Bas van Vlijmen (The Netherlands, 1963) was raised in his father´┐Żs studio, sculptor Joos van Vlijmen. There he learned crafts like drawing, wood and metal work. He worked with audio-visual production company De Beeldenstorm (1983-1985) and computer animation company Electro GIG (1985-1990). This is where he became acquainted with graphic design, video, animation and programming. Realizing the endless possibilities of software he was inspired to fully explore its malleability and significance. (PhD thesis, 1998). Since 1998 he has put on regular exhibitions of both free work and commissions.

Solo exhibitions
De Nieuwe Slof, Castricum, 2008 • Gallery Sadocco & Wegert, 2007 • Kunstgroep de Compagnie, Veghel, 2006 • Monumentendagen, Hofje van Staats, 2005 • Chambre d'amis, Aerdenhout, January 2002 • Gallery De Grunerie, Oegstgeest, 2001 • ARTTRA, Amsterdam, 2001 • Gallery Artwindow, Heemstede, 2001 • Eurovite, Ede, 2000 • Eikenrode, Heemstede, 1999.

Group exhibitions (a selection)
Pulchri Studio 2010 and 2012 • International art exhibition Art Moves, Amsterdam, 2007 and 2008 • International art exhibition KiC, Büdelsdorf (D), 2007 • ITAF, Amsterdam, 2007 • Gallery Petra Spuijbroek 2006 • ABC Architectuurcentrum, Haarlem, 2000, 2003, 2005 • Gallery Loes Koster, Muntendam, 2007 en 2001 • Go Gallery, Amsterdam, 2000.

Commissions
ROC ASA 2006 • SCHOUS van 1854 2004 • SBBO 2003 • De Groene Stad 2002.

Collections
University Utrecht • Artwindow • Municipality Heemstede • De Groene Stad • De Grunerie • Radboud University • ROC ASA • SBBO • privat collections.

Publications

  1. Computerpioniers. Het begin van het computertijdperk in Nederland, Gerard Alberts and Bas van Vlijmen, AUP (Amsterdam), 2017.
  2. Erasmus and the free fall in technology, Bas van Vlijmen (ed.), Nai010 (Rotterdam), 2010. Also in Dutch.