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Albert Van Der Weide 1949, lives and works in Arnhem The Netherlands

Contact: (00 31 64 15 74 352)

Selection solo exhibitions (S) and group exhibitions (G)

2023 FOOTPRINT with Amber Ambrose Aurèle ‘Shoe Fantasies’ in Pécs Hungary G

2022 Rolling Snow-Ball 14 Powerlong Museum Xiamen China G

2021 About Corona on social media S

2020 ‘Changed Circumstances’ on paper Seet van Hout and Albert Van Der Weide G

2019 ‘Nadiees la patria,pero todes lo somos’ Buanos Aires Argentina S

2018 Van Abbemuseum / Temporary Art Center / Glow Eindhoven G

2017 Good Hope, South Africa and the Netherlands from 1600, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam G

2016 Rietveld-Schröder House / Central Museum Utrecht S

2015 All Power To The Art / Yard Allan Kaprow NP3 Groningen G

2014 With&For Apeejay University Jalandhar and New Dehli India S

2013 Pixels of Identity Venice Italy G

2012 Overhanging Fruit GrenaWerte Euregio Germany/The Netherlands G

2011 Biennale Gelderland Museum Het Valkhof Nijmegen G

2010 Chinese European Art Center Xiamen China, Exhibition CEAC Xiamen China S

2009 Running Force Museum Arnhem S

2008 4th Hohler Bienniale Gera Germany G

2007 From art to the art of furnishing, Sanos group, Houten G

2006 Biennale Gelderland Museum Het Valkhof Nijmegen G

2000 Reflex Gallery Gothenburg Sweden S

2000 Ikoro-Be alive Kaki Tree project with Tatsuo Miyajima Kröller-Müller Museum Otterlo G

1998 The stone flies, Spinoza Lyceum Amsterdam S

1997 MOMENT Kröller-Müller Otterlo S

1996 The interior Städtiches Kramermuseum Kempen, Germany G

1992 The Royal Palace Kunsthal Rotterdam G

1989 Beyond performance Arti et Amicitae Amsterdam G

1988 The Place of Labor Textile Museum Tilburg G

1986 Everything is order and beauty De Appel Amsterdam S

1985 Sculptures on the mountain 4 Arboretum Wageningen G

1983 Zo de val Museum Het Prinsenhof Delft S

1982 This place Kunstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin Germany S

1981 Motyw Contemporary Art Gallery Krakow Poland S

1980 Words and Works De Appel Amsterdam G

1979 Gallery Franklin Furnance New York USA G

1978 I am Stolency Dom Kultury Waszawa Poland G

1977 South Africa De Appel Amsterdam S

Works of art included in the collections of:

Private collections: Municipality of Nijmegen, Arnhem; Province of Gelderland; AEGON Art Collection The Hague; Textile Museum Tilburg; Sikkens Paint Factory Sassenheim; Netherlands Institute for Collection; Kunstmuseum The Hague; Academic Medical Center Amsterdam; General Savings Bank The Hague; Museum Coda Apeldoorn; Museum Arnhem; Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo; Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment The Hague; University of Utrecht; Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (D); Panstwowe Muzeum, Lublin (P); Muzeum Ziemi Pan Warszawa (P) Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Centraal Museum Utrecht; Archives of MOMA Museum for Modern Art New York (USA); ART = Book Groningen; Heritage Center Arnhem; Museum of Fine Arts Ghent Belgium

Projects and assignments (a selection)

2023 FOOTPRINT Amber Ambrose Aurèle and Albert Van Der Weide

2015-2022 Coproduction with Allie van Altena, Ine Dammes, Coehoorn Centraal Arnhem, Frans van Nunen, Irene Companjen, Eugene Terwindt, Arno Arts, Patrick Keulemans, Franck Gribling, Anneke Savert, Seet van Hout, Peter WJ Brouwer, La Lue /Henk van den Krabben and Irma Witte, 50 years INTRODANS with Roel Voorintholt, Adriaan Luteijn, Yulanne de Groot, Vinzenzo Turiano,Ada Dispa, Peter Krynen, Carin Unverzagt and Albert Van Der Weide

2017 Direction and production 25 Sonsbeek TV documentaries for RTV Arnhem

2016-2017 Albert&Sonsbeek One year of the Sonsbeek park as a research area and source of inspiration

2016 Music theater performance Life in 7 with Armeno Alberts Orgelpark Amsterdam

2013 LINES Set drawings Introdans

2012 Decor for the Meeting XS Introdans

2011 Curator Overhanging Fruit / Uberhanging Fruchte. GrenaWerte Euregio De/NL

2006 – 2023 With & For with Thomasz Sikorski Warsaw Poland; Chinese European Art Center, Xiamen, China; Museum of Modern Art Arnhem; Ram Katzir, KiK Kolderveen; Kunstheim Griene Dyk Offringafier, Edu-Art Arnhem; Alex de Vries Gallery 25 limited Amsterdam

