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wil van blokland

Wil van Blokland
Jisperweg 53 A
1464 NG Westbeemster
Born in 1954 in Purmerend
+31 (0) 6 199 42 719

wilvanblokland@gmail.com
www.wilvanblokland.nl
www.memento-gedenkbeelden.nl

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Upcoming exhibitions in 2017

Museum Waterland, 13 April- 28 Mei 2017, 'The Silk Road' with Babs Haenen and Wil van Blokland

Education

1981-1983 Amsterdam Academy for the Visual Arts, department of three-dimensional design and ceramics
1976-1981 Amsterdam Teacher Training D’Witte Leli, Amsterdam Handicrafts/Textiles Design
1972 - 1976 University of Amsterdam, Cultural Anthropology

Work periods

Oct-nov 2016 Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen, China
Oct-nov 2015
Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen, China
Sept.-Oct. 2013
Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen
Oct.-Nov. 2012
Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen, China
April 2012 Sunday Morning EKWC, Den Bosch
Oct.-Nov. 2011 Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen, China
June 2011 'Monumental sculptures', Brickworks Frateur, Boom, Belgium
Nov.-Dec. 2010 Jingdezhen, China
Juni 2010 'Firing Objects’, Brickworks Frateur, Boom,Belgium
April-May 2001 Ceramic Studies Institute, Shigaraki, Japan
Summer
1996
'Work at process' with Akio Takamori, Academy of Arts Den Bosch
April-May 1988 Scripps College Ceramic Department, Los Angeles, U.S.A. ceramics courses by Paul Soldner

Exhibitions

2017 Sculpture park Duin- en Kruitberg, Santpoort
2017 'The Silk Road' with Babs Haenen and Wil van Blokland,
Museum Waterland, Purmerend
2016 Salon 2016  New work , Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
2016 'Kunstkwadraat', Museum Waterland, Purmerend
2016 SBK Breda
2016 Art Zaanstad
2016 Open studio in Westbeemster
2016 SBK Breda
2016 Artfair Heemstede
2016 Dutch Dream Team, Studio Pfaeltzer, Amsterdam
2015 'Hangen, doe je toch' Arti Amicitiae, Amsterdam
2015 SBK, Amsterdam, Helene Briels en Wil van Blokland
2015 Art Zaanstad, Zaandam
2015 Beemster Kunstroute, Westbeemster
2014 SBK, Amsterdam- Zuid, Arjo Passchier en Wil van Blokland
2014 Klein beeld, Museum Waterland, Purmerend
2014 Beemster Kunstroute, Westbeemster
2014 'Dutch Dreams', Studio Pfaeltzer, Amsterdam
2014 'The latest, galerie de Groene Poort, Midden Beemster
2014
'Le Don du Fel', Galerie du Don, Frankrijk
2013
Shenzhen Art fair, Shenzhen, China
2013
'Celebrating the Arts', AIR 9 - Art in Redlight -, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam
2013
'Collecting', gallery Kunstiskunst, Amsterdam
2013
Jingdezhen International Ceramic Exhibition Center, Jingdezhen, China
2013
'China Kaolin Grand Prix for International Ceramic Art', Zhen Museum of Art, Jingdezhen, China
2013
'The Second Sanbao International Ceramic Art Exhibition', Gallery San Bao, Jingdezhen, China
2013
'Dutch Dreams', galerie de twee Pauwen, Den Haag
2013 'Dutch Dreams', Schlessart, Bergen NH
2013 'Dutch Dreams', studio Oude Looier, Amsterdam
2012 'Dutch Dreams', Jingdezehen, China
2012 Affordable Artfair, Amsterdam
2012 Galerie Amber, Leiden
2012 Galerie 59, Amsterdam
2012 'Sculptors derailed' Sunday Morning EKWC
2012 'Zomer Expo 2012', Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
2012 'Far Travels, New Discoveries craftsmanship and innovation', Provincial Government Building, Lelystad
2012 Artzaanstad, Zaandam
2012 'Examples III, white with a hint of pink and a touch of bronze', NKvB, WG Kunst, Amsterdam
2012 Salon Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
2011 Kunstiskunst (Artisart) , Amsterdam
2011 Galerie RudolfV, Amsterdam
2011 30x30x30, Museum Waterland, Purmerend
2011 Beemsterkunstroute, Westbeemster
2010 'Dutch artists', San Bao, Jingdezhen, China
2010 'Firing Objects', Brickworks Frateur, Boom, België
2010 Kunst en Koningsduin, Castricum
2009 Zinc exhibitions, Bergen
2009 '10 years above wate' gallery De Groene Poort, Middenbeemster
2009 'Art in the graveyard', Purmerend
2008 Gallery De Medici, Nunspeet
2008 Arti Amicititae, Amsterdam
2008 Church, Marken-Binnen
2007 K.C.B., Bergen
2006 Naber Gallery, Groningen
2006 'Gesprek 2' Kranenburgh Museum, Bergen
2006 Biennale de la Céramique 2006, Andenne, België
2006 Galerie 16, Hengelo
2006 Waterland Museum, Purmerend
2005 Veldwerk 2005, Oostknollendam
2005 De Kapberg Gallery, Egmond aan de Hoef
2004-2002 Kunstlijn, Haarlem
2004 Keramaikos Gallery, Arnhem
2003-2002-2000-1999-1998-1996-1995 De Amsteltuin Gallery, Amstelveen
2001 Miura Art Museum, Miura, Japan
2001-1998-1994-1991-1989-1988-1987-1986 Naber Gallery, Groningen
2001-2000 De Verbeelding Gallery, Baarle Nassau
1999-1991-1989 Waterland Museum, Purmerend
1997 University Museum, Utrecht
1996 'Die Kunst des Gedenkes' Westfalenpark, Dortmund, Duitsland
1994 'In de ruimte gezet', Kortenhoef
1994 Couturier Gallery, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
1993 Galerie L Hamburg, Duitsland
1993 'Too hot to handle', Leerdam
1992 Princessenhof, Leeuwarden
1992-1989-1987-1985 De Witte Voet Gallery, Amsterdam
1991 'Ceramics inspired by architecture' Municipal Museum, Arnhem
1991 Amphora Gallery, Oosterbeek
1987 Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem
1984 Het Kapelhuis Gallery, Amersfoort

