My artistic practice centres upon an investigation into the two components that, traditionally, constitute a painting: the paint and the canvas. In my artistic practice, I am searching for ways to challenge the pain- tings’ emphasis on the visual. I explore potential versions of canvases that do not only assist the painting but has an agenda on its own and, therefore adds haptic dimension to the work.

Subjects that reoccurs in my work are skin and faces. Skin visually distinguishes our embodied and embraced selves from others but, on the other, tactically connects us to others.The tactical connection to skin is crucial in my work as it potentially gives the viewer a sensory, relational experience of my work. I implement the face in my work but more as a concept in itself, a communicative tool than as a connotation to portraiture - at least in its traditional, individualised sense.

2017-2020: BA Arts, Media, and Society, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands

2016-2020: BA Fine Art, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, The Netherlands

2015-2016: Art History, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

2015: Fine arts, Krabbesholm Højskole, Skive, Denmark

2011-2014: STX, Music, English, Psychology, Aurehøj Gymnasium, Gentofte, Denmark



ALL INN, Het HEM, Zaandam, The Netherlands, 2021


Some World Futures, Nest, The Hague, The Netherlands, November 2020

Episode 4: "Greenhouse". Group exhibition by Light-HarvestingComplex and Dharma Initiatives at Vantaa, Finland, 2020

Graduation Show, The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, The Netherlands, September 2020

Call(s) for graduates, Nest and Melkweg Expo, Den Haag & Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 2020


Note To Self, group exhibition, Helena van Doeverenplantsoen 3, The Hague, The Netherlands

Serious Business, group exhibition, Helena van Doevenrenplantsoen 3, The Hague, The Netherlands

Belly, group exhibition, The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, The Netherlands


Organizer, KABK BA Fine Arts Online Open Days, The Hague, The Netherlands, 2020-2021

Writer/host at West Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands, 2020-

Part of Curatorial team for ALL INN Fine arts Graduates show, 2020-

Summer art school teacher, Kunsthal 44Møen, Askeby, Denmark, 2020

Nominated for Buning Brongers Prize, 2020

Petra Blaisse Stipendium, 2019

Guest teacher in "Artist statements", Krabbesholm Højskole, Skive, Denmark, 2017



How can I afford to be an Artist?
Article in Mister Motley
Link: (dutch translation, english original below)


What a face can do: Examining the prospects of a Posthuman Portrait
BA thesis, Leiden University
(not for public, please consult me if you are interested in a digital copy.

Rosa Zangenberg, 06.06.1995, Copenhagen, Denmark
Visual artist based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands