Important Souvnirs

Important Souvnirs~

When I first saw the scribble saying 'DO NOT TOUCH~ I am sorting important souvnirs' on top of an untouched pile of papers, this message perfectly described my own observations at Castrum Peregrini. The note was one of the many small personal reminders from the studio of artist Gisèle (1912-2013), which she wrote down to organize her daily life in the house she eventually lived in for seventy years. I found more important souvenirs, not only on top of or under her piles, but in the margins of her (hand)writings and on the back of old photos and other images and objects. Even in the unwritten or not used paper, I found a story of the unmade.

The more I visit the house the more I see it extending beyond its own walls. I see patterns and relations. I wonder where the images, the pictures I took, actually have their origin. To what extend do the house and the 'important souvnirs' affect my perception?

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Thanks to Sander Tiedema, Rafe Copeland, Lorenzo De Rita, Gisèle d'Ailly van Waterschoot van der Gracht, Michael Defuster, Lars Ebert, Frans Damman and the Mondriaan Fund. 


New Studio

End of January 2014, I will move with my studio to a new space.
My studio will be located at the Church De Duif at the Prinsengracht in Amsterdam.


Review LA Times

Critic's Choice
Review: Amie Dicke photographs as powerfully compromised object

By Leah Ollman
December 24, 2013 

LA Times

Selected by Dazed Digital

The best new female- fronted shows
November 28th, 2013

By Francesca Gavin


Research Castrum Peregrini

With support of the Mondriaan Fonds I will work at Castrum Peregrini for the next two years. 
Especially the interiors with their private and historic context will be main part of my focus. 

Castrum Peregrini was a WWII hiding place at the Herengracht in Amsterdam. A group of youngsters survives nazi persecution in hiding on the 3rd floor of Herengracht 401.
They call their safe house Castrum Peregrini. Gisèle van Waterschoot van der Gracht and Wolfgang Frommel took up the role of educators, protectors and friends.
They are key to the physical and spiritual survival of the group and any further developments of Castrum Peregrini. Still today it mainly is a private house, but more and more the transition is being made to public function and since the start of that process I became involved.

Can a house be my material? 

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Collecting Alibis L.A.

Solo show at Anat Ebgi.
November 16 - January 4, 2014


2660 S La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saterday 11 - 6 PM

Overview 01 C.A. L.A. 

Group Show The Tolerent Home

Keizersgracht 387
House 'De vergulde Ster' 

From 1 -17 November.

Open from 10:00 till 17:00

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Solo Show Amsterdam

Collecting Alibis at Stigter Van Doesburg.
Elandstraat 90, NL-1016 SH Amsterdam
12-10-2013 till 23-11-2013 

Opening October 12, 17-19h.

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Inspired by H.P. Berlage
Published on November 1 2012

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Fantastic Men

The Daily Recommendation 
October 18 2012

Fantastic Men Daily

Item 4ART 

Broadcast November 24th, 2012
interview by Hans den Hartog Jager 

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Article Kunstbeeld

Issue 11 November 2012
Text by Sanneke Huisman


Article HP/De Tijd

November 2012
Text by Pauline Bijster

ARTICLE HP:de tijd

Article De Volkskrant (Dutch Newspaper)

4th October 2012
text by Marina de Vries


Article in Glamcult

Issue 8, October 2012
Text by Pauline Bijster


Page Opzij

October Issue 2012



September Issue 2012


Article VOGUE NL

Text by Hans den Hartog-Jager
September Issue 2012


Group Show Amsterdam

Galerie Diana Stigter

It Might As Well Rain Until September
July 7th 2012 - August 6th 2012

Overview Corrected Corner and Under the Carpet, 2012

Article C.I.N.V.U.

A magazine about Solitude
By Christian van der Kaap