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Silvan Laan (born 1978, Zandvoort, the Netherlands) is an artist and architectural designer
Email: silvan.laan [at] xs4all [dot] nl

Education
2016: M.A., Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam, NLD (fine art)
2004: B.Des., Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (architectural design)
2014: Academie van Bouwkunst, Amsterdam (preparatory year, Master in Architecture)
1995: Universiteit Leiden, Leiden, NLD (Biology)

Residencies
2016-2017: Yellow Bird Artscape, Woodbury, TN, USA (with Emily C. Thomas)
2008: Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, JP

Group Exhibitions
2018: Art of the South, Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN (curated by Brian R. Jobe for Number: Inc magazine)
2016: M.A. thesis exhibition, Cure Master, Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam
2009: A Body Presented to Me and You, Souterrain, Amsterdam (curated by Philip T. Heide)
2006: De Witte Lijn, Meneer de Wit, Amsterdam
2004: B.Des. thesis exhibition, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam

Solo Exhibitions
2008: Ant Trail, Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, JP

Public Art
2017: Inverted Bird Blind, Yellow Bird Artscape, Woodbury, TN (curated by David Wood)
2016: Virgo Rising, Yellow Bird Artscape, Woodbury, TN (with Emily C. Thomas)
2016: Mount Zuidas, City of Amsterdam, Amsterdam (with Natalie Jeremijenko)
2014: Bird blind, Polder IJdoorn, Vereniging Natuurmonumenten, Waterland, NLD
2007: Shishas, Meneer de Wit, Amsterdam

Grants
2015: Tijdelijke Kunstprojecten, City of Amsterdam, Stadsdeel Zuid
2009: Sofa Fonds (Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds)
2008: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Japan
2004: Berlagefonds (Gerrit Rietveld Academie)

Publications
2018/6/27: Carrigan, Margaret, 6 Bucolic Art Centers That Double as Farms and Vineyards (mention), Observer, https://observer.com/
2017/3: Ciccarone, Erica, Yellow Bird Art Farm Offers Artists and Writers Sanctuary (mention), Nashville Arts Magazine, https://nashvillearts.com/
2016/5/12: Stout, Imke, Tijdelijk kunstproject kruipt in ogen van Slechtvalk, Het Parool, https://www.parool.nl/
2014/1/17: Meershoek, Patrick, Bijna in het Domein van de Goden, Het Parool



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