Curriculum Vitae

1946
Born in Bergambacht, the Netherlands

1963-1976
Graphic designer

1973-1974
Evening-classes drawing and staged photography at the Free Academy in The Hague.
Start as a self-taught documentary photographer.

Since 1976
Works as a photographic artist. She starts with the still on-going project Hanging Around, of which she exhibits from time to time pictures of situations she meets during her travels and which she describes as the particular of everyday life. With the help of grants she works on long-term photo projects with delicate social-cultural subjects. These result in:


Photobooks
(with self-written tex ,design and publishingt) and exhibitions:

1984
Miserere, the great pilgrimages of penance in Europe, Dutch edition. - 2500 copies

1985
Miserere, English, French and German edition - 5000 copies

1988
The Burden of Existence, photo’s -stories of mentally handicapped - 6500 copies

1998
A Last Farewell, death rituals in the multicultural Netherlands - 4000 copies

2004
Timeless Love, the erotic in later life

1977-2002
Various publications in survey books on Photography and Art:* Portfolio publications in a variety of photomagazines in Holland and abroad.


Awards

1989
Maria Austria Photography Prize for book The Burden of Existence

1990
The Dr. A. Heineken- Art Prize for the complete œuvre.

Documentary assignments
(subjects of personal choice of M.B)

1977
Allotments - for the Amsterdam Foundation for the Arts

1978
Punk and Pop concerts - for the Historical Archives in Rotterdam

1983 - 1984
Working at classical music - for the Amsterdam Foundation for the Arts

1985
Classical Music and Ballet rehearsals - for the Holland Festival


Commissioned Art-Projects
decorating new public buildings

1979
School in Alkmaar

1989
Nursing-home for Alzheimer patients, Rotterdam

1990
Hospital (construction phase 1), Dirksland (with Hans Aarsman)

2000
Hospital (construction phase 2), Dirksland, solo

Her work is purchased by museums, archives, institutes and private collections.**
The photographs of Marrie Bot have been exhibited all over Europe in various galleries and museums.***

With regularity she is member of selection committees for documentary photo projects
She gives lectures, workshops and masterclasses at artschools and for visual antropological studies (among others at the University of Leiden ).


* Publications in survey books on photography and art:

1978
Photography in The Netherlands 1940 -1975

1980
New Dutch Photography

1982
Photography in Europe Now, No.4

1985
Purchases of the National Art Collection 1984, works of contemporary artists

1986
The animal in Photography 1843-1985, The Photographer’s Gallery, London

1986
Roots and Turns, 20th century photography in The Netherlands

1989
Photography Between Covers, the Dutch documentary photography after 1945

1991
The Fourth Wall photography as theater

1992
Commissioned photography, 1986-1992

1992
Photos for the city 1972-1991, Documentary photography for the city of Amsterdam

1993
Free Play, Dutch Art 1970 -1990

1998
Post-mortem paintings and pictures in Dutch Art -1500-today

2002
Art without Church, Dutch Art and religion 1945-1990

2002
Open no.3, Art for psycho geriatric nursing-homes, SKOR

2002
Photographers in The Netherlands 1852-2002


Monographs:

1985
Monograph no 101, Galerie Municipal du Château d’Eau, Toulouse

1990
Marrie Bot Photographer, on the occasion of the Heineken Art-Prize


** Photos purchased by:

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
The National Institute for the Arts,Amsterdam
Museum for Jewish History, Amsterdam
Museum for Religious Art, Uden
Erasmus University, Rotterdam
The Printcollection of the University of Leiden
Art Foundation of Rotterdam
The Municipal Archive of Rotterdam
The Municipal Archive of Amsterdam
Bibliothèque National, Paris
Municipal Collection Château d’Eau,Toulouse
Museum Nicéphore Niepce, Châlon sur Saône
Graham Nash Collection, Pasadena
Helmut Gernsheim Collection in the Reiss-Engelhorn- Museum
Private Collections


Grants:

1976
Travel grant Ministry of Culture - project bicentennial celebrations USA

1978-1979-1980
Ministry of Culture - projects Miserere and The Burden of Existence

1981
The Art Foundation of Amsterdam - project The Burden of Existence

1988-1989-1994
Ministry of Culture - project A Last Farewell

1996
Foundation Anna Cornelis - project A Last Farewell

2001-2002-2003
National Foundation for The Arts - projects Rocío and Timeless Love

2003
Foundation Pauwhof - project Rocío

2004
Foundation Sluyterman van Loo - exhibition Timeless Love


*** Selection Personal Exhibitions:

1976
Art Gallery, Lunteren (first exhibition)
University Erasmus, Rotterdam

1977
Canon Photo Gallery, Amsterdam

1978
Gallery Clich, Paris

1979
Gallery Therèse Roussel, Perpignan,
Chateau Musée Nemours, Nemours
Le Monde. Paris

1982
Gallery Perspektief, Rotterdam
Gallery XYZ, Gand

1984
Canon Photo Gallery, Amsterdam, Cultural Center, Hasselt

1985
Museum De Beyerd, Breda, Institut Néerlandais, Paris,
Municipal Gallery Château d’Eau, Toulouse

1986
Museum of Photography, Charleroi, Gallery Dry Photo, Prato
Gallery Nueva Imagen, Pamplona

1987
Gallery Spectrum, Zaragossa,
Gallery Foto Forum Fabrik, Hamburg

1988
Canon Image Center, Amsterdam

1989
Gallery Fotomania, Rotterdam

1990
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam,
Museum for Religious Art, Uden

1992
Gallery Dry Photo, Prato, Irish Gallery of Photography, Dublin

1998
Museum for Ethnography, Rotterdam

1999
Museum for Religious Art, Uden

2000
Museum Catharijne Convent, Utrecht

2004
Museum for Photography, The Hague


Selection Group Exhibitions:

1978
Photo festival Arles, France,
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

1979
Five Years Canon Photo Gallery, Amsterdam

1980
Canon Photo Gallery, Paris

1983
Northeastern University, Boston,USA
Photo festival Coimbra, Portugal
Ferenc Art Gallery, Hull, England
Center for Photography, Houston, USA

1984
Photo festival’84, Amsterdam
Gallery Pro Photo, Neurenberg, Germany
Center for Photography, Los Angeles
Photo festival Brno, Czechoslovakia
Photographic Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

1986
Photo festival Turin, Italy
Photo festival Athens, Greece

1988
Photo festival Houston, US,
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

1989
The New Center for the Arts, Berlin, Germany

1990
Historical Museum, Amsterdam

1991
The Old Church, Amsterdam

1998
Teylers Museum, Haarlem

2002
Museum for Religious Art, Uden
Museum for Photography, The Hague

2003
Museum for Photography, The Hague