Willem de Rooij

Born in 1969, Beverwijk, The Netherlands.
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

Throughout his career, Willem De Rooij has pursued an investigation on abstract concepts such as opposition, contrast, transition and nuance. His work is determined by the selection and combination of images in diverse media, such as sculpture, film, photography and text. His work analyzes the conventions of presentation and representation and assesses the tension between sociopolitical and autonomous image production.

Selected recent solo shows include: Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2019); IMA, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia (2018); MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (2017); Le Consortium, Dijon, France (2015); The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm, (2015); Sweden Jewish Museum, New York, U.S.A. (2015); Art Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland (2013); Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany (2012); Cubitt, London, UK (2009); Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna, Italy (2008); Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2005); Dutch Pavilion, 51st Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy (2005); Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, Germany (2004); Regen Projects, LA, USA (2003).

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Willem de Rooij


October 27th — November 24th, 2012

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Nature morte vivante

February 9th — March 18th, 2011

Willem de Rooij

The Floating Feather

December 14th, 2006 — January 20th, 2007

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