David Bernstein (1988, San Antonio, Texas) is an artist based in Brussels and Amsterdam. He combines performance, sculpture, and writing to tell stories through objects.


Portfolio 2016


Education:

2011-2013
-- Sandberg Instituut (Amsterdam, NL), Masters of Fine Arts
2006-2010
-- Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY), Bachelors of Industrial Design, Minor in Art History


Solo Exhibitions:

Upcoming (2017)
-- Because most of the cosmos is compost / Pakt / Amsterdam, NL
2016
-- Huis Museum / Museum Perron Oost / Amsterdam, NL
2015
-- Zenwacky, curated by Rieke Vos / Galerie van Gelder / Amsterdam, NL

2014
-- "There are always at least two ways of looking through a loophole" / Walden Affairs / The Hague, NL

2013
-- The Marble Man / Frutta (Hadrian project space) / Rome, IT
-- The Marble Man, part of "Festival of Choices" Sandberg graduation / Rongwrong / Amsterdam, NL

2011
-- Exotic Removal, curated by Stephen Wuench, part of Sommerkampf / Piermont, NY


Collaborative Projects / Group Exhibitions:

2017
-- Between The Sheets / That Might Be Right / Brussels, BE
-- Everyone Has a Book Inside Them, Organized by The Book Lovers / Gdanska City Gallery / Gdańsk, PL
-- Chinese Whispers / Galerie Rianne Groen / Rotterdam, NL
-- Time Specific-Site Specific Artistic Lectures, curated by Chiara Vecchiarelli / Artefiera / Bologna, IT

2016
-- Games People Play, curated by Katia Krupennikova / Nest / Den Haag, NL
-- Nappezoid, curated by Vincent van Velsen / Van Gogh Museum / Amsterdam, NL
-- So Far We Safari, featuring Jokūbas Čižikas, curated by Sara Giannini / Heterotropics / Amsterdam, NL
-- A Floating Art Space Inside of a Building, Duo show with Suat Ögüt / Corridor Project Space / Amsterdam, NL
-- Von den Strömen der Stadt – On the Currents of the City, by Tofu Gang (Jokūbas Čižikas, Miriam Hartwig, Géraldine Longueville, Jurgis Paškevičius, and Rosa Sijben) / Abteiberg Museum / Mönchengladbach, DE
-- Apeirophobia / Aporia / Human Resources / Los Angeles, CA
-- Boom Bang III, (Collaboration with Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson) / NN / Northhampton, UK
-- The Cutlery Show / Salone del Mobile / Milano, IT
-- a matter of... / Ludwig Forum / Aachen, DE
-- Open Studios / Jan van Eyck Academie / Maastricht, NL
-- The Cutlery Show / Galerie Valerie Traan / Antwerp, BE

2015
-- A Million Lines, (Collaboration with Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson) / Bunkier Sztuki / Krakow, PL
-- Discursive Objects / Design Academy and Work At Home Gallery / Eindhoven, NL
-- Historical Materialism Symposium / Teylers Museum / Haarlem, NL
-- Helicotrema, organized by Blauerhase / Venice & Florence, IT
-- Festival of Minimal Actions, a project by Thomas Geiger / Paris, FR
-- Laff Box / Showroom MAMA / Rotterdam, NL
-- Survival K(n)it 7, curated by Solvita Krese and Inga Lāce / Riga, LV
-- The abandoned mines / Centrale Fies / Dro, IT
-- Get Lost (Collaboration with Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson and Rosa Sijben) / Zuidas Public Space / Amsterdam, NL
-- A Night at the Museum of Unconditional Surrender / Tent / Rotterdam, NL
-- Speaking Parts (Collaboration with Agnieszka Polska) / Raven Row / London, UK
-- Spell to Spelling ** Spelling to Spell, curated by De Appel CP (Chiara Ianeselli and Inga Lace) / De Appel Art Center / Amsterdam, NL
-- A day in the life of Thomas / Stedelijk Museum / Amsterdam, NL
-- Karaoke Police (Collaboration with Jokūbas Čižikas, Gunnar Gunnsteinsson, Brynjar Helgason, Jurgis Paškevičius, Marija Olšauskaitė, Monika Lipšic, and Olga Tsvetkova) / Kunstverein / Amsterdam, NL
-- Packrat, curated by Rieke Vos / Tefaf Art Fair, ING booth / Maastricht, NL
-- Parrot's Excuse / On my transitional table curated by Mikko Kuorinki / Helsinki, FI

