“The reality she shows the viewer in her drawings and poems is light-hearted, but also critical, humoristic, oppressive, social and mythological.” – Author/ curator Alex de Vries


With my drawings and poems I want to stimulate imagination and point the viewer to his/ her own freedom. I let the viewer look in a different way at images and words, while creating my own reality.

I query the original narrative meaning by stripping everyday objects from their familiar context and make them play a different role in a new context.

The appearance of the image elements is preserved, but a new environment is created: crucial to stimulate fantasy and point out freedom.

I think people can come to self-choice when they are more aware of the influence of fellow human beings and more reflecting on themselves. This ensures their freedom and contributes to happiness, as proven by the great interest about the search for the inner self.

In our society we all strive ‘to be individual’ and therefore pursue the same ideal. We’re actually failing in this, as we are more similar than we think we are.

The sometimes absurd scenes and combinations in my work can also be ‘read’ as a commentary on commercialism and on the mantra of ‘That’s it!’


Marthe Zink Atelier Nova Zembla 2
Marthe Zink Atelier Nova Zembla


2007 – 2011 Fine Arts, Academy of Art AKV St. Joost, ‘s Hertogenbosch

2005 – 2006 Preparatory Course ARTEZ Academy of Art, Arnhem



2024 From April 12 until May 19 TEKENKABINET Xll, Amsterdam

2024 From May 9 until May 12 Art on paper with Galerie Getekend, Amsterdam

2024 ‘Getekend 2’, Galerie Getekend, Heerenveen

2024 From May 26 until June 22 Exhibition Work on paper, Jan van Hoof Galerie, ‘s-Hertogenbosch

2024 From July 5 until August 25 ‘IN HET BOS STAAT EEN HUIS’, Exhibition of narrative drawings, 50PK, Ede

2024 Exhibition at Concordia Kunstruimte, Enschede

2024 I’ll give drawing lessons for adults at Huis73

2024 I’ll give drawing lessons for youth at Huis73

2024 ‘Digitale Amuse’, Galerie Wilms, Venlo



2018 Pop-Up fund Municipality of ‘s-Hertogenbosch

2014- 2016 JUMP! Talent development project

2014 Grant DRAWinternational


 Selected Exhibitions and Projects:

2024 Exhibition ‘Palazzo Nothingbox’, Zuidwal 4, ‘s-Hertogenbosch

2023/ 2024 Coach Fine Arts at Art United, Huis73

2023 ‘TEKENKABINET Xl’, Amsterdam

2023 Group Exhibition Projectruimte BMB, Amsterdam

2023 Nova Zembla ‘Binnenstebuiten’ Exhibition, Werkwarenhuis, ‘s-Hertogenbosch

2023 ‘TEKENKABINET XI’, Galerie Art Singel, Amsterdam

2023 Exhibition at Jan van Hoof Galerie, ‘s-Hertogenbosch

2023 ‘TEKENKABINET XI’ at Projectruimte BMB, Amsterdam

2023 ‘Salon van de tekening’ including Max Beckmann, George Grosz, Frans Masereel and Marcelle Hanselaar, de Queeste Art, Abele, Watou, Belgium

2023 Garbage truck design, Municipality of ‘s-Hertogenbosch

2022 ‘Art Noord’ with Galerie Getekend, Museum Belvédère, Heerenveen- Oranjewoud

2022 ‘Amuse’ with Galerie Wilms, KunstRAI, Amsterdam

2022 Solo Exhibition Theater ‘De Speeldoos’

2021 Open Studio Nova Zembla, ‘s-Hertogenbosch

2020/ 2021 December until August Solo Exhibition ‘An Iron Hand in a Velvet Glove’, The Noordbrabants Museum, ‘s-Hertogenbosch

2020 Exhibition ‘Boven de bank’, Logman Gallery, Utrecht, link

2020 Exhibition ‘Sense of Drawing’, Galerie/ projectruimte BMB, Amsterdam

2020 Exhibition ‘Hey Joe, tell us a story!’, Grafisch Atelier/ Willem Twee, ‘s-Hertogenbosch

2020 Work programme Grafisch Atelier, ‘s-Hertogenbosch

2019/ 2020 ‘Het fantastische alledaagse’ Duo exhibition Marthe Zink and Maria Kapteijns, AG Academisch Genootschap, Eindhoven

2019 Solo exhibition ‘Welcome to the Masquerade’, Jan van Hoof galerie, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, link

