biography

1966   born in Delft, NL, lives and works in The Hague, NL

Education and Residencies

2006 – 2008 MA, American Film Institute Conservatory, Screenwriting Department, Los Angeles, CA
1997 – 1998 Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten / Dutch ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Amsterdam, NL
1988 – 1993 BA, Arnhem Academy of Fine Arts, Arnhem, NL

Awards and Grants

2012 Tiger Award for Short Films at the 41th International Film Festival Rotterdam, NL
2007 Peter Paul Peterich Fonds, Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds. NL
2007 Gerard Hordijk Reisfonds, Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds. NL
2003 Dolf Henkes Prijs 2003, Dolf Henkes Foundation, NL
1997 Prix the Rome, shared 3rd prize, NL
1996 NPS Cultuurprijs nomination, NL
1995 Touche Prijs nomination, Kunststichting Touche, NL

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012 Toronto International Film Festival, Future Projections: Springtime, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, CA
2012 Blackbox, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, USA
2011 Springtime, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Schiedam, NL
2011 Mystery Girls, Zic Zerp Gallery, Rotterdam, NL
2006 The Solo’s, Crown Gallery, Art Brussels, BE
2004 Sehnsucht, De Hallen, Haarlem, NL
2003 Sehnsucht, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, BE
2003 Jeroen Eisinga; Winner Henkes Prize, Tent, Rotterdam, NL
2003 Eyes Wide Shut, De Paraplufabriek, Nijmegen, NL
1999 The Idiot, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, NL
1998 The most important moment in my life, Hedah, Maastricht, NL
1995 Jeroen Eisinga, Casco Projects, Utrecht, NL
1993 De Vrije Gedachte, Stichting Archipel, Apeldoorn, NL

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 DANS LA TÊTE. Une exploration de la conscience, Musée de la main, Lausanne, CH
2017 Het Zalig Nietsdoen, Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen, NL
2016 Kopstukken, Het Klooster, Tiel, NL
2016 Into Nature, Drents Museum, Assen, NL
2016 PRIÈRE DE TOUCHER – The Touch of Art, Museum Tinguely, Basel, CH
2016 Rotterdam Cultural Histories #7, Witte de With & Tent, Rotterdam, NL
2015 Diep Gaan, Lucy en Le Tour, Galerie Sanaa, Utrecht
2015 Lost and Found, Groninger Museum, Groningen
2015 Mix Match Museum, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
2015 Temporary Autonomous Zones, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, USA
2015 Making Sense, Galerie Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam, NL
2015 La La La Human Steps, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL
2015 Pause, Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, USA
2013 The City, the Artists and the Museum. 25 Years Rotterdam City Collection, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL
2013 Sponsored by Nature, Verbeke Foundation, Stekene, BE
2013 The Glorious Rise and Fall… (and So On), Part I, KW 14, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, NL
2013 Badly Natured, Nest, Den Haag, NL
2012 Beyond the Body, Hans Peter Zimmer Foundation, Düsseldorf, DE
2012 Maskerade, De Hallen Haarlem, NL
2011 A Midsummer Nights Dream, Zic Zerp Gallery, Rotterdam, NL
2011 I also have a Heart, Cankaya Public Art Manifestation, Ankara, TR
2011 Eye Sea, Jeroen Eisinga and Anno Dijkstra, Kunsteyssen, Alkmaar, NL
2009 Lunar Distance, De Hallen, Haarlem, NL
2009 Flyersheepflagself: Part 2, Seventeen Gallery, London, UK
2008 Bloody Beautiful (part 2), Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
2007 Contour / Continuïteit, Stedelijk Museum Het Prinsenhof, Delft, NL
2007 Happy Believers, Werkleitz Biennial, Halle (Saale), DE
2007 Extiem, Poëtrysummer Watou, Watou, BE
2007 Autonomia, Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum, Leiden, NL
2007 Zo ziet het paradijs eruit II, De Hallen, Haarlem, NL
2007 Different Realities?, Crown Gallery, Brussels, BE
2007 Grote Kunst voor Kleine Mensen, Museum De Paviljoens, Amere, NL
2003 SHINE, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL
2002 Encounters, Impakt Festival, Utrecht, NL
2001 CASINO 2001: 1st Quadrennial, Stedelijk Museum  voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, BE
2001 Locus Focus, Sonsbeek 2001, curated by Jan Hoet, Arnhem, NL
2000 Still Moving, curated by Frits Gierstberg and Chris Dercon, National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto, Kyoto, JP
2000 Exorcism Aesthetic Terrorism, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL
2000 Home is where the Heart is, Museum van Loon, Amsterdam, NL
2000 Wouldn’t it be nice?, Netherlands Media Art Institute Montevideo/Time Based Arts, Amsterdam, NL
2000 ‘t – Lokaal 01 Breda, Breda, NL
1998 Young Dutch Art, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, NL
1998 Jeroen Eisinga and Gert Robijns, Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp, BE
1998 Fast Forward, Stichting Fonds voor BKVB, Amsterdam, NL
1997 Diskland Snowscape, curated by Harm Lux, Shed im Eisenwerk, Frauenfeld, CH
1997 Observations, recent acquisitions KPN, P.T.T. Museum, The Hague, NL
1996 Peiling 5, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL
1996 Crap Shoot, De Appel, Amsterdam, NL
1996 NPS Cultuurprijs 96, Kunsthal, Rotterdam, NL
1996 Performing on the edge, Tejatro Popular, Rotterdam, NL
1996 Het grote Verlangen, Gelderland Biennial, Museum Henriëtte Polak Zutpen, NL
1995 Shaking Patterns, W139, Amserdam, NL
1995 Touche Prize, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL
1995 De Heelal Hoed, de Vleeshal, Middelburg

