Remy Jungerman was born in 1959 in Moengo, Suriname
He lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and New York, US

Remy Jungerman attended the Academy for Higher Arts and Cultural Studies in Paramaribo, Surinam, before moving to Amsterdam where he studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy.

In his work, Jungerman explores the intersection of pattern and symbol in Surinamese Maroon culture, the larger African diaspora, and 20th century Modernism. Placing fragments of Maroon textiles and other materials found in the African diaspora – the kaolin clay used in several religious traditions or the nails featured in Nkisi Nkondi power sculpture – in direct contact with materials and imagery drawn from more “established” art traditions, Jungerman presents a peripheral vision that enriches our perspective on art history.

In 2022 Jungerman received the A.H. Heineken Prize for Art, the biggest visual art prize in the Netherlands. From November 20, 2021 – April 10, 2022 he was the subject of a career survey show at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam titled Remy Jungerman: Behind the Forest. In 2019, Jungerman represented the Netherlands at the 58th Venice Biennale with the impressive Visiting Deities installation. Later that year, the artist had his introduction exhibition Neap Tide at Galerie Ron Mandos. In 2017 he was nominated for the Black Achievement Award in The Netherlands. In 2008 he received the Fritschy Culture Award from the Museum het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands. Jungerman is co-founder and curator of the Wakaman Project, drawing Lines – connecting dots. Wakaman, which means “walking man,” was born out of a desire to examine the position of visual artists of Surinamese origin and to raise their profile(s) on the international stage.

Remy Jungerman’s work is included in various collections: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands, Kunstmuseum, The Hague, The Netherlands, Zeeuws Museum, Middelburg, The Netherlands, ABN AMRO Collection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, AkzoNobel Art Collection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Rennie Museum, Vancouver, Canada, Art Omi, Ghent, New York, USA, US Embassy, Paramaribo, Suriname, Hudson Vally MOCA, Peekskill, New York, USA, Francis Greenburger Collection, New York, USA, Saamaka Marron Museum, and various private collections.

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  • 1989-1993 Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, NL
  • 1985-1988 Academy for Higher Arts and Cultural Studies, Paramaribo, Suriname

Solo exhibitions

  • 2023 Tracing the Lines, DOTS Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia
  • 2022 FNB Art Joburg, Goodman Gallery, South-Africa
    Higher Ground, Katonah Museum of Art, New York
    Fault Lines, Goodman Gallery, London
  • 2021 Behind the Forest, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2020 Remy Jungerman, Fridman Gallery, New York, USA
  • 2019 The Measurement of Presence (with Iris Kensmil), Dutch Pavilion, 58th Venice Biennial, IT
    Neap Tide, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL
    Art Chicago, Fridman Gallery, Chicago, USA
    Untitled, Fridman Gallery, Miami, USA

  • 2018
    Based In, Robert Henry Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY, US
  • 2017
    In Transit, Expositieruimte 38 CC, Delft, NL
    Winter Artist Residency, Hudson Valley MOCA, Peekskill, NY, US
  • 2016
    The Fall Exhibition, Charles B. Benenson Visitors Center and Gallery, Ghent, NY 3rd Atlantic Obeah, Presidents Gallery, NY
    FESITEN – first time, C&H Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
  • 2015
    CROSSING THE WATER, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, NL Open Studio NY Residency, Marc Straus Gallery, NY
  • 2013
    KABRA. Descendants Exchange, Kunstverenging Diepenheim, NL Adding Up to the West, C&H Gallery, Amsterdam (cat)
  • 2012
    Limited Edition, Galerie 23, Amsterdam
  • 2011
    Positions, de HAL (Readytex Art Gallery), Paramaribo, SR
  • 2010
    Remy Jungerman & Folkert de Jong Metis-NL Gallery, Amsterdam
  • 2008
    Desire, Zeeuws Museum, Middelburg, NL
    Fritschy Culture Award, Museum Het Domein, Sittart, NL (cat)
  • 2006
    Afro-Intensity, Kunst Vlaai, Amsterdam
  • 2005
    Afro-Blue, Gallery Lumen Travo, Amsterdam
  • 2004
    Absolute Truth, Gemak, Den Haag, NL
  • 2003
    Absolute Truth, Buro Leeuwarden, NL
  • 2002
    Territory, Gallery Lumen Travo, Amsterdam, NL
  • 2000
    Flattened Toad Force, Museum de Paviljoens, Almere, NL
  • 1999
    Waardige Zaken, Het Oude Slot, Heemstede, NL
    Sometimes Travelers don’t come back, Gallery Lumen Travo, Amsterdam
  • 1998
    Made in India, Gallery Lumen Travo, Amsterdam
  • 1997
    Remy Jungerman, Gallery Lumen Travo, Amsterdam

