Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Residency: September-October 2005
“Seven years ago, I embarked on the Manhattan Project, a series of multimedia art exhibitions that focus on the similarities between the Netherlands and America. I investigate historical and contemporary issues, then deconstruct the information or experience to obtain new results and finally reconstruct it in presentation. Within this ongoing project, I have discovered a new identity (being an American who has lived for 12 years in the Netherlands) which was rooted in my Calvinistic upbringing and redefined by the overlappings between America and the Netherlands.” – Renee Ridgway
About the Artist
Ridgway is an artist and free-lance curator based in Amsterdam. She has exhibited widely around the world, and has completed residencies in France, the U.S. and Germany. In the last year, Ridgway was co-curator of the manifestation Migrating Identity-Transmission/ Reconstruction, and co-editor of the publication of the same name. Ridgway has studied fine art at the Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University and the Rietveld Academie. Recent exhibitions include ‘Democracy Show’ at the Gate Foundation; ‘Hotel New York’ at P.S.1 and ‘Der kleine Unterschied’ at Goethe Instituts in Berlin and Amsterdam.