Curriculum Vitae Rombout Oomen
November 11th,1975, Amsterdam
Oomen works and lives in Amsterdam
Art education: 1996-2000
Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Hague, The Netherlands
Study: Fine Arts and printmaking.
Certificate in July 2000
Selection of exhibitions et cetera
January Groupshow with Francis Boeske and several galeries a venue ‘Rozenstraat 59’, Amsterdam
Spring Soloshow In Josilda da Conceicao Gallery, Amsterdam
Summer Summershow Francis Boeske Projects
Fall Francis Boeske Projects, groupshow
Utrecht City theatre, solo presentation
January Spinnerei gallery tour, Grouppresentation, Leipzig
March “Tekenkabinet” Drawing groupshow New Dakota Amsterdam for first edition Drawing Bienale, by Drawingcentre Diepenheim.
“Bosch Open Expo”, Den Bosch, two groupshows in accordiance with Jheronimus Bosch
April Assignment for Bundesfinanz Ministerium, Berlin, DE
May-june Groupshow Kunsthal Boschveld, Den Bosch
Summer Winner Summershow New Dakota, Amsterdam
October Francis Boeske Projects, Amsterdam, duo-show
October Artfair ArtTheHague, the Hauge
November Kunsthal Boschveld, groupshow “Last call”, Den Bosch
December Groupshow with Francis Boeske and several galeries a venue ‘Rozenstraat 59’, Amsterdam
January-Febr. Two months travel/study San Francisco and bay area
April Salon des Refusés | ZomerExpo
June Summershow Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam
July ZomerExpo / Summershow Gemeentemuseum The Hague
September Groupshow, SBK 60 years in business
October Assignment 3 large paintings for parfumier Baruti, as images for his new fragrance trilogy.
December-Jan Artist in residence LIA, Leipzig
December Groupshow Spinnerei, Leipzig
February Founding of Nova Lux Publishers by Rombout Oomen
March Publication of book Zwaan, Roadmap to Noord, Nova Lux Publishers
March Zwaan, Roadmap to Noord” Presenation Monument for Amsterdam North: a 1300 m2 painting on the “Adam-Tower”, Amsterdam North
March Soloexhibition Adam-Tower, Amsterdam
Spring Publication book “Werk aan de Werf” (future vision of the largest studio complex in Europe), dutch version
June Eddy the Eagle museum, groupshow
August Start project “Jardin du Paradis” (Paradise Garden), Belgium. A selfsustained garden en complex for artist-in-residence project. Opening: summer 2015
Fall Publication “Work on the Wharf”, (future vision of the largest studio complex in Europe), English version
December Art In Redlight, artfair, Amsterdam
February Soloshow and performance Kers gallery projectspace, Amsterdam
May Restoration mural “Roosje”, Amsterdam
June NDSM open, presentation “Size doesn't matter self-portrait. A patchwork of cut-up paintings, of 12,5x11 meter, Amsterdam
September Lanch of the new website
Presentation of drawingbook “40 Drawings To Think About Whether We Can KeepThis Up”
January Groupexpo drawings, SBK Amsterdam, Amsterdam
June Performance PvdM, land-juweel, Ruigoord
Oct.-Jan.'13 Making of documentay of Rombout Oomen by Karijn Kakebeeke
February 'Wow wow wow” Groupexpo, Eddy the Eagle museum, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
March Groupexpo, SARATIMTRUST Museumnacht Rotterdam
April/May Cultural Tour Germany
June Performance at Boymans van Beuningen, “Dag van de beschaving” as foreman of the Minority party (PvdM), Rotterdam
September Groupexpo Galery Marzia Frozen, Berlin
June Groupexpo, “Superart”, Rokin 34, Amsterdam
August Soloexpo and lecture, Photopub 2010, Novo Mesto Museum, Novo Mesto, Slovenia
October Restoration “Roosje”, mural Amsterdam
November Expo Museumnacht, Amsterdam
November Groupexpo, Testportal art now Gallery, Amsterdam
Jan.-Febr. Working period Berlin
March Starting planning investigation/publication art in public space in Amsterdam Oud West, in co-operation with Mr. J. Leestemaker
May Exhibition presentation book 20 drawings/silkscreen Galerie Steendrukkerij Rento Brattinga
August Groupshow Water/Kracht (Water/Force), NDSM wharf. Start four Murals/ ca 250 m2
November Aller Heiligen, soloexhibition Streip S/ Machine kamer in collaboration with Ahrend Jan van der Heijden, Eindhoven, Mr. J. Leestemaker
Jan.-Dec Member of Board of NDSM-wharf, artist-workingspaces Amsterdam. Representing about 250 artists; goal: ownership of
large area for artists in Amsterdam-North.
