About

 

Machiel Braaksma

artist, writer, ornamental painter, art-teacher, performer

www.machielbraaksma.nl

 

 

Personal data

 

Machiel Braaksma

Hearrewei 4
9073GA Marrum
 the Netherlands

0031(0)518 413181


gerezenwit@planet.nl

Date of birth: 21 january 1959


Place of birth: Bartlehiem

 

 

Education

 

1979/ 1984 Art academy CABK, Kampen the Netherlands

1984 Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan Italy

With a lightly Dadaist slant, Machiel Braaksma plucks objects out of daily life, with which he creates new images and situations which are funny, moving or confusing and nuance or comment on life.

He chooses things from everyday life, reassembles them and creates new pieces.

Braaksma says of his work: ‘I put everything in the wrong order in the 'right' way.

'What I want from my work is that it’s original, unmistakable and that it has longevity.

I’m looking for resilient, sturdy objects that can unashamedly be themselves yet engaging.

Images with an exuberant integrity and a shameless, inner beauty.’

 

 

 

C.V.

 

 

 

Exhibitions

 

1986 Galerie Wijffels, Leeuwarden solo

1987 Museum Willem van Haren, Heerenveen group

1989 Galerij De Lawei, Drachten group

1989 Museum Pier Pander, Leeuwarden group

1990 Fryske kultuerried, several cities group

1991 Noordkunst, Zuidlaren group

1992 Kanselarij, Leeuwarden group

1993 Galerie Sign, Groningen solo

1994 Hooghuis, Arnhem group

1994 De Vishal, Haarlem group

1995 New age/ Dada GEWAB, Arnhem group

1995 Frieslandhuis, Leeuwarden solo

1995 Fries Filmhuis, Leeuwarden film screening

1996 Kunstruimte, Kampen duo

1996 Fries Museum, Leeuwarden solo

1997 Stichting boekwurk, Leeuwarden group

1997 Frieslandhuis, Leeuwarden group

1997 New age/ Dada Kunstruimte, Berlin Germany group

1997 Versus cinema Kunstruimte, Kampen film screening

1997 Lokaal 01, Breda solo

1998 Galerie Edition, Berlin Germany group

1998 Art Multiple, Dusseldorf Germany group

1999 ART, Frankfurt Germany group

1999 Artforum, Berlin Germany group

2000 Die Holländische Welle Stadtmuseum, Jena Germany group

2000 Rijks Universiteit, Groningen group

2001 Zoo, Zuidhorn solo

2001 Fries Museum, Leeuwarden group

2001 Home made, Leeuwarden group

2002 De kleine parade Fries museum, Leeuwarden group

2002 Floss VHDG, Leeuwarden group

2003 Her Vorm, Leeuwarden group

2003 Memories, performance with Monali Meher, Leeuwarden duo

2003 Rituels Infirmerie, Leeuwarden solo

2004 Coopmanshûs, Franeker solo

2004 Exit 49-51 Coopmanshûs, Franeker group

2004 Oerol, Terschelling group

2004 Tuinenroute, Leeuwarden group

2005 Overstappen, Marrum group

2006 De Grote Verteerder, Arnhem group

2006 Oeral binne bisten!, Marrum solo

2007 Internationale kinderboekenbeurs, Bologna Italy show

2007 NOK , Leek group

2007 Fryslân Sketst VHDG, Leeuwarden group

2008 Heapsteaps/Weest bevlogen VHDG, Leeuwarden group

2008 De kleur van Friesland Fries museum, Leeuwarden group

2008 Art Pie International/Kunstvlaai, Amsterdam group

2008 Sterk Werk, Beetsterzwaag, Tijnje, Franeker and Leeuwarden group

2008 Fries museum Leeuwarden, work for dual display museum lobby, Leeuwarden solo

2008 Kunstmaand, Ameland group

2008 Lullig & Subliem, Galerie Sign, Groningen group

2008 Road to nowhere, Kunstruimte Hiemstra, Oldeberkoop group

2010 Re-use,Nationaal Vlechtmuseum, Noordwolde solo

2011 Re-arranged, Museum Dr8888, Drachten solo

2011 Kunst bij de boer, Drogeham solo

2011 Little Big Bang/Kleine Grote Boem, Galerie Sign, Groningen solo

2011 Illustra Mundos Palazzo de Fonseca, Santiago de Compostela group

2012 4x Terra Annimata Galerie EM, Drachten group

2012 Bigfoot de Slachte marathon, Lytsewierrum group

2013 'Dank je de koekoek', installation, Museum de Oude Wolden, Bellingwolde group

