Driessens en van den Baar WANDSCHAPPEN

textiel - sociaal-maatschappelijk - soft sculptures - figuratief - design

Nicole Driessens and Ivo van den Baar WANDSCHAPPEN work in two practices: autonomous art and design. The artists are extremely sensitive to their environment and they actively contribute to improving it. The same happens at locations where they work. Their Art does not solve problems, but is capable of generating awareness. In this sense, their motivation as an artist is a form of social activism.

An icon, the felt plant, functions in both the art and design world. The appearance of windowsill plants in empty houses indicates the location of people who have found a place to stay in Rotterdam Charlois after wandering through Europe. Mountains of bulky waste, with plants, are the last witnesses of families who have left headlong for refusing a residence permit. All works find their way via galleries, fairs and design platforms to corporate collections, institutions and private individuals. The symbiosis between these worlds is just as natural as the creation of the various works together.

Publieke Werken Rotterdam

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 09-07-2020 t/m 09-08-2020
  • In samenwerking met: Rotterdam Festivals, CBK Rotterdam, Stichting Droom en Daad, Rineke Kraaij, Joost Maaskant
  • Locatie: 430 locaties in Rotterdam, Rotterdam
  • Publieke Werken presenteert "beeld in plaats van reclame", ruim 400 werken van Rotterdamse kunstenaars in de stad, in de vorm van A0 posters. Ze zijn te koop, slechts 8 exemplaren per kunstenaar, € 35,- per stuk. Driessens en van den Baar doneert de opbrengst aan Saar Depuydt en Nathalie Ruysschaert, die eten en kleding verzamelen voor vluchtelingen die stranden in de bossen rond Duinkerke.
  • https://www.publiekewerkenrotterdam.nl/

Figures and More

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 19-06-2020 t/m 21-06-2020
  • In samenwerking met: South Explorer, HOMMES Art and Projects Rotterdam, CBK Rotterdam
  • Locatie: Atelier WANDSCHAPPEN, Rotterdam
  • "Figures and More" shows the Corona Series 2020. In this series images are distilled from the large amounts of graphs and numbers about the Covid 19 crisis that come to us every day. The aesthetics of the gruesome numbers, related to our youthful enthusiasm for the great charts in De Grote Bosatlas, demand their own meaning.
  • https://southexplorer.nl/en/

Summer Show Gallery Untitled

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 01-07-2020 t/m 01-09-2020
  • In samenwerking met: Carlijn Kingma, Floris Hovers, Sander Buijk, Johan Kleijnjan, Pepijn van den Nieuwendijk, Luuk Bode.
  • Locatie: Gallery Untitled, Koningsveldestraat 14 , Rotterdam
  • Group Show during the summer, with an extended collection Feltplants. During this two months multiple lectures and musical performces have taken place, for small groups of people.
  • https://www.untitled2011.com/

Soundscapes @ OBJECT Rotterdam

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 06-02-2020 t/m 09-02-2020
  • In samenwerking met: OBJECT Rotterdam / Anne van der Zwaag - Art Rotterdam Week
  • Locatie: HAKA Gebouw, Rotterdam
  • This annual Art - Design Fair, curated by Anne van der Zwaag is part of the main programme of Art Rotterdam Week 2020. We have presented our new series of wall felt works: Soundscapes. These are large scale wall objects, with a special acoustic application
  • http://objectrotterdam.com/

Bcademie - Art The Hague

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 02-10-2019 t/m 06-10-2019
  • In samenwerking met: Daan den Houter, Alex Jacobs, Maarten Bel
  • Locatie: Art The Hague - Fokker Terminal , Den Haag
  • Bcademie presents a collection of small artworks on scaled pallets with a scaled forklit truck on a scaled catwalk during the five days of the art fair.
  • https://artthehague.nl/

Lichtzwart Diepwit

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 20-09-2019 t/m 22-10-2019
  • In samenwerking met: Erwin Keustermans, Frank Halmans, Reinoudt van Vught, Renato Nicolodi
  • Locatie: Gevaertsdreef 01, Oudenaerde
  • Curator Erwin Keustermans assembled a show in the very particular spaces of Gevaertstraat 01, based on the theme of light and dark. We made some special black felt plant objects as contribution to this show.
  • http://www.gevaertsdreef01.be/archive.html

