Folkert de Jong - Bio / Biblio

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

Rijksacademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Academy for Visual Arts, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

And Nothing But The Truth, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy

Court of Justice, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Holy Land, James Cohan Gallery, New York, New York City, NY, USA
Actus tragicus, Luis Adelantado Gallery Mexico City, Mexico

Hominid Lands, Musee d'Evreux, Evreux, France
Conflict and Collisions. New Contemporary Sculpture, The Hepworth Wakefield, Gallery Walk, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, UK
The Primacy of Matter over Thought,
Galerie Dukan, Paris, France
, Galeria 
Luis Adelantado, Valencia, Spain

Folkert de Jong. Amabilis insania. The pleasing delusion, Middelheimmuseum, Antwerp, Belgium
Folkert de Jong. Une vie d’illusions, Musée départemental d’art contemporain de Rochechouart, France
Actus Tragicus, MUDAM Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Folkert de Jong, Portland Art Museum, Oregon, USA

The Bull's Eye, Arario Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
The Immortals, galerie dukan hourdequin, Paris, France
Act of Despair, nature, matter and form, André Simoens Gallery, Knokke-Heist, Belgium
The Immortals, Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, Mackintosh Museum, The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK

The Man from Delft, Fons Welters Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Operation Harmony, James Cohan Gallery New York, NY
Folkert de Jong, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy

The Balance, Luis Adelantado Gallery Mexico City, Mexico

Circle of Trust: Selected Works 2001-2009, Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands
Mirror And The Cross, Luis Adelantado Gallery, Valencia, Spain 
A Thousand Years of Business as Usual, James Cohan Gallery Shanghai, Shanghai, China
The Shooting ... At Watou, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT

Xu Zhen, Folkert de Jong, Martha Colburn, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY

Les Saltimbanques, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
Mount Maslow, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
Der Falsche Prophet, Peres Projects Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Gott Mit Uns, Lever House, New York, NY
Gott Mit Uns, Kunsthalle Winterhur, Switzerland

Golden Dawn, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Museum Het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands
Medusa's First Move: The Council, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK

Prix de Rome/Life's Illusions
Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Meet me and Mister Beefy, The Netherlands Foundation for Fine Arts, Design and 
Architecture, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Marlin says, Playstation Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Meet me and Mister Beefy, USF Bergen, Norway

The Iceman Cometh, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Ilemauzer, De Vleeshal, Middelburg, The Netherlands

De Verschijning, Tilburg, The Netherlands

Busan Biennale 2016, Busan, South Korea
Sonsbeek 2016, Park Sonsbeek, Arnhem, The Netherlands
Summer Exhibition, The Fields Sculpture Park, Omi International Arts Center, Ghent, Belgium
In The Deep of the Surface, curated by Andrea Carpita, Ex Fabrica Orobia 15, Milan, Italy
Once in a lifetime, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
GlassFever, Dordtyart, Dordrecht, The Netherlands

After Picasso: 80 Contemporary Artists, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH, USA
The Amsterdam Trail, Galerie Lemaire, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Sculpture in the City, London, UK
Full Hous , Schlossmuseum Molsdorf, Erfurt, Germany
ArtZuid 2015, Foundation ArtZuid, Amsterdam , The Netherlands
Old News (Again), Cneai, Chatou, France 
Manifesten, Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen, Norway
Groteske, Galerie Dukan, Leipzig, Germany 
Winter Show, André Simoens Gallery, Knokke-Heist, Belgium
Life in a Castle, Works from the Collection, Musée Départemental d'Art Contemporain de Rochechouart, Rochechouart, France
In Search of Meaning, Museum de Fundatie, Paleis a/d Blijmarkt, Zwolle, The Netherlands
Picasso in Contemporary Art, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany 

Music palace. The power of music seen by visual artists, Villa Empain - Fondation Boghossian, Bruxelles, Belgium‎
Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
DramedyFort Worth Contemporary Arts, Fort Worth, TX, USA
Ingewikkelde beelden, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Netherlands
Post-Picasso: Contemporary Reactions, Picasso Museum, Barcelona, Spain

Wonder. De magie van kunstenaarsdorp Bergen, Kranenburgh, Culturele Buitenplaats, Bergen, Netherlands
The Anatomical Lesson, Gemeente Museum Den Haag, Netherlands
Circus Stories, Helsinki Art Museum, Finland
Partie 2 : Le corps, Galerie Dukan, Paris, France
The System of Objects, Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
Oranje, Schlifka | Molina arte contemporaneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
CODA Black, CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, Netherlands
Beyond Tradition, Garage Rotterdam, Netherlands
ArtZuid 2013, International Sculpture Route Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Glorious Rise And Fall… (and So On), Part I, KW 14, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Volta 9, Galerie Dukan, Basel, Switzerland
Wonder. De magie van kunstenaarsdorp Bergen, Kranenburgh, Culturele Buitenplaats, Bergen, Netherlands

