Niels Post 1972

Lives in Rotterdam. Works in Rotterdam.
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NL = US Art

Niels Post is a visual artist and active as a co-founder of He was trained at the AKI in Enschede and the San Francisco Art Institute. His work has been shown worldwide at video festivals, exhibitions and as a self-initiative in public space. Spam, computer-generated text that nobody wants but that pops up everywhere, has been the basic material of his professional practice in recent years. Post uses this 'spam' for interventions on vacant shop windows, wall sculptures and space-filling installations.

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Biography Niels Post . Education: AKI academy of fine arts in Enschede, the Netherlands 1992- 1996. San Francisco Art Institute 1995. Lives and works: Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Websites: Exhibitions (selection 2009-2018): 2018: Big Art Amsterdam, solo, NL=US, Bijlmerbajes, Amsterdam. Culturele Ambassade Groningen, group, curated by Mare van Koningsveld, Leeuwarden. On Spam, Comment Spam #45, solo, Hack Morecambe, curated by Dunstan Low, Morecambe, UK. On Spam, Comment Spam #43, solo, Windowlicker, Leeuwarden. 2017: On Spam, Comment Spam #35, solo (intervention), We Like Art, Westergasterrein, Amsterdam. On Spam, Comment Spam #33 , solo, NL=US, Rotterdam. Playing The Erasmusbridge/ On Spam, Lectori Salutem #6, solo, Erasmusbrug, Rotterdam. The piece has now been included in the city collection; Sculpture International Rotterdam. Typeforce 8, group, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago Human / Digital: a symbiotic love affair - Digital Art from the Hugo Brown Family Collection, group, Kunsthal Rotterdam. 2016: PHK18 #09: Schaal, group, PHK18, Rotterdam. The Swan of Rotterdam/20 years of the Erasmus Bridge, group, Kunsthal Rotterdam. Gasroute Groningen (, solo, a 65 km bicycle tour through the landscape that made the Dutch welfare state possible. Not Invited, four person show, curated by Mel Prest, Transmitter, New York. 2015: Canned Laughter, group, curated by Pieter Vermeulen, Verhalenhuis Belvédère, Rotterdam. On Spam, Comment Spam #23, solo, Radio Voicemail, +31(06)-19736048. Self Organized – Aesthetic Politics of the Artist Run, group, The Reinstitute, Baltimore. The Secret Self, group, curated by Yasmijn Jarram, Nest, The Hague. On Spam - Lectori Salutem #4, solo, large outdoor sculpture at the entrance of Art Rotterdam. On Spam – Business Proposals, solo, large outdoor installation, Rotterdam Central Station. 2014: On Spam, Lectori Salutem #3, solo, Inkijk, Subwaystation Wibautstraat Amsterdam. I am not doing anything until I feel the need, group, De Nederlandse Bank, Amsterdam. On Spam, Ascending (auf Deutsch), solo, Goethe Institut, Rotterdam. On Spam, Lectori Salutem #2, solo, The Space, Hastings. 2013: On Spam, Comment Spam #14-#16, solo, Circa...Dit, Arnhem. Start buying Art, group, WeLike Art in Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam. On Spam, Lectori Salutem, solo, site-specific installation, Het Platfond, Rotterdam. Haarlemse Lente, solo, site-specific installation commisioned by Jaring Dürst Britt. Re:Rotterdam, duo exhibition with Jeroen Bosch, Art Rotterdam. 2012: Kunstvlaai, solo presentation, Amsterdam. Elements, group exhibition, Quad, Derby, England. B-Side Multimedia Arts Festival, group exhibition, Weymouth & Portland, England. Easy Show/Kunstweekend Charlois, group exhibition, curated by Jeroen Jongeleen, Rotterdam. 43e Poetry InternationalFestival, group exhibition, Rotterdam. 2011: For the Love of Money @ Art Amsterdam, site-specific performative installation, Art Amsterdam. Acid Rain: A Plague Upon The Waves, group exhibition, curated by Jerstin Crosby, Future Tenant, Pittsburgh. 