BIOGRAPHY
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Suriname-born (1959) Dutch Artist Remy Jungerman lives and works in Amsterdam. He attended the Academy for Higher Arts and Cultural Studies, Paramaribo Suriname, before moving to Amsterdam where he studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy.

He is interested in the intersecting paths travelled by motifs from Africa, the Surinamese Maroon culture, and 20th century Modernism. By exploring the convergence of patterns and shapes from these seemingly disparate cultural landscapes, he reveals the condensation of time and identity.

In his work, elements of De Stijl, Mondrian’s grid and palette, and Rietveld’s architectonic forms merge with elements from the Winti faith of Maroon peoples from Suriname to reimagine the geometries that shaped International Style and marked a new relationship to urbanism. As art and culture critic Greg Tate has remarked: “Jungerman’s work leaps boldly and adroitly into the epistemological gap between culturally confident Maroon self-knowledge and the Dutch learning curve around all things Jungerman, Afropean and Eurocentric. His installation is trans-ethnically enharmonic and post-colonially universal in the same breath.”

Jungerman represents the Netherlands at the 2019 Venice Biennale with Iris Kensmil. In 2017 he was nominated for the  Black Achievement Award in The Netherlands.

In 2008 he received the Fritschy Culture Award from the Museum het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands.

Jungerman is co-founder and curator of the Wakaman Project, drawing Lines – connecting dots. Wakaman, which literally means, “walking man” was born out of a desire to examine the position of visual artists of Surinamese origin and to raise their profile(s) on the international stage.

He has exhibited works at the 58 Venice Biennial at the Dutch Pavilion; Prospect3, New Orleans; Brooklyn Museum, New York; El Museo del Barrio, New York; Hudson Valley MOCA, New York; Jack Shainman Gallery, New York; New Jersey City University, New Jersey; Rennie Collection at Wing Sang, Vancouver, Canada; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Gemeente Museum, Den Haag; Centraal Museum, Utrecht; Museum Arnhem, Havana Biennale, Cuba; Museum Bamako, Mali; Museum Tromso, Norway; Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe; Malba, Buenos Aires; Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta; Gallery Krinzinger, Austria; Stedelijk Museum Aalst, Belgium; Musée Art contemporain, France; Air de Paris, France.

His International residencies include Art Omi and International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York.

His work has been featured in numerous publications and acquired by various institutions and private collectors worldwide.

Remy Jungerman and Iris Kensmil selected for the Dutch Pavilion 2019.

Work of visual artists Remy Jungerman (1959) and Iris Kensmil (1970), brought together by Benno Tempel for a joint presentation, has been selected as the Dutch contribution to the 58th edition of the Venice Biennale, that is to take place in 2019. The selection of this exhibition, entitled ‘The Measurement of Presence’ has been made public by the Mondriaan Fund, that was advised in that regard by an international jury.

EDUCATION

1990 - 1993

Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, NL

1985 - 1989

Academy for Higher Arts and Cultural Studies, Paramaribo, SR

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

2017

Orientation travel to CUBA & USA, Mondriaan Fund, NL  
Nomination Black Achievement Award, NL

2016

Winter Residency Hudson Valley MOCA, Peekskill, NY 
Mondriaan Fund, Project investering bemiddelaar en kunstenaar, NL

2015

NY Residency, Marc Straus Gallery, NYC, US

2014

Mondriaan Fund, Werkbijdrage Bewezen Talent, NL

2013

Art Omi Residency, Ghent, NY, US

2012

Residency Tembe Art Studio, Moengo, Suriname

2010

RAVY, Rencontres d’Arts Visuels de Yaoundé, Musée National Cameroun, 

2009

Fonds BKVB, Intendant Cultural Diversity

2008

Fritschy Culture Award, The Netherlands 

2007

CCA7 residency, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

2004

TGD4, International Artist Workshop, Tambacounda, Senegal

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selection of Two-Persons Exhibitions)

2017

In Transit, Expositieruimte 38 CC, Delft, NL
Winter Artist Residency, Hudson Valley MOCA, Peekskill, NY, US

2016

The Fall Exhibition, Charles B. Benenson Visitors Center and Gallery, Ghent, NY
3rd Atlantic Obeah, Presidents Gallery, NY
FESITEN – first time, C&H Gallery, Amsterdam 

2015

CROSSING THE WATER, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, NL
Open Studio NY Residency, Marc Straus Gallery, NY

2013

KABRA. Descendants Exchange, Kunstverenging Diepenheim, NL
Adding Up to the West, C&H Gallery, Amsterdam (cat)

2012

Limited Edition, Galerie 23, Amsterdam

2011

Positions, de HAL (Readytex Art Gallery), Paramaribo, SR

2010

Remy Jungerman & Folkert de Jong Metis-NL Gallery, Amsterdam

2008

Desire, Zeeuws Museum, Middelburg, NL
Fritschy Culture Award, Museum Het Domein, Sittart, NL (cat)

2006

Afro-Intensity, Kunst Vlaai, Amsterdam

2005

Afro-Blue, Gallery Lumen Travo, Amsterdam

2004

Absolute Truth, Gemak, Den Haag, NL

2003

Absolute Truth, Buro Leeuwarden, NL 

2002

Territory, Gallery Lumen Travo, Amsterdam (cat)

2000

Flattened Toad Force, Museum de Paviljoens, Almere, NL 

1999

Waardige Zaken, Het Oude Slot, Heemstede, NL (cat)
Sometimes Travelers don’t come back, Gallery Lumen Travo, Amsterdam

