About

Jakob van Klinken is a Greek-Dutch artist who investigates how desire shapes our surroundings.

In many instances we put our own frustrations and desires into inanimate things, and make them come to life. Van Klinken researches this specifically in the environment of the garden.
His inspiration comes from trying to do daily gardening while his Rotterdam South neighborhood is being demolished. He discovered that a lot of suppressed frustrations came up while working in the neglected garden, then already full of wrecking-debris and garden trash.

Jakob van Klinken (DE, 1998) has a bachelors in Fine Arts from ArtEZ, Arnhem, and a Masters in Artistic Research from KABK, The Hague. In his studio practice he produces sculpture, painting and video-work, often in collaboration with others from outside the field of art.
Outside the studio he teaches, writes, and conducts research on the functions of public space.


Contact

jakobvanklinkenATfastmailDOTfm
@jakobvanklinken

0631069072

Based in Rotterdam
​Gantelstraat 14, Rotterdam

Exhibitions

Upcoming

  • 2023    Group show / NEST / The Hague

  • 2022    Solo show /  TwoThirds, Athens

  • 2022    Group show / “SIGHT” at X35, The Hague

  • 2022    Big Art / Art Fair, Bajeskwartier, Amsterdam

  • 2022    Dear Reader / CalArts, Californie, US

  • 2022    GRAW 2022 / Gantelstudios, Rotterdam

  • 2022    Hectobar 20.1 / Online Exhibition

  • 2022    Sings That Wish Me The Worst / Festival De Oversteek / Nijmegen Lent

  • 2022    How to Become a Virgin / Styx Gallery, Athens

  • 2022    Hectobar 19.0 / Neck of the Woods, Rotterdam

  • 2022    We Build Monuments Ourselves / Municipality Amersfoort

  • 2022    Cruel Ecologies of the South /  Afrikaanderplein, Rotterdam

  • 2021     WEDEROPBOUW / H29, De Hes, Arnhems Buiten

  • 2021     GRAW 2021 / Gantelstudios, Rotterdam

  • 2021     This Works x Het Nieuwe Instituut / HNI, Rotterdam

  • 2021     Kunstverein Salon Hang / Hortus Botanicus, Amsterdam

  • 2021     This Art Fair / Art Fair / Kromhouthal, Amsterdam

  • 2021     SupportPledgeExpo / Group Show / De Balie, Amsterdam

  • 2020    The State of Care /  Stroom, Den Haag

  • 2020   GRAW 2020 / Gantelstudios, Rotterdam

  • 2020   This Art Gym / This Art Fair, Amsterdam/Den Haag/Rotterdam

  • 2020   Taming the Horror Vacui / Rib, Rotterdam

  • 2020   Hectobar 12.1 / Online Exhibition

  • 2020   ΔΩΡΕΑΝ / Galerie De Sleedoorn, Hemmen

  • 2019    Young Artist Movies / Ruis, Nijmegen

  • 2019    Young Art Weekend / Derde Wal, Nijmegen

  • 2019    Fourth Wall / ArtEZ graduation show

  • 2019    Birthday Expo / Hilversum

  • 2018    Wereldwijd de  Heerlijkheid Art and Culture Manifestation / Zetten

  • 2018    Not the And Expo I & II / OK72, Arnhem

  • 2018    Scoring Space / BOKA, Arnhem

  • 2017    The Shade of It / OK72, Arnhem

  • 2017    B!NGO Interdisciplinary Festival / Arnhem

Stipends & Funds

  • 2022   Pictoright Steunfonds, Pictoright Fund

  • 2022   Development Grant, Amarte Fonds

  • 2021    Makersloket Project Grant, Stichting Droom en Daad

  • 2020   Project Grant, Stroom Den Haag

  • 2019   Nomination VKC for fine art graduates

Residencies

  • ​2022   Artist in Residence at TwoThirds Artspace, Exarcheia, Athens

  • 2021    Artist in Residence at Hannes Spinnerei, Leipzig, DE

  • 2020   Artist in Residence at Manti Xrysala, Pagkrati, Athens

  • 2019    Artist in Residence at Cittadellarte / Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, IT

Activities & Collaborations

  • 2022   Consultant to X35 Art Space, The Hague

  • 2022   Guest Writer for Goldfish Bleeding in a Sea of Sharks / WORM, Rotterdam

  • 2022   Production WdKA Finals Show 2022 / WdkA, Rotterdam

  • 2022   Production GROUND, Antony Gormley / Museum Voorlinden / Wassenaar

  • 2022   Guest Teacher at at various Amsterdam institutions through Lukida BV.

  • 2021    Workshop supervisor / Bouwkeet Makerspace / Rotterdam

  • 2021    Guide & Guard / Museum Voorlinden / Wassenaar 

  • 2021    Production Prospects and Concepts / Willem De Haan / Rotterdam

  • 2021    Production A body Without its Flesh, Benjamin Francis / Pa///KT, Amsterdam

  • 2021    Guest Teacher at at various Amsterdam institutions through Lukida BV.

  • 2021    Art Handling / WeLikeArt / Amsterdam

  • 2021    Art Handling  / Fons Welters / Amsterdam

  • 2021    Production for Sonsbeek 20-24 / Sonsbeel, Arnhem

  • 2020   Researcher “The State of Care” / Stroom, The Hague

  • 2020   Consultant Water and Rocks, Jack Engelbrecht / Cultuur Oost, Arnhem

  • 2018    Production The Guiness Curse, James Beckett / T239, IT

Education

  • ​2022    Started: Masters Artistic Research at Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague

  • 2020    Yearlong curatorial Internship at Rib Artspace, Rotterdam

  • 2019    Graduation Base for Experiment, Art & Research at ArtEZ, Arnhem

  • 2015    Started: Base for Experiment Art & Research (Fine Art), ArtEZ, Arnhem

-Tutor group Vincent Vulsma / Julika Rudelius / Edward Clydesdale Thomson

​-Practitioners Ulrike Rehm/ Robbie Cornelissen/ Marcel Dorduin

-Membership at Education and Examination Regulations committee for Fine Art ArtEZ (2 years)

-Internship, working with James Beckett (Amsterdam based).

-5-day Inter-academical program at ‘Ruhrtriennale’, Bochum, Germany. 

  • ​2015    Pre-study course at ArtEZ, Arnhem – Completed, followed by admission.

  • 2010 - 2014        HAVO-CM, S.G Pantarijn. Diploma 2014



 

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