Lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands and Monesiglio, Italy

Study
1975-1980
TeHaTex Möllerinstituut
1980-1981
Whitney Museum of American Art, Independent Study Program, New York City

Lecturing
1990/1991
Guestlecturer Ateliers Arnhem, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Arnhem
1991-1999
Head of department, Ateliers Arnhem, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Arnhem
1992-1995
Member committee for Individual Grants,
Fonds voor Beeldende Kunsten en Bouwkunst, Amsterdam
1997
Guestlecture Hochschüle für Bildende Kunsten, Braunschweig, Germany
Guestlecture Academy Den Bosch, The Netherlands
External Examiner Royal Academy Gent, Belgium
1998
Jury Meisterschüler Kunstpreis Braunschweigischen Vereinigten
Kloster- und Studienfonds, Braunschweig, Germany
2000
External Examiner Royal Academy, The Hague, The Netherlands
2001
Art College of the University of Xiamen, China
2002
The National Academy of Fine Arts,Oslo, Norway
2006
Guestlecture Royal Academy, The Hague, The Netherlands

2012

member jury Alta Langa Filmfestival

Projects/curator:
1993
De Huid-De Aanraking, Stelling Gallery, Leiden (group) (catalogue)
1995
Optical Consciousness, Gallery Stelling, Leiden (group) (catalogue)
Optical Consciousness, Circolo Vecchio/Tutti Editione, Verduno, Italy (group) (catalogue)
1997
Content Consumer, Peninsula, Eindhoven (group) (catalogue)
1998
Lengte, Breedte, Diepte, Gele Rijder, Arnhem (group) (catalogue)
1999
Ideated Sensation, Galerie Singel 74, Amsterdam NL
From A to B and Back, Arti et Amicitae, Amsterdam NL
From B to A and Further, Art Max, Braunschweig D
2011
Bormida Progetto #1  Monesiglio, Camerana and Gorzegno, Italy (group)

2013
Bormida Progetto #2 Niella Belbo, Ca D’Tistu, Italy (group)

2017

“Autopoiesis” at Fortezza del Priamar in cooperation with the Fondazione De Mari, Savona, Italy

Prizes
1985
Titia Büning – Brongers prize
1986
Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunsten: Sandberg-prize ( for encouragement )
1989
Kunstpreis der Stadt Nordhorn, Städtische galerie Nordhorn, Germany

Artist in residence
1985 -1986
P.S.1 Long Island City, New York, U.S.A
Haus im Park, Nordhorn, Germany
1989
Villa Waldberta, Künstverein München, Germany
2001
Chinese European Art Center, Xiamen, China
2003
Kulturhuset USF, Bergen, Norway

Exhibitions
1983
Museum Fodor, Amsterdam. (solo) (catalogue)
Divina Comedia, Galerie ‘t Venster, Rotterdam (group) (catalogue)
1984
Galerie The Living Room, Amsterdam (solo)
1985
Doppelganger/Cover, Aorta, Amsterdam (group) (catalogue)
Galerie The Living Room (solo)
Studio Artists P.S.1, The Clocktower, NYC, New York (group) (catalogue)
As far as Amsterdam goes…, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (group) (catalogue)
KunstRAI, Amsterdam (group)
Forum, Zürich, Switzerland (group) (catalogue)
1986
Galerie ‘t Venster, Rotterdam (solo)
Forum, Zürich, Switzerland (group)
The Living Room, Amsterdam (solo)
Art Cologne, Germany (group)
1987
Tussenblik, Amsterdam, Amersfoort, Den Bosch (group) (catalogue)
Terzij de Horde, Amsterdam (group) (catalogue).
19th Bienal de Sao Paulo, Brazil (group) (catalogue)
Galerie Arnesen, Copenhagen, Denmark (group) (catalogue)
Rijksaankopen, Stedelijk Museum Het Prinsenhof, Delft (group)
A Great Activity, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (group) (catalogue)
Aanwinsten schilder- en beeldhouwkunst 1985-1988, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Art Cologne, Germany (group)
1988
De Stand van Zaken, A selection from the Rijksaankopen 1985,
Exposorium Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (group)
The Living Room, Amsterdam (solo)
1989
Galerie Arnesen, Copenhagen, Denmark (solo)
Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Germany (solo) (catalogue)
Collectie Bouwfonds, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (group) (catalogue)
A Collection (Amro-bank), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (group) (catalogue)
Paroolprenten, Museum Fodor, Amsterdam (group)

Zuidenwind, Noordbrabants Museum, Den Bosch (group)

