My work can be defined as meta-art, or even better, My praxis as an artist can be described as that of a meta-artist. With my work I not only research the form of art and the process of making it, but also the position of the artist within our society. Overwhelmed by the amount of subjects to choose from in the world, I choose to start with that what is closest: the art itself.

A good work of art makes you want to look, look again, and keep on looking. Until you have found an answer to its enigma, one must persist in looking. That is it’s primary function.

Due to overload and saturation of imagery in our consumerist society, the simple beauty of experiencing an object is often overlooked; the fact that it requires from us an extended amount of time makes us realise their importance.

My work aims to make the viewer look at everything that surrounds us with a sense of renewed vision, yet also slows the viewer down and makes him/her to re-evaluate things that seem obvious and even worthless. My way of working uncovers an idealistic approach of the world in which I want to create a new awareness.





Ties Ten Bosch

1977, ’s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands

artist based in Berlin



Rodenborch college Rosmalen, HAVO, 1989-1994

Rodenborch college Rosmalen, VWO, 1994-1996

TU Delft, Industrial designing, 1996-2000 (no diploma)

Willem de Kooning Academie, Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2001-2005


Prices, stipendia, etc.

2017 Residency l’Atelier sur Seine, France

2016 State sponsored studio BBK Berlin

2013 Nomination for best presentation Re:Rotterdam Art fair

2011 O&O subsidie, CBK Rotterdam

2010 Artists residence Douala, Kameroen, Fonds BKVB


Exhibitions & projects:

Solo shows

2017 From scratch, In the rackroom, Berlin, Germany

2017 Sweet nothing, Frank Taal Gallerie, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

2016 Cool Calm Collected, Gilla Loercerh Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2012 I don’t quit my daytime job, Upominki, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

2012 Initial Numbers, Rechts achter, CBK Rotterdam, the Netherlands

2011 Home warming, WEI, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

2011 Framed, Gallery Hommes, Rotterdam, the Netherlands


Group shows

2017 Art History Collection, Parts Project, The Hague, the Netherlands

2017 Ende Neu, Lage Egal, Germany

2017 Meta Art, Lage Egal, Germany

2017 IPIHAN, Zeitz, Germany

2016 Crosswords3, Lage Egal, Berlin, Germany

2016 Dust, Schillerpalais, Berlin, Germany

2016 The end, let’s start again, donau83, Berlin, Germany

2016 Crosswords 3, Jordan/Seydoux, Berlin, Germany

2016 Zu_flug, Woltersburger Mühle, Uelzen, Germany

2016 IPIHAN, Leipzig, Germany

2016 Lage Egal, Berlin, Germany (duo-show)

2015 P/Art, Hamburg, Germany

2015 One plus one, Lage Egal, Berlin, Germany

2015 Amusing ourselves to death, De Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

2015 Reverse Causality, Galerie Frank Taal, Rotterdam (duo show), the Netherlands

2015 Appropriating Languae Series, Maniere Noir, Berlin, Germany

2014 Abstact in Black, Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin, Germany

2014 If Paradise is half as nice 3, Leipzig, Germany

2014 Unter Zwischen, Ampelhaus, Orangenbaum, Germany

2014 Figure That, Galerie Frank Taal, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

2014 Half empty, KWC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

2014 If Paradise is half as nice 2, Galerie Frank Taal, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

2013 If Paradise is half as nice 2 (project), Leipzig, Germany

2013 Because it’s written, W_lf_rt, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

2011 Noorderlicht, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

2010 SUD2010, Douala, Cameroun

2010 Party Political, i.c.w. Hope Street Ltd./Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

2010 Paramaribo SPAN, Surinaamsche bank, Paramaribo, Suriname

2009 Volksrekorders, Blurrr, Tent., Rotterdam, the Netherlands

2009 Trappen/Tribune/Tent., 1o jaar Tent., Rotterdam, the Netherlands

2009 Grensloos Kunst Verkennen, IJhorst & De Wijk, the Netherlands

2008-2009 Restroom, NEST in NAI Rotterdam, the Netherlands

2008 NYPD, Conflux Festival, New York, NY, USA

2008 Art Amsterdam, MK-Gallery stand, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2008 Argument, Tilburg, the Netherlands, Solo


2008 Volksrekorders, Dresden (i.c.w. Filmfest Dresden), Germany

2007 Art for A Cause Fair, Miami, U.S.A.

2007 ‘Shipyard’, The Hague Sculpture, the Hague, the Netherlands,

2007 Volksrekorders, Zagreb, Croatia,

2006 ‘I.B.M.’, Wereld van Witte de With,Rotterdam, the Netherlands

2005-2006 ‘So Fresh’, Expodium Utrecht, the Netherlands

2005 ‘Basis’, Artis, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, invited by Dijkman en Osterholt, the



Commissions in public space:

2015 Opening new train station Rotterdam, by CBK Rotterdam

2007 Oosterwei, Gouda, assignment by Kunstgebouw

2005 Zuiderpark Rotterdam, sculpture-route, assignment by Charlois


Collections that acquired work:

MAL Collection, the Netherlands, Jan van Vliet (private collector), Ward

Bouwens (private collector), Reyn van der Lugt (private collector)