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I think it started with absence. As a kid I liked to build plastic scale models; houses, planes, boats, cars, all coming in colourful boxes that depicted the finished product in attractive settings. One day I wanted to build a small fishing boat, but there was no small fishing boat on offer. I walked around with that disappointment for quite a while until I decided go for it anyway, and designed and built a model of a fishing boat myself from wood veneer. Being thrown outside the available boxes opened me up to a fundamental realisation; you can build anything! Or can you?

Today I still think that absence is fundamental to creation; first there needs to be a void to allow something to be thought into…

Art in Public Space - Realised Sculptures:
‘Overkant’ - Leerdam (NL) 2023
‘Accolade’ - Schiedam (NL) 2019
‘Wheel’ - Waalwijk (NL) 2017
‘Transformer’ Kaatsheuvel (NL) 2016
‘Tile-Tunnels’ Leeuwarden (NL) 2014-2016
‘Time-Tunnel’ - Leeuwarden (NL) 2012
‘Beacon’ - Emmeloord (NL) 2010
‘Cage With No Puma In It’ - Apeldoorn (NL) 2008
‘You Are Here’ - Swindon (UK) 2004
‘Kilburn Grange Park Gate’ - London (UK) 2003√
‘ G.R.O.E.N.’ - Barendrecht (NL) 2002
‘Boystown’ - Youth Prison - Den Engh (NL) 2001#
‘Jetty’ - Wateringen (NL) 2001§
‘Embossments’ - SVB Bank - Groningen (NL) 1999
‘Cybernests’ - Willem Artnsz Foundation - Utrecht (NL) 1998
‘Doublings’ - Wierden (NL)1997
‘PotPedestals’ - Het Dorp - Arnhem (NL) 1989

Art in Public Space - Detailed Proposals:
‘PondPebble' - Zoetermeer (NL) 2023
‘Yawn’ - Gapinge (NL) 2019
‘Boatshed’ - Burgum 2016
‘Corridors’ - Schijndel (NL)2014
‘Sphere’ - Schiedam (NL)2014
‘Helmond Heraldry’ - Helmond (NL) 2013
‘Tripple Sculpture’ - Hillegom (NL) 2012
‘Archive Tree’ - Akmaar (NL) 2011
‘Dual Sculpture’ - Zeist (NL) 2010
‘Landscape Proposal Ring Road N348’ - Zutphen (NL) 2009~
‘The Edge’ - Nieuwegein (NL) 2009
‘Hortus Conclusus’ - Eindhoven (NL) 2009
‘Reverted Gaze’ -Elst (NL) 2008
‘Maine Oil Drums’ - Portland (USA) 2008∆
‘Art Tree’ - Cambridge (UK) 2007
‘Nine Wells Bridge Parapets’ - Cambridge (UK) 2007
‘The Belvedere’ - Cambridge (UK) 2005
‘Heavenly Dice’ - Haarlemmermeerpolder (NL) 2004
‘Study on Universities & Art’ - SKOR - Amsterdam (NL) 2003
Exhibition Model, Gutenberg Museum - Mainz (DE) 2003
‘Got It’ - Utrecht (NL) 2003
‘High Speed Train Trajectory’ - Multiple Provinces (NL) 2003
‘New Facade W139’ - Amsterdam (NL) 1996
‘Urban Greenhouse’ - New York (USA) 1996∆
‘Right Here Right Now’ - Civic Centre - Los Angeles 1995∆
‘Transformers’ - Province of Gelderland 1991

Art in Public Space-Shortlisted:
Cheswick City Development - Bristol (UK) 2007
Artwork Entrance New BBC Building - London (UK) 2003

Situational Shows:
‘Welcome Stranger’ - Amsterdam (NL) 1992 Ω
‘Staircase’ - Felix Merites - Amsterdam (NL) 1987
‘Scale Cycle’ - Grote Kerk - Goes (NL) 1986

