Onno Poiesz

Perishableness forms the bases of my work and just like in fairytales, I hide secured messages in my sculptures.
In a time were everything is made for temporary existents, I look for used- forms and toys that are discarded or thrown a way. These forms I find at flea markets, on the street or on the internet.
By using moulds I can sample existing forms and change their context. Changing these materials into ceramics or stone amplifies the idea of freezing the time. In this way a ceramic sculpture can look like plastic but it is in fact transformed into archeological object from this era to which my messages are preserved.

Education and residencies
2013 Residency Beeldenstorm Eindhoven
2010 Residency John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan (USA)
2005 – 2006 Artist residency, European Ceramics Work Centre, Den Bosch
1998 – 2000 Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam, advanced studies
1994 – 1998 Academy of visual arts St. Joost, Breda

2015 If Paradise is half as nice #5, Dietzold Fabrik, Leipzig (DE)
2015 If paradise is half as nice #4, Lasloods, Vlissingen
2015 Route du Nord, Hofpoort (oude Shellgebouw), Rotterdam
2015 NO WALLS, Fenixloods, Rotterdam
2015 Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair, Cruise Terminal, Rotterdam
2015 SHIFT & DRIFT, TENT, Rotterdam
2015 Sculptuur, RAM Foundation, Rotterdam
2015 Realisme: beurs voor figuratieve en realistische kunst, Passenger Terminal Amsterdam
2014 Nieuwe collectie, CBK Groningen
2014 Bob Smit Gallery, ART Den Haag
2014 Unter Zwischen, Ampelhaus, Oranienbaum (Germany)
2013 – 2014 Group exhibition Kasteel de Keukenhof
2013 – 2014 Ah wat lief on tour, Concordia, Enschede
2014 ABABA op OBJECT, De Rotterdam, Rotterdam
2014 RAW Art Fair, Cruise Terminal, Rotterdam
2013 Hello, Gallery weekend, Spinnerei, Leipzig (Germany)
2013 King Size, Ampelhaus, Oranienbaum (Germany)
2013 Zomerversie, Ah wat lief, Villa Zebra, Rotterdam
2013 Green Factory, Toonkamer, Utrecht
2012-2013 Oh Wat Lief, Villa Zebra, Rotterdam
2012 Made in 4Havens, Haka gebouw, Rotterdam
2012 De Lunette Zutphen
2012 Dek22 Like, Part of the official Art Rotterdam off-site program, Dek22, Rotterdam
2012 Zaans LEF Festival, City hall, Zaandam
2011 Another Dimension, 3D printing research, Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam
2011 Game Heroes, Galerie Majke Husstege, Den Bosch
2011 Stond held sterk? Public Library Rotterdam i.c.w. OT Theater
2011 Art Amsterdam, Bob Smit Gallery
2011 Beestachtig goed, CBK en galerie Majke Hüsstege, Den Bosch

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