Erik Wesselo

Erik Wesselo (1965)

Lives in Amsterdam, NL. Works in Amsterdam, NL.

Erik Wesselo is a Dutch conceptual artist whose work comprises performances, videos, photographs and drawings. The most important element of Wesselo's work is time. All of his films are carefully edited in terms of duration, speed and movement. Slow motion and extensive duration forces the spectator to stop and watch. Repetitious movement brings a meditative stillness to the works. Wesselo proves to be a master of timing and dramatic effect. Virtuously playing with the spectator's expectancy and patience his narrations unravel graciously, without haste.

Annet Gelink Gallery
Amsterdam - Nederland
IDFA 2017 | Trailer | East River by Erik Wesselo
IDFA 2017 | Trailer | East River by Erik Wesselo
Düffels Möll (1997) is a homage by Erik Wesselo inspired on Bas Jan Ader's work.

Artworks by Erik Wesselo

In museum collection:
Van Abbemuseum

CV Erik Wesselo

1964 Born in ’s-Hertogenbosch Lives and works in Tamil Nadu, India and ’s-Hertogenbosch the Netherlands Education 1995 Graduated Ateliers Arnhem, College of Higher Education of the Arts, Arnhem Solo Exhibitions 2016 20 Horsemen, Pulse 6, Studio Omstand, Arnhem, NL 2015 20 Horsemen, Bakery, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, NL Club Solo, Breda, NL 2011 Zand/Sand, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, NL 2010 Art Amsterdam, Annet Gelink Gallery, NL 2006 56 Beaver Street, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, NL 2003 Journal #2, van Abbemuseum Eindhoven NL 2002 Forest Time, The Bakery, Annet Gelink Gallery Amsterdam NL She Did It Again, Le Studio, Yvon Lambert Galerie, Paris, FR 2001 Team Gallery, New York USA Irvine Fine Arts Centre, Irvine, CA 2000 Project Space, Museum het Valkhof, Nijmegen NL 1999 Cokkie Snoei Galerie, Rotterdam NL 1998 Love, De Fabriek, Eindhoven NL Blind Date, W139, Amsterdam NL (With Slater Bradley) 1997 Hole in One, W139 Amsterdam, NL Hole in One (second attempt), Galerie Nei Liicht, Dudelange, LU Duo Exhibitions 2001 Apexart, New York USA (with Clifford Lecuyer, under the auspices of the SKOR foundation, Netherlands) 1998 W139, Amsterdam NL (with Slater Bradley) Selected Group Exhibitions 2015 Back to the Future, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, NL 2015 Portrait selected, DWDD pop-up @ Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam, NL 2013 In Delta Flux RURU Gallery Jakarta, Indonesia 2012 In Search of, Academie Minerva, Groningen, NL 2011 Zo Hollands, De Hallen, Haarlem, NL Bormida Progetto, Locali ex Filanda, Monesiglio, IT 2010 The house of my friends, Cidav Centro de Arte, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic On Demand, Tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam, NL 2008 Gravity Art, TELIC Arts Exchange, Los Angeles, U.S.A Beyond Kiosk, ICA Philadelphia, Bonner kunstverein, Centre d’art Contemporain Genève (curated by Christoph Keller) 33T & 45T Vinyl and Sleeves by Artists, Shashin Books, Amsterdam, NL 2007 Time Out, W139, Amsterdam, NL 2005 The Gravity in art, Stichting de Appel, Amsterdam, NL Nederland Niet Nederland, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven NL 2004 Art Hypermarkets, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena IT 2003 Defying Gravity, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh USA Galerie ron Mandos, Rotterdam NL Public Spaces, Keukenhof, Lisse