Curriculum vitae

Vanessa van Dam (Amsterdam, 1971)
Education: Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam (1991–1996)
Lives and works in Amsterdam

2017
Prometheus Publishers / Thomas Möhlmann

Cover design for book of poetry ‘Ik was een hond’
Cargo in Context
All graphic communications (among others exhibition Annaleen Louwes)
Museum Oud Amelisweerd (MOA)
All graphic communications (among others exhibition Sinke & van Tongeren)

2016
De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam
Graphic design for the exhibition ‘Happy birthday Marilyn Monroe’.
Exhibition design by Carlo Wijnands
Shortlist Amsterdam
Restaurant & cookbook about the 16 best restaurants of Amsterdam.
Authors: Floor & Famke van Praag, publisher: Caperleaves
Museum Oud Amelisweerd (MOA)
All graphic communications (among others exhibition Stephan Vanfleteren)
Cargo in Context
Corporate identity for Art space (space for site specific projects)
Kiki’s Stocksale Amsterdam
All graphic communications
Parels van Makkum 
Design of website www.parelsvanmakkum.nl
Client: Anne Hayen, design pearls: Alexander van Slobbe

2015
Post NL
Design of two postage stamps ‘200 years of the Kingdom of the Netherlands,’ theme: ‘King Willem I versus Willem-Alexander’
Royal Palace Amsterdam
All graphic communications
Museum Oud Amelisweerd (MOA)
All graphic communications
nai010 publishers/Museum Oud Amelisweerd (MOA)
‘Between knowing and understanding’, monograph on Armando (Dutch version and English version)
Dansk Arkitektur Center, Kopenhagen, Denemark, in collaboration with Archis/Volume
Exhibition design for ‘The Good Cause – Architecture of Peace’
Studio-X Istanbul, Turkey, in collaboration with Archis/Volume
Exhibition design for ‘The Good Cause – Architecture of Peace’
Van Slobbe Van Benthum
New identity for fashion labels of designers Alexander van Slobbe and Francisco van Benthum
Kiki’s Stocksale
Design of identity for fashion retailer Kiki Niesten, Amsterdam

2014
Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany, in collaboration with Archis/Volume
Exhibition design for ‘The Good Cause – Architecture of Peace’
Post NL
Design of two postage stamps ‘200 years of the Kingdom of the Netherlands,’ theme: ‘King Willem I versus Willem-Alexander’
Keuze van Kiki
Design of identity for fashion label Keuze van Kiki (Kiki Niesten)
Royal Palace Amsterdam
Posters, leaflets, tickets, signage
General guides (in 6 languages) on history of Palace
Development of new route through Palace
Prometheus Publishers / Jean-Phillipe Toussaint (Belgium)
Cover design for ‘Naakt’
Stroom, The Hague, in collaboration with Archis/Volume
Exhibition design for ‘The Good Cause – Architecture of Peace’
Over het IJ Festival
Design of new identity, posters, leaflets, programmes
MOA (Museum Oud Amelisweerd)
Posters, leaflets, books, etc.
Signage for museum

2013
Post NL
Design of two postage stamps ‘200 years of the Kingdom of the Netherlands,’ theme: ‘200 years of Constitution’
Martine Stig / Kodoji Press, Baden, Switzerland
Photography book ‘Cauchy Horizons’, Kodoji Press publishers, Baden, Switzerland
Prometheus Publishers / Thomas Möhlmann
Cover design for book of poetry ‘Waar we wonen’
Royal Palace Amsterdam
3 posters, catalogue, admission tickets, etc. for exhibition ‘The Palace and Dam Square’
3D print brooches for guides and attendants, in collaboration with Carlo Wijnands
SCHUNCK, Heerlen
New website design
MOA (Museum Oud Amelisweerd)
Posters, leaflets, books, etc.
Typography for furniture piece with original Chinese wallpaper

2012
Royal Palace Amsterdam
Design of new identity
Poster ‘King Louis Napoleon & his Palace in Dam Square’
Signage for Palace
Posters, leaflets, tickets
MOA (Museum Oud Amelisweerd)
Design of new identity
New website
Poster, leaflet, etc. for exhibition ‘The Building’
One Architecture (architectural firm)
Design of identity, stationary, etc.