In Den Selben Fluss Steigt Keiner Zweimal…, Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Germany (group)
1990
Galerie Geert Schriever, Amsterdam (solo) (catalogue)
Daniela Goldman, München, Germany (solo)
Markt Zeventien, Enschede (solo)
Picturale, Noord Brabantsmuseum, Den Bosch (group)
Modern Art Travels East&West, Collection Bouwfonds,
Empress Palace Museum, Singapore (group) (catalogue)
Lineart Gent, Belgium (solo)
1991
Tenth Anniversary Show, Galerie The Living Room (group)
Galerie Geert Schriever (solo)
Seven Dutch Artists, Museum Fodor (group) (catalogue)
1992
Emmisaries of an Almost Modern Mode, Galerie Geert Schriever (solo)
Emmisaries of an Almost Classical Mode, Steendrukkerij Amsterdam (solo)
Willem Sanders, collection PTT Telecom, Huize Voorlinden, Wassenaar (solo)
3th International Biennal Istanbul, Turkey (group) (catalogue)
1993
A Traveller=A Foreigner, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam(group) (catalogue)
Kiss and Say Goodbye, Galerie The Living Room (group)
The Third Exile, Arti&Amiticae, Amsterdam (group) (catalogue)
De Huid-De Aanraking, Stelling Gallery, Leiden (group) (catalogue)
Grafiek: Aanwinsten 1992-1993, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (group)
Nederlandse Kunst-Rijksaankopen, Rijksdienst Beeldende Kunst, The Hague (group) (catalogue)
1994
Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim, Neuenhaus, Germany (solo)
Hoe Canst Du Singen Midden Int Dangier, De Waag, Leiden (solo)
Belacchende Weerelt, Gallery Stelling, Leiden
Vier Niederländer, Galerie A, Stuttgart, Germany (group)
Verborgen Collectie, PTT Museum, The Hague (group) (catalogue)
Galerie Jean Christophe Aguas, Bordeaux, France
Installation Fons Coloris, Circolo Vecchio, Verduno, Italy
Galerie A, Stuttgart, Germany (solo)
Mini-Mal, Kleinobjekte, Bildraum, Zürich, Switzerland (group)
Galerie Stelling , Leiden (group)
1995
Galerie Stelling, Leiden (group)
Optical Consciousness, Gallery Stelling, Leiden (group) (catalogue)
The Living Room, Eine Amsterdammer Galerie und die achtziger Jahren,
Kunstverein Neuenhaus, Germany (group) (catalogue)
Optical Consciousness, Circolo Vecchio/Tutti Editione, Verduno, Italy (group) (catalogue)
1996
Handmade Prints/Marcel Kalksma, Amsterdam (group)
Gallery Stelling, Leiden (group)
O,la,la, Grafiek op zicht, Gemeentemuseum Arnhem (group)
Uit Depot, Collection AMRO-bank, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Bottles, Real Castello di Verduno, Italy (group)
Galerie Rob de Vries, Haarlem (group)
1997
Content Consumer, Peninsula, Eindhoven (group) (catalogue)
Galerie Hafemann, Wiesbaden, Germany (group)
Galerie Rob de Vries, Haarlem (solo)
Het geheim van het schilderen en het laverend oor van de kunst, Rijksmuseum Twenthe,
Enschede (solo) (catalogue)
Wishfull tekening, Peninsula, Eindhoven (group)
Jahresgaben, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover Germany (group)
Prentkunst, Ziekenfondsraad, Amstelveen (group)
1998
Galerie Metis, Amsterdam (group)
Henri Jacobs, Willem Sanders, Handmade Prints, Amsterdam (group)
Aan de andere kant papier werkt, on the other side paperworks, Galerie Singel 74 , Amsterdam (solo)
Achter/Voor, Ziekenfondsraad, Amstelveen (group)
Lengte, Breedte, Diepte, Gele Rijder, Arnhem (group) (catalogue)
1999
Indeglij, Galerie Singel 74, Rotterdam (group)
Artists Village, De Witte Dame, Gemeente Eindhoven (group)
KunstRAI, Amsterdam (group)
“XXL Prints”, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, Den Haag (group)
2000
Recente Edities, Handmade Prints, Amsterdam (group)
De Sterrenmaker, de Inhoudsmaker en de Goede Anarchist, Steendrukkerij Amsterdam (solo)
Het Gezicht van de Macht, Metis-NL, Amsterdam (solo)
The Basement Prints, Peninsula, Eindhoven (group)
Recent Graphic Art of Renowned Artists from the Netherlands, Chinese European Art Center, Xiamen, China (group)
2001
Framed Steendrukkerij Amsterdam. Amsterdam (group)
Facing China, Chinese European Art Center, Xiamen, China
Voor Rento, Collectie Rento Brattinga, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden (group) (catalogue)
Facing China, Galerie Metis_NL, Amsterdam
Artissima, Torino, Italy (group)
2002
Small Is Beautiful, Galerie Singel 74, Amsterdam (group)
The Portraitgallery, Galerie Ramakers, Den Haag (group)
Handmade Prints, De Nederlandse Bank, Amsterdam (group)
Helmond Salon #1, De Nederlandsche Cacaofabriek, Helmond (group)
Nebenraum, Alexanderplatz 5, Berlin
Artissima, Torino, Italy (group)
2003
Van Breughel tot Picasso, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede (group)
Aanwinsten, Galerie LUMC, Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum, Leiden (group)
Koppen_Heads, Galerie Metis_NL, Amsterdam (solo) (catalogue)
Borgere av Bergen, Visningrommet USF, Bergen, Norway (solo)
Kunstverein Neuenhaus, Germany (group) (catalogue)
Artissima, Torino, Italy (group)
2004
Aus einer Grafschafter Privatsammlung, Kunstverein Neuenhaus, Germany (group)
Portretten/Portraits 1998-2003, LUMC, Leiden (solo)
Allesandro Gurriero, Architettura d’Interiore (group)
Studies, Galerie The Living Room, Amsterdam (group)
Artissima, Torino, Italy (group)
2005
Crysalis, Teoria dell’Evoluzione,Biennale d’Arte Contemporanea, Bari, Italy (group)
(catalogue)
KunstRAI with Aschenbach&Hofland Galeries (group)
Inner Emigration, Out in the Now, Aschenbach&Hofland Galeries (solo)
2006
Van den Broeck, Kaagman, Sanders, Verhoef, Vroegindeweij, Zandvliet, Handmade Prints, Amsterdam (group)
KunstRAI with Aschenbach&Hofland Galeries (group)
Nieuwe Aanwinsten AMC, Brummelkampgalerie, Amsterdam (group)
Helmond Salon # 2, De Nederlandsche Cacaofabriek, Helmond (group)
“Room with a View” Collectie Bouwfonds, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (group) (catalogue)
“Een geïmproviseerde verzameling” werken uit het bezit van Theo Kuijpers,
De Vennen Galerie, Stiphout (group)
“Nature” Ninni Esposito Arte Contemporanea, Bari, Italy (solo)

