Real name: Chris Peterson
Place and date of birth: Bilthoven, 3 rd of May 1976
Country of origin: The Netherlands
Nationality: Dutch and British
1997 – 2002
Bsc. Business Administration, specializing in marketing.
University research: the difference between the perception of the public
and that of a gallery manager. Which endconclusions can be of importance
for the marketingstrategy of this particular gallery.
Sculpting course Christien Sielcken, Pietrasanta, Italy.
2001 – 2002
Sculpting course at the University of Amsterdam.
2001 – 2002
Gallery assistant, responsible for
3-dimensional objects, The Gallery, Laren, The Netherlands.
Three months period in which the promotional matters of the sculptor
Christien Sielcken were improved.
Technical support at several exhibitions at the Photography Museum of
Collaboration with the company Landstra & De Vries on different
Responsible for the PR regarding the monthly artist gathering of the
area ‘De pijp’, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Assistant office manager at the renowned musicfestival Eurosonic.
Decision was made to pursue my ambitions as an artist.
2002 – 2003
Founded the Nr59 Foundation
2002 – 2003
Fellow core member of the artworkgroup 'Kunstwerkgroep De pijp'for the
area known in Amsterdam as ‘De pijp’. Amongst those who are involved
were: former conservator at the Museum of Modern Art in Amsterdam, Almar
Seinen; Former manager of the renowned Dutch painter Peter Klashorst,
Gert Meijerink, etc.
Founded BastArto, a one man business which focusses on my autonomous
work, commisions and art related services such as designing exhibitions,
technical support, etc. BastArto seeks for new ways, sometimes
unconventional, to exhibit art.
De Kunst Cuyp, 28th of August, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Exhibition 'Punto Real' at the Galeria Zero in Barcelona, Spain in
January and February
'About Abstraction' at the Gallery Gora in Montreal, Canada in January.
at the Marziart Gallery in Hamburg, Germany in March of that year.
Exhibition Sarphatipark, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Bogota, Colombia with the Museum of Modern Art.
Interview by Gert Meijerink for ‘De pijpkrant’, Amsterdam, The
Interview by Joe Homewood, San Antonio College, Texas, United States of
2002 Galerie Kadans-Denhaag