Curriculum Vitae ( concerning my artist carrier nabk )
Bert van der Sluijs
Havenweg 9a 8262 BZ Kampen, The Netherlands
born in Deventer, The Netherlands, 12 – 01 – 1951
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bokje z.achtBert van der Sluijs. My autonomous work consists multidimensional collage compositions. In his sculptures (often made out of found objects) irony, delight and oppression struggle priority.
My work has a theatrical character. This is no surprise, because as a theatre designer he creates and builds decors for the stage, film and television.
I also provide other artists artistically and technical support and coaches art projects of colleagues.

png1work#art – artists duo with Douwe Buwalda – established in 2010.
Creating art we work together, each starting from our own ideas and inventions, inviting us to react on what comes up in our minds. Searching to express what lives inside, a common perspective develops in our eyes. That process keeps us sharp, like both sides of a knife. The working of that knife on its turn, gives the work the opportunity to make space for itself, growing into what it intends to be.
We also keep on looking for new settings for the images, to give them the opportunity to start their own life in giving a new shape by meaning and aura. So locations are an important factor too.
The work on its turn changes the setting into a new environment for the visitor. And that change of scenery represents a new framework for us to concentrate on further perspectives and themes and motivates us to create new work elsewhere. So our artwork is never done.
Like Dutch poet Rutger Kopland says: ‘if you find something, you didn’t look for it properly’

1976 Graduate teacher in visual arts at Academy for Visual Arts in Amersfoort, The Netherlands. Specialization:
Ceramics in wood burn kilns & Using time and space in 3D installations.
1975 – 2004 Working as a teacher at several creative education platforms.
1980 – 2008 Working as designer and constructor of stage-scenery for Theatre, Film and T.V.
1998 – now Working up his way as a professional visual artist.

exhibitions projects etc:

2014 Balancing, a work#art a collaboration project with four young Vietnamese artists to make an art-installation. As part of Meeting Point, an exhibition of Dutch visual artists in the Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts, Ho Chi Minh City, VietNam

2014 Presence of absence, absence? Presenting an art installation, for the first time in our own gallery: work#art Toonzaal in Kampen, The Netherlands

2014 * launch Huize Maria as an artist in residence facility in combination with work#art Toonzaal Kampen, the Netherlands

2014 * launch workheart Foundation, facilitating work#art products, projects and reflections to develop, produce and exhibit design, autonomous art, art projects and installations and organize educational activities, lectures and presentations for promotion of art and life as an artwork worldwide. Where appropriate in collaboration with other artists and disciplines.

2013 Deepload, A spontaneous performance act burying an art piece 52 mtr underground.
A sustainable and environment saving initiative

2013 Voetencarrousel Arte Laguna Prize 2013 first prize nomination. Finalist art show in Arsenale Venice, Italy.

2012 Palimpsest Integrated installation of several art works as part of Kunstschouw 2012, Nieuw Haamstede Zeeland, the Netherlands.

2012 * launch work#art Toonzaal, our own gallery in Huize Maria IJsselkade 25 Kampen, the Netherlands.

2011 Sales promotion exhibition nabk at the ArtFair Utrecht

2011 ExLibris Installation and performance at 2 locations: Monastery Garden of Museum Elburg en Gem. Expositieruimte the former Synagogue Stedelijk Museum in Kampen. A growing process in four seasons, made visible in scrap, encyclopedia and live stream connection. Continuing in Elburg until winter 2012, ending up in an autonomous work: buried art seeds.

2010 Integrated installation nog voor het eerst .. nee eerder nog .. as part of Weg Van Kunst Schepenzaal – Stedelijk Museum Kampen, the Netherlands. sculpture, film and poetry.

2010 Installation INKT as part of Joti ’t Hooft poetry-prize 2010. Oudenaarde, Belgium. sculpture, film and poetry.

2010 WWVV3/4M Installation as part of Smaak. A group-exhibition of artists from Kampen NL
3D-collage with soundtrack.

2010 * ANDart Productions transformed into work#art (say: workheart) products, projects and reflections. A new brand, established in BOIP: the The Benelux Office for Intellectual Property The Hague.

