Biography

Born in Nijmegen, the Netherlands (1977), studied at Artez, Arnhem 1995/1999 and at Frank Mohr Institute (MFA painting department), Groningen 2001/2003, currently working and living in Rotterdam.

Kuipers’ work consists room-filling installations, wall reliefs, sculptures and works on paper. Characteristic of his work is the layered structure of two-dimensional elements. Recently, the theme his work shifted from the human body and existence to a more abstract domain. Crystallization and fanning out, concentration and flow, presence and absence, are his current thinking and working framework. Hereby the energy of making and the dynamics within the composition take a central place.

His work was exhibited at art fairs such as Art Amsterdam NL (2009) and Art Gent BE (2011). He made commissioned work for Vodafone (2011) and Facebook (2016)

 

Education

2001-2003

Frank Mohr Instituut, Hanzehogeschool Groningen, MFA Painting.

1995-1999

Artez, Arnhem

 

Exhibitions

2017

-Solo presentation, SBK Noord, Amsterdam

2016

-Wall reliefs, Facebook office, Amsterdam

-In a state of flux, groupshow, Kers gallery, Amsterdam

2015 

-Goodbye George, burn the ship come spring, Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam

-Papier in de hoofdrol, groupshow, Museum Gorkum, Gronichem

-Kersentuin, groupshow, KunstRai, curated by Kers Gallery

 2014
-Network Clay / GRASIEKWC, groupshow, curated by B. Kramer, Landgoed Anningahof, Zwolle

-The Daylight Show, groupexhibition curated by Gallery Ton de Boer, Dresselhuys Paviljoen, Hilversum

-Solo presentation, Whispering Wall, The Hague

-Artist Paper Biennale, groupshow, Museum Rijswijk, Rijswijk

-Goodbye George, Burn the ship come spring, solo presentation, De Witte slagerij, solo presentation, Rotterdam

-Goodbye George, Burn the ship come spring, solo presentation, Dapiran Art Project Space, Utrecht

-Rock Paper Scissors, groupshow, Roodkapje Rotterdam

2013
-Letting go, solo presentation, Het Plafond, Rotterdam

-Letting Go, groupshow, Glow festival, Eindhoven

-We Like Art at the Westergasfabriek , groupshow, Amsterdam

-Final Presentation EKWC, Den Bosch

-Ende Neu, solo exhibition Gallery Jaap Sleper, Utrecht

Re:Rotterdam, Artfair, Rotterdam

2012
-I miss my youth, groupshow, Gallery Joey Ramone, Rotterdam

-Völlig losgelöst, solo presentation at Art Gent (Giga Case) via Gallery Jaap Sleper

-Völlig losgelöst, solo presentation at Het Plafond, Rotterdam

Attraction of the opposites, groupshow, CUCOSA, Rotterdam

RE:Rotterdam, Artfair, Rotterdam

2011
-Preludium, Gallery 10, Utrecht

-RE:Amsterdam, groupshow, Amsterdam

-RE:Rotterdam, groupshow, Lantaarn Venster, Rotterdam

-Flowers!, groupshow, Museum de Buitenplaats, Eelde

-Drawing Art Fair, CBK Schiedam, Schiedam

2010
-Anatomy of Desire, solo exhibition Gallery 10, Utrecht

-Enigma, group exhibition TENT, Rotterdam

-Alles is goed hier, group exhibition Gallery 300%, Rotterdam

-Art flow for Pakistan (charity auction), NAI, Rotterdam

-We like 6%, group exhibition, Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam

2009
-Solo presentation at Art Amsterdam, presented by Gallery 10, Amsterdam

-The Nethelands – Iraq Cultural Exhibition, The Atrium of The Haque City Hall, Den Haag

2008
-Niemand is ooit verdwaald, groupshow Pakt, Amsterdam

-Leibhaftigkeit, duo presentation with A. Kellner, LCC Rotterdam, Rotterdam

-De schepping in 6+1 weken, groepshow CBK Middelburg, Middelburg

-Body contrasts Nature, groupshow, Galerie 300%, Rotterdam

-DRIE, groupshow, curated by Jan van der Ploeg, Chielerie, Amsterdam

– Disembodyment, duo exhibition with J. Krebbekx, Galerie 10, Utrecht

2007
-W139 Basement, groupshow, Amsterdam

-Ground Two Festival, Villa Ockenburgh, Den Haag

2006
-Solopresation, invited by Paul Mertz, Amsterdam

-Menselijke Analyse, groupshow during the The Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven

2005

-‘Rubens en tijdgenoten’, groupshow, Art Affairs,  Amsterdam

-Confrontaties in zwart, wit en transparant, groupshow, Art Affairs, Amsterdam

2004
-‘Rubens en tijdgenoten’, groupshow, invited by Paul Mertz, Amsterdam

2003
-‘Coming out’ Groupshow, guestcurator Elly Stegeman, Groningen.

-Solo exhibition, Gallery Sign, Groningen.
-‘Outframed’, Gallery Jacoba Wijk, Groningen.

2002
-‘Open house’ Groupshow, guestcurator Ellen de Bruijne, Groningen.

-‘Hidden’ Groupshow, guestcurator Elly Stegeman, Groningen.

 

Stipends

2015-Project investment grant,  Mondriaan Fund

2013-Project investment grant,  Mondriaan Fund

2012
-O&O grant, CBK Rotterdam

 

Residencies

2015Sundaymorning@EKWC, the Netherlands

2013Sundaymorning@EKWC, the Netherlands

 

Projects 

2008  -Into the Hearts / Scanning for symbiosis I, 9 Straatjes Rood Project by Vodafone, Amsterdam

-Mentorship by Jan van der Ploeg via Kunstenaars&Co, Amsterdam

 

Publications/Cataloques

2015 – Unexpected Art, Chronicle Books, J. Moussa Spring, preface F. Hofman, San Fransisco

2014 -Catalogue Artist Paper Biennale, Museum Rijswijk
-kM Magazine no 91, interview by Monika Auch

2013 – Hohe Luft (German Filosophy magazine)

-Attraction of the opposites, Catalogue

2011
-Bookpresentation Gallery 10, Utrecht

2010
-Photograph in ‘Art Fairs’ by Dolph Kessler

-Review (Enigma) NRC Handelsblad & NRC Next

2009
-Review Tableau Fine Arts Magazine

2008
-Review Provinciale Zeeuwse Courant
-Review Blend Magazine
-Catalogue Negen Straatjes Rood project, Vodafone

2007
-Catalogue Ground Two Festival, The Hague

2003
-Catalogue Final Presentation Frank Mohr Institute, Goningen

-Catalogue Waddenkunstprijs, Harlingen