Puck Verkade‘s work at large reconsiders biological and cultural archetypes of gender, sexuality and cultural identity in relation to the abuse of power. Her videos and installations probe at how these phenomena of the human condition are generated, manipulated and mediated through mass media and pop culture. Non- linearity, humour and absurdity are used as affective tools to draw the viewer into a vortex of multiple considerations. The collage-like videos cross reference between fiction and fact, by mixing past, present and future perspectives.
Puck Verkade (1987, NL) received her BFA from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and recently completed her MFA Fine Art with distinction at Goldsmiths University, London. Her work has been shown internationally at various venues, such as Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Berlin Feminist Film Festival, If So What?/Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, Gasworks in London, and LOOP in Barcelona. Forthcoming projects in 2018 include a solo show at Art Night London and an artist commission for Daata Editions. Verkade’s work is held in private and public collections, including the AKZO Nobel Art Foundation in Amsterdam. She lives and works in London, where she was selected as a resident artist at Sarabande The Lee Alexander McQueen Foundation for 2017–2018. Forthcoming projects include solo exhibitions at Zabludowicz Collection Invites in London and at Schimmel Projects Dresden Art Centre in Dresden, Germany.