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.
Soloexpo, Harlingen.
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
NDSM-wharf 2015
Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunsten 2014
Several private sponsorships for Swan project 2013-‘14
City of Amsterdam 2013
NDSM-wharf, 2012
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