Born Amsterdam, NL, 1984
Nationality NL

josjepeters@gmail.com
www.josjepeters.nl

'De zon was juist ondergegaan. Iedereen zweeg, onder de indruk van de stilte. De horizon ging nog steeds schuil achter de bossen, maar nu liep de weg door weilanden die hier en daar met wat scharminkelige boompjes waren beplant. (…) De nacht viel en bedekte het gebladerte al met haar sluier. Een kolossale maan kwam op boven de weiden. Honden blaften in de verte. Terwijl Walczak de groeiende duisternis aanschouwde kon hij een vreemde onrust niet onderdrukken.' (Witold Gombrowicz, De beheksten)

The sun had just set. They drove in silence, overawed by the silence all around them. Forests still ringed the horizon, but now their way lay across open meadowland with only the occasional stunted tree to relieve the monotony. (…) Dusk had cast its veil over the land, and now a huge moon emerged from the clouds hanging low on the horizon. Dogs barked in the distance, and Walchak, peering into the gathering darkness, was unable to shake off a strange feeling of unease.' (Witold Gombrowicz, Possessed: The Secret of Myslotch)
Studio view, 2011 Studio view, 2011
CURRICULUM VITAE

Education
2004-2008
AKV|St.Joost, Den Bosch, NL
2002-2004
AVKA, Amsterdam, NL, 2002-2004

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

Fellowships/stipends
2011
Hurks groep, NL
2010
Stichting Elise Mathilde Fonds, NL

Awards
2008
'Buning Brongers Prijs 2008', nomination
2008
'Artolive Young Talent Award 2008', nomination

(Selected) solo exhibitions
2009
AYACS, Amsterdam, NL, 'Inaccessibly close'
2008
Dr. Mollercollege, Waalwijk, NL

(Selected) group exhibitions
2011
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, NL, 'RijksakademieOPEN'
2011
Museum Waterland, Purmerend, NL
2010
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, NL, 'RijksakademieOPEN'
2010
Kunstvlaai, Amsterdam, NL, 'The Rainbow Soulclub - Keep an eye on the wall'
2009
Mix Academy, Amsterdam, NL
2008
AKV/St. Joost, Den Bosch, NL, 'Eindexamenexpositie'
2007
Hans Brinker Budget Hotel, Amsterdam, NL, 'Hans Brinker Trophy'
2007
W139, Amsterdam, NL, 'Rainbow Soulclub - love is like oxygen'
2007
Artis, Den Bosch, NL, 'Present or Not'
2006
Sm's Stedelijk Museum 's Hertogenbosch, Den Bosch, NL, 'Porcelain Business'

Teaching activities/workshops
2010
'STATES OF BEING', workshop facilitator, AKV/St. Joost, Den Bosch, NL

Projects
The Rainbow Soulclub, an initiative of Saskia Janssen and George Korsmit, was established in September 2005 and involves meetings and collaborative projects between art students and visitors to De Regenboog Groep (The Rainbow Group), a foundation that provides shelter and care for homeless people and for users of hard drugs in Amsterdam. The encounters take place in the foundation’s walk-in shelters and drug-users’ spaces. more info: www.rainbowsoulclub.nl