January Groupexhibition The Dutch Cacaofactory, Helmond.
Feb.-May Radio Amsterdam FM interviews about art and culture
May Writing and producing Manifest United NDSM; culture development and exploitation
July Mural for Amsterdam City Government
August Groupexhibition Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam
Oct-Nov. Producer Art festival Hotdocks, NDSM wharf Amsterdam
December Assignment Publisher De Harmonie, start writing novel
Jan.-March Building new studio, the Kunststad NDSM-wharf, Amsterdam
April Start city installation project “I see it’s there I blink it’s gone”, in collaboration with Stichting Processor, Amsterdam
October Official opening of The Kunststad at NDSM-wharf, Amsterdam, paintings and presentation of city installation project
“I see it’s there I blink it’s gone”
April curator-producer-participating artist groupshow ”Consume toy”, Myymala2 gallery, Helsinki, Finland
April-June Working period Helsinki, collaboration with art academy
May Lecture art academy Helsinki, artist/teacher in residence
June “Terrortory”, groupshow Muu gallery, Helsiki, Finland, curator-producer-artist
October “New Terrortories”, groupshow of Finnish and Dutch artists, P/////AKT, Amsterdam, curator-producer-artist
Head of jury national price department “Expo” for Kunstbende,
Amsterdam Winner of pitch for decorating new building company Vaporpoint, Amsterdam.
“Everything for sale” , groupexpo as critic on dutch cultural management, artgroup The Dutch Cacaofactory, Helmond.
Berlin working period for seven months.
”A new lowest point in the life of Rombout Oomen” , soloexpo SBK, Amsterdam.
Openings groupexpo Hang gallery, Amsterdam.
Design and execution espressobar “Zoma”, Amsterdam.
Biggest mural of Amsterdam “Roosje”, became a controversial piece about liberty of depiction in public places in several national news media.
Organiser/teacher paintingcourses, France.
Portaits of two jugdes of Amsterdam, conducted by the Winstongroup, Amsterdam.
2016 Summers how Nieuw Dakota/Francis Boeske Projects
Zwaan, Roadmap to Noord; 40 Drawings To Think About Whether We Can Keep This Up; Catalogue Augmented Reality; Der Adler und der Albatros; Catalogue New Terrortories trilogy; several publications, in dutch news media f.i. VN, NRC, HP/De tijd, Groene Amsterdammer, De Volkskrant; 2004 yearbook with “Roosje”, SBK magazine, Springerin art magazine Austria, a Japanese art magazine, National tv Slovenia, etc.
China, India, Southeast Asia, USA, New york, Canada, South Africa, Europe.
Working periods foreign countries
March 2005-September 2005 Berlin
April 2006- July 2006 Helsinki
January-February 2009 Berlin
April-May 2011 Cultural tour Germany
January-February 2014 San Francisco USA
December 2015-January 2016, LIA Leipzig
Artworks are in several companies and private collections
Several works on commission, in EU and USA
Grands and Sponsorships
Mondriaan foundation 2015
Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunsten 2014
Several private sponsorships for Swan project 2013-‘14
City of Amsterdam 2013
Private sponsorship 2009
Materiaalfonds, Amsterdam 2009
City of Amsterdam, 2009
European Union, city development, 2008
Stichting kinetisch Noord, Amsterdam, 2007
Frame, Finnish Fund for Art, 2006
City of Amsterdam, 2005
European Union, city development, 2005