David Bade - Contemporary | MDZ Art Gallery Knokke Belgium

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David Bade

David Bade




David’s work is colourful, funny, but always socio-political critic.
Assembling is the keyword to describe how-he-works . This contemporary and multi-disciplinary artist David Bade adds people, materials, stuff or subjects, mixes them all around and add more.

David Bade creates figurative and contemporary artworks; drawings, paintings, sculptures, and (outdoor) installations. He also gives community art workshops with lots of audience engagement.
A multitude of objects, materials, and techniques find a place within the installations and sculptures. From sofa’s to old clocks, from styrofoam to wood to plastic and from rubber to dried plants. Bade’s work is full of contradictions.
In his second hometown, Curaçao, he founded in 2006 (together with artist Tirzo Martha) the Instituto Bueno Bista (IBB), an art education program for young talents. It is at the edge of a mental health hospital and there is a mix of inspiration between the students, guest-teachers, and patients.

David Bade is also involved in the project ‘All you can Art’. This long-standing collaboration from 2015 with Kunsthal Rotterdam and is focussed on meeting and exchange.


1991 – 1993 | De Ateliers ’63 in Haarlem, Netherlands
1981 – 1991 | Teachers degree at Hogeschool Holland in Diemen, Netherlands


2010 | Sikkensprijs
1993 | Prix de Rome for drawing


2018 | With Kers Gallery at SCOPE Miami, USA
2015 | ‘Kamabade 2’ at Kers Gallery in Amsterdam, Netherlands
2014 | ‘Monument voor het verlies’ at Cobra Museum of Modern Art in Amstelveen, Netherlands
2013 | ‘White Out’ at Kers Gallery in Amsterdam, Netherlands
2010 | ‘Catch of the Day’ at Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Netherlands
2009 | ‘Les Moments du Sabbatiques’ at Gallery Eric Mircher in Paris, France
2010 | ‘Catch of the Day’ at Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Netherlands


· Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Netherlands
· Centraal Museum Utrecht, Netherlands
· Bonnefantenmuseum Oss
· Centraal Museum Maastricht
· Collection Sonnabend Bosten, USA
· Achmea KPMG Curaçao
· S.M.A.K Gent, Belgium
· Musée d’Art Moderne at d’Art Contemporain Nice, France
· NOG Insurances Collection
· Peter Stuyvesant Collection
· Gemeente Museum Den Haag, Netherlands


2019 | ‘All you can Art’- Kunsthal Rotterdam
2019 | Hotelroom by David Bade – Volkskrant
2016 | ‘Instituto Buena Bista’ – Mister Motley
2018 | ‘Hiernamaals in het klooster’ – Volkskrant
2016 | ‘Kunstenaars op Curacao’- Volkskrant
2015 | ‘Mensen bereiken die niet met kunst in aanraking komen’ – Volkskrant
2014 | ‘KamaBade’ – Volkskrant