Selected group exhibitions

  • 2023 Re-Inventing Piet. Mondrian and the Consequences, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, DE
    Re-Inventing Piet. Mondrian and the Consequences, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, DE
    Maps Unfolded – From Atlas to Street Map, Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam
    Miami Seasonal Gallery, Goodman Gallery, Miami
  • 2022 Mondrian Moves, Kunstmuseum, The Hague, NL
    We is an other; for a poetics of Relation, Video festival Fuso Insular, MNAC/Museu do Chiado, Lisboa, PT
    The Breath of the Ancestors, Congo Biennale, Kinshasa, CD
    The Agreement: Chromatic Presences. Curated by William Corwin, ZÜRCHER Gallery, New York
    The same space in tree times, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, ZA
    Udubaki part 2, Ready Tex Gallery, Paramaribo, SR
  • 2021 Freethinkers: from Spinoza to Now, Amsterdam Museum
    Reflections beyond the Surface, AkzoNobel Art Foundation, Amsterdam
    Tomorrow is a Different Day, Collection 1980-Now, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
    Small World Real World, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
    Healing Power, Tropen Museum, Amsterdam
    Hot/Cold – Dry/Wet: On Art and Latitude, Schloss Oberdiessbach, Switzerland
  • 2020 Young Artists: One, Fridman Gallery, New York, USA
    In the Presence of Absence, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

