Willy Felice Smits

Exhibitions and Residencies

2021
Solo exhibition / Podium Mozaiek / untill the 10th of January 2021 / Amsterdam
Duo exhibition /’De Hallen’/April 16, 17 & 18 / Galerie Beeldend Gesproken Amsterdam
Kunstschouw 11/7 – 20/7 2021 / Schouwen Duiveland

2020
Art Arnhem / De Grote kerk /  January 11 & 12 / Arnhem
Group exhibition / Hilton Dubai / March 20 – april 30 / United Arab Emirates (postponed)
Group exhibition / Hilton / July 1 – July 31 / Paris / France
Corona Archives / Dakota / July 12 – August 30 /Amsterdam
Solo exhibition Podium Mozaiek / nov 12 / dec 2020 /Amsterdam
Open Ateliers Nieuwmarkt / November 14 & 15 Amsterdam

2019
Brabant Art Fair / March 16 & 17 / Breda
Exhibition 24H Noord  / April 13 / Amsterdam
Group exhibition / Hilton Dresden / May-June / Germany
Duo exhibition / OAN / May 25 & 26 / Amsterdam 
Group exhibition / Hilton Nairobi / October-November / Kenia
Noordwaarts+ /November 3 / Amsterdam Noord

2018
Artzaanstad Event / Zaandam
Group exhibition / BREED ART Studios /Amsterdam
Solo exhibition / Amsterdam Artspace / Amsterdam
Duo exhibition / Open Ateliers Nieuwmarkt/Amsterdam 
Open Ateliers Noord / Amsterdam
Landelijk Atelier Weekend/ Amsterdam Noord

2017
Solo exhibition Op Hodenpijl / Delft
Open Ateliers Noord / Amsterdam
Summershow Dakota / Amsterdam
Noordwaarts 9 / Amsterdam
Open Ateliers Nieuwmarkt / Amsterdam
Duo exhibition MLB Galerie / Amsterdam

2016
Artist-in-Residence / Centre D’Art I Natura / Spain
Open Ateliers Noord / Amsterdam
Exhibition Double Tree By Hilton Hotel / Amsterdam

2015 
Artist-in-Residence / Tyrone Guthrie Centre / Ireland
Group exhibition Pulitzer / Amsterdam
Noordwaarts 8 / Amsterdam

Exhibition OAN 2017

2014 
Open Ateliers Noord / Amsterdam
Toon / Amsterdam
Open Ateliers Nieuwmarkt / Amsterdam
Artist-in-Residence / Tyrone Guthrie Centre / Ireland

2013 
Group exhibition Museum de Noord / Amsterdam
Solo exhibition / Royal Galery, Amsterdam
Noordwaarts 7 / Amsterdam 
Artist-in-Residence / Tyrone Guthrie Centre / Ireland

2012
Group exhibition / Noorder IJ Kunst, Amsterdam
Artist-in-Residence / Centre d’Art I Natura / Spain
Group exhibition / Amstelkerk Amsterdam
Solo exhibition/ Dermavitea / Zaandam

Artist-in-Residence / Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig 2014

2011 
Artist-in-Residence / Culture House Babayan / Turkey
Group exhibition / Modern Art Festival in Mustafapasa / Turkey
Group exhibition / Galerie Sultan Carpet / Cappadocia / Turkey
Group exhibition / Art fusion, Amsterdam
Solo-exhibition Galery Donkersvoort / Beek en Donk
Noordwaarts 6 /Amsterdam

2010 
Duo exhibition Pintohuis / Amsterdam
Artist-in-Residence / Art Centre Saksala ArtRadius / Finland

2009 
Artist-in-Residence / Bali

Work experience

2001 – 2012 General Manager Theatergroup Stella Den Haag
2000 – 2001 Sabbatical / painting and travelling
1993 – 1999 General Manager Theatergroup Hollandia
1991 – 1993 Producer and designer at Dansgroup K. de Chatel
1990 – 1991  Head of the exhibition department NEMO
1989 – 1990 Producer and designer at Cosmic Illusion
1885 – 1989 Producer and designer at Theatre group The Salon
1980 – 1985 Founder and owner of AV Studio Adam  
1975 – 1980 Stylist, Designer, Art Director

Education
1972 – 1977 Gerrit Rietveld Academie / Amsterdam
1971 – 1972 AKI ArtEZ University of the Arts Enschede
1967 – 1970 Vrije Academie / The Hague
2012 – 2015 Study History of Art University of Amsterdam

Boards
2020 –
present Treasurer Pleintheatre / Amsterdam 
2016 present Board member C Cultuurtafel / Amsterdam 
2016 present President Stg Syrian Dreams / Amsterdam 
2016 present President Stg Halte Zamenhofstraat 
2015 present President Cie sQueezz / Amsterdam 
2014 present President Stg De Nel / Amsterdam 
2013 present President Stg Open Arts 

Van 2000 2013:  President of The Veemtheater, De Theatermaker, The Young Arabian Theatre Fund, AllaboutUsFilmFactory, KIJKUIT, Performing Arts for the Youth. Treasurer of Boekids, The Directors consultation in The Hague, Open Ateliers Nieuwmarkt and one of the core group of Stadsdorp Nieuwmarkt (2013-2018)

Artist-in-Residence / Culture House Babayan, Turkije 2011