G-BRECHT, 1965, born in Terborg, The Netherlands, lives and works in Amsterdam.

G-BRECHT completed his MA degree at Goldsmiths College University of London, following his study at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten [MA] in Amsterdam, the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.
His work is in numerous public and private collections and has been exhibited extensively in Europe, the US and London.

grants & awards



1986-1989Drama SchoolDriebergen, Holland
1989-1990Koninklijke Akademie van Beeldende KunstenThe Hague, Holland
1990-1994Gerrit Rietveld AcademieAmsterdam, Holland
1995-1997Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten (MA)Amsterdam, Holland
2000-2001Goldsmiths College London, University of LondonMA in Fine Art, London UK
Show at Rijksmuseum 1995
Old Masters - New Masters
125 jaar Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
'Zone', 1993, acrylic on linen, 80 x 550 cm


2016Crossing Borders, a new horizon...Kasteel Groeneveld, Baarn

Lucky Strike12 Star Gallery at Europe House, base for European Parliament, London UK
2015This Art FairBeurs van Berlage, Amsterdam
2014Signal, Art in RedlightBeurs van Berlage, Amsterdam
2013XYZ Shaping Free Dimensions CNCPT13 Gallery Amsterdam
2005PitchKunst RAI Amsterdam (Art Fair) for Art-Space Witzenhausen, Amsterdam
2004UnseenArtisit, Amsterdam
2003Zone 39Houldsworth Gallery, London
2002Welcome StrangerUnilever House (Headquarters), London
Welcome StrangerThe Economist Building, London
2000Hello StrangerMuseum Jan van der Togt, Amstelveen, Holland
1997ZoneGallery Maria Chailloux, Amsterdam, Holland
1996Dutch InteriorsGallery Andrea Leenarts, Cologne, Germany
1995PanoramasDe Baak, center for topmanagment(VNO), Noordwijk aan zee, Holland


2014Double Vision/ DubbelbeeldGenootschap Kunstliefde, Utrecht
2013GrenzeloosArti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
2006Admission by InvitationGallery Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen DK
Berliner ListeArt-Space Witzenhausen, Art Fair Berlin Germany
The Sovereign European Art PrizeFinalists Show, Bonhams London UK
2005PlaytimeAeroplastics Contemporary,  Brussels

The Future is Stupid, Songs for a future generationShowroom Mama, Rotterdam
Art-Fair RotterdamArt-Space Witzenhausen, Amsterdam
Into the WoodsArt-Space Witzenhausen, Amsterdam
ForestNottingham Castle Museum, UK
ForestThe Oriel Davies Gallery, UK
ForestYork Art Gallery, UK
2004Draw-Drawing-Gallery 32, London biennale 2004, UK
ForestWolverhampton Art Gallery (Museum) UK
2003Numbers OnlyArti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
2002SleutelwerkenArti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
In your TimePercy Miller Gallery, London
Fantasy IslandVertigo Gallery, London
Landscape NowPaton Gallery, London
2001Trinity CollegeGallery Zwemmer London, 4 MA graduates represent MA Goldsmiths College, UK
Degree ShowGoldsmiths College London, MA UK
2000Die Holländische WelleStadtMuseum Jena, Russia
Alle LedenArti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
1999One hundred ThingsStage set for the Maarten Altena Ensemble
Hollands LandschapArti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
1998Art Multiple 1998Düsseldorfer Messe - Gallery Lutz Fiebig Berlin, Germany
Kamper Kunstprijs 1998Painting Prize, Kampen, Holland
Die Holländische WelleGallery Lutz Fiebig, Berlin, Germany
Hollandse Vertellingen3 stage-sets, Theater De Balie, Amsterdam
Verpolderen of verzuilenStage-set, Theater De Balie, Amsterdam
1997TekeningenGalerie Maria Chailloux, Amsterdam
1996Het LabyrintConcept and design for The Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam (Ministry of Cultural Affairs)
Azalea FestivalThe Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, USA
Royal Prize for PaintingPaleis op de Dam, Amsterdam
1995Indische SchrijversStage Set Royal National Theatre, The Hague
Verder kan een mens niet gaanStage Set Royal National Theatre, The Hague
Old Masters/ New MastersRijksmuseum Amsterdam, celebrating 125 year Rijksakademie, Amsterdam
Royal Prize for PaintingPaleis op de Dam, Amsterdam
Chansons de BilitisToneelbeeld / regie Theater De Rode Hoed, Amsterdam
One Hour ArtArti et Amicitae, Amsterdam
1994Gustave Flaubert dinerSpecial effects, Casino Hilton, Amsterdam
Royal Prize for PaintingPaleis op de Dam, Amsterdam
Double Vision



