ROTTERDAM, Netherlands


Born in 1982 Mar del PLata, Argentina. Lives and works in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Diana Roig has her work taken into the permanent Museum Collection of The Vincent van Gogh Huis, The Dutch Embassy in Rome and into several private art collections around the world. She continues to show her work internationally and has won the Public's choice Award at the Dutch Royal Palace Award for the best modern painting in 2017 for young painters under the age of 35 in The Netherlands.

‘The mind is like a richly woven tapestry in which the colors are distilled from experiences of the senses, and the design drawn from the convolutions of the intellect.’ (Carson McCullers, American writer, 1917-1967.)
My collective work is a study of the transformative nature within the process of painting.
Nurtured and driven by personal experiences, altered states of consciousness and an urge to communicate by the act of painting.
Translated into abstraction, color and form.

I am influenced by natural growth, biological processes and rhizomatic shapes. I also have a great fascination for evolution, survival of the fittest, new species, transformations and perception.

Each painting, in a way, tells its own story and becomes a framework for perceptual faculties that address our associative mind.

I strive to blur the lines between abstraction and figuration by subconsciously suggesting forms and primordial organic shapes.

I invite the viewer to make his or her own image; an unique experience distilled from their own frames of reference; to create a new world of their own.


BA in Fine Arts, Willem de Kooning Academy of Art 2002-2007.
Winner of the Public's Choice; Royal Award for Modern Painting 2017. (The Royal Dutch Painting Award for young painters under 35 years)
Grand for Research and Development from the CBK- Centre for Arts, Rotterdam. 2017.


February 2019: Art Rotterdam, Contemporary Art Fair with Cokkie Snoei, NL

October 2018: Staging Realities Performance; A circuit of overthinking, a circus of IT Girls for and with Mette Sterre, Kunstverein Hamburg, Germany.

July 2018: Artist in Residence, Vincent van Gogh huis, Zundert.

August-September 2018: Collaboration with Mette Sterre, Instituto Bueno Bista, Centre for Contemporary Art Curaçao.

October 2017: Nominated for the Royal Award for Modern Painting 2017.
Winner of the Public’s Choice for Best Painting at the Royal Award for Modern Painting 2017.
The Royal Award is annually presented to encourage talented young painters active in the Netherlands.

September 2017: Peru, Art Residence.
September 2016: Novanta 90, Art Residence in Tuscany, Italia.

April 2015 : Radicals #1: Performance Night curated by Mette Sterre, Roodkapje Rotterdam.


2014 Performing 'The Green Room' by Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, at Nottingham Contemporary.

2014 Performing Visual work 'The incredible journey of the falling frogs.' at Roodkapje Art Centre Rotterdam :Frauduleus Performance night.

2014 Movie Screening of 'The incredible journey of the falling frogs.' at the Cinerama Theater in Rotterdam.

2014 Commissioned Work:

Commissioned to paint an antique silver cup manufactured by C.G. Hallbergs in Stockholm in 1917 for the annual Dragon Gold regatta. This is a floating trophy that from this year onwards will be rewarded to the helmsman of the winning boat of the silver fleet.



2019: 'Vincent Inspireert' Vincent van GoghHuis, Zundert.
2019: 'hYpnOactiVemiRrorcAve', Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam
2018: 'Nachtduik' with Mette Sterre, Otrabanda, Curaçao.
2018: ‘In Melankolieverf’ Vincent van Gogh huis, Zundert, NL
2018: 'Bob is your uncle' Showhouse JayJay, Antwerp, Belgium.
2018: ‘Consequences’ Kaus Australis,Rotterdam, NL
2018:'Stoning the Romance', Rotterdam, NL
2018: 'Happy Hours' Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, NL
2017: Royal Award for Modern Painting, Royal Palace Amsterdam.
2017: A Sense of Mysterious Sameness, Gallery Hommes, Rotterdam.
2016: OPEN STUDIO & EXPO SHOW Rotterdam.
2015: Overschilderij Laag 103, de Aanschouw, Rotterdam.
2014 PAN AMSTERDAM ART FAIR, The Netherlands.
2014 'Chew Crew' Transition Gallery, London.
2014 'Happy' Kers Gallery, Amsterdam
2013 'Salon Zerp' Zic Zerp Gallery, Rotterdam.
2013 'How one thing in general can be many things in particular.' SingerSweatShop, Rotterdam.
2013 'Cats vs Dogs', Studio Unit 20, Rotterdam.
2012 'Now The Dream Is Over'. Blyth Gallery, London.
2011 ‘With Kaleidoscope eyes’ Studio Unit 20, Rotterdam.
2011 ‘S.A.G.S.’ The Woodmill, London.
2011 KersGallery, Den Haag.
2011 ‘Live Art’ Officieel programma tijdens de Art Amsterdam,
Trouwgebouw, Amsterdam.
2010 Duo tentoonstelling met Arie van Geest,WTC Rotterdam.
2010 Ongekend tijdens de Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam.
2009 Groepstentoonstelling Ongekend, Amsterdam.
2008 DPC, voormalig Foto Instituut, Rotterdam.
2007 Eindexamen expositie Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam.
2006 Artstore Kunstambasade, Rotterdam.
2006 Pool 120, Rotterdam.
2005 Teekengenootschap Pictura, Dordrecht.

Performance & PARTY-cipations :

2014 Performance Marvin Gaye Chetwynd; Nottingham Contemporary. The Green Room.
2013 Performance Jasper Griepink. Tent, Rotterdam.
2012 Performance for Spartacus Chetwynd. De Appel, Amsterdam.
2011 Performance (i.o.v. Spartacus Chetwynd) Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen.
2011 Performance (i.o.v. Mette Sterre ) Tent, Rotterdam.
2010 Performance festival I.A.M. Berlijn.
2010 Performance (i.o.v. Spartacus Chetwynd voor Wendelien van Oldenborgh) Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven.