TOINE KLAASSEN
Laboratory of Contemporary Archaeology
performance and installation, TENT. Rotterdam
2006
EDUCATION

1995-2000 Rietveld Artacademy, Amsterdam

EXHIBITIONS

2000        
Degree Show, Rietveld Academy Amsterdam  
100 artists at 100m2, Galerie vertrek en verblijf Pakhuis Wilhelmina Amsterdam
2001        
Placebo, Theater De Vest Alkmaar  (solo)  
2002        
Meeting, Karelse en van der Meer Architects, Rotterdam
location project “land” Amsterdam Ijburg, organized by foundation Drei birken auf der heide
Allegory IV, Nieuwe Vide Centraal, artist’s initiative Haarlem (solo)  
All in the game, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht (solo)

2003        
Become and degenerate, atelier installation open to audience, Rotterdam (solo)  
Shed, Nieuwe Vide, artist’s initiative Haarlem (solo)  
Vhs festival, Het Wilde weten, artist’s initiative Rotterdam
location project  Windows, Alkmaar, organized by foundation Pygmalion
location project Art in the old north, organized by center of contemporary art Rotterdam
Personal galaxy, Projectspace 5er, Rotterdam (solo)  
Dinner performance, Projectspace 5er, Rotterdam
Opinionatedinteraction, Nieuwe Vide, artist’s initiative Haarlem

2004        
vhs Festival, National center of contemporary art, Mexico City
Films, Projectspace 5er, Rotterdam
Dockwork, Hotel Mariakapel, Hoorn
One minutes festival

2005        
Base, Artis projectspace, Den Bosch
The earth seen from the moon, Cesar Manzo gallery Pescara, Italy
Immortality bar, Stadsalerij Museum for contemporary art Heerlen (solo)   
Salon chez route imperial Utrecht
Worldgarden Location project Rotterdam
Sequence, Rood de bioscoop, Amsterdam
Basement Screen, BasementArtProject.com
ONE MINUTES FILM FESTIVAL Amsterdam

2006         
Sequence, the Space London
Basement Screen, the Residence Gallery, London
Vhs Festival, Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam
ONE MINUTES FILM FESTIVAL Amsterdam
FATAMORGANA Unit 1 Alkmaar, the Netherlans

www.toineklaassen.com
Klaassen will stay in the gallery for 5 days and produce a site-specific work, Laboratory of Contemporary Archaeology. He intends to
transform the gallery space into his own lab where he will collect found objects from the Whitechapel area. Klaassen draws
attention to the poetry of the unsightly, the small, and neglected. He collects discarded objects from his surroundings with no
predetermined plan, and subsequently uses these in his work. Often the work is created in the presence of the public in a
performance setting, in which he makes no attempt to avoid the absurd. Or as Klaassen himself states: “If you catch a butterfly in
your hands the powder on its wings will brush off leaving just a tattered rag.”