The work of Basse Stittgen (1990) is positioned at the intersection of design, art and material research. It stems from a fascination for matter, how it can be created, cared for, and questioned to unfold hidden narratives.
Basse’s work looks for ways how objects can mediate contemporary complexities by way of making invisible processes tangible. It puts things out of place and reshapes them through tools and processes that are developed from looking at the world through a lense of materiality.
He graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2017 and since then his work has been exhibited at the V&A Museum, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the NGV Melbourne and the 13th Shanghai Biennale of Architecture. It is part of the collection of the MAK Vienna, the Fundatie Museum Zwolle and the Wellcome Collection.
Never fully seen, ISO Amsterdam, 2021
Selected group exhibtions:
It‘s our f*cking backyard, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 2022
Bodies of Water, the 13th Shanghai Biennale, 2021, together with P. Staff
All Good(s) at Gropius Bau, 2021
Design by Nature, Fundatie Museum Zwolle, 2021
Materia Gris at CentroCentro, 2020
Being Human at the Wellcome Collection, 2019
Food at the Victoria and Albert Museum, 2019
Animals made to Measure at the Design Museum Ghent, 2019
De Laatste Aai at Museum Tot Zover, 2019
Waste at the Palais d‘Hollande, Istanbul during the Istanbul Design Biennale, 2018
Design Lab at the MAK Vienna for the Vienna Biennale, 2018
Blood - Science Gallery Melbourne in Australia, 2017
Activating the City at the MMCA in Seoul, Korea, 2017