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 internationally architectural magazines. He produced and created as an independent artist and invited guest artist, and led an art-project in the public space of Amsterdam as an urbanist/project leader.
Works by Heester can be categorized into the following fields of expression.
Works are materialised in competitions, models, concepts, publications and realized arch./urban plans.
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 dual nature of- the relationship between the creation itself and its origin.”
2006 Dipl. Amsterdam University of the Arts (HKA) / Academy of Architecture, Amsterdam (AvB).
1997 Dipl. University of applied science (VHL), Velp.
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.
Verspijkerd en verzaagd