Pim Palsgraaf 1979

Lives in Rotterdam. Works in Rotterdam.
Represented by:

Galerie Franzis Engels


The studio of Pim Palsgraaf (1979) is located in the industrial section of Rotterdam. His love-hate relationship to this environment is fundamental for his art work. In the “Multiscape” sculptures he shows the outgrowths of urban architecture. Comparable to tumours of urban growing he drapes found objects on taxidermy animals to symbolize the contrary of culture and nature. The city seems to overcome the animal and to bring it to its knees. His paintings reveals us the clandestine interior of cities. Deserted rooms, damp corridors and ceilings in danger to collapse at any time show his weakness for urban decline, for the natural environment of men slowly sinking into oblivion.

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Stipends: Basic Stipend, supported by Mondriaan Fund Project for research and development, supported by Visual Art Centre Rotterdam 2018 ‘Maaskant getekend’, Kunsthal Rotterdam (Group) Rotterdam [NL] Het plafond ruimte voor kunst en cultuur, (Solo) Rotterdam [NL] YIA Young contemporary art fair, booth 27, NL=US galerie (Group) Paris, [FR] RORO buiten, sculpture in public space Rotterdam (Group) Rotterdam [NL] ‘UNFADED’ Duo exhibition, NL=US Galerie (Duo) Rotterdam [NL] ‘If Paradise Is Half As Nice #8’ ehemalige Kaufhaus (Group) Altenburg [DE] SCOPE Art fair, Booth 012, NL=US Galerie (Solo) New York City [USA] ‘Dark Alleys’ sbk kunstuitleen (Solo) Amsterdam [NL] Bureau twee, bkw partners. (Group) Amsterdam [NL] ‘Traces of personal presence’. Galerie Twelvetwelve, (Group) Den Haag [NL] Aanschouw expo/ veiling, (Group) TENT Rotterdam [NL] 2017 PULSE Miami art fair, NL=US Galerie, booth 304, North. (Group) Miami [USA] IPIHAN#7 ehemalige Nudlefabrik (Group) Zeitz [DE] Kunstenfestival, Aardenburg Zeeuws Vlaanderen (Group) Aardenburg [NL] Kunstrai Amsterdam. kersentuin (Group) Amsterdam [NL] Anningahof beeldentuin (Group) Zwolle [NL] ‘Apocalypse now’ Cranach Stiftung,(Group) Wittenberg [DE] ‘Hyperdensity’ NL=US Galerie (Solo) Rotterdam [NL] Museumnacht. ‘In the absence of light’ Site specific installation, Kunsthal, (Solo) Rotterdam [NL] Rotterdam Contemporary Art fair. Booth NL=US Galerie (Group) Rotterdam [NL] IPIHAN presentation. (Group) TENT Rotterdam [NL] Aanschouw expo/ veiling, (Group) TENT Rotterdam [NL] 2016 ‘Remains of the day’ Lizan Frijsen and Pim Palsgraaf, Pulchri studio, (Duo) Den Haag [NL] ‘The end, Let’s start again’. (Group) Donau83, Berlin [DE] ‘In the absence of light’ Site specific installation, (Solo) Kunsthal, Rotterdam [NL] The act of the object, De Vishal, (Group) Haarlem [NL] ‘If paradise is half as nice#6’, Polygraph Fabrik, (Group) Leipzig, [DE] Outline Festival, Art and electronic music, (Group) Moskou [RU] Bob Smit Galerie, NSJ (Group) Rotterdam [NL] North sea jazz, No Walls tentoonstelling, (Solo) Rotterdam [NL] Park en schotel kunstfestival, (Group) Esbeek [NL] Questioning reality. Cokkie Snoei Gallery (Duo) Rotterdam [NL] ART Rotterdam Art fair, Van nellefabriek. Cokkie snoei gallery (Group) Rotterdam [NL] Rotterdam Contemporary art fair. cruiseterminal (Group) Rotterdam [NL] 2015 ‘If paradise is half as nice # 5, Dietzold Fabrik, (Group) Leipzig [DE] Rotterdam Contemporary, Ahoy (Group) Rotterdam [NL] ‘If paradise is half as nice #4’ Lasloods (Group) Vlissingen [NL] Amsterdam Art Fair, Kunsthal Citroen, Galery Cokkie Snoei. (Group) Amsterdam [NL] ‘Cityscape 2’, NL=US, Pulchri (Group) Den Haag [NL] Cultuurwerf, Duo exhibition Maartje Korstanje and Pim Palsgraaf (Duo) Vlissingen [NL] ‘Cityscapes’, NL=US Galerie (Group) Rotterdam [NL] Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair, H.A.L. (Group) Rotterdam [NL] No Walls. Fenixloodsen (Group) Rotterdam [NL] Realisme Art Fair ampelhaus booth PTA (Group) Amsterdam [NL] 2014 ‘Art in Redlight’, Art fair, Beurs van