Touch Me captures scenes in dance courses, amusement parks and cruise ships in Sweden. In all these places people gather to dance to “dansbandsmusik” (Swedish for dance band music). 


Bettina van Haaren

1961 born in Krefeld
1981–1987 studies of fine arts at Universität Mainz
1986 scholarship at Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
1986 Graphic Award Ludwigshafen, Germany
1987 artist grant of Saarbrücken, Germany
1991 Albert-Weisgerber-Prize of St. Ingbert
1991 Graphic Award sponsored by SüdwestLB, Stuttgart
1994 Stadtdrucker-Prize of Mainz
2003 Albert-Stuwe-Prize for Drawing
2013 Invititation to “International Print-Making Workshop”, Xi´an Academy of Fine Arts, China

2015 Invitation to "Elam International Printmaking Workshop", Elam School of Fine Arts, The University of Auckland, New Zealand; sponsored by DAAD

since 2000 professorship for drawing and graphic art at Universität Dortmund
lives and works in Witten and Dortmund

Numerous prices, scholarships and awards
numerous solo and group exhibitions in Germany and abroad
lives and works in Witten and Dortmund

Publications of the artist

  • Bettina van Haaren
    Shedding Skin. Painting and Drawings

    Bettina van Haaren

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  • Bettina van Haaren
    Punctured Glades

    Bettina van Haaren
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