Exhibitions:
‘New Facade’ W139 - Amsterdam (NL)1996
‘XXX’ - Amsterdam 1995 (NL)
‘Kiosk’ Hunter Gallery - New York (USA) 1995 §
New Purchases - Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam 1994
Buro Stedelijk Amsterdam KunstRai - Amsterdam 1993 §
‘Cultural Capitals’ (OCI) Fons Welters - Amsterdam 1993 ∞
‘Cultural Capitals’ (OCI) Ado Gallery - Antwerp 1993 ∞
Sterrenwacht (OCI) - Rotterdam 1992 ∞
HCAK Gallery - The Hague 1990
Oceaan Gallery - Arnhem 1990
‘Heel and Toe’ De Appel - Amsterdam 1989§
Gele Rijder Gallery - Arnhem 1987
De Zaak Gallery - Groningen 1986

Awards:
Nationale Bouwprijs (National Construction Award) (NL) 2009
Nationale Staalprijs (National Steel Award) (NL) 2008

Lecturer Positions @ Art Academies BA:
Image & Language Dep. Rietveld Academy Amsterdam (NL) 2010-2016
Audio Visual Dep. (VAV) Rietveld Academy Amsterdam (NL) 2001-present
Foundation Year Rietveld Academy Amsterdam (NL) 1994-2001

Guest Lecturing @ Other Departments of the Rietveld:
Textile Dep. (2011) Graphic Design Dep. (2005) Sculpture Dep. (1998-1999) Jewelry Dep. (1993)

Guest-Lecturer @ Art Academies BA:
University of Fine Arts - Hamburg (DE) 2011 & 2008
Ecole Superieure des Beaux-Arts - Montpellier (FR) 2008
Ateliers 89 - Oranjestad Aruba (AW) 2007
Finnish Academy of Fine Arts - Helsinki (FI) 2005
Leeds University Fine Arts Department (UK) 2005 & 2004
European Exchange Academy - Beelitz (DE) 2004 & 2003
Wimbledon College of Art (UK) 2002 & 2003
Minerva Academy for Fine Arts - Groningen (NL) 1995
Art Academy Artez - Arnhem (NL)1994 &1992
Academy for Art & Industry AKI (NL) - Enschede 1992

Guest-Lecturer @ Art Academies MA:
University of Fine Arts - Hamburg (DE) 2011 & 2008
Dutch Art Institute - Enschede (NL) 2007 & 2004
Finnish Academy of Fine Arts - Helsinki (FI) 2005
Sandberg Institute - Amsterdam (NL) 1998


Talks, Lectures & Symposia:
‘Planet of the Money Flowers’ @ Gerrit Rietveld Academy
‘Panorama of Horrors’ @ Gerrit Rietveld Academy
‘BodyLanguage & InfoBabble’ @ TXT Rietveld Academy - Amsterdam 2011
‘Building Infoarcadia’ @ Design Recast Symposium -
Jan van Eyck Academy - Maastricht 2002 #
‘The Numb’ @ Bonheur - Rotterdam 1997

Publications:
Cage with no Puma in it, publication & DVD on public sculpture 2008
Signs, Lettering in the environment P.Baines & C. Dixon 2003


Member of Boards, Advisory Work:
‘Meet and Move’ design consult Amsterdam 2010~
Stroom HCBK - Special Assignments Committee The Hague 1995-2000
Art-Icons Brainstorm - Leeuwarden - 2014

Curatorial Activities:
Infoarcadia 2.0 Coventry (UK) 2000
Infoarcadia 1.0 The Hague (NL) 1999

Editorial Staff Member:
‘Silicon Rally’ Internet Project-Stroom HCBK The Hague (NL) 1996


Collaborations:
# Ronald van Tienhoven: Infoarcadia (2000) Boystown (2005)
∞ Office for Cultural Intelligence OCI: I was a founding member
together with Jouke Kleerebezem, Q.S. Serafijn, Jan v. Grunsven
and Arno van der Mark (1992-1994)
§ Joke Robaard: Heel and Toe (1989), Stedelijk Buro Amsterdam (1993), Hunter Gallery (1995), Jetty (2001)
∆ Arno vd Mark: Right Here Right Now (1995), Urban Greenhuose (1996) Maine Oil Drums (2008)
√ Material (Dan Monck & Duncan Kramer): ‘Kilburn Park Gate’ (2003)
~ Rob van Dijk Landscape Architecture N238 (2009)
Ω A joint effort with Christiaan Batiaans, Berend Strik & Rob Birza

