Galerie Fons Welters - Amsterdam

Jennifer Tee


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Born 1973, The Netherlands
Lives and works in Amsterdam (NL)

Jennifer Tee’s works comprise sculpture, installation, performance, and collages, all with a wide-ranging underlying frame of reference. Of central importance is Tee’s interest in the in-between state of what she calls the soul in limbo. The soul in limbo is restless and alive, and caught in an unnamed place – a conceptual, mental, psychological, and physical space – on the border between the here and the possible. Tee also researches contemporary life, with its cross-cultural identity and narratives, its instability and complexity, and its potential for the loss of identity, language, and relation to original cultures. In addition, Tee explores various forms of utopian concepts of life and their potential for creating a new and more beautiful and soulful world. With her work, she encourages the contemplation of life’s fragile connections, evoking spiritual realms with active material experimentation.

Exhibitions include: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL (performance 2020 and group show 2012), Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, NL, 2017, several biennials

2000-2001 Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, NL
1998-1999 Sandberg Institute (MFA), Amsterdam NL
1995-1998 St. Joost, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Breda; Gerrit Rietveld Academy of Art and Design, Amsterdam, NL

2012 ISCP, New York, USA
2009 HVCCA, Peekskill, USA
2005 Artspace, Sydney, AU
2002 3-Months artists residency, Art Foundation Xiamen, CN
2002 3-Months artists residency, Los Angeles, USA

2020 Amsterdam Prize for the Arts
2015 Cobra Art Prize, Amstelveen
2003 Prix Nouvelles Images
2001 Uriot-prijs, Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam
2000 Nomination for ‘NPS-Cultuurprijs’, Dutch Television
1999 Prix de Rome (theatre/visual arts) third prize
1998 GRA-award for fine arts, Gerrit Rietveld Academy

Solo exhibitions

‘Occult Geometry’, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, NL
‘Still Shifting, Mother Field’, Kunstinstituut Melly, Rotterdam, NL
‘Still Shifting, Mother Field’, Wiener Secession, Vienna, AT
‘DRIFT’, performance, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL
Keramiekmuseum Princessehof, Leeuwarden, NL
ISCP, New York, USA
‘Let it Come Down’, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, NL
‘Let it Come Down’, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, DE
‘Let it Come Down’, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
‘Structures of Recollection and Perseverance’, Kunstraum, London, UK
‘Tulip Palepai, navigating the River of the World’, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, NL
‘The Soul in Limbo’, 6th Cobra Art Prize, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, NL
‘Tee Meets Cobra’, Kunstverein Amsterdam, NL
‘Occult Geometry’, Signal at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, DK
‘Heart Ferment’, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, NL
‘Practical Magic’, Project Art Centre Gallery Dublin (Curated by Tessa Giblin), IE
‘Local Myths’, Eastside Projects (Curated by Gavin Wade), Birmingham, UK
‘Complex Interiors – Trance-lucent Concrete’, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, NL
‘Jennifer Tee’, SAFN Contemporary Art Collection, Reykjavik, IS
‘An Outburst of P*a*s*s*i*o*n in Limbo’, Galleria Klerkx, Milan, IT
‘The Gift (i.c.w. Jonas Ohlsson)’, Art Space, Sydney, AU
‘E*V*O*L*E*YE-LAND*S-END, An Outburst of Passion in Limbo’, Sao Paulo Biennial, BR
‘Art Basel Miami Beach 2003 (Art Positions)’, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
‘Ultraviolet. Ripeness of Event’, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, NL
‘Nameless Swirls, an Unfolding in Presence’, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, NL
‘Neverland’, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, NL
Art Foundation Xiamen, Xiamen (CN)
‘Fresh and Upcoming’, Presentation and Perfomance at Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, DE
‘In Air I Presume. The Non-Logical Hunt for Toverknal’, Stedelijk Museum Het Domein, Sittard, NL
‘The Space Between (us)’, Streekmuseum, Tiel, NL
‘Down The Chimney’, Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam, NL
‘The Space Between (us) & Bring in the bacon’, Performance Rietveldpaviljoen, Amsterdam, NL

