Adriaan Rees

Adriaan Rees (1957, Amsterdam) is a Dutch sculptor and ceramist. He also works with photography, video and installations. Rees lives and works in Amsterdam and China

Full bio: 

Adriaan Rees

 

born in 1957 in Amsterdam

 

lives and works in Amsterdam and China

 

-Visual Artist, lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Jingdezhen, China. Specialized in sculpture, ceramics and installations with the use of many different materials. Large scale projects and art in public space.

-Chief Exchange Delft – Jingdezhen.

-Curator The Blue Revolution shows in The Netherlands and China.

-Teaching experience in The Netherlands, Germany, Finland, USA, China, Japan.

 

1986-1991    Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, sculpture department

2009             Inax Laboratory, Tokoname, Japan

2004               Tokenomori, Institute for Ceramic Studies, Shigaraki, Japan

 

 

 

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

2018 Museum Sculptures at the Sea, The Hague, NL (forthcoming)
2017 ACN Gallery, Shanghai, China (forthcoming)
2016 JIWU Art Space, Nanjing, China

2015   Kaneko Art Gallery Tokyo, Japan

            Livingstone Gallery, The Hague, NL

2013   Kaneko Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2012   Livingstone Gallery, The Hague, NL

            Van Duyse Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

2011    Kaneko Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

            City Museum, Kampen (3 locations), NL

            C&H Art Space, Amsterdam, NL

              Willy Schoots Gallery, Eindhoven, NL

2010   Total Museum, Seoul, Korea

            38CC Art Lab, Delft, NL

            Art Amsterdam, Hochzeit, with Gijs Frieling, Maria Chailloux gallery, NL

2009   Inax Life Museums, Tokoname, Japan

Willy Schoots Gallery, Eindhoven, NL

Livingstone Gallery, The Hague, NL

C-Space Beijing, China

2008    Kaneko Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2007   Willy Schoots Gallery, Eindhoven, NL

           Livingstone Gallery, The Hague, NL

2006   Willy Schoots Gallery, Eindhoven, NL

2005   Inax Museum, Tokoname, Japan

           Livingstone Gallery, The Hague, NL

           Museum Princessehof, Leeuwarden, NL

           Kaneko Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2003   Ram Gallery, Rotterdam, NL

2002   Kaneko Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2000   Kaneko Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

           Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Tokyo, Japan

 

 

                                                                                                                                

 

1999   City Museum, Zwolle, NL

1998    Nederlandse Gasunie, Groningen, NL

1994   Casco, Utrecht, NL

1993   Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, NL

1992   Van Kranendonk Gallery, The Hague,

 

                                                                      

                                                                                                                        

Group Exhibitions (selection)

2016 

Royal Palace Soestdijk, Soestdijk, NL

Schoots+Van Duyse Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

Livingstone Gallery, Berlin, Germany

KunstRAI Amsterdam, Livingstone Gallery, NL

De Vis Gallery, Harlingen, NL

Posthuys Gallery, Texel, NL

Museum Princessehof, Leeuwarden, NL

2015   Gallery M, East West Wanderer, Rees-Ginter, Landau, Germany

            Dutch Design Week Shanghai, China

Anningahof Sculpture Park, Zwolle, NL

De 20e eeuw, Spiegel van de tijd, Museum Princessehof Leeuwarden, NL

RAM Gallery Rotterdam, NL

PAN Amsterdam, with Livingstone Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

            Museum Tiendschuur, Tegelen, NL

2014   Anningahof Sculpture Park, Zwolle, NL

The Blue Revolution, Yuan Chonghuan Museum, Dongguan, China

            I am not doing anything until…,De Nederlandse Bank, Amsterdam, NL

            Schoots+Van Duyse Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

            PAN Amsterdam, with Livingstone Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

2013   Schoots+Van Duyse Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

            Livingstone Gallery, The Hague, NL

            PAN Amsterdam, with Livingstone Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

The Blue Revolution, Prinsenhof Museum, Delft, NL

The Blue Revolution, Imperial Porcelain Museum, Jingdezhen, China

2012   Kaneko Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

           Anningahof Sculpture Park, Zwolle, NL

           Schoots+Van Duyse Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

           C&H Art Space, Amsterdam, NL

            P13 Gallery, Rees-Ginter, Heidelberg, Germany

2011   Art Amsterdam, with Livingstone Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

            Pulchri, Den Haag, NL

           PAN Amsterdam, with Willy Schoots Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

