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Lives and works in Amsterdam (NL)

Education
Master of Fine Arts: Dutch Art Institute. 2012-2013 Arnhem, The Netherlands.
BFA Tyler School of Fine Arts -Painting Art History. 2001 Philadelphia, US.
Temple University. 1999-2001 Rome, Italy
Prescott College School of Environmental Science. 1995-1997
Independent study Mexican Murals and Masks. 1997 Silver Route, Mexico.
Marine Ecology and Environmental studies. 1996 South Water Key, Belize City, Belize.

Artist Residency
Akademie Der Künste Der Welt Koln 2019
Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Institute of contemporary art, Warsaw 2017
Museum Quartier Vienna 2012
Moddr Institute for Media, Berlin 2011
Kunsthuis Syb, Beetsterzwaag 2009


Awards/Nominations
Cinekid Jury prize best work Media Lab 2019
48 hour Film Festival 2018
Mondriaan Fonds, bewezen talent, NL 2016
Prix De Rome (LongListed) 2015
Featured artist, Art Rotterdam 2012
Illy Prize for young Art 2012
Solo Presentation Art Basel/Scope Miami 2010


Selected Shows

2020
Dog Town,VR Installation, Skate Boarding Hall of Fame, Los Angeles USA (solo)
Slag om Arnhem , VR installation, Arnhem Museum, Arnhem,NL

2019
Edens Adventures,VR Installation, Cinekids MediaLab, Amsterdam NL
OudeKerk, Museum Night, Amstedram NL
Walk in World, Tetem Enschede NL (solo)
Mobile Taxi, Augmented Reality Tour, Akademie Der Künste Der Welt Koln DE
Putting The Fun Back into Fundamentalism, Paradiso, Amsterdam NL

2018
The Mask Maker and The Tree, Cure Park, Over Het Ij Festival, Sexy Land, Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL
Apprentice Master, Kunst Podium T, Tillburg, NL

2017
The Mask Maker and The Tree, Film (production)
Ghost Stories, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, PL
Performance Art Event, Amsterdam, NL
The Exhibition That Never Was,Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, NL

2016
The Circus, All Together Now, Rotterdam, NL (solo)
Eat Shit Smile, Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels, BE (solo)
Bosè Clowns Re Loaded, Kunst Pliese Erlegen, DE
The Big Draw, Tetem, Enschede, NL
Making Product, All Together Now, Rotterdam, NL

2015
Arcadia, folklore, nature and neighbors, Diepenheim, NL
Voyager, Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem, NL (solo)
Do It, Kunsthal, Rotterdam, NL
Jelly Fish Hate Life on Earth, Gallery Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam, NL (solo)
Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL (solo presentation)

2014
Using The Museum, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, NL
The Crazy Clowns, HMKV Dortmund, DE
Born Again, KunstRuim Tetem, Enschede, NL (solo)
The Incredible travel experience, CBK Drenthe, Assen, NL
Kunst4Kids, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL
The Super Hero Project, Santiniketan, West Bengal, IN


2013
Born Again, KunstRuim Tetem, Enschede, NL (solo)
The Plague Doctors Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels, BE. (solo)
Heavy Merry Finland Titanic Gallery, Turku, FI.


2012
The Accidental Champion Gabriel Rolt Gallery, Amsterdam, NL. (solo)
Running with Rocky Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels, BE.
K.O. anti-sportsbar 2, Enschede, NL.
The Heavy Meddle Generator Museum Twentse Welle, Enschede, NL
Bear Man and Alice Kunsthuis SYB, Beetsterzwaag, NL. (solo)
The Kids Are All Right 2012 Kunsthal Rotterdam
Sweatboxing II Galleria Leto, Warsaw, PL.
Super Hero Project 2011-2012
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