2011
Royal Palace Amsterdam
Poster for exhibition ‘The Batavian Commissions’
General guides (in 6 languages) on history of Palace
Tickets, leaflets, etc.
Armando Museum
Publication, posters, invitations, etc. exhibition ‘Armando Biennale Revisited’
Publication, posters, invitations, etc. exhibition ‘Notes concerning the past’
SeeMe
Identity
Municipality of Haarlemmermeer
Signage for art in public spaces

2010
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag / Focus Publishers
Monograph on photographer Gerard Fieret
Martine Stig / Motive Gallery
Design for publication ‘Ante’
Armando Museum
Design of ‘Armando’ typeface in collaboration with David Bennewith
New identity
Royal Palace Amsterdam
Poster and catalogue for exhibition ‘Perfection in proportion’
Tickets, leaflets, etc.
Monica Nouwens / Paradox
Photography book (unpublished)
One Architecture (architectural firm)
Signage for St Jozef health centre in Deventer

2009
Royal Palace Amsterdam
Website design
Martine Stig / Motive Gallery
Design for publication ‘Sisters’
Soundtrackcity / d’jonge Hond publishers
Publication ‘8 soundwalks in Amsterdam’
ReMap
Website and development of iPhone App in collaboration with Martine Stig, Selene Kolman and Stef Kolman
Prometheus Publishers / Thomas Möhlmann
Design of cover for book of poetry ‘Kranen open’

2008
Netherlands Photo Museum / Focus Publishers
Monograph on photographer Oscar van Alphen
Netherlands Architecture Institute (N.A.I.)
Signage and newspaper for exhibition ‘The land of Golden Pyramids’
Transit
Printed material Artotheek Amsterdam Zuid-Oost
Urban Explorers Festival
Exhibition in collaboration with Martine Stig and Bliin
De Vleeshal
Invitation for Martine Stig exhibition
Prometheus Publishers / Peter Middendorp
Cover design

2007
Museum Jan Cunen
Posters and signage for Sjaak Langenberg exhibition
Netherlands Architecture Institute (N.A.I. Rotterdam & N.A.I. Maastricht)
Design of exhibition on architect Pierre Cuypers
De Nederlandsche Bank
Publication on 25-year history of Art Collection De Nederlandsche Bank
Municipality of Tilburg / Edwin Jacobs
Website design Cultuurmakelaar
Prometheus Publishers / Bas Heijne
Cover design for ‘De Werkelijkheid’ (2nd edition)
Prometheus Publishers / Bas Heijne
Cover design for ‘Hollandse toestanden’
Prometheus Publishers / ‘Kinbote’ literary magazine
‘Immoreel,’ edited by Joris van Casteren, Arie Storm, Jeroen Vullings, Menno Wigman
One Architecture (architectural firm)
Website design

2006
‘Any resemblance to existing persons is purely coincidental’ / Revolver publishers, 
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Book and art project, own initiative, with Martine Stig; essay Maria Barnas
Book presentation at Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam 
Exhibition at Motive Gallery, Amsterdam
Fund for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture (Fonds BKVB)
Design for publication ‘Het buitenland wordt steeds kleiner’
De Nederlandsche Bank / Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder
‘Spirito Y Carne’ publication
[Z]OO productions
Agenda 2007
Provinces of Friesland & Groningen
Own initiative, with Sjaak Langenberg ’84 biographers write biography of the Lemmer-Delfzijl waterway’ in collaboration with 84 Dutch authors

Prometheus Publishers / Michiel Zonneveld
Cover design ‘Uit de dodencel’
Prometheus Publishers / Marcel van Roosmalen
Cover design ‘Wij weten heus wel hoe laat het is’
Prometheus Publishers / ‘Kinbote’ literary magazine
‘Obscuur,’ edited by Joris van Casteren, Arie Storm, Jeroen Vullings, Menno Wigman
Museum Jan Cunen / Edwin Jacobs
DVD documentary Malika Al Houbach

