Folkert de Jong

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Folkert de Jong
Known forSculpture, Installation
AwardsPrix de Rome (Netherlands) (2003)

Folkert de Jong (born 1972) is a Dutch artist. He makes large-scale sculpture and installations.[citation needed]

De Jong was born in Egmond aan Zee in the Netherlands.[citation needed] De Jong’s installations are life-size representations of disturbing scenes including human figures and props formed from materials such as polyurethane and Styrofoam;[1] his work often references the uncanny and takes influence from the aesthetics horror and the history of conflict, war and politics.[2]


  • Prix de Rome/Life's Illusions, 2004
  • Golden Dawn, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, 2005
  • Les Saltimbanques, James Cohan Gallery, New York, 2007
  • Circle of Trust: Selected Works 2001-2009, Groninger Museum, Groningen, 2009
  • Operation Harmony,[3] James Cohan Gallery, New York, 2011
  • The Immortals,[4] Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, 2012
  • State of light, Louise Alexander Gallery, Porto Cervo, Italy, 2017
  • Retrospective, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, Arizona, USA, 2018


  • Prix de Rome, Sculpture, 2003[5]
  • KDR KunstRAI Prize, Amsterdam, 2004[6]


Further reading[edit]

  • Catriona Black, Go figure, Heraldscotland, 15 April 2012
  • Timothée Chaillou, Interview à Folkert de Jong, Dorade spring - summer 2012
  • Scott Indrisek, The Alchemist, Modern Painters, October 2011
  • Philippe Dagen, La sculpture n'est pas morte, c'est Saatchi qui le dit, Le Monde, 16 June 2011
  • Alastair Sooke, The future of sculpture - but with an eye on past masters, The Daily Telegraph, 2011
  • Jackie Wullschlager, Let's get physical, Financial Times, 2011
  • Nancy Durrant, The shape of things to come, The Times, 2011
  • Saskia van der Kroef, Folkert De Jong: Groninger Museum, Artforum, February 2010
  • S. van der Zijpp, Y. Tsitsovits, J. Declercq, Circle Of Trust - Folkert de Jong, selected works 2001-2009, Groninger Museum, Black Cat Publishing, Amsterdam 2009
  • M. Straus, C. Van Gerrewey, Double Dutch, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art 2009
  • J. Breton, A. Ténèze, Picasso – Ses maîtres et ses héritiers, Beaux Art éditions, Paris 2008
  • M. LeBlanc, Folkert de Jong, Beautiful Decay, no. 5, 2008
  • M. Amy, Folkert de Jong – Confronting the Grotesque, Sculpture magazine vol. 27/5, June 2008
  • G. Volk, M. J. Straus, A. Finel Honigman, Folkert de Jong - Les Saltimbanques, James Cohan Gallery, Black Cat Publishing, Amsterdam 2007
  • K. Zijlmans, J. Dietvorst, S. Weyns, Folkert de Jong - Gott Mit Uns, Black Cat Publishing, Amsterdam 2006
  • S. Wallis, S. Lüttiken, M. van Nieuwenhuizen, Folkert de Jong - Shoot The Freak, NAI Publishers, Rotterdam 2005