Rob Johannesma
Rob Johannesma was born in Geleen, the Netherlands in 1970. In 1990 he moved to Amsterdam to study at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (1993-1997). In 1995 he moved to New York to study at the Cooper Union (1996-1997). In 1996 he worked for three months as an intern at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas. Ηe returns to Amsterdam were he attends De Ateliers (1997-1999). After his first solo shows in the Netherlands he moves to Bamberg (DE) to attend a residency in Villa Concordia. After a year he moves to Berlin to work in his studio. He returns for a short period to Amsterdam and moves in 2006 to Rome to attend a residency at the American Academy. In 2009 he works for three months in a studio at a residency in Wiels, Brussels.

His works are exhibited amongst others at kunstinstituut Melly (formerly known as Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art), 1999, the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (2000), Venice Biennale (2001), Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (2001), De Hallen, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem (2002, 2006), Kunstpalast Düsseldorf (2005), the Busan Biënnale, Korea (2008), ar/ge kunst Galerie Museum, Bolzano (2012), Galleria Lia Rumma (2012), 13th Istanbul Biennal (2013) Wiels, Brussels (2014), Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam (2014), Albada Jelgersma Gallery, Amsterdam (2020).
Video works, photographs and paintings are included e.g. in the following collections: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, AkzoNobel Art Foundation, art collection ABN AMRO and several national and international private art collections.

From 2001 to 2022 the artworks were represented by Flatland Gallery, 2001-2003/ galerie Kamm (DE), 2001-2003/ galerie Paul Andriesse , Amsterdam, 2004-2010/ galerie Zurcher, Paris, 2003-2006/ galerie Ron Mandos, 2013- 2019/ Team gallery (NY) and galleria Lia Rumma (I) have aquired some of his works.

education & residenciescatalogues & publicationssolo exhibitionsgroup exhibitionsarticles & reviews
solo exhibitions
2021  Paintings, WG terrein, Amsterdam
2020 glass-blue days, Rob Johannesma, Albada Jelgersma Gallery, Amsterdam
2016 32 Videowerken in de Obrechtkerk ism Toonkunstkoor Amsterdam,
Kamerorkest van het Concertgebouworkest, Dirigent Boudewijn Jansen, Martini Jongenskoor
2015  Shivelights And Shadowtackle, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht
2015  Shivelights And Shadowtackle(part II), Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam
2014  Shivelights And Shadowtackle(part I), Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam
2013  Videopresentatie #2: Rob Johannesma, Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem
2012  World-Wielding, ar/ge kunst Galerie Museum, Bolzano, Italy
2012  World-Wielding, Marino Marini Museum, Florence, Italy
2011   Present Future, Rob Johannesma & Roma Publications, Artissima, Turijn
2011   Cinnabar, Het Torentje, Almelo
2010  Probability Space, Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam
2010  Probability Space, Bis71, Geleen
2009  Uitval uit een, De Vleeshal, Middelburg, catalogus In Dark Trees
2007-2017  Parallelle Bibliotheek, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Oude Turfmarkt, Amsterdam
2007  Rob Johannesma, Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, tentoonstellingscatalogus
2004  Rob Johannesma, Galerie Zürcher, Parijs
2004  Rob Johannesma, Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam
2002  Kunstbunker, Forum für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Neurenberg (D)
2002  Kamm Galerie, Berlijn(D)
2002  Flatland Gallery, Utrecht (NL)
2002  De Hallen, Frans Halsmuseum, Haarlem (NL)
2001  Rob Johannesma,Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, Diepenheim (NL)
2001  Rob Johannesma, inkijk #3, SKOR (Stichting Kunst en Openbare Ruimte), Amsterdam
2000  Team Gallery, New York
2000  Rob Johannesma, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam
1999   Rob Johannesma, De Ateliers, Amsterdam

