Brendan Anton Jaks

Choppy Waters
17 September – 15 October 2016

A Juan Project is proud to announce it’s inaugural exhibition ‘Choppy Waters’ with recent works by former Ateliers resident Brendan Anton Jaks.

‘Choppy Waters’ refers to the subtle changes that happen in waves across the surface of the sea, and is reflected in the artist’s choice of objects and use of processes that involve submersing oneself into water. For this exhibition Jaks will use works produced over the last year in combination with objects found in the building’s storage unit that have been modified by the artist. By appropriating elements of the red-light district’s history, namely it’s massage parlours, sex toy shops, bathhouses, etc. combined with the artist’s own works, Jaks intends to create a visual dialogue between the history of the exhibition space and the shift toward the creation of a cultural district by the city of Amsterdam.

Brendan Anton Jaks (1983, Yuba City, USA) lives and works in Amsterdam and Brussels. Jaks studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and was a resident artist at De Ateliers, Amsterdam.
Recent exhibitions include: ‘OMG’ Oudekerk, Amsterdam (2012), ‘Apéritifs’ Château Shatto, Los Angeles (2014); ‘Absent-minded young typist’ Rongwrong, Amsterdam (2014); ‘Genuine Articles’ Jupiter Woods, London (2014); ‘Screen Play’ SW3G Gallery, Glasgow (2014); ‘Elephant in the shipping house (Simply Wild)’ Jenifer Nails, Frankfurt (2015); ‘Who Controls the Smoke Controls the Mirrors’, Galerie Fons welters (2015);  “Untitled (Two Takes on a Crisis)’, De Appel (2016), ‘The Beauty Commission’, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (2016); ‘THÈÂTRE DE L’ABSURDE (PREQUEL)’, Galerie Gabriel Rolt (2016); and ‘Rebranding Floes’, Galerie Jerome Pauchant (2016).

*About the space:
A Juan Project is a new commercial exhibition platform located in the heart of Chinatown, Amsterdam. The project places its focus on international contemporary emerging artists together with the presentation of key figures from within the Amsterdam cultural scene.

Upcoming shows include: Brendan Anton Jaks, Naïmé Perrette, Bastiaan Bosma, Paul Blanca, Freddy Tratlehner