Grants:
StartStipendium (1986,1988)
Werkbeurs (1992)
Basisbeurs (1995, 2003, 2011)

Education:
Art Academy Arnhem - Public Sculpture Department (1979-1985)

Maarten de Reus - projects

Art in Public Space – Realised Sculptures:
‘Overkant’ – Leerdam (NL) 2023
‘Accolade’ – Schiedam (NL) 2019
‘Wheel’ – Waalwijk (NL) 2017
‘Transformer’ Kaatsheuvel (NL) 2016
‘Tile-Tunnels’ Leeuwarden (NL) 2014-2016
‘Time-Tunnel’ – Leeuwarden (NL) 2012
‘Beacon’ – Emmeloord (NL) 2010
‘Cage With No Puma In It’ – Apeldoorn (NL) 2008
‘You Are Here’ – Swindon (UK) 2004
‘Kilburn Grange Park Gate’ – London (UK) 2003√
‘ G.R.O.E.N.’ – Barendrecht (NL) 2002
‘Boystown’ – Youth Prison – Den Engh (NL) 2001#
‘Jetty’ – Wateringen (NL) 2001§
‘Embossments’ – SVB Bank – Groningen (NL) 1999
‘Cybernests’ – Willem Artnsz Foundation – Utrecht (NL) 1998
‘Doublings’ – Wierden (NL)1997
‘PotPedestals’ – Het Dorp – Arnhem (NL) 1989

Art in Public Space – Detailed Proposals:
‘PondPebble’ – Zoetermeer (NL) 2023
‘Yawn’ – Gapinge (NL) 2019
‘Boatshed’ – Burgum 2016
‘Corridors’ – Schijndel (NL)2014
‘Sphere’ – Schiedam (NL)2014
‘Helmond Heraldry’ – Helmond (NL) 2013
‘Tripple Sculpture’ – Hillegom (NL) 2012
‘Archive Tree’ – Akmaar (NL) 2011
‘Dual Sculpture’ – Zeist (NL) 2010
‘Landscape Proposal Ring Road N348’ – Zutphen (NL) 2009~
‘The Edge’ – Nieuwegein (NL) 2009
‘Hortus Conclusus’ – Eindhoven (NL) 2009
‘Reverted Gaze’ -Elst (NL) 2008
‘Maine Oil Drums’ – Portland (USA) 2008∆
‘Art Tree’ – Cambridge (UK) 2007
‘Nine Wells Bridge Parapets’ – Cambridge (UK) 2007
‘The Belvedere’ – Cambridge (UK) 2005
‘Heavenly Dice’ – Haarlemmermeerpolder (NL) 2004
‘Study on Universities & Art’ – SKOR – Amsterdam (NL) 2003
Exhibition  Model, Gutenberg Museum – Mainz (DE) 2003
‘Got It’ – Utrecht (NL) 2003
‘High Speed Train Trajectory’ – Multiple Provinces (NL) 2003
‘New Facade W139’ – Amsterdam (NL) 1996
‘Urban Greenhouse’ – New York (USA) 1996∆
‘Right Here Right Now’ – Civic Centre – Los Angeles 1995∆
‘Transformers’ – Province of Gelderland 1991

Art in Public Space-Shortlisted:
Cheswick City Development – Bristol (UK) 2007
Artwork Entrance New BBC Building – London (UK) 2003

Situational Shows:
‘Welcome Stranger’ – Amsterdam (NL) 1992 Ω
‘Staircase’ – Felix Merites – Amsterdam (NL) 1987
‘Scale Cycle’ – Grote Kerk – Goes (NL) 1986

Exhibitions:
‘New Facade’ W139 – Amsterdam (NL)1996
‘XXX’ – Amsterdam 1995 (NL)
‘Kiosk’ Hunter Gallery – New York (USA) 1995 §
New Purchases – Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam 1994
Buro Stedelijk Amsterdam KunstRai – Amsterdam 1993 §
‘Cultural Capitals’ (OCI) Fons Welters – Amsterdam 1993 ∞
‘Cultural Capitals’ (OCI) Ado Gallery – Antwerp 1993 ∞
Sterrenwacht (OCI) – Rotterdam 1992 ∞
HCAK Gallery – The Hague 1990
Oceaan Gallery – Arnhem 1990
‘Heel and Toe’ De Appel – Amsterdam 1989§
Gele Rijder Gallery – Arnhem 1987
De Zaak Gallery – Groningen 1986

