Vladimir Bovt

19-01-1994, Gorinchem, NL


2020 - 2021: Apprentice Master Programme, Kunstpodium T, Tilburg

2016 – 2020: Fine Art, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam

2012 – 2017: International Bachelor Economics and Business Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam

2015: Exchange Semester Business Administration, Aarhus University, Denmark


2020: Mime Orientation Course, Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten

2019: Talent Traject Theater Rotterdam
Twelve weekends of theatre visits and masterclasses in acting, directing, writing and performing

2019: Dance and movemement classes by Sara Wiktorowicz, Rotterdam

2019: Several performance workshops, The Performance Lab, Rotterdam
Given by, among others, Jeremiah Day, Hilla Steinert and Eleanor Bauer

2018 – 2019: Basic acting and improvisation (Viewpoints) courses, Toneel Vakschool Rotterdam

2016: Preparatory Course, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam

Projects and exhibitions

2021: Schoppen en Graven, Group Exhibition, IJzerblok, Rotterdam

2021: Graduation Show 2020 & 2021, Group Exhibition, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam
Performance of the work Distantie

2021: Gellings and Freijsen, Group Exhibition, Hilton Art Lab, Rotterdam
Performance of the work Distantie at the finissage

2021: 2nd Nieuwstraat Festival, Unnoticed Art Festival, Nieuwstraat, Dordrecht
Provided a concept to be executed by performers

2021: ALL INN, Group Exhibition, Het HEM, Zaandam

2021: Uncontrollable? Too Soon to Tell, Collaborative Residency Exhibit, Kunstpodium T, Tilburg

2020: Window Shopper, Showroom/Group Exhibition, Hilton Art Lab, Rotterdam

2020: Participant How To Start a Movevement; a three-week series of interventions and missions to explore, question and disrupt the protocols, dynamics and rules of (semi) public spaces
Project by Merel Smitt as part of Welcome To Our Guesthouse at Theater Rotterdam

2020: Guest curator for De Aanschouw, Rotterdam
Curating five presentations of recent graduates from the Willem de Kooning Academy together with Roman Nieuweboer

2020: WalkByExhibition, Graduation Show Willem de Kooning Academy, Hofplein, Rotterdam
Billboard exhibition throughout the city of Rotterdam

2020: Bar Weining Exhibition, Group Exhibition, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam
Performance in collaboration with Sachia Pereira-Stolle

2019: Tussen Kunst en Cool, Group Exhibition, IJzerblok, Rotterdam
Performance with De Kunstband

2019: Release Party, Solo Exhibition, Buys Ballotsingel, Schiedam
Solo exhibition with De Kunstband

2019: Performer in Het Binnenhuis (The Interior), …ism project space, The Hague
Performative installation by Frans van Lent

2018: Participant Blind Date, Dance/Theatre Performance; a collaboration between visual artists and fashion designers from the Willem de Kooning Academy and dancers and composers from Codarts, Rotterdam

2018: Participant DNA Repair Man; a collaboration between artists and designers from the Willem de Kooning Academy and PhD students from the Erasmus MC, Rotterdam

2017: Performance of the work Aandacht (Attention), Pictura, Dordrecht
Performance developed by Frans van Lent for the book presentation of his book The Swap

Press / publications

2020: BK-informatie #4: Graduation work 2020, Distantie

2016: Erasmus Magazine, interview about my clothing style

Other activities

2018 – present: Member of De Kunstband
‘’A selection of artists that come together for collaborative conceptual
and performative jamming, rehearsing, creating and touring’’
Imagine the following: You are standing somewhere. On the opposite of you is another. What happens if you take a step closer to that other? Will the other remain where he or she is? Will the other react to it by taking a step back, keeping the initial distance with you the same? Or will the other reduce this distance even more by also taking a step closer?

Artist Statement
This is the game that I am playing in my work, testing this with myself as guinea pig and the other being the audience or different players that are part of the construction where my work is presented. Using tools from the visual and the performing arts, I research both the physical and invisible space around us, wanting to know how far personal space reaches and how personal space can be visualised and experienced.
De Kunstband