• Installation view, 'Ebb Rains', Institute of Modern Art, 2017. Photography: Carl Warner. In view: Willem de Rooij, 'Bouquet XVI', 2015.

    Installation view, 'Ebb Rains', Institute of Modern Art, 2017. Photography: Carl Warner. In view: Willem de Rooij, 'Bouquet XVI', 2015.

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    Installation view, 'Ebb Rains', Institute of Modern Art, 2017. Photography: Carl Warner. In view: Willem de Rooij, 'Blue to Black', 2012.

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    Installation view, 'Ebb Rains', Institute of Modern Art, 2017. Photography: Carl Warner. In view: (left) Willem de Rooij, 'Gold, Dreieck', 2015; (right) Willem de Rooij, 'Silber, Dreieck', 2015.

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    Installation view, 'Ebb Rains', Institute of Modern Art, 2017. Photography: Carl Warner. In view: Willem de Rooij, 'Braun, Dreieck', 2015.

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    Installation view, 'Ebb Rains', Institute of Modern Art, 2017. Photography: Carl Warner. In view: Willem de Rooij, 'Gelb, Parallelogramm', 2015.

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    Installation view, 'Ebb Rains', Institute of Modern Art, 2017. Photography: Carl Warner. In view: Jeroen de Rijke/Willem de Rooij, 'Orange', 2004.

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    Installation view, 'Ebb Rains', Institute of Modern Art, 2017. Photography: Carl Warner. In view: Jeroen de Rijke/Willem de Rooij, 'Orange', 2004.

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    Installation view, 'Ebb Rains', Institute of Modern Art, 2017. Photography: Carl Warner. In view: Jeroen de Rijke/Willem de Rooij, 'Orange', 2004.

  • IMA Summer Opening LR-16

    Artist talk with Willem de Rooij. Photography: Louis Lim.

Willem de Rooij

11 February–25 March 2017

Biography

Willem de Rooij, born 1969 in Beverwijk, the Netherlands, now lives and works in Berlin, Germany. De Rooij studied art history at the University of Amsterdam and art at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. He is currently Professor of Fine Art at the Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main and Guest Advisor at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam. In 2014 he was nominated for the Vincent Award, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague. Recent solo exhibitions include: Entitled (2016), MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany; The Impassioned No (2015), Le Consortium, Dijon, France; Character Is Fate (2015) Witte de With, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Index: Riots, Protest, Mourning and Commemoration (2014), Arnolfini, Bristol, UK; Using Walls, Floors and Ceilings (2014), the Jewish Museum, New York, USA; Farafra (2013), Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway; Untitled (2012) at Kunstverein München, Munich; Crazy Repelled Firelight (2011), Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, USA; and Intolerance (2010) at Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany.

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Willem de Rooij: Ebb Rains is generously supported by the Mondriaan Fund.