Willem Besselink  (1980)  

Geboren in Venray. Woont en werkt in Rotterdam.

Opleiding
Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam (2003-2006)
Afgestudeerd, cum laude
Wiskunde; Humboldt Universität, Berlin/Duitsland (2000-2003)
Theatervormgeving; Academie Minerva, Groningen (2000-2002)
2016
Schaal
(g) PHK18 | bureau voor kunst, Rotterdam/The Netherlands
5 years IK
(g) IK Pavillion, Oost Souburg/The Netherlands
If Paradise is Half as Nice #6
(g) Ehemalige Polygraph, Leipzig / Germany
in correspondence with the drawing
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2015
PHK18 #06
(g) PHK18 | bureau voor kunst, Rotterdam/The Netherlands
Amusing Ourselves to Death
(g) Galerie Frank Taal @ De Rotterdam, Rotterdam/The Netherlands
If Paradise is Half as Nice #5
(g) Ehemalige Dietzold Fabrik, Leipzig/Germany
Ästhetik des Banalen zwo
(g) Harmelinhaus, Leipzig/Germany
Kindred Spirits
(g) Galerie Frank Taal, Rotterdam/The Netherlands
If Paradise is Half as Nice #4
(g) Lasloods, Vlissingen/The Netherlands
Schlüssel zur Stadt
(g) Leipzigerstrasse Berlin/Germany
Forth Down, Skip Under
(g) Frontviews, Berlin/Germany


2014
Unfair Amsterdam
(s, fair) Unfair, Amsterdam/The Netherlands
If Paradise is Half as Nice #3
(g) Ehemalige getreidemühle, Leipzig/Germany
(g) PostIndustriale - der Raum, Leipzig/Germany
Figure That
(g) Galerie Frank Taal, Rotterdam/The Netherlands
Connected 010@020
(g) Galerie Roger Katwijk, Amsterdam/The Netherlands
Update #1
(g) Wiebengahal, Maastricht/The Netherlands
Imaging Agent
(g) PIT in Park, Tilburg/The Netherlands
Beeldentuin Ravesteyn
(g) Heenvliet/The Netherlands
Onderzoeksbureau DOSIS: Piswaaier
(g) Rotterdamse Museumnacht, Rotterdam/The Netherlands
Beyond the Picturesque of Perspective
(g) Pand Paulus, Schiedam/The Netherlands
TENT's Hidden Bar
(g) Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam/The Netherlands
If Paradise is Half as Nice
(g) Galerie Frank Taal, Rotterdam/The Netherlands


2013
The Eye of the Beholder
(g) Art Affairs Gallery, Amsterdam/The Netherlands
If Paradise is half as nice 2
(g) Ehemalige Heeresbäckerei, Leipzig/Germany
(g) Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin/Germany
Koninklijke Prijs voor Vrije Schilderkunst / Royal Award for Painting
(g) Paleis op de Dam, Amsterdam/The Netherlands
Hello!
(g) Hello art fair, with galerie Frank Taal, Halle 14, Spinnerei, Leipzig/Germany
Idiopolis
(g) REMAP 4, Frontviews Contemporary, Athens/Greece
Fit for a King
(g) Ampelhaus, Oranienbaum/Germany
Late Nights and Early Mornings
(s)+(d) Kunstraum, London/UK
Profiler
(s) galerie Frank Taal, Rotterdam/The Netherlands
6500 : 1 Rotterdam
(g) Art at the Warehouse, art fair, with galerie Frank Taal, Rotterdam/The Netherlands


2012
Hemelse Gewelven
(d) Het Plafond, Rotterdam/The Netherlands
6500 : 1
(s) IKpavillion, Oost Souburg/The Netherlands
Figure This
(g) galerie Frank Taal, Rotterdam/The Netherlands
Aus der Zeit
(g) Frontviews Gallery, Berlin/Germany
Perennial Conceits
(g) galerie Frank Taal, Rotterdam/The Netherlands
Lijnen/Banen

(g) installation during ZigZagCity architecture festival, Rotterdam/The Netherlands
MK Award Fundraiser Show
(g) RE:Rotterdam, Rotterdam/The Netherlands
Out of Control
(g) Nest, The Hague/The Netherlands


2011
Lego Homines
(s) De Aanschouw, Rotterdam/The Netherlands
Every Picture Tells a Story
(g) TENT, Rotterdam/The Netherlands
Varios Barrios
(s) ARCO art fair Madrid with MKgalerie, Madrid/Spain
Thuis
(g) Frank Taal’s home, Rotterdam/The Netherlands


2010
Onderzoeksbureau DOSIS: >rHe:ID2
(s) Museumnacht Delft, Museum het Prinsenhof, Delft/The Netherlands
Kiezwege Berlin
(s) SenatsReserveSpeicher, Berlin/Germany
Hardlink
(s) No Holds Barred, Art Amsterdam, RAI, Amsterdam/The Netherlands
Herdefinities
(g) MKgalerie Rotterdam/The Netherlands
Mining
(g) Hotel Mariakapel, Hoorn/The Netherlands
MY public space / ‘... to find emptiness in cityscapes’(g) Gemak, The Hague/The Netherlands