NL (under the auspices of the SKOR Foundation, Netherlands) Zucht, De Paraplufabriek, Nijmegen NL 2002 Superlounge, Gale Gates, Brooklyn NY (curated by Andrea Salerno and Mari Spirito) Videodrome II, New Museum of Contemporary Art,/Zentih Media Lounge New York USA (curated by Anne Ellegood) Entre Amis/Among Friends, Platform, Dunkerque F Art Forum Berlin, (under the auspices of Annet Gelink Gallery Amsterdam) Boring Boring Boring, Galerie Ron Mandos, Rotterdam NL 2001 The People’s Art, Witte deWith, Centre of Contemporary Art Rotterdam NL (curated by Bartomeu Mari) The People’s Art, Public Spaces Porto The Armory, New York USA (with Madeleine Berhemer, under the auspices of Cokkie Snoei Gallery rotterdam) 2000 Parel, Amsterdam Missing, Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zurich CH Dutch Vieuws, ARCO, Madrid (under the auspices of Cokkie Snoei Gallery Rotterdam) Zien is Geloven, Public Spaces, Gouda NL 1999 Ideated Sensation, Galerie Singel 74, Amsterdam NL Extra et Ordinaire, LePrintemps de Cahors, Cahors F From A to B and Back, Arti et Emicitae, Amsterdam NL Field@ Glassbox, Glassbox Paris F Liste 99, Basel (under the ausspices Cokkie Snoei Gallery Rotterdam) From B to A and Further, Art Max, Braunschweig D Long Cold winter in an Endless Nameless, Studio 870, Los Angeles USA 1998 What Ever Happens, Archipel, Apeldoorn NL Metis Galerie, Amsterdam Slipstream, De Paraplufabriek Nijmegen NL Gramercy Art Fair, Cokkie Snoei/Torch New York Time Fiction, Biennale Gelderland, Van Reekum Museum Apeldoorn NL De Tres Courtes Espaces de Temps, Centre National de la Photgraphie, Paris F 1997 Booster up Dutch Courage, Post, Los Angeles Forever Young, Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam NL Fast Forward, Fonds BKVB,, Amsterdam NL Voor Mijn Moeder, Public Spacec, Leiden NL 1996 Coop, Casco, Utrecht NL 1995 Installment, Hooghuis, Arnhem NL Performances 1996 Overwinteren op Elba, Elba, Nijmegen NL Performing on the Edge, Tejatro Popular, Rotterdam NL Everyone is a Winner, De Fabriek, Eindhoven NL 1995 A Night at the Show, Field, Zurich CH Bazaar 139, W139, Amsterdam NL Film Screenings 2013 Dutch Absurdism, Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, USA 2012 Ned 2 VPRO, clip Düffels Möll and Backward in de film C.K van Barbara Visser 1 mart 2012 2010 VIDEOEX, International Experimentalfilm & Videofestival Zurich, CH 2006 Re:visie – Pick up the pieces, Centraal Museum Utrecht, NL 2004 33rd International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL 2003 Lux, Nijmegen, NL Smart Project Space, Amsterdam, NL Fluxus and After, Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven (curated by Nelly Voorhuis), NL 2002 Haags Filmhuis, Den Haag, NL DE Balie, Amsterdam, NL 2000 Haags Filmhuis, Den Haag, NL Collective Unconcious, New York USA Schiller Theater, Utrecht, NL Kunstkanaal, Amsterdam, NL Korzo Theater, Den Haag, NL Theater de Kolk, Assen, NL 1999 Ziegler, Groningen, NL Faktor 44, Antwerpen BE Exit, Chisenhalle Gallery, London UK De Unie, Rotterdam, NL KunstKanaal, Amsterdam, NL 1998 De Melkfabriek, ’s-Hertogenbosch, NL Montevideo, Amsterdam, NL Scala, Utrecht, NL ’t Hoogt, Utrecht, NL Kapel van het Paard, Den Haag, NL Field, Zurich, CH 1997 Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL De Unie, Rotterdam, NL Kapel van het Paard, Den Haag, NL Theater Kikker, Utrecht, NL NPS, NED3, Hilversum, NL Theater