2010: The giving garden, curated by Abner Preis, Kunsthal, Rotterdam. Trendbeheer presenteert: First Virtual Exhibition of Shows @ Art Amsterdam, 26-30 May. Trendbeheer presenteert @ SecondROOM / MOORdnoceS: four solos, two retrospectives and three group exhibitions in three hours. Thursday februari 25, 18:00 – 21:00 uur, Secondroom, Brussel. 2009: Trendbeheer meets Proximity #4, group exhibition, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago. Pictures in the reflection of a golden horn: Take #2, curated by Henny Overbeek, the Fabriek, Eindhoven. tHEMA, group exhibition, NP3, Groningen. Version 09/ NFO XPO Art Fair, group exhibition, Trendbeheer booth, Chicago. Publications (selection): 'Six Questions: Niels Post', Tique Art Paper, Pleun Samuels, 5 july, 2017. 'Expositie Human/Digital biedt lekker veel spektakel', NRC Handelsblad, Tracy Metz, 23 february, 2017. 'Kunst voorbij het internet', Parool, Edo Dijksterhuis, 15 february, 2017. 'Van lelijk eendje tot mooie zwaan: de Erasmusbrug', EenVandaag, Dutch national TV program, 2 sept, 2016. 'Exit GEMAK. Het Grote Slotdebat', Metropolis M, Eline van der Haak, 9 december, 2015. 'Het nest ontvluchten en feminisme herontdekken', Jeanne Prisser, Volkskrant, 27 march, 2015. 'Volop plek voor de verbeelding', Jennifer Faasen, De Gelderlander, 30 january 2015. 'Update: Niels Post', Rebel:Art, Alain Bieber, 23 september 2014. 'Start Buying Art: Hedendaagse kunst', Avro Kunstuur, 14 september 2013. 'We Like Art! Westergasfabriek', Mister Motley, Vera van de Velde, 7 september, 2013. 'Prozaïsche spam als plafondpoëzie', NRC Handelsblad, Sandra Smets, 20 june, 2013. 'Interview met Niels Post over handgezaagde [SPAM]-teksten en meer', We Like Art, Michiel Hogenboom, 15 december 2012. 'Niels Post interview', Neural Magazine, 43, Alessandro Ludovico, october 2012. 'Kunst en design als sociale lijm in Ampelhaus', Metropolis M, Lise Lotte ten Voorde, 20 august 2012. 'Streets: World Roundup (July 9 – 15), Arrested Motion, 15 juli, 2012. 'Niels Post makes you a (business) proposal you can’t refuse', Happy Famous Artists, 11 july 2012. 'Lab Tab: Trendbeheer', Artribune Magazine, Alfredo Cramerotti, 15 january 2012. 'On Spam, business proposal - urban spam tag', Neural Magazine 41, Chiara Ciociola, january 2012. Niels Post: “On Spam, Business Proposals”, Rebel:Art, Alain Bieber, 6 january 2012. 'Een blog is er niet voor iedereen', Volkskrant, Domeniek Ruyters, 24 september 2010. 'Opluchting en champagne op eerste dag kunstbeurs', NRC handelsblad, Sandra Smallenburg, 5 feb 2009. 'Kunstbeurs zet in op zekerheid', Volkskrant, Rutger Pontzen, 5 february 2009. Works in collection (selection): Various public and private collections, a.o.: Sculpture International Rotterdam, city of Enschede, Goethe-Institut Niederlande. Hugo & Carla Brown, Jeroen Princen, Collectie De Groen. Commissions (selection): 2015: On Spam – Business Proposals, temporary outdoor installation, Rotterdam Central Station. 2013: 'On Spam, Comments Spam #10', site-specific piece for private residence. 2012: 'On Spam, Business Proposals', B-Side Festival, Weymouth/Portland, Engeland. 2002: ‘Gotham_city_blues’, temporary outdoor installation, Art in General, in New York. Residencies & grants (selection): 2018: Werkbijdrage Bewezen Talent, Mondriaan Fonds. 2013: Goethe Institute, residency studio June 1st - July 31st, Dresden. Other activities (selection): 2016 – now: Board member Kunst & Complex, artist run studio building in Rotterdam. 2006- now: Initiator (with Jeroen Bosch) of 2014-2017: Advisor Mondriaan Foundation, Amsterdam. 2001- 2013: Organizer of the Rotterdam VHS Festival in the Netherlands.