1999 Moderator/organizer Park of the Future, 70 years Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Westergasfabriek Amsterdam

1998 The Stone Flew, About Benedict de Spinoza met students of the Spinoza Lyceum

1997 Design and layout of the Pinksterplein in Brummen

1996 Design for a caravan for children, Mondial Foundation, Tilburg

1995 Establishment of children’s  ward Rijnstate Arnhem Hospital

1994 Trial sculpture for the facade of Paradiso Amsterdam

1992 Earth Flag design, Global solidarity, The Polish Pavilion, Expo ’92 Seville, Spain

1991 In Situ 3, Municipal Museum The Hague

1990 Born to be… born to be… Triple X Wester Gasfabriek Amsterdam

1989 Design for t-shirt for Doctors Without Borders Amsterdam

1988 Monumental assignment Thorbecke School Community Utrecht

1987 Monumental commission Social Academy/Mikojel Sittard

1986 Set, costume and lighting design for the play Tropenjaars by Adriaan van Dis, Independence, Stadsschouwburg Arnhem and Amsterdam

1985 The temptation, Multimedia installation with the composer Armeno Alberts, Belvédère watchtower, Arnhem

1983 Direction and production for film about Dutch artists Initiatives commissioned by the Dutch Art Foundation Amsterdam

1982 Choreography and costumes design for the ballet The Laughing, Introdans Arnhem

1982 Sketch design monument Market for Jews Gaaspstraat Amsterdam

1980 Organization of a multidisciplinary festival Morgen a festival for the future Arnhem

1979 Co-founder of Art Center De Gele Rijder Arnhem

1977-1982 Graphic designs and poster for Moluccan emancipation movement Gerakan Pattimura Nijmegen and Assen, Anti-Apartheid movement the Boycott Outspan Leiden, Cover design for the social political magazine Contradiction, Radboud University Nijmegen   

Managerial positions in higher professional education

2006-2010 Head of School of Fine Art Willem de Kooning Academy University University of Applied Sciences  Rotterdam

2000-2006 Director and Dean Minerva, Academy of Visual Arts and Design Frank Mohr Institut, Academy for Pop Culture, Hanze University of Applied Scienes Groningen

1996-2000 Deputy Director and Member of the Executive Board a.i. Gerrit Rietveld Academy University for fine Art and design  Amsterdam

Teacher higher professional education

20010-2012 Lecturer at the Departments of Fine Art, project leader, policy preparation and the Visual Arts and Design Teacher Training, Willem de Kooning Academy  University of Applied Sciences Rotterdam

1990-1997 Lecturer and coordinator, policy preparation and Studium Generale employee

Formerly Audiovisual and Free Direction Department, Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam

1981-1990 Lecturer and coordinator, policy preparation and Studium employee General departments Mix Media, Monumental and Interior Architecture, ArtEZ AKI University of the Arts  Enschede

Guest lecturer in the Higher Professional Education  BaMa (a selection)

2016   Apeejay University College of Fine Art, Jalandhar and New Dehli India  BaMa

2011  Gerrit Rietveld Academy/ Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam Ma

2010  Xiamen University Xiamen China, Ma

2004  Nagoya Zokei University Nagoya Japan, BaMa

2003  Ningo University China, BaMa

1998  School for Visual Arts, New York USA BaMa

1996  Gerrit Rietveld Academy /Sandberg Institute Amsterdam Ma

1993  ArtEZ Arnhem Teacher Training Visual Arts and Design, Ba

1991  Dance Academy ArtEZ Arnhem, Ba

Public administration (a selection)

2005-2014 Board member Edu-Art

2009-2012 Shareholder Cultuurbedrijf Arnhem

2007-2011 Board member / chairman Stg. KiK Kolderveen

2004-2008 Chairman Gerrit Benner Prize and Stipendium Leeuwarden

2004-2006 Board member MP3 Groningen

2001-2004 Board member of the Fund for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture Amsterdam

2000-2006 Chairman jury Dooyewaard Foundation Laren/Groningen; Chairman of the jury Klaas Dijkstra Groningen Academy Award; Chairman of the jury George Verberg Stipendium Groningen; Chairman jury Menszis, care and income, Stipendium Groningen

1986-2000 Chairman Material Fund Amsterdam

1985-1989 Member of the Board of the Rijksdienst Beeldende Kunst The Hague

1982-1987 Chairman of the Exhibition Committee Art Centre De Gele Rijder Arnhem

1977-1982 Board member of the exhibition committee Art Centre De Gele Rijder Arnhem

1983-1984 Member Exhibition Committee The Personal is Political, Ministry of CRM/WVC


1969-1975 University of the Arts ArtEZ Arnhem

Graduated in painting/ drawing/ sculpture/ illustration/ graphic design/ scenography/ art and cultural history Lectures and tutorials on art history, philosophy and social sciences at the Radboud University of Nijmegen, University of Groningen and the University of Amsterdam

1975 – now:  permanent education