Jeroen Jongeleen


Jeroen Jongeleen (b. 1967, the Netherlands) 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 in the group exhibition Exorcism/Aesthetic Terrorism at Boijmans Van Beuningen. Jongeleen's street interventions previously carried the project name "influenza", in reference to 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. His works have been exhibited at the SCAPE Christchurch Biennial of Art in Public Space (NZ), the Prague Biennale 1 (CZ), his work "Hardcore" at Palais de Tokyo (Paris, FR), as well as a variety of shows at venues, including Stichting KunstFort Asperen (Acquoy, NL), Upstream Gallery (Amsterdam, NL), TENT art institute (Rotterdam, NL), Marianne Boesky Gallery (New York, US), Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen (CH), Het Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst (Amstelveen, NL), De Appel (Amsterdam, NL), Burlington City Arts (Vermont, US).  In 2020, Jongeleen was awarded the second annual Brutus Art Prize. Jongeleen will be presenting two solo exhibitions with Harlan Levey Projects in September 2021. 

Running Dutch Mountains, 2018