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Les sculptures monochromes de Wouter Dam semblent être gonflé par l’air qui les traverse. Comme une voile gonflée par le vent, les formes semblent onduler sous la houle, formant ainsi des vagues et des creux. Elles attirent le regard à la fois sur des courbes douces mais aussi sur des bords aiguisés, et nous plongent dans un état méditatif.

« A première vue, mes créations peuvent paraître minimalistes. Mais elles sont néanmoins intrigantes »

L’œuvre un  céramique de Wouter Dam démontre une capacité remarquable de combiner des formes lisses et ondulées avec des couleurs douces et sensuelles. Une parfaite fusion de courbes qui forme une sculpture compacte et intense aussi bien à l’intérieur qu’à l’extérieur.

Le travail semble jaillir de plusieurs sources et laisse apparaître une architecture simple et élégante :

« Je flirte avec des formes anthropomorphiques classiques et j’effleure la nature en m’inspirant des structures de végétaux. »

Ces créations ne révèlent qu’un vague soupçon de ses sources d’inspiration, afin de laisser courir librement l’imagination de chacun.

 

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Exposed Work

WOUTER DAM

 

1957                                    Born in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

 

  • Educated at Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam,( Academie of fine Arts).

Head of the department Jan v.d.Vaart

Lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Wouter Dam

Shows

2023 Collectable , Design Fair, represented by Vivid Gallery. Brussels, Belgium.

2023 KUNSTMUSEUM Den Haag, the Hague ARTMUSEUM, large presentation of my sculptures – SOLO – The Hague, Den Haag , the Netherlands

2022 Galerie VIVID, summer show, showing my new vertical lines. Rotterdam, the Netherlands

2022 KLEUR, COLOUR, Museum Tiendschuur Tegelen, the Netherlands

2022 Galerie TERRA, 36 vazen parade, 36 vases parade. Delft, the Netherlands

2022 Art Rotterdam, represented by Galerie VIVID. Rotterdam, the Netherlands

2021 Gallery VIVID – SOLO – Rottterdam, the Netherlands.

2021 Gallery Carla Koch Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2021 Design Berlin Germany, represented by Vivid Rotterdam

2021 Maison Gramont Fanjeaux, France

2020 Le Don du Fel France

2020 Gallery Puls Brussel, Belgium

2020 Design Basel Basel Switzerland, represented by gallery VIVID, Rotterdam

2019 Amsterdam Art Fair(KunstRai) represented by gallery C.Koch Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2018 Kunst-Rai, Art Fair, Amsterdam, represented by C. Koch. Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

2018 Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum, exhibition : Simple Form Ibaraki prefecture, Japan.

2018 Qade, Art fair, represented by C. Koch – SOLO – Rotterdam, the Netherlands

2018 Salone del Mobile, large group of sculptures in the booth of Piet Boon Studio – SOLO – Milan, Italy.

2018 Decorex, represented by J. Bird Gallery, London. London, United Kingdom.

2018 Joanna Bird Gallery, summer show. London, United Kingdom.

2018 Art the Haque, contemporary Art Fair, represented by C. Koch Gallery The Haque, the Netherlands.

2018 AD Gallery, a vase is a vase … Antwerp, Belgium.

2018 Pan Amsterdam, Art and Antique Fair, represented by C. Koch gallery Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

