January 21 – July 2
Solo exhibition 
Kröller-Müller Museum
Otterlo NL
+ book
More info soon


January 22 – April 16
Gesellschaft für Kunst und Gestaltung
Bonn DE
artists: Gracia Khouw (NL)  Johanna Reich (DE)  José Heerkens (NL)  Marjorie Welish (USA)
Curated by Dr. Susannah Cremer – Bermbach




August 28 – October 16
Farbmalereipositionen  –  Niederlande
Verein für aktuelle Kunst / Ruhrgebiet, Oberhausen DE
Exhibition with 15 Dutch painters

more information:


photo: 2021-L35. Pilgrimage. oil on linen, 150 x 150 cm


July 6 – July 10
Art Karlsruhe
Galerie Klaus Braun  –  Halle 1 Stand E22
Catalog José Heerkens
Interview and text: Dr Katja Nellmann
commissioned by Galerie Klaus Braun Stuttgart DE
price 11.90 euro – excluding shipping costs

photo: 2019-L13. Notation. oil on linen, 35 x 35 cm





2022: Exhibition at nonsofia BG

March 31- May 31
the end of the beginning
group exhibition
nonsofia gallery and archive
Sofia BG


Three-part publication DUAL MANIFOLD
geometry in sculture and painting
Carles Valverde >< José Heerkens
drj art projects Berlin DE













October 31 – January 15, 2022
Carles Valverde <> José Heerkens
drj art projects, Berlin DE
Opening: October 31 2021, from 11.30 am – 4 pm
More information:
Subject to pandemic-related regulations




October 21 – November 6
RAUMX – London U.K.
Lucinda Burgess – José Heerkens
Opening: Thursday October 21
the exhibition is open Saturdays
and by appointment
more information:






Zoom talk with José Heerkens, Lucinda Burgess and Martina Geccelli hosted by Bartha Contemporary, London U.K.

October 2 -October 31
Group exhibition
Schlessart, Bergen (N.H.) The Netherlands
to celebrate 11 years of exhibitions at Voert 18 A.
For detailed information:
Opening: October 2, 16.00 – 18.00h
photo:Letter on Two Sides. diptych, oil on linen, 50 x 80+2 cm





Catalog José Heerkens
exhibition at Gallery Klaus Braun in Stuttgart DE
Interview and text: Dr. Katja Nellmann

22 x 21 cm, 48 pages
ISBN 978-3-948818-09-8
Publisher: Verlag Renate Brandes
Editor: Klaus Braun
August 2021
price 11,90 Euro – exclusive shipping costs







June 18 – August 28
Gallery Klaus Braun
Stuttgart DE
Artists: Rita Ernst – José Heerkens – Diet Sayler


2020-L39. Evensong. oil on linen, 150 x 150 cm
photo: Willem Kuijpers


Dr Helmut Orpel: The element of colour clearly stands out in the work of Dutch artist José Heerkens
( eng.transl.)




June 5 – July 4
Schlessart, Bergen NL
Artists: Nelleke Beltjens, José Heerkens, Bart Kelholt
Opening speech: Joke J. Hermsen, writer and philosopher





Article José Heerkens – Paint to Write
written by Valeria Ceregini, in Juliet art magazine, Italy
edition April – May,  20.04.2021



October 2020
Support of Mondriaan Fund,
the public fund for visual art and cultural heritage

November 19 2020 – January 10 2021
“My Answer” in the exhibition Artist’s Call
Museum Belvedère
Oranje Nassaulaan 12

8448 MT HeerenveenNL

Invited by the museum, artists have created a work the size of a mobile phone.
The works are exhibited in the museum and for sale.


X22. Color Formation. oil on plywood, 20 x 25, 2,7 cm
Unique made edition of 5 works
for Edition Rote Insel – drj art projects in Berlin DE.