2009
Take a Breath – Atem Holen
(g) MKgalerie, Berlin/Germany
Kappalai
(g) De Geertruida, het Havenmuseum, Rotterdam/The Netherlands
(g) Het SieboldHuis, Leiden/The Netherlands
Sneak preview
(g) Senatsreserverspeicher, Berlin/Germany
Kiezwege Rotterdam
(s) MKgalerie, Rotterdam/The Netherlands
222VOLT
(g) Ateliers 222, Dordrecht/The Netherlands
Nuit des Musées
(d) with Position, Berlin/Germany
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Chambéry/France
weben&kleben – weven&kleven – tisser&scotcher
(d) with Position, Cité des Arts; Chambéry/France
Onderzoeksbureau DOSIS: >RE:ID
(s) public art project Rotterdamse Museum Night 2009, Rotterdam/The Netherlands


2008
Armut macht Geil
(g) WEI and TAC, Eindhoven/The Netherlands
Die fünfte Ecke
(g) Uferpalast, Berlin/Germany
vlak naast 1
(g) Kunstkerk, Dordrecht/The Netherlands


2007
Onderzoeksbureau DOSIS: ‘The influence of abstract stimulants on the functioning of groups’
(g) Research / exhibition / seminar; NP3, Groningen/The Netherlands
Heavy Rotation
(g) Uferpalast, Berlin/Germany
Een grafische weergave van een geschiedenis
(s) Moira, Utrecht/The Netherlands
Planet Prozess
(g) ehemaliger Senatsreservespeicher, Berlin/Germany
Transposed & Illuminated
(g) Pictura, Dordrecht/The Netherlands


2006
Destillaat 9
(g) Exrapool; Nijmegen/The Netherlands
Positioning System – whereareyou iamhere hereweare
(g) Showroom MAMA; Rotterdam/The Netherlands
BoulevArt, kunstroute Tussendijken
(g) De Kunstsuper, Rotterdam/The Netherlands
ArtOlive Jong Talent 2006
(g) Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam/The Netherlands
The early work
(g) Wereld van Witte de With, Rotterdam/The Netherlands
De Aanschouw Lustrum
(g) De Aanschouw, Rotterdam/The Netherlands
Zonder Titel
(g) Blaak 10, Rotterdam
Graduation show Willem de Kooning Academy
(g) Groot Handelsgebouw, Rotterdam/The Netherlands
Punten en Komma’s
(g) Pictura, Dordrecht/The Netherlands


2005
‘Polysphäre; künstlerische Positionen zur Großstadt’
(g) Ex-White Trash, Berlin/Germany
Bleiben Sie bitte ein Moment stehen II
(g) at the UdK Rundgang, Universität der Künste, Berlin/Germany
Berlin – Rotterdam 25 x 25; 125 x 6; wo bin ich / waar zou ik zijn
(s) Het Plafond, Rotterdam/The Netherlands



Prizes / Nominations / Grants / Scholarships / Residencies

2013
Nominated for Royal Dutch Award for Painting
Shortlisted for the Charlotte van Pallandt prize

2012
Artist in Residence, (Mondrian Fund) IK pavillion, Oost Souburg//The Netherlands

2011
Research Grant, (O&O-subsidie) Centre for Visual Arts (CBK) Rotterdam

2010
Project Grant, The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture
Artist in Residence, Hotel Mariakapel, Hoorn/The Netherlands

2007
Starters Grant, The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture

2006
Shortlisted for ArtOlive Award 2006
Drempelprijs 2006 / Award of the Threshold 2006 encouragement prize for most promising graduate from the city of Rotterdam

2005
Erasmus exchange scholarship for exchange programme to University of Arts Berlin/Germany
First prize National science quiz for students; organized by the national science foundation (NWO) and national broadcasting organisation VPRO


Publications

2015
De Grote Rotterdamse Kunstkalender 2016
Arcade Magazine on Architecture and Design, Data Culture, Seattle/USA, Spring 2015, (iCal/uCal)
Platform Platvorm 2
SenatsReserveSpeicher, catalogue

2014
The L'Anormalité // La Déviance Album art work
Unfair artfair catalogue
I am not doing anything until I feel the need Calendar project by Joanneke Meester

2013
De Grote Rotterdamse Kunstkalender 2014

2012
REX alumni magazine Willem de Kooning Academy

2011
{HMK} 10 years Hotel Maria Kapel
De Grote Rotterdamse Kunstkalender 2012
ARCO artfair catalogue (Varios Barrios)
THUIS exhibition catalogue

2010
START 2006-2008 catalogue fonds BKVB, Amsterdam
ART Amsterdam catalogue (Hardlink)
Fietsstang blad over fietsen, July 2010 (Conceptreis)
Tableau fine arts magazine June 2010 (Hardlink)
Mix Magazine London, March 2010 (>RE:ID)

2009
Le Dauphiné Libere daily Newspaper, Chambéry/France, May 2009 (Kiezwege Chambéry)
What’s Up Rotterdam Art Magazine, May 2009 (>RE:ID)
010 uitmagazine, maart 2009 (>RE:ID)

2007
Boekie-Boekie Magazine for Art and Literature for children, Rotterdam/The Netherlands

2006
Tagesspiegel Daily Newspaper, Berlin/Germany (RePositionen Berlin)



(s) = solotentoonstelling
(d) = duotentoonstelling
(g) = groepstentoonstelling

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Exposities (komt nu voorbij)

De volgende instellingen bieden werk aan en organiseren exposities:
Bureau voor Kunst | PHK18, Rotterdam

De volgende musea/instellingen hebben werk in hun collectie:
Museum De Waag, Deventer


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