Lia Harkes
Madoerastraat 11
2585VA Den Haag, The Netherlands
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I am associated with STROOM, The Hague and a member of Pulchri Studio, The Hague 

2007 - 2008
College of Multimedia: editing Final Cut Pro/ Motion graphics, Amsterdam.
2004 - 2005
Open Studio: movie making and editing Adobe Premiere Pro, Amsterdam
Vrije Academie The Hague, 3 D animation
Leiden University, master’s degree in psychology
1974 - 1976
Vrije Academy, Fine Art and Film,The Hague
Artistic secondairy activities
2011 - 2013
Member of the board of the Foundation “Stichting het Micromecenaat”. Its mission is to strengthen the socio-economic position of professional working artists in the Netherlands;
Book publication
Article about art for "Cages of Freedom" in "Pandora, tijdschrift voor Kunst en Literatuur", jaargang 7/nr.5/ 2016
‘’Immersive Installations: Harkes/ten Wolde”, Stichting HBKK (ISBN 978-90-70003-28-9, juni 2011)
Work (links in red)
The most exciting works on Saatchi Art, featured by Chief Director Art, Rebecca Wilson (febr. 2017)
2016 june
Exhibition at the annual market “Under the Linden”, Noordwijk. TripleAProjects. Female artists: Josephine Sloet, Lia Harkes, Lotje van Lieshout, Maria Neefjes, Marijke de Wit, Marijke de Goey
- 2016 may
Art Fort Asperen, Acquoy. Exposition “WATER+LAND+KUNST” for TripleAProjects.13 artists i.e. Auke de Vries, Clifton Mahangoe, Hans Mulder, Josephine Sloet, Lotje van Lieshout
Curator for an exposition about instable media: videoart, projection and light experiment. Commissioned by Pulchri Studio for oktober 2017. The exposition has been cancelled due to lack of funding.
Screenings art- video’s on public screens in the Binckhorst Area,The Hague and CAS zuidas, Amsterdam
2015 nov/dec
Fort 1881, Hoek van Holland exposition “Zicht op Zee”. Artists herman de vries, Lia Harkes. Gerard van Dijk, Hans Mulder
Winterlicht, light-art festival, Schiedam For Stichting Winterlicht Schiedam (HtW)
"The garden of Nietzsche”, specific installation, Pulchri Studio, The Hague.For TransMuzings
Video-installation, Artfair Arti, The Hague (5-9 October)
"How to get Out, free Ai Weiwei", 2 screens video for the China exposition, Lange Voorhout
Panorama Mesdag, proposal for a panoramic installation in the transition hall (HtW)
Mahlzeit”, paintings/video in “Arti” artfair,The Hague 5-9 October)
Project “Verbinden en Ontmoeten”, design light-installation and event, Hilleplein. For Woonstad Rotterdam (HtW)
Guest lecture "De public space after sunset” For KABK, Royal Academy for Visual Arts, The Hague
Light-installation building Santorini Rijswijk. For DTZ Zadelhoff (HtW)
“Illuminada; Hear, See, Sea”, a tribute to the Harbour of Scheveningen. A multimedia Theatrical installation. For City Counsel of The Hague, The Hague Marketing / 30.000 visitors (HtW)
“Leeuwenlounge” a proposal for a videoinstallation, Raadhuis Wassenaar (HtW)
"Illuminada; Dromen op het Zand", multimedia installation on the beach of Scheveningen. For City Counsel of The Hague/ 40.000 visitors (HtW)
“Ku(n)stplaats Leidschenveen-Ypenburg’, an installation with wandering lighthouses For Projectbureau Ypenburg, Ontwikkelingsbedrijf Leidschenveen and the city of The Hague (HtW))
“Les Ciels Lyonnais - Les Nuages Hollandais”, a proposal for “The Fêtes des Lumières”, Lyon. For creative director Julian Pavillard/Ville de Lyon. (HtW)
“The Footprint of Rembrandt”, a proposal for a multimedia experience in the Oosterdok Amsterdam for the year of Rembrandt. For DIVV / City Counsel Amsterdam (HtW)
“Illuminada: de Kleur van Scheveningen”, a multimedia installation on the Boulevard (boardwalk), from the Pier (jetty) to the Kurhaus. For the City of The Hague and the Department of Economic Affairs, EEC Brussels / 50.000 visitors (HtW)
“Lopend Vuurtje”, “Museumnacht” Rotterdam For CBK/BKOR Rotterdam (HtW)
2008 - 2001
“De Jas van Rotterdam”, Immersive theater on the riverside the Meuse, For R2001, Rotterdam Cultural Capital of Europe. / 70.000 visitors in 30 days (HtW)
“Het Hofvijversprookje”, a multimedia-installation for 750th anniversary of The Hague, For “Stichting 750 jaar The Hague / 80.000 visitors 28 days (HtW)
“Serafetti”, installation opening of the head office of the Fire Department, Dedemsvaartweg, The Hague (HtW)
“Open Doekjes”, installation for the grand opening of Theater Center Spui, The Hague. For Theater Center Spui, Stroom HCBK, Filmhuis (HtW)
1995 - 2017
Commissions by Gemeente Den Haag/ DSO, Stichting 750 Jaar Den Haag,R2001, Rotterdam Culturele Hoofdstad van Europa, Europese Gemeenschap/ Interreg IIIB, Brussel', Ministerie van Economische Zaken EZH/ Energiebedrijf Zuid-Holland, ENECO,SVZ / Deltalinqs,Havenbedrijf Rotterdam NV / Port of Rotterdam,Gemeente Amsterdam/ DIVV,Royal Vopak,Brandweer Den Haag,Wereldmuseum Rotterdam CBK/ BKOR Rotterdam,Projectbureau Ypenburg/ Ontwikkelingsbedrijf Leidschenveen,Den Haag Marketing,HTM,Gemeente Delfzijl,Woonstad Rotterdam,Panorama Mesdag, De Haag, Stichting Winterlicht.