09.10.2020

BODY ARMOR

An object that gives in is actually stronger than one that resists. 1

BODY ARMOR is Frank Ammerlaan’s fourth solo exhibition at Upstream Gallery. Since his last exhibition Particles of Dust in 2017 Ammerlaan’s chief medium became the world’s physical matter, excavated from the ground or fallen down from the sky.

The exhibition title borrows its name from a series of Ammerlaan’s leadworks, realised in a material that is contaminated with meaning, poisonous and alchemical. Lead, used as protection from radiation in hospitals and nuclear power plants, chemically is the end result of millions of years of decay of the unstable Uranium element. According to Ammerlaan, ‘physically the material is soft and seems to be as malleable as reality itself, whilst being used to protect the flesh against its former radioactive self’. The square lead tiles overlap in rudimentary landscapes to construct spherical, protective layers, akin to an armour or a roof. Through the process of alchemical transformation, which stretches over time, lead creates resistance against its own radiative movement.

dr Malgorzata Misniakiewicz , art historian and curator.

1. Öyvind Fahlström, Claes Oldenburg: Skulpturer och Teckningar, Published by Moderna Museet, Stockholm (1966)

Open: 31.10.20 – 17.12.20
Opening: 31.10.20

Upstream Gallery, Kloveniersburgwal 95, NL-1011 KB Amsterdam
www.upstreamgallery.nl

19.08.2020

‘SGABELLO COLLECTION: In Search of the Miraculous’

Prive collectie Casper van der Kruk
6 september – 29 november 2020

Jennifer Tee, Bob Eikelboom, Isabelle Andriessen, Daniël van Straalen, Josefin Arnell, Thomas Albdorf, Nobuyoshi Araki, Frank Ammerlaan, David Bade, Yael Bartana, Letizia Battaglia, Hans Op de Beeck, Guillaume Bijl, Marinus Boezem, Melanie Bonajo, Pieter Hugo, Dirk Braeckman, Sander Breure en Witte van Hulzen, Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács, Tom Callemin, Tom Claassen, Jan de Cock, Fabrizio Cotognini, Pauline Curnier Jardin, Amie Dicke, Marcel van Eeden, Ed van der Elsken, Johan Tahon, Ron Galella, Douglas Gordon, Pavel Grosu, David Haines, Rens Horn, Marguerite Humeau, Folkert de Jong, Isaac Julien, Klaas Kloosterboer, Job Koelewijn, Meiro Koizumi, Sven Kroner, Gabriel Lester, Alexandra Leykauf, Erik van Lieshout, Pere Llobera, Bertien van Manen, Eoin McHugh, Awoiska van der Molen, Robby Müller, Muntean & Rosenblum, Simone Mussat Sartor, Navid Nuur, Michael Wolf, Ulf Puder, Florian & Michael Quistrebert, Tanja Ritterbex, Andre Roiter, Maria Roosen, Maaike Schoorel, Shirana Shabazi, Steve Shapiro, Gé Karel van der Sterren, Berend Strik, Ulay, Stephan Vanfleteren, Marijke van Warmerdam

Curator: Liesbeth Willems

Project Space On The Inside
tt. Melaniaweg 1
1033 ST Amsterdam

11.06.2020

IRON MOUNTAIN

 

02/06/2020 to 05/07/2020

Simões de Assis, Curitiba, Brazil

17.02.2020

Art Rotterdam

 

Upstream Gallery is glad to participate in the Main Section of Art Rotterdam 2020 with a group presentation of contemporary painting by a.o. Frank Ammerlaan, Constant Dullaart, Alicia Framis, David Haines, Noor Nuyten, Florian and Michael Quistrebert, Tabor Robak and Dennis Rudolph.

 

Rotterdam, 5 Feb – 9 Feb ’20

MATTER SHIFT

 

Simões de Assis Galeria de Arte, São Paulo

Artists: André Azevedo , Eliane Prolik , Frank Ammerlaan , Geraldo de Barros , José Bechara , Juan Parada , Julia Kater , Luiz Schwanke , Rodrigo Torres.

