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Elise Tak
Elise Tak, Brooklyn, NY (photo: © André Smits, Artist In The World, 2012)

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Elise Tak
born 1957 in Voorburg, The Netherlands
lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

Education
1975-1981 University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, M.A. English literature
& linguistics

Solo exhibitions

2015
'The Baby Dailies', De Cacaofabriek, Helmond, The Netherlands
2004
'Hysteria!', Diane Boisvert Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2000
'Binary Fission', Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
'Goodnatured Monsters & Raging Heroes', Exedra, Hilversum, The Netherlands
1999
'The Celebrity Clinic', Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert Inc., New York, NY, USA
1997
'Elise Tak/Philip-Lorca diCorcia', Museum Helmond, The Netherlands
'Unauthorized Biographies, Part II', Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
'Unauthorized Biographies', Galerie TW, Brussels, Belgium
1996
'Elise Tak', Le Consortium, Dijon, France
'The Mouse Museum', Statements: Art 27'96 Basel, Basel, Switzerland
1995
'Georgina Starr / Elise Tak', Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
'Michael Okada: The Man Who Loves To Hate You!', Ars Futura , Zürich, Switzerland
1994
'The Magnificent Eight', Air De Paris, Paris, France
'Dannie & Floyd', FRAC Poitou-Charentes, Angoulême, France
1992
'Still Motion II', Air De Paris, Nice, France
'Still Motion', Lumen Travo, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1988
'The Double Illusion', De Praktijk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1987
'The White Screen Colored', Cinema Desmet, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1986
'Little Giants', De Praktijk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1985
'Star Show', De Praktijk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
'A Hollywood Portrait Gallery', Haags Filmhuis, The Hague, The Netherlands
1984
'Elise Tak's Filmstars', Galerie Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands

Group exibitions

2017
'Me, My Selfie and I (Contemporary Self-Portraits)',Hudson Guild Galler, New York
2016-2017
'Aua Forta: Art Val Sinestra', Hotel Val Sinestra, Sent, Switzerland
2016

'Exhibition Women's History Month', Hudson County Courthouse, Jersey City, NJ
'Portrait à Charge', Collège Jean Monnet, Lusignan, France
2015

'Magnum on Set', Museum Helmond, Helmond, The Netherlands
'FOOK!', Issyra Gallery, Hoboken, NJ, USA (also co-curator)
'Les Quatre Saisons' (The Four Seasons), Issyra Gallery, Hoboken, NJ, USA
(curator only)
'Imagination is Reality', Issyra Gallery, Hoboken, NJ, USA (curator only)
'La leçon du printemps' (The lesson of spring), Issyra Gallery, Hoboken, NJ, USA
(artist and curator)
'Fatteliku - Collective Memory', Issyra Gallery, Hoboken, NJ, USA (curator only)
'Partage des cultures' (Sharing cultures), Issyra Gallery, Hoboken, NJ, USA
2014
'André Smits / Artist in the world - featuring Elise Tak', Soapbox Gallery,
Brooklyn, New York, USA
'Drawing Democracies', Pratt Institute, Steuben Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2013
'Autour de Fréderic Bruly-Bouabré', Galerie T&T Art Contemporain, Jarry, Guadeloupe
'Elise Tak & Tobias Tak', Pool Art Fair New York 2013, New York, USA
'Helmond Favorites', Museum Helmond, Helmond, The Netherlands
2012
'Good & Evil', KunstRai, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
'A Collection for Aruba', Kasteel Keukenhof, Lisse, The Netherlands
'Good & Evil', Galerie VIVID, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
'GLOCAL Sessions', FRAC Poitou-Charentes, Angoulême, France
2009
'Retour New York-Amsterdam', Huize Frankendael, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2008
'Black is beautiful: Rubens to Dumas', De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
'Suicide Notes', DIGit Media Arts Festival, Narrowsburg, NY, USA
2007
'Dessine-le / contemporary drawings', Espace culturel départemental François Mitterand, Périgueux, France
2006
'Buut! Art at The Hague schools 2003-2007', Stroom Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands
2004
'Smile away the parties and champagne', Museum Helmond, The Netherlands
'Untitled', Pool Art Fair New York 2004, New York, NY, USA
'The Black Box of Gallery The Hague', Artoteek Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands
'Floor of Heaven', Artis Institute, Den Bosch, The Netherlands
2003
'Bandes à part: Le Cinema dans l'art contemporain', Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg, France
2002
'Ontvelde Plekken', Frans Hals Museum / De Hallen, Haarlem, The Netherlands
'Cowboys & Pub Crawlers', Museum Helmond, Helmond, The Netherlands
2001
'BROOKLYN!', Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, Florida, USA
'The Munchhausen Syndrome', Stichting Outline, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
'Un monde illusoire', Collège André Brouillet, Couhé, France
'East German Girls and Other Pieces', Museum Helmond, The Netherlands
'Wormhole drawings', Time Stereo, Tokyo, Japan
2000
'Wormhole #1 International Drawing & Manga Exhibition', Book Beat, Oakpark, MI, USA
'Wormhole: The Movie', XX Multiple Gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1999
'Shoot', Museum Helmond, Helmond, The Netherlands
'A Selection', Grote Kerk, The Hague, The Netherlands
1998
'Summer Show', Museum Helmond, Helmond, The Netherlands
'Remake', L'Ecole d'Art de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
1997
'Bring Your Own Walkman', W 139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
'Some 9 Dutch Artists', Projektgruppen LXX, Århus, Denmark
'The Tell-Tale Heart', De Blonk, Leiden, The Netherlands
'The Way Things Are', The Herbert Read Gallery/KIAD, Canterbury, United Kingdom
1996
'C-Prints', Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
'Found Footage', Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Cologne, Germany
'Fernbedienung', Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria
'Variations, Op. 96', Musée de l'Échevinage, Saintes, France
1995
'Die Ersten Drei Jahre', Ars Futura , Zürich, Switzerland
'L'Effet Cinéma, Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, France
'Collection, Fin XXe', FRAC Poitou-Charentes, Poitiers, France
1994
'Please Don't Hurt Me', Cabinet Gallery, London, United Kingdom
'Four Conceptual Artists', Ponte Pietra, Verona, Italy
'Cinema Actuel', Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
'Please Don't Hurt Me', Gallery Snoei, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
'Tools and Tales', Artis Den Bosch, Den Bosch, The Netherlands
1993
'Dessins A La Carte', Air De Paris, Paris, France
'Kathe Burkhart/KarenKilimnik/Elise Tak', Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
'The Futura Book Collection', Air De Paris, Nice, France
1992
'Peiling 92', Museum Boijmans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
'Tattoo Collection', Air De Paris/Urbi et Orbi, Paris, France
1991
'X-mas Show', Air De Paris, Nice, France
'Parler Femme', Museum Fodor, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1989
'Think Global, Act Local', The Living Room, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Curator

