Machteld Rullens (°1988) lives and works in The Hague, The Netherlands. 



2012-2014      MFA, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, NL

2007-2012      BFA (Hons) Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, NL      

2010-2011      BFA exchange, St. Lucas, Ghent, BE    

2009                EEA exchange, Berlin, GER


Solo Exhibitions

2020                Pracownia Portretu, Łódź, PL

2016                The Latest, Galerie Rianne Groen, Rotterdam, NL           

2015                Mobile Homes, Künstlerhaus Otte 1, Eckernförde, GER    

2013                A room of one's own, Galerie Rianne Groen, Rotterdam, NL


Group Exhibitions

2019               Projekt Es Spionagé, Dapper, Amsterdam, NL 

2019               Koninklijke Prijs voor de Vrije Schilderkunst, Koninklijk  Paleis, Amsterdam, NL

2019               Like water in water, De School, Amsterdam, NL 

2019               Conversations with Friends, Shiro Oni, Gunma, JP

2019               Prospects & Concepts, Mondriaan Fonds, Rotterdam, NL

2019               Dovetailing, Rianne Groen, Rotterdam, NL

2018               24 Kleurplaten, Billytown, The Hague, NL

2018               Even if it's Jazz or the Quiet Storm, Nest, The Hague, NL 

2018               Aisle / Ation, Souterrain, Amsterdam, NL

2018               Amsterdam Art Trail, Galerie Lemaire, Amsterdam, NL

2017               Sensibility as Media, Konschthaus, Luxembourg, LUX

2017               Disruptive Voices, Expoplu, Nijmegen, NL           

2016               Sybren Hellinga Kunstprijs, Kunsthuis SYB, NL

2016               Mano Y Mano, Intersections, Art Rotterdam, NL

2016               In Search of Thomas Pynchon, Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem, NL

2015               Ridder Thirst and other stories Thumbs Up, S&L, Johannesburg, SA

2015               Urbi et Orbi, Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague, NL

2014               All Glitched Up, BP Loud Tate, Tate Collectives, Tate Britain, London, UK

2014               Kairos Time, TENT, Rotterdam, NL

2014               Future starts slow, Rianne Groen, Rotterdam, NL

2013               OpZicht 'Let's go in search of', Stroom, The Hague, NL

2013               Now or Never # 2, GEM/Fotomuseum, The Hague, NL

2012               Fast is good for us, 1646, The Hague, NL



Collaborative Projects


2016               Film festival, Locatie Z, The Hague (The Holls Collective)

2015               Art Brussels, Nieuwe Vide, Brussels (The Holls Collective)

2014               Outsourcing Performance, Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam (The Holls Collective)

2014               Galerie De Aanschouw, Rotterdam (The Holls Collective)

2014               Museumnacht Leiden, Hortus Botanicus, Leiden (The Holls Collective)

2013               Avantgarde en de achterban, 37PK, Haarlem (The Holls Collective) 

2013               Relax Baby be Cool, Haarlemse Lente, Haarlem. (The Holls Collective)




2019                    Royal Painting Prize 2019, Amsterdam, NL (Oct-Nov 2019)

2019                    Shiro Oni residency, Gunma, Japan, JP (April-June 2019) 

2019                    Mondriaan Fonds, Project grant (Shiro Oni 2019)

2019                    Stroom Den Haag, Project grant (Shiro Oni 2019)

2017                    Mondriaan Fonds, Werkbijdrage Jong Talent, NL (February 2017-2018)

2016                    Studio Neïl Beloufa, Paris, FR (February-April)                       

2015                    Künstlerhaus Otte1, Eckernförde, GER (September-November)

2015                    Sober&Lonely Institute of Contemporary Art, Johannesburg, SA (Feb-March)

2014-2017           Smiley, Vestia, work in public space, Stieltjesstraat, The Hague, NL 

2014-2015           Stroom Pro Invest, Stroom, The Hague, NL

2014-2016           Community Art Project, assistant teacher, Haagse Hoge School, The Hague, NL

2014-2017           Beeldentuin Clingenbosch, Museum Voorlinden, guide&guard, Wassenaar, NL

2013-2017           Member of The Holls Collective, The Hague, NL

2009                    Residency, EEA, Berlin, GER (August-September)



De School, Liza Strakhova, access date: November 16, 2019 (https://www.deschoolamsterdam.nl/nl/blog/2019/09/in-conversation-with-machteld-rullens/1019/?fbclid=IwAR0A_VKKdDzr4mxjxZQW9lPxpyJ48EXzHz-B0FjiiseNo8uZLfw2T_WNMBs)

Koninklijke Prijs voor de Vrije Schilderkunst, By any means necessary, Nanda Janssen, access date: December 12, 2019 (http://www.nandajanssen.nl/lib/pdf/schrijver/Koninklijke_Prijs_Vrije_Schilderkunst_2019.pdf)

Metropolis M, Waarom de koning niet wil kiezen - bij de Koninklijke Prijs voor de Vrije Schilderkunst 2019, Domeniek Ruyters, access date: November 11, 2019 (https://www.metropolism.com/nl/features/39730_koninklijke_prijs_voor_de_vrije_schilderkunst_2019)

NRC, Koninklijke Prijs voor de Vrije Schilderkunst, Sandra Smallenburg, October 11, 2019, access date: November 28, 2019 (https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2019/10/11/prijs-voor-vrije-schilderkunst-naar-leo-arnold-cian-yu-bai-en-machteld-rullens-a3976485?fbclid=IwAR2UH1MSa2LkMB2sjp6AaDDLbic2A-XAvRK1S-TsmpAWGg632zTIQ8d4e30)

Trouw, Sombere grondtonen bij de Koninklijke Prijs voor de Vrije Schilderkunst, Sandra Kooke, October 11, 2019, access date: November 28, 2019 (https://www.trouw.nl/cultuur-media/sombere-grondtonen-bij-de-koninklijke-prijs-voor-de-vrije-schilderkunst~bd5f61700/)

Metropolis M, Intersections 2016, Domeniek Ruyters, posted on February 12, 2016, access date: May 1, 2016 (http://metropolism.com/reviews/intersections-2016/)

Kraft magazine, number 2, Vienna, 2015 (http://www.kraftstudio.net/) in collaboration with Fabian Bredt.

Eckernforde Zeitung, Germany, 2015 (http://www.shz.de/lokales/eckernfoerder-zeitung/aufarbeitung-eines-integrationskurses-id11254341.html)

Published Writings


Thumbs-Up, edition of 20, 2015, self-published, available at Stroom The Hague

The Theory of Wandering, (NL/EN), 2013, published on http://www.mistermotley.nl/en/motley-academy/theory-wandering




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