Philip Vermeulen





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Philip Vermeulen

  • 2019-2020: 'Artist in Residence', Universiteit Twente, The Netherlands
  • 2018: Residency Program, iii Workspace (Instrument Inventors Initiative), The Hague, The Netherlands
  • 2016: V2_ Rotterdam / Metamedia Croatia, Pula, Croatia
  • 2013-2017: Bachelor ArtScience, Royal Academy of Art & The Royal Conservatoire, The Hague Netherlands
  • 2009-2011: Fine Arts, Akv/St. Joost Fine Arts Academy, Breda, The Netherlands
  • 2008-2009: Production, Dutch Film and Television Academy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2015: Studio Zoro Feigl, Vorst Laakdal, Belgium
  • Member of 'iii' (Instrument Inventors Initiative), The Hague
  • Member of KNAW Arts/Science: Academy Honours, Programme 2017-2018
  • Part of Talent Development Programme 2018-2019, Creative Industries Fund NL
Upcoming Exhibitions
  • 10 Meters of Sound at Ars longa, vita brevis, collectie presentatie Rijksmuseum Twenthe Enschede
    6/23/2018 – 5/8/2021
  • TLLLLLLLT at At the GreySpace in the middle The Hague (Solo) --> Postponed / canceled due Covid-19
    7/4/2020 – 9/6/2020
  • More Moiré² at Nederlands Film Festival Gouden Kalf competitie
    9/25/2020 – 10/3/2020
  • More Moiré² at W139
    4/23/2021 – 7/3/2021
Past Exhibitions
  • Novas Frequências Rio De Janeiro with 10 Meters of Sound
  • FANFANFAN @ Ampersands W139 Amsterdam with Fanfanfan
  • For the love of Dan Flavin @ The Greyspace in the Middle with TLLLLLLLT
  • Parklicht Amsterdam with TLLLLLLLT
  • Beatrixpark Amsterdam with Slue
  • De School Amsterdam with Slue
  • UTwente recidency with Fanfanfan
  • Utwente Residency with More Moiré
  • Clash Groningen with Flap Flap
  • Amstelpark Amsterdam with TLLLLLLLT
    • 10 Meters Of Sound, Novas Frequências, Rio de Janeiro
    • Fanfanfan, Ampersands, W139, Amsterdam
    • Slue, Beatrixpark, Amsterdam
    • TLLLLLLLT, Amstelpark, Amsterdam
    • Flap Flap, Clash, Groningen, The Netherlands
  • iii Residency INT/EXT with Int / Ext
  • Stuk Leuven with Boem BOem / Physical Rhythm Machine
  • The Hague Contemporary - Optie B with Flap Flap
  • TodaysArt 2018 with Int / Ext
  • TodaysArt 2018 with Flap Flap
  • Out of Order Performing Objects @ Arti et Amicitiae Amsterdam with Flap Flap
  • Museum Nacht Rotterdam V2 with Boem BOem / Physical Rhythm Machine
  • ART Rotterdam TECART with Boem BOem / Physical Rhythm Machine
  • Halle Am Berghain CTM Festival Berlin with Boem BOem / Physical Rhythm Machine
    • Slue, Into The Great Wide Open, Vlieland, The Netherlands
    • Boem BOem, TEC ART Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam
    • Boem BOem, Kunstencentrum STUK, Leuven, Belgium
    • 10 Meters Of Sound, Ars Longa, vita brevis, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede
    • Flap Flap en Int/Ext, TodaysArt festival, The Hague
    • Flap Flap, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
    • Boem BOem, Mapping Festival, Genève
  • TodaysArt The Hague with Boem BOem / Physical Rhythm Machine
  • Ars Electronica Linz with Boem BOem / Physical Rhythm Machine
  • Into The Great Wide Open Vlieland with Boem BOem / Physical Rhythm Machine
  • W139 Amsterdam: THE WILD with Serpent_Whoosh / Whoosh
  • Graduation Exhibition Royal Academy of the Arts with Boem BOem / Physical Rhythm Machine
  • ArtScience Preview Exhibition @ Wd4X with Boem BOem / Physical Rhythm Machine
  • iii's No Patent Pending # 27 @ Wd4X with Boem BOem / Physical Rhythm Machine
    • Boem BOem, Ars Electronica, Linz
    • Boem BOem, Into The Great Wide Open, Vlieland, The Netherlands
    • Serpent_Whoosh/Whoosh, The Wild, W139, Amsterdam
    • Boem BOem, Graduation Exhibition, KABK, The Hague

Philip Vermeulen is a The Hague-based Dutch artist who makes large-scale installations as part of ongoing research in altering psychological states through the manipulation of primary phenomena of light, sound, and movement.

Philip’s work continues a lineage of experimental art from the Zero art movement, sound art, kinetic sculptures, and audiovisual arts. He creates what he calls ‘hypersculptures’, kinetic sculptures that move at such a high speed that they change our perception of the physical properties of these materials. In these environments, fans spin at a rate that splits white light into distinct colours (Fanfanfan), soft materials vibrate and ripple so fast that they appear to stand still (Flap Flap), and with the stimulation of stroboscopic lights, ghostly images are summoned from your brain to the surface of your retinas (Int/Ext). Playfulness, violence, seduction, self-destruction and delirium are all at play, placing audiences at high alert as Philip’s work dissolves the borders of mind and material.

He graduated from the ArtScience Interfaculty summa cum laude in 2017 with his work “Physical Rhythm Machine / Boem BOem” which has been described as “a percussion instrument of architectural proportions that with its inhuman strength humbles the body and terrifies the senses” (Neural Magazine). Since then, his work has been shown at locations from museums (Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Rijksmuseum Twenthe) to art spaces (W139, Arti et Amicitae), clubs (Berghain Berlin) media festivals (Novas Frequências Rio de Janeiro, Ars Electronica Linz, TodaysArt, CTM Berlin), and outdoors (Into the Great Wide Open, Vlieland).

In 2020 Philip’s installation More Moiré² has been nominated for The Netherlands’ most prestigious film award The Golden Calf in the category of Best Interactive 2020 (in Dutch: Gouden Kalf). He was also one of the nominee’s for The Volkskrant Visual Art Prize, a Dutch leading oeuvre prize for talented artists aged 35 or younger, living and working in the Netherlands. In 2019 Philip’s 10 Meters Of Sound was purchased by the Rijksmuseum Twenthe and on display in the museum’s collection presentation.