Folkert de Jong

Born in Egmond aan Zee, 1972
Lives and works in Amsterdam

www.folkertdejong.org

Awards
2005 Den Haag Sculpture ‘Orange Award’
2004 Thieme Art Award
2004 RAI Art Fair Prize
2003 Nomination Prix de Rome, Sculpture
2002 Charlotte Köhler Prize

Education
2004 ISCP International Studio and Curatorial Program New York, USA
1998 - 2000 Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1994 - 1996 Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Solo exhibitions
2019
Beginnings, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Marc Straus Gallery, New York, USA
2018
Last Nation, MOCA, Tucson, USA
Luis Adelantado Gallery, Mexico
DENK Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris, France
2017
GEM, The Hague, The Netherlands
Totémisme, monCHÉRI, Brussels, Belgium
Plasma Pool, Luis Adelantado, Valencia, Spain
2016
And Nothing But The Truth, Brand New Gallery, Milano, Italy
2015
Court of Justice, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Holy Land, James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA
Actus Tragicus, Luis Adelantado, Mexico City, Mexico
2014
Hominid Lands, Musee d'Evreux, Evreux, France
The Holy Land, The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, United Kingdom
The Primacy of Matter over Thought, Galerie Dukan, Paris, France
Desengaño, Luis Adelantado, Valencia, Spain
2013
Middelheim Museum, Antwerp, Belgium
Actus Tragicus, Mudam, Luxembourg
Portland Art Museum, USA
2012
The Bull's Eye, ARARIO Gallery Seoul samcheong
The Immortals, Galerie Dukan Hourdequin, Paris, France
Act of Despair, André Simoens Gallery, Knokke, Belgium
The Immortals, Mackintosh Museum Glasgow, Scotland, UK
2011
The Man from Delft, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Balance, Musas Museo de arte de Sonora, Mexico
Folkert de Jong, James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA
Brand New Gallery, with Fendry Ekel, Milano, Italy
2010
The Balance, Luis Adelantado Gallery, Mexico City
2009
Circle Of Trust - Selected works 2001 - 2009, Groninger Museum, The Netherlands
Mirror And The Cross, Luis Adelantado Gallery, Valencia, Spain
The Shooting, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
2008
1000 Years Business As Usual, James Cohan Gallery, Shanghai, China
2007
Mount Maslow, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, New York, USA
Les Saltimbanques, James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA
Der Falsche Prophet, Peres Projects Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2006
In God We Trust, Lever House Lobby Gallery, New York, USA
Gott Mit Uns, Kunsthalle Winterthur, Switzerland
2005
Golden Dawn, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, USA
Shoot The Freak, Stedelijk Museum Het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands
Medusa's First Move: The Council, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK
2004
Prix de Rome/Life's Illusions, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
2003
Meet me and Mister Beefy, The Netherlands Foundation for Fine Arts, Design and Architecture, Amsterdam, NL
2002
Meet me and Mister Beefy, Bergen, NO
2001
Marlin Says, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, NL
The Iceman Cometh, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL
2000
De Ilemauzer, Vleeshal, Middelburg, NL

Group exhibitions
2019
Comrades of Time Comrades of Time Comrades of Time Comrades of Time, Stichting  Whatspace, Basel, Switzerland
Vrijheid - vijftig Nederlandse kernkunstwerken sinds 1968, Museum De Fundatie, Zwolle, NL

Hate Speech. Aggression and Intimacy, Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz, AT

