exhibitions sales links about / contact / cv

about / contact / cv

 

 

// about

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For the last 10 years, Erik Sep has been working at his ever expanding miniature city called Neurotopia. Parallel to our world, he’s searching for an obstinate reality, propagating a meaningful meaninglessness. Consequently he has chosen to approach the work as a permanent process of collecting, building, demolishing and reorganizing. Eventually the work is about this process: the ever growing city.

Gradually suburban districts came into being, including their own piece of history. The process changed from building these districts piece by piece, to combining them into a larger agglomeration, using subversive city planning, including infrastructure, lighting and future building plots. The city’s identity will unfold during time. Neurotopia invites to wander through, to discover its new developments slowly, and questions its own developments at the same time.

 

Out of a longtime collaboration (from 1998-2005 with Tjalling Visser) Erik Sep started his building process from what’s actually Neurotopia. In the period between he initiated different projects with a necessity to get help from other people. One special person in this story is graphic designer and sparring partner Maarten Mooren. Like a real citizen of Neurotopia he sprays the walls with his miniature graffiti. He also designs billboards for the city. It’s symbiotic how his work fits to Neurotopia.

 

 

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Erik Sep

Singel 222

3311 NL  Dordrecht

Netherlands

 

Atelier:

Ateliergebouw W119

Wijnstraat 119, 3311BV Dordrecht

Netherlands

 

Bezoekadres projectruimte Neurotopia:

Van Speijkstraat 192

3014 VS  Rotterdam

 

06 11 28 81 41

seperik@yahoo.com

 

 

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Name: Erik Sep

Born: 23 december 1976, Bergen op Zoom

 

Education:

Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam,

Autonome Beeldende Kunst & Vormgeving 1998-2002

Lecturer Bachelor Fine Art & Design in Education, HKU, Utrecht since 2010

 

 

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2016

Construction Sight, Kunstenlab, Deventer

Neurotopia on location (former butcher shop), Van Speykstraat 192, Rotterdam

(i.c.w. Frank Taal)

Contemporary Art Fair, Cruise Terminal, Rotterdam (art fair)

 

2015

Neurotopia, Galerie Frank Taal, Rotterdam (solo)

Amusing ourselves to death, ‘De Rotterdam’, R’dam (groep, curator Frank Taal)

 

2014

De stad in MIJ, Museum IJsselstein

Het gedachtenexperiment, KIK, Kolderveen (curator Edwin Stolk)

Connected, 010 at 020, Galerie Roger Katwijk, Amsterdam (i.c.w. Frank Taal)

Growing up in a small town, SBK, Dordrecht

It never happened, 10 Jaar Noordkaap, Dordrecht

 

2013

En hij zag dat het goed was, Willem 3, Vlissingen

Hello, am Rundgang, Halle 14/ Spinnerei, Leipzig (Jaap Sleper/ Frank Taal)

As fake as reality, Galerie Frank Taal, Rotterdam (with Daan den Houter)

Baracca in Buro Rotterdam, Kunst & Complex

Art at the Warehouse (Galerie Frank Taal, art fair)

 

2012

The end of the World, Baracca/ KIV 22, Dordrecht

Liberty City, St. het Raam, Venlo (solo)

De aanbouw., de Aanschouw, Rotterdam (solo)

Art In Redlight, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam (independent art fair)

Zie de stad, Pand Paulus, Schiedam

Kunst werkt, Dordtyart, Dordrecht

Hermetic city, Garage, Rotterdam

Fragments of architecture, Galerie Gist, Amsterdam

Low Tech Society, museum het Valkhof, Nijmegen (solo)

 

2011

Low Tech Society, museum het Valkhof, Nijmegen (solo)

Brabant Nu, museum de Pont, Tilburg (Het wild gillend schildersgilde)

Art Amsterdam, RAI Amsterdam (Galerie Gist, art fair)

 

2010

Tapetenwechsel, CBK Dordrecht

Show off, Pont Alexandre 3, Parijs (Galerie Gist)

Bouwstad, Villa Zebra, Rotterdam

Inrichting Animatielounge /Urban Explorers festival, CBK Dordrecht

Art Amsterdam, RAI Amsterdam (Galerie Gist)

Art Rotterdam, Cruiseterminal Rotterdam (Galerie Gist)

 

2009

Slick Art Fair, Paris (Galerie Gist)

De Sloppentoren, ‘t Torentje Almelo (solo)

Backyard, Kunstvereniging Diepenheim

Art Amsterdam, RAI Amsterdam (Galerie Gist, Art fair)

Slow City, Galerie Gist, Amsterdam (with Thomas Elshuis)

 

2008

Ecoscape, TENT., Rotterdam

Berlin Hills, Skulpturenpark Berlin (solo)

