Jeroen Jongeleen

About This Project

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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