About

Aris de Bakker’s work consists mainly of ephemeral projects and sculptures. The ephemeral projects are about the transience of life. Experience and forget, build and disappear. Depicting the process of change or disappearance is an important part of the artwork.

Since 2014 Aris cooperates with Karola Pezarro under the name AKUNZO on site specific art-nature projects. www.akunzo.com

Atelier : Westeinde 58, 2512 HE Den Haag
E-mail  : aris@arisdebakker.nl
Education :
Goldsmithing, Schoonhoven, 1973 
Sculpture, Vrije Academie, Den Haag, 1984.     
Projects and exhibtions :  
2021
Reservoir - Akunzo - Art & Gavarres, Girona, Spain 
En Route - Akunzo - Lez'Arts en Adret, Hautecour, France 
Der Schutzpatron - Akunzo - Twingi Landart, Binntal, Zwitserland. 
In Transit - Akunzo - Etangs d'Art, Bretagne, France.
Challenge for Balance, sculpture for Voorhout Monumentaal, The Hague, Netherlands
2020  
  • Taditadatadi – AKUNZO – Le Parcours des Fées, Crévoux, France
  • 2019 Une vue de rêve Sentiers des Arts, AKUNZO, Sentiers des Arts, Vitrezay, France. Echo of the desert AKUNZO, Tankwa Artscape Residency, Tankwa Desert, South-Africa. La Grande Dame , AKUNZO, Vign’Art, Champagne, Cuis, France. Where is my home? – AKUNZO – Taribush, Drente , The Netherlands. 
    2018 
    Take a moment  – AKUNZO -Horizons – Arts-Nature en Sancy, France.   
    2017 
    Installatie Zouttuin, Kunsthal 45, Den Helder 
    Intersection, AKUNZO,  Art Trails of the great Outdoors, Gesves, Belgium.
    Intersezione Ponte de Lima, AKUNZO, garden of the four elements, for Festival Internacional de Jardins, Ponte de Lima, Portugal.   
    2016 
    Intersezione della Vita, AKUNZO, Snijpunt, Ameland 
    Creature of the woods looking where to go, AKUNZO, L’Art est dans les Bois , Pleslin-Trigavou,  France 
    Installatie Wasvormen, Kunsthal 45, Den Helder   
    2015 
    Ou se trouve le petit Chaperon Rouge?- AKUNZO -Des Artistes en Campagne, Savins, France  
    Ode to the draft horse – AKUNZO – La Fete de Mai 2015 | Sentiers d’art dans la nature, Belgium 
    Ice-project – Kunsthal 45, Den Helder  
    2014 
    AT HOME – AKUNZO – Open Sites | Art Terre 2014, Ploegsteert, Belgium 
    Haags Talent- Villa Maarheeze, Wassenaar 
    Sculptour- Galerie Beukenhof, Kluisbergen, België   
    2013 
    Prospers, birdhouses, Interart, Heeswijk-Dinther 
    Bee, sculpture, The Hague   
    2012  
    Language and Signs, Saltdrawings, Oldeberkoop – Salt drawing, Ginnum, Friesland   
    2011 
    Lust for the eye, installation wax forms, Schiedam  
    Concert with Ice forms, The Hague   
    2010 
    Installation of wax forms, Heden, Dennenweg, The Hague 
    Tower of plastics, community art project on schools in Venlo   
    2009 
    So Salt, saltdrawings and saltgarden, Gasunie, Groningen 
    Dirt makes Art, community art project on schools in Assen   
    2008 
    Small Animal Festival, installation with wax forms, Julianapark, Schiedam   
    2007 
    Party of Light,  several installations of wax forms, Leyweg, The Hague East, west, Home best, 13 sculptures on a roudabout, Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht   
    2006 
    FantasyHouse, Installation wax forms, Vestia, Hoogvliet, Rotterdam  Three Ice-forms, ice and fire, Slokdarmfestival, Veghel  
    2005 
    Allerzielen Allicht, installations for 4 graves, cemetry De Nieuwe Ooster, Amsterdam 
    Tower of tables, installation Polderlicht, Amsterdam   
    2004 
    Three gothic Forms, ice and light-project, Atrium, The Hague  Pelgrimage, installation of wax forms, 10 locations from The Hague to Santiago de Compostela   
    2003 
    Water, Ice and Fire, Salt-drawings, Plus Min, Zeeland 
    Pelgrimsgarden, shells, plastics and sugar, Jardin d’Amis, De Zonnehof, Amersfoort   
    2002 
    Alkmaar – Venetië of the North, paraffine-project, Alkmaar   
    
    2001
    Kaleidoscopes, City Jam, Stichting Hooghuis, Arnhem   
    2000 
    Rosetmachine and Mirrorkaleidoscope, Artcentre Zaanstad   
    
    1999
    Kaleidoscope, steel and acrylic, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York   
    1998
    Dom, installation ice an fire, Water-museum Utrecht   
    1997 
    Bride of Reason, installation of paraffin, Tourd’Art, The Hague   
    1996
    Jardin des fous, garden of shells, coal and flowers, Rosenburg, (executed with Psychiatric patients) 
    Garden made of shells and fruitjuices, Beeldenroute Marquette, Heemskerk   
    1995
    Burning Ice, ice and fire, three installations for University of Amsterdam, Delft and Rotterdam   
    1994
    Icegarden, ice and candles, executed with students of the Nova Scotia College of ,Halifax, Canada   
    1993
    Marabout-project, 3 Ice-forms with gaslamps, Tamegroute, Sahara, Marokko   
    1991
    Ora et Labora, 4 Ice-forms with lamps, Stedelijk Museum Delft   
    1990
    Crystal Palace, ice and light, Asahikawa, Japan   
    1988
    Iceprism 2, ice and light, Rijksmuseum Twente
    Television  
    2012 
    Salt – Saltdrawings of Aris de Bakker, 10 x better, Harm Edens, NTR, (10-01-2012, Nederland 2 ) 
    2009
    13 sculptures on a roundabout, Of the street, AVRO Kunstuur  
    (2009, Nederland 2 )   
    Publications