[-empyre-] Long Bio for Maria Verstappen

Maria Verstappen

email  notnot@xs4all.nl

Erwin Driessens and Maria Verstappen have worked together since 1990. They
both studied at the State Academy of Fine Arts, Amsterdam and the Academy of
Fine Arts, Maastricht. They have held numerous exhibitions in galleries and
museums. They gave presentations atart academies, festivals and conferences
in Europe, Australia and the United States. They received a 1st prize at
LIFE 2.0 and LIFE 5.0, an international competition for Art & Artificial
Life, with their Tickle robot projects.


1988-91   State Academy of Fine Arts, Amsterdam
1982-87   Academy of Fine Arts, Maastricht


2004   Driessens/Verstappen, gallery Vous Etes Ici, Amsterdam
2002   Tickle Salon, Mediamatic Supermarkt, Amsterdam
2001   Driessens/Verstappen, gallery Vous Etes Ici, Amsterdam
2000   Driessens/Verstappen, Consortium, Amsterdam
2000   To infinity and beyond, Exedra, Hilversum
1999   Ima Traveller, Chapelle du Genêteil, Château Gontier, France
1999   Breed, Galerie für Landschaftskunst, Hamburg, Germany
1997   Erwin Driessens et Maria Verstappen, Le Carré, Chapelle du Geneteil,
Chateau-Gontier, France
1996   Erwin Driessens et Maria Verstappen, Galerie Le Sous Sol, Paris,
1995   Erwin Driessens et Maria Verstappen, Optica, Montréal, Canada
1995   The Factory, gallery Oh!, Brussels, Belgium
1994   (Un)controlling, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam
1990   Exhibition, Museum Fodor, Amsterdam


2004   Looping, Chapelle du Geneteil, Château-Gontier, France
2004   Open Borders, as part of Cultural Capital of Europe 2004, Lille,
2004   Parcours Contemporain, artroute, Fontenay-le-Comte, France
2003   About land, sea and faces. Present-day Dutch Video Art, Erasmushuis
Djakarta, Indonesia
2003   ARCO, Parque Ferial Juan Carlos, LIFE 5.0, Foundation Telefonica,
Madrid, Spain
2002   Selective Whole, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
2001   Déplacement à Maribor, Umetnostna Galarija Maribor, Slovenia
2000   hard/soft/wet: Artificial Lives, Future Screen00, Australian Centre
for Photography, Sydney, Australia
2000   Collection été, F.R.A.C. Lorraine, Galerie des Arts,
Blénod-les-Pont-á-Mousson, France
2000   Oblique LU Nights, Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, France
2000   Samenscholing, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht
1999   Officina Europa, Villa delle Rose, Galeria d'Arte Moderna, Bologna,
1999   Corps à Corps, 2nd. Festival Art and Technology, Université de
Technologie, Compiègne, France
1998   Organic, Palais des Arts, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France
1997   MU, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
1997   Genuine Fiction, W139, Amsterdam
1994   Le bénéfice du doute, Galerie Le Sous Sol, Paris, France
1993   Le bénéfice du doute, Optica, Montreal, Canada
1993   En Scène, W139, Amsterdam
1991   Double Distance, Museum Het Kruithuis, 's Hertogenbosch


2004   Birth coin Princess Amalia, concept/design of ten-euro coin
celebrating the birth of the throne heir
       production Royal Dutch Mint, Utrecht, in assignment of the Dutch
Ministry of Finance
2003   Timewarp, in collaboration with Arnoud Holleman
       W.G. Witteveenplein, Kop van Zuid, Rotterdam, commissioned by CBK
(Center for Fine Arts), Rotterdam
1999   Art-Y-net #1, contribution to public internet terminals, Amsterdam
       in assignment of the Amsterdam Foundation for the Arts


