CV V&B
 
V&B (Alex Jacobs en Ellemieke Schoenmaker) is a dutch artist duo founded in
Los Angeles in 2007. They are highly versatile switching effortless 
between abstraction and figuration as they do between the media of sculpture, painting and installation. Their work combines historic references with borrowed elements from the media and popular culture. 
Both spontaneous inspiration and critical interest reveal unexpected combinations that invite the viewer to search for commonly missed connotations. V&B have had multiple solo and group exhibitions in National and International museums, exhibition spaces an galleries.
 
Solo Exhibitions:
 
2022 Exhibition Up-Exhibition Down, Farside Fyn, Tårup, Denmark
2022 V&B, A Gathering of Conditions, Heejsteck#, Utrecht
2021 Early Display at the Society for the Appreciation of Hope, This Artfair, Amsterdam

2018 SCOPE artfair, Booth Jaap Sleper, Basel
2018 A Contemporary Recapitulation of 4 Optimistic Attitudes (The Better me), AK24, Utrecht
2018 New Perspectives, ZigZag City, Office for Metropolitan Information, Rotterdam.
2016 The Grace of Maybe, Concordia, Enschede
2015 This Artfair, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam
2014 179 Easy Steps to a Masterpiece, Galerie Jaap Sleper, Utrecht 
2014 Art in Redlight, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam 
2014 179 Easy Steps to a Masterpiece, Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles, US
2013 KunstRAI, Booth Galerie Jaap Sleper, Amsterdam
2013 Have you seen this painting, galerie with tsjalling, Groningen
2013 Re:Rotterdam, Home of your favorite artists, Rotterdam
2012 The Others Artfair, Booth Galerie Jaap Sleper, Torino
2012 Cologne ArtFair, Booth Galerie Jaap Sleper, Cologne
2012 V&B, Museum Hilversum, Hilversum 
2012 6 Easy Steps to a Masterpiece, Art The Hague, Artfair, Booth Galerie Jaap Sleper.
2012 I Remember Tomorrow, Galerie Jaap Sleper, Utrecht
2012 Most of our Universe is Missing, Booth Galerie10, KunstRAI, Amsterdam
2012 The Untamed Reality of Magic, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Den Haag
2011 The Collection; FITAX solo, (Malerei) Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam
2011 The Work, The Study, The Oeuvre and The Collection, Galerie10, Utrecht
2010 Finding a New Religion (Private Viewing), ArtAmsterdam, Booth Galerie10
2009 Eternal Glory in Pseudo 3D, Actionfields//Vincent Verbist, Brussels, BE
2009 Art Athina, Galerie10, Athens, GR
2009 268 Masterpieces in RGB, TENT. Rotterdam
2009 Platforms (Hope Returns), Galerie10, Utrecht
2008 La Syndrome di Stendhal, RAIDprojects Los Angeles, USA.
 
Group exhibitions:
 
2022 Wild Summer of Art 1 & 2, Brutus, Rotterdam
2022 Art Rotterdam, Continental Drifter no.3, Outdoor Sculpture

2022 Art Rotterdam, Booth Post Modern Collection
2022 Female Contrapositions, Heejsteck, Utrecht (curator)
2022 The View from Peak Balcony, Galerie Larik, Utrecht (+curator)
2022 Anna Singer Art, Singer Art Museum, Laren
2022 Vouch, Loods 6, Amsterdam
2022 Hectobar 19, Neck of the Woods III, Rotterdam (+curator)

2021 Hectobar 18, Neck of the Woods III, Rotterdam (+curator)
2021 Anna Singer Art, Singer Art Museum, Laren
2021 Surface Tension, Neck of the Woods III, Rotterdam
2021 Hectobar 17.0, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam (+curator)
2021 Art Rotterdam Week, K&C, Rotterdam
2021 GRAW, Bosland 28a,, Studio K&C, Rotterdam
2021 Not So Solo, NL=US gallery, Rotterdam
 