Trouble in Paradise, Collection Rattan Chadha, Kunsthal, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2018
Out of Office, Singer Museum Laren, Laren, The Netherlands
2017
Archive Fever, Kunstruimte De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2016
Zoals jij en ik, Art Chapel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Busan Biennial, South Korea
Waanzin en werkelijkheid: Werken uit Rabo Kunstcollectie en Verzamerling Würth, Kunstlocatie Würth, Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Once in a Lifetime, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Sonsbeek '16, Arnhem, The Netherlands
GlassFever, Dordtyart, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Beeldengalerij, The Hague, The Netherlands
The Holyland, The Fields Sculpture Park, Omi International Arts Center, Ghent, New York, USA
Show Your Wound, curated section TEFAF, Maastricht
2015
Sculpture in the City, London, UK
Beastly Beaty, New York Academy of Fine Art, New York, NY, USA
Lustwarande 15: Rapture and Pain, International Sculpture Exhibition, Park De Oude Warande, Tilburg The Netherlands
Ctrl + Alt + Del, de toekomst nu, dertien hectare, Heeswijk-Dinther, The Netherlands
The Amsterdam Trail, Galerie Lemaire, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Full House, Molsdorf Castle-Kunsthalle Erfurt, Germany
Manifesten, Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen NH, The Netherlands
Picasso in Contemporary Art, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
In search of meaning, Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle, The Netherlands
Beautiful beast, Wilkinson Gallery, New York Academy of Art, New York, USA
2014
Affinities #1, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Music Palace, Villa Empain, Fondation Boghossian, Brussels, Belgium
Ingewikkelde beelden, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Netherlands
Post Picasso – Contemporary Reactions, Picasso Museum, Barcelona, Spain
Dramedy, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, Fort Worth, TX, USA
The Body Metonymic: International Contemporary Sculpture, Oakland University Art
Gallery, Oakland, CA, USA
2013
Wonder. De magie van kunstenaarsdorp Bergen, Kranenburgh, Culturele Buitenplaats, Bergen (NH), Netherlands
Frieze New York with James Cohan Gallery, Manhattan, USA
The Anatomy Lesson, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Netherlands
Oranje, Schlifka | Molina arte contemporaneo, Buenos Aires
CODA Black, CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
Beyond Tradition, Garage Rotterdam, The Netherlands
ArtZuid 2013, International Sculpture Route Amsterdam
The Glorious Rise and Fall.....(and so on) part 1 and 2, Curated by Marjan Teeuwen, KW14, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands / NCCA Moscow and NCCA St. Petersburg, Russia
Fantastic, Lille3000, Lille, France
Circus Stories, Helsinki Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Partie 2: Le Corps, Galerie Dukan, Paris, France
2012
Through an open window, art contemporain de la Rabo Art Collection, L'Institut Neérlandais, Paris, France
Figuurlijk, Museum Hilversum, The Netherlands
Kyiv international biennale ARSENALE 2012
Fantastic 2012, Lille 3000, Le Tripostal, Lille, France
Beaufort 04, Blankenberge, Belgium
Changing States of Matter, Brand New Gallery, Milano, Italy
Souvenir: Herinneren als Object, 38CC Art Space, Delft
2011
The shape of things to come: new sculpture, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Cryptic, Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis, USA
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously, Galerie Dukan Hourdequin, Paris, France
Never let me go, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
Luis Adelantado Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
2010
Art Basel Miami Beach with James Cohan Gallery
Blue Devil with Remy Jungerman, Metis Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Monumental: Contemporary Figurative Sculpture, Herbert Johnson Museum of Art, New
York, USA
A Love Story - works from the Coleccion MEFIC, Palacio de Don Manuel Évora, Portugal
The Beauty Of Distance, 17th Sydney Biennale, Australia
Hareng Saur: Ensor and Contemporary Art, SMAK Gent, Belgium
2009
Higher Ground, Metis Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Le sort probable de l’homme, Museum La Conciergerie, Paris, France
The Rhetoric of Doubt, Galerie Andre Simoens, Knokke, Belgium
Sculpture of our Time, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut, USA
Exposicíon Inaugural, Luis Adelantado Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
Innovations in the Third Dimension: Sculpture of Our Time, Bruce Museum, Greenwhich, CT, USA
2008
Double Diplomacy with Fendry Ekel, Neon Parc Gallery Melbourne Australia / Gabriel Rolt Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Against Nature, curated by Astrid Honold Galeria Luis Adelantado, Valencia, Spain
Styrofoam, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, USA
The Assault, James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA
2007
MASK, James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA
Chronic, Museum Dhondt Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium
All For Art, Musée de beaux-arts de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Fractured Figure, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
Seht der Mensch; The Shooting Lesson, 1st Athens Biennial, Greece
Summer Show, James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA
Chronic, Handmade Nightmares in Red, Yellow and Blue, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, USA
2006
The Shooting … At Watou; 1st of July 2006, Poetry summer Watou, Belgium
A Brighter Day, James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA
Long Live Sculpture!, Sculpture Museum Middelheim, Antwerpen, Belgium
Reverence, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art Peekskill, New York, USA
Dark, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
I love my scene, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, USA
Sculptures 2006, Landgoed Anningahof, Zwolle, The Netherlands
2005
HVCCA Benefit Auction, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA
The Zine UnBound, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA
Figure It Out, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art Peekskill, New York, USA
Den Haag Sculptuur 2005, De Paleistuin, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Gods and Monsters, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, USA
Capoeira, Roberts & Tilton Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2004
The Dark Album, Maureen Paley Interim Art, London, UK
The Eternal Body, Galleria Villa de Massimo/KNIR, Rome, Italy
Open Studios, ISCP, New York, NY, USA
2003
Sea and Music Sculpture Manifest, Centre for European Art China, Xiamen, China
Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Prix de Rome 2003, Museum for Contemporary Art GEM, The Hague, The Netherlands
2002
Stroomversnelling, Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands
Alien Workshop/The Centenarian, TENT, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Drawings, Playstation Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Proeftuin,Centre for Visual Arts, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Purchases 2002, Centre for Visual Arts, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Wishful Thinking, Public Space, Dresden, Germany
2001
Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Alien Workshop, De Fabriek, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2000
Chemould Gallery, Bombay, India

