tamara dees

/about

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

represented by

twelve twelve gallery, Den Haag

work in stock

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

contact

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

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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 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

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

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