The One Minutes on Tour – Nanjing, China

The One Minutes on Tour – Nanjing: Remake.
From 21 October until 20 November three of my one minute films will be screened in Nanjing, China, in the Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts (AMNUA): ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ (Amsterdam 2012), ‘Glow’ (France 2011) and ‘Water Ballet’ (Amsterdam 2008).
In close collaboration with The One Minutes, AMNUA co-curated and designed a show that is in a sense a Chinese remake of the realm of The One Minutes. The exhibition takes place in AMNUA’s futuristic Hall03 on the top floor of the museum. The museum was established in 2012 and is a feast of contemporary Chinese architecture.

gulliver's travels Gulliver’s Travels (Amsterdam, 2012)
glow Glow (France, 2011)
schermafbeelding-2016-10-11-om-16-07-37 Water Ballet (Amsterdam 2008)

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Interview in Het Parool

Interview in Het Parool
There was an interview, with Marjolijn de Cocq, in Het Parool, on the occasion of the exhibition Twiza in Amsterdam. The exhibition has been extended during until october 22nd (autumn break).

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TWIZA – order information

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TWIZA is a limited edition full color art book, printed on five different kinds of paper, with drawings, photos and video stills by Maartje Jaquet made during her artist residency in Morocco and with poetry, essays and short stories (in Dutch) by Asis Aynan, Shida Boukhizou, Maria van Daalen, Leo Divendal,  Jos van Hest, Chaib Massaoudi, Nisrine Mbarki,  Frenk Der Nederlanden, Mustafa Stitou and Sandra de Weijze.
TWIZA, signed and numbered (from 1 – 150) costs €20; postage inside the Netherlands is €2,92 and outside €6,25.

If you like to order the book: send me an email at
It is also possible to pay through PayPal.

Here are two spreads from the book:schermafbeelding-2016-09-15-om-19-01-19
Texts: Leo Divendal Images: Maartje Jaquet

Texts: Nisrine Mbarki, Jos van Hest Images: Maartje Jaquet

More information about the project can be found in the previous posts on this website as well as on the Green Olive Arts blog.

TWIZA book launch and exhibition

Thursday evening, september 8, we celebrated TWIZA with a book launch at Huis De Pinto, Amsterdam. It was a wonderful, warm and unforgettable evening with performances of poets / writers / artists who contributed to the book TWIZA of de kunst van geven en nemen (TWIZA or the art of give and take) and with a musical performance by Hassan Benhammou, who improvised on the lute.

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Nisrine Mbarki, Frenk der Nederlanden, Mustafa Stitou, Leo Divendal

Hassan Benhammou

TWIZA started during my artist residency at Green Olive Arts in Tétouan, where I went to make drawings (ink and water colour) of the people but where I worked on my photography and video art at the same time.

Back in Amsterdam, I invited Dutch and Moroccan Dutch writers (Asis Aynan, Shida Boukhizou, Maria van Daalen, Leo Divendal, Jos van Hest, Chaib Massaoudi, Nisrine Mbarki, Frenk Der Nederlanden, Mustafa Stitou, and Sandra de Weijze)  to see if they could find inspiration by the art I made during my stay in Morocco.

This resulted in an art book, self – published, printed on different kinds of paper, signed and numbered in a special edition of 150. It can be ordered through me (send me an e-mail at or bought at the exhibition at Huis De Pinto. The price for the book is €20,- Postage within the Netherlands is €2,92 and abroad it’ll be €6,25.

The original drawings, the photos and the videos are now being exhibited at Huis De Pinto in Amsterdam, together with the texts (in Dutch).

Writers, artists and audience chatting at the book launch / exhibition.

Huis De Pinto
Sint Antoniesbreestraat 69
1011 HB Amsterdam
+31 (0) 20 370 0210
Monday – Friday 10:30 – 17:30
Saturday: 13:00 – 17:00
 The exhibition runs until October 16.



TWIZA or the art of give and take

TWIZA or the art of give and take
Schermafbeelding 2016-08-26 om 10.49.19Exhibition and book launch in Huis De Pinto

In the beginning of 2016 I have been working  as an artist in residence at Green Olive Arts in Tétouan, Morocco, making drawings, photos and one minute videos. Back in the Netherlands I invited writers and poets to write texts to my work with the plan to combine everything in an art book: TWIZA of de kunst van geven en nemen (TWIZA or the art of give and take; the book is in Dutch).

From September 6 until October 16 all works and writings are presented in an exhibition in Huis de Pinto. Moreover, a book launch will be held in a special edition of Salon de Pinto, with an artist talk, readings by the writers and lute music by Hassan Benhammou, on September 8, from 20:30 until 22:30, admission €7,50. There are not many seats available, so it will be necessary to make a reservation through

TWIZA is a Tamazight word describing collective participation and the practice of sharing, which I feel is fitting for how my work was created and also for the collaboration involved in producing this book. While I was in Morocco, Rachel Pearsy from Green Olive Arts interviewed me and put together a beautiful video with footage from the streets of Tétouan and its surroundings:

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TWIZA or the art of give and take is filled with drawings, photography and stills of one minute videos (the videos can be seen in a ten minute compilation on youtube) created during my time in Morocco, with the participation of the Moroccan subjects in my work. It also contains poetry, short stories, and essays by ten Dutch and Moroccan-Dutch writers: Chaib Massaoudi, Nisrine Mbarki, Shida Khizou, Sandra de Weijze, Frenk Der Nederlanden, Jos van Hest, Leo Divendal, Maria van Daalen, Mustafa Stitou, and Asis Aynan. Each wrote in response to the art of their choice, selecting from work created by Maartje at Green Olive Arts.

