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Born in Suriname (1959). Lives and works in Amsterdam.


In his work, Jungerman explores the intersection of pattern and symbol in Surinamese Maroon culture, the larger African Diaspora, and 20th Century “Modernism.” In bringing seemingly disparate visual languages into conversation, Jungerman’s work challenges the established art historical canon. As art and culture critic Greg Tate has remarked “Jungerman’s work leaps boldly and adroitly into the epistemological gap between culturally confident Maroon self-knowledge and the Dutch learning curve around all things Jungerman, Afropean and Eurocentric.”

Born and raised in Suriname, he is a descendant, on his mother’s side, of the Surinamese Maroons who escaped enslavement on Dutch plantations to establish self-governed communities in the Surinamese rainforest. Within their rich culture, many West-African influences are preserved including the prominent use of abstract geometrical patterns. Placing fragments of Maroon textiles, as well other materials found in the African diaspora such as the kaolin clay used in many African religious traditions or the nails featured in Nkisi Nkondi power sculpture, in direct contact with materials and imagery drawn from more “established” art traditions, Jungerman presents a peripheral vision that can enrich and inform our perspective on art history. 

Jungerman attended the Academy for Higher Arts and Cultural Studies in Paramaribo, Suriname, before moving to Amsterdam where he studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy.

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OUTSIDE LA: Remy Jungerman

Artillery Magazine

April 28, 2021

Interview: Surinamese-Dutch Artist Remy Jungerman Reframes Minimalism Through A Maroon Lens

Something Curated

April 1, 2021

Twenty Unmissable Pavilions at the 58th Venice Biennale


May 2, 2019


Remy Jungerman: The Space In Between

Contemporary And

October 26, 2018

The Pattern and Decoration Zeitgeist


June 13, 2018


Interview with Remy Jungerman

Dutch Culture USA

June 16, 2016


Remy Jungerman – Crossing Water


April, 2015


Remy Jungerman on European Modern Aesthetics

Fresh Art INTL

September 18, 2014


Inspired from Within: An Interview with Remy Jungerman

ARC Magazine

May 29, 2014


Where the River Runs

Where the River Runs is the first comprehensive monograph on the work of Remy Jungerman. The majority of Where The River Runs comprises reproductions of his work. This visual component is complemented with essays shedding light on the subject matter from various aspects and from different perspectives.

Remy Jungerman: The Measurement of Presence

Jungerman discusses his practice and speaks about his installation at the 2019 Venice Biennale.

Video courtesy of Studio International. 

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