Bas Steens (1996, Amsterdam) is a multidisciplinary artist and illustrator from the city of Breda, The Netherlands. In 2020 he graduated from the St Joost School of Art & Design. Currently he works as an illustrator, conducts workshops in schools, and engages in his own autonomous art projects including paintings, sculptures and films. Last years he did multiple artist residencies and exhibitions worldwide in Paris, Barcelona, Chile and Belgium and screened his first short film El Viento at the Ecozine Film Festival in Zaragoza (Spain)
The inspiration for his work  stems from a fascination with "the mysterious." This can manifest in various forms, whether it be a place or landscape like the desert, or stories/myths and universal symbols (such as masks, animals, gates, and ladders) often playing a significant role in his creations.
I'm also part of art collective and foundation Zut Mon Sac, located in Breda (NL). With six other artists from different disciplines we share a studio space and together we are developing exhibitions, publications, art-markets, educational programmes etc. For more information you can visit our website or if you have questions feel free to send us an email via 
Nomination St. Joost Penning Prize August 2020 ​​​​​​​
Groupshow Dutch Design Week at Make Eindhoven 
Duo exhibition 'Een dag met de Nassaus' with Evi Hogervorst - Augustus 2023
Solo exhibition at KVE gallery - March 2023
Groupshow Kloecke Vrouwen by Graphic Matters and Pop Monument - November 2022
Groupshow in Paris (FR) at Open Bach Gallery - September 2022
Duo-show in Paris (FR) at Yellow Cube Gallery - September 2022
Groupshow ‘Nieuwe zonderlingen’ Tilburg (NL), Textielmuseum + NS16 August - September 2021
Pop-up Groupshow Graphic Matters ‘Never waste a good crisis’
Breda (NL)
June - September 2021
Graduation NOWSHOW Electron Breda (NL) October – November 2020
Groupshow ‘A Place Called Home’ New York (USA)
January 2020
Groupshow That Special Time Sexyland Amsterdam (NL)
October 2019
Groupshow Sticky Fingers Nieuwland, Gent (BE)
May 2018
Solo Exhibition Pop Up Art Tour Groningen & Tilburg (NL) December 2018 - April 2019
Mini-expo and workshop
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (NL) July 2018
Groupshow Kult and Ace 7 x 7 Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
April 2018
Solo Exhibition Part of SMIB WORLD KAF Almere (NL)
November, 2017
Groupshow KOP
Stedelijk Museum Breda (NL) December, 2017
Morocco, Tissardmine, Sahara desert ( May/ June 2024)
Organised by Cafe Tissardmine
De ARCADE, Tegelen, The Netherlands( April 2024)
Organised by Flujas Collectief
Eindhoven, The Netherlands( October 2023)
Organised by Wobby Club and Make Eindhoven
Belgium, Kasterlee( October 2023)
Collective residency at the Frans Masereel Centrum
Chile, Atacama desert ( April 2022)
Organised by Lawayaka Current
Barcelona, Spain (August 2022)
Organised by RARO Barcelona @Souvenir Gallery
Paris, France (September 2022)
At Open Bach Gallery, organised by European Programme.

Workshops for Lukida (2021 - Now)
Facilitating workshops in animation, graffiti, collage and other media for kids ranging from 5 till 13 years old. 
Part of Zut Mon Sac collective (2020 - Now)
Together with 7 other other artists we started this creative workplace and together we organise autonomous art projects.
Part of Studio HØTMØT (July 2019 – 2021)
Together with 5 other artists we started a commercial studio focussing on huge video- mapping and animations.
Workshop Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (June 2018)
Gave a workshop teaching people how to customize denim jackets or jeans.
DTP’er at Zout Media (February 2016 – August 2016)
Created corporate identities (logos, businesscards, patterns), design of websites.
Bachelor of Design
St Joost School of Art & Design (September 2016 - 2020)
RGO Middelharnis (August 2010 - June 2015)
Adobe Illustrator SKVR Rotterdam (2015)
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