Werdegang / Ausbildung: 
Tanja Ritterbex (1985 Heerlen NL). Outrageous is probably the word most commonly used to describe Lady Gaga. The Dutch artist Tanja Ritterbex (b. 1985) has been called the Lady Gaga of art. Glamorous in their appearance, exuberant in their work and almost the same age. But there is another similarity: both are extremely aware of the huge influence that the Internet has on young people in particular, and they play with this in their professional practice. Lady Gaga is a superstar in the spotlights, carefully designing her own image, while Ritterbex examines the boundless fascination of online culture with a healthy dose of humour and self-reflection. The subject of her colourful and expressive paintings and video art is often Ritterbex’s own body and life, with work that makes us think about who we are and what it means to make oneself vulnerable.
2014 - 2016 De Ateliers (Post-Graduate), Amsterdam
2010 - 2014 Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Klasse Malerei bei der Prof. TAL R
2005 Erasmus Exchange Universidad de Belles Artes, Salamanca (ES)
2002 - 2006 Academie Beeldende Kunsten, Maastricht, BA Fine Art (NL)
Wichtige Projekte / Ausstellungen: 
2021 *UPCOMING Art Brussels solo booth with Gallerie Althuis Hofland Fine Arts
2020 Ritterbecher, a sculpture project at Simpelveld/Bocholtz with mural.
2019 'Free the Eyeball', Nest Den Haag, paintings and videowork.
2018 'Møbler Huser Tanja', Galleri LB Copenhagen, Denmark.
2017 'If the shoe fits it's ugly' at Fluxus art and Fashion, Düsseldorf, Germany.
2016 Art Rotterdam, solo booth with Ornis A. Gallery.
2020 *Upcoming: Painters show MENSBEELD at Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam,with:Helen Verhoeven, Marlene Dumas, Marie Aly, Judith Kissner, Raquel van Haver, Tanja Ritterbex, Marc Mulders, Eli Content, Rik Meijers, Maaike Schoorel, Natasja Kensmil, Jana van Meerveld, Hanan Klei, Wieske Wester, Sarah Verbeek, Iris Kensmil.
2020 Art Rotterdam booth 23 Althuis Hofland Fine Arts
2019 'Beating Time', Bonnefanten Museum Maastricht tot 12-01-2020
2019 Bureau Europa, Maastricht van selfie tot zelfbeeld
2019 Der Rausch, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam NL
2019 Heden, "Whats new" Den Haag, Niederlande.
2018 Singer museum Laren,Kunstschatten uit bedrijven, 'Out of Office' NL
2018 'De kersentuin' Kunst RAI ART Amsterdam, Kers gallery.
2018 'En Piste !' Museum La Boverie at Liege Belgium.
2017 Bison caravan Brasil, Despina Atelier, Largo des Artes, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
2017 'Revolution/evolution/ revision' Tsaritsynomuseum Moskou, Russia.
Auszeichnungen / Preise: 
2018-2022 Fund for 'Established Artist' by Mondriaan Fund.
2016 'Parkstad Limburg Price, group show', Schunck Heerlen, nominated.
2016 'Royal painting Price', Paleis op de Dam, Amsterdam, Niederlande, winner.
2012 'Eberhard Dietz Kunstpreis für Malerei', and catalogue Stadt Gera. Germany, nominated.
2016 Bronner residency, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2012 Arbeiststipendium Künstlerhaus Cuxhaven, Germany.