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Damian Kapojos

MA work

I regard life and art as a surprising transaction (in Dutch we say ‘orgy’), in which I see the subtle and the extreme swirling in and out of one another. Among others, I am interested in Auguste Rodin, the dancer Vaslav Nijinsky and the writer Simone Weil. I am a sculptor, martial artist and dancer and I try to take a next step in combining these art forms. In these disciplinary cross-overs I use the following subjects:

  • the opposition between east and west
  • the opposition between classical and modern
  • sensuality
  • aesthetics
  • religion
  • sexuality
  • art history.

Info

  • Damian Kapojos profile image
  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Sculpture, 2013

  • I regard life and art as a surprising transaction (in Dutch we say ‘orgy’), in which I see the subtle and the extreme swirling in and out of one another. Among others, I am interested in Auguste Rodin, the dancer Vaslav Nijinsky and the writer Simone Weil. I am a sculptor, martial artist and dancer and I try to take a next step in combining these art forms. In these disciplinary cross-overs I use the following subjects:

    • the opposition between east and west
    • the opposition between classical and modern
    • sensuality
    • aesthetics
    • religion
    • sexuality
    • art history.
  • Degrees

  • BA, Fine Art, CABK-ArtEZ Academy of Visual Arts, Zwolle, Netherlands, 2009
  • Experience

  • Martial arts teacher, London, 2012–present; Life model, Prince's Drawing School, London, 2012–present
  • Exhibitions

  • La Koka Shastra, Solo show, CBK, Arnhem, Netherlands, 2010; Group Exhibition, 7Senses, Zandhoven/Antwerpen, Belgium, 2011; DNA WERKT, DNA, The Hague, Netherlands, 2011; State of the Arts, Stedelijk Museum, Zwolle, Netherlands, 2011
  • Awards

  • Winner, Royal College of Art Cite des Arts Artistst Residency, Paris, 2012; Nomination and Solo Exhibition, AanZet! 2010 Art Prize for Young Talent in The Netherlands, 2010
  • Publications

  • 'Sexual Choreography', Sax Magazine Saxion College, Netherlands, 2010; 'The New Mythology of Damian Kapojos', Wim van der Beek, KunstKrant, Netherlands, 2010; 'Mythology in New Sculptures', Wim van der Beek, Dutch News Papers, Netherlands, 2009