Lotte Milene Bosman - Visual art & Research
Lotte Milene Bosman (1987) studied at Minerva Academy and the Frank Mohr Institute (Painting, 2012). Her artistic practice is characterised by an investigative attitude and with every project she thoroughly indulges herself in her subject. Common materials are transformed or applied in different ways than usual to generate fresh perspectives and to allow one to be newly amazed by the material itself.
Throughout her career as a visual artist, Lotte Bosman has been working in a wide range of media, from painting and drawing to installations with living plants and conversation pieces. Thematiacally however, the focus
always revolves around cultural geography and the understanding or experience of nature from a human perspective. Landscape, climate change and biodiversity are related to this. From november 2016 to 2021, Lotte Bosman was part of the artist collective Satellietgroep (the Hague, 2006) where she focussed on the same theme in the role of co-curator, writer and maker.
“The general public appears to have an idealistic idea of what nature is and what the world should look like, and slowly our environment is adjusted to fit that image, becoming a representation of nature. If we continue in this direction, going out to the North Sea might become like going out to the zoo or to an aquarium. But we are also nature and since the beginning of humankind, the planet has been cultivated, making nature part of our cultures, and slowly turning the world into an artifact.”
From the essay Who is nature? How visual narratives in art and design can overturn prevailing understandings of environment.
Published in The Urbanisation of the Sea: From Concept and Analysis to Design. December 2020. Nancy Couling, Carola Hein in conjunction with: Chair of the History of Architecture and Urban Planning TU Delft.
2006 - 2010
BFA Painting, Groningen, 3 July, 2010
Minerva Art Academy, Groningen
2010 - 2012
MFA Painting, Groningen 6 July, 2012
Minerva Art Academy FMI Masters.
Robert Callender International Residency for Young Artists, Sea Loft, Kinghorn, UK
Convento Sao Francisco de Mértola, Portugal
DCR Guest Studios, Satellietgroep, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Odd Stay, OddStream, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Gerrit van Houten stipend
Hendrik de Vries Stipend
George Verberg Stipend
Stipend Emerging Artists, Mondriaan Fonds
De Groot-Brugman fonds, exchange scholarship
‘Water flows upward’ (Satellietgroep), Waterschap de Dommel, St. Oedenrode
Exhibition program 'Climate as Artifact’ (Satellietgroep)
‘Gardening without Boundaries, i.c.w. Satellietgroep and De Onkruidenier, Oerol, Terschelling
Hydrophonica, i.c.w. Stefano Murgia, Interactive Plant tower/sound installation, Nijmegen
Plant Wall, interactive installation/workshop, Museum Jan Cunen, Oss.
DIY Hydroponics, installation at the Night of Art and Science Groningen
Raamexpositie Oosterparkwijk, Groningen
Plastic Beach …poetry of the everyday, group exhibition, City Art Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland
Prospects & Concepts – Mondriaan Fonds toont talent, Van Nellefabriek, Rotterdam
Onvoltooid Tegenwoordig, group exhibition nominees Gerrit van Houten stipend, Minerva Art Academy, Groningen
Hendrik de Vries Stipendium 2017, group exhibition nominees, CBK Groningen
Kom Tuinieren, solo presentation Chocoladefabriek, Gouda
Satellietgroep: Prospectors, three layers of landscape, Intersections at Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam
Makers Weekend, solo presentation, Nature Museum, Nijmegen
Wildvang, group exhibition nominees Hendrik de Vries Stipend, CBK Groningen
Open Biotoop, group exhibition, Biotoop, Haren