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Liedeke Taen was born in Nijmegen (NL) in 1996. After high school, she did an orientation year at Bernard Lievegoed University in Driebergen. This is how she discovered that she wanted to create things and use her creativity as power. She graduated in 2019 at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem with an installation of ceramic work and screen prints.
Unnoticed objects, places, and situations hold her fascination. The things we take for granted, places we pass by or don’t even grasp because we consider them ugly and insignificant. Liedeke Taen finds meanings and beauty in our everyday. This sense of wonder; not in nature or the divine, but in de mundane and in little things around us, is what she is looking for. Liedeke believes that it’s a way of looking we can teach ourselves. Attachment to the everyday and, at first sight, meaningless objects around us can make life more bearable and valuable.
Liedeke Taen explores how everyday objects can tell stories or can hold emotions.
‘’I saw a used teabag on the table in my kitchen. At that time I was heartbroken, and I became fascinated by this little teabag. I recognized myself in little and meaningless things around me.''
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April 10, 2015 Exhibition‘eindpresentaties Art Lab’
Bernard Lievegoed College, Driebergen
March 7, 2017 Groups art-exhibition ‘Fail Good’, In collaboration with artist: Feiko Beckers
May 8, 2017 Photo exhibition for thesideprogram ‘OOR S P R ONG’ by choreographer Lin Wu adams
June 9, 2018 Photo-exhibition‘It’s About The Other, I Thought’
Dwarslopers festivalLichtfabriek, Haarlem
June 16, 2018 Photo-exhibition ‘It’s About The Other, I Thought’
Dwarslopersfestival Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht
September 14 - 30, 2018 Groups Art Exhibition ‘Wereldwijd de Heerlijkheid’
Festival Wereldwijd de Heerlijkheid, Hemmen
July 3 - 7, 2019 Graduation show ‘Fourth Wall’
July 27 - August 31, 2019 Groups Art exhibition‘Best Of Graduates 2019’
Gallery Ron Mandos, Amsterdam
October 31 - December 15, 2019 Solo exhibition
Gallery RUIS, Nijmegen
Januari 20 - Maart 22, 2019 Solo exhibition