Born 1981, lives and work in Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Education: MFA Visual Art, Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, 2005 – 2007
Mr Miyagi Curators Master Class Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam, 2005
AKV/ St. Joost, BA Visual Art, Breda, 2001 – 2005
Yasser Ballemans is an artist and a curator, consultant and producer. As a Fine Arts student he was one of the initiators of KOP, a workshop and exhibition space for artists and designers in Breda. He organised and curated several events, exhibitions and fairs including the Graduation Festival of the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam in 2012.
In 2010 Ballemans won the Great Prize of the Biennale of Vallauris BICC.
Recent exhibitions include: Carrus Navalis, Gallery Joey Ramone, 2012, Rotterdam (NL). International Competition Ceramics Biennale 2012 (Taiwan). Gyeonggi International CeraMIX Biennale 2011 (South Korea), Just Mad 3 Contemporary art fair, 2012, Madrid (ESP). British Ceramics Biennial 2011, Stoke on Trent (GB)
Currently, Ballemans is investigating the relations between Carnival and Art, as well as experimenting with active models for Art in the context of Carnival.
No. 11 (Arch), Ceramic, 400 x 200 x 400 cm, 2011
Carrus Navalis No. 11, Porcelain, 46 x 30 x 32 cm, 2012
Much More Matter than Antimatter No. 0, Metal, stones, rail. Diameter 1400 cm, Height 500 cm, 2010.
Commissioned by the city of Hoogeveen