Jeroen Heester
Boxmeer (1972)
Amsterdam.

Jeroen Heester is an award winning architect, publicist and artist.
Works by Heester have been exhibited in musea and art platforms in the Netherlands. According to Heester we are all celebrating our duality mindset and accept not being able to escape from it.
Heester has been working for 18 years as an urban planner and landscape architect for the Central Planning Department of Amsterdam. At this moment he is working for the municipality of Zaanstad as strategic city developer.
Ten years ago his findings concerning urban planning lead him to deeper investigate our motives. After his focus on social psychology he finally accepted the arts as an effective field of investigation.
In his studies and experiments so far, Heester has focussed on the duality mindset in relation to human culture. Moral relativism and relativity played important roles in his search for a minimalistic approach of the duality mindset.
At this moment Heester is focussing on the interactions between cultural- and natural processes to feed his vision on architecture.

Education
2006 Dipl. Academy of Architecture (AvB) – Amsterdam University of the Arts (HKA).
1997 Dipl. Landscape Architecture at the University of applied science (VHL), Velp.

Expositions
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
Schouwburgplein, Rotterdam
DeBalie – cultural hotspot, Amsterdam
NDSM werf, Amsterdam

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Commissioned work
Silhouet. Amsterdam, NDSM werf – public space.

International prize
Europan9

Work in the public space
Silhouet. NDSM werf, Amsterdam.
Good bad, bad good. NDSM loods, Amsterdam
Installatie 1. Various locations, Amsterdam, Rotterdam.

Interviews & presentaties
-Radio Amsterdam: interview
-Metro nieuws: interview
-Maison Descartes: presentation of work 2005-2013 & debate
-8weekly: interview
-Architectenweb: interview

Educational activities
2011-’12-’13-’14, Tutor in City analyses (Academie of Architecture – Amsterdam.)

Publications (selection)
Verspijkerd en verzaagd
139.nl
DOMUS magazine
Parool
Metronieuws.nl
Mark Magazine
Volume
DOMUSweb.it
8weekly.nl
Europan9
archined.nl