Yvon Koopman was born on 14 December 1952 in Breda, the Netherlands.
Teacher’s degree in art, 1973
Academy of Arts in Rotterdam, 1979 - 1981
Master degree in arts, 1986
Teaching in arts:
Home economy school
University for elementary school teachers
CHOICE OF PROJECTS AND EXHIBITIONS
1983 - Project during 5 days in an office building in Schiedam (solo)
1984 - Installation with paper ball’s in gallery 't Heks in Tilburg (solo)
1985 - Participator in a time sculpture during 24 hours with Toin Horves and others in the city museum of The Hague
1986 - Performance "PAPERWEIGHT 90" in museum Prinsenhof Delft (solo)
- Exhibition of sculptures in the city hall of Zwijndrecht (Artista's group)
- Performance "PAPERFIELD" and "TOTAL GRASS in the Madison Art Centre (WI) U.S.A.
1987 - Exhibition in the Zonneruiter Schiphol Amsterdam (artista's group)
- Project with 1000 paper reliefs for Elegance magazine
- Performance "FOREST" on paper art seminar in Maastricht (solo)
1988 - Project Doos III Tabernacle
1989 - Exhibition "DREAMSCAPE" gallery Joke de Brieder Rotterdam (solo)
- Project "TWIGHLIGHT SOUVENIR" during Theatro Fantastico Rotterdam (solo)
- Project / Performance Doos IV "PAPERNOISE" Rotterdam
- Project "olie op de golven" during 600 th anniversary of Delfshaven (solo)
- Exhibition Art fair Kortrijk Belgium
1990 - Exhibition in gallery de Groene Weiden in Lampernis¬se Belgium
- Exhibition in city museum of Gouda (group)
- Exhibition in gallery De Boog in IJsselstein (solo)
- Exhibition in the Waag in Leiden
- Exhibition in A.Z.L. Hospital in Leiden
1991 - Exhibition in gallery Art Propos The Hague
- Project relatie geschenk for Waterschap IJsselmonde
- Project / Exhibition in gallery Tudelu
- Project transformation of tram for R.E.T. Rotterdam
- Project transformation of street cleaner’s car for ROTEB Rotterdam
- Exhibition at Kunstbeurs in Kortrijk Belgium
1992 - Opening and presentation of new logo for Waterleidingbedrijf Z.H.Z
- Exhibition at city hall Schoonhoven
- Project / Performance in collaboration with three choreographers and ballet for 150 years T.U. Delft
- Project transformation of 6 lampposts "FLUISTERPALEN" project FLORIADE Zoetermeer
- Project "Tolerance trophy" for P.W.S Rotterdam
- Project sketch design for children’s daycare centre Schiedam
1993 - Performance "PAPERSCAPE" city museum Schiedam
- Exhibition Kunstbeurs city museum Schiedam
- Project 1% commission S.P. Sandhage Kijkduin
- Project sketch design environment trophy for city council Schiedam
- Project IALA gift HONOLULU for MARITIME PILOTS CONSULTANCY Rotterdam
1994 - Project Story international stage design
- Opening's presentation with Min. Weiers Congrescentrum Den Haag
1994 - Exhibition Kunstbeurs Stedelijk museum Schiedam
- Project 40 special gifts for I P Diemen (CAP VOLMAC)
1995 - Project in co-operation with Artotheek Schiedam and three
- Paper sculpture & promo gift for NASHUATEC "PAPER FLOW" convention
- City of Schiedam 31 bronze "parkeer boompjes"
- Opening ceremony for "smartcard" convention
with minister Borst ('t Spant Bussum)
- Opening ceremony for S.P.C. Sandhage
with secretary of state Mrs. Erica Terpstra
1996 - Promotional gifts for emancipation comity Schiedam
- Installation for Nashuatec convention
- Design garbage truck with delfts blue motif
- Performance in Kröller Muller museum for OHRA
1997 - Promotional gifts for OHRA
- Object for AZL Hospital in Leiden
- 200 Objects for T.A.C. in The Hague opening with Drs. W. Deetman
- Group exhibition museum of Schiedam
1998 - R.I.A.G. project Rotterdam
- Promotional gifts for OHRA
- Art project for one century celebration O.N.S. Schiedam
- Exhibition at Bieleveld & Kooy Nijmegen
1999 - Monumental lantern sculpture in a park in Schiedam
- Neon and collage sculpture in Gorinchem
- Performance project in White Water University U.S.A.
