Tamara Dees - Beeldend Kunstenaar (SJABLOON)
tamara dees

/about

Terneuzen (NL), 1971 lives and works in Koewacht(NL)

represented by

twelve twelve gallery, Den Haag Galerie Van den Berge, Goes

contact

(0031) 645 3721 85 info(at)tamaradees.nl facebook

statement

The work of Tamara Dees is about experiencing and investigating what it is like to be small in a big world – often the world of shipping. In recent years she has repeatedly investigated the actual size of ships, as well as the actual size of various ‘big’ works of art. Although ships are a recurrent feature of her work, she is more interested in what happens alongside the nautical world. How big are ships, actually, and what happens if you use them for a quite unintended purpose? Turned upside down, or broken, they become something very different. In 2008 the artist built a partial replica of the side of a barge for a project at the Caesuur exhibition space in Middelburg, to show the relative sizes of ships and houses. The work, entitled Ware Grootte (‘Full size’), was a huge black surface placed behind the windows of the building – visible and yet invisible. Dees also investigated the actual size of the wave depicted in Hokusai’s famous print The Great Wave. She estimated the size of the boats and the wave by taking the human figures in the print as her yardstick. She then used these sizes to produce an installation at the Kipvis guest studio in Vlissingen. A small newspaper report about a tragedy in 2011 was the inspiration for several works in which all the passengers in an older newspaper photograph of ‘boat people’ were coloured with a marker pen, to emphasise the disappearance of the subject matter. The Disappearance (2013) is based on a book of pictures about the history of sailing. All the ships shown in the book, as well as the people on board them, are coloured with permanent black marker ink. Where is the boundary between presence and disappearance?Tamara Dees studied sculpture at the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design and Visual Arts at the Post Sint Joost Academy in Breda. Her work has been purchased by the Sanders-Ten Holte collection, Woongoed Zeeuws Vlaanderen, the Vlissingen art library and various private collections. It has also been commissioned for temporary exhibitions in public space by clients including the Province of Limburg/Roermond Municipal Museum and the Province of Zeeland Visual Arts Centre (CBK Zeeland).

downloads

cv 2015 (pdf)

//education

Post St. Joost Breda, Visual Arts (MA), graduated in 2001 1998 Erasmus scolarship KIAD, Canterbury (UK) Academie Beeldende Kunsten Maastricht, Visual Arts (BA), graduated in 1998

//exhibitions solo/duo

2017 Mare Nostrum, Mon Capitaine, Middelburg 2017 Flotilla, Rotterdam Contemporary, booth twelve twelve gallery 2017 The Open Boat, twelve twelve gallery, The Hague 2016 So You Don't Get Lost In The Neighborhood, Vleeshal Middelburg/ Terneuzen 2015-16 Of Suffering, Elizabeth Ziekenhuis, Tilburg 2015 Motivi Portanti, duo with P.B. Van Rossem (B) Galerie van den Berge, Goes 2015 Monument, Woot Antwerp (B) 2014 TEER, Spaceburo Antwerp (B) 2014 In the Dead of Night, Galerie van den Berge, Goes 2012 The Bat, Bewaerschole, duo with Ruth van Beek, Burgh Haamstede 2011 Staring at the Sea, Kunstuitleen Terneuzen 2011 ETUDE II (about Oban), Kipvis, Vlissingen 2011 Tor Magnolia (screening), Sub Urban Video Lounge, Rotterdam 2011 ETUDE (about Oban), Gist, Hulst 2010 Tor Magnolia(screening), CC Evergem, Evergem (B) 2009 Dick de Bruijn Contemporary Art, Middelburg 2008 Ware Grootte, Galerie Caesuur, Middelburg 2006 Viewpoint, 's Landshuis, Hulst 1999 Sailor sails, Hedah achter glas, Maastricht 1999 Hot Red International, Den Haag

