An autobiography based artistic practice on vulnerability of relationships and memories showing the artists body, family of origin, current and past homes and some other personal narratives.

Currently living and working in Amsterdam

                                
      

Homeward Bound, 2023
Sally’s Fault, Amsterdam w Singular Art Gallery





















A duo show with Niko Lee Gail Démoed, Credits: JW Kaldenbach


Groupshow, 2023
Springboard Art Fair, Utrecht



  
       
Our booth was curated by Nina Folkersma
showing together with Diana Gheorghiu, Zuza Banasińska, Ischa Kempka and Tia Yoon 



Groupshow, 2022
De Cacaofabriek, Helmond




Screening De Eetkamertafel (The Dining Table)
Thanks to Zuiver, Manus Groenen, Biek van Bree en Julienne Tullemans

Credits: Suzan van der Loo, Paul Bogaers


Family Works, 2022, solo show
De Fabriek Eindhoven 






     

                  


       
            

                      
The green wallpainting shows an enlarged version of the fairtytale that Eleye wrote herself at the age of seven the very same month her parents divorced. Find the English translation on white paper in the slideshow. notes for the translation //
Suzan van der Loo, Eleye’s ouder, hielp mee aan het maken van de muurschildering waarop een sprookje is uitvergroot dat Eleye schreef als 7-jarige in dezelfde maand als de scheiding van haar ouders.




                                                  

                                       
           



                           

                                             
                                                                      
Grandpa Pieter playing the clarinet and grandma Nellie the flute// Opa Pieter
op klarinet en oma Nellie op blokfluit


       
                                                

             


    
                 

This 7-week residency project was concluded with this solo show. The works in the exhibition investigate family, the loss of childhood and changing family relationships. Visitors were able to meet family members in real life in the exhibition. They normally only show up as subjects in the works.

--> Curator Fabienne Chiang wrote the exhibition text:
Click here for English version //

--> Curator Fabienne Chiang schreef de tentoonstellingstekst:
Klik hier voor de Nederlandse Vertaling

Huge thanks to Paultje, Dieke Venema, Koen Dijkman, Fabienne Chiang, Suzan van der Loo,
Twan Goevaerts, Pieter en Nellie van der Loo, Rietje Koppens, Harrie Boerenkamps,
Loriën Boerenkamps, Vera Meulendijks, Jo en Riek Boerenkamps, Ferdinand Kokou Makouvia,
Mart van Bree, Paul Bogaers


Past: 5 - 12 August 2022

This show was supported by the Mondrian Fund, Cultuur Eindhoven and Kunstloc // 
Deze tentoonstelling is mede mogelijk gemaakt door het Mondriaan Fonds, Cultuur Eindhoven en Kunstloc.


Credits: Peter Cox, Paul Bogaers and Niek Tijsse Klasen


2022, Ass-Works, solo
BRUTUS Rotterdam 





                    

 
                                          


        

                  
 
                     
  
                              

                                                 

               

The exhibition was accompanied by a text written and recorded by philosopher Simon(e) van Saarloos

What if the foamboard was stone

Text design: Dongyoung Lee
People in the pictures: Dieke Venema and Dewi Baggerman


The Ass-Works debuted at BRUTUS, Rotterdam.
Click here for info on the Brutus website

Past: 16 June - 17 July 2022

Credits: Beeldsmits, Suzan van der Loo

                                  

We no longer live at number 8, 2021, solo, Daily Practice Rotterdam




                                  


                     

                    

                             

                    

                  

                
 
  

In this exhibition works were shown relating to the house and family Eleye grew up in. // In deze tentoonstelling worden werken getoond die gaan over het huis en de gezinsleden waarmee Eleye opgroeide.

Find exhibition text here, written by Suzanne Weenink, translated by Moosje M. Goosen


Many thanks to Suzanne Weenink
Click here for info on the Daily Practice website

Credits: Beeldsmits         
                                                            
 
   

Offspring 2020/Zigzag, 2020
De Ateliers Amsterdam


curated by Fabian Schöneich 












    

This exhibition concluded two years of working at post-academic institute De Ateliers in Amsterdam. Various works show the different media, materials and people that take part in Eleye’s practice. For example the nightstand piece, a collected object from the family home, a short experimental film portraits her relationship with her mother in a conflict about the family table. The swearwords often used by her father and a monumental picture of the father’s torso with relationship tattoo, he and her mother still wear after their divorce, stands in the middle of the space. 


