Jonas Staal


Jonas Staal is a visual artist whose works range from publicly staged interventions and exhibitions to theatrical pieces, print publications, and lectures. Moving back and forth between These media, he explores the relation between the arts, democracy, and propaganda. Among his most recent exhibitions were “Art of the Stateless State” (Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana, 2015), “New World Academy” (Centraal Museum Utrecht, 2015), and “After Europe” (State of Concept, Athens). His artworks could be seen at venues that included the 7th Berlin Biennial (2012), 31st São Paulo Biennial (2014), and the Oslo Architecture Triennale (2016). The artist’s studio, located in Amsterdam, also includes Younes Bouadi and Renée In der Maur. Staal takes part in the PhDArts program (University Leiden) and is in addition a member of the National Academy of Arts. In 2015, he got together with Florian Malzacher and Joanna Warsza to organize, in co-production with HAU Hebbel am Ufer, the congress “Artist Organisations International.”