2005
Museum Jan Cunen / Jon Naar (New York) / Edwin Jacobs
Photography book ‘Getting the Picture’ by photographer Jon Naar (Best Dutch Book Design 2006)
Van Abbe Museum / Artimo publishers / René Pingen
Publication ‘Dat museum is een mijnheer’ thesis René Pingen
Prometheus Publishers / Sjoerd de Jong
Cover design ‘Spijtwraak, hoe Nederland afrekent met zichzelf’
Prometheus Publishers / Thomas Möhlmann
Cover design for book of poetry ‘De vloeibare jongen’ (debut)
Prometheus Publishers / ‘Kinbote’ literary magazine
‘Bedreigd,’ edited by Joris van Casteren, Arie Storm, Jeroen Vullings, Menno Wigman

2004
Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam
Exhibition design ‘Forget me not’
Prometheus Publishers / Bas Heijne
Cover design for ‘De Werkelijkheid’ (1st edition)
De Vleeshal / Rutger Wolfson / Bas Heijne
Poster and invitation for ‘De Werkelijkheid’ (with Fischli/Weiss, Michel Houellebecq, 
Krijn de Koning, Germaine Kruip, Sharon Lockhart, Rita McBride, Janice McNab, Wolfgang Tillmans)
Royal Palace Amsterdam
Publication ‘Royal Award for Modern Painting 2004′
Museum Jan Cunen / Martine Stig
Photography book by Martine Stig
Hedah, Centre for Contemporary Art Maastricht
7 Posters (purchased by the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam)
Motive Gallery, Amsterdam
Identity
Municipality of Haarlemmermeer
Publication ‘Out-standing’, art in public spaces

2003
1st International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR) / Netherlands Architecture Institute (N.A.I.) / Kossmann & De Jong
Signage and graphic design for exhibition ‘Mobility, a room with a view’
Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam / BijlmAIR Artist in Residence Bijlmer
Identity and publications

2002
KPF Architects London / Municipality of Haarlemmermeer
Design for facade of Pharos building, Hoofddorp (unrealized)
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam / Kossmann & De Jong
Graphic design for exhibition ‘Aldo van Eyck’
Ster en Cultuur / Brains Unlimited
Logo design, broadcast on channels Ned1, Ned2 and Ned3 in 2002 and 2003

2001
Association of Dutch Designers (BNO) / Bis Publishers
BNO books (7 books and matching bag) in collaboration with Anneke Saveur
Fund for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture (Fonds BKVB)
Website for architectural tour of India
One Architecture (architectural firm)
Identity
Exedra, Centre for Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design
Identity, posters, invitations, etc.
Chemistry, Escape club, Amsterdam
Leaflets, posters, CDs, etc.

2000
World Expo 2000, Hannover, Germany
Publication ‘REMAKING.NL’, in collaboration with S@M Stedebouw and Architectuurmanagement
Netherlands Architecture Institute (N.A.I.) / One Architecture
Graphic design of exhibition ‘Architecture of the stadium’ in collaboration with Will Holder

1999
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Publication for municipal art purchase ‘AEX, Amsterdam EXposé’
Rotterdam Design Prize Rotterdam / Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Identity
Candy Dulfer / BMG recordings
CD ‘Girls night out’
NL Architects / One Architecture / Crimson / Max1 / NAI Publishers
Publication ‘Big Soft Orange’ as part of the ‘Living bridges’ exhibition at Yale University (New Haven), Columbia University / Storefront Gallery (New York), 
CCAC (San Francisco), Sci-Arch (Los Angeles), St. University (Columbus, Ohio), 
in collaboration with Maureen Mooren

1998
Koninklijke PTT Nederland
Three postage stamps, ‘Elderly Stamps’
Dolly Dots / BMG
CD ‘The collection’

1997
Koninklijke PTT Nederland
Four telephone cards, theme ‘People and pets’

Teaching

– Master Graphic Design, St. Joost, Breda, 2015-2016
– Royal Academy of Art, The Hague; Graphic design, guest lecture, 2015
– Royal Academy of Art, The Hague; Interior Design & Furniture, graduation year, 2012
– Academy of Architecture, Amsterdam; Form study, 2008
– Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam; Graphic design, 2005-2007
– Academy of Architecture, Amsterdam; Form study, 2004
– Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam; Typography workshop, 2003
– ArtEZ Institute of Arts, Arnhem; Typography workshop, 2002

