Biography

last edit:  Dec 2017

2017       SummerShow Amsterdam Noord 2017, Nieuw Dakota & Francis Boeske Projects, Ms. van Riemsdijkweg 41, Amsterdam

2017       NEW YORK GROUP SHOW with Ryan Brown, Naho Taruishi, Charles Sabba, Vincent Boschma, Gare DU Noord, Amsterdam

2016       Founding and directing of new artspace Gare DU Noord, Klaprozenweg 67 loods 12, Amsterdam

2015       REFUGEE FLAG proposal for Refugee Monument Berlin, curated by Anonymous Stateless Immigrants, on display at Gorki during Herbstsalon 2, Berlin. With Anna Mikhailova, Wouter Osterholt, Melanie Garland, Vara Getzow, Ana Cristina Cravinho, Isaac Chong, Klodian Deda, Bozo Katic, Felix Fiedler, Rene de Rooz, Marcio Carvalho, Angela Anderson, Alexandru Reavschi, Cansu Berksan, Betül Küpeli, Esra Ozmen, Yiannis Pappas, Jacopo Gallico, Paola Yacoub, Benjamin Busch, Sandra Lubahn, Kalle Binas, Federika Tsai, Luciana Rangel, Johnson Andrew Ellis, Domenique Himmelsbach de Vries and Anonymous Stateless Immigrants

2015       AUTHORITY AUTONOMY  poster design for the SqEK network of researchers and activists meeting in Barcelona, curated by Alan Moore, May 21st to 25th, Spain. An exhibition of posters and information presentations from and about autonomous spaces, from the squatting, occupation and disobedient movements. This show will go on to the USA in September. Barcelona venue: www.ateneu9b.net/qui-som New York City venue: www.abcnorio.org Final archival repository: http://interferencearchive.org

2014       Presentation held at BITS OF FREEDOM reviewing OPEN-TV. Bits of Freedom is the Dutch digital rights organization, focusing on privacy and communications freedom in the digital age. Bits of Freedom strives to influence legislation and self-regulation, on a national and a European level.

2014       Screening of Excavation at Bullet Space at FREE CINEMA W139 with Adrian Melis, Agnieszka Polska, Avi Krispin, Domenique Himmelsbach deVries, Doran Schmaal, Fraser Stewart, Jerry De Mars, Johannes Langkamp, Masha Ru, Mike Pelletier, Nathan Azhderian, Pendar Nabipour, Rei kakiuchi, Riley Harmon, Rui Vilela, Sarah Jones, Susan van Hengstum, Kay Schuttel at W139, Warmoesstraat 139 Amsterdam.

2013        RAINBOW, a large projection outside the Dutch Protest Museum. In collaboration with Zoro Feigl. Within the framework of MediaImpact International Festival of Activist Art, 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia. Groupshow with Eva Besnyo, Melanie Bonajo, Vincent Boschma, Roel van Duijn, Constant Dullaart, Zoro Feigl, Darko Fritz, Robert Jasper Grootveld, Nicoline van Harskamp, Bernhard Willem, Holtrop, Thom Jaspers, Constant Nieuwenhuis, Victor Nieuwenhuis and Martha Seyfert, Ulrike Rosenbach, Marja Samsom, Lidya Schouten, Staats TV Rabotnik (Mart van Bree, Menno Grootveld, Reinier Kurpershoek), Simon Vinkenoog. The exhibition was held within the framework of the Netherlands – Russia year 2013, with the support of Mondriaan Fund and the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Moscow, Russia.

2013        OPEN-TV currently on view in the 20th Century exhibition at the Amsterdam Museum. Kalverstraat 92 / St. Luciënsteeg 27, Amsterdam.

2012        SUNNY SIDE UP, site-specific sound installation, September 15th 2012, FATFORM, Amsterdam.

2012         Artist in Residence, FATFORM, Amsterdam.

2012        OPEN-TV, an urban site-specific installation, launched on May 5th 2012, Amsterdam. At the invitation of Amsterdam Comité 4 en 5 Mei and Partizan Publik. With the generous support of the Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunsten, city districts Centrum, Noord, Oost, West, Zuidoost and Amsterdam Comité 4 en 5 Mei.

2011        THEO VAN GOGH selected for the exhibition LA VS. WAR II: ART FOR PEACE IN THE HOPE ERA. The exhibition travels the U.S. and internationally. Opened the weekend of September 9/10/11, 2011 at The Philanthropic Center for the Arts, 2341 E. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90021

2011        Screening of the raw cut of THE AUTONOMOUS ZONE. Group exhibition with Zoro Feigl, Bonno van Doorn, Wouter Klein Velderman, Jan Robert Leegte at KAFANA Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 240, Amsterdam.

2011        Founding member of KAFANA, an artist collective run together with Bonno van Doorn, Zoro Feigl, Sajoscha Talirz, Bram Graafland, Wouter Klein Velderman, Kasper Jacobs, documentary maker Jesper Buursink, experimental cook Sjim Hendrix and Manuel Klappe, initiator of i.e. BEELDHALWERK and PRESENT FOREVER. KAFANA was previously located on the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 240 in Amsterdam, and showcased exhibitions, performances, live-music, organized film screenings and reading groups, accommodated an experimental restaurant and a small bar.

