GIJS VAN DEN BERG
(Vierlingsbeek, 1983) is a visual artist based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. His works span a variety of mediums including video, photography and graphic design. 

In the past 10 years he has been working as an art director and graphic designer at several advertising agencies. Since 2009 he works for KesselsKramer in Amsterdam. Van den Berg feels at home at the agency that hates advertising. 

Over the years Van den Berg serviced both big and small clients. Produced local and international campaigns. He made some books, invented products, wrote a short film and directed TV commercials.

He won plenty of pitches and even some awards. An organ donation campaign he worked on is registered as Guiness World Record and was awarded an Effie award for effectivity in 2010. Some of his works for phone operator 'Ben' are part of the Moti Graphic Design collection and in 2015 his poster campaign for Lotte Yoga School was exhibited at the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid.

In 2015 van den Berg took six months off to focus on personal work. This resulted in a photography exhibition about traditional coffeehouses in Amsterdam, a series of ultimate band merchandise products, an installation on the borderline between two provinces, a photo series about Tenerife's coastal towns and an exhibition at the Fotobienal in Malmö, Sweden.

Van den Berg hates tight spaces but likes fast punk music. He gives workshops and lectures in which he likes to talk about the fine line between commercial and personal work.

2010 MuseumN8
Group exhibition
De Balie, Amsterdam

2012 Slideluck Potshow
Group exhibition
Oude Kerk, Amsterdam

2014 Straattaal
Publication
Parool PS magazine

2015 Gewoon Koffie
Solo exhibition
Volkshotel, Amsterdam

2015 Malmo Fotobienal
Group exhibition
Malmö, Sweden

2015 Schijt aan de grens
Group exhibition
Vierlingsbeek, Netherlands

 

2016 Pizza Economy
Publication
Verzameling, Het Parool

2016 Gewoon Koffie
Solo exhibition
Quartier Putain, Amsterdam

2016 Modern Love
Group exhibition
KK Outlet, Londen

2016 Stadstrappertjes
Publication
Verzameling, Het Parool

2016 Eye See Sound
Group exhibition
Studio de Keuken, Amsterdam

2016 Cutting Edges (Pruning & prosperity)
Group exhibition (Flaneur)
Kaunas Photo, Lituania

2017 Cutting Edges
Group Exhibition
FORMAT17 - Derby, UK

Gijs van den Berg

Art-director / Photographer
based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

For enquiries and general info please contact:
cynthia@gijsvandenberg.nl

 

Advertising work:

KesselsKramer Amsterdam
Lauriergracht 39
1016 RG Amsterdam
http://www.kesselskramer.com