The discriminating gaze of Amie Dicke (Rotterdam, 1978) reveals associations and resonances that might otherwise go undetected. Whether she’s cutting and altering fashion magazines, blowing up obscure portions from forgotten studio portraits or painstakingly covering books with layers of powdered make-up, Dicke’s practice is characterised by judicious deletion, selection and removal. Her work has appeared in institutions including Tate Modern in London and Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt.

Currently based in Amsterdam, she found her approach while still a student at the Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam when she used marzipan and icing to cast the negative space between her legs – rendering herself at once visible and invisible. With How sweet is the space between my legs, Dicke signalled her profound and enduring interest in presence and absence, solids and voids.

She rose to prominence in the early 2000s after a period of living and working in New York City that saw her literally de-facing the advertising imagery of Madison Avenue, obscuring the features of famous models and driving nails through glossy publications – some of which subsequently commissioned Dicke to contribute to their pages. Recently, the familiar body language of blue-suited politicians seen in the news media is infinitely evocative when enlarged and selectively sandpapered by Dicke for Political Horizon, 2017.

Ironically, it’s her imposition of anonymity that allows images to meet and merge somewhere between – and beyond – the confident dualities offered to us by our aesthetic culture. As she lures shapes from the margins and distils visual poetry from detail, she creates for us multiple ways to enter a space that is rich with meaning and possibilities.



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Forthcoming Solo Exhibitions

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2022: SOLO, Landhuis Oud Amelisweerd in collaboration with Centraal Museum, Utrecht
2021: Meet Me at the Altar, Felix Meritis
2020: ONE-LINER, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles
2019: ONE-LINER, EENWERK, Amsterdam
2017: The Liver Must Go To The Images, Stigter Van Doesburg, Amsterdam
2017: Political Horizon, Grandpalazzo, Anat Ebgi, Rome
2016: Sucking Stones, Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam
2016: Quote Unquote, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles
2013: Collecting Alibis, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles
2013: Collecting Alibis, Stigter Van Doesburg, Amsterdam
2012: Nabeeld, GEM Museum of Contemporary Art, The Hague
2010: Connected Isolation, Hiromi Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo
2008: Passive Drifter, Peres Projects, Berlin
2008: Infinitely suffering thing, Peres Projects, Los Angeles
2006: Violent Contradiction, Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam
2006: Private Property, Peres Projects, Berlin
2005: Verwilder, Visionaire Gallery, New York
2005: That Fiery Girl, Hiromi Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo
2004: Void, Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam
2004: New Season, New Girls, New Looks, D'Amelio Terras, New York
2004: Downwards, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden
2003: Sensual Sadness, Peres Projects, Los Angeles

Selected Group exhibitions

2021: Invasive Species, co-organized by Anat Ebgi, Paul Schimmel and Stefano Di Paolo, Los Angeles
2020: When You Touch About Me, I Think Myself, Signs Art Gallery, Istanbul curated by Burcu Fikretoglu
2020: Armory Show, duo with Janet Werner
2018: BIC Collection, CENTQUATRE in Paris
2018: Who are we again?, Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam, NL
2017: White Covers, a selection from the collection of Frederic De Goldschmidt, Brussels
2016: Autre Visage, Pôle Image Haute-Normandie/Centre Photographique, Rouen
2016: Once in a Lifettime, curated by Nina Folkersma, Oude Kerk Amsterdam
2015: Intimacy, curated by Valentjin Byvank, Marres, Maastricht
2015: How Soon is Now?, organized by gallery Stigter Van Doesburg, Manifesta, Amsterdam
2013: The Tolerant Home, curated by Siebe Tettero, House ‘De vergulde Ster’, Amsterdam
2012: It Might As Well Rain Until September, Diana Stigter, Amsterdam
2012: The Dutch Identity? Half Sugar, Half Sand, curated by Hanne Hagenaars, Museum De Paviljoens, Almere
2012: Blood Sugar Sex Magik, The Company, Los Angeles
2011: Collecting the Future, Sinop Prison, Sinop, TR
2011: I Should Have Done That, NEST, Den Haag
2011: Arnhem Mode Biennale, curated by JOFF, Arnhem
2011: Opening Exhibition, Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania
2010: Murakami Takashi kaikaikiki Collection, Western Europe Art Exhibition, KaiKai KiKi Gallery
2010: Get Behind Me Satan and Push, Peres Projects, Berlin
2010: The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place, curated by Anna-Catherina Gebbers, Zabludowicz Collection, London
2009: Scherenschnitt, Kontur pur, Museum Bellerive, Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich
2009: Minneapolis, Peres Projects, Los Angeles
2009: Ophelia, Sehnsucht, melancholie en doodsverlangen, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem
2009: HARD/Soft, National Arts Club, New York
2009: Threealities, 1/9 unosunove, Rome
2008: When It's a Photograph, curated by Soo Kim, Otis College of Art and Design: Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles
2008: Call it What You Like!, Collection Rik Reinking, Art Centre Silkeborg Bad, Silkeborg
2008: SGOZZATA, curated by Margherita Belaief & John Kleckner, Peres Projects Kreuzberg, Berlin
2007: Out of Art, from the Collection of Ernesto Eposito, CentrePasquArt: Kunsthaus Centre d'Art, Biel Bienne
2007: An Archeology, Project Space 176, Zabludowicz Collection, London
2007: The Game of Multiple Meaning, curated by Ute Riese, Van der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal
2007: Blackberrying, curated by Sara Hatla Krogsgaard, Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen
2006: Art on Paper, curated by Xandra Eden, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina
2006: Sweet Ecstasy, Galerie Nicola von Senger, Zurich
2006: The Youth of Today, curated by Matthias Ulrich, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt
2005: Gorgeous isn't Good Enough, curated by Morgan Morris, Spazio Pirelli, Milan
2004: Untitled Series: Pin up: Contemporary Collage and Drawing, curated by Emma Dexter and Susan May, Tate Modern, London
2004: The Stars of Track and Field are Beautiful People, curated by Javier Peres, Galeria Changing Role, Naples
2004: Axxxpresssunizm, curated by Mark Beasley, Vilma Gold, London
2004: Le Cabinet de Collage, D'Amelio Terras, New York
2003: Hovering, Peres Projects, Los Angeles
2003: Models and Mavericks, Museum het Domein, Sittard
2002: Galerie Diana Stigter, (duo with Thijs Kauffman), Amsterdam
2002: Weke Delen, curated by Wilma Sütö, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
2001: Masterly Video, Masterly Collected, De Kunsthal, Rotterdam
2000: It is Strange to be so many Women, Galerie Diana Stigter/Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam

In the media


2019: VOGUE NL: Amie Dicke by Alja Bakker
2018: LODOWN RADICAL CUT-UP: Amie Dicke, Selection and Removal
2017: COS MAGAZINE: Immateriality with Amie Dicke
2016: 38 HOURS IN AMSTERDAM: Amie Dicke, Obvious Secrets
2016: NRC HANDELSBLAD: In de visuele poezie van Amie Dicke gaat het om intimiteit en confrontatie by Hans den Hartog Jager
2016: HET PAROOL: Een laagje make-up maakt alles anders by Edo Dijksterhuis
2015: COS MAGAZINE: A pocket square by Amie Dicke
2012: FREUNDE VON FREUDEN: Amie Dicke by Thijs van Velzen
2012: VOGUE NL: Tedere Vernietiging by Hans den Hartog Jager
2012: DE VOLKSKRANT: Hallucinerende beeldencocktail by Marina de Vries
2011: S MAGAZINE: Sculptural Relief by Stephen Hoban
2011: BLEND MAGAZINE: The Cutting Edge by Bieneke van der Does
2010: FLASH ART: Amie Dicke by Anat Ebgi
2010: MISTER MOTLEY: Schijnheilig by Monica Aerden
2009: SCULPTURE: Consuming Beauty by Ana Finel Honigman
2009: BC: Who's afraid of the F-word by Katerina Gregos
2008: I-D MAGAZINE: Amie Dicke by Suzy Corrigan
2008: TOKION: Surface Tension by Aimee Walleston
2008: FLAUNT: Dualism, Conflict, Polarity
2008: HELL BOUND: Amie Dicke by Francesca Gavin
2006: NEUE MODE: Amie Dicke, Magazine curated by Javier Peres
2006: V MAGAZINE: Paper Dolls by Kate Sennert
2006: NUMERO: Something Just Fell Apart by Solve Sundsbo and Amie Dicke
2005: V MAGAZINE: Opening of Amie Dicke’s ‘‘Verwilder’’
2004: DAZED AND CONFUSED: Skin Deep by Nick Hackworth
2004: VOID: Monograph
2004: ARTFORUM: Amie Dicke by Bethany Anne Pappalardo
2004: MODERN PAINTERS: New Season, New Girls, New Look by Ana Finel Honigman