Sybren Renema

Sybren Renema, Study for the death mask of an average Romantic, 2012-2014, plaster cast of 3D print, ca 12 x 18 x 28 cm

 

Sybren Renema (1988) is active as an artist, writer and musician. After receiving his BFA from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, he became the youngest MFA student to ever enrol at the Glasgow School of Art. Renema is interested in the obscure corners of all forms of human discourse, with a particular liking for art, history, geographical exploration and the natural sciences. These different interests are often combined in the same work, highlighting an interest in unconventional forms of knowledge-production as well as a sense of the absurd and the grotesque.
 Recent solo exhibitions include The Harvest of Leisure at Cydonia, Dallas,  The Milk of Paradise at Dürst Britt & Mayhew, Pleasures of a Grave Desire at CCA Glasgow and Objective Onomatopoeia at the Glasgow Project Room. Work by Renema is held in private and public collections, including the AMC Collection, Amsterdam and the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden. In 2017 his work will be on show in the Antarctic Pavilion as part of the Venice Biennial.


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