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Aukje Koks

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Aukje Koks graduated from St Joost Academy of Arts in Breda in 2002, and was awarded the Royal Award for Painting in 2005. She studied at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam from 2007-08 and completed a residency at Wiels in Brussels in 2011. Koks is currently a nominee for the Illy Prize at Art Rotterdam and has a dual exhibition at MOT International in Brussels. Recent solo exhibitions include Manieren at Galerie Diana Stigter in Amsterdam and Fraud, Absence, Impossibility at Wiels. In May, the Stedelijk Museum in Schiedam will present an overview of her work. She lives and works in Brussels.



2010/2011 Wiels, center for contemporary art Brussels, Belgium.
2009 Meetfactory international centre of contemporary art, Prague, Czech Republic.
2007/2008 Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten/Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, The Netherlands.
2002 Academie St. Joost, NL. BFA 2002

 AWARDS / NOMINATIONS / FELLOWSHIPS / STIPENDS                                                  

2012 Illy Prize nomination.

2009/2010 Fonds BKVB, NL, basis stipend.

2009 Fonds BKVB workstipend for Meetfactory residency.

2008 Mr. Rob Defares, NL, in collaboration with Rijksakademie.

2007 Stichting Dr. Hendrik Muller's Vaderlandsch Fonds, NL, in collaboration with Rijksakademie.

2007 Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, NL, Peter Paul Peterich Fonds, in collaboration with Rijksakademie.

2005 Stichting Koninklijk Paleis, Amsterdam, NL, 'Koninklijke Subsidie voor Vrije Schilderkunst' (Royal Award for Painting), winner.

2005 Fonds BKVB, NL, starter stipend.


2012Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Schiedam, NL.
2012 MOT International GB/BE, Brussels, BE.
2011 Galerie Diana Stigter, NL. 'Manieren'.
2011 Wiels, center for contemporary art, project room, Brussels, BE. 'Fraud, abscence, impossibility' with Istvan Ist Huzjan.
2011 Cultuurcentrum Strombeek/Grimbergen, BE. 'De schilder, de duif en de dingen' with Roger Raveel.
2010 Ganes Pratt, Ljubljana, SI, together with Istvan Ist Huzjan.
2009 Lokaal 01, Antwerp, BE. (
2009 Meetfactory , Prague, CZ, 'Finished and forgotten scenes and situations'.
2008 Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, NL, 'Take illusion apart, add reality'.
2006 Dubbelbee Galerie (former Loerakker gallery), Amsterdam, NL.
2006 Noordbrabants Museum, Den Bosch, NL.


2012 Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA), NL, 'Time Trade & Travel'.
2012 Nubuke Foundation, Accra, Ghana, 'Time, Trade & Travel'.
2012 Nest, Den Haag, NL, 'A Proper Painting'.
2012 Autocenter, Berlin, DE, 'Objects of Dismissal'.
2011 Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht, NL. 'What's Up'.
2011 Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam, NL. 'Patchwork'.
2010 De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), NL. 'Aanwinsten 2010: een keuze'.
2010 Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam, NL. 'We like 6%'.
2010 Museum Dhondt Dhaenens, Deurle, BE. 'Annual Auction'.
2010 Stichting Outline, Amsterdam, NL. 'Presenteert'.
2010 Watou art festival, Watou, BE. Group show curated by Museum Dhondt Dhaenens. (
2010 Kunz/Vis/Gonzalez projectspace, Chicago IL., USA, 'Angels'.
2010 Mini Market @ Magazijn, Galerie Diana Stigter, NL.
2010 Dada Post, Berlin, DE, 'Youth Cult 2010'.
2010 Galerie im regierungsviertel/Forgotten Bar project, Berlin, DE, 'Protection'.
2010 Art Rotterdam, galerie Diana Stigter, NL.
2009 Secondroom/Zennestraat 17, Brussels, BE, 'A certain Proposition'. (
2009 Meetfactory, Prague, CZ, 'Csakany, Koks, Kruithof, Tarr'.
2009 Galerie LUMC, Leiden, NL, 'Nieuwe Schilders'.
2008 Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, NL, 'Open ateliers', (
2008 Rijksakademie / Projectspace Rijksacademie, Amsterdam, NL, 'North vs. South'.
2007 Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, NL, 'Open Ateliers', (exh. cat.).
2007 Art Rotterdam, Dubbelbee Galerie,  NL.
2007 Centrum voor Beeldende Kunst, Den Bosch, NL, 'Succes!'.
2006 GIST Galerie voor Hedendaagse Kunst, Brummen, NL, 'Still wet II'.
2005 GEM, museum voor actuele kunst, Den Haag, NL, 'Koninklijke Prijs voor Vrije Schilderkunst'. (

2010 Co-founder and part of artist collective 'projectGoleb', Amsterdam.                                                                                                   


Recent Exhibits

Aukje Koks participated in these exhibits:

Nov, 2015 It's not your paintings I like, it's your painting
Stigter van Doesburg
Jun, 2014 During the Exhibition, the Studio Will Be Close
Feb, 2014 Complex Images
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
Nov, 2013 Somewhere Between a Rock and a Pudding
Stigter van Doesburg
Feb, 2013 Collection Joseph Kouli
Mains d’Œuvres
Nov, 2012 Secret Postcards - Great Art Small in Size
Jan van Eyck Academie
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