|Artwork created prior to residency|
Residency: March 15 – May 15, 2017
Koos Buist (born 1984, Groningen, Netherlands) grew up on the countryside around Ezinge. Here is where the foundations were laid for his love to work with, work in and work for nature. Moving to the city of Groningen to study at the Art Academy Minerva, his work started to focus on the micro nature outdoors and indoors. He graduated in 2010.
Koos now works as an interdisciplinary artist with his studio based in the Biotoop at Haren, Netherlands. His work consists of installations, films, and collaborative projects with other artists and biologists. Recent exhibitions include CBK Groningen in 2016, and Museum of Natural History, Rotterdam in 2015. He has also had shows at VU Hortus, Amsterdam in 2014, Frise Studio, Hamburg in 2013 and NNM Studio, Lima in 2012. His interactive and collaborative projects take place on festivals such as The Night of Art and Science, FestiValderAa, and Philosophy Festival in the Netherlands.
His movie production ‘SLOOT’ has been screened at different art spaces and national film festivals. During the Noordelijk Film Festival, it received the ‘Noorderkroon Award’ for Best Feature Film in 2016.