About

photo by Jet Nijkamp

Nederlandse versie

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.