Joana Schneider

Joana Schneider (1990), born in Munich and currently living and working in The Netherlands, is a graduate from the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague. Right after she graduated, she received the ‘Keep an Eye Textile and Fashion Award’.



Joana Schneider creates tactile sculptures and spacious installations that present a sustainable contact with organic materials, while shedding light on local craftsma and industry. Schneider’s material-based approach pays tribute to labour-intensive techniques and makes the Dutch craftsmen central means throughout her oeuvre. Her intuitive working process is inspired by traditional working practices such as netmaking in the fisheries sector or roof thatching with reed.



Schneider’s playful use of exceptional materials merges with her love for the textile craft. Her practice revolves around a base discarded ropes, used for fishing, and on top the aesthetically pleasing and tactile viscose threads, made from recycled plastic bottles. Through this one-of-a-kind way of using sustainable materials, Joana creates recognizable, unique, three-dimensional works. 


Winner in 2018 of the "Keep an Eye Textile & Fashion Award" from the Royal Academy The Hague



Landverhuizersmuseum Rotterdam

Museum Aalborg


Blue Knowledge Art Collection

Lakeside Collection (Private compartment in Depot Boijmans van Beuningen Museum)

De Domijnen

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Stedelijk Museum Schiedam

Textile Museum

Fondazione D'Arc

Meijers Assurantiën 

Textile Museum

Groningen Museum



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Museum Jan

Coda Museum Apeldoorn



Art Fairs