Tamara Dees

1971, lives and works in Koewacht, NL


The work of Tamara Dees is about experiencing and investigating what it is like to be small in a big world – often the world of shipping. In recent years she has repeatedly investigated the actual size of ships, as well as the actual size of various ‘big’ works of art. Although ships are a recurrent feature of her work, she is more interested in what happens alongside the nautical world. How big are ships, actually, and what happens if you use them for a quite unintended purpose? Turned upside down, or broken, they become something very different. Tamara Dees studied sculpture at the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design and Visual Arts at the Post Sint Joost Academy in Breda. Her work has been purchased by the Sanders-Ten Holte collection, Woongoed Zeeuws Vlaanderen, the Vlissingen art library and various private collections. It has also been commissioned for temporary exhibitions in public space by clients including the Province of Limburg/Roermond Municipal Museum and the Province of Zeeland Visual Arts Centre (CBK Zeeland).

Tamara Dees, installation view 'bare' 

Tamara Dees, Momentum III, 2018 glass, carpaint, 270 x 200 cm

Tamara Dees, I will follow, 2018, 61,5 x 46 cm

Tamara Dees, The Pond 2018, leafgold on oilpainting, 18 x 23 cm

Tamara Dees, installation view 'bare', Dover Approach, 2017, 200 x 340 cm 

Tamara Dees, Seenot, 2017, puzzle, 58 x 45 cm

Tamara Dees, installation view, Flotilla, 2017, wood from boats, various dimensions

Tamara Dees, installation view, Flotilla, 2017, wood from boats, various dimensions

Tamara Dees, 59, 2010, steal, various dimensions

Tamara Dees, About Oban, installation view at Doopsgezinde kerk Aardenburg, 2017, mixed media, various dimensions

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SOLO (selection)

2018 bare, twelve twelve, The Hague, NL

2018 Flotilla, Vleeshal, Middelburg, NL 

2017 Mon Capitain, Middelburg, NL

2017 Flottila, Rotterdam Contemporary, Rotterdam, NL

2017 The Open Boat, twelve twelve gallery, The Hague, NL

2016 Of Suffering, Elizabeth Ziekenhuis, Tilburg, NL

2015 Motivi Portanti, met P.B. Van Rossem, galerie Van den Berge, Goes. NL

2015 Monument, Woot Antwerp, BE

2014 TEER, Spaceburo, Antwerp, BE

2014 In the Dead of Night, Galerie van den Berge, Goes, NL

2011 Staring at the Sea, Kunstuitleen Terneuzen, NL

2011 ETUDE II (about Oban), Kipvis, Vlissingen, NL

2011 Tor Magnolia (screening), Sub Urban Video Lounge, Rotterdam, NL

2011 ETUDE (about Oban), Gist, Hulst, NL

2010 Tor Magnolia(screening), CC Evergem, Evergem, BE

2009 Dick de Bruijn Contemporary Art, Middelburg, NL

2008 Ware Grootte, Galerie Caesuur, Middelburg, NL

2006 Viewpoint, ‘s Landshuis, Hulst, NL

1999 Sailor sails, Hedah achter glas, Maastricht, NL

1999 Hot Red International, The Hague, NL 


EXHIBITIONS (selection)

2018 Art Rotterdam, with Galerie Tom van de Berge, NL 

2017 Vloed, Ten Bogaerde, Koksijde, BE

2016 Vallen, Willem III, Vlissingen, NL

2016 Out of the black and into the blue, Galerie van den Berge, Goes, NL

2016 ATC*, galerie Martin van Blerck, Antwerp, BE

2016 Tumult in Gent #4, Gouvernement, Gent, BE

2016 Anonymous Drawings, Russelsheim, DE

2016 pARTytent Reunion, ACEC Apeldoorn, NL

2015 This Art Fair, Tekenkabinet, Amsterdam, NL

2015 Anonymous Drawings, Rome, IT

2015 Art Streams, RAM foundation, Rotterdam, NL

2015 Tekenkabinet, museum Waterland, Purmerend, NL

2012 The Bat, Bewaerschole, duo with Ruth van Beek, Burgh Haamstede, NL

2015 Artenova D.Art, Mechelen, BE

2015 pArtytent Ten Words/One Shot, Frankfurt Eltville, DE

2015 A Belgian Politician, Marion de Canniare Artspace, Antwerpen, BE

2014 Echoes of Artificial Landscapes, Kabinetten van de Vleeshal, Middelburg, NL

2014 zomertentoonstelling, Galerie van den Berge, Goes, NL

2014 Lovejoy Unit-1, SpaceBuro Antwerpen, BE

2012/2013 Sculptuur NL, Korenbeurs Schiedam, NL

2012 Gulliver Goes, into a whirpool vortex, Museum Le Secet, Goes, NL

2012 The December Store II Belgian Edition, Galerie Jan Dhaese, Gent, BE

1998 Vier presentaties, Bonefantenmuseum, Maastricht, NL