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Serge Onnen (1965 Paris, France)

Nuts & Bolts Exhibition curated by Edwin Carels IFFR Rotterdam 2017
EYE on Art, Artist Talk-Amsterdam 2016
TartGallery Zurich @ AmsterdamArtFair with Jonas Ohlsson 2016
'drawing works' groupshow CBK Amsterdam ZuidOost 2016
Selfportraits in dutch art 1900-2015 Gemeente Museum Arnhem 2015
TartGallery @ proposition ArtFair Berlin 2015
Holland Animation Film Festival - jury member 2015
MOVE ON....KAdE Amersfoort, the Netherlands 2015
All shadowfigures Black Sesame, Beijing, China 2014
IndyMoca,The Empire never ends- with Marc Bijl and Prince Rama, Curated by Shauta Marsh. Indianapolis US 2014
Taipei Artist Village; Cloacinae's underground trip. performance with Mark van Tongeren, Erika Spreij and Chao Ming 2014
MOCAtaipei Taipei-Cloacinae-goddess of the sewers- Solo exhibition 2014
Project Space Etagi, performance Trash, Tricks, Trust; Saint Petersburg, Russia 2013
Museo del Chopo, Arte y Animation curated by Daniel Garza-Uzabiaga , Mexico DF, Mexico 2013
Schloss Werdenberg mediale Curated by Mirella Weingarten. Sankt Gallen, Switzerland 2013
onomatopee, The Lost Cent , solo Eindhoven, The Netherlands 2013
Three Shadow Gallery, Value of Nothing, shadowperformance with Li Daiguo Cao Chang Di village, Beijing, China 2012
ArtPace,The dikeou collection, Curated by Devon Dikeou San Antonio,Texas, USA 2012
Yishu8 artspace, groupshow (curator Allesandro Rolandi), Beijing, China 2012
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Kunst4Kids, Rotterdam The Netherlands 2012
Paper Tiger Studio; Value of Nothing shadowperformance with Song Zhao Beijing, China 2012
Paper Tiger Studio, Value of Nothing shadowperformance with Wu Na Beijing, China 2012
CAFA Museum, Value of Nothing shadowperformance with Fen Ni Beijing, China 2012
Zaija Lab, Shadowperformance with Mark van Tongeren, Beijing, China 2012
commissariat pour in arbre, project by Mathieu Mercier-Le village royal, Paris 2012
Museum van Loon, Museumnight {solo} Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2011
OK Video Festival, 'Flesh' Jakarta, Indonesia 2011
0gsm- Biljana Djurdjevic, Ezra Johnson, Irena Paunovic, David Shrigley & Chris Shepherd) Sofia, Bulgaria 2011
De Voorkamer, in & outside writing, Lier, Belgium 2011
Printroom, Drawings on Hands, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2011
Fruehsorge Contemporary Drawings, Line Fiction (curator Bettina Munk) Berlin 2011
International Film Festival Rotterdam, Hilton. The Last cent ombromanie performance with oorbeek. (curator Edwin Carels) Rotterdam,The Netherlands 2011
KAdE, shadowdance, kunsthalle Amersfoort, The Netherlands 2010
Vondelpark, gazebo ombromanie performance with oorbeek, Amsterdam,The Netherlands 2010
GDM Play it again! Vinyl by artists (with Fischli & Weiss, Nam June Paik, Carten Nicolai,etc) Paris 2010
HVACC Double Dutch (with Marc Bijl, Folkert de Jong, Lara Schnitger,etc) Peekskill (NY) 2009
Studio BKVB The last lightbulbjoke ombromanie with oorbeek, Berlin 2009
Whitebox, towering the line (curator Louky Keijser), NYC 2009
Gallery Joe Formulations with Xilor Jane, Lynne Woods Turner, Philadelphia(US) 2009
El Cubo Centro Cuiltural; Animated Painting, (curator Betty-Sue Hertz) Tijuana, Mexico 2009
Drawing Centre, FAX (curator Joao Ribas) New York 2009
OUTLINE Beyond the labyrinth with Maria Zevou and Jakup Ferri, Amsterdam 2009
De Servicegarage, -Censored Pornography- , Amsterdam 2009
Faulconer Gallery Grinnell College, Animated Painting,(curator Betty-Sue Hertz) Iowa, USA 2009
Museum Het Domein solo exhibition Sittard, The Netherlands 2008
SONSBEEK 2008, grandeur (curator Anna Tilroe) Arnhem, The Netherlands 2008
SHASHIN booksstore 33t & 45t by artists curators Serge Onnen, Maarten Hepp & Yannick Bouillis, Amsterdam,The Netherlands 2008
Galerie Barnoud, -Le feu gratuit- {solo} Dijon, France 2008
Cornell University Museum, 'Mouth' {solo} Ithaca, NY 2007
San Diego Museum of modern arts, Animated Painting (curator Betty-Sue Hertz) California, USA 2007
e-flux PawnShop NYC 2006
Denver museum of Arts, Unfolding the wing, Dikeou CollectionColorado, USA 2006
The Drawing Centre, Analog Animation New York 2006
Galerie Barnoud; 'L'eau gratuite' {solo} Dijon, France 2006
Caren Golden Fine Art, Glove in hand {solo}, NYC 2006
Roberts & Tilton Gallery capoiera curated by Stijn Huys, Los Angeles (USA) 2005
Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon, Vidéo d'artistes dans la collections, France 2005
Galerie des Multiples, multipes {solo} Paris, France 2004
Bremen Kunsthalle ” Screen Spirit” Bremen, Germany 2004
Holland Animation Festival Utrecht, The Netherlands 2004
Museum De Beyerd, Fuse, Breda, The Netherlands 2003
Outline Moving Heads (curator) Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2003
IMPAKT Festival exhibition Silence Fence (curator Arjon Dunnewind) Utrecht,The Netherlands 2002
SMART; Crafting Space (curator Alice Smit) A’ dam,The Netherlands 2002
Annet Gelink Gallery, (solo) Amsterdam,The Netherlands 2002
Five Years Artspace; Eat Quicksilver/Shit Quicksand, London, UK 2002
HotelNY at PS1(curator Janne van Heeswijk), New York 2000
Consortium: Sans Papiers (curator) Amsterdam (Netherlands) 2000
Bloom Gallery " Zware zakken/heavy bags" (solo) Amsterdam, The Netherlands 1999
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; In de sloot,Uit de sloot, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 1997
Bloom Gallery, Paintings & Songs, Amsterdam The Netherlands 1996


