Patricia de Ruijter

Beeldend kunstenaar, kunst curator , docent examenklassen fotoacademie As a person and throughout my work, I've been absorbed by "space" .Raw and virtual space, past, present and future space, cultural and natural space, the whole and the individual: closing the gap between these supposed opposites creates an optimal space. The word BreathingSpace reflects my personal desire perfectly. In our continually changing, evermore opening world, space turns out to be a inexhaustible source of inspiration. In the 1980s, Patricia discovered her passion for art in the Amsterdam underground scene, where the word ‘selfmade’ was already commonplace. She experimented with poetry, painting and physical performances, exploring mental as well as literal limits. She has always been attracted by interrogating reality and approaching it from a fresh, personal and philosophical perspective, and she is still working on this. Patricia has created various experimental exhibitions since 2003 under the name Test-Portal, now Art. She has also been supervising students from the final year of De Fotoacademie since 2002.