From June 13th until 17th, Dutch visual artist Wieteke Heldens will use the gallery of Flux Factory, Queens, NY, to do work on her current project: “ ” (quote, unquote). The gallery will be open to the public who wants to collaborate in her artistic research for subconscious art and graffiti removal. Visitors are invited to put graffiti on the gallery walls, this will be erased by painting over it.
Wieteke Heldens was born in Ottersum, The Netherlands in 1982. Heldens works in the medium of painting. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague in 2007. She had her first solo-show at Flux Factory in 2011 and exhibited in the The Hague Gemeente museum, Royal Palace in Amsterdam and internationally in Switzerland, France, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Italy and the US. In 2013, Heldens won the Royal prize for Painting in the Netherlands. She lives and works in New York and in The Hague.