Raquel van Haver

Raquel van Haver’s artworks can be seen as energetic dreamscapes; opening small windows to scenes of quotidian life. Her craft delicately portrays her intimate circle, placing familiar faces in new surroundings where the exploration of themes of global connectivity, migration, cultural history, and habits play a big role in determining the similarities and differences of human existence. Often monumental in scale, at times ominous and colorful, her works negotiate boundaries between alienation and recognition.

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Raquel van Haver, Definition of a system 3, 2017

Background Raquel van Haver (1989) lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She graduated from the HKU, Fine Arts department, Utrecht. She contributed to group exhibitions at art spaces such as Framer Framed, Amsterdam and Fiesta del Fuego, Santiago de Cuba, and has had solo presentations at Jackbell Gallery, London, Sanquin, Amsterdam, and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, among others. Works by van Haver have been included in numerous collections such as the Sanquin Art Collection and the collection of Otto Schaap. Van Haver has been listed most influential young artist under 30 in Forbes 30under30 in 2016 and won the prestigious Royal Award for Modern Painting in 2018 and the Stimuleringsprijs Amsterdam by AFK in 2019.

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Raquel van Haver
Mid-Present-50 (2019)

226 x 290 cm

Raquel van Haver, Mid-Present-50, 2019
Raquel van Haver
Change the Rhythm of the Dancehall… It’s Still the Same Groove (2018)

Raquel van Haver, Change the Rhythm of the Dancehall… It’s Still the Same Groove, 2018
Raquel van Haver
A shrine of a deity: See igbadun, Shine your eye (2018)

190 x 150 cm

Raquel van Haver, A shrine of a deity: See igbadun, Shine your eye, 2018
Raquel van Haver
A shrine of a deity: Mothers of the soil (2018)

190 x 150 cm

Raquel van Haver, A shrine of a deity: Mothers of the soil, 2018