David Bernstein (1988, San Antonio, Texas) is an artist based in Brussels and Amsterdam. He makes objects and finds ways to activate them with storytelling performances. His projects deal with a range of subjects: psychology, wellness, hospitality, and spirituality. Next to his individual practice, he collaborates with a variety of people and is a member of the cosmic cowboy collective, Self Luminous Society.


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PORTFOLIO 2020



Education:
2011-2013 -- Sandberg Instituut (Amsterdam, NL), Masters of Fine Arts
2006-2010 -- Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY), Bachelors of Industrial Design, Minor in Art History


Solo Exhibitions:

2021 -- I & I / Artist’s Club Coffre-Fort / Brussels, BE
2019 -- The Water Party / A Tale Of A Tub / Rotterdam, NL
2019 -- Conspatulation / 76,4 / Brussels, BE
2017 -- Because most of the cosmos is compost / P/////AKT / Amsterdam, NL
2016 -- Huis Museum / Museum Perron Oost / Amsterdam, NL
2015 -- Zenwacky curated by Rieke Vos / Galerie van Gelder / Amsterdam, NL
2014 -- "There are always at least two ways of looking through a loophole" / Walden Affairs / The Hague, NL
2013 -- The Marble Man / Frutta (Hadrian project space) / Rome, IT
2013 -- The Marble Man part of "Festival of Choices" Sandberg graduation / Rongwrong / Amsterdam, NL
2011 -- Exotic Removal curated by Stephen Wuench, part of Sommerkampf / Piermont, NY


Group Exhibitions / Collaborative Projects:

