Born 1961, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Lives and works partly in the Netherlands and Greece
“The halftones made by Koenders create the atmosphere of a mysterious world. A world that is hidden behind the abstract images. Her work may seem simple, but in all purity it creates a silent world one wants to live in. Behind the gloomy black and white is hidden, behind darkness there is light.”
1982-1986 ArtEZ, University of the Arts, Printmaking, Arnhem, the Netherlands
1989-1990 Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
1995 Invited Artist, Symposium 50 years after, Mulheim, Germany
2015 Curatorship, “blueprint”, Dutch Printmakers Association VOG, The Hague, the Netherlands
2018 Curatorship, Dutch Printmakers, 2nd Novosibirsk Printmaking Biennial, Russia
2019 Curatorship, Printmaking against all odds, Utrecht, the Netherlands
Member International Mezzotint Society
2019, 2011 Nomination, Grand prix, 5th, 1st IMF, Ekaterinburg, Russia
2017 Honorable Mention, 4th IMF, Ekaterinburg, Russia
2015 Winner, Ilse Boon Prize, the Netherlands; Jury Price, BAS Printmaking Price, the Netherlands
2nd International Triennial of Graphic Art, Livno, Bosnia-Herzegovina; Raumverdichting, with R. Bauman, Kalkar, Germany / 2020/; 5th, 3rd, 2nd, 1st IMF, Ekaterinburg, Russia /2019-2011/; Visiting Guest Artist, Venice, Italy; tribuna Graphic, Cluj-Napoca, Romania; 7th Gualan International Print Biennial, China /2019/; International Print Triennial, Patna, India /2018/; Salon der Künstler, Kleve, Germany; La Mezzotinta, un lenguaje unico, Aguascalintes, Mexico; Imprint 3, Curated Exhibition of Intaglio, Malta; Solo Exhibition, 4th IMF, Ekaterinburg, Russia /2017/; 8th – 6th International Printmaking Biennial, Douro, Portugal /2016-2012/; 1st International Printmaking Biennial, Łódź, Poland; 6 Dutch and German Printmakers, Kleve, Germany /2016/; Europe in the Sign, Cremona, Italy /2015/; Miniprint, Hyvinkään ,Finland; Summer Exhibition, The Hague, the Netherlands; Pulchri Studio Graphics Biennial, The Hague, the Netherlands /2014/; Where is Printmaking?, Opole, Poland; SMTG Krakow, Poland; Dalarnas Museum, Falun, Sweden /2013/; 8th Trienniale Mondiale de l’Estampe, Chamalières, France /2010/; Industry Award por Printmaking, Neerpelst, Belgium /2008/; 1st, 2nd Frisian Miniprint Biennial, Drachten, the Netherlands /2007, 2010/; international Miniprint Biennial, Cluj-Napoca, Romania /2006/; 8th, 9th, 12th International Biennial of Graphic Art, Bruges, Belgium /2000, 2002, 2009/; Gelderland Graphic Biennial, Nijmegen, the Netherlands /1999/; 8th International Graphic Biennial, Biella, Italy /1996/; Biennial Small Graphic, Susekullen, Sweden /1995/; Dutch Graphic Biennial, Maastricht, the Netherlands /1993/; Interprint, 92nd International Graphic Biennial, Lviv, Ukraine /1992/; Intergrafica, International Graphic Biennial, Katowice, Poland /1991/; 5th Quadrennial, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia; International Print Biennial, Varna, Bulgaria /1989/.
Fellowship Printmaking Studio Venice, Italy /2019/; Guanlan, China /2016/; O Ilios, Neapolis, Greece /1997/; Printmaking Symposium, Matra Almas, Hungary /1987/.
Artist in Residence Artoll, Bedburg, Germany /1998/; Printmaking Studio Engramme, Québec, Canada /1994/.