2019 Drawing exhibition ‘Tekenkabinet’, Amsterdam, link

2019 Exhibition, Jonkergouw Kunstwerk, Galerie BMB, Amsterdam, link

2019 ‘Over volksprenten en actuele beeldtaal’, ‘In den witten handschoen’, Museum ‘t Oude Slot, Veldhoven, link

2019 Exhibition ‘Wobbyaanland’, LocHal, Tilburg, with Wobby.club, link

2018 Solo exhibition ‘Marthe Zink- RIJKELIJK GEVIERD’ (Lavishly Celebrated), TAC, Temporary Art Centre, Eindhoven

2018 Drawing exhibition ‘(Na)zomerkabinet’, Tekenkabinet, Amsterdam

2018 Book launch ‘Marthe Zink- Charcuterie in het vizier, tekeningen en gedichten’, Alex de vries gave a speech, Art On Paper, Amsterdam

2018 ‘Art On paper’, Art Fair, with Jan van Hoof Galerie, Amsterdam, link

2018 Drawing exhibition ‘Grenzeloos Tekenen’, Schlessart gallery, Bergen (NH)

2018 Exhibition ‘KRIJT’, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, link

2018 Exhibition ‘Perspectieven N1’ at De Queeste Art, gallery, Abele/ Watou, Belgium

2018 ‘End of Season- The gallery artists’, Jan van Hoof galerie, ‘s-Hertogenbosch

2018 Tekenkabinet VI, Amstelpark 13, Amsterdam

2018 ‘Over volksprenten en actuele beeldtaal’, Museum ‘t Oude Slot, Veldhoven

2018 Presentation about my work and the exhibition ‘Krijt’ for HKU Students, (University of the Arts Utrecht)

2018 Nothing But Good Live II, PARK- Platform for visual arts, Tilburg

2018 25th Anniversary exhibition at Jan van Hoof galerie

2018 Nominated for the BrabantCultuur public award

2017 Imago Mundi Art, Dutch Collection, permanent display at the Benetton Foundation in Treviso, Italy

2017 Wintermix, Jonkergouw KunstWerk, Galerie BMB, Amsterdam

2017 Tekenkabinet, Amstelpark 13, Amsterdam

2017 ‘Een vlezige ambiance om te snijden’, duo exhibition Marthe Zink and Remy Neumann, Willem-Twee, artspace, ‘s-Hertogenbosch

2017 The Big Draw- ‘Gekken en Dwazen’, Werkwarenhuis Tramkade, ’s-Hertogenbosch

2017 Guest teacher drawing for Fontys – ACI (Academy for Creative Industries), Tilburg

2017 ‘1st Lustrum’, Tekenkabinet, Museum Waterland, Purmerend

2017 Exhibition at Spring House, Amsterdam

2017  ‘Druk druk druk’ Printmaking Exhibition, Wide Screen Gallery, Gent, Belgium

2017 APPÈL in the KAZERNE with Jan van Hoof Galerie

2017 GlobalDrawProject, Roermond, link

2016 November/ December artist in residence at the Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany, link

2016 Solo Exhibition at Jan van Hoof Galerie, ‘s-Hertogenbosch

2016 Art The Hague, stand ‘Jump!’ and stand Jan van Hoof Galerie, The Hague

2016 Exhibition ‘The Big Draw/ Unframed’, Het Kruithuis, ‘s-Hertogenbosch

2016 Group Exhibition ‘On an Average Day’, Jonkergouw KunstWerk, Galerie BMB, Amsterdam

2016 Exhibition Jump!, Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven, https://vanabbemuseum.nl/

2016 Group Exhibition IMPACT with works from Louise Bourgeois, Sam Dillemans, Kris De Wulf, Marc Palmer, Reniere & Depla and more, De Queeste Art, gallery, Abele/ Watou, Belgium

2016 From August 1 until August 31 Artist in Residence, Drawing Centre, Diepenheim

2016 Solo Exhibition at De Queeste Art, Gallery, Abele/ Watou, Belgium, http://www.dequeeste-art.be/

2016  ‘Aanstormend talent bij MIJ, het beste uit 2015 van Galerie Pouloeuff’, Museum IJsselstein

2015/2016 Het Tekenkabinet, This Art Fair, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam

2015 ‘Reinventing Happiness, Bosch Geluk’, The Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch, sm-s.nl reinventinghappiness.nl

