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Curriculum Vitae

Pim Palsgraaf (1979, Gouda)
Lives and work in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Courtesy: Cokkie Snoei Gallery Rotterdam

Exhibitions:

2014 

  • Cokkie Snoei Galerie, Artist's Proof, Rotterdam (group) [NL]
  • Salon d' autonome, Rotterdam Central station (group) [NL]
  • ART ROTTERDAM art fair with cokkie snoei galerie (group) [NL]
  • NL=US at margreet olsthoorn (group) Rotterdam [NL]
  • 'If Paradise Is Half As Nice' Frank Taal Galerie Rotterdam (group) [NL]

 

2013

  • Groot defile der beeldenaars, WTC Gallery Rotterdam (group) [NL]
  • CBK Amsterdam, (group) [NL]
  • 'If paradise is half as nice 2',Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin (group) [DE]
  • 'If paradise is half as nice 2',Werkmotor, Leipzig (group) [DE]
  • "Fit for a king', Ampelhaus, Oranienbaum (group) [DE]
  • Jesus Christ superstar, RDM terrein, Rotterdam (group) [NL]
  • LAP, Kersgallery Amsterdam (group) [NL]
  • Anningahof, (group) [NL]
  • Cokkie Snoei Galerie, 'As tears go by' (group) [NL]
  • Re: Rotterdam, Artfair (solo) [NL]
  • Hotel Rotterdam, Rotterdam (group) [NL]
  • TENT Rotterdam, The traveller, (group) [NL]
  • KOP Breda, 'It ain't over yet' (group) [NL]

2012

  • If paradise is half as nice, (group) Leipzig [DE]
  • Kompost, Gallery Roy, (group) Zulpich [DE]
  • Aanwinst, Kunsthal Rotterdam, (group) [NL]
  • Megalopolis, Cokkie Snoei Gallery, Rotterdam (solo) [NL]
  • Blauwdruk, Arti et Amicitae Amsterdam, (group) [NL]
  • Haarlemse lente, Haarlem (group) [NL]
  • ART Rotterdam International art fair, Rotterdam, (group) [NL]
  • MK award fundraiser show, Rotterdam, (group) [NL]
  • Re:Rotterdam Art Fair, Rotterdam, (group) [NL]
  • Hotel Rotterdam, Rotterdam, (group) [NL]
  • 'Late night show', Naturalis museum Leiden, (group) [NL]  

2011

  • Future policy ceremony award,New York City (group) [USA]
  • Mycose, Kappur Galerie Tilburg (solo) [NL]
  • Museumnacht, Multiscape MK Galerie Rotterdam [NL]
  • Multiscape, MK Galerie Rotterdam (solo) [NL] 
  • Art Rotterdam VIP Program, open studio tour. Rotterdam [NL]

2010

  • Biennal wintersalon, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York City [USA]
  • FOUNTAIN Miami, Christina Ray Gallery NYC, Miami [USA]
  • PULSE Miami, Mk galerie Rotterdam, Miami [USA]
  • Governors Island Art Fair, New York City, (group show) [USA]
  • MK Galerie Rotterdam, 'Good vibrations', (group show) [NL]
  • Christina Ray Gallery New York City, mission; edition (group show) [USA]
  • ART Amsterdam MK Galerie (group show) [NL]
  • Anningahof sculpture park Zwolle (group show) [NL]
  • SM'S Stedelijk Museum 's Hertogenbosch 'the nomadic condition' (Group show) [NL]

2009

  • 3RD WARD (solo show); Winner Summer solo show 2009
    Brooklyn, NEW YORK sept.   [USA]
  • Preview Berlin - the emerging ART FAIR. MK Gallery (solo show)
    25-27 sept 2009 Berlin  [DE]
  • Transformations, (group show),MK Gallery Rotterdam [NL] 
  • 222VOLT, (group show) singel 222, Dordrecht [NL]
  • Close encounters, (group show) former penitentairy institute Blokhuispoort Leeuwarden [NL]
  • ART Amsterdam, (group show) MK Gallery, RAI [NL]
  • Transformations, (group show)  MK Gallery Berlin [DE]
  • ART Rotterdam, (group show) MK gallery H.A.L. hallen [NL]

2008

  • Ecoscape, (group show) TENT Rotterdam [NL]
  • ARTRMX Cologne where is my mind? (group show) E-raum Cologne [DE]
  • International Landscape Triennial Apeldoorn, Power of places (group show), Nettenfabriek Apeldoorn [NL]
  • Review of a position, Berlin Biennale (group show) MK Gallery Berlin. [DE]
  • Rechtsachter (Solo show) Centrum Beeldende Kunst Rotterdam [NL]
  • ART Rotterdam,(group show) MK gallery H.A.L. hallen [NL]