2020 A joy Forever #7, Galerie Luycks, Tilburg
2020 A KOCSMA, Air Pécsbagota 2007-2020, Ruimtevaart, Den Haag
2020 Groot Rotterdams Atelier Weekend, Studio K&C, 
    Studio Bosland 28a, Rotterdam
2020 Royal Drippings, Galerie Luycks, Tilburg
2020 There were plants and rocks and things, TAK Artspace, Ermelo
2020 #SoftMarket, Frank Taal Galerie, Rotterdam (curator)
2020 Vouch, Studioweekend, Amsterdam/Rotterdam
2020 Pong, L.A.R.p, Los Angeles Rotterdam Project, online.
2020 Hectobar 8.0, Punch, Amsterdam (+curator)
2020 This Artfair truck, Amsterdam
2020 Hectobar 5.0, Tent., Rotterdam (+curator)
2020 Art Rotterdam week, K&C, Rotterdam.

2019 Hectobar 3.0, Neck of the Woods, Rotterdam (+curator)
2019 Priceless, Neck of the Woods, Rotterdam
2019 Bcademie, Pension Almonde, Rotterdam (curator)
2019 Intervention 3.0, Neck of the Woods, Rotterdam (+curator)
2019 The Others, artfair Torino, booth Post Modern Collection
2019 Hectobar 2.0, Neck of the Woods, Rotterdam (+curator)
2019 Often Unanswered, But Always Guessing, Neck of the Woods, 
    Rotterdam (+curator)
2019 Hectobar 1.0, Insulindestraat, Rotterdam (+curator)
2019 Eindshow Bcademie, Gargage Rotterdam (+curator)
2019 Off Grid, Outsight Gallery, Amsterdam
2019 CO/LAB IV, Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles (+co-curator)
2019 Art Rotterdam Week, K&C, Rotterdam
2019 Art Rotterdam Week, Amber Solo Gallery, Rotterdam (+curator)

2018 This Art Fair, Amber Solo Gallery, Amsterdam (+curator)
2018 Perennial Art, O Tannenbaum, Berlin, Germany
2018 30 years K&C Keileweg, Rotterdam (+curator)
2018 On My Way to The Galactic Supermarket, Need Anything?, 
         
Garage Rotterdam, Rotterdam (+curator)
2018 Project Platforms, Booth Bcademie, Athens (+curator)
2018 ArtRotterdam week, K&C, Rotterdam
2018 Jetzt Schlägt Dreizehn, Bcademie, Rotterdam (+curator)
2018 Art Swap, Galerie Hommes, Rotterdam
2018 Veiling de Aanschouw, TENT, Rotterdam

2017 Grenswerk, de sociale dienst, Eindhoven
2017 Holland, TENT, Rotterdam
2017 Grenswerk 2017, Mom artspace, Hamburg

2016 ATC*, Martin Blerk Gallery, Antwerpen
2016 Project Platforms, Booth Bcademie, Athens (+curator)
 
2015 Bcademie First Show, Stad in de Maak, Rotterdam (+curator)
2015 Romeo Echo Alpha Lima, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlijn, Duitsland
2015 Rotterdam Contemporary, Best of Kralingen, Slaakhuys, Rotterdam
2015 KunstRAI, Booth galerie with tsjalling
2015 KunstRAI, Ongekend, Annelien Kers, Amsterdam
2015 Under the Coke Sign, SBK Dordrecht.
2015 Social Peek, Galerie Beerenberg, Druten
2015 Shift & Drift, TENT. Rotterdam
2015 Grim, galerie with tsjalling, Groningen.
2015 we like art@ Art Rotterdam.

2014 I am not doing anything until I feel the need, De Nederlandse Bank 
2014 I am not doing anything until I feel the need, Openbare Bibliotheek
2014 Start Buying Art, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam
2014 BredaPhoto, Der Wanderer, Museum of the Image, Breda 
2014 Auction de Aanschouw, de Aanschouw, Rotterdam
2014 Fitax500, W139, Amsterdam (+curator)
2014 MAS Attack, Vast Space Project, Las Vegas, US
2014 Kunst4Kids, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
2014 We Like Art, Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam
2014 Fitax500, Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam (+curator)

