Amsterdam Fund for the Arts development budget

I am very grateful that the AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts) has chosen to support my current research with a development grant


The Photographic ceramic relief as a building skin

To explore application possibilities of my innovation the ‘Photographic Hammer’ in architecture, Creative Industries Funds NL has awarded me a starting grant. In the initial phase I experimented with engraving semi-finished facade panels from ceramic facade producers, developed new relief facade panels, and organized meetings with professionals in architecture to get feedback from the field. In the second stage of the project the aim is to create a pilot project on pavilion scale. Made possible by the generous support of Creative Industries Fund NL and NBK Architectural Terracotta. Read more here



‘HCW15-02’ on show at The Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics

Photographic Ceramic relief 'HCW15-02' by Maarten Heijkamp on show at The Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics
On the occasion of Galerie de Witte Voet founder Annemie Boissevain winning the Van Achterberghprijs, Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics presents an exhibition with works shown at the gallery. On show from 08-12-2018/27-10-2019 with works by Satoru Hoshino, Maarten Heijkamp, Pablo Ponce, Nick Renshaw, Piet Stockmans, Anne-Marie van Sprang, Irene Vonck. More about the work here


Group show ‘Work in Progress’

HCW16-04, 48×48 cm, Photographic ceramic relief, 2016. On show at Galerie de Witte Voet / Projectruimte BMB
Galerie De Witte Voet / Annemie Boissevain is hosted by Projectruimte BMB with the exhibition ‘Work in Progress’. Adress: Kerkstraat 129, Amsterdam. Opening of the group show ‘Work in Progress’ Saturday 16-02 at 16:00. On show until 16-03.
The works I made for this show have been made possible by the kind support of AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts).


Three concrete reliefs for school Melanchthon Kralingen

Maarten Heijkamp - Growth - Three concrete photographic reliefs integrated in facade of secondary school Melanchthon Kralingen, Rotterdam
Finalized three large concrete reliefs for the facade of newly build secondary school Melanchthon Kralingen in Rotterdam. Read more on the project page


Solo presentation at Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair

Galerie de Witte Voet shows my works in a solo presentation during Art Rotterdam Week at Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair. Booth 59, February 8-13.


The new mobile Photographic Hammer at BredaPhoto

In May 2016 my proposal ‘The Photographic Hammer’ won the competition ‘Design a camera obscura’ of BLASt (Breda Landscape, Architecture and city planning) and BredaPhoto International Photo Festival. The new mobile camera obscura can make paper prints and photographical ceramic reliefs. I’ll be showing the camera with the Photographic Hammer at BredaPhoto festival and will be making a photographic work by exposing on wet clay.

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Exhibition ‘The Photographic Ceramic Relief’ at Galerie de Witte Voet

From 10 September until 22 October my solo exhibition ‘The Photographic Ceramic Relief’ will be on show at Galerie de Witte Voet. The exhibition aims to introduce the viewer to the intensive four-year long period of transitioning my work from photography into ceramics.

Opening: Saturday September 10th 1600-1800h
Artist Talk: Sunday October 2nd 1500h
Adress: Kerkstraat 135, Amsterdam
Press release: EN/NL

Works in the exhibition are made possible by the generous support of Creative Industries Fund NL and Stokroos Foundation
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Project ‘Triumph of the Garden’ at Shiryaevo Biennale, Samara, Russia

From 12-08/ 27-09 I will present my project ‘Triumph of the Garden’ at the Shiryaevo Biennale, Samara, Russia. Organised by NCCA Samara.

I intend to investigate dacha gardening as an aspect of Russian society that operates outside the financial system and in the process of doing so avoids the alienation of modern day consumers with nature. I will convert a dacha into a camera obscura by mounting a lens in the wall. In front of the lens, bathing in sunlight, a cabbage from the garden will be placed. Inside the projection of the cabbage is engraved in a surface of wet Volga clay using my invention the ‘Photographic Hammer’.

This project has been made possible by the generous support of Creative Industries Fund NL and the European Cultural Foundation

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