Hans van Houwelingen (1957) lives and works in Amsterdam. He was educated at the Minerva Art Academy in Groningen and at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. His work is internationally manifested in the form of interventions in public space, exhibitions, lectures and publications, in which he investigates the relations between art, politics and ideology. He publishes regularly in newspapers and magazines. The monograph STIFF Hans van Houwelingen vs. Public Art (Artimo, 2004) offers an overview of his projects and texts and an extensive reflection on his work. The publication Update describes the permanent update of the Lorentzmonument in Arnhem (NL) during the exhibition Sonsbeek 2008. Undone (Jap Sam Books, 2011), compiled and edited by curator Mihnea Mircan, presents nine critical reflections on three recent works. 


1978-1984, ABK Minerva, Groningen

1985-1988, Rijksakademie Beeldende Kunst, Amsterdam

Lectureship 2000-2018
Artez Arnhem, 
Dutch Art Institute Enschede, Gerrit Rietveldacademie Amsterdam

Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunst Den Haag, Rijksakademie Amsterdam,
Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam, PhD-Arts Den Haag.

2015 membership Akademie van Kunsten, University of Amsterdam

2013 Koningin Wilhelminaring - oeuvre award

1988 Prix de Rome - basisprijs