Rob Voerman



I was already 16 years old when I send a letter the the UN-Secretary General of the United Nations Pérez de Cuéllar. I wanted to ask the UN the take more action in order to protect the rainforests. I got a thick rapport back with a letter stating ” don’t worry, we are on top of it”… That was 38 years ago. Since then I have been concerned about this issue. Two years ago I organized a demonstration an petition in The Hague. I also had a talk with the Brazilian embassador, urging her to stop the destruction . And I had talks with politicians to urge then to vote against the Mercasur-treaty. In my work as an artist I am becoming more and more active regarding the rainforests and the indigenous people.

About Rob Voerman

1966 Born in Deventer (NL)
Lives in Arnhem (NL) and works in Groessen (NL)


2025 Valkhof Museum, Nijmegen, Netherlands
2024 Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria
2021 Kunstverein Rosenheim, Germany
2020 New Art Projects, London
Galerie Artoxin, Munich, Germany
2018 Ayumi Gallery / Cave, Tokyo, Japan
Museum of Contemporary Art, Ningbo, China
Museum of Contemporary Art, Xi’an, China
2017 “Entropic Empire”, Galerie Artoxin, Munich, Germany
2015 Mattress Factory Art Museum, Pittsburgh, USA
2014 Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam
2013 Hans Peter Zimmer Stiftung, Düsseldorf, Germany
2012 CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, Netherlands
2011 “After the Goldrush”, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam
2010 “Human Comfort”, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, Netherlands
2007 Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam
“Tarnung,” Bregenzer Kunstverein/Magazin 4, Bregenz, Austria
2006 “Rob Voerman: Bad Buildings, Good Spaces,” Architectural Association, London (also presentation large sculpture on Bedford Square)
2004 “Building Backwards”, Rhodes+Mann, London
UCLA Hammer Museum, “Hammer Projects”, Los Angeles

Group- Exhibitions (selection)

2021 “Fake Me Hard”, AVL Mundo, Rotterdam, Netherlands
“Spaces”, Kunst im Schloss, Abstgmund-Untergröningen, Germany
2020 Museum Reutlingen, Germany
Bogenhof, Nrnberg, Germanyü
“The Model” Collection De Groen, Arnhem, Netherlands
2019 “all natural 100% Collection”. Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria
Painting and Calligraphy Exhibition, Toyo Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Kunsthal Kade / Museum Flehite, Amersfoort (NL)
“Good Space – Communities, or the Promise of Happiness”, Villa
Merkel, Esslingen, Germany.
Biennial Gelderland, Arnhem / Nijmegen (NL)
2018 “Volatile Dreams”, Museum Marta Herford, Germany
“Into the future”, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London, UK
2017 Bi-city biennale of urbanism architecture, Shenzhen, China
“Architecture as Metaphor”, Griffin Gallery, London, UK
2016 Sonsbeek 2016, Arnhem (NL), Curated by Ruangrupa
2015 Bi-city biennale of urbanism architecture, Shenzhen, China
2014 1st. Biennale of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
2012 “Kaleidoscope”, C24 Gallery, New York
University Art Museum Santa Barbara (CA), USA
2009 “Modernism as a Ruin,” Generali Foundation, Vienna, Austria
“Modernism as a Ruin,” Kunst Museum Liechtenstein, Vaduz
“Double Dutch,” Hudson Valley Center for Cont. Art, Peekskill NY
2008 “Apocalyptic Landscapes,” Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam
Biennail “Art Grandeur Nature,” Paris
2006 Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York (new acquisitions)
“Merz”, Kunstverein Bregenz, Austria

Works in Collections (selection)

Museum of Modern Art, New York, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, Deutsche Bank, Generali Foundation Vienna, Speyer Family Collection New York, KKR Office Collection New York, Matteo Rossini Art Collection Milan and many other private and non-private collections in The Netherlands and abroad

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