Studio Frank Havermans – Studio for Art, Architecture, Design and Urban Space
Frank Havermans’ studio for Architectural art, Design and Urban Space is founded in 1999. He is an artist/designer who develops and makes strategic site specific interventions that can be considered as proposals for urban change. He’s using the whole architectural spectrum for his experimental installations, from buildings to autonomous installations and from furniture to urban think models. His work derives from a combined fascination for architecture, urban dynamics, constructions, gravity and tangibility and can be understood as structures through which human body can relate to the outside world while still staying secure within their own environment. His architectural innovations always provoke the use around them. Objects are useful but never are accommodating. Luxery is avoided. He works on self initiated projects as well in commission. In a world where everything is about efficiency, speed and standardization, Havermans is giving different, tailor made and innovative solutions with a strong imagination.
short CV overview:
AWARD & NOMINATIONS
2015 with RAAAF | Longlist Mies van de Rohe award 2015
2010 Longlist Innovation & Design Award 2011 Condé Nast Traveller [UK]
2007 Honorable Mention Dutch Building prize 2007, category Buildings
2006 Nomination AM NAi Architecture Prize 2006.
2006 Winner Wood Architecture Prize 2006.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE – TRAVELLING (selection)
2013 ‘Land/Slide Possible Futures’, Toronto, Canada [CA]
2013 ‘FILTER’ Detroit [USA]
2011 OCAT, Shenzhen China, pilot on invitation by Fonds BKVB [CN]
2010 ‘What’s up, what’s down’. Cultural Catalysts in Urban Spaces’ Study 2010 Fonds BKVB.
2009 VZRAIR Zuidas. On invitation by Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam 2009 – 2010.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selection)
2015 Hilvaria Studio’s, Hilvarenbeek
2013 Cityscape Gallery, Amsterdam
2012 Wan Chai Visual Archive | Hong Kong & Bi City Biennale for Architecture and Urbanism [HK]
2011 Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch
2007 Your Space Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven.
GROUP EXHIBITONS (selection)
2015 Dordtyard, Dordrecht
2014 Buitenplaats Beeckestijn, Velzen
2013 Land/Slide Possible Futures, Toronto, Canada [CA]
2012 SAAMLUNG gallery, Hong Kong. [HK]
2011 Museum OCAT Shenzhen China and Architecture Bi City Biennale Shenzhen. [CN]
2011 Benaki Museum Athens Greece. [GR]
2010 VRZAIR 2010, De Kunstkapel Zuidas, Amsterdam.
2009 Retreat Fort Asperen on invitation by Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos/ UN Studio.
2007 7th Architecture Biennale of Sao Paulo. On invitation by the NAi‘Tangible Traces’ Brazil. [BR]
2015 Pedestrian bridge, Son en Breugel
2013 ‘Secret Operation 610′ with RAAAF, Vliegbasis Soesterberg.
2013 Beacon Fire Department Borger, CKB Drenthe.
2012 Chat House, Corpus den Hoorn, Groningen.
2010 Podium Brachen Siedlung Duisburg, Foundation G.A.N.G. Arnhem
2008 Landscape Observatory by SKOR, BKKC and Art Committee St. Oedenrode.
2007 Cinema, 7th Architecturre Biennale of São Pau Brazil. NAi, Rotterdam.