Pieter Paul Pothoven’s practice consists of installation, photography and different forms of writing. Historiography in relation to material culture pervades all projects and connects them in both theoretical and visceral ways. He received his BFA at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and his MFA at Parsons The New School for Design, New York (US). He was a resident at, amongst others, Instituto Sacatar, Itaparica (BR), Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA (US) and the Jan van Eyck, Maastricht (NL).
Recent exhibitions include: In the Presence of Absence, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (NL); The weight of a stone, Blank Projects, Cape Town (South Africa), The Other Kabul. Remains of the Garden, Kunstmuseum Thun, (CH), TK15223, Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague (NL), No you won’t be naming no buildings after me, TENT, Rotterdam, (NL); History is His Story, Nest, The Hague (NL); facade suspended, Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague (NL); You Talkin’ to me?, Barbara Seiler, Zürich (CH); Listen to the Stones, think like a mountain, Tatjana Pieters, Ghent (BE); Lapis Lazuli from Serr-i-Sang, PuntWG, Amsterdam (NL); 11:59, Hudson D. Walker gallery, Provincetown (US); The Intelligence of Things, The Kitchen, New York (US).
Work by Pothoven is held in private and public collections, including the Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, Akzo Nobel Art Foundation, Amsterdam and the Van Lanschot Art Collection, The Hague. Pieter Paul Pothoven lives and works in Amsterdam.