  • 2019 Healing Power, Museum voor Volkenkunde, Leiden, NL
    dis/location: mapping Black Europa, New Jersey City University, New Jersey, USA
  • 2018 Revival: Contemporary Pattern and Decoration, El Museo del Barrio, Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos, the Bronx, New York, USA
    Spring Open Studios, International Studio & Curatorial Program, Brooklyn, New York, USA
    Fall Open Studios, International Studio & Curatorial Program, Brooklyn, New York, USA
  • 2017 ‘I AM A NATIVE FOREIGNER’ Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL
    Bye Bye de Stijl, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, NL
    Private room: Artists from the Gallery, C&H Gallery, Amsterdam
    Nadia Naveau & Remy Jungerman, I Presume, DAK@ galerie Sanaa, Utrecht, NL
  • 2016 Rennie Collection at Wing Sang, Vancouver, Canada
    Arrows Shot From the Bow, Rietveld Cordemeyer Huis, Apeldoorn, NL This is not a show, Marc Straus Gallery, NY
  • 2015 Expo Chicago, Marc Straus Gallery, Chicago, USA Global Inspirations, LUMC, Leiden, NL
    Tembe fu Libi, Moengo Festival of Visual Arts, Moengo, Suriname (cat) Exclude/include. Alternate Histories Castrum Peregrini, Amsterdam Zomertentoonstelling Kunstverenging Diepenheim, NL
  • 2014 Prospect.3 Notes for Now, New Orleans Contemporary Art Biennial (cat)
    I am not doing anything until I feel the need, De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam (cat) Art Fair, Amsterdam Drawing, C&H Art Space Gallery, NL
    The Daylight Show, Galerie Ton de Boer @ Dresselhuyspaviljoen, NL
    Spirit Levels, CCA Glasgow, Scotland
    Flow, IDB Cultural Center Art Gallery Washington, DC
    Art Rotterdam with C&H Art Space, NL
  • 2013 BIAC, International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Martinique
    Van God Los? Je geest in balans, Museum het Dolhuys, Haarlem, NL First Biënnale Of The South in Panama, Panama City
    The World of Extraordinary Objects, October Gallery, London
  • 2012 Gallery Artists + Guest, C&H Art Space, Amsterdam
    ‘Who More Sci-Fi Than Us?’ Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, NL (cat) More to Tell, Recent Acquisitions, Museum het Domein, Sittard, NL
  • 2011 Running Tread (Wakaman), C&H Art Space, Amsterdam
  • 2010 Gallery Artists Show André Simoens Gallery, Knokke, Belgium Art Brussels and Art Paris with Gallery Andre Simoens
    Mi Art Milano, Metis-NL Gallery
  • 2009 10th edition of the Havana Biennial, Cuba (cat)
    Droog Shop NYC, New York
    Higher Ground, curated by Astrid Honold, Metis-NL Gallery, Amsterdam Licht aan Zee, Born on Wednesday, Kunsthal 52, den Helder, NL
    The Rhetoric of Doubt, Galerie André Simoens, Knokke, Belgium
  • 2008 Black is Beautiful: Rubens to Dumas, Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam (cat) Exoten, Belmonte Arboretum, Wageningen, NL (cat)
    Arco 08, 27th International Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid, Spain
  • 2007 Infinite Island, Contemporary Caribbean Art, Brooklyn Museum, New York City (cat) The Color Line, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
    By The Way, Museum Tongerlohuys, Roosendaal, NL (cat)
  • 2006 Nederland 1, Museum het Catharina Gasthuis, Gouda, NL
    Papier. Beeld & Basis: Cartografie, Stedelijk Museum Aalst, Belgium Bison Caravan, Museum Bamako, Mali, Africa
    Four by Four, Kashi Art Gallery, Fort Cochin, India (cat)
    Flatscreen project, Polvo, Chicago, USA
  • 2005 Rendez-vous 2005, Musée Art contemporain, Lyon, France
    Wakaman, TENT. Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam, NL
    la Planck, Air de Paris, Paris, FR
    Gekleurde Vormgeving, Stedelijk Museum Aalst, Belgium
    Black & White and a little bit of color, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, NL (cat) Utopia, Gorcums Museum, NL (cat)
    Grid 2, Gallery éof, Paris, FR (cat)
  • 2004 Secrets of the 90’s, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, NL Wish You Were (T)here, Stedelijk Museum Aalst, Belgium
    Art Fair, 31st Fiac, Paris Expo-Porte de Versailles, Paris
  • 2003 Objects in Mirror are closer than they appear, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany (cat) Armour / Asperen, Ford Asperen, Acquoy, NL (cat)
    Black My Story, Museum de Paviljoens, Almere, NL (cat)
  • 2002 Political Correct, Dutch?, Gallery Krinzinger, Salzburg / Vienna, Austria (cat) Grid, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (cat)
    No ID, Sakshi Gallery, Bombay, India
    European Living, The Hague Sculpture, The Hague, NL (cat)
    Politics of Difference, Malba, Buenos Aires, Argentina (cat)
    Politics of Difference, Palacio de Congresos, Recife, Brazil (cat)
  • 2001 Bank Secrets in the Attic, Museum Amstelkring, Amsterdam
    We are always on the edge of the wilderness, W139, Amsterdam
  • 2000 Closer to One Another, Biennial of Havana, Cuba (cat) The Container, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Germany
  • 1999 Glad ijs, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (cat)
    Big River, National Museum, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (cat)
  • 1998 Power Up, Museum Arnhem, NL (cat)
    Gate way to the Arctic, Museum Tromso, Norway
  • 1997 In the Ditch, Out of the Ditch, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (cat) Around Europa, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
  • 1996 20 years of fine Arts In Suriname, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (cat) New Light, Peninsula, Eindhoven, NL (cat)
  • 1995 20 years of fine Arts In Suriname, Ford Zeelandia, Paramaribo, Suriname (cat)

Residencies & awards

  • 2022  A.H. Heineken Prize for Art 2022
  • 2019  Nomination Black Achievement Award, Amsterdam
  • 2018 One year Residency at International Studio and Curatorial Program NY, Mondriaan Fund, NL 2017 Orientation travel to CUBA & USA, Mondriaan Fund, NL
  • 2017 Nomination Black Achievement Award, NL
  • 2016 Winter Residency Hudson Valley MOCA, Peekskill, NY

  • 2016 Mondriaan Fund, Project investering bemiddelaar en kunstenaar 2015 NY Residency, Marc Straus Gallery, NYC
  • 2014 Mondriaan Fund, Werkbijdrage Bewezen Talent
  • 2013 Art Omi Residency, Ghent, NY
  • 2012 Residency Tembe Art Studio, Moengo, Suriname
  • 2010RAVY, Rencontres d’Arts Visuels de Yaound , Mus e National Cameroun 2009 Fonds BKVB, Intendant Cultural Diversity
  • 2008 Fritschy Culture Award, The Netherlands
  • 2007 CCA7 residency, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
  • 2004 TGD4, International Artist Workshop, Tambacounda, Senegal