Independent expert for final exams & visitation committees at art academies

  • Visitation committee, ArtEZ Institute of Arts (Graphic design departments in Arnhem, Enschede, Zwolle), 2014
  • Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam; final exam Graphic design, 2011
  • St Joost Academy Breda (AKV); final exam Graphic design, 2010
  • Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam; final exam Graphic design, 2009-2010
  • ArtEZ Institute of Arts, Arnhem; final exam Graphic design, 2008

Committees / chairmanship

Commissions:
Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst (AFK), commissie vierjarige subsidies, 2016
Multi-year programmes Architecture, Design and E-culture, 
Creative Industries Fund NL* , 2014
Multi-year programmes Architecture, Design and E-culture, 
Creative Industries Fund NL*, 2012
Fund for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture**, 2008-2011
Poetry on screen, Fund for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture** & Dutch Foundation for Literature (Nederlands Letterenfonds), 2011

Chair of:
ADCN, Brand & Graphic design, 2016
Design committee, Creative Industries Fund NL*, 2012
Design committee, Fund for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture**, 2011

*    Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Rotterdam
**  Fonds Beeldende Kunst, Vormgeving en Bouwkunst (Fonds BKVB), Amsterdam

Judging

  • ADCN (Art Directors Club Nederland), Chairman of Graphic design jury, 2016
  • Stiftung Buchkunst / Best Book Design from all over the World, Leipzig, Germany, 2015
  • Best Dutch Book Design 2010/2011
  • Best Dutch Book Design of the last 5 centuries (in collaboration with Special Collections Amsterdam), 2009
  • Best Dutch Book Design 2008/2009
  • ADCN (Art Directors Club Nederland), 2008
  • TNT design contest postage stamp, 2007
  • Vredeman de Vries Design Award, 2007
  • Gerrit Jan Thieme Award, 2003
  • Output International Yearbook for Works of Graphic Design Students, Ivrea, Italy, 2003

Lectures

  • Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig, Germany, 2015
  • BNO Utrecht / Kapitaal, together with LUST and Rogier Arents, 2015
  • Organisation and execution of ‘Fiction and Reality’ seminar, St Joost, Breda, 2008
  • Voorheen De Gemeente Foundation (VHDG), Leeuwarden, 2004
  • Zefir7 Theatre Zeebelt, The Hague, 2003
  • Roadshow Dutch Graphic Design, American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), 
New York, USA, 2002
  • ‘Face to Face’ Design Center Stuttgart, Germany, 2002

In the collection of

  • Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
  • Netherlands Photo Museum, Rotterdam
  • Grey Gardens, Melbourne, Australia
  • Museum of Communication, The Hague
  • Graphic Design Museum Breda / De Beyerd (now Moti)

Awards and nominations

• Best Dutch Book Design, 2016
• Dutch Corporate Identity Award 2009 (finalist)
• Art Directors Club Netherlands (ADCN), nomination, 2008
• Best Dutch Book Design, 2006
• Krakow Poster Project / BP Oil Young European Artists, winner for the Netherlands. Krakow, Poland, 1997

