Joana Schneider creates spacious installations and sculptural environments. Schneider’s practice combines sustainable contact with organic materials by putting into question gender stereotypes and valuing local creativity. Therefore, it is deeply dependent on collaboration with local Dutch industries. Schneider’s material-based approach pays tribute to labour-intensive techniques and makes the Dutch craftsmen central means throughout her oeuvre.
The aim that lies on the core of Schneider’s practice is to tackle the rigid concepts of female and male stereotypes. Her work celebrates the empowerment of women by representing strong and powerful femininity while simultaneously examining the ‘typical male’. It all started within the Dutch fisheries sector in Katwijk aan Zee. Schneider: “The techniques used by fishermen and women inspired me to work as a female textile artist on this enormous scale that aims at maintaining a certain roughness. For two years rope has been my main material and the netmakers from Katwijk my teachers.”
Schneider’s playful use of exceptional materials such as rope merges with her love for the textile craft. Techniques such as embroidery, crochet, and tapestry making became her speciality. A theatrical and dramatic sometimes uncanny effect results from the large-scale installations that simultaneously engage the viewer with the smaller details of her work.

In times of environmental crisis and rapid technological progress, her circular and sustainable practice expands upon the notion of trench art. What has been practised by soldiers in life-threatening situations, Schneider takes further to the area of the Anthropocene and environmental crisis. Her work raises questions on how manual labour will be perceived and sustained in a future society that irreversibly alters earth system processes. It has been shown internationally in curated shows at art institutes and fairs such as the PULSE Art Week Miami, Enter Art Fair Copenhagen, Masterly Milano and PAN Amsterdam. The Amsterdam based artist, Joana Schneider, is represented by Rademakers Gallery.




Enter Art Fair, Rademaker’s Gallery, Copenhagen DK

Grün, Galerie Handwerk, Munich, GER

Soft, Rademaker’s Gallery, Amsterdam NL

Art Rotterdam, Rademaker’s Gallery, Rotterdam, NL



Volta, Rademaker’s Gallery, Miami US

Pan Amsterdam, Rademaker’s Gallery, Amsterdam NL

Big Art, Rademaker’s Gallery, Zaandam NL

Circl ABN AMRO, Rademaker’s Gallery, Amsterdam NL

Ventura New York, Rademaker’s Gallery, New York City US

Kunstrai, Rademaker’s Gallery, Amsterdam NL

Solo Show Qade, Rademaker’s Gallery, Rotterdam

Design en Textiel, CB Kamer, Amsterdam NL



Campina, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven NL

How & Wow, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven NL

Young Sprouts, SB Kamer, Amsterdam NL

Team Frank, Corrosia, Almere NL

Graduation Show, KABK, den Haag NL\

Exposed, Elektriciteitsfabriek,den Haag NL



2018: Bachelor of Textile Design, Royal Academy Of Art, The Hague



Keep An Eye Award 2018

KABK Department Prize 2018



Joana Schneider

KNSM-Laan 556 Amsterdam

+31 620632207

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