2011         An adaptation of THE PAPER MILL installed throughout the course of THE EDDIE THE EAGLE SHOPPING CENTER AT MAGNA PLAZA, June 1st - 30th, Amsterdam. A group exhibition with Urok Shirhanm, My Polar Ice, Quartier Moustache, DUS architects, Anne Jan Reijn, Simon Wald Lasowski, Hot Mama Hot, Red Light Radio, Kim van Dongen, Viktor Engberts, Tijdelijke Samenscholing, Jef Andrea, Manimal, Floris Bovee, Christiaan Fruneaux, Merel Noorlander, Club Interbellum, Anatopia, Cirque Karbonkel, Avi Krispin, Dadara, Pips:Lab, Crack for your eyes, amongst others.

2008-      Webdesign for antonvandalen East Village, New York City. 

2010        FOLDING AIRPLANES on view during screening event at WHITE BOX Gallery, New York City. Curated by Sanctioned Array.

2010        The short Excavation at Bullet Space included in a timecapsule, buried in a well in the backyard of Bullet Space, New York City.

2010        The article AUTONOMOUS ZONE published in House Magic. House Magic is a magazine which communicates with activists and art squats throughout the world and is compiled by Alan Moore, co-founder of both ABC NORIO and COLAB, New York City.

2010        CCTV debute during the second edition of Palais Paradiso in Paradiso, April 9th 2010, Amsterdam. More info on paradiso.nl and palaisparadiso.nl

2010        CCTV on show at Retort Project Space, Aalsmeerweg 103, May 2010, Amsterdam. More info on retortproject.nl

2010        One large-scale painting commissioned by Tommy Hilfiger European Head-office, Rokin 55, Amsterdam.

2009        FOLDING AIRPLANES included in a group-exhibition, November 6th at Art in Public, Amstelveenseweg 131, Amsterdam.

2008        3 earlier works (Grand Piano, Theo van Gogh, Memento Mori) included in the 20/20 catalog of the Visual Arts Press, compiled by art-critic Jerry Saltz, New York City. Grand Piano was used for its cover.

2007        Design and installment of video-installation MOVE, Passenger Terminal of Amsterdam, Piet Heinkade 27. MOVE is in collaboration with Hans Beenhakker, the initiator of Cinedans Festival, previously performing for choreographer Pina Bausch.

2007        Two large-scale paintings commissioned by Tommy Hilfiger European Head-office, Rokin 55, Amsterdam.

2007        I AM ALIVE projected on 12 screens on the 11th floor of the Post-CS building (SMCS), Oosterdokskade 5, Amsterdam.

2007        Group-exhibition Tomorrow’s Artists Today, Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26 Street, New York.

2007        Documentary-film VAN GOGH LOS (2006) informed and developed by the site-specific action THEO VAN GOGH (2005). A short version of the documentary was exhibited in 2007 in a video-installation at the Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, New York City. The full length version of the documentary went in premiere in 2006 at the Dutch Film Festival in Utrecht en was shown by Filmlab (Nederland 2 - Humanistische Omroep, Sept. 2006), DocBlok (RTV Noord-Holland, Okt. 2006), Ketelhuis: ‘Herdenking moord op Van Gogh‚’ (Amsterdam, November 2nd 2006), Noordelijk Filmfestival (Leeuwarden, Nov. 2006) en ‘Holland in het Kort: de Nederlandse Korte Film 1945-2007’ (Paris, June 2007).

2006        Collaboration with Kattenbak Collectief at de Kunstvlaai, Amsterdam.

2006        Culture of Fear Survival Kit published by and on display at Printed Matter, 195 Tenth Avenue, New York City. printedmatter.org  

2006        Group-exhibition Emerging Artists in Fine Arts: Made in New York at Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26 Street, New York City.

2005        Group-exhibition Copilandia, a traveling show in the south of Spain and Portugal that featured artists in a ‘copy-free’ environment. Curated by Kirby Gookin, New York City.

2005        Group-exhibition Rider-Project, at D.U.M.B.O. Arts Festival 2005 and 25th Street in Chelsea, New York City.

 

Education

2003-2007          School of Visual Arts, New York City. BFA, graduated with honors.
2000-2001          U.V.A. University of Amsterdam.
1996-1998          Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam.
1995-1996          Academy of Fine Arts (ABK), Maastricht.

 

Grants/ prizes

2011        OPEN-TV, an urban site-specific installation, has been the recipient of a grant from the Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunsten, stadsdeel Centrum, stadsdeel Oost, stadsdeel West, stadsdeel Noord, stadsdeel Zuidoost.

2010        CCTV won the THE GREAT FREEDOM CAMPAIGN, a night organized by Amsterdam Comité 4 en 5 Mei, Amsterdams Bevrijdingsfestival, Club Interbellum and Felix Meritis. At Felix Meritis, May 5th 2010, Amsterdam.

2010        CCTV, an interactive audiovisual installation, has been the recipient of a grant from both the Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunsten and from Stadsdeel Zuid.

2007        Recipient of the Special Departmental Grant issued by Suzanne Anker, chair of the Fine Arts Department at the School of Visual Arts, New York City.

2006        Recipient of the Special Departmental Grant issued by Jeanne Siegel, chair of the Fine Arts Department at the School of Visual Arts, New York City.

 

Miscellaneous

2009-2014            Worked at W139, Warmoestraat 139, Amsterdam.
2007-                    Assistant of Anton van Dalen, East Village, New York City.