Aernout Mik

Aernout Mik, born 1962 in Groningen, is among the most important artists in the Netherlands. His spatial and video installations, with their numerous crossovers between film, video, performance, sculpture and architecture, have fundamentally extended the use of moving pictures. In a unique way, Aernout Mik’s works reflect the psycho-social state of our society and our times. His work often refers to current political and social situations and their coverage in the media. It depicts current wars, global crises, economic depressions, racism and social tensions without their being specified or positioning directly. In 2012, Museum Folkwang organized an extensive retrospective with the title Communitas, presenting political and social rituals within a by Aernout Mik developed exhibition architecture.