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Jerome Symons is a Dutch artist who makes sculpture and installations. His monumental sculptures are in Mexico, Brazil, China, Taiwan, Korea, Lebanon, Turkey and in many cities the Netherlands. Projects are a.o. ‘Speakers Point’, Istanbul European Cultural Capital 2010; Human Rights Monument, Zaandam, 2010; ‘First Turkish Euro’, 2010;  Ankara Public Art Manifestation 2011 and 2012; ‘Short Story Bus Stop’, 2007-2022 and ‘Supervision’, 2016.                             His works are represented by Pg Art Gallery, Istanbul. Jerome Symons is partner in Wiseguys Urban Art Projects, consultants and project managers for public art, Amsterdam. 

CV (from 2000)

selected exhibitions

2017         Espace Enny, Laag Keppel, NL
2016         Supervision, MIR, Arnhem, NL. solo
2015         Bolero, Torun, Ankara
2014         Sanat Meclici, Gazi Park, Istanbul
2013         PARK, Mediamatic, Amsterdam
2012         Happy Days, Pg Art Gallery, Istanbul. Solo
2011         Parallel Tracks, Galeri Kara, Ankara. Duo with Roeki Symons
2010         Night Shots, Homebase, Berlin.
2009         A Woman, Marmara University, Istanbul
2008         I Bienal de Escultura, Museo de las Artes, Guadalajara, Mexico
2007         2nd International Silk Road Film Festival, Bursa, Turkey
2006         Contempt, Mediamatic, Amsterdam
2005         Seoul International Art Festival, Chosunilbo Art Museum, Seoul
2004         News from Home, White Box/Annex, New York
2003         Moltkerei Werkstatt, Cologne, Germany. Duo with David Smithson
2002         Polyphonix, Centre Pompidou, Paris
2001         Fault, Oratorio di San Ludovico/Nuova Icona, Venezia. Solo
2000        The Golden Horn, Raid Projects, Los Angeles

public sculpture

2015         Campus Başkent University, Ankara.
2011          Den Burg,Texel; steel/granite sculpture city hall.
2010         Zaandam, NL; monument for the human rights, bronze.
2010         Speakers Point; Halicioglu Park, Istanbul. ‘Istanbul 2010’. Stone.
2010         Bergen op Zoom, NL; Freedom monument, granite.
2010         Hoorn, NL; steel bridge railing.
2009         Vlaardingen, NL; 2 aluminium sculptures.
2008         Amsterdam Hero Award; medal.
2007         Short Story Theater; County of Gelderland; multimedia.
2006         Nangang Exhibition Centre; 5 sculptures; Taipei. (design).
2006         Roerdalen, NL; granite-, aluminium- en lightsculptures.
2006         Sliedrecht, NL; aluminium/granitesculpture.
2005         Women’s Mosque, De Balie, Amsterdam (temporary project).
2005         Episcopal Palace, Breda, NL. Courtyard with aluminium sculpture.
2003         Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan; stonesculpture.
2003         Deurne, NL. granite/aluminiumsculpture.
2003         Sint-Michielsgestel, NL. granite/aluminiumsculpture.
2002         IJsselstein, NL. playground with bronze sculptures.
2001         Central Animal Laboratory, University of Nijmegen, NL.
2001         Boxmeer. NL. aluminium/stonesculpture.
2000       xDen Helder, NL. five aluminium/bronze sculptures.

sculpture symposia

2019         International Desert Sculpture Symposium, Minqin, China
2018         Adana International Sculpture Symposium, Adana, Turkey
2017         First International Sculptors Forum, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
2017         Beylikdüzü International Sculpture Symposium, Istanbul
2016         Bento Goncalves International Sculpture Symposium, Brazil
2016         Beşiktaş International Sculpture Symposium, Istanbul
2013         Aspat International Sculpture Symposium, Bodrum, Turkey
2012         Büyükçekmece International Sculpture Symposium, Turkey
2009         International Degirmendere Zuhtu Muridoglu Symposium, Ankara
2007         Emaar International Art Symposium, Dubai
2006         Yesemek Biennial Sculpture Symposium, Turkey
2004         Icheon International Sculpture Symposium, South Korea
2004         Emaar International Art Symposium, Dubai
2003         Icheon International Sculpture Symposium, South Korea
2002         Büykçekmece International Sculpture Symposium, Turkey
2000         Forum de Rachana Sculpture Symposium, Lebanon
2000         Yuzi Paradise International Sculpture Symposium, Guilin, China


2014         Why not Today?, Bodrum Public Art Workshop. Aya Nikola Church, Bodrum, Turkey
2013         De Passage, RIQQ. Park Landgoed Avegoor, Ellecom
2012         I Also Have A Heart, Ankara Public Art Manifestation 2012, Ankara (NLTR400)
2012         I Also Have A Heart, GalerieSiyah Beyaz, Ankara (NLTR400)
2011         I Am Human Too, Çankaya International Public Art Manifestation 2011, Ankara
2011         Bright Attitudes, Galerie Kara, Ankara

teaching, lectures and workshops

Workshop ‘Urban Playground’. Başkent University and TOBB University, Ankara (2016)
Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design, Başkent University, Ankara. Workshop Public Art (2015)
Department of Fine Arts, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Bodrum, Turkey. Workshop Public Art (2014)
‘Social Forum of Architecture’, Ankara, Turkey. Workshop Public Art (2010)
Department of Fine Arts, Başkent University, Ankara, Turkey (2010). Lecture
Taiwan National University of Arts, Taipei, Taiwan (2009). Lecture
Department of Fine Arts, Hong Ik University, Seoul, South Korea (2004). Lecture
Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan. Lecture (2003)
Department 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)
2006-11       Kunst en Cultuur Noord-Holland. Committee artists’ documentation
2005-          Wiseguys Urban Art Projects, Amsterdam. Partner (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
1999-00       Foundation Hooghuis, Arnhem. Member of the board
1997-00     xNetherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture/Fonds BKVB. Committee individual subsidies
1996-01     xFoundation Casco Projects, Utrecht. Chair