I studied Monumental Art and Environment at the Royal Academy of Art The Hague and Theoretical Museology at Leiden University.
‘…onze planeet, de enige tuin in het heelal..’ schreef Joop Beljon in ‘Twaalf omgevingen’ in 1976.
“… our planet, the only garden in the universe ..” Joop Beljon wrote in ‘Twelve environments’ in 1976.
Joop Beljon (1922-2002) was a Dutch artist, sculptor, teacher, writer, inspirator, for 27 years director of Royal Academy of the Art The Hague and my tutor at the department of Environment. His national and international public art works provoke a sense of urban geography as he perceived emerging cities and landscapes 50 years ahead of time.
I invented the concept of Innovatory Heritage, in which the understanding of heritage shifts from static/exclusive to dynamic/inclusive. I transformed a residential area into ‘Museum Oostwijk’ (2002-2009) and deconstructed institutional museology in ‘The Chamber of Marvels’ (2008-2009).
One and Three Chairs, Joseph Kosuth, 1965.
One and Four Chairs, Jacqueline Heerema, 2001.
One and All Chairs, Jacqueline Heerema, 2021.
art in public space, art as public space
2001: Schommel, Swing
I put a swing in an opened window frame to question the role of art (institutions) in the public domain. A surreal and efemeral public intervention at exhibition space TENT, Witte de Withstraat Rotterdam (NL)
2001-2005: Ik noem haar Roos
Art projects and public programs themed around constructions of identity.
‘I call her ROOS’ is a reconstruction of a childhood memory. Over a period of 5 years, ROOS developed as an artistic alter-ego, questioning the makability of identity.
Exhibitions at GEM, Haags Gemeentemuseum, xfac KABK, Galerie Nouvelles Images, Quartair, Luxus, 1646, Seasons Galleries, Schröder Galerie, Voorheen Damen, Arti et Industriae, Doubletstraat, Hot Red Lokaal, Huis-als-museum Amersfoort, CBK Leiden; supported by Tijlfonds, Mama Cash, The Hague municipality , Stroom The Hague.
1996-1997: Stonewater i.c.w. choreographer Annelie David
1996: Stonewater I: sensing light, seven rooms- seven moments of sensation, DasArts, Westergasfabriek
1997: Stonewater II: Once more light – light labyrinth, DansAteliers Rotterdam
1997: Stonewater III: Again… reflection, DansWerkplaats Amsterdam
1990-1996: art-architecture intiative Atelier VagaBond
validation of values, in art and heritage
in-between-ness of the natural and the artifactual
2021: re-cast as repository | residual intimacy
artist in resident at Sundaymorning@ekwc
2020: sedi | senti | ment
artist in resident at Sundaymorning@ekwc
2019-ongoing: The becoming, The being & The meanwhile
Land in Wording, Amstelpark, Amsterdam
2008- 2009: De Wonderkamer van Zoetermeer, Chamber of Marvels, Zoetermeer
Can art contribute to new concepts of heritage, museums, collections and society?
I deconstructed institutional museology in ‘The Chamber of Marvels of Zoetermeer‘. In short, ‘The Chamber of Marvels of Zoetermeer‘ is about desire for identity and raises questions about a possible construction of identity in a so-called New Town Zoetermeer. A collection of 88 objects and stories donated by residents around their perceptions of ‘Home’ became the subject of research into the significance of this collection for the Zoetermeer City Museum, residents and the city. The interactive program consisted of a series of workshops, master classes and a final debate on the meaning of objects and stories. During the program visual artists, writers, scientists and museum professionals together with the donators explored the ‘Zoetermeer 2008 Collection’ together with the audience. What usually takes place behind the scenes, happened during ‘The Chamber of Marvels of Zoetermeer‘ publicly in the museum hall, in the middle of the exhibition. Every step in the process of an object and story being transferred into a museum object as part of a collection was researched in 4 phases:
The naked object, The speaking object, Object speed dating and Beyond the object.
In the first phase we focused on observation, what do you see when you look at an isolated object? In the second phase we focused on perception: how does a story add to the meaning of the object? In the third phase we focused on composition and cohesion, what do all these objects and stories mean together? And the final phase centered around transformation, has the public research of this community collection added meaning and understanding to the locals, the museum, the town?
The project resulted in a catalogue called ‘4289’ as it became the final contribution to the collection of the City Museum. 1200 publications were sent to all museums, heritage and education institutions in the Netherlands. The project was presented at numerous conferences. I was invited to share my artistic insights during my talk ‘Can art contribute to new concepts of heritage, museums, collections and society?‘ for COMCOL at ICOMRio2013 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2013).
2002 – 2009: Museum Oostwijk, Vlaardingen
Everybody is a director and curator of a museum.
I transformed a residential area into ‘Museum Oostwijk’. The roles of museum and public have been reversed here. A project about the archeology of the present: a different approach to culture, cultural heritage and cultural identity, from residential area to museum, from concept to collection. The first object of Museum Oostwijk was a Cookie Jar. 300 Cookie Jars were introduced at the opening of the museum as a symbol, a homely metaphor for the sense of feeling at home, of connecting.