Exhibitions

  • Re-Issue, Grey Gardens, Melbourne, Australia, December 2015
  • Colour / on the use of colour in design, Emmy Miltenburg galery, Schiedam, 2010
  • Pages / A new generation of Photo Books from The Netherlands, Nederlands Photo Museum, Rotterdam, 2010
  • Stedelijk in the City, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 2009
  • Conflux Festival, New York, USA, 2009
  • Pages / A new generation of Photo Books from The Netherlands, PhotoEspaña, Spain, 2009
  • Netherlands Photo Museum, Rotterdam, 2008-2009, in collaboration with Martine Stig (work was purchased)
  • Urban Explorers Festival with Martine Stig and Bliin, Centrum Beeldende Kunst Dordrecht (CBK), 2008
  • Pages / A new generation of Photo Books from The Netherlands, Dorrotya Gallery Budapest, Hungary, 2008
  • Pages / A new generation of Photo Books from The Netherlands, Netherlands Photo Museum, Rotterdam, 2008
  • En Passant, group exhibition with, among others, Arnoud Holleman, Gerard Fieret, Paul Bogaers, Martine Stig, Centrum Beeldende Kunst Dordrecht (CBK), 2007
  • Any resemblance to existing persons is purely coincidental (Stories of Mr Wood), in collaboration with 
Martine Stig / Motive Gallery / Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, 2006
  • Best Dutch Book Design, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 2006
  • Roadshow Dutch Graphic Design, American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), New York, USA, 2002
  • Roadshow Dutch Graphic Design, Design Center Stuttgart, Germany, 2002
  • Mode(s) d’emploi, Fund for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, Amsterdam, 1999
  • Let me show you the way to go / design of starter grants, De Witte Dame, Eindhoven, 1998
  • World Wide Video Festival, SYNC-Maniacs of Disappearance synchronized, Rotterdam, 1997
  • PTT Museum, The Hague, 1996

Bibliography

  • Goldene Letter, Stiftung Buchkunst, Leipzig, Germany, 2015
  • Deventer, Matthew Stadler, interview, 2013
  • Interview with Vanessa van Dam, Juror, in: GRAPHIC #19 Best Book Competitions Issue, 2011
  • The Wipers, Hilary Sample, in: Log, Anyone Corporation, New York, 2011
  • Towers, maintenance, and the desire for effortless permanence, Hilary Sample in: Sustain and Develop (volume 13), Princeton Architectural Press, New York, 2010
  • If you like this, you might also like… in: Fw: Pages, 2010
  • Fotografie, Nu in: Quickscan NL#01, 2010
  • Design Play An Array of Quirky Design, Victionary publishers, Hong Kong, 2009
  • 66 Schitterend uitgevoerde boeken, Hanneloes Pen, in: Het Parool, 2009
  • De zomer draait door (TV), interview, 2009
  • Showcase, in: Grafik Magazine, Seoul, Korea, 2009
  • Pick of the month, IdN International designers Network, (Hong Kong), 2008
  • 100 Graphic Designers, Irman Boom (curator), AREA 2, Phaidon Press, New York, 2008
  • A new generation of Photo Books from The Netherlands, in: Fw # 7 Pages, 2008
  • Stories of Mr. Wood, in: HTV, Flip Bool, 2007
  • Gaan! in: Het Parool, 2007
  • Any resemblance… in: FOAM international photography magazine, 2007
  • Ode aan het Prinses Margrietkanaal, in: De Volkskrant, Karin Sitalsing, 2006
  • Man met de krant onder z’n arm, in: NRC Handelsblad, M. Leij, 2006
  • Vaarweg Lemmer-Delfzijl krijgt in één dag een biografie, in: Trouw, Ellis Ellenbroek, 2006
  • Treuren over verdwenen romantiek, in: NRC Handelsblad, Yaël Vinckx, 2006
  • Mooie letters die van de pagina vallen, in: NRC Handelsblad, Viola Lindner, 2006
  • False Flat, Why Dutch Design Is so Good, Aaron Betsky & Adam Eeuwens, Phaidon Press, 
New York, USA, 2004
  • Frame, the international magazine of interior architecture and design, 2004
  • IdN, International designers Network Volume 10, # 2, 2003
  • Speciale catalogus 2003 Postzegels van Nederland en overzeese rijksdelen, N.V.P.H., 2003
  • Vanessa van Dam, ruimte voor ruis, in: Items design & visual communication magazine, 2002
  • A Cool Six Pack, in: I.D. (The International Design Magazine), Jenny Sullivan, 
New York, USA, 2002
  • BNO’s Dutch Design de gouden gids van het ontwerpen, in: D-C-2, Ben Bos, 2002
  • New Design Amsterdam, the edge of graphic design, Rockport Publishers, Massachusetts, 
USA, 2001
  • Apples & Oranges best dutch graphic design, Bis Publishers, 2001
  • Specials, Booth-Clibborn Editions, Londen, England, 2001
  • Postzegels, in: De Volkskrant, 1999
  • Interview Vanessa van Dam, in: Elle, 1998