Robin van ’t Haar

lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
born: 12-12-1974
place of birth: Dalfsen, the Nederlands


1994-1998 Academy for Visual Arts, Minerva, Groningen, Netherlands
1998-2000 Piet Zwart Institute, MA Postgraduate Program in Fine Arts, Rotterdam, Netherlands

projects (selection)

- 'On the way between North and South', a choreography for the construction works of the North South metro line in Amsterdam, 2007
- 'Ziekenhuisgang', final design, commissioned by the Spaarne Hospital Hoofddorp and the Foundation Art and Pubic Space, 2006/07
- 'Walking the dog', a reading table at the Speelhuislaan in Breda, commissioned by Lokaal01, Breda, 2006
- 'Acts for the passenger next to you', a 'safetycard' distributed in Dutch railway trains, 2005
- 'Heapsteaps', group exhibition, VHDG, Leeuwarden, 2005
- 'Marskramer at Tuesday May 10 2005', a brochure on a working day at the Marskramer shop, commissioned by Art in Fuse Foundation, Rotterdam, 2005
- 'On Patrol' group exhibition, de Appel, Amsterdam, 2005
- 'Social Affairs at 2.55 p.m.', a digital project at the Ministery of Social Affairs, The Hague, commissioned by the Atelier Rijksbouwmeester, 2004
- 'TRACER' group exhibition in TENT./Witte de With, Rotterdam, 2004
- 'ZEBRA', a poster project in Budapest, Budapest, 2004
- 'Kunstvlaai/Uitgelicht', group exhibition, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, 2004

- 'PASSAGE - a newspaper for the subway', Rotterdam, in cooperation with CBK - Art in Public Space, Rotterdam, 2004
- 'The Ark' group exhibition, Cargo, Almere, 2003
- 'Waiting for the Aldi', a Internet photo archive of Aldi customers who are waiting in front of the entrance before the store opens, 2003
- 'Do you often take the 7.51 a.m. train towards Schiphol/Hoofddorp?' Internet project at Almere Buiten Station, commissioned by Cargo, Almere, 2003
- 'Bubbel' Internet project in the Poelestraat, Groningen, commissioned by Platform GRAS en NP3, Groningen, 2003
- ‘One clover and a bee’ Internet project in the public space of Drachten, commissioned by foundation VH de Gemeente, Leeuwarden 2002/2003
- ‘Easycity’, group exhibition, Easycity expospace, Amsterdam, 2002
- ‘Cleaner’ video installation, Schiphol Airport Amsterdam, commissioned by Schiphol Airport and Smart Project Space, Amsterdam, 2001/2002
- 'City Scripts' serie of performances in and around the 'Koopgoot', Rotterdam, 2001
- ‘Ruimte Bezetten' group exhibition, City Hall, Rotterdam, 2001
- ‘Supermarket cashiers’ video installation, Lantaren/Venster Theatre, Rotterdam, 2001
- ‘Grootstedelijke Reflecties’ video presentation of 'Market Researchers’ in TENT., Rotterdam, 2001
- 'Scenario for a cleaner' performance, TENT., Rotterdam, 2000
- 'Blissfull Abandon' group exhibition, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam, 2000

publications / interviews / reviews (selection)

- 'Stadsportret door bewakingscamera's', review, de Volkskrant, 17-2-2005
- 'Airport Choreography' photo/text essay for the Amsterdam Weekly, Amsterdam, 2004
- 'City Script van de easyCity - Robin van 't Haar over de theatrale werkelijkheid van non-places' interview by Bas van de Geyn en Pieter Beek in easyCity, de Vrije Ruimte, Amsterdam, 2004
- 'Drempelfiguren (en de glad geplaveide overloop tussen stad, station en shoppingmall)' essay for Bubbel, Platform GRAS, Groningen, 2003
- 'The scootering women in Drachten', essay by Siebe Thissen, in 'One Clover and a Bee', VHDG (ed. Margo Slomp) Leeuwarden, 2003
- 'Passanten vormen samen kunstwerk', review, Drachtster Courant, 9 februari 2003
- 'The everyday gaze of the sightseer (on vacation in Berlin, Prague, Budapest and Vienna)’, essay for Territorial Invasions of the Public and Private, Piet Zwart Institute (ed. Anke Bangma), 2003
- 'Winkelen’ column for Bk-Informatie, Rotterdam, nr 02/2002
- 'Bodycase' catalogue, Gil and Moti Homegallery, 2002
- 'Gebruikersplekken' interview with Harmen de Hoop, published in Public Interest, VHDG, Leeuwarden, 2001
- 'Een bijrol in het leven', review, Volkskrant, 28-6-2000
- 'Welcome' i.s.m. Floris Paalman 'Playing ball with artists' contributions for 'Sites and Situations', PZI, Rotterdam (ed. Anke Bangma and Femke Snelting), 2000

lectures / education / advisory

- 'Art committee Zoetermeer', advisor, 2007-present
- 'Engage!', presentation/workshop, Stedelijk Museum 's Hertogenbosch, 2005
- 'Salon March: Robin van 't Haar, DUS Architecten', presentation / debate, Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam, 2005
- 'Design Strategies for Non-Place', workshop, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 2005
- 'City Scripts', presentation, Frank Mohr Institute, Groningen, 2005
- 'City Scripts in Budapest', presentation, Studio Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, 2004
- 'PASSAGE', presentation, TENT., Rotterdam, 2004
- 'De beklimming van een standbeeld', lecture, Outline Foundation, Amsterdam, 2004
- 'Poldermodels', presentation, Facultad de Bellas Artes, Porto, Portugal, i.c.w. Peter Westenberg en Femke Snelting, 2001
- 'Staging Nominal Participants' MA thesis, Piet Zwart Insitute Rotterdam/ University of Plymouth, Exeter, England, 2000

grants / subsidies

- Basisbeurs, Fonds voor Beeldende Kunsten, Vormgeving en Bouwkunst, Amsterdam, 2006
- Startstipendium, Fonds voor Beeldende Kunsten, Vormgeving en Bouwkunst, Amsterdam, 2004/2005
- Project subsidy Passage, CBK Art in Public Space, Rotterdam, 2004
- Startstipendium, Fonds voor Beeldende Kunsten, Vormgeving en Bouwkunst, Amsterdam, 2003
- Project subsidy City Scripts, CBK Art in Public Space, Rotterdam, 2001