Museum Oostwijk was an investigation of perceptions of cultural identity of the residents in Oostwijk, part of a Dutch town. An urban area consisting of 10.000 inhabitants of all social economic levels and with multiple origins. The town mayor and the Turkish guest worker who sweeps the streets live in this small community. A rather quiet and friendly urban area with no big issues. Interesting, because somehow this multi layered community figured out a way to handle social and ethnic differences? How do they do it?
Starting from the concept that everybody is a director and curator of a museum I converted this urban neighboorhood into Museum Oostwijk and shifted the established construction of formal museums 180 degrees by stating that everybody and everything in this area is part of the collection of the Museum. All persons, young or old, their dreams, hopes, memories and expectations became part of the collection. The inhabitants became the directors, curators and guides of the Museum. Artists and experts were invited to work with the inhabitants to research and disclose this collection.
After 7 years we documented the project in a catalogue that was spread house-to-house in all 3500 households, thus transferring the immaterial collection back to the community. 30% of 10.000 residents participated in projects of the Museum. The material collection became part of the Vlaardingen City Archive, to be explored by future (art) historians. Recently Oostwijk became an urban conservation area.
2002-2006: WindMee, Zuid-Holland
Curator for a fresh approach of an art cycle route, as mental and physical displacement. A 65-kilometer biking route along the North Sea and Waterweg, between Rotterdam, Hoek van Holland and The Hague, the existing art, heritage and culture in this coastal landscape, and interactions with the public were the three starting points for temporary art projects. In 2004, the existing works of art and cultural-historical landmarks were supplemented for the first time with 6 contemporary public art projects. These projects shaped a new programmatic line along which the public could move and provided fascinating access to the readability of the South Holland cultural landscape.
Participating artists: Saskia Janssen, Sjaak Langenberg & Rosé de Beer, Adriaan Nette, Esther Polak, Zeger Reyers, Barbara Visser.
artistic field research
explore, collect, share & learn
2014-2015: Walking the shores of The Netherlands
2021: Pioneering Zandmotor – Sand Motor
I wrote the reflexive essay ‘Pioneering Zandmotor – Zandmotor as source to rethink anthropogenic coastal modifications of cultural public space’, published in RiUS, Research by Urbanism by TU Delft.
Keywords: art, polyphonic discourse, co-creation of experiential knowledge, vital learning environment, public climate-consciousness.
2021: Water flows upwards, who is Dommel?
Artists collective Satellietgroep explored during 5 months of artistic field research – followed by 5 months DIY public participations – the rain river Dommel, as a living entity. Guided by the Dommel herself and by (local) experts, natural and cultural scientists. Commissioned by Waterschap De Dommel and Kunstloc Brabant in the context of Living Lab Brabantse Beken and Landschapstriënnale 2021.
2019-2020: Beyond Technology
In 2019-2020, I was artistic researcher at University Twente, Dept. Water Management to develop a new education pilot for art and engineering students. This initiative is called ‘Beyond Technology’ and developed i.c.w. Art & Design Academy ArtEZ. It stems from the need to approach upcoming challenges in the environment from a versatile perspective by bridging the gap between the arts and humanities/social sciences and the natural/technological sciences. Publication Beyond Technology Magazine, 2020.
Projects, global overview:
1996-ongoing: Anecdotical whereabouts, interventions in public space, art as public space
2020-ongoing: Artistic-curatorial research of ‘in-between-ness’ of the natural & the artifactual
2019-ongoing: The becoming, The being & The meanwhile, artistic research of subsurface as living climate archive, Land in Wording, Zone2Source, VU-CLUE+ Amstelpark Amsterdam
2019-2020: Artistic researcher at Universiteit Twente, co-initiator Beyond Technology i.c.w. Art Academy ArtEZ
2009-2019: artist-curator of international artist-in-residency programs, artists’ collective Satellietgroep
2014-2015: Walking the shores of the Netherlands
2013: Guest-curator Stellingname – water, land and innovatory heritage, Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen
2008-2009: Initiator, artist-curator The Chamber of Marvels, Zoetermeer
2006-now: Co-initiator, artist-curator of artists collective Satellietgroep
2002-2009: Initiator, artist-curator Museum Oostwijk, Vlaardingen
2002-2006: Curator WindMee, South-Holland
2001-2003: Initiator, artist-curator of artist run initiative Hot Red Lokaal, The Hague
2000-2005: Ik noem haar Roos, artistic programs themed around constructions of identity
Nomination, award, funding:
2021: Art, mediator, Mondriaan Fonds
2017: Nomination KNAW-NIAS, residency 2018
2015: Honorary Award, I-SEA, Clash of Concepts, Rijkswaterstaat
2013: Art, mediator, Mondriaan Fonds
2008: Art, mediator, Fonds BKVB
Functions, in society, arts:
2021: Chair of the board of Dutch-Belgian Klimaatdichters Foundation
Since 2019: Chair of De Onkruidenier Foundation
Since 2015: Volunteer of AWN, the Dutch Association of Volunteers in Archeology.
