Nynke Koster (1986) graduated in July 2013 from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (KABK) at the department of furniture design. After studying interior architecture her heart was to be found to be in furniture design and fine arts. " There is more freedom, and you can grasp what is coming close to you. With her graduation collection Coexist she made copies of the building of the academy itself. The question arises whether the contra molds are autonomous objects (negatives) from the building or the have become an object to use, furniture. The work balances between art and furniture. Because for Nynke the questions remains when does a piece of furniture becomes art and when is it not? Where is the border? At this moment I am processing the concept of copying buildings into using objects. This means testing with materials, but also to do spatial discoveries. I want to make special collections of buildings in The Hague, in the Netherlands, Europe exactly anywhere. I would prefer to make collections all over the world. Make copies of historic buildings which people have affection with. So it could be a reminder to take with you and it creates new meanings to architecture.

Born 1986, The Netherlands Lives and works in Den Haag, The Netherlands


EDUCATION
2007-2013
Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, Den Haag, The Netherlands 
2009-2010

Universiteit van Leiden, The Netherlands

EXHIBITIONS
2017
A Part of New York History, LMAKgallery, NY

Solo Exhibition, New York State Museum, Albany, NY
Decoration never dies, anyway, Tokyo
Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, JP
Ventura NY – Dutch Edition, LMAKgallery and Wanted Design, NY
Group Show, Galerie Bart, Amsterdam, NL
Salone del Mobile at Ventura Lambrate, Milan, IT
Elements of Time, Mad Museum Singapore, Super Future with Manfredi Style, SG Past/Forward, (Group) Orange Town Museum, NY
BAL!, (Group) Paleis Soestdijk, Baarn, NL
Objects of Desire, (Group) Design Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Elements of Time, Architecture Biennale Venice, Palazzo Michiel, Venice, Italy
Contours of Spring, Mint - London Design Festival, London, England
Amsterdam Art, Kunsthal citroen, Amsterdam, NL
Designkwartier Den Haag, in collaboration with De Beesturing Zeeheldenbuurt,
    The Hague, NL
Heden, Kunst van Nu, (Two-person show) Koster & Calon, Heden, The Hague, NL
Space is My Mold, (Solo) Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
Self-portrait, (Group) Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne, Lyon, FR
New Trends, curated by Lidewij Edelkoort, ZOW

Istanbul, Istanbul, TU
Pop-Up STOOR KABK, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kusten, The Hague, NL
ADC*E European Design Festival, Barcelona, Spain
Discursive Objects, Dutch Design Week, Eindoven, NL
Elle designfestival, Amsterdam, NL
Designkwartier Den Haag, presented at The Archeology, The Hague, NL
Coexist, Salone del Mobile, Milaan Lambrate, Milan, Italy
On Stage-Back Stage, Exhibition KABK Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, NL
Nieuwe Oogst ’13, Galerie Bart, Amsterdam, NL
This is the school and the school is many things, Gallery of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, NL
INSIDE design, Mmousse, Amsterdam, NL
GOGBOT YOUNGBLOOD GRADUATES, TETEM kunstruimte, Enschede, NL Eindexamenexpositie, Haagse Kunstkring, The Hague, NL

 

 AWARDS

2015

Stimulieringsfonds Creative Insdustrie

2014

Design Matters, Amsterdam – Best of Milaan D’Sign Award, D’Sign Magazine

2013 KABK Den Haag Renault Design Award Royal Academy Prize (Honorable Mention), Royal Academy of the Arts, The Hague, NL

Interior Architecture and Furniture Design Department Prize, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Hague, NL

 

RESIDENCIES

2015

Creative Express, Tirol, Austria