Jon Burgerman

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Burgerman at the Beyond Tellerrand conference 2014

Jon Burgerman (born 1979) is an English-born artist from the UK currently living in Williamsburg, New York.[citation needed]

Life and work[edit]

Burgerman studied art foundation in Bournville, Birmingham, England. He graduated in Fine Art from Nottingham Trent University[1] in 2001.

Jon Burgerman has risen to be one of the prominent artists in the recent boom of practitioners who traverse the disciplines of contemporary art, design, illustration and entrepreneurism.

Burgerman exhibits internationally. He gives lectures, public performances and occasionally pop concerts with his band Anxieteam.

In 2008 he appeared as a guest on the popular BBC TV show Blue Peter and in 2009 was part of the original The Underbelly Project, which saw selected artists exhibit in a secret incomplete 100-year-old subway station deep underneath the streets of New York City.

The year 2008 also saw the publication by IdN of a 300-page monograph of Jon's work, Pens Are My Friends, that came with an accompanying DVD of films, animations and talks, whilst Kidrobot released the 14 piece mini figure vinyl toy collection The Heroes of Burgertown.

In 2013 Jon co-produced and provided the artwork for documentary film The Great Hip Hop Hoax (dir. Jeanie Finlay), which premiered at SXSW film festival, Austin, Texas.

He has received a Cannes Lions Advertising award, two D&AD Silver award nominations and has collaborated with brands that include: Pepsi, CocaCola, Nike, Sony, Sky, Kidrobot, Puma, Nintendo, MTV, Levis, 55DSL, Miss Sixty, Little Big Planet, AOL, Size? and Rip Curl. He also designed a special sick bag for Virgin Atlantic flights.

Examples of Burgerman's work are in the public collections of London's Victoria and Albert Museum and Science Museum.[1]

Notable exhibitions[edit]

  • Opronica Festival, animation screening, British Film Institute, London, 2007
  • 'I AM 8-Bit', group show at Gallery 1988 in LA, USA, 2007
  • The Helping Hounds of Hell‘, skateboard group show at Neurotitan, Berlin, 2008
  • 'Duhprishus', solo show, ROJO®artspace Milano, Italy, 2008
  • Solo exhibition at Litou Space, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 2008
  • 'Anserine Apparitions', solo show at Heliumcowboy gallery, Hamburg, 2008
  • 'Anxiety Room', joint show with Jim Avignon at Factory Fresh, Brooklyn, New York, 2009
  • 'Lossy Data Lab' installation and performance at SCOPE New York art fair 2009, Lincoln Center, New York, 2009
  • 'Urban Art Superstars', group show, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Donna Regine, Naples, 2009
  • 'House of Cards', group auction for Shelter, Haunch of Venison, London, 2009
  • 'Economies of Scale', solo show, Deshan Art Space, Beijing, China, 2009
  • 'Back to Black', group show, Madre Museum, Naples, Italy, 2010
  • 'Brain Drain' Solo show at The Gallery, Winchester Discovery Centre, UK, 2010
  • 'Brain Drained', Solo exhibition at Milk Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey, 2010
  • 'Wild Fantasies', group show at Stolenspace Gallery, London, 2010
  • Victoria & Albert Museum London Street Art in Print exhibition, group show, touring across the UK from Autumn 2010 until 2012
  • Papering Over The Cracks, Castle Museum, Nottingham, 2011
  • 'Tired of Being Wired', AF Gallery, Cologne, 2011
  • OFFF Festival, live performance and workshop, CCCB Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona 2011
  • Phatasmagoria, group show at Forman's Smokehouse Gallery, London, UK, 2012
  • 'Fast Food', solo show, Galerie Issue, Paris, France, 2012
  • Joint exhibition with Jim Avignon, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Munich 2012
  • Stuck-Up, group show featuring sticker art, 323East Gallery, Detroit 2012
  • Secret Walls, live painting and performance at SXSW Festival, Austin Texas, 2012
  • 'Salad Makes Winners', solo exhibition and performance, Narwhal Art Projects, Toronto 2012
  • 'The Hungry Games', Solo show and live performance, Pawn Works Gallery, Chicago, July 2012
  • On!, group show CAC Museum, Cincinnati, March 2013
  • 'Hot girls and Hotdogs', solo show and live performance, 17 Frost, Brooklyn, New York, June 2013
  • 'It's Great To Create' exhibition tour, Art Gorillaz Bangkok, Vinyl on Vinyl Manila, Summer 2013


  1. ^ a b "Design heroes: Jon Burgerman". Profiles. BBC (Nottingham). 16 April 2009. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 

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