2015 Bosch Grafisch Souvenir, Willem ll Fabriek, ‘s-Hertogenbosch

2015 Het Tekenkabinet at Kunstenhuis, Amsterdam

2015 Het Tekenkabinet, Museum Waterland, Purmerend

2015 Working Period ‘Jump!’, Polygonale Hal, Tilburg

2015 Group Exhibition ‘Mei-Mix’, Jonkergouw KunstWerk, Galerie BMB, Amsterdam

2015 ‘Old Souls, New Magic’, TETEM Kunstruimte, Enschede

2015 Exhibition ‘Veranderingen’, from, Galerie Pouloeuff, Naarden

2015 Exhibition ‘Marthe Zink- Down To The Bone’, Jonkergouw KunstWerk, Galerie BMB, Amsterdam

2015 Group Exhibition during ‘Carla Rump- Gezaagde Ruimte’,  Jonkergouw KunstWerk, Galerie BMB, Amsterdam

2015 Work Programme ‘Old Souls, New Magic’, Enschede

2015 Exhibition ‘Old, New, Borrowed And Blue’ at Jan van Hoof Galerie, ‘s-Hertogenbosch

2015 Exhibition ‘Scribble For Life, Part 2’ at TAC, Eindhoven

2014/2015 Exhibition ‘Textural Wasteland’ with Selina Suominen, at Kunstinitiatief de Cacaofabriek, Helmond

2014/2015 Exhibition GRENSWERK Begrenst at Artspace flipside, Eindhoven

2014/2015 Project: I am not doing anything until I feel the need, Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam

2014 Calendar Project by Joanneke Meester:  I am not doing anything until I feel the need’, De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam

2014 Exhibition at Kunsthal Boschveld, ‘s-Hertogenbosch

2014 Atelierroute with an exhibition in ‘Het Kruithuis’, ‘s-Hertogenbosch

2014 Exhibition at ‘Stichting PEK’, Eindhoven, with Sjoerd van Lankveld,

2014 Exhibition Talent 14/16 Jump! in BKKC, Tilburg www.bkkc.nl

2014 Exhibition at Grafisch Atelier Daglicht, Eindhoven.

2014 Guest at ‘Kunst van de dag’, www.galeries.nl in May

2014 Masterclass etching by Stijn Peeters in May, Grafisch atelier Daglicht

2014 Group Exhibition ‘Op het spoor van het surrealisme’ Moira, Utrecht

2014 DRAWinternational artist in residence, Caylus, France Link

2013/2014 Graphos-ACEC exhibition, Apeldoorn

2013 Work programme at Maas Artist Residence, Nijmegen

2013 Exhibition in Artspace Flipside, Eindhoven

2013 Work programme and exhibition ‘Buiten de Lijnen 03’ in De Fabriek, Eindhoven

2013 Graphos Biennial 2013, Kunsthal Boschveld, ‘s Hertogenbosch

2013 Ongekend, Young Masters @ Auction, Hermitage, Amsterdam

2013 Bosch Young Talent Show – The Stedelijk Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch, http://sm-s.nl/

2013 Exhibition at Künstlerhaus Frise, Hamburg, Germany

2013 Artist in Residence, Grenswerk, Tripkau, Germany

2013 “On invitation” Work programme Grafisch Atelier ‘s-Hertogenbosch

2013 Re: Rotterdam Art Fair, Rotterdam

2012 Group Exhibition, ‘Jong Graphos’, The Boo, ‘s-Hertogenbosch

2012 Group Exhibition, Kruithuis, ‘s-Hertogenbosch

2012 Group Exhibition, ‘Drawing Gang’ (Artots), Melkfabriek, ‘s-Hertogenbosch

2012 Group Exhibition, De NWE Vorst, Tilburg

2011 Final Exhibition AKV / St. Joost ‘s-Hertogenbosch

2011 Group Exhibition ‘Leerling/meester project’ Kunstpodium-T, Tilburg

2011 Group Exhibition, ‘Te waar om mooi te zijn’, CBK,’s-Hertogenbosch



2023 Murf/Murw Magazine

2023 Text about my work at ‘Keep an eye foundation’, visit to the website

2020 Yearbook Artists 2021

2019 Article ‘Marthe Zink heeft superhelden met spierballen van cheddar’, Brabants Dagblad newspaper, written by Gerrit van den Hoven, Thursday July 4, 2019, link

2019 Photographed for Artist in the world, by André Smits, link

2019 Art magazine Wobby #16, ‘Great Depression’

2018 Review of the exhibition ‘Marthe Zink- RIJKELIJK GEVIERD’, by Rob Schoonen, Eindhovens Dagblad newspaper, Thursday December 13, 2018

