsterdam, NL
1998 – 2005 Teaching piano and music, Amsterdam, NL