As a child, I had a fascination for live programmes on television.
I would gaze mesmerised at the screen waiting for something to happen that the producers hadn’t anticipated. A glass that falls unexpectedly, a person who doesn’t move to the prearranged place and ends up standing out of shot.

For just one brief moment, viewers - who might just happen to be tuned in to that channel - are exposed to an impromptu scene on camera. The tension between what has been carefully choreographed beforehand and what takes place on screen is immediately palpable. That same tension is now an important motive in my work, in which I capture or direct moments, everyday chance events and small gestures.
My practice contains photography, video, text, installation and publications.

Liza Wolters, b. 1992, currently living in Rotterdam

  • 2009 – 2014 Bachelor Fine Arts / AKV | St. Joost (Breda, NL)

Selected exhibitions 
• Groupshow ‘Splintered Thoughts and Fragile Plots’ curated by Tiiu Meiner and Rawad Baaklini, during Noorderlicht International Photo Festival
• Expo6 - videowork in window of Concordia, Enschede, 20-08 - 07.11
• 24/7 window exhibition for the ‘Raamwerk Project’ of NEStudio’s, 03.09 - 01.11
• open studio with Katrein Breukers during Art Rotterdam, 3&4 July, collaboration ‘Ornamenting the Home’ (preview)
• ‘toevluchtsoord’, work period with Raquel Vermunt and others at the Hilton Art Lab in March

• Solo exhibition ‘...AND ALL OF A SUDDEN SHE PUT A STONE IN MY MOUTH’ at Het Noordbrabants museum, 03.10 - 13.12.2020

  • Work period and exhibition ‘Try-Out’ at the graphic workplace in the Hague, together with Iliada Charalambous, Tobias Lengkeek, Roland Spitzer, Jason Terlouw, Mickey Yang and Lisa Blaauwbroek. Curated by Lisa Blaauwbroek
  • Event ’TENT op BEZOEK’ , initiated by programme maker Gyonne Goedhoop from TENT
    Event ’TENT op BEZOEK’ , initiated by programme maker Gyonne Goedhoop from TENT
    Event ’TENT op BEZOEK’ , initiated by programme maker Gyonne Goedhoop from TENT

  • Artist’ talk at TENT, Part of the 'THUIS bij TENT' series, initiated by programme maker Gyonne Goedhoop from TENT
  • Participant of Prospects & Concepts, Art Rotterdam at the Van Nelle fabriek

  • Duoshow ‘IT MIGHT BE GONE, IT MIGHT BECOME’ with Jasmijn Krol, Team Thursday HQ (Rotterdam, NL)
  • Groupshow ‘As Far As I Can Reach’, curated by Marilou Klapwijk, Quartair (The Hague, NL)
  • Solo exhibition ‘Knowing that it will change over time, Feeling that it will stay the same for now’, der Neue Galerie Landshut (Landshut, DE)
  • Solo exhibition NOW IS A DIFFERENT BACK THEN, museum SCHUNCK* (Heerlen, NL)

  • Solo exhibition NOW IS A DIFFERENT BACK THEN, museum SCHUNCK* (Heerlen, NL)
  • Solo exhibition ‘I’m trying to understand the universe, so it would be nice of you to give me some space’, de Spiegelzaal, Willem Twee Kunstruimte (’s- Hertogenbosch, NL)

  • Groupshow PERROQUET, Loods 12, Wetteren (BE), Group exhibition, curated by Hans Demeulenaere and Bas van den Hurk
•  Groupshow ‘KINDERGEBURTSTAG’, Paris (FR), curated by René Hausstein

• Groupshop Best of Graduation 2014, Circa...Dit (Arnhem, NL)
• Groupshow Best of Graduation 2014, DBK (Dordrecht, NL)
• Graduation show AKV | St. Joost

• Groupshow ‘Somewhere in Between’, Kunstpodium T (Tilburg, NL), ‘Apprentice / Master’ with Charlotte Dumas, Emily Huurdeman, Yasmin van der Rauwelaert and Charlotte van de Velde

Projects and collaborations
• Education workshop ‘Comforting to Celebrate’ in relation the exhibition ‘Who Wants to Live in a World Without Magic?’ curated by Katayoun Arian at TENT Rotterdam. In collaboration with Katrein Breukers and Peerke Malschaert (oct - dec)
• Ongoing collaboration with Hilde Onis
• Publication about the Hilton Art Lab work period together with Raquel Vermunt, Lorelinde Verhees and Glitterstudio
• Ongoing collaboration with Katrein Breukers

Events and presentations
• Part of the peripheral program of TENT ‘At home at TENT’ and ‘TENT’ visiting’, an initiative by programme maker Gyonne Goedhoop
2017 / 2018
  • Several guest lectures at AKV | St. Joost (Breda and ’s- Hertogenbosch, NL)
  • Presentation book ‘All of these Images Are The Outcome Of Certain Observations’, Unseen Photo Book fair, represented by PhotoQ (Amsterdam, NL)
  • Event Young Publishing Night, PrintRoom, Rotterdam (NL), presentation dummy ‘All of these images are the outcome of certain observations’ Together with Maurice van Es, Roos van den Oetelaar and Renée Verberne
  • Presentation of the book ‘All of these images are the outcome of certain observations’ by Mondriaan Fonds, ‘Tables’, during ART Rotterdam & ART Brussels

Grants and nominations
•   2020 Research and Development Grant (O&O), CBK Rotterdam, for more info click here
  • 2017/2018 Stipendium for Emerging Artists, Mondriaan Fund
  • 2014 Residency St. Moritz Art Academy, St. Moritz (CH)
  • 2011 Nominee BLEND TALENT AWARD

2013 – 2017 Core member of artists’ initiative Club Solo (Breda, NL)
2014 - ... Various experiences as film producer 
2016 - 2017 Producer Kunst&Werk AKV | St. Joost (Breda, ’s-Hertogenbosch, NL)
2013 – 2014 Organizer of Artist-in-residence Hoogtepunt, founded by Femke Dekkers (Breda, NL)