Pim Kersten

Decoding dynamics of space … more

Pim Kersten

1980 born in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Lives and works in Tilburg, Netherlands



2010-2012 Master Fine Arts, AKV St. Joost, Breda – The Netherlands
2002-2006 Bachelor Fine Arts, AKV St. Joost, Breda – The Netherlands


03-2016 A presentation and talk at the Cultural studies department, University of Tilburg
10-2011 One week workshop ‘In lieu of an abstract; my parrot makes me wear this hat’ with Aldwin van de Ven, AKV St. Joost, Breda – The Netherlands
10-2010 One week workshop ‘Photographic Sculpting’ with Lorelinde Verhees, AKV St. Joost, Breda-The Netherlands
2013: Hired in order to scout students for the master program of AKV St. Joost, Den Bosch-The Netherlands


2013 – Mondrian Foundation: subsidy for project: the Artist as Producer i.c.w. Whatspace and stichting Bewaerschoole Burgh Haamstede
2009 – BKKC individual subsidy: 3 month working period in Los Angeles, California – USA


19/01/2014 – 09/02/2014 The Leon Adriaans Artist Residency, Sterrenbos Den Bosch, The Netherlands
12/2008 – 02/2009 Self organised but subsidised working period in Los Angeles in close contact with Monte Vista Projects, Darcy Bartoletti and Carl Berg Gallery, California – USA.

Publications (selection):

08/2016 Cataloque of project The Artist As Producer, arranged by WHATSPACE Bas v.d. Hurk, Koen Delaere and Pim Kersten
11/2012  ‘Slow-art’, Brabants Dagblad – review of the exhibition Young Guns
10/2012 Metropolis M online review of the exhibition The Uncontainable pride of the Former things
09/2012 Project A+, cataloque of the exhibition + essays from students Tilburg University
09/2011 From The Start To The Beginning, catalogue arranged by Angela Serrino, AKV|MFA St. Joost


2016-2017 Assistant Research Curator for the new Collection display of the Van Abbemuseum ‘The Making of Modern Art’ with Steven Ten Thije & The Museum of American Art, Berlin – Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven , The Netherlands.

Exhibitions/presentations (selection):

03/2017 Literary dive bar at P/////AKT. With guest readers Wies Arts, Nickel van Duijvenboden, Erik Hagoort, Wineke Gartz, Pim Kersten, Marijn van Kreij, Raphael Langmair, Antoinette Nausikaa, Just Quist, Ian de Ruiter, Jack Segbars, Mari Stoel and Lorelinde Verhees. Organised by Lorelinde Verhees & P/////AKT AMSTERDAM.

11/2016 DARK MATTERS with Ronald Zuurmond, Jerry Kowalsky, Wil Rovers, Pim Kersten, Erik Odijk, Frank van Ansem, Udona Boerema, Nelis van Hulten, Rudy Lanjouw, Joseba Escubi, Stefan Serneels, Hella van t Hof  – TAC EINDHOVEN, the Netherlands (group)


10/2016 Untitled Intervention (Membrane) – Incubate Festival, Tilburg with Thomas Swinkels (duo)

04/2016 ‘ROOM TO ENCOUNTER’ – video performance i.c.w. Otto Rijpsma at Thomas Rameckers’s exhibition ‘Rhythm Roulette’, Kers Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

02/2016 ‘I LIKE THE WAY IT MOVES YOU’ – solo performance at Park, Tilburg, The Netherlands

05/2015 ‘EVERYTHING ARRANGES ITSELF AROUND IT’, Solo exhibition at galerie Arti Capelli, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

04/2015 Performing with Joris van de Moortel Joris SP and his Ur Gerausch Kammer Ensemble – Art Bruxelles

12/2014 ART IN A DIGITAL AGE: a conversation about the online representation of art and identity, Kunstpodium-T, Tilburg, The Netherlands

08/2014 LET GOOOOO (of exhibition) – Construction of Illusion, Galerie Caesuur Middelburg,  -The Netherlands, curated by Just Quist (solo)

09/2014 PURPLE & GREEN: A performance with Joris v.d. Moortel (B) during the Incubate Festival, Tilburg – The Netherlands (Duo)

09/2013 – The artist as Producer, Bewaerschole Burgh-Haamstede with Bas van den Hurk, Koen Delaere, Lorenzo Benedetti, Philip Tonnard, Joris v.d. Moortel, Marijn van Kreij, Remco Toorenbosch, Manor Grunewald and many others (see http://www.whatspace.nl) (group) (Mondriaan Fonds)

04/2013 – It might be Paintings, museum Le Secet with Koen Taselaar, Niek Hendrix, Jan Maarten Voskuil en Tijl Orlando Frijns (group)

11/2012 – Young Guns, Galerie Maijke Husstege with Gijs van Lith, Lorelinde Verhees, Derrick v.d. Vinne, Frank Koolen en Daan Gielis (group)

10/2012 – WHATSPACE & YOGACENTRUM Tilburg present: HOT DAMN/HOT YOGA a collaborative artproject during the cultuurnacht Tilburg with: Linda Arts, Peter Fengler, Cold Void, Jeroen Doorenweerd, Koen Delaere, Derrick van Schie, Bas van den Hurk, Lorelinde Verhees, Just Quist, Pim Kersten and Thomas I’Anson (group)

10/2012 – The uncontainable pride of the Former Things , Galleria Sabspace, Padua – Italy – with Gino Bosa and Bas van den Hurk (group)

09/2012 – Project A+, part of the Incubate Festival, Tilburg – with Anita Hrnic and Niek Hendrix in collaboration with Estafette (Includes a publication) (group)

09/2012 – Graduation show MFA, Service Garage, Amsterdam (group)

07/2012 – An exhibition in honor of 200 years anniversary artacademie Den Bosch, gallery Arti Capelli Den Bosch with Daan Gielis, Lorelinde Verhees, Jose Heerkens en W.J. Kersten (group)

04/2012 – Symprovisation, Extra City, Antwerp, Belgium (group)

04/2012 – Shared, Independant project space 5533, Istanbul -Turkey (group)

02/2012 – A spectacle of consequences, Duende, Rotterdam – The Netherlands (group)

01/2012 – OPEN2012 – AKV.St.Joost, Den Bosch (group)

07/2011 – From the Start to the Beginning – Lokaal01, Antwerpen – Belgium (group)

02/2011 – OPEN 2011 – AKV.St. Joost, Den Bosch (group)

01/2011 – Holiday Snapshots (11 photographs) – An intervention in a ‘penetration space’ of Thierry Geoffroy, Manifesta 8, Cartagena – Spain

02/2009 – Performance intervention ‘The conflict of viewing’, Norton Simon museum Pasadena, Los Angeles with Jani Benjamins

01/2009 – Performance intervention ‘Masters of none’, Culvercity gallery district, Los Angeles with Jani Benjamins

06/2008 – Janssen & Kersten Present Fairplay, Kunstpodium-T, Tilburg (duo)

05/2008 – Wonderwall, Winston Hotel, Amsterdam (group)

04/2008 – Intersectie, Zaal 16, Tilburg (solo)

06/2006 – Graduation show AKV St. Joost 2006, Breda (group)

05/2005 – Niets arriveert, Lokaal01, Breda (group)

03/2005 – This must be the place, CS Breda (group)