About

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Atelier : Westeinde 58, 2512 HE Den Haag
E-mail  : aris@arisdebakker.nl

Aris de Bakker’s work consists mainly of ephemeral projects. These 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 his artwork.

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

Education :
Goldsmithing, Schoonhoven, 1973
Sculpture, Vrije Academie, Den Haag, 1984.
Projects, commisions and exhibtions :
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
Publications
Shelter in the Forest – AKUNZO – Geumgang Nature Art – Yatoo – Korea 2018
Onnavolgbaar Zout – Sandra Spijkerman, 2011
Gasunie lezing,  Agnes Baas , 2009
Het Ondergewone, 55 kunstenaars uit Den Haag, Veronika Hekking, 2005
De Tuin, Een Ongekende Schittering, Jan van Westen, 1997
Kunstenaar geïnspireerd door islamitische koepelvorm, Rob Bouber, 1993
Het wonderschone ijsprisma van kunstenaar Aris, John Heijmons, 1988
Television
Salt – Saltdrawings of Aris de Bakker, 10 x better, Harm Edens, NTR, (10-01-2012, Nederland 2 )
13 sculptures on a roundabout, Of the street, AVRO Kunstuur  (2009, Nederland 2 )
Publications