Curriculum Vitae

Ellen Rodenberg

1955 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Works and lives in The Hague, The Netherlands


1974 -1977 Pedagogical Academy Magister Vocat, Amsterdam, NL

1992- 1994 Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Hague, NL

Solo exhibition

2020      As if, solo exhibition, Gallery Lutz, Delft, NL

2018      Still, solo exhibition, SpaceProject-01, Ruimtevaart Foundation, De Helena, The Hague, NL

2002      From Memory to Painting, solo presentation, Gallery Unart, Villach, Austria

2001      Coloured Memories II, solo exhibition Pictura, Dordrecht, NL

1999      The total and the individual, solo presentation Galerie Lutz, KunstRai Amsterdam, NL

1996      Paintings, solo exhibition, LUMC, Leiden, NL



Exhibitions and Projects

2022       Wormhole, EX-MÊKH installation, Platforms Project, curator Artemis Potamianou, Athens, Greece

2022      Con Alma, EX-MÊKH project in a hotel room, Hybrid Art Fair, Madrid, Spain

2021      Stage Arousal, an exhibition on the façade of EP7 Paris, For the project ‘Idiolithes’ of the international artists collective KRAATZ, Paris, France

2021      The Reason Why, video Stage Arousal, EX-MÊKH shows a video in their online booth together with video’s from KRAATZ and ATrans, Platforms Project NET 2021, Athens, Greece

2020      FeMaler, Ellen Rodenberg & EX-MÊKH is invited for the program Femmes City, Vitrine U, curator Isolde Nagel, KleistPark U7 Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany

2019      Probe, EX-MÊKH, curator Isolde Nagel, A Trans, Haus der Statistik, Berlin, Germany

2019      MÊKH-web, EX-MÊKH, project in Quartair Contemporary Art Initiative, The Hague, NL

2015      Tools, Augentausch, EX-MÊKH, A Trans, Berlin, Germany

2014      Source Flat, EX-MÊKH at Platforms Project@Art Athina, Athens, Greece

2014      The Second Explodes, Kunsthalle Eurocenter, Lana, South Tirol, Italy

2013      Malieveld@Frejus, France. Malieveld@Venetie, Italy, Malieveld@Trins, Austria, Malieveld@PRO, The Hague, Malieveld@Arles, France, Malieveld@Berlin, Germany

2011      Blindspot, A.I.R. organisatie Elizabeth de Vaal, Pécsbagota, Hungary

2010      SOMS, THE WALL, video (Ellen Rodenberg) and sound performance by Jan Borgers (Crystal Archives) for the project THE STRUGGLES OF A SUPERHERO, AN INTROVERT AND A RISING STAR,  Filmhuis Zaal 5, The Hague NL

2010      Landing Soon #6-12 Erasmus Huis Jakarta, Indonesia 

2009      OUR Territory (EX)-MÊKH, De Nederlandsche Cacaofabriek, Helmond, NL

2009      Move, Nest, DCR, The Hague, NL

2008      Landing Soon#7, Under The Influence, group of 3 solo’s, Cemeti Art House Jogjakarta, Indonesia

2007      Mêkh Stream 2x4 Maarten Schepers, Ellen Rodenberg, Kees Koomen, Hans Ensink op Kemna, Atelier Supermedium, Rijswijk, NL

2007      Ile de Mêkh  in W139/ Basement, Amsterdam, NL

1995      Uitgelicht I, startstipendia beeldende kunst 93-94, KunstRai Amsterdam, NL

1994      De Ruimte, group show, Gemeente Museum, The Hague, NL


Work has been purchased by:

Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken  


Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat

Heden Den Haag

CBK Rotterdam en Dordrecht

Rabo Bank

FMO Den Haag  

LUMC Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum

ABP Algemeen Burgerlijk Pensioenfonds

Private Collectors


Honors and Awards, Grants and stipends

2020                                   ATRANS, Berlin, Germany

2010                                    Prins Bernhard foundation

2005 / 2008                        Stroom, HCBK, The Hague, NL

2002                                    Working Grant FKVB Foundation for Fine Arts, Design and Architecture, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1997, 2000, 2003               Basic Grant, Foundation for Fine Arts, Design and Architecture, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1995                                    Starting Grant, Foundation for Fine Arts, Design and Architecture, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1994                                    Visual Art Price, Culture Council, Zuid-Holland, NL



2011      Blindspot, Post 15, Pécsbagota, Hungary

2008      Landing Soon #7, Cemeti Studio Residency, Cemety Art House, Yogyakarta



2022      Ellen Rodenberg Artist book, Art at work 2003 - 2021

2019      Ellen Rodenberg ARTIST BOOK, Paintings  1999 - 2019

2017      Collateral Zone EX-MÊKH, brochure Platforms Project, Athene.

2017      Freedom of Space, 5 years, awards for free project spaces in Berlin, A Trans is nominated and awarded, pag.128/129 Ellen Rodenberg Tools (out of order).

2017      The good life, Kerzzt, Ellen Rodenberg, Kathimerini, Greece

2016      Ellen Rodenberg, Artist book, selection of works 2011-2016


2014      Ellen Rodenberg Artist book, works outside 2012-2014

2014      Malieveld project, Kunst als publieke zaak, Jegens&Tevens, Den Haag, NL

2010      Art for Sure, AEGON Art Collection  

2008      Ellen Rodenberg, landing Soon#7 Sudjud Dartanto, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesië

2005      Ondergewone, Stroom, Den Haag

2002      Ellen Rodenberg, Ausstellung in Villach, Austria Kleine Zeitung, 13.09.02

1995      De reis verklaard in dynamiek- Cees Straus, Trouw 13/12/1995