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Born in Bussum (1967) Works and lives in Amsterdam, NL and Mértola, PT.

Education

  • 1993-1994 Rijks Academy for visual arts Amsterdam, NL.
  • 1989-1992 Rietveld Academy for visual arts Amsterdam, NL.

Gallery

  • Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam

Current Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017 ZWANIKKEN FABRIEK, De Electriciteitsfabriek, Den Haag, NL.
  • 2015 Nose Patrol, Chateau de Fontainebleau, Fontainebleau, FR.
  • 2014 Nature Rewired, Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen, NL.
  • 2011 Convento, American Museum of Natural History, Margaret Mead Festival, New York, USA.  Convento, Roof Top Films, New York, USA. Convento, Edinburgh International Film Festival, UK.
  • 2010 Space for Contemporary Art Bewaerschole, Burgh Haamstede, NL.
  • 2009 Galerie Ramakers, The Hague, NL.
  • 2008 Galerie Nanky de Vreeze Drawings and Projects, Middelburg, NL.
  • 2006 L’esprit Du Nord, Galerie/Parc de Sculptures Le Besset, St. Jeure d’Andaure, FR.
  • 2005 Galerie Ramakers, The Hague, NL.
  • 2004 Gasunie, Groningen, NL.
  • 2002 Wezenlijke Machines, Museum Naturalis, Leiden, NL.
  • 2001 Galerie Ramakers, The Hague, NL.
  • 2000 Rithm, Dance of Time, Tropen Museum, Amsterdam, NL.
  • 1998 Maquina Total, Galerie Ramakers, The Hague, NL. Maquina Total, Kunstruimte Berlin, DE.
  • 1997 New Dutch Sculptors 9, Het Glazen Huis Amstelpark, Amsterdam, NL.
  • 1996 Re-Animations, Kunstlerhaus Dortmund, Dortmund, DE.
  • 1995 Re-Animations, Montevideo, Amsterdam, NL.
  • 1994 Het Apollohuis, Eindhoven, NL.

Collaborative Projects

  • 2016 Kinetic Gardens, Town hall of Alphen aan den Rijn, NL. In collaboration with Sven Thorissen (architect and policy advisor), Bert van Duijn (Professor of Plant electrophysiology, University Leiden), Jos Mastop (vertical garden and irrigation expert) and artist Léon van Opstal.
  • 2013 Exoskeletal Performance, Kinetica Museum Feature Show, London, UK (in collaboration with Cheryl Schurgers)
  • 2011 CONVENTO (in collaboration with director Jarred Alterman), Factory 25, NYC, US.  Festivals: SXSW, Maryland Film Festival, Full Frame Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, CIFF, IMA, DocFest Berlin, Docuwest, Leeds Internatioinal Film Festival, Margaret Mead Film Festival, Cucalorus Film Festival, Rooftop Films, CameraImage, Provincetown Film Festival and IFFBoston. Awards: Best Documentary IFFBoston.
  • 2008 Earthship inspired interactive building, Convento Sao Francisco, Mértola, PT (in collaboration with artist Patrice Aaftink and architect Michael Reynolds from Earthship Biotecture, US)
  • 2007 Tocihuapapalutzin, Atocpan, Mexico City, MX (in collaboration with Fernando Palma, Jarred Alterman and Evan Mezaros)
  • 2004 Aqua System,  Convento Sao Francisco, Mértola, PT ( in collaboration with Entre Dois Rios Foundation and European Union Leader+ programme)

