Marwan Bassiouni

Marwan Bassiouni’s detailed photographs question how Islam is represented in the West, and show a society in which several cultures exist alongside and with each other. His celebrated series New Dutch Views is a symbolic portrait of his double cultural background, and it highlights the fact that a new Western Islamic identity is emerging.

Marwan Bassiouni (1985) holds a BA in photography from The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and a photographer CFC from the Photography School of Vevey (CEPV). In 2019, he had a solo exhibition at The Hague Museum of Photography and published the book ‘New Dutch Views’. His work has been exhibited at Bienne Festival of Photography (CH), Photobastei /VFG prize, Zürich (CH), Sharjah Art Foundation (UAE), Circulation(s), Paris (FR), Fotomuseum Winterthur (CH), Aperture (USA), Paris Photo (FR), Athens Photo Festival (GR), SBK Galerie, Amsterdam (NL), Kunsthal Helmond (NL), De Warande, Turnhout (BE) and galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam (NL).

Work by Bassiouni is held in private and public collections, including Kunstmuseum Bern, Nederlands Fotomuseum Rotterdam, Kunstmuseum Den Haag, Fenix Museum of Migration, AEGON Art Collection, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amsterdam UMC, Menzis Art Collection, KPMG Collection and Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration. Bassiouni is the recipient of the W. Eugene Smith Student Grant, the Harry Pennings Prize, the Prix Circulation(s)-Fujifilm, the Ron Mandos Photo Talent Award and the Emerging Artist Grant of the Mondrian Fund.

Bassiouni’s work is currently on view in the exhibition ‘Gallery of Honour of Dutch Photography’ at the Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam.

Paul Beumer

In the past few years Paul Beumer’s painterly practice has gained a specific focus on the research into the history and usage of fabrics and fibres within different cultures. He thereto has traveled to places like China, Japan, Nigeria, Madeira and Malaysia. Steering away from the conventions of the brush and canvas his works are made with a great variety of loose textiles producing abstract patterns that feel like faint memories of Western Modernism.

Paul Beumer (1982, The Netherlands) received his BFA from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague after which he completed a two-year residency at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam. Recent solo and duo exhibitions include ‘As long as you know I am waiting, take your time flowers of the spring’ at Galeria de Arte Mexicano (GAM) in Mexico City, ‘Frequently the woods are pink’ at Dürst Britt & Mayhew, ‘CONDO Mexico City’ at Proyecto Paralelo in Mexico City, ‘Paul Beumer & Willem Hussem’ at Museum Jan Cunen in Oss, ’He wanted kisses, but all he got was analytical anecdotes and philosophic epigrams’ at Venue in Taipei, Taiwan, ‘Paint Wide Mouth White’ at Qingyun International Art Centre in Beijing, China. He participated in major group exhibitions at the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden, Museum Het Valkhof in Nijmegen, Museum Kranenburgh in Bergen, Museum De Paviljoens in Almere and the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Work by Beumer is held in private and public collections, including Museum de Domijnen, Sittard, the AKZO Nobel Art Foundation, Amsterdam; the collection of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague, The Academic Medical Centre Art Collection, Amsterdam; the Collection of the District Court of Law, Amsterdam; the Rattan Chadha Collection, Voorschoten, Netherlands.

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Alex Farrar

Alex Farrar’s practice is based on the artistic use of the exhibition form, with a focus on solo-projects in a range of contexts. Through considered groupings of individual works, Farrar encourages lyrical narratives to emerge, creating spaces to consider the intimate, feelingful ways in which we embody social, political, environmental and economic realities. Alex explores making processes in complex relationship with form, often drawing directly from the ‘nervous body’ and involuntary emotional expressions such as sweating, trembling and nail biting.

Alex Farrar (born 1986, Yeadon, Leeds, UK) lives and works in Amsterdam and London. He studied at Leeds College of Art, UK, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at SE8 Gallery, London, UK (2019); Bloc Projects, Sheffield, UK (2019); A Park is a Place for Strolling in Winter, Eindhoven, the Netherlands (2019); Dürst Britt & Mayhew, the Hague, the Netherlands (2019); Art Rotterdam, w/Dürst Britt & Mayhew, the Netherlands (2019); Onomatopee [w/Philippine Hoegen], Eindhoven, the Netherlands (2018); Unfair, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2018); Arco Madrid, w/Dürst Britt & Mayhew, Madrid, Spain (2018); Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2016); de Appel, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2016). Group exhibitions include ‘Walk&Talk 9.5’, São Miguel, Azores (2020); ‘Vèf Jaah’, Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague, the Netherlands (2020); ‘Double Negative’, ChaShaMa, New York, USA (2019); ‘British Summer Time (BST)’, Copperfield, London, United Kingdom (2018); ‘Distant Constellations’, The Great Medical Disaster, Manchester, United Kingdom (2017); ‘Staging the Inhabitable’, Cultureel Centrum Fijnhout, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2017). Both in 2014 and 2015 he won The Best Dutch Book Designs for two of his publications.

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Willem Hussem

Renowned Dutch artist Willem Hussem (1900-1974) continually experimented and produced highly diverse works of art, including painting, drawing and sculpture. A constant aspiration towards simplicity and purity underlies his entire oeuvre. This aspiration is closely connected with his need for clear systems of thought. It was in Hegel’s philosophy and Zen Bhuddism that he found the intellectual basis for the universalistic outlook on the world that would determine his thought and work.

Throughout his life Hussem was in search of a manner of working that tied in with his philosophical views. In poetry, he found this in short lyrics, while in art he initially found it in a style that steered a middle path between expressionism and constructivism, and finally in geometrical abstraction.

In 1960 Willem Hussem represented The Netherlands at the Venice Biennial. During his lifetime he had solo exhibitions at Gemeentemuseum in Den Haag, Museum Het Princessehof in Leeuwarden and Stedelijk Museum in Schiedam and participated in major group exhibitions in Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven and Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. He also exhibited twice at the Carnegie International in Pittsburgh, US.

After Hussem’s death in 1974, the ‘Hussem Committee’, which consisted of influential artists, art historians and museum directors, kept his legacy alive. Retrospectives were mounted at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, Centraal Museum in Utrecht, Rijksmuseum Twenthe in Enschede, Museum Dordrecht and most recently at Museum Belvedere in Oranjewoud.

Hussem’s work is held in many private and public collections, including Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.


Interview about the estate of Willem Hussem (in Dutch)

Jacqueline de Jong

Jacqueline de Jong (1939) is revered for her involvement in European avant-garde networks including the Gruppe SPUR and the politically engaged Situationist International movement and for founding, editing and publishing The Situationist Times in Paris in the 1960s. By now her publishing, painting and sculpture endeavours have spanned over five decades, in which motifs of eroticism, desire, violence and humour continue to recur. In her painterly practice she has effortlessly switched between different styles: from expressionist painting to new figuration and pop art.

De Jong will be the subject of a major solo exhibition at the NSU Fort Lauderdale in 2023, focusing on her works from the 1960s. Other recent solo exhibitions include The Ultimate Kiss at WIELS in Brussels, which toured to MOSTYN, Wales and Kunstmuseum Ravensburg, Germany, between 2021-2022, and a retrospective, Pinball Wizard: The Work and Life of Jacqueline de Jong at the Stedelijk Museum in 2019. Recent museum acquisitions include the Stedelijk Museum, Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, Amsterdam Museum and Centre national des arts plastiques (Cnap).

Other solo exhibitions include a retrospective at Musée Les Abattoirs in Toulouse, ‘Same Player Shoots Again!’ at Treize in Paris, ‘Plankenkoorts’ at Dürst Britt & Mayhew, ’Resilience(s)’ at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery in London and ‘Billiards 1976-78’ at Château Shatto in Los Angeles. Recent group exhibitions include ‘She-Bam Pow POP Wizz!’ at MAMAC in Nice, ‘Radio-Activity’ at Lenbachhaus in Munich, ‘The Most Dangerous Game’ at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, ‘Die Welt Als Labyrinth’ at MAMCO in Genève, ‘From Calder to Koons, Jewels of Artists’ at Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, ‘Section Littéraire’ at Kunsthalle Bern and ‘Strategic Vandalism: the Legacy of Asger Jorn’s Modification Paintings’ at Galerie Petzel, New York.

