About

Visual, communication, and designer, since 2001, Amsterdam-based.

On this website, I keep track of non-commissioned art and research projects. I’m interested in, let’s say, anthropology of art and design; in how individuals and communities store meaning, identity, and knowledge in stories, images, and technology. Also, in how such cultural signifiers are continuously reframed and transformed, by new ideas and the corruption of information over time.

Also reach me at Harris Blondman. Our studio works on design, communication, and solutions, for local, national, and international commissioners, from creative, cultural, and commercial industries. www.harrisblondman.nl


Now

Soon

  • Presentation at online art space Probe Project, in collaboration with Suze May Sho and Louisa Zahareas
  • Projections in public space in Amsterdam
  • Digital public art project in Amsterdam

Now

  • Article on website of Creative Industries Fund NL, http://www.jorislandman.com/l/05b
  • Design research at LAPS, the artistic research lab of University of Amsterdam, Sandberg Institute, and Gerrit Rietveld Academy

Before

Before

  • Guest teaching at Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam
  • Illustrated essay for the inaugural issue of MacGuffin, an international design magazine
  • Exhibition at Paris Design Week, at the invitation of Collective 1992
  • Exhibition at D’Days Paris Design Festival, at the invitation of SALON/, supported by Creative Industries Fund NL
  • Design project using artificial intelligence and supercomputers, in collaboration with Rodney Melchers, RGM Systems and VU University Amsterdam

Training

  • Rietveld Academy, new media (1994–1998)

Positions

  • Co-founder at Harris Blondman, visual, communication, and design studio (2013–now)
  • Researcher digital art history at LAPS, artistic research lab of University of Amsterdam, Sandberg Institute, and Rietveld Academy (2015–now)
  • Self-commissioned projects and research in the fields of art and design, focusing on digital culture (2011–now)
  • Independent digital and graphic designer (2001–2013)

Shows

  • Paris Design Week (FR/2015)
  • D’Days Paris Design Festival (FR/2015)
  • Salone del Mobile (IT/2015)
  • Istanbul Design Biennial (TR/2014)
  • Oude Kerk (NL/2014)
  • Dutch Embassy in Buenos Aires (AR/2014)
  • Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (AR/2014)
  • DutchCulture (NL/2014)
  • Oude Kerk (NL/2014)
  • Posthoornkerk (NL/2014)
  • Magazijn (NL/2014)
  • Dutch Design Week (NL/2013)
  • Beijing Design Week (ZH/2013)
  • Cromhouthuizen / Bijbels Museum (NL/2013)
  • Kasteel Keukenhof (NL/2013)
  • Amsterdam Museum / Museum Willet-Holthuysen (NL/2013)
  • Beerestein (NL/2012)
  • The Wallace Collection (UK/2012)
  • Bonhams 1793 (UK/2012)

Grants & Residencies

  • Fund Creative Industries NL / Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, internationalization grant (NL/2015)
  • Lectorate Art & Public Space / LAPS, research period (NL/2015–now)
  • European Ceramic Work Center / EKWC, work period (NL/2012)
  • Bonhams 1793, work budget (UK/2012)

Commissioners

  • Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst / AFK (NL)
  • Bonhams 1793 (UK)
  • Centraal Museum Utrecht (NL)
  • Erasmus Publishing Ltd. (UK/FR)
  • Felix Meritis (NL)
  • Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art / MASS MoCa (US)
  • Royal Institute of Dutch Architects / Bond van Nederlandse Architecten / BNA (NL)
  • Royal Tropical Institute / Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen / KIT (NL)
  • Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam / SMBA (NL)
  • Siebe Tettero Art Consultants (NL)
  • The Council for the Judiciary / De Rechtspraak (NL)
  • The Wallace Collection (UK)

Project Partners

  • Oude Kerk (NL)
  • Salon/ (NL)
  • VU University Amsterdam / Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam / VU (NL)
  • The Wallace Collection (UK)

Collections

  • Private collections (NL, FR, UK)

Publications

  • Creative Industry Fund NL / Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, website (2016)
  • MacGuffin #1, magazine (2015)
  • Parking Lot #1, magazine (2014)
  • 1000 Things, website (2013)
  • KGK Magazine, magazine (2013)
  • Conversation Piece, catalogue (2012)
  • Mister Motley #30, magazine (2011)
  • Club Donny #6, magazine (2011)

Teaching

  • Rietveld Academy, photography department (2016)
  • Rietveld Academy, audiovisual department (2015)