2014
-- Man Hat Bridge (Collaboration with Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson) / The Barber Shop / Lisbon, PT
-- Karaoke Police (Collaboration with Sophia Holst, Jurgis Paškevičius, Marija Olšauskaitė, Monika Lipšic, Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson, and Andrea Polichetti) / Nomas Foundation / Rome, IT
-- Collection as Allocated Objects / Tidens Krav / Oslo, NO
-- Skill Building / Centrale Fies / Dro, IT
-- What Thinks Me / Taiga / Saint-Petersburg, RU
-- Narrowcast (Collaboration with Rosa Sijben) / Altes Museum - BIS Center / Mönchengladbach, DE

2013
-- Burnelė Series / Contemporary Art Center / Vilnius, LT
-- Anne / Contemporary Art Center / Vilnius, LT
-- The Transmitter Show by jugedamos (Jurgis Paškevičius, Géraldine Geffriaud, and David Bernstein) / Performa 13 and Hordland Art Center / New York City, NY and Bergen, NO
-- Grand Opening / Frutta / Rome, IT
-- Exhibition on Stage God from the Machine curated by Monika Lipšic / Vilnius, LT
-- The Hayy Residency Istanbul / Nüans / Istanbul, TR
-- The Bible Performance (jugedamos) / Oude Kerk / Amsterdam, NL
-- Chinese Whispers / Cura.Basement / Rome, IT
-- Bourgeois Leftovers (jugedamos), curated by De Appel CP (Karima Boudou, Kari Cwynar, Angela Jerardi, Srajana Kalkini, Florencia Portocarrero, Alexandra Stock) / De Appel Art Center / Amsterdam, NL
-- Shelter (jugedamos), a project by Mark Geffriaud / Walden Affairs / The Hague, NL
-- Superusurpedsupper (jugedamos) / Kadist Art Foundation, Nomas Foundation, and David Roberts Art Foundation / Rome, IT

2012
-- Lost & Found / De Waag / Amsterdam, NL
-- The Absence of Work, The Museum of Absence (Part of the Hypnotic Show by Raimundas Malašauskas and Marcos Lutyens) / Royal Museum of Fine Arts / Antwerp, BE
-- Gold (Collaboration with Jurgis Paškevičius) / Salon Mercredi @ Kunstvlaai / Amsterdam, NL
-- Thinging (Collaboration with Jurgis Paškevičius) Curated by Valentinas Klimašauskas / Frutta / Rome, IT
-- Type & Characters / M4Gastatelier @ Lettergieterij / Amsterdam, NL
-- we hear same (Collaboration with Robert Snyderman) / De Kijkdoos / Amsterdam, NL
-- Gone to Croatan / Collectief Ondergrond @ Vondelbunker / Amsterdam, NL
-- Lucky Draw / SculptureCenter / Queens, NY
-- Scenario for Swimming Pool / Lazdynai Swimming Pool / Vilnius, LT
-- Who's that knocking at my door? (jugedamos), exhibition of Audrey Cottin / Cabin / Antwerp, BE
-- Three Artists Walk Into a Bar (jugedamos), curated by De Appel CP (Antonia Alampi, Katia Krupenikova, Qinyi Lim, Sanne Oorthuizen, Alec Steadman, Ivana Vaseva) / De Appel Art Center / Amsterdam, NL
-- Brucennial 2012 / New York, NY
-- Transitions (Collaboration with Sander Van Wettum) / NIMK (Netherlands Institute for Media Art) / Amsterdam, NL