           Maria Chailloux Gallery, NL

2010   Van Duyse Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

           Maria Chailloux Gallery, NL

2009   City Museum, Kampen, NL

           Maria Chailloux Gallery, NL

           A.A.C.A. Synergy, with Inax Corporation, Tokyo, Japan

2008   Four Step Snake, 2 Cities Gallery, Shanghai, China

           Art Cologne, with Willy Schoots Gallery, Koln, Germany

           Netherlands Ceramic Museum, Fu Ping, China

           P13 Gallery, Heidelberg, Germany

           Kemp and Rees, Dordrecht, NL

 

 

 

2007   Colored, W139 Art Space, Amsterdam, NL

           MIArt, with Piercarlo Borgogno Gallery, Milano, Italy

           P13 Gallery, Rees-Ginter, Heidelberg, Germany

2006   CAFA Gallery, Beijing, China

2005   City Museum, Den Bosch, China Art Project EKWC, NL

2003   From the Neck Up, Garth Clark Gallery, New York City, USA

           Ceramic World Biennale, Icheon World Ceramic Centre, Korea

2001   Hotheads, Princessehof, National Museum of Ceramics, Leeuwarden, NL

2000   China Ceramic Council, Foshan, China

1998   Senses test Station, Moscow Forum of Art, Moscow, Russia

1997   Burning Sand, Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen, NL

1995    The Holy Fire, RED Centre, Dordrecht, NL

Sculpture in the Little Forest, Ranaana, Israel

1993   Exchange, Contemporary Art Centre Moscow, Moscow, Russia

 

Commissions (selection)

2014   Sculpture Schiedam, NL

2010   Street lamps, Delft, NL

2009   Sculpture for Leiderdorp. NL

2008   Sculptures for Enkhuizen, NL

2007   Sculptures for Roundabout, Amsterdam, NL

2006   Sculpture for Hoogersmilde, NL                                     

           Hanging Glass Sculptures and Ceramic Sculpture, Maassluis, NL

           Sculpture and Terrazzo Bench, Amsterdam, NL

2004   Sculpture and Landscaping, Pijnacker-Nootdorp, NL

2003   Carillons with bronze Sculptures, Heerhugowaard, NL

           Ceramic Sculptures for Fredonia, State University of New York, USA

2002   Fountain Sculpture, IJsselstein, NL

2001   Sculpture for Aa and Hunze, NL

           Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Tokyo, Japan

2000   Design and development Town Square, Nieuwkoop, NL

1998   Design and development Sculpture Forest, Ursula Foundation, Nieuwkoop, NL

1995   Sculpture for Ranaana, Israel

1994   Sculpture for Gouda, NL

1993   Sculpture and Furniture for the University of Amsterdam, NL

1992   Sculpture, bread and windmill project, Zoetermeer, NL

 

 

Teaching

2009-2010    Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, teacher

2006             Gerrit Rietveld Academy, visiting teacher, ceramic department

2005             Xiamen University, Xiamen, China, visiting teacher of art

2000               Academy of Visual Arts, Maastricht, visiting teacher of sculpture

                     (also external examiner)

1997               Gerrit Rietveld Academy, visiting teacher of sculpture

1995               Imatra Art School, Imatra, Finland, visiting teacher of sculpture

1994               Nordic Art School, Kokkola, Finland, visiting teacher of sculpture

1992-1994    Academy of Fine Arts, Amsterdam, teacher of sculpture

                        Free Art School, Mannheim, Germany, visiting teacher of sculpture

 

Curator

2014               The Blue Revolution, Dongguan, China

2013               The Blue Revolution, 400 years Exchange Delft – Jingdezhen

                        Museum Het Prinsenhof, Delft, NL

2013               The Blue Revolution, 400 years Exchange Delft – Jingdezhen

                        Imperial Porcelain Museum, Jingdezhen, China

2008               Four Step Snake, 2 Cities Gallery, Shanghai, China

1995               The Holy Fire, RED Centre, Dordrecht, NL

1994               Door de Doornen tot de Sterren, City Museum Gouda, NL

 

 

Residencies and lectures

 

2015               -Dutch Design Week, Shanghai, China

                        Lecture

2014               -Studio Berlin, Livingstone Projects, Berlin, Germany

                        Residency

                        -Cloud Space gallery, Jingdezhen, China
                        Lecture

                        -Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, Jingdezhen, China

                        Lecture

2013               -Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen,  NL

                        Lecture

2012             -CAFA, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

                     Lecture

2011               -Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam

                        Lecture

2009               -Inax Museum and Inax Factory Residency, Tokoname, Japan

                      Residency, lecture and solo show in the Inax Museum

2008              -Flicam, Ceramic Centre and International Museums, Fu Ping, China

