18 May - 30 June, 2019 - "Common Sense" - Literaturhaus, Halle, Germany
20 July - 15 September, 2019 - "Common Sense" - Orangerie Schloss Georgium, Dessau, Germany
May 2020 opening solo exhibition “Waldman” • Yanagisawa Gallery, Tokyo
In 1997 Tjibbe Hooghiemstra exhibited in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and two years later the Cobra Museum of Modern Art in Amstelveen showed an overview. In 2008 his work was shown in the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin.
Worldwide, he has exhibited in galleries from New York to Tokyo as well as at international art fairs, including Art Basel, FIAC Paris and Art Forum Berlin.
His work is held in various private and public collections. In the Netherlands the work of Tjibbe Hooghiemstra is included in the collections of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and the Teylers Museum Haarlem.
If something is not there, does it mean that it does not exist? Does a mark on a page signify veracity, and what happens when that mark is erased? Can a new entity emerge, one that is formed out of absence and yet is palpably present?
Catherine Roche, Cardiff, Wales 2013
from the booklet ‘Sandy Island’
When I look at the work of Tjibbe Hooghiemstra, it strikes me that maybe the essence of drawing is the line exploring thought.
Sean O’Hagan, London 2011
Tjibbe Hooghiemstra looks for moments of contemplation, silence and tranquillity. Nowhere in his work is there a trace of expressive or visual noise or obtrusive overstatement. Moreover, Hooghiemstra’s work is not a direct reflection of what he actually sees, but much more the artist’s own perception of his observations.
Arno Kramer & Diana Wind 2011
from the book ‘All About Drawing’
What struck me most was the silence. It was a great silence, unlike any I have encountered on Earth, so vast and deep that I began to hear my own body: my heart beating, my blood vessels pulsing, even the rustle of my muscles moving over each other seemed audible. There were more stars in the sky than I had expected.
Aleksei Leonov, Voskhod 2
from the book ‘The Reading of Space’