Jenny Ymker
Castricum, The Netherlands, 5 April 1969

Lives and works in Tilburg, The Netherlands

art prize


Will en Jan van Hoof Art prize 2022 Noord Brabant

Jenny Ymker (Castricum, 1969) received the Will and Jan van Hoof Art prize Noord-Brabant 2022. The art prize is awarded annually to a Brabant artist with proven talent. In addition to a token of appreciation, it is also an incentive: the laureate receives a stipend or an assignment for the benefit of the collection of Het Noordbrabants Museum. 





Acquistion Prize ATP, Contextile 2020, Guimaraes Portugal


Francois Schneider Foundation, winner Contemporary Talents 9th edition

Ahead of the nomination of the winners of the ninth edition of the “Contemporary Talents” competition, four Expert Committees have chosen the works or projects of 40 finalists from amongst the 1721 applications received from artists originating from 101 countries.

The choice of prize-winners will be announced on 19 September 2020 at 11:30 am at the François Schneider Foundation* by Jean-Noël Jeanneney, president of the grand jury.

* awaiting confirmation

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Francois Schneider Foundation, winner Contemporary Talents 9th edition


Luxembourg Art Prize 2019

The Luxembourg Art Prize is an annual international prize organized by the Pinacotheque, a private, non-profit museum located in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Every year the Prize aims to discover talents, amateur or professional, regardless of age and nationality.

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Luxembourg Art Prize 2019

nominations art awards

Nominated Brabant Cultuurprijs 2018


Honorable Mention, Contextille 2018, Textiel biennial, Portugal


Nomination van Lanschot Kunstprijs 2015



Art Collection WZA, Assen


Art Collection Provincie Gelderland


Noordbrabants Museum, 's-Hertogenbosch


Art Collection of the ATP (Association of Clothing and Textiles of Portugal)


Francois Schneider Foundation, Wattwiller France


Antoni van Leeuwenhoek


Museum Vincent van GoghHuis Zundert


Museum Pinacotheque, Luxembourg


Aegon Art Collection


Dela Art collection


Private collections




Artist in residence van GoghHuis Zundert 2019

A visit to Zundert starts with a visit to the Vincent van Gogh House, a living art center on the birth ground of one of the most famous artists in history. In addition to the permanent presentation Vincent van Gogh. The roots of a master are always temporary exhibitions. They focus on artists of the 20th and 21st centuries who were inspired or inspired by the work and / or life of Vincent van Gogh.

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Artist in residence van GoghHuis Zundert 2019


Guestatelier Kloosterhotel Zin, Vught 2014

The Atelier van ZIN is an inspiring space to get away from the issues of the day.

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Guestatelier Kloosterhotel Zin, Vught 2014


Europees Keramisch Werkcentrum, 's-Hertogenbosch 2005

Sundaymorning@ekwc is an international workplace where artists, designers and architects explore the technical and artistic possibilities of ceramics.

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Europees Keramisch Werkcentrum, 's-Hertogenbosch 2005

residencies abroad



Het Uur Blauw (The blue hour)

18 May- 16 June 2024

Black Swan Gallery, Brugge, Belgium


KunstRAI / ART Amsterdam 2024

27 March - 1 April 2024

RAI Amsterdam

Jan van Hoof Gallery, stand 30


Water, group exhibition, Boghossian Foundation, Museum Villa Empain, Brussel

The Boghossian Foundation presents the exhibition Water, a poetic and emotional exploration into the oeuvre of South Korean artist Kim Tschang-Yeul, renowned for his depictions of water droplets. The exhibition tackles the various manifestations of water through a wealth of contemporary artworks and in situ installations by artists from all backgrounds.

Set in the breath-taking Art Deco walls of the Villa Empain, Water proposes a myriad of unique artistic approaches by artists exploring a timeless and universal theme. From the smallest droplet of water to the vastness of the ocean, Water explores the ever-changing states of water and the different ways.


