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Bart van Damme photography

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Bart van Damme is represented by Zerp Galerie in Rotterdam.

 

‘A photo does not represent the world, it creates a new one’

 

Bart van Damme (The Hague, The Netherlands, 1963)

After studying painting at Vrije Academie in The Hague and Minerva Academy in Groningen, he gradually switched to photography and over the years developed a diverse repertoire about infrastructural challenges and control over the man-made landscape.

His work can be seen as a series of research-based projects, asking questions about spatial matters as well as social, industrial, infrastructural and environmental issues. The work explores landscapes in transformation, their ideological backgrounds and the effects on its inhabitants.

His landscape photography emphasizes the specific Dutch situation, where there is tension between rivers, deltas and the sea, but also between different interest groups like economic and recreational developers and nature conservationists.

Visually he is always looking for underlying interconnectivity and coherence in his landscapes, trying to break through the sensational world into the non-material abstract idea or ultimate seeing.

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PUBLICATIONS

2019 Man-made Landscapes - Satellite Artworks, Bart van Damme
2018 High Water Low Lands – The Dutch Artificial Coastal Landscape (in preparation)
2017 COAL – The End of the Carbon Fuel Era, Bart van Damme
2016 Wild Wild Rotterdam, Trichis Publishing, Ina Zwols & Bart van Damme
2015 ArchitectuurNL Magazine
2014 Maasvlakte Transitional Landscapes, Bart van Damme
2013 MVRDV Buildings, Nai010 Publishers
2013 Lettering Large, The Monacelli Press
2012 Bart van Damme Photography, Bart van Damme
2011 Frank Stroeken, Mooi Glaslandschap, Uitgeverij Blauwdruk
2010 Zoe Ryan, Building with Water, Birkhäuser Verlag

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EXHIBITIONS 

2018 Fleeting Essence, ZERP Galerie, Rotterdam, NL
2017 Salon d’Hiver, ZERP Galerie, Rotterdam, NL
2017 H2o, ZERP Galerie, Rotterdam, NL
2017 Out of Focus, ZERP Galerie, Rotterdam, NL
1999 Noorderlicht Photo Festival, Groningen, NL

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ART FAIRS 

2017 Art Rotterdam, ZERP Galerie, Rotterdam, NL
2016 PAN Amsterdam, ZERP Galerie, Rotterdam, NL
2014 Art Miami, Langs De Wal Gallery, New York, US

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