About

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