Biography

Born in 1965 in Alphen aan den Rijn, NL
Lives and works in Rotterdam, NL

Geert Mul has been exploring for over 25 years the possibilities of a poetry in the language of new media. This resulted in a flow of experimental artworks in a wide range of media: prints, light-objects, video and interactive/generative computer installations. In Mul’s works, the interrelationship between technology, media and perception is a central theme. Mul’s practice engages the broader public through commissioned artworks in public space.

Geert Mul studied art from 1985 -1990 at the HKA Arnhem where he graduated with computer animations, video and kinetic sculptures. After his studies, he traveled in Mexico, the United States and Asia. He resided for one year in Tokyo. Since 1993 Mul lives and works in Rotterdam, Holland. In the mid-1990s, Mul became one of the first VJs, in the alternative Techno scene. These events grew into interactive audio-visual environments, commissioned artworks and installations which were exhibited in a variety of contexts: public space, museums and festivals. Mul has produced over 20 commissioned art installations and exhibited at the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, The National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto Japan, Museo Nacional Reina Sofia Madrid, Institute Valencia Arte Moderne, Museum of contemporary Art Chicago.

Geert Mul teaches “Unstable Media” at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (DogTime).

CV

Awards & Nominations

  • 2016 Special Jury Award – Lenstar Lenticular Print Award: Lenticulair Cloud
  • 2015 International FIAT/IFTA Award: Most Innovative Use of Archive. Geert Mul / Beeld en Geluid Hilversum
  • 2011 Share Prize nomination- Museum of Science, Turin, Italy
    Best Practice Award Virtueel Platform
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  • 2010 Witteveen+Bos Art & Technology Award
  • 1995 Rotterdam Art Award

Exhibitions

  • 2020 Staging Silence, Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterloo, NL
    Chapter 3HREE, curated by Maarten Spruyt, Het HEM, Zaandam, NL
    Galerie Ron Mandos, Projections, Art Rotterdam 2020, Rotterdam, NL
  • 2018 Projection mapping. Databased Dialogues, 2018, EYE Film Museum / Amsterdam Light Festival, Amsterdam NL
  • 2017 Then And Now 1993 (web-adaption 2017), CommandN 20th Anniversary, video works. The Wrong – New Digital Art Biennale, Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, JP
    Matchmaker 25 years of media-art. Solo exhibition Geert Mul. Dortmunder-U, Dortmund, DE
  • 2016 Matchmaker 25 years of media-art. Solo exhibition Geert Mul. Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, NL
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  • 2015 Metro al Madina & Yunkunkun club, Beirut, LB
    Dutch Institute for Sound and Vision, (collaboration), Hilversum, NL
  • 2014 Logan symposium Barbican Center, London, UK
    Stuk Kunstencentrum, Leuven, BE
  • 2013 Strarta art Fair at Saatchi Gallery London
    Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam at Trouw
    Stedelijk Museum Zwolle ‘Beeld van een Stad’ (group)
    Tschumi Pavillion Groningen, NL
    Installation Shan Shui, Raw China Expo Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL
    MatchMovie- Rollercoaster, The Image in the 21st Century, Museum of the Image, Breda, NL
  • 2012 Horizons, Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • 2011 Gods Browser, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL
    Museum of Symbolic Debris, International Public Art Manifestation 2011, Ankara, Turkey
    Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL
  • 2010 Coincidence is never arbitrary, Bergkerk Deventer, NL
    Gerrit Rietveld Busstop, Eindhoven, NL
    The Stijl vs RGB: Geert Mul & Maurer United, Angela Plohman, director of Baltan Laboratories
    Preparation for a possible future, Ruhr European Capital of Culture 2010, Hagen, BE
  • 2009 Echolocation 21 rozendaal, Enschede. Interactive installation.
  • 2008 HORIZONS- Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL
    Deep Screen, SNX4, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Expositie
    FIAC Paris, Galerie Ron Mandos, Paris, FR
    Reflections and Perspectives, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL
  • 2006Local Squares, Global Stars. I.V.A.M. Institute Valencia Arte Moderne, Valencia, ES
    DIVA video art Fair, Galerie Ron Mandos, New York, NY
    ARCO, Madrid, ES
    My Name is Lolita Art Gallery, Madrid, ES
  • 2004‘Portraits of Warsaw’ Film by the sea festival, Scheveningen, NL
    2003 ‘Transfer Points’ Portobello Film festival, London, UK
  • 2001‘Transfer Points’ SONAR festival, Barcelona, ES
  • 2000‘Time Cross’ Akihabara tv, Tokyo, JP
    ‘La Derive’ International FilmFestival Rotterdam, NL
  • 1999 ‘La Derive’ Cartier Foundation, Paris, FR
    ‘Sans Issue’ Museo Nacional Reina Sofia, Madrid, ES
    ‘Sans Issue‘ International FilmFestival Rotterdam, NL
  • 1998 Museu D’art contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, ES