Photo: Natascha Libbert

New R&D committee member

As of the third R&D round of 2022, Willum Geerts will become an R&D committee member.

Due to his background in visual arts, music, theatre, television and organization, Willum Geerts (1971) often seeks both collaboration and confrontation with the public and the environment – ​​within, but especially also outside the art context. Such as in the Kröller-Muller Museum, Stedelijk Museum Den Bosch, Van Abbemuseum, Museum de Fundatie, Theater Artemis, Tivoli/Vredenburg, Paradiso, Lowlands festival and NPS-Television. Internationally, his work has been presented at institutions in New York, Hanoi, Amman, Auckland, Preston and Modena. He is also the founder of the interactive performance project Drawing Under Influence, he was the foreman of the illustrious salon punk orchestra Human Alert and currently teaches at HKU Fine Arts and HKU Theater.

Geerts uses the power of art to question the absurd human condition through humor, critical entertainment and open-minded engagement. And in this way to break through prevailing views and structures, whereby success and failure are used as a strategy to tackle the sometimes unbearable lightness.

Publication date: 29 / 10 / 2022