Curriculum vitae of Esther Stasse

In 1992 Esther Stasse graduates from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. Her work seems firmly rooted in the Dutch geometrical tradition, based on a few elementary forms: the cylinder, the oval, the rectangular and rectangular beams. Moreover, there are no bold colours and no decoration to distract from the basic geometry. Stasse’s work is essentially formal. Trained as a ceramicist, her teachers were Jan van der Vaart and Geert Lap, function is not her first goal. Most of her objects can be used as vases, but form and composition are her main interest. Stasse chooses to limit expression to a minimum. In 2010 she resolutely limited herself exclusively to the rectangular block, wondering how to make a rectangle interesting. After pouring a block (mould casting) she starts to build  transforming it into an interesting architectural vase, a piece of modernistic micro-architecture. Esther Stasse plays with rhythm and movement by elongating tubes in pairs or by repeating the same form twice or more, searching for the perfect composition, this results in serene and monumental objects.

Exhibitions

2021 Rademakers Gallery, Netherlands
2021 Affordable Art Fair Hamburg, Rademakers Gallery
2021 CODA museum, Apeldoorn, keramiek Trienale
2020 Kunst Rai/Art Amsterdam, Art Fair, Gallery Carla Koch, Netherlands
2020 Object Rotterdam, fair for contemporary design, Netherlands
2019 PAN Amsterdam, Fair for Art Antiques and Design, Gallery Carla Koch, Netherlands
2019 Kunst Rai/Art Amsterdam, Art Fair, Gallery Carla Koch, Netherlands.
2019
Qade solo project, Art Fair, Rotterdam, Gallery Carla Koch, Netherlands
2018 Gallery nine Amsterdam, Netherlands
2018 Kunst Rai/ Art Amsterdam, Art Fair, Gallery Carla Koch, Netherlands
2018 Object Rotterdam, fair for contemporary design, Netherlands

2017 Kunst Rai, Art Fair, Gallery Carla Koch, Netherlands
2017 Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Carla Koch, Netherlands
2017 Masterly The Dutch in Milano, Salone del Mobile, Nicole Uniquole
2016 A&D Gallery, Antwerpen
2016 Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Carla Koch, Netherlands
2016 Masterly The Dutch in Milano, Salone del Mobile, Nicole Uniquole
2015 CODA Museum Apeldoorn, Indisch DNA
2014 Haags gemeente Museum The Hague, ‘200 years clay at the Rietveld Academy’
2013 Gorcums Museum, Gorinchem
2013 A&D Gallery, Antwerpen
2012 Palace Oranienbaum, Germany, Nicole Uniquole
2012 Art Antique, Art Fair, Gallery Carla Koch
2011 Arti Den Haag, Art Fair ‘The Blue Chamber’ by Frans Leidelmijer
2010 Ceramic Context, Art Museum Bornholm, Denmark
2009 Object Rotterdam, Art Fair, Gallery Carla Koch
2008 Gallery Carla Koch, Amsterdam
2007 Collect Londen, Art Fair, Gallery Carla Koch
2006 Gallery Montana, Apeldoorn
2005 Kunst Rai, Art Fair, Gallery Carla Koch
2005 PAN Amsterdam, Art Fair, Gallery Carla Koch

Public collections

2021  Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague
2020  Art Museum The Hague, acquired by donation
2018  Museum of contemporary art&design ‘s Hertogenbosch
(donated private collection of Benno Premsela)
2015   Ministry Foreign Affairs, The Hague
2012/2011   Ceramic museum Het Princessehof, Leeuwarden
2011   Amsterdam Tulip Museum, Amsterdam
2011   Ministry Foreign Affairs, The Hague
2009/2008/2005   Ceramic museum Het Princessehof, Leeuwarden
2005   Ministry Foreign Affairs, The Hague
2003   Stichting Cultuurfonds Bouwfonds, Hoevelaken
2003   De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), Amsterdam
1999/1998/1996/1993   Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
1993   Ceramic museum Het Princessehof, Leeuwarden

Awards

2021   Stichting Droom en Daad
2021   PPR bijdrage CBK Rotterdam
2020   Foundation van Achterbergh
2017   Foundation van Achterbergh

2017   Mission voucher RVO
2016   Foundation van Achterbergh
2016   Mission voucher RVO
2012   Foundation van Achterbergh
2010   Mondriaan Foundation
2010   The Royal Netherlands Embassy in Copenhagen
2010   Nominated for The European Ceramic Context – ECC
2010   Nominated for The Dutch Ceramic Award
2004   Grant from the government
2001   AVRO Kunstblik
2000   Grant from the government
2000   Nominated AVA Ceramic Award
1997   Nominated AVA Ceramic Award
1994   Honourable mention Keranova
1993   Grant from the government