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Born in 1968 in Maastricht (NL), Nathalie Brans is an artist who has a particular interest in the moon, the sun and astronomy maps.
She creates books, collages and installations. Every few years for a short period of time she works abroad as an artist in residence to explore new techniques. During her latest residency, Printing matter at Skaftfell Art Center, Seydisfjordur Iceland, she focused on printmaking and artist book making.
The residency in Iceland was financed by a crowdfunding project, personally set up by Nathalie Brans.


1997-1998 Postgraduate training, College of Fine Arts and Design St. Joost, Breda, NL
1986-1992 Academy of Fine Arts Maastricht, NL

Exhibitions (selection)

2020/2021 Teken aan de Wand/Sign on the Wall, Bestuursgebouw Universiteit Maastricht, NL
2019 Superbooks Event, Haus der Kunst, Munchen, D
2019 Ljos – Licht, B32, Maastricht, NL
2018 de Salon, Museum de Domijnen, Sittard, NL
2018 Patty Morgan Zomerwinkel
2017 Performance ‘Wearing the Moon’, Schunck Heerlen, NL, during Paint it Soft
2013 London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery, Londen, UK
2013 Kaleid 2013, London, UK
2012 In Gesprek, Museum Elburg, Elburg, NL
2012 Kaleid 2012, London, UK
2010 De Betekende Wereld, Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo, NL
2009 Beagle2Beagle, Museum for Natural History, Maastricht, NL
2009 Jeugdzonde, Opus een min een, HEDAH, Maastricht, NL
2008 Glocal Affairs, Timmerfabriek, Maastricht, NL
2008 ZeitRaumZeit, Kuenstlerhaus, Vienna, A
2008 Het Hemels Atelier, ‘t Brandweer, Maastricht, NL
2007 The Space Between, IG Bildende Kunst, Vienna, A
2003 Marres, Centre for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht, NL
2002 de Overslag, Artists Run Centre, Eindhoven, NL
2001 Exedra Exhibition Centre, Hilversum, NL
2000 Ten Toon Kunstbanken, Hamar, N


2006/2007 Commission from Atelier Rijksbouwmeester (Chief government architect) for a permanent artwork in a youth detention centre


2018 Skaftfell Art Center, Printing Matter, Seydisfjordur Iceland
2012 Vermont Studio center, Johnson, Vermont, USA
2007 AIR, Krems, Austria
2003 The Banff Centre For Arts, Banff, Canada


2009 Grant from the Municpality of Maastricht
2007 Grant from the Lower Austria government for a residency in Krems
2007 Grant from the Municipality of Maastricht
2003 Basic scholarship from the BKVB Fund (Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture)
2003 Grant from the Municipality of Maastricht
2003 Grant from the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds
2000 Grant from the Dutch Embassy in Norway
2000 Basic Scholarship from the BKVB Fund
1999 Grant from the Province of Limburg
1998 Grant from the Province of Limburg
1997 Basic Scholarship from the BKVB Fund
1996 Grant from the Province of Limburg


2010 De Betekende Wereld, Published by Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo, the Netherlands
2008 Where are you, Glocal Affairs, Published by Huis voor de Kunsten, Roermond, the Netherlands
2008 ZeitRaumZeit, Published by Kuenstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria
2007 The Sapce Between, published by IG Bildende Kunst, Vienna, Austria
2000 Ten Toon published by Kunstbanken Hamar, Norway
1996 Jonge Kunstenaars 1996, published by Nouvelles Images Gallery, The Hague, the Netherlands
1995 Avenida Liberdade, published by Museum Het Domein, Sittard, the Netherlands

Public Collections

MUMC+, Maastricht Universitair Medisch Centrum, NL
Museum Elburg, NL
Province of Limburg, NL

Art Book Collections

Moma Library New York, USA
Skillman Library, Easton, USA
Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, Chicago, USA
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, USA


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