Willem Weismann

 
 

Willem Weismann (Netherlands, 1977) has been living in London (UK) since 2003. He studied at ArtEZ Institute for the Arts, Arnhem (NL) from 1997 to 2002 and Goldsmiths College, London (UK) from 2003 to 2004. He was awarded with the East London Painting Prize in 2015. Weismann has had solo exhibitions at the Zabludowicz Collection, London (UK); Cabin Gallery, London (UK); The Nunnery gallery, London (UK); Galeria Quadrado Azul, Porto (PT); and Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem (NL). Recent group exhibitions include Summer Show, Turps Gallery, London (UK), Secret European Studio at ArthouSE1, London (UK) and De Meest Eigentijdse Schilderijen Tentoonstelling at the Dordrechts Museum (NL).

Discovering what lies behind a facade, or beneath our feet beyond the smooth surface of the pavement, is a central motif in Weismann’s work. His works depict absurd urban environments; various rooms cluttered with debris of contemporary life and the excess of consumerism. Bathed in a beautiful light, these vibrant scenes in chromatic hues are at once eerily familiar and unsettling, confronting us with the direct aftermath of our existence.

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions


2019

Down to Earth, Daniel Benjamin Gallery, London (UK)

2017

Flashback cont’d, GRIMM, Amsterdam (NL)

Willem Weismann, Galeria Quadrado Azul, Lisbon, Portugal (PT)


2016

Basement Odyssey, Zabludowicz Collection, London (UK)

Moonblinking, Cabin Gallery, London (UK)

 

2015

Alphabet Soup, Nunnery Gallery, London (UK)

 

2013

Chaîne Opératoire, Galeria Quadrado Azul, Porto (PT)

 

2011

Pieces of What, Center Berlin, Berlin (DE)

 

2010

Gelders Balkon7, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem (NL)

 

2009

Hermetisch, Galerie Bart, Amsterdam (NL)
Desperate Man Café, Hayward Concrete Cafe, London (UK)

 

2007

Nieuw New Amsterdam, Mogadishni, Copenhagen (DK)

 

2006

The Candle in the Boot, Privé Domein, Deurne (NL)

Wensput, 404 Arte Contemporeana, Naples (IT)
 

2005

Shantytown, Leisure Club Mogadishni, Copenhagen (DK) 2003 Willem Weismann, Schloss Ringenberg, Hamminkeln (DE)

 

Selected Collections

De Nederlandsche Bank Collection, Amsterdam (NL)

Kunstfonds Vincent van GoghHuis, Zundert (NL)

The Ekard Collection, Wassenaar (NL)
Zabludowicz Collection, London (UK)

Saatchi Collection, London (UK)

Selected Group Exhibitions


2019

While Supplies Last, Bellevue Museum of Arts, Seattle (USA) curated by Anthony White

Pareidolia, Daniel Benjamin Gallery, London (UK)

 

2018

Group Show, Galeria Quadrado Azul, Lisbon (PT)
De Meest Eigentijdse Schilderijen Tentoonstelling, Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht (NL)

Open Call, Atlas House, Ipswich (UK)
Duty Free, Chelsea College of Arts, London (UK)

 

2017

In de geest van Van Gogh, Van Gogh Huis, Nuenen (NL)

Art Rotterdam, GRIMM, Amsterdam (NL)

 

2016

Sampler, Arcade Gallery, London (UK)
Summer show, Turps gallery, London (UK)
Secret European Studio, ArthouSE1, London (UK)
Rosina#0, Limone Space, London (UK)
Lust for Life, We Like Art, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam (NL)

DiepZwart, Academie voor Beeldende Vorming, Tilburg (NL)

 

2015

East London Painting Prize, Bow Arts Rum Factory, London (UK)

 

2013

Speak, Clown!, Fold Gallery, London (UK)

****, Neue Froth Kunsthalle, Brighton (UK)

 

2012

Shapes and Forces, Galeria Quadrado Azul, Porto (PT)

Detours, Wimbledon Space, London (UK)
New Year’s Resolution, Gallery Desaga, Cologne (DE)

 

2011

What’s Up? De Jongste Schilderkunst in Nederland, Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht (NL)

Asbestos Curtain, Galleries Goldstein at Goodhood, London (UK)
Primitive Accumulation, Fold Gallery, London (UK)

 

2010

You Are Here, NL – The Dutch Cultural Pop Up Space, London (UK)

Motif motif, Fold Gallery, London (UK)
Outland, Vegas Gallery, London (UK)
Die Schau, Galerie Warhus Rittershaus, Cologne (DE)

Who’s Afraid of the Museum, Museum Busleyden, Mechelen, (BE)

 

2007

The Contented Heart, W139, Amsterdam (NL)

 

2006

Sensuous Panorama, Lounge Gallery, London / SEO Gallery, Seoul (KR)

The Golden Egg, Philspace, Santa Fe (US)

 

2005

Triumphers, Regina Gallery, Moscow (RU)
Posizione e prospettive dell’arte contemporanea, Palazzo Delle Arti, Naples (IT)

Unitdèd, De Player, Rotterdam (NL)
Timepop 2005 (w/ Phil Lee), Prince Charles Cinema, London (UK)

 

2004

Incinineration Salon, Pittsburgh (US)
Surveillance, Three Colts Gallery, London (UK)
Revenge of Romance, Temporary Contemporary, London (UK)

 

2003

Royal Prize for Painting, Royal Palace, Amsterdam (NL)

Argusscoop, Museum ‘t Valkhof, Nijmegen (NL)

 

2002

Destillaat V, Paraplufabriek, Nijmegen (NL)

Mimicry/Mommy Cries, Gallery Janssen Kooij, Warnsveld (NL)

 

Awards


2015

Winner of the East London Painting Prize


 

2004

Shortlisted for the BOC Emerging Artist Award


 

2003

Shortlisted for the Dutch Royal Painting Prize
 2002 Winner Siemens Art Calendar

Education

 

2003 – 2004

MA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, London (UK)
 

1997 – 2002

BA Fine Art, Arnhem Institute for the Arts, Arnhem (NL)

 

Residencies and Scholarships

 

2014

Artist in residence, Vincent van Gogh Huis, Zundert (NL)

 

2011-2012

Artist in residence at Camberwell College of the Arts, London (UK)

 

2004

Prins Bernhard Culture Fund (NL)


2002

Transistor Residency, Schloss Ringenberg, Hamminkeln (DE)