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Jeroen Offerman

Jeroen Offerman was born in Eidhoven in 1970 and currently lives and works in London. His well-known work "The Stairway at St. Paul's" of 2003 can be regarded as significant of his artistic practice and has been presented at several locations and settings such as Moscow, Tokyo, London, France, Liverpool, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, in theatres, at pop-festivals, in artist-run-spaces, in galleries. In this work the key elements of his practices are present: the absence of the unexpected, the interaction between the several audiences and the artwork, which depends on the situation and therefore defers every time that the performance takes place, the subliminal messaging and the anti-art interference, having as purpose to unsettle the audience.

All his works, either performance or installation have a suprising and symbolic character, even some times without aiming for it. Having as reference the works of John Cage, Charles Yves, Jerome Bell, Anish Kapoor and especially Kazimir Malevich, his explorations are based on the "void", a theme that often occurs in the arts.

Jeroen Offerman has stopped with the live performances in 2006, but he continues giving talks of how these performances have been constructed. He has participated in several group exhibitions in museums and galleries, among them the Museum Witte de With (Rotterdam), van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven), Lisson Gallery (London), Montevideo, (Amsterdam), 32nd International Film Festival Rotterdam (Rotterdam), Hara Museum (Tokyo).

Other solo exhibitions 
  • 2012: To Become, Shift, Transfer, Copy and Erase JANET LEIGH, Zaal5 Den Haag, NL
  • 2010: Portable Psycho Shower Scene Stage Set Party, Part I, de Overslag, Eindhoven, NL
  • 2008: My 24 Carat Floating Sign of Eternal Love for You, de Krabbedans, Eindhoven, NL
  • 2007: 24 Carat Strawberry Mousse, V-22/Ashwin Street Gallery, Londen, UK
Other group exhibitions 
  • 2013: the Picture Show, Jaap Sleper gallery, Utrecht, NL
  •        : Framed, SM-S, Den Bosch, NL
  •        : Testing Ground, Salamanca Art Centre, Hobart, Tasmania/Australia
  • 2012: Paraphrasing Babel, Stichting Viewmaster, Maastricht/Heerlen, NL
  •        : Psycho Stage Set Party, Greylight Projects, Heerlen, NL
  • 2010: Performance Metrics, The Gallery at Goldsmiths College, London, UK
  • 2009: Songshow, ARTLAB, Labatt Visual Arts Centre, Univ. of W. Ontario, London, Canada
  •         : Von Bergen bis Bergen, Föhr Island - Museum Kunst der Westküste, Alkersum, D
  •         : Was Ist Ist, Rosa, Breda, NL
  • 2008: Wenswerken, de Krabbedans, Eindhoven, NL
  •         : Welcome to the Fold, Fold Gallery, Londen, UK
  • 2007: Inter-Faces, Soros Centre for Contemporary Art, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  •         : Sea-Pieces II – from Max Beckmann to Gerhard Richter, Hamburger Kunsthalle, D
  •         : Toekenning 022: the Singing Artists, Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam, NL
  • 2006: Underplayed, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA
  •         : iPod Killed the Videostar, showroom Mama, Rotterdam, NL
  •         : I talked to God in a Phonebox on my Way Home, Flatland Gallery, Utrecht, NL
  • 2005: Post-Notes, ICA, London, UKSequence, de Roode Bioscoop, Amsterdam, NL
  • 2004: Vacation, Govett-Brewster Contemporary Art Museum, New Plymouth, Nieuw Zeeland
  •         : I almost feel like doing it again, K3 Gallery, Zurich, Zwitserland
  •         : P L A Y, Stadsgalerij Heerlen, Heerlen, NL
  • 2003: Break In Theatre, Hara Museum, Tokio, JP
  •         : ArtKlyazma, Moskou, RU
  • 2002: Naturellement, Espace Fauriel, Saint Etienne, FR
  • 2001: The People's Art, Museum Witte de With, Rotterdam, NL
  • 2000: Neubauten, W139, Amsterdam, NL
  •         : A Shot in the Head, Lisson Gallery, London, UK
  • 1998: Buren / Neighbours, van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, NL
  • 1996: MA-Show, Goldsmiths College, London, NL
  •        : Next 1/Vervolgens 1, Arti & Amicitae, Amsterdam, NL
Awards, collections 
Prizes and nominations: 2013: Best Dutch Short Film, Go Short Film Festival, Nijmegen, NL (jury-prize) 2007: Nominated for the Anjer prijs van het Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Brabant, NL 2004: Thomas Edison’s Black Maria Film Festival, New Jersey, USA (juror’s citation) 2003: CinemaTexas, Short Film Festival Austin, Texas, USA. (jury-prize, cat No-Budget) 2003: Short Film Festival Hamburg, D (publieks prijs, cat No-Budget) Collections: 2009: de Krabbedans, Eindhoven 2006: V-22/Ashwin Street, Londen 2005: Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht
Other events 

Screenings and Festivals:

  • 2014: International Short Film Week, Regensburg (D), International Competition
  •        : Go Short, Nijmegen, NL
  • 2013: BogoShorts, Bogota, Colombia
  •        : Festival de Nouveau Cinema, Montreal, Canada
  •        : Go Short, European competition Art/Experimental & Dutch comptition, Nijmegen, NL
  •        : Signals-Regained, IFFR, International Filmfestival of Rotterdam, NL
  •        : NeMaf, Seoul, SK
  •        : CG-Arts, Tokyo, JP
  • 2011: Lost & Found @ IFFR, International Filmfestival of Rotterdam, NL
  • 2008: Words 2, Poetry International, Rotterdam, NL
  • 2007: Night Vision, MOCA, Los Angeles, USA
  • 2005: IFFR, International Filmfestival of Rotterdam, NL
  • 2003: New York Independent Film Festival, New York City, USA