De parallelle wereld van Erik Sep, Noordkaap, Dordrecht (solo)

 

2007

Zwervende tentoonstelling nr. 9, Loods 6 Amsterdam

Groepstentoonstelling, Galerie Berendsen, Rotterdam (with Manu Baeyens)

Microscopische vergezichten, DOK Kunstcentrum, Delft (solo)

 

2006

Gastatelier Wielwijk, CBK Dordrecht (residency + exhibition)

Fijt, Cucosa, Rotterdam

Hier komt..., Bewaerschole, Burg Haamstede (with T. Visser)

 

2005

My satellite mind, CBK Rotterdam (with T. Visser/curator Hidde van Schie)

 

2004

Official opening ‘Instituut Voor Zin en Waanzin’, Stadswerven Dordrecht, (with T. Visser)

Aan het Werk, CBK Dordrecht (with T. Visser)

 

2003

Groupexhibition, Sign., Groningen (with T. Visser)

 

 

// awards / nominations /grants:

 

2016

Grant Werkbijdrage Bewezen Talent, Mondriaan Fonds

 

2015

Projectgrant ‘city marketing plan’ Neurotopia, Gemeente Dordrecht

 

2011

Grant ‘flexibele bijdrage werkbudget’, Fonds BKVB

Projectgrant for cameratrain Low Tech Society, CBK Dordrecht

 

2010

Nomination ‘Thieme Award’, Art Amsterdam

 

2009

Winner ‘Prix d’Arte’, Slick Art Fair, Paris

 

2008

Stipendium, Program for Established Artists, Fonds BKVB

Residency Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben, Berlin, CBK Dordrecht

 

2007

Grant website, CBK Dordrecht

 

2006

Residency Gastatelier Wielwijk, Dordrecht

Startup grant, CBK Dordrecht

 

2004

Startup grant, IVZW, CBK Dordrecht

 

2003

Nomination ‘Maaskantprijs’ Rotterdam

Project grant, IVZW, CBK Dordrecht

 

2002

Startup grant, CBK Dordrecht

Nomination ‘Shell Young Art Award’ Rotterdam

Nomination ‘Drempelprijs’ Willem de Kooning Academy

 

// publications / interviews:

 

2016

Lecture, ‘Talk of the town’ during Bouwlab, Fabrikaat, Nijmegen

 

2014

Publication, Imagine Architecture, book, Gestalten publishers, Berlin

 

2013

Interview Kunstbeeld, ’Geen poppenhuis’, by Tessa Verheul

 

2012

Photo publication ‘Nederland Stedenland’, nai010 uitgevers

Photo publication, Stichting Doen, about Dordtyart

Kunst Werkt, publication Dordtyart, by Gerrit Willems

 

2011

Interview, de Avonden, in museum het Valkhof (radioshow VPRO)

 

2010

Publication ‘Aan het werk 6’ , CBK Dordrecht, December

Picturablad, ‘De stad als droom en aanklacht’, interview by Lex van der Wagt

Publication ‘Genius Loci, 15 jaar installaties in Het Torentje in Almelo’

Chronologie, Skulpturenpark Berlin_ Zentrum, book

Publication What’s up!, ‘De bouwmanie van Erik Sep’, by Joanne Dijkman

 

2009

Kunstbeeld, ‘Signalement’ by Sandra Spijkerman, September

Tubantia, ‘Een vergroeide stad in het Almelose centrum’, Juli

De Roskam, ‘Een toren in een toren die geen gewone toren is’ by Dora Brandt, Juli

NRC Handelsblad, ‘Niets ligt vast in de almaar veranderende metropool’, 23 Januari

 

2008

Volkskrant, review ‘Ecoscape’, groepstentoonstelling TENT., November

 

2007

NRC Handelsblad, ‘Het klonk als een jongensdroom’, i.r.t. exhibition in Berendsen Galerie, Maart

NRC Handelsblad, Galerieselectie, Maart

 

2006

Publication ‘Gastatelier Wielwijk’, CBK Dordrecht, November

AD Haagse Courant, i.r.t. exhibition in DOK Delft, Oktober

Publication in Mark Magazine, about Instituut voor Zin & Waanzin, Maart

AD De Dordtenaar, during ‘Gastatelier Wielwijk’ Dordrecht, Februari

Publication Spouw, by Jan van den Langenberg / Jan van Heemst, Bewaerschole, i.c.w. T. Visser, Februari

 

2005

PZC, i.r.t. exhibition in Bewaerschole Burg Haamstede, i.c.w. T. Visser, December

 

2004

Publication ‘Aan het Werk 3’ , CBK Dordrecht, i.c.w. T. Visser, Februari

 

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