Born in Netherlands (1965) and graduated at Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam and the advanced programme in photography at St. Joost Academy in Breda, Wesdorp creates computerized animations of landscapes. Prints of these digitally developed areas seem to be real photographs, uniquely named by their specific xyz co-ordinates. But at a second glance you are struck by an unknown reality that lies beyond. Some steps in this process lead to unsuspected and surprisingly catching images, each of them with a most sensitive and enigmatic touch, as may be seen in his PW series. Apart from the purely software based techniques, the collection and modelling of existing satellite data and maps is a second intricate field of work of the artist. Here another elaborate few years were needed to complete the paper-printed black and white ‘Untitled World File’. Wesdorp’s fine imagination of scale and proportion makes you dazzle for this vacuum of time and space. Wesdorp’s work has been shown several times at the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam (2007-2011), at Museum Belvedere, Heerenveen (2012), in Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012), Erasmus University, Rotterdam (2013) and with gallery Helder in the solo presentation at KunstRAI, Amsterdam (2015). Wesdorp continues to investigate new ways to show what lies beyond the surface.
Frey Ferianto en Frank Megens
2019 'Continuous Diversity' [met Gerco de Ruijter, Ron van der Ende, Robin Kolleman en Rob Verf], Galerie Helder, Den Haag
2018 'Coordinated Coordinates' [met Anna Lange, Joris Kuipers en Sandro Setola], Galerie Helder, Den Haag | Archivio Internazionale delle Arti Contemporanee, GIGARTE (Italy)
2016 - 2017 MARTER #12 Exchange, PHK18, Rotterdam | Still Remains, Galerie Helder, Den Haag | The visible invisible, Høyskolen i Oslo og Akershus, Norway | MARTER #02 Exchange South-Korea/The Netherlands, WTC Art Gallery, Rotterdam | BIG ART, Capital c, Amsterdam | Liefde voor de Kunst, Erasmus University Art Gallery, Rotterdam | Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair, Galerie Helder | From dust to dust, or digital [met Otto Egberts] Galerie Helder, Den Haag
2015 Start Mind over matter | Symposion 2015 Gorinchem | KunstRAI, solopresentatie Galerie Helder, Amsterdam | Being There [met Frank van der Salm], Galerie Helder, Den Haag | Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair, Galerie Helder
2014 Untitled, Korenbeurs, Schiedam | Filosofische ontmoetingen met Laurens ten Kate | KunstRAI, Galerie Helder, [met Otto Egberts], Amsterdam | Tot ergens aan voorbij, Cahier #2, Galerie Helder | Across the opposite [met Otto Egberts], Galerie Helder, Den Haag | LensCulture - Contemporary Photography | Filosofische ontmoetingen met Eric Bolle
2013 Salon Zerp, Zerp Gallery, Rotterdam | Photo Festival Schiedam / Taken from real life - Trompe L'oeil, Schiedam | Monopole [met Sarah van der Pols], Erasmus University Art Gallery, Rotterdam | Preview Everything is quiet now, third and second movie in the triptych: I Wish I Couldn't Lie / Out of Nothing: Art Warehouse, Zerp Gallery, Rotterdam | Starts working on Where are you (when you hear nothing and seeing nothing)
2012 Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid - "Virtual Topographies" - Palais de Tokyo, Paris | Noorderlicht 2012 / Terra Cognita - Into the Unknown, Museum Belvédère | Club A Project, Zerp Gallery, Amsterdam | ASSET - Rotterdam University Art Collection, Book | Hidden Treasures, Visual Arts Center Schiedam | Pavilion Rotterdam, Zerp Gallery
2011 P.ART of your life, Zwolle | x4985.41/y4985.41/z-34.12 [Home is where the heart is], solo presentation Zerp Gallery, Rotterdam | The intangible future, Guest lecturer Project Week Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam | Graphos Biennale, 's-Hertogenbosch [photo drawings with Sarah van der Pols] | ZZ POP-UP Show, Rotterdam | Human Condition - Animations & Video from the Netherlands, Onomato Künstlerverein, Dusseldorf | Documentary about the exhibition Out of Nothing, Wim Noordhoek, and subsequently an Interview, VPRO Radio 6 | Unisono 23: Marcel Wesdorp. Out of Nothing, solo exhibition Stedelijk Museum Schiedam | Publication topographic map: Untitled - Nameless - Sans Nom 1:25 000 | Start Everything is quiet now, third and and second movie In the triptych I Wish I Could Lie / Out of Nothing
2010 Purchase Out of Nothing, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam | John Cage Of What Is And What Might Have Been, Schunck, Heerlen | Everything is good here, 300procent Gallery, Rotterdam [photo drawings with Sarah van der Pols]
2008 - 2009 Out of Nothing | Preview 1, solo presentation 300procent Gallery, Rotterdam | Kunst uit huis V: collectie Ron Klein Breteler, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam | Guest Professor Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam | Witsel Sigh, presentation in duplo at the former auction Hercules, Schiedam | Body contrast nature, 300procent Gallery, Rotterdam
2006 - 2007 Decor Schiedam, Impulses from the city, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam | Interview by Froukje Holtrop for the magazine Musis | Start Out of Nothing | Auto Reverse, Gallery 300procent, Schiedam | Start I Wish I Could Lie
2004 - 2005 Conducts research into the possibility of a virtual landscape. Photo Drawings - begins collaboration with Sarah van der Pols | Ends after two years the project The Green Ray, and decides to bring this work later to the public
2002 - 2003 The Garden; commissioned Arts Application Social Insurance Rotterdam Glass Photo of 760 x 246 cm. | Use and Enjoyment: The Rise of the natures, Artwalk, Amsterdam | Idea Sketch council offices, Middelburg
2000 - 2001 Gallery Ingenhoven, Esbeek | Sketch Assignment AXA Insurance, Rotterdam | Works on When my eyes are closed, I'm whispering noises to the background of my mouth | "But none was so well known in her voice" purchased by Inter Linden CV
1999 - 2000 Training HBO Master Photography, AKV St. Joost, Breda. | The Salon, Kunsthal, Rotterdam | "But none was so well known in her voice", solo presentation Nova Zemla, 's Hertogenbosch
1996 - 1999 Works on "But no one was so known in her voice"
1994 - 1995 A Book, purchased by the Central Book House, Culemborg | Mycelium, former building of Agricultural Importance, Maastricht | Handle without plugs, Haagweg Arts Centre, Leiden | Contest/sketch ING Bank; collaboration with Petra Laaper | Graduation Presentation in the Observatory Gallery, Rotterdam
1992 - 1993 Works on "A Book" and "errores". | Les Choces, solo exhibition Exhibition Space Wijnhaven, Rotterdam | A Interplay of Senses; collaboration with Josephine Jansen and Daniel Smith at the School for New Dance Development Amsterdam
1991 White noise, conducts research on the movement of sound in a confined space | 'untitled' solo exhibition Exhibition Space Wijnhaven, Rotterdam | experimenting with glass pictures
1990 Publishes 2 books with absurd short stories
1988 - 1994 Training Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam.
Collections /Collectie: Stedelijk Museum Schiedam | Erasmus Universiteit | Sociale verzekeringsbank | Hogeschool Rotterdam | Centraal Boekhuis