Caspar Berger

Caspar Berger
24.01.1965 (Utrecht)

Nationality: Dutch



biography

As an artist I am indebted to the history and tradition of art. I see the Italian High Renaissance as a point of reference from which I stem and which causes me to shuttle back and forth between past and future, with time as a continuum in which I occupy an instable place between extremes and contradictions, between seclusion and the outside world, between ephemerality and eternity, between transient and apparent inertia and constant change.
 
Using old and new techniques, I raise the question as to whether or not by definition all art is a divine self-portrait by its maker. I have worked with casts of my own skin, my own packaging – but what does it contain? That which my skin holds together, which keeps my ‘I’ separate from the outside world, which in 2012 led to the project Skeleton. Using a CT scan and a 3D printer, I made an exact copy of my skeleton, and thus made the invisible visible. I am my own replica. I look at my own skeleton as strange eyes will do once I am dead and my body has decayed, and as I do with archaeological remains from generations ago. The identities appear to have vanished, yet they have remained intact and traceable. 

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions
2016 TEFAF Maastricht, SmithDavidson Gallery, The Netherlands (Group exhibition)
2015 Vivo, Museum de Fundatie/Kasteel het Nijenhuis, Heino, The Netherlands 
2014 Bone, Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen, The Netherlands
2013 Caspar Berger-Singer Prijs 2013, Singer Laren, Laren, The Netherlands
2011 Skin, Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen, The Netherlands
2007 - 2008 IMAGO retrospective, Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen, The Netherlands
2004 Passe-partout, Outline, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1999 Familie, Waag (C.B.K.), Leiden (cat), The Netherlands
1994 MOMENT installation, Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1993 PLAATS installation, Hooghuis, Arnhem (cat), The Netherlands
1991 Dominikanerkerk Installation, Maastricht (cat), The Netherlands
 
Group Exhibitions
2016 Zilverkunst in Nederland, Gemeente museum, Den Haag, The Netherlands upcoming
2016 Opening Night – Part II, Chabah Yelmani Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2015 Skelet, Museum Beelden aan Zee, Den Haag, The Netherlands 
2015 Spiegeloog, Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, The Netherlands
2015 Ego Vivo/Self-portrait 25, Lowlands, Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands  
2015 In search of meaning, Museum Fundatie, Zwolle, The Netherlands
2013 Blickachsen 9, Bad Homburg, Germany
2013 Arte Laguna 2013, Venice, Italy
2013 Schoonhoven Silver Award, Design Museum, Gent , Belgium
2012 Neue Kunst in alten Gärten, Gehrden, Germany
2012 Nederlands Zilver Museum, Schoonhoven, The Netherlands
2011 Im kleinen Format (1-12-2011 - 28-1-2012), Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg, Germany
2011 Allemensen, Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen, The Netherlands
2011 Blickachsen 8, Bad Homburg, Germany
2010 Mythe, Loofhout, Beeldenpark de Havixhorst, de Schiphorst, The Netherlands
2010 Tijdloos Trendy, Kasteel Duivenvoorde, Voorschoten, The Netherlands
2009 Met Eigen Ogen, Noordbrabants Museum, 's Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
2009 Self-portrait 7, Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht, The Netherlands
2008 Mijn Kunst, Zuiderzeemuseum Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
2008 Director's Cut, Zuiderzeemuseum Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
2008 Proza, Buitenplaats Tessloo, Oisterwijk, The Netherlands
2004 Who's curating? Kunsthuis Sib, Beetsterzwaag, The Netherlands
2003 Alfa Omega, Outline, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2002 Mount Ego, W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2001 Grasboter, Lokaal 01, Breda, The Netherlands
1997 Pand Paulus, Schiedam, The Netherlands
1996 Zero Time, Newcastle, United Kingdom
1994 Lijnbaansgracht 318, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1992 Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, The Netherlands
1991 Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, The Netherlands

collections

Rijksmuseum (Permanent collection), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Important Private Collections

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