Hester Louter (Amsterdam, 1996) holds a multimedia drawing practice. Her work develops around an inquiry of materiality: do we value materials for the unique identity they behold? To what extent are we aware of what is really there, and what is all imagined? Is it possible to create something new, or is everything a representation? When does a material become something else?


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2019-2021 MA Cultural policy & Business of Art, Radboud University (Nijmegen)

                  Internship as Junior Director at Museum Villa Mondriaan (Winterswijk)

2015-2019 BA Fine Art, ArtEZ University of the Arts (Arnhem)

                  Tutor group Art&Process with Hester Oerlemans and Cirtical Practice with James
                  Beckett / Johan Wagenaar

2016-2018 BA Honours Programme, ArtEZ University of the Arts (Arnhem) and Radboud

                  University (Nijmegen)

                  Interdisciplinary collaboration on the topic “Post Truth”

2014-2015 BA Liberal Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam University College

                  Major in biomedical sciences

2012-2014 IB diploma programme, United World College of the Adriatic (Duino, IT)

                  UWC is a global educational movement with the mission to "make education a force 
                  to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future."

2008-2012 VWO, Berger Scholengemeenschap (Bergen NH)

                  Natural sciences and Technique / Natural sciences and Health


Internships and residencies

2019          Cittadellarte / Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella (IT)


2018          TAAK, Amsterdam

                  Production Social Captial

2017          James Beckett, Zaandam/Amsterdam
                  Production The Guiness Curse, solo show, T293, Rome (IT)

                  Production Palace Ruin, installation, Zuidas (public space), Amsterdam

2017          Het Instituut, Amsterdam

2016          Antonio Jose Guzman, Putten/Amsterdam

                  Production DUKKHA, Bienal Centroamericana, Costa Rica



Artistic Research (BA Thesis): When does the real become imagined? 700 words, March 2019

Honours Programme Thesis: Act Natural, 4000 words, May 2018

Post-Truth and art practice, 700 words, January 2018

The Big Escape, 1200 words, December 2017

Dinner party with Daniel Buren, 600 words, April 2017

I play, you play, we place, 900 words, March 2017

Rendering fields of inquiries, 1500 words, January 2017

Understanding critical expressions in my own artistic practice, 1800 words, December 2016

A 21st centurial approach towards the troubled relationship of the artwork and its context, 3000 words, November 2016

The world at large, 600 words, October 2016

Greenberg on avant-garde and kitsch, 2000 words, December 2015

Stuck in Weimar, 3500 words, September 2015


Shows and exhibitions

2019          BEAR Finals 2019: Fourth Wall

2018          Wereldwijd de Heerlijkheid, Hemmen (GLD)

2018          Fidder en Louter, Zutphen

2017          Gravity, Circa...dit, Arnhem