2018
'A New York State of Mind - Stories from the unusual suspects', De Cacaofabriek, Helmond, The Netherlands

2015
'FOOK!' (with Daniela Belinga and Jeff Goldberg), Issyra Gallery, Hoboken, NJ, USA
'Les Quatre Saisons' (The Four Seasons), Issyra Gallery, Hoboken, NJ, USA
'Imagination is Reality', Issyra Gallery, Hoboken, NJ, USA
'La leçon du printemps' (The lesson of spring), Issyra Gallery, Hoboken, NJ, USA
'Fatteliku - Collective Memory', Issyra Gallery, Hoboken, NJ, USA
'Partage des cultures' (Sharing cultures), Issyra Gallery, Hoboken, NJ, USA

Grants

2000
Work grant, Fund BKVB, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Exhibition grant, Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1992
Work grant, Fund BKVB, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Public art commissions

2003
'Red Robbie - part 2', Police Department IJsselland, Kampen, The Netherlands
'The Principal Head', elementary school 't Palet, The Hague, The Netherlands (commissioned by Stroom Den Haag)
2001
'Red Robbie part 1', Police Department IJsselland, Zwolle, The Netherlands (commissioned by SKOR public art foundation)
'Untitled', wall piece in 5 parts, Theater Restaurant Nes 59, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Various projects and commissions

2012
'Medubis', t-shirt design, Sequoia Tees, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2011
'Here's What I Like...Russian Literature. And Now I'll Tell You Why', digital stills for short film by Abigail Zealy Bess and Amy Staats, New York, NY, USA
2007
'Flashback', projection designs for play, West End Theater, New York, NY, USA
2006
'Suicide Notes', animated short (with composer Patricia Lee Stotter), New York, NY, USA
1999
Portrait of photographer Paul Huf, part of his 75th anniversary exhibition, Amstelveen, The Netherlands
1994
'ZAPP Magazine #2', cover design, ZAPP Magazine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1992
'Trailers' (video), W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
'Peiling 92', exhibition poster, Museum Boijmans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Lectures & teaching positions

2016
Online video tutorials on cmiVFX.com
(High end video training for the Visual Effects Industry)
2015

Royal Academy of Art The Hague (KABK), The Hague, The Netherlands
(guest teacher)
2007-2008
Montclair State University (Department of Art and Design), Montclair, NJ, USA
(guest teacher for two semesters)
2005
The New York Institute of Art, New York, NY, USA
2004
The New York Institute of Art, New York, NY, USA
Diane Boisvert Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2003
'Visiting Artists Lecture Series', Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, USA
'Art Forum Lecture Series', Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, USA
2002
New York Studio Program, New York, NY, USA
2000
Sandberg Institute / Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1996
Stichting Kunstkosten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1993
Perdu, hosted by Literary Magazine Rossinant, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Television and radio

2003
'New York artists special' (interview), NPS/VPRO Television, The Netherlands
2001
'Gallery Explorer' (interview), Expo 24/UPC Special Interest Channel
1997
'Studio Brussels' (interview), Studio Brussel BRT Radio, Belgium
1995
'City Arte' (talkshow), S-Plus TV, Switzerland
1994
'Cinema Actuel' (feature), AT5 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
'Hollandia' (feature), AVRO Television, The Netherlands
'Channel Zero: Charismatic Images (interview)', Salto Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1993
'Lolapaloeza' (interview), VPRO Television, The Netherlands
'Schuim & as' (interview), NCRV Radio 5, The Netherlands
1992
'Trailers' (artist contribution), Salto Amsterdam. The Netherlands
'Galerie' (interview), Radio Noordholland, The Netherlands
1991
'Time Based Arts' (artist contribution), Salto Amsterdam, The Netherlands
'Studio Rembrandt' (talkshow), RTL 4, The Netherlands

Work in public collections

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Rotterdam, The Netherlands
FRAC Poitou-Charentes, France
N.V. Koninklijke Bijenkorf Beheer KBB, The Netherlands
KPN Telecom Nederland, The Netherlands
Koninklijke/Shell Group, The Netherlands
Museum Helmond, The Netherlands
The Artimo Foundation (United Kingdom/ (The Netherlands / Aruba)
and many works in private collections all over the world

Good and Evil
Good & Evil
Digital 3D design, archival C-print on dibond, 23.5x16.7" / 60x42.3 cm, 2012
Galerie Vivid edition 3 (+ 2 AP). Also used to announce the exhibition.