February 16, 2015
Presstext Sandberg Instituut:
Artist Aliki van der Kruijs has been chosen as the winner of a pitch for the gate design of the new residential block “Square”. This was announced during a ceremony yesterday at the Square construction site in Amsterdam-Zuid. The design pitch was organised by Bureau De Kunst and commissioned by housing organisation—and Square developer—Wonam to honour the tradition of the Amsterdam-Zuid area to integrate art into architecture.
The jury, chaired by Francisca Benthem (Bureau De Kunst), unanimously voted for Van der Kruijs’ design that blends geometrical shapes with organic patterns. It is a 5 x 5 meter square steel bar fence, with a circulair branche pattern in bronze in the centre—a reference to the monumental tree that will be planted in the courtyard.
Van der Kruijs was inspired by the abstracted natural forms in Berlage’s architectural drawings. She took the Tree of Life as a starting point, which in former times was often depicted in transom windows. This metaphor fits well with the building’s future residents; with Square Wonam targets the market of young, first time home owners.
Francisca Benthem: ‘We are very excited about this design. Van der Kruijs created a visually strong image that is classic and timeless. In the context of the Square-project her symbolic, archetypical shapes of a circle in a square were very convincing.”
Design development in collaboration with Adriaan Aarnoudse Architect.
February 16, 2015
Collaboration with ZigZagZurich published in Volkskrant Magazine, 14&15 feb 2015
December 15, 2014
The company ZigZagZurich makes bedlinnen with a pattern that came out of the project Made by Rain!
They just launched their website and productrange.
Here you can order the product!
November 10, 2014
Johan Deumes Gallery will take my book Made by Rain to the Offprint Paris art publishing fair.
October 25, 2014
October 17, 2014
1: In No Particular Order
stimuleringsfonds voor creatieve industrie
Schellensfabriek, second floor
2: Weer Blauw for Zuiderzee Museum
Klokgebouw, Hal 4
Schellensfabriek, ground floor
4: DEE-DEE-WEE-DOOM-PA- DI-DEE
Concept en curator : Jules van den Langenberg
October 14, 2014
Last year I was selected for the Talent Development program of Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie and received a grant to develop my ongoing and new projects. Part of the results will be exhibited during the show In No Particular Order during the Dutch Design Week from 18 – 26 october.
Location: Schellensfabriek, Eindhoven.
October 14, 2014
During the Dutch Design Week (18-26 october 2014) the project Weer Blauw/ Weathering Blue will be presented by the Zuiderzee Musuem as new addition to their museum collection.
Location: Klokgebouw Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Everyday from 11 – 18.
October 5, 2014
Two weeks ago, director Ruud Pelgrum and his crew came to my studio to make a portret of me and the work Made by Rain for the program Avro Kunstuur. The interview is part from an item about the opening of the exhibition The Future Of Fasion Is Now and will be on Dutch Television tonight, 5th october.
See here, starting from minute 15.30
from 17.05 on NPO 2
September 28, 2014
The book Made by Rain is since this week to read at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris on the département des Estampes et de la photographie.
September 26, 2014
The projects Made by Rain and Colour will be on show during the exhibition The Future of Fashion is Now starting
from October 11 2014 until January 18 2015 in Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
September 14, 2014
Last summer I traveled to Japan to do a workshop katazome stencil dye. I am working on a new book now which I will publish online when it is finished!
May 25, 2014
During the one-day exhibition Local Heroes, curated by Jules van den Langenberg, the busstop at the Boscheweg in Boxtel will be my studio / weatherhouse to perform weather observations.
May 16, 2014
ULTRASUPERNEW GALLERY and EMBASSY OF THE KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS are delighted to organise the exhibition “Juxtapose ‐ Dutch Art and Design” curated by KANA KAWANISHI.
By exhibiting works of photography artists and designers in juxtapose ‐ positioned side by side ‐, this exhibition will allow a new overview and in‐depth understanding of creativity from the Netherlands. A scarf and a book of Made by Rain is part of this exhibition.