Group exhibitions
‘Carpetland. Critical Tapestries’, Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp, BE
‘Circle, Portal, Path’, Nest, Den Haag, NL
‘Echoes of Our Stories’, Quetzal Art Center, Vidigueira, PT
‘Chaleur Humaine’, Art & Industry Triennial, Dunkirk/Hauts-de-France Region, FR
‘Indigo Waves and Other Stories’, Gropius Bau, Berlin, DE
‘Flowers Forever’, Kunsthalle München, DE
‘River of Rebirth’, Z33, Hasselt, BE
‘We, on the Rising Wave’, Busan Biennale 2022, Busan, KOR
‘Spirituele Urgentie’, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Schiedam, NL
‘A Lasting Truth Is Change’, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, NL
Moving Stories. De Rijkdom van de Limes’, Museum het Valkhof, Nijmegen, NL
‘Materials for Virtue/Incandescent Flare’, Britta Rettberg, München, DE
‘BRICK’, Kunsthal kAde, Amersfoort, NL
‘The Botanical Revolution’, Centraal Museum Utrecht, NL
‘Combine’, Galerie Fons Welters, NL
‘Force Times Distance – On Labour and it’s Sonic Ecologies – Sonsbeek 20-24’, Sonsbeek, Arnhem, NL
‘Shaking the Habitual’, Huidenclub, Rotterdam, NL
‘La Colour crue’, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, Rennes, FR
‘Proposals for Municipal Art Acquisitions 2020’, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL
MLF | Marie-Laure Fleisch, Brussels, BE
‘Rode draden | oude en nieuwe verhalen in kunst en design’, Textiel Museum, Tilburg, NL
‘Just So Stories’, Nosbaum Reding Gallery, Luxembourg, LU
”The Seventh Continent’ 16th Istanbul Biennial, TR
‘Top Floor. Artists choose from our collection.’, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, NL
‘Push Angle: Kasper Bosmans, Mariana Castillo Deball, Jennifer Tee’, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, NL
‘Uit de Klei’, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, NL
‘Cultural Threads’, Textielmuseum, Tilburg, NL
‘This is the Gallery and the Gallery is Many Things X’, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK
‘Further Thoughts on Earthly Materials’, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, DE
‘Affective Affinities, Biennale de Sao Paulo’, Sao Paulo, BR
‘Nothing is Permanent’, Manifesta In House Exhibition, Amsterdam, NL
‘Retour sur Mulholland Drive’, La Panacée, Montpelier, FR
‘Rethinking HOME’, Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam, NL
Manifesta 11, Zurich, CH
‘Preview’, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, NL
‘The Peacock’, non-stop groupshow, curated by Krist Gruijthuijsen, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, AT
‘Status’, curated by Noa Giniger, WG Punt, Amsterdam, NL
‘The Amsterdam Trail’, Galerie Lemaire, Amsterdam, NL
‘Proposals Noord-Zuidlijn’, CS, Mediamatic, Amsterdam, NL
‘My Third Country’, Huize Frankendael, Amsterdam, NL
‘Six Possibilities for a Sculpture’ (Curated by Zoe Gray), La Loge, Brussels, BE
‘Beyond Imagination’ (Curated by Martijn van Nieuwnhuijzen), Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL
‘Secret Societies’, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, DE
‘De Nederlandse identiteit?’, Museum de Paviljoens, Almere, NL
‘Beeld Hal Werk’, Amsterdam Noord, NL
‘Nether Land’ (Developed by Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art ), Dutch Culture Center, Shanghai, CN
‘Double Dutch’, The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY, USA
‘The Knights Tour’ (Contemporary Sculpture), Museum De Hallen, Haarlem, NL
‘Open Source’ (International art manifestation), Amsterdam, NL
‘Feminine and Formal’ (Triangle France), Galerie de la Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille, FR
‘200 jaar Prix de Rome’, Kunsthal Rotterdam, NL
‘Ornament and Pride’, SMAK, Gent, BE
‘Transgressing Mind’, Prague Triennale 2008 , Prague, CZ 
‘Strawberry Fields, Inside the mind a resting place’ (i.c.w. Richard Niessen), Milan, IT
‘Mystic Truths’, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, AT
‘Videorama’, Frac Nord-Pas de Calais, FR
‘Le Nouveau Siecle’, Museum van Loon, Amsterdam, NL
Group Show with Gallery Artists, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, NL
‘Spooky: De duistere kant van licht’, Beyond, Utrecht, NL
‘Fever Variations; Trace Route: Remapping Global Cities’, Gwangju Biennale 2006, Gwangju, KR
Group Show with Gallery Artists, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, NL
‘Jetzt, Zeitreise Spuren im Werden’, Internationales Kunstfestival Madgeburg, Madgeburg, DE
‘Lady Shave’, Cell Project Space, London / MAMA, Rotterdam, UK/NL
‘Capoeira’, Roberts + Tilton, Los Angeles, USA
‘Olandu Burias’, CAC, Vilnius, LT
Group show – New work by Gallery Artists, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, NL
Rijksakademie Show, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK
‘Conflicts/Resolution’, Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg, AT
Galerie Nouvelles Images, Den Haag, NL
‘How to live somebody else’s life’, Montevideo, Amsterdam, NL
Group Show, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, NL
‘Political Correct? Dutch!’, Galerie Krinzinger, Salzburg, AT
‘Big Torino’, Torino, IT
‘Tabula’, Poëziezomer Watou, Watou/Mexico City, BE/MX
‘Group show’, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, NL
‘Blue Moon Festival. Vanuit de Beweging’ (worm performance), Groningen (various locations), NL
‘Dai dai dai, Where do we go from here?’, Montevideo, Amsterdam, NL
NL. Down the Chimney, Viafarini, Milan, IT
‘Wild Zone’ (with: Blowtorch the hood, crossdress trespass), Witte de With, Rotterdam, NL
‘Avanto,’ Mediafestival, Helsinki (FI)
‘Videotake’ (Curator: Andrea Wiarda), Leuven, BE
‘Personals’ (with: ‘la la. a gogo’ Collaboration work with Ann Bray), Brewery Project Space, Los Angeles, USA
‘For Real’ (with: Snowhere Tee Tee Tee unravels the sci-fi-delic past of Lullailaco), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL
‘Exit’, Chisenhale, London, UK
‘Hit them where they least expect it!’ (Prix de Rome presentation), Arti en Amicitae, Amsterdam, NL
‘Hanging Around, Down the Chimney’ (Aernout Mik, Lisa May Post, Jennifer Tee), BQ, Cologne, DE
‘Hoog zomer’, Hooghuis, Arnhem, NL


