Curriculum Vitae

  • DIANA ROIG, 1982
  • Education, Grants and Prices.
  • 2002 – 2007 Willem de Kooning Academie, Fine Arts.
  • 2017 – Research & Development Funding from the CBK Rotterdam.
  • 2017 – Nominated for the Royal Award for Modern Painting 2017.
  • 2017 – Winner of the Public’s Choice Royal Award for Modern Painting 2017.


  • Show’s & participations
  • UPCOMING: KUNSTVEREIN HAMBURG, METTE STERRE; “A circuit of overthinking – A circus of IT girls”


  • 2018: ‘Nachtduik’ with Mette Sterre, Otrabanda, Curaçao.
  • 2018: ‘In Melankolieverf’ Vincent van Gogh huis, Zundert, NL
  • 2018: ‘Bob is your uncle’ Showhouse JayJay, Antwerp, Belgium.
  • 2018: ‘Consequences’ Kaus Australis,Rotterdam, NL
  • 2018:’Stoning the Romance’, Rotterdam, NL
  • 2018: ‘Happy Hours’ Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, NL2017 ‘Royal Award for Modern Painting’, Paleis Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2017 ‘Artist in Residence’ Sacacha Centro de Arte, Peru.
  • 2017 ‘The Other Art Fair’. New York.
  • 2017 ‘A Sense Of Mysterious Sameness’, Galerie Hommes, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 2016 Artist in Residence Tuscany, Italy.
  • 2016 ‘Hoboken Apocalypse’. Mural Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 2016 ‘The Painter/ The Painting.’ Studio Pompstraat, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 2015 ‘Radicals #1: Performance Night curated by Mette Sterre, Roodkapje Rotterdam,The Netherlands.
  • 2015 ‘Overschilderij Laag 103, de Aanschouw, Rotterdam,The Netherlands.
  • 2014 ‘PAN AMSTERDAM ART FAIR’, The Netherlands.
  • 2014 ‘Chew Crew’ / Transition Gallery, London.
  • 2014 ‘Happy.’ / KersGallery, Amsterdam.
  • 2013 ‘Salon Zerp.’ / Zic Zerp Galerie, Rotterdam.
  • 2013 ‘How One Thing In General Can Be Many Things In Particular.  / Singer Sweat Shop, Rotterdam.
  • 2013 ‘cats vs dogs.’ / Unit20, Rotterdam.
  • 2012 ‘now the dream is over.’ / Blyth Gallery, London.
  • 2011 ‘With kaleidoscope eyes.’ / Unit20, Rotterdam.
  • 2011 ‘s.a.g.s.’ / The Woodmill, London.
  • 2011 ‘opening’ / Kersgallery, Den Haag.
  • 2011 ‘ongekend/Art Amsterdam’ Trouwgebouw, Amsterdam.
  • 2010 ‘La Gitane.’ / CBK, Rotterdam
  • 2010 ‘Duo Tentoonstelling met Arie v Geest.’ / WTC, Rotterdam.
  • 2010 ‘ongekend/Art Rotterdam.’ / Het Schieblok, Rotterdam.
  • 2009 ‘veiling ongekend’ Amsterdam.
  • 2008 ‘d.p.c.’ / foto instituut, Rotterdam.
  • 2007 ‘eindexamen expo’ / Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam.
  • 2006 ‘artstore.’ / Kunst Ambasade, Rotterdam.
  • 2006 ‘It’s about time.’ / pool120, Rotterdam.
  • 2005 ‘Artists Anonymous.’ / Teekengenootschap Pictura, Dordrecht.
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  • 2014 Movie Screening of ‘The incredible journey of the falling frogs.’ at the Cinerama Theater in Rotterdam.
  • 2014 Performing Visual work ‘The incredible journey of the falling frogs.’ at Roodkapje Art Centre Rotterdam :Frauduleus Performance night.
  • 2014 ‘The Green Room.’ / Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Nottingham Contemporary, London.
  • 2012 ‘Diorama.’ / Spartacus Chetwynd, De Appel, Amsterdam.
  • 2011 ‘A tax haven run by women.’ / Spartacus Chetwynd, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen.
  • 2011 ‘Don’t you wish your girlfriend was .. like me.’ / mette sterre, TENT, Rotterdam.
  • 2010 ‘The african bullfrog.’ / Spartacus Chetwynd, van Abbenmuseum, Eindhoven.
  • 2007 ‘Residence.’ / Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Publications:  
  • 2018 Vincent van Gogh Huis, Zundert.
  • 2018 Witte Rook, Contemporary Art Platform.
  • 2017 Art Maze Magazine.
  • 2017 Mister Motley Art Magazine, March 26.
  • 2016 Fresh Paint Magazine, issue 14.
  • 2016 Fresh Paint Magazine, issue 13.
  • 2015 Rotterdamse Kunstkalender.


  • Commissioned Work:
    Commissioned by Jacob J. Roosjens to paint an antique silver cup manufactured by C.G. Hallbergs in Stockholm in 1917 for the annual Dragon Gold regatta. This is a floating trophy that from this year onwards will be rewarded to the helmsman of the winning boat of the silver fleet.



‘The mind is like a richly woven tapestry in which the colors are distilled from experiences of the senses, and the design drawn from the convolutions of the intellect.’ (Carson McCullers, American writer, 1917-1967.)

McCullers’s famous line, uncannily, is near perfect in describing Diana’s most recent paintings and, we surmise, the way in which they arrive. Sinuous, linear arabesques of paint trails weave to and fro from multiple centers –there is not a central one– of concentrated zones, as if vine branches were interconnecting different flowers and a palette of Hibiscus blue, Hydrangea pink, Orchid yellows, etc.

These are abstract paintings, but it is very difficult to avoid their organic correspondences: roots, vines, branches, stamen, in sum forms always ‘growing’, dying down and growing up again. To return to McCullers, here natural growth corresponds to thought, memory, recollection and reminiscence, Diana’s own of course, but freely offered to others to compare. Join in and it is a rich exchange, all you could ask for and more.

Unsurprisingly, these paintings grew up during an extended stay back in Argentina, and matured back home in Holland, perhaps rooted in both, as is Diana.

We should add that these paintings were made after a long hiatus, painting set aside, in which her large drawings mapped out courses where the paintings could next move on: many of these, independently, are very fine works…as well as a firm declaration of her overall ambitions from the start ….

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