About

Visual, research, and designer. Focus on digital culture. Amsterdam-based.

On this website, I keep track of non-commissioned projects, activities, and collaborations.

Reach me at Harris Blondman. Our studio works on design, communication, and solutions, for local, national, and international commissioners, from creative, cultural, and commercial industries. www.harrisblondman.nl


News

Soon

  • Project about digital standards, language and emoji
  • Teaching at Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam
  • Teaching at AKV/​St. Joost Masters in Den Bosch

Now

  • Design partner in research project about digital education, with École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and University of Lausanne (UNIL)
  • Design research at LAPS, the artistic research lab of University of Amsterdam, Sandberg Institute, and Rietveld Academy
  • Member of research platform Amsterdam Research Institute of the Arts and Sciences (ARIASnl)

Before

  • Dead Darlings #9, anonymous art auction, at Photography Museum Amsterdam/​Foam, http://bit.ly/​2vKYrxA
  • Exhibition of Dead Darlings at Photography Museum Amsterdam/​Foam, http://bit.ly/​2un1f04
  • Artist talk at Photography Museum Amsterdam/​Foam
  • Guest teaching at ArtEZ University of the Arts in Arnhem
  • Design partner in research project about online status, with École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), University of Lausanne (UNIL), Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne (ECAL), and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
  • Guest teaching at Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam
  • Presentation at Probe Project, an online art space, in collaboration with Louisa Zahareas, http://bit.ly/​2dNp6lK
  • Lecture at the Knight's move, a lecture series by Stroom Den Haag, with The Hague International Center for Civic Hacks (ICX), the Nationale Toneel & Babel, Lectoraat Art & Public Space (LAPS) Amsterdam, http://bit.ly/​2vLsk0J
  • Guest teaching at Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague
  • Panel discussion about design politics at What Design Can Do, a design conference in Amsterdam
  • Open letter on Archined, an architecture and design platform, http://ow.ly/​4B8Y300wBFa
  • Article in annual report of Creative Industries Fund NL/​Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie
  • Illustrated essay for the inaugural issue of MacGuffin, an international design magazine, http://bit.ly/​2unctWF
  • Design project using artificial intelligence and supercomputers, in collaboration with Rodney Melchers, RGM Systems and VU University Amsterdam

 


CV

Positions

  • Co-founder at Harris Blondman, visual, communication, and design studio (2013–now)
  • Teacher Image & Technology at Rietveld Academy (BA Photography) in Amsterdam (2017–now)
  • Tutor at AKV/​St. Joost (MA Graphic Design) in Den Bosch (2017–now)
  • Researcher digital graphic design at Lectorate Art & Public Space (LAPS), artistic research lab of University of Amsterdam, Sandberg Institute, and Rietveld Academy (2015–now)
  • Self-commissioned projects, research and collaborations in the fields of art and design, focusing on digital culture (2011–now)
  • Independent digital and graphic designer (2001–2013)

Shows

  • Foam Fusion Festival (NL/2017)
  • Photography Museum Amsterdam/​Foam (NL/2017)
  • Probe Project (NL/2016)
  • X Bank (NL/2016)
  • RAI Amsterdam (NL/2016)
  • Paris Design Week (FR/2015)
  • D’Days Paris Design Festival (FR/2015)
  • Salone del Mobile (IT/2015)
  • Istanbul Design Biennial (TR/2014)
  • Oude Kerk (NL/2014)
  • Dutch Embassy in Buenos Aires (AR/2014)
  • Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (AR/2014)
  • DutchCulture (NL/2014)
  • Oude Kerk (NL/2014)
  • Posthoornkerk (NL/2014)
  • Magazijn (NL/2014)
  • Dutch Design Week (NL/2013)
  • Beijing Design Week (ZH/2013)
  • Cromhouthuizen/​Bijbels Museum (NL/2013)
  • Kasteel Keukenhof (NL/2013)
  • Amsterdam Museum/​Museum Willet-Holthuysen (NL/2013)
  • Beerestein (NL/2012)
  • The Wallace Collection (UK/2012)
  • Bonhams 1793 (UK/2012)

Grants & Residencies

  • Villa Eläintarha, artists’ residence (FI/2017)
  • Society for Artistic Research/​SAR, travel budget (NL/2017)
  • Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst/​AFK, project budget (NL/2017)
  • Creative Industries Fund NL/​Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, internationalization grant (NL/2015)
  • Lectorate Art & Public Space/​LAPS, research period (NL/2015–now)
  • European Ceramic Work Center/​EKWC, work period (NL/2012)
  • Bonhams 1793, work budget (UK/2012)

Commissioners

  • Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst/​AFK (NL)
  • Bonhams 1793 (UK)
  • Centraal Museum Utrecht (NL)
  • The Council for the Judiciary/​De Rechtspraak (NL)
  • École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne/​ECAL (CH)
  • École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne/​EPFL (CH)
  • Erasmus Publishing Ltd. (UK/FR)
  • Felix Meritis (NL)
  • Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art/​MASS MoCa (US)
  • Mu Art Space (NL)
  • Royal Institute of Dutch Architects/​Bond van Nederlandse Architecten/​BNA (NL)
  • Royal Tropical Institute/​Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen/​KIT (NL)
  • Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam/​SMBA (NL)
  • Tettero Art Consultants/​Siebe Tettero (NL)
  • University of Lausanne/​UNIL (CH)
  • The Wallace Collection (UK)

 

Project Partners

  • Bonhams 1793 (UK)
  • Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne/​ECAL (CH)
  • École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
  • Harris Blondman (NL)
  • Médecins Sans Frontières/​MSF (CH)
  • Oude Kerk (NL)
  • Photography Museum Amsterdam/​Foam (NL)
  • Salon/ (NL)
  • University of Lausanne/​UNIL( CH)
  • VU University Amsterdam/​Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam/​VU (NL)
  • The Wallace Collection (UK)

Publications

  • Probe Project, website (2016)
  • Archined, website (2016)
  • Creative Industries Fund NL/​Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, website and annual report (2016)
  • Hoverstates, interview, website (2015)
  • MacGuffin #1, magazine (2015)
  • Parking Lot #1, magazine (2014)
  • 1000 Things, website (2013)
  • KGK Magazine, magazine (2013)
  • Conversation Piece, catalogue (2012)
  • Mister Motley #30, magazine (2011)
  • Club Donny #6, magazine (2011)

Teaching & Talks

  • Rietveld Academy, BA Photography, Image & Technology (2017–now)
  • AKV/​St. Joost, MA Graphic Design (2017–now)
  • Create Out Loud, panel discussion by MU Art Space, with Dutch Design Week (2017)
  • Photography Museum Amsterdam/​Foam (2017)
  • ArtEZ University of the Arts, BA Graphic Design, Design Research (2017)
  • Rietveld Academy, BA Audiovisual (2017)
  • The Knight's Move, lecture series by Stroom Den Haag, with The Hague International Center for Civic Hacks/​ICX, the Nationale Toneel & Babel, Lectoraat Art & Public Space/​LAPS (2016)
  • Royal Academy of Art The Hague/​KABK, BA Interior Design (2016)
  • What Design Can Do/​WDCD (2016)
  • Gerrit Rietveld Academy, BA Photography (2016)
  • Gerrit Rietveld Academy, BA Audiovisual (2015)
  • Oude Kerk (2014)
  • Magazijn (2014)