Aga Cela  - About

Born as Angelika Classen in 1959 in Heinsberg, Germany

(2019 entry of the artist name “Aga Cela” in the identity card)

Artist since childhood

Self-taught training and continuous work, especially in the creation of portraits,

all free time is used for drawing and painting


2001 marriage (against the initial resistance of the family) with the artist Leon Daemen


Regular studio exhibitions with Leon Daemen about every two years

Membership in NABK (Nationale Associatie voor Beeldend Kunstenaars)

Inclusion in the NABK yearbooks in 2013 and 2020


Article in ArtisSpectrum, New York 2009

2009 Exhibition in New York, Agora Gallery


Article in Realism magazine Edition 2010/11


Publication of the book "Portrait Painting" boekscout 2011


Exhibition in s’Hertogenbosch with Leon Daemen, new place Art Gallery 2014

Exhibition Terpkerk Urmond 2016 with Leon Daemen

Exhibition in museum van de vrouw, Echt in 2107

widowed since 2018

Exhibition together with works by Leon Daemen, Terpkerk Urmond 2019


Publication of the book “Peyer Psalmen” 2018

Publication of the book "Winterfarben" 2019



Entry of the artist name in the identity card



Nomination in the Jan Mankes art competition

Acquisition of the picture “approaching Joseph Beuys” by the Beuys archive.

Participation in the Limburg Biënnale, Maastricht



 Participation in the exhibition:

Brabantse prijs voor de rooms-katholieke schilderkunst in Aarle Rixtel


Member of KC 61

(kunstcorridor 61)


2021 August -September group exhibition with  KC 61 in Urmond (Terpkerk)

2021 September – Oktober group exhibition with  KC 61 in Roermond (Achterhuis)

2022 October with KC 61 in Rolduc

2022 October, Participation Weekend van het Portret,  Nederlandse Portretprijs

2023 April, Atelier op Tafel, Museum Valkenburg

2023 September with KC 61 in Sittard

2023 December – 14 January 2024 Museum Valkenburg