I saved an Admiral’s life

Rademakers Gallery is a contemporary gallery that presents artworks by emerging and renowned artists at the interface of art, photography, fashion and design. Pien Rademakers, art historian and founder of the gallery, will show works from the series „butterflies – I saved an Admiral’s life“ during the group exhibition „soft and bold“.

Special Thomas Zika      

2 May – 2 June 2019

Thursday: 12:00 – 17:00 hrs. Friday: 12:00 – 17:00 hrs.

Saturday: 12:00 – 17:00 hrs. (Closed on the 27th of April)

Sunday: 12:00 – 17:00 hrs. (Closed on the 28th of April)

KNSM-Laan 291

1019LE Amsterdam

Main: +31 20 622 54 96

Mobile: +31 642 302 293

info@rademakersgallery.com  www.rademakersgallery.com

3 November 2018



GESTE Paris is an annual underground exhibition of experimental photography organised by Shiva Lynn Burgos. GESTE brings together vintage and contemporary works by both established and emerging artists. Like a secret speakeasy GESTE is presented in the convivial setting of a classic Parisian apartment that provides a space for reflection and dialogue. GESTE is the nexus of a private collection, artwork from leading galleries, and a selection by invited curators.

This year’s them is Binary / Non-Binary ; I am participating in this curated group show with a „drama queen“.

Vernissage: 05.11.18

GESTE Paris, 10 rue Croix des Petits Champs, 75001 Paris, FRANCE

Metro 1/7 Palais Royal/Louvre, rsvp@gesteparis.com


+33 (0) 7 81 28 49 03

opening times:

12 h – 18h from 06.11. – 11.11.18 (every day)

12h – 18h from 14. 11. – 01.12.18 (Wednesday to Saturday)

Art Fair PAN Amsterdam

Rademakers Gallery is a contemporary gallery that presents artworks by emerging and renowned artists at the interface of art, photography, fashion and design. Pien Rademakers, art historian and founder of the gallery, has a passion for the multidisciplinary in the arts and strongly values an inspiring context where all creative disciplines merge together.


It is impossible to view art from one angle only as all disciplines influence and inspire each other. Pien Rademakers will present the „drama queens“ as on of a kind as well as edition prints.

 PAN Amsterdam

PAN Amsterdam

Europaplein 20
1078 GZ Amsterdam

18-25 November 2018
18 and 24 November | 12 – 19 pm
19, 20, 21, and 23 November | 12 – 21 pm
22 and 25 November | 12 – 18 pm

Gallery Rademakers


„Ten Years After“

„Ten Years After“

Seit 10 Jahren organisiert das Team des nicht-kommerziellen Kunstvereins Projektraum-bahnhof25 Ausstellungen. Zum 10-jährigen Jubiläum gibt es eine Gruppenausstellung mit Arbeiten im Format 50 x 50 cm und kleiner. Ich zeige eine kleine „drama queen“.

Ausstellung: 06.10. – 28.10.18 Eröffnung, 06.10.18 um 18 Uhr Finissage, 28.10.18 um 17 Uhr

http://www.bh25.de/ projektraum-bahnhof25.de e.V. Bahnhofstr. 25 47533 Kleve

13 August 2018

“Beauty and Consolation”, Discovery Awards at the Encontros da Imagem, International Photography Festival in Braga

Exhibition: 21. September – 28. October 2018

Opening Weekend: 21, 22, and 23rd September 2018

“Beauty and Consolation”

The human condition is defined by its limitations and dissatisfactions.  Faced with the bewilderment of the world, humans search for the meaning of existence in pursuit of peace and harmony.  We live in an incessant search, trying to find solace for our pain and suffering. We are obsessed with happiness and pleasure but struggle to find consolation.

Could it be that our reconciliation with the world can be done through the contemplation of the aesthetic. Could Beauty be our salvation? Thomas Zika is presenting prints from his series „drama queens“.

Encontros da Imagem, proposes a reflection on “Beauty and Consolation”. The 2018 edition will take place from the 21st of September to the 28th of October, 2018.


Professionele Fotografie – Dutch Magazine

July 2018

The dutch magazine „professional photography“ 06 is publishing an interview with me and images of the series „somnambule flowers“, which are shown on the occasion of the Noorderlicht Festival with the focus „IN VIVO – the nature of nature“.