2000 - Exhibition in Esslingen Germany
- Light object for school in Schiedam
- Object for Jan Anderson Museum
- Two Objects for city council of De Lier
- Object for Woongoed Rotterdam
- 175 collages for Cum Suis Marketing services
2001 - 16 objects for Royal Huisman Shipyards
- Project painting a tunnel with children in Berkel en Rodenrijs
- Project painting with children in deelgemeente Delfshaven
- Project “Zilt” in Hook of Holland
- Workshop with retarded artists from Europe (Rotterdam 2001)
2002 - Project on “ganzerikplein” in Rotterdam
- Art project on primary “de Tuimelaar”
- Sketch design for Schipluiden
- Art books for john de Mol
- Illustrations for ONS annual report
2003 - Art project concerning 58 block’s of flats in Schiedam
- Object for the Rotaryclub Hoogeveen
- Art project with 3 primary schools in Barendrecht
2004 - Visualisation of poems made by pupils Waalsche School Rotterdam
- Art painting project with the tenants of an apartment block in Rotterdam
- Art project with young carers to produce a bronze art piece
- Art project with hairdressers and their clients
- Farewell object for the director of a primer school made with the pupils.
2005 - Room number project for Art hotel Rotterdam
- Concept for anti litter campaign in Spijkenisse awarded in Dutch competition.
- Special presentation for Dutch windmill day in Schiedam
- Breakfast performance in a park in Schiedam.
- Project with residents of an Old people’s home in Rotterdam
- Project painting 1e pile of an apartment block with primary school children
2006 - Design for Cooperative housing project 3000 umbrella’s with a roof tile print
- Art project making road sign’s with primary school children
2007 - Container art project with paper boats in Vlaardingen
- Art project with 3 primary schools Spijkenisse creating 12 meter piece in the water called “the clean(beautiful) line”.
- Floating art made by children of a primary school in Schiedam swimming pool.
- Art piece in the entrance hall of an apartment building in Schiedam
2008 - Operation “vensterbank” a project creating a giant windowsill with 15 6ft tall flowerpots and trees near Rotterdam Airport.
- 4 Trophy’s made for VROM.
2009 - Tall flowerpot with tree and poem on Lobeliaplein Spijkenisse
- Container art project “waterweg” in Vlaardingen.
- Community art project Schiedam.
- Art project “Allerzielen” cemetery Holy in Vlaardingen.
- Project Cobra paintings for Saint Nicolas arrival in Schiedam with schoolchildren.
2010 - Project roof garden with high school students and elderly people.
- Art project “Winterlicht”in Schiedam.
- Project “Mozaïkbank” with children of OBS het startblok.
- Art project “Fish & Chips” with Snack bar Coby in Schiedam.
2011 - “Vogelhuishuisje” project with parents and children transforming a power distribution.
- “Boerenhekken” fence painting project with various participants from Schipluiden.
2012 - “Gluren bij de buren” participation project with children from the Heldringschool Rotterdam involving a 98 feet printed fence.
- Hidden treasures exhibition in gallery ‘t Walvis.
2013 - Winterlicht project “Lichtspoor” in collaboration with elderly home Jacobs Gasthuis residents.
2014 - Exhibition Gorcums Museum.
- Exhibition Gemeente Museum Maassluis.
- Project glass recycling “Hippe Vogel” with elementary school St. Josef.
- Exhibition RAR gallery Spijkenisse
2015 - Winterlicht project “Pink Clouds for Liduina”
- Project Art Route “Liduina” for city council of Schiedam
- Exhibition Recycle art project Rome Italy
- Exhibition “mooi verpakt” Schiedam
2016 - Project “Kunst van de Duurzaamheid”Vlaardingen
2017 - Project Reminders –
“Proef de Plantage”
2018 - Winterlicht Project
- Exhibition “Wit” gallery Schiedam
- Opening performance Gorcums museum
- Exhibition Art Gallery Voûte Schiedam