Resume Barbara Broekman

Selection of exhibitions:


  • Fries Museum,  Leeuwarden, Sits, katoen in bloei (group).


  • Kranenburg, Bergen, Nauw verweven (group)
  • Kunstmaand Ameland, Reformed church of Ballum (solo)
  • Provinciehuis Haarlem, Dreef exposities: averechts (group)
  • CODA, Apeldoorn, Vernieuwd Verleden (group)
  • Gallery vriend van Bavink, Macht - 2016 (group)


  • Museum Rijswijk, Rijswijk (solo)
  • City Hall, Amsterdam (solo)

2014 - 2015:                 

  • Amsterdam Museum, Amsterdam: My Town: a celebration of diversity (solo)
  • Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag: Zomerexpo (group)
  • 38CC, Delft: Repeat 2.0 (group)


  • Textielmuseum, Tilburg Eyes on nature: wall hangings (group)

2012 - 2015:

  • Amsterdam Museum, Amsterdam: My Town: a celebration of diversity (solo)


  • Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle: FundatieFusions: Open Mouths (solo)
  • Palace Oranienbaum, Oranienbaum Germany: Dutch Design and the house of Orange (group)
  • Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag: Zomerexpo (group) winner 1st prize


Selection of Art Fairs:

KunstRai,  Realisme, Art Amsterdam, PAN Amsterdam, Object Rotterdam, Art Rotterdam, Art Brussels, Art Paris, Show-Off Paris.

Selection of large scale commissions


  • University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Law, Amsterdam
    Three large scale works in the new faculty building.

2015-2016                    Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam

Assignment for new monumental carpet in the Arti building stairwell.


2010-2013                     Palace of Justice, Amsterdam

Large scale assignment for Amsterdam Palace of Justice.


2009                             Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jordan

                                    Carpet for the entrance hall of the Dutch Embassy in Amman, Jordan.


2006 – 2008                  Antoni van Leeuwenhoek hospital, Amsterdam

                                    Design and production of 2 large-scale works for the Auditorium.


2000-2002                     Holland America Line, Carnival Cruise, USA

                                    Cruise ships: Zuiderdam, Oosterdam, Westerdam, Noorderdam

                                    Carpet design for the public floors (35.000 m2 for each ship)

            Commissioned by VFD Architects, produced by Armstrong (Desso) and Brintons

            Holland America Line, Carnival Cruise, USA

  Wall tapestry for flagship "The Amsterdam", diptych: 650 x 220 cm each Commissioned by VFD Architects




Barbara Broekman’s work is included in the following museum and company collections:


Amsterdam Museum, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Textiel Museum Tilburg, Cooper Hewitt Museum New York, Delta Lloyd, Rabobank, Shell, Deloitte, Menzis, Houthoff Buruma, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Interpolis/Achmea, Friesland Bank, DSM, Central Income Tax Building, Interpolis, Organon (Akzo Nobel), Council, KPMG headquarters, ABN-AMRO Bank, van den Ende Art Foundation.




- Haarlems Dagblad, 29 september 2016, interview by Nuel Gieles about Averechts

- Eigen Huis en Interieur, mei 2016, article by Wil Akkermans about Moooi Milaan

- NRC, 28 juni 2014, interview by Rinskje Koelewijn

- Residence, juli/augustus 2014, interview by Ellen Pronk

- Het Parool, 24 januari 2013, review Palace of Justice

- Volkskrant, 20 januari 2012, interview by Bob Witman about Open Mouths

- De Groene Amsterdammer, 19 mei 2011, article about Sence of Touch





1978 - 1982                  Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam: Textile Arts, Textiles Department

1980 - 1981                  California College of the Arts, Berkeley, Ca. USA: MFA, Textiles Department