Ventura Dubai Index

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 16-09-2019 t/m 19-09-2019
  • In samenwerking met: Organisation in Design Utrecht
  • Locatie: World Trade Centre Dubai UAE, Dubai
  • Organisation in Design invited us to present a large collection of Feltplants and a collection of TRACES, as a special show in their presentation of twenty Dutch Art and Design Studio's during the annual Design fair Dubai Index
  • www.venturaprojects.com

Virtual Pleasures

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 06-04-2020 t/m 08-05-2020
  • In samenwerking met: Hommes Art and Projects, Hugo Bongers
  • Locatie: On Line, Rotterdam eo
  • The Netherlands has been locked down. The economy is stalling. The corona virus holds us in an iron grip, and no one knows how long this will take. Exhibitions are canceled, counters and museum shops close, nothing needs to be decorated or tidied up. Artists immediately miss an income because of this, they often work as freelancers in the cultural sector. Therefor we've arranged this virtual show and meeting to sell smart art works.
  • https://www.facebook.com/Hommeskunstenprojecten

Ventura Future 2019 - Solo Show

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 08-04-2019 t/m 14-04-2019
  • In samenwerking met: Organisation in Design - Margriet Vollenberg
  • Locatie: Base Milano, Milano
  • In the Annual Salone del Mobile, Ventura Future is the most autonomous and innovative show, for we were invited to make a solo show. New works , in the series Soundscapes have been presented there, together with a black collection of Feltplants.
  • http://www.venturaprojects.com/ventura-future-2019

Premium Bohemian - Art Rotterdam Week 2019

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 08-02-2019 t/m 10-03-2019
  • In samenwerking met: Gallery Untitled
  • Locatie: Gallery Untitled, Koningsveldestraat 14 , Rotterdam
  • During Art Rotterdam Week 2019 Gallery Untitled has opened the group show Premium Bohemian with the artists of the gallery: Carlijn Kingma, Floris Hovers, Sander Buijk, Johan Kleijnjan, Atelier REM, ea
  • https://www.untitled2011.com/

The Garden Project - Art Rotterdam Week 2019

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 08-02-2019 t/m 22-02-2019
  • In samenwerking met: Milica Jovicevic - Vladimir Radujkov / CBK Rotterdam / Art Rotterdam Week
  • Locatie: De Achtertuin, Rotterdam
  • The garden project is show, curated by Milica Jovicevic and Vladimir Radujkov concering large size artworks connected to nature and garden.
  • https://artrotterdamweek.com/

On Our Account - Here and There

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 20-10-2018 t/m 28-10-2018
  • In samenwerking met: Wall Street Eindhoven - Dutch Design Week Eindhoven
  • Locatie: Wall Street , Eindhoven
  • Wall Street, the artist run space of Lucas Maassen en Margriet Craens presents the group show of designers and artists from Here and There Bangkok with students of the design department Fontys Tilburg. After a month of workshops and lectures with the students, the results are shown in Wall Street during the Dutch Design Week 2018
  • https://www.thisiseindhoven.com/nl/locaties/2040542495/wall-street

HOMO FABER - “Crafting a more human future”

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 14-09-2018 t/m 30-09-2018
  • In samenwerking met: Michelangelo Foundation Geneva - India Mahdavi / Jean Blancherat - Dutch Consulate Milano
  • Locatie: Palazzo San Giorgio Maggiore Cini, Venetië
  • Eight European curators have selected a group of European Artists and Designers out of a wide range of crafts to show how craftsmanship and creativity leads to exquisite artworks and design products.
  • https://www.homofaberevent.com/

Waited for the Fish Corner

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 06-07-2018 t/m 08-09-2018
  • In samenwerking met: Hommes Gallery
  • Locatie: Hommes Gallery, Kerksingel 12 , Rotterdam
  • After a very intense period of eleven years of artshows in Gallery HOMMES , the gallery will close her doors at the Charloisse Kerksingel 14. “Waited for the Fish Corner” is the final show in which a large part of the artists that have ever shown their work in the gallery will present one artwork.
  • https://www.hommes.nl/

On my way to the Galactic Supermarket, need anything ?