 

28/01/2020 to 07/03/2020

 

Art Brussels

 

Upstream Gallery proudly presents a duo presentation of paintings and sculpture by Frank Ammerlaan and Florian & Michael Quistrebert.

While painting is usually considered the most traditional form of art, these artists continue to reinvent the medium through their use of unconventional materials and techniques.

01.03.2019

IRON MOUNTAIN

They call it Iron Mountain, and in its eye sockets gleams a frozen stare. *
 
30 March – 11 May 2019
 
Rua Sarandi, 113A 01414-010 | São Paulo | Brazil

*Mortal Engines, Stanislaw Lem

14.12.2018

Trouble in Paradise, Kunsthal Rotterdam

 

Open: Feb. 7 – May 26, 2019

In the spring of 2019, the Kunsthal Rotterdam will be presenting ‘Trouble in Paradise’, an extraordinary selection of contemporary art works from the private collection of art collector Rattan Chadha (1949, Delhi). This private collection – known as the KRC Collection – will be presented at the Kunsthal to a wide audience for the very first time. At the heart of his collection is the human condition, with art that gets under your skin. From sex, drugs and rock ’n roll to deep melancholy and abstraction. In short: ‘Trouble in Paradise’!

‘Trouble in Paradise’ will feature a selection of over seventy works – varying from paintings and sculptures to installations and video art – by internationally renowned artists such as Gilbert&George, Francis Picabia, Thomas Hirschhorn, Marlene Dumas and Jack Whitten. Also represented are many well-known Dutch artists, including Frank Ammerlaan, Marcel van Eeden, Marc Bijl, Folkert de Jong and Rafaël Rozendaal.

Kunsthal Rotterdam
Museumpark, Westzeedijk 341, 3015 AA Rotterdam, Netherlands

13.12.2018

Out of Office, Kunstschatten uit bedrijven

11th December – 7th April 2019 in Singer Laren

Onder de titel Out of Office. Kunstschatten uit bedrijven, biedt Singer Laren in samenwerking met de Vereniging Bedrijfscollecties Nederland (VBCN) van 11 december t/m 7 april een verrassend kunsthistorisch overzicht van 75 jaar Nederlandse kunst uit bedrijfscollecties.

Met werken van kunstenaars als Frank Ammerlaan, Karel Appel, Marlene Dumas, Armando, Jan Schoonhoven, Folkert de Jong, René Daniëls enz

Singer Laren
Oude Drift 1
1251 BS Laren
28.08.2018

Wolvecampprijs

 

Frank Ammerlaan is nominated, together with Raquel van Haver and Sam Samiee, for the 11th edition of the biennial Wolvecampprijs.

The jury consists of chairman Edwin Jacobs (director Dortmunder U), Anne Wenzel (visual artist), Özkan Cölpinar (member of the Culture Council), Krist Gruijthuijsen (director KW Berlin) and Ralph Keuning (director De Fundatie). They wanted to make a statement by nominating three artists who work in their own way within the tradition of painting.

The Wolvecampprijs is a biennial national prize for painting and was created in 1998 as a tribute to the painter Theo Wolvecamp, member of the Cobra movement, and painting in general.

On Saturday, September 29, at the opening of the presentation of the three nominees in Hengelo, the jury will decide who will be the winner of 2018.

26.08.2018

EXTENSION.NL

MODEL FOR CONSENSUS

25th Aug – 30th Sept

Frank Ammerlaan, Niek Hendrix, Saskia Noor van Imhoff, Gabriel Lester, Navid Nuur, Wouter Paijmans, Maaike Schoorel, Sarah van Sonsbeeck, Jennifer Tee, Guido van der Werve

Curated by Daria Kravchuk and Gijs Stork

Smena, Center of Modern Culture, Kazan, Russia

 

26.04.2018

De Meest Eigentijdse Schilderijen Tentoonstelling / The Most Contemporary Paintings Exhibition

Opening: 6th of July
Open: 1 July 2018 t/m 7 October 2018

The title of the exhibition refers to a painting by René Daniëls. It shows that painting is still very current and alive. Almost thirty Dutch artists show a selection of their most recent work.

