Shitty man in front of shitty artwork in shitty image
"Putting the doo-doo in doodling."
"Gelatin" Exhibition - Boijmans van Beuningen Museum - Rotterdam
My name is Ivar Hennep a.k.a. "Ivar Zanzibar" and I currently live in Rotterdam/The Netherlands.
Ivar Zanzibar is a multidisciplinary artist renowned for his seamless fusion of graphic design and illustration, drawing rich inspiration from his heritage, cultural identity, and the vibrant tapestry of pop culture.

His artistic journey began with a deep dive into Graphic Design with Illustration as a specialization at the Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam. Eager to expand his horizons, Ivar pursued further studies in Illustration at both the Willem de Kooning Art Academy in Rotterdam and an Erasmus Exchange with the University of the West of England in Bristol. Additionally, he delved into the realm of Visual Culture through a Minor for Visual Culture+ Honours at the Willem de Kooning Art Academy, enriching his creative perspective.
Beyond his artistic endeavors, Ivar also shares his expertise as an educator, having taught UI/UX design classes at MBO Utrecht between 2021 and 2024. His work serves as a reflection of the dynamic interplay between tradition and contemporary expression, inviting viewers on a journey to explore the rich complexities of art and culture.

2016 - 2020: Willem de Kooning Academy - Illustration
2012 - 2016: Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam - Graphic Design: Visualizing
2015 First half: Internship at illustration studio JAWGEM
2015 Second half: Internship at studio & gallery MeLikePainting
Contests & Exhibitions

2018 Nov 7 / "Red Floor" Exhibition
2018 Jan 18 / "North Sea Jazz" Poster design-contest
2017 Oct 25 / "Culturall" in Gemaal op Zuid
2017 Jul 1 / Metropolis Festival poster-design exhibition
2016 Apr 20 / Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam graduation exhibition
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