2018 Design Miami, represented by Gallery Vivid, Rotterdam. Miami, U.S.A.

2017 Rotterdam contemporary Art Fair, represented by C. Koch Rotterdam, the Netherlands

2017 Tresor, Contemporary Art Fair, represented by Gallery Taste Geneve Basel, Zwitzerland.

2017 Puls Gallery, Brussels. – SOLO – Brussels, Belgium

2016 Hetjens Museum, contemporary ceramics from Fontana to Uecker Dusseldorf, Germany

2016 Art Geneve, art fair, represented by «Taste»Contemporary Craft Geneve, Zwitserland.

2016 Presentation at the Jonathan Burden Gallery. – SOLO – New York City, U.S.A.

2016 Hetjens Museum, Exhibition: contemporary ceramics from Fontana to Uecker.. Dusseldorf, Germany.

2015 Gallery NEC – SOLO – Paris, France

2015 Rotterdam Contemporary, Artfair, represented by Carla Koch Gallery Rotterdam, cruise terminal, The Netherlands

2015 Museum Tiendschuur, groeten uit Amsterdam(greetings from Amsterdam Tegelen, the Netherlands

2014 AD Gallery Antwerpen, Belgium

2014 RAW Art Fair, represented by Gall, C. Koch Rotterdam , Netherlands

2014 Modern Masters, 66 international applied Arts Fair. Munchen, Germany

2014 Klei / Clay, a century of ceramics, at rietveld Academy of Arts the Haque, Den Haag, Netherlands

2014 Theebowl, Oxford Caramics Gallery Oxford, England

2014 Gallery Eewal, on location. Beetsterswaag, Frieland, Netherlands

2014 «formed» the /Lake Side Gallery. Nottingham, England.

2014 AD Gallery Antwerp ( antwerpen ) Belgium

2013 Frank Lloyd Gallery Santa Monica, L.A. California, U.S.A.

2013 Art 2013, Art Fair, represented by C.Koch Gall. Utrecht, Netherlands

2013 Previum lounge – SOLO – Schiphol, Amsterdam Airport

2013 Schloss Schleisheim,» in dialoque with the Baroque» Munchen, Germany

2013 Gallery Puls – SOLO – Brussels, Belgium

2013 RAW Art Fair, represented by Gall, C. Koch Rotterdam , Netherlands

2013 KunstRai, Amsterdam ArtFair. rep. by Gall.C.Koch. Amsterdam, Netherlands.

2012 Mitochu Koeki Co. Tokyo – SOLO – One men show at the Tokyo Art Fair, Tokyo , Japan.

2012 Joanna Bird Gallery , London. COLLECT artfair, Saatchi Gall. London, England

2012 NeC Gallery – SOLO – Hong Kong , China.

2011 OBJECT, Applied Art Fair, represented by Gall. Carla Koch. Rotterdam , The Netherlands.

2011 Gallery NeC. – SOLO – Paris , France

2011 Museum Schokland, Exhibition : bodem schatten vinden bodem, 3 special pieces inspired by collection from the Museum. Schokland, The Nethelands.

2011 Galerie du Don, 4th Festival of European sculptural Caramics Le Don du Fel, France.

2011 Ampersand House Gallery and Puls Gallery, Living with Ceramics. Brussels, Belgium.

2011 Joan B Merviss Gallery, Conversations in Clay, West Meets East. New York, USA

2011 Danese Gallery, Contemporary Ceramics. New York, USA

2011 PAN Amsterdam, Art Fair, represented by C. Koch Gallery. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2011 Joanne B Merviss Gallery ( west meets east ) New York City, U.S.A.

2011 Danese Gallery, show : Contemporary Ceramics. New York City, U.S.A.

2010 OBJECT, Applied Art Fair, represented by C. Koch Gall. Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

2010 Museum Boymans van Beuningen, exhibition : gebrande aarde, burned soil. new acquisitions Rotterdam The Netherlands.

2010 Carla Koch Gallery. – SOLO – Amsterdam The Netherlands

2010 Grazia Blumberg Gallery Reclinghausen, Germany.

2009 Carla Koch gallery. – SOLO – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2009 Auction, Phillips du Pury & Co, Design April, London, United Kingdom.

