Hans van der Ham

Individu en masse

Hans van der Ham (NL)
In the work of Hans van der Ham his often atypical figures are not directly defined. Although most pictures are related to the human figure, they remain as such indefinable. From behind this masquerade however, they seem to expose in a different way. Faces often lack, but the attitudes speak all the more. Despite the robust clay they show vulnerability in particular, as if they discuss their own existence. Perhaps this says something about a possible hidden inner world? An adopted personae as a necessary protection against a ruthless outside world? The images do ask ourselves whether we survive as individuals in the crowd. Do we consciously hide ourselves behind a mask? Who can we trust? These are some questions Hans van der Ham asks himself. Van der Ham studied classical piano at the conservatory, before he began his studies at the art academy in Rotterdam. He makes drawings, paintings and sculptures of clay. He also enjoys fame as exhibition maker and was co-founder of Garage Rotterdam. His work can be seen at home and abroad and is represented by gallery Nouvelles Images in The Hague, The Netherlands. Hans van der Ham lives in the Hague and works in Rotterdam.


Monique Tolk






Beeldentuin 2017, Ravesteyn Heenvliet

Catalog text Beeldentuin Ravesteyn, May - June 2017 Monique Tolk Read on

24 preludes 1989-1994

Book with 24 drawings, edition 100 Read on


Interview KETELTV, November 2009 Read on

Individu en masse

Catalog text Individu en masse, February 2017 Monique Tolk Read on

Museumnacht 2012 Garage Rotterdam

Interview KETELTV, March 2012, exhibition Hermetic City Read on

Hans van der Ham 1990-2000

Catalogue soloshow, Denise van de Velde Gallery, Aalst, Belgium 2000 Read on

Business op Zuid

Interview Antenne Rotterdam, januari 2009 Read on


Catalogue soloshow, Metis Gallery, Amsterdam 2006 Read on

Hans van der Ham bedekt en verhult

BAZ Magazine, najaar 2015 Marjan Overdijk Read on

To be honest

Interview with Hans van der Ham by Monique Tolk because of the exhibition TO BE HONEST, galerie Nouvelles Images, The Hague October 15th 2014 Read on

Niederländisch 3D

Catalogue group exhibition at Petra Nostheide-Eycke Gallery, Düsseldorf 2007 Tanja Smeets, Maurice van Tellingen, Mark Kramer, Silvia B., Noëlle Cuppens a.o. Read on


Catalogue soloshow, Petra Nostheide-Eycke Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany 2008 Text: Dr. Christian Krausch Read on

From volatility to stillness

Catalog text Personae, August 2013 Monique Tolk Read on

Black White

Group exhibition Gorcums Museum, curated by Piet Augustijn 2013 Armando, Marc Bijl, Silvia B., Paul van Dongen Rosemin Hendriks Raquel Maulwurf, e.o. Read on

Hungry Gods in Garage Rotterdam

Cimbalom Concerto, Florian Magnus Maier, June 2012 (Hans van der Ham on keyboards) Read on


Catalog text Personae, August 2013 Erik Bos Read on


Catalogue soloshow, Nouvelles Images Gallery, The Hague, NL 2013 Texts: Monique Tolk and Erik Bos Read on

Interview by Ernest van der Kwast

december 13th 2014 galerie Nouvelles Images Read on

De droomsfeer..

CBK Utrecht Wouter Welling Read on

Individu en masse

Catalog group exhibition, Kadmium, Delft, curated by Jaco van der Vaart 2017 With Marilou van Lierop Text: Monique Tolk Read on

RITUAL AND THE SACRED - Route du Nord 2016

curator: Hans van der Ham film: Monique Tolk Read on

Through the Mirror

Beelden magazine, March 2010 Tine van de Weyer Read on


Kunstbeeld magazine, November 2005 Anne Berk Read on

Beeldentuin 2017, Ravesteyn Heenvliet

Catalog text Beeldentuin Ravesteyn, May - June 2017 Text: Monique Tolk Read on

Hans van der Ham

Kunstbeeld magazine, March 2003 Wouter Welling Read on

LOSKIJKEN - galerie Nouvelles Images, Den Haag (NL) - 2013

The posthumous book ' LOSKIJKEN ' by Erik Bos (1955-2016), gallery owner of gallery Nouvelles Images, with thirteen letters to and six interviews with visual artists, including Hans van der Ham. Read on