1. Info

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 amongst others.

Solo exhibitions:
    Blood Related, Verbeke Foundation, 2023
    Never fully seen, ISO Amsterdam, 2021

Selected group exhibìtions:
    Collectible, Brussels, 2024
    Design Sediments, Huidenclub, Rotterdam, 2024
    Schmutzige Ecke, Ornamenta, Pforzheim, 2023
    NGV Triennial, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2023
    Terra Libera, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, 2023
    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