kees ouwens - profile
Born in Jaarsveld city, Netherlands.
Study at the Royal Horticultural College, Utrecht city.
Went to Japan to study Japanese art, culture, and garden architecture.
Participated at the Ohtsuki art symposium, making stone sculpture, Kochi-prefecture, Japan. Assisted prof. Seiichi Sasaki of Tama art university Tokyo city with a research on Indonesian glass paintings in Indonesia.
Exhibition at gallery Balai Budaya, Jakarta city, Indonesia. Started company, Niwa international, Amersfoort city, The Netherlands.
Exhibition "Ishi 87" at zoological park Amersfoort city, The Netherlands.
Exhibition together with sculptor Jits Bakker in Amersfoort city, The Netherlands.
Made sculptures and installation which were used on stage by modern dance group "Trans" at performances in Braunschweig city, Germany, in Luxembourg city, Luxembourg, in Amsterdam and Rotterdam city, The Netherlands. Group exhibition at gallery "De ploegh," Amersfoort city, The Netherlands.
Exhibition at the Dutch cultural centre "Erasmus huis," Jakarta, and exhibition at Sumadra beach hotel Pelabuhan-ratu, Indonesia.
Exhibitions at gallery "Plein 1", Hitachi Data Systems, and Slot Zeist, Zeist city, The Netherlands.
Assisted sculptor Jits Bakker with exhibition in Faro city, Portugal. Opening of stone studio in Pelabuhan-ratu, Indonesia.
Organized Kei dance tour Japan, performances of modern dance combining music, location, and stone sculptures. Making of traditional Japanese garden, Amersfoort zoo, The Netherlands.
Exhibition at museum "Zonnehof," Amersfoort city, The Netherlands.
Exhibition at MariŽnhof garden, Amersfoort city, The Netherlands.
Opening of studio O-huis, Uwa Seiyo city, Japan.
Public space project "98. Installation of stone sculptures on various locations in the centre of Matsuyama city, Japan. Exhibition at Vivit Hall Ehime Broadcasting Company, Matsuyama city, Japan.
Tanbo project 2000, installation of stone sculptures in rice fields for 1 year, Uwa Seiyo city, Japan.
Exhibition at Dejima, Nagasaki city, Japan. Participated at international contemporary art festival Tobe city, Japan.
Made sculpture garden at Waseda University of advanced research, Kitakyushu city, Japan. Uchinuki '21, installation of 21 stone waterbassins in the centre of Saiyo city, Japan. Participated at Stone symposium making sculpture, Saiyo city, Japan.
Sculpture exhibition at bamboo forest, Kyoto city, Japan.
Made gardens with sculptures at Kashiba city and Honai city, Japan. Exhibition at Japan Stone Fair,Tokio,Japan.
Tanbo.X.project, installation of big-art boxes in rice fields for 1 year, Uwa Seiyo city, Japan.
Made peace monument for Uwajima city, Japan.
Made traditional tea garden for Japanese cultural centre Shofukan, Rotterdam city, The Netherlands.
Exhibition "Objects of Art" at Gallery Live-Art, Matsuyama-city, Japan. Photographic Art commission for the Waarde Foundation, Beek-Ubbergen, The Netherlands. Exhibition at the Biennale of Contemporary Art in Florence, Italy.
Participated and won a sculpture award at Sculpture Key-West, Florida, U.S.A. Was invited as the first international artist to place a sculpture and give a lecture at the Union University Sculpture Tour in Jackson City, Tennessee, U.S.A..
Participation at the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2009 in Tokamachi, Niigata, Japan.
Commission for the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, Niigata, Japan.
Commission for the Frostic School of Art, Sculpture Tour, at the Sculpture Garden of the Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, U.S.A.
Commission for memorial grave sculptures in Yawatahama and Uwajima City, Japan. Exhibition of stone sculptures and drawings at The Museum of Art in Matsuyama City, Japan. Founded Seiyo Art Initiative in Seiyo City, Japan.
Participated at the Festival Arte de la Tierra Volcan Paricutin in Michoacan State, Mexico. Selected to show his work at Art on the River in Dubuque-city, Iowa, U.S.A.. Gave a workshop and lecture at the Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico at the Faculty of Arts,Toluca-city, Mexico. Commission for Stone Sculpture at the Public City Office, Seiyo City, Japan.
Invited to oversee, direct, and install the outdoor exhibition of the textile objects of Izukura Akihiko at the University and the Academy of Art in Hawaii. Designed and placed a tea house at Shofukan Japanese cultural center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Invited to make an Art Object at the Geumgang Nature Art Biennale, Gongju-city, South- Korea.