Irene Hanenbergh was born in The Netherlands. Until 1998 she lived between The

Netherlands, Athens and London where she completed a BA (Hons) in Painting and

Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts Minerva, The Netherlands, a BA (Hons) in

Printmaking at the Athens School of Fine Art and a Post Graduate in Printmaking

at The Royal College of Art, London. She currently works in Melbourne and

recently completed a Master of Fine Arts by research at the Victorian College of

the Arts and Music. In 2008-2009 she spent considerable time on artist

residencies in the USA (NYC) and in Europe.


Hanenbergh has held a number of solo exhibitions most recently ‘Lace Monitor

(Victoria Everglades)’ at Ryan Renshaw Gallery in Brisbane (2010), 'Laudanum &

De Breeder' at Neon Parc in Melbourne (2009); 'Nikki & Joaquin', Ryan Renshaw

Gallery (2009), 'Dark Liaisons' in Darwin, 'Resort Nadir' Sydney Museum (2009);

‘Freedom Holidays in The Rudolphine’, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces,

Melbourne; and ‘Vlad July Egoiste’, Neon Parc, Melbourne;

She also contributed to numerous group exhibitions such as ‘A Tradigital

Survey’,  curated by Gina Kalabishis and Kirsten Rann in Melbourne ‘Show You My

World’, Gitte Weise Gallery, Berlin; ‘Bal Tashchit, Thou Shalt Not Destroy’,

Jewish Museum, Melbourne; ‘Old skool (never lose that feeling)’, Perth Institute

of Contemporary Arts; ‘One God No Masters’, Hamish McKay, New Zealand; ‘Drops in

the ocean’, Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam and ‘Instinct’, Monash Museum of Art,




Irene Hanenbergh’s work is held in numerous public and private collections in

Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the United States including the Museum of Old

and New Art (Australia), Artbank Australia, ABSOLUT European Collection

(Sweden), Centre for Contemporary Art (The Netherlands), Collection ASKT

(Greece) and the Rabobank, The Netherlands.


She was named as one of ‘Australia’s 50 Most Collectible Artists’ in Australian

Art Collector in 2007 and 2008 and is represented by Ryan Renshaw Gallery in

Brisbane and Neon Parc, Melbourne.