Lives and works in Zwolle, The Netherlands

 

Education

2011 - 2013

MA, Royal College of Art, Sculpture Department, London

2005 - 2009

BA, CABK ArtEZ, Fine Art, Zwolle

 

Residencies 

2015

Sundaymorning@EKWC, Oisterwijk, The Netherlands

2013 - 2014 

Sundaymorning@EKWC, Den Bosch, The Netherlands

2012

Cité Internationale Des Arts, Paris

Grants/Prizes

2018

Grant, Cultuur en Kwaliteit, gemeente Zwolle

2018

Winner Frans de Wit Prize 2018 (Beelden in Leiden)

2016

Grant, Stichting Stokroos

2015

Mondriaan Fund Stipendium for Emerging Artists

2015

Mondriaan Fund Budget for residency EKWC

2013

Mondriaan Fund Budget for residency EKWC

2012

Talent Award, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds

2009

Nomination workingperiod and solo-exhibition ‘AanZet!2010’ (Art Prize for Young Talent in the Netherlands)

Exhibitions

2019

Beelden In Leiden, 8th edition

Sculpture Park Anningahof, Zwolle

Performance at Beauty of the Battle, CODA Museum, Apeldoorn

2018

Beauty of the Battle, CODA Museum, Apeldoorn

Beelden in Leiden, 7th edition

Concepts of Time, Rijksmuseum voor Oudheden, Leiden

2017

Prospects&Concepts/Art Rotterdam

Solo exhibition 'The Way of the Warrior', Studio Seine, Rotterdam

XBANK, Amsterdam

KunstRAI, Amsterdam

2016

Art The Hague

Sculpture Park Anningahof, Zwolle

KunstRAI

European Triennial for Ceramics and Glas, Mons (Belgium)

Different Corners (Fairy Tales), gallery Helder

2015

Art The Hague

Rotterdam Contemporary

Gallery Espace Enny

Hybrids, gallery Helder

2014

Art The Hague

Solo exhibition NN-Group (Delta-Lloyd), Amsterdam

2013 

RCA Degreeshow, London

Interim Show, RCA, London

2011

RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London

Gallery 7Senses, Zandhoven/Antwerp

DNA Werkt, De Nieuwe Academie, The Hague

State of the Art’, Stedelijk Museum, Zwolle

2010 

Solo Exhibition, Centrum Beeldende Kunst Gelderland (CBK), Arnhem

2009

AanZet!, CBK, Apeldoorn

Oostenwind, NN-Group (Delta-Lloyd), Amsterdam

Collections

2016

Isala Klinieken, Zwolle

2014

Nationale Nederlanden/Delta-Lloyd Group, Amsterdam

2013

Royal College of Art, London

2010

Saxion College, Deventer

''Sculpting to me, is like a dance, a fight, the act of making love or even a prayer. I use violent force as well as softness and precise articulation, to intuitively push and pull the clay material into being.''

 

Damian Kapojos has several hero's gathered throughout different centuries and disciplines; The sculptors August Rodin, Gianlorenzo Bernini and Matthew Monahan, the painter Willem the Kooning, martial artist Bruce Lee and dancer Vaslav Nijinsky. The emotional expression, sensuality and physicality in the work of these artists inspire Kapojos in the proces of creating his ceramic sculptures. His sculptures are a 'showdown' of personal and cultural conflicts, the combination of his western and Indonesian roots, contrasts like yin and yang, softness and violence, male and female, hope and despair, good and evil. All these are violently released onto the clay.

Kapojos is a sculptor, martial artist and dancer and in his new projects he wants to explore how the (dancers/martial artists) body can be engaged to bring his visual work closer to the audience. Through this combination Kapojos wants to sublimize and dramatize the meaningful contrasts between the durable and immovable sculptures and the lifely, but temporary act of dance and fight. Not only molding his clay sculptures, but now the human body as well, using his background in the Indonesian martial art Pukulan and classical ballet, to reflect on personal and social conflicts and contrasts.

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