2009 Puls Gallery – SOLO – Brussels , Belgium.

2009 Auction at Camard & Ass. Ceramique contemporain Paris , France.

2009 Frank Lloyd Gallery. – SOLO – Santa Monica ( Bergamot station )L.A. California, USA.

2008 Kunst op Kamers, de Rijp, The Netherlands.

2008 Marianne Heller Gallery, – SOLO – Heidelberg, Germany.

2008 PAN Amsterdam, Art Fair. represented by C.Koch Gall. Amsterdam The Netherlands

2008 Auction, Phillips du Pury &Co, Design. New York, USA.

2007 PAN Amsterdam, Art fair, The Netherlands, represented by Carla Koch,

2007 Lineart, Art fair, Gent, Belgium, represented by Carla Koch.

2007 Carla Koch Gallery, – SOLO – Amsterdam , The Netherlands

2007 Frank Lloyd Gallery, – SOLO – Santa Monica, L.A. U.S.A.

2007 Ar-t-gillae Koksijde, Belgium.

2007 OBJECT Art Fair, Rotterdam. The Netherlands, represented by Carla Koch Gallery.

2007 Tokyo Art Fair, – SOLO – represented by Mytochu Koeki Co. Tokyo, Japan.

2007 Frank Lloyd Gallery, – SOLO – Santa Monica, L.A. U.S.A.

2007 COLLECT art fair, Victoria&Albert Museum London, England.

2007 The Clay Studio, Abstract sculpture: a group show Philadelphia, U.S.A

2006 American Art Dealers Association Show at the «Armoury»N.Y., U.S.A.

2006 COLLECT art show Victoria&Albert Museum, London, England.

2006 Garth Clark Gallery, – SOLO – NewYork , U.S.A.

2006 S.O.F.A. New york, U.S.A.

2006 Galerie Pierre, – SOLO – Paris, France.

2006 PULS Gallery, – SOLO – Brussels, Belgium.

2006 Gallery Ëewal – SOLO – Leeuwarden, Holland.

2005 COLLECT art fair London England.

2005 Museum Boymans van Beuningen Rotterdam sculptures bought by Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam,

2005 Carla Koch Gallery, – SOLO – Amsterdam, Holland.

2005 Ceramique contemporaines europeenes(contemporary European ceramics) Troyes, France.

2004 Collect Art Fair, British Craft Council, Victoria&Albert, Museum, London, England

2004 Carla Koch Gallery, – SOLO – Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

2004 Keramiikka 2004, Fiskars, Finland

2004 Frank Lloyd Gallery, – SOLO – Santa Monica, L.A. U.S.A.

2004 Naked Clay-Ceramics without glaze, Rufford Art Center, England.

2003 Pan Amsterdam, art fair, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

2003 Frank Steyaert-huis, – SOLO – Gallery, Gent, Belgium.

2003 The Legacy of Modern Ceramic Art, Museum of Modern Ceramic Art,

2003 Art Rotterdam, modern art fair, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

2003 Garth Clark Gallery, – SOLO – New York,U.S.A.

2002 Frank Lloyd Gallery, – SOLO – Santa Monica, California, USA.

2002 G.R. Gardiner museum, Toronto, Canada. (Modernism and Beyond).gave lecture on symposium.

2002 Contemporary Dutch Ceramics, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon, England.

2002 Eewal, Leeuwarden, – SOLO – the Netherlands.

2002 Masterpieces, Palazio Bricherasio, Italy.

2002 Artistes, Galerie Pierre, Paris, France.

2001 Centenario 1902-200, Esposizione D

2001 Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, California, USA.