  • 12-07-2018 t/m 16-07-2018
  • In samenwerking met: Bcademie - Garage Rotterdam
  • Locatie: Garage Rotterdam, Rotterdam
  • After a year of working with ten young artists of the Bcademie in our studio, we proudly present their and our work in Garage Rotterdam, together with the artists of the other Bcademie groups of 2018.
  • https://garagerotterdam.nl/


Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 16-06-2018 t/m 16-09-2018
  • In samenwerking met: Musuem IJsselstein
  • Museum IJsselstein presents a show of art and design objects curated by Bob Negryn and Mary Waters. We made for this show a special black Bouquet to be presented in the Stadhuiszolder in the centre of IJsselstein. Oher participants in the show are: Aldo van den Broek, Piet Hein Eek, Guido Geelen, Broersen & Lukács, Marc Mulders, Regula Maria Müller, Linda Nieuwstad, Louise te Poele, Maria Roosen, Reinoud van Vught, ea
  • https://www.museumijsselstein.nl/

Masterclass - Folly of Trash

  • 02-06-2018 t/m 10-06-2018
  • In samenwerking met: Charlois Speciaal 2018, CBK Rotterdam, DKC Rotterdam, Jeugdfonds Cultuur, Quiltvereniging De Nieuwe Nachtegaal
  • A group of 30 crafts women and children from the neighborhoods of Charlois have worked together with Nicole, Ivo and Perla on the design and production of the huge textile artwork. It was an intense and concentrated process accompanied by a lot of talking about each others skills, families and neighborhoods, resulting in “Folly of Trash”.
  • http://www.wandschappen.nl/project/folly-of-trash/

100% Plantaardig

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 07-03-2018 t/m 22-04-2018
  • Locatie: Gallery La Kaserna, Bad Nieuweschans
  • Group show, nature in art with: Arno Kramer, Arja Hop / Peter Svenson, Alida Everts, Christiaan Kuitwaard, Jacobien de Rooij, Marian Bijlenga, Mayke Swemle
  • https://lakaserna.nl/

Here and There _ The residency and The Show

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 17-01-2018 t/m 05-02-2018
  • In samenwerking met: Bora Hong - TCDC Bangkok - Creative Industry Fund NL - Dutch Embassy Bangkok - Ko van Kessel Bangkok
  • Locatie: Lhong 1919 and River City Bangkok, Bangkok
  • We invented the project: Art and Crafts Bicycle tour Bangkok: Sawa Dee Crafts Tour. For that we designed a tour for the Bicycle tour company Co van Kessel along local artists and craftsmen. Here and There Participating Dutch Studio's: Makkink and Bey, Lucas Maassen , Marije Vogelzang, Lio de Bruin, Margriet Craens, Atelier NL en WANDSCHAPPEN
  • http://www.here-there.net/

T( huis )

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 19-01-2018 t/m 09-02-2018
  • In samenwerking met: Hommes Gallery
  • Locatie: Hommes Gallery, Kerksingel 12, Rotterdam
  • We have shown a selection of the new series of Art works, called Traces. Hommes: "With the exhibition T( huis ) we want to bridge the gap between those who do not have a home or experience their home in a negative way, in order to cultivate mutual understanding". Artists: Alex Smorenberg, Dennis Neumann, Driessens & Van den Baar, Nikos Kostopoulos, Roman Robroek.
  • https://www.hommes.nl/

This Art Fair

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 27-12-2017 t/m 30-07-2017
  • In samenwerking met: This Art Fair
  • Locatie: Beurs van Berlage , Amsterdam
  • The International Art fair for artist to show and sell their work and for collectors to talk to artists and buy art.We've shown the series of TRACES so far.
  • https://thisartfair.com/

Traces of Existence

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 09-06-2017 t/m 16-07-2017
  • In samenwerking met: Gemma van Bekkum - Hugo Bongers
  • Locatie: Gallery NL = US, Rotterdam
  • Solo Show of the Wall Art Work series "Traces". These works show the piles of bulky waste left on the streets of Rotterdam South, after people had to leave their houses, forced to look for a new place to stay on their way to start a new live in Europe. It's a collection of textile and expoxy resin works.
  • https://nlisus.com/

