Remy Jungerman was born in Suriname and has been living in Amsterdam since 1990. He started studying art at the Academy for Higher Arts and Cultural Studies, Paramaribo (Suriname), afterwards moving to Amsterdam he studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. Since his first group exhibition in the Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum, Jungerman has participated in several solo and group exhibitions worldwide. His work has been featured in numerous publications and has been acquired by various institutions and private collectors worldwide among which: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Museum Het Domein Sittard, Zeeuws Museum Middelburg, Museum de Paviljoens Almere, NAI Rotterdam, Fries Museum Leeuwarden, Africa Museum Berg en Dal, Museum for Modern Art Arnhem, Rennies Collection Vancouver, Art Omi Collection NY and The Francis J. Greenburger Collection NY.
Private Collections in the USA, Canada, Suriname, Cuba, Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Germany, Belgium, India, and The Netherlands
Co-Founder and curator of Wakaman Project including 2007-2009 Intendant Cultural Diversity in the Netherlands, Mondrian Foundation
Awards 2008 Fritschy Cultural Prize, The Netherlands
Artist Statement My recent work is intrinsically related to Afro-traditions and the western modernist art tradition, which embodies my personal relation with the country I was born (Moengo, Suriname) and the country I have been working and living from for the past twenty-odd years. I have a strong fascination for the esthetics and underlying values of Afro-religion and ritual elements of the traditional Maroon culture in Suriname and its Diaspora. At the same time I’m fascinated by contemporary western art traditions and forms of communication. Therefore a part of my work also focuses on global citizenship, 'glocal' issues and the effects of globalization on today's society. Traveling around the globe contributed to develop my work: some of the main themes are trans-nationality, belonging and the way knowledge exchanges between cultures.