Puck Verkade’s artistic practice centers around moving image, installation and drawing. Delivered with humour and a distinct taste for the absurd, her videos and drawings tell stories from uncanny perspectives in which archetypal personas are reimagined to candidly expose the contradictions of human behaviour. Shifting between handcrafted stopmotion, low fi animation, green screen and direct to camera performance, her fast paced montages have the sensation of a moving collage; a dense juxtaposition of layered images and sounds composed into a cartoon reality.
In 2021 Puck Verkade received the Charlotte Köhlerprize. Currently her work is on show at ‘Manifesto of fragility’, 16e Biennale de Lyon in France and ‘Fun Feminism’ at Kunstmuseum Basel in Basel, Switzerland. Her latest video installation 'Unborn' has been nominated for the Feminist Art Prize' of the IKOB museum in Eupen (BE) and has been recently been shown at MU Hybrid Art House in Eindhoven and at Art Antwerp 2022.
Puck Verkade (1987) holds an MFA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths University, London, and a BFA from the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, the Netherlands. Verkade has exhibited amongst others at Zabludowicz Collection, London; Artissima, Turin; Schimmel Projects Art Centre, Dresden; Forde, Geneva; LISTE, Basel; ARCO Lisboa, Lisbon; SUNDAY, London; Berlin Feminist Film Festival, Berlin; LOOP, Barcelona and Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. In 2017-2018 she was resident artist at Sarabande The Lee Alexander McQueen Foundation in London. Verkade’s work is held in private and public collections, including the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, the Zabludowicz Collection in London, the Servais family collection in Brussels, the EKARD Collection in Wassenaar and the AKZO Nobel Art Foundation in Amsterdam. She lives and works between London and Berlin.