The Lost Cent, onomatopee publishers, Eindhoven, The Netherlands 2013
OMBROMANIE rotorpress book with dvd of Vondelpark performance with oorbeek, selfpublised 2010
DRAWINGS ON HANDS J&L books, Atlanta, USA 2010
DRAWINGS ON WRITING J&L books, Atlanta, USA 2008
TUBU artistbook for children, Van Waveren publishers Amsterdam,The Netherlands 2005
DRAWINGS ON GEOLOGY J&L books, Atlanta, USA 2005
Etos- CD with the band oorbeek subtarean records, Holland 2005
VOLUME 0 (aka DRAWINGS ON HEADS) Zingmagazine, NY 2002
Zware Zakken (heavy bags) drawings - published by Bloom gallery, Amsterdam 1999
Close Co. Bloom Gallery books, Amsterdam 1997


Frans Marsereel Centrum Belgium january 2017
Institute for Provocation, Beijing China 3 months 2014
Taipei Artist Village Taiwan 2 months 2014
Schloss Werdenberg Mediale, Stipendiaat, Sankt Gallen, Swisterland may 2013
Institute for Provocation, Beijing China 6 months 2012
projectstudio BKVB, Berlin 4 months 2009
Cité International des Arts, Paris 7 months, 2006
ISCP, NYC 2x 3 months, 2003-4
Rijks Academy, Amsterdam 1989-92
Glassell Core program, Houston Texas 3 months, 1990


Het Parool; Magisch gevoel uit de oertijd van de cinema Jos van der Burg 15/3/2017
NRC Handelsblad ' Spetterend overzicht van 100 jaar animatie in KAdE'- Lucette ter borg 04/02/2015
NRC Handelsblad 'Het verband tussen 1 cent en 3,7 miljard'- Joost Ramar 14/1/13
Trouw 'Rehabitatie van de cent' 10/1/13
Zingmagazine The Lost Cent review (2013)
MetropolisM The Lost Cent review (2013)
taipei Art TV
ZingMagazine's zingchat (2011)
De vragen van Mister Motley (2011)
review MetropolisM ,museum Het Domein (2008)
Chicago Tribune (2011)
PS1 Art Online Radio. Conversation between Joao Ribas, Frank Prattle & Onnen (2010)
Die Tageszeitung Belin 21/02/11 Die Rache des Hasen ...

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Trumpet player of the band Oorbeek (
co founder of ArtistTalks
teacher at Rietveld academy Amsterdam
Boardmember of ShowMachine productionhouse (aka Joachim Robbrecht)