Short Biography

Anthea Bush completed her BA Honours in Fine Art at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK and in 1997 at the De Ateliers, Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

She has been nominated for a number of prizes, she received an honourable mention by the curator Carter Foster, for drawing at the Whitney Museum in 2008 during the 22nd International Juried Show. She was selected for the ‘Valcellina Award’ in Italy and was voted into an exhibition of top ten international artists at the Saatchi Online gallery. She was also nominated for the 12e Van Bommel Van Dam Prijs in the Netherlands in 2004.

She has exhibited in the UK, US, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Germany in solo and group shows. Her solo exhibitions include ‘The Hub’, the National Centre for Craft and Design in the UK in 2009. Group exhibitions include The Visual Arts Centre of New Jersey in the US and the Museum Van Bommel van Dam in the Netherlands.

1997-1999 De Ateliers, Amsterdam. NL
1993-1997 University of Newcastle upon Tyne. BA Honours Fine Art UK.

Grants / Awards /Residencies

2021 Resident artist at AiR Helmond / Gastenverblijf Landgoed Leonardus. Helmond.NL
2014 Grant for Artist-in-Residence at Ateljé Stundars from KulturÖsterbotten Finland.
2014 Resident artist at Ateljé Stundars. Korsholm Finland.
2014 Resident artist at Ateliers Höherweg. Düsseldorf Germany.
2011 Resident artist at Mustarinda. Finland
2008 “22nd International Juried Show” – received honourable mention by Carter Foster curator Whitney Museum. USA
2008 Selected for “Valcellina Award exhibition” Coricama, Maniago, Italy
2005-07 Basisstipendia from Fonds voor Beeldende Kunsten, Vormgeving en Bouwkunst.
2006 “Your Gallery @ The Guardian” Voted into an exhibition of top 10 artists on
2004 Nominated for the 12e Van Bommel Van Dam Prijs
2001-04 Basisstipendia from Fonds voor Beeldende Kunsten, Vormgeving en Bouwkunst
1997-99 OC&W study scholarship from Dutch Ministry of Culture

Solo Exhibitions
2021 Walk on the Wild Side, AiR Helmond / Gastenverblijf Landgoed Leonardus. Helmond.NL
2015 The Light of Foxes, C&H Art Space, Amsterdam, NL
2011 Stop and Smell the Roses, Puntwg, Amsterdam, NL
2009 Tickling the Familiar, The Hub, Sleaford, UK
2002 Bowled a Maiden Over, Extrapool, Nijmegen, NL
2001 The Kiosk, Amsterdam, NL
2001 De Loge, Haarlem, NL
1999 De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL

Selected Group Exhibition
2021 'WG open dagen' Amsterdam.NL
2020 'Avant Gardner', PuntWG, Amsterdam,NL
2019 'WG open dagen' Amsterdam.NL
2019 'Home Sequence', Amsterdam. NL
2019 'Tekenkabinet' Winterkabinet Amstelpark, Amsterdam. NL
Pop-up Ijburg, Amsterdam. NL
Zomerkabinet Amstelpark, Amsterdam. NL
2018 Paper Chassis, HallSpace Drawing Project 2018. Dorchester MA. US
2018 Nieuwe Wereld, Open Stal, Oldeberkoop. NL
2017 ‘Jubileumtentoonstelling’ CBK Zuidoost. Amsterdam.NL
2017 ‘Ecologie’ West Wednesday presentaion. Amsterdam, NL
2016 En Public, Puntwg, Amsterdam, NL
2015 CBK – Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Amsterdam, NL
2015 C&H Art Space, Amsterdam Drawing, Amsterdam, NL
2014 Driftwood, Ateliers Höherweg, Düsseldorf, DE
2013 Under the Rhubarb Leaves, Plan.d, Düsseldorf, DE
2013 Redesigning Fashion, Hat Works Museum, Stockport, UK
2012 Huiskamer Galerie, Wilhelmina oud-west, Amsterdam, NL
2011 Panoply, Piccadilly Place, Manchester, UK (performance event)
2010 International Womens day Puntwg, Amsterdam, NL
2009 Blinde Vlekken, WG Kunst/WG Expozaal, Amsterdam, NL
2008 22nd International Juried Show, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, US
2008 Manual cc, Virtual gallery connected with Centre of Contemporary Art, Znaki Czasu Torun, Poland
2008 KAAP, Fort Ruigenhoek in Groenekan Utrecht, NL (Interactive project)
2008 Valcellina Award exhibition, Coricama, Maniago, Italy
2008 The little room down stairs, Puntwg, Amsterdam, NL
2007 Salon 2007, Maatschappij Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL
2006 Your Gallery @ The Guardian, The Guardian Newsroom Gallery in association with Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2006 Terra Incognita, Wilhelmina Gasthuisterrein, Amsterdam, NL
2005 Summer Vitrines, 66East, Amsterdam,NL
2005 The Future Is Stupid, Mama Show Room, Rotterdam, NL
2005 Galerie Martin van Zomeren, Art Rotterdam 05, Rotterdam, NL
2004 Winter Kept Us Warm, Galerie Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam, NL
2004 12e Prijs, Museum Van Bommel Van Dam, Venlo, NL
2003 )toon), Toon ( Electronic music) Festival, Haarlem, NL
2002 Non-Members Only, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL
2002 Terloops, Artwalk Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL
2002 My Pretty Sugar Sailor, Hedah, Maastricht, NL
2001 Dialoog, Kunstcentrum, Leiden, NL
2001 ROOM, Rotterdam, NL
2001 Reizende galerie vertrek en verblif, Amsterdam, NL
1999 Modern communications, Post office, Essen, D

