What I've been up to...
''The work of artist and educator Nien Boots, who hybridises the visual arts and community art methodologies with social justice, explores how the
archetypes of folk tales and fables constitute human retro-projections that can shape repressive or emancipatory ways of life. Convinced that every being possesses a creativity that is gangrened by social norms, Boots defends a naive plastic art that frees art from academic norms and deploys an imaginary that analyses, questions and subverts gender, race and class roles.''
Dr. Christian M. Alonso
Art is a great communication tool, so I like to use it as a motor to spread messages from all different communities. In my work human rights and mental health are central, both in the community art projects as in my personal work. I am always searching for ways to engage people in a dialogue while playing and exploring with different materials.
Currently I am working as a freelance for several organizations and institutions, as the Council of Sant Boi de Llobregat and for the network Generation Europe the Academy through the Association Càlam.
Girls Like That, Teatre Versus, Barcelona, 2022
Animals Autòctons, CCCA, Sant Boi 2022
Multi Especies, La Capella, Barcelona, 2022
Dia Escolar de la No-Violència i la Pau Biblioteca Sant Boi, 2022
Ponts Per l’Acollida, Sant Boi 2021
Dia Mundial Personas Immigrantes, Begues 2021
Welcome! LAC, Sant Boi, 2021
Mar de Poesia, BAUU, Sant Boi,2020
Patio San Carles, Mural, Sant Boi 2020
Zoetrope, LAC, Sant Boi, 2020
Dia Mundial Personas Refugiadas, Sant Boi, 2020
Sota La Lupa, Espai Jove Palau Alos, Barcelona 201
Mi Cosmos Mi Casa, LAC, Sant Boi, 2019
ARTaboo, Sant Boi, 2019,
ARTaboo, Sant Boi, 2018
TakePart, Barcelona, 2018
Be Your Own Super Hero, Barcelona, 2017
Tree, Xenia Leiden, Holanda, 2017
Color a la Calle, Barcelona, 2016
Que Me Cuent@, (solo) exhibition:
Ateneu, Sant Boi 2021
CCCA, Sant Boi 2019
CC Sarria, Barcelona 2019
CC Trini, Barcelona 2018
Espai Garcilaso, Barcelona, 2016
Oficina Jove, Esplugues, 2015
2015 - 2017
Master Creative Therapies
2010 a 2013 Escola Massana de Arte Barcelona, Spain
2010 - 2014
2002 a 2007 HVA, Amsterdam, Holland
2002 - 2007
Hoge School van Amsterdam
Bachelor in Social and Cultural Studies
Cultural and Social Education, Orientation and Communication, Programming and Organizing, Management, Supervising and Tutoring. Specialization in social inclusion and non-formal education.