Changing states of matter, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy

Fantastic 2012, Lille 3000, Lille, France
Through an open window, Institut Néerlandais, Paris, France
Figuurlijk, Museum Hilversum, The Netherlands
The Best of Times, The Worst of Times - Rebirth and Apocalypse in Contemporary Art, The First Kiev International Biennale of Contemporary Art - Arsenale 2012, Kiev, Ukraine
Beaufort 04, Triennale of Contemporary Art, Schore, Middelkerke, Belgium
Bending the Mirror, Curated by Michael Goodson, Colombus College of Art & Design, Colombus, USA

Colorless green ideas sleep furiously, galerie dukan hourdequin, Paris, France
Never let me go
, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL

The October Issue, Louise Blouin Foundation, London, UK
Dream The World Awake (Walter Van Beirendonck), Fashion Museum Province, Antwerp, Belgium
Cryptic: The Use of Allegory in Contemporary Art with a Master Class from Goya, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture, The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Luis Adelantado Gallery Mexico City, Mexico

Blue Devil with Remy Jungerman, Metis-NL Gallery Amsterdam
Hareng Saur: Ensor and Contemporary Art, SMAK Gent 
Folkert de Jong & Remy Jungerman Metis-NL, Gallery Amsterdam
Monumental: Contemporary Figurative Sculpture, Herbert Johnson Museum of Art New York 
A Love Story works from the Coleccion MEFIC, Palacio de Don Manuel Évora, Portugal
Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Innovations in the Third Dimension: Sculpture of Our Time, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT
Fendry Ekel, Remy Jungerman, Folkert de Jong: The Rhetoric of Doubt, curated by Astrid Honold, André Simoens Gallery, Knokke, Belgium

Styrofoam, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Double Diplomacy, with Fendry Ekel, Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam
Against Nature, Luis Adelantado Gallery, Valencia

MASK, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
Fractured Figure: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
Destroy Athens, Athens Biennial, Athens, Greece 
Summer Show, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
Chronic, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, Illinois; travelling to Museum Dhont Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium

Replacing Mashkov, Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, Netherlands
Extimate, Poetry Summer 2006, Watou, Belgium
A Brighter Day, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
I Love My Scene 2, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY
DARK, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Long Live Sculpture!, Museum Middelheim, Antwerp, Belgium
reverence, The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
Sculptures 2006, Landgoed Anningahof, Zwolle, Netherlands

Gods & Monsters: Folkert de Jong, John Kleckner and Andrew Mania, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, CA
The Zine Unbound: Kults, Werewolves and Sarcastic Hippies, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Roberts & Tilton Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Figure It Out, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY

The Dark Album, Maureen Paley Interim Art, London, UK
The Eternal Body, Galleria Villa de Massimo/KNIR, Rome, Italy
Grotto 2, Jessica Murray Projects, New York, NY 
Open Studios, ISCP, New York, NY

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 

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

Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Alien Workshop, De Fabriek, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Chemould Gallery, Bombay, India

Open Studios Rijksacademy for Visual Arts, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Consortium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Open Studios, Rijksacademy for Visual Arts , Amsterdam, The Netherlands


RAI Art Fair Prize Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Prix de Rome, Sculpture

Charlotte Köhler Prize

Basisstipend, The Netherlands Foundation for Fine Arts, Design and Architecture, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, The Netherlands

Projectsubsidy,Residency Norway, The Netherlands Foundation for Fine Arts, 
Design and Architecture, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Grants and Stipends cont.

Basisstipend, The Netherlands Foundation for Fine Arts, Design and Architecture, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 


ISCP, New York, NY

Kunst en Complex, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

USF-Bergen, Norway

Eric Philips Residencies, Montreuil, Paris, France

RAIN-project, Bombay, India

Musée d'Art, Histoire et Archéologie,  Evreux, France
Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium
Musée d'art contemporain de Rochechouart, France
Groninger Museum, The Netherlands
The Saatchi Collection, London, UK
Museum Dhondt Dhaenens, Belgium
Los Angeles Couty Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA
Musée des beaux-arts de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Lever House Art Collection New York, USA
Museum Het Domein Sittard, The Netherlands
Margulies Art Collection at the Warehouse Miami, USA
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Netherlands, USA
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, New York, USA
The Dakis Joannou Collection, Athens, Greece
The Plancius Collection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Caldic Collectie, The Netherlands
Centre for Visual Arts, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Rabo Art Collection, The Netherlands

