Amo A La Reina
Raquel van Haver’s overwhelming photo collages are part of a large project in which the artist explores the meaning of identity and origin. Growing up in the Netherlands, Van Haver returned to her native Colombia and researched stories of strong women. She made paintings and the photo collages specifically produced for BredaPhoto. The eight works represent eight regions in Colombia and stories about the inhabitants, the folklore and traditions of the regions. The project is tribute to female social leaders in the country, hence the title of the ‘I Love the Queen’ project. The paintings that Van Haver made for this project, are exhibited in the Bonnefanten museum in Maastricht.
Raquel van Haver (1989)
The Dutch artist of Colombian descent classifies her own work as ‘loud art’ through which she wants to give a voice to people at the fringes of society. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, Van Haver collects the building blocks for her paintings, photo collages, drawings and other forms during long journeys in West Africa and South America. She was educated at the HKU University of the Arts, Utrecht and exhibitions of her work have included the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and the BOZAR in Brussels. She won the Royal Award for Modern Painting in 2018.