Frank Ammerlaan, Philip Akkerman, Tjebbe Beekman, Morgan Betz, Marlene Dumas, Ricardo van Eyk, Bob Eikelboom, Gijs Frieling, Fons Haagmans, RaQuel van Haver, Natasja Kensmil, Carla Klein, Klaas Kloosterboer, Jacco Olivier, Ronald Ophuis, Jan van der Ploeg, Thomas Raat, Michael Raedecker, Rafaël Rozendaal, Han Schuil, Esther Tielemans, Sarah Verbeek, Toon Verhoef, Helen Verhoeven, Emo Verkerk, Willem Weismann, Robert Zandvliet, Ina van Zyl

Dordrechts Museum, Museumstraat 40, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
https://www.dordrechtsmuseum.nl/tentoonstellingen/demeesteigentijdsschilderijententoonstelling/

 

30.04.2018

SHELTER

Opening: 28th of June
Open: 1st  July – 9th September 2018

This summer the monastery of Museum Catharijneconvent celebrates its 550th year with the exhibition Shelter. Works by international contemporary artists entering a surprising exchange with the monastery and the precious collection.

Frank Ammerlaan, Daan van Golden, Marlene Dumas, Damien Hirst, Jan Taminiau, Carl Andre, Danh Vo, Sarah van Sonsbeeck, Duane Hanson, Kerry James Marshal, Pieter d’Hont, Peter Vos, Ad Dekkers, Robert Longo, Roy Villevoye & Jan Dietvorst, Nola Hatterman, Pauline Curnier Jardin, James Lees Byars, Janis Rafa, Douglas Gordon.

Guest curator: Bart Rutten (artistic director Centraal Museum Utrecht)

Lange Nieuwstraat 38, 3512 PH Utrecht, Netherlands
https://www.catharijneconvent.nl/bezoek-ons/tentoonstellingen/shelter-en-550-jaar-kloostergebouw/

27.05.2018

Avesso Viés

 

Frank Ammerlaan, André Azevedo, Daniel Albuquerque, Daniel Senise, Janina McQuoid, Jarbas Lopes, Jessica Mein, Lucio Fontana, Marina Weffort, Nelson Leirner, Tonico Lemos Auad, Yuli Yamagat

Curated by Paulo Miyada (Instituto Tomie Ohtake)

Opening: 9th of June, 11 am, open: 9th of June – 21 July ’18

SIM Galeria, Sao Paulo, Rua Sarandi, 113A 01414-010 | São Paulo | SP +55 11 3062-8980 info@simgaleria.com

 

27.06.2018

EXTENSION.NL

MODEL FOR CONSENSUS

5th – 29th July

Frank Ammerlaan, Niek Hendrix, Saskia Noor van Imhoff, Gabriel Lester, Navid Nuur, Wouter Paijmans, Maaike Schoorel, Sarah van Sonsbeeck, Jennifer Tee, Guido van der Werve

Curated by Daria Kravchuk and Gijs Stork

Triumph Gallery, Moscow

28.03.2018

SP-ARTE 2018

April 11 -15

Bienal Pavilion
Parque Ibirapuera, portão 3
Avenida Pedro Álvares Cabral, s/n
São Paulo, Brazil

https://www.sp-arte.com/en/exhibitors/galleries/sim-galeria/

 

04.12.2017

Another Dimension

10 year anniversary exhibition of Nest.