CBK – Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Amsterdam, NL
C&H Art Space collection, Amsterdam, NL
KulturÖsterbotten collection, Finland.
Ateliers Höherweg collection. Du?sseldorf Germany
Private collections in Belgium, DE, NL and UK

Other Activities
2015-2020 AirWG – Artist in Residency Amsterdam. Coordinator and Board member: involved in the setup and maintenance of an international residency programme for the visual arts. Tasks include: coordinator, social media and website, organising exhibitions, selecting artists, studio visits, funding applications etc.
2009-10 Joint curator of “Land of Green Ginger” series of exhibitions for PuntWG. Amsterdam.NL

Lindy Kuit, “Exhibition Preview: The Light of Foxes”, Metropolis M, 2015, http://www.metropolism/reviews/amsterdam-galleries/
Jeroen Bosch “Exhibition Preview: The Light of Foxes”,, 2015, -anthea-bush-ch-art-space/
Design Publisher Basheer graphic books, MERGE art. Craft, Page 9-12, 2014
Isabelle van Groeningen, OnzeEigenTuin, Spring issue, Page 33, 2013
“Exhibition Preview: Under The Rhubarb Leaves”, Index, Das Kunstmagzin Fur Dusseldorf, Page 25. April 2013
Botany-Kasvitiede, issue 10, HESA inprint, Page 17 – 20, 2011
“A New Beginning”, Electronic Beats magazine, The Transformation issue, March 2010.
Susanne Sklepek “Anthea Bush Tickling the Familiar” Hub National Centre for Craft & Design, Volume 4 Issue 1, 2009
Ruby mag, Issue 26, Pagina 2, 2008
“Valcellina Award sixth edition”, Catalogue Associazione le Arti Tessili Page 28, 2007
Carter Foster, “Your Gallery: Critics Choice By Carter Foster”, Daily Magazine, 2006
“Your Gallery @ The Guardian”, The Guide The Guardian newspaper, 21.10.2006
Jonathan Jones, “Alive and clicking”, G2 The Guardian newspaper, Page 19, 19.10.2006
Stuart Jeffries, “What Charles did next”, G2 The Guardian newspaper, Page 14, 06.09.2006
NAI publishers,”66 East Center for Urban Culture” Architecture 2005/06 in the Netherlands, Page122, 2006
“12e Prijs Van Bommel Van Dam Prijs 2004” Museum Catalogue. Page 7 .2004

Lectures / Workshops
2021 Participant in ‘Collective’ – DasArts Feedback method organised by Kunsthuis SYB and
2016-19 Online workshops, International Children’s Arts Festival China. 798 ICAF.
2014 Workshop : Bugs and butterflies Solf School Finland.
2014 Workshop: Multifunctioneel Centrum De Tulp, Amsterdam NL
2009 Artist talk – Huygens Collage, Amsterdam, NL.
2008 Art assistant British School Amsterdam. NL. Junior school.