de Kolk, Assen, NL Haags Filmhuis, Den Haag, NL Filmography 2014 20 Horsemen, Super 16 1:23 loop, sound colour, Lesotho 2012 Kolam, Super , mute B/W 16'28, India 2011 Zand, 2x 16mm, mute colour 3’46 en 4’40 2x Super 16mm, mute colour 5’05 en 3’57, Netherlands, Dubai, India and South Korea 2006 Battery Park City, 2x 16mm, sound colour 4’16 en 2’10, USA Los Cojones del Diablo, super 8 transfer to 16mm, mute b/w 3’35’, Spain 2001 She did it again, 16mm, mute colour 1mn loop, USA 2000 Olie, 16mm, sound colour 20 mn, NL 1998 Isostar, 16mm, mute colour 3’30’, NL Love, 16mm, mute colour 5 mn, NL Burning Up, 16mm, mute colour 5 mn, NL 1997 Düffels Möll, 16mm, mute colour 5 mn, NL Luxembourg, 16mm, sound colour 4 mn, Luxembourg Backward, 16mm, sound colour 5 mn, NL Artists Publications / Monographs 2006 56 Beaver St, artist book by Jonmarc Edwards and Erik Wesselo, Episode Publishers, Rotterdam, NL 2002 Forest Time, artist’s book by Will Oldham and Erik Wesselo, Artimo Publishers, Amsterdam, NL Selected bibliography 2003 Huston Pascal, Defying Gravity, Contemporary Art and Flight Lucette ter Borg, Kunstenaars heroveren het landschap, Vrij Nederland Angelique Spaninks, Aardse Dromen, Tube Light#29 Philip van den Bossche, interview in journal#2 Van Abbemuseum 2002 Dazed&Confused #87, If you go down the woods today, Eyespy, Gerrit van den Hoven, Foto’s en muziek vinden elkaar, Brabants Dagblad Anne van Driel, Melancholie kleurt Oostzee-eiland, de Volkskrant 2001 Ned Higgins, Man in a box, Artnet Magazine Kim Levin, Voice Choice, Christopher Bollen, Review, Time Out New York Ken Johnson, Review, the New York Times Salerno Spirit Constructions, Smock magazine issue #3 Derek Eller, Duffels Mol, Brochure Apexart Carel Blotkamp/Bartomeu Mari, The People’s Art 2000 Theo Tegelaers, Olie een film van Erik Wesselo, Museumnieuws Het Valkhof Cokkie Snoei, Erik Wesselo, Burning up, 1998, 16mm film, Basta jaarboek van hedendaagse kunst in Nederland. 1999 Anne van Driel, David Lynch in Parijs, de Volkskrant Sacha Bronwasser, Heilig vuur in brandend haar, de Volkskrant Adriaan van der Have&Rafael von Uslar, Evil Camouflage Chapter II; The Body, Zingmagazine Francois Piron, Extra et Ordinaire, Le Printemps de Cahors’99/Actes Sud (catalogue) 1998 Yann Beauvais, De tres courtsespaces de temp, Biennale de L’image Paris’98/Actes Sud (catalogue) Sacha Bronwasser, Kunst is als een passerend schip, de Volkskrant Sandra Smallenburg, Biënnale Gelderland in het tijdperk van globalisering, NRC Handelsblad Erik Hagoort, Wat een blind-date niet leuk maakt, de Volkskrant Ineke Schwartz, Vergeefs wachten op een pak verse melk, De Volkskrant Inge Pollet, Erik Wesselo, de man in het ijsberenpak, De kunsten uitgave van Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Arnhem Ineke Schwartz, Op gabberhouse swingend skelet, de Volkskrant 1997 Coop, Heather Allen, Stefano Pasquini, Erik Wesselo, In Casco Projects Bianca Stigter, Nederlands Film Festival, NRC Handelsblad Michael Darling, Art: Conceptual Country: Booster up Dutch Courage, LA Weekly Willem Sanders, Antonin Artaud: “I am he that for sheer existence sake, must lash out against his own naturalness, Erik Wesselo in Booster up Dutch Courage Miklos Beyer, The easy way in...and the easy way out..., W.006 Hole in One Lucette ter Borg, W139 vastgeklonken aan molenwiek, de Volkskrant Cathelijne de Muijnck, Lonesome cowboy Erik Wesselo, Metropolis M #1