2009 Design and construction of two visual art installations Aankomen in een vertrek in 18th century castle Het Nijenhuis Museum De Fundatie, Zwolle-Heino.

2009 AufAuf Performance as part of AUFAUF, an art and environment manifestation in Bremen, Germany. In cooperation with Linda K. Anderson (Buffalo NY – USA)

2009 Visual Art Installation Stilstaan bij begane grond in former Military Barracks in Kampen as part of: Weg Van Kunst Kampen. In cooperation with Linda K. Anderson (Buffalo NY USA)

2009 ‘é poi?’ Installation i.h.k.v. Box Shock, a manifestation for art in public space. Box Up Store, Milan, Italy. Sculpture, film and poetry.

2008 voltrokken in een flits. An installation in a group exhibition: Multi solo in Cultural Centre Tetem 2, Roombeek Enschede.

2008 Eye Eye Eye a Sales promotion exhibition in gallery Voormalig Grafisch Atelier Enschede Nl

2008 Design and construction of stage scenery for theatrical production Export Mortis.
Theatre Odeon and Theatre De Spiegel, Zwolle.

2008 Exploratory negotiations about visual art installation project in Castellani Art Center, Niagara Falls, NY, USA. In cooperation with Linda K. Anderson (Buffalo NY – USA)

2007 Cooperation with theater group Stella Den Haag in making a theatre performance called En Zo Voort, incorporating the autonomous, moving sculpture Voetencarrousel in Studio The Hague, the Netherlands

2007 Design and construction of stage scenery for mobile theatre by order of Theatre Foundation De Kofferbak, Kampen.

2007 An integrated visual art installation, poetry and : Openbarstig Weerbaar, overgave aan een kunstwerk. Location: In and outside the Koornmarktspoort, an old city gate building in Kampen The Netherlands An occasional collective with Bas van Damme (Middelburg Nl)

2006 Vanzelfsprekend. Design and realization of a visual art installation with live stream connection between two military guardhouses in the route of Weg Van Kunst

*WvK ‘Shelter’ in front of Stedelijk Museum Kampen,
group, WvK ‘Shelter’, van Heutzplein, Kampen, The Netherlands

2006 foundation of ANDart Productions by Douwe Buwalda en Bert van der Sluijs – an initiative for cooperation between artists in the widest spectrum of arts worldwide

2006 Exposition Oog, Oogt, Oogst, an integrated installation in and around Fort Rammekens, Muzeeum Vlissingen. An occasional collective with Bas van Damme (Middelburg Nl)

2006 Co-design and realization of scenery for theatrical production Fruits de Mer, together with Jan Willem van der Schoot (Rotterdam NL) for theater company Vis-à-Vis, Theater festival Almere Poort, the Netherlands

2006 Klemtoon Design and realization of a visual art installation for the fifth anniversary symposium Geert Grote Institute, Windesheim, Zwolle. Location: Odeon Theatre, Zwolle.

2005 Standpunt Mangat Design and realization of poetic and visual art installation in the ground before the entrance of the Stedelijk Museum, Kampen NL as part of Weg Van Kunst

2005 Exposition Poetic Installation, sculptures and poetry in Huys Der Kunsten, Kampen.

2005 Design and -realization of stage scenery for production Een Magistralende Zon, theater group Huize Linda, Stef van den Eijnden – Amsterdam NL.

2004 Our first visual and poetic Art Installation Hengelen met vleugels in the Lutheran Church, Kampen, as part of Weg Van Kunst – an art-walk along special locations in the old center of town.

2004 * Starting as a member of an artist duo with Douwe Buwalda

2004 Exposition of artwork in a sculpture exhibition garden in Eefde. A summer lasting exposition of my autonomous work An overview amongst a group of several other artists

1998 First professional production of autonomous artwork.