Commission Feltplant collection


  • 05-04-2017 t/m 15-05-2017
  • In samenwerking met: Universität Osnabruck
  • Locatie: Bibliothek Universität Osnabruk, Osnabruck
  • For the library of the Universaty of Osnabruck we've developed a collection of white plants, appearing as a "weed" traces between the thousands of books.
  • https://www.uni-osnabrueck.de/

Unhurried Masterpieces

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 10-06-2017 t/m 28-07-2017
  • In samenwerking met: Kooku Gallery
  • Locatie: Kooku Gallery , Bialystok
  • Group show of Dutch artists and designers, selected from Ventura Lambrate 2017, with Maarten Baas, Paul Heijnen, Piet hein Eek, ea.
  • https://www.kookudesign.com/

Contemporary Art Fair - Art Rotterdam Week

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 08-02-2017 t/m 12-02-2017
  • In samenwerking met: Bob Smit Gallery
  • Locatie: World Trade Centre , Rotterdam
  • Art Fair presentation with Bob Smit Gallery, during Art Rotterdam Week 2017
  • https://artrotterdamweek.com/


Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 04-04-2017 t/m 10-04-2017
  • In samenwerking met: Organisation in Design, Ventura Projects
  • Locatie: Ventura Lambrate, Milano
  • Ventura projects has invited us to present the new collection Felt art works and Felt Plants at Ventura Lambrate Milano, during the Salone del Mobile.If people are able to start a new life, after being fled for wars, natural disasters or suppression in their homelands, they'll install plants in their new houses to start feeling at home. If they don't succeed, the plants will be the first traces left on the streets.
  • http://www.venturaprojects.com/

Duinkerke - No One Is Illegal


  • 06-10-2020 t/m 31-12-2021
  • In samenwerking met: Saar Depuydt - Vluchtelingen rond Duinkerke FR - Gallery Untitled
  • Locatie: Atelier Driessens & van den Baar / Gallery Untitled, Rotterdam - Duinkerke
  • Duinkerke is the series of art works made about refugees in the forests around Duinkerke FR who try to reach England by boat. Saar Depuydt and her friends from Gent drive up and down every weekend to help them with food, tents and clothes. Three pictures of Saar have been used to develop three felt artworks, made over and over again ( like Saar's work every weekend) to sell. Half of the € 350,- per work is sent to Saar. The collection still grows, all the works until now are sold.
  • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009285205601

"No One Is Illegal" @ OBJECT Rotterdam

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 30-06-2021 t/m 04-07-2021
  • Locatie: HAKA Gebouw Rotterdam M4H, Rotterdam
  • De Installatie "No One Is Illegal" is een life size tent van wolvilt, volledig ingericht met wolvilten huisraad, als impressie van een tijdelijk onderkomen van een vluchtelingengezin in de bossen rond Duinkerke (FR), op hun tocht naar Engeland hier gestrand. Dit werk dient als teaser voor de collectie Duinkerke werken, A3 wolvilt schilderijen aan de muur gepresenteerd, die voor € 350,- te koop zijn, waarvan de helft wordt gedoneerd aan hulp aan deze vluchtelingen.
  • https://www.wandschappen.nl/project/no-one-is-illegal/

Le Vin Herbé


  • 01-09-2021 t/m 01-04-2022
  • In samenwerking met: Ulrike Quade Company Amsterdam, ICK Amsterdam, Cappella Amsterdam, Dutch String Collective Amsterdam
  • Locatie: Muziektheater aan het IJ Amsterdam, Stadsschouwburg Leiden, Tivoli Vredenburg Utrecht, Theater Het Vrijthof Maastricht, Theater De Bijloke Gent (BE), diverse steden
  • Concept voor de scenografie en de kostuums voor zangers, dansers en poppen voor de kameropera Le Vin Herbé, in opdracht van Ulrike Quade Company. In nauwe samenwerking met Ulrike Quade vanuit de muziek en de teksten ontwerpen gemaakt en die tussen september 2021 en maart 2022 in het atelier in Rotterdam met drie assistenten uitgevoerd. In de maand maart 2022 hebben de voorstellingen plaatsgevonden.
  • https://www.wandschappen.nl/project/le-vin-herbe-2/