Markt Mozaik, Vredenburg, Utrecht, NL

Primary Capital Programme, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK

Tulip Palepai for Central Station, Amsterdam, NL
Bits of the world blow towards him, and come apart on the wind, The Marque, Cambridge, UK

Ceremonial Wandering, artistic masterplan Minerva-as, i.c.w. Richard Niessen & Joost Vermeulen, Zuid As, Virtueel Museum, Amsterdam, NL
Cater-Pillar, i.c.w. Jonas Ohlsson, Dolhuys museum van de psychiatrie, Haarlem, NL

OEVERLOOS VERLANGEN/ The inexhaustible fullness of life, i.c.w. Richard Niessen & Joost Vermeulen, Gershwinplein, Zuid As, Amsterdam (ongoing), NL

De niet-zichtbare wereld/ Built on dreams, i.c.w. Jonas Ohlsson, SKOR, Wintertuin, Kennemergasthuis, Haarlem, NL

The State of Limbo / The Teargarden, ABN AMRO, Amsterdam, NL
Skyline Zuid Oost, i.c.w. Richard Niessen, Raadszaal Stadsdeelkantoor Zuid Oost, Amsterdam, NL

Beatrix Postkantoor, i.c.w. Gabriel Lester and Richard Niessen, SKOR, Zorgcentrum Beatrix, Culemborg, NL

ABN AMRO Collection, NL
Akzo Nobel Art Foundation, NL
Amsterdam UMC Collection, NL
Centraal Museum, Utrecht, NL
Collection Dutch National Bank, NL
Collection Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NL
Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht, NL
FRAC Alsace, Sélestat, FR
FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Marseille, FR
Keramiek Museum Princessehof, Leeuwarden, NL
LUMC, Leiden, NL
Museum De Domijnen, Sittard, NL
Rabobank Collection, NL
Schunck, Heerlen, NL
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL
Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Schiedam, NL
Textiel Museum, Tilburg, NL
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, NL