Bas Princen

1975, Zeeland (NL)

1998 NL Graduated Cum Laude at the AIVE Eindhoven (The Design Academy) department
1999 NL Studied and graduated at “The Berlage Institute” Post-graduate
2002 NL Laboratory for Architecture Rotterdam (receiving a study grand from the “fonds voor beeldende kunst, vormgeving en bouwkunst” Amsterdam)

2006 NL Awarded the ‘Basis Prijs’ Prix de Rome , with Milica Topalovic
2007 CH Residency at the Chinese European Art centre in Xiamen, for the period of 4 Months
2010 It La Biennale di Venezia, ‘People meet in architecture’, Silver Lion for a promising young, Participant in the exhibition, with Belgian architects Kersten Geers and David Van Severen

Latest exhibitions from 2008 onwards

Solo exhibitions
2008 IT ‘Bas Princen Galeria Naturale’ Linea di confine, Rubierra, Italy
AU ‘Landscape fictions’ with Milica Topalovic, Innsbruck
2009 NL ‘Utopian Debris II’ Amsterdam Art Fair, Amsterdam
2010 NL ‘Five Cities’ Van Kranendonk Gallery, The Hague
TR ‘Refuge’ Depo, Istanbul
USA ‘Refuge’ Storefront for Art and Architecture, NY
JR ‘Refuge’ National Gallery, Amman
EG ‘Five cities’ Townhouse Gallery, Cairo
LD ‘Refuge’ AUB, Beirut
FR ‘Five Cities’ Institut Néerlandais, Paris
2011 BE ‘Utopian Debris’ De Singel, Antwerp
2011 It Casa dell’ Architettura, Roma

Group exhibitions
2008 ES ‘Post it city’ CCCB, Barcelona
NL ‘Nature as Artifice’ Kröller-Müller Museum, Arnhem
DE ‘Nature as Artifice’ Neue Pinacothek, München
the state Museum of History, St Petersburg; Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund
USA ‘Miami Photo’ Van Kranendonk Gallery, Miami
ES ‘Biacs3’ Sevilla art Biennale, Sevilla
2009 XD Second Biennale of the Canary Islands, CAAM, Las Palmas
ES ‘Periphery’ Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo (CA2M), Madrid
USA ‘Nature as Artifice’ George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
NL ‘Architecture Biennial Rotterdam’ NAI, Rotterdam
USA ‘Nature as Artifice’ Aperture Gallery, NY
2010 SR ‘Span’ De Surinaamse Bank, Paramaribo
CN ‘Dialogue 2010’ DCC (Dutch Culture Centre) Shanghai
NL ‘Close to Home’ fotofest Rotterdam, Hilton Hotel Rotterdam
IT ‘People in Architecture’ Venice Biennale (Arsenale), with Office KGDVS, Venice
NL ‘Paramaribo perspective’ TENT., Rotterdam
QA ‘A Journey into the world of the Ottomans’ Orientalist Museum, Doha, Qatar
2012 US, Buckminster Fuller, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco

2004 NL Bas Princen ‘Artificial Arcadia’ essay’s: Lars Lerup, Wim Cuyvers, Jeff Derksen, Dirk Symons, Bart Lootsma. Editors: Ed van Hinte, Jennifer Sigler. 010 publishers Rotterdam isbn: 90-6450-511-x, copies: 1500, With financial support by the ‘stimuleringsfonds voor Architectuur
2007 NL Bas Princen ‘Rotterdam’ text by Christophe van Gerrewey. Edited by: Nicolaus Schafhausen and Renske Jansen. Witte de With Publisher Rotterdam: Isbn: 978-90-73362-78-9, copies: 1250
2008 IT Bas Princen ‘Galleria Naturale’ Linea veloce Bologna-Milano/6 Linea di Confine, Edited by; William Guerrieri and Tiziana Serena, copies: 800
2009 NL Bas Princen ‘Five cities portfolio’ Refuge project, editors: Philipp Misselwitz, Can Altay, Sun publishers Amsterdam, isbn 9-7890850-69638, copies: 3000
2010 Ger Bas Princen, ‘Reservoir’, publisher Hatje Cantz (Ger.) isbn 978377572832

Work in collections
The photographic work is part of the Conran Collection London (design museum), The FRAC (Archilab) in Orleans. Ministry of Foreign Affairs The Hague (permanent exhibited in the Dutch embassy in Santiago the Chile, the Dutch Embassy in NY, the Dutch consulate in Los Angeles and the consulate of Dubai), the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, the VU (Vrije Universiteit) Amsterdam, ING collection, Achmea collection, Eneco collection, Arcadis collection, Ymere collection, MOCP Chicago, and several private collections in Europe and the United States