recent work & projects

Curriculum Vitae

Floris Theo Max Schönfeld 

Born 8th of March 1982 in Houston, Texas, USA 

Dutch/American  

 

Solo Exhibitions:

 

2016     - Plays for the Strange Stranger, CAC, Vilnius (in collaboration with Jude Crilly)

2015     - The Damagomi Project, NEST, The Hague

2014     - Lost and Found, Di Rosa, Napa

2012     - The QiH Act, Kadist Foundation, San Francisco,

2011      - OneNestStand Gewichtig Wachten, NEST, The Hague, 

             - Gewichtig Wachten installation, Zaal 5 Filmhuis, The Hague,

2010     - Ondertussen; Floris Schönfeld, Stroom, The Hague

             - KMA #5; ’u’ the Opera, Frascati, Amsterdam

             - KMA #5; ’u’ the Opera, Zeebelt, The Hague

 

Group Exhibitions & Screenings (selection):

2017     - Cure Park, in the Amsterdamse Bos with TAAK, Amsterdam    

             - Poppositions 2017 Brussels, with SUNS & STARS,  ING Art Center, Brussels    

2016     - Acupuncture of SocietySurvivalKit 8, Riga, Latvia   

             - Rijksakademie OPEN 2016, Rijksakademie Residency, Amsterdam

             - Reiskoorts bij Nederlandse kunstenaars sinds 1850,  de Hallen, Haarlem 

             - PREEAS CONFREESENCE, Petra Arc Space, Amsterdam 

2015    - A Brief History of the Damagomi Group, Rupert, Vilnius, Lithuania

            - Rencontres Internationales, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

2014    - Bay Area Now 7, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

            - Rencontres Internationales 2014, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

            - Collective Disturbances, Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco

            - Frank Chu, the gardens, Vilnius, Lithuania

 2013   - Headlands Open Studios (Summer and Fall), Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco 

            - MFA 2013, California College of the Arts, San Francisco

            - Unmenschliche Muziek, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

2012    - 9th Shanghai Biennale, San Francisco Pavilion, Shanghai 

            - Zinkovy Arts Festival, Zinkovy Castle, Czech Republic

            - Modern Identity, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow

            - Open studios 2012, California College of the Arts, San Francisco

2011     - 2nd International Ghetto Biennale, Port-au-Prince, Haiti 

            - Kassel Documentary Film & Video Festival, Kassel, Germany

            - KMA #5; ’u’ the Opera, Voi-Z Festival, Zwolle

            - Rio Fantastic Festival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

            - ZomerNest, NEST, The Hague

            - Water, Sangari Institute/OCA, São Paulo, Brazil

            - Videodrone, Plateforme, Paris

            - Im Walde, De Ruimtevaart, The Hague

2010    - Flux//S festival, Strijp S / van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven

            - ZomerNest, NEST, The Hague

            - Rencontres Internationales, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin,

            - In the Palace Film Festival, Balchik, Bulgaria

            - Jecheon International Film Festival, Jecheon, South Korea

            - Rencontres Internationales, Museo Nacional Centro del Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid

            - Amsterdam Film Biennial, EYE Dutch Film Institute, Amsterdam

2009   - Watermill 2009, The DUMBO galleries Brooklyn, New York

            - Rencontres Internationales, Centre Pompidou, Paris

            - Celluloid/Digitaal, De Balie, Amsterdam

            - End of the World, Bienal Del Fin Del Mundo, Ushuaia, Argentina

            - Suspended Time, International Film Festival Rotterdam

 

Residencies:

- Residency 2016/17 Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam  

- Winter Residency 2015, Rupert, Vilnius  

- Graduate Fellowship 2013/14, Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco

- Artist-in-residence at the Watermill Center for Performing Arts, Long Island, New York

 

Education: 

2011 - 2013, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, MFA Studio Practice 

2008 - 2010, Royal Academy of the Arts, Royal Conservatiore, The Hague, MA ArtScience     

2002 - 2006, Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam, BA Timebased Arts 

 

 Awards and grants: 

- Project grant Damagomi Project, Mondriaan Foundation, The Netherlands

- Impact Award, Center for Art and Public Life, California College of the Arts, San Francisco 

- 2 year full merit based scholarship, California College of the Arts, San Francisco      

- Starter-stipend, Mondriaan Foundation, The Netherlands

- Invest-stipend, Stroom, The Hague, The Netherlands

- Production grant from the Dutch National Film Fund for ‘u'

- Berlin Talent Campus, Workshop, Berlinale Film Festival, Berlin

 

Teaching:

- Visiting Artist, VAV Audio Visual department BA, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, 2017

- Visiting Artist, Cure Master MFA, Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, 2015

- Visiting Artist, Could_Be Project, BA Fine Arts, Royal Academy of the Arts The Hague, 2015

- Teaching Assistant to Lynn Marie Kirby, Image/Text, BA Film, California College of the Arts, 2013

 

Represented by:

- The Filmbank (Eye), Amsterdam, distribution film and video work since 2008

- Theater Zeebelt The Hague, theater and performance work from 2007 - 2012

 

Publications(selection)

- Damagomi, Het Werk van een Fanatieke Dromer, H_ART Magazine, exhibition review, 2015

- Mediteren in de natuur bij The Damagoni Project, cultuurbewust.nl, exhibition review, 2015 

 - The Damagomi Project, Metropolis-M, exhibition review, 2015 

- Schijnwereld; de Conservator en de Kunstenaar, Museumtijdschrift, interview Eelco van der Lingen, 2014

- paq’batlh: The Klingon Epic, uitgeverij.cc, project book in collaboration with Vincent van Gerven Oei     and Marc Okrand, 2011   

- First Klingon Opera Lifts off, The Guardian, Article 2010

- It Ain’t over till the Fat Klingon sings, The New Scientist, online Article, 2010

- Klingon Opera ramps up for Earth premiere, Wired.com, online Article, 2010 

- First Authentic Klingon Opera on Earth, Slashdot.org, online Article, 2010  

- Opera ‘u’ debutes in the Netherlands, LA Times, Article 2010

- First Authentic Opera by Terrans, NPR music, Article, 2010

- An Otherworldly Opera That Speaks Klingon, New York Times, New York, Article 2008

- Film 3: Publication of the Filmbank 2010