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To me, the book embodies TWIZA, because I think art is about seeing, showing, surprising, moving, sharing, moving, connecting. TWIZA takes my work, made in connection with the people and the artists of Tétouan and Chefchaouen, back to Amsterdam, hereby making new connections and bringing the project to a new level. Additionally, the Dutch and Moroccan-Dutch writers give their view and take on what they saw through my art. And who knows what will come out of this in the future …

TWIZA or the art of give and take is a first/special edition art book in Dutch printed on different kinds of specialty paper. Some of the pages which are blue, and the blue thread binding are a nod to the vibrant blue city of Achaouen (also known as Chefchaouen), which was influential in my work. TWIZA is available to purchase (€20, plus postage). You can contact me at for ordering information.

Huis De Pinto
Sint Antoniesbreestraat 69
1011 HB Amsterdam
Phone +31 (0) 20 370 0210
Opening times:
Monday – Friday 10:30 – 17:30
Saturday: 13:00 – 17:00
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The artist residency at Green Olive Arts was made possible through a travel grant by Stichting Gerbrandy Cultuurfonds.


24 international artists
August 6 – 21, wed – sun, 12:00 – 18:00
Offical opening august 6 at 15:00


Kunstlokaal №8
Schoterlandseweg 55
8411 XX Jubbega-Schurega
The Netherlands
+31 (0)516 463141

The group show LINE-UP, in Kunstlokaal №8, features 24 international artists, each with a different approach to the starting point: the line. The line as a connection, structure, border, track, demarcation, seam, contour, ornament. The line is form brought back to its essence, three- or two-dimensional. The lines are sober or expressive, their handwriting tight or sensitive, finely drawn or painted with broad gestures. A rich tableau.

Participating artists:
Chris Baker (USA) • Milly Betten • Marian Bijlenga • Maarten Brinkman • Antonio Gonzáles (SP) • Chen Harland GB) • Antón Hurtado (SP) • Maartje Jaquet • Martin de Jong • John Kok • Rudy Lanjouw • Carrie Meijer • Riki Mijling • Simon Oud • Tineke Porck • Marcel Prins • Anne Rose Regenboog • Vladica Ristic (SRB) • Francisco Rodrígues Pino (CHL) • Josias Scharf (BRD) • Herman Schouwenburg • Betty Simonides • Birgit Speulman • Aimée Terburg

My contribution consists of a series of Subway Line Drawings, made for the occasion while I was in New York City these last two weeks:Subway Line Drawings


TRASHURES. The art of useless stuff. By Anja Brunt and Tineke Meirink. Features 15 international artist and instructions to make your own rubbish art pieces with step-by-step instructions.

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Rubbish Rocks! For, whoever has an eye for it, there is beauty in everything, from rubbish to plain useless stuff. Designer Anja Brunt and illustrator Tineke Meirink have always been intrigued by the beauty of the mundane. Trashures features fifteen international artists from various countries, who work with rubbish. It showcases some of their projects, and gives the reader step-by-step instructions to make their own artwork in the spirit of the artists. The popularity of urban art, recycling and the whole ‘make culture’ gave the authors the idea to combine these fine works with DIY projects with step-by-step instructions. Discover how beautiful and useful rubbish can be.

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Graphic Design: Anja Brunt
Bird stamp illustrations: Gertie Jaquet

TRASHURES – €14,95 – BIS Publishers – ISBN: 978 90 6369 425 8


WG Kunst: Mijn Amsterdam

These four drawings / water colors from the series ‘Amsterdamse Mensen’ (People of Amsterdam) have been selected for the group exhibition My Amsterdam  at WG Kunst in which forty artists give their view on the city: photography, graphic art, drawings, paintings, mixed media. All works are for sale, prices vary between €200,- and €500,- (Price of  my work will be one for €200, two for €300)


WG Kunst
Marius van Bouwdijk Bastiaansestraat 28
1054 SP Amsterdam
June 17th 5PM – June 26th 5PM

Participating artists:
Els Bannenberg, Ton Beentjes, Sylvia van Berkel, Mirjam Berloth, Jaqueline van de Bos, Michiel Bosman, Jaap Burger, Yorinde Diepstraten, Harry Emans, Fred Fritschy, Maryan Geluk, Linda Grool, Stefan ’t Hoen, Edgar Jansen, Corri Janssen, Maartje Jaquet,  Jelle Kampen, Anna Khodorovich, Jan Koster, Nynke Kuipers, Saskia Lensink, Lucy was here, Naomi Makkelie, Jeanet van der Meer, Beth Namenwirth, Jet Nijkamp, Frits Nolte, Dominique Panhuysen, Marianne Pruimboom, Monique Remmelzwaal, Linda Rusconi, Baukje Spaltro, H.F. van Steensel, Lucas Tulp, David de Visser,  Maarten Welbergen, Carolien Wissing,  Alex de Wolf, Henk Zomer en Ron Zwagemaker.

TOON Amsterdam: one square meter with collages

One square meter with my collages at TOON Amsterdam.
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Maartje Jaquet (Rietveld Academy) works in different media: photography, video, drawing / painting and collage. In TOON Amsterdam you can see and buy her hand made collages. She cuts pictures from vintage magazines and books and glues them together into a new, surrealistic image.
Prices: 25 to 75 euros for a yet unframed work; 50 to 125 euros for a framed work on the wall.

Jan Evertsenstraat 4-6-8
1056 EC Amsterdam
Opening hours:
tue -fri 10am – 6pm
sun 12am – 6 pm