In the late 80s AERNOUT MIK (°1962. Groningen, NL) presented very amazing, alienating objects in which photographic imagery often played an important role, as was the case in his ‘Dummies’ from 1990. In the same years he developed some large-scale photographic works, whether or not manipulated and taken from situations he