2011
-- The Truth the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth (Collaboration with Geraldine Geffriaud) / Salon Mercredi / Paris, FR
-- Wacky Delicious (Collaboration with David Kirshoff) / SculptureCenter & The Astoria Park Shore Festival / Queens, NY
-- LIKE (Collaboration with Nicole Demby), curated by Gene Mchugh / Vogt Gallery / New York, NY
-- Exercise (Collaboration with Nicole Demby) / Stendhal Gallery / New York, NY
-- BHQFU Class (Collaboration with Nicole Demby) / Silvershed / New York, NY

2010
-- Collective Show (Collaboration with BHQFU) / Participant / New York, NY
-- Bruce High Quality Foundation Presents: Field of Dreams / Prospect Park / Brooklyn, NY
-- InLight Richmond (Collaboration with Michael Doherty, Ian Collings, and the Starr Foster Dance Project) / 1708 Gallery / Richmond, VA
-- Paradise Now! (Collaboration with Matthew Macauley) / White Slab Palace / New York, NY



Residency:

2015
-- Jan van Eyck Academie / Maastricht, NL

2014
-- Centrale Fies / July / Dro, IT
-- Rupert / May-June / Vilnius, LT

2013
-- Contemporary Art Center / Sep-Dec / Vilnius, LT


Teaching:

2017
-- Advisor for Eli Raymond / SNDO / Amsterdam, NL
-- Guest teacher of Walking Workshop / KABK and Stroom / The Hague, NL
-- Workshop for the Interactive Media Department / KABK / The Hague, NL

2016
-- Performance for Studium Generale / KABK Den Haag / The Hague, NL
-- Workshop for the Interactive Media Department / KABK / The Hague, NL

2015
-- Guest Participant in the workshop "Latent Performances" organized by Daniel Blanga-Gubbay / SNDO & Theater School/ Amsterdam, NL
-- Guest teacher for audio course by Riccardo Giaconni / KABK / The Hague, NL
-- Workshop for the Interactive Media Department / KABK / The Hague, NL

2013
-- Critique Session workshop for students of Brera Academy (Collaboration with Diego Tonus) / ALA: An Education @ Villa e Collezione Panza / Varese, IT
-- External committee reviewer for the MFA graduation of Marija Jociūtė / Vilnius Art Academy / Vilnius, LT

2011
-- PLAY: Investigating Form & Language (4 Week Workshop Co-taught with Max Diamond) / 3rd Ward / Brooklyn, NY


Press:

2017

-- Ideas ate Floating Around Us by Mirthe de Leeuw / Mister Motley
-- Jonge Vertegenwoordigers van het Oude Volk (Young Representatives of the Old Folks) by Alix de Massiac / Metropolis M No3 Jun-Jul.
-- Sleeping Giant by Pia Capelli / Artforum Scene & Herd
-- ARTE FIERA 2017 | le visite guidate sono delle by Tommaso Maria Costa / BolognaFiere
-- Grandma the packrat di David Bernstrein inaugura il programma Time specific artist lectures, site specific artist lectures / All Allemandi Giovani
-- ARTIST LECTURES | Arte Fiera, Bologna by Elena Bordignon / ATP DIARY
-- Games People Play by Jae Wook Lee / TK-21
-- De speeletjes die mensen spelen (The little games the people play) by Eline van der Haak / Metropolis M

2016
-- Games People Play @ Nest by NP / Trendbeheer.com
-- Een avondje Nest (A Nest Evening) by chmkoome / chmkoome's blog
-- Een Te Ambitieus Spel (An Ambitious Game) by Sophia Zürcher / Tubelight
-- Puppets, Bagels, and Amphibian Ushers... by John Chiaverina / ARTnews
-- Productivity: Kitchen by Patrizia Coggiola / Damn Magazine N°58 Sep-Oct.
-- XII Baltijas triennāle. Starpbrīžu kņadā (XII Baltic Triennial. Uproar breaks) by Ilze Auzāne / Diena.lv
-- Valerie Traan; The Cutlery Show by Niek Hendrix / Lost Painters Blog
-- Experimental eating: cutting-edge cutlery at Antwerp's Valerie Traan gallery by Adam Štěch / Wallpaper.com
-- Van Eyck Open Studios 2016 by Alix de Massiac / Metropolis M
-- Hameren op talentontwikkeling (Hitting on talent development) by Birgit Donker / Mondriaan Fonds Blog