Selected film/video screenings

2015 ORIGINS AND ENDS, Anthology Film Archives, New York City, USA
2014 LES RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES, Gaîté Lyrique, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR
2013 LIMA INDEPENDIENTE Festival Internacional de Cine, Lima, PE
2013 9th Akbank Short Film Festival, Istanbul, TK
2012 Somnio Film Festival, Alkmaar, NL
2012 Sarajevo Film Festival, Carte Blanche Program, Sarajevo, BH
2012 Media City Film Festival, Windsor, CA
2012 European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, DE
2012 Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films at the 41th International Film Festival Rotterdam, NL
2012 AVRO R.E.L, Jan29, 2012,
2010 Video Forma, Sergey Kuryokhin Contemprary Art Center, Moscow, RU
2010 The Tableaux Vivant Show, Gallery 400, Chicago, USA
2009 25FPS Zagreb, Dutch Retrospective, Zagreb, CR
2009 Dutch Punch, Kiev, Ukrane
2009 Scheltema Complex, Leiden, NL
2009 Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival, Groningen, NL
2009 Kino Lab, Warszawa, PL
2009 Handscape22, filmprogram touring Dutch  arthouse cinemas, NL
2008 Experimental Film in The Netherlands, Filmmuseum Amsterdam, NL
2008 Kultprom, Kiev, UA
2008 Noordelijk Film Festival, Leeuwarden, NL
2008 Filmbank’s Finest, De Balie, Amsterdam
2008 Avant-Gardening, curated by Sandra Racek, NYC,  USA | Lauzemis, Berlin, DE
2006 Jefferson Presents c/o The Pittsburgh Filmmakers in Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, USA
2006 Vera Zienema, Groningen, NL
2006 Revision, Utrecht, NL
2005 Dutch Open, De Balie, Amsterdam
2005 Rialto, Amsterdam
2005 Studium Generale, Technical University, Eindhoven
2005 34th International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam
2005 Look what you made me do, filmprogram touring Dutch  arthouse cinemas, NL
2004 Nederland niet Nederland, Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven, NL
2004 Insomnia, International Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam, NL
2004 Tallin Black Night Filmachive, EE
2004 Royal Belgian Filmarchive, Brussel, BE
2004 International short film festival Hamburg, Hamburg, DE
2004 Holland in zicht, Groningen, NL
2004 Celluloid/Digitaal, de Balie, Amsterdam, NL
2004 Devianz, Graz, CH, Vienna, AT, Budapest, HU
2004 33th International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam
2004 Moving, filmprogram touring dutch arthouse cinemas, NL
2004 Almost Silent, filmprogram touring dutch arthouse cinemas, NL
2004 Against Conformism, Millennium Cinema, NYC, USA
2004 Cadavre Exquis, documentary by Anna Abrahams
2004 SMART streaming video server, Amsterdam
2003 Fluxus and after, return to the sixties and seventies, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven, NL
2003 International Biennial of Art and Film, Museum Ludwig Köln, DE
2003 Wens en Waan, filmprogram travelling Dutch cinemas, NL
2003 Devianz Experimental Film, Graz, CH, Vienna, AT, Budapest, HU
2003 Filmmakers Present, SMART projectspace, Amsterdam, NL
