Jarik Jongman uses both his own photographs and anonymous pictures found in flea markets, books, magazines and the internet as a starting point for his work. In 2012 he was shortlisted for the John Moores painting prize, and exhibited at the Liverpool Biennial and in 2013 he was shortlisted for Thames & Hudson's 100 Painters of Tomorrow. Described as "a new Dutch Master”, Jarik Jongman (b.1962) once worked as an assistant to Anselm Kiefer and has been making serious waves on the contemporary art scene since he started working with WW Gallery in 2008. His Phenomena paintings, with their metaphysical flashes of mysterious light, allude to the transience of existence. Phenomena #5 was selected for the Threadneedle Prize 2010 and went on to win First Prize at the National Open Art Competition 2010. Selected for numerous prizes, Jongman has exhibited internationally, including London, Berlin, Switzerland, Amsterdam and the 53rd & 54th Venice Biennale. He lives and works in London and Amsterdam and is represented by WW Gallery in the UK and by Zic Zerp Gallery in the Netherlands.


Amsterdam, August 24, 1962


1992 Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (Art academy), Arnhem.
1995 Assistant Anselm Kiefer, Barjac, France


2013 ’Open Doors’ Forum Eugenio de Almeida, Évora, Portugal.
2013 ’About Face’, WW gallery, London
2014 Two person show, WW gallery, London, curated by James Putnam

Solo exhibitions

2013 ’Waiting rooms’ Zic Zerp gallery, Rotterdam
2012 ‘All will be explained’, Kap Pur gallery, Tilburg (NL)
2011 ‘In search of the Miraculous’, de Nederlandsche Cacaofabriek, Helmond (NL)
2010 ‘Hello Goodbye’, WW gallery, London
2010 ‘Phenomena’, Kap Pur gallery, Tilburg, (NL)
2007 SPRMRKT, Amsterdam
2006 Atelier 408, Amsterdam.
1999 De Parel gallery, Amsterdam.

Exhibitions (selection)

2013 ’No Ego’, Musraramix festival, Jerusalem
2013 Art Warehouse @ Art Rotterdam
2012 ’A Wake’, DAC, Brooklyn, New York
2012 John Moores prize, Walker art gallery, Liverpool Biennial
2012 ‘About Face’, Momentum, Kunstquartier Bethanien 134, Berlin
2012 ’Nieuwe Uitleenschatten’, CBK/SBK, Groningen
2012 ’The nature of architecture’, Kap pur gallery, Tilburg (NL)
2012 ‘Esplorandum 4’, ISI arti associate, Naples
2012 Charity art auction for Paintings in Hospitals at Bonhams, London
2012 Paviljoen Rotterdam @ Art Rotterdam
2012 'The Open West', Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester
2011 ‘POW’, WW gallery at Crunch art fair, Hay-on-Wye
2011 ‘A Wake’, group show at Momentum, Kunstquartier Bethanien 134, Berlin
2011 ‘Afternoon Tea’ - WW gallery/ 54th Venice Biennale, collateral event.
2011 AF’sH, art fair ‘s Hertogenbosch
2011 Charity art auction for Paintings in Hospitals at Bonhams, London
2011 ‘Art star superstore’, WW gallery at London Art Fair, London
2010 National Open Art Competition, joint first prize for Best Artist in Show, Chichester
2010 ‘Hello Goodbye’, solo show at WW gallery, London
2010 ’Das Ding’, G.A.S. station, Berlin
2010 Matt Roberts Salon Art Prize exhibition, London
2010 ‘Phenomena’, solo show at gallery Kap Pur, Tilburg
2010 Threadneedle Prize exhibition, Mall galleries, London
2010 Expo ISBN “Netherland”, at OT301, Amsterdam
2010 ‘Time’, WW gallery, London
2009 ‘Sanctuary’, Kunsthalle M3, Berlin
2009 ‘Both Ends Burning’, WW gallery, London
2009 ‘Is There Anybody There?’, WW gallery, London
2009 ‘De Verbouwing’, Verkuno/Koetshuis gallery, Roden, (NL)
2009 ‘Noise of Art’, East End Arts Club, London
2009 ’Anonyme Zeichner’, Blütenweiss/Kaskadenkondensator, LISTE, Basel
2009 ‘Travelling Light’, WW gallery, /Pharos gallery, London and 53d Venice Biennale (collateral event).
2009 ’Anonyme Zeichner’, Blütenweiss/ Gallery Fruehsorge Contemporary Drawings, Berlin.
2009 ‘Parental Guidance’, WW gallery, London
2008 ’Anonyme Zeichner’, Kunstraum Kreuzberg Bethanien, Berlin
2008 Matt Roberts Salon 08, VINEspace, London
2008 ‘De Salon’, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
2006 ‘De Salon’, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam.
2005 ‘Marnixring prize’, Felix de Boeckmuseum, Drogenbos, Belgium
2005 BBK ‘Aanwas’, Arts Place, Amsterdam.
2005 ‘De Salon’, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam.
2004 ART for AIDS Auction, Bridge Gallery, Dublin
2002/2003 ‘Alles nur ein Traum?’, Wilhelm-Fabry museum, Hilden, Germany
2002 ‘Les Anges Devastes’, Centrum ’t Ghelandt, Menen, Belgium
2002 ‘Les Anges Devastes’, Centre culturel, Luik, (Belgium
2000/2001 ‘Zeig’mir einen Engel’, Wilhelm-Fabry museum, Hilden, Germany
2000/2001 ‘Eins von Hundert’, Kunstraum nr 3, Cologne, Germany)
2000 ‘Eins von Hundert’, Mainzer Minipressen Messe, Mainz, Germany
2000 ‘Eins von Hundert’, K.A.P. Kunstverein auf dem Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin
2000 ‘Eins von Hundert’, Gallery 149, Bremerhaven, Germany
1998 ‘Eins von Hundert’, DuMont Kunsthalle, Cologne, Germany