Geneviève Asse, Patrick Bailly-Maître-Grand, Bianca Bondi, Daniel Buren, Yves Chaudouët, José Dávilla, Olafur Eliasson, Jean-Michel Folon, Nadia Guerroui, Ann Veronica Janssens, Elizaveta Konovalova, Elias Kurdy, Olivier Leroi, Céline Pagès & Christine Marchal, Asunción Molinos Gordo, Benoît Pype, Walid Raad, Philippe Ramette, Benjamin Rossi, Marion Schutz, Léon Spilliaert, Kim Tschang- Yeul, Félicien Umbreit, Bill Viola, Bao Vuong, Jenny Ymker, Jeff Zimmerman. Film door Oan Kim en Brigitte Bouillot.

19 October 2023 - 10 March 2024

Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium



Post Pan Presentation

10 - 24 december 2023

Jan van Hoof Galerie, 's-Hertogenbosch

Artists: Eelco Brand, Bernard Heese, Jurriaan Molenaar, Nicolas Dings, Marjolein Mandersloot, Janpeter Muilwijk, Ronald Versloot, Rob Regeer, Joost van de Toorn, Nicolas Dings en Jenny Ymker

PAN, Amsterdam 2023

19 - 26 November 2023

RAI Amsterdam

Stand 14: Jan van Hoof gallery, 's-Hertogenbosch


Eelco Brand, Bernard Heesen, Nicolas Dings, Jorn van Leeuwen, Marjolein Mandersloot, Jurriaan Molenaar, Janpeter Muilwijk, Rob Regeer, Joost van de Toorn, Ronald Versloot, Jenny Ymker


Solo exhibition, International Photobiennial, Oostende Belgium

The second edition of the International Photobiennial Ostend highlights contemporary and conceptual photographic works in various indoor and outdoor locations. A trail of surprising works by more than 30 photographers will take place in the Queen of seaside towns, from Fort Napoleon to Mu.ZEE. This second edition will take place from 16 September to 12 November 2023.


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Muse Contemporary at Artweeks Akaretler, Istanbul, Turkey

Muse Contemporary at ArtWeeks Akaretler

3-16 november 2023

Istanbul, Turkey

X exhibition PARK, , Platform for visual arts, Tilburg

09.09 - 15.10 2023

Igshaan Adams (ZA)
Korrie Besems (NL)
Bram Braam (NL/DE)
Tim Breukers (NL)
Ricardo van Eyk (NL)
Nadia Naveau (BE)
Charlotte Schleiffert (NL)
Kristina Schuldt (DE)
Nina van de Ven (NL)
Jenny Ymker (NL)

In October 2013, PARK opened its doors. A festive exhibition now celebrates its tenth anniversary. From each year, one exhibiting artist has been chosen for the anniversary exhibition entitled 'X'. These participants indicate the quality and range of the programme with which PARK has been shaped over the past decade.

The opening on Saturday 9 September at 4pm will be performed by Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen, director of De Pont museum. You are cordially invited.


Exhibition in the context of the 'Will en Jan van Hoof Art-prize', Noordbrabants Museum, 's-Hertogenbosch

Exhibition Noordbrabants Museum s' Hertogenbosch.

27 December 2022 - 31 July 2023


KunstRAI/ Art Amsterdam 2023

3-7 May 2023

Gallery Jan van Hoof, Stand 52


De ontmoeting, AIR artists Park Zuiderhout 2022, In collaboration with Stedelijk Museum Breda

14 January - 12 February 2023

Exhibition 'De ontmoeting'  made possible by Park Zuiderhout and Stedelijk Museum Breda with Wia van Dijk, Yannick Verhoeven en Jenny Ymker. 

Location: Projectruimte van Chassé Theater Breda, Claudius Prinsenlaan 8, 4811DK Breda

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 1 pm till ­ 8 pm

PAN Amsterdam 2022

20-27 November 2022

Gallery Jan van Hoof, stand 14

Artists: Jeroen Allart, Jurriaan Molenaar, Marjolein Manderslooot, Nicolas Dings, Eelco Brand, Benard Heesen, Joost van den Toorn, Jorn van Leeuwen, Rob Regeer en Jenny Ymker.