Deze tentoonstelling rondde de tweejarige werkperiode af waarin Eleye werkte bij de post-academische instelling De Ateliers in Amsterdam. In deze tentoonstelling zijn werken gekozen die de verschillende materialen, technieken en personen laten zien die een rol spelen in Eleye’s werk. Een voorbeeld is het nachtkastje waar haar broertje naast is geboren en De Eetkamertafel (2020), waarin de relatie tussen haarzelf en haar moeder zichtbaar wordt in een conflict over de familietafel. Verder toonde ze de scheldwoorden van haar vader en een monumentale foto met zijn torso met een relatie tattoo van haar gescheiden ouders, staat in het midden van de ruimte.

︎ de-ateliers.nl (post-academic institute Amsterdam)
︎ Fabian Schöneich (curator)


Credits: G.J. van Rooij
UPCOMING

> Home (Sweet) Home, duo show with Vita Buivid, Arti et Amicitae (upcoming)
Rokin 112, Amsterdam
30 August - 29 September

Supported by AFK and Cultuurfonds

> Unseen Photography Fair (upcoming)
Westergas, Amsterdam
Represented by Singular Art Gallery
19 - 22 September
www.unseenamsterdam.com


Past 2024:
Supermarket Art Fair 2024, Stockholm
25 - 28 april, Represented by De Fabriek <3, Eindhoven

Prospects 2024, Art Rotterdam
1 - 4 february, Van Nellefabriek, Rotterdam





TEXTS: click on the text below


2024 Prospects Art Rotterdam, about Standards of Living, text: Esther Darley, translation: Marie Louise Schoondergang EN
2024 Prospects Art Rotterdam, over Standards of Living, tekst: Esther Darley, NL

2022 Ass-Works, BRUTUS Rotterdam
What if the foamboard was stone,
text by Simon(e) van Saarloos, design: Dongyoung Lee

2022 Family Works, De Fabriek Eindhoven  Text by Fabienne Chiang (EN)
translated version by Sam Fisser (NL)/ Vertaalde versie door Sam Fisser

2022 Press: Eindhovens Dagblad article ‘Eleye Boerenkamps hangt vuile was buiten in De Fabriek’

2021 We no longer live at number 8, Daily Practice Rotterdam
+ Documentation solo We no longer live at number 8 at Daily Practice, Rotterdam written by Suzanne Weenink, English translation by Moosje M Goosen, images by Beeldsmits and Suzanne Weenink

2020 Interview Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee radio With my mother and me about The Dining Table film, by Vita Soul Wilmering *Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee radio, a conversation with my mother and me about The Dining Table hosted by Vita Soul Wilmering and PHILTH HAUS. See: 54.32 – 1:09:50 (EN)

2018 - 2020 Offspring, De Ateliers Amsterdam *Catalogue text by Fabian Schöneich (EN) for Offspring 2020/ Zigzag catalogue De Ateliers

2017 Finding the Object in Me, Gastatelier LEO XIII Tilburg *Publication for solo exhibition Finding the Object in Me 2017 (EN) 6 months residency @ Gastatelier LEO XIII, Tilburg text by: Suzanne Weenink, 2017 (EN)



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Standards of Living / Levensstandaarden


Standards of living: instead of holding you I’m holding this, 2023
183 x 21. 6 x 18 cm
wood, cable ties, print on forex, screw



Standards of living: white wood with cut-out, 2023
wood, photo, magnet
157.8 x 24.5 x 9 cm



Standards of living: Paul middlefinger, 2023
print on forex, wood, aluminium, tube clip
164.3 x 21.5 x 11 cm



Standards of living: Dad taught me (…), 2021, 
122.3 x 9.3 x 5.3 cm
various pieces of wood, pen on forex and white thumbtack





Standards of living: Card on standard (Paul XXXXXX), 2020, 127 x 14.6 x 32 cm
paper postcard on triplex, screws and various pieces of wood



These standards play with the tension between a functional support holding something upright for display or being an actual sculptural element and equal part of the whole. They also balance between being able to stand on their own or that they are vulnerable and nearly falling. 



Credits: Tommy Smits