* 1978, NL

 

Education
2008 – Bachelor fine arts, AKV St. Joost Breda
2000 – Grafisch Management & Techniek, Grafisch Lyceum Eindhoven

 

Exhibitions

2014 Public artwork “De Hilverkaveling” de Hilver
2014 MU, Eindhoven “MUtate” (solo)
2013 Fabriek Eindhoven “Drainstorm”(solo)
2013 Polderlicht, Metrostation Wibautstraat Amsterdam. “Er is hoop” (solo)
2013 The Artist Connects, Pieter Breughel Veghel
2012 De 13e maand, Nieuw Brabants Front, De Fabriek Eindhoven
2012 5 x zo Dik, Kelderman en van Noort, Eindhoven
2012 Wild-C, Sectie C Eindhoven
2012 Wild-C, Kasteel Heeze
2012 openingsexpositie kloosterkapel, Vorstenbosch
2012 “The silent clowns” Showroom Mama, Rotterdam
2012 “Van Aleart tot Zessen” BKKC Tilburg
2012 WeiFin, WEI Eindhoven
2012 Comfort zone & disillusion, So Far the Future, London (UK)
2012 “Op zunne kop” KOP Breda
2011 public artwork ” De Maasarm”. Keent (Oss) Commissioned by BKKC and the city of Oss
2011 Lowlands Festival /Progress Art Space, RESPOND/REACT
2011 Veluwe Reloaded. Commissioned by KCG and VVV Veluwe
2011 Onomatopee Eindhoven. Comfort Zone and Disillusion #2 Spatial Rupture (Solo)
2011 Moira Utrecht, Welcome to the Fishingpool (Solo)
2010 Fort Knox Eindhoven, Fort Knox Rocks
2010 Stroomhuis Eindhoven, LifeLine
2010 bART ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Strange Coincidences
2010 Lokaal 01 Breda, Pleasure Ground
2010 Kelderman en van Noort, Eindhoven, Artificial Hibernation
2009 GalerieGallery Rotterdam, Elite de Luxe (Solo)
2009 Incubate Festival Tilburg, New Jacks
2009 Kruithuis ‘s-Hertogenbosch, BOOST
2009 FIMH, Gijon (Spain) Polygon Playground together with Whitevoid
2009 MU Eindhoven/ KOP Breda, “Here & There”
2009 STRP festival Eindhoven, Polygon Playground, together with Whitevoid
2009 Dropstuff, Catherinaplein Eindhoven
2009 WEI Eindhoven, project
together with Remco Bens and Martijn Kuijten
2008 TAC Eindhoven, TAC-BAR, Dutch Design Week
2008 TAC/WEI Eindhoven, Armut macht geil
2008 Artolive Amsterdam, Young Talent 2008
2008 Flipside Eindhoven, Introducing Eindhoven
2008 AKV Sint-Joost Breda, Graduation Show
2007 WEI Eindhoven, Eat Your Heart Out, Dutch Design Week
2007 Edit Festival Eindhoven, Kop van Jut Wallride
2007 Artis ‘s-Hertogenbosch, “We’re here, we’re not”
2006 KOP Breda, Connected
2006 Lokaal 01, Antwerp (Belgium), “Pause,Lookingfor crisis”
2000-2005 Pinnacle Skateboardpark Weert (R.I.P.)

 

Publications

‘Pleasure Ground’, Lokaal 01.
‘Rising’, Eindhoven Contemporary Art 2012.
‘Comfort Zone & Disillusion #2′, Onomatopee Press.

In this publication, artist and cultural entrepreneur Michiel Huijben playfully describes Willem’s stance towards stuff and processing functionality, building upon some eBay search results of stuff Willem checked. Freek Lomme, director of Onomatopee, pseudo-philosophically maps the operational realm of Claassen’s ‘applied untensils’, while curator/writer Gerben Willers sums up and unifies a rather associative list of related matter. Graphic design by Raw Color