Mijn CV (in het Engels)

Carel fhm Kuitenbrouwer

Born 1953, lives & works in Amsterdam, Netherlands & in Champigneulle, France.

Graphic Artist & Artisan—in a broad sense, from typography & infographics to photography & videography.
Writer—journalism, criticism, poetry.

Husband to Ange Wieberdink, father of two adult children.
Masters German en Spanish at beginners level, French proficient, English almost fluent.

Curriculum vitae

Autonomous Work & Projects in Commission

(besides part time employments)



Temporary installation in Renesse, Zeeland, consisting of eight panels reading “VRIJ ZIJN WIJ PAS ALS WIJ ALLEMAAL”. Set in such a way that can be read in a cycle: “free are we only if we are all free”. The installation is based on the principal of anamorphosis.

The work was part of the large scale local art event “Kunstschouw 2023”.


L’Envie de La Vie

Temporary installation on the Northsea-beach at Callantsoog, consisting of nine coloured sails, bamboo poles and rope. The installation is based on the principal of anamorphosis. The work was part of the large scale local art project “Ku(n)stroute Zijpe aan Zee 2022”
For images of the project, please click here

Une Question de Lecture

Installation in the framework “Horizons, Arts-Nature en Sancy” an exhibition in the region Puy de Sancy, Auvergne, France, June to September 2022.
The installation is based on the principal of anamorphosis and consists of eleven sheets of corten steel in anamorphic setup. From a specific vantage point the phrase can be read that translates into:
Can we believe what we see or do we see what we believe?
For images of the project, please click here

Voisines Voisins

Temporary installation on on a field in Boult aux Bois, Ardennes, France, consisting of eleven coloured sails, bamboo poles and rope.
The installation is based on the principal of anamorphosis. The work was part of open air exhibition “Champs Boult’ou”, summer 2022.
For images of the project, please click here


Pretty How Town

is a multimedia installation inspired by a poem by the American poet e e cummings anyone lived in a pretty how town. This poem is a deceptively simple depiction of the human condition and at the same time deeply moving — almost mystical. It is an ode to the “little man” (and Woman), the salt of the earth, and an example of what art can be (and in my opinion should be), proof that the banal and the everyday can also be exceptional and enchanting.

In March and  April 2019, I put on a limited number of public performances of the project in Tetterode, a creative hub in Amsterdam. Over one hundred people came to see the installation. The reactions were positive and encouraging, which is why I am now so keen to take this project further and introduce it to a wider public.
If you want to get an impression of the performances in Tetterode, watch this short trailer:

The soundscape and the dynamic typography are two key elements in the project. This twenty-minute video looks at these elements in isolation:

The installation can operate independently, with very little human involvement required. However, there is also scope for ad hoc interventions by performers, as can be discussed and agreed with the venue/programme organizers.

I have produced a concise factsheet that gives you the key information about the project at a glance (see attachment).
A detailed description and explanation of the project can be found on my website:


Eelste Meyma’s Crypt

Video images to a work for the Ensemble for medieval music Super Librum by Anke Brouwer (2014).
Integral video, sound & some liner notes: Eelste Meyma’s Mausoleum


Environ/Man 0.5 

Spatial & multimedia installation with live performances. Collaboration with Anke Brouwer, Ab Baars, David Eggert, Elise Lorraine and many others.
First public showing in WG Kunst, within the framework of ARTWEST, November 2015
Documentation: Environ/Man 0.5 “aftermovie”


Composition for choir, orchestra, soundscape & video.
Collaboration with Anke Brouwer, composer. Commission of Kamerfilharmonie De Aa, Groningen.
Première 7 & 8 November 2015, Leens & Groningen.
Documentation: Kleurengeluidsignaal, The Video


From Brooklyn to Berlin

Spatial & visual accompaniment of concert by Kaleidoskop Ensemble (Berlin) & Lee Ranaldo (Brooklyn),
Commission of Holland Festival & Kaleidoskop Ensemble.
Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, 14 June 2013.
No documentation available at this time.


Tehillim Illuminated

Spatial & visual of Tehillim (Steve Reich, 1981). Collaboration with ASKO|Schönberg, Synergy Vocals, World Minimal Music Festival 2011.
Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, Amsterdam, April 2011.
My initiative, funded by Amsterdam Foundation for the Arts (AFK).

