Saskia Tannemaat

1971, lives and works in The Hague


One may be reminded of the crisis years before WWII in which German expressionism arose when seeing Tannemaat’s portraits. The movement was, so angrily and radically, a cry for a better, actively social world while appropriating an entirely new, crude aesthetic. Saskia Tannemaat is inspired by the movement and the period, often highlighting its dark similarities with our current society. The artist’s conveys personal process to place public issues today.

Saskia Tannemaat, I wish my name was Louise, 2018, mixed media on paper, 21 x 31 cm (in collection)

Saskia Tannemaat, Mamma's boy, 2017, mixed media on paper, 61 x 38 cm

Saskia Tannemaat, Admin, 2015, mixed media on archival map, 28,5 x 61,6 cm (detail) 

Saskia Tannemaat, My head is filled with birds, 2017, Ink on paper, 24 x 24 cm (in collection) 

Saskia Tannemaat, We never dreamed this could happen, 2017, Ink and charcoal on paper, 78 x 83 cm (in collection) 

Saskia Tannemaat, But there is never a reason not to dance, 2018, Ink and acrylic on a newspaper, 58 x 40 cm 

Saskia Tannemaat, Meisjes, 2018, ink, pastel, acrylic, watercolor and charcoal on paper, 250 x 177 cm

Saskia Tannemaat, The different child, 2018, charcoal, pastel and acrylic on canvas, 58 x 34 cm

Saskia Tannemaat, Maria met de sterren, 2015, charcoal, ink, pastel, fabric and acrylic on paper, 194 x 110 cm

Saskia Tannemaat, Victory, 2015, Charcoal and Pastel on paper, 77 x 70 cm



2018 I wish my name was Louise, twelve twelve gallery, The Hague, NL

2017 Forgiven! twelve twelve gallery The Hague, NL

2016 Achter het Raam, Galerie 44, The Hague, NL 



2019 A Year in Riso, Hokgallery, The Hague, NL

2018 Schwartzmalen, The Art Chapel, Amsterdam, NL  

2017 Tekenkabinet, Purmerent, NL

2017 KunstRai, represented by twelve twelve gallery, The Hague, NL

2017 Nasty Woman Exhibition, Josilda da Conceicao gallery, Amsterdam, NL

2016 Art Soup, De Lawei, Drachten, NL

2014 Over the Moon, Kunst Biennale Noord Holland, NL

2015 Duo with Petra Wehrlich, Ruimte van Rolf, Gouda, NL

2014 The one thing you can never sing of or hang in a tree. Ministry of foreign affairs, The Hague, NL

2014. Kunstpit, Gallerie Vonkel, The Hague, NL

2013 After all she is my mother, Graphos, Kunsthal Bosxhveld, s’Hertogenbosch, NL

2012 The untimely Death of Mrs Patterson, Zomer Expo Gemeente Museum, The Hague, NL

2009 DHR Menasm, CUCOSA, Rotterdam, NL 



2019 Bookcover novel Mira Feticu 'Al mijn vaders' 

2019 Part of the Haagse Kunstkalender 

2018 Illustration TROUW, womantrade 

2018 Illustration TROUW, Disabled people and human rights 

2018 Interview by Renate van der Zee for the ‘StraatKrantt

2017 In conversation with the city council on RTV West

2017 Guided tour at the Doubletstraat, invited by mayor Paulien Krikke

2017 Den Haag Centraal, interview Forgiven!

2017 Innocent Drawing for Amnesty International, at Grafische Werkplaats, The Hague

2016 Spoken during a meeting at the city council about “Achter het raam”

2016 Introduction ‘Achter het Raam’ VVD on invitation by I. Mishon

2016 AD, Interview “Achter het Raam’

2016 Innocent Drawing for Amnesty International, at Durst Britt & Mayhew

2014 Het grote Verlies, collaboration with Kamagurka and David Bade at the Cobra Museum, Amstelveen

2012 After all she is my mother, published in the Haagsche Kunstkalender