About Annemieke Dicke

The foundation

That nest. A father, construction engineer and real estate agent. A mother, handicrafts teacher. That family, with all those painters, sculptors and musicians. That’s where the foundation lies. That’s where it starts. With drawing and painting. In the Netherlands, on Curaçao. Always. Artist. That’s her destiny, that’s her calling. It’s what gets her through, over and over. Through all those tough times. She gets to know herself through the pencil, the brush and the potter’s wheel. That noise in her head. Those letters that never become words, but always remain images. So, Annemieke Dicke illustrates stories. What she hears, what she sees, what she feels. She imagines it. On paper, on canvas or in clay.

The story

Annemieke’s artwork is always about people. The harsh, and at the same time, beautiful reality. The real story. That’s what she wants to tackle. By listening, by observing. To the tone of the words. To the hands, the eyes, the posture. All the world events, the passers-by and her own life, including all those setbacks, it’s all intertwined. It’s bubbling inside her head, continuously. Then she has to go inwards, inside herself. And that’s when it happens. Then everything connects with each other. Then everything comes together. With images. In a painting or in a work of art made of clay. But always including a relevant message.

The form

It starts with a powerful image. A volcano erupting, lines in a face, the melancholy in a girl’s eyes. Then the research begins. To find the form, the material and the symbolism. And the technology, of course. She is, after all, a real professional. It’s a process of trial and error. She’s not where she wants to be, yet. So it continues; testing, trying something new over and over again. Annemieke is evolving.

Curriculum Vitae Annemieke Dicke
Born May 11, 1967 Santpoort, Netherlands
Resided 1967 – 1968 Netherlands
  1968 – 1981 Curaçao
  1981 – 1993 Netherlands
  1993 – present Curaçao


Founder/owner Artis Magistra 22, school for visual arts, Curaçao


Education 1985 – 1987 ‘Constantijn Huygen’ Art Academy, Kampen, Netherlands
  1987 – 1991 Art Academy ‘AKI’, Enschede, Netherlands
  2003 – 2006 Teaching Training, University of the Netherlands Antilles, Curaçao


Solo exhibitions 2015 Working with color
Gallery Hardware, Netherlands
  2013 Abolition of slavery on Curaçao
Maritime Museum, Curaçao
  2012 Into the skin
Monart Gallery, Curaçao
  2011 Lighthouses
Martitime Museum, Curaçao
  2002 ‘Journey, through life’
Kas di Alma Blou, Curaçao
  2001 Lighthouses in ceramics
Maritime Museum Curaçao


Highlights 2004 Invited as a foreign artist to build a 10-meter high lighthouse
Full Color Festival, Emmen, Netherlands
  2006 Jury Prize
Curaçao Museum, Curaçao
    Worked on various private collections, including those of the Dutch Royal Family

Commissioned painting

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