Rosie Heinrich

1981, United Kingdom

Started working at Master Institute of Visual Cultures in 2017


Visual artist Rosie Heinrich (UK born, Amsterdam based) is currently a fellow of THIRD Cycle Research Group at the DAS Graduate School, Amsterdam. She received her Master in Fine Arts at the Dutch Art Institute, Arnhem, where she was also member of the research collective APRC.

Heinrich is also a trained translator (Dutch to English: City University of London) and works as a translator and editor of artists’ publications and other art-related texts.

Working across its disciplines, Heinrich is the Master Institute of Visual Cultures’ study coach. Informed by the student’s individual needs, her role comprises one-to-one personal support and tutoring in navigating divergent aspects of an MA trajectory, alongside the provision of a variety of workshops/discussion groups.

She has taught and lectured as a guest tutor in various departments of Iceland University of the Arts, Reykjavik. She has also been a guest artist at the University of Iceland (Reykjavik), Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten (The Hague), Master Institute of Visual Cultures (Den Bosch), Gerrit Rietveld Academie (Amsterdam), and the Sandberg Institute (Amsterdam).


Heinrich uses audio material from recorded conversations as a medium to explore the constructs of self-storytelling, belief, reality, and (spoken or wordless) language. Speech, utterances, song, score and text are played off of one another through a complex of voices, interweaving shreds of memory, interpretations of history, and readings of phenomena (such as the sublime). Unpacking forms of narration, her projects result in audio and video works, performances, artist books, photographs, and installations.
Exhibitions & Bibliography 

Heinrich’s works have been shown, among others, at Kunsthuis SYB Triennial (Beetsterzwaag), Cycle Music and Art Festival (Kópavogur, IS), puntWG (Amsterdam), A Tale of a Tub (Rotterdam), Art Rotterdam, and Veem House for Performance (Amsterdam). During 2015–2016 she was artist in resident for nine months at SÍM, The Association for Icelandic Visual Artists, in Reykjavík and on location. Here she began her long-term, multidisciplinary project centred around the Icelandic Crash: We always need heroes. Coinciding with the ten-year anniversary of the Crash, her artist book of the same title was published by Fw:Books in September 2018 and awarded De Best Verzorgde Boeken 2018 – exhibited at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, autumn 2019. 


Fw:Books_We always need heroes