Sonja van Kerkhoff

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Disciplines: Installatiekunstenaar, Mediakunstenaar, Omgevingkunstenaar

Omschrijving werk

I often use text ambiguously as visual-tactile stimuli and conceptual element in my videos, sculpture, installations, performances, prints, paintings, drawings or interactive works. Often there is a social political personal reference that is also a play on the aesthetic and the multicultural or culture in general. In the Truisms photo-painting-prints the play between languages is not just between the New Zealand (where I was born and raised) Maori and English texts but also between the language of abstract expressionism and the conceptual, in miniature. "Bed Peace" was a performance/installation intervention surrounded by televisions showing videos also part of the Leiden Int. Short Film Festival. More > www.sonjavank.com Ik gebruik sociaal politiek of persoonlijk tekst vaak dubbelzinnig als visueel-taktiele stimuli en conceptueel element in mijn video's, skulptuur, beelden, installaties, schilderijen, grafieken, tekeningen, interventies, performances of interactieve (interactief) kunst. Ik ben in Nieuw Zeeland (Aotearoa) geboren en getuigen waar ik nog contact heb.

Werk

Caravan to Irsina
Titel Caravan to Irsina
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving Newspaper origami elephants take a walk. More: http://www.sonjavank.com/caravan-irsina.htm
Techniek performance
Formaat 1 hour
19 Gay Men and The Throne of God
Titel 19 Gay Men and The Throne of God
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving 19 Gay Men and The Throne of God. More: http://www.sonjavank.com/19gay-men.htm
Techniek video with soundscape + music
Formaat 5 min 10 sec
Cornerstones
Titel Cornerstones
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving moveable seats change the size. Made at the Whangarei Sculpture Symposium. More: http://www.sonjavank.com/cornerstones.htm
Techniek upcycled wood and flax
Formaat approx. 7 meter diameter x 2 metres
The Yellows
Titel The Yellows
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving "The Yellows," like the blues, are an emotion, a state of mind or in the case of this video, a happening. More: www.sonjavank.com/yellows.htm
Techniek 3 min. video with music
Formaat
Transit in a green landscape
Titel Transit in a green landscape
Jaartal 2013
Omschrijving An intervention at the Tahora Folk Festival. A transition of red across green incorporating five "Kaimanawa" horses. More: www.sonjavank.com/transit.htm
Techniek 7 min. video with music
Formaat
Bed Peace 2013
Titel Bed Peace 2013
Jaartal 2013
Omschrijving It is 2013 and the performance is both a referencing of the past and the contemporary. The bed is surrounded by televisions and computers, some old, some new. Films either by artists also in the exhibition "film + kunst" or a selection from the "Leiden International Short Film Experience" were played. The monitors placed at the end of the bed, functioned as another form of 'in between' staging. Viewers could ask themselves if the arrangement was sculpture or an assemblage, a comment on the 'frame' or a reference to the work of another pioneer of conceptual art, June Naim Paik. More: www.sonjavank.com/bedpeace.htm
Techniek video installation + performance
Formaat
Kāinga - Puke Ariki | Home within
Titel Kāinga - Puke Ariki | Home within
Jaartal 2013
Omschrijving A site-specific installation made out of recycled wood and cardboard incorporating five videos with sounds in spiral form approximately 6 metres square. Videos have differing lengths so there is a continuously changing soundscape and imagery. More: www.sonjavank.com/kainga2013.htm
Techniek 5 screen video installation
Formaat 6000 x 3000 x 300
Rubbish Blooms
Titel Rubbish Blooms
Jaartal 2013
Omschrijving Each flower is made out of plastic rubbish donated by the person or family it is named after. The names of these flowers refer not only to the idea of a new creation made out of old ingredients, but also memorialize the few days of plastic trash from that person. More: www.sonjavank.com/rubbish.htm
Techniek floating sculpture
Formaat
Pop-up onna-bugeisha
Titel Pop-up onna-bugeisha
Jaartal 2013
Omschrijving The onna-bugeisha was a female warrior in the Japanese upper class who was a member of the bushi (samurai) class in feudal Japan. They were trained in the use of weapons to protect their household, family, and honor in times of war. This 'pop-up' out of HERstory is an adaption of a 16th century illustration of Ishi-jo wielding a naginata, by Kuniyoshi Utagawa. More: www.sonjavank.com/pop-up.htm
Techniek Print/object edition, laminated paper +
Formaat 20 x 25 x 27
A hetero sexual organ
Titel A hetero sexual organ
Jaartal 2013
Omschrijving "A heter sexual organ" is in a sense an offense against nature and culture, being a collage of 9 different flower parts. Flowers have been bred to 'pure' forms over the centuries. However here the aim is to create an object of beauty from the heterogeneous (the diverse types) to show that art, not nature, has the last word. The Nature-Nurture series are illusionistic works based on photographs of cultivated flowers from a New Plymouth garden in Aotearoa | New Zealand. These are real objects, as shown by the imperfections, arranged artificially and hung out from the wall so that the lighting throws an after image on the wall. This 'seeing through the work' draws attention to the medium, a suspended transparent sheet. More: www.sonjavank.com/ahetero.htm
Techniek print edition on transparent sheet
Formaat 21 x 28 x 4

