Puck Verkade



represented in The Netherlands by
Dürst Britt & Mayhew ‚Äč

Puck Verkade received her BFA from the Royal Academy of Art in The Netherlands and recently completed her MFA Fine Art with distinction at Goldsmiths University, London. Her work has been shown internationally at various venues such as 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). Forthcoming projects include a duo presentation at Liste Art Fair (Basel, 2018), a solo show at Art Night London 2018 and an artist commission for Daata Editions.

Verkade’s practice at large reconsiders biological and cultural archetypes of gender, sexuality and cultural identity. Using video, sculpture and installation she playfully explores how these phenomena of the human condition are generated, mediated and manipulated through mass media and pop culture. Verkade uses humor and absurdity to draw the viewer into a vortex of multiple considerations and cross references between fiction and fact, by collaging past, present and future perspectives.

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)