2018 Book publication ‘Marthe Zink- Charcuterie in het vizier, tekeningen en gedichten’, ISBN 978-90-829030-0-3

2018 Photograph of my work in NRC and Nrc.next newspaper, about the exhibition KRIJT, Thursday July 12, 2018

2018 Catalogue from the exhibition KRIJT, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort

2018 Photograph of my work in ‘De Telegraaf’ newspaper, about the exhibition KRIJT, Wednesday May 30, 2018

2018 Photograph of my work in ‘TROUW- De verdieping’ newspaper, about the exhibition KRIJT, Monday May 28, 2018

2018 Publication ‘Tekenkabinet’

2018 ‘Marthe Zink lost logica op’  by Alex de Vries, Mister Motley – Art and Everyday Life, link

2018 Article about ‘Talenthubs’, Brabant Magazine, edition 32, January 2018, link

2017 Chosen as Art of the Day, September 28, at www.galeries.nl by Alex de Vries

2017 Drawing in the article ‘Tekeningen Drie exposities in Amsterdam’ by Edo Dijksterhuis, Het Parool, September 7

2017 Publication ‘Tekenkabinet’

2017 Article in the magazine Uitblinken!, June 2017

2017 Book publication from the Dutch Collection Imago Mundi Art, Benetton Foundation

2017 Website De Queeste Art, gallery: http://www.dequeeste-art.be/kunstenaars/marthe-zink/

2017 Interview GlobalDrawProject, Limbourgeois Limburg 1, link

2016 Chosen as Art of the Day, September 12, at www.galeries.nl by Benno Tutein Nolthenius

2016 Interview ‘Atelierroute Magazine’, Atelierroute ‘s-Hertogenbosch

2016 Article in COLLECT, Arts, Antiques, Auctions, Belgium

2016 Publication ‘Poem’, Reinventing Happiness, The Stedelijk Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch

2015 Publication Reinventing Happiness, Bosch Geluk,  The Stedelijk Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch

2015 2015 Publication ‘Tekenkabinet’

2015 Book Publication Old Souls, New Magic

2015 Chosen as Art of the Day, April 11, At Galeries.nl by Carla Rump, Link

2015 Website ‘Nothing But Good’, Link

2015 NaarderNieuws, March 11, Link

2015 Mentioned on the website Rijksmuseum Twenthe Link

2015 Blog ‘Stichting To The Etch’ Link

2015 Website Brabants Dagblad, Exhibition ‘Old, New , Borrowed and Blue’  at Jan van Hoof Galerie Link

2015 Website Jonkergouw KunstWerk, www.jonkergouwkunstwerk.nl

2015 ’Uitblinken!’ the Magazine, appeared on Blue Monday

2015 Website Galerie BMB, www.galeriebmb.nl

2014 “Uitblinken! Hoe hoog kan jouw lat?” Interviewed by Ineke Walravens


2014 Artists calendar ‘I am not doing anything until I feel the need’

          by Joanneke Meester

2014 Photograph of my work in Brabants Dagblad, October 2, 2014

2014 Book publication ‘Kunst & Atelierroute’ ‘s-Hertogenbosch

2014 Website Jan van Hoof galerie


2014 Review of Jump!, Brabants Dagblad July 3 2014

2014 Mister Motley, ‘Op het spoor van het surrealisme’

2013 Publication Grenswerk 2013– Fermenting Research

2013 Eindhovens Dagblad, Mentioned in Review Grenswerk Fermenting Research

2013 Interview with CJP ‘ Marthe: “je moet anders kunnen zijn”’ about BYTS 2013


2013 Metropolis M website, mentioned in review BYTS 2013


2013 Chosen as Art of the Day at Galeries.nl, ‘Kunst van de dag’ by

          Benno Tutein Nolthenius


2013 ‘Marthe Zink, Tekeningen en Gedichten’ ISBN 97894-6203-429-7

2013 Kunstbeeld, image report of BYTS @ Stedelijk Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch

2013 Review of BYTS, Brabants Dagblad, September 23th 2013

2013 BYTS, Bosch Young Talent Show, catalogue

2013 Kring Nieuws ‘s-Hertogenbosch, 4th Edition of BYTS, volume 39,

          number 5, September 2013:


2013 ‘Blog: Zesde Grenswerk in Tripkau’, Eindhovens Dagblad


2013 GonzoCircus.com website – mentioned in review of Re:Rotterdam:


2012 ’Ateliers in ’s-Hertogenbosch’, book publication

2012 Bossche Omroep, October 21, 2012, “een kijkje in de wereld van de kunstenaar’

2011 Brabants Dagblad – mentioned in review of ‘Graduation Exhibition’

2011 Graduation catalogue

2011 ‘Leerling/Meester project’ catalogue