Since 2006: Initiator, artist-curator artists collective Satellietgroep
2002-2003: Board member Haagse Rondgang (now: Hoogtij)
2001-2003: Artist-curator artists initiative HRL, The Hague
1990-1996: Co-intiator, board member Stichting KunstNetwerk
1990-1996: member of art-architecture intiative Atelier VagaBond, Europan, University of Hamburg and Berlin.
1998-2001: Member Haags Steunpunt Speelterreinen
1988-1990: Board member Stichting Vrouwelijke Entrepreneurs
1988-1990: Board member Stichting Vrouwen in de Beeldende Kunst
Since 2006: founder & artist-curator of artists collective Satellietgroep
Keywords: artistic field research; engaged art-science-society collaborations; social, spatial and ecological public and professional climate-consciousness.
As part of my artistic practice I initiated Satellietgroep (The Hague, 2006) and I am artist-curator since then. Satellietgroep is an artists collective that explores the reciprocal relations of humanity and nature from an artistic perspective, with a focus on the sea, (coastal) landscape transitions, climate and the impact of humanity on the environment in the Netherlands and abroad.
2006 – now: to whom belongs the sea?
The sea belongs to everyone and thus to no one – words that not only define the world’s largest public space but also leave it unarticulated.
Since 2012: 24/7 permanent exhibition Zeespiegel – Mirror on the Sea
Artist-curator of international artist-in-residency and public programs for artist collective Satellietgroep:
2014-now: Public Expeditions #1-18, Zandmotor, polders, wadden, Afsluitdijk.
2017: Zandgast, Zandmotor is Mondriaanfonds Binnenland Gastatelier
2014-now: Zandgast, Zandmotor.
2013-2019: DCR Gueststudios, The Hague.
2012-now: Now Wakes The Sea, international exchange artist-in-residency programs Netherlands – New York, Japan, UK, Malta, Lithuania, Russia, Georgia, Moldova, Turkey; curatorial resident.
2009-2015: Badgast, Scheveningen.
2013 – now: Polders, Wadden Sea, Afsluitdijk & more
2018: Sources & Resources, NL-Croatia (Wadden, Terschelling, Tandem)
2017: Destination Highway Afsluitdam, Afsluitdijk, Making Waves, Ministry of I&M.
2017: Gardening without Borders (Wadden, Terschelling, Oerol), Satellietgroep icw Onkruidenier.
2016: Landschapsextracten, polder Waterland, Over het IJ Festival, Satellietgroep icw Onkruidenier.
2016: Waterpionier, Zandmotor, Satellietgroep icw Onkruidenier.
2015: Welcome in the Water Bubble, Wadden, Vlieland, Into The Great Wide Open.
2018: Climate as Artifact – Klimaat als mensenwerk
In 2018, Satellietgroep posed the question Who is nature? With the exhibition program ‘Climate as Artifact – Klimaat als mensenwerk’, Satellietgroep positioned dialogue about climate and the impact of humanity as a geological force in the cultural domain cultural domain, as an artifact, as something we make. During 5 weeks, every week we shift the focus within the whole exhibitionprocess, with ongoing artistic productions and with a program of workshops, seminars and expeditions. Visitors have the opportunity to connect and contribute to the ongoing process of artistic research, share their thoughts and insights, and discover through the arts a multitude of fields of knowledge. Materializing ideas through art and redefining climate as an artifact, as something we make, helps to increase our sensitivity and to see connections within the natural world and between our actions and our environment.
Participating artists, designers engaged with experts in the fields of nature, climate, geology, archeology, oceanography, philosophy, zoology, botany and spatial planning — as well as a canoe builder from the Marshall Islands — who actively contributed to the making of new art works and public dialogues. Funded by Mondriaan Fonds, BankGiro Loterij Fonds, Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Gemeente Den Haag, Feest aan Zee.
Participating artists, designers, new works:
Berndnaut Smilde, Sun Following Prism, 2017.
Sachi Miyachi, __ (working title), 2018.
Nishiko, Repairing Earthquake Project, since 2011 – ongoing.
Esther Kokmeijer, Deep Meaning of Voyaging, 2018.
Maurice Bogaert, Wide / White, 2018.
Aliki van der Kruijs & Jos Klarenbeek, Kadans, 2018.
Maurice Meewisse, Eighteen Coffee Breaks – Eight Working Hours, 2017-2018.
Lotte Geeven, Score, 2018.
Theun Karelse, Environmental Literacy, 2018.
Thijs Ebbe Fokkens, Every Future (is a crime scene), 2018.
Giuseppe Licari, Disco Stone, 2018.
Josje Hattink, Voice of a Sinking Landscape, 2018.