2015
-- Levitācija ar cepamo lāpstiņu rokā (Levitation with Spatula in Your Hand) by Laura Prikule / arterritory.com
-- Artefaktu lietas un sociālā atbildība (Artifact Affairs and Social Responsibility) by Jānis Borgs / Satori internet journal
-- Фрагмент «Мраморного человека» (Fragment "Marble Man") / arterritory.com
-- Intervista con Rita Selvaggio – Ultimi giorni di ICASTICA by Elena Bordignon / ATP DIARY
-- One curatorial programme, five curators, two shows de Appel CP 2014-15 by Weronika Trojanska / Metropolis M
-- Spell to Spelling ** Spelling to Spell — de Appel Curatorial Programme, Amsterdam by Matteo Mottin / ATP DIARY
-- SPECIAL FEATURE: De Appel Curatorial Programme by Karima Boudou / Art Viewer

2014
-- LIVE WORKS Vol.2 - Performance Act Award by Manuela Pacella / Flash art online.it
-- Waiting for LIVE WORKS PERFORMANCE ACT AWARD VOL. 2 by Valeria Marchi / atpdiary.com
-- Bizarre Erlebnisse mit July im Hotel by Dirk Richerdt / Rheinische Post
-- Vaikų Ir Suaugusiųjų Auklėjimas (Child and Adult Education) by Birutė Pankūnaitė / 7md.lt

2013
-- Grand Opening, Frutta / Frieze Magazine Nov-Dec.

2012
-- David Bernstein: Playful Performance / Always Be an Emerging Artist / Danielgalas.blogstpot.com

2010
-- Paradise Now! - August 30 / Art Cards Review


Publications:

2017
-- House of Stories / A project by Carina Erdmann / Amsterdam, NL
-- Facing Value - Radical Perspectives from the Arts / Valiz & Stroom Den Haag / Amsterdam, NL

2016
-- Paesaggio / Blauer Hase
-- A Particular Scenario / Corridor Project Space / Amsterdam, NL
-- The Unturned / Internet publication

2015
-- Dinosauri / A project by Riccardo Giacconi / Venice, IT
-- XII Baltic Triennial / CAC / Vilnius, LT
-- Survival K(n)it 7 / LLMC / Riga, LV
-- Spell to Spelling ** Spelling to Spell / De Appel / Amsterdam, NL
-- Zenwacky, in collaboration with David Kirshoff / On the occasion of the exhibition at Galerie van Gelder / Amsterdam, NL

2014
-- Multipla Dreams (print) / A2 Magazine, curated Michal Novotný
-- Selection of poems / TEXTO / Internet publication
-- An excerpt from 'Europe', Re-edited as footnotes by Alex Bailey, Design by Pedro Moraes, For Hrafnhildur Helgadóttir / S7 – Suðurgata >> Árbær (not in service) / Reykjavik, IS

2013
-- "Restorun" by jugedamos / The Transmitter Show – Words at a Distance / Performa 13 and Hordaland Art Center / New York, NY
-- Endlessness / Fotografija Magazine / Vilnius, LT
-- Pastapun met mint oysters (jugedamos) / Bourgeois Leftovers, The Reader / De Appel Art Center / Amsterdam, NL
-- Initiales #02 – J.B. (John Baldessari) / Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts of Lyon / Lyon, FR
-- Superusurpedsupper Libretto / jugedamos & Collecting Matters / Rome, IT
-- Hill / Self published / Amsterdam, NL
-- Gone / Swedish Dance History 2012 / Inpex / Stockholm, SE

2012
-- Thinging (Collaboration with Jurgis Paškevičius) / Scenario for Swimming Pool Catalog / Vilnius, LT
-- Theoretical Hamburger / Emergency INDEX 2011 / Ugly Duckling Press / Brooklyn, NY
-- Theoretical Hamburger / Swedish Dance History 2011 / Inpex / Stockholm, SE