Commissions

2017 smileproject in Jingdezhen, China in cooperation and commissioned by the  Pottery Workshop (zie affiche link)
2016 The installation 'De Noorderzon' is the result  of a unique cooperationproject  with the residents of the 'Noordertoren' in the north of Amsterdam, commissioned by the ownerassociation  of the appartmentbuilding 'Noordertoren'
2015 'Smile' Two installations of 800 smiles of porcelain from the employees of the hospitals OLVG Oost en OLVG West .SMILE was created after the merger of Onze Lieve Vrouwe hospital and St. Lucas Andreas hospital in Amsterdam. The two hospitals are working together under the name OLVG since 1 juni 2015, commissioned by the board of OLVG.
>>See also: you tube clip
2014 'Favourite Colour' A unique 'Colour Barcode' of the favourite colours of all the residents of the apartmentcomplex 'Het Getij'. Amsterdam, New West, commissioned by the Stadgenoot housing corporation
2014
'4 Ships with Seascapes', in the entryways of the apartmentcomplexes: Gondola,Navio, Carack and the Barque, in the Shipping Quarter of Amsterdam New West, commissioned by the Stadgenoot housing corporation
2013
Stepping stones path and  banks made of plastic bottlecaps around the vegetable garden at the Wigbolt Ripperdastraat, Geuzeveld, Amsterdam, commissioned by New West District and housing corporation Stadgenoot
2012
Light object, De Zilverling, Geuzeveld, Amsterdam, commissioned by housing corporation Stadgenoot
2011
'Still life with buttons' at MY HOME in Zaandam commisioned by Fluxus, Zaandam
2010
Two wall reliefs in entrancehall, Slotervaart, Amsterdam, commissioned by housing corporation Far West
2009 Flagproject with residents in Bloemenbuurt, Purmerend, commissioned by housing corporation Intermaris-Hoeksteen
2008 'To the unbaptiized souls' in the graveyard Ooverweerse Polderdijk, Purmerend
2008 Rosettes of collected crockery in entrance hall, Geuzeveld, Amsterdam, commissioned by housing corporation Stadgenoot
2007 'Golden Spiral', metal with goldleaf, cemetery in Purmerend
2005 Tile tableaus in stairwell, Geuzenveld, Amsterdam, commissioned by Het Oosten Housing Corporation.
2000 The twenty-first century art postcards projects, Waterland Museum, Purmerend
1995, ceramic basrelief on 'de kleine Ridde', Berkhout, Municipality of Berkhout-Westerkoggeland
1990 Ceramic basrelief in Den Hoogenban, Overschie
1988 -2010 150 Memorial Sculptures in cemeteries throughout the Netherlands

