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 in public spaces in the Netherlands. He has been commissioned an artwork in the public space in Amsterdam and has 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. During this period, Heester also realized arch./urban plans while working for the central planning department of the municipality of Amsterdam until 2017. After that he worked in the field of planning and landscape architecture for, amongst others, the University of Iceland.
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 degree in Landscape Architecture & -Design at the University of applied science (RHSTL/VHL) Boskoop/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 semi-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
2019-present, Visiting professor in landscape architecture at the Agricultural University of Iceland, Hvanneyri.
2006-‘16, project based desing tutor and final exam coach at various Academies and universities in The Netherlands.
2011-’12-’13-’14, Tutor in City analyses at the Academie of Architecture – Amsterdam University of the Arts.
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