Projects and performances
2015
Theatre project Cry Trojans, The Woostergroup New York City
2012
Walter van Beirendonck Spring/Summer 2013 presentation, Men's Fashion Week, Paris
Theatre project Troilus and Cressida, The Woostergroup New York City
2004
The Eternal Body , or The Phantom Grave, with Delphine Courtillot, NIR Rome, Italy
2003
Life’s Illusions, Opening of the Prix de Rome Exhibition, Museum for Contemporary Art, GEM, The Hague, The Netherlands
2002
The Centenarian, with Walter van Broekhuizen and Alexander Komarov,
TENT, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2001
Alien Workshop, with Walter van Broekhuizen and Alexander Komarov, De
Fabriek, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Collections
Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, USA
Dakis Joannou Collection Athens
Ernst & Young
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Netherlands
Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca
HudsonValley Center for Contemporary Art New York
KRC Collectie, Netherlands
Lever House Art Collection New York
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles
Museum Het Domein Sittard, Netherlands
Museum Dhondt Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium
Museum Voorlinden/Caldic Collection, Netherlands
Margulies Art Collection at the Warehouse Miami
Musée des beaux-arts de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Plancius Art Collection, Netherlands
Rabo Kunstcollectie, Netherlands
The Saatchi Collection, London
Theodor Gilissen Bank, Netherlands
VandenBroek Foundation, Netherlands

Bibliography

Publications

Circle of Trust

with texts by S. van der Zijpp, 2009

Les Saltimbanques
with texts by Marc Straus and Gregory Volk, 2007

Got Mit Uns, 2007

2017
Folkert de Jong reageert wild op De Stijl
author(s): Sandra Smets
newspaper/magazine: NRC

Folkert de Jong
author(s): Christine Vuegen
newspaper/magazine: H Art

'Totémisme' by Folkert de Jong at monChERI, Brussels
newspaper/magazine: OFluxo

Postcards from Brussels, Folkert de Jong
newspaper/magazine: KubaParis

2016
Vooruitblik op 2018 in de Diamantbeurs
author(s): Edo Dijksterhuis
newspaper/magazine: Het Parool

Terugblik op SONSBEEK '16
author(s): Antonie den Ridder
newspaper/magazine: Beeldenmagazine

De tijdelijkheid van ons bestaan
author(s): Sandra Smets
newspaper/magazine: H art

Gebarsten zeepjes en verwelkte bloemen
author(s): Arnout Hagen
newspaper/magazine: Kunstkrant

2015
Gruwelkabinet zonder dat er mens te vinden is
author(s): Kees Keijer
newspaper/magazine: Kees Keijer

Object Onder/Object Below
author(s): Johannes Schwartz a.o.
catalogue: Sanders Collection. Pieter & Marieke Sanders

Folkert de Jong: Hominid Land
author(s): Michael Amy, Florence Calame-Levert, Annabelle Teneze
catalogue: musée d'Art, Histoire et Archéologie d'Évreux, Galerie Sam Dukan, Paris/Leipzig

In Bergen veranderen de tijden opnieuw
author(s): Jos Bloemkolk
newspaper/magazine: het Parool

Brief aan Piet van Wijngaerdt
author(s): Folkert de Jong
newspaper/magazine: Metropolis M

Folkert de Jong
author(s): Tine van de Weyer
newspaper/magazine: Beelden magazine, no. 71

De Leegte Opvullen
author(s): Marina de Vries
newspaper/magazine: Museumtijdschrift, no 3

Folkert de Jong
author(s): Chris Bors
newspaper/magazine: Artforum, April 3 2015

Folkert de Jong, The Holy Land
author(s): Paul Laster
newspaper/magazine: Time Out

Review: Cry, Trojans! Is the Wooster Group’s Take on ‘Troilus and Cressida
author(s): Ben Brantley
newspaper/magazine: The New York Times

6 Must-See Gallery Shows in New York
author(s): Scott Indrisek
newspaper/magazine: Blouin Artinfo

Ghosts that Cut: Folkert de Jong’s Bronze Apparitions
author(s): Stephen Shaheen
newspaper/magazine: Blouin Artinfo

Folkert de Jong
author(s): Lily Wei
newspaper/magazine: ART News

author(s): Anne Berk
catalogue: In search of meaning; mensbeelden in globaal perspectief

Sculptors on sculpture
author(s): Stephen Shaheen
newspaper/magazine: Blouin Artinfo.com

2014
The Making Of | Folkert de Jong’s Synthetic, Sculptural Costumes for the Wooster Group
author(s): Tim Murphy
newspaper/magazine: The New York Times Style Magazine

Amabilis Insania / de beminnelijke waanzin
author(s): Tine van de Weyer
newspaper/magazine: Beelden Magazine, no. 4

