Johan Deumens Gallery

Robin Waart, Amstelveen 1978 (NL).

Artist's website.



2010­2012 MA Master Artistic Research, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, NL 2005­2010 BA Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL

2002­2005 BA Greek and Latin Language/Culture, VU University, Amsterdam, NL


One and two person exhibitions

2015 10bcr78/ff, Postkamer, Amsterdam, NL(duoshowwithuser18081971) 2013 same/difference, standard/deluxe, Lausanne, CH(duo show with Mitchell Thar)

2013 101112, Frankendael Foundation, Amsterdam, NL

2012 (almost) all my little Polaroids, Johan Deumens Gallery, Spinnerei, Leipzig, DE

2012 Content, Happiness, Literally, Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam, NL

2010 Its hard to stop beginning, Johan Deumens Gallery, Haarlem, NL


Selected group exhibitions

2016 Cleanmusic, Kunstbunker Forumfürzeitgenössische Kunst, Nuremberg, DE (forthcoming)

2015 Sequence1 Nederlandse kunstenaarsboeken in internationaal perspectief, Academie Minerva, Groningen, NL

2014 Repetition as an ongoing state of change, Johan Deumens Gallery, DeDrie Heuvelen, Herengracht 48, Amsterdam, NL

2014 Postsize, Pettenkoferstr. 42,Berlin,DE

2014 A meeting of books&related works, Johan Deumens Gallery, Gabriël Metsustraat 8, Amsterdam, NL

2014 Nothing to see nothing to hide;nothing to say nothing to conceal, PuntWG, Amsterdam, NL

2013 Out of Context:The Disruption of the Conventional Narrative, Emily Carr University Library, Vancouver, CA

2013 World bookdesign2011­12, Printing Museum,Tokyo,JP

2012 Promenadologues#1, cneai, Chatou, FR

2012 De Best Verzorgde Boeken 2011/The Best Dutch Book Designs 2011, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL

2012 Untoldstories, Johan Deumens Gallery, De Drie Heuvelen, Herengracht48, Amsterdam, NL

2012 Paralleldaaraan... , Concordia, Enschede, NL

2012 Songs of the South bound of Mouth, Graduation Show Master Artistic Research, KABK, The Hague, NL

2012 Perennial Conceits, Galerie Frank Taal, Rotterdam, NL 2012 Cinema ,Voorkamer,Lier,BE

2012 Library, Roots&Culture Contemporary Art Center, Chicago, US 2012 Books on Books, ZürcherHochschuleder Künste, Zurich, CH

2012 Photography and Ruin, New York Public Library, NewYork,US 2011 Books on Books ,Swiss Institute,NewYork,US

2011 Collections, KABK, The Hague,NL

2011 Die Schönsten Schweizer Bücher LesplusbeauxlivressuissesIpiù bei libri svizzeri The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2010 , Zürich, Lavin, St. Gallen, Biel­Bienne, Genève, CH (travelling group exhibition)

2011 Sequence, Johan Deumens Gallery, DeDrieHeuvelen, Herengracht48, Amsterdam, NL

2011 Constellation of Lines ,ChristianeBaumgartner Farbskalaausdrei Farben auf zwei Ebenen , Paul Heimbach Thinking in Pictures , Robin Waart, Johan Deumens Gallery, Spinnerei, Leipzig, DE

2011 Signs&Systems ,Sign,Groningen,NL

2011 orderedgroupings,inheritance ,KyberInstituteofContemporaryArts, Halifax (NS), CA

2010 STRPArt&TechnologyFestival ,Eindhoven,NL

2010 Bestof Graduates ,Galerie Ron Mandos,Amsterdam,NL

2010 Graduation show,Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam,NL

2009 Serious Shit curatedbyRob Scholte,Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL

2008 Growing Symbols, Basisburo, Asschergebouw, Amsterdam, NLFairs

2015 E/ABFair, Editions/Artists'Books, NewYork, US

2015 Amsterdam Art Fair, Amsterdam,NL

2015 LAArtBookFair, LosAngeles, US

2012 FIAC, Paris, FR

2011 E/ABFair, Editions/Artists'Books, NewYork,US

2010 Artistbook International,Ninth edition of the Salondulivred'artiste, Paris, FR

2010 The London ArtBookFair,London,UK

2010 E/ABFair,Editions/Artists'Books,NewYork,US 2010 Multiplied,ContemporaryEditionsFair,London,UK 2010 TheLondonArtBookFair,London,UK Nominations and Awards

2012 DeBestVerzorgdeBoeken2011/TheBestDutchBookDesigns2011
2011 TheMostBeautifulSwissBooks2010/DieschönstenSchweizerBücher2010 Fellowships and Grants

2012 MondriaanFonds

2011 AmsterdamsFondsvoordeKunst



Museum für angewandte Kunst, Vienna, AT; Printing Museum, Tokyo, JP; Bibliothèque Kandinsky, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR; Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, FR; Bibliotheek Eye Film Instituut, Amsterdam, NL; Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL; Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, NL; Chelsea College, London, UK; Brooklyn Museum Library, Brooklyn, US; Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla (CA), US; John M. Flaxman Library, Chicago, US; MoMA Library, New York, US; New York Public Library (NYPL), New York, US; Yale University Library, New Haven, US; private collections.



(almost) all my little Polaroids, Johan Deumens Gallery, Amsterdam 2013 Part one, market edition, 2011 (book design by Jonas Wandeler) Thinking in Pictures , 2010 (book design by Tanguy Wermelinger)

Part one, 2010 (book design by Jonas Wandeler)

Traum en trauma. Warhol bij Nietzsche , 2010 (bfa thesis GRAC)


Selected artist contributions

Cover story, in Sher Doruff & Manuela Rossini (eds.), Experiment! . E.J. Brill (Experimental Practices Series, 2), Leiden [Spring] 2016 (forthcoming)

Collecting Contradictions, in Zoë Mendelson, This Mess is a Place. A Collapsible Anthology of Collections and clutter. Edited, compiled and misfiled by Zoë Mendelson . And Publishing, London 2013

In love , contribution to, 8 July 2013 Eros en erosie over (leef)tijd kleur en film , Terras ,, 14 May 2013

1 2 3 Collect , in Lucy Cotter & Aimée Zito Lema (eds.), Marchive 2 , Master Artistic Research, Royal Academy of ART (KABK)/Royal Conservatoire (KONCON), The Hague, 2011­2012 (2012), pp. 15­18, and Robin Waart, pp. 72­73 [Preview and abridged version of Collecting Contradictions]

The spontaneous, in Raphael Langmair, Hesitation blues , 2012

N o , c d i n s e r t , I m p o s s i b l e S i t u a t i o n s , B l a h B l a h B l a h , Y e a h Y e a h Y e a h , 2 0 1 1

Vrijplaats (Some Day My Prince Will Come), in Tubelight #76 , September/October 2011, p. [2]