2009-2010 Atelierhaus Mengerzeile, Berlin.


2010 Catalogue for ‘Das Ding’ exhibition, Berlin
2009 Catalogue for the ‘Travelling Light’ exhibition at the 53d Venice Biennale.
2006 Catalogue for solo exhibition at Atelier 408, Amsterdam.


2011 Park magazine, issue #2
2011 Tortuca magazine
2010 HTV de IJsberg #83, ‘An artist’s guide to the galaxy’
1997-2001 Eins von Hundert, 1/100, Germany.

Represented by WW gallery (UK) and Zic Zerp Gallery (NL)



'About face', MusraraMix festival 13, 'NO EGO' Musrara, Jerusalem, 2013
Interview for Nana 10, arts program on Channel 10, Israeli television.

25/10/2010 Jarik Jongman wins Joint 1st Prize For Best Artist in Show at The National Open Art Competition 2010. The panel of judges was headed up by Gavin Turk. Read more...

Patrick Lyons plugged 'Hello, Goodbye' on his weekly Resonance FM show on Fri 1st October after performing at the pv.

15/09/2010 Spoonfed preview of Jarik Jongman's 'hotly anticipated' solo at WW Gallery, which opens Fri 1st Oct. "The works of Jarik Jongman are beginning to make serious waves on the contemporary art scene, and rightly so - he's quite brilliant. His solo show at WW Gallery this October and November is hotly anticipated."

15/09/2010 - Threadneedle prize WW artists in Amelia's Magazine by Valerie Pezeron

Jarik Jongman in The Independent, ahead of Threadneedle Prize exhibition opening on Thurs 2nd September and solo show at WW on 1st October.

The Mirror, The Ticket - Time at WW Gallery, Martin Newman, 29 May 2010

Evening Standard - All the fun without the fair, by Ben Lewis, Thursday 15 October 2009

British Council published - Venice Biennale Map featuring Jarik Jongman in Travelling Light June 2009

The Netherlands Embassy Official UK site - Calendar: Exposition Traveling Light with Jarik Jongman June 2009

Hackney Gazette - Meet the parents February 2009






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