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Silvan Laan (born 1978, Zandvoort, the Netherlands) is an artist, architectural designer, scholar and birdwatcher
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
2020: Scrying Session #1, Bridging the Distance, UrbanArtsCommission, Memphis, TN (With Emily C. Thomas, with contributions by Terri Phillips, Lauren Cain, Mary K. VanGieson, Melissa Dunn, Lindsey Donnelly-Bullington)
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

Ornithology
2019: Northern Spotted Owl Surveyor, Turnstone Environmental Consultants, Portland, OR
2018: Fall Migration Lead, Cut Bank Hawkwatch, HawkWatch International, Salt Lake City, UT
2017: Lead Counter, Chestnut Ridge Hawkwatch, Bedford Audubon Society, Katonah, NY
2009-2017: Avian ecologist, Van der Goes en Groot, Kwintsheul, the Netherlands
2007-2015: Avian ecologist, SOVON (national foundation for field ornithology in the Netherlands), Nijmegen
2009: Banding assistant, Thunder Cape Bird Observatory, Ontario, Canada

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)

Publicity
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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