1969, The NetherlandsStarted teaching in Visual Arts in 2005
Thomas Bakker is an alumnus, having received his Bachelor degree in 1998 from St. Joost School of Art & Design. He has an MFA from the Sandberg Institute Amsterdam (2002) with a specialism in new media and sculpture.
Thomas teaches the module Building an Installation, which focuses on what makes installation art different from sculpture or other traditional art forms and the manner in which the viewer experiences the work. Identifying the general state and behaviour of realworld and self-made objects is a starting point to thinking in terms of a more personal relationship and vocabulary with objects. During this module we ask two fundamental questions: "What possible states can this object be in?" and "What possible behavior can this object perform?"
Installation practices, sculpture, still and moving image making, production processes and exhibition making
Exhibitions & Bibliography
Bakker’s work has been shown at Post-CS Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam - Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam - Centraal Museum, Utrecht - Middelheim Museum, Antwerp (Belgium), Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow (United Kingdom) - Neue Galerie, München (Germany) - LOOP Video Art, Barcelona (Spain) and at several art initiatives in and outside of the Netherlands. He established the artist initiative Club Solo in Breda in 2014.