Documentation in word & image: Tehillim Illuminated on YouTube


Zwavel, Was & Suiker

Lights, sounds & live music spectacle to celebrate composer Louis Andriessens 70th birthday. Collaboration with composers Martijn Padding & Anke Brouwer, ASKO|Schönberg Ensemble, Holland Festival.
Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, Amsterdam, June 2009.
My initiative & concept & concept. Supported by AFK.

Documentation: Sulphur, Wax & Sugar on Vimeo

Open Source Amsterdam

Open Air Art Manifestation in Amsterdam Bijlmer (9 May – 11 July 2009)
Author of catalogue, in print & on line



Stedelijk Museum Schiedam

CoBra 60 years, The colour of liberty (13 September – 30 November 2008)
Exhibition texts about lenders of paintings & sculptures


TheaterMuseum Amsterdam

Kikker & Co
Lettering of exhibition about puppet theater


Medisch Vandaag, Utrecht

Consultant in restyling of fortnightly tabloid magazine for the (para-)medical sector


Stichting Best Verzorgde Boeken, Amsterdam

Guest editor & author of catalogue of Best Designed Book of 2001.


Two autonomous projects


16-mmm-film with cellist Frances Marie UItti, based on the Sarabande of Cello Suite V by John Sebastian Bach.

De vertegenwoordiger

(The Rep) Performance with electronics, live music & objects.


2000 – now

School of Journalism, Utrecht

Professor & researcher visual journalism, infographics & datavisualisation


Meulenhoff Educative Publishers, Amsterdam

Interim Chief Managing Designer for the sections Primary & Adult Education


Malmberg Educative Publishers, Den Bosch

Head of the department Secondary Education Materials


Vormgevingsinstituut, Amsterdam

Program Manager 2D
Responsible for the program of research and activities on graphic design, information & communication The Future Of Graphic Communication.

Some of the projects I realised:
• Design Management Platform
Network of bureaus, companies, education & research.

• The Autumn of Graphic Design
Lecture Series on graphic design in the information age.

• Design as Editing
Two- day Dutch-American symposium on role and task of the designer in communication production.

• The Digitization of Deisgn
International research program into the consequences of digitization of design professions.

• First the Building Blocks…
Discussions on the necessity for impulses in the reflection & studies on graphic design.

• The legible City
Professional symposium on design in municipal & regional government. Amsterdam & Helsinki.

Exhibition of Dutch design & illustration for computer & television screens.


Hollandse Hoogte, bureau voor fotobemiddeling en grafische vormgeving, Amsterdam

Senior Designer & co-author of reorganization plan.


Vormberichten, Amsterdam

Editor-In-Chic of the official organ of the Professional Organisations of Graphic & Industrial Designers



Many articles in printed media, such as NRC Handelsblad, De Groene Amsterdammer, Items, Industrieel Ontwerpen, Eye magazine

Commissioned articles such as Ministry of Culture & Welfare, Design Expertise, MLIS (Lyon), arc en rêve (Bordeaux), Uitgeverij 010 en Vormgevingsinstituut.


Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, Den Haag

Professor Graphic Design


Independent Graphic Designer (BNO)

Clients in social & cultural sectors such as the Municipality of Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, Social Health Organisation Greater Amsterdam, NGO for development aid NOVIB, Ekologiese Uitgeverij publishers, Nicaragua Komitee Nederland, Oost-Europa Verkenningen (magazine on Eastern Europe), Orchestra de Volharding, Amsterdam orchestra & choir ASKO, National Committee for Prevention & Cure of Aids NCAB) en Publishing House Van Gennep.


Sjaloom, Odijk

Editorial Designer
Design, production coordination and other tasks in small activist publishing house



Institute of Teaching, VU University
Course to obtain license as professor in Higher Vocational Education.


Post academic residency at Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Amsterdam, faculty of Visual Communication. Projecten on the relation between image (light) and sound (msic).

1972 – ’76 & 1981 – ’82

Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, department of Applied Graphic Arts

Graduation Projects: Magazine Oost-Europa Verkenningen, Boek 10 Jaar Volharding and (Typo)graphic Experiments. Thesis All Design is Interpretation.

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