Puck Verkade

 

Puck Verkade
b. 1987, The Netherlands
Lives and works in London, UK
MFA Fine Art Candidate at Goldsmiths University of London (2015 - 2017)

PORTFOLIO 2015 - 2017 PUCK VERKADE

puckverkade@gmail.com
instagram.com/puckv
vimeo.com/puckverkade/videos

represented in The Netherlands by Dürst Britt & Mayhew
​http://durstbrittmayhew.com/

Puck Verkade received a BFA from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, The Netherlands in 2011 and is currently a MFA Fine Arts student at Goldsmiths University of London (2015-2017). Parallel to her artistic practice Puck founded Wander, an artist-in-residence organization in The Hague that seeks to explore cross-disciplinary collaboration and stimulates artistic research. (2012-2014, www.go-wander.org)
As a visiting tutor she's frequently taught BA students on the Fine Arts course at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and was Moving Image tutor/lecturer at Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Tilburg, The Netherlands (2014 - 2015). Puck was invited to give artist talks and lectures on her practice at De Hallen & Nieuwe Vide in Haarlem, Mediamatic in Amsterdam, Gemeentemuseum The Hague.

'Frame or be framed' is a deep-rooted motif that runs through Puck Verkade's video based practice as an inquiry into the complexities of representation. Digging through generational layers of visual culture tropes has led Verkade to use humor and irony as an entry into the stickiness of subjectivity. It creates a continuous feed of embodied explorations that result into speculative constructions composed of re-appropriated found footage, sampled pop music, low res animations and personal recordings. 

Generously supported by PBCF, Stroom, Stichting Niemeijer Fonds, Fundatie van Renswoude (2015 - 2017)

 

 

‘Frame or be framed’ is a deep-rooted motif that runs through Puck Verkade’s video based practice as an inquiry into the complexities of (mis)representation. How do these complexities inform gendered and racialized biases in everyday interpersonal encounters? How are they mediated and visualized in order to perpetuate social inequalities? Digging through generational layers of visual culture tropes has led Verkade to use humor as an entry into the stickiness of subjectivity. A continuous feed of embodied explorations result into speculative constructions composed of re-appropriated found footage, sampled pop music, low res animations and personal recordings. Formerly predominantly screen based, her recent body of work is unfolding into a diverse materiality of sorts and has made way for sculptural elements to support and situate her video works as part of space-intrusive installations.

Puck Verkade (b. 1987, The Netherlands) lives and works in London, UK. She received a BFA from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, The Netherlands in 2011 and has recently finished her MFA Fine Arts degree at Goldsmiths University of London (2015-2017).

 

selected works 2015 - 2017

 

instagram.com/puckverkade

 

vimeo.com/puckverkade