Frank Ammerlaan, Nicky Assmann, Boris de Beijer, Semâ Bekirovic, Mischa Daams, Gabriel Lester, Keisuke Matsuura, Panamarenko, Oscar Peters, Gabey Tjon a Tham

Opening: Friday 12th of January

Open: 13th January – 11th March 2018,

By: Zoro Feigl 

Nest, De Constant Rebecqueplein 20B, Den Haag

 

“Alle materie kan, in de juiste omstandigheden, tot iets organisch uitgroeien. We kunnen dus zeggen dat het leven in de kiem aanwezig is in alle stof” – Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, negentiende-eeuwse Sovjet raketgeleerde. 

In Another Dimension stapt het onzichtbare voor even in het licht. Achter dingen die ongezien blijven, of juist zo groot zijn dat ze als abstracties op ons overkomen, schuilt de uitkomst van de kunstwerken. Another Dimension brengt kunstenaars samen die putten uit de verste hoeken van de kosmos en die liefde koesteren voor het fictieve, utopische en buitenaardse. Gefascineerd door elementaire vragen zetten zij het experiment in, vastberaden te achterhalen hoe de wereld van de materie functioneert.

Another Dimension en Infinity zijn gelijktijdig te bezoeken van 12 januari t/m 11 maart op het De Constant Rebecqueplein. De tentoonstellingen luiden het tienjarig jubileum van Nest in.

 

10.10.2017

Jubilee exhibition Dordrechts Museum, De Scheffer Award

 

To mark the 175th anniversary of the Dordrechts Museum Association and the Dordrechts Museum

A presentation with works by previous winners of the Scheffer Award: Frank Ammerlaan, Kim van Norren, Joost Krijnen, Elspeth Diederix and Charlotte Dumas.

23.12.2015

TRANSFORMER

 

Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam

3 October – 14 November

Upstream Gallery is very proud to announce its relocation to a 17th century grand canal house in Amsterdam’s city centre.

24.09.2017

Bienal de Curitiba ’17, Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Brazil

 

SONG FOR MY HANDS

30th Sept 2017 – 25th Feb 2018

Artist: Frank Ammerlaan, Brent Wadden, Flávia Vieira, Iván Argote, Julia Kater, Leonor Antunes, Nicolás Robbio, Paulo Whitaker, Richard Serra, Rodrigo Torres, Sol Pipkin, Tobias Putrih

Curator: Marta Mestre

http://bienaldecuritiba.com.br/2017/categoria/artista/

16.10.2016

Sparkling like the surface of the ocean at night

 

Özlem Altin, Frank Ammerlaan, Juliaan Andeweg, Yael Davids, David Jablonowski, Matthew Day Jackson, Charl Landvreugd, Lisa Oppenheim, Sarah Pichlkostner, Iris van Dongen, Douglas White, Robert Zandvliet

18 November 2016 – 15 January 2017.

Opening 18 November 2016, 8 pm

Garage Rotterdam

03.08.2017

Seattle Art Fair

21.03.2016

MOONLESS

 

Solo show at Bosse & Baum, Copeland Estate, 133 Copeland Rd, London SE15 3SN

 

PV: 8th of April, 6 – 8 pm

Open: 9th April – 27th May

 

19.09.2015

Desire of the other

 

Annka Kultys Gallery, London

Opening reception: Tuesday, 22 September, 6 – 8 PM

Annka Kultys Gallery is pleased to present Desire of the Other, a group exhibition of works by

Frank Ammerlaan, Harold Ancart,  Asia Dusong alias Monika, Theaster Gates, Adrian Ghenie, Mark Grotjahn, Thomas Hirschhorn, Thomas Houseago, Jacob Kassay, Oscar Murillo, Sherman Sam, Josh Smith, Valérie Snobeck, Fredrik Værslev, Kaari Upson, and Danh Vō.

http://www.annkakultys.com.preview13.oxito.com/

18.06.2015

Residency at PIVÔ, Sao Paulo

 

Open Studio:

29th of August, 2015