2002 Freespace, Z33, house for contemporary art, Hasselt, BE
2001 Black Cube 5, Cinema de Balie, Amsterdam
1999 Exit, Art and Cinema at the end of the Century, Chisendale Gallery, London, UK
1999 Moving Art, Art 30, Basel
1997 Prix de Rome, International Filmfestival Rotterdam
1996 Jeroen Eisinga; Stiching Lazy Marie, Utrecht, NL
1996 International Festival of New Film, Split, HR
1996 Mind the Gap, De Unie, Rotterdam
1996 Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, NL
1994 AVE Festival, Arnhem, NL
1994 De Nederlandse beeldende film, Riga, Latvia
1994 Mind the Gap, De Unie, Rotterdam; Filmmuseum, Amsterdam
1993 Fukui Media Art Festival, Fukui, Japan

Works in Collections

Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL
Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, BE
Netherlands Institute for Media Art, Montevideo/ Time Based Arts, Amsterdam, NL
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL
Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, NL
De Hallen, Haarlem, NL
Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, NL
Collection Koninklijke PTT Nederland NV, NL
Private Collection, Antwerp, BE
Private Collection, Rotterdam, NL

Artist’s writings and contributions

2005 Dromen robots over electrische schapen? BK-Informatie, 2005-5, pp.14-15
2005 Hoezo Vrouwelijke Identiteit?, Fucking Good Art #8, March 2005
2003 Film is leven, Kastalia, 2003
1999 Centerfold, Skrien, No. 231, pp. 34-35, March 1999
1998 Jeroen Eisinga aan Robert Bresson, Skrien, No. 228, Dec 1998
1998 Landing op de maan, Skrien, No. 203, p. 51

Selected Publications

2011 Jeroen Eisinga. Springtime, Wilma Sütö, published by Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, NL
2011 Benim de kalbim Var/I also have a heart, Editor: Jerome Symons, published by Çankaya Belediyesi, Ankara, TR
2009 Lunar Distance, Suzanne Wallinga, published by De Hallen Haarlem, NL
2006 Extiem, Maria Haerynck, Gwy Manderlinck, Tanguy Eeckhout, published by Poëziezomer Watou, BE
2004 MM2, Experimental film in The Netherlands since 1960, published by De Filmbank, NL
2001 Casino 2001, Catalogue published by Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst Gent, BE
2001 Sonsbeek 9: Locus Focus, Dieter Roelstraete, published by Sonsbeek Foundation, NL
2000 STILL/MOVING, Catalogue published by Nederlands Foto Instituut, NL
1999 Home is where the Heart is, Catalogue published by Museum Van Loon, NL
1999 Jeroen Eisinga: monograph. Published by NAI/Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven, NL
1998 Young Dutch Art, Catalogue published by Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, NL
1997 Observations, Catalogue published by Koninklijke PTT, NL
1996 Crapshoot Catalogue published by De Appel, Amsterdam, NL
1996 Peiling 5, Catalogue published by Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL
1995 Anno 1995, published by Stichting Casco, Utrecht, NL
1994 De Vrije Gedachte published by Stichting Archipel Apeldoorn, NL

