Portrayee Regina Huyten - “Coming back from my country, going back to my country”

Pris Roos

grew up in Rhenen, the Netherlands. Her family migrated from Bogor, Indonesia, to start their own toko in the Netherlands. Toko is the Indonesian word for shop, and they sell non-Western food(products). Roos grew up in the toko, a space of being together, and full of colours, smells, food, stories and images of immigrants. The toko is a source of inspiration for her artistic practices. 

Stories that are normally not heard find their way in her works. Roos makes portraits of immigrants that she meets in the toko, on the streets or in her surroundings of the South of Rotterdam. She visits them at home or invites them to her atelier. The stories do not only get translated into painted portraits, but also in video, installations and spoken word performances. 

Works and lives in Rotterdam, NL


2017 - 2018 MA Painting - Prof. Anselm Reyle, Hochschule für bildende Kunste, Hamburg, DE
2013 - 2017 BA Fine Arts, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Den Haag, NL
2016 - ERASMUS Exchange Figurative Painting - Prof. Kati Barath, HFK, Bremen, DE
2009 - Minor Practical Philosophy, University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam, NL
2006 - 2010 BA Communication and Multimedia Design , University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam, NL

Solo Exhibitions

3 November 2020 until 13 December 2020 - Drawn : Rotterdam - City in Lockdown, De Kunsthal, Rotterdam, NL

2020 - Speeltuin aan het Water (Playgarden at the Water), Paviljoen aan het Water, Rotterdam, NL

Group Exhibitions

23 October until 20 December 2020 - On Collective Care & Togetherness, Showroom Mama, Rotterdam, NL

2020 - Friendship portraits, Verhalenhuis Belvedere, Rotterdam, NL
2020 - Tonawi Mana, Virtual Exhibition ,Udeido Gallery, Jayapura, Papua

2020 - All You Can Art 5, De Kunsthal and Kunstruimte Crooswijk, Rotterdam, NL
2020 - Queen Confessions, Worm, Rotterdam, NL
2019 - Neck of the Woods, Rotterdam, NL
2019 - Keep an Eye Spacemakers, Galerie Pouloeuff and Keep An Eye Foundation,  Naarden-Vesting, NL
2019 - AllYouCanArt4 @ Groene Hilledijk, een samenwerking tussen IBB Curacao en Kunsthal, Rotterdam, NL
2019 - Van Ver en Dichtbij, WDKA, Rotterdam, NL
2018 - Jahresausstellung HFBK, Hamburg, DE
2018 - Dekoloniseren, in:szene, Hamburg, DE
2018 - “Nähen und stecken”, HFBK, Hamburg, DE
2017 - Wall of Future, Galerie Zone, Leiden, NL
2017 - Ik ben de dochter van mijn vader, KABK Graduation, The Hague, NL
2017 – Trash the House #6: The Crying Panther, The Hague, NL
2016 – “Echt/ Ja Echt”, KABK, The Hague, NL
2016 – Freunden und Non-Freunden, HFK, Bremen, DE
2016 – Graft, Städtischen Galerie, Delmenhorst, DE
2016 – Spring not Summer, Quartair, The Hague, NL
2016 – Eight approaches to the cardboard box, KABK, The Hague, NL
2015 – Jezus is mijn kapper, KABK, The Hague, NL
2015 - Thank You For Shopping, KABK, The Hague, NL
2012 - Art Market, WA//S galerie, Amsterdam, NL
2012 – Truffel, State of Mind, Utrecht, NL
2012 - Drawing 2012, Swiss Art Space, Lausanne, CH