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Student Showcase Archive
Show RCA 2019

Nicolaas Victor van de Lande

Show RCA work

Major project:

DIY Glory

There is a knowledge of ourselves as civilised and in control, and there is a knowledge of ourselves being subjected to a world and a future that is utterly unknown. From this unknown come desires, instincts and transgression-seeking behaviours. 

During my time at the Royal College of Art, I reflected on experiences within a (gay) promiscuous lifestyle. Situated in Croydon (South London), me and my boyfriend engaged locally with pleasure-seeking men. Staging and documenting our encounters with these men has become an experimental tool that I used during this period to construct a multidisciplinary work comprising film, photography and installation.


  • Previous degrees

  • BA Fine Art, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam (2016); BA Sociology, University of Amsterdam, NL (2016)
  • Exhibitions

  • Sleazy Croydon, Withgift Shopping Centre Art Space, London, 2018; Textures of Taste, Housing estate Rochedale, Amsterdam, 2017
  • Awards

  • Stichting Volkskracht, 2017; Stichting Schuurman Schimmel van Outeren, 2017; Fundatie van Renswoude, 2017; Hendrik Muller Fund, 2017; Prins Bernhard Culture Fund, 2016
  • Funding

  • Stichting Volkskracht (2017), Stichting Schuurman Schimmel van Outeren (2017), Fundatie van Renswoude (2017), Hendrik Muller Fund (NL) (2017), Prins Bernhard Culture Fund (NL) (2016), AFK (NL)
  • Collaborators

  • Ricky Skelland, guys from Grindr
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