Frank den Oudsten

Year of birth, place
1949, Streefkerk, Netherlands
Role at the ZKM
in the collection, in the archives
Frank den Oudsten develops overall concepts for exhibition design, and utilizes video and computer technologies as well as traditional media for the presentation of objects and themes. His designs define the location of the presentation as an area of tension where the experience of space and the conveyance of information are of equal value and the medium 'exhibition' can have a personal quality of expression. 

1968-73 Studied Electrical Engineering and Physics, Research Project Analysis and Synthesis of Sound at the Institute for Sonology, Utrecht.
1974-77 Studied Photography and participated in film and video workshops, with the experimental filmmaker, Frans Zwartjes, amongst others

Other activities
1989-91 Head of the experimental project »Museum und Medium« at the Camini Foundation, Amsterdam

1987-88 Scholarship from the Netherlands Ministry of Culture

Exhibition designs (selection)
1980/81 Photography, Design and Production of the exhibition »The Esthetics of Functionalism: Johannes Duiker«, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo
1991/92 Exhibition Concept »In der Tradition der Moderne - 100 Jahre IG Metall«, Frankfurt/ Main; Stuttgart; Berlin
since 1992 Art Director/Exhibition Concept, ZKM⎢Medienmuseum, Karlsruhe
1996 Stage set design for the dance piece »My Jester« by Anouk van Dijk, AU: Cadance Festival, The Hague 

Mixed Media Installations (selection)
1983 »Die Neue Gestaltung in der Architektur«, Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague
1985 »Architektur als Thema«, Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt/Main
1987 »Nieuw Nederland, Matter of Design«, de Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam
1990 »Stadstimmeren«, Rotterdam; »Rietveld Furniture and the Schröderhouse«, Coventry; Southampton; Glasgow; Dublin; London
1994 »Mondrians Studio, Earthly Paradise«, de Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam
1995/96 »Rotterdam 2045«, Rotterdam

Literature (selection)
Nooteboom, Cees; Jong, Cees de; Schilder, Willem; Oudsten, Frank den: »Nooit Gebouwd Nederland/Unbuilt Netherlands«, Amsterdam 1980; Overy, Paul; Büller, Lenneke; Oudsten, Frank den; Mulder, Bertus: »The Rietveld Schröder House«, Houten 1988; Büller, Lenneke; Oudsten, Frank den: "La Casa Schröder", »Lotus International - Quarterly Architectural Review«, 1988/4, Milan; Camini Foundation (ed.): »Concept. Form. Exposition - Museum presentations as narratives«, Amsterdam 1989; Oudsten, Frank den: "The Exhibition as Theatre", »Museum International«, Paris 1995