Awards:
Nationale Bouwprijs (National Construction Award) (NL) 2009
Nationale Staalprijs (National Steel Award) (NL) 2008

Lecturer Positions @ Art Academies BA:
Image & Language Dep. Rietveld Academy (NL) 2010-2016
Audio Visual Dep. (VAV) Rietveld Academy (NL) 2001-present
Foundation Year Rietveld Academy  (NL) 1994-2001

Guest Lecturing @ Other Departments of the Rietveld:
Textile Dep. (2011) Graphic Design Dep. (2005) Sculpture Dep. (1998-1999) Jewelry Dep. (1993)

Guest-Lecturer @ Art Academies BA:
University of Fine Arts – Hamburg (DE) 2011 & 2008
Ecole Superieure des Beaux-Arts – Montpellier (FR) 2008
Ateliers 89 – Oranjestad Aruba (AW) 2007
Finnish Academy of Fine Arts – Helsinki (FI) 2005
Leeds University Fine Arts Department (UK) 2005 & 2004
European Exchange Academy – Beelitz (DE) 2004 & 2003
Wimbledon College of Art (UK) 2002 & 2003
Minerva Academy for Fine Arts – Groningen (NL) 1995
Art Academy Artez – Arnhem (NL)1994 &1992
Academy for Art & Industry AKI (NL) – Enschede 1992

Guest-Lecturer @ Art Academies MA:
University of Fine Arts – Hamburg (DE) 2011 & 2008
Dutch Art Institute – Enschede (NL) 2007 & 2004
Finnish Academy of Fine Arts – Helsinki (FI) 2005
Sandberg Institute – Amsterdam (NL) 1998

Talks, Lectures & Symposia:
‘Planet of the Money Flowers’ @ Gerrit Rietveld Academy
‘Panorama of Horrors’ @ Gerrit Rietveld Academy
‘BodyLanguage & InfoBabble’ @ Textile Department Gerrit Rietveld Academy – Amsterdam 2011
‘Building Infoarcadia’ @ Design Recast Symposium –
Jan van Eyck Academy – Maastricht 2002 #
‘The Numb’ @ Bonheur – Rotterdam 1997

Publications:
Cage with no Puma in it, publication & DVD on public sculpture 2008
Signs, Lettering in the environment P.Baines & C. Dixon 2003

Member of Boards, Advisory Work:
‘Meet and Move’ design consult Amsterdam 2010~
Stroom HCBK – Special Assignments Committee The Hague 1995-2000
Art-Icons Brainstorm – Leeuwarden – 2014

Curatorial Activities:
Infoarcadia 2.0 Coventry (UK) 2000
Infoarcadia 1.0 The Hague (NL) 1999

Editorial Staff Member:
‘Silicon Rally’ Internet Project-Stroom HCBK The Hague (NL) 1996

Collaborations:
# Ronald van Tienhoven: Infoarcadia (2000) Boystown (2005)
∞ Office for Cultural Intelligence OCI: I was a founding member
together with Jouke Kleerebezem, Q.S. Serafijn, Jan v. Grunsven
and Arno van der Mark (1992-1994)
§ Joke Robaard: Heel and Toe (1989), SBA (1993), Hunter Gallery (1995), Jetty (2001)
∆ Arno vd Mark: Right Here Right Now (1995), Urban Greenhuose (1996) Maine Oil Drums (2008)
√ Material (Dan Monck & Duncan Kramer): ‘Kilburn Park Gate’ (2003)
~ Rob van Dijk Landscape Architecture N238 (2009)
Ω A joint effort with Christiaan Batiaans, Berend Strik & Rob Birza

Grants:
StartStipendium (1986,1988)
Werkbeurs (1992)
Basisbeurs (1995, 2003, 2011)

Education:

Art Academy Arnhem – Public Sculpture Department (1979-1985)