Born Witmarsum, NL, 1983
Nationality NL
Lives and works in Amsterdam
 

De video’s en performances van Feiko Beckers zijn persoonlijke geschiedenissen, waarin zijn familieleden en vrienden altijd hun respectieve rol spelen. De verhalen gaan veelal over mislukkingen, ongelukken en gênante situaties die hij zelf ooit heeft meegemaakt. Zijn werk is een poging om een antwoord te vinden op het onverwachte en meedogenloze karakter van die onfortuinlijke gebeurtenissen. Daarbij creëert Beckers welhaast existentiële oplossingen voor de meest triviale problemen of juist triviale antwoorden op de meest essentiële levensvragen.

In his videos and performances Feiko Beckers both recounts and stages autobiographical stories with the participation of actual members of his family and friends. These stories often revolve around personal failures, accidents and embarrassments he himself once experienced. His work is an attempt to find answers to the unexpected and relentless nature of these unfortunate events.  He either creates existential solutions for the most trivial of problems or trivial answers for life’s bigger questions. 
'A story about my father’s heart attack/Hanging up a family portrait with my mother', 2011, performance, 7 minutes (photo Roy Taylor) 'A story about my father’s heart attack/Hanging up a family portrait with my mother', 2011, performance, 7 minutes (photo Roy Taylor)
CURRICULUM VITAE

Education  
2002-2006
Academie Minerva voor Beeldende Kunst en Vormgeving, Groningen, NL
2005
Californian College of the Arts, San Francisco (CA), US

Residencies
2010-2011
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten/Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science

Fellowships/stipends
2011
Hendrik Muller Vaderlandsch Fonds, Den Haag, NL
2010
Hendrik Muller Vaderlandsch Fonds, Den Haag, NL
2008
Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam, NL, starter stipend
2008
Klaas Dijkstra Fonds, Groningen, NL

Awards
2009
Hendrik de Vries Stipendium, Groningen, NL (nomination)
2008
International Prize for Performance, Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento, IT (joint second prize)

Exhibitions and Screenings
2011
Bureau des Videos, Paris, FR
2011
New Video Kids, White Trash Contemporary, Hamburg, DE
2011
Making a birthday cake with my mother, Jeanine Hofland Contemporary Art, Amsterdam, NL
2011
Opening Event, Motel de Nowhere, Londen, GB
2010
Two Videos, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, NO
2010
RijksakademieOPEN 2010, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, NL
2010
Deja-Vu, De Fabriek, Eindhoven, NL
2009
CAS Zuidas Urban Screen Festival, CAS Zuidas, Amsterdam, NL
2009
Long Distance Call, Hotel Mariakapel, Hoorn, NL
2009
Hendrik de Vries Grant, Galerie Pictura, Groningen, NL
2009
NOK, Museum Belvédère, Heerenveen, NL
2008
7a*11d Performance Festival, Toronto, CA
2008
Kunstvlaai 2008, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, NL
2008
DISplay, NP3, Groningen, NL
2008
NP3's Grande Biennale Concours Neerlandais, Kunsteyssen, Alkmaar, NL
2007
The Consciousness of the Human Being in the Mind of an Almost-Human being, Galerie Zoete Broodjes, Amsterdam, NL
2007
Painkillers for Redheads/the Artist and other works, Hedah Centre for Contemporary Art, Maastricht, NL
2007
Act of Faith, Noorderlicht/Stichting Circuit, Eenum, NL
2007
Nieuwe Uitleenschatten, Der Aa-kerk, Groningen, NL
2006
Wondering About (What, Where and Why), Moving Maastricht, Maastricht, NL
2006
Who Gives a Fuck About Art in Public Space!?, Medium Gallery, Groningen, NL
2006
Wildbeaming, Galerie Sign, Groningen, NL
2006
Media Art Festival Friesland, Museum Smallingerland, Drachten, NL
2006
Graduation Show, Academie Minerva, Groningen, NL
2006
Sex and Sadness, Platform Garanti Center for Contemporary Art, Istanbul, TR
2006
Exploding Television, Witte de With/Rotterdam Film Festival, Rotterdam, NL
2006
Videoskoop, P ///AKT, Amsterdam, NL
2005
Videoskoop, Galerie Sign, Groningen, NL
2005
Feiko ≠ Josine, Josine ≠ Feiko, Medium Gallery, Groningen, NL (in collaboration with Josine Siderius)
2005
Skin, Galerie het Langhuis, Zwolle, NL

Performances
2011
Making sense of my horoscope, Jeanine Hofland Contemporary Art, Amsterdam, NL
2011
A story about my fathers heart attack..., Rijksakademie voor Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, NL
2010
Cracker #1 Performance Festival, Self Service Art Space, Stuttgart, DE
2008
International Prize for Performance, Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento, IT
2007
Audiobusstop, NP3, Groningen, NL (in collaboration with Wouter Sibum)
2007
Art Child, Platform GRAS, Groningen (in collaboration with Wouter Sibum)
2006
Steamboat Bill Jr. or a practice in sincerity, Galerie Sign, Groningen, NL
2006
The History of Performance Art, BAK25, Almelo, NL (in collaboration with Serge Lammerts)
2006
A Lecture Considering a Foldable Spoon, Academie Minerva, Groningen, NL
2005
Dropping a hammer on my head in thirty minutes, Galerie het Langhuis, Zwolle, NL
2005
Another bloody attempt to experience pain, California College of the Arts, Oakland, US