2004   Emerging Technologies, Siggraph 2004, 31st international conference
on computer graphics and
       interactive techniques, Los Angeles Convention Centre, California,
2004   unsorted, SonicActsX, Electronic Art and Music Conference, Paradiso,
2004   Big Blip 04, Festival of Creative Arts, Science and Technology,
University of Brighton, United Kingdom
2003   ROBOT, robot festival, Eyebeam, New York, U.S.A.
2003   Creating the unforseen, the unthought and the unknown, Basque Country
University, Bilbao, Spain
2003   RGB, VJ/DJ festival, 20th edition of the World Wide Video festival,
De Melkweg, Amsterdam
2003   First Changmai New Media Festival , Changmai University Art Museum,
Changmai, Thailand
2002   Ik denk dus ik ben, talkshow, Gaslab, TU/e, University of Technology,
2002   In Omgekeerde Richting, workshop at Gerrit Rietveld Academy,
2002   Art and Artificial Evolution, workshop at Frank Mohr Institute, dep.
MFA IME, Groningen
2002   Sonar, 9th. International Festival of Advanced Music and Multi Media
Art, Centre de Cultura Contemporania
       de Barcelona, Spain
2001   Second Iteration, international conference on generative systems in
the electronic arts,
       Monash University, Arts & Design building, Caulfield campus,
Melbourne, Australia
2000   WIRE 2000, robotics workshop, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh,
1999   Copy & Paste, l'Usine, electronic music festival, La Bâtie, Geneva,


2004   ACA Media Arts Festival , jury recommendation for Art Division,
Tokyo, Japan.
2002   LIFE 5.0, 1st prize, international competition Art & Artificial Life,
Madrid, Spain
1999   LIFE 2.0, 1st prize international competition Art & Artificial Life,
Madrid, Spain

Public Collections

2002   ABN/Amro, Netherlands
2001   Centraal Musem, Utrecht
1997   F.N.A.C., Puteaux - Paris, France
1996   F.R.A.C. Lorraine, Metz,

Publications / Catalogues

2004   unsorted, An A to Z for SonicActsX, Sonic Acts Press/De Balie, editor
Arie Altena, design Will
2004   Droog Event #1, Design etc, Open Borders, Lille 2004, Capitale
Européenne de la Culture,
       editors Renny Ramakers and Wendel ten Arve, design Designlab
2004   Metacreation, Art & Artificial Life , author Mitchell Whitelaw, MIT
Press, Cambridge
2003   Morphogenitics: Generative processes in the work of Driessens and
Verstappen, author Mitchell Whitelaw,
       Digital Creativity volume 14, Swets & Zeitlinger Publishers
2002   Het Blinkende Stof, op zoek naar een nieuw visioen, Querido
Amsterdam, author Anna Tilro
2001   Creative Evolutionary Systems, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, ISBN 1
55860 673 4
1999   Cho-Yaku, AI Japan, volume 1, December 99, ISBN 4 89367 613 X
1999   Officina Europa, Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Edizione Mazzotta Milano
ISBN 88 202 1349 4
1997   The International Design Yearbook, editor Philippe Starck, Laurence
King Publishing, London
1994   Le bénéfice du doute, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Herblay, France
1990   Artscribe # 84, International Magazine of New Art, London


2004   Artbots, Karl Williams, Servo, The Magazine for Autonomously Correct
Robots, January 04
2003   What the Dutch do for fun, Leigh Anderson, Popular Science, November
2003   Digital Art, Teleac/NOT radio 747 AM, October 25, 03
2003   Rise of the machines, Sarah Schmerler, Time Out, New York, # 406,
July 03
2003   RTL4 Nieuws, Reuters, RTL4, Nederland, July 03
2003   NY1 Technology News, Adam Balkin for NY1, New York, July 03
2002   Art Pick of the Week, Selective Whole: New Art from Amsterdam, Peter
Frank, LA Weekly, May 02
2001   The Tickle robot, Art and Artificial Intelligence, Anna Tilroe, NRC
Handelsblad, October 2001
2001   The Universe according to Driessens/Verstappen, Claudine Hellweg,
Kunstblad, April 01
2000   Sztuczna Sztuka, Christine Reilly, Aktivist Warsaw, October 00
2000   New on internet, Klaas de Jong, De Architect, September 00
2000   A cire perdu, Michel Gauthier, Omnibus January 00
1999   Organic, Magali Gentet, Art Press, March 99
1997   Contemporary poetry in Java-script, Ineke Schwartz,  De Volkskrant,
December 97
1997   Computer & co., Anne Ring Petersen, Berlingske Tidende, October 97
1997   Dessine-moi un cyberspace, Libération, April 97
1995   Affiche, television broadcast BRT 2, Belgium
1994   (Un)controlling, Dominic van den Boogerd, Flash Art #177
1994   (Un)controlling, Michael Gibbs, Art Monthly #175
1994   Couleur Locale, Ineke Schwartz, De Volkskrant, March 94
1991   Model Spaces, Stuart Morgan, Artscribe #86
1991   The art of exhibiting: The exhibition as art, Dominic van den
Boogerd, Metropolis M #1-9

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