Name: Kiki Mariska Jeanette Beernink
Date of birth: 19th of January 1995
Place of birth: Veldhoven
Lives and works in: Utrecht
My father was an accountant and my mother a nurse. My mother stopped working to take care of the children. I have two sisters (1993 and 2000), I am the middle child.
My parents always encouraged me and my two sisters to be creative. My mother was also very creative and would always draw and paint with us. In the end we all pursued creative studies, my older sister works for Victor & Rolf and my younger sister is studying to become a makeup artist. We were taught to seek a passion which we could make our job, which I am very grateful for.
2019 – Now: BA Parttime Fine Art Education (HKU)
2015-2019: BA Fine Art at Hogeschool Voor De Kunsten Utrecht (HKU)
2014-2015: Preparation year at Hogeschool Voor de Kunsten Utrecht (HKU)
2019 – 2020: September – now: Internship at Leidsche Rijn College
2018: 1-month internship with Ram Katzir and Michiel de Mik working on “Eden”
2018: 3-month art education internship at Gerrit Rietveld College (63 hours in total)
Groep Expositie: “Exposure”
Graduates Exhibition HKU Fine Art
Date: 25 – 30 juni 2019
Location: Pastoe Fabriek Utrecht
Exhibition “ROEM Utrecht”
Date: 24 – 05 -2019
Location: Oudegracht 336E in Utrecht
Group exhibition: “Mixed Grill”
Location: Tuub, Rotsoord 3 in Utrecht
Artists: Annï Mertens, Attila Buonsenso, Iriée Zamblé, Indigo Deijmann, Jason Dolman, Kiki Beernink, Kyra Nijskens, Maya Berkhof, Lisette van Hoogenhuyze, Sarah Reinbold, Sophie Speklé, Teun Krosenbrink, Tom Poelen, Zwaantje Kurpershoek.
Group exhibition: “I Never Promised You A Rose Garden”
location: Botanical Gardens Utrecht, Budapestlaan 17
Curator: Hélène Webers
Artists: Bas Heinen, Elizabeth Praastink-Wessels, Robin Speijer, Marlies Ruiter, Nicole Voorzaat, Erin Dekker, Kiki Beernink
2019 – now: Board member at FAAM Utrecht.