Bas de Wit

Bas de Wit (1977, NL) lives and works in Maastricht, the Netherlands.
He graduated from the Monumental Arts Department of the Academy of Fine Arts, Maastricht, and achieved a post-graduated degree at the Higher Institute for Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium. In 2008, De Wit was awarded the Royal Prize for Painting (NL). His work enjoyed much acclaim in Germany through Figge/Philipp von Rosen Galerie, while in the Netherlands his work has been shown at De Kunsthal, Rotterdam, Museum Bommel van Dam, Venlo, and at solo-exhibitions in De Domijnen, Sittard, and the Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, among other places. In 2017, Gerhard Hofland brought De Wit to Amsterdam with a solo-presentation during Amsterdam Art Fair.


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Bas de Wit 'Grow with the Flow #1 & #4 (samen spelen, samen delen)', 2017/2018, polyester and pigments, 180 x 130 x 30 cm.

Bas de Wit, 'Grow with the Flow #5', 2017/2018, polyester and pigments 184 x 30 x 30 cm.

Bas de Wit, 'Misshaped Canvasism #1', 2017/2018, polyester and pigments, 130 x 166 cm.

Bas de Wit, 'Close, But no Cigar', 2017/2018, polyester and pigments, 140 x 85 x 85 cm.

Bas de Wit, 'David #2', 2017/2018, polyester and pigments, 120 x 35 x 35 cm.

Bas de Wit, 'In funny memory of…August #2', 2017/2018, polyester and pigments, 65 x 40 x 35 cm.

Bas de Wit 'Grow with the Flow #1 & #4 (samen spelen, samen delen)', 2017/2018, polyester and pigments, 180 x 130 x 30 cm.

Bas de Wit, 'Grow with the Flow #5', 2017/2018, polyester and pigments 184 x 30 x 30 cm.

Bas de Wit, 'Misshaped Canvasism #1', 2017/2018, polyester and pigments, 130 x 166 cm.

Bas de Wit, 'Close, But no Cigar', 2017/2018, polyester and pigments, 140 x 85 x 85 cm.

Bas de Wit, 'David #2', 2017/2018, polyester and pigments, 120 x 35 x 35 cm.

Bas de Wit, 'In funny memory of…August #2', 2017/2018, polyester and pigments, 65 x 40 x 35 cm.

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Born 1977 in Budel, The Netherlands
Lives and works in Maastricht, the Netherlands

Selected Exhibitions

2019
wegvanteruggeweest, Alex51gallerY, Maastricht (NL)

2018
Viennacontemporary, Vienna (AT), rep. by Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
Grow with the Flow, Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)

2017
Amsterdam Art Fair, Amsterdam (NL), rep. by Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)

2015
Solo, Rabobank Westelijke Mijnstreek, Sittard (NL)

2012
Poorten van De Stad, Unveiling “Henk, Apollo en Ingrid”, sculpture in public space, Venrayseweg, Venlo (NL)

2010
Duck and Cover, Figge von Rosen Gallery, Cologne (DE)
Sidi El Karchi & Bas de Wit, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht (NL)

2009
Danke, Merci, Thank You, Odapark, Venray (NL)

2008
NADA Miami, Miami (US), rep. by Figge von Rosen Gallery, Cologne (DE)
… The Musical, Figge von Rosen Gallery, Cologne (DE)
Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam (NL), rep. by Figge von Rosen Gallery, Cologne (DE)

2007
That’s Entertainment, Homeworks, Maastricht (NL)
Art Brussels, Brussels (BE), rep. by Figge von Rosen Gallery, Cologne (DE)
ARCO Project, Madrid (ES), rep. by Figge von Rosen Gallery, Cologne (DE)

2006
Breit Für Leid, Figge von Rosen Gallery, Cologne (DE)
Fijne Vleeswaarden, Museum het Domein / De Domijnen, Sittard (NL)

2003
Jessen & De Wit II, Lokaal 01, Antwerp (BE)

2002
Joseph & De Wit part I, In/Out, Antwerp (BE)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019
Viennacontemporary 2019, represented by Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
MYBODY.COM, Nest, Den Haag (NL)
Art Rotterdam 2019, represented by Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
Now/Forever, Art Rotterdam 2019, Rotterdam (NL)

2018
Scene & Unseen…In a World We Cannot See, d’Aspremont-Lynden Castle, Oud-Rekem (BE)
Weil Ich ein Mädchen bin, Odapark Center for Contemporary Art, Venray (NL)
Dr. Ranoud’s Lab, cur. by Duonar, Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem (NL)
Concepts of Time, cur. by Sandrine van Noort, Galerie LUMC & Rijksmuseum voor Oudheden, Leiden (NL)
Object Love, cur. by Anne Berk, De Domijnen, Sittard (NL)
Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam (NL), rep. by Gerhard Hofland, Amsterdam (NL)

2016
Annunciation, Theater aan het Vrijthof, Maastricht (NL)
Beelden 2016, Slot Zeist, Zeist (NL)
“ATC”, Martin van Blerk, Antwerp (BE)

