Short Biography

Anthea Bush completed her BA Honours in Fine Art at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK and in 1997 at the De Ateliers, Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

She has been nominated for a number of prizes, she received an honourable mention by the curator Carter Foster, for drawing at the Whitney Museum in 2008 during the 22nd International Juried Show. She was selected for the ‘Valcellina Award’ in Italy and was voted into an exhibition of top ten international artists at the Saatchi Online gallery. She was also nominated for the 12e Van Bommel Van Dam Prijs in the Netherlands in 2004.

She has exhibited in the UK, US, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Germany in solo and group shows. Her solo exhibitions include ‘The Hub’, the National Centre for Craft and Design in the UK in 2009. Group exhibitions include The Visual Arts Centre of New Jersey in the US and the Museum Van Bommel van Dam in the Netherlands.

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1997-1999 De Ateliers. Amsterdam. NL Postgraduate study. Fine Art
1993-1997 University of Newcastle upon Tyne. UK. BA Honours Fine Art

Scholarships / Prizes
2008 22nd International Juried Show – received honourable mention by Carter Foster
/curator Whitney Museum
2008 Valcellina Award exhibitionCoricama, Maniago, Italy
2006 You Gallery @ The Guardian Voted into an exhibition of top 10 artists on www.saatchi-
2005-07 Basisstipendia from Fonds voor Beeldende Kunsten, Vormgeving en Bouwkunst.
2004 Nominated for the 12e Van Bommel Van Dam Prijs
2001-04 Basisstipendia from Fonds voor Beeldende Kunsten, Vormgeving en Bouwkunst.
1997-99 OC&W study scholarship from Dutch Ministry of Culture


2014 Ateliers Höherweg e.V. ,Düsseldorf, Germany
2014 Ateljé Stundars,Solf, Ostrobothnia, Finland
2011 Mustarinda. Finland
1997-99 De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL

Project Funding

2001 Stadsdeel Westerpark for the Kiosk installation

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2015 The Light of Foxes C&H art space. Amsterdam.NL
2011 Stop and Smell the Roses Puntwg. Amsterdam. NL
2009 Tickling the Familiar The Hub. Sleaford. UK
2002 Bowled a Maiden Over Extrapool. Nijmegen. NL
2001 The Kiosk. Amsterdam. NL
2001 De Loge. Haarlem. NL
1999 De Ateliers. Amsterdam. NL

Selected Group Exhibition
2015 C&H Art SpaceAmsterdam Drawing. Amsterdam. NL
2014 DriftwoodAteliers Höherweg. Düsseldorf DE
2013 Under the Rhubarb Leaves.Plan.d. Düsseldorf. DE
2013 Redesigning Fashion.Hat Works Museum. Stockport. UK
2012 HuisKamer. Wilhelmina oud-west. Amsterdam.NL
2011 Panoply. Manchester. UK
2010 International Womens day. Puntwg. Amsterdam. NL
2009 Blinde Vlekken. WG Kunst/WG Expozaal. Amsterdam. NL
2008 22nd International Juried Show. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey. USA
2008 Manual cc Virtual gallery connected with Centre of Contemporary Art
Znaki Czasu Torun. POLAND
2008 KAAP. Fort Ruigenhoek in Groenekan Utrecht. NL
2008 Valcellina Award exhibition Coricama, Maniago, ITALY
2008 The little room down stairs Puntwg. Amsterdam. NL
2007 Salon 2007 Maatschappij Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam. NL
2006 Your Gallery @ The Guardian The Guardian Newsroom Gallery in association with Saatchi Gallery. London. UK
2006 Terra Incognita. Wilhelmina Gasthuisterrein. Amsterdam. NL.
2005 Summer Vitrines. 66 East. Amsterdam.NL
2005 The Future Is Stupid. Mama Show Room. Rotterdam. NL
2005 Galerie Martin van Zomeren. Art Rotterdam 05. Rotterdam. NL
2004 Winter Kept Us Warm. Galerie Martin van Zomeren. Amsterdam. NL
2004 12e Prijs Museum Van Bommel Van Dam. Venlo. NL
2003 )toon) . Toon ( Electronic music) Festival. Haarlem. NL
2002 Non-Members Only. Arti et Amicitiae. Amsterdam. NL
2002 Terloops. Artwalk Amsterdam. Amsterdam. NL
2002 10 Kunstler Geisterbahn. Koln. D
2002 My Pretty Sugar Sailor Hedah. Maastricht, NL
2001 Dialoog Kunstcentrum. Leiden. NL
2001 ROOM. Rotterdam. NL
2001 Reizende galerie vertrek en verblif. Amsterdam. NL
1999 Modern communications Post office. Essen. D

Exhibitions Organized
2009-10 Joint curator of Land of Green Ginger series of exhibitions for PuntWG. Amsterdam.NL
2008 The little room down stairs PuntWG. Amsterdam. NL
2001 Dialoog. Kunstcentrum. Leiden. NL
2001 The Kiosk. Amsterdam. NL

2015 Metropolis M by Lindy Kuit review of the exhibition The Light of Foxes.
2015 Trendbeheer.comby Jeroen Bosch review of exhibition The Light of Foxes.
2014 Merge Art.Craft.Design. Basheer graphic books. Page 09-12
2013 OnzeEigenTuin Spring issue.
2011 Botany Kasvitiede Hesa inprint. Issue Botany-Kasvitiede 10th issue. Page 17 – 20.
2010 A New Beginning The Transformation Issue. Electronic Beats magazine Berlin. March 2010
2009 Hub Volume 4 Issue1 January-April 2009.
2008 Valcellina Award Catalogue
2008 Ruby mag. February edition.
2008 Everyone’s a winner at Summit Show by Dan Bischoff.The Star-Ledger. 29.02.08
2006 Your Gallery magazine Critics choice by Carter Foster /curator Whitney Museum.
2006 The Guide The Guardian newspaper 21.10.06
2006 G2 The Guardian newspaper 06.09.06.
2006 Architecture 2005/06 in the Netherlands NAI publishers.
2004 12e Prijs Van Bommel Van Dam Prijs 2004 Museum Catalogue.