Remy Jungerman (1959)
Lives in Amsterdam. Works in Amsterdam.
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With his work, Jungerman connects Europe with Africa and South America, and moves between the present and the past. He bridges the gap that seems to exist between the various cultures by emphasizing parables. Jungerman is the personification of this relationship; his (partial) Maroon origins is a melting pot of various African cultures, while he grew up in a Dutch colony and trained in the tradition of Western art history.
CROSSING THE WATER| The work of Surinamese-Dutch artist Remy Jungerman (b. 1959, Moengo, Suriname) can be described as the result of various forms of cultural expression encountered during his travels, and impressions gained in the various places in the world where he has lived. At first glance, the resulting work appears to be firmly in the tradition of the Modernism of artists like Piet Mondrian and Malevich, but at the same time it has its roots in the rituals of Winti and the designs of the Maroon peoples of Suriname. This creates a certain tension in Jungerman’s work, between the universal visual language of Modernism and the spiritual power of Voodoo and Winti. Jungerman has produced a number of new pieces specially for Gemeentemuseum Den Haag’s Projects Gallery. They include a series of panels. Crossing the Water is the first time Jungerman has shown this type of work in the Netherlands.
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Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Zeeuws Museum
Fries Museum
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Remy Jungerman (b. 1959, Suriname) lives and works in Amsterdam. He attended the Academy for Higher Arts and Cultural Studies, Paramaribo (Suriname), before moving to Amsterdam where he studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. His work explores both Afro-diasporic culture and the Western modernist art tradition. Since his first group exhibition in the Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum, Jungerman has participated in several solo and group exhibitions worldwide and has been selected for the Venice Biennale 2019. In 2008 he received the Fritschy Culture Award from the Museum het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands. His work has been featured in numerous publications and has been acquired by various institutions and private collectors worldwide including: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag; Museum Het Domein Sittard; Zeeuws Museum Middelburg; Museum de Paviljoens Almere; NAI Rotterdam; Fries Museum Leeuwarden; Africa Museum Berg en Dal; Museum Arnhem; Art In Embassies, US Department of State, Suriname; Rennie Collection, Vancouver; Art Omi Collection, NY; Marc Strauss Collection NY and The Francis J. Greenburger Collection, NY. Private Collections in the USA, Canada, Suriname, Cuba, Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Germany, Belgium, India, Indonesia and The Netherlands Co-Founder and curator of Wakaman Project including 2007-2009 Intendant Cultural Diversity in the Netherlands, Fonds BKVB (Mondrian Fund)
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AWARDS and RESIDENCIES 2018 One year Residency at International Studio and Curatorial Program NY, Mondriaan Fund, NL 2017 Orientation travel to CUBA & USA, Mondriaan Fund, NL 2016 Winter Residency HVCCA, Peekskill, NY December 2016 - February 2017 Mondriaan Fund, Project investering bemiddelaar en kunstenaar 2015 NY Residency, Marc Straus Gallery, NY 2014 Mondriaan Fund, Werkbijdrage Bewezen Talent 2013 Art Omi Residency, Ghent, NY 2012 Mondrian Fund Residency Tembe Art Studio, Moengo, Suriname 2010 RAVY, Rencontres d’Arts Visuels de Yaoundé, Musée National Cameroun 2009 Fonds BKVB, Intendant Cultural Diversity 2007 - 2009 2008 Fritschy Culture Award, The Netherlands 2007 CCA7 residency, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 2004 TGD4, International Artist Workshop, Tambacounda, Senegal SOLO-EXHIBITIONS (selection) 2017 In Transit, 38 CC, Delft, The Netherlands Winter Artist Residency, Hudson Valley Center of Contemporary Art (HVCCA), Peekskill, NY 2016 AWE, Charles B. Benenson Visitors Center and Gallery, Art Omi, NY 3rd Atlantic Obeah, Presidents Gallery, NY FESITEN first-time, C&H Gallery, Amsterdam 2015 Crossing the Water, Gemeente Museum Den Haag, NL Open Studio NY Residency, Marc Straus Gallery, NY 2013 KABRA. Descendants Exchange, Kunstverenging Diepenheim, NL Adding Up to the West, Remy Jungerman at C&H Gallery, Amsterdam (cat) 2012 Limited Edition, Remy Jungerman, Galerie 23, Amsterdam 2011 Positions, Kurt Nahar meets Remy Jungerman, De Hal, Paramaribo, Suriname (cat) 2010 Blue Devil, Remy Jungerman & Folkert de Jong, Metis-NL Gallery Amsterdam 2008 Desire, Zeeuws Museum, Middelburg, NL Fritschy Cultural Prize 2008, Museum Het Domein, Sittart, NL (cat) 2006 Afro Fanaticism, Zus en Zo, Paramaribo, Suriname Afro-Intensity, Kunst Vlaai, Amsterdam 2005 Afro-Blue, Gallery Lumen Travo, Amsterdam 2004 Absolute Truth, Gemak/ Vrije Academie, Den Haag, NL 2003 Absolute Truth, Buro Leeuwarden, NL 2002 Territory, Gallery Lumen Travo, Amsterdam 2000 Flattened Toad Force, Museum de Paviljoens, Almere, NL 1999 Waardige Zaken, Het Oude Slot, Heemstede, NL Sometimes Travellers don’t come back… Gallery Lumen Travo, Amsterdam 1998 Made in India, Gallery Lumen Travo, Amsterdam 1997 Remy Jungerman, Gallery Lumen Travo, Amsterdam