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Bart van Damme is represented by Zerp Galerie in Rotterdam.

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

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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 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, trying to break through the sensational world, into the non-material abstract idea, where the structural always takes precedence of the narrative.

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PUBLICATIONS

2019  Ponderings

2019  Man-made Landscapes - Satellite Artworks 

2019  Twentieth Century Town Halls – Architecture of Democracy (author: John Stewart)

2018  High Water Low Lands – The Dutch Artificial Coastal Landscape

2017  COAL – The End of the Carbon Fuel Era

2015  ArchitectuurNL Magazine

2014  Maasvlakte – Transitional Landscapes

2013  MVRDV Buildings, Nai010 Publishers

2013  Lettering Large, The Monacelli Press

2012  Bart van Damme Photography

2011  Frank Stroeken, Mooi Glaslandschap, Uitgeverij Blauwdruk

2010  Zoe Ryan, Building with Water, Birkhäuser Verlag

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EXHIBITIONS & ART FAIRS

2019  PAN Amsterdam, via ZERP Galerie, Rotterdam, NL

2018  Fleeting Essence, ZERP Galerie, Rotterdam, NL

2017  Salon d’Hiver, ZERP Galerie, Rotterdam, NL

2017  H2o, ZERP Galerie, Rotterdam, NL

2017  ART Rotterdam, via ZERP Galerie, Rotterdam, NL

2017  Out of Focus, ZERP Galerie, Rotterdam, NL

2016  PAN Amsterdam, via ZERP Galerie, Rotterdam, NL

2014  ART Miami, via ‘Langs De Wal’ Gallery, New York, US

1999  Noorderlicht Photo Festival, Groningen, NL

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INTERVIEW

2014  TalkBak – Conversations With Contemporary Photographers

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 Bart van Damme