Omschrijving werk

I often use text ambiguously as visual-tactile stimuli and conceptual element in my videos, sculpture, installations, performances, prints, paintings, drawings or interactive works. Often there is a social political personal reference that is also a play on the aesthetic and the multicultural or culture in general. In the Truisms photo-painting-prints the play between languages is not just between the New Zealand (where I was born and raised) Maori and English texts but also between the language of abstract expressionism and the conceptual, in miniature. "Bed Peace" was a performance/installation intervention surrounded by televisions showing videos also part of the Leiden Int. Short Film Festival. More > www.sonjavank.com Ik gebruik sociaal politiek of persoonlijk tekst vaak dubbelzinnig als visueel-taktiele stimuli en conceptueel element in mijn video's, skulptuur, beelden, installaties, schilderijen, grafieken, tekeningen, interventies, performances of interactieve (interactief) kunst. Ik ben in Nieuw Zeeland (Aotearoa) geboren en getuigen waar ik nog contact heb.

Persoonsgegevens

Voorletters
Kunstenaarsnaam/alias
Samenwerkingsverband
Website www.sonjavank.com

Opleidingsgegevens

Erkende vakopleiding

Academie / instituut & plaats studierichting / specialisatie periode van / tot diploma
Maastricht, Hogeschool Zuyd, Academie Beeldende Kunsten autonoom 1989-1993 J

Andere opleiding

Instituut / docent & plaats (studie)richting periode van / tot
Otago School of Fine Arts Diploma of Fine Arts 1980-82
Dunedin Teachers College Diploma of Teaching (eerste grads) 1986
Leiden University Masters in Media Technology 2005-2008

Overige gegevens

Lid van Beroeps / Kunstenaarsvereniging nee
Deelnemer van Kunstenaarsinitiatief nee

Curriculum vitae

Tentoonstellingen

jaartal naam tentoonstellingsruimte korte omschrijving solo / duo / groep
2017 Where Shall We Call Home, Depot Artspace, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand 50 deelneemers, geselecteered GROEP
2016 The Poetic Condition | De Dichterlijke Aard, The Shutter Room, Whangarei, New Zealand heb ik dit gecoordinated. 14 deelnemers. GROEP
2015 Calling All Dreamers The Village Arts Gallery, Kohukohu, Northland, New Zealand 20 deelnemers GROEP
2014 "Draw Smogasbord", De tuin van de smid, Cronesteyn Park, Leiden aangesloten met kunst evenement door het stad. GROEP
2013 Film + Kunst, Galerie de Pieter, Leiden heb ik dit gecoordinated. 40 deelnemers GROEP
2012 Land Art Maastricht, Chateau Bethelhem, Maastricht 20 deelneemers geselecteered GROEP
2011 Los Medanos College Art Gallery, Pittsburg, CA, U.S.A. video in expositie over water. 20 deelnemers GROEP
2011 ISEA 2011 ISTANBUL, UNCONTAINABLE: Second Nature, Cumhuriyet Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey 7 deelnemers - een site specific 5screen video installatie GROEP
2011 Yuchengco Museum + Blanc Compound, Manila, The Philippines performance + sculptuur - 20 internationale deelnemers GROEP
2010 Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen 6 deelnemers, site specific 5screen video installatie GROEP

Projecten

jaartal instelling titel & typering project
2016 Creative Northland Provincial Arts Funding Whangarei Sculpture Symposium IV, Whangarei, New Zealand selectie van 20 voor 10 dagen om een openbaar beeld te maken
2016 Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens, Northland, New Zealand Under Kaipara Skies, Dec 2016-Oct 2017 selectie van 20
2015 Peen en Ui, Leids kunstenaars iniatief Hometown, city centre art festival, Leiden, 30 August 15 kunstenaars deed mee
2015 Limburg curator: Ben van Kollenburg Verhalen en herinneringen, Wittem monastery gardens 15 deelnemers
2014 openmakers, Leiden Leiden kunstroute video installaties

Internationale uitwisseling

jaartal instelling
2017 kunstenaars initiatief, stadje Irsina, Italie

Aankopen / werken in collecties

jaartal naam collectie plaats / land omschrijving aankoop
2017 Depot Artspace collector Auckland, New Zealand print-painting, Justice is..., Truisms series
2017 Barbara Greenberg, private collector Maastricht, NL print-painting, Josephine's Mother
2016 Private collector Whangarei purchased our Whangarei Sculpture Symposium sculpture

Publicaties

jaartal titel publicatie uitgever / samensteller, plaats typering
2016 Crossing Contexts - Sonja van Kerkhoff zelf monografie, 24 pagina's

Artistieke nevenactiviteiten

nevenactiviteit van tot
incidenteel curator exposities/projecten/manifestaties 1996 2017