Bas Princen is an artist and photographer living and working in Rotterdam and Zurich. He was educated as industrial designer at the Design Academy Eindhoven and later studied architecture at the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam. Since then, through the use of photography, his work focuses on how Image defines Landscape and Architecture, through books, exhibitions and large scale in Situ installations. For this lecture, Bas Princen will focus on a series of recent In-Situ Installations, where Images are defining the landscape and spaces in which they are placed.
Most recent exhibitions include: ‘Image and Architecture’ at the Vitra Design Museum Gallery, ‘Breuer Revised’, at The Met in NY, 2017 , ‘Earth Pillar’, solo Gallery, Paris, 2016, ‘Constructing Worlds’ in the Barbican Art Gallery, London 2014; ‘Room of Peace’ in the Arsenale exhibition ‘Monditalia’, at the 14th Venice Bienale. In May 2004, he published his first book “Artificial Arcadia” with 010 Publishers; further monographs include "Rotterdam" with Witte de With Publishers 2007; "Galleria Naturale" for Linea di Confine, Rubierra 2008, "Five Cities Portfolio" with SUN Publishers 2009 and ‘Reservoir’ with Hatje Cantz 2011, ‘The Construction of an Image 2016 with Bedford Press and ‘The Room of Peace’ 2018 by Roma Publishing. In 2004 he won the Charlotte Kohler Prize for promising young artists and architects in the Netherlands” and at the 2010 Venice Bienale of Architecture he was awarded the Silver Lion for his collaborative work with Office Kersten Geers David van Severen.
Photo: Model for a Tower, (Tower of Babel, Pieter Breugel), 2019, Dilbeek, Belgium Bas Princen in collaboration with OFFICE Kersten Geers, David van Severen