Masha Ru, Museum of Edible Earth: An Acquired Taste, 2018
Onkruidenier, SWEET – SWEAT. We are under construction, 2018.
2018: Zeelab # 1-5
Zeelab #1 Uptime_ icw exhibition space Nest.
The human desire to understand abstractions leads to new inventions, critical research and a poetic contemplation of our environment. In the midst of art and design, in the specially designed exhibition for Festival Designkwartier, Uptime is dedicated to makers who question current systems of thought and who allow collective truths to falter, because the future demands radically different systems. In a series of lectures, interviews and interventions, designers and artists enter into discussions with scientists. After each program component there is room for questions and debate.
With: Lotte Geeven, Yeb Wiersma, Vibeke Mascini, Oscar Santillán, Aliki van der Kruijs & Jos Klarenbeek, Josje Hattink, Esther Kokmeijer, Austin Camilleri, Giuseppe Licari, Nishiko, Ruben Jacobs, Luuk Heezen, Lonny van Ryswyck (Atelier NL), Bert van der Valk, Henk Oosterling, Gerbrant van Vledder, Valentijn Byvanck, Alexander van Oudenhoven, Suzanne Wallinga, Tanya Lippmann.
#2 Climate as Game Changer, icw Border Sessions.
How natural is our human habitat? With Onkruidenier, Masha Ru, Thijs de Zeeuw, Marit Mihklepp, Mans Schepers, Jan de Graaf, Harrie van der Hagen.
#3 Environmental Literacy.
A program composed icw artist Theun Karelse; with Marinus van Dijke, Wim Vrijman, Michelle Geraerts, Sjef van Gaalen, Jan de Graaf, Jeroen van Westen, Sieko Kloosterhuis, Mike Reijnierse, Nishiko, Marit Mihklepp, Marjolein Boterenbrood, Harpo ‘t Hart, Semuel Sahureka, Joyce Heckman, Maryan Klomp, Cocky Eek, Maria Verstappen, Sander Turnhout, Alice Smits, Jarl Schulp, Rembrandt Zegers, Leo van der Vlist, Frank Heckman.
#4 Global Waves.
With Nishiko, Esther Kokmeijer, Aliki van der Kruijs and Jos Klarenbeek, Gerbant van Vledder, Henrik Richter- Alten, Marleen van der Werf, Roel Arkesteijn.
#5 Landscape Observations.
With Tiemen Cocquyt (curator Museum Boerhaave), artist Irene Kopelman and all participating artists and designers of Climate as Artifact.
2018: Who is nature?
Essay by Lotte Bosman and Jacqueline Heerema, published in ‘The urbanization of the sea’. This book tells the story of the sea-land continuum based on the case of the North Sea with versatile projects from academia, art, literature and practice, from analysis to design. Published by nai010 publishers.
2018: Sources & Resources, Terschelling – Praputnjak, Croatia
Sources & Resources, Praputnjak (Croatia). A bilateral cultural exchange project that targets at learning and sharing perceptions of locality and time of the cultural-natural environment of Terschelling (Wadden Sea, Netherlands) and Praputnjak (Bakar Bay, Croatia). Sand and Karst landscapes, that can both be perceived as ‘sponge’ landscapes. The project is part of Tandem Fryslân, co-developed by Leeuwarden-Fryslân European Capital of Culture 2018, European Cultural Foundation, MitOst and Rijeka European Capital of Culture 2020.
2017: Destination Highway Afsluitdam, Afsluitdijk, Making Waves, Ministry of I&M.
The man-made Afsluitdijk (1932) is sourced as innovative milestone of geological time, landmark for climate change and highway for migration. Relict of relocated raw materials and species. Glaciers deposited till and humanity creates new conditions for iconic rare species: a rock shore habitat for migrating plants, animals and humans, in between two Natura 2000 habitats.
Participating artists: Satellietgroep, guest artist Hugo Schuitemaker.
2017: Prospectors, 3 Layers of Landscape, Intersections Art Rotterdam
A non-romantic approach of artistic manual labour; of art as durational research methodology, disseminating the raw materials of the roles we play as observers, actors, explorers and prospectors of liminal landscapes. With the tools we need, with the landscape ingredients, archives and lexicons we collect, and with the insights we discover and share while interacting within these open air public landscape laboratories and people. Funded by Stroom and Squat Deluxe.
Participating artists: Satellietgroep icw Onkruidenier, guest artists Lotte Bosman and Flora Reznik, Hole.
2017: Tuinieren zonder Grenzen, Gardening without Borders, Oerol, Terschelling
An inquiry into the friction between indigenous and invasive species, into the dissension between the protection and development of nature on the one hand, and the conservation of cultivated land on the other. By uniting different extracts from the landscape into new products, sacred lines are breached and new questions arise concerning authenticity, nature and culture on the island.
