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), Palais de Tokyo (Paris, FR), Stichting KunstFortAsperen (Acquoy, NL), Upstream Gallery (Amsterdam, NL), TENT (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), and Stichting AVL Mundo (Rotterdam, NL), just to name a few.  In 2020, Jongeleen was awarded the second annual Brutus Art Prize. His work is in collections such as the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Museum Voorlinden, The Kroller Muller Museum and the Progressive Art Collection.

Running Dutch Mountains, 2018