Jonas Staal

Portrait of Jonas Staal
Year of birth, place
1981, Netherlands
lives and works in
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Jonas Staal is a visual artist whose work deals with the relation between art, propaganda, and democracy. He is the founder of the artistic and political organization »New World Summit«. With BAK, »basis voor actuele kunst«, Utrecht, he co-founded the »New World Academy« and with Florian Malzacher he is currently directing the utopian training camp »Training for the Future«. Exhibition projects include »Art of the Stateless State« at Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana in 2015, »After Europe« at State of Concept, Athens in 2016, »The Scottish-European Parliament« at CCA, Glasgow in 2018 and »Museum as Parliament« at Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2018-ongoing. His projects have been exhibited widely at venues such as the V&A in London, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, M_HKA in Antwerp and Moderna Museet in Stockholm, as well as the biennales of Berlin in 2012, São Paulo in 2014 and Taipei in 2020. His latest book is »Propaganda Art in the 21st Century« (2019).