Artist Lecturer

Hadassah Emmerich

Graduation year




Hadassah Emmerich
*Heerlen (NL), 1974
Lives and works in Brussels

Body and identity, the sensory and the sensual, the commodification of the erotic and the exotic: these are frequently recurring themes in Hadassah Emmerich’s work.
The sensuality of her painting resides not only on the surface of the (erotic) image but also in her refined use of colour and technical execution. Since 2016, Emmerich has worked with a new painting technique, using stencils cut from vinyl flooring, which she covers with ink and then impresses onto canvas, paper or a wall.
Referring to the visual language of advertising and Pop art, she creates images that both aestheticise and problematize the female body. She depicts the paradox of simultaneous attraction and repulsion, intimacy and cool detachment, seduction and critique. In this way, Emmerich succeeds in making the act of looking truly provocative.
Nina Folkersma

Lecturer in

2023, 2015, 2013, 2009

Featured events



25/03/2021 12/09/2021
CENTRALE for contemporary art, Brussel, BE Exhibition
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Ballroom Project #3

13/05/2021 16/05/2021
Borgerhub, Antwerpen, BE Fair
Art Rotterdam, 2021

Art Rotterdam 2021

01/07/2021 04/07/2021
Van Nellefabriek, Rotterdam, NL Fair
Acme Vision, 2021

Acme Vision

31/10/2021 28/11/2021
SB34 - The Pool, Brussel, BE Exhibition
Paper Show, 2022

Paper Show

16/01/2022 20/02/2022
Whitehouse Gallery, Lovenjoel, BE Exhibition
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Bonnefanten, Maastricht, NL Exhibition
Hadassah Emmerich. Hips don’t lie. 2022

Hadassah Emmerich. Hips don’t lie

25/03/2022 22/05/2022
Waregem, BE Exhibition

Art Brussels Contemporary Art Fair

28/04/2022 01/05/2022
Tour & Taxis, Brussel, Belgium Exhibition
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Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL Exhibition