  • KLM

  • 2018, Schiphol
  • ING

  • 2019, Amstelveen
  • LYFT Headquarter

  • 2019, San Fransisco USA
  • Universität Osnabruck

  • 2017, Osnabruck
  • Rechtbank Rotterdam

  • 2016, Rotterdam
  • Vitra Design Museum

  • 2016, Weil am Rhein DE
  • Rabobank

  • 2017, Nederland
  • Hogeschool Amsterdam

  • 2015, Amsterdam
  • Universiteit Wageningen

  • 2015, Wageningen
  • Privé Collectie Familie Swaans

  • 2014, Den Haag
  • Dhr. van Enk

  • 2013, Rotterdam
  • Privé Collectie Familie Schrijer

  • 2014, Rotterdam
  • Foundation Michelangelo Geneva

  • 2018, Geneva

  • 2018, Zoeterwoude
  • Stadskantoor Gemeente Utrecht

  • 2017, Utrecht
  • Privé Collectie Familie Van Oranje Nassau

  • 2016, Den Haag
  • Familie Missoni

  • 2015, Milano
  • Van der Valk Exclusive

  • 2020, Zuidas Amsterdam
  • Abbott Biologicals

  • 2020, Olst
  • Privé Collectie Merks & Dirks

  • 2020, Den Haag
  • Privé collectie Vloeimans & Specken

  • 2020, Doesburg
  • Privé collectie Patrick Altink

  • 2020, Rotterdam
  • Privé collectie Hugo Bongers

  • 2020, Rotterdam
  • Privé collectie Van Hooren & Pennings

  • 2020, Barendrecht
  • Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken NL

  • 2021, Den Haag
  • Stoffen Schilderijen

  • 2020
  • Kranten artikel
  • AD Rotterdam - Arie Westeneng

  • 2019
  • Tijdschrift Artikel
  • Eigen Huis & Interieur - Marianne van Doodewaard
  • Stijloefening

  • 2019
  • Tijdschrift Fotoreportage
  • Eigen Huis & Interieur - Theone van der Eerden
  • Veranderend Kunstenaarschap

  • 2019
  • Boek / Dissertatie
  • Universiteit Leiden - Dr. Rina Visser

  • 2018
  • Catalogus
  • Fondation Michelangelo Geneva - Christopher Johnson-Ferguson
  • Here and There Bangkok

  • 2017
  • Catalogus
  • Foundation Here and There - Bora Wong & Lidia Vajda
  • Here and There Chiang Mai

  • 2017
  • Tijdschrift artikel
  • Wallpaper Thailand - Chiang Mai Design Week
  • Persoonlijk

  • 2017
  • Interview Magazine Financiëel Dagblad
  • FD - Elsbeth Grievink
  • Kunstloket Jeroen Bosch Ziekenhuis

  • 2016
  • Interview Krant
  • Brabants Dagblad - Jeroen de Bruijn
  • Le Banquet - Revelations - Grand Palais

  • 2015
  • catalogue
  • Crafts Council - Willemien Ippel - Marion poortvliet
  • Holanda - Diseno para un mundo mejor Protagonismo social del diseno en un barrio de Roterdam

  • 2015
  • Interview Tijdschrift
  • Experimenta '69 - Alberto Penalver Menéndez
  • Memento Mori

  • 2015
  • Recensie Krant
  • NRC - Sandra Smets
  • The Fab Mind

  • 2015
  • Artikel Krant
  • Shibun Tokyo - Ikko Yokoyama
  • The Fab Mind

  • 2014
  • Catalogue
  • 21_21 Design Sight Tokyo - Ikko Yokoyama
  • Self Unself

  • 2013
  • Catalogue
  • Van Abbe Museum Eindhoven - Thomas Widderhoven
  • Dutch Design Jaarboek 2013

  • 2013
  • Catalogue
  • Dutch Design Awards - Diverse
  • Hand Made

  • 2013
  • artikel Krant
  • NRC - Nienke Simon Thomas