Biography

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Thomas Bakker – 1969.
Lives and works in Breda.

education
2000 – 2002 – MFA, Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam
1998 – 1999 – Post Graduate, Post- St.Joost, Breda
1994 – 1998 – Kunstacademie St.Joost, audio-visual / sculpture, Breda

residencies
2017 Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow, U.K.
2016 European Ceramic Work Centre, Oisterwijk
2014 DordtYart, Dordrecht
2013 Land-Art Project, Vincent van Gogh Huis & BKKC, Tilburg
2012 Ik-Paviljoen, Oost-Souburg, A.I.R. Mondriaan Foundation

solo
2015 Guestroom, Arnhem
2012 Standstill, Ik Paviljoen, A.I.R. Mondriaan Foundation, Oost-Souburg
2011 Slow Sculptures, Heden, Den Haag
2010 Alibi, K09, Groningen
2009 Take the Alley, Argument, Tilburg
2008 In Situ, Paparazzi, Den Haag
2006 Framework, SKOR, Amsterdam
2005 Blind Ambition, Pakt, Amsterdam
2003 Transfer, Neue Galerie, München, Germany
2002 Miscellaneous, Kunstenlab, Deventer
2001 Transfer, Mariakapel, Hoorn
1998 The Portrait, Montevideo, Amsterdam

group
2016 Broken White, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
2016 Current Residents & Associates, Greylight Projects, Brussel
2014 DordtYart residency program 2014
2013 Self-Titled Space, PARK, Tilburg, curated by Colin Huerter
2013 Land-Art Project, Vincent van Gogh Huis / BKKC, Tilburg
2013 Don’t be Evil, Electron, Breda
2013 Raum, Kunstpodium T, Tilburg
2012 The Future that Was, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam, curated by Gabriel Lester
2012 Een Rosa Poetica, Onomatopee, Eindhoven
2011 Public Art Screens, Stavanger, Noorwegen, curated by Heiner Holtappels
2010 Into the light, Middelheimmuseum, Antwerp, Belgium
2010 Parkplatz, Breda
2009 Construction Cabin on tour, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
2008 Made, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
2008 Glow, Eindhoven
2008 The Truth of Basics, Onomatopee, Eindhoven
2008 Structures, Souterrain, Amsterdam
2007 Cineboards Guerilla, Rotterdam
2007 Loop Video-art, Barcelona, Spain
2006 Canvas, Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam
2005 Pictura, Dordrecht
2005 Galerie Verein für Original-Radierung, München, Germany
2005 Dutch Open, De Bali, Amsterdam
2003 Image Engineer, Museum de Beyerd, Breda, curated by Eelco Brand
2002 Tapes, De Fabriek, Eindhoven
2002 Short Stories, Centraal Museum, Utrecht
2002 Haunted House of Art, Outline, Amsterdam, curated by Gabriel Lester
2001 The Apple of Newton, Lokaal 01, Antwerpen
2000 Buren, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
2000 Lokaal01, Breda
1999 Parel, Amsterdam, with Jan Adriaans
1999 Synesthetics, Lokaal 01, Breda
1998 Nooit meer alleen, Het Glaspaleis Heerlen, curated by L. Malherbe & P. van Unen

publications, catalogues and reviews
2017 Untitled, self made publication, text Michiel Huijben, design Oscar Lourens
2016 Catalogue, Broken White, Design Academy / Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
2016 Catalogue, Park 2.5 Tilburg
2014 Catalogue, DordtYart
2013 Catalogue, Land-Art 2013, BKKC, Tilburg
2013 Publication, Raum Kunstpodium T
2012 Publication, Ik-Paviljoen
2012 Review, Artforum, The Future That Was, Huib Haye van der Werf
2012 Review, MetropolisM, Sella Molenaar
2012 Review, Tubelight, ’It’s doubt, pure doubt mate’. Rosa Juno Streekstra
2012 Publication, Ik-Paviljoen
2012 Review, PZC, We projecteren wat we zien. Nico Out
2011 Catalogue, A Rosa Poetica, Ad van Rosmalen, Onomatopee, Eindhoven
2010 Catalogue, Into the light, Error One / Middelheimmuseum, Antwerp, Belgium
2010 Catalogue, Parkplatz, Breda Thomas Bakker / Jan Kempenaers
2010 Book, Pixels and Places, Videoart in the Public Space, NAI Publishers
2009 Book, Bright, Architectual Illumination & Light Installations,Frame Publisher
2009 Review, Brabants Dagblad, Naakte Waarheid by Mark van der Voort
2007 Publication, Nieuwe Aanwinsten, Stichting Rosa by Margriet Kemper
2006 Publication, Bij wijze van spreken, Stichting Rosa by Elly Stegeman
2005 Publication, Rosa in F, Stichting Rosa by Derk Thys
2004 Catalogue, Interscape, Sandberg Instituut / University of Amsterdam
2003 Catalogue, Kunstmanifestation Waves, IDFX
2002 Catalogue, The Biënnalle of the One Minutes, Sandberg Institute
2001 Review, Volkskrant, Bakker is smid van twee werelden by Merel Bem
2000 Review, Volkskrant, Jong talent is corrupt by Erik Hagoort
2000 Catalogue, Buren, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
1998 Catalogue, Nooit meer alleen, Glaspaleis, Heerlen

current positions
2014 – present founding member art initiative Club Solo, Breda
2014 – present tutor video & 3d tactility, Design Academy, Eindhoven
2007 – present tutor M.F.A. Program, Kunstacademie AKVI St. Joost, Den Bosch
2003 – present tutor bachelor program Kunstacademie AKVI St. Joost, Den Bosch

previous
2016 external advisor Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam
2011 – 2016 board member city councel art commission, Dordrecht
2015 board member Drempelprijs, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam
2013 Apprentice Master Project, Kunstpodium T, Tilburg
2007 structure for exhibition 25 years Lokaal01, Breda Museum, Breda
2003 board member Sint-Lucas Prijs, Kunstacademie Den Bosch/Breda
2002 curatorial team Sandberg Institute / University of Amsterdam
2002 curator for Sandberg Institute, exhibition Viewfinder, Lokaal01 Antwerp, Belgium
2001 guest lecturer Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam
1999 guest lecturer Post St. Joost, fine art department, Breda

commissioned works
2017 Kunst aan de Maas, Lithoijen
2013 BKKC, Tilburg
2011 SKOR, Amsterdam & BKKC, Tilburg
2010 municipality Breda / Mondriaan Foundation
2009 municipality Eindhoven
2009 SKOR, Amsterdam
2009 municipality Breda
2005 municipality Breda