Puck Verkade



represented in The Netherlands by
Dürst Britt & Mayhew ‚Äč

Puck Verkade (b. 1987, the Netherlands.) holds an MFA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths University, London, and a BFA from the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, the Netherlands. Solo exhibitions include those at Artissima Fair, Turin, Italy (2019), DKUK, London (2019); Dresden Art Foundation, Dresden (2019); Forde, Geneva (2018); Art Night London at OXO Tower Bargehouse, London (2018); Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague (2017); Sunday Art Fair with Dürst Britt & Mayhew, London (2017) Berlin Feminist Film Festival and LOOP in Barcelona. She was selected as a resident artist at Sarabande: The Lee Alexander McQueen Foundation 2017-2018. Verkade’s work is held in private and public collections, including the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Servais Family Collection, EKARD, Zabludowicz Collections and AKZO Nobel Art Foundation.

In her moving image and installation based practice Puck Verkade looks to reconsider the archetypical narratives that shape the social structures of human experience. Shot through with humour and a distinct taste for the absurd, her videos tell stories from non-human perspectives often critiquing or questioning the contradictions part of human behaviour. Shifting between the different visual modes of stop motion animation, green screen and direct to camera performance, the fast paced montages have the sensation of a moving collage; a dense juxtaposition of layered images and sounds in a cartoon reality that echoes society's complexities.

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)