SOLO & 2 PERSON EXHIBITIONS // performances & public programs

Blood Piece performed with Julian Lewis at New York Live Arts as part of IN|BETWEEN, New York, 2019

mapping our collective fabric // the microbiome public program as part of the Civic Art Lab: Inhabiting the Loop at Chinatown Soup, New York, 2019

The Cellfie Studio Lab part of public program during Multiversant at Chashama Gallery, New York, 2019

Blood Piece performed with Julian Lewis during Multiversant at Chashama Gallery, New York, 2019

What is the color of your blood? solo exhibition, Klapper Gallery, Queens College, New York, 2017

heart2heart - solo performance part of Nine: 2017 Queens Museum Studio Program, 2017

Living Museum - Queens Art Intervention at Jackson Heights Post Office, 2015, Queens, New York, 2015

Present (in) visible – Thesis Show, Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, National Academy School, New York, USA

(Catalog), 2014

Spaces, Jakarta International Community Centre, Jakarta, Indonesia (Catalog), 2008

flyFISHmountain, Rumah Kemang Utara 3, Jakarta, Indonesia (Catalog), 2007


IN|BETWEEN, New York Live Arts, New York, 2019

Civic Art Lab: Inhabiting the Loop at Chinatown Soup, New York, 2019

Multiversant, Chashama Gallery, New York, 2019

Engaging Artists : New Works in Practice, HEREarts, New York, 2019

Making Connections, Citi de Ford Gallery & Plaxall Gallery, Long Island City, Queens, 2017

Art As A Tool For Resistance - Nine: 2017 Studio Program Exhibition, Queens Museum, New York, 2017

Creative Mischief - National Academy Museum, New York, USA (Catalog), 2017

Gestures, Junctures, Questions & Quotes - Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg (Catalog),

curator Paul D’Agostino, 2017

Chance Encounters: Cubism, Dada, and Surrealism - Performance of The Unseen,

Godwin Ternbach Museum, curator Edward Powers, 2017

The Endless and Mobile Beautiful Collapsible Labyrinth - Performance of Parade-the dreamland by

Yuko Uchida, Flux Factory, LIC, New York, 2017

Protecting Our Nature and Our Sacred land - Community Partnership Gallery and SPQ Discussion at

the Mierle Lederman Ukeles Peace Table, Queens Museum, 2017

Dining with Vultures - Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg (Catalog), curator Sarah Fritchey, 2016

Creative Mischief - National Academy Museum, New York, USA (Catalog), 2016

Material Archive - Klapper Gallery, Queens College, New York, curator Adriana Pauly, 2016

A Living Museum - A public art intervention a Jackson Heights Post Office, Queens,

Queens Art Intervention 2015

Creative Mischief - National Academy Museum, New York, USA (Catalog), 2015

Our Nairobi - A Westgate Memorial Exhibition at the National Museum, Nairobi, Kenya, 2014

Unframed - Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn, USA, 2014

Clio Art Fair Chelsea - New York, USA (Catalog), 2014

On the Relativity of Distance (and some of its consequences): American and Italian Art, 1963-2013 - Sonia

Gechthoff Gallery, New York, USA (Catalog), Curators Filippo Fossati and Maurizio Pellegrin, 2013

DRap Art, CCCB (Centre de Cultura Contemporània), Barcelona, Spain (Catalog), 2010


Artist in Residence/Research Scholar in the Jayne Raper Lab, Department of Biological Sciences, Hunter College - current

Artist assistant for Mariam Ghani, Brooklyn, New York, 2018 - 2019

Exhibition & curatorial support for COMMODITY & IDEOLOGY, PART I

curated by Heng-Gil Han, Queens, 2017

Living Memorial, collaborative site specific work for Franklin Street Works benefit, Stamford CT, 2016

Artist support for Arjun Kholi - Our Nairobi – Westgate Memorial - Nairobi, 2014 - 15

Artist support for Xavier Verhoest - Who I am Who We Are - Nairobi, 2014

National Academy Museum - Curatorial & Registrar support – New York, 2013 - 14

Artist Assistant for Jorge Rodriguez Gerada N2 gallery exhibition - Barcelona - Spain, 2010


Immigrant Artist Mentorship Program, NYFA, New York, 2018-19

MFA Social Practice - Queens College, New York, 2017

Engaging Artists Fellowship, More Art, New York, 2017 - 18

Action Art - Social Practice Queens (grant) - what is the color of your blood? & living memorial, 2016 - 17

Queens Art Intervention (grant), 2015

Artist Residency – La Napoule Art Foundation – La Napoule, France (scholarship), 2015

Studio Intensive Certificate Program – National Academy School – New York (scholarship), 2012 – 14

Artist Summer Residency June & July – Vermont Studio Centre – Johnson, Vermont (scholarship), 2013

Artist Summer Residency July & August - Sculpture & New Media - School of Visual Arts - New York, 2011

Foundation course in Contemporary Art - Metàfora International Workshop - Barcelona, Spain, 2009-10

MA in Geography - University of Amsterdam -The Netherlands, 2002


Contributor to (2018) Art as Social Action: An Introduction to the Principles and Practices of Teaching Social Practice Art. Edited by Gregory Sholette, Chloë Bass, and Social Practice Queens

Grootenhuis, F. (2017) Artist essays on Agnes Miller Parker, Arshile Gorky and John Tunnard exhibited in

CHANCE ENCOUNTERS: Cubism, Dada, and Surrealism at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum,

Queens College

Grootenhuis, F. (2016) Metanoya - hannes bend. Jamaica Flux

Grootenhuis, F. (2016) Dinner without an agenda with Alison Davis - A Reflection.

Queens Museum Website


Since 1998 she has worked for a range of humanitarian contexts for different non-governmental organizations as a specialist in Food Security, Livelihoods and Cash Based Programming in various countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. In 2008 she left her full time work for Oxfam to develop her artistic practice. She is fluent in Dutch and English, average French and Spanish and speaks basic Kiswahili.