Participating artists: Satellietgroep icw Onkruidenier
2014-2015: The Anthropogenic Coastal Atlas
walking the shores of The Netherlands
Artistic researcher of The Anthropogenic Coastal Atlas, Part 1. Artistic research into the hybrid relationship of humanity and man-made nature: understanding climate change through innovatory heritage, public appropriations and storytelling. With the prospect of climate change, rising sea level, dis-balance of salt and fresh water, shifting ecologies and geopolitical strategies, migrations of people and species, pressures of tourism and energy supplies we face major coastal transitions worldwide. Transitions that may lead to conflicts, estrangements, loss of heritage and loss of more informal cultural uses of public coastal space. Understanding these processes involves disclosing new visual narratives, as the vital links for unlocking knowledge and insights of the perception of history (where we come from) and the challenges we face (where we are going).
2013: Stellingname – Land, water and innovatory heritage
Do we resist, adapt or develop new positions?
As guest-curator for Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen I developed a manifestation which 10 artists, local experts and scientists, who worked together to develop ‘subjective cartography’ for new positions in our approach to water, land and heritage. The Haarlemmermeerpolder is subject to constant change due to economic and ecological dynamics. Once a dangerous inland sea (so-called Water Wolf), the current landscape of the Haarlemmermeer is characterized by an accumulation of natural, social, military and hydraulic engineering history. In this layered cultural landscape, current tensions arise due to economic expansions of Schiphol Airport with a new dyke landscape against noise pollution, the ongoing need for space for housing and recreation, salinization of the polder due to saline groundwater seepage and ‘reverse flooding’ for fresh water storage, rising rivers and land subsidence. Icw Kadir van Loohuizen (photographer), Ine Geevers (curator Ja Natuurlijk), Peter van Mensch (museologist), Charlotte Geldof (architect, Future Commons 2070).
More: http://www.satellietgroep.nl/stellingname/1 (Dutch only)
Participating artists, new art works:
Sjaak Langenberg, Veldbedden in de Polder
Francois Lombarts, Sinking into the Landscape
Jan de Graaf & Robert Schütte, Grenslandschappen
Ronald Boer, Valarie Dempsey, Brak Water, Zilt Land. Zoutbelasting of de prijs van het inpolderen
Jacqueline Verhaagen, Vloeibaar land
Marjolijn Boterenbrood, Mapping Delta-Land
Bram Esser, Mind your Step. Dwaaltochten rond Schiphol
Bram Vreeven, Vloei I
2017: Making Time, Tijd Maken.
Making Time is about a shared passion for raw materials, shards, constructions and reconstructions of time and place, for exploring, collecting and archiving traces in the landscape. Together with artists, designers and experts of the Tempel, Archeology and Nature Education The Hague we explore the origin of this passion.
Participating artists, designers: Masha Ru, Nishiko, Atelier NL, Maurice Meewisse, Lotte Geeven. Part of Festival Designkwartier, The Hague.
2016: Sea and Zandmotor, source of innovation.
Participating artists, designers: Atelier NL, Theun Karelse, ArtScience Interfaculty Royal Academy of Arts, Nienke Hoogvliet, Aliki van der Kruijs, Onkruidenier.
2013: Zeelust | Sealust, for Seasouls and Sandfools.
A 10 days art manifestation, themed around future coastal scenarios icw Atelier Kustkwaliteit/TU Delft, commissioned by Province of South Holland, Deltaprogramma Kust, Ministery I&M.
Participating artists, new art works:
Hugo Schuitemaker, Water as commons
Sachi Miyachi, Nishikho: Current washes ashore
Myung Feyen, Water, Sand
Jorge Bakker, In search for habitats
Bruno van den Elshout, New Horizons
Esther Kokmeijer, Six Degrees of Conjunction
Francois Lombarts, Buro Boulevard Zandvoort
Peter de Krom, Stokstaartjes
Peter Zuiderwijk, City to Sea
Esther Polak/Ivar van Bekkum, #SandMapping
2014- now: Zandgast, Zandmotor
Artist-curator for Satellietgroep of 5 years artist-in-residency and Public Expedition programs called Zandgast, to explore the Zandmotor as cultural phenomenon. Zandmotor is a coastal pilot near The Hague that uses the principles of ‘Building with Nature’. This innovative project aims to generate new knowledge in times of climate change and relative sea level rise for future coastal protection. An innovation, built on the foreshore in 2011 with 21,5 million cubic meters of sand. The Zandmotor is the only Dutch area outside the dikes that is exposed to the tides and wind, built to transform and even assimilate around 2030 in sea, beach and dunes. The result is a dynamic extension of the coast, a new controlled post-natural ‘wilderness’. The Zandmotor is an publicly accessible open air scientific and artistic laboratory.
2014-2015: Satellietgroep initiated i.c.w. Province South Holland a cultural strategy for Zandgast, the proposed new visitor center and artist-in-residency on and about the Zandmotor as cultural phenomenon. Overtreders W, Rob Sweere and RAAAF (Rietveld Architecture-Art-Affordance) were selected for the first designs of Zandgast. Aimed at sharing new works and insights of the coexistence of humanity and the sea to enhance public and professional climate-consciousness.