//group

2017 groepstentoonstelling, Galerie Van den Berge, Goes 2017 Vloed, Ten Bogaerde, Koksijde (B) 2017 Art The Hague, booth twelve twelve gallery 2017 Plaatsbepaling, Aardenburg 2016 Benefiettentoonstelling Vleeshal Zusterstraat, Middelburg 2016 Out of the black and into the blue, Galerie van den Berge, Goes 2016 ATC*, galerie Martin van Blerck, Antwerpen (B) 2016 Tumult in Gent #4, Gouvernement, Gent (B) 2016 Anonymous Drawings, Rüsselsheim (D) 2016 pARTytent Reunion, ACEC Apeldoorn 2015 This Art Fair, Tekenkabinet, Amsterdam 2015 Anonymous Drawings, Braunschweig (D) 2015 AFFAF, first Arnemuidse Art Fair, Arnemuiden 2015 Anonymous Drawings, Berlin and Braunzweig(D), Rome (I) 2015 Tekenkabinet Purmerend and Amsterdam 2015 Art Streams, RAMFoundation, Rotterdam 2015 DArt Mechelen (B) 2015 pArtytent Ten Words/One Shot, Frankfurt Eltville (D) 2015 pArtytent plan D, Düsseldorf (D) 2015 A Belgian Politician, Marion de Canniere Artspace, Antwerpen (B) 2014 Echoes of Artificial Landscapes, Kabinetten van de Vleeshal, Middelburg 2014 pArtytent, Willem III, Vlissingen 2014 zomertentoonstelling, Galerie van den Berge, Goes 2014 Lovejoy Unit-1, SpaceBuro Antwerpen (B) 2013 23+, Galerie van den Berge, Goes 2013 Re:Rotterdam, Artfair, Rotterdam 2012/2013 Sculptuur NL, Korenbeurs Schiedam 2012 Façade, Middelburg 2012 Gulliver Goes, into a whirpool vortex, Museum Le Secet, Goes 2012 The December Store II Belgian Edition, Galerie Jan Dhaese, Gent (B) 2011 The Lost Relay, Argument (as a part of Incubate Festival), Tilburg 2010 Kleintje Kunst, Kunstuitleen de Bevelanden, Goes 2010 Ruhr 2010, Container-transit, Duisburg (D) 2009 Nieuw Zeeland, CBK Rotterdam 2009 Freedom4all, CBKZeeland/ COS, Middelburg 2009 Curator Curator #3, Towards Confluence, Hisk, Gent(B) 2008 De Rotterdamse Selectie, CBK Zeeland, Middelburg 2008 Time, no Time #3, Urban Espressobar, Rotterdam 2008 Dijken van Wijven, fort St. Jacob en St. Livinus 2008 Waterscheiding, CBK Zeeland, Middelburg 2008 Din A4, Stedelijk Museum Roermond 2008 Preview Zeeuwse Nieuwe On Tour, Theo van Doesburgcentrum, Vlissingen 2007 Proloog Zeeuwse Nieuwe, Terneuzen 2007 Kunstlicht, G2A, Goes 2006 België-Nederland/Nederland-België, CBK Zeeland, fort Ellewoutsdijk, 2006 (Zuider)zee, Corrosia/CBK Flevoland, Almere 2006 Decade, Urban Esspressobar, Rotterdam 2004 Moment(@) Bornem, Monumental, Bornem (België) 2003 Maas, Stedelijk Museum, Roermond 2003 Beeldenstorm, NBKS, Breda 2003 Waddenkunstprijs, Museum het Hannemahuis, Harlingen 2001 Actention, Artis, den Bosch (performance) 2001 Salon, Cacaofabriek, Helmond 2001 Passerelle, Terneuzen 2001 de Overslag, Eindhoven 2001 Peeping, eindpresentatie Post st Joost, Dordrecht 2000 Hedah Buiten, stadspark, Maastricht 2000 Lokaal 01, Breda 1998 Weichmacher, Monschau(Duitsland) 1998 eindexamenexpositie, Hof van Tillie, Maastricht 1998 de Bakkerij, Maastricht 1998 kunstroute, Oostakker(België) 1998 Avenue Ceramique, Maastricht 1998/1999 vier presentaties, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht

//artfairs

2018 Art Rotterdam (NL) 2017 Art The Hague (NL) 2017 RCArtfair, Rotterdam (NL) 2016 Art The Hague (NL)

//press

12/02/17 Trendbeheer 10/02/17 Lost Painters 09/02/17 Kees Koomen 28/01/17 Villa Next Door 2017 De Grote Nederlandse Kunst Kalender April 2016, Blauwe illusie van eeuwigheid, Nico Out, Pzc March 2016, Tumult FM, radio interview October 2015, Nico Out, PZC August 2015, D!NGmagazine #17 June 2015, Platform Platvorm #1 March 2015 HArt magazine March 28 Beeldenmagazine October 2014, PZC, May 2014, Nico Out, BN/De Stem December 2012 Decreet 9/10 (magazine) 9 December 2012 weblog Kees Koomen September 2012 catalogue Façade with text about my work by Frits de Coninck October 13,2011 'Het licht geeft de ruimte structuur' by Nico Out, PZC September 18, 2011 The Lost Relay #6 with Eveline Nieuwveld and Lydia Weijers September 17, 2011 The Lost Relay #5 with Jordy Koevoets and Thomas I'Anson July 11, 2011 Global Burrows project Elis Vermeulen November 15, 2010-17 March 17, 2011 weblog werkperiode Virtual Art Residence November 15, 2009 www.trendbeheer.com, Nieuw Zeeland September 1, 2009 www.intertekst.com, Kamila Wielebska and Remco de Blaaij May 2009, PZC, "Moederschap schept een band", Ali Pankow May 15, 2009, TV Walcheren May 3, 2009, Omroep Zeeland radio, interview Titia Dijkstra 2009, <;H>;art# 46 June 20, 2008, BNdeStem, "Dijken van wijven nemen forten in", Jeanette Vergouwen (same article: June 26, 2008 PZC, "Dijken van wijven verleggen grenzen") June 5, 2008, Omroep Zeeland TV, exhibition Waterscheiding in 'de Kunstkeet' June 2, 2008 www.whatspace.nl May 31, 2008, PZC, "Westerschelde leeft tussen overkanten", Jan van Damme May 28, 2008, Omroep Zeeland TV, 'de Kunstkeet" December 14, 2007, PZC, "Nieuwe Zeeuwse Nieuwe", Anita Tournois July 8, 2006, PZC, "Nederland en België samen apart", by Rolf Bosboom April 13, 2006, PZC, "Balans tussen tijdelijk en blijvend", by Anita Tournois June 3, 2004, De Tijd (B), "Kunstwerken vertellen verhaaltjes" by Marc Ruyters May 27, 2003, Dagblad de Limburger, "Kunst in uitvoering op Munsterplein" by Fons Elbersen July 25, 1999, Haagsche Courant, Roos van Put December 1998, Straatkrant Limburg "De zee en varen als inspiratiebron" by J.Leunessen

//catalogi

2016 KinderKunstWeek 2016 Gewoon Kunst ISBN 9789063542016 2015 Tamara Dees, Echoes of Artificial Landscapes, De Vleeshal ISBN 9789081788762 2012 Facade, CBK Zeeland/ Zeeuws Tijdschrift 2010 Ruhr 2010 2010 Curator Curator, ERForS 2008 Grenzen (Borders), Dijken van wijven 2007 DinA4 project, L5, Roermond 2003 Wadden Art Prize 2003 Maas 2001 A(rt)ssenede 2001 catalogue Peeping 2000 h5 (Hedah) 1998 catalogue ABK Maastricht

2008 nomination Zeeuwse Stimuleringsprijs (Prize for talent from the Dutch province Zeeland) 2003 nomination Waddenkunstprijs voor jong talent (Wadden Art Prize for young talent)

//commissions and sold works

2017 private collections in The Netherlands and United Kingdom 2016 private collections 2015 private collections 2014 private collections 2013 private collections, Collection Sanders -Ten Holte 2012 commission for Façade 2012, CBK Zeeland 2012 private collections 2011 private collections 2009 private collection 2009 commission for COS Zeeland 2008 multiple Museumnacht CBK Zeeland 2008 Stichting Caesuur 2008 private collection 2008 animation film for Het Zeeuwse gezicht/ BNA/CBK Zeeland 2004 30 photographs for collection Woongoed Zeeuws-Vlaanderen