2020 -- Head With Many Thoughts by Self Luminous Society / CAC / Vilnius, LT
2020 -- Conspatulation project by Kim David Bots / Stroom / Den Haag, NL
2019 -- The Name Blessing Game by Self Luminous Society / 1646 / Den Haag, NL
2019-- ECII by Self Luminous Society / Gallery Grölle / Wuppertal, DE
2019 -- Vrijplaats Bij Mij / Museum Ijsselstein / Ijsselstein, NL
2019 -- De Reconstructie organized by Billytown-The Kitchen / ABC Klubhuis / Antwerp, BE
2019 -- Poppositions 2019 by Self Luminous Society / Brussels, BE
2019 -- Waastricht collaboration with Juan Pablo Plazas / Marres / Maastricht, NL
2019 -- The Community Live in Nottingham / Bonington Gallery / Nottingham, UK
2019 -- In Practice: Other Objects collaboration with Rosa Sijben, curated by Gee Wesley / SculptureCenter / Queens, NY
2018 -- Between the Soup and the Potatoes (Duo show with Rosa Sijben) / Billytown - The Kitchen / The Hague, NL
2018 -- Gerrit turns 50, Willem only 28 / Gerrit Rietveld Academie / Amsterdam, NL
2018 -- De Dingen De Baas / Extrapool / Nijmegen, NL
2018 -- Real Fake Real Estate / OPEN / Reykjavík, IS
2018 -- The Self Luminous Society Showroom collaboration with Juan Pablo Plazas / Galerie Mieke van Schaijk / Den Bosch, NL
2018 -- Moscow Biennial For Young Art curated by Lucrezia Visconti / Moscow, RU
2018 -- After Sun / at7 / Amsterdam, NL
2018 -- Poppositions 7th ed. Public Program / Brussels, BE
2018 -- Bureau of Unspecified Services (B.U.S.) curated by Sohrab Mohebbi / SALT Galata / Istanbul, TR
2017 -- How do you do? / The Community / Paris, FR
2017 -- What am I doing with my life? project by Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson / Kunstverein / Amsterdam, NL
2017 -- Between The Sheets / That Might Be Right / Brussels, BE
2017 -- Happy People project by Arnar Ásgeirsson / The Living Art Museum / Reykjavik, IS
2017 -- Everyone Has a Book Inside Them organized by The Book Lovers / Gdanska City Gallery / Gdańsk, PL
2017 -- Chinese Whispers / Galerie Rianne Groen / Rotterdam, NL
2017 -- Time Specific-Site Specific Artistic Lectures curated by Chiara Vecchiarelli / Artefiera / Bologna, IT
2016 -- Games People Play curated by Katia Krupennikova / Nest / The Hague, NL
2016 -- Nappezoid curated by Vincent van Velsen / Van Gogh Museum / Amsterdam, NL
2016 -- So Far We Safari curated by Sara Giannini / Heterotropics / Amsterdam, NL
2016 -- A Floating Art Space Inside of a Building (Duo show with Suat Ögüt) / Corridor Project Space / Amsterdam, NL
2016 -- Von den Strömen der Stadt by Tofu Gang (Jokūbas Čižikas, Miriam Hartwig, Géraldine Longueville, Jurgis Paškevičius, and Rosa Sijben) / Abteiberg Museum / Mönchengladbach, DE
2016 -- Apeirophobia / Aporia / Human Resources / Los Angeles, CA
2016 -- a matter of... / Ludwig Forum / Aachen, DE
2016 -- The Cutlery Show / Galerie Valerie Traan / Antwerp, BE
2015 -- A Million Lines collaboration with Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson / Bunkier Sztuki / Krakow, PL
2015 -- Historical Materialism Symposium / Teylers Museum / Haarlem, NL
2015 -- Helicotrema organized by Blauerhase / Venice & Florence, IT
2015 -- Laff Box / Showroom MAMA / Rotterdam, NL
2015 -- Survival K(n)it 7 curated by Solvita Krese and Inga Lāce / Riga, LV
2015 -- A Night at the Museum of Unconditional Surrender / Tent / Rotterdam, NL
2015 -- Speaking Parts collaboration with Agnieszka Polska / Raven Row / London, UK
2015 -- Spell to Spelling ** Spelling to Spell curated by De Appel CP / De Appel / Amsterdam, NL
2015 -- A day in the life of Thomas / Stedelijk Museum / Amsterdam, NL
2015 -- SPF 15 (Karaoke Police) / Kunstverein / Amsterdam, NL
2015 -- Parrot's Excuse curated by Mikko Kuorinki / On my transitional table / Helsinki, FI
2014 -- Man Hat Bridge collaboration with Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson / The Barber Shop / Lisbon, PT
2014 -- To continue, Notes towards a Sculpture Cycle (Karaoke Police) / Nomas Foundation / Rome, IT
2014 -- Collection as Allocated Objects / Tidens Krav / Oslo, NO
2014 -- Skill Building / Centrale Fies / Dro, IT
2014 -- What Thinks Me / Taiga / Saint-Petersburg, RU
2014 -- Narrowcast collaboration with Rosa Sijben / Altes Museum - BIS Center / Mönchengladbach, DE
2013 -- Burnelė Series / Contemporary Art Center / Vilnius, LT
2013 -- The Transmitter Show (jugedamos) / Performa 13 / New York City, NY
2013 -- Bourgeois Leftovers (jugedamos), curated by De Appel CP / De Appel / Amsterdam, NL
2013 -- Shelter (jugedamos), project by Mark Geffriaud / Walden Affairs / The Hague, NL
2013 -- Superusurpedsupper (jugedamos) / Kadist Art Foundation, Nomas Foundation, and David Roberts Art Foundation / Rome, IT
2012 -- The Absence of Work, The Museum of Absence part of Hypnotic Show by Raimundas Malašauskas and Marcos Lutyens / Royal Museum of Fine Arts / Antwerp, BE
2012 -- Thinging collaboration with Jurgis Paškevičius, curated by Valentinas Klimašauskas / Frutta / Rome, IT
2012 -- Type & Characters / M4Gastatelier @ Lettergieterij / Amsterdam, NL
2012 -- we hear same collaboration with Robert Snyderman / De Kijkdoos / Amsterdam, NL
2012 -- Gone to Croatan / Collectief Ondergrond @ Vondelbunker / Amsterdam, NL
2012 -- Scenario for Swimming Pool / Lazdynai Swimming Pool / Vilnius, LT
2012 -- Who's that knocking at my door? (jugedamos), exhibition of Audrey Cottin / Cabin / Antwerp, BE
2012 -- Three Artists Walk Into a Bar by jugedamos (Jurgis Paškevičius, Géraldine Longueville, and David Bernstein), curated by De Appel CP / De Appel / Amsterdam, NL
2011 -- The Truth the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth collaboration with Géraldine Longueville / Salon Mercredi / Paris, FR
2011 -- Wacky Delicious collaboration with David Kirshoff / SculptureCenter & The Astoria Park Shore Festival / Queens, NY
2011 -- LIKE collaboration with Eta Demby, curated by Gene Mchugh / Vogt Gallery / New York, NY


