BASTIENNE KRAMER

Lives and Works in Amsterdam

 

EDUCATION:

1987-1989 Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam

1980-1986 Akademie voor Kunst en Vormgeving Sint Joost, Breda

 

AWARDS / GRANTS:

2016-17 Werkbeurs (grant Mondriaan Fund Amsterdam, six-month residency at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

2013 Werkbeurs (grant) Mondriaan Fund Amsterdam, three-month residency at the European Ceramic Work Centre (EKWC), Den Bosch

2009 Fonds Live (research grant) Fonds BKVB (The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and    Architecture), Amsterdam

1993-94 Buitenlandbeurs (grant for working abroad) Fonds BKVB, artist in residence period of one year in Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

1992 Werkbeurs (grant) Fonds BKVB

1990 Award for Ceramic Installations Keramiek’90, Rotterdam

1989 / 1987 Startstipendium (starter stipend) Fonds BKVB

1987 Uriot Price Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS :

2016
West Wednesday, studio presentation, Amsterdam (solo)

Clay-Body 2.16 Aktuelle Positionen der Keramik , Stadtgalerie im Elbeforum Brunsbüttel-D (group)

Curated by Silke Eikermann-Moseberg and Anke Müffelman

2015

Art Stream s Ram Foundation, Rotterdam (group)

Klei/Clay Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag (group)

2014

Cushions and Blankets PuntWG, Amsterdam. With Rob Birza. Curated by Maarten Bertheux (duo)

Blind Image Project Space Circa…Dit, Arnhem. With Peter Stel. Curated by Jacqueline Overberg (duo)

Sculptures in the Garden CBK ZUIDOOST, Amsterdam (solo)

The Daylight Show Landgoed Zonnenstraal, Hilversum. Curated by Merijn Bolink and Galerie Ton de Boer (group)

2013

Home Made Energy EKWC II European Ceramic Work Centre (EKWC), Den Bosch (solo)

Object Rotterdam with Gallery We Like Art, Rotterdam (group)

Mysterious Green National Ceramic Museum Het Princessehof, Leeuwarden (group)

2012

Home Made Energy Project Space Ozean, Berlin (solo)

Home Made Energy EKWC EKWC (solo)

2011

Light House Galerie ParKt, Amsterdam (solo)

Made in China Ministerie van Financiën (Ministry of Finance), Den Haag / De Nederlandsche Bank (national monetary stability institution), Amsterdam (group)

Different Tracks Kunsthal 52, Den Helder (group)

2010

Portretten van de 21ste Eeuw Gorcums Museum, Gorinchem (group)

Familie Zaken LUMC (hospital) Leiden (group)

2009

Goudomrand Ministerie van Financiën / De Nederlandsche Bank (group)

2008

Top!Stukken Gorcums Museum (group)

Berliner Kunstsalon Berlin Art Fair with Kunstpunkt, Berlin (group)

2007

Recent werk (recent work) Dubbelbee Galerie, Amsterdam (solo)

Breekbare Ideeën Centre Ceramique, Maastricht. Curated by Louise Schouwenberg (group)

Guangdong Shivan Ceramic Museum, Foshan China (group)

Pretty Dutch National Ceramic Museum Het Princessehof (group)

2006

Mooi Goed Dubbelbee Galerie (group)

Fünf Jahre Kunstpunkt (group)

Previeuw Berlin / Berliner Kunstsalon Berlin Art Fair with Kunstpunkt (group)

Geborduurd (Embroidered) Nederlands Textielmuseum, Tilburg. Curated by Louise Schouwenberg (group)

2004

Something Rotten Loerakker Galerie, Amsterdam (group)

Beeckestijn Re_visited Museum Beeckestijn, Velsen-Zuid (group)

Dutch souvenirs SM’s Stedelijk Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch, ‘s Hertogenbosch / Salone Internationale

del Mobile, Milano / Galerie Binnen, Amsterdam (group)

2003

Armour Fort Asperen, Asperen. Curated by Lidewij Edelkoort (group)

2002

Ugly Speed Kunstpunkt (solo)

No I.D. Sacksy Gallery, Mumbai-India (group)

Encouter Loerakker Galerie (group)

2001

Girl Power National Ceramic Museum Het Princessehof (solo)

Bollywood has arrived Passagiersterminal, Amsterdam. Side specific-project with Indian and Dutch artists (group)

White Light Grote Markt Haarlem, side specific-project in shops around the central marked square ‘Grote Markt’ of Haarlem. Organized by artists initiative and the Vishal, Haarlem (solo)

1999-2001

Duizend en een Nacht Installation. With C.A. Wertheim. Jan Cunen Museum, Oss (duo)

1999

Recent werk Loerakker Galerie (solo)

Sub-Architecture-Continental Gallery Nature Mort, New Delhi-India (group)

Delta Ceramics National Ceramic Museum Het Princessehof (group)

1997

Het Eigen Gezicht, Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen (group)

1996

Policemen and Gas Stations Paviljoens, Almere (solo)