2013 Het lelijkste schilderij ter wereld, Horizonverticaal, Haarlem
2013 The Picture Show, Perennial Art, Galerie Jaap Sleper
2013 Narcissistic Tendencies, NEST, Den Haag
2013 Hello :), Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig, DE
2013 Pas op de plaats, KersGallery@De Nieuwe Poort, Amsterdam
2013 Obscuriteit en Duisternis, Loft Project Etagi, St. Petersburg
2013 Dutch Connenction, Titanik Gallery, Turku, curated by Heavy Merry Finland 
2013 ScopeBasel, Basel (Groupshow, Galerie Jaap Sleper)
2013 Color Sharks, The Wand, Berlin (Groupshow)
2013 For the Sake of Paint 2, The Flood, Galerie Witteveen, Amsterdam. 
2013 Added Value, Supermarket Artfair, Stockholm, Booth TUPAJUMI.COM (+curator)

​2012 de N8 in Arti, Museumnacht, Arti et Amicitae, Amsterdam
2012 De Nieuwe Rembrandt; uitzending gemist, De Korenbeurs, 
    Schiedam
2012 Fitax500, Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem (+curator)
2012 Ongekend, Young Masters@Auction, Harbour Club, Amsterdam
2012 Fitax500, KNIPSU, Bergen Norway (+curator)
2012 pARTytent, Prague, Budapest, Montenegro
2012 Fitax500, Kunstlerhaus Kreuzberg, Berlin (+curator)
2012 PainterMania!, Jaap Sleper Galerie (former Galerie10) (+curator)
2012 There’s No Pain in Painting, Charlois Art Weekend, Rotterdam. (+curator)
2012 Große Malerei, Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem
2012 Please don’t Please: Pick me Up, KERS Gallery, Amsterdam
2012 Wat doet u daar?, Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem
2012 Re:Rotterdam, Home of your Favorite Artists, Rotterdam (+curator)
2012 Collection Imaginaire, Buro Rotterdam, Rotterdam
2012 River of Hope, Tupajumi@SUPERMARKET art fair, Stockholm, SWEDEN (+curator)

2011 Fitax 750, TENT. Rotterdam (+curator)

2011 Collection Imaginaire, Arti et Amiticiae, Amsterdam
2011 Zwaan Kleef Aan, Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem
2011 the second FITAX1500, Grimmuseum, Berlin, DE (+curator)
2011 Aanschouw, de Veiling, De Aanschouw, Rotterdam
2011 I Should Have Done That, NEST, Den Haag
2011 Haus Berlin, IAC, Berlin, DE
2011 FITAX500, NEST, Den Haag (+curator)
2011 Re:Amsterdam, ‘s Gravenhekje 1, Amsterdam (+curator)
2011 FITAX1500, GrimMuseum, Berlin, DE (+curator)
2011 Re:Rotterdam, Lantaren Venster, Rotterdam (+curator)
2011 FITAX500, KC Basement, Rotterdam (+curator)

2010 Dutch Treat, KNIPSU, Bergen, Norway (Esqobar) (+curator)

2010 Challenging the myth of the painter, Stichting Outline, Amsterdam
2010 We Like 6%, Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam
2010 á La Gitane, CBK Rotterdam, Rotterdam
2010 KLEUR 02, DEK22, Rotterdam
2010 Wish is in Design, RC de Ruimte Amsterdam, Amsterdam
2010 Zomerexpositie, Galerie10, Utrecht
2010 Liefde in de kunst, Museum Le Secet, Zeeland
2010 Balans, VU exposorium, Amsterdam
2010 Shaved or Natural, gallery 182a, Rotterdam
2010 Hannie en Ben Loerakker als curator, RC de Ruimte, IJmuiden
2010 Girl Overkill, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, DE
2010 Tupajumi:Cabin Fever, The Co-Prosperity SPhere, Chicago, USA

2009 Trendbeheer meets proximity, The Co-Prosperity Sphere, 
Chicago, USA
2009 Girl overkill,The Forgotten Bar, Berlin, DE
2009 Booth Action Fields Gallery, Lineart, the art fair, Gent, BE
2009 De Keuze van de Burgermeester, groupshow@ Boterhal, Hoorn
2009 Open Studios GlogauAIR Berlin,DE
2009 The Whole Nine Yards, Action Fields Gallery, Brussel, BE
2009 Contemporary Visitors, Hatyuhaz Pécs, HU (+curator)
2009 Daddy touched my Birdy, Gallery 182a Rotterdam
2009 Tupajumi: Miami, Hudson Museum Rotterdam (+curator)

2008 Combined Vishal, Haarlem
2008 Hallucinations & Hallelujah’s, Stedelijk Museum Den Bosch
2008 Royal painting prize, GEM museum, Den Haag
2008 ULTRASONIC INTERNATIONAL III, Mark Moore gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2008 Tupajumi, the Factory, Sigmaringen, DE (+curator)
2008 Tentoonstelling 8, Galerie10, Utrecht.
2008 Blind Faith (Rietveld versus Friedrich), Galerie10, Utrecht.
2008 Trendbeheer presenteert NFO XPO, version08, chicago, USA
2008 Rotterdam Art Rocks! (video screening), TENT., Rotterdam,
2008 Housewarming36, 165B project space, Rotterdam. 
    
Prizes/Stipendia/Awards
 
2021 Corona overbrugging kunstenaar, Mondrian Fund, Amsterdam
2021 The Cocktail Era, Makersloket, Droom en Daad, Rotterdam
2021 Hectobar, Makersloket, Droom en Daad, Rotterdam
2020 Project Fund, Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam
2018 Research & Development stipend, Centre Visual Arts Rotterdam
2015 Stipendium for Established Artists, Mondriaan fund, Amsterdam
2012 Winner AVRO television show ‘In search of the New Rembrandt’.
2012 Design for series of 5 euro coins (Rietveld Schröder house, 
          Amsterdam, Kinderdijk), Ministry of Finance, Den Haag.
2012 Research & Development stipend, Centre Visual Arts Rotterdam.
2011 The Fair Maiden, Sculpture for the Public Prosecution Service in Groningen.
2010 Basic Stipend, Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam
2010 Production Stipend Stokroos foundation, Utrecht
2010 The Netherlands and Painting, design 5 euro coin, Ministry of Finance, Den Haag.
2009 Research & Development stipend, Centre Visual Arts Rotterdam.
2009 Basic Stipend, Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam
2008 Winner of the Royal Painting Prize presented by her majesty Queen Beatrix.
2008 Nominated for the Charlotte van Pallandt sculpture prize.
2008Nominated for the Young Sculptor Award, Arnaldo Pomodoro             Foundation, Milan 
 
Collections:
 
Museum Voorlinden, De Heus-Zomer, Centraal Museum Utrecht. VU, Medical centre, Amsterdam. AKZO NOBEL Art foundation. Public Prosecution Service Groningen, Menzis Collection, Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Milan, Italy. CBK Rotterdam, The Hague. SBK, Amsterdam. Aegon Art Collection, Den Haag, MALart collection. National and international private collections.
 
Residencies:
 
2017              Grenswerk, Tripkau, Germany.
2014              18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, USA
2009              Post 15, Pécsbagota, Hongarije
2009              GlogauAir, Berlijn, Duitsland
2009              Künstlerhaus Bethanien 
2007/08       RAID Projects, Los Angeles, USA
 
Other:
 
2021-now        Founder/Organizer Heejsteck# Gallery/Projectspace Utrecht
2019-now        Tutor Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam

2019-now        Founder/Organizer Hectobar.nl
2018-now        Founder/Organizer Amber Solo Gallery
2015-now        Founder/Organizer/Boardmember Bcademie 
                                                   Foundation, alternative post-academy 
2014-15            Founder/Organizer Swartmark.com, 
                                                   alternative anonymous online gallery.
2010-now        Chairman Foundation and Society 
                                                  Kunst en Complex,  studiocomplex in Rotterdam.
2017-18            Team V&B, Bcademie tutor team.
2018                  Misc. Lectures tour V&B
2017                   Lecture en Workshop, St Joost Breda/Den Bosch.
2016                  Workshop, Aki enschede.
2014                  Lecture The Artwork as a product, KABK, Den Haag
2013                  Tutor, KABK, Den Haag        
2012/2013        Tutor, Artez Hoge school voor Kunsten,
2011-2017        Founder/Organizer bij KC Basement exhbitionspace 
2011-2014        Founder/Organizer Re:Rotterdam, alternative Artfair.
2003-2016        Boardmember Tupajumi, creator and organizer.