Johan Deumens Gallery

Peter Spaans (Weesp, 1953, based in Amsterdam).

Spaans worked with such curators as Okwui Enwezor (The Second Johannesburg Biennial, the traveling exhibition 'Mirror's Edge' with its share 'The Unknown Cities' project and the book 'Cream contemporary art in culture'); Hou Hanru (The exhibition 'Unlimited II ' at De Appel, Amsterdam); and Jan Hoet (Sonsbeek 9, with Hans Eijkelboom, Arnhem). Exhibited worldwide, including the USA, Canada, Germany, Italy, Denmark, South Africa, England, Scotland, and the Netherlands. Peter worked on assignments for the Rai and the Bijenkorf, Amsterdam, and collaborated with such artists as Hans Eijkelboom and Bert Wils. 

Peter Spaans is represented by Johan Deumens Gallery, Amsterdam, and by Harper's books, New York.



2012 'Tell me how you REALLY feel', groupshow, The Center for Book Arts, New York.

2012 'When the night falls', groupshow, KIK, Nijeveen.

2012 'Almere en de anderen', groupshow, the Kunstlinie, Almere.

2011 Harper's Books in 'Paris Photo', Grand Palais, Paris.

2011 Photoproject 'New York from the yards', Harper's books, East Hampton, New York. 

2011 Winter Gallery Tour.

2011 Branch of Johan Deumens Gallery at Spinnerei Leipzig. Books.

2011 A 40 meters width and 5 meters high wall of Amsterdam during Horecava 2011 in de RAI, Amsterdam.

2011 Johans Deumens gallery, The London Art Book Fair, the Whitechapel Gallery, London.

2010 100 AMSTERDAM PHOTOGRAPHS FOR DE RAI, AMSTERDAM (april 2010 september 2010).

2010 AGAIN Dam Square, Amsterdam. Project 'AMSTERDAM'. 15 photographs, each 2 x 3 meter.

2009-2010 Film 'SCHUIVEN' (2009, a remake film 'Schuiven', 1992) 2009, BO5, Amsterdam: Johan Deumens Gallery in Editions/Artists' Book Fair, The Tunnel (former DIA space), New York.

2009 Book project 'On the road too', Johan Deumens gallery, Haarlem. Groupshow.

2009 Near the entrance of the Rai, Amsterdam 6 new works from the series 'Om het zien' / the archival project. Enlarged on canvas (14 meters width totally).

2009 Home of Unconart, Amsterdam. OM HET ZIEN / NEW WORKS.

2007 The end of the Scheldestraat / Europaplein, Amsterdam. 'Rivierenbuurt International', a project for the Rai / Noord-Zuidlijn. 180 meters with photographs on canvas, mounted on the wall of the construction dwell (18 pieces 10 meters width, 160 cm high).

2007 Dam Square, Amsterdam. Project 'AMSTERDAM'. 15 new photographs, each 2 x 3 meter.

2007 Europaplein, Amsterdam. Update project De Rai. 5 new photographs, each 2 x 3 meter.

2006 Europaplein, Amsterdam 16 new photographs each 2 x 3 meter (total work 32 works).

2006 Kruithuis Den Bosch. Niemandsland, groupshow. Hans Eijkelboom and Peter Spaans, 'No Way Out'.

2006 Heks galleries, Heks, Belgium. Photo series 'Holland'.


2006 De Branderij, Expositieruimte Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerpen, with Jan Henderikse, Hans Eijkelboom etc. Photography project: 'Unknown Cities 1'.