ABOUT

Dutch: 

Monique van Kerkhof is sinds 2012 terug in Nederland, Maastricht, waar ze is opgegroeid. Haar achtergrond is Moderne Dans en Choreografe en volgend aan de theater/dans scholen in Amsterdam, Barcelona en New York. 

Creëerde ruim 30 jaar geleden, haar eigen multi media producties. zoals Performances, Installaties,Video Kunst, Video Projecties, Muziek,Theater en Grafisch werk.

 

Haar recente voorstellingen: Museumnacht '16 en' 17 Dominicanen Boekhandel; Vrijthof Theater, Jubileum Dominicanen Boekhandel; Watertoren Schimmert, IBA Parkstad; A2 Tunnel voorstelling en in  Chengdu en Beijing, China.

 

Hiervoor heeft ze 20 jaar lang in Tokio gewoond en begon haar productiebedrijf MONDESIGN.

Grote producties waren oa: Tunnelvision in de wereld grootste ondergrondse 'reservoir, en 'Seeing the World Through Different Eyes' in het gebouw van de United Nations University, Architect Kenzo Tange. 

 

oa: The Synagogue van New York City, Studio Orensanz.In New York voorstelling 'Polyethylene' in een Brandweerkazerne van Downtown Community Television Center en '16'inches' in de oudste bestaande

 

 

 

Monique van Kerkhof was born in Nijmegen, Holland. Most of her youth she lived in Maastricht, she moved to Amsterdam at an age of 17 and got involved in Modern Dance. She left for Spain, when 22 years old to study Spanish and continuing dancing in Barcelona at ‘La Fabrica’. In 1985 she moved to New York City studying at the ‘Alvin Nikolais Dance School’ and at  the ‘Merce Cunningham Studio’ (She received a scholarship from Merce Cunningham)

Seeing art as an integrated part of my life and the emphasis being not on the medium of presentation but on the essence of art. I try to achieve the best accomplishment by choosing the most suitable medium and to find different "roads" to express my ideas. 

 

Monique van Kerkhof has returned to the Netherlands, since 2012, after living abroad most of her life. In cities as Barcelona, New York and Tokyo, started her company MONDESIGN in Tokyo since 2002


Her recent performances: 

  • Museum night 2016 & 2017 at the Dominican Bookstore 

  • Vrijthof Theater, Jubileum

  • Water Tower Schimmert, IBA Parkstad

  • A2 Tunnel and shows in Chengdu and Beijing, China 

 

English: 

 

In New York, Monique’s professional floral design experience continued. She grew up close to flowers, due to her mother side of two generations in the floral business. She worked 6 years for Preston Bailey Design Inc. and for  Bill Ash from Interior Design Magazine. 

 

She moved to Japan in 1990, worked 14 years for a Japanese production company: Bird Land as a (computer graphic) designer, in the meantime she produced  performances, installations, projection/video art and exhibitions at unique architectural locations as: 

  • A Modern Opera  in a reservoir in Abiko; ‘Concrete water`

  • Art performance project at the United Nation University; ‘Seeing the World Through Different Eyes`

  • A multi media art project at world biggest underground construction space ‘Gaigaku Housuiro; ‘Tunnel Vision`

  • See more info on the menu under performances

  • Smaller events took place at the Gallery, Clay in the Ginza, Tokyo  installations and performances and at the Atelier Molenaar in  Motomachi , Yokohama which was broadcast at TVK,

  • Windowdisplay and performances At the Goto Flower shop display a performance in Roppongi, Tokyo.

  • More work at Rockchallenge concert, Yokohama and promotion video collaboration with Cirque du Solei, Tokyo

  • Modern Opera in a reservoir in Abiko, 

  • Art performance project at the United Nation University,  

  • And a multi media art project at world biggest underground  construction space ‘Gaigaku Housuiro, broadcast at NHK

  • Art project Tunnel Vision

TIMELINE

2018

 

PERFORMANCE / Ondergaan

Stenenwal 18b, Maastricht, The Netherlands 

 

2017

PERFORMANCE / Later is Nu?

