The studio is excited to share the two following acquisistions: the film Brussels, 2016 has been acquired by the Seoul Museum of Art, and Four Months, Four Million Light Years has become part of the collection of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

HKW, Berlin
19 May 17:00-18:00

Conversation with Annie Jael Kwan, A map is a story too; a story we can only tell, if we tell it together, featuring artists Anida Yoeu Ali, Sara Sejin Chang (Sara van der Heide), Yong Sun Gullach, Beatrice Glow, Mooni Perry, and Youngsook Choi, part of the 12th Seoul Media Art City Biennale
21 October 2023, online

Together we Art, Bihar Biennale
Bihar Museum, Patna, India
7 August-31 December 2023

We're thrilled to share that Sara Sejin Chang (Sara van der Heide) is the recipient of the largest Dutch Art Prize: the Theodora Niemeijer Prize 2023

Four Months, Four Million Light Years (solo)
21 January-9 April 2023. Prolonged until 7 May 2023
Opening 21 January 2023

Centraal Museum | Annex
11 February - 4 June 2023

3 September-6 November 2022
Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art, Busan

19 May-17 July 2022

Online Exhibition tour ARKO, by curator Angela Cheeyoung Chun

Four Months, Four Million Light Years, 2021, installation view ARGOS, Brussels photo: Isabelle Arthuis

Mother Mountain Institute (soloshow)
6 November 2021-20 January 2022
M HKA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp
8 October 2021-23 January 2023

extended SOLO exhibition: Four Months, Four Million Light Years
9 September - 19 December 2021
15 May - 18 July 2021
Opening 9 September
Venue: ARGOS centre for audiovisual arts, Brussels

Installation: 24 October - 6 November, 2021

Programmed by Keum Arts Project,
Matthias Kirche, Berlin (outdoor)
12 September 19:30-23:00

150 Years Royal Award for Painting
15 July - 3 October 2021

Trance-Action , group show
Mu.ZEE, Oostend, Belgium
19 September - 17 January 2021

22 October 2020

Four Months, Four Million Light Years
part of the 11th Berlin Biennale the crack begins within
September 5 to November 1, 2020

7-15 February 2020
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Argos, Brussels, 2 February - 29 March 2020

Hollands Kabinet/Duch Cabinet, at Contour Biennial 9, 558 water color drawings, 26 x 18 cm, 2010-2012, collection Van Abbemuseum

Contour Biennale 9 Coltan as Cotton, curated by Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez
28 April - 26 May Hollands Cabinet/Dutch Cabinet on view at the Academie van Mechelen
28 April 11:00 Conversation with Fleur van Muiswinkel
17 May 15:30 tour with Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez
19 May 16:30 Heart to Heart Conversation with Saddie Choua

Transform the local, poetry must be made by all -,
20 October 2018 - 16 June 2019

Freedom of Movement, group show with: Isabelle Andriessen, Yael Bartana, Verena Blok, Melanie Bonajo, Kate Cooper, Danielle Dean, Deniz Eroglu, Juan Arturo García González, Sara Sejin Chang (Sara van der Heide), JODI, Jort van der Laan, Basir Mahmood, Polina Medvedeva, Rory Pilgrim, Falke Pisano, Michele Rizzo, Rafael Rozendaal, Joy Mariama Smith, Jonas Staal and Remco Torenbosch
24 November 2018 - 17 March 2019

I will talk about my long term project The Mother Mountain Institute, part of the roundtable discussion about International adoption with Amandine Gay. How are children being made available for international adoption? In our globalised world, the intersecting oppressions of race, class and gender have a tangible impact on the lives and the agency of mothers in the global south. What are the conditions under which children are separated from their first families?
With: Amandine Gay, filmmaker; Fenneke Reysoo, Senior Lecturer Department of Anthropology and Sociology, IHEID; Dida, Musician & founder of « Born in Lebanon »
part of the 14th Feminist Festival Les Créatives, Geneva
21 November 2018, 19.00