"Folkert de Jong: Middelheim Museum, Antwerp",  Sculpture Magazine, March 2014
Karen Wada,"Folkert de Jong's 'scary and beautiful' costumes for 'CRY, TROJANS!'", Los Angeles Times, February 22, 2014
Tim Murphy, "The Making of Folkert de Jong’s Synthetic, Sculptural Costumes for the Wooster Group", The New York Times Style Magazine, January 10, 2014 
Bénédicte Ramade, "Le Limousin, terre d’art contemporain", L’Oeil, July-August 2013
Rahma Khazam, "Folkert de Jong: Galerie Dukan Hourdequin, Paris",  Frieze magazine, November-December  2012
"Changing state of matter", Insider magazine, June 2012
Scott Indrisek, "The Alchemist Folkert de Jong Transforms Materials and History", Modern Painters, October 2011
Rossella Moratto, "Folkert de Jong e Fendry Ekel. Il libero gioco della citazione", arte et critica, July 1, 2011
"Milano Brand New Gallery: Folkert de Jong I Fendry Ekel", Arskey, May-June-July, 2011
Alastair Sooke, " The future of sculpture - but with an eye on past masters", The Daily Telegraph, May 31, 2011
Jackie Wullschlager, "Let's get physical", Financial Times, May 28, 2011
Januszczak, Waldemar, "It's big, but is it clever?", The Sunday Times, May 28, 2011
Nancy Durrant, "The shape of things to come", The Times, May 27, 2011
Damiano Gulli, "Folkert oe Jong/ Fenorv Ekel: Brano New Gallery - Milano", Flash Art, May 2011
"Folkert de Jong", Vision Magazine Beijing, June 2010
Lilly Wei, "Fate's Carnival", Art In America, April 2010
Saskia van der Kroef, "Folkert De Jong: Groninger Museum", Artforum, February 2010
Y. Tsitsovits, "Foam Sweet Foam, Folkert de Jong", Under / Current, May 2009
M. Amy, "Folkert de Jong: Shanghai", Art China, vol. 2-3, 2009
M. Amy, Folkert de Jong – Confronting the Grotesque, Sculpture magazine, vol. 27/5, June 2008
"Hellish Harlequins: Folkert de Jong", Dazed & Confused, vol. 2, no. 61, May 2008
J. Conner, "Folkert de Jong", Art US, no. 21, 2008
M. Bem, "HaHaHaHa Horror", Oog, magazine of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, no. 4, 2008
M. Leij, "Folkert de Jong & Fendry Ekel", Verbeelding van macht, Kunstbeeld, no. 4, 2008
M. LeBlanc, "Folkert de Jong", Beautiful Decay, no. 5, 2005

Sara Weyns, Folkert de Jong: Amabilis Insania, Meddelheim Museum, 2013
Sébastien Gokalp, Folket de Jong, The Immortals, galerie dukan hourdequin, Paris, 2012
Zabolotna, Natalia, David Elliott, eds. The Best of Times, the Worst of Times: Rebirth and Apocalypse in Contemporary Art, Arsenale 2012, Ukraine: The First Kiev International Biennial of Contemporary Art, 2012, p. 186-7, 360, 2012
Changing states of matter, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy, 2012
Marco Tagliafierro, Folkert de Jong Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy, 2011
M. Dailey, Shape Of Things To Come - New Sclupture, Saatchi Gallery and Jonathan Cape Ramdom House, London, 2009
S. van der Zijpp, Y. Tsitsovits, J. Declercq a.o., Circle Of Trust - Folkert de Jong, selected works 2001-2009, Groninger Museum, Black Cat Publishing, Amsterdam, 2009
M. Straus, C. Van Gerrewey, Double Dutch, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, 2009
T. Koenig, T. Eeckhout, Double Diplomacy - Fendry Ekel , Folkert de Jong, Black Cat Publishing, Amsterdam, 2008
J. Breton, A. Ténèze a.o., Picasso – Ses maîtres et ses héritiersBeaux Art editions, Paris, 2008
T. Eeckhout, Chronic – Handmade Nightmares, Museum Dhondt Dhaenens, 2008
Fractured Figure, Deste Foundation For Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece, 2008
Styrofoam, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 2008
G. Volk, M. J. Straus, A. Finel Honigman, Folkert de Jong - Les Saltimbanques, James Cohan Gallery, Black Cat Publishing Amsterdam, 2007
N. Bondil, All For Art, In Conversation with Collectors, The Montreal Museum Of Fine Arts, 2007
A. Honold, K. Zijlmans, Chronic – Handmade Nightmares in Red, Yellow and Blue, Black Cat Publishing, Amsterdam, 2007
K. Zijlmans, J. Dietvorst, S. Weyns, Folkert de Jong - Gott Mit Uns, Black Cat Publishing, Amsterdam, 2007
S. Wallis, S. Lüttiken, M. van Nieuwenhuizen, Folkert de Jong - Shoot The Freak, NAI Publishers, Rotterdam, 2005
M. Dailey, Shape Of Things To Come- New Sculpture,  Saatchi Gallery & Jonathan Cape Random House, London, 2005
N. Hall-Duncan, J. Pachner, A. Juliar, Innovations in the Third Dimension, Sculpture Of Our Time, The Bruce Museum Greenwich, Connecticut, 2005