Frank Ammerlaan

Frank Ammerlaan


Born in the Netherlands, lives and works in Berlin.


MA Royal College of Art, London, Painting Department


BA Gerrit Rietveld Art Academy Amsterdam, Fine Art Department


College for Wood and Furniture Amsterdam

Stipend / Awards

Publication grant Mondriaan Foundation, 2017

Stichting Niemeijer Fonds, 2017

De Scheffer Award '13, The Netherlands

Residency Fondazione MACC Museo d'Arte Conteporanea, Calasetta, Italy, 2013

Royal Award for Painting The Netherlands '12 / Koninklijke Prijs voor de Vrije Schilderkunst '12

Land Securities Studio Award, Royal College of Art, London, Graduation Show '12

Fonds BKVB/Mondriaan Fonds, Studiebeurs buitenland / Study bursary abroad '10-'12

Hendrik Muller Fonds '10

Startstipendium '09, Fonds BKVB / Mondriaan Fonds

Stichting Niemeijer Fonds, '09

Gerrit Rietveld Academy Painting Prize, Graduation Show '07

Solo/Duo Exhibitions


BODY ARMOR, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam, oktober – december 2020
Iron Mountain, Simões de Assis, Curitiba, Brazil
Upstream Focus, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam


Art Brussels
Iron Mountain, SIM Galeria, São Paulo


Wolvecampprijs, NL


Particles of Dust, Upstream gallery Amsterdam


MOONLESS, Bosse & Baum Gallery, London


Outside the wireframe, SIM Galeria, Curitiba, Brasil
The Extended Arms of the Transom, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen
Faith by Proxy, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam


ABC, Berlin
Christopher Crescent Gallery, Brussels
Reforming Intervals, Laure Genillard, London


Dordrechts Museum,  The Scheffer Award
MACC Museo d’Arte Conteporanea, Calasetta, Italy
The Armory Show, New York
A+B, 4 Windmill Street gallery, London


Day’s End, Upstream Gallery Amsterdam


Unlit, PS Project Space, Amsterdam

Group Exhibitions


‘SGABELLO COLLECTION: In Search of the Miraculous’, Project space On The Inside, NL
MATTER SHIFT, Simões de Assis Galeria de Arte, São Paulo, BR
Frutti Di Mare, Galerie Hartwich, Germany
Artissima Fondamenta (online), Italy


Trouble in Paradise, Kunsthal Rotterdam


Shelter, Catharijne Covent, NL
De Meest Eigentijdse Schilderijen Tentoonstelling, Dordrechts Museum, NL
Another Dimension, NEST,
The Hague Out of Office, kunstschatten uit bedrijven, Singer Laren

Bienal de Curitiba ’17, Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Brazil
Oog in Oog, Topstukken, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam
Drawing Biennial, Drawing Room, London
Sparkling like the surface of the ocuan at night, Garage, Rotterdam
RESET II, Priska Pasquer Gallery, Cologne
Snipers Choir, SNAP Lion, France by PS Project Space
Akzo Nobel Art Foundation, Amsterdam

From a painter’s perspective, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
Transformer, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam
Desire of the Other, Annka Kultys Gallery, London
Reset 1, Priska Pasquer Gallery, Cologne
1 (um), Boatos BFA, São Paulo
Open Studio’s, Pivô, São Paulo
Absence, (Looking for Hammershøi), David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen


Alchemy, NEST, NL
PS 1999-2014, 15 years anniversary exhibition
KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
Some Things Perishable, NEST, NL Projections,
Academy Now, Bologna, Italy


Love Illumination, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam
ArtInternational, Istanbul
Open Cube, White Cube Gallery, Mason’s Yard, London
Every bird brings a different melody to the garden, Harrington Way, London
Concrete Fragments, Morgan Concrete, London
They died with their boots on, Teksas, Denmark


Painting without paint, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen
Nature / Structure, Upstream gallery @ Dutch Design Week
Royal Award for Painting, Royal Palace, Amsterdam
Co/Lab, Los Angeles with PS Project Space
Stereopsis, Tannery Arts, Drawing Room, London
Land of the seven moles, PS Project Space, Amsterdam
Graduation Show, Royal College Of Art
Mapping the horizon, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam


New Space, Boetzelaer | Nispen Gallery, London
Royal Award of Painting, Royal Palace Amsterdam
Zomeratelier 2011, CBK Zeeland
Interim Show, Royal College of Art
Life is elsewhere, The Crypt Gallery, London
PEP, Post-Museum, Singapore


Royal Award of Painting, Royal Palace Amsterdam
UND#6, Schwartz Gallery, London
Derivation, Skånes konstförening Malmö, Sweden
Art blossom, Brug 9, Amsterdam
Magnitude, ALPINEUM produzentengalerie Luzern
Amsterdam-Berlin, Forgotten Bar, Berlin
Marsupial, Supermarket Art Fair, Kulturhuset, Stockholm


Let’s Take It Outside, De Service Garage, Amsterdam
Royal Prize of Painting, Royal Palace Amsterdam
Quantumvis 5, Rc De Ruimte & De Service Garage
UND#5, Nice, France
Power to the paint, Arti & Amicitiae, Amsterdam
.NL, DREI, Raum für Gegenwartskunst, Köln, Germany


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