2013 'Parade der Anderen', event, Museum Dr88888, Drachten group

2013 'Vijf Windstreken, Noord, Oost, Zuid, West, Midjaar', Malvert 7001, Nijmegen group

2014 HHHH in Dr8888, Museum Drachten/Sûnenz, Drachten group

2014 Lief dier?!, CBK Assen, Assen group

 

2015 Harrekrammele, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden solo

2015 The Best Ducth Book Design 2015 Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam group

2015 Shanghai Book Fair, Shanghai group

2015 Beijing Design Week, Beijing group

2015 Russian National Book Festival Zhar-Kniga, Moscow group

2016 Die Schönste Bücher aus aller Welt, Leipzig group

2016 Frankfurter Buchmesse, Frankfurt group

2016 Vienna Bibliotheek, Vienna group

2016 Meermanno Museum, Den Haag

2016 Kampen revisited, Historisch Centrum, Kampen duo

2017 Curator of exhibition Moments of grace, Leeuwarden

2018 Beyond Dada en De Stijl Part 1, Museum Dr8888, Drachten group

 

 

Publications as a writer

 

2006 Oeral binne bisten, Publisher Bornmeer

2008 Moaie Ferhalen, Publisher Bornmeer

2015 Harrekrammele, independent release

2016 Het rode boekje, independent release, in progress

2017 De bergen fan Fryslân, Publisher AFUK Leeuwarden, in progress

2017 Tour du Monde, solo exibitionconcept, in progress

 

 

Assignments 

 

1994 Gilding chinoiserie for Harmen Brethouwer, collection Centraal Museum, Utrecht

1995 Design and execution luxurious presentationboxes voor Harmen Brethouwer

1997 Design and execution lightobject/ table for Parnas, Huis voor Kunst en Cultuur, Leeuwarden

1998 Talisman, educational project for schools, Stichting Keunstwurk, Leeuwarden

1998 Design and execution annually film Award Matad’or, Noordelijk Film Festival, Leeuwarden

1999 Play object private, Haren

2000 Uur kultuur, educational project for schools, Stichting Keunstwurk, Leeuwarden

2000 Marbling (‘Portor’) sculpture for private, Arnhem

2001 Design and execution ornament private, Haren

2001 Design assigment Stichting Muurtaal, Leeuwarden

2002 Execution mural Stichting Muurtaal, Leeuwarden

2003 Execution mural Stichting Muurtaal, Leeuwarden

2003 Public artwork Stichting Muurtaal/ gemeente Leeuwarden

2003 Design and execution Pommerantenprijs, Leeuwarden

2003 Design and execution filmaward for digital animationfilms, Noordelijk Film Festival, Leeuwarden

2004 Design ‚dream square’ voor jenaplanschool Oldenije, Leeuwarden

2004 Mural Stichting Muurtaal, Leeuwarden

2005 Mural Natuurmuseum Fryslân, Leeuwarden

2006 Mural horecava, Rai Amsterdam

2006 Marbling ‘caravaggio’, private, Utrecht

2006 Marbling ‘portor’, private, Utrecht

2007 Mural, Stichting Muurtaal, Leeuwarden

2007 Design young entrepeneur award, Leeuwarden

2008 Marbling panel, private, Utrecht

2009 Execution mural, Stichting Muurtaal, Leeuwarden

2010 Design landscape bench, Waterschap Velt en Vecht/ Assen

2011 Execution horse monument Dorpsbelang, Marrum/Westernijkerk

2011 Mural Stichting Muurtaal, Leeuwarden

2011 Illustra Mundos, Illustrating diversity: ‘Re-arranged, a different way of illustrating’, reading at the university of Santiago de Compostela

