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Born: September 14, 1952
Place of birth: Leiden
Registered: IDOC list ( recognized professional artists by C.B.K. -Zeeland)

Short introduction
Hans Overvliet is investigating the role of the mass media in reporting on (military) violence and the fading memories of war violence. He investigates, among other things, the ownership of the incident and the surviving stories versus their documentation. The themes that the artist discusses aimes at visual culture, the overwhelming amount of the images which hit us and the thoughtless consumption of those images.
In the project distant suffering [ 2013 – ] Overvliet questions the role of the viewer on mass media, his own role as an artist, as well as the neutrality and safety of the art space.
‘By restoring and deconstructing existing media images, Overvliet allows us to view these images from a completely different paradigm.’

Art critic Nico Out recently wrote about the work of Hans Overvliet “… Behind the formal aspect of the work of Hans Overvliet lies a strong commitment to the troubled places in the world. (…) Transitoriness gets an extra load in his work. In “Anatomy of a cloud” and “Syrian skies” he refers modestly and insistently to the destruction of life in the struggle of people. …. ‘

Galleries
Italy | Milano | Manuel Zoia Gallery
Pakistan | Karachi | Mehreen Hashmi’s Art Gallery

Exhibitions 2021
January – July | continuation of i.d. of inequality | public space all over the world
January – March | Arsis | Bergen op Zoom | exhibition in the Markiezenhof
May | Luxfer Gallery | Czech Republic
May | This Art Fair | Amsterdam
June | Juxtapose Art Fair | Aarhus | Denmark

Exhibitions 2020
due to the Corona pandemy two exhibitions postponed to 2021
April 23 – May 24 | CultuurcentrumBrugge / Belgium | Comédie de la Condition Humaine
From May on | i.d. of inequality | public space all over the world
   spin-offs
*
July – August 2020 | Flag-project Loods#32 | Goes
* June – October 2020 | Photo exhibition | Wandelkerk | Middelburg
* November | ‘Pakje Kunst’ | Vlissingen | Terneuzen | Goes
* Catalog / book | in the making
May – December | Cinema Middelburg | slide on screen
September 2020 | Art Magazine decreet | also in the public space Middelburg [ Dutch link ]
July – August 2020 | Flag-project Loods#32
October 2020 | men of (street art) | Milan / Italy | Independent Artists
October | Steal like an Artist! | Kunstpodium ‘T’ | Tilburg | in cooperation with Lost Painters | Niek Hendrix
November 2020 | ‘Pakje Kunst’ | i.d. of inequality | Vlissingen | Terneuzen | Goes
December 2020 | i.d. of inequality | Tilburg | Pakje Kunst Museum
November – March 2021 | Arsis | Bergen op Zoom | exhibition in the Markiezenhof

Exhibitions 2019:
January – February | de Roofprintpers | Middelburg
MarchApril | Arsis | Bergen op Zoom
April – May | CultuurCentrum Brugge
in collaboration with Het Entrepot-De Tank, Brugges / Belgium
April | Pakistan / Karachi | کبوتر  | Kabutar / Pigeon | cultural exchange exhibition | curator Mehreen Hashmi and in
September | کبوتر  | Kabutar / Pigeon in Italy / Milano | Manuel Zoia Gallery
June – August | Kunsthal 45 | artist’s books | Den Helder | curator Margo van der Pool.
September | Watermans Art Centre | Radical Immersions | London | England | curator Klio Krajewska

Former exhibitions with work from the distant suffering project [ selection ]
2018
Group: Distortion | Den Bosch
Group: Cultural Center | Bruges
Solo: ruimteCAESUUR | Middelburg
Solo: SEA Foundation | Tilburg [ residence ]

2017
Group: Culture center Bruges | ‘Les Refugés’
Solo: Vleeshal | Middelburg | So You Do not Get Lost in the Neighborhood
Group: ruimteCAESUUR | Middelburg
Solo: Abbey Complex |  Middelburg
Solo: Art Camping | Syria
Group: Abbey complex | Iconoclastic Fury | Middelburg

2016
Group: Art Gouda [ residence ]
Group: Biennale Amersfoort
Solo: Theater De Fransche School | Culemborg

2015
Solo: Mon Capitaine | Middelburg
Solo: (WOOT) | Antwerp [ Belgium ]

2014
Group: Willem3 | Vlissingen
Solo: W45 art space | Goes
Group: Symposion Gorinchem

Prices | stipends
2018
Red Art Line Art Works [ U.K. ] | Annual Award 2018 ‘art series’ for distant suffering
2012 – 2021
Project subsidies | Foundation Visual Arts Middelburg / S.B.K.M. – Vleeshal

Work in collection
Waterland Neeltje Jans
Municipality of Axel
Municipality of Bruges
Municipality of Middelburg
CBK Zealand
Various private collections

Art-related activities
1995 – present | Founder, curator & co-director of ruimteCAESUUR
2005 – 2009 | Unserved director Dalstar Foundation (Amsterdam)
2005 – 2012 | Chairman PLUS MIN Foundation, Renesse, later IK Foundation, Vlissingen
2009 – 2021 | Chairman / board member of Stichting kunstplaats KipVis
2009 – 2014 | Chairman foundation decreet / concrete, art magazine decreet
2015 – 2021 | Co-initiator of  Art House Zeeland, platform for artists of all disciplines

Moderator Zeeland Culture Debates
Moderator introduction evening CBK – design departement
Moderator Zeeland Day for Architecture, Vlissingen, CBK – departement architecture