Residency:

2018 -- Sím / Reykjavík, IS
2015-16 -- Jan van Eyck Academie / Maastricht, NL
2014 -- Centrale Fies / July / Dro, IT
2014 -- Rupert / May-June / Vilnius, LT
2013 -- Contemporary Art Center / Sep-Dec / Vilnius, LT


Teaching:

2019-2020 -- Visiting professor for DesignLab / Gerrit Rietveld Academie / Amsterdam, NL
2018 -- M4Gastcollege lecture / M4Gastatelier / Amsterdam, NL
2017 -- Advisor for Eli Raymond / SNDO / Amsterdam, NL
2017 -- Guest teacher of Walking Workshop / KABK and Stroom / The Hague, NL
2015-2017 -- Yearly workshop for the Interactive Media Department / KABK / The Hague, NL
2016 -- Performance for Studium Generale / KABK Den Haag / The Hague, NL
2015 -- Guest for the workshop "Latent Performances" organized by Daniel Blanga-Gubbay / SNDO / Amsterdam, NL
2015 -- Guest teacher for audio course by Riccardo Giaconni / KABK / The Hague, NL
2013 -- Critique Session workshop for students of Brera Academy collaboration with Diego Tonus / ALA: An Education @ Villa e Collezione Panza / Varese, IT
2013 -- External reviewer for the MFA graduation of Marija Jociūtė / Vilnius Art Academy / Vilnius, LT


Press:

2020 -- A Head With Many Thoughts / Arterritory
2020 -- Atsisveikindamas ŠMC atsivėrė platesniam kūrėjų ratui (In saying goodbye, the CAC opened up to a wider circle of developers) / LRT News
2019 -- Meedrijven met The Water Party in a Tale of a Tub (Participate in The Water Party in a Tale of a Tub) by Frits Dijcks / Jegens & Tevens
2019 -- 'Missing /Vermist: Benny Snouta' - Studio visit #6: Bernice Nauta by Jorik Galama / Metropolis M
2019 -- Wilde Dieren Die In Auto's Rijden (Wild Animals Driving In Cars) by Maurits de Bruijn / Mister Motley
2019 -- Lateral thinging - 8th Poppositions Brussel by Domeniek Ruyters / Metropolis M
2019 -- The Community Live in Nottingham by Reeme Idris / Garamonde Magazine
2019 -- ‘In Practice: Other Objects’ at SculptureCenter, New York / ARTnews
2018 -- Een verhit gesprek in de sauna-auto (A heated conversation in the sauna-car) by Rosa Boland / Vice NL
2018 -- De Nieuwe Lichting (The New Talent) by Evelyn Simons / H ART #184
2018 -- Kendine gülebilmenin asil sırrı (The Noble Secret of Laughing) by Demet Elkâtip / YemekveKültür #52
2018 -- Kunstbeurs zonder witte hokjes (Art fair without white booths) by Thomas Peeters / De Tijd
2017 -- Ideas are Floating Around Us by Mirthe de Leeuw / Mister Motley
2017 -- Jonge Vertegenwoordigers van het Oude Volk (Young Representatives of the Old Folks) by Alix de Massiac / Metropolis M No3 Jun-Jul.
2017 -- ARTE FIERA 2017 | le visite guidate sono delle by Tommaso Maria Costa / BolognaFiere
2017 -- Grandma the packrat di David Bernstrein inaugura il programma Time specific artist lectures, site specific artist lectures / All Allemandi Giovani
2017 -- De speeletjes die mensen spelen (The little games the people play) by Eline van der Haak / Metropolis M
2016 -- Een Te Ambitieus Spel (An Ambitious Game) by Sophia Zürcher / Tubelight
2016 -- XII Baltijas triennāle. Starpbrīžu kņadā (XII Baltic Triennial. Uproar breaks) by Ilze Auzāne / Diena.lv
2016 -- Valerie Traan; The Cutlery Show by Niek Hendrix / Lost Painters Blog
2016 -- Van Eyck Open Studios 2016 by Alix de Massiac / Metropolis M
2015 -- Levitācija ar cepamo lāpstiņu rokā (Levitation with Spatula in Your Hand) by Laura Prikule / arterritory.com
2015 -- Фрагмент «Мраморного человека» (Fragment "Marble Man") / arterritory.com
2015 -- One curatorial programme, five curators, two shows de Appel CP 2014-15 by Weronika Trojanska / Metropolis M
2015 -- SPECIAL FEATURE: De Appel Curatorial Programme by Karima Boudou / Art Viewer
2014 -- LIVE WORKS Vol.2 - Performance Act Award by Manuela Pacella / Flash art online.it
2014 -- Waiting for LIVE WORKS PERFORMANCE ACT AWARD VOL. 2 by Valeria Marchi / atpdiary.com
2014 -- Vaikų Ir Suaugusiųjų Auklėjimas (Child and Adult Education) by Birutė Pankūnaitė / 7md.lt
2013 -- Grand Opening, Frutta / Frieze Magazine Nov-Dec.


Publications:

2019 -- The Water Party / A Tale of A Tub / Rotterdam, NL
2019 -- The Water Party / Metropolis M / NR-1 2019 / Amsterdam, NL
2019 -- In Practice: Other Objects / SculptureCenter / NY, USA
2018 -- Thinging / P/////AKT / Amsterdam, NL
2018 -- Tolstoyevsky / Bookworks / London, UK
2017 -- House of Stories / A project by Carina Erdmann / Amsterdam, NL
2017 -- Facing Value - Radical Perspectives from the Arts / Valiz & Stroom / Amsterdam, NL
2016 -- The Unturned / Internet publication
2015 -- XII Baltic Triennial / CAC / Vilnius, LT
2015 -- Survival K(n)it 7 / LLMC / Riga, LV
2015 -- Spell to Spelling ** Spelling to Spell / De Appel / Amsterdam, NL
2015 -- Zenwacky co written by David Kirshoff / Self published for the exhibition at Galerie van Gelder / Amsterdam, NL
2014 -- Multipla Dreams (print) curated by Michal Novotný / A2 Magazine
2014 -- Selection of poems / TEXTO / Internet publication
2014 -- An excerpt from 'Europe' for Hrafnhildur Helgadóttir / S7 – Suðurgata >> Árbær (not in service) / Reykjavik, IS
2013 -- Endlessness / Fotografija Magazine / Vilnius, LT
2013 -- Pastapun met mint oysters (jugedamos) / Bourgeois Leftovers, The Reader / De Appel / Amsterdam, NL
2013 -- Initiales #02 – J.B. (John Baldessari) / Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts of Lyon / Lyon, FR
2013 -- Superusurpedsupper Libretto / jugedamos & Collecting Matters / Rome, IT
2013 -- Hill / Self published / Amsterdam, NL
2012 -- Thinging co written by Jurgis Paškevičius / Scenario for Swimming Pool Catalog / Vilnius, LT

David Bernstein is currently supported by: