1. Paradise Found

  2. World Explorations


Alexander van Bakel is an artist and writer born(1994) and based in Amsterdam.


2015 - 2018: Gerrit Rietveld Academy, DesignLAB, Amsterdam

2017 - 2018: University of Amsterdam, Minor Programming, Amsterdam

2017 April - Juli: Jonas Lund, Internship, Berlin

2014 - 2015: Utrecht School of Arts, Product Design, Utrecht

2013 - 2014: University of Leiden, Art History, Leiden

2012 - 2013: TU-Delft, Industrial Design Engineering, Delft

2011 - 2012: Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Orientation year, Amsterdam



  1. 2020

  2. The New Current, group exhibition, Rotterdam: 4 - 9 February

    > thenewcurrent.org <

  3. Highlight Delft, group exhibition, Delft: 13 - 15 February

    > highlightdelft.nl <

  4. Prinsenkwartier Delft, group exhibition, Delft: 15 February - 1 March

    > prinsenkwartier.nl <

  5. WOW Amsterdam, solo exhibition, Amsterdam: 5 March - 5 April

    > wow-amsterdam.nl <

  6. This Art Fair, group exhibition, Amsterdam: 21 - 24 May

    > thisartfair.com <

  7. Het Kunstgemaal, solo exhibition, Bronkhorst: November

    > hetkunstgemaal.nl <

Solo Exhibitions


"Paradise Found" VondelCS, Amsterdam


David Zwirner, Virtual exhibition, Minecraft

Group Exhibitions


"Licht" Galerie Pouloeuff, Naarden

"Another day in Paradise" Galerie de Meerse, Hoofddorp

"Future nature" Het kunstgemaal, Bronkhorst

"Maison Gramont" Arts et Culture, Fanjeaux France

"Unknown Paradise" Cityscapes Foundation, Schietbaan Marineterrein Amsterdam

"Ingenieurskunst" Cityscapes Foundation, Commandantswoning Marineterrein Amsterdam

"Signals from Paradise" Het Vrij Paleis, Paleisstraat 107 Amsterdam

"Paradise Found" Object Rotterdam, HAKA gebouw Rotterdam


"Linkedup" Media art festival friesland, Leeuwarden

"Paradise Found" Dutch Design Week, Hutspot Eindhoven

"Will the future design us?" Manifestations, Veemgebouw Eindhoven

"Team Franc the graduation show" Corrosia Theater film and Expo Almere

"Jong Talent 2018" Stichting Artphy, De Blauwe Kathedraal Westerwolde

"Future flash 200- from Frankenstein to Hyperbrain" GOGBOT festival, Concordia theater Enschede

"The graduation show" Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam


"What is happening to our brain" Rietveld Uncut, Stedelijk museum Amsterdam

"Absurd Beings" Cultureel centrum t'Fijnhout Amsterdam


"Cook the kitchen" Stichting Mediamatic Amsterdam

"Let's talk about violence" What design can do, Muziekgebouw aan het IJ Amsterdam

"Bots bodies beasts" Rietveld Uncut, Vlaams cultuurhuis de brakke grond Amsterdam

Awards & Nominations


2nd prize Manifestations young talent award


Media art festival young masters award

GOGBOT young blood award


KPMG, Paul de Ruiter Architects, GRIP reintegratie, VondelCS, various private collections

Publications & Other Media

  1. 2020

  2. Interview and artist talk about my work and process for "the new current." A Rotterdam based initiative aimed at promoting and exhibiting work(s) from artists at the start of their career during "ArtRotterdam."

    > thenewcurrent.org <

  3. 2019

  4. Openingspeech at the exhibition "De duizelingwekkende verbeelding van Piranesi" at De Kunsthal in Rotterdam.

    > Kunsthal.nl <

  5. "Paradise Found" featured in "De architect." Journal and online platform for architecture.

    > dearchitect.nl <

  6. "Paradise Found" featured in "het museumtijdschrift." A dutch informative magazine about exhibitions and other cultural events.

    > museumtijdschrift.nl <

  7. 2018

  8. Presentation about "Paradise Found" at STROOM in The Hague. A center for art and culture in The Hague.

    > zefir7.nl <

  9. Article about "Paradise Found" in "X=Y magazine." An online magazine for art and design.

    > x-is-y.com <




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