Curriculum Vitae

Sarah Spletzer, 

May 1985 Born  in Herdecke, Germany (D)

September 2005 – 2014 Studies in the Netherlands and England

July 2014 Moved to Vermont, United States

September 2014 & August 2015 Married artist Quint Welters

December 2015 Gave birth to son Milan 

Studies

 1991 – 2004 Early education: elementary school, comprehensive school, final school diploma “Abitur” in the Münsterland, D

8/ 2005 – 7/ 2009 Study of Fine Arts at the AKI, ARTEZ, academy for fine arts and design, the Netherlands (NL), BA (Hon’s) Fine Arts

1/ 2008 – 5/ 2008 Erasmus- exchange, University College Falmouth, England, UK

9/ 2010 – 8/ 2011 Study/  education program “Bik opleiding” (Artists in the classroom), Groningen, NL

9/ 2012 – 6/ 2014 Study/  education program Dance Therapy (Querido technique), Enschede, NL

Group exhibitions

4/ 2006 & “Woordwerken en Boekbeelden”, Coda Museum,

4/ 2007 Apeldoorn, NL

6/ 2006 “Traumsammlung” (Dream collection) Kongsi, Enschede, NL

1/ 2008 Poly – Falmouth Arts Centre, Falmouth, UK

7/ 2009 Final exam exhibition, AKI, ARTEZ, Enschede, NL

5/ 2010 “Filling forms with colours”, Kunstroute Lonneker, NL

4/ 2013 “Verstand van Smaak”, Factor 44, Antwerpen, B

5/ 2014 “hin und weg”, dynamo expo, Enschede, NL

4/ 2015 “One thousand and one Vermont nights”, gallery six, Montpelier, VT, USA

Solo exhibitions

4/ 2010 “People in movement – drawings from a danceschool”, Rhapsody Gallery & Restaurant, Montpelier, Vermont, USA

5/ 2013 “In between there are doors”, Twenthe Biennale, Enschede, NL

Projects and performances

10/ 2008 Performance “Characteristics of Glass”, for the opening of “Glasrijk Tubbergen”, (glas festival) Tubbergen, NL

11/ 2008  Performance untitled (“The king of the picture”), Off Mess, Enschede, NL

6/ 2009 Performance “Zwartwitje”, Blikopener festival, Delft, NL

7 – 9/ 2009 Performance “atemberaubend” (breathtaking), at the opening of  ”Debuut 09”, Perron 1, Delden, NL

3/ 2010 Performance “Slow Motion” (Carpe Diem), public market space,  Groningen, NL, Collaboration with students from the school for Body- and Movement- Research “random collision” in Groningen

7 – 8/ 2011 Assistant for sculptor Quint Welters, Social Sculpture- Project “Two Rooms”, Enschede and Berlin

1/  2012    “One hand clapping”, comission for the international project “steal the pixel”, intitiated by Stephan Us

2/ 2012    “The big mancala game”, a mancala game from ice for the Icefestival in Hällefors, Sweden

4/ 2013 Interactive performance experiment ” Show me Yours – I`ll show you Mine” for the opening of “Verstand  van Smaak” in Antwerpen, B

Publications

7/2009 Year catalogue of the final exhibition, AKI, ARTEZ, Enschede, NL

7/2009 Catalogue of the exhibition ” Debuut 09”, Perron 1, Delden, NL

2/ 2010 Audiotrack on the Cd “Die Präsenz der Abwesenheit” (The presence of absence),

5/ 2010 Catalogue of the art tour “Kunstroute Lonneker”, NL

6/ 2011 “Bik boekje” 2011, Groningen, NL

Competitions

3/ 2009 Nominated for the “ISC Award for outstanding student achievement in contemporary sculpture”, New Jersey, USA

1/ 2010 Winner of the audio competition  “Die Präsenz der Abwesenheit” (the presence of absence); initiated by artist Stephan Us, Münster, D; Release of one track on the corresponding audio-cd

Internships, jobs, practical experience

9 – 12/ 2004 Volunteer work in a home for street children in Honduras, Central America

1 – 2/ 2005 Internship with freelance artist Arinya Berges, Münster,D

3 – 5/ 2005 Internship at the pyschiatry for children and teenagers in Münster, D, with main focus on the art therapy department

11/ 2006 Bronze casting workshop at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop in Lumsden, Schotland, UK

2006/ 2007 Part of the committee for organization and carrying out of the “ArtEZ AKI Festival 2007”, a 4-day art and culture festival in Enschede, NL

Since 2007 Leader of several art workshops in Germany and the Netherlands

6 – 7/ 2007 Attendance for “Skulpturprojekte Münster 07”, Münster, D

10/ 2009 – 4/ 2010 (Study-) journey to Vermont, USA und Montreal, Canada

5 – 9/2010 Assistent for “Niemandsland”, a Performance Project for young adults; direction: Stephan Us, initiated by Cactus Theater, Münster, D

1 – 5/ 2012 Projectleader for the artspace ”Tetem kunstruimte”, volunteer work, Enschede, NL

8/ 2012 – 3/ 2013 Organising and executing the public art project “Bewegingspatronen” (Movement patterns) for the Boddenkamp neighbourhood, in collaboration with the Montessori elementary school Het Zeggelt in Enschede, NL

2 – 6/ 2013 Internship  with danceteacher and choreographer Jacobien van der Heijden at the music and dance school “Kaliber kunstenschool”; dance- and improvisation- training with teenagers, assisting with choreographing 2 dances for the annual show, Enschede and Almelo, NL

2/ 2013 – 7/ 2014 Running the independent art studio “IdeenRijk” for children

4/ 2013 – 7/ 2014 Freelance work for the “Rijksmuseum Twenthe”, guiding educational tours for elementary and secondary schools

7/ 2014 move to the United States, to Cabot in Vermont

10/ 2015 Launching of movementum, a business that combines creative services in the field of dance, visual art, visualization and sharing.

Workshops and Courses

Art: Bronze casting, Glasblowing, Performance, Poetry

Dance: Body- & Movement Research, Contact Improvisation, Modern Dance, New Dance, Ballet, Choreography, African Dance, Tango, Belly Dance

Body Work: Yoga, Body Mind Centering, Pilates, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Feldenkrais, Shiatsu

Music: Singing & Voice, African Drum (Djembé)

Languages

German, first language
English, fluent in written and spoken language
Dutch, fluent in written and spoken language
French, basic knowledge and understanding
Spanish, basic knowledge and understanding


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