2013
Folkert de Jong: Amabilis Insania
author(s): Sara Weyns a.o.
catalogue: Middelheim Museum

De wereld is niet zoals we dat visueel ervaren
author(s): Anne-Marie Poels
newspaper/magazine: (H)Art, no. 118

2012
Gentlemen Prefer Hats; Social Secrets between Art and Fashion
author(s): Marta Gnyp
newspaper/magazine: Zoo, no. 36

Folkert de Jong
author(s): Rahma Khazam
newspaper/magazine: Frieze, no. 151

2011
Willem van Oranje wordt tot leven gewekt
author(s): Kees Keijer
newspaper/magazine: Parool

Eigentijds koningspaar
author(s): Manon Berendse
newspaper/magazine: FD | Persoonlijk

Folkert de Jong
author(s): Lilian Bense
newspaper/magazine: (H)Art, December

The alchemist; Folkert de Jong transforms materials and history
author(s): Scott Indrisek
newspaper/magazine: Modern Painters

The future of sculpture - but with an eye on past masters
author(s): Alastair Sooke
newspaper/magazine: The Daily Telegraph

Let's get physical
author(s): Jackie Wullschlager
newspaper/magazine: Financial Times

It’s big, but is it clever?
author(s): Januszczak, Waldemar
newspaper/magazine: The Sunday Times

The shape of things to come
author(s): Nancy Durrant
newspaper/magazine: The Times

2010
Folkert de Jong
newspaper/magazine: Vision Magazine Beijing, June

Fate’s Carnival
author(s): Lilly Wei
newspaper/magazine: Art In America, April

Folkert De Jong: Groninger Museum
author(s):Saskia van der Kroef
newspaper/magazine: Artforum, February

2009
Circle Of Trust - Folkert de Jong, selected works 2001-2009
author(s): S. van der Zijpp, Y. Tsitsovits, J. Declercq a.o.
catalogue: Groninger Museum, Black Cat Publishing Amsterdam

Double Dutch
author(s): M. Straus, C. Van Gerrewey
catalogue: Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art

Foam Sweet Foam, Folkert de Jong
author(s): Y. Tsitsovits
newspaper/magazine: Under / Current, May

Folkert de Jong: Shanghai
author(s): M. Amy
newspaper/magazine: Art China, vol. 2-3

2008
Double Diplomacy - Fendry Ekel , Folkert de Jong
author(s): T. Koenig, T. Eeckhout
catalogue: Black Cat Publishing Amsterdam

Picasso – Ses maîtres et ses héritiers
author(s): J. Breton, A. Ténèze a.o.
catalogue: Beaux Art editions, Paris

Chronic – Handmade Nightmares
author(s): T. Eeckhout
catalogue: Museum Dhondt Dhaenens

Fractured Figure
catalogue: Deste Foundation For Contemporary Art

Styrofoam
catalogue: Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Folkert de Jong – Confronting the Grotesque
author(s): M. Amy
newspaper/magazine: Sculpture magazine vol. 27/5 June

Hellish Harlequins: Folkert de Jong
newspaper/magazine: Dazed & Confused, vol. 2, no. 61, May

Folkert de Jong
author(s): J. Conner
newspaper/magazine: Art US, no. 21

HaHaHaHa Horror
author(s): M. Bem
newspaper/magazine: Oog, magazine of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, no. 4

Folkert de Jong & Fendry Ekel, Verbeelding van macht
author(s): M. Leij
newspaper/magazine: Kunstbeeld, no. 4

2007
Folkert de Jong - Les Saltimbanques
author(s): G. Volk, M. J. Straus, A. Finel Honigman
catalogue: James Cohan Gallery, Black Cat Publishing Amsterdam

All For Art
author(s): N. Bondil
catalogue: The Montreal Museum Of Fine Arts

Chronic – Handmade Nightmares in Red, Yellow and Blue
author(s): A. Honold, K. Zijlmans
catalogue: Black Cat Publishing Amsterdam

2006
Folkert de Jong - Gott Mit Uns
author(s): K. Zijlmans, J. Dietvorst, S. Weyns
catalogue: Black Cat Publishing Amsterdam

2005
Folkert de Jong - Shoot The Freak
author(s): S. Wallis, S. Lüttiken, M. van Nieuwenhuizen
catalogue: NAI Publishers, Rotterdam

Shape Of Things To Come- New Sculpture
author(s): M. Dailey
catalogue: Saatchi Gallery & Jonathan Cape Random House London

Innovations in the Third Dimension, Sculpture Of Our Time
author(s): N. Hall-Duncan, J. Pachner, A. Juliar
catalogue: The Bruce Museum Greenwich, Connecticut

Folkert de Jong
author(s): M. LeBlanc
newspaper/magazine: Beautiful Decay, no. 5