Boekhandel Dominicanen, Maastricht, The Netherlands 

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PERFORMANCE / The Future of the Book

Theatre Vrijthof, Maastricht, The Netherlands 

 

2016

FLOWER DESIGN: MACEDONIA

Holland ambassadors in Macedonia

PERFORMANCE / FOLLOW ME DOWN AGAIN

PROGRAMME: Museumnacht Maastricht

Boekhandel Dominicanen, Maastricht, The Netherlands 

 

2015

 

PERFORMANCE / DUTCH DAY CREATIVITY CHENGDU 

PERFORMANCE / PRESENTATION: Masterplan Film Talent

PRESENTATION: Pechakucha Night 

Fangsuo Commune Chengdu China 

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PERFORMANCE / WATER TOWER

INSTALLATION / PROJECTION / Watertower Performance 

Schimmert, Heerlen, The Netherlands   

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PERFORMANCE / A2 TUNNEL

A2 Tunnel Maastricht, The Netherlands 

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PERFORMANCE / MIXCITY CHENGDU 

Dance Performance 

Mixcity Chengdu, China 

 

 

2014

 

PERFORMANCE / EXHIBITION / EXPOA2

'VOETSTAPPEN IN HET GRAS' Maastricht, The Netherlands

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PERFORMANCE/ FASHIONCLASH

'Fashioned My Way' 

Maastricht, The Netherlands

 

 

2012

 

PERFORMANCE/EXHIBITION 'TWO TIMES TWICE'

'Two Times Twice'

Tokyo, At OAG The German Goethe House, Akasaka, Japan

 

 

2010

 

THEATER PLAY, `39',

`my home is lost` At Yokohama Theater

Featuring Andrew Woolner, Monique van Kerkhof

Yokohama, Japan

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FLORAL DESIGN / ADVANCED FLORAL DECORATION DESIGN 

FASHION SHOW, Cohim Design Academy

Fashion Show/ Floral/ Decorations, Beijing, China

 

 

2009 

 

DANCEPERFORMANCE / ROCK CHALLENGE

Performance/ Visual Art School ‘Mondesign’,

At Rock Challenge Concert Japan

Cultural Hall,  Yokohama, Japan

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DANCEPERFORMANCE / DANCING4KIDS

Performance/ Visual Art School ‘Mondesign’

Dancing4Kids event, At Tokyo Church Shibuya , Tokyo, Japan

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PERFORMANCE / Poetry Event at ‘At the Dickens’

Tokyo, Japan

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DANCEPERFORMANCE ‘MONDESIGN',

Benefit show, Dance Fusion Tokyo, At Tokyo Church, Tokyo, Japan

 

 

2008

 

CONCERT , DUETS: ‘ENCORE’, MONIQUE’S ORIGINAL SONGS 

A benefit dinner/ entertainment fundraiser for Tokyo International Player's

Restaurant,  Sabatine, Tokyo, Japan

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PERFORMANCE / POETRY,   Poetry Event

Treasure Bar, Tokyo, Japan

 

 

2007

 

DANCE/ VIDEO DOCUMENTARY;

“Tunnelvision, Performance, 50 min. and “The Making Of'' , 20 min.

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DANCE PERFORMANCE / GOTO FLOWERSHOP

PERFORMANCE/ MUSIC/DANCE/SONGS, for ‘Run for the Cure’

Goto Flower Atelier,  Roppongi, Tokyo,Japan

 

 

2006

 

PERFORMANCE ‘Tunnel vision’

Gaikakuhousuiro, Kasukabe, Saitama, Japan

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DANCEPERFORMANCE, 125 years Anniversary Tokyo University of Science at Noda Campus

Chiba, Japan

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PUBLICITY

Tunnel vision broadcast at NHK News

 

 

2005

 

DANCEPERFORMANCE‘ Japanese.Tradition Kabuki Dance’ (Nihon Buyo)

 Culture Hall, Abiko, Chiba, Japan

 

 

2004

 

DANCEPERFORMANCE ‘Japanese.Tradition Kabuki Dance’ 

 Culture Hall, Abiko, Chiba, Japan

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DANCE/ART VIDEO ’Nigorie’

Mejiro, Tokyo , Japan

 

 

2003

 

PERFORMANCE / UNU

‘Seeing the World Through Different Eyes’

at The United Nations University, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

 

 

2002

 

PERFORMANCE/EXHIBITION ‘Cor Cordis’

at Atelier E.R. Molenaar, Yokohama, Japan

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VIDEO ART TAPE / Cor Cordis 

‘Cor, Cordis Tokyo 3 Min.

