Hans van der Ham

THE FOOL AND THE SWINDLER - soloshow Verbeeck-Van Dyck gallery, Antwerp BE




-The Fool and the Swindler-

solotentoonstelling Hans van der Ham (NL)

17 maart t/m 23 april 2017

Galerie Verbeeck-Van Dyck

Verbindingsdok-Westkaai 12 2000 Antwerpen



Hans van der Ham (NL)

In the work of Hans van der Ham his atypical figures are not directly to be defined. Although most sculptures are related to the human figure, they remain as such indefinable. From behind this masquerade, however, they seem to show their inner selves in a different way. Faces lack, but the attitudes speak even more. Despite the robust clay they show a particular vulnerability, as if they question 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 manage ourselves as individuals in the crowd. Are we aware hiding ourselves behind a mask? Who can we trust? These are some questions 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 he co-founded Garage Rotterdam. For 2018 he is preparing a show as curator for museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam. His work can be seen at home and abroad and is represented by galerie Nouvelles Images in The Hague, The Netherlands. Hans van der Ham lives in The Hague and works in Rotterdam.


Monique Tolk

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 a 17 pages interview with Hans van der Ham. Read on


January 22 - February 19 2017 With: Marilou van Lierop (catalog) Read on

SCHOONHEID II - Amsterdam Art Rooms

July 29 - Oktober 1 2016 With: Marc Mulders, Jan Fabre, Rob Scholte, Hans van der Ham, Sjoerd Buisman, Timothy Segers, Thom Puckey en Ellen Grael. Read on

Beeld 2 pop-up exhibition Amsterdam Art Fair, Museumplein Amsterdam

May 25 - May 29 2016 Beeld 2 shows the state of contemporary sculpture on the basis of a selection of sculptures nominated by the participating galleries to Amsterdam Art Fair 2016 - selected by Karel Schampers and Joost Declercq Read on

Amsterdam Art Fair, Museumplein Amsterdam

May 25 - May 29 2016, represented by Galerie Nouvelles Images, Den Haag Read on

'NI 55 JAAR | NI 55 YEARS' - galerie Nouvelles Images, The Hague

December 19 - February 17 2016 galerie Nouvelles Images, The Hague Read on

Art Rotterdam 2016, Van Nellefabriek Rotterdam

February 11 - February 14 2016 represented by galerie Nouvelles Images, The Hague Read on

Villa Next Door, by Bertus Pieters

August 2015 The Ebony Tower at Nouvelles Images Gallery, The Hague Read on

THE EBONY TOWER - Summer exhibition at galerie Nouvelles Images, The Hague

June 20 - August 22 2015 Opening June 20 at 4 pm Curated by: Hans van der Ham Read on

Artist Talk

Saturday December 13 2014 artist talk with Hans van der Ham about the exhibition TO BE HONEST @ Nouvelles Images, the Hague. Interviewer: Ernest van der Kwast info@nouvellesimages.nl Read on