Selected Reviews and Interviews

2016 Terug naar de natuur, Review by Anne Berk, Financieel Dagblad Persoonlijk, Aug 16
2015 Brief aan Arm Schaap Merel Bem, De Volkskrant, Aug 26
2014 De dans van de Jager, Review by Mark Baltser, Esthetica – ISSN: 1875-3809 2014
2012 Jenseits in der Hans Peter Zimmer Stiftung Review by Emmanuel Mir, Perisphere, Dec 10
2012 Ist das Kunst oder tut es weh? Review by Arno Gehring, Düsseldorf Express, Oct 27
2012 Toronto International Film Fest 2012: Future Projections, Review by Andrea Carson Barker, View on Canadian Art, Sept 9
2012 A Review: Ai Weiwei, Barbara Kruger, and more at the Hirshhorn, By Andrew Hetrick, Provisions, Sept 4
2012 Black Box: Jeroen Eisinga, Review by Michael O’Sullivan, The Washington Post, Aug 17
2012 Trip Out East: In the Basement of the Hirshhorn, Review by Joanna Dane, A Terminal Case of Whimsey, Aug 16
2012 Jeroen Eisinga, Review by Saskia van der Kroef, Artforum, May, 2012
2012 Het (zelf)onderzoek van Jeroen Eisinga, Review by Frank van der Ploeg, Ons Erfdeel, Feb Issue
2012 Jeroen Eisinga ‘Het gaat me om het mysterie van het leven’, Review by Henny de Lange, Trouw, De Verdieping, Feb 18
2012 ‘Door Scorsese schrik je van jezelf’, De beslissende film van Jeroen Eisinga, Dana Linssen, NRC Handelsblad, Feb 8
2012 Jeroen Eisinga over Springtime, Maricke Nieuwdorp, The Daily Tiger, Jan 26
2012 Artist Surrounds Himself With 150,000 Bees, by Jeremy Anthony, Bangstyle, Jan 16
2012 Bee Bearding in Art: Dutch Artist Jeroen Eisinga Covers Himself in 150.000 Bees, by Mallika Rao, The Huffington Post, Jan 12
2011 Jeroen Eisinga Evelien van Veen, Volkskrant Magazine, pp.66-71, Dec 24
2011 Gruwelijk mooi Review by Anne Berk, Financieel Dagblad Persoonlijk, Nov 19
2011 Eén geworden met de bijen. Review by Henny de Lange, Trouw, Nov 10
2011 Gekkenwerk Review by Lilian Bense, <H>Art, p16, Nov 10
2011 Eén worden met bijen Review by Sandra Smallenburg, NRC Handelsblad, Oct 27
2011 Dit gaat een klassieker worden Review by Sacha Bronwasser, De Volkskrant, Oct 19
2011 Jeroen Eisinga Machteld Leij in Kunstbeeld, No10
2011 Een grote stugge trui Wilma Sütö in Mister Mothly, No29
2006 Huwelijk tussen kunst, landschap en poëzie. Watou, 26ste Poëziezomer  confronteert binnen- met buitenwereld, Marc Holthof, De Tijd, July 7
2004 Verlangen naar het verre en Exotische Review by Machteld Leij, NRC Handelsblad, Sept 29
2001 Sonsbeek 9 Review by Maxine Kopstra, Frieze 63, Nov-Dec
1999 Koning Jeroen Ruyters, Metropolis M, Vol.20, No.5, October-November, p.49
1999 Spotlust drijft Jeroen Eisinga, J van Velde, Telegraaf, July 29
1999 Openbaringen van een Idioot, A Spaninks, Eindhovens Dagblad, July 5
1998 Schaap, Hanna Hagenaars, The dummy speaks Nr1, w.p.
1998 Gevaar! K de Boodt, Kunst & Cultuur, Vol.31, No.10, Oct
1998 On-Nederlands, E Doove, De Standaard, Sept 16, BE
1998 Alleen ademhalen is al een hele krachttoer Review by Wilma Sütö, De Volkskrant, March 9
1998 Overzicht beste dertigers uit Nederland, Hans den Hartog Jager, NRC Handelsblad, March 7
1998 De kunst van het Grenzenloze. A Spaninks,  Eindhovens Dagblad, Feb 19
1997 Het poldermodel van Jeroen Eisinga, Sjaak Langenberg, Gepalmeerd geluk, pp. 56-59
1997 Juryverslag, Prix de Rome 96, Prix de Rome, Amsterdam, pp. 75-76
1996 Grensoverschrijdend, Jan Winkelman, Metropolis M
1996 Alles kan toch, als het kunst is? Ineke Schwartz, Volkskrant, April 19
1996 Vervlogen dromen, Jhim Lamoree about exhibition Peiling 5, Parool, April 6
1996 Het spijt me Review by Hans den Hartog Jager about Peiling 5, NRC Handelsblad, April 12
1996 Een passage van sluizen, tochtstrips en bouillonblokjes Review by Wilma Sütö about Peiling 5, De  Volkskrant, April 12
1995 Kunst in dwangbuizen, Review by Felix Visser, Utrechts Nieuwsblad, Nov