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PUBLICITY

‘Cor Cordis’ short documentary broadcast

at T.V. Kanagawa, Kanagawa Pref.

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DANCEPERFORMANCE

‘Japanese.Tradition Kabuki Dance’ (Nihon Buyo)

 Culture Hall, Abiko, Chiba, Japan

 

 

2001

 

VIDEO DOCUMENTARY:

‘First Published Picture Books’ Phnom-Penh, Cambodia 20 min.

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DANCEPERFORMANCE / JOMON

Jomon

Gyouda-shi, Saitama, Japan

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DANCEPERFORMANCE / CONCRETE WATER

Concrete Water 

Abiko, Chiba, Japan

 

 

1999

 

PUBLICITY

Archived by Montevideo, Amsterdam

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VIDEO ART / SECOND MOVE

VIDEO ART TAPE ‘second move’, 1.5 Min.

 

1996

 

FLORAL DESIGN / HYATT HOTEL 

Hyatt Hotel, Tokyo , Japan

 

1995

 

EXHIBITION: 

‘Today Dutch Art’ at Art Harumi, Tokyo, 

 

1994

 

PERFORMANCE / SYNESTHESIA 

'Synesthesia' At Clay Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo,


1993 

 

PERFORMANCE/ INSTALLATION: 'First move' at Clay Gallery, Tokyo, 

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VIDEO ARTS / FIRST MOVE 

VIDEO ART TAPE ‘First Move’ 5 Min.

 

1992

 

VIDEO INSTALLATION: 'Time of waste, waste of time' TNAE Tokyo,  

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PUBLICITY

Bought by Miyagi Prefectual Museum.  Sendai , Japan

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FLORAL DESIGN / RYOKAN 

Ryokan 'Yaguy-No-Sho' Salon Room

 Izu-shi, Shizuoka, Japan

 

1991

 

VIDEO ART TAPE

Selected for Video Distribution by Video Gallery Scan Process art Inc., Tokyo

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PUBLICITY

Video art tapes Showed at Image Forum , Yotsuya, Tokyo, Japan

 

1990

 

PERFORMANCE / 0.25 POLYETHYLENE

'0.25 Polyethylene' At Downtown Community Television, 

New York City, USA

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VIDEO ARTS / GARBAGE 

VIDEO ART TAPE 'Garbage' 3 Min. New York City, USA

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PUBLICITY

Showed at The Screening Series at D.C.T.V. 

New york City, USA

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PUBLICITY

Broadcast as part of The Territory aired in Houston

Southwest Alternate Media Project, Texas, USA

 

1989

 

FLORAL DESIGN / TIFFANY PARTIES 

 1986-1989 New York City , USA

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FLORAL DESIGN / MODERN BRIDE MAGAZINE  

 1986-1989 New York City , USA

 

1988

 

PERFROMANCE / 16 INCHES 

PERFORMANCE, '16 inches' at Studio Orensanz, New York City , USA

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VIDEO ARTS / TRACE IN SPACE AND TIME 

'Traces in space and time' 4.5 Min. New York City, USA

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PUBLICITY

Showed at The Screening Series at D.C.T.V. 

 

1987

 

PERFORMANCE / PARTS OF LIVE 

'Parts of Live' At 584 Broadway

New York City, USA

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PERFORMANCE / BAROQUE BLITS 

'A Baroque Blitz' At the collective for living cinema 

New York City, USA

 

1986

 

VIDEO ARTS / SUBWAY GHOST 

'Subway ghost' 7.5 Min. New York City, USA

 

1985

 

VIDEO ARTS / GRAY CONCRETE

'Grey concrete' 1.5 Min. New York, USA