Johan Rijpma (1984) is a visual artist based in Utrecht, The Netherlands, in his work he forms creative collaborations with often simple subjects from his daily surroundings in an experimental and playful way. Within his systematic and analytic procedures he reflects on the relationship between his own presumed control and the unpredictability of everyday life. Video, animation and photography are primarily the means by which he creates and captures unusual, seemingly simple but often meticulous processes. Johan studied Image and Media Technology at the Utrecht School of Arts and his work has received multiple awards and is internationally screened and exhibited.

 

Awards

2015 – May Prix Ars Electronica, Honorary Mention, Computer Animation/Film/VFX > Descent
2014 – Mar The Barbara Aronofsky Latham Award for Emerging Experimental Video Artist > Division
2014 – Jan 2 Minute Short Award – Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Stuttgart, Germany > Division
2013 – Sep Incubate Film Award 2013, Tilburg, Netherlands > Division
2013 – Apr Honorific Award Timishort IFF – Timishort IFF, Timisoara, Roemenia > Tape Generations
2013 – Mar Videoformes – Le Coup de Coeur ARTE CREATIVE, Cleremont Ferrand, France > Division
2013 – Mar Disposable Film Festival – Special Experimental Award, San Fransico, USA >
Tape Generations
2012 – Sep Split Film Festival – Special Award – Split, Croatia > Tape Generations
2011 – Dec HKU Award 2011 Jury Award – Utrecht, Netherlands > Tape Generations
2011 – Dec HKU Award 2011 Audience Award – Utrecht, Netherlands > Tape Generations
2011 – Nov Brasil Stopmotion 2011 ‘‘Best sound design’’ – Pernambuco, Brasil > Tape Generations
2009 – Feb Best of HKU (Mediale) Jury Award – Hilversum/Utrecht, Netherlands > Groeien

 

Exhibitions

2017 – Sep Grenzenloos Kunst Verkennen, IJhorst, Netherlands> Elastic Recurrence & The Twelve Eleven Break
2017 – Aug Utrecht Down Under, Utrecht, Netherlands
2017 – Feb Prospects & Concepts, Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands> Elastic Recurrence & The Twelve Eleven Break
2016 – Oct Thinking Sense, Witteveen Visual Art Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands> Descent
2016 – Oct Maand van de grafiek, Kunstliefde, Utrecht, Netherlands> Primary Expansion & Primary Prints
2016 – Mar Tweetakt / Kaap, Fort Ruigenhoek, Utrecht, Netherlands> Primary Expansion & Primary Prints
2016 – Feb Statenlokaal Tweede Kamer, Den Haag, Netherlands> Descent, Refreshment, Primary Expansion, Division, Tape Generations
2016 – Feb Peephole Cinema Exhibition, with Caleb Wood & Eric Dyer, San Fransico, USA > Tegels
2015 – Sep Fall Exhibition, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, New Jersey, USA> Tape Generations
2015 – Jun FILE Anima + 2015 – Fiesp Cultural Centre, Ruth Cardoso Sao Paolo, Brasil> Division, Descent
2015 – Jun La Condition Humaine – Dapiran Art Project Space, Utrecht, Netherlands; Primary Expansion
2015 – May Onder Controle / Utrecht Down Under, former prison Wolvenplein, Utrecht, Netherlands

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Screenings / ● Nominations

2017 – Jun 30 52nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic > Extrapolate
2017 – Jun 01 VIS Vienna Independent Shorts, Vienna, Austria > Extrapolate
● Selection Animation Avant Garde Competition
2017 – Apr 28 Cracking The Frame, Van Gogh Museum – Prints in Paris, Amsterdam, Netherlands > Division
2017 – Apr 05 Go Short International Film Festival, Nijmegen, Netherlands > Extrapolate
● Selection European Competition
2017 – Mar 22 Holland Animation Film Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands > Extrapolate
● Selection International Animation Competition 2017
● Nomination Grand Prix Dutch Animation 2017
2017 – Mar 14 19th MECAL Pro, Int. Short Film Festival, Barcelona , Spain > Extrapolate
● Selection Animation Competition 2017
2017 – Mar 04 Imagine Science Abu Dhabi, INTERIOR/EXTERIOR program, Abu Dhabi > Extrapolate
2017 – Jan 25 46th International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands > Extrapolate
2017 – Jan 18 Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Stuttgarter, Germany > Extrapolate
● Selection Short Film Competition Stuttgarter Filmwinter
2016 – Jun 24 Indefinite Visions Symposium, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK > Primary Expansion
2016 – Apr 19 Flatpack Film Festival, Berningham, UK > Descent
● Nomination Short Film Competition
2014 – Nov 11 Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation, Chicago, USA > Descent

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Talks / Presentations / Workshops

2017 – Jul 05 Talk and Workshop at Solyanka State Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2017 – Mar 25 Talk at Holland Animation Film Festival, Heartstrings, Utrecht, Netherlands
2017 – Feb 11 Talk, Patty Morgan – Boardroom Meeting, Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2016 – Oct 28 Presentation at Computer Space 2016, International Computer Art Forum, Sofia, Bulgaria
2016 – Jun 25 Workshop, De kunst van kijken en zien, with i.e.: Hans Aarsman, Roy Villevoye, Jan Rothuizen en Lernert & Sander, Radboud UMC, Nijmegen / Amsterdam, Netherlands
2016 – Feb 20 Presentation at Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto, Japan
2015 – Dec 01 The LIMA Collection 2015, Talk at LIMA media art platform, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2015 – Nov 11 Cinetoko, presentation and screening , Korzo Theater, Den Haag, Netherlands
2015 – Oct 30 KLIK! Animation & Ink Workshop with Carola Rombouts, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2015 – May 08 Round Table Discussion: Art, Science & Nature, with Robert Seidel, Steven Woloshen, Punto y Raya Academy 2015, Madrid, Spain
2012 – Oct 28 Impakt Festival Panorama Nights event ”Rigid Regimes”, Utrecht, Netherlands

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Collections / Distribution

Eye Film / Distribution / Documentation / Festival Collection, Amsterdam
LIMA media art collection, Amsterdam
Minds Eye – Andaz, Amsterdam
Het Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid, Hilversum
Radboud Universiteit / UMC Kunst Collectie

 

Articles / Broadcasts / Reviews

2017 – Jun Online Publication / Interview Labocine > Imagine Science
2017 – Apr Online Publication / Interview Directors Notes > Extrapolate
2017 – Apr Online Publication / Vimeo Best of the Month > Extrapolate
2017 – Apr Online Publication / Wired / Motionographer / Cartoon Brew / Creators Projects > Extrapolate
2017 – Mar Online Publication / In 4 Art > Elastic Recurrence / Art Rotterdam
2016 – Oct Print / Volkskrant – Jeanne Prisser > Presentation Impression with Charles Donker
2016 – May Online Publication / NRC> Betere diagnoses stellen door naar kunst te kijken
2015 – Jul Online Publication / LI-MA, In Focus: Johan Rijpma
2015 – Jul Online Publication / Kunst Blijft Een Raadsel > Condition Humaine
2015 – May Online Publication / Mister Motley > Exhibition Tweetakt / Ruigenhoek
2015 – Apr Online Publication / VBCN – Vereniging Bedrijfs Collecties Nederland
2015 – Apr Online Publication / Lucy in de Lucht > Exhibition Tweetakt / Ruigenhoek
2015 – Apr Online Publication / VPRO Dorst > Descent
2015 – Sep Online Publication / Monschouwer Editions > Plakband Papier Water en Klei
2014 – Jun Selected Works DVD – Ann Arbor Film Festival Collection #7 > Divison
2014 – Apr Online Publication / Colossal / Animated Review / The Curious Brain > Refreshment

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Education

2010/2011 HKU – Master of Arts in Design for Digital Cultures
Hilversum, Netherlands (Open University of Milton Keynes, England)
2009/2010 Internship: Luna Maurer & Conditional Design
2007/2011 HKU (University of the Arts Utrecht)
Image and Media Technology – Hilversum, Netherlands
2005/2006 Deltion College – Art Media and Design
Multimedia Design – Zwolle, Netherlands
2001/2005 Deltion College – Art Media and Design
Graphic Design – Zwolle, Netherlands

 

Grants / Residencies

2016 Animation Artist In Residence, JAPIC, Tokio, Japan
2016 Werkbijdrage Jong Talent, Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

Functions

2018 Guest Teacher – Academie Minerva, Groningen, Netherlands
2017 Co-Curator – Solyanka State Galery, Moscow, Russia
2017 Jury Member – Nederlands Film Festival – Tuschinski Award, Amsterdam / Utrecht, Netherlands
2016 Co-Curator – Tweetakt Festival / Fort Ruigenhoek, Utrecht, Netherlands
2016 Advisor – Stimulerings Fonds (TAX- videoclipsfonds), Amsterdam, Netherlands
2015 Curator – Music Video Program, KFP, Eye Film Institute, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2015 Jury Member – Stuttgarter Filmwinter, 2 min. Shorts Award, Stuttgart, Germany
2014 Advisor – Dutch Media Fund (Dept. TAX- videoclipfonds), Amsterdam, Netherlands
2013 Guest Teacher – HKU / Art Media & Technology, Hilversum, Netherlands
2012 Guest Teacher – Tampere Art Factory, Tampere, Finland

 

Filmography

2017 – Feb Elastic Recurrence
2016 – Sept Extrapolate
2014 – Apr Descent
2014 – Feb Refreshment
2012 – May Division
2012 – Dec Primary Expansion
2011 – Sep Tape Generations
2010 – Feb 8 Frame Grid
2009 – Jul Tegels (Tiles)
2009 – May Nachtloop
2009 – Apr Wachtmelodie
2009 – Mar Groeien (Grow)