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'My work is a way to bring beauty into the world. There is always connection to an archetype as founding principle, from which the works spring. The tone is clear and simple. 
For who enters into a relationship with my work, I wish this is for the beauty and its impact; harmony, tranquility, lightness.'


Berenice van Woerden ( Eindhoven, Netherlands, 1962) studied Architectural Design at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Zwolle and was taught by the Japanese architect Toyo Ito, at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. Since 1988 Berenice works as a designer, artist and advisor.

In 1989, in Berlin, she worked for a Swiss design agency, she designed jewelery and exhibited at the Berliner Zimmer. Back in the Netherlands, Berenice was commissioned and designed independently.

Since 1998, she started sharing knowledge. From 1998-2003 as lecturer Product Design at ArtEZ Academy, Arnhem and in leading Art and Design classes at Kunstbende Overijssel and Muzerie Zwolle.

Over the past 10 years, Berenice van Woerden was project manager in the province of Utrecht and consultant for 10 municipalities around the city of Arnhem. Main results are the formation of cultural networks and realization of innovative projects; from concept to realization. During the last five years of this projectwork, connections were made between the arts and tourism, economy, cultural heritage, and education.

Since 2012, social involvement in the work has increased. Berenice worked on a publication on Community Art in Gelderland and development of the Gelderland Matching Point for Community Art. Since 2013 she realizes social artistic projects. This is done in close collaboration with the environment; a municipality, healthcare facility, neighborhood, or school. 

Social artistic projects, with art, provide an answer to social problems, such as aging, participation and quality of life in neighborhoods. During a project, new insights and experiences arise. Participants achieve self sustainable change. Recent example is the project Jong belegen, in which fixed ideas and prejudice about the young and old are denounced and changed. 

Berenice van Woerden realizes, commissioned and independent, art, design and projects.

        

Professional highlights 

2009 - 2014 
Regional Coördinator Cultuurpact / KCG Arnhem. 
> Region-wide, cross-sectoral networking and realization 8 multiannual, regional projects
> Managing development and implementation of sustainable regional projects and regional cultural policy advice to 10 municipalities of Gelderland 

2007 - 2008 
Project Network Cultural Information Utrecht / Utrecht BISC 
> Realization www.cultuurutrecht.nl and a physical cultural Utrecht network of amateur and professional art. 
> Responsible for project implementation, communication and managing a team of ten project leaders and cultural advisors. 

2005 - 2007 
Cultural advisor / Idea Soest 
> Bridging role between the cultural professionals and the municipality, cultural advice 
> Promotion and advice of cultural activities, -financing and -cooperation.

      
2004 - 2006
Board / Gallery Lang House
> Organization exhibitions

2001 - 2006
Board / BZK Zwolle
> Development of Zwolle artist public activities

2001 - 2005
Board / Foundation Kunst Kwartier Zwolle KKZ, Zwolle network of cultural organizations
> Realization www.cultuurzwolle.nl and brochure with policy priorities KKZ
> Initiative and survey KKZ policy priorities
> Initiative, lobbying and fundraising www. cultuurzwolle.nl; first of Zwolle websites for promotion of local cultural offerings.

1998 - 2003
Guest lecturer product design / ArtEZ Arnhem
Visual art and design lecturer / Muzerie Zwolle Overijssel and Kunstbende
> Realization teaching materials
> Supervision of pupils and students all ages and levels

1995 - 2009
Manager / Sassenpoort, Zwolle
> Organization exhibitions, activities and rentals
> Studio in De Sassenpoort


Curriculum highlights 

2012 
Master Partners in Community Art / CAL XL 
2003 - 2004 
Master Management Cultural Institutions / Faculty of Art and Economics HKU Utrecht 
1998 - 1999 
Teaching BVE / Fontys NL 
1986 
Masterclass led by Japanese architect Toyo Ito / Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam 
1982 - 1988 
Architectural Design / ArtEZ Zwolle

 

 

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