Introducing the Artist, Jan Verbeek DE, 2008
Jan Verbeek was born 1966 in Bonn, Germany. From 1987 to 1989 he studied Art History, Literature and Communication Research at Bonn University. From 1989 to 1996 he was student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Düsseldorf under Nan Hoover and Nam June Paik. In 1993 he became Meisterschüler / master grade student of Paik and worked as his assistant from 1994 to 1996. As a postgraduate he studied Audio-Visual Art at the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, from 1996 to 1999.
Verbeek’s video and installation work is based on a sensitive observation of reality. The audio-visual compositions are characterized by a delicate interaction of image and sound and the way how time and space work together.
Verbeek received international art prizes and showed his work in numerous festivals and museums, among them the Kunstmuseum Bonn, Museum Fridericianum Kassel, ZKM / Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Singapore Art Museum, Visual Museum Saitama Japan and the Museum of Modern Art New York.
Jan Verbeek is a freelance Media Artist, lives and works in Cologne, Germany and Tokyo, Japan.