Van Eyck open studio’s

From 10 -12 March 2016 all doors of the Van Eyck will be open again for the third edition of the Open Studios. The participating artists, designers, architects, curators, writers and poets present their work in their studios, the exhibition spaces and other areas of the Van Eyck. They all have had a one-year stay (or thereabout) at the institute. The results of their residency, which comprises both individual and collaborative work, will be on show and testify to the stance and possibilities of the Van Eyck.

at Van Eyck, academieplein 1, Maastricht, the Netherlands


Rik Meijers - Koempels (fotobewerking) persbeeld
A group show curated by Lene ter Haar with Rik Meijers. Featuring works by Fons Haagmans, Keetje Mans, Hadassah Emmerich, Bas de Wit, Rik Meijers, Sidi el Karchi and myself. Framer Framed in de Tolhuistuin Amsterdam. oct 22nd – dec 6th 2015

Best designed books 2014

stedelijk museum photo gert-jan van rooij
INTO LONGING, VAST ROCK , the book I made with Onomatopee, is chosen as one of the 33 best designed books 2014. The book was designed by Geoffrey Brusatto. It is featured in a presentation at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and in the Best designed books 2014 catalogue. 5 sept – 25th oct 2015 exhibition photo by Gert-Jan van Rooij

Jan van Eyck academy

From the end of march 2015 until march 2016 I’ll be one of the participants in the Jan van Eyck academy in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Many thanks to the Mondriaan fund for making this possible.

into longing, vast rock

A book published by Onomatopee in the aftermath of our research project INTO LONGING, VAST ROCK. Throughout this publication, situations and visual scenarios, co-production and dialogue run hand in hand with final works. Against the backdrop of antagonistic dynamics such as absence and presence, the sublime and the real, underground and popular culture, it features insightful texts by L.A. critic Jan Tumlir, Dutch philosopher Rene Gabriels and an introduction by Onomatopee director Freek Lomme which articulates the committed roles of viewer and artwork. By representing the work as well as analytically mapping and experimentally expanding our cultural longing, this book creates a vibrant horizon for indentification.
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An official book launch will be held at the Bonnefantenmuseum (Maastricht, The Netherlands) on october 16th 2014. The programme consists of a discussion between Rene Gabriels, Freek Lomme and myself, moderated by Stijn Huijts, the museum’s artistic director, after which we will put an end to it all by performing with Teenage Slaves of Satan.

Thrilling autonomy

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An exhibition at onomatopee Eindhoven ( NL) in conjunction with the eindhoven psych lab festival, held at the Effenaar music venue, with works by Domingo Garcia Huidobro ( Follakzoid ), Wineke Gartz , Joan van Barneveld , John O’ Carroll ( Rocket Recordings ), Graig Dyer ( The Underground Youth ), Steven Vinkenoog , Iris Donker , Glenn Peeters (Radar Men From The Moon )

Bad Moon Rising

PaulLoya-BlackMoonRisingA solo exhibition of new work at Paul Loya gallery, 2677 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034. January 18th – February 15th 2014.