b. 1987, The Netherlands
Lives and works in London, UK
Currently MFA Fine Art Candidate at Goldsmiths University of London (2015 - 2017)
represented in The Netherlands by Dürst Britt & Mayhew
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.