Zijn serie Somnambule Flowers stijgt boven de gemiddelde fotocollage uit vanwege de filosofische multidisciplinaire en tweedimensionale installat- ies met inspirerende en spirituele inhoud. In het werk smelten verschillen- de creatieve disciplines samen zoals fotografie, ontwerp, filosofie en wetenschap, die elkaar beïnvloeden en bekrachtigen.


“IN VIVO / the nature of nature”, Noorderlicht Photofestival, Museum Belvedere, Heerenveen, Netherlands

Exhibition: 23. June – 23. September 2018

Opening: Saturday, 23rd June 2018, 16.pm

IN VIVO, the 25th Noorderlicht International Photofestival, is about our ambiguous relationship with nature. Museum Bélvédère in Heerenveen becomes the setting for photographic art possessing a confrontational beauty, images inspired by our rich tradition of experiencing nature. IN VIVO will be a modern, threedimensional nature scrapbook with a twist, about how our loving way of experiencing nature is directed by hidden social and cultural constructions.

Noorderlichts aims to raise awareness in its audience about the fact that our natural environment, from intimate back gardens to remote regions, is radically affected, or even created from scratch, by ourselves. IN VIVO challenges and enables the viewer to look in another, probing manner at the living eperiment we call nature. In this curated group show some works from my latest series „somnambule flowers“ are presented.

Museum Belvedere
Oranje Nassaulaan 12
8448 MT Heerenveen-Oranjewoud
Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday 10 am – 17 pm
Monday closed

Aesthetica Magazine

April 2018

The Aesthetica Artists’ Directory is a global network of artists engaging with the professional art world. In print, on our website and in social media we have created a forum for discussion and interactivity where artists, galleries, collectors, critics, curators and enthusiasts can meet and discover art from around the world.

A moving, curated platform of those shaping the industry today, each Directory runs concurrently in our bi-monthly magazine, including print and combined digital profiles that offer a gateway to boundary-pushing practices and innovative modes of thought. Below is a selection from the current issue.

ie drama queens

16 Februar 2018

“Einsvonelf”, Unikat-Edition von Kai Brückner, Düsseldorf

Februar 2018

Mit den Erfahrungen von 20 Jahren Galerietätigkeit gründet Kai Brückner die Unikat Edition einsvonelf vor dem Hintergrund einer neuen Zeit. Sein Ziel ist es, mit einsvonelf eine Verbindung zwischen ihnen und der Kunst zu erneuern, wie sie als Folge der zunehmenden Kommerzialisierung des Kunstbetriebes in den letzten 10 Jahren zerstört worden ist.

einsvonelf – eine Verlagsidee, entwickelt aus der leidenschaftlichen Arbeit mit und für die Kunst. Handverlesene Unikat Editionen von Künstlerinnen und Künstlern der Gegenwart, präsentiert auf einer neuen Onlineplattform.
Von Thomas Zika sind signierte Unikate aus der Serie „drama queens“ und „somnambule flowers“ erhältlich.
24 Januar 2018

 “back and forth”, Gruppenausstellung in der Produzentengalerie-Plan-D Düsseldorf

Ausstellung:  10. Februar – 04. März 2018

Vernissage:  Samstag, 10. Februar – 04. März 2018, 20 Uhr

Im Rahmen des Düsseldorfer Photo Weekend zeige ich zum ersten Mal meine neue Arbeit „drama queens“.
Teilnehmende Künstler der Gruppenausstellung „back and forth“: Nadine Bracht, Kerstin Flake, Rebecca Rose Harris, Susanne Huth, Joanna Kischka, Thomas Zika
Joanna Kischka, Thomas Zika
 Dorotheenstr. 59, 40235 Düsseldorf, Tel 0211 73 00 257
Öffnungszeiten: Samstag 15 – 18 h, sonntag 15 – 18 h, mo. – fr. nach Vereinbarung, Tel 0163 96 00 114
Öffnungszeiten während des Photo Weekend: Freitag 16. Feb. 18 -21 h, Samstag, 17. Feb. 12 – 20 h, Sonntag, 18. Feb. 12 – 18 h