Besuijen, Charlotte

installation, photography, printmaking, film, collage.

Artist statement

-- Åpent atelier søndag 24.september 2023 --

Charlotte Besuijen is an artist from the Netherlands that lives and works in Bergen. Starting point for her work is the idea that all materials can be used to make art with as well as the idea that artworks are shaped in relation to their environment. In her work she tries to make making processes visible and to reflect on them. Every work carries the traces of earlier states. And every new version of a work can be material for the next one.

Den uferdige institusjon, Damsgårdsveien 229
5160 Bergen

Telefon: 45836481


Charlotte Besuijen

Lives and works in Bergen, Norway
00 47 458365481


2020-2022: Fine Arts (MA), Kunst Musikk Design Bergen, Norway.
2012-2016: Fine Arts (BA) AKV Sint Joost Breda, The Netherlands.

selected Exhibitions:
2023: JOYforum, Group exhibition at Kristiansand Kunsthall. In collaboration with Sveinung Rudjord Unneland, Matias Grøttum, Susanna Antonson, Marie Vallestad, Borghild Rudjord Unneland, Fergus Tibbs, Yasuyo Tatebe, Rikki Winde, Studio Studio, Gard Frantzen, Rosa Marie Frang and Ane Hjort Guttu among others.

2023: Smells like a swimming pool. Solo exhibition at Trykkeriet Bergen Norway

2022: Prøverommet at Oseana in collaboration with Kristen Keegan, Jonas Nielsen, Meg Dodini and Matias Grøttum.

2022: Get in, get out, get distracted. JOYforum Bergen Norway. Collaboration with Masja Nødtvedt

2022: PICNIC Graduation show. Bergen Kunsthall Bergen. Curated by Randi Grov Berger

2021: Sandcastles are mostly produced at the Beach, Solo presentation.Bergen Kjøtt. Bergen (NO)

2021: Zip Friction. Group presentation in collaboration with classmates from the first year of the Master program at Kunst Musikk Design. Bergen Kjøtt. Bergen (NO)

2020: Prøverommet, Group presentation in Collaboration with Eleni Ieremia and Sasha Azanova. Hordaland Kunstsenter. Bergen (NO)

2020: From one to another, to you. Solo presentation, RUIMTECaesuur, Middelburg (NL)


2020: Nothing but good, About the work Transi (2020) and the bombe of Brederode in the Grote Kerk Vianen (NL) Webarticle.

2019 Sense and reference. Process, work and the exhibition. With rook web article. 2017: Kunst van de dag webarticel. Written by Loek Grootjans about the work of Charlotte Besuijen 2016: Observation about the work Gestalte (1992) by Esma Yiğitoğlu at THE BACK ROOM, TENT Rotterdam (NL)

2022: Etableringsstipend Bergen Kommune.
2022: Kulturrådet Diversestipend for nyutdannede kunstnere.
2020: Study grant form the Fundatie van de Vrijvrouwe van Renswoude. Den Haag (NL) 2020: Prins Bernhard Cultuurfondsbeurs Young talent award. Amsterdam (NL)

2022: Trykkeriet Print award. Bergen (NO)

Studiowork, The mountain 2023.
Billboard 2023 inside, JOYforum at Kristiandsand Kunsthall, work on the right: Manifest by Ane Hjort Guttu.
Billboard 2023 outside JOYforum at Kristiansand kunsthall.
Studiowork, Pose 2023