• contact
    vikamitrichenko@gmail.com
  • about
    The problematic and sometimes absurd relationships we attach to personal memories are central topics within my practice. The unique baggage of specific people, places and circumstances often gather in complexity as we recall them, and sometimes provoke us to consciously or unconsciously, fictionalize the past for reasons that remain unknown even to ourselves.
    Within my installations I utilize family tales and personal anecdotes to create multi-layered narratives which reflect the complexity of subjective experience. Some frequent questions that I deal with in my work are: Is memory a domestic setting? Is the embellishment of memory simply a coping mechanism? Are decorative elements a means of giving significance to the mundanity of life? If so, does this dynamic mirror the nature of recollection?
    A recurring formal aspect of my work is the ordering of interrelated objects as a means of regaining control over the absurdity of memory. If deriving true meaning from recaptured experience is futile and even utopian, my practice attempts to lay bare the philosophical contradictions of the "self" in equilibrium with memory.
  • CV
    Born in Minsk, BY, lives and works in Amsterdam, NL
  • Education
    2006-07
    Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, NL
    2000-04
    Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, NL
  • .
    Lectures and workshops at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, AKV|St.Joost Den Bosch, UvA University of Amsterdam, Ў Gallery Minsk BY, Wackersacademie Amsterdam, Ateliers Westerdok Amsterdam.
    2008-2015
    Docent of Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Ceramic department, Amsterdam, NL
    Selected for Grote Amsterdamse Kunstkalender 2016-18
  • Solo Exhibitions
    2012
    Het Academisch Medisch Centrum (AMC), Amsterdam, NL, 'The Trophy Cups'
    The Frozen Fountain, Amsterdam, NL, 'The Trophy Cups'
    2007
    Cibone gallery, Tokyo, JP, ‘Grandmother’s Treasures & Grandfather’s Predilections’
    2006
    Stedelijk Museum, Den Bosch, NL, 'Aesop's Pets'
    2005
    De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, NL, 'Pieces'
    2003
    cafe “Dwazezaken”, Amsterdam, NL, permanent ceramic wall mosaic
  • Selected Group Exhibitions
    2017
    Sabine Wachters Fine Arts, Knokke, BE, Streets & Memories
    Garage Rotterdam, NL, Humble
    Ministry of Security and Justice, Den Haag, NL, The Trophy Cups
    2016
    CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, NL, RENEWED PAST
    Foundation IZOLYATSIA. Platform for Cultural Initiatives, Kiev, Ukraine, 'Zbor. Uncollectabales'
    2015
    Paleis Het Loo, Apeldoorn, NL, Royal Showpieces II
    Arsenal gallery, Białystok, PL, Zbor group exhibition
    VBCN Open Space, Amsterdam, NL, VBCN, 10 jaar
    2014
    Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, NL, 'Klei!'
    Museum of Arts & Design, New York, USA, Re: Collection
    Křehký at Mikulov, Prague, CZ, Festival of Art and Design
    2013
    AFK office, Amsterdam, NL, 'The Trophy Cups'
    Mikulov Chateau, Prague, CZ, Festival of Art and Design
    Punt WG, Amsterdam, NL, 'Total Recall'
    Designblok Prague Design and Fashion Week, Prague, CZ
    Landgoed Anningahof, Zwolle NL, Beelden 2013 (exh.cat.)
    2012
    Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL, We Zijn Open, permanent collection
    Het Princessehof Museum, Leeuwarden, NL, Celadon
    Amstel 41 gallery, Amsterdam, NL, -O-L-O-G-Y
    Landgoed Anningahof, Zwolle NL, Beelden 2012 (exh.cat.)
    2011
    Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL, 'Temporary Stedelijk'
    Cibone gallery, Tokyo, JP, Designtide
    De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, NL, 'Made in China'
    2010
    International Biennale of Vallauris, FR, 'Gold'n Chromo'(exh.cat.)
    Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Den Haag, NL, 'Grandfather’s Predilections'
    The European Triennial of Small-Scale Sculpture 17th Edition, Murska Sobota, SI
    2009
    The Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, FR, 'Petits bouleversements au centre de la table'
    Museum of Arts & Design, New York, USA, 'Object Factory, the Art of Industrial Ceramics' (exh.cat.)
    Dutch Ministry of Finance, Den Haag, NL, 'Made in China'
    Museum of Arts & Design, New York, USA, 'Permanently Mad'
    De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, NL, 'Goud Omrand'
    MOCA, Taipei, TW, 'The Simple Art of Parody'
    2008
    HAN JI YUN Contemporary Space, Beijing, CN, 'RCS' (exh.cat.)
    Zuiderzee Museum, NL, 'My Art. Collectors share their passion'
    Kunsthall, Rotterdam, NL, '15 Jaar Marlies Dekkers'
    Bernardaud Foundation, Limoges, FR, 'Petits bouleversements au centre de la table', (exh. cat.)
    Gardiner Museum, Toronto, CA, 'Object Factory, the Art of Industrial Ceramics', (exh. cat.)
    Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Den Haag, NL, 'Grandmother’s Treasures'
    2007
    Het Princessehof Museum, Leeuwarden, NL, 'Hollands Porselein', (exh. cat.)
    Lambert van Meerten Museum, Delft, NL, 'Contour. Continuiteit', (exh. cat.)
    Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, NL, Open studious, (exh. cat.)
    2006
    Amstelkring Museum, Amsterdam, NL, Collection of the Nederlandsche Bank
    Tweede Kamer der Staten-General, Den Haag, NL, 'Grandmother’s Treasures'
    Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam, NL, 'Gespot. Aanwinsten vormgeving'
    Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, NL, Open studious, (exh. cat.)
    2005
    De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, NL, 'Aanwinsten 2005. Een keuze'
    Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL, 'Geel metalliek - goud voor Robert Smit'
    Kunsthal, Rotterdam, NL, 'Sharp Youth avoid appreciation', (exh. cat.)
    2004
    Shell Research Technology Center, Amsterdam, NL, 'Shell Young Art Award'
    Het Princessehof Museum, Leeuwarden, NL, 'Lekker Decaden!', (exh. cat.)
    De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, NL, 'Goud Omrand', (exh. cat.)
  • Works in the public collections:
    Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL
    Museum of Arts & Design, New York, USA
    Princessehof Museum, Leeuwarden, NL
    Ministerie van OCW, Den Haag, NL
    De Nederlandsche Bank Amsterdam, NL
    Het Academisch Medisch Centrum, Amsterdam, NL
    AkzoNobel, Amsterdam , NL
    LeasePlan Corporation, Almere, NL
    Houthof Buruma, Amsterdam, NL
    Dwazezaken cafe, Amsterdam, NL
  • Fellowships/stipends
    2006
    Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs/DCO/IC, NL
    2007
    ABN-AMRO Bank, Amsterdam, NL
    2008
    Basisstipendium Mondriaan Fund, NL
    2010
    Subsidy for 'The Trophy Cups' project, AFK/Mondriaan Fund NL
    2012
    Basisstipendium Mondriaan Fund, NL