Bas Jan Ader
Dutch, 1942-1975
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
TILL IT’S GONE: An Exhibition on Nature and Sustainability,
Istanbul Modern
Radical Seafaring,
Parrish Art Museum
Bas Jan Ader,
Simon Lee Gallery

Bas Jan Ader (b. 1942 Winschoten, The Netherlands) received his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Otis Art Institute of Los Angeles (1965) and his Master's of Fine Arts at the Claremont Graduate School and University Center, Claremont CA (1967). The artist was lost at sea in 1975 during the middle part of what was to be his grand trilogy of works In search of the miraculous.

Bas Jan Ader’s work has been exhibited widely in recent years including various exhibitions in the J. Paul Getty Trust’s Pacific Standard Time series of exhibitions in 2011 such as Under The Big Black Sun at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, retrospectives at the CGAC - Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago Compostela, Spain, 2010 and the Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna (MAMbo), Italy, 2013, as well as Universes in Universe at the 30th Sao Paolo Biennial 2012 and in museums such as the Museum of …

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