Sarah van Sonsbeeck

Born 1976, Utrecht, NL

Lives and works in Amsterdam



2008-2009 Residency Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, NL

2002-2006 Rietveld Academy - Fine Arts and Writing (BA), Amsterdam, NL

1994-2001 TUDelft, Architecture (MA), NL


Grants and Prizes

2012 Theodora Niemeijer Prize, Van Abbe Museum, NL

2012 Volkskrant Beeldende Kunstprijs (won public choice award), NL

2006 Rietveld Fine Art Prize (nominated), NL

Various Stipends of the Mondriaan Fonds (NL), Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds (NL), Trustfund Rijksakademie Amsterdam (NL)


Solo exhibitions

2020 Annet Gelink Gallery Amsterdam, NL

2017 De Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, NL

2017 Annet Gelink Gallery Amsterdam, NL

2016 Room on the Roof, De Bijenkorf Amsterdam, NL

2016 De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, NL

2014 Mistakes I’ve made, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

2013 Performing Silence, with Antonis Pittas, De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, NL

2012 Municipality of Silence, Consulate General Istanbul, with NON-Stage, Istanbul, TR

2012 Informational Weather, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, NL

2012 Arco Fair, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam. With David Majlkovic, Madrid, SP

2011 Things to do in Mönchengladbach, Musem Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, DE

2010 Breaking the Silence, show at Annet Gelink Gallery (The Bakery), Amsterdam, NL

2009 Open studio's - Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, NL

2009 Guided tours through the Silence, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL

2008 Getting Closer to Pauli - solo show at Smart Project space, Amsterdam, NL


Selected group exhibitions and fairs

2019 ‘Verschijnen & Verdwijnen’ with Isabelle Andriessen, Funda Gül Özcan, Femke Herregraven, Puck Verkade a.o.

2019 ‘Mythe’ with Berndnaut Smilde and Kaspar De Jong a.o., Cwart, Knokke, BE

2018 Art Basel with Annet Gelink gallery Amsterdam, CH

2018 Manifesta Palermo 5x5x5 collateral with Annet Gelink gallery Amsterdam, IT

2018, Triumph gallery Moscow, RU

2018 Into Nature, Holtingerveld & Frederiksoord, NL

2018 Shelter, Catharijne Convent Utrecht, NL

2017 Art Basel with Annet Gelink gallery Amsterdam, CH

2017 Garage Rotterdam, NL

2017 Schunk Heerlen, NL 

2016 Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Volkskrant Fine Art Prize winners, NL

2016 Theatre Dreams of a Beautiful Afternoon, Manifesta Offices, NL

2016 Amsterdam Art, Annet Gelink, NL

2015 Silence Out Loud, Kranenburgh, NL

2015 VIVA Malta, Malta, IT

2014 Undertones, Marres Maastricht, NL

2013 Design Column #6 Dataism, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL

2013 Chambres de Canaux: The Tolerant Home, Herengracht 502, Amsterdam, NL

2013 Dread, De Hallen Haarlen, Haarlem, NL

2013 Chasing Rainbows, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

2012 Volkskrant Beeldende Kunstprijs 2012, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, NL

2012 Oh Crisis! #3, Huize Frankendael, Amsterdam, NL

2011 De Nederlandse Identiteit, De kracht van Heden, Museum de Paviloens, Almere, NL

2010 Bienal Sao Paulo, lecture on portable silence, BR

2010 Moonlife Concept Store (Alicia Framis), Shanghai (2010) & Rotterdam (2011), CHIN

2009  Art works on paper E/AB, New York, USA

2009 Unknown Territories, Museum De Paviljoens, Almere, NL

2008 Open studio's - Rijsakademie Amsterdam, NL


Collections in alphabetical order

Abn Amro, Akzo Nobel, De Nederlandsche Bank, Ekard Collection, Fiorucci Collection, ING, Moma Books, Museum Abteiberg, Rabobank, Robeco, Schunck, Stedelijk Schiedam and various private



2018 The Lost Stone

2013 Light S.e.s.a.

2012 Municipality of Silence

2011  Things To Do in Mönchengladbach

2010 Mental space - how my neighbours became buildings