Willem van den Hoed

Willem van den Hoed (1965) graduated from the department of Architecture of the Delft University of Technology in 1992. He established his own architecture-practice in 1998 and realized several projects under his own name in the Netherlands. From 2000 to 2006 the transition took place from the applied art of Architecture, to the creative independence of the Artist.

The works are based on existing locations but are otherwise subjective new creations not unlike film-sets. The architecture of the spaces is objectively accurate, the light however is painted with a subjective brush.

The works are photographed in hundreds of telezoom details over a period of several hours to several days. These fragments of light and time are built into large, very sharp photo-works. It takes about one month to build one large photo-work.

Since 2007 the works have been shown at several museums and art galleries in The Netherlands as well as at numerous art fairs in Europe and Asia. Willem van den Hoed lives and works in Amsterdam and Seoul.

Exhibitions (selected)

2018 ‘COMING HOME’ – Piet Hein Eek Gallery
2017 PAN Amsterdam
2016 PAN Amsterdam
2016 KunstRai, Amsterdam
2016 Art Fair Tokyo
2016 819 & 628, Hilton Amsterdam Airport
2015 Wintersalon (group), Galerie Roger Katwijk, Amsterdam 2014 Skylight, JW Marriott Seoul
2014 Temporary Living, Galerie de Zaal (Elger Esser, Changje Hong, Nicolas Dings et al.)
2013 Photography Extended, Museum het Valkhof (Ruud van Empel, Erwin Olaf, Eelco Brand et al.)
2013 Officetel, Galerie De Zaal
2012 PAN Amsterdam
2012 Tram 1, richting Noorderstrand, Museum het Prinsenhof, Delft (solo) (catalogue)
2012 KunstRAI & RAW art fair
2012 Fotonen, Galerie de Zaal Delft (solo)
2011 Capsules, 38cc, Delft (solo)
2011 4909, 4808 & 4814, Galerie de Zaal, Delft (solo)
2011 Art Rotterdam
2010 PAN Amsterdam
2010 Art Rotterdam
2009 Hotelrooms, Galerie de Zaal, Delft (solo) (catalog)
2008 & 2009 Art Fairs; Art Rotterdam & Art Amsterdam
2007 Glass, Galerie Litfaßsäule, Munich (solo)
2006 Kijk 6, Galerie de Zaal (Theo Jansen, Frank van der Salm, Jaap van den Ende et al.)
2004 Trip to Tyoplyi Stan, Kunstraum Berlin, Berlin (solo)
2003 Trip, Architectuurcentrum Rondeel, Deventer (solo) (catalog)
1998 Five Drawn Worlds, Aedes East, Berlin (group)
1997 Europan 4 (Acquisition), Görlitz, Germany


28212 (location: J.W. Marriott, Macau), 2017
Willem van den Hoed
151 x 181 x 6 cm
Inktjet on baryta, shadow-gap frame
Edition: 7 + 2 a.p. 

615 (location: PuLi Hotel, Shanghai), 2014
Willem van den Hoed
130 x 265 cm
Inktjet on baryta, diasec high gloss,
Edition: 7 + 2 a.p. 

524 (location: The Regent, Berlin), 2010-2017
Willem van den Hoed
149 x 180 x 6 cm
Inktjet on baryta, diasec matt, shadow-gap frame
Edition: 7 + 2 a.p.