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Bernke Klein Zandvoort
3 januari 1987, Amersfoort (NL)

photo: Bianca Sistermans


Here you can find some texts in translation.

Here you can make contact bernke.begint@gmail.com


awards, residencies and support

2022 AFK Stipendium
2022 Nomination Paul Snoek Prijs 'Veldwerk'
2021 Tijl Fonds, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds
2021 Writing grant for collection of essays 'Ontdekkingen', Nederlands Letterenfonds
2021 Nomination 'De Grote Poëzieprijs' voor 'Veldwerk'
2020 Front Row maker, In Art We Trust, We Are Public
2019 Wanderlust travel/ editor grant, Nederlands Letterenfonds
2018 Travel grant Mexico, Nederlands Letterenfonds
2017 | 2018 Residency Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht
2017 Residency het Pompgemaal, Mondriaanfonds, Den Helder
2015 Diverse project subsidies for curatorial project 'Object-Observer'
2014 Residency Vlaams-Nederlands Huis deBuren, Parijs
2014 Nomination Jo Peters Poëzieprijs 'Uitzicht is een afstand die zich omkeert'
2014 Talent grant 3 Package Deal, AFK (Foam, de Appel, Gerrit Rietveld Academie)
2013 Debutant award Het Liegend Konijn for 'Uitzicht is een afstand die zich omkeert'
2013 Nomination C. Buddingh’ for 'Uitzicht is een afstand die zich omkeert'
2012 Grant for studying abroad, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds

poetry | essays | art writing

2021 Bladspiegel English Hours, e-book, literair tijdschrift de Revisor
2021 Landschapkijkers, essay for de Revisor #30
2021 Onder een stolp, essay for publication Agrivalley, Mirte van Duppen
2020 Veldwerk, collection of poetry, Querido publishers, Amsterdam
2020 Het fragment, een boom en de letter O, exhibition text for Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam
2020 Binnenpost, covid-correspondance with poet Alfred Schaffer, SLAA Amsterdam
2019 In de fuik van de taal, essay for Mr. Motley x Holland Festival
2018 Non-fictie en andere verhalen, essay published in de Revisor and Mr. Motley Kiest
2018 Het kantoor, essay for Zigzagzigzag, magazine Rijkswaterstaat
2018 Texts for play Het verband van alles met alles, Collectief Walden, Oerol, Over ‘t IJ Festival
2018 Exhibition texts for Point-Loops-Blooming, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht
2017 The Ceremony and its Double, text for graduation publication Sandberg Institute
2017 The Margaret Poems, ceremonial poems, Jan van Eyck Academie
2017 Het denkbare gaat te voet – over Ben Lerner, essay, Internet Gids
2016 Essay That person, Tijdschrift Terras
2015 Hotel de Hallen, exhibition text for ARCAM about City Hotels
2015 Moleculaire poëzie, lecture, Perdu, Amsterdam
2015 Exhibition texts for Something Thrown in the Way of the Observer, Museum Van Loon
2014 Lecture Verval bewaren, Museum M, Leuven (B)
2014 Essay Fritzi & het Gewone, Tijdschrift Terras
2013 Uitzicht is een afstand die zich omkeert, poetry collection, Querido, Amsterdam

2013 - now a diversity of poems published in different (online) magazines, poems in commissions and in anthologies

exhibitions | performances

2022 Yacimientos, group exhibition, Gualadajara 90210, Mexico City
2022 The fool, online publishing platform Misted.cc
2019 Seeing with Sunbeams, live video essay, group show, W139, Amsterdam
2019 The Gap, live video essay, Brakke Grond, Amsterdam
2018 Notes, lecture-performance, group exhibition Residu 4, Mondriaan Fonds, Den Helder
2018 Point-Loops-Blooming, group exhibition, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht
2017 Zachte data, lecture-performance, het Pompgemaal, Mondriaan Fonds, Den Helder
2016 World (detail), Locus Solus, de Appel, Amsterdam
2016 Make the book dance, lecture-performance, de Appel, Amsterdam
2015 Two stories down, lecture-performance, Castrum Peregrini
2014 Tussen twee namen, de Vitrine, The Bookstore Project, Amsterdam

editing | curatorial

2021 reader with stories for I wanna be together, group show Mire Lee, airWG, Amsterdam
2019 lead editor Decoding Dictatorial Statues, book by T. H. Yoon, Onomatopee
2019 Het Personage, creator and producer series of interdisciplinary programs, Amsterdam
2018 Point - Loops - Blooming, curator group exhibition, Jan Van Eyck Academie
2016 Hoe de dingen ons bewegen, concept and lead editor collection of essays , Trebelsee
2016 Are you a sculpture? performance program, de Appel, Amsterdam
2015 Symposium Tussen zwerven en wonen, Castrum Peregrini, Amsterdam
2015 Curator Something Thrown in the Way of the Observer, group show, Museum van Loon
2015 | 2021 Freelance program maker for several institutes in Amsterdam
2015 | 2017 Object-Observer, founder of multidisciplinary project




education

2012 | 2013 MA Fine Art, Slade School of Fine Art, London
2009 | 2010 Subsidiary Subject Art History, UvA, Amsterdam
2006| 2011 BA Image & Language, Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam
1999 | 2005 Atheneum, Meandercollege, Zwolle

teaching | workshops

2021   Head of Image & Language department (temporary), Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam
2021   Writing workshop The Mediator, inter curricular project, Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam
2021   Poetry teacher, Schrijversvakschool, Amsterdam
2021   Guest tutor/ lecturer AKI, Enschede
2020   Guest tutor VAV, Gerrit Rietveld Academie
2019 - present   Teacher Mixed Media at Image & Language department, Gerrit Rietveld Academie
2017   Guest tutor Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Maastricht