                      Residency and group show in the Netherlands Museum of Flicam

2008              -Shanghai University, Shanghai, China

                      Lecture

2005              -Meisei University, Tokyo, Japan,

                      Lecture

2004              -Shigaraki Ceramic Centre, Shigaraki, Japan

                      Residency

2003             Willlem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam

Lecture

2003              -World Ceramic Biennale, Korea,

                      Residency, Lecture and ceramic sculptures

2003              -Fredonia, State University of New York, USA

2002             -Shui Li, Ceramic centre, Shui Li, Taiwan,

                      Residency, Lecture and permanent monumental ceramic sculpture 

2001               -Fuping and HAP ICW, Fuping (Xian) and Beijing, China

Residency and permanent monumental ceramic sculpture

 

 

 

 

Advisory positions

2008-2015    City of Delft, Exchange project Delft (NL) –Jingdezhen (China)

                     project leader

2011-2014    City of Amersfoort, art advisor

2007-2014    City of Amersfoort, Vathorst, Vario Mundo,art  advisor

2007-2009    Kunstenaars en Co, Amsterdam, art advisor

2005-2007    PMK, Foundation for Monumental Sculptural Ceramics, art advisor

2004-2006    City of Zoetermeer, Artists Exchange project

                      Zoetermeer (NL) - Xiamen (China), project leader

2000-2002    City of Haarlemmermeer, Getsewoud, art advisor

1997-2002    Art Foundation Sassenoord, project leader

 

 

Garden and Landscape design

2004          Sculpture and Landscaping, Pijnacker-Nootdorp, NL

2001-2003 De Jabocustuin, design and development city gardens in Rotterdam, NL

2000          Design and development Town Square, Nieuwkoop, NL

1998          Sculpture Forest, Ursula Foundation, Nieuwkoop, NL

 

 

 

Music Cd’s

2005   Music for Museums,  Adriaan Rees, music by Rob Daenen

2004   Music for Squares  ,  Adriaan Rees, music by Rob Daenen and Gijsbert Kok

 

 

Catalogues

2014   The Blue Revolution

2011   Exploring Wanderer, Adriaan Rees

2010   Screaming in a Bucket and other stories, Adriaan Rees

2008   The Shining, Adriaan Rees

2005    Adriaan Rees 2

2002   De Jacobustuin

2001    Adriaan Rees

1996    Het Dordrecht Tunnelsyndroom, Adriaan Rees

1995    Stad onder Stroom, Adriaan Rees

1994    Door de Doornen naar de Sterren, Adriaan Rees

 

 

Collections

City of Amsterdam, City of Gouda, City of Almere, City of IJsselstein, City of Pijnacker, City of Delft, City of Maassluis, City of AA en Hunze, City of Leiderdorp

City of Zaandam, City of Zoetermeer, City of Heerhugowaard, City of Midden-Drente,

City of Ranaana Israel, City of Lommel Belgium, City of Jingdezhen China

 

Museum Beelden aan Zee Den Haag, City Museum Kampen, Frans Hals Museum Haarlem, Museum Het Princessehof Leeuwarden, Museum Het Kruithuis Den Bosch,

Gifu Museum of Modern Art Gifu Japan, World Ceramic Museum Icheon Korea, Total Museum Seoul Korea, Houston Museum of Arts Houston USA, Foshan Ancient Nanfeng Kiln Museum Foshan China, Fuping World Ceramic Museum Fuping China,

 

 

Gasunie Nederland, PMB Amsterdam, Isala Klinieken Zwolle, Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten, Provincie Gelderland, SBK Amsterdam,  Ministery of Foreign Affairs from The Netherlands, Royal Netherlands Embassy Tokyo Japan, Royal Netherlands Embassy Beijing China, Virgin Seoul Korea, Fredonia State University of New York USA, private collections

 

Studio

Adriaan Rees has his own studio in Amsterdam, NL and in Jingdezhen, China.

 

www.adriaanrees.nl

 

 

 

overview

Die Verschneite Hütte
15 x 21 x 20 cm
Eiche im Schnee an der Mauer
30 x 48 x 14 cm
From the book of nature Fig 5
25 x 25 x 30 cm app
Waiting so long
55 x 50 x 35 cm
Looking for a Hero
From the book of nature Fig 4
Screaming in a bucket
Icons International
30 x 40 cm
Golgotha
74 x 56 x 57 cm
The way home
54 x 48 x 28 cm