SWIM LANE I, a sequence of colour
25 numbered unique works, 24 x 14 cm
oil on masonite. 2018-2020


Clarinetist Peter Koetsveld improvises
on paintings Written Colours

THE ART SECTION. An Online Journal of Art and Cultural Commentary
published a special issue on Josef Albers, in 2017.
José Heerkens wrote an article about Josef Albers and color:
Color is a Whole World—color

April 4 – April 17
Projectspace M54
Basel CH
RUNDLAUF eine Herzensangelegenheit
Curated by Susanne Lyner


Publication RUNDLAUF. Texts of artist Susanne Lyner (CH) and arthistorian Heike Sütter (DE).
The exhibition has been canceled because of covid-19 pandemic


December 7 2019 – February 1 2020
Gallery Christoph Abbühl
Solothurn CH
artists: Nikola Dimitrov, José Heerkens, Susan Hodel, Sasha Saari, Takashi Suzuki
photo: 2018-L14. Notation. oil on linen, 35 x 35 cm


November 29 2019 – January 18 2020
drj art projects Berlin DE
X21. Color Formation.
 oil on plywood, 20 x 25, 2,7 cm
Unique made edition of 5 works 
for Edition Rote Insel – drj art projects

October 19

RNOA Biennale of Sydney
curator and essay: Billy Gruner, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Visual arts critical theory
The stores building, North Parramatta 

September 26 – September 29
Art on Paper with Art Gallery O-68

photo: works from Pilgrimage Letter 2019 

September 12 – September 15
drj art projects presents CENTURY. idee bauhaus
as thematic special exhibition at POSITIONS Berlin art fair.
Flughafen Tempelhof
Berlin DE

June 8 – August 31
Gallery Klaus Braun
Stuttgart DE
In July and August by appointment
Artists: Dieter Balzer, Rita Ernst, José Heerkens, Jan van der Ploeg, Diet Sayler, Günter Walter
photo: 2017-L78. Down the Wind. oil on linen, 60 x 60 cm

May 4 – June 15
Gallery Christoph Abbühl
Solothurn CH
Press: “Einfach und komplex” by Eva Buhrfeind in Schweiz am Sonntag, 25.05
photo: from the exhibition

April 28 – June 23
drj art projects 
Berlin DE
including Dutch artists:
Willem Besselink, Jasper van der Graaf, José Heerkens,
Sigmund de Jong, Jan van Munster,  Rob de Oude, Jan Maarten Voskuil

March 31 – September 29
Museum für Konkrete Kunst / MKK
Ingolstadt DE

March 27 – April 14
Kiev Non Objective
curated by Myroslav Vayda
ILKO Gallery
Uzhhorod City, UA


March 22 –July 12
6 artists – curated by Piet Augustijn and Arie Brinkman
Opening: April 12 at 7.30 p.m.
Stadhuis Gorinchem
Gorinchem NL
photo: 2016-L48.  Evensong. oil on linen, 150 x 150 cm


January 25 – March 29 
Gallery Klaus Braun

Stuttgart DE

Art Karlsruhe – one artist show. February 21 – 24. Catalog

Text of Alex de Vries
Schilderijen die ademen – atelierbezoek: José Heerkens  (transl.: Paintings that breathe – studiovisit: José Heerkens)
Published on Mister Motleyé-heerkens

watercolours ‘Upon The Long River’

work, text, concept: José Heerkens
design: Robbert Zweegman
photography: Willem Kuijpers
print: Thoben Offset Nijmegen


ISBN/EAN  978 90 806462 4 7
cover + 24 pages, all images full colour, size: 22 x 17 cm
price: 20 euro + costs for sending

Included in the Brokken – Zijp Foundation
2018: GRID Grafisch Museum Groningen.
Exhibition Ongebonden – artists books 1/3






work, text, concept: José Heerkens
design: Robbert Zweegman
photography: Willem Kuijpers, Alexander Adams.
print: Thoben Offset Nijmegen
cover + 36 pages. 31 images, full colour.
ISBN 978 90 806462 0 9

April 2012: Video Meet me in Brooklyn

The video is shown:
2018. GRID Grafisch Museum Groningen, during the exhibition Ongebonden- artists books 1/3
Sarah Klein (USA) curated the video ‘Meet me in Brooklyn’ for screening programs:
Transmitter, Brooklyn, New York, USA. May 2, 2017
Doppler Shift Expanded. Visual Art Center of New Jersey 2014
Quad, Derby UK. December 2013
Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX, US, September 2013
Texas State, San Marcos, TX, US, September 2013
Woman and Their Work, Austin, TX, US, September 2013
Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg, CA, US, March 2013
Artist Television Access, San Francisco, CA, US, February 2013
Sheridan Fulmer Library, Sheridan, WY, US, January 2013
Interface Gallery, Oakland, CA, US, January 2013
Studio Quercus, Oakland, CA, US, October, 2012