The Other Self, collaboration-project of three Indian artists and three Dutch artists. National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi-India / Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam / Vadera Gallery, New Delhi-India (group)

1995

Pink Installation Casco, Utrecht (solo)

New Balance contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius - Lithuania (group)

1994

Ugly Speed W 139, Amsterdam (solo)

Herein Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (solo)

X ‘94 Akademie der Künste Berlin (group)

1992

Art Police ARTIS, Den Bosch (solo)

Welcome Stranger site-specific-project for an empty house, Amsterdam (group)

1990

Cherubijntjes De Waag, Leiden (solo)

 

SELECTED TEACHING EXPERIENCE AND LECTURES :

2015-2016

Guest Professor PXL-MAD Fine Arts Faculty, Hasselt Belgium

2006-2014

Head Ceramics Department Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam

2013-2014

Tutor master program Material Utopas Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam

Lecture and workshop Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem

2010

Guest lecture Cercco (post graduate course Ceramics and Polymers) Geneva University of Art and Design Geneva

Lecture PWS (Pottery Workshop) Sculpture Factory, Jingdezhen-China

2009

Lecture Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul

2008-2009

Guest tutor Sandberg Institute

2008

Guest lecturer Ceramics and Metal Smithing Department Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan USA

Congress Interactions-International: Women, Art, Criticism, lecture and participation, University of Michigan,

Ann Arbor, Michigan USA

2000-2007

Tutor Fine Art / Sculpture Department Minerva Academy of Fine Arts, Groningen

2001-2002

Guest tutor Vrije Vormgeving (design department) Sandberg Institute

2001

Guest tutor AKI Academy of Fine Arts, Enschede

1999-2000

Tutor Ceramics class teachers department Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam

1998

Guest teacher sculpture-project Academy of Fine arts, Den Bosch

1994

Guest lecture Hochshule der Künste, Berlin

 

SELECTED EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS :

2014

Working period building adobe sculptures in the museum garden of the village of Pergola in

Le Marche, Italy. With students and staff of Ceramics department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and

Material Utopias Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam

http://www.gerritrietveldacademie.nl/project/ceramicsdepartment-in-italy

2013

Working period at Atelier van Lieshout (AVL) Rotterdam. Building and firing four types of kilns that represent the history of humanity. With students of Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Sandberg Institute and the artists Rob Birza, Marja Kennes, Maartje Korstanje, Joep van Lieshout, Tilmann Meyer-Faije, Samantha Thole

http://www.gerritrietveldacademie.nl/project/ceramicsatelier-van-lieshout-2013

2012

Technologies of the Self, theoretical and practical exchange project with the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Kunst und Medien department and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Ceramics and Fine Art department. Carried out in Zürich and in Amsterdam. With Ulrike Möntmann, Nina Glockner, Elke Bippus, Franziska Koch.

Bridges of Creativity TR-NL . Cultural exchange project with the Ceramics and Glass departments of the Dumlupinar University, Kütahya and the Anadulu University, Eskisehir Turkey and the Gerrit Rietveld

Academie

2011

Human as a Machine, performance project carried out during Rietveld UnCut at De Brakke Grond,

Amsterdam. The performance was the result of a cooperation of students of the Ceramics departments

of Sint-Lucas, Gent-Belgium and Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam. With Nina Glockner and

Anne Auloos https://vimeo.com/32721166

2010

Study trip and working period Jingdezhen China. The Ceramics department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie worked for several weeks in Jingdezhen. The department temporarily relocated all students, teachers, and staff to the other side of the world, in order to study ceramic traditions in its country of origin. With Claire Verkoyen, Anton Reijnders and Babs Haenen https://vimeo.com/32343051

2006

Six-week working/intern period at the European Ceramic Work Centre (EKWC), Den Bosch. With students of the Ceramics department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie

2005-2004-2003

Organized and carried out various educational projects Art and Science together with Ulrike Möntmann in collaboration with the artists/scientists Iris Eichenberg, Renee R. Hoogland, Crien Klevis, Katrien Santing and Minerva Academy of Fine Arts, Groningen, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, Academie voor Beeldende Kunst, Maastricht, Rijksuniversiteit, Nijmegen.

 

SELECTED COMMISIONS AND WORK IN PUBLIC SPACE :

2015

WB #17 (warmth sculpture) usable artwork for private living space Amsterdam

2012

WB #9 (warmth sculpture) usable artwork for private living space Rotterdam

2008-2009

Sculpture of Fame, community artwork in Youth Prison. Commissioned by De Rijksgebouwendienst (studio of the Chief Government Architect), Den Haag

2006-2008

Member of selection-committee Fonds BKVB (The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture), Amsterdam

2004-2005 Rembo artwork in Rembrandtpark, Amsterdam. Commissioned by AFK

Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, Amsterdam

2002-2004

Club four ‘mirroring’ sculptures at in- and outside locations ISW College (secondary school),

’s Gravezande. Commissioned by Kunst en Bedrijf and Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam

1998-2000

Space Chale t artwork on the courtyard of Penitentiaire Inrichting voor Vrouwen Ammerswiel (women prison), Heerhugowaard. Commissioned by Rijksgebouwendienst

1997-2000

Member of exhibition-committee Art-Space Begane Grond, Utrecht

1996-1997

Bungalet, public artwork. Together with Maria Roosen and Frank Halmans for Stichting Zuidwester Middelharnis (Institution for disabled citizens). Commissioned by SKOR, Amsterdam

 

CURATED EXHIBITIONS:

2014

Network Clay GRASIEKWC , guest curator at the Anningahof, Zwolle. Exhibition with work of Eylem Aladogan (NL), Ruta Butkute (LT), Nina Glockner (D-NL), Maartje Korstanje (NL), Joris Kuipers (NL), Terry Vreeburg NL),

Douglas White (UK)

2006-2014

Various exhibitions with students of various academies

2008

Never use a plate that has been fired up the devils asshole , with Esther Jiskoot and Gijs Assmann in Artis Space RC de Ruimte, IJmuiden

1999

Clay Games II , with work of Hester Oerlemans, Louise Schouwenberg, Aschenbach Galerie,

Amsterdam

1998

Clay Games , with work of Rob Birza, Jozef van der Heijden, SBK, Amsterdam

 

SELECTED PROJECTS/ RECIDENCIES:

2016-17

Six month residency, Atelier Holsboer, the Dutch atelier in Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

2015

Building and firing Indo-Greek kiln with Maartje Korstanje and Sumantra Mukherjee in artist-community Ebong Amra, Tepantar West-Bengal India

Building and firing Anglo-Roman kiln with Maria Pask, Frederique Bergholz and the Cobra Museum,

Amstelveen

2007

Working period and participation in The Second China Foshan International Wood-Firing Conference Foshan China

2002

Dutch souvenirs European Ceramic Work Centre (EKWC), Den Bosch

1999-2000

Working period at the EKWC

1998

Khoj 98 ten day working-on-location project, New Delhi / Modinagar India

1995

The Other Self three-month working period with Mrinalini Mukherjee, Bhupen Khakhar, N.N.Rimson, Rob Birza, Berend Strik at Sanskriti Kendra (artist-in-residence-centre), New Delhi India. On invitation of the Foundation for Indian Artists, Amsterdam and Sanskriti Kendra, New Delhi

1992

Working period in Portugal to experiment with marble on invitation of the Portuguese artist Pedro Croft in marble factory MADEIN, Alenquere / Lisbon

Opening-Project and working-period at the EKWC

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

Various reviews of exhibitions in Dutch and German (local) newspapers, magazines, and national and local TV programmes.

2012

Kunst am Bau – Klotz am Bein? Martin Seidel Kunstforum 214 2012 (German)

(About the work Sculpture of Fame)

Interpassiviteit en Creativiteit. Hoe Interactieve Metaalmoeheid tot (levens)kunst te verheffen

Elke Müller in Krisis – online magazine for contemporary philosophy issue 2 2012 (Dutch)

(Analysis of the work REMO)

2009

Article Chillen op een sculptuur in jeugdinrichting, Xandra de Jongh, Smaak 43, 2009 (Dutch)

2007

Catalogue exhibition Pretty Dutch 18th Century Dutch Porcelain National Ceramic Museum Het

Princessehof, Leeuwarden 010 Publishers

2006

Contribution to World Contemporary Ceramic Public Art, Zhang Yushan, Hunan Fine Arts Press, China

2005

Contribution to The Ceramic Process, a manual and source of inspiration for ceramic art and design, EKWC and Anton Reijnders A&C Black Publishers Limited London

2004

Contribution to Kunst bij Rijksgebouwen (Art for Government Property) 2000/2003 Episode Publishers Rotterdam

Contribution to We Show Art 10 Years SMBA (Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam) 93/03 Artimo

2003

Catalogue exhibition Armour Fort Asperen and website www.armour.nl

2000

Article Barbarella, de Flintstones en Vitruvius , Allard Jolles, Archined (about Space Chalet)

1994

Catalogue Works 1991-1994 with Künstlerhaus Bethanien and Fonds BKVB text Marjolijn Schaap and Chistoph Tannert.

 

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:

Paviljoens (collection city of Almere), Almere

National Ceramic Museum Het Princessehof, Leeuwarden

Museum de Lakenhal, Leiden

Work represented since 2004 in Sculpture Garden Anningahof, Zwolle

TPG Post Art Collection, Den Haag

Rijksgebouwendienst / Belasting Douane Dienst (Tax and Customs Service), Rotterdam

Ministerie van Financiën (Ministry of Finance), Den Haag

Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken (Ministry Foreign Affairs, art work at the Dutch embassy in Brussels), Den Haag

Sociale Verzekerings Bank (Social Security Bank), Zaandam

SBK (Foundation for Visual Arts), Amsterdam

Stichting Beeld en Golf, Amsterdam

Nationaal Glas Museum (National Glass Museum), Leerdam

Guangdong Shivan Ceramic Museum, Foshan China