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 (text, design and publishing by marrie bot)

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

1985
Miserere, English, French and German edition

1988
The Burden of Existence, photo’s -stories of mentally handicapped - Dutch edition

1998
A Last Farewell, death rituals in the multicultural Netherlands - Dutch edition

2004
Geliefden-Timeless Love, the erotic in later life - Dutch/English edition

1977 - 2008
Various publications in survey books on Photography and Art:* Portfolio publications in a variety of photo magazines in the Netherlands and abroad.

Awards

1989
Maria Austria Photography Prize for book The Burden of Existence

1990
The Dr. A. Heineken Art Prize for the complete oeuvre

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 Municipal Archive 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

2011 - 2012
Classical Music Amateur Ensembles at home - Museum Rotterdam
Commissioned Art-Projects - decorating new public buildings

1979
School in Alkmaar

1989
Nursing-home for Alzheimer patients, Rotterdam

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

2000
Hospital Dirksland (construction phase 2), (solo)

2005
Townhall Vlissingen, public hall

2009
Hospital Dirksland, four rooms for chemo-therapy patients

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.***

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 photobooks 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

2005
Est-ce ainsi que les hommes vivent, ed. du Chêne, Paris

2009
Die Tode der Fotografie, chapter 5, by prof. Katharina Sykora, Braunschweig
Vu’ Magazine no 4, Emergence

2010
De Collectie - 25 years of art projects in hospitals and nursing homes, SKOR

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 Art and Religion, Uden
Erasmus University, Rotterdam
The Print collection 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
Heineken Art Collection, Amsterdam
Helmut Gernsheim Collection in the Reiss-Engelhorn- Museum, Germany
Private Collections in the Netherlands and abroad

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

1994
Foundation for Special Journalistiic Projects - project A Last Farewell

1996
Foundation Anna Cornelis - project A Last Farewell

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

2003
Foundation Pauwhof - project El Rocío

2004
Foundation for Special Journalistic Projects - project El Rocío

2004
Foundation Sluyterman van Loo - exhibition Timeless Love

2006 - 2014
National Foundation for the Arts - project El Rocío, e.o

2010 - 2015
National Foundation for the Arts - project El Rocío .e.o.

Selection Solo 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 Art and Religion, Uden

2000
Museum Catharijne Convent, Utrecht

2004
Museum of Photography, The Hague

2005
Cultural Center De Warande,Tournay, Belgium

2007
Art Gallery De Mijlpaal, Heusden-Zolder, Belgium
University of Tilburg

2008
Museum Oriëntalis, Heilig Land Stichting

2011
Museum for Art and Religion, Uden, Holland

2013
Gallery At Home Marrie Bot, Rotterdam

2016
Democracy Festival Bornholm, Denmark

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 Art and Religion Uden,
Museum for Photography, The Hague

2003
Museum for Photography, The Hague

2004
Paris Photo Fair, Galerie Vu’

2005
Gallery University Hospital, Leiden, Holland

2007
Stadsgalerij Heerlen, Holland
Stadtgalerie Schwaz, Austria

2008
Biennal of Photography, Liège, Belgium

2009
Art Gallery De Mijlpaal, Heusden-Zolder, Belgium
Museum Simon van Gijn, Dordrecht, Holland
Galerie Vu’, Paris, France

2010
Le Forum Meyrin, Meyrin- Genève, Switzerland
30 ans de Festival, Mai Photographies, Quimper, France
Clarissenklooster, Hasselt, Belgium

2013
Art Festival Watou, Belgium

2014
Art Knokke, Belgium

2016
Art Gallery de Mijlpaal - Heusden-Zolder, Belgium

2017
Celibataire divas, Herkenrode Refuge, Belgium

Marrie Bot has been member of selection committees for documentary photo projects.
In 2008 she was a member of the jury for the First Appearances Award at the International Documentary Film festival IDFA in Amsterdam.
She gives lectures and paper presentations at symposia, workshops and masterclasses at art schools and visual anthropological studies (among others at the University of Leiden ).

Represented

In France:
Galerie Vu’, Paris

In Belgium:
Galerie De Mijlpaal, Heusden-Zolder