Jort van der Laan
Jort van der Laan’s (1986) artistic practice of video and printed matter addresses the tangled relations between immunity and community. Plural and porous, body and mind are presented as an assemblage that is, in turn, part of other assemblages: artistic / political / cultural / economic / spiritual / medical. Van der Laan obtained his MA at the Dutch Art Institute (2011) and a BA at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam. He was a resident artist at King’s College, London. His work has been presented at venues including Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons, Utrecht; Rongwrong, Amsterdam; Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; The Tokyo Art Book Fair; and Zico House, Beirut. He has been regularly involved with the Rietveld Academie’s Studium Generale since 2011. Recently he became an external PhD candidate at the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts in Leiden.
Learn more about Jort van der Laan's thesis (DAI, 2011): Necessary Translation
Learn more about Jort van der Laan's DAI publication: A Journey Through My Room
In 2021 Jort van der Laan returned to the DAI as guest respondent to the Kitchen.
Follow Jort's "Life after DAI" through https://www.jortvanderlaan.org