About me

Christina de Korte (1997) – The Netherlands

Lives and works in Utrecht

Artist statement

Christina de Korte is a passionate collector, a tendency she developed as the child of a father who was always travelling and bringing home objects, souvenirs and stories of faraway places and cultures. The collections that amassed at her parent’s home have been a starting point for her own practice. De Korte began by photographing the cabinets, drawers and boxes stuffed full of curiosities and everyday objects, which she made into a book entitled Thuis, the Dutch word for “home”. The artist then translated this fullness to her studio, which resembles something of a stall at a textile market. The many paintings in her installation zoom in on details from scenes all around her, for instance pieces of Vlisco textile or a photograph taken at a crowded market in Zagreb. The installations of De Korte submerge you into a visual explosion of colors and visual motives as if everything is in motion and restlessly finding its way towards you, vying for your attention.

Yoeri Guépin

Besides her art practice, she is learning Arabic and is delving into “non-Western” art forms, religions, textile and history. The combination of working in her studio and doing research reinforce each other.

Photo by Roger Anis



2023-now Research Master Religious Studies, Universiteit Utrecht (UU), Utrecht

2022 Middle East Studies, Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC), Cairo, Egypt

2019 – 2022 Language- and Culture studies, Universiteit Utrecht (UU), Utrecht

2019 – 2020 Apprentice Master, Kunstpodium T, Tilburg

2015 – 2019 Fine Art, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (HKU), Utrecht

2017 Exchange in Glass department, Vilnius Academy of Arts (VDA), Kaunas, Litouwen

2009-2015 Pre-university education, Christelijke Scholengemeenschap Walcheren (CSW), Middelburg

Exhibitions (selection)

2024 (upcoming) Group exhibition Dubbelfocus – Verwey en Maskers, Verwey Museum, Haarlem

2024 (upcoming) Art on Paper with Rademakers Gallery, Gashouder Amsterdam

2024 Group exhibition She Knows, Rademakers Gallery, Weesp

2023 Affordable Art Fair with Rademakers Gallery, Kromhouthal, Amsterdam

2023 Springboard Art Fair, Werkspoorkathedraal, Utrecht

2023 Group exhibition Proud to be soft, Museum Of Young Art (MOYA), Oosterhout

2022 Solo exhibition Verweven culturen – ثقافات متشابكة, Het Eemhuis, Amersfoort

2021 Group exhibition PAPIER HIER, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Den Haag

2021 This Art Fair, Kromhouthal, Amsterdam

2021 Group exhibition Toevlucht, Havenloods, Utrecht

2021 Group exhibition in collaboration with De Zeeuwse Kunstkring, Vleeshal, Middelburg

2020 Group exhibition GENEREUS, Piet Hein Eek Gallery, Eindhoven

2020 Group exhibition Apprentice Master Returns from the Web, TAC, Eindhoven

2020 Group exhibition Verborgen Verwantschappen, Kunstpodium T, Tilburg

2020 Group exhibition Ruimte – Zeeuwse Lichting 2019, CBK Zeeland, Middelburg

2019 Group exhibition Safe Space, Willem Twee, ‘s-Hertogenbosch

2019 Graduation exhibition Exposure 2019, HKU Fine art, Utrecht

Artist residencies

2023 ARD Contemporary Art Institution, Cairo, Egypt

2023 Fayoum Art Center, Tunis Village, Egypt

2021 – current TOONZAAL 15, De Spot i.s.m. CBK Zeeland, Middelburg


2019 Nomination WHENPAPERMEETSFASHION award, Neenah Coldenhove Designers Award

Media (selection)

2024 ‘Studio Visit Christina de Korte.’ Rademakers Gallery

2023 ‘Springboard Art Fair.’, Lost Painters

2023 ,سياحة مصر – أجواء رمضانية من القاهرة interview during Khayamiya lesson, Waqafat Amer

2021 ‘Van doorn in het oog naar kleurexplosie: entree poppodium De Spot omgetoverd tot kunstwerk.’, PZC

2021 ‘Nieuwe ontmoetingen op This Art Fair.’, Jegens & Tevens

2021 ‘This Art Fair 2021.’, Lost Painters

2020 ‘Kunstpodium T; Apprentice/Master expositie #10: Marc Mulders, Pleun Moons, Jet Pronk en Christina de Korte.’, Lost Painters

2019 ‘EYE I I I EI I I I – Graduation Shows 2019 HKU.’, Metropolis M


Feb – Mar 2023 Two days a week course about Khayamiya, Street of the Tentmakers/Sharia Khayamiya, Cairo, Egypt

Nov 2022 – Feb 2023 Weekly calligraphy course about the Naskh script, Al Qalam, Cairo, Egypt

Nov 2022 Course about glazing tiles, Al Qalam, Cairo, Egypt

2020 Design wrapping paper Museumshop Voorlinden, Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar

2020 Design flag for outside exhibition Laat Waaien – Laat Zien, #Loods32, Goes

2020 – 2021 Kunstbezorgd.nl webshop in times of corona for local artists, CBK Zeeland