Noah Arends’ (1996, Utrecht) work stems from a fascination for what is considered tastefuand what is considered bad taste. Her works balance between stylish monumental objects and somewhat playful characteristic images. The work may seem flat at first glance, but who looks closely will be surprised: the work is layered where it’s not expected and flat where it appears to have depth.

Images of fashion photography surround us everywhere in daily life. Arends’ work seeks interaction with these images, stripping them of commercial character, but retaining their typical aesthetic elements. The primary material is transformed into original, autonomous works.

From collected fashion photographs, Arends makes compositions, which are subsequently scanned, digitally edited, and printed on textiles. Finally, the naturally limp and shapeless prints are given (three-dimensional) form, by being stretched over a frame or wooden sculpture. In this process, fashion images are taken on a journey through different materials: pictures of fabric, printed on glossy magazine-paper, return to their original material: textile.

EXHIBITIONS

2024
Current / Coming up

1 juni – SEXY CASTLE MINI ART FAIR – SEXYLAND Amsterdam

September THERES_ART – Simone Jansen ART[s] Gallery – Noordwijk

2023

THERESI_ART 08 – Simone Jansen ART[s] Gallery – Noordwijk

Shifting Views – Leonie de Bruin x Noah Arends – Qkunst SIF Utrecht 

Springboard Art Fair – Werkspoor Kathedraal Utrecht 

Proud to be soft – MOYA, Galvanitasfabriek Oosterhout 

2022

Promissing II – Park 013 Tilburg 

MILK Solo – Noah Arends – Milk Melkweg  Marnixstraat 409 – Amsterdam
Noah Arends Solo

Mirage – duo show met Reinier van Duijn – Project space LOKAAL – februari – Jan van Galenstraat 83 Utrecht

2021

Geel – BIEB3000 -19 november t/m 12 december 2021 – Hisveltplein 21 Arnhem
 🧠🍊🐬🌸🦐💎 “be water my friend” –  September – Kunstpodium T – Tilburg
Atelier route Utrecht – Open vlampijpateliers –  oktober – Utrecht
World! Hold on – Group exhibition curated by Marin Hondebrink – initiated by Trudi van Zadelhoff  –  September 2021 Utrecht
Object Rotterdam – July 2021 Rotterdam
‘The first page of a non-existing story’
, curated by Maison The Faux (Joris Suk) – April, TAC Eindhoven, Apprentice Master Project Group Exhibition – April – May 2021
Round 11 Group Exhibition: Jeanine Vloemans, Marloes Vreeswijk and Noah Arends. – date TBA, Punch Gallery, Amsterdam – POSTPONED
Generation 2021 – January 2021, MOAM, Amsterdam – CANCELED
ALL INN – March 31 – April 9 2021, Het Hem, Zaandam

2020

SoftArt – SBK Kunstuitleen Galerie, de Bagagehal Loods 6, Amsterdam
HKU Graduation show 2020 – HKU, Utrecht
FOMA- culturecube x AK24 oude Broese, Utrecht
True Essentials – No Man’s Art Gallery, Amsterdam
Video Expo – Wentelteefjes, Arnhem
No one ever reads Vogue magazine – HKU Pastoe fabriek, Utrecht

2019

HKU expositie– Le mini Who, Utrecht
Zmak – Open ateliers Zeeburgereiland, Amsterdam
Mental Event – Amsterdam
Creative sessions – Pauper Amstedam
Take Part groepsexpositie – Niek Waterbolk, Utrecht, gecureerd door Imke Ruigrok

NOMINATIONS:

Nomination for the Jan Naaijkensprijs 2021

Nominated for the KaE HKU photography Stipend 2020

Other activities

2022
Opleiding coupeuse modevakschool Amsterdam

2020
Kunstpodium T apprentice master 2020/2021
onder begeleiding van Joris Suk Maison the Faux

2019

Workshop mentor ZBZB Centraal Museum Utrecht

EDUCATION

2016 – 2020 HKU – Bachelor of Fine Art

Part of several private collections

Noah Arends represents herself at this moment
For inquiries contact through e-mail: noah.t.arends@gmail.com