Contextile 2022, Contemporary Textile Art Biennial, Guimaraes Portugal

September 3 - October 30, 2022, Guimaraes, Portugal


Endless stories, Solo expositie, Cultuurfabriek Noordkade Veghel

Solo exhibition Noordkade Veghel

August 28-October 9- 2022



Gelenegi Gelecegi; exhibition of 7 European female artists, Cermodern Ankara, Turkey

Exhibition which will be held with the attendance of female textile artist from seven participating countries alongside Turkey.

29 May -12 June 2022

Cermodern, Ankara

See Gelenegi Gelecegi Dokumak and Gelenegi Gelecegi Dokumak final

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L Enfer c est le Manque des Autres; Black Swan Gallery, Brugge, Belgium

14 May- 12 Juni 2022

Black Swan Gallery, Brugge



Appel Gallery's; Werkwarenhuis, s Hertogenbosch

Art in a special location

Exhibition of Appèl Gallery's ,Werkwarenhuis, 's-Hertogenbosch

26 May - 12 June 2022

Vanwege Vincent; highlights collection Van Goghhuis, Stedelijk Museum, Breda

18 December 2021- 1 May 2022

Stedelijk Museum Breda



KunstRAI; 2022

KunstRAI, Amsterdam

13 - 18 April 2022

Jan van Hoof Gallery, stand 46


Talents Contemporains 9eme edition I Detournements, Francois Schneider Foundation Wattwiller, France

11 December 2021 - 27 March 2022

Foundation Francois Schneider, Wattwiller




PAN, fair for Art, Antiques and Design, RAI Amsterdam

PAN Amsterdam

Jan van Hoof Gallery

14-21 November 2021

RAI Amsterdam


Het genereuze gebaar, group exhibition, Museum Slager 's-Hertogenbosch NL

Exhibition in cooperation with the 'Liliana fonds'

August 15- November 15, 2021

Museum Slager 's-Hertogenbosch


Everlasting moment, solo exhibition Jan van Hoof gallery, 's-Hertogenbosch

The exhibition took place on the occasion of the publication of the book Everlasting moment.

26 September -17 October 2021

Jan van Hoof gallery, 's-Hertogenbosch


KunstRAI/ Art Amsterdam 2021

8- 12 September 2021

Stand 43, Jan van Hoof gallery


End of Season, group exhibition Jan van Hoof galerie, 's-Hertogenbosch

Group exhibition, Jan van Hoof Galerie s'Hertogenbosch

28 May - 27 June 2021


Van Gogh naar nu-Aanwinsten

From 5 September 2020 till 28 February 2021 the Vincent van Goghhuis in Zundert presents the exhibition 'Van Gogh naar nu'. These recent acquisitions from the museumcollection make visible that, for artists, Van Gogh still is an actual source of inspiration.

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No PAN Amsterdam this year, Jan van Hoof galerie, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

Unfortunately no PAN Amsterdam this year. That is why an exhibition in the gallery with new work by the PAN participants.

15 November - 6 December 2020

Jan van Hoof Gallery, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

Imagination and Reality, Artvark, Bloemendaal, The Netherlands

nothing is what it seems and nothing seems what it is

Artvark presents: Simone van Bakel and Jenny Ymker

Release: Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 October from 11 am to 5 pm. Saturday 31 October and Sunday 1 November from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Castellvm Aqvae, Hoge Duin en Daalseweg 21b Bloemendaal, The Netherlands


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Contextile 2020, Guimaraes, Portugal

Taking part in the Contemporary Art Biennial 2020, Sep 5 to Oct 25, Guimarães, Portugal.