2001 Applied Art Fair, München, Germany, (Meister der Moderne)

2001 Gallery b15, – SOLO – München, Germany, (Meister der Moderne)

2001 International ceramic show, Hotel Dassault, Paris, Franse

2001 Poetics of Clay, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, USA. Curator

2001 Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, ceramics presentation,

2001 Workshop at Watershed Centre for ceramic arts, resident

2001 Salon International de Ceramic, P aris France Presentation by b15.

2001 Carla Koch Gallery, – SOLO – Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

2000 Kunsthal Hof 88, Hengelo, the Netherlands.

2000 S.O.F.A. New York, USA, presented by N. Margolis Gallery.

2000 Kunst-RAI, (Amsterdam Art Fair) Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

2000 N. Margolis Gallery, New York, USA. New York, USA.

1999 Grafiker Gallery, – SOLO – Haarlem, the Netherlands.

1999 Gallery Amphora, Oosterbeek, (Arnhem), the Netherlands.

1999 G. Rietveld Academie,. presentation of ceramic artists who have graduated over the last 25 Years

1999 N. Margolis Gallery, – SOLO – New York, USA.

1999 Pewabic Art Gallery, Chicago, USA.

1999 Scrips College, Ceramics Annual, Claremond, California, USA.

1999 De Brakke Grond, . – SOLO – Flemish Cultural Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

1998 Gallery Maas, – SOLO – Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

1998 Zwolse Algemeene, Nieuwegein, the Netherlands.

1998 S.O.F.A. Chicago, USA. (Dorothy Weiss Gallery).

1998 Beierische Kunst Verein, Munchen, Germany, (Keramik aus der Niederlanden), Dutch Ceramics.

1998 Gallery D.M. Sarver, – SOLO – Paris, France.

1998 Gallery Carla Koch, – SOLO – Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

1998 San Francisco International Art fair, (Dorothy Weiss Gallery).

1998 Barrett & Marsden, L ondon, UK. (stock).

1998 Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, USA. (new from Europe).

1997 L & R International Ceramics, – SOLO – Deventer, the Netherlands.

1997 Gallery Eewal, – SOLO – Amersfoort, the Netherlands.

1997 Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, USA.

1997 Kunst-RAI, Amsterdam Art Fair, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

1997 Frans Hals Museum, – SOLO – Haarlem, the Netherlands.

1997 Gallery Eewal, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands.

1996 Galeria Ceramica, Tokyo, Japan, presentation of INAX design prize.

1996 Museum Grimmerhus, Middelfart, Denmark, (New Dutch Ceramics).

1996 Commanderie van Sint-Jan, Nijmegen, « Facets of the same nature»

1996 Applied Art Fair, München, (Farben ist Leben) Colour is life.

1996 Gallery D.M. Sarver, – SOLO – Paris, France.

1995 American Craft Museum, New York, USA. (Facets of the Same Nature).

1995 Gallery Argile, – SOLO – Brussels, Belgium.

1995 Gallery Maas, – SOLO – Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

1995 Karch-Masson Gallery, Ottawa, Canada.(facets of the same nature).

1995 Gallery Carla Koch, – SOLO – Amsterdam. the Netherlands.

1994 Museum Het Princessehof, Leeuwarden, Dutch Ceramics Museum.

1994 Massachusetts College of Arts, Boston, USA, (Facets of the Same Nature).

1994 N. Margolis Gallery, New York, USA.

1993 National Museum of Ceramic Art, Baltimore, USA, (Facets of the Same Nature).

1993 Gallery Eewal, – SOLO – Amersfoort, the Netherlands.

1993 Gallery Terra, Delft, the Netherlands.

1993 Gallery Grafiker, Haarlem, the Netherlands.

1992 Gallery Eewal, Amersfoort, the Netherlands.

1991 Gallery Eewal, – SOLO – Leeuwarden, the Netherlands.

1991 Gallery Inart, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

1991 Gallery Amphora, Oosterbeek/Arnhem, the Netherlands.

1991 La Galleria, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

1990 S.B.K. Amsterdam, Amsterdam Art Foundation. Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

1990 Keramiek»90, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

1989 Glas&Keramiek, portfolio, NL.

1988 Gallery Amphora, – SOLO – Oosterbeek/Arnhem, the Netherlands.

1988 Singer Museum Laren, – SOLO – the Netherlands.

1987 Gallery Het Koetshuis, Schiedam, the Netherlands, «Theepotten kijken» (Looking at Tea Pots).

1987 Theepotten kijken, catalogue, NL.

1986 Gallery De Vis, Harlingen, the Netherlands.

1985 Gallery Het Kapelhuis, Amersfoort, the Netherlands,»100 gewone en ongewone vazen».

1984 Museum het Princessehof, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands,»Oosterse invloeden in Nederlandse keramiek, (Influences from the far East in Dutch Ceramics.

