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Aernout Mik

Aernout Mik’s film installations create situations that chart the formation and transformation of group behavior. The artist draws parallels between structures like religious movements and our belief in the market economy to create spaces for the viewer to contemplate their position between malfunctioning systems.

Aernout Mik (b. 1962, Groningen) lives and works in Amsterdam. He represented the Netherlands in the Dutch Pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennale, 2007. He has had solo exhibitions at venues such as Art Sonje Center, Seoul; MoMA, New York;  BAK, basis voor actuele kunst,  Utrecht; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam; Jeu de Paume, Paris; Museum Folkwang, Essen; and CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid. Mik has participated in numerous international biennials, including the Venice Biennale, Sao Paulo Biennial, Tirana Biennale, Art Focus - Israel Biennial, Istanbul Biennial, and the Berlin Biennale.

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Cardboard walls , 2013, two channel video installation, cardboard walls, installation view, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, 2014 © Gert Jan van Rooij

Cardboard walls, 2013, two channel video installation, cardboard walls, installation view, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, 2014 © Gert Jan van Rooij

Shifting Sitting II , 2011, 3 channel video installation, exhibition view at Jeu de Paume, Paris, 2011 © Arno Gisinger, Jeu de Paume

Shifting Sitting II, 2011, 3 channel video installation, exhibition view at Jeu de Paume, Paris, 2011 © Arno Gisinger, Jeu de Paume

Communitas , 2010, 3 channel video installation, exhibition view at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam 2013 © Gert Jan van Rooij

Communitas, 2010, 3 channel video installation, exhibition view at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam 2013 © Gert Jan van Rooij

Schoolyard , 2009, Two-channel video installation (color, silent), looped, installation view at MoMA, New York © Jason Mandella

Schoolyard, 2009, Two-channel video installation (color, silent), looped, installation view at MoMA, New York © Jason Mandella

Mock up , 2007, 4 channel video installation Loop, exhibition view at Venice Biennale 2007 © Victor Nieuwenhuis

Mock up, 2007, 4 channel video installation Loop, exhibition view at Venice Biennale 2007 © Victor Nieuwenhuis

Training Ground, 2006, 2 channel video installation

Training Ground, 2006, 2 channel video installation

Training Ground, 2006, 2 channel video installation, exhibition view at MoMA

Training Ground, 2006, 2 channel video installation, exhibition view at MoMA

Osmosis and Excess, 2005, 1 channel video installation, exhibition view at MoMA

Osmosis and Excess, 2005, 1 channel video installation, exhibition view at MoMA

Osmosis and Excess, 2005, 1 channel video installation

Osmosis and Excess, 2005, 1 channel video installation

Refraction , 2004, 1 channel video installation, Loop, exhibition view at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam 2013 © Gert Jan van Rooij

Refraction, 2004, 1 channel video installation, Loop, exhibition view at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam 2013 © Gert Jan van Rooij

Cold and Warm Bodies , 2003 / 2012, 6 channel video installation, 2 sets of 3 channel lcd screens, each 38 x 130 x 5 cm, collaboration between Aernout Mik & Marjoleine Boonstra

Cold and Warm Bodies, 2003 / 2012, 6 channel video installation, 2 sets of 3 channel lcd screens, each 38 x 130 x 5 cm, collaboration between Aernout Mik & Marjoleine Boonstra

Middlemen , 2001, 1 channel video installation, 21.28 min, loop

Middlemen, 2001, 1 channel video installation, 21.28 min, loop