Group Exhibitions

  • 2016
    Persona-Étrangement Humain, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, FR. Big Art, Capital C Amsterdam, NL. Amsterdam Art Fair, Beeld 2 curated exhibition, Amsterdam, NL.
  • 2015
    Nearly Human Pt2, Kunsthall Grenland, Porsgrunn, NO. Nearly Human, Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gedansk, PL, (curated by Jasia Reichardt). Metamorphosen, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, NL.
  • 2014
    Nouveaux Monstres, Colombes, (Paris), FR. Interference 2014, IDFX, Breda, NL.
  • 2013
    Kinetica Museum Feature Exhibition, London, UK. Ron Mandos Gallery (duo exhibition), Amsterdam, NL. Shadowboxing, Loft Project ETAGI, St. Petersburg, RU.
  • 2012
    La marionette: Objet d’histoire, oevre d’art, objet de civilisation?, Musée des arts forains and Bibliotheque nationale de France, Paris, FR. Museumnacht, Arti Et Amicitiae,  Amsterdam, NL. ISEA2012 International Symposium on Electronic Art, 516ARTS, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. Op De Bres Festival/Memory Water, Stelling van Amsterdam, UNESCO world heritage, NL. Generaal Pardon, Taxidermia, Paraplufabriek, Nijmegen, NL. Realisme 12 Artfair, artKitchen Gallery Amsterdam, NL.
  • 2011
    Paranoia Exit 2011, Maison des Arts, Créteil, FR. VIA 2011, Le Manège, Maubeuge, FR.  Gare Saint Sauveur, Lille, FR. Kinetica Museum Feature Exhibition 2011, London, UK. Macchine viventi: dalle marionette agli umanoidi, Museo Antonio Pasqualino, Palermo, IT
  • 2010
    Technology Requested, Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam, NL. Kersentijd, Galerie Ramakers, The Hague, NL. Art Amsterdam, Galerie Ramakers, The Hague, NL.  Never Everland,  Kunst Vlaai/Art PieAmsterdam, NL.
  • 2009
    Collection Gasunie, Gasunie, Groningen, NL.  Christiaan Zwanikken and Brecht, Galerie Ramakers, The Hague, NL.
  • 2008
    Steampunk Time Machine, artKitchen gallery, Amsterdam,NL. Exploring (Retro) Future’ Gogbot/MediaLab, Enschede, NL. Mirrors for the Soul, Grote Kerk, Veere, NL. These are a few of my favorite things, Art Amsterdam, Galerie Ramakers, NL. CS Editions, Art Amsterdam, NL. Bloody Beautiful (part 2), Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam, NL.
  • 2007
    PAN Amsterdam, Galerie Ramakers, Amsterdam. NL. Rock My Religion : Religion My Rock, Odapark, Venray, NL. Recent Sculptures and Installations, The Convento, Mertola, PT. Inspired By Nature, Galerie Ramakers, The Hague, NL. Highlights Inspired By Nature, Art Amsterdam, Galerie Ramakers, NL.
  • 2006
    Robodock 2006, Technology & Arts Festival, Amsterdam, NL.  White Works, Art Amsterdam, Galerie Ramakers, NL.
  • 2005
    Nationale Wetensschapsquiz, broadcast presentation of multiple installations, VPRO Dutch public broadcasting corporation, NL. Lat-Lab, Odapark, Venray, NL. Moving Parts, Museum Tinguely, Basel, CH. Low Tech, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL.
  • 2004
    Moving Parts, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, AU. Aqua System, Convento Sao Francisco, Mertola, PT. Sieraden voor het Gebouw, Collection Gasunie, Museum De Buitenplaats, Eelde, NL. Art Rotterdam, Galerie Ramakers, Rotterdam, NL. Welcome to 2004, Galerie Ramakers, The Hague, NL.
  • 2003
    Gewoon is Ongewoon, Kunstcentrum Hengelo, NL. Beweging, Nemo Museum Amsterdam, NL. Bewegend Lichaam, University of Amsterdam,  NL.
  • 2002
    Mount Ego, W139, Amsterdam, NL. La Clef De Voute, Chateau Lamothe, FR. Grip, Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem, NL. Energietik, CBK-Groningen, NL.
  • 2001
    Alles Onder Controlle, Museum het Valkhof, Nijmegen, NL. Three Minutes Silence… ICAEE/Gallery Surge, Tokyo, JP. Galerie Ramakers, The Hague, NL.
  • 2000
    Galerie Ramakers, The Hague, NL. The Second, National Galerie, Prague, CZ.
  • 1999
    De Novo Em Movimento, Convento Sao Francisco, Mertola, PT. 15 Years Galerie Ramakers, The Hague, NL.
  • 1998
    The Second, Museu del Chopo, Mexico-City, MX. Maquina Tota, Galerie Ramakers, The Hague, NL. The Second, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan. The Second, ICC Centre, Tokyo, JP.
  • 1997
    Ecce Nietzche,  University of Amsterdam, NL.  The Second, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL. 10 Years Niggendijker, Kunstcentrum Niggendijker, Groningen, NL.
  • 1996
    Tjonge Jonge, Galerie Sub K, Utrecht, NL. Twelve Environments, ICAEE/Galery Surge, Tokyo, JP. NowHere, Het Apollohuis, Eindhoven, NL. Ons Dorp, Veem Theater, Amsterdam, NL.
  • 1995
    Tumba La Casa Co’s It’s For La Razza, Société Jet Lag, Paris, FR. Tu Pare, J’ecoute, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, FR. Uitgelicht, KunstRai Amsterdam, NL.  Re-Animations, Montevideo, Amsterdam, NL. Inventors, Arti et Amicitiae  Amsterdam, NL.

Commissions

  • 2016 Kinetic Garden, Gemeentehuis Alphen aan den Rijn, NL.
  • 2012 Interspecies Dysphoria, permanent interactive sculpture, Museum Boerhaave, Leiden, NL.
  • 2011 Scorched-earth, installation, Paranoia Exhibition, MAC Creteil, Paris, FR.
  • 2010 The Magpie Chapel, permanent public artwork, Sint Oedenrode, NL.
  • 2007 Water Strider, floating kinetic, cinematic sculpture, Instituto das Artes, Lisbon, PT.
  • 2005 Jules Verne’s Windows, permanent public artwork, Jules Verne School, Hoorn, NL.
  • 2004 Frantic Diggers, installation for Museum Tinguely, Basel, CH and Kunsthaus Graz, AU.
  • 2004 Phoenix five permanent artworks for head offices GasUnie, NL.
  • 2004 Mechanical Donkey / Aqua System  EU Leader+ program permanent artwork, Convento Mértola, PT.
  • 2000 Pendulous Minders, installation, Tropen Museum Amsterdam, NL.
  • 2000 Birds of Oblivion, permanent artworks, De Wiekslag, Soest, NL.
  • 1998 The Ageless, permanent artworks, Daelhoven Center, Soest, NL.
  • 1995 Twarhomme, artwork collection AKZO NOBEL, Arnhem, NL.

Collections

    • Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL.
    • Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam, NL.
    • Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, NL
    • Museum Boerhaave, Leiden, NL.
    • Gasunie, Groningen, NL.
    • GasTerra, Groningen, NL.
    • Akzo Nobel, Arnhem, NL.

Works held in private collections in the Netherlands, the United States, Germany, France, Portugal, Japan and the United Kingdom.