De Telegraaf07-06-2016'Drone in de slaapkamer, Kasteel groeneveld, Paola van de Velde
Gooi en Eemlander Courant02-06-2016'Een nieuwe horizon...' Kasteel Groeneveld, Baarn, Els Blom
'Crossing Borders 2016'  YouTube04-05-2016Interview RTV Baarn in Kasteel Groeneveld, Baarn,
AD Amersfoortse Courant14-04-2016'Een nieuwe horizon...' Kasteel Groeneveld, Baarn
ianthearchtect.org 17-01-2016'Lucky Strike' 12 Star Gallery at Europe House, London  

i-D MagazineNov 2005'Sublime' by Jessica Lack UK
PILOT: 221-10-2005International Art Forum, London
De Telegraaf13-5-2005KunstRai, Paola van de Velde
De Volkskrant12-5-2005KunstRai, Xandra de Jongh
PILOT: 1Oct 2004International Art Forum, London
Birmingham Post9-2-2004Forest - Terry Grimley
Financial Times1-2-2003Zone 39 - William Packers
BowieartJan/Mrt 2003Zone 39 Beth Mears
The ArtnewspaperJan 2003Zone 39 in Houldsworth Gallery
The Guardian19-8-2002'Picks of the week' Jessica Lack
What's On14-8-2002in 'Sight Specific' M. Falconer
Evening Standard13-8-2002in 'METROlife' Fisun Günner
Time Out19-6-2002in 'Art Listings', Photo of Frontier
De Telegraaf15-2-2002Life after Goldsmiths College
De Telegraaf8-8-2000Solo in Van der Togt Museum
Het Parool5-8-2000Solo in Van der Togt Museum
Amstelveens Nieuwsblad26-7-2000Solo in Van der Togt Museum
De Volkskrant17-4-1999Maarten Altena Ensemble
Tijlsblader22-9-1998Kamper Kunstprijs 1998
Living Art1997-1998Guide of 100 young Dutch painters
Art & ValueSept. 1997Photo-magazine
KunstbeeldMarch 1997Portret Ed Wingen
Nieuws van de Dag30-11-1996interview / photo
ElleNov 1996solo in Keulen / photo
De Telegraaf29-10-1996interview / photo
Het Parool9-10-1996interview / photo
De Telegraaf26-4-1996The Chrysler Museum of Art, USA
Het Parool7-12-1995Royal visit studio / photo
Elsevier24-8-1995Chansons de Bilitis
De Volkskrant11-4-1995Happy, Happy (Arti et Amicitiae)
NRC10-4-1995Happy, Happy (Arti et Amicitiae)
VPRO radio15-4-1995interview (Kunstzaken)
AT-5 televisie12-4-1995interview (Kunstkwartier)
Het Parool14-1-1995We love our people (One Hour Art)
Kunstmest Vara TV22-11-1994TV broadcast of The Flaubert diner Casino Hilton, Amsterdam
NRC14-11-1994Special Effects Flaubert dinner Casino Hilton, Amsterdam
De Volkskrant2-9-1994Man voor Man
Het Parool31-8-1994Man voor Man
Het Parool2-7-1994Degree Show, Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam
Museum van der Togt, 2000

Grants & Awards

Grant 2008-2012The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture
Grant 2003-2007 The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture
Finalist 2006The Souvereign European Art Prize for Painting, Auction House Bonhams, London UK 
Stipendium 2001 Prins Bernhard Foundation Amsterdam for Goldsmiths College London
Grant 1997-2001 The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture
Kamper Kunst Prize
Nomination for Kamper Kunstprijs, Kampen, Netherlands 
Stipendium 1996 The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture
Royal Painting Prize 1996Nomination for Koninklijke Subsidie, Paleis op de Dam, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Stipendium 1995 The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Archtecture
Royal Painting Prize 1995Nomination for Koninklijke Subsidie, Paleis op de Dam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Royal Painting Prize 1994Nomination for Koninklijke Subsidie, Paleis op de Dam, Amsterdam, Netherlands