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Anja Schreurs Textile Art, Recycle Art, Trash Art

Produces objects, installations and jewelry made of used textiles or (worthless) lost and found items.

Anja Schreurs is concerned with the consequences of the throwaway society. She exclusively processes finds, waste or used goods to produce objects, installations and jewelry. Trained as a textile artist, she uses traditional techniques to incorporate unconventional materials as a means of reaching a certain understanding. Only at second glance, the viewer discovers what original matter was used.

Her artistic work aims at a reflection on the most fundamental ecological problem of our time. It is a matter of becoming aware: to throw away less, to repair or to not buy at all. Anja Schreurs' objects and installations invite the viewer to discover, to marvel, or they can be a food for thought: we only have one earth…

Anja Schreurs Textile Art, Recycle Art, Trash Art

Anja Schreurs

Born 1970 in Venlo, the Netherlands, 1990-1995 study hospitality management, Stenden University NL, 2006-2007 Senior Secondary Vocational Education, Social pedagogical carer level 4, NL, 2007-2016 degree in textile art, Academy of Arts, Mol, Belgium. Member of the WieArt artist group Rhein-Neckar, and textile artist group TeXperiment, lives and works in Walldorf, Germany since 2016. She participates in exhibitions and biennales at home and abroad.

Exhibitions (selection)

  • 2024 VIII International Triennial of Textile Arts, Szombathely Gallery, Hungary
  • 2024 Bees, International Weaving Network, www.artsteps.com
  • 2024 Oceans / El Venadito, Museo de Ciencias Naturales, Granollers Barcelona, Spain (K)
  • 2024 UP!fall: UP-cycling-art-works!, Galerie N3, 15, Mannheim
  • 2023 Bulgarian Triennial of Minitextile, Sofia, Bulgaria (K)
  • 2023 Photo in Magazine Weefnetwerk, NL
  • 2023 Van Nature, Boerderijgallerie De Osseberg, Grijpskerke Zeeland, Nederland
  • 2023 11th International Mini Textile and Fibre Art Exhibition “Scythia”, Ivano-Frankivs’k, Ukraine (K)
  • 2023 Nadelkunst, Schloss Weikersheim, Weikersheim
  • 2023 Jubiläumsausstellung Radiale – 50 Jahre Kunst im Kreis, Rhein-Neckar-Kreis (K)
  • 2023 Kunst·Stoff aus der Region, Kunsthalle Vogelmann, Heilbronn
  • 2023 Wasser, Kunstverein 68elf e.V., Museum Zündorfer Wehrturm, Köln (K)
  • 2023 6th edition of International Triennal of Textile Art TexpoART, City of IASI, Romania
  • 2023 Photo in Magazine Textilkunst International
  • 2023 Schrottgeschichten II, Nadelwelt, Karlsruhe
  • 2022 BIAMT, International Biennial of Miniature Arts, University of Timisoara, Romania (K)
  • 2022 Langs geborduurde wegen, Museum de Kantfabriek, Horst, NL
  • 2022 Enviro, Textile Art of today, Museum Historyczne, Bielsko-Biala, Republic of Poland
  • 2022 12th Baltic Mini Textile, Gdynia, Republic of Poland (K)
  • 2022 Schrottgeschichten, Nadelwelt, Friedrichshafen
  • 2022 Enviro, Textile Art of today, Moravian Museum, Uherské Hradiště, Czech Republic
  • 2022 Artificium-Projekt „Gläsernes Atelier Aktiv“ Gartenschau, Eppingen
  • 2022 Jubiläums-Ausstellung 40 Jahre WieArt Künstlergruppe, Stadtfest Wiesloch
  • 2022 Scythia, 14th International Textile and Fibre Art Biennial, Ivano-Frankivs’k, Ukraine (K)
  • 2022 Enviro, Textile Art of today, Tatra Gallery, Poprad, Slovak Republic
  • 2022 Lost and Found, artgallery 118
  • 2021 Enviro, Textile Art of today, Pesti Vigadó Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2021 Schrottgeschichten, Nadelwelt, Karlsruhe
  • 2021 Enviro, Textile Art of today, Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Slovak Republic (K)
  • 2021 Radiale, Kunst im Kreis, Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, Kommandantenhaus, Dilsberg (K)
  • 2021 Plastic is drastic, Eco Aware Art Gallery, India
  • 2020 Artwork Earth, The Atlas for Art on Ecology and Climate, Energy and Resources, Umweltbundesamt
  • 2019 Exhibition and workshop with Nanna Aspholm-Flik, BUGA, Heilbronn
  • 2019 Inspired by Nature, Nadelwelt, Karlsruhe
  • 2018 Heimat, Wasserschloss, Bad Rappenau
  • 2018 Hybris, Lichtmeile, Mannheim
  • 2017 Best Off, City Hall Mol, Belgium
  • 2016 Project exhibition, Huis Perrekes, Geel, Belgium
  • 2014 Brabantse Amateur Kunst, Breda, NL
  • 2012 Linking, Vlechtmuseum Noordwolde, NL

Awards

  • 2020 Nomination, #Zerowasteart, Mannheim
  • 2016 1st prize of the municipality of Mol for best annual project in cooperation with Perrekes nursing home, Belgium
  • 2014 2nd prize photo competition, Eindhoven My bicycle city, NL
  • 2010 Motivation Award, Brabantse Amateur Kunst, NL
  • 2009 1st prize of the Academy of Arts for best annual project, Belgium
Acquisitions in private and public collections
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