My Résumé

Isa Tenhaeff

Short Bio
Isa Tenhaeff (‘74) is a Dutch sculptor, living and working in Amsterdam. She obtained degrees in Fine Art, Sociology and Art Education. Half South-African, she has lived in India, the UK and South Africa. The combination of her studies and an international background, has contributed to an open and interdisciplinary style making installations, collages and artist books. 
As of 2006 Isa also works in the field of cultural education - teaching, coordinating and developing projects expressing an interdisciplinary view with room for the arts.

Obtained degrees
Subject teaching certificate for the arts (BIK, 1 year Post BA)
Sociology of Culture (MASc), University of Amsterdam
Fine Art (BA), Royal Academy of Art The Hague (KABK)

2012            The Invisible Girl @ Stadsdeelkantoor Oost, Amsterdam
2011            Maybe Yes /\ Maybe No @ Bijlmerdreef Studios, Amsterdam
2010            Classics in Space @ Rechtbank Amsterdam
2010            Suffer like Sushi @ Andokides Window, NL

Pop Oud Store - exhibiting week @ Pop Oud Store*
Kleren dragen de vrouw @ CBK Oost, Het Badhuis Theater en De Meevaart, Amsterdam
2013            Boek & Beeld @ Grafisch Atelier Den Bosch, NL
2013            Nomadica @ Beehive Oost, Amsterdam, NL
2012            Under Cover @ Artist Book Fair Glasgow (GIAB), UK
2011            Nuit Blanche @ De Brakke Grond, NL
2010            Representation @ design fair in Gent by BK Interiors, BE
2010            The Secret Life of Nature @ Andokides Window, NL
2009           Normalizing the Unthinkable @ Punt WG, NL
2009            Quantumvis V @ R.C. De Ruimte & De Service Garage, NL
2008            Group exhibition @ The Humberstone Gallery, UK
2008            Group exhibition @ The Michaelhouse Gallery, UK
2007            Time & Place @ The Humberstone Gallery, UK

* Involved as coach, curator and teacher, see projects below.

Cultural Educational Work
Pop Oud Store, a Community Art project, working with people above 55 in Almere, NL.
Kleren dragen de vrouw, a Community Art project, working with women in Amsterdam-Oost and Almere.
Artist teacher and support for Community Art projects such as Allerzielen Alom by Studio Ritual Art en De Groene Boulevard
Artist teacher and project coordinator for educational projects in primary schools in The Netherlands and in the UK.
Project coordinator and educational design for HOLY Animation, Amsterdam
Artist teacher / Atelierista for Stichting Pedagogiek 0-7 in child centre De Platanen, Amsterdam
BIK artist-teacher training including four internships in primary schools in The Netherlands
Founder and Event Coordinator for the Cultural Night Cambridge, UK

Isa’s work is found in private collections in The Netherlands, Germany, the U.S., Denmark, and in the UK. She has exhibited in The Netherlands, Belgium and in the UK. 

2015 Acht. Poem Board Game with book
2014Me and G., artist book with box
Getting ready for the Future, artist book, presentation at GIAB Glasgow 2012
“Repurposing with a Passion”, in: Public Art and Ecology written by D.Dominick Lombardi
The Invisible Girl, hand-stitched artist book with photographs and parables, diverse book presentations from 2012-2014
Tale of Natural Large Stages and Sound Chips, artist book, presentation in conjunction with Soil Ensemble music performances Fall 2011