Heester graduated in the field of landscape architecture, followed by his master degree at the Academy of Architecture -part of the Amsterdam University of the Arts.
Artworks by Heester have been exhibited in musea, art platforms and public spaces in the Netherlands. He won a prize in an international architecture competition. His visions have been published in national and international architectural magazines.
Heester his works and development can be categorized as follows:
Works are materialised in competitions, models, concepts, publications and realized arch./urban plans while working for the central planning department of the municipality of Amsterdam until 2017 (dRO.)
Mostly conceptual works in a figurative and expressionists style.
Spatially constructed, mostly in an abstract and minimalists style. Photographically documented.
Heester: “Focal point in my latest works lies in the relation between the creation itself and its origin.”
2006, Master degree at the Amsterdam University of the Arts (HKA) / Academy of Architecture, Amsterdam (AvB).
1997, Bachelor of science at University of applied science (VHL), Velp (landscape design.)
2010-2015 Various classes at the cultural department of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Vrije Academy in Amsterdam.
Het Noordbrabants Museum, ‘s-Hertogenbosch
NDSM open, Amsterdam (invited guest artist)
W139, Amsterdam (performance)
Maison Descartes – museum of the French Embassy, Amsterdam
EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam (opening museumnight)
Passengers terminal, Amsterdam
DeBalie – cultural hotspot, Amsterdam
NDSM werf, Amsterdam
Silhouet. Amsterdam, NDSM werf – public space.
International prize and mention.
Europan9 – honorable mention, int. architecture competition.
LaGa Strassbourg-Kehl, selected finalists, urban transformation competition.
Work in the public space
Silhouet. NDSM werf, Amsterdam.
Good bad, bad good. NDSM loods, Amsterdam
Installation 1. Various locations, Amsterdam, Rotterdam.
Interviews & presentaties
-Radio Amsterdam: interview
-Metro nieuws: interview
-Maison Descartes: presentation of work 2005-2013 & debate
2011-’12-’13-’14, Tutor in City analyses (Academie of Architecture – Amsterdam.)
2006-‘18, project based desing tutor and final exam coach at various Academies and universities.
2019/present, visiting professor at the Icelandic university of Agriculture, Hvanneyri.
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