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Benefit voor Brabant, PARK-platform for visual arts, Tilburg, The Netherlands

Benefit for Brabant, PARK, Tilburg, 8 August- 30 August 2020


PAN 2019, Art fair, RAI Amsterdam


Finalists Exhibition Luxembourg Art Prize 2019, Pinacothèque, Luxembourg


Über Mensch, Exhibition PARK, platform for visual arts, Tilburg


Solo exhibition van GoghGalerie, Zundert


Watou kunstenfestival 2019, Watou, Belgium


Nord Art, International Art exhibition, Büdelsdorf, Germany


Kunst RAI/Art Amsterdam 2019, Amsterdam


Solo-exhibition Amphia ziekenhuis, Breda


PAN, beurs voor kunst antiek en design, RAI Amsterdam


Onzichtbare draden, Jan van Hoof galerie, ‘s-Hertogenbosch


Er was eens... , group exhibition, Stadsfestival Damme, Belgium


Bloom, group exhibition, Karmelklooster Drachten


Contextille 2018, Textiel Biënnale, Portugal


25 jaar Jan van Hoof Galerie, exhibition, ‘s-Hertogenbosch


Kunst RAI/ Art Amsterdam 2018, Amsterdam


Gewapend met schoonheid, group exhibition, castle Muiderslot, Muiden


Book presentation and solo exhibition, castle Ammersoyen, Ammerzoden


PAN, art fair, Amsterdam


Kunstkamer Delft, group exhibition, Delft


De lucht is diep, duo exhibition, Jeroen Bosch Ziekenhuis, 's-Hertogenbosch


Water, summerexhibition 2017, museum de Fundatie Zwolle


New Weef, group exhibition, Alkmaar


Appèl, Pop-up Kunstgalerie, Eindhoven


For Real, art fair, Amsterdam


Leven met aandacht, group exhibition, Stedelijk museum Zwolle


Averechts, group exhibition Paviljoen Welgelegen, Haarlem


Neverland, solo exhibition, Jan van Hoof galerie, Den Bosch


Kunst Rai, art fair, Amsterdam


Tegendraads op doek, group exhibition, Witteveen Visual art centre, Amsterdam


Realisme, art fair, Amsterdam

exhibitions before 2016 (selection)


Kunstmaand Ameland, solo exhibition, Ballum


In ontreddering de kalmte bewaren, group exhibition, Circa... dit, Arnhem


Breinweefsels, solo exhibition, Jan van Hoof galerie 's-Hertogenbosch


Koppelkunst, group exhibition, Hofke van Chantraine, Turnhout, Belgium


Solo exhibition, Textileweekend, Tilburg


Hello-Goodbye, group exhibition, Openluchtmuseum Arnhem


Labyrint, group exhibition, Rijksmuseum Twente, Enschede


group exhibition, Rijnstate hospital, Arnhem


Lokal experiments, ArToll-Kunstlabor, Bedburg-Hau, Germany


ArToll 10Jahrestages, Bedburg-Hau, Germany


Alfa&omega, group exhibition, Outline, Amsterdam


Deelname Pépinières pour jeunes Artistes, Graz, Austria


Galleri Konstepidemin, solo exhibition, Göteborg, Sweden



Air de Missie, publication Artist in residence Jenny Ymker

Gelenegi/Gelecegi, catalogue exposition 8 textile artists Cermodern Ankara Turkije


Everlasting moment, Book of Jenny Ymker art work, Komma publishers (ISBN 9789083142975)

ISBN 9789083142975


'Was leid tut', Catalog; Stift Klosterneuburg, Austria 2020

Catalog  'Was leid tut'; Stift Klosterneuburg, Austria 2020

Talents Contemporains, Les finalistes, 8ème édition. Catalog Foundation Francois Schneider Wattwiller, France


Saudade, catalogue Watou 2019, Belgium

Nord Art, catalogue 2019, Büdelsdorf Germany


Contextille 2018, Textile Biennial Portugal, catalogue

Jenny Ymker, Book of Jenny Ymker art work, edition Jan van Hoof gallery


Reflectie, troost en doorgeven, Art collection DELA overview

Water, zomer expositie 2017, catalogue, ISBN 978 90 82231427


Palet, Art magazine



Subsidy Provincie Gelderland


Subsidy Beeldende Kunst Provincie Gelderland

Art Grant, Fonds van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam


Subsidy Visual Arts Provincie Gelderland