For more than 40 years Rob Schrama brings art into action as a vehicle for change. In his native country the Netherlands and abroad he organizes actions, performances and festivals for the benefit of a better world. He develops concepts for a hopeful future and while bringing them into action he involves as many people as possible.
Universities, Colleges of Higher Education, and Art Academies regularly invite Rob Schrama to give guest lectures. As a professor in Action Art in Amsterdam, East and West-Berlin and in Kassel, Rob Schrama teaches how Art can change the society. Together with his students he organizes large-scale projects of art. As Vice-president of the International Centre for Celebration, Rob Schrama visits and advises events all over the world.
Rob Schrama also initiates festivals of his own: in Amsterdam, Amersfoort and Santa Fe he encourages the inhabitants to participate in writing and poetry actions; transforming the whole city into one huge open book and podium. In Potsdam he creates Eutopia: the city is a model for a European utopia. Inhabitants and artists are currently working to establish it.
In his place of residence in Amsterdam, Rob Schrama organises events, festivals and happenings. He also supports art initiative groups with the realization of their plans, such as the Metamorphosis for Bicycles in a suburb, Marie de la Nuit through the nightlife of Amsterdam, a Pyramid of Light, created with lasers, for celebrating Peace, and Happening on the Water, as a hommage to the legendary Dutch artist Robert Jasper Grootveld, who transformed Amsterdam into the magic center in the sixties.
In addition, Rob Schrama creates wall sculptures, inspired by the beauty of minerals. His pieces of art are liberated from the canvas and seem to hover along the wall. His work has been exhibited in galleries in the Nretherlands and abroad.