ABOUT

Sonja Cabalt is a multi disciplinair artist, located in Amsterdam. Her work is based on a personal engagement with finding beauty in the imperfect, impermanent and incomplete, to create pieces which embrace the natural cycle from growth to decay.
By exploring a broad range of materials, techniques and processes, often combined with traditional crafts, she aims to create new poetic worlds, seducing the viewer with their visual appeal but allowing mixed feelings with her balance of attraction and repulsion. 

Studio

Her studio is located in Amsterdam in the eastern harbour district and is open to

visit by appointment.

Education

-Graphic design, Gerrit Rietveld Academie (academy of fine arts and design), Amsterdam

-Teacher 2nd grade crafts and textile arts, NLO Delft

-History of Art,(bachelors) Leiden University

 

Exhibitions/selling points

Art/design work

2019  Museum Leids Wevershuis, solo exhibition

2019  Contrasten, Bagagehal Loods 6 Amsterdam, group show

2019  Object, fair for contemporary art and design Rotterdam

2019  Textiel museum Tilburg, museum shop

2019  Coda Museum Apeldoorn, museum shop

2018  Doksalon, Amsterdam

2018  Galerie Stark, Amersfoort

2018  Galerie XS, Delft

2018  Textiel museum Tilburg, museum shop

2018  Coda Museum Apeldoorn, museum shop

2017  Open studio weekend Loods 6

2017  Kunstschouw, Zeeland, NL; art route, group show

2017  Galerie XS, Delft

2017  Textiel museum Tilburg, museum shop

2017  Zomer Expo, Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle, group show 

2017  Coda Museum Apeldoorn, museum shop

2016  Textiel museum Tilburg, museum shop 

2016  Hair, Centraal Museum Utrecht, museum shop 

2015  Gallery KNSM 301, Amsterdam, owner

2014  Guild of 14, Gallery 33, Amsterdam, group show

2014  Zomer Expo, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, group show

2014  Gallery 'Ruimte Remmelink', Delft, group show

2013  Handmade, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 

      group show 'Onverwacht Ambacht' competition

2012  Unlimited Design contest, Eindhoven Design Week, Museum Night

      Amsterdam and Museum Night in Berlin, group show

2012  International Joomchi and Beyond, Atrium Gallery, 

      Rhode Island,US, group show

Graphic design work

2000  MOMA New York, Graphic design UNStudio exhibition 'The Long View'

2000  Architecture Biennale Venice, Graphic design UNStudio                              exhibition, plus design and implementation of two video loops

2000  Gallery Innsbruck; design UNStudio exhibition/cd rom

1999  Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 'The Best Dutch Book Designs'

      Book 'Move', designed for UNStudio

1996  Installation 'Eye-move', Labour Party youth congress in Amsterdam 

1996  club Escape, Amsterdam, graduation Video 'Eye-move' for

      several Chemistry club nights 

 

Publications

2017  Catalogue Zomer expo

2017  Catalogue Kunstschouw 

2014  Catalogue Zomer expo 

2011  Collection of art work in 1000 Artisan Textiles contemporary fiber art

2000  Catalogue 'The Best Dutch Book Designs' award, design and                          implementation of book 'MOVE' for UN Studio 

2000  Interview on architecture books, in 'Items', the Dutch journal of design 

1996  Graduation work graphic design Gerrit Rietveld Academy of art and design          in 'Items', the Dutch journal of design