On Saturday, 20 November at 6 p.m., we invite you to a meeting with artist Puck Verkade, whose works are currently showing at the exhibition Cursed, and Małgorzata Miśniakiewicz, the curator of the presentation.

During the meeting, we are planning to premiere a short film showing the making of Puck Verkade’s most recent video. Behind the scenes film is co-produced with filmmaker and musician Peter Balm.

The screening will be the starting point for an interactive conversation with the artist, who in her installations and storyboards uses playfulness, childlike sense of wonder, black humour and self-mockery to make that which is unpleasant more relatable and manageable.

Moderated by Anna Krukowska.

Link to the registration form for people willing to participate in the meeting in person (pl).

Puck Verkade (b. 1987, Netherlands) lives and works between The Hague and Berlin. With a sense of humor, her videos awaken an absurd world that lures the viewer in and then confuses them, making the undertone of the work indefinable and uncomfortable. A stray devil, a confrontational housefly, a curious ancestor – the hybrid protagonists of the artist’s videos reflect the archetypes to which we voluntarily or involuntarily conform, the various personas we carry inside us and how they always find a way to the surface despite our best attempts to suppress them.

Verkade received her BA in Fine Art at the Royal Academy in The Hague and holds an MFA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, University of London. Recent exhibitions of her work include: Zabludowicz Collection (London), Artissima (Turin), Schimmel Projects Art Centre (Dresden), Forde (Geneva), LISTE (Basel), ARCO Lisboa (Lisbon), SUNDAY (London), LOOP (Barcelona) and Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (The Hague). Verkade’s works are part of private and public collections, including the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, the Zabludowicz Collection in London, the Servais family collection in Brussels, the Ekard Collection in Wassenaar and the AkzoNobel Art Foundation in Amsterdam. In 2021, she received the prestigious Charlotte Köhler Prize ofthe Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.

Check out Puck Verkade’s videos on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/puckverkade.