1998

Made in India, Gallery Lumen Travo, Amsterdam

1997

Remy Jungerman, Gallery Lumen Travo, Amsterdam

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selection)

2017

‘I AM A NATIVE FOREIGNER’ Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL
Bye Bye de Stijl, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, NL
Private room: Artists from the Gallery, C&H Gallery, Amsterdam
Nadia Naveau & Remy Jungerman, I Presume, DAK@ galerie Sanaa, Utrecht, NL

2016

Rennie Collection at Wing Sang, Vancouver, Canada
Arrows Shot From the Bow, Rietveld Cordemeyer Huis, Apeldoorn, NL
This is not a show, Marc Straus Gallery, NY

2015

Expo Chicago, Marc Straus Gallery, Chicago, USA
Global Inspirations, LUMC, Leiden, NL
Tembe fu Libi, Moengo Festival of Visual Arts, Moengo, Suriname (cat)
Exclude/include. Alternate Histories Castrum Peregrini, Amsterdam
Zomertentoonstelling Kunstverenging Diepenheim, NL

2014

Prospect.3 Notes for Now, New Orleans Contemporary Art Biennial (cat)
I am not doing anything until I feel the need, De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam (cat)
Art Fair, Amsterdam Drawing, C&H Art Space Gallery, NL
The Daylight Show, Galerie Ton de Boer @ Dresselhuyspaviljoen, NL
Spirit Levels, CCA Glasgow, Scotland
Flow, IDB Cultural Center Art Gallery Washington, DC
Art Rotterdam with C&H Art Space, NL

2013

BIAC, International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Martinique
Van God Los? Je geest in balans, Museum het Dolhuys, Haarlem, NL
First Biënnale Of The South in Panama, Panama City
The World of Extraordinary Objects, October Gallery, London

2012

Gallery Artists + Guest, C&H Art Space, Amsterdam
‘Who More Sci-Fi Than Us?’ Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, NL (cat)
More to Tell, Recent Acquisitions, Museum het Domein, Sittard, NL

2011

Running Tread (Wakaman), C&H Art Space, Amsterdam

2010

Gallery Artists Show André Simoens Gallery, Knokke, Belgium
Art Brussels and Art Paris with Gallery Andre Simoens
Mi Art Milano, Metis-NL Gallery

2009

10th edition of the Havana Biennial, Cuba (cat)
Droog Shop NYC, New York
Higher Ground, curated by Astrid Honold, Metis-NL Gallery, Amsterdam
Licht aan Zee, Born on Wednesday, Kunsthal 52, den Helder, NL
The Rhetoric of Doubt, Galerie André Simoens, Knokke, Belgium

2008

Black is Beautiful: Rubens to Dumas, Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam (cat)
Exoten, Belmonte Arboretum, Wageningen, NL  (cat)
Arco 08, 27th International Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid, Spain

2007

Infinite Island, Contemporary Caribbean Art, Brooklyn Museum, New York City (cat)
The Color Line, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
By The Way, Museum Tongerlohuys, Roosendaal, NL (cat)

2006

Nederland 1, Museum het Catharina Gasthuis, Gouda, NL
Papier. Beeld & Basis: Cartografie, Stedelijk Museum Aalst, Belgium
Bison Caravan, Museum Bamako, Mali, Africa
Four by Four, Kashi Art Gallery, Fort Cochin, India (cat)
Flatscreen project, Polvo, Chicago, USA

2005

Rendez-vous 2005, Musée Art contemporain, Lyon, France
Wakaman, TENT. Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam, NL
la Planck, Air de Paris, Paris, FR
Gekleurde Vormgeving, Stedelijk Museum Aalst, Belgium
Black & White and a little bit of color, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, NL  (cat)
Utopia, Gorcums Museum, NL (cat)
Grid 2, Gallery éof, Paris, FR  (cat)

2004

Secrets of the 90’s, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, NL
Wish You Were (T)here, Stedelijk Museum Aalst, Belgium
Art Fair, 31st Fiac, Paris Expo-Porte de Versailles, Paris

2003

Objects in Mirror are closer than they appear, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany (cat)
Armour / Asperen, Ford Asperen, Acquoy, NL (cat)
Black My Story, Museum de Paviljoens, Almere, NL (cat)

2002

Political Correct, Dutch?, Gallery Krinzinger, Salzburg / Vienna, Austria (cat)
Grid, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia  (cat)
No ID, Sakshi Gallery, Bombay, India
European Living, The Hague Sculpture, The Hague, NL  (cat)
Politics of Difference, Malba, Buenos Aires, Argentina (cat)
Politics of Difference, Palacio de Congresos, Recife, Brazil (cat)

2001

Bank Secrets in the Attic, Museum Amstelkring, Amsterdam
We are always on the edge of the wilderness, W139, Amsterdam

2000

Closer to One Another, Biennial of Havana, Cuba (cat)
The Container, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Germany

1999

Glad ijs, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (cat)
Big River, National Museum, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (cat)

1998

Power Up, Museum Arnhem, NL (cat)
Gate way to the Arctic, Museum Tromso, Norway

1997

In the Ditch, Out of the Ditch, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (cat)
Around Europa, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

1996

20 years of fine Arts In Suriname, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam  (cat)
New Light, Peninsula, Eindhoven, NL (cat)

1995

20 years of fine Arts In Suriname, Ford Zeelandia, Paramaribo, Suriname (cat)