Collections

Government purchases
AMRO bank
Municipal Museum, Arnhem
Edward Judd collection
Private collections in the Netherlands, USA, France

Other activities

2012 Various lectures
2012
'A Winter’s Evening', lecture at Punt WG, Amsterdam
2008
Teacher of ceramics , Wherelant, Purmerend
2004- 2007 Teacher of ceramics, Fluxus, Zaandam,
1991-2016 Member of Memento memorial sculptures foundation
co-founder Memento foundation
1995-1984 Teacher of ceramics/handicrafts, Da Vinci College, Purmerend
1986-1985 Teacher of ceramic design D’Witte Leli Teacher Training, Amsterdam

Articles in (among others)

Arie van den Berg, 'Painting with fire', januari 2017 >>read article
Erwin Rooyakkers, 'A beautifull environment? No Art', Stadsleven, juni 2014, uitgave Stadgenoot
Silvia Koning, 'Your smile is the miror of your personality', She is online, 2016
Jill F. Friedman, 'Dutch Dream Team, Tijdgeest, Kringcirculair, May/June 2013
Teja Figee, 'Dutch Dreams meet in China, Keramiek, April 2013
Teja van Hoften, 'Artists in China', Keramiek, October 2012
Teja van Hoften, 'Working in China', Keramiek, June 2012
Teja van Hoften, 'Fireworks the Dutch Circle of sculptors spared no expense', Keramiek, September 2011
Joost Reijnders, 'Je moet de bron vrij laten stromen', Nieuwe Noordhollandse Courant, 21 April 2011
Peter Hardewijn, 'Knopendozen zitten vol verhalen', De Uitkomst, 30 November 2010
Mark van den Eerenbeemt, 'Licht en stilte inspireren de beeldhouwster', Volkskrant, 13 October 2010
Marjolein Timmers among Wil van Blokland
Marco van Nek, 'Bloemenkleed van 10.000 knopen' (Flowercarpet of 10.000 buttons), Nieuwe Noordhollandse Courant, 23 november 2009
Joost Reijnders , 'Een ongepolijste ruwe diamant' (An unpolished raw diamant) , Nieuwe Noordhollandse Courant, 10 april 2009
Martha Dirkmaat_Planting, 'Search for innersmile', Nieuwe Noordhollandse Courant, 10 januari 2008
Leonie Groen, 'Laat je leiden door je hart' (Follow your heart) , Nieuwe Noordhollandse Courant, 12 januari 2008
Martha Dirkmaat-Planting,'"Keramiek toont kwetsbaarheid' (Ceramics show vulnerability), Nieuwe Noordhollandse Courant, 23 January 2006
Leonie Groen, 'Van Blokland in Fieldwork', Nieuwe Noordhollandse Courant, september 2005
Yna van der Meulen, 'Struggle and Connection', Klei monthly, September 2005
Kansai monthly, Japan, mei 2001
'Austere objects', Nieuwsblad van het Noorden, 16 september 1998
Kathy Zimmerer, 'Brian Ransom and Wil van Blokland', American Craft, october 1994
1993, Too hot to handle
Luke Versluys, 'Het Kleiboek' (the Clay Book), 1993
Martha Dirkmaat–Planting, 'Van Blokland en Santen exposeren in Heine-haus' (Van Blokland and Santen Exhibit in Heine-house), Nieuwe Noordhollandse Courant, 10 December 1992
'Keramiek geinspireerd door architectuur' (Ceramics inspired by architecture), Arnhem Municipal Museum,1991
Cor Molenveld, 'Sobere beelden van Wil van Blokland' (Austere sculptures by Wil van Blokland), Keramiek monthly, December 1989

Television

2016 CCTV 
2014 'Buurten Westbeemster', RTV NoordHolland
2008 'Euroblick', Bayerisches Fernsehen, Duitsland
2008 In the neighbourhood – regionet television
2007 A more personal memorial, ESA tv, Duitsland
2005 RVU television, 'Kaap de Goede Hoop’

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