Katinka van Gorkum

artistiek onderzoek - autobiografisch - conceptueel - cross-over - digitale technologie - documentair - gender - LGBTI+ - literair - performance - schrijven - video - zine

Katinka van Gorkum (Rotterdam, 1988) is a visual artist, performer and writer interested in the interior as a figure for interiority. Van Gorkum's life and practice are intimately intertwined, with the concept of 'a house' at the center. She sees a house not as a fixed concept but as a skin, a part of the surface with which people cover the world around them. Through the private domain, she investigates the interior world of humans.

Artist-in-residence bij Stichting B.a.d. Rotterdam

Residenties / uitwisseling

  • 01-04-2020 t/m 01-02-2021
  • In samenwerking met: Stichting B.A.D.
  • Locatie: Rotterdam, Rotterdam
  • Gedurende tien maanden was ik artist-in-residence bij Stichting B.a.d. in Charlois. Ik heb deze periode gebruikt om me te richten op het schrijven van literaire fictie. Ik volgde tijdens mijn residency meerdere schrijfcursussen (o.a. bij The Writers Guide to the Galaxy) en deed via Stichting B.a.d. mee aan de atelierroutes Groot Atelierweekend Rotterdam en South Explorer. Voor deze exposities maakte ik twee zines met eigen teksten, een installatie met tekst en droeg ik eigen werk voor.
  • https://www.foundationbad.nl/guest-studios/guests/

A.pass, post-master at Advanced Performance and Scenography Studies, Brussels, BE


  • 01-05-2018 t/m 01-06-2019
  • In samenwerking met: A.pass Brussels, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Stichting Theodora Niemeijer Fonds
  • Locatie: A.pass, Brussel
  • a.pass (advanced performance and scenography studies) is an artistic and educational research environment that welcomes research practitioners, from all professional backgrounds in an international self-organized, collaborative and trans-disciplinary program. At a.pass I have started exploring the notions of interior and interiority in virtual space using the design program SketchUp. You can see my activities at a.pass in my video portfolio in the link.
  • https://apass.be/blockboard/my-case/?user=126

Guest teacher at Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague


  • 01-01-2013 t/m 31-03-2021
  • In samenwerking met: KABK
  • Locatie: Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, Den Haag
  • From 2013 - 2016 I worked as a guest teacher at the Royal Academy of Arts The Hague. During one semester a year I created a workshop for the second year students at the Fine Arts Department. From 2020-2021 I worked as a guest teacher doing studio visits with the second, third and fourth year students at the Fine Arts Department

The Holls Collective


  • 01-01-2013 t/m 31-12-2017
  • In samenwerking met: Mondriaan Fund (for presentation at Art Brussels), Stroom Den Haag
  • From 2013-2017 I was part of The Holls Collective: "The Holls Collective is a group of eight artists, who use their group dynamics as both subject and medium. While retaining their individual practices, the members of The Holls operate as an interdisciplinary machine, involving physical labour, longevity and endurance to create performances, videos and space-invading installations."
  • http://www.thehollscollective.com/about

20 B - Artwork in public space for the Municipality of Rijswijk


  • In samenwerking met: Gemeente Rijswijk
  • Locatie: Brede School Muziekbuurt, Rijswijk
  • 20B is a permanent sculpture for the playground of the new location of a primary school. The work consists of 8 elements that are derived from a working period during which the artist installed her studio inside the school. Where the school focuses on learning and facts, the world on the playground stands for play and fiction. 20b is an attempt to turn the playground into a place where memories find shelter, reality can be questioned and stories begin.
  • https://katinkavangorkum.com/20B-1


  • Stichting Droom & Daad

  • 2020
  • Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, study grant for post-master program in Brussels

  • 2018
  • Theodora Niemeijer Fund, grant for post-master program in Brussels

  • 2018
  • Mondriaan Fund, grant for emerging artists

  • 2015
  • Stroom Den Haag, Pro Invest grant

  • 2014
  • Nominated for the Theodora Niemeijer Prize at VanAbbemuseum

  • 2014
  • Nominated for Startpointprize, publication + exhibition at Doc Gallery, Prague

  • 2012
  • Department Prize Fine Arts, Royal Academy of Arts The Hague

  • 2012