2016: Zandmotor ZandGlas by Atelier NL.
Public Expeditions Zandmotor
Zandmotor as vital learning environment, a cultural phenomenon
nature + culture = education
2021: Public Field Lessons #17 & #18: Van Doggerland t/m Zandmotor, on time, sea and climate; Doggerland disappeared. The Sand Motor appeared. Ten years ago, this new coastal landscape was created. What happened in the meantime and what lessons can we learn for the future? How can knowledge and imagination contribute to envision a changing living environment? From Deep Time to latest innovations. Program: paleontology with Dick Mol, Bram Langeveld, geology with Bert van der Valk, ecology with Harrie van der Hagen (Dunea), historical geography with Frans Beekman, coastal morphology with Sierd de Vries (TU Delft), Kadans by designers Aliki van der Kruijs and Jos Klarenbeek, Strandbeest by Theo Jansen, landscape art by Nico Laan, between fossil and artifact by artist Jacqueline Heerema. Icw National Park Hollandse Duinen, Segbroek College.
2018: Public Expeditions Zandmotor#16: The Making Of Eighteen Coffee Breaks-Eight Working Hours, by artist Maurice Meewisse
2018: Public Expedition Zandmotor#15: Warming Up, guided tour by artist-curator Jacqueline Heerema.
2018: Public Expedition Zandmotor#14: Timescale of Landscape with 75 pupils Technasium Maris College Den Haag, special thanks to Hoogheemraadschap Delfland and St Ark.
2018: Public Expedition Zandmotor#13: Innovatory Heritage, by artist-curator Jacqueline Heerema, in the context of colloquim ‘Re-Scape’ hosted by The Centre for Global Heritage and Development, Leiden University, Erasmus University, the Design & History research group at TU Delft, and the VU Amsterdam research institute CLUE+
2017: Public Expedition Zandmotor#12: Landing Sites, artist-in-residence Cocky Eek, icw Schweigman& and Oerol.
2017: Public Expedition Zandmotor#11: IJzer-Iron, artist-in-residence Maurice Meewisse, Mondriaan Fonds Binnenland Gastatelier. Co-resident is Lotte Geeven.
2016: Public Expedition Solleveld & Zandmotor#10: Waterpionier, walking a timeline of 10.000 years of coastal transformations, Satellietgroep & Onkruidenier with Dunea Dune & Water, AWN, The Hague Archeology, Nature and Environmental Education, NatureCoast.
2016: Public Expedition Zandmotor#9: A Taste of the Zandmotor, Satellietgroep & Onkruidenier in the context of 5 years Zandmotor Conference.
2016: Public Expedition#8: Landschapsextracten, Performed at Polder Waterland. Satellietgroep & Onkruidenier, Waterlandse Vloed 1916, Over het IJ Festival Amsterdam.
2016: Public Expedition Zandmotor#7: Sand Songs & Climate Proof, with iii, students ElementsLab ArtScience. Artist-in-residence Esther Kokmeijer Climate Proof, Satellietgroep & Onkruidenier: A Taste of the Anthropocene.
2015: Public Expedition Zandmotor#6 : Climate Experiment, artist-in-residence Esther Kokmeijer.
2015: Public Expedition Zandmotor#5: CineMare, Artist-in-residence Laboratory for Microclimates, Zandzicht. With A Taste of the Sea by Onkruidenier.
2015: Public Expedition Zandmotor#4: Liminal Transitions, artist-in-residence Berndnaut Smilde – Breaking Light. Followed by Breaking Light#2 at Light house Scheveningen during TodaysArt 2015.
2015: Public Expedition Zandmotor#3: Staged Landscape, artist-in-residence Sarah Cameron Sunde (USA) – 36.5 / a durational performance with the sea (performance, performed at Katwijk aan Zee; presented at Sail Amsterdam). Icw TAAK and Jonas de Witte.
2015: Public Expedition Zandmotor#2: Cultural Geology, artist-in-residence Theun Karelse – Next Doggerland (publication), Fossils Soup (tasting). Artist-in-residence Josje Hattink – Mistaking Clouds for Mountains. Icw Zandmotor fossil collectors.
2014: Public Expedition Zandmotor#1: Sand Drift, artist-in-residence Zoro Feigl – Untangling the Tides. Presented at Art Rotterdam, Trendbeheer.
Icw artist initiative LocatieZ, iii, students ElementsLab ArtScience KABK, TodaysArt, TAAK, Zandmotor fossils collectors, TU Delft, NatureCoast, Dunea, AWN, Schweigman&, Oerol, Centre for Global Heritage and Development, Leiden University, Erasmus University, the Design & History research group at TU Delft, VU Amsterdam research institute CLUE+, Hoogheemraadschap Delfland, Technasium Maris College Den Haag & more.
