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Rien Bekkers

Designer Biography

1967-1972 / Drawing Academy, Tilburg

1972-1976 / Fashion Design, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam1976-1980 / Assistant Costume Designer RO-Theatre, Rotterdam

1979-1989 / Teacher Fashion Design, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam

1999-present / Teacher Costume Design, Academy of Art/Theatre School, Maastricht

Since 1980 independent costume designer for large and small subsidized groups in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany with leading Dutch directors.

Designed costumes for more than 150 theatre-, ballet - and opera performances

2005 a solo exhibition about his work in The Rijksmuseum Twenthe - ABP building Heerlen

2005 publication: Kostuum Rien Bekkers

2005 knighted by the Dutch Queen

2006 an exhibition in the Theatre Instituut Netherlands, Amsterdam.

2007 Honorable designer from the Netherlands at the Quadrienale, Praha.

In 2009 exhibition of Shakespeare miniature costumes at the Lockmuseum, during the Stage Design Meeting, Seoul, South Korea.

2013 exhibit of Bark Cloth project Amsterdams Historical Museum Golden Age exhibition

2013 exhibition " Dutch Shakespeare Dreams " Shakespeare miniature costumes in State Theatrical A.A. Bakhrushin Museum Moscow.

Designer Gallery

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Costume at the Turn of the Century (1990 - 2015) - Moscow, Russia - - June-August 2015

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