15 may- 5 june.
May 7, 2014
March 3, 2014
Made by Rain & Spirit from the Sky presented by Mikimoto and the Dutch Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Japan.
December 20, 2013
During the Pitti Immagine Uomo Fair, Made by Rain and the collaborative collection Spirit from the Sky with Elsien Gringhuis will be part of the network event ‘Dutch Touch’ initiated by the Dutch Fashion Foundation.
November 28, 2013
During the Beijing Design Week 2013, Made by Rain will be part of the exhibition ‘Starting Something’. This dynamic and growing exhibition presented by the guest city of Amsterdam will start an active dialog between alumni from Sandberg Institute of Amsterdam, Dutch designers and students of CAFA (Central Academy of Fine Arts) in Beijing.
October 16, 2013
The book ’Travelling Concept #1 – Made by Rain’ is awarded with the Best Concept Award at Art Books Wanted International Award, Edition Lidu, Prague
September 24, 2013
Curtains Made by Rain part of life shoot produced by styling collective Kamer 465 during INSIDE DESIGN AMSTERDAM September 27-29, 2013
August 3, 2013
Print Event Made by Rain during show at Het Groene Gemak in Den Haag, NL
Green GEMAK reflects on how we as humans attempt to charm and get a grasp of the natural world. The works by artists and designers that are shown during this exhibition literally handle nature or refer to natural origins, and show how, in this day and age, art and nature are connected to each other.
June 1, 2012
Presentation Master project in the VU Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam
A 1:1 sketch with Ginkgo leaves on 2nd hand kimono as part of a study trip to Japan to work with katazome master Mr. Noguchi
The thesis Parallel landscape is part of CONTEXTILE: a research into colour, context, text & textile. This thesis is not about what colours are but attempts to see what colours can do.
A collection of textiles produced during a print event at the VU Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam. The visual descriptions of the plants is made by the plants themselves; Botanography.
Global tools is a selection out of a couple of series of photographs which can be seen as a very simple and elementary design approach. The constructions are studies in an architectural language which are metaphors for situations, settings, atmospheres and ritual. Simultaneously a colour+material+pattern inspiration. They are a tool in a desire for change.
Research book made for the context of my textiles. This self-published book is a record of process, inspiration and research to results of the project Made by Rain.
Rain is deeply rooted in Dutch culture. I questioned what it would be like to capture the experience of rain fall on textile, so it becomes possible to ‘wear the weather’. For this I developed my own technique called ‘pluviagraphy’: photographic recordings of rain precipitation on textiles with a film coating that is sensitive to water.
Made by Rain is an ongoing project.
The project Weer Blauw was a commission of Zuiderzee Museum, Enkhuizen (NL)
The project Weer Blauw (Weathering Blue) is a visual record of colour and seasonal change made tangible. Commissioned by the Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen I developed a collection of textiles in situ as part of the exhibition NIJVER|heden. I juxtaposed the process of photography and fashion and found my material in the historic steam laundry.
Woven cloth on the fluvial landscape of the IJssel river.
Commision for IJsselproducten.
Panelcurtains for private person, Delft NL
“The wonderful thing about rain is that it outlines the contour of the immediate landscape around your. You hear the space. When we became more urban, we tend to really forget the basic pleasure and touching whatever the environment is” — Quote from a blind man.
Serie of curtains defining the contour of space.
01/09/2014 – 21/09/2014 Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam
Opdrachtgever Het Nieuwe Instituut. Interventie binnen het ruimtelijk ontwerp van ‘Verrassende Vondsten uit de collectie‘ door Studio Makkink&Bey‘.
HI means sunlight in Japanese. This silk abri poster is sensitive for light and is exposed at 25/05/2014 from 10 till 18 hour.
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Jan Tooropstraat 575
1061 AE Amsterdam
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