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Jerome Symons is a Dutch artists who makes sculpture and installations.

Selected exhibitions from 2000

2020    ‘Alles is hier’, Stichting Scarabee, De Hes, Oosterbeek, Netherlands
2019    ‘Sculpta’, KW37, Arnhem, NL
2018    ‘Vlucht Vooruit’, VM38, Arnhem, NL
2017    Galerie Espace Enny, Laag Keppel, NL
2016    ‘Supervision’ (solo), MIR-Code Rood, Arnhem, NL
2015    ‘Bolero’, Torun, Ankara, Turkey
2014    ‘Sanat Meclisi’, Gazi Park, Istanbul
2013    ‘Park’, Mediamatic, Amsterdam
2012    ‘Happy Days’ (solo), Pg Art Gallery, Istanbul
2011    ‘Benim de Kalbim Var’, Ankara, TR
2010    ‘O Fortuna’, Gelderland Biënnale, Museum Valkhof, Nijmegen, NL
2009    ‘A Woman’, Marmara University, Istanbul
2008    ‘I Biennal de Escultura’, Museo de las Artes, Guadalajara, Mexico
2007    ‘2nd International Silk Road Film Festival’, Bursa, TR
2006    ‘Contempt’, Mediamatic, Amsterdam
2005    ‘Seoul International Art Festival’, Chosunilbo Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea
2004    ‘Art Beats’, Biennale Adriatica, San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy
2003    Monique Goldstrom Gallery, New York
2002    ‘Polyphonix’, Centre Pompidou, Paris
2001    ‘Fault’ (solo), Oratorio di San Ludovico/Nuova Icona, Venice, IT
2000    ‘The Golden Horn, Raid Projects, Los Angeles

Public art from 2000

Year, title, material, dimensions
location artwork
commissioned by/produced in

2020    ‘Dreamboat’; granite, stainless steel; L625xW225xH360cm
Yellow River Sculpture Park, Wanrong , Shanxi Province, China
1st Yellow River Culture International Sculpture Exhibition, Wanrong

2019    ‘Promise from Nature’; painted steel; L300xW300xH450cm
Minqin Desert Sculpture Park, Minqin, Gansu Province, China
2nd Minqin International Desert Sculpture Symposium,

2019    ‘Özgür Söylem’ (Free Speech); marble; L217xW200xH210cm
Dominik Caddesi, Izmir, Turkey
7th International Izmir Sculpture Workshop, Izmir

2018    ‘The Last Word’; marble, aluminium; L2011
Ceyhan City Park, Adana, Turkey
4th International Adana Sculpture Symposium

2017    ‘Fisherman’s Tale’; stainless steel; L240xW110xH220cm
Plaza La Aurora, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Primer Foro Internacional de Escultores Puerto Vallarta

2017    ‘Happy Clams’; marble; 2 pieces: L180xW120xH70cm and L200xW90xH70cm
Yaşam Vadisi Park, Beylikdüzü, Istanbul, Turkey
Beylikdüzü International Sculpture Symposium, Istanbul

2016    ‘Dreamboat’; granite; L200xW150xH250cm
Parque Internacional de Esculturas Domadores de Pedra, Bento Gonçalves, RS Brasil
IV Simpósio Internacional de Escultores Bento Gonçalves

2016   ‘Peace Accord’; Marmara marble; L210xW110xH90cm
Fulya Sanat Cultural Center, Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey
Beşiktaş Municipality International Sculpture Symposium

2013   ‘Diren’ (Resist); Marmara marble; L200xW80xH140cm
Aspat Open Air Sculpture Museum, Bodrum, Turkey
Aspat International Sculpture Symposium, Bodrum

2012   ‘Great Surprise’; Marmara marble, stainless steel; L60xW60xH250cm
Büyükçekmece Sculpture Park, Istanbul, Turkey
Büyükçekmece International Sculpture Symposium, Istanbul

2011   ‘Vederlicht’ (Featherlight); stainless steel, granite; L150xW150xH850cm
Forecourt city hall Den Burg, Texel, NL
Gemeente Texel

2010   Monument for the Human Rights; brass, LED spots; L250xW250xH90cm
In front of Zaandam Theater, Zaandam, NL
Amnesty International Zaanstreek

2010    ‘Speakers Point’; riverstones; L500xW500xH40cm
Halıcioǧlu Park, Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul European Cultural Capital 2010

2010   Monument for Peace and Community; granite inlaid with 48 different kinds of stone
2 pieces, both L190xW80xH270cm
Thaliaplein, Bergen op Zoom, NL
Gemeente Bergen op Zoom

2010   ‘Reveille’; steel bridge railings; 2 pcs L30m
Between Wierdijk and Paaldijk, Hoorn, NL
Gemeente Hoorn

2009   ‘Baba ve Kız’ (Father and Daughter); chestnut wood; 2pcs L50xW50xH175/160cm
Sakarya Caddesi, Kızılay, Çankaya, Ankara, Turkey
International Degirmendere Zuhtu Muridoglu Symposium, Ankara

2009   ‘Naar de vismarkt’ (To the Fishmarket); aluminium; 2pcs L100xW2xH50cm
Domburghoeve, Vlaardingen, NL
Gemeente Vlaardingen

2007   ‘Foreman’; stone, steel, nylon; L150xW225xH375cm
Arabian Ranches, Dubai
Emaar International Art Symposium, Dubai

2007   ‘Hoofd in de wolken’ (Head in the Clouds); Bleu de Vire granite, aluminium;
– Bleu de Vire granite, aluminium; L250xW225xH550cm
Visserslaan, Arnhem, NL
Gemeente Arnhem

2007   ‘Short Story’; ‘American Diner’ bus stop, jukebox with 20 short stories
– Every year 20 different stories. Project runs from 2007-2022
Transferium Wittenberg, Garderen, NL
Provincie Gelderland

2006   ‘Hear with Heart’; dacite rock, brass; L95xW100xH120cm
Yesemek Open Air Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey
Yesemek Biennial Sculpture Symposium

2006   ‘Berensprong’ (Jumping Bears); 3 pieces
– Tianshanhong granite; L110xW135xH275cm
– bronze coated aluminium; L50xW65xH100cm
– C-print in acrylic laminate, neon and LED lights; 2pcs, 175x100cm and 110x70cm
Brede School ‘De Berensprong’, Herkenbosch, NL
Gemeente Roerdalen

2006   ‘Great News’; alumnium, Bleu de Vire granite; L125xW275xH220cm
Kerkstraat, Sliedrecht, NL. Relocated to Willem Dreespark, Sliedrecht in 2017
Gemeente Sliedrecht

2005   Forecourt Episcopal Palace, sculpture and overall design
-sculpture: aluminium, ground spot; L113xW113xH325cm
-base: limestone tiles; 650x450cm
-fence/gate: steel; 1500×180/205cm
Bisschoppelijk Paleis, Havermarkt, Breda, NL
Bisdom Breda

2004   ‘Singing in the Rain’; granite; L125xW125xH500cm
Seolbong Park, Icheon, South Korea
Icheon International Sculpture Symposium

2004   ‘Listen Up!’; stone; L80xW80xH300cm
Emaar Properties, Dubai
Emaar International Art Symposium, Dubai

2003   ‘To the Top’; dacite stone, paint; L225xW125xH200cm
Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan
Chinese Culture University, Taipei

2003   ‘Running Mate’; granite, bronze, PU paint; L175xW175xH265cm.  Granite path L20m
Kloosterstraat, Deurne, NL. Relocated to Keltenstraat, Deurne in 2019
Gemeente Deurne

2003   ‘Around the World’; granite, aluminium, bronze; L125xW100xH225cm
Driezeeg, Middelrode, NL
Gemeente Sint Michielsgestel

2003   City bench; granite; L200xW60xH45cm
Shopping street, Icheon, South Korea
Icheon International Sculpture Symposium

2002   ‘Tournooi’ (Tournament), playground
-2 bronze sculptures, both L125xW80xH125cm. Concrete bases
-steel construction, L1000xW40xH750cm. Aluminium ball 41cm.
-concrete base L1000xW750xH70cm
-3 concrete stages, L500-1000xW135xH135cm
Basisscholen Zenderpark, Sint Petersburglaan, Ijsselstein, NL
Gemeente IJsselstein

2002   ‘Music Inside’; Marmara marble; L125xW100xH110cm
Outside TRT building, Pera, Istanbul, Turkey
1st Büykçekmece International Sculpture Symposium, Istanbul

2001   Design forecourt with pond and sculpture
-‘Weeping Whale’; granite; 2pcs L200xW50xH200 and L90xW90xH90cm
Centraal Dierenlaboratorium, Universiteit Nijmegen, Nijmegen, NL
Universiteit Nijmegen

2001   ‘Vensterbank’ (Windowsill); aluminium, limestone; L175xW40xH250cm
-concrete base L12xW0,3xH02m
Kerkplein, Beugen, NL
Gemeente Boxmeer

2000   ‘Great Actors’; aluminium, bronze, gold foil, glass; 5pcs, H150-220cm; concrete bases 2m2
Bernardplein, Den Helder, NL. To be relocated to Kreekpark, Den Helder, in 2021        x
Gemeente Den Helder

2000   ‘Over the Moon’; stone; L250xW125xH50cm
Rachana Sculpture Park, Rachana, Lebanon
Forum de Rachana Sculpture Symposium

Teaching, lectures and workshops

TOBB University, Ankara. Workshop ‘Urban Playground’ (2016)
Fac. of Art, Architecture and Design, Başkent University, Ankara. Workshop Public Art (2015)
Dept. of Fine Arts, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Bodrum, TR. Workshop Public Art (2014)
‘Social Forum of Architecture’, Ankara, TR. Workshop Public Art (2010)
Department of Fine Arts, Başkent University, Ankara, Turkey. Lecture (2010)
Taiwan National University of Arts, Taipei, Taiwan. Lecture (2009)
Department of Fine Arts, Hong Ik University, Seoul, South Korea. Lecture (2004)
Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan. Lecture (2003)
Dept. of Sculpture, Royal Academy of the Arts, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, NL. Teaching (1989-1996)
St. Joost Academy of Arts, Breda, NL. Workshop
Artez Academy of Arts, Arnhem, NL. Workshops
Piet Zwart Institute for Postgraduate Studies and Research, Rotterdam, NL. Lecture
The New Academy for Postgraduate Studies, Den Haag, NL. Lecture
Fullerton College, Los Angeles. Lecture Cypress College, Los Angeles. Lecture

Other activities

2012-13 Foundation ‘De Olifant’, Nijmegen. Member of the board (art foundry)
2012 Initiative and curator of the Ankara Int. Public Art Manifestation
2009-11 Initiative and curator of the Çankaya Int. Public Art Manifestation
2006-11 Kunst en Cultuur Noord-Holland. Committee artists’ documentation
2005-18 WISEGUYS urban art projects, Amsterdam (consultancy public art)
2002-08 Funds for Artist’s Materials/Materiaalfonds. Member of the Board
2001-04 Amsterdam Funds for the Arts. Advisor public art
1997-00 Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture/Fonds BKVB. Committee Individual Subsidies
1996-01 Foundation Casco Projects, Utrecht. Chair