Berlage (Group) Amsterdam [NL] ‘Now Babylon’ W139 (group) Amsterdam, [NL] ‘Unter Zwischen’ Ampelhaus (group) Oranienbaum, [DE] ‘If paradise is half as nice 3’, Pi-LAB projectspace, Leipzig (group) [DE] ‘If Paradise is half as nice 3’, Brotfabrik, Leipzig (group) [DE] ‘Wildernis’ KUUB ruimte voor kunst&cultuur, (group) Utrecht [NL] Cokkie Snoei Galerie, ‘Artist’s Proof’, Rotterdam (group) [NL] ‘Salon d’ autonome’, Rotterdam Central station (group) [NL] ART ROTTERDAM art fair with cokkie snoei galerie (group) [NL] NL=US at margreet olsthoorn (group) Rotterdam [NL] ‘If Paradise Is Half As Nice’ Frank Taal Galerie Rotterdam (group) [NL] 2013 Groot defile der beeldenaars, WTC Gallery Rotterdam (group) [NL] CBK Amsterdam, (group) [NL] ‘If paradise is half as nice 2’,Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin (group) [DE] ‘If paradise is half as nice 2’,Werkmotor, Leipzig (group) [DE] “Fit for a king’, Ampelhaus, Oranienbaum (group) [DE] Jesus Christ superstar, RDM terrein, Rotterdam (group) [NL] LAP, Kersgallery Amsterdam (group) [NL] Anningahof, (group) [NL] Cokkie Snoei Galerie, ‘As tears go by’ (group) [NL] Re: Rotterdam, Artfair (solo) [NL] Hotel Rotterdam, Rotterdam (group) [NL] TENT Rotterdam, The traveller, (group) [NL] KOP Breda, ‘It ain’t over yet’ (group) [NL] 2012 If paradise is half as nice, (group) Leipzig [DE] Kompost, Gallery Roy, (group) Zulpich [DE] Aanwinst, Kunsthal Rotterdam, (group) [NL] Megalopolis, Cokkie Snoei Gallery, Rotterdam (solo) [NL] Blauwdruk, Arti et Amicitae Amsterdam, (group) [NL] Haarlemse lente, Haarlem (group) [NL] ART Rotterdam International art fair, Rotterdam, (group) [NL] MK award fundraiser show, Rotterdam, (group) [NL] Re:Rotterdam Art Fair, Rotterdam, (group) [NL] Hotel Rotterdam, Rotterdam, (group) [NL] ‘Late night show’, Naturalis museum Leiden, (group) [NL] 2011 Future policy ceremony award,New York City (group) [USA] Mycose, Kappur Galerie Tilburg (solo) [NL] Museumnacht, Multiscape MK Galerie Rotterdam [NL] Multiscape, MK Galerie Rotterdam (solo) [NL] Art Rotterdam VIP Program, open studio tour. Rotterdam [NL] 2010 Biennal wintersalon, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York City [USA] FOUNTAIN Miami, Christina Ray Gallery NYC, Miami [USA] PULSE Miami, Mk galerie Rotterdam, Miami [USA] Governors Island Art Fair, New York City, (group show) [USA] MK Galerie Rotterdam, ‘Good vibrations’, (group show) [NL] Christina Ray Gallery New York City, mission; edition (group show) [USA] ART Amsterdam MK Galerie (group show) [NL] Anningahof sculpture park Zwolle (group show) [NL] SM’S Stedelijk Museum ‘s Hertogenbosch ‘the nomadic condition’ (Group show) [NL] 2009 3RD WARD (solo show); Winner Summer solo show 2009 Brooklyn, NEW YORK sept. [USA] Preview Berlin – the emerging ART FAIR. MK Gallery (solo show) 25-27 sept 2009 Berlin [DE] Transformations, (group show),MK Gallery Rotterdam [NL] 222VOLT, (group show) singel 222, Dordrecht [NL] Close encounters, (group show) former penitentairy institute Blokhuispoort Leeuwarden [NL] ART Amsterdam, (group show) MK Gallery, RAI [NL] Transformations, (group show) MK Gallery Berlin [DE] ART Rotterdam, (group show) MK gallery H.A.L. hallen [NL] 2008 Ecoscape, (group show) TENT Rotterdam [NL] ARTRMX Cologne where is my mind? (group show) E-raum Cologne [DE] International Landscape Triennial Apeldoorn, Power of places (group show), Nettenfabriek Apeldoorn [NL] Review of a position, Berlin Biennale (group show) MK Gallery Berlin. [DE] Rechtsachter (Solo show) Centrum Beeldende Kunst Rotterdam [NL] ART Rotterdam,(group show) MK gallery H.A.L. hallen [NL] 2007 Review of a position (group show) MK Gallery Rotterdam [NL] Gallery De Wit (solo show) Bergen op Zoom [NL] xpose162 Gallery de Sigarenfabriek (group show) Delft [NL] Kunstmoment (Group show) kunstroute 2007 Gouda [NL] Kunst aan de kade, (Group show) Museumnacht Rotterdam [NL]