Artist Jonas Staal will carry out a research residency during November 2012.
Jonas Staal (b.1981) has studied monumental art in Enschede NL and Boston USA. He currently works on his PhD research entitled Art and Propaganda in the 21st Century: A Dutch Perspective at the University of Leiden NL. His work includes interventions in public space, exhibitions, lectures, and publications, focusing on the relationship between art, politics and ideology. His essay Post-propaganda (Fonds BKVB, 2009) and publication Power?... To Which People?! (Jap Sam Books, 2010) provides the theoretical basis for this line of work. His most recent book is Art, Property of Politics III: Closed Architecture (Onomatopee, 2011), a research into a prison model developed by far-right Freedom Party (PVV) politician Fleur Agema. His projects were exhibited in among other the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven NL, the David Roberts Art Foundation in London UK, Extra City Kunsthal Antwerpen BE, Kadist Art Foundation in Paris FR, in Kathe exhibition “Enacting Populism curated by Matteo Lucchetti, and the 7th Berlin Biennale in Berlin DE. He regularly publishes in newspapers and magazines, such as NRC Handelsblad, de Groene Amsterdammer and Metropolis M.
Staal lives and works in Rotterdam NL
Jonas Staal work "Art, Property of Politics III, Closes Architecture" (2011) is part of Kadist's Paris collection.