9 oktober , 2018

From October 13 to 20 the ‘Week of the Artist Book’ will take place in Groningen. It is organized by Stichting ARTisBOOK. During the week 25 galeries, museums, bookshops and cultural institutes will celebrate the artist book and its development from the 1960s to now through exhibitions and workshops. https://artisbook.nl

Exhibition at Noorderlicht

As part of this week Every Day a New Book will be exhibited at Noorderlicht.  Also in this show work by Elisabeth Tonnard Jan van der Til, Anouk Kruithof, Carina Hesper en Jan Dirk van der Burg. This show will continue beyond the week, until November 4.

Location: Noorderlicht, Akerkhof 12, Groningen. Hours: Wednesdays-Sundays from 12.00 to 18.00. Admission is €4,- (€2,- for students). http://www.noorderlicht.com


The Jam – That’s Entertainment

25 mei , 2018

‘That’s Entertainment’ is the theme of the month of May in my book project Every Day a New Book, 2018. The theme is inspired by a 1980 song by British punk band The Jam. When photographing and making the books I have the music in my head. The books that I have made so far can be found on my website: https://septemberbook.wordpress.com/


One Minute

16 februari , 2018

My short film 15febr2018 can be seen if you click on the link


Schermafbeelding 2018-02-16 om 12.44.04

Beurs van Bijzondere Uitgevers

4 december , 2017


Sunday December 10, 2017 I’m at the Beurs van Bijzondere Uitgevers, a fair for literature and artists’ books that takes place yearly at Paradiso in Amsterdam.

Paradiso, Weteringschans 6-8, Amsterdam Hours: 10 December 2017 13.00 – 17.00 Admission is €3,-. More information: weblink


25 mei , 2017

April 2017 is a new month in my project Every Day A New Book. I made thirty new books with the theme ‘PERIPHERAL VISION’ this means the edge of your field of vision where you don’t see sharp. I have taken it as a starting point to look at my surroundings and photograph what escapes to the attention.

In the book of day 01 I visualize peripheral vision and in book 21 I stand in the verge of a highway. I also have looked in my archive at photos that have escaped to my attention such as from a Hindu Temple Festival in the German city Hamm in book April 16 or the back side of Las Vegas in book 8. Also I tried out ideas with text and image in April 25 or I worked with old post cards in the books of 29 and 30 April.

The books are available separately through my bookshop at blurb and as a set in a nice black cassette, for more information on this box you can contact me.
Next year It goes on with the month May with a new theme.

page: https://septemberbook.wordpress.com

bookshop: http://www.blurb.com/user/Wil





13 februari , 2017

The books CLICKED and COLLECTED are in an auction with books and other materials inspired by Ed Ruscha, organized by Eric Doeringer and LMAKbooks + design.

To view the auctions, search eBay for “ERBookClub” or visit https://lnkd.in/gvtVM9N




8 februari , 2017


In 2014 ABC created an Installation ABCEUM. Its now part of the collection of the FRAC Poitou-Charentes and part of the show Sommaire over there, 3 February- 29 april 2017.

ABCEUM re-imagines the museum as a book installation. Each room in the museum is a print-on-demand artist’s book of a different size and material. Assembled, the 22 self-published books constitute a variable floor-plan which visitors can wander through. ABCEUM is an evolving project that can be added to and expanded, with its own changing programme of exhibitions—much like any museum. In ABCEUM, however, the idea of a museum itself can become its own subject.


Erik Benjamins, Eric Doeringer, Fred Free, Oliver Griffin, Mishka Henner, Tanja Lažetić, Jonathan Lewis, EJ Major, Mocksim, Louis Porter, Andreas Schmidt, Travis Shaffer,         Paul Soulellis, Wil van Iersel, Duncan Wooldridge, Hermann Zschiegner



12 januari , 2017


A selection of my favorite photos from the year 2016:


International Artist Space Agency

30 november , 2016
iasaThe IASA (International Artist Space Agency) was founded in 2016 and is a group of international artists from 13 different countries. All members were chosen to represent their own nationality and ideas of space travel.
For the first exhibition of IASA at DZIALDOV the artists were invited to contribute a work to explore their interpretations, concept and ambitions of space and space travel. The end of year exihibiton at DZIALDOV also bases on the idea of the annual fee, as all works can be purchased. There is an accompanying “golden record” which documents the whole exhibition.
Sofia Borges /BRA
Freyja Eilíf /ISL
Eva Funk /AUT
Oliver Griffin /GB
Alex Hanimann /CHE
Mishka Henner /BEL
Wil van Iersel /NL
Katja Kottmann /GER
Tanja Lažetić /SVN
Gordon MacDonald /SCT
Jacotey Marie /GRC
Georgia Metaxas /AUS
Sümer Sayın /TUR
Maybachufer 43
12047 Berlin
Opening: Friday 2nd December 2016,  7—10 pm
Exhibition: 4th December — 15th January 2017
Opening Hours: Sundays 1—6 pm and by appointment


14 september , 2016

For the 2016 NYABF, ABC members will present ABC Does Nothing – a collaborative presentation of members’ recent works which explore absence, erasure, and the intangible. My contribution is a magazine ‘seeing NOTHING’ 100 pages, size: 8.5×11 in, 25 euro/28 $ (at the fair 20$)

Available at stand N48 http://nyartbookfair.com/  

and here http://www.blurb.com/b/7319488