Insensitive to the hypes of the mostly serious art world, Feiko Beckers (Witmarsum, 1983) is a striking presence. With his inimitable logic and atypical decors, costumes and props, Beckers’ performances are alienating, to say the least. He invents hilarious solutions to trivial problems that often far exceed their intention.Read more about the artist
Beckers’s work combines philosophy, dry humour and the art of narration. He likes to quote French philosopher Albert Camus, who wrote that the absurd ‘is the gap between what we want and what we actually can achieve’. Beckers tries to plug this gap with his work.
Beckers graduated from the Minerva Art Academy in Groningen in 2006 and was resident at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam in 2010 and 2011. In 2013 he was resident at Le Pavillion, Palais de Tokyo, in Paris. His work has been exhibited in the EYE Film Museum and De Brakke Grond in Amsterdam. After participating in many group exhibitions, this is Beckers’s first solo exhibition in a museum. Furthermore, Beckers has been nominated for the Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prize 2018 because of his ‘impressive oeuvre’ in which an ‘Ah, of course!’ experience encounters a feeling of ‘Er… excuse me?