Other texts

2012 Tiger Awards for Short Film 2012 Jury Report, Feb1
2007 Questions in Dutch House of Representatives by Marianne Thieme(PvdD) on art project  with dying sheep, May 8, 2007

TV

2014 Jeroen Eisinga, John Appel, Hollandse Meesters, AVROTROS, Jan26
2012 Fleur du Mal, interview by Jhim Lamoree, Michiel Romeyn, REL, AVRO, Feb19
2012 Interview by Bart Rutten, 4 Art, AVRO, Feb11
2012 Een jas van bijen in ´Springtime´, Hart van Nederland, SBS6, Feb5
2011 Interview by Jack Wouterse, Moois cultural TV, RTV Rijnmond, Oct12
2011 RTV Rijnmond, Oct 21
2011 Interview by Mathijs van Nieuwkerk in De Wereld Draait Door, VARA, Oct17

Radio

2011 Interview by Annemieke Smit, vpro-radio, De Avonden, Oct24
2004 Interview by Hans den Hartog Jager, vpro-radio, De Avonden, Sept17

Selected Presentations and Lectures

2016 De Grote Kunstshow, Sehnsucht introduced by Sacha Bronwasser, Stadsschouwburg Haarlem, NL
2015 Hollandse Meesters bij Nest, interview by Michiel van Nieuwkerk, Den Haag, Feb 26
2011 Screening and interview by Bart Rutten at Eye, Film Institute Netherlands, Nov15
2006 Selection of films from collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen / Lecture on Bas Jan Ader, Marcel Broodthears and Robert Towne, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL
2006 Screening and interview by Charles Esche, Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, NL

Teaching

2012 Rijks Committee Member, Audio-Visual Department, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, NL
2006 Guest lecturer at the Arnhem Academy of Fine Arts, NL
2006 Guest lecturer at the Arnhem Academy of Fine Arts, NL
1998 Guest lecturer at Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam, NL
1997 Guest lecturer at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam, NL
1997 Guest teacher and lecturer at Ateliers Arnhem, postgraduate department, NL
1995 Guest lecturer at Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam, postgraduate department, NL