Esther Neinhuis (Rotterdam, The Netherlands 1972 -)


A desire to be elsewhere is the central theme of Esther Nienhuis’s work. She approaches the experience of Unfulfilled Desire as a condition in which Heimweh (longing for the known) and Fernweh (longing for the unknown) intertwine. The urge to leave behind inevitably implies loss and farewell. Nienhuis makes this metaphorical boundary perceptible through her isolation of the here and now from other realities - past, future or imaginary.


Dutch-born Esther Nienhuis studied Fine Arts at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague
and has exhibited in Europe, the United States, Canada, Asia and Australia. She was
awarded with the Dutch art prize Gasunie Kunstprijs in 2011 and in 2012 two of her works
were selected for the ZomerExpo at the Gemeentenmuseum in The Hague, the Dutch
equivalent to the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

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