The German Library Pyongyang, a project by Sara Sejin Chang (Sara van der Heide) with contributions by Choi Changho, Dongyoung Lee, Gabriele Stötzer/Künstlerinnengruppe Erfurt, Hans Haacke, Kim Kyungman, Park Chan-kyong, Rory Pilgrim, Sora Kim, and Yunjoo Kwak
5 October 2018 - 6 January 2019

Reading between the Lines, interview with Art Asia Pacific, by Brian Haman, October, 2018

During the Korean Filmfestival in Brussels, the film Brussels, 2016 will be screened, part of Short Screens
Cinéma Aventura, Brussels
29 November 2018, 19:30

The Hum Comes From The Stumuch, summer show curated by Kasper Bosmans
June 22 - July 13, 2018

27 April, 2018 Bozar Cinema 20.00

New commission for the Museum for Contemporary Art De Domijnen, Sittard for the group exhibition: The Dutch Savannah
curated by Bas Hendrikx and Barbara Cueto
21 January - 1 April 2018
Opening 21 January 13.00

25 March 14.00: Guided tour with the curators Bas Hendrikx, Barbara Cueto and artist Sara Sejin Chang (Sara van der Heide), followed by a short panel discussion with academic Nora Vaage

The German Library Pyongyang
part of the groupshow: The Babel Book Space at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen/Printroom, Rotterdam
9 February - 21 May, 2018
17 February, 15.00-17.00 an afternoon on The Lost Library with Kate Briggs and Daniela Cascella

A Thousand Roaring Beasts, Display Devices for a Critical Modernity (groupshow)
Centro Andaluz de Arte Contempoáneo

Sevilla, Spain
20 October, 2017 - 4 March, 2018

Out now:
publication The German Library Pyongyang, Sara van der Heide & guests
published by Sternberg Press

Launch and presentation at the Villa Empain, Brussels
5 November, 16.00

The Mother Mountain Institute travels to:
Act II of Sharjah Biennial 13, Tamawuj, curated by Hicham Khalidi and Christine Tohme
Beirut, Lebanon

15 October 2017 - 19 January 2018

Film Program curated by Girls Like Us Magazine
at LambdaLambdaLambda, Prishtina, Kosovo
21 September - 6 October, 2017

Öğüt & Macuga Exhibition Readings
by Sara Sejin Chang (Sara van der Heide)
Witte de With, Rotterdam
Friday 30 June 2017, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Spurensicherung, groupshow
Wilfried Lentz, Rotterdam
29 April - 9 July 2017

Humble, (groupshow)
Garage Rotterdam
12 May - 16 July, 2017

screening of the film Brussels, 2016
10th anniversary of WIELS
WIELS, Brussels
27 May 2017

A Space Called Home
De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam
23 May - 3 June, 2017

Avant Première of the film:
Brussels, 2016
at Les Brigittines,
programmed by the Beursschouwburg, Brussels

19 April: 19.00-22.00
21 April: 20.30-22.00

panel discussion The Institution, part of To Seminar, organised by Henk Slager
21 March 19.00 at bak, Utrecht


The Mother Mountain Institute
for the exhibition ToSeminar at bak Utrecht, The Netherlands

11 March - 21 May 2017
Opening 10 March

textdrawing contribution for TEXTO, invited by Riet Wijnen

Launch and presentation of the publication The German Library Pyongyang, published by Sternberg Press
at Art Sonje, Seoul
15 February, 6.30 pm 2017

The film The Garden, in the exhibition All Heal (Valerian), curated by Laurie Cluitmans
at rongwrong, Amsterdam
17 February - 26 March

EUtopia I 28, Cultuurcentrum Sroombeek
Museumcultuur Stroombeek/Gent, Belgium
6 January - 8 March 2017
opening 6 January 8pm

The film The Garden (2014) is part of the exhibition: Air Water Soil, at Zone2Source, Het Glazen Huis, Amstelpark
3 April - 15 May 2016

Reading Performance: Art History and the Museum of Western Folklore: A Commemorative Speech by Moosje M. Goosen and Sara van der Heide, narrator: Marnie Slater
Sunday 20 March, 2016 5pm, during the Open Studio's, part of the WIELS Panorama Weekend

天堂之家 - House of the Heavens, (2015) window intervention by Sara van der Heide at rongwrong, located in the so called Chinatown neighbourhood of Amsterdam

WIELS artist in residency Brussels: January-June 2016

Die Deutsche Informations Bibliothek Pjöngjang - The German Library and Information Centre Pyongyang
A library project by Sara van der Heide as part of the 5th Guangzhou Triennial / 1st Asia Biennial, Guangzhou (China).
With contributions by: Chang Ho Choi, Chen Tong, Dongyoung Lee, Egon Hanfstingl, Gabriele Stötzer / Kunstlerinnengruppe Erfurt, Hans Haacke, Janet Grau, Sora Kim, Kyung Man Kim, Liu Ding, Louwrien Wijers, Park Chan Kyong and Rory Pilgrim
11 December 2015 - 10 April 2016
Seminar: 13th December

Lecture by Sara van der Heide about her political drawing series Dutch Cabinet/ Hollands Kabinet (2010-2012), as part of the Programme around the exhibtion The School of Kyiv: Leipzig Class. Seminar: Politics of Form
Part of the Kyiv Biennial 2015
From February 4-6 February 2016

The short film: The Light and the Paper will be shown in the programme: Out of Sight, at the 45th International Film Festival Rotterdam Screening dates: 31/1 and 6/2, 2016

The drawing series: The Light and the Paper part of the IFFR related exhibition: Scotomata
IFFR: Scotomata   Joey Ramone Gallery

Seriously discussing idle chatter #1
With: Antonia Carrara, Ulisses Carrión, Sara van der Heide, Renate Jacobs, Vincent Verhoef, Taocheng Wang, Arnisa Zeqo & friends
from 27th November
at rongwrong, Amsterdam

The School of Kyiv: Leipzig Class. Seminar: Politics of Form
Part of the Kyiv Biennial 2015
November 14, 2015–February 21, 2016
Opening: November 13, 7pm

24 hours with Louwrien Wijers, interview by Sara van der Heide in the latest Girls Like Us

The long awaited 2015 Women Artists Silk Scarf at Kunstverein Amsterdam, Salong Hang
Open: 14–28 February
Preview: Saturday 14 February, 6–8 pm

The film Mother Earth Breathing: The Garden is selected for the programme: 24/7, part of the 44th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam
Screening at 24 January 19.15 at Lantaren Venster 6

Art History at San Serriffe, Amsterdam
for the Girls Like Us launch #6
11 - 28 December, 2014

The film/performance: Mother Earth Breathing will be presented during the Performance Days, organized by If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution
Mother Earth Breathing
Saturday 28 November: 16.33-18.00 start at sunset
Sunday 29 November: 8.24-10.00 start at sunrise
Ruysdaelkade 2, Amsterdam

ROMA Publications 1998-2014
Fondazione Giuliani, Rome
October 10 - December 13 2014

Midsummer Night, at the VU Hortus Amsterdam
21 June 2014

Abstract Background With One Or Two Figures, at the 19th Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire, with the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales
performance dates: 18 March - 30 March 2014, twice a day

*Much has been said and written about the controversy around the Biennale's main sponsor Transfield, and I hope the discussion continues. A few weeks before the opening I made the decision to withdraw my work from the Biennale of Sydney as this was no longer in line with my ethics and the work I was going to present. Furthermore I did not see the polarized Biennale as the right stage to perform on. It was a difficult decision as the idea to 'boycott' the arts is a negative one, but under these cirumstances for me the only right decision. For more elaborative writing on the subject find some texts here on the website of Discipline.

El Hotel Electrico, curated by Edwin Carels
M HKA, Antwerp
20 February - 11 May 2014

part of the seminar: Five Sisters, organised by
If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part of Your Revolution at
OCAT, Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China
16 November, 2013

Chambres des Canaux: The Tolerant Home
Exhibition with 35 artists -in one way or the other related to de Ateliers or the Rijksakademie- takes place on several locations on the canals in Amsterdam. Work of Sara van der Heide at the Goethe-Institut Amsterdam, Herengracht 470 and at the 'Huis met de Hoofden', Keizersgracht 123
1-17 November, 2013

‘Il faut que le masque ait dansé’, curated by Sophie Berrebi
Marres, Centre for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht.
15 June – 31 August, 2013

Goethe-Institut Reading Room Pyongyang: between Object and Shadow
Over the course of one weekend, the Goethe Institut Amsterdam will become the now closed Goethe-Institut reading room Pyongyang. 
with: Christina Li, Sascha Pohle, Clarence Barlow, Charles Esche, Moonsick Gang and Daniel Nørregaard, Barbara Honrath, Lars Laumann, Jasna Veličković
Goethe-Institut Amsterdam, Herengracht 470
April 19-21, 2013
exhibtion and event program:

Beyond Imagination (group exhibition)
in the new Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Abstract background with one or two figures
A series of daily performances in the building throughout the duration of the exhibition
23 September - 11 November 2012

Sara van der Heide and Moosje Goosen, Art History and The Museum of Western Folklore: A Commemorative Speech
October 7, 2012 3pm performative reading
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Autumn of modernism, curated by Lorenzo Benedetti
14 January - 24 March 2012 at de Vleeshal, Middelburg

Autumn of Modernism II
7 September - 28 October 2012 at Temporary Gallery, Cologne Germany
Opening 6 September

Alphabets and the Politics of the Self
artist talk as part of a series of intimite talks on the creation of languages and the politics of the self.
The series is organised by P_RP_R residents Laurie Cluitmans & Arnisa Zego
PIST/// Istanbul Turkey
4 July 2012

Van Abbe technicians adding the last drawing 'Hollands Kabinet 558' to the wall
23 April 2012

Hollands Kabinet at Van Abbemuseum
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
21 January - 29 April 2012 extended until 20 August 2012
opening January 21, 16.00


Claim to Universality
Colour Theory Exercise 1-20
Kiosk, Ghent, Belgium
February 10 - March 25 2012

Launch of the publication:
24 European Ethnographic Museums
For this occasion Moosje Goosen has written the story:
The Museum of Western Folklore: A Commemorative Speech
The reading by Mark Bellamy will be accompanied by Van der Heide’s new work, Art History (2011), which will be shown for the first time.

publisher: Roma Publications
location: Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam
25 October 2011

Claim to Universality
Colour Theory Exercise 1-12
recipient of the Jeanne Oostingprize
Museum Jan Cunen, Oss
9 October 2011- 8 January 2012

Zeitgeist 1933
As part of the interdisciplinary program AAA
organised by Stedelijk Museum and The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
more information:
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
16.00 23 september 2011
location: Concertgebouw Amsterdam

Premi Internacional d'Art Contemporani
Diputació de Castelló

EACC (Espai d’art contemporani de Castelló)
July 8th - September 18th, 2011

Saturday School by Femke Diercks (curator Rijksmuseum)
Event starts with reading the letter of Jeremiah Day,
written in response to the announced cuts in The Netherlands
de Appel Jongensschool
25 Jun 2011 at de Appel
4 - 5.30 pm

Works on paper (groupshow)
Anna Kustera
New York
May 27-July 1, 2011
opening May 26

Fluiten in het Donker - project by the Curatorial Programme 10/11
de Appel
, Amsterdam
21 May — 26 Jun 2011
opening May 20, 2011

Speak, Memory (groupshow)
Stroom, The Hague
December 12, 2010 - February 20, 2011