2012- now: Now Wakes The Sea
Artist-curator for Satellietgroep of international and bilateral exchange artist-in-residency and public programs called Now Wakes The Sea. Since 2012, developed in collaboration with international cultural partners. The programs function as an alternative source for collecting the intangible local knowledge derived from the artistic and scientific projects. New concepts and works are developed that we collect, connect and contextualize with existing works for public events like traveling film festivals, exhibitions, workshops and presentations at expert conferences. By interconnecting coastal communities, arts and science we share local knowledge on global level to gain sustainable insights on coastal transitions that transcend local and national issues.
Locations: New York City, Japan, Croatia, UK, Malta, Lithuania, Russia, Georgia, Moldova, Turkey & more. Publication Now Wakes The Sea (2013).
2018: NL-Croatia, Sources & Resources, icw Cultural Landscape Praputnjak, Tandem.
2012-2018: NL-Malta, BUOYANT – F’WICC L-ILMA, icw Austin Camilleri, Joseph Galeja.
2014-2015: NL-Scotland icw Sea Loft – Lateral Lab, artist-in-residence Lotte Bosman, Nishiko, Liz Ogelvie.
2014-2015: NL-Lithuania icw Nida Art Colony, artist-in-residence Thijs Ebbe Fokkens; co-curator of Inter Format Symposium On Flucx of Sand and Aquatic Ecosystems, artist-in-residence Theun Karelse, Jan de Graaf , Marinus van Dijke, Jeroen van Westen, Edwin Deen, Bram Esser, Francois Lombarts, Ronald Boer, Eliane Esther Bots, Jacqueline Heerema.
2015: NL-New York City icw LMCC artist-in-residence Jacqueline Heerema, Ronald Boer, Governors Island as Climate Hub; Sarah Cameron Sunde, 36.5-A durational performance with the sea.
2015: NL-Russia: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad icw NAC, artist-in-residence Maurice Bogaert, Videoscript ‘Showing a Stuffed Polar Bear What We Found Out About The Arctic’; Ilya Grishev.
2013: NL-Moldova, icw MediArt Dialogue, Art Plodashka,Teatru Spalatorie, KSAK, artist-in-residence Maarten de Kroon, Landlocked; Tatiana Fiodorova, The Lost Sea; Nicoleta Esinencu.
2013: NL-Georgia, icw GeoAir, artist-in-residence Astrid Bussink, Little Dubai: , Ana Tsimintia.
2012: NL-Turkey – Sinop, Istanbul, icw European Cultural Association/Europist, artist-in-residence Maurice Bogaert, Guest Worker, Everything will be beautiful; Bahanur Nasya, Yilmaz Vurucu, The Sea in Me.
2013-2018: DCR Gueststudios, The Hague.
Artist-curator for Satellietgroep of 6 years self directed and curated artists-in-residency programs at De DCR in The Hague. De DCR is a cultural incubator that also houses 35 permanent studios for artists and designers, including the studio of Satellietgroep, Zaal 3 – laboratory for Performing Arts of Theater aan het Spui, sound studio Loos, Cloud Danslab and exhibition space Nest.
Artist-in-residence: Sachi Miyachi, Masha Ru, Onkruidenier, Austin Camilleri, Lina Issa and Mayar Alexan icw Dancing on the Edge Festival, Stef Veldhuis, I-Chern Lai, Nobuyuki Yamamoto, Yasunori Kawamatsu, Liz Ogelvie icw Sea Loft-Lateral Lab Scotland, Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, Till Bovermann, Lars Kynde, Tobias Lukassen, Christian Liljedahl icw iii, Korzo, Henry Alles, Puck Verkade and many more.
Artist-curator for Satellietgroep of 5 years international artist-in-residency and public programs in one-and-a-half stacked recycled shipping container, called Badgast. Build by Refunc Recycle Architects in the middle of the temporary surfing village called F.A.S.T. Exploring the artistic scope of the sea while hosting artists, designers, philosophers and filmmakers, while developing year round public programs with open-air Cinema & Talks@Sea in the context of a touristic destination, the urban beach resort called Scheveningen. Publication.
Artist-in-residence: Failed Architecture, Henrik Lund Jørgensen, Tatiana Fiodorova, Ana Tsimintia, Nicoleta Esinencu, Maarten Boswijk, Nishiko & Sachi Miyachi, Eric van Straaten, Esther Kokmeijer, Jan de Graaf, Eliane Esther Bots, Frouke Wiarda,, Frank Dean (Frank Bloem & Edwin Deen), Chris Dobrowolski, Janine Schrijver, Jacolijn Verhoef & Aram Tanis, Nadine O’Garra & Nathalie Fixon, Mariëlle Videler, Fabrice Schomberg, Giuseppe Licari & Cristina Ampatzidou, James Geurts, Ibrahim Ineke, Sieko Kloosterhuis, Gemma Pauwels, Danilo Murro, Ronald Boer & Valerie Dempsey, Annechien Meier & René Jansen, Francois Lombarts, Bram Esser, Sjaak Langenberg & Rosé de Beer, Vesta Kroese, Simone Knaapen, Rana ElNemr, Esther Polak & Ivar van Bekkum. Cinema & Talks @Sea with David Horvitz, Maarten de Kroon, Channa Boon and more.
