Femmy Otten
Artist Lecturer

Femmy Otten

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Femmy Otten was born in Amsterdam, 1981, lives and works in The Hague, the Netherlands Femmy Otten studied at the HISK Higher Institute for Fine Art in Ghent and was a resident artist at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam and Atelier Holsboer, Cité Internationales des Arts in Paris. In 2013 Otten was awarded the de Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs. In 2014 she was one of three artists who were selected by the Dutch government to make an official portrait of King Willem Alexander. Recently her work was on view in the following exhibitions: ‘Rainbow Woman’ , De Warande, ‘One way or another’, SMAK, Gent, ‘EURAZIE’ M HKA, ‘One tear at a time’, Fons Welters. ‘Wistful Eye’ Drents Museum. ’Minor Heroïsm’, Zilberman Gallery, group show during the 14th Istanbul Biennial. ‘The Restless Gods’, performance Museum M, Louvain. Een nieuwe koning, een nieuw portret’, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. ’De Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs’, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam. ‘Yellow Minutes’, P///akt, Amsterdam. ‘Royal Award for Modern Painting’, Royal Palace, Amsterdam. ’Hydrarchy: Power and Resistance at Sea’, Gasworks, London . Her work is represented in public and private collections, including the collections of SCHUNCK* Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Museum Voorlinden, collection of the M HKA , Drents Museum and the AkzoNobel Foundation. Femmy Otten is represented by Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam.

Lecturer in

2023, 2018, 2017

Featured events

Femmy Otten. Photo Gert Jan van Rooij

Femmy Otten. Rainbow Woman

19/06/2021 07/11/2021
De Warande, Turnhout, BE Exhibition

What's in an artwork?

16/06/2022 17/07/2022
  HISK - Alumni Exhibition

Femmy Otten. We Once Were One

29/09/2022 - 20:00 21:00
Kunsthal, Gent, BE News
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Where Shall We Plant the Placenta?

19/11/2022 22/01/2023
A Tale of A Tub, Rotterdam, NL Exhibition
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Femmy Otten. We Once Were One

28/01/2023 25/06/2023
Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam, NL Exhibition