2007 

  • Review of a position (group show) MK Gallery Rotterdam [NL]
  • Gallery De Wit (solo show) Bergen op Zoom [NL]
  • xpose162 Gallery de Sigarenfabriek (group show) Delft [NL]
  • Kunstmoment (Group show) kunstroute 2007 Gouda [NL]
  • Kunst aan de kade, (Group show) Museumnacht Rotterdam [NL]

2006  

  • BoulevART (Group show) De Kunstsuper Rotterdam [NL]
  • Gallery de Aanschouw (solo show) Rotterdam [NL]
  • Kunstmoment (Group show) kunstroute 2006 Gouda [NL]

2005  

  • Carted (group show) Le Montils [FR]

2004  

  • Punctuality (group show) punct, Tilburg  [NL]

2003  

  • Sociale dienst! (group show) Planet Art Enschede [NL]
  • WDKA graduation show (group show) TENT. Rotterdam [NL]

 

 Publications :

2011

  • What's up nr. 10, 2011 emmo en karmin
  • 100 NEW ARTIST. Book about young contemporary artist by Franscesca Gavin
    ISBN 978-1-85669-734-7 by Laurence king publishers.
  • ROOMS Magazine, London based contemporary art magazine. Issue # 4 [UK]
  • Brabants dagblad, 1 april 2011, review about solo show 'MYCOSE' at Galerie Kappur [NL]

2010

  • VOLKSKRANT. 2 maart 2010, review about the exhibition 'The Nomadic Condition', Stedelijk museum 's-Hertogenbosch. [NL]

2009    

  • ARTFORUM. review about the exhibition 'transformations', MK Gallery Berlin, 2009-summer/XLVII- no. 10 pp. 353-354 [USA]
  • WHAT’S UP. Art magazine, 2009/2 p.38 [NL]
  • Art Magazin, review ART Rotterdam: www.art-magazine.de [DE]
  • Metropolis M, review of exhibition 'ecoscape' TENT. Rotterdam
    www.metropolis.com [NL]
  • Weburbanist, fanbased artist showcase part 2 www.weburbanist.com [INT.]

          
2008    

  • SLEEK MAGAZINE. Magazine for art and fashion. Big/small issue (autumn) 2008-20 p.59  [DE]
  • JUNGE KUNST. art magazine. no.76. 2008/02 pp.26-31 [DE]
  • LEEN. magazine of centrum beeldende kunst 2008/01 [NL]
  • Monopol, German art e-magazine, announcement ARTRMX Cologne [DE]
  • 'kunst van de dag' by Rommert Boonstra for www.galeries.nl [NL]


Collections:

  • Achmea collection 
  • Hogeschool Rotterdam collection
  • Private collections in Europe

 

Education:

1999-2003 
Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam
Gradueted in 2003 bachelor of fine arts, cum laude
(Willem de Kooning Academie, richting autonoom)

1995-1999 
Graphic secondary school Rotterdam - Visualising
(Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam, afstudeerrichting
visualising)

 

Statement


The studio of Pim Palsgraaf (1979) is located in the industrial section of Rotterdam.
His love-hate relationship to this environment is fundamental for his art work.
In the “Multiscape” sculptures he shows the outgrowths of urban architecture.
Comparable to tumours of urban growing he drapes found objects on taxidermy animals to symbolize the contrary of culture and nature.
The city seems to overcome the animal and to bring it to its knees. His paintings reveals us the clandestine interior of cities. Deserted rooms, damp corridors and ceilings in danger to collapse at any time show his weakness for urban decline, for the natural environment of men slowly sinking into oblivion.


Het atelier van Pim Palsgraaf (1979) ligt in het hart van het Rotterdamse industriële centrum.
Het is de haat - liefde verhouding met zijn omgeving die de basis vormt voor zijn werk.
De ‘Multiscape’ sculpturen ademen stedelijkheid. Het lijken tumoren van ongestructureerde stedelijke groei, die letterlijk gedragen worden door opgezette dieren en andere gevonden objecten. Palsgraaf toont in zijn werk de tegenstelling tussen cultuur en natuur. De stad neemt de natuur over. Het tempo waarin de verstedelijking voortschrijdt doet sommige dieren door hun poten zakken.  
In tegenstelling tot de sculpturen zijn de schilderijen gebaseerd op de inwendige stad. Lege ruimtes, oude gangen en plafonds die op het punt staan in te storten tonen de fascinatie voor verval. Het verbeeldt de erosie van de stad, het ‘natuurlijke’ domein van de mens dat in vergetelheid raakt.

april 2009