Genger, Martie

Genger, Martie

Biography

Martie Genger (1936) is born in Amsterdam and comes to Curaçao in 1969. As a young 5 year old her creativity is already apparent, but lack of material causes her to collect whatever is available to give expression to her imagination.
Her first solo exhibition is held at the Hilton Hotel Curaçao in 1971. In 1983 she moves to Costa Rica and stays there for 11 years. During that period she exhibits her work on a regular basis, both solo and in group exhibitions. She relocates to Curaçao in 1994 and has since been exhibiting her work in mostly group exhibitions. The Curaçao Museum awards her First Prize in the 1998 ‘Ekshibishon di nos Arte’.
Her artworks are often three dimensional or installations. ‘Como Cerrar’ (How to deal with), a piece she made in 1981 was first exhibited in Costa Rica. It is a critical look at the establishment, values and prejudices.

 

Her work is always based on a thought or an idea. “It is as if the concept itself finds the right material to manifest the idea as clear as possible. It is never the other way around.”


Pictures


Links

Bundel by Martie Genger, Warwaru (Whirlwind), 2013. Published by Schrijverspunt Clusteruitgeverij in the Netherlands.

Book review (in Dutch) on autobiography by Martie Genger, published in 2011: Kind ook gij [You also child].

Poem by Martie Genger 'Ten hemel schreiend'.

Below the video Martie Genger "Kind ook Gij" by Loek Pisters, where the artist talks about her publication, her work and inspiration.


Exhibitions

Solo

2016 In de Beginne - Since Dawn of time (20 parts), Gallery Alma Blou, Curaçao. 

2014 Opus Dei (5 parts), Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten, Curaçao.

1996 Schijn en Werkelijkheid [Illusion and Reality], National Library, Curaçao.

1993 La Familia, Centro de Convenciones del Hotel Herradura, San José, Costa Rica.

1993 Opus Dei (9 parts), Museo de arte Costarricense, Costa Rica.

1988 Holland Festival, Galeria Sir Laurence Olivier, San José, Costa Rica.

1987 3 solo exhibitions in 1, Galeria de Arte Contemporáneo, San José, Costa Rica.

1981 Sentro Pro Arte, Curaçao.

1980 The Curaçao Museum, Curaçao.

1977 Two or Three Gallery, Curaçao.

1972 Hotel Curaçao Plaza, Curaçao.

1971 Hilton Hotel, Curaçao.

 

Group

2015 Taboo II, Landhuis Bloemhof, Curaçao.

2015 Self portrait of a missing link, Sculpture garden Landhuis Bloemhof, Curaçao.

2013 Franje van Oranje [Orange Fringes], Curaçao.

2013 Back to Nature, Landhuis Bloemhof, Curaçao.

2011 Maskara [Mask], Landhuis Bloemhof, Curaçao.

2010 Antepasado di Futuro [Forefathers of the future], The Curaçao Museum, Curaçao.

2009 Dependensha, Landhuis Knip, Curaçao.

2007 Breast Cancer Awareness, Gallery Alma Blou, Curaçao.

2007 Something is happening in Pietermaai, Nieuwestraat, Curaçao.

2007 It’s all about Women, Gallery Alma Blou, Curaçao.

2006 Celebration, Landhuis Bloemhof, Curaçao.

2006 Gallery Alma Blou, Landhuis Habaai, Curaçao.

2006 Arte Bèbè, Riffort Village, The Rif Fort, Curaçao.

2005 Cryptoraño. Oraño na Plata [Orange in silver], Riffort Village, The Rif Fort, Curaçao.

2005 Ekshibishon di nos arte, The Curaçao Museum, Curaçao.

2005 Nos regalo real [Our royal gift], Landhuis Bloemhof, Curaçao.

2003 Waar Engelen Bengelen [Where angels play], Gallery 86, Curaçao.

2003 Vagina Monoloog [The Vagina Monologues], Riffort Village, The Rif Fort, Curaçao.

2003 Resusitá [Risen], Riffort Village, The Rif Fort, Curaçao.

2003 Poorten, Open Monumenten Dag Scharloo, Curaçao.

2003 Opmerkelijke publicaties, Temporary Gallery, The Rif Fort, Curaçao.

2002 XXII Festival del Caribe 2002, Santiago, Cuba.

2000 International Women’s Day, Bureau Vrouwenzaken (B.Z.V.), Curaçao.

1999 Arte ’99. Identidat...ayera awe mañan, Mangasina di Arte, Scharloo. Curaçao.

1998 Ekshibishon di nos arte, The Curaçao Museum, Curaçao. 1st Prize.

1997 Geboorte - leven - dood [Birth - life - death]. Gallery 86, Curaçao.

1993 En La O.E.A. (Organización Estados Americanos), Washington D.C., US.

1993 Bienal Salones Nacionales, Museo de Arte Costarricense, San José, Costa Rica.

1993 Opus Dei, Museo de Arte Costarricense, San José, Costa Rica.

1989 Bienal Salones Nacionales, Museo de Arte Costarricense, San José, Costa Rica.

1988 Bienal Francisco Amighetti, Centro Cultural Costarricense, San José, Costa Rica.

1987 Bienal Salones Nacionales, Plaza de la Cultura. San José, Costa Rica.

1987 Dia de San José, Parque Nacional San José, Costa Rica.

1986 Arte e Imaginación, Galeria de Arte Contemporáneo, San José, Costa Rica.

1985 Colectiva III, Galeria de Arte Contemporáneo, San José, Costa Rica.

1978 Monsignor Zwijssen College, Curaçao.

 


Publications

Bergen, Agnes van. (2010, April 14). Martie Genger, niet alleen kunstenares [Martie Genger, not only artist]. Antilliaans Dagblad. p. 16 - 17.

Casimiri, Nel. (1999) Arte ’99. Identidat...ayera awe mañan. Curaçao: Copycenter Copymiri, p. 20.

Genger, Martie (2014). Kind ook gij [You also child]. The Netherlands: Uitgeverij Schrijverspunt.

Genger, Martie (2013). Warwaru [Whirlwind]. The Netherlands: Schrijverspunt Clusteruitgeverij.

Rooy, Felix de & Smit, Jennifer. (2012). Curaçao Classics. Visual Arts 1900-2010. Antepasado di Futuro. Amsterdam: Kit Publishers & Curaçao: Stichting Arte ’99. p. 104 - 107.

Thissen-Rojer, Josée. (2007, Sept./Oct.). Kunstrubriek Curaçao. Antilliaanse Nieuwsbrief. p. 22

AWARDS
1998 First Prize, Eksibishon di Nos Arte, The Curaçao Museum.

1993 Mención de Honor [Honorable mention], Photography exhibition in the Centro de Convenciones del Hotel Herradura, San José, Costa Rica.

1993 Premio Nacional [National Prize], Photography exhibition in the Centro de Convenciones del Hotel Herradura, San José, Costa Rica.