PhD degree awarded in December 2013
The Thirty Sixth Series of the Next Kind of Series
WJM Kok’s research project deals with the specific relation between the use of series in his own artistic practice over a longer period of time and Gilles Deleuze's book 'Difference and Repetition'.
WJM Kok (1959, NL) studied at the St. Joost Academy, Breda; Academy of Art and Design, Enschede and the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. He exhibits regularly in museums, art spaces and galleries and is represented by Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam. Over the years, he has received several grants of for instance the Fonds BKVB, the Prix the Rome and the Royal Award for Painting. His work is taken up in museum as well as private collections. WJM Kok is lecturer at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, researcher in the Department of Art Theory and Artistic Practice of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague.
Ellen de Bruijne Projects is pleased to present a summer exhibition dedicated to contemporary painting: an experimental exhibition for the gallery (this is the first group exhibition of paintings ever made in the gallery) and one organized through lines of friendship and peer-dialogue, both in Amsterdam and internationally. With PhDArts student WJM Kok.
Solo exhibition of WJM Kok.
PhDArts student WJM Kok participates in the group exhibition APOGEE - a compilation of solitude, ecology and recreation, featuring a series of readings and musical iinterventions, a presentation of the book of the same title and an exhibition of participating artists in conjunction with nüans.
Match # 3 is the third in a series of exhibitions in K09 where a talented recently graduated artist (Clemens Neumann) from Groningen makes a show with-and in collaboration with- an artist from elsewhere (PhDArts student WJM Kok). This artist plays in this whole a coaching role. The presentation takes place in the context of talent development titled "Groningse Nieuwe ', initiated by the City of Groningen.