More about Bart


Bart Eysink Smeets

28-01-1988 Haarlem
Lives and works in the Netherlands

Bart Eysink Smeets studied at Design Academy Eindhoven where his focus went from visual design to conceptual storytelling. After graduating in 2012 he started working at communication agency KesselsKramer, known for its artistic and out-of-the-box approach to advertising. During these years Eysink Smeets evolved his love for simple, intelligent, elegant but slightly weird ideas. In 2017 Eysink Smeets started as a full time artist.

 

In 2019, the project 'Bart and the stone who went back home' received a lot of attention in the media and together with VPRO Eysink Smeets made a 2Doc film about the project.

Commisioned permanent public art

2019:

‘Monument De steen die terug naar huis ging’ village square, Borger, NL

2021:

‘Heg’ roundabout, Leeuwarden, NL

 

Films

2023:

De Dubbelganger (Working title)

2020:

Bart en de steen die terug naar huis ging, VPRO 2Doc, NPO 2

Residencies

2021:

VDHG, Leeuwarden

Patchwork, Watou (Belgium)

Awards

2021:

‘Beste documentaire’ Noordelijk Film Festival voor ‘Bart en de steen die terug naar huis ging.’

 

Selection of exhibitions

2022:

Kunstenfestival Watou, BE

H47, Leeuwarden, NL

Public art route 'Biotoop, Amstelveen, NL

Buiten Land, Emmen, NL

Public Art route 'Art Borne', Oosterbeek, NL

2021:

This Art Fair, Amsterdam

De Aanschouw, Rotterdam

2020:

STEENLAND (solo), Patty Morgan, Amsterdam

Ongemakkelijk, Arti et Amicitea, Amsterdam

 

Teaching

2021:

Winterlab Artez Zwolle

2017 - 2019:

Academie van bouwkunst

Funding

2022:

Mondriaan Fonds, Projectbijdrage

2021:

Mondriaan Fonds, Ontwikkelingsbijdrage

Books published

2021:

Bart en de steen die terug naar huis ging, published by Utmost Upmost

2017:
Vogels en Lantaarnpalen van Nederland, self published
2017:
The art of organizing, published by Bynder

2017:

30x30cm, self published
2016:
De olifant die niet wist of hij verdwaald was, Published by Leopold
2015:
Finding myself in India, Published by KesselsKramer Publishing

2015:

Bukken voor je Leven, Published by GUP

2014:
De Tostifabriek, Published by Lemniscaat
2012:
Do a bucket, Published by KesselsKramer Publishing

Publications/reviews (selection)

Khalid en Sophie, Kunst is Lang (Mister Motley Podcast), Foam Magazine, NRC, Parool, Volkskrant, Volkskrant Magazine, Trouw, AD, Dagblad vh Noorden, OVT Radio 1, Radio 2, Radio 5, Radio Drenthe, RTV Drenthe, Eindhovens Dagblad, Brabants Dagblad, Radio 4 Opium, Amsterdam FM, Radio RTVNH, chinatimes.com, itsnicethat.com, mistermotley.nl, vpro.nl, viceland.com

Education

2007- 2012:
Design Academy Eindhoven, Man and Living

2006 -2007:
Industrial Design, Technische Universiteit Delft
2005 -2006:
Transport Design University of Huddersfield

2000 -2005:
Stedelijk Gymnasium Haarlem

Contact

barteysinksmeets@me.com