Frank Ammerlaan

Frank Ammerlaan 1979

Lives in Londen. Works in Londen.
Represented by:

Upstream Gallery

Frank Ammerlaan is based in London. He studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie en got his MA at the Royal College of Art in London. Prizes he won include the Scheffer Prize (2013), the Royal Prize of Painting, the Land Securities Prize, the Doha Studio Art Prize (all 2012) and the Gerrit Rietveld Academy Painting Prize (2007). He had solo exhibitions at the Dordrechts Museum, Museo d’Arte Conteporanea Calasetta and at different international galleries. His work has been included in a number of group exhibitions in and outside of the Netherlands, at places such as White Cube Gallery, KUMU Art Museum in Tallinn, Curitiba Biennal 2017 in Curitiba, the Royal Palace in Amsterdam, Museum Catharijneconvent and NEST in The Hague.

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Particles of Dust, Upstream Gallery, 2017
Bart Rutten talks about the work of Frank Ammerlaan in Upstream Amsterdam.
Particles of Dust, Upstream Gallery, 2017


Uit: Frank Ammerlaan - Particles of Dust
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Education MA Painting course of the Royal College of Art in London 
 (grad. 2012) Fine Art department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam (grad. 2007) College of Wood- and Furniture making, Amsterdam 
 (grad. 2002) Exhibitions 2018 Nominated for De Wolvecampprijs 2018, national prize for painting EXTENSION.NL - Model for Consensus, Triumph Gallery, Moscow De Meest Eigentijdse Schilderijen Tentoonstelling, Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht, the Netherlands Shelter, Museum CatharijneConvent, Utrecht, the Netherlands Avesso Viés, SIM Haleria, Sao Paulo, Brazil SP-ARTE 2018 with SIM Galeria, Sao Paulo, Brazil Another Dimension, NEST, The Hague, the Netherlands 2017 De Scheffer, Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht, the Netherlands Song for my Hands, Curitiba Biennal, Curitiba, Brazil Seattle Art Fair with SIM Gallery, Seattle, USA Particles of Dust, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam (solo) Drawing Biennial 2017, London 2016 Sparkling Like the Surface of the Ocean Tonight, Garage Rotterdam, the Netherlands
 Reset II, Priska Pasquer, Cologne, Germany Your future as I remember, XPO Gallery, Paris Moonless, Bosse & Baum Gallery, London (solo) Art Cologne with David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen Door Schilderogen 2, Arti et Amicitae, Amsterdam 2015 Transformer, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam Desire of the Other, Annka Kultys, London Reset I, Priska Pasquer, Cologne, Germany Outside the Wireframe, SIM Galeria, Curitiba, Brasil (solo) Volta II (Art Fair), David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen The extended Arms of the Transom, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen (solo) Amsterdam Art Fair with Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam Residency at Pivo, Sao Paulo, Brasil Faith by proxy, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam (solo) Art Rotterdam with Upstream Gallery, Rotterdam, the Netherlands SP Art Fair with SIM Galeria 2014 I'm a painting, KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia Frank Ammerlaan & Salome Ghazanfari, Cristopher Crescent, Brussels Alchemy, NEST, The Hague, The Netherlands Art Berlin Contemporary with Upstream Gallery, Berlin
 Some Things Perishable, NEST, The Hague, the Netherlands
 PS 1999 - 2014: 15 years anniversary exhibition, de SERVICEGARAGE PS Projectspace, Amsterdam
 Reforming Intervals, Laura Genillard, London (solo)
 Projections, Art Rotterdam with Upstream Gallery, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
 Academy Now, Bologna, Italy 2013 The Armory Show (sold out) with Upstream Gallery, New York City (solo) Open Cube (curated by Adriano Pedrosa), White Cube Gallery, Mason's Yard, London
 De Scheffer 2013: Frank Ammerlaan, Dordrechts Museum, The Netherlands (solo) Love Illumination, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam Fondazione MACC Museo d'Arte Conteporanea, Calasetta, Italy (solo) Every bird brings a different melody to the garden, Harrington Way, London Concrete Fragments, Morgan Concrete, London They died with their boots on, Teksas, Denmark by PS Project Space, Denmark Two person show with Nathan Barlex, 4 windmill Street gallery, London
 ArtIstanbul International, with Upstream Gallery, Istanbul 2012 Day’s End, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam (solo) Nature / Structure, Dutch design week, Eindhoven, the Netherlands PS, Co/Lab Los Angeles Stereopsis, The Drawing Room, Tannery Arts London (with and curated by Frank Ammerlaan, i.a), London Land of the Seven Moles, PS Projectspace Amsterdam Graduation show, Royal College Of Art, London 2011 Mapping the Horizon, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam New Space, B&N Gallery, London Unlit, PS, Amsterdam (solo) Zomeratelier 2011, CBK Zeeland, the Netherlands Interim Show, Royal College of Art, London Life is Elsewhere, The Crypt Gallery, St Pancreas Church, London Pep, Post-Museum, Singapore 2010 Royal Prize of Painting ’10, Royal Palace Amsterdam Und#6, Schwartz gallery, London Derivation, Skånes konstförening Malmö, Sweden Art Blossom, Brug 9, Amsterdam Magnitude, Alpineum produzentengalerie, Luzern, Switzerland Amsterdam-Berlin, Forgotten bar, Berlin Marsupial, Supermarket art fair, Kulturhuset, Switzerland 2009 Let’s take it outside, 2nd anniversary De Service Garage, Amsterdam Royal Prize of Painting ’09, Royal Palace Amsterdam Quantum Vis V, RC De Ruimte & De Service Garage, Amsterdam UND#5, Nice, France DREI, Raum für Gegenwartskunst, Köln Power to the paint, Arti & Amicitiae, Amsterdam 2008 Koud, De Service Garage, Amsterdam Three is a nice couple, De Veemvloer, Amsterdam Uit De Tijd, De Service Garage, Amsterdam 1141, Magnetic field, Galerie Gist Brummen, Amsterdam Re-understandings, Kunstvlaai 7, De Service Garage, Amsterdam Frank Ammerlaan & Michael Agacki, Horse Move Project Space, Amsterdam Clup-ivoor, Art Rotterdam 2007 De Service Garage, Amsterdam Jong Talent, Artolive '07, zuiveringshal westergas, Amsterdam Eindexamententoonstelling, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam Clup-Ivoor, PAKT, Amsterdam De Belofte, PAKT, Amsterdam Awards De Scheffer Award '13 
 Royal Prize of Painting '12 Land Securities prize ‘12 Doha studio art prize ‘12 Nomination Royal Prize of Painting '11 Nomination Royal Prize of Painting '10 Fonds BKVB Studiebeurs buitenland '10-'12 Hendrik Muller Fonds '10 Nomination Royal Prize of Painting '09 Startstipendium '09, Fonds BKVB Stichting Niemeijer Fonds, '09 Gerrit Rietveld Academy Painting Prize ’07