2015
Koempels, Framer Framed, Amsterdam (NL)
Beelden 2015, Slot Zeist, Zeist (NL)

2014
Altijd Prijs, Gouvernament aan de Maas, Maastricht (NL)
Unveiling Sculpture, various locations throughout Sittard (NL)
Beelden 2014, Landgoed Anningahof, Zwolle (NL)
Beating Around the Bush, Episode #1, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht (NL)

2013
Wer nicht denken wil fliegt raus, Odapark, Venray (NL)
Een zomerwandeling “van Luyten tot Alys”, ECI, Roermond (NL)

2012
Group Exhibition, Podium DAK, Geldrop (NL)
Secret Postcard, Jan van Eijck Academie, Maastricht (NL)
Miscellaneous, Galerie Wilms, Venlo (NL)
Newseum, Schunck*@Pinkpop, Landgraaf (NL)
Private Parts, Marion de Canniére, Antwerp (NL)
Smile Harder or Die Trying, Galerie Ramakers, Den Haag (NL)
Fredag Den 13., Hans Alf Gallery, Copenhagen (DN)

2011
Jardin d’Hiver, Collection Presentation Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht, Mamac, Liège (BE)
Panta Rhei, Alden Biesen, Blizen (BE)
Theo Lenders 1955-2011, Odapark, Venray (NL)
Matter of Monument, Castrum Peregrini, Amsterdam (NL)

2010
Group Notes on Narratives, Nest, Den Haag (NL)
Recente Aanwinsten, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht (NL)
Dutch Invasion II, Base-Alpha Gallery, Antwerp (BE)
Art Cologne, Cologne (DE), rep. by Figge von Rosen Gallery, Cologne (DE)

2009
Something and Something Else, Collection Presentation Océ, Museum Bommel van Dam, Venlo (NL)
Towing the Line – Drawing Space, Whitebox, New York (US)
VOLTA Basel, Basel (CH), rep. by Figge von Rosen Gallery, Cologne (DE)
Art Brussels, Sculpture Project, Brussels (BE)
Art Cologne, Sculpture Project, Cologne (DE)

2008
The Take-Off, Stadsgalerij Heerlen, Heerlen (NL)
Koninklijke Prijs voor de Vrije Schilderkunst, GEM, Den Haag (NL)

2007
Artissima, Turin (IT), rep. by Figge von Rosen, Cologne (DE)
Palma de Mallorca, Figge von Rosen Gallery, Cologne (DE)
Van Bommel Van Dam Prijs, Museum Bommel van Dam, Venlo (NL)
Prospect Park, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht (NL)
Leve de Schilderkunst! Terug naar de Figuur, Kunsthal, Rotterdam (NL)

2006
Artissima, Turin (IT), rep. by Figge von Rosen Gallery, Cologne (DE)
Group Exhibition, Kravitz/Wehby Gallery, New York (US)

2005
Capoeira, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles (US)

2004
Parkstad Limburg Prize, City Gallery Heerlen, Heerlen (NL)
Group Exhibition, Atelier Vlasbaard, Maastricht (NL)

2003
Is the Painter Happy? Collection Océ Venlo, Museum Bommel van Dam, Venlo (NL)
Out2002 Laureates HISK, Elzenveld, Antwerp (BE)

2002
Enchanted Woods, Castle Schuurlo, Sint-Maria-Aalter (BE)
Materiatur, George Grard Foundation, Gijverinkhove (BE)
Open Door Days, In/Out, Antwerp (BE)

2001
Open Door Days, In/Out, Antwerp (BE)

2000
Onjeklonje, Marres, Maastricht (NL)

Education

2000-2003    Hoger Instituut voor de Schone Kunsten (HISK), Antwerp (BE), Post-Graduate
2003-2007    Academy of Fine Arts Maastricht (NL), Monumental Arts Departement

Awards / Stipends / Public Commisions

2014 Public Commission, Wijk de Baanderd, Sittard (NL)
2012 Public Commission, Venrayseweg, Venlo (NL)
2008 Basisstipendium Fonds BKVB
2008 Royal Prize for Painting (Koninklijke Prijs voor Vrije Schilderkunst) (winner)
2004 Parkstad Limburg Prize (winner)
2004 Startersstipendium Fonds BKVB

Catalogues / Monographes

Kleijn, Ineke (ed.) & Alexander van Grevenstein, Bas de Wit, tent. cat., Bonnefantemuseum, Maastricht, 2010
Huijts, Stijn (ed.) & Bas de Wit, Bas de Wit – Fijne Vleeswaarden, tent. cat., Het Domein, Sittard, 2006

Public/Commercial Collections

Océ, Venlo (NL)
University of Brussels, Brussels (BE)
Stedelijk Museum Het Domein / De Domijnen, Sittard (NL)
Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht (NL)
Achmea, Zeist (NL)
Schunck*, Heerlen (NL)
Atrium Hospital, Heerlen (NL)
DSM, Heerlen (NL)
Multiple private collections in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, Spain, UK, and the USA

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