Work by De Jong is held in private and public collections including Centre Pompidou, Paris; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Museum Jorn, Silkeborg; Lenbachhaus, Munich; Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo; Kunstmuseum Göteborg; MCCA Toronto; MONA, Tasmania; Rachofsky Collection, Dallas; Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem; Museum Arnhem; Cobra Museum for Modern Art, Amstelveen. In 2011 De Jong’s entire archive from the 1960s was acquired by the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library of the Yale University in New Haven.


Interviews and features

Interview in Frieze magazine

Interview in L’Officiel Art magazine

Interview in Financieel Dagblad newspaper (Dutch)

Interview in Metropolis M magazine (Dutch)

Interview in NRC newspaper (Dutch)

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Lennart Lahuis

Through a wide variety of materials and techniques Lennart Lahuis subjects texts and photographic imagery to natural phenomena such as melting, combustion, evaporation and erosion. In each series the artist combines material processes that are used in graphic reproduction techniques with scientific disciplines such as earth sciences, astronomy and restoration. These disciplines are traditionally employed to produce or preserve knowledge, but in Lahuis’ work they become part of objects and installations that explore the boundaries of intelligibility, the material conditions for legibility and the potential of disappearance through material decay and fragmentation.

Lennart Lahuis (NL, 1986) received his BFA from Artez Institute of the Arts in Zwolle, Netherlands. From 2011 to 2013 he was a resident at De Ateliers in Amsterdam. Recent solo exhibitions include Those Hours That Have Lost Their Clock at Galeria Jaqueline Martins in Brussels, BE (2022); Constant Escapement at the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden, NL (2019); Land Slides at the National Museum of Ceramics Princessehof in Leeuwarden, NL (2019) and Le Mal du Pays at Dürst Britt & Mayhew (2019). Recent group exhibitions include In the Age of Post-Drought at CID Grand-Hornu in Boussu, BE (2021), CODA Paper Art at CODA Museum in Apeldoorn, NL (2021) When stones Awake at Platform POST in Nijmegen, NL (2021); Nabeeld at PARK in Tilburg, NL (2020), Common Ground at AKZO Nobel Art Foundation in Amsterdam, NL (2019) and Recent Acquisitions at Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, NL (2018).
In 2021 Lahuis won the FPT Sustainable Art Award in Turin, Italy and in 2015 the Royal Award for Contemporary Painting as well as the Piket Art Prize, both in the Netherlands. His work is held in private and public collections, including the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam in Schiedam, Akzo Nobel Art Foundation, the collection of the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam, ING collection, and the moraes-barbosa collection in São Paulo.

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Alexandre Lavet

The work of Alexandre Lavet plays with the idea of emptiness, disappearance and erasure. Under the apparent homogeneity of exhibition spaces lie the details that mark the uniqueness and specificity of each place. It is these elements that Alexandre Lavet wants to bring to light, thereby making the viewer more aware of the environment surrounding him.

Alexandre Lavet (1988) received both his BFA and MFA from the École Supérieure d’Art in Clermont-Ferrand, France. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Everyday, I don’t’ at CAC Passerelle in Brest, France, ’Learn from yesterday. Live for today. Look to tomorrow. Rest this afternoon’ at Deborah Bowmann in Brussels, ‘I would prefer not to’ at Galerie Paris-Beijing in Paris, and ‘La cigarette n’a pas le même goût au soleil’ at Dürst Britt & Mayhew. Recent group exhibitions include ‘When in Doubt, Go to a Museum’ at City Museum of Ljubljana, ‘Grand Salon’ at Centre d’Art Contemporain / Passages in Troyes, France, ‘Olaph the Oxman’ at Copperfield Gallery, London, ‘Vision’ at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, ‘Run Run Run’ at Villa Arson in Nice, and ‘The Context’ at Museum Flehite in Amersfoort, Netherlands. His work is held in private and public collections, including the moraes-barbosa collection in São Paulo, the EKARD collection and the Lisser Art Museum (LAM) in The Netherlands. Alexandre Lavet is living and working in Brussels.

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Joseph Montgomery

The work of Joseph Montgomery has the structure and syntax of sculpture, but it simultaneously has all the trappings of painting: wood, canvas, various types of coating and paint. The blurring and confounding of classification lends it a strange sense of hybridity. Joseph Montgomery ’s expansion of abstract painting results in two distinctive types of painting: collages and shims.

Joseph Montgomery (1979, Northampton, MA, US) lives and works in New York. Recent solo exhibitions include Via degli Eremiti at CAR DRDE in Bologna, Rules for Coyote at Dürst Britt & Mayhew, DOLLS (with Sherrie Levine) at Paula Cooper Gallery, Heads, Calves at Laurel Gitlen, Doll Index at Peter Blum Gallery and Five Sets Five Reps at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA). His work was also shown in the seminal group exhibition Painter Painter at The Walker Art Centre in Minneapolis. Work by Montgomery is held in private and public collections, including the Centraal Museum Utrecht.


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Raúl Ortega Ayala

Raúl Ortega Ayala (1973) studied Painting at ‘La Esmeralda’ in Mexico City after which he traveled to the Glasgow School of Art for a Master in Fine Arts. During his master’s degree, he moved away from painting and veered his practice towards Anthropology and began working with the ethnographic method of ‘participant observation.’ Since then, Ortega Ayala has purposefully immersed himself for periods of one or two years in various different contexts such as the office world, food and gardening. This resulted in three different series, titled: ‘Bureaucratic Sonata, An Ethnography on Gardening, and Food for Thought’. He is currently exploring other methodologies used in History and Archaeology for an ongoing series ‘From the Pit of Etc.’ devoted to the concept of absence, trace, and iconoclasm. Raúl Ortega Ayala is currently living and working in Wellington, New Zealand.

Recent group exhibitions include ‘Stirring the Pot of Story’ at the Delfina Foundation in London, ‘Silent Light’ at Dürst Britt & Mayhew, ‘True Story’ at Proyectos Monclova in Mexico City and ‘Yes Naturally’ at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag in The Hague. Solo exhibitions include ‘Living Remains’ at Stroom Den Haag and ‘Melting Pots’ at Rokeby Gallery in London. Work by Raúl Ortega Ayala is held in private and public collections, including the David Roberts Art Foundation, the AkzoNobel Art Foundation and the VandenBroek Foundation.

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Pieter Paul Pothoven

Pieter Paul Pothoven (1981) is a multimedia artist who engages with historical sites, artifacts and resources in order to mediate new relationships with the past, often based on the potential use value of these locations and objects in the present. He received his BFA at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and his MFA at Parsons The New School for Design, New York. He was a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown (US) and a resident at the Instituto Sacatar in Salvador, Brazil. In 2014 and 2015 he was a participant at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht.

Recent exhibitions with Pieter Paul Pothoven include Territorial Drift at Garage Rotterdam, Listen to the stones, think like a mountain at Tatjana Pieters, Ghent, Lapis Lazuli from Serr-I-Sang at PuntWG, Amsterdam, 11:59 at Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown and The Intelligence of Things at The Kitchen, New York. His writings have been published by De Internet Gids, Volume and by the International Center of Photography in collaboration with CCS Bard. Work by Pothoven is held in private and public collections, including the Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, Akzo Nobel Art Foundation, Amsterdam and the Van Lanschot Art Collection, The Hague.

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Sybren Renema

Sybren Renema’s work originates from his various academic interests, which cover subjects including geosciences, history, theology and music. He is also very attracted to intellectual or physical failure. Past projects have interrogated the legacy of Goethe and his pseudo-scientific Farbenlehre, the drug use of the English Romantic poets, the polar expeditions of Scott and Shackleton, David Livingstone’s afterlife in Africa and the ideologies behind classical music. Although these interests might seem disparate, they are connected through his particular interest in the long 19th century (1789-1914). Many of his projects could be described as an interrogation of how concepts emanating from this period are still relevant in the current era. A result of this wide range of interests is that the mediums in which he works are quite diverse. He has used traditional formats like drawing or ceramics, but also technologically mediated approaches such as 3D printing or video. To him, combining these different approaches is a way of highlighting the complexity of the world in which we live and the mongrel nature of our discourse.

Sybren Renema (1988, NL) received his BFA from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, after which he obtained an MFA at the Glasgow School of Art. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Verweile doch! Du bist so schön!’ at Dürst Britt & Mayhew, ‘The Burden of the Incommunicable’ at FIU | Miami Beach Urban Studios, ‘Lift off, land Ahoy’ at LETO gallery in Warsaw and ‘Relics’ at the Glasgow Project Room. Recent group exhibitions include ‘Haagse School x Haagse Nieuwe’ at Museum Jan Cunen in Oss, ‘Haagse Heritage’ at Heden in The Hague, ‘Palinsestri’ at Sharevolution in Genoa, ‘Im Taumel der Nacht’ at Deli Projects in Basel, ‘Nightfall’ at Musée Rath in Geneva and ‘Out of Khentii’ at the Union of Mongolian Artists in Chingis City. Work by Renema is held in private and public collections, including the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden, the AMC Collection in Amsterdam, the Fundación Proyecto Bachué in Bogota and the art collection of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2017 his work was shown in the Antarctic Pavilion as part of the Venice Biennial. Sybren Renema lives and works in Glasgow.

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David Roth

David Roth’s artistic practice forms a long-term research into the origins, processes and manifestations of painting. For Roth the process of making and the element of chance involved are as important to notice as the final visual outcome. Therefore a so called end product as for example a painted canvas and side products as for example a palette or a piece of cloth for cleaning brushes, have the same value for him. Every surface with marks and history of the process may turn up in his works. Time and duration are important elements and the layering of materials from different periods within one work can either spark dissonance or renewal. Roth’s works continually play with concepts of construction and deconstruction as well as with the performative and sculptural potential painting can possess. This becomes very clear in his painterly installations and in his intriguing and humorous videos that document the sometimes unusual making process of various of his ‘paintings’. 

David Roth (1985, AT) graduated from the Academy of fine arts Vienna in the class of Daniel Richter. Recent solo and duo exhibitions include ‘Imagine’ at Bildraum 01 in Vienna, ’An introduction to painting’ at Dürst Britt & Mayhew, ‘remember’ at New Jörg in Vienna, ‘Vogl/Roth’ at Skulpturinstitut in Vienna, ‘ça grésille, ça clignotte’ at le commissariat in Paris and ‘Orgy Now’ at Ve.sch in Vienna. Recent group exhibitions include ‘Stretch Release’ at Dürst Britt & Mayhew, ‘Vielfalt’ at Landesmuseum Burgenland, ‘Imago Mundi’ at Belvedere Winterpalais in Vienna and ‘Plus jamais seul’ at Standards in Rennes. Work by Roth is held in private and public collections including the Landesmuseum Burgenland, the AkzoNobel Art Foundation, the Aksenov Family Foundation and the Luciano Benetton collection. David Roth lives and works in Vienna, Austria.

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Alejandra Venegas

Mexican artist Alejandra Venegas is always in search for intercultural motifs, patterns and symbols, which seem to have a universal meaning. Since her childhood, she has focused her gaze on Asian art, Japanese woodblock prints, Tibetan Buddhist painting, traditional African woodcarving and Egyptian hieroglyphs among many other interests. Her imagery stems from her memories and from closely observing her immediate natural surroundings, being her garden and the mountain close to her house. Her works hover between the figurative and the abstract, the real and the surreal. They have firm roots in Mexico, but they speak of a shared human experience and language.

Typical for Venegas’ artistic practice are her unusual woodcarvings. She hand carves landscape scenes and natural motives from various sorts of wood native to Mexico, after which she colours them with gouache or oil. Uniting the natural, warm tones of the wood with stridently bright shades is a contrast she actively seeks for. Incorporating the natural irregularities of the wood makes it much more than just a panel to paint on and gives the work a definite sculptural character. For Venegas, these works have therefore become a meeting place between painting, sculpture and drawing, but also between nature and culture, the exterior and the interior.

Alejandra Venegas (1986, Mexico City) studied Visual and Plastic Arts at La Esmeralda in Mexico City. Recent solo and duo exhibitions include ‘Nubada’ at Proyectos Monclova in Mexico City, ‘Downpour’ with Alex Farrar at Madragoa in Lisbon, ‘Al Cerro Irradiante’ at Kubikulo in Porto, ‘Frequently the woods are pink’ with Paul Beumer at Dürst Britt & Mayhew, ‘Cavar estanques y amontonar montañas’ at Casa Santa Maria de Fundación Casa Wabi.

Recent group exhibitions include ‘Earth, a collective landscape’ at the AkzoNobel Art Foundation in Amsterdam, ‘Bitácoras’ at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Querétaro in Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico ‘What the moon can tell you has been said by the sun’ at Dürst Britt & Mayhew, ‘Bailando en la oscuridad’ at Karen Huber Gallery in Mexico City, ‘Luego, la forma’ at GAM Gallery in Mexico City, ‘Quality Time’ at Proxyco Gallery in New York, ‘Courage! Near infra red’ at Galeria Rinomina in Paris and ‘Hacer una Isla’ with BWSMX at Ruberta in Los Angeles.

In 2023 Venegas was a resident artist at Fundación Ama Amoedo in Uruguay and in 2018 at Casa Wabi in Oaxaca. In 2014 she was selected for the XVI Biennial Rufino Tamayo and in 2016 for the Biennial UNAM of Visual Arts. In 2013 and 2015 she received the FONCA Jóvenes Creadores scholarship. In 2023 she received the Premio Tequila 1800 Colección.

Work by Venegas is held in private and public collections, including the Museum Voorlinden in Wassenaar, Roche collection in Basel, the AKZO Nobel Art Foundation in Amsterdam, the Tequila 1800 Colección in Guadalajara and the Fundacíon ARCO in Madrid.



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Puck Verkade

Puck Verkade’s artistic practice centers around moving image, installation and drawing. Delivered with humour and a distinct taste for the absurd, her videos and drawings tell stories from uncanny perspectives in which archetypal personas are reimagined to candidly expose the contradictions of human behaviour. Shifting between handcrafted stopmotion, low fi animation, green screen and direct to camera performance, her fast paced montages have the sensation of a moving collage; a dense juxtaposition of layered images and sounds composed into a cartoon reality.

Puck Verkade (1987) holds an MFA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths University, London, and a BFA from the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, the Netherlands. Verkade has exhibited amongst others at Zabludowicz Collection, London; Artissima, Turin; Schimmel Projects Art Centre, Dresden; Forde, Geneva; LISTE, Basel; ARCO Lisboa, Lisbon; SUNDAY, London; Berlin Feminist Film Festival, Berlin; LOOP, Barcelona and Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. In 2017-2018 she was resident artist at Sarabande The Lee Alexander McQueen Foundation in London. Verkade’s work is held in private and public collections, including the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, the Zabludowicz Collection in London, the Servais family collection in Brussels, the EKARD Collection in Wassenaar and the AKZO Nobel Art Foundation in Amsterdam. She lives and works in Berlin.

Puck Verkade is currently participating in ‘Manifesto of fragility’, 16e Biennale de Lyon in France and in ‘Fun Feminism’ at Kunstmuseum Basel in Basel, Switzerland.


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Wieske Wester

The strength that lies in simple and everyday objects is often the starting point for Wieske Wester’s work. These are images without masks that appeal by their lack of visual violence and spectacle, but are nevertheless characterized by a certain degree of ambiguity. Wester’s paintings and drawings depict the human desire for identity, yet are peppered with references to aggression and sexuality. Fruit, vegetables, fish and figures that hover between beast and man regularly pass in review. For Wester the physical act of painting and drawing is the most direct way to capture the fluidity and forcefulness of the human spirit.

Wieske Wester (1985, NL) obtained her BFA from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, after which she was selected for a two-year residency at De Ateliers in Amsterdam. In 2015 she graduated from the HISK in Ghent. In 2017 she was nominated for the Royal Prize for Contemporary Painting in Amsterdam. Her work has been shown internationally at various venues such as White Crypt in London and the 6th Moscow Biennale for Art. Recent projects include group exhibitions at Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem and CODA Museum in Apeldoorn, Netherlands and a duo show with Jacqueline de Jong at Dürst Britt & Mayhew. Wester’s work is held in private and public collections, including LAM in Lisse, Netherlands, Ahold collection Amsterdam and the moraes-barbosa collection in São Paulo.

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