My drawings and performances are actions and interventions in different cultural environments to create social dialogue between the individual, the communal and the surroundings. I investigate the relationship between body and environment. Utilizing the sensory experience of both material and body, I react to the environment through drawing, by means of my individual physical presence, but more often in relation to the other, or an audience. With a subtle pencil line, a gesture or a look, I invite the audience to react. This creates dialogues, not only with other people, but also with the environment.
Liesje van den Berk studied at the HKU, Utrecht school of arts(2000-2004). After her studie she deepened her knowledge about drawing and performance art through various master classes at renowned institutes: Drawing center Diepenheim and Performance Art study PAS in Berlin. She regularly works on location as artist-in-residencies in the Netherlands and abroad: such as Draw International in Caylus(FR), Nordiska Akvarellmuseet in Skärhamn(SE) and Cill Rialaig Project in Ballinskelligs (IR). She showed her work in exhibitions and performances at in- and outside the Netherlands : Drawing Center Diepenheim (Diepenheim), Getekend gallery (Heerenveen), Cacaofabriek (Helmond), Kunstliefde (Utrecht), Nieuw Dakota (Amsterdam), Junta #2 (Teresina, BR ), Oerol (Terschelling), SEAPA BU World Symposium (Bangkok, TH), Over ‘t IJ festival (Amsterdam). She lives and works in Amsterdam.