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Willem de Rooij

Willem de Rooij, »Residual«, 2012

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Born 1969 in Beverwijk, the Netherlands; lives in Berlin.
Studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Rijksakademie.

The films, photographs, objects, and installations of Willem de Rooij examine the historical, social and political aspects of image production. The framing conditions of art, and the reflection on other artist’s works are recurring themes. With Jeroen de Rijke he represented the Netherlands at the Venice Biennial 2005. Major solo exhibitions were held at K21, Duesseldorf (2007), and the New National Gallery, Berlin, where the installation „Intolerance“ introduced historical artefacts to the context of contemporary art.

Solo Exhibitions (Selection)

2012 "Untilted", Kunstverein München
2010 "Intolerance", Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
2008 »Jeroen de Rijke / Willem de Rooij«, MAMbo Galleria d´Arte Moderna di Bologna
2007 »Jeroen de Rijke / Willem de Rooij«, K20 / K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf
2005 »Mandarin Ducks«, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
2004 »de Rijke / de Rooij«, Kunsthalle Zürich

Group Exhibitions (Selection)

2011 "September 11", MOMA/PS1, New York
2011 "The Croocked Path", Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussles
2010 "Morality", Witte De With, Rotterdam
2009 »Die Moderne als Ruine. Eine Archäologie der Gegenwart«, Generali Foundation, Wien

2009 2. Athen Biennale
2007 »1,2,3… Avant-Gardes«, Centre for Contemporary Art, Warschau
2005 »Christopher Williams & de Rijke / de Rooij«, Wiener Secession
2005 51. Venedig Biennale, Niederländischer Pavillon