Willem de Rooij

Lecture: July 2nd, 2020 - 7 pm CEST (online *)

Willem de Rooij (born 1969 in Beverwijk, NL) investigates the production, contextualization and interpretation of images through a variety of media. Appropriations and collaborations are fundamental to De Rooij's artistic method and his projects have stimulated new research in art history and ethnography. With Jeroen de Rijke (1970-2006) he represented the Netherlands at the 51st Venice Biennale in 2005. De Rooij is Professor of Fine Art at the Städelschule Frankfurt/Main since 2006, and visiting advisor at the Rijksakademie Amsterdam since 2015. In 2016, he co-founded BPA // Berlin program for artists. Recent solo exhibitions include Bouquet II at LAXart, Los Angeles (2019), Whiteout at Kunstwerke Berlin (2017), Ebb Rains at IMA Brisbane (2017), Entitled at MMK Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt/Main (2016). Recent group exhibitions include Mindful Circulations at the BDL Museum, Mumbai (2019), Stories of Almost Everyone at the Hammer Museum Los Angeles (2018), the Jakarta Biennale, Jakarta (2017), EVA International – Ireland's Biennial, Limerick (2016). De Rooij won the Bâloise Art Prize in 2000, and was nominated for the Hugo Boss Award in 2004 and the Vincent Award in 2014. He was a Robert E. Fulton III Fellow at Harvard University in 2004 and a DAAD fellow in Berlin in 2006. De Rooij’s works can be found in the collections of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, MUMOK in Vienna, Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, Centre Pompidou in Paris, MOCA in Los Angeles, and MOMA in New York.

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Willem de Rooij on Petzel Gallery