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Rachel de Joode

Rachel de Joode (1979, NL) lives and works in Berlin. De Joode earned her diploma in time-based art from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. She was awarded the Deutsche Börse Residency at the Frankfurter Kunstverein in Frankfurt (2013) and the Sculpture Space residency (2012), as well as a residency at LMCC Governors Island (2013 – 2014) in New York. She has received funding from the Mondriaan fund, the Berliner Senat, the Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds and the Royal Dutch Embassy.

De Joode currently teaches materialzed photography at ECAL (École cantonale d'art de Lausanne).




Note from the artist

I mix mediums, particularly those of photography, sculpture and most recently, painting. My work bounces between the physical and the virtual, exploring the relationship between the three dimensional object and its two dimensional representation.


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Solo exhibitions include

Mingle (2022)
@Durst Britt Mayhew Gallery, den Haag (NL)

Soft Paintings (2020)
@Annka Kultys Gallery, London (UK)

Instead of Pieces, a Play (2018)
@Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris (FR)

Flat Nature / Surface Bodies (2017)
@Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen, Vijfhuizen (NL)

Soft in the Centre (2017)
@Photoforum Pasquart, Biel/Bienne (CH)

Connective Tissue (2015)
@Cinnnamon, Rotterdam (NL)

Porosity (2015)
@Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris (FR)

Metabolism (2015)
@MACRO: Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome (IT)

Surfaces (2015)
@Neumeister Bar-Am, Berlin (DE)

Soft Inquiry (2015)
@K A N S A S, New York (USA)

The Matter Of It Being A Stone (2014)
@SWG3 Gallery, Glasgow (UK)

The Molten Inner Core (2014)
@Neumeister Bar-Am, Berlin (DE)

The Hole and the Lump (2013)
@Interstate Projects, New York (USA)

Real Things – Explorations in Three Dimensions (2012)
@Oliver Francis Gallery, Dallas (USA)

Group exhibitions include

@König Gallery, Berlin

10th edition of Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (GIBCA) (2019) Göteborg (SE)

Without Nature (2018)
@Nicoletti, London (EN)

Hybrid Layers (2017)
@ZKM Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe (DE)

Myths of the Marble (2017)
@ICA, Philadelphia (USA)

Myths of the Marble (2017)
@Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo (NO)

Surface Unit (2016)
@Henie Cycle Music and Art Festival, Gerðarsafn Kópavogur Art Museum, Kópavogur (IS)

Gestures of tomorrow (2016)
@Kunstverein Nürnberg (DE)

Physical Fiction (2016)
@Garage Rotterdam, (NL)

Life Eraser (2016)
@Brand New Gallery, Milan (IT)

What Birds Can See (2016)
@DOCUMENT, Chicago (USA)

Body Holes by New Scenario (2016)
@9th Berlin Biennale, Fear of Content section, Berlin (DE)

Hybrid Modus (2016)
@Skulptur Bredelaar, Bredelaar (NL)

Un Certain Regard (2016)
@Dürst Britt & Mayhew Gallery, Den Haag (NL)

Touch-tone (2015)
@Martos Gallery, New York (USA)

Listen to the stones, think like a mountain (2015)
@Tatjana Pieters, Gent (BE)

Deep Screen (2015)
@Parc Saint Léger - centre d’art contemporain, Pougues-les-Eaux (FR)

Percussive Hunter (2015)
@Akbank Sanat, Istanbul (TR)

COOL – As a State of Mind (2015)
@MAMO, Marseille (FR)

SALT:Dazzle Camouflage (2014)
@3236rls, London (GB)

Tabularium (2014)
@Slopes Gallery, Melbourne (AU)

Soft Intensities (2014)
@Gloria Knight, Auckland (AU)

The Stanley Parable (2014)
@Elaine Levy Project, Brussels (BE)

Open for Business, Duo-show Steciw/deJoode (with Kate Steciw) (2014)
@Neumeister Bar-Am, Berlin (DE)

Surface Poetry (2014)
@Boetzelaer|Nispen, Amsterdam (NL)

The New Beauty Of Our Modern Life (2014)
@Higher Pictures, New York (USA)