Jeroen Jongeleen


Jeroen Jongeleen (1967) moved to Rotterdam in 1997. One of his first interventions in his adopted city was to spray the word ‘HOME’ on the outside wall of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. He was arrested for this action, but it was the start of a close relationship with the museum and in 1999, he was invited to participate the group exhibition Exorcism/Aesthetic Terrorism (Boijmans Van Beuningen). In 2003, Jongeleen moved to Paris where he stayed at Atelier Holboer. Here he expanded his contact with the Paris pre-street art scene resulting in the ‘Art of Urban Warfare.’ Jongeleen’s street interventions previously carried the project name “influenza”, in connotation of his repeated attacks on the well-oiled social body, and as qualification of the development of his artistic practice as a self-reflexive exercise engaged in feeding its own momentum. Recent solo exhibitions include those at Upstream Gallery (2012), Stichting Fort Asperen, Acquoy (2011) and Galeria Stereo, Poznàn (2009). Jongeleen’s work has been included in numerous group exhibitions, notably ‘Mapping the Horizon’ at Upstream gallery, ‘Paramaribo Perspectives,’ Tent Rotterdam (2010) ‘Crop Rotation’ at Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York (2008), ‘Umbau’ at Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Switzerland (2007), ‘Brave New World, ’Cobra Museum voor Moderne kunst, Amstelveen, ‘SCAPE 06’, the Biennial of Art in Public Space, Christchurch, New Zealand (2006), ‘That was then, this is now’ at De Appel, Amsterdam (2006), ‘Project Rotterdam’ at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2005), Prague Biennale 1 (2003) and ‘Hardcore’ at Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2003). Under the umbrella of ‘Influenza,’ Jongeleen also participated in seminal urban art events ‘Backjumps’ in Berlin (2003, 2004, 2005) and ‘Urban Edge’ in Milan (2005). Over the years, Jongeleen has also been heavily involved in artist residencies and the development of autonomous art venues while maintaining a curatorial practice. Notable curated exhibitions include: ‘Fundamentals,’ MU, Eindhoven 2008, ‘The Inside Job’, Boijmans van Beuningen Museum and Gallery 182A, Rotterdam, and ‘Easy,’ Museum Charlois, Rotterdam, 2012.


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AKI Academy for Art and Design, Enschede, The Netherlands

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Traces and Shapes, Squares en Circles, Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels, Belgium

No Style, Reflection of Public Statements on Art, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Too late, too little, (and how) to fail gracefully, Fort Asperen, Acquoy, The Netherlands

Way too High to see for Real!, Wallgallery Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Influenza / SNEEZE! (great details), Stereo Gallery, Poznan, Poland

‘Influenza - Old works New bottles, Upstream Gallery, The Netherlands

Influenza etc., Upstream Gallery, The Netherlands

Selected Group Exhibitions

Sarnami, NLY Supermarket, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Reaguurders Delight, Greylight Projects, Heerlen, the Netherlands
Hacking Habitat – Art of Control, International Art Manifestation, Gevangenis Wolvenplein Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands

Art Brussels 2015 with Harlan Levey Projects, Belgium
Hemelbestormers, Garage Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Weg Ermee! – Jeroen Jongeleen, Cultuurwerf, Vlissingen, the Netherlands
Canned Laughter, Verhalenhuis Belvédère, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
In and Out of Control, het Klooster, Tiel, the Netherlands
Of Land and Local, Burlington City Arts, Burlington, Vermont, USA
The Celebration of the Inevitable Leaving of Traces, Running in Loops, Burlington City Arts, Burlington, Vermont, USA
Transformer, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam
Backjumps Live Issues IV, Kunstambt Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany

TRACES, Upstream Gallery, The Netherlands
Festival for Unnoticed Art, Haarlem, The Netherlands

A Decade, Upstream, Upstream Gallery at Lloyd Hotel, The Netherlands
ArtInternational Istanbul, Upstream Gallery Amsterdam, Istanbul, Turkey
25 jaar Stadscollectie, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Because it’s written, Wolfart, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Corps Commun, Ancient Abattoir, Mons 2015, Mons, Belgium
Art Rotterdam Sculpture Gallery, Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

How Art Things, Nest, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Running with Rocky, Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels, Belgium
Art Rotterdam with Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mapping the Horizon, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Victory of the bottom-up approach, Wereld van Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Moussism, Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels, Belgium
The Creative City, Museum Hilversum, Hilversum,The Netherlands
For the Love of Money, Trendbeheer, Art Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Upstream Cinema, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
We like Art, Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Inside Job (boijmans expands to gallery 182a), Gallery 182A, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
First Virtual Exhibition of Shows, Trendbeheer, Art Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Paramaribo SPAN, De Surinaamse Bank, Paramaribo, Surinam

Landscaping, Galerie de Meerse, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
For Security Reasons, Showroom Mama, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Köf/Mold, Charlois Rotterdam, The Netherlands
A Lovestory, icw. Abner Preis, Urban Explorers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Trespassers of the World unite, Toasters Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Artfair Brussels, with Upstream gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Trendbeheer, Art Rotterdam, The Netherlands
International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Tribeca Film Festival, New York, United States
Asiana International Short Film Festival, Seoul, South Korea

International Film Festival Rotterdam, Influenza / Dancing Black Square, The Netherlands
Groupshow at Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY.
Duoshow at Liste08 Basel with Upstream Gallery, Switzerland
Fundamentals, Witte Dame Eindhoven, The Netherlands
NADA Artfair, with Upstream Gallery, Miami, F.L.

Umbau, Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Switzerland
Contour / continuiteit, Museum Het Prinsenhof, Delft, The Netherlands
Brave new world, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, The Netherlands
VIRUS, Hessenhuis, Antwerpen, Belgium
Living the City, Platform 21, Zuidas Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Het Weiland wat beroemd wilde worden, 13ha, Heeswijk, The Netherlands
De Vreemdeling [A Tribute to Pierre Bayle], CBK Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Putje II, Atelier als Supermedium, Rijswijk, The Netherlands
Influenza / Outside Inside, VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Free money for all, AbnAmro bank, MU Heerlen, The Netherlands

SCAPE 06, Biennial of Art in Public Space, Christchurch, New Zealand
UrbanFunke, encuentro in ternacional de cultura urbana, Barcelona, Spain
Big City Lab, curated show at Art Forum Berlin with Upstream Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Liste06, Art Fair Basel with Upstream Gallery, Switzerland
Urban explorations, public space-artfestival, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
That was then, this is now, De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Influenza etc./ Variations in Urban Intervention Art, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

NADA Artfair with Upstream Gallery, Miami, FL.
CrashTest, Filter Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
Backjumps - the Live issues II, Berlin, Germany
P.S., Neurotitan gallery, Berlin, Germany
Art Forum Berlin with Upstream Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Project Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Alytus Biennale, Alytus, Italy
The ABC, Neurotitan gallery Berlin, Germany
A table, centre artistique et culturel, with Eric Sandillon, Chamarande, France
‘KunstRai’ with Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Urban Edge, P4 Milan, Italy

‘w/o walls’, Scope Artfair, MiamiBasel, Miami, FL.
Perifiric Biennale, Iasi, Romania
Werkleitz Biennale, Halle, Germany
Ill Communications 2, Urbis, Manchester, United Kingdom
‘La rue aux artistes’, Viacom / Fiac, France
The Battle of Oldenburg, Horst Janssen Museum, Oldenburg, Germany
Zugzwang, Fons Welters gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Dangerous Work, Spazio Disponibile, Florence, Italy

Contested Space, Florence, Italy
Worldsigns, Blackblock, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
The Art of Urban Warfare, FondsBKVB, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Graphics Triennale, Trnava, Slovakia
Backjumps - The Live Issue, Kunstambt Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
‘Pague Biennale’, Prague, Czech Republic
Hardcore, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
The Art of Urban Warfare, De Fabriek, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Ghettoblaster,, Berlin, Germany
‘RootX2002 festival’, Hull, United Kingdom
Influenza/Microjam Unicura1 & 2, De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Thresholding, Smartproject space, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Commitment, Fonds BKVB, Las Palmas Rotterdam, The Netherlands
InfoOffspring, with I. Vetter and A. Weisser, Dresden, Germany
Hortus Ludi, Marres, Maastricht, The Netherlands

The people’s art, Witte de With Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Ontplooid, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, The Netherlands
Arto do Povo, Porto, Portugal
Serious Gameplay, FSKE, Budapest, Hungary
Squat, Smart projectspace, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Les33, one-nightbars, with Marc Bijl and Erik van Lieshout, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Exorcism/Visual Terrorism, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Hey, International Competition Style.., TENT. Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Roopa Vasudevan, Bellwether, 2016, Installation view
Star Spangled
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