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Kick Kick, take a dip! At first I was afraid, but now excited, to think twice as much, to make everything fit.

 

Sometimes it is not necessarily about what ultimately can be seen, but also what the previous actions & methods that has been needed to get where we are. How do objects & material appear in a certain way to make structures visible? Questioning and uncovering these existing structures and making connections in the multitude of things in such a way that we can outline and emphasize them in a visual character.

 

In a constant interaction of rearrangement, juxtaposing, revising & repeating certain actions raises questions & materialistic interactions that may cause a little tension before we’ll get along. The objects needs the rearrangement for new interactions, a place to be archived, concealed & conserved but it also needs a moment of space so new objects can take their role into the interplay.

Something that is a carrier needs to be carried as well.

 

Sculptural, painted & found elements can be brought together in different & changing formations. A formal-informal fluid process with elements in constant motion sometimes solidifies in temporary structures & temporal installations. This way of working allows me have opportunities for rest, reflection & contingent benefits that continue to move the practice forward.

 

Benjamin Schoones (Boxtel, 1993) living & working in Breda, The Netherlands

 

EDUCATION

 

2018 - 2022       Bachelor of Arts, St.Joost Breda, The Netherlands (graduated, with honours)

2020 - 2021       Minor Arts & Humanity St.Joost Breda, The Netherlands

2012 – 2017        Media Design, Sint Lucas, Boxtel, The Netherlands

 

SHOWS

 

2022: Dimensions of Settlement, Art Week Rotterdam, NL. Neck of the Woods III

2022: Recipes for Disaster, Cultuurnacht IDFX. Breda, NL

2022: Lutherse Kerk, Cultuurnacht. Breda, NL.

2022: Wegens Omstandigheden is er Momenteel Geen Titel. Eindhoven, NL De Fabriek

2022: You Me, You, Rotterdam, NL Neck of the Woods III

2022: Place to Be! Naarden. NL Group exhibition at Galerie Pouloeuff

 

2021: Envision this is part XXXVII of an ensemble
that is no longer necessarily ceremonial at Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague, NL

Jam session with Mathilde Nobel, Benjamin Schoones, Samieh Shahcheraghi, Lotte Driessen,

Jochem van Laarhoven, Bas van den Hurk and others.

2021: Performance, BUT Film Festival, Breda. NL

In collaboration with Mike Anna & Savannah Bredow

2021: Combinatietonen, IDFX, Breda, NL

Exhibition, film & performance in collaboration with Mike Anna

2021: It is part XXI of an ensemble, and this ensemble is no longer necessarily ceremonial. Breda, NL

Bas van den Hurk & Jochem van Laarhoven 

Bo Stokkermans, Urs Moore, Thom van Rijckevorsel, Joachim Harten, Benjamin Schoones, Palko Peeters, Matea Bakula, Arash Fakhim, Rob van Kranenburg, Suze Milius, Marisa Goedhart, Reinout Scholten van Aschat, Stefan Jakiela, Milou van Duijnhoven, Mike Anna, Sofie Hollander, Kelly Christogiannis, Samieh Shahcheraghi, Piet Dirkx, Felix Kindermann, Marijn van Kreij, Liza Wolters, Paul Braspenning, Marinke Marcelis, Jeroen Geurts 

 

2020: Art Rendez Vouz weekend, Breda, NL Solo performance.

2020: de}weg}gaans}week}, Breda, NL

Daily rotating exhibition due to the closure of our collective space.

di 17/11; Fenna Koot
wo 18/11; Tosja van Lieshout
do 19/11; Mike Anna
vr 20/11; Emmie Liebregts
za 21/11; Ramon de Gier & Roeland Rooijakkers
zo 22/11; Mathilde Nobel
ma 23/11; Abel Schaminee
di 24/11; Benjamin Schoones

2020: Performance BUT Film Festival, Breda, NL

In collaboration with Savannah Bredow & Mike Anna.

 

INTERNSHIP

2021 - Witte Rook, Breda

2018 - Make, Eindhoven

 

GRANTS

2021 Opencall International Vocalis Concours 's-Hertogenbosch 

 

PRESS

Metropolis M ; St.Joost Breda, Graduation Show

Internationaal Vocalisten Concours Den Bosch komende jaren aangekleed met werk van studenten kunstacademie

IVC gaat samenwerking aan met AVK | St. Joost in ’s-Hertogenbosch

IVC bundelt de krachten met AVK | St. Joost in Den Bosch

Benjamin Schoones krijgt eerste opdracht tot vervaardigen kunstwerk LiedDuo

Internationaal Vocalisten Concours Den Bosch komende jaren aangekleed met werk van studenten kunstacademie