2006-2009 Satellieteiland, where art is the first form of life, nomadic
In January 2006, awareness that the North Sea may be perceived as a construction site or energy landscape to fit our needs instigated artists collective Satellietgroep to question ‘To whom belongs the sea?’ The initiative was triggered by the remarkable lack of involvement of arts, culture and heritage in the master plans for coastal transitions in The Netherlands, especially in The Hague, with top down reconstructions for urban beach resorts Scheveningen and Kijkduin and with the prospect of islands in front of the coast. Prospects of innovative engineering that raise questions about modifying public cultural space.
With this concept, Satellietgroep kicked off in 2006 with a fake news article ‘Kunst beschermt kust’ (Art protects coast). In anticipation of the future coastal expansions, the collective conceptually appropriated one of the artificial islands. A 3-year nomadic program evolved.
Publications S.MAG#2 (2008) and S.MAG#1 (2007).
research art in public space, arts as strategy in (sub)urban transformations, commissions:
2013: Schreihuisje, Gemeente Schiedam
2012: Artistiek vooronderzoek Malta, EU Culturele Hoofdstad 2018, Gemeente Den Haag
2010: Kolenkit, Gemeente Amsterdam, Koers West (2010)
2010: Poelenburg bouwt Poelenburg, Gemeente Zaanstad
2010: Op Scheveningen, Woningbouwcoöperatie Vestia Scheveningen
2008: Halte Palenstein, Gemeente Zoetermeer
2007-2009: Zeehelden kwartier voor speciale zaken, Gemeente Den Haag, Stroom Den Haag
2007: DIY-DHZW, Stroom Den Haag
2006: Hotels De Wachter, Gemeente Leidschendam-Voorburg, Provintie Zuid-Holland
2006: Proefstation Spoorbuurt, Gemeente Alkmaar
2001: Code, Hoogvliet, Rotterdam EU Culturele Hoofdstad
2000: Speelkaart Rotterdam, Kidsgids
2000: Speelkaart Den Haag, Kidsgids
1999: Hinkstapsprong, handleiding voor het ontwikkelen en opzetten van speelterreinen, Haags Steunpunt Speelterreinen
1999: 3 Schoolbuurtspeelpleinen, Basisschool Galvani, Den Haag
1998: Concept [kunst + psyche], Parnassia Den Haag
1998: 10x beter bekeken, Kunstuitleen Nieuwegein
1996: indentiteit en branding, Voorlichtingsbureau Margarine, Vetten en Oliën, Rijswijk
1995: Multiple Choise, Historisch Museum, Rotterdam
1994: Medisch Kinderdagverblijf, Hellevoetsluis
1992: Ellips, neonlichtobject in de vide van het Voedingscentrum, Ministerie van WVC
1990: identiteit en branding, Voedingscentrum, Ministerie van WVC
1989: Routes en Rustpunten, Jaarbeurs Utrecht
1988: Staal en Steen, RIAGG Zuid Hollandse Eilanden
1987: Licht en Steen, Luce di Nero, Zoetermeer
1986: Entreeproject ‘t Zomerse Hof, glas en licht, iov gezinsvervangend tehuis voor meervoudig gehandicapte kinderen, Den Haag
2006 Kunstriffen, art reefs, STORM, Maakhaven
2003: Heden Verse Kunst, Quartair, Stroom Den Haag
2002: Water – Source, Maeslantkering, Hoek van Holland
2001 – 2005: Krant, Stroom Den Haag
2002: Groeten uit Den Haag, Pulchri Studio, Haagse Kunstkring, Arti et Industriae, Vrije Academie, 1646, het Archief, Koninklijke Academie, Quartiar, Stroom Den Haag
2001: Schommel, Swing, TENT, Witte de Withstraat Rotterdam
2001: Mijn stad / Jouw stad, Delft, Stroom Den Haag
2001: Le Songe d’un Promeneur, artist-in-resident, Limoges, France
2000: A Table, artist-in-resident, Auvergne, France
1999: Kleur is een gedachte, Galerie Kadans, Den Haag
1999: Waar kijkt u naar als u in de spiegel kijkt? Rembrandt2000, Den Haag
1998: Daar – Hier, Kunstuitleen Nieuwengein
1998: Kunt u mij ook zeggen waar ik de toiletten kan vinden? Stadhuis Den Haag, Stroom Den Haag
1993: Neusje van de Zalm, Museum Flehite, Amersfoort
1993: Kader, Galerie Edison Den Haag
1990: Het ervaren van Ruimte, Galerie Stek, Rotterdam
1989: Spanning tussen Massa’s, Beeldenroute Pulchri Studio, Lange Voorhout Den Haag