2012 Bigfoot sculpture, Slachte marathon, Lytsewierrum

2013 Marbling counter, SNS bank, Kampen

2013 Collaboration project, Gemeente Leeuwarden/ Blokhuispoort, Leeuwarden

2013 Fibula, contemporary interpretation, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden

2014 Design village mark, Augustinusga

2016 It font, performance Harrekrammele ‘1-2-3’, Fries Museum Leeuwarden

2017 Lân fan taal, Cultural Capital 2018, Leeuwarden in progress

 

 

Educational activities

 

Teacher Kunstacademie Friesland since 2015

Art education at divers elementary, high schools and adult education:

-eye bombing

-linguistic experiments

-art assembling

-theme-workshops like vision/sound association experiments

Readings and presentations, e.g. at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

 

 

Work in collection

 

1987 Acquisition Provincie Friesland, Leeuwarden

1992 Acquisition Provincie Friesland, Leeuwarden

1994 From the series ‚Entrepreneurial statues’, tripartite multiple set, divers private

1995 ‘Memoires of an entrepreneutrial statue’, multiple, divers private

1996 ‚Memoires of an entrepreneutrial statue’, multiple, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden

1997 Mobile statue ‘Onbekend woord dat een begrip wil worden’, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden

1997 ‘Happy Coincidence & Coup Radical’, animationfilm, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden

1998 ‚Memoires of an entrepreneutrial statue’, multiple, Galerie Edition, Berlin

2000 ‚Memoires of an entrepreneutrial statue’, drie delige multiple set, private

2001 Cameleons, gemeente Zuidhorn, Zuidhorn

2001 ‘Paraphernalia’; divers attributes and waisted statues, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden

2005 Multiple book, private collection, Leeuwarden

2010 Secretarybird, composer Sytze Pruiksma, Weidum

2010 Object Locomotive, Private collection, Wageningen

2011 Object ‚Schröderhuis’, Museum Dr8888, Drachten

2011 Object ‘BAHCO’ locomotive, Private collection, Leeuwarden

2011 Mega T locomotive, Private collection, Wageningen

2015 Strange bird, Private collection, Wageningen

2015 Object Penguin on ice mountain , collection Fries Museum, Leeuwarden

2016 Object ‘Philips’ locomotive, Private collection, Bloemendaal

 

 

Films

 

1993 Happy Coincidence & Coup radical, directed by Machiel Braaksma, animation

2008 Weest bevlogen, VHDG, Leeuwarden https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1WK0JKXAw0

2011 Little Big Bang/Kleine Grote Boem, directed by Klaas Koetje, Groningen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUfnI5TU3sU

 

 

Harrekrammele Publications 2015/2016

 

-Article ‘It meast bysûndere boek ea’ in literary magazine De Moanne, including pictures

-Article plus colorpicture in' het Financieele Dagblad', 28 januari 2016

-Article plus colorpicture in artmagazine Beelden Magazine Villa d’Arte

-Article plus colorpicture in Eigen Huis & Interieur

-Newspaperarticle FD ‘Het levenswerk van Machiel Braaksma’, incl. foto’s

-LC ‘Hûndert laachjes yn Harrekrammele’, including picture’s

-Friese Galerij ‘Mei Wah? Met wie!, incl. foto’s

-Performance announcementtrain announcement in Fries Museum (vanaf 2:04) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwuPyZfj-9s -LC ‘Perfect kinderboek vol oude rommel’, incl. foto’s

-FD ‘Het spoor van station Harrekrammele zit vol kwinkslagen’

-Live interview Omrop Fryslân: http://tp.topictimes.com/videos/machiel-braaksma-it-petear-oer-harrekrammele-yn-it-frysk-museum-watch-vZ4_nNHPNS0.html

 

 

Awards/nominations

 

2006 Nomination Artist award Keunstwurk, Leeuwarden

2006 Nomination Childrens book jury, Leeuwarden

2007 Awarded with List of White Ravens, International Jugendbibliothek, Munchen Germany

2007 Awarded with IBBY, the International Board on Books for Young people, Kopenhagen Denmark

2007 Winner Artist award 2007, Stichting Keunstwurk, Leeuwarden

2008 Nomination children's book jury, Leeuwarden 2015 Nomination Vredeman de Vries design award ‘Eervolle vermelding’, Leeuwarden

2016 Awarded with ‘Harrekrammele’ for The Best Dutch book Designs 2015, Amsterdam

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