Roel van Putten (1988) is born in the Netherlands and has a great fascination for cultural appropriation as well as cultural misappropriation, the subcultures this creates and the public debate surrounding it. The works explore the commodification of culture in modern-day life and how neo-liberal society took a grip on it. It sheds a light on how we relate to subcultures and minority groups and how global consumerism generates imaginary stories.

Next to his art practice he is also active as a web/graphic designer and has done various art direction jobs.



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Education


  • 2014-2016 -- MFA Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom
  • 2008-2012 -- BA Fine Art, Artez hogeschool voor de kunsten, Arnhem, The Netherlands
  • 2010-2011 -- BA Sculpture, Central Academy of Fine Arts, exchange program, Beijing, China
  • 2007-2008 -- Foundation year, Artez hogeschool voor de kunsten, Arnhem, The Netherlands
  • 2007 -2008 -- Fashion Design, Koning Willem 1 College, Den Bosch, The Netherlands

Awards & Shortlists


  • 2016 -- Shortlisted red mansion art prize (UK)
  • 2015 -- Annual fund Goldsmiths, University of London (UK)
  • 2015 -- Shortlisted Red mansion art prize (UK)
  • 2015 -- Heij Konijnfonds, Dullert Stichting (NL)
  • 2014 -- Goldsmiths postgraduate UK/EU scholarship, University of London (UK)
  • 2010 -- 1 of 25 Sino-Dutch Bilateral Exchange Scholarship, Nuffic (NL)

Curated projects & Artist Talks


  • 2019 -- Beer & Career, De blauwe druif, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (NL)
  • 2016 -- Ekrphrasis and the modulated object, Housmans bookshop, London (UK)
  • 2016 -- Shortlisted Red mansion art prize (UK)
  • 2016 -- It's A SHAM Romance, SHAM Chalton Gallery London (UK)
  • 2015 -- A place called home, Goldsmiths, London (UK)
  • 2011 -- Imprint, Schoolstraat Artist Studios, Arnhem (NL)
  • 2010 -- Bethel China, Experimental clay workshop, Beijing (CN)
  • 2010 -- Top Floor, CBKG, Arnhem (NL)

Design Projects


  • 2022 -- FrankiegoesFrank Amsterdam, The Netherlands (NL)
  • 2022 -- Nosy Research and Design, Amsterdam (NL)
  • 2021 -- Colina van Bemmel, Amsterdam (NL)
  • 2021 -- Headstart, Amsterdam (NL)
  • 2021 -- Moinat schilders, Amsterdam (NL)
  • 2021 -- van Gendthallen, Amsterdam (NL)
  • 2020 -- Café t'Papeneiland, Amsterdam (NL)
  • 2020 -- Kooper communicatie, Arnhem (NL)
  • 2020 -- Lova, Leiden (NL)
  • 2019 -- Het Zandkasteel, Amsterdam (NL)
  • 2019 -- Eurostar Fireworks, Olst(NL)
  • 2018 -- Funke fajerwerki (PL)
  • 2013 -- Original Fireworks, Olen(BE)
  • 2013 -- Insmart Ltd, Liuyang (CN)