Damian Kapojos

 

List of Artworks by Damian Kapojos (coming soon)


Born:
4 April 1980, The Netherlands

Education:
Royal College of Art, Fine Art Sculpture, London, United Kingdom
CABK ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de kunsten, Zwolle, The Netherlands
Artez Zwolle, Zwolle, The Netherlands
Hogeschool voor de kunsten Constantijn Huygens, Zwolle, The Netherlands

Damian Kapojos is een Dutch ceramic artist who finds his inspirations in the mythological tales and stories. Spiritualism and religions fascinate him. Symbols from those myths and different beliefs are incorporated in his works, together with some elements from primitive cultures. Damian Kapojos has Dutch-Indonesian roots and next to an artist he is also a ballet dancer and an avid pencak silat practitioner. The latter is a form of unarmed martial art, practised in South East Asian, mainly in Indonesia. Raw and pure in the forms, then again refined in details and finishing, his sculptures breath thus a kind of classical but also exotic heroism, a blend of his personal mixed background and interests.

Damian Kapojos was the recent winner of the Frans de Wit Prize of the “Beelden in Leiden” (Leiden Sculpture) 2018 and is one of the artists exhibiting at the CODA Museum Apeldoorn, The Netherlands.

 


Solo Exhibitions

2017
‘The Way of the Warrior’ Studio Seine Rotterdam XBANK, Amsterdam

2014
Solo exhibition at Delta-Lloyd Group, Amsterdam

2010
Centrum Beeldende Kunst Gelderland (CBK), Arnhem 2009

Group Exhibitions

2018
Beeldenroute Zwolle, The Netherlands
Beauty of the Battle, CODA Museum Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
Beelden in Leiden, The Netherlands
Concepts of Time, Rijksmuseum voor Oudheden Leiden, The Netherlands

2017
KunstRAI, Amsterdam, Galerie Helder, The Netherlands
Prospects&Concepts Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2016
European Triennial for Ceramics and Glass, Mons, Belgium
Anningahof, Zwolle, The Netherlands
KunstRAI Amsterdam, Galerie Helder, Annelien Kers ‘Kersentuin’, The Netherlands
Different Corners (Fairy Tales), Galerie Helder, The Netherlands

2015
Hybrids, Galerie Helder, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Art The Hague, Galerie Helder, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Rotterdam Contemporary, Galerie Helder, The Netherlands
Realisme Beurs, Galerie Espace Enny, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2014
Art The Hague, Galerie Helder, Den Haag, The Netherlands

2013
Eindexamententoonstelling Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom
Interim Show, Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom

2011
RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, Londen
Gallery 7Senses, Zandhoven/Antwerpen, België
DNA Werkt, De Nieuwe Academie, Den Haag
State of the Arts, Stedelijk Museum, Zwolle, The Netherlands

2009
AanZet!, Centrum Beeldende Kunst (CBK), Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
Oostenwind, Delta Lloyd Groep, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Residencies

2015
EKWC, Oisterwijk, The Netherlands

2013 / 2014
EKWC, Den Bosch, The Netherlands

2012
Cité Internationale des Arts’, Paris, France

Collections

2016
Isala Klinieken, Zwolle, The Netherlands

2014
Delta-Lloyd Group, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2013
Royal College of Art Collection, London, UK

2010
Saxion College, Deventer, The Netherlands

Awards

2018
Subsidie Cultuur en Kwaliteit, Gemeente Zwolle

2018
Winner Frans de Wit Prijs (Beelden In Leiden)

2016
Bijdrage Stichting Stokroos

2015
Werkbijdrage Jong Talent, Mondriaanfonds
Beurs Praktijk Verdieping, Mondriaanfonds

2014
Beurs Praktijk Verdieping, Mondriaanfonds

2012
Talent Award, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds

2009 – 2010
Nomination and solo exhibition AanZet!

2010
Beeldende kunstprijs voor startend talent in Oost-Nederland