Wessel Verrijt (1992, Eindhoven) builds sculptures that play the leading role as “entities” within his rituals. In the rituals he creates, his props, set and protagonists come together to form a immersive installation. Within the immersive installations there is a fine line between art, theater and choreography, in order to create a new mythology of symbols and meaning.
Upcoming & Current:
Art in Public Space Theater Artemis, January 2022, ‘s-Hertogenbosch NL
Groups-exhibition Museum Jan Cunen , January 2022, Oss NL
Groups-exhibition Art Rotterdam, Prospects Mondriaan Fonds, February 2022, Rotterdam NL
Groups-exhibition Arti et Amicitiae, March 2022, Amsterdam NL
Residency AADK Spain, April-May 2022, Centro Negra (Blanca, Murcia), ES
Groups-exhibition Bosch Parade, June 2022, ‘s-Hertogenbosch NL
Article in Eindhovens Dagblad, 19 april 2021 (Dutch only): Click here
Article in Air Brabant (ENG/Dutch): Click here
Interview Zuiderlucht Magazine (Dutch only): Click here
Article in Mestmag (Dutch only): Click here
Cacaofabriek, Helmond, Group-exhibition, August 2021
Residentie/Solo-exhibition: “DOBŬR DEN, BAVNI DŬSKI”
24.07 – 15.08.2021 / Heerz Tooya Gallery, July 2021, Veliko Tarnovo BG
”The Catalysts”, Das Leben Am Haverkamp, The Hague
Residentie United Cowboys – January-April 2021
Since mid-January I have been in residence at Arthouse United Cowboys in Eindhoven, in one of the workspaces in the Arthouse. During a working period of three months, new sculptures were created from found materials, the sculptures play the leading role in films and performance material. The sculptures act as props, set pieces and antagonists, creating new environments, movements and combinations.
Winter Ritual (postponed till next year)
In collaboration with Theater Artemis and Composer Bart de Vrees
Social Aspects #9, Derde Wal Nijmegen
During ‘Social Aspects’ Verrijt considered the public space as his decor, where he created new scenes and environmental collages. A search for the tension between the ordinary and the unusual, the everyday and the deviant. A way of confronting the public space with unusual participants in the street. Projects in which he appropriated the public outdoor space as decor, where social interventions take place with his mobile installations and rituals.
Project made possible by: Gemeente Nijmegen, Provincie Gelderland, Stichting Stokroos, Mondriaan Fonds.
artist-in-residence AVL Mundo, July-August 2020
During the residency at AVL Mundo Verrijt worked on a series of installations, performances and made film scenes. New ‘scenes’ in which Verrijt creates his own archetypes.
AVL Mundo has been hosting an Artist-in-Residence Program since 2017. This summer I am one of the two artist that are invited to create at AVL Mundo. I create three-dimensional collages at various locations, the collages will come together in a new installation. Made possible by @mondriaanfonds
‘Many thanks to Mondriaan Fonds for the Stipendium for Emerging Artists!!!’
Tuesday May 19 2020, Ghost Art Projects, article: https://ghostartproject.com/wessel-verrijt/
Article in The Low Countries written by Maarten Buser: https://www.the-low-countries.com/article/wessel-verrijts-structures-are-always-moving
In de Greep van de Naald, het Oog & de Draad (TAC Eindhoven)
De Processie, Nijmeegse Kunstnacht, Derde Wal (21 September j.l.)
De Processie in Baarle Nassau (25 augustus j.l.):
Voorstelling in De Fabriek Eindhoven:
Documentatie van de Voorstelling in De Fabriek Eindhoven:
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