Collections

The Museum of Fine Arts Housten, Texas, U.S.A.

National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Craft Gallery, Tokyo Japan.

Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo, Gifu, Japan.

Ibaragi Ceramic Art Museum, Japan.

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England.

Fried, Douglas Daum Museum, Sedelia, Michigan, U.S.A.

Mino Museum, Gifu prefecture, Japan

Long Beach Museum of art, California U.S.A.

Tajimi City cultural hall, Tajimi, Japan.

Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, USA.

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the Netherlands .last acquisition 2007

Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, the Netherlands.

Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France.

Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Museum Het Princessehof, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands.

City of Amsterdam collection.

City of Utrecht collection.

 

Publications

2011 The Workshop guide to Ceramics, Thames&Hudson ISBN 978-0-500-51621-8

2011 TL. Mag , trendliving international, Belgium. Article about «Living with Ceramics»in Brussels.

2011 The Pot Book , Edmund de Waal, United Kingdom. Phaidon, page 73, ISBN 978-0-7148-4799-3

2011 Elle Decoration, France. Issue 198 , April .

2011 Ceramics Monthly , USA. January 2011.

2011 La Revue de la Ceramique et du Verre , France. Interview, issue 177.

2010 Monthly Ceramic Art, Korea (south). Interview, June issue , page 104 – 107.

2010 Ceramic Review, United Kingdom. Interview, issiue 242 , page 54 – 57.

2009 Contemporary Ceramics, Emmanuel Cooper. UK. Thames & Hudson, ISBN 978-0-500-51487-0.

2008 Auction cataloque Phillips du Pury , New York , USA. Design December 17th, New York.

2009 Auction cataloque Phillips du Pury , England. Design April 30th, London.

2008 Klei Ceramics magazine, The Netherlands. interview , November issue, page 4-6.

2008 Cataloque Bonhams Auctions , U.K. Oktober 22nd, London

2008 Cataloque for Kunst op Kamers expo De Rijp, The Netherlands

2007 Room With a View,Cataloque Art collection Bouw Fonds, page 56.

2006 Cataloque Stedelijk Museum, Acquisitions 1993-2003, page 163.

2006 Naked Clay,Jane Perryman, Page 10/15,A&C Black, London,

2005 Crafts magazine issue 192 page 44.

2005 Cataloque exhibition: ceramic contemporaines europeennes pages 46,Troyes,

2005 Magazine CERAMICA Spain issue 98 2 pages

2004 Keramiek N.V.K. issue 1 page 4, 5

2003 20th Century Ceramics, Edmund de Waal, Thames&Hudson, page 186.

Prizes

2001 Beierische Staats Preis, Meister der Moderne/Bavarian State Prize.

1998 Mino Prize, International Ceramics Competition, honourable mention.

1996 INAX Design Prize for Europeans, including 10 weeks working in Japan.

1994 Two year Grand, State Fund for the Arts, Fonds B.K.V.B.

1992 One year Major Grand, State Fund for the Arts, «Fonds B.K.V.B.

1988 Two year Grand, State Fund for the Arts, Fonds B.K.V.B.

Lectures

2006 Lecture at the of Southern California,Los Angeles. Galen Ceramics Lecture Series

2004 Lecture at the Montclair State University,New Jersey

2003 Watershed Centre, Resident Artist,including lecture,2 week period

2001 Lecture Koningklijke academy voor kunsten, Royal Academy for the Arts,Antwerpen Belgium