About

Sibyl Heijnen was born in Kerkrade, The Netherlands. She went to the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and applied herself to monumental textile design and painting. She took also all the opportunities to qualify in a great number of other disciplines.

The passion for her work brought her quick success. As a young artist she won the prestigious Jugend Gestaltet price in Munich, Germany and in Japan she got the Excellent Award.

Japan embraces still the talent of Sibyl Heijnen. Often she exhibits in leading galleries and important museums. But also in other parts of the world she has a good reputation.

Sibyl Heijnen had studios in Tilburg, Amsterdam, Utrecht and Venlo before she settled in Almelo. There she converted a former factory building into an efficient and inspiring working place for her monumental art.

Curriculum Vitae

Exhibition Voerman Museum Hattem NL

In the the exhibition 'Sibyl Heijnen and the cows of the Hoenwaard", the Voerman Museum Hattem (NL) puts both the historical site of the Hoenwaard and the contempory art in the spotlght.

From a historical perspective, the museum displays a rich collection of photographs from past and present in which agricultural use of the Hoenwaard at the beginning of the fifteenth century was 'officially' permitted.

Sibyl will present a collection of works made of cowhide, calve hooves, cow ears and /or ink and paint.

In her oeuvre she often chose to work with cowhides. The works are based on the natural drawing and spots of the skin.With respect and attention, cutting, draping and painting, the artwork is created from cowhide. Sibyl asks herself then the question: "Who draws the line?" With this method you also visualize the individual character of both the cow and the artist.

The exhibition sheds light on this modern age, in which new ideas arise about how to deal with agriculture and animal husbandry. Dutch agriculture will also have to change in order to restore the natural balance between farming and nature conservation.

Voerman Museum links the art of Sibyl Heijnen to the progressive way in which farmer Van Emst deals with agriculture and nature.

The exhibition winks therefore to the nostalgia of the past, but also looks emphatically at the future. Where people, animal husbandry and nature conservation must live in harmony with each other.


Warmly invited to see, experience and enjoy in the beautiful city of Hattem.

Nativity scene

We zijn allemaal onderweg, met elkaar, met ons leven. Tijdens de Kerstdagen vooral naar huis, naar familie. En dit jaar ook naar Almelo! Want daar staat de kerststal van Sibyl Heijnen.

Zoals u van haar gewend bent, verrast zij iedereen met een heel eigen interpretatie en visie op de wereld, zo ook op het fenomeen kerststal. Vergeet de keramieken Jozef- en Mariafiguren in een berg stro met een mandje. Een kudde ‘beesten’ leidt de weg naar abstracte figuratie in een grote opstelling van zachte en harde natuurlijke materialen. Kortom, een echte Sibyl Heijnen. De kerststal maakt onderdeel uit van het evenement Bethlehem Boulevard in Almelo (tot en met 24 december), het culturele kerstfestival met een sociaal oogmerk in Almelo.

De kerststal te bezichtigen tot en met zondag 6 januari, locatie tuin Theaterhotel Almelo. Ingang via Grotestraat eventueel via Theaterhotel entrée aan de Hagenborgh.

Klik hier voor artikelen Tubantia door Marco Krijnsen

Klik hier Over uit de kunst RTV-Oost door Inga Tjapkes.

Project mede mogelijk gemaakt door

Provincie Overijssel, Almelo Promotie en Stadsfonds Almelo,

Reinders / Acman, Bolk, Boessenkool en alle vrijwilligers.

Foto Emiel Muijderman.

Venice 2017

Room for reflection - Venice

Presentation “From workshop to Biennale Venice – Palazzo Bembo – Personal Structures – Open Borders”. May – November 2017.

The making of, in the workshop, transportation by boat of the works in Venice on Canal Grande to Palazzo Bembo unloading next to Rialto bridge boat stop, preparing the wall, opening evening with music, impressions during the exhibition, details of the works, transportation of the works by boat in Almelo, the work in the city hall of Almelo, the Netherlands. Presentation made by Johan de Ruyter. 2’35”

Click here to view. 2'35"

Next to the work Room for reflection Venice presented in the large welcome hall a accompanying presentation of former installations was shown.

Click here to view. 2'08"

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Hillenraadt 67608 NC AlmeloThe Netherlands