Puck Verkade



represented in The Netherlands by
Dürst Britt & Mayhew ‚Äč

In her video based practice Puck Verkade revisits popular phenomena taken from science, culture, history and mass-media as tokens of paradoxical human behaviour. She chips away at widely accepted truths or archetypical depictions that are culturally regurgitated and hijacks them with an absurdist yet critical agenda. The videos have the sensation of a moving collage; a dense juxtaposition of layered images in a cartoonesque reality shifting between the visual scope of animations, advertisements and homemade recordings.

Puck Verkade (1987, The Netherlands) received her BFA from the Royal Academy of Art in The Netherlands and completed her MFA Fine Art with distinction at Goldsmiths University, London in 2017. Her work has been shown internationally at various venues such as Schimmel Projects Art Centre Dresden (Dresden, 2019), Forde (Geneva, 2018), LISTE Art Fair (Basel, 2018), ARCO Lisboa (Lisbon, 2018), If So What?/Palace of Fine Arts (San Francisco, 2018), Sunday Art Fair (London, 2017), Berlin Feminist Film Festival (Berlin, 2016), LOOP (Barcelona, 2015) and Art Rotterdam (The Netherlands, 2014). Verkade lives and works in London, where she has been selected as a 2017-2018 resident artist at Sarabande: The Lee Alexander McQueen Foundation. 

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. 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)