Ein gemeinsamer Ort”  Skulpturen, Plastiken, ObjekteLentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Linz (group)
2007
“Contour 2007” Museum Het Prinsenhof, Delft (group) (catalogue)

Museumstukken” – Rijksmuseum Twenthe – Museum voor oude en moderne kunst, Enschede (group)
2008
Building a house in Italy
2009
“Nature” Tuttiart  Luzern, Swiss (solo)
„Conceptual Realism“  Kunsthal52, Den Helder (group)
2010
„Summer“ Tuttiart, Luzern, Swiss (group)
„House Of My Friends“ CIDAV, Santo Domingo, Domenican Republic (group)
2011
“De Hemel van Helmond” De Nederlandsche Cacaofabriek , Helmond (group)
Bormida Progetto #1  Monesiglio, Camerana and Gorzegno, Italy (group)

2012

”Tralarte”, Ponte della Ferovia, Castello Acaja, Fossano, Italy (Group)

2013

“Il Paesaggio Dipinto”  Il Fondaco, Bra, Italy (solo)

“Time, the deer, is in the wood of Hallaig” The Belfry Art Gallery, London, England (group)

“Stop Making Sense”, Museum Dordrecht (group)

2014

“De Schoonheid van het Verschil”, Buning Brongers Prijswinnaars, Museum Henriette Polak, Zutphen (group)

Blog; Nothing But Good http://nothing-but-good-art.blogspot.com/search/label/Willem%20Sanders%20%2F%20Robert%20Z%C3%BCnd

“Nothing But Good Live” PARK, Tilburg (group)

“Wintertentoonstelling”, Studio van Dusseldorp, Tilburg (group)

2015

“Landschappen_Willem Sanders”, Academische Club, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam (solo)

Blog; sseennsseess  http://sseennsseess.com/2015/04/11/ease-my-revolutionary-mind/

“Vegetaal” Galerie Wilms, Venlo (group)

“The Nijenrode Series”, Peter Foolen Editions, Eindhoven

Blog; Peter Foolen: http://peterfoolen.blogspot.com/2015/04/willem-sanders-nijenrode-series-at.html

“Lang Leve De Collectie” Museum Dordrecht (group)

2016

Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria (group)

Kunstraum Langenlois, Langenlois, Austria (group)

“Vele gezichten van het LUMC”, Galerie LUMC, Leiden (group)

2017

“AUTOPOIESIS”, castello Primar, palazzo del Commisario, Savona, Italy (group)

2018

139x Nothing But Good, Park, Tilburg (group) catalogue

Zichtbaar, Kunst in Bedijf, Collection Twijnstra Gudde, KunstaanZ, Deventer (group)

2019

Dog in Residence, FLAC Kunstraum, Langenlois, Austria (group)

Ideal Real Landscape or Real Ideal Landscape, FLAC Kunstraum, Langenlois, Austria (solo)

 

 

 

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