Bio

Matthijs Munnik develops new technology that aims to realize sensory experience and compositional possibilities. Mostly working with light, his installations and performance range from hallucination inducing flickering landscapes, to serene infinite colour spaces, spinning holographic forms and singing micro-organisms. He graduated from the Royal  Academy in Den Haag, and finished a two year residency at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam in 2016/17. His work consists of performances and installations which play with the perceptions of spectators. He has shown his work in museums like Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Centraal Museum Utrecht, Fries Museum Leeuwarden, and festivals internationally, like Sonic Acts (NL), Ars Electronica(AU), TodaysArt (RU), Mapping Festival(CH). He received a Prix Cube Award (FR) in 2013 and Designers & Artists 4 Genomics Award (NL) in 2010.

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Matthijs Munnik
Born 31 -5 – 1989, in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands Lives and works in The Hague.

Education

  • Kunstacademie Minerva, Groningen 2007-2009
  • Koninklijke Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten, Den Haag, (BFA) 2009-2012

Fellowships and stipends

  • Mondriaan fonds, Amsterdam, NL, werk budget beeldende kunst 2013
  • Stimuleringsfonds, Rotterdam, NL, talentontwikkeling
  • 2014 Mondriaan fonds, Amsterdam, NL, beurs praktijkverdieping
  • 2015 Prins Bernhard Cultuur fonds studiebeurs 2015
  • Mondriaan fonds, Amsterdam, NL, Bewezen Talent Grant

Residencies

Rijksakademie 2015/16

Awards

  • Prix Cube (FR) 2013
  • Designers & Artists 4 Genomics Award (NL) 2010

Nominations

  • Rotterdam Design Award (NL) 2012
  • International Light Art Award (DE) 2014

Selected Exhibitions

 

2018

  • Cycles, Woodstreet Galleries, Pittsburgh, US
  • Phantom Limb, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden
  • Bedevaart, Alkmaar – U-AV, 10-5, Mapping Festival Geneva CH
  • Unlimited Light, Boxes Art Museum, Shunde, CN
  • Melody of Motion, MOCA, Yinchuan, CN
  • Nachtlandschappen, Museum Ijsselstein

2017

  • Macular, Woodstreet Galleries, Pittsburgh, US
  • Sense of Sound, Augustus, Dortyart, Dordrecht
  • Spectra, 17/9-12/11, TETEM Enschede  (solo)
  • Dolce far Niente, 18-juni tot 24 sept, Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen NL
  • Minimal Music Festival, 5-9 april, Amsterdam, NL
  • Prism, feb 8- feb 12, Tec Art, Worm Rotterdam, NL
  • Permutations of Light, jan 20 – april 2, Woodstreet Galleries, Pittsburgh, US (solo)

2016

  • Rijksakademie OPEN, 26-27 nov
  • Intensive Care, 21-29 oct, DDW, Eindhoven, NL
  • Rolling Snowball/7, jul 2 – aug 21, Djupivogur, IS
  • All Around Us, apr 4 – june 19, Woodstreet Galleries, Pittsburgh, US
  • UAV, feb 5-8, Tec-art, Rotterdam Art Week, NL
  • Close Up, jan 31 – may 22, Eye Amsterdam, NL
  • Neolastoscope, jan 26- mar 26, Futura Gallery Prague, CZ 2015 (solo)

2015

  • Rijksakademie OPEN, 27-29 nov
  • Inscience festival, 4-8 nov, Nijmegen
  • Signal festival, 15 – 18 oct, Prague
  • Lekker Licht, 17 oct – jan 24, Centraal Museum Utrecht
  • Lichtjaren, oct 4 – dec 6, Kunstfort Vijfhuizen
  • ArtScience 25 years, jun 27, Paradiso, Amsterdam
  • Sonic Acts, 27 feb, Muziekgebouw Amsterdam
  • CTM festival, jan 31- feb 1, Berlin

2014

  • TodaysArt.jp, nov, Tokyo
  • TodaysArt, sep 25-28, Den Haag NL
  • Oddstream Festival, aug 15-24, Nijmegen  NL
  • Mapping Festival, may 22-31, Geneva CH
  • HF Young, may 15, Holland Festival, Amsterdam BL
  • Coded Matters (performance), mar 6, Melkweg, Amsterdam NL
  • Lucida Space, NCCA, jan 31 – mar 16, Moscow RU

2013

  • Glow, nov 9-16, Eindhoven, NL
  • Mostra 3m De Arte Digital, oct 9- nov 3, Sao Paulo BR
  •  Saatchi Gallery, oct 10-13 , London UK
  • Today’s Art, sept 27-28, Den Haag NL
  • Ars Electronica (performance), sept 5-9, Linz AU
  • EMAF, apr, 24-28 Osnabrueck DE
  • PRIX CUBE, mar 27-31, Paris FR
  •  Sonic Acts, feb 21-24, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam NL
  • Sonic Acts, jan 12- feb 24, NASA Amsterdam
  • Digital_ia Festival, jan 25-27, Szczecin, PL

2012

  • Pixxelpoint, 7-14 december Nova Goriza, SL
  • Kontraste, 12-14 october Krems, AU
  • Design Column: Micro Impact, Jun-Sep, Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam NL
  • TEST_Lab, July 7, V2_ Rotterdam NL
  • Sight & Sound, 23-26 May, Montréal, CA
  • A Clash of Contexts, 11-13 May, Galerie West Den Haag NL

2011

  •  Rotterdam Design Award, Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam NL
  • Designers & Artists 4 Genomics, Naturalis, Leiden NL