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Silvan Laan (born 1978, Zandvoort, the Netherlands) is a Dutch artist, designer and naturalist. He is based in Gold Beach, Oregon, USA.

Email: silvan.laan [at] xs4all [dot] nl

Education
2016: M.A., Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam, NLD
2004: B.Des., Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam
2014: Academie van Bouwkunst, Amsterdam
1995: Universiteit Leiden, Leiden, NLD

Residencies
2016-2017: Yellow Bird Artscape, Woodbury, TN, USA (with Emily C. Thomas)
2008: Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, JP

Exhibitions
2018: Number: Inc, Art of the South, Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN (group exhibition)
2017: Inverted Bird Blind, Yellow Bird Artscape, Woodbury, TN
2016: Virgo Rising, Yellow Bird Artscape, Woodbury, TN (with Emily C. Thomas)
2016: Magnetic Alignment, MA thesis exhibition, Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam
2016: Mount Zuidas, City of Amsterdam, Amsterdam
2012: D-day, Maastricht, NLD
2011: Ontwerp op de Weg, Haarlem, NLD
2009: A Body Presented to Me and You, Souterrain, Amsterdam (group exhibition)
2008: Ant Trail, Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, JP
2006: De Witte Lijn, Meneer de Wit, Amsterdam (group exhibition)
2004: Birdwalk, BDes thesis exhibition, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam
2003: Landjuweel, Ruigoord, NLD

Commissions
2014: Bird blind, Vereniging Natuurmonumenten, Durgerdam, NLD
2008: Armchair, private client, Haarlem, NLD
2007: Shishas, Meneer de Wit, Amsterdam
1999: Children's exhibition design, Brabants Landschap, Bergen op Zoom, NLD (with Eric Janssen)

Other
2006: Assistant to artist Daniƫl Roth

Grants
2015: Tijdelijke Kunstprojecten, City of Amsterdam, Stadsdeel Zuid
2009: Sofa Fonds (Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds)
2008: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Japan
2004: Berlagefonds (Gerrit Rietveld Academie)

Publications
2017: Ciccarone, Erica, Yellow Bird Art Farm Offers Artists and Writers Sanctuary, Nashville Arts Magazine, www.nashvillearts.com/2017/03/yellow-bird-art-farm-offers-artists-writers- sanctuary/
2016: Stout, Imke, Tijdelijk kunstproject kruipt in ogen van Slechtvalk, Het Parool, https://www.parool.nl/stadsgids/tijdelijk-kunstproject-kruipt-in-ogen-van-slechtvalk~a4299690/
2014: Meershoek, Patrick, Bijna in het Domein van de Goden, Het Parool