Museum For Non-Essential Art

Since 28 April, non-essential shops have had their doors open again. But museums and cultural institutions remain closed. What does this say about the place art has in our society? With this museum, We Are Public wants to get people thinking about what is essential and what is not, and what place art has in our society. 

They’ve asked me to combine my practise as an artist and commissioned photographer to make a piece of art for the exhibition which they could use for the campaign of the museum as well.

You can see the final result from 12 – 26 May⁠ at Staalstraat 7-B, Amsterdam (@droog)
Wednesday to Friday 10am-6pm / Saturday & Sunday 12am – 6pm⁠


Podcast @ Hoe Maak Je Het

How are you?
In this podcast I give a very long answer to that question.

Click here to listen to the podcast (in Dutch)

Artist in Residence @ Arteventura, Spain

I’m very happy working this month on my new project ‘Biophilia’ in the ecological Artist in Residence Arteventura in the heart of the nature reserve Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche in Andalusia in Spain.

Special edition prints new work Biophilia

Hahnemühle FineArt Pearl Paper, 25 x 38 cm & 38 x 27 cm
Edition: 20
200 euros [until 1st of September 2020]

They are mounted on aluminium with an u-profile, so they’re ready to be hung on your wall right away!

Since the world is upside down, obviously also my art practise changed quiet a lot. There are no commissions, no exhibitions, no teaching, etcetera. So, my days in the studio are entirely filled with the development of my new work Biophilia.

Although I’ve already been working on this project for quite some time, at this moment Biophilia seems more relevant than ever: Biophilia is about our distorted relationship with nature. Therefor I’ve decided to join Artist Support Pledge and I can already offer you three photographs of this new work for a special price and size.
Biophilia (which in Greek literally means love of life) refers to man’s innate attraction to nature. Connectedness with nature is a primal need of man. We have always tried to integrate nature-inspired elements into our immediate environment, but in recent years you can say that there has been a hype. With Biophilia I investigate the paradoxes inherent in our behaviour regarding nature and especially in the way we design our environment.
#artistsupportpledge is a simple, but genius initiative by artist Matthew Burrows to support artists during this pandemic by creating a new dynamic market. The concept is very easy: artists are invited to sell work up to €200. Every time an artist makes €1000 in sales they then pledge to purchase the work of another artist for €200. There are no enforcements, it is a system based on the honesty and generosity of artistic communities at all levels.
I hope you like this idea as much as I do. Please have a look at the three different photographs I’m happy to offer you.
If you are interested, you can send me an e-mail or purchase them in my webshop.

Everyday Play @ KK Outlet, London

My bananaboxes TV-Tower featuring the video works Domestic Science, Air Freshener and 2 Minutes is part of the exhibition Everyday Play at KK-Outlet in London. KK Outlet is at Vans Covent Garden store from October 11 – November 10, 2019

The other artists are: Daniel Eatock, Clifford Jago, Harry Grundy, We Make Carpets, DR.ME, PUTPUT, Gab Bois, Hannes Nienhueser, Helmut Smits, and KesselsKramer.

Exhibition Time(less) MIR Project @ Turfhaven Doesburg

MIR Project has invited three artist to create new work for the exhibition Time(less) in Doesburg. I’m one of them and I’ve created a new video installation called “De tuinen van Doesburg”. The other artist are Gerco de Ruijter and Hans Wijninga.

The opening is Saturday the 24th of August at 4pm.
The exhibition runs until the 29th of September 2019. 
Visiting hours: Friday to Sunday, 1-5pm

More information at 

Presentation of my new publication KIDS’ STUFF @ FOAM, Amsterdam

I’m very pleased to invite you to the launch and presentation of my new publication KIDS’ STUFF at Foam in Amsterdam, Thursday 6th of June from 18:30 to 19:30.
KIDS’ STUFF is a riso printed zine about the transformative power of objects. All portraits were made in collaboration with the portrayed. All other images were made by 12-year olds from Almere during a number of master classes I taught. The design of the zine is made by Maartje Slijpen.

My work is on display at Blast! Festival of Photography

Blast! Festival of Photography runs from the 24th of May until the 29th of June. It’s a great line-up [see below] and all the exhibitions, film screenings, events, talks and walks will be presented on the streets, the metro line, shops, libraries and pubs, on historic buildings and in the community halls and venues of Sandwell. My work will be exhibited amid all the buzz of the indoor market in West Bromwich [UK].

Anand Chhabra – Andrew Jackson – Annegien van Doorn – Bethany Kane – Billy Dosanjh – Black Country Living – Black Country Sikhs – Brendan Barry – Chantal Rens – Czesław Siegieda – Dawinder Bansal – Emma Purshouse – Erik Kessels – Faye Claridge – Five Decades of Self Portrait – Girl Gaze – Inka and Niclas Lindergård – Jan McCullough – Jaskirt Boora – Jon Tonks – Kate Jackson – Laura Pannack – Liz Hingley – Mahtab Hussain – Mark Murphy – Martin Parr – Niall McDiarmid – Nilupa Yasmin – Robert Clayton – Rob Hewitt – Sandwell Stories – Sound Kitchen – Stephen Burke – The Caravan Gallery – Trevor Pitt – Vicky Roden