Rachel de Joode is a Berlin-based artist born in the Netherlands.  Her work intends to point out the purposelessness and absurdity of human existence through the semiotics of “things.”  These can be contemporary artifacts, information flows, human nature, art or the artist herself.  Her solo exhibitions include The Hole and the Lump, Interstate Projects, New York, NY (2013); Real Things – Explorations in Three Dimensions, Oliver Francis Gallery, Dallas, TX (2012); and Light Trapped in Matter, Kunstihoone, Tallinn, Estonia (2011).  Group exhibitions include Wobbly Misconduct, LV3 Gallery, Chicago, IL (2012); Bad Girls of 2012, Interstate Projects, New York, NY (2012); and Life Is Very Long, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway (2012). She was awarded the Deutsche Börse Residency Program in Frankfurt (2013) and the Sculpture Space funded residency (2012). Recent publications include Surface Magazine (2012), Figure Magazine (2012), and Dmagazine (2012). de Joode received her diploma from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam.  During her residency on Governors Island, de Joode will create the work Gallery Hanging: a large sculptural performance that mimics a white cube.

 

Image credit: courtesy of the artist