group exhibitions
2021  Art Rotterdam, Albada Jelgersma Gallery, Rotterdam
2019  Conceal/Reveal, Rob Johannesma, Nori Pao, Misha de Ridder, Galerie Albada Jelgersma, Amsterdam
2015  Swim With The Current, Stand Like A Rock, Hoofdkantoor Manifesta, Amsterdam
2015  Bruegelland/Hoge Horizon, Stedelijk Museum Wuyts-Van Campen en Baron Caroly/Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen (KMSKA)
2014  During the Exhibition the Studio Will Be Close, Wiels, Brussel
2014  Lucht!-In de Nederlandse Kunst sinds 1850, De Hallen en het Frans Hals Museum
2014  Roma Publications and Artists, Fondazione Giuliani, Rome
2013  Mom, Am I Barbarian?, Istanbul Biennial, Istanboel
2013  Abstract Myths, Nest, Den Haag
2013  Untitled, Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem
2012  ‘Herfsttij van het modernisme’, De Vleeshal, Middelburg
2012  Differenza e Ripetizione, Galleria Lia Rumma, Napels
2012  Provisional Space, Roma Publications, Castillo/Corrales, Parijs
2012  Obiettivi Obiettività, Rome
2011  The Materialized Memory, Depo, Istanboel
2011  The Materialized Memory, Total Museum, Seoul, Korea
2010  Sneeuw is wit, Fotodok, Utrecht
2010  Monumentalisme. Geschiedenis en nationale identiteit in hedendaagse kunst, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (cat.)
2010  Capturing Metamorphosis,Heritage Lab/Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam (cat.)
2010  Screening video Starlings Black Clouds in la grande Bouffe olv Johan Simons en toneelgroep Amsterdam
2009  Remain in Nature, Galerie LUMC, Leiden
2008  Sea Art festival, Biennal Busan, Korea
2008  Satelitte Station, W139/Tijdelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam
2008  Glocal Affairs, Timmerfabriek, Maastricht
2007  Contour. Continuiteit, Museum Het Prinsenhof, Delft (NL) (cat.)
2006  3500 cm2 Art By Way of a Poster, The American Academy, Rome
2006  Zo ziet het paradijs eruit, De Hallen, Haarlem
2006  3500cm2, The Blue Room, Rome
2005  Some Trees, Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Dresden (D)
2005  “Exile or Aim?”, MedFilm Festival laboratory 2005 - XI edition, Rome
2005  Loop, Angelo Mai, Rome
2005  De Natura, Abbaye Saint-André, Centre d’art de Meymac, Meymac (F)
2005  Slow-art, Kunst Palast Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf (D) (cat.)
2005  The Art is where the Heart is, Paraplufabriek, Nijmegen (NL) (cat.)
2004  Cultivating Nature, The César Manrique Foundation, Lanzarote (ES) (cat.)
2004  Surfacing - Contemporary art from Holland, Ludwig Museum, Budapest (cat.)
2004  Over zee, land en gezicht - Nederlandse videokunst van nu, Museum het Valkhof, Nijmegen
2003  Pro Arte Institute. St. Petersburg, Rusland
2003  Contour, St. Rombouts Cathedral, Mechelen (B) (cat.)
2003  Post-Nature, Nine Dutch Artists, Tommie Othake Institute, São Paulo
2003  Far Away Too Close, Tour Fromage, Aosta (I) (cat.)
2002  Nuit Blanche, Galerie Zürcher, Parijs
2002  Early Works, De Ateliers, Amsterdam (cat.)
2002  Moving Landscapes, Sala Uno, Rome (cat.)
2001  Post-Nature, Nine Dutch Artists, Palazzo Ca’ Zenobio, Venice Biënnale, Venice (I)
2001  Wild Gliders, Aschenbach/Hofland Galerie, Amsterdam (cat.)
2001  Eddy D, Carlos Amorales, Rob Johannesma, Montevideo/Time Based Art, Amsterdam
2001  The People’s Art/A Arte do Povo, Witte de With, Rotterdam; Central Eléctrica do Freixo, Oporto (cat.)
2001  Ex Machina/Über die Zersetzung der Fotografie, NGBK, Berlin (cat.)
2001  Bert Frings, Azir Mendizabal, Rob Johannesma, Flatland Gallery, Utrecht (NL)
2001  Prix NI 2001, Galerie Nouvelles Images, The Hague (cat.)
2000  For Real, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (cat.)
2000  Doppel, Galerie Kamm, Berlijn
2000  Een ceder in mijn tuin, KW14, Den Bosch (NL)
2000  Profili della giovani pittura contemporanea in Europa, Museo del Golfo, La Spezia (I)
1999  Stimuli, Witte de With, Rotterdam

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