Annabelle Binnerts (1995) is a visual artist based in Utrecht. Within her practice she is focussing on language, both as subject as material. Words and sentences can be seen in many of her works, sometimes written by herself, sometimes by others. She works in a variety of media: Drawing, sculpture, video and performances.

She is specifically interested in the way we use language to describe places. How we, for example, have attached words to every place on earth (which can be read in maps and atlases), but also how we can experience places while reading about them in a book or a story.

Besides this, she is interested in what it means to work with text within the visual context of the exhibition space: What the differences are between the role of the reader and the role of the viewer, and what exactly happens when you remove a sentence from the page and show it on a wall.


annabelle.binnerts95 [at] gmail [dot] com
︎ @annabellebinnerts

2018-2020      MA Fine Arts, Piet Zwart Institute
2017-2018      Bcademie, Rotterdam
2016-2018      Art History, University of Amsterdam
2016               European Exchange Academy, UK
2013-2017      Beeld en Taal, Gerrit Rietveld Academie
2012-2013      Precourse, HKU, Utrecht

Exhibitions (selection)
Graduation Show, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam
The Passing of the First Threshold, GINDS, Hoofddorp
Garden-show,  Amersfoort (project in public space)

Wat ik je nog wilde zeggen, TENT, Rotterdam
Open Studios, Casco Art Institute, Utrecht
Bring home what you can hold, public space, Utrecht

Fish and guests smell at three days old, P/////AKT, Amsterdam
Call(s) for Graduates, Mister Motley/NEST/Melkweg Expo
Expoplu Engage: Departures, Expoplu, Nijmegen
UtrechtDownUnder, de Oude Bibliotheek, Utrecht
Unlocked/Reconnected, Expoplu, Nijmegen
Open Studios, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam

The trees are inviting the wind, Willem Twee Kunstruimte,Den Bosch
Love @ SecondSight, Corrosia, Almere
Room for Space, VensterbankLeiden
Open Studios, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam
The New Current, Passenger Terminal, Rotterdam
Short Ride in a Fast Machine, Moira, Utrecht

Short Ride in a Fast Machine - The Window Show, Moira, Utrecht
On my way to the Galactic Supermarket, Need Anything?, Garage Rotterdam, Rotterdam
Creme Fresh-De Belofte 13, Kunstliefde, Utrecht
Banier Art Festival, Rotterdam

Artist talk during De Mus, Torpedo Theater, Amsterdam
ARTY PARTY, Melkweg Gallery
Graduation Show 2017, Gerrit Rietveld Academy
Online performance during God Dead Confused in serf, Leeds

Vocabulary of the Void at Galerie Bokboden, Bergen, Noorwegen
Performance during Stedelijk Bookclub: Press! Print! Publish!, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Wiels Art Book Fair, WIELS, Brussels

This Art Fair, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam
Printing Plant Art Book Fair, Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam

This Art Fair, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam
Beurs voor Bijzondere Uitgevers, Paradiso

Residency at Kunsthuis SYB, Beesterzwaag

Residency at Casco Art Institute, Utrecht
Residency at GinDS, Hoofddorp

Publication of several short pieces in Short Pieces that Move

Essay about my work in Het Parool
Artist Contribution for Tubelight Magazine
Essay by Maarten Buser for De Lage Landen
Review of The Trees Are Inviting The Wind by Mister Motley
Interview in de Volkskrant
Review of A Short Ride in a Fast Machine in Metropolis M

Featured on Lost Painters
Featured on Jegens & Tevens
Artist Contribution to Anything Makes Sense by Outline, Sarajevo
Publication on Mr. Motley College

Featured in Metropolis M no. 4, Eindexamens
Featured in Het Parool
Featured in See All This #4

Curatorial work 
One Act Play - the loveliest of graduates, Academiegalerie, Utrecht

Studio assistant for Kasper Bosmans

Proposal for Belle van Zuylenprijs - award design
Longlist for Sybren Hellinga Kunstprijs

Live work during Kunst is Lang for Mister Motley
Artist Talk at TIP OFF #1, Melkweg Gallery
Part of De Belofte 2018, Kunstliefde Utrecht

Funding from Berlagefonds for graduation project Vocabulary of the Void