CV Catelijne Boele

Co-founder of artists-initiative Milk and Cereals & Member of Stichting See Lab


Catelijne Boele (1996, NL) lives and works in The Hague, NL. Her work encapsulates paintings, installations, sculptures and writings. Throughout the past years, subject-matters such as dreams, memories and fictional narratives, have been important sources of inspiration for her. Through the experimentation with materials such as acrylic paint, scrap wood and poetic writings, she attempts to catch ephemeral phenomena into various materials.

The paintings she creates, often depict a suggestive environment or an ominous landscape in which lonesome figures roam. These figures often appear to be objects such as chairs and tables; silent and mundane, placed into a dream-like scenario. With monotone colour schemes and a direct handwriting, she constructs these ominous landscapes in which objects transform or engage together into silent conversations. Hence, she creates an atmospheric space, in which she allows the objects to speak.


November 2023
Open Studio’s event at See Lab with the exhibition ‘Forgotten Artworks’
See Lab
Scheveningen, NL

April 2023
‘Love after Love’
Group show
The Green Room (Amsterdam, NL)
Curated by Wumen

April 2023
‘1000 Shape-Shifting Chocolate Chips’
Group show
Laak (Den Haag, NL)
Organised by Milk & Cereals

February 2023
Group show
Gallery Nono
The Hague (NL)

December 2022 – April 2023
'Not Just a Library'
Not Just a Collective in collaboration with Platform POST
Arnhem (NL)

July 2022
‘But, s/he indorsed the sheen’
Group show
Publication launch & reading performance: Humming and mumbling - The volatility of whispers
Sirius Initiative Amsterdam, Vrij Paleis Amsterdam (NL)

February 2022
‘Leftover Lunch’
Group show
ROBIN tent, Singapore (SG)

February 2022
‘Why don’t we?’
Group show
Gallery Nono, The Hague (NL)

December 2021
Virtual group show
Capital Culture House, Milan (SP)

November 2021
‘On Your Own – 5’
De Haagse Kunstkring
The Hague (NL)

September 2021
Art The Hague, The Hague
Curated by Niek Schoenmakers (NL)

September 2021
‘2121 Time Capsule’
Goodbuy Gallery, Bucharest(RO)
Curated by Christian Roncea

July 2021
‘KABK Graduation Show’
KABK, The Hague (NL)
*Nomination: Fine Arts Department Award*

December 2020
‘A Finger in every Pie’
The Balcony, The Hague (NL)
Curated by The Balcony

September 2020
‘Open Booskhow’
Spot On Us, The Hague (NL)
Individual and collaborative publications exhibited.


September 2017 – July 2021
Fine Arts Bachelor
Koninklijke Academie van de Beeldende Kunsten (KABK)
The Hague, The Netherlands

September 2019 – January 2020
Exchange semester Japan,
Tokyo Zokei University
Tokyo, Japan

September 2018 – July 2021
Sculpture section of Fine Arts,
Koninklijke Academie van de Beeldende Kunsten (KABK)
The Hague, The Netherlands

May 2018
Maakhaven, The Hague

September 2016 – April 2017
Gerrit Rietveld Academy
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Reviews & articles

February 2023
‘Jonge kunstenaars shape-shiften hun kunstpraktijk’
(28/02/2023) written by Vincent ‘t Sas
Website: Jegens & Tevens
link to the article

May 2022
‘Rizoom Takeover #206 Catelijne Boele’
(16/05 - 20/05, 2022) written by Esther van Zoelen,
link to the article

July 2021
‘Graduation Shows 2021 - KABK The Hague’
Website: Metropolis M
Den Haag, Nederland
link to the article

July 2021
‘Op naar de jungle van het kunstenaarsbestaan!’
Website: Villa Repubblica
Den Haag, Nederland
link to the article

July 2021
Website: Villa Next Door 2
Den Haag, Nederland
link to the article

Other mentions

2023 - ongoing
Organisation Open Studio’s event
See Lab
Scheveningen, NL

2023 - ongoing
Solo-exhibition Lili Berger
Den Haag, NL

September 2022 – ongoing
Member of programming committee Stichting See Lab
Scheveningen (NL)

July 2022 – ongoing
Attendant at RADIUS CCA
Centre for contemporary art & ecology
Delft (NL)

2022 – 2023
Guest lecturer of honours courses ‘Leiden: City of Refugees’ (2022) and ‘Climbing the wall of empathy’ (2023) at Leiden University