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Hi I'm Helmie

Works and lives in Eindhoven, The Netherlands


1982 -1984  Academy for Fine Arts Fontys, M.A. Tilburg NL

1978 -1982  Academy for Fine Arts Fontys, B.A. Tilburg NL


2012 -2013 European Ceramic Workcentre EKWC@sundaymorning, Oisterwijk NL

1984 -1985 European Ceramic Workcentre EKWC, Oisterwijk NL

EXHIBITIONS, selection solo and group since 2006


  • XV Biennal International de Ceramica de Manises, Valencia, Spain. Museum de Ceramique, Manises  Open 10-06/ 10-09-2022

  • Kunstroute| Open Stal | Oldeberkoop, NL

  • Benefiet voor Brabant, Van Abbehuis, Eindhoven, NL


  • Kunstenfestival Damme, Belgium

  • KICB21-Korean International Ceramic Biennale open until April 30th 2022

  • International Ceramics Festival Mino ’20, Japan.

  • 61ste Faenza Prize 2020, Faenza, Italië. Because of the Covid-19.Premio Faenza Talks starts 14.01-18.03 2021 every thursday 4pm. live on facebook and youtube. My talk was on 28 jan. at 16.00u interviewed by Judith S. Schwartz ( Professor Emiritus, University of New York, Dept of Art) live on Youtube and Facebook


  • Benefit for Brabant, PARK Platform For Visual Arts,Tilburg, NL

  • The Paper Art Gallery of Zhiyuan, online Paper Art Platform from Academy of Art and Design Tsinghua university, Beijing, China.


  • Korean International Ceramic Biennale KICB 2019 digital exhibition 1/9- 27/2/2020

  • 25th Biennale Internationale ceramique de Vallauris, Musee Magnelli, Vallauris, France 

  • Coda Paper Art , CODA Museum, Apeldoorn NL 

  • ZomerEXPO 2019, Museum De Fundatie, Zwolle NL 


  • Fragile We Are, Kadmium Art Center, Delft NL 29/11- 6/1/2019

  • ECC 2018 European Contemporary Ceramic, Museum Bornholt, Denmark                                                        ----

  • II Latvia International Ceramics Biennale, Marc Rotko Art Center, Daugavpils, Latvia                                          ----

  • Unicum 2018, IV Ceramics Triennial, National Museum of Slovenia, Ljubjiana, Slovenia                  

  • Seres’ 18, 4 th Int. Ceramic exhibition, Art Gallery, Anadolu University, Eskişehir, Turkey

  • Ceramics Trienniale 2018, Coda Museum, Apeldoorn NL


  • What About Me, De Vishal, exposition space, Haarlem NL

  • Gyeonggi International Ceramics Biennale 2017- KOCEF, South-Korea

  • Latvia International Ceramics Biennale, The Riga Art Space, Riga in Latvia 


  • Latvia International Ceramics Biennale 2016, Mark Rotko Art Center, Latvia

  • Ceramics  & Science, University Museum, Utrecht NL

  • Mary To Madonna, library and monastery garden, Wittem NL

  • Love: I & Another, Another & I, KunstLab Brabant, Tilburg NL


  • Who Takes Cares - Gallery Weekend Berlin,Gallery Volume, Berlin, Germany (Solo)                                             

  • Keramiek Triennale 2015, CODA Museum, Apeldoorn NL

  • Young & Beautiful, Galerie Nasty Alice, Eindhoven NL

  • Dutch Design Week 2015, DDW -Sectie C, Eindhoven NL


  • Who Cares, Art Initiative De CacaoFabriek, Helmond NL (Solo)

  • Q-Art, A.M.C., Amsterdam NL (Solo)

  • LekArt 2014, Big Barbera church in Culemborg NL


  • ZomerExpo 2013, Kunst Museum Den Haag NL

  • Mail Art, Van Abbemuseum library, Eindhoven NL


  • The Pont In The Picture, Museum De PONT - Project space, Tilburg NL



  • Who ares of me? Exhibition space De Verdieping, Veldhoven NL (Solo)


2007 .       

  • In de Vitrines, Q-Art, A.M.C. Amsterdam NL (Solo)



  • Vorm + Vervorm| Form+Deform, Galerie Peninsula, Eindhoven NL (Solo)



  • the 12th International Ceramics Competition Mino, Japan.


  • Latvia International Ceramics Biennale | Martinsons Award- Latvia

2017 -2019-2021

  • Gyeonggi International Ceramics Biennale 2017 | competition KOCEF, South-Korea



  • Korea Ceramic Foundation ( KOCEF) , Gyeonggi Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art, South-Korea (KR)                 

  • Ceramic collection of Mark Rothko Art Center Daugavpils, Latvia (LV)

  • Insurance Company Van Den Berg, Eindhoven (NL)  

  • A number of private collectors o.a. Frank van Vliet van Elderen


PUBLICATIONS a selection


  • Catalog: XV BICM'22/ International de Ceramica de Manises, Spain

  • Catalog: The 12th International Ceramics Compitition Mino, Japan

  • Catalog: Korean International Ceramic Biennale 2021/ Int. Competition, Kocef ,Korea


  • Catalog:  61 Primio Faenza / 61 Faenza Prize, International Biennal of Contemporary Art . Special edition.Texts: Claudia Casali, Judith Schwartz, Ranti Tjan, Irene Biolchini


  • Kunstenaars & Coronavirus | Brabant Cultuur, digitaal podium voor kunst en cultuur 2020-5-24 


  • Kleine K, digitally independent ceramics magazine | No 52 | April 2019 | 24.                                            Article title: "Helmie Brugman Emotions in focus" text Sander Hendriks in                                                      

  • Brabant Cultuur, digital stage for Art and Culture, 11/5/2019.                                                        Article title:"Conceptual artist Helmie Brugman fascinated by human suffering",

      text by Irma van Bommel and photography by Piet den Blanken


  • Catalog:  IV Int. Ceramics Triennial UNICUM 2018, editors Simona Zvanut, Mateja Kos.                     

  • Catalog: Keramiek Triennale  2018, editor Piet Augustijn.                                                             

  • Article in Magazine KLEI, March-April.


  • Calendar, De Grote Nederlandse Kunstkalender 2017, 18 Nov.Publisher Triches                                       

  • Catalog: International Competition GICB2017. Publisher Dongjin Kim (KOCEF)                                         

  • Catalog: Latvia Int.Ceramics Biennale. Editing Valatins Petjko



  • Catalog: ‘LekArt 2014 mens in beweging’, Editing Piet Augustijn.

  • Review‘ De ene David is de andere niet’, Journalist: Anneke van Wolfswinkel.

       Eindhovens Dagblad, Thursday June 19. Daily Newspaper:

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