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January 13 – March 12, 2016

Roderick Hietbrink


My Father’s Nature, 2016


My Father’s Nature proposes a reflection about the intermingling of the natural and the manufactured. This short film features the artist’s father and his collection of mounted animals. After fixing the ear of an old hare and making a selection from his collection of stuffed animals, he drives them to a nearby forest, placing the animals in and around the trees and plants that grow there.


Roderick Hietbrink is a visual artist living and working between Oslo and Amsterdam. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts St. Joost in Breda and finished his masters at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. Hietbrink took part in a number of residency programs including Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, Platform Garanti in Istanbul, Artspace Sydney and Institute for Provocation in Beijing. He is a former resident at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam. Hietbrink‘s practice encompasses video installation, cinema, performance, objects and photography, exploring different aspects of the psychology and inherent conflicts between our rational and instinctive self. Work by Roderick Hietbrink has been featured in solo and group exhibitions at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the 5th Moscow Biennale; De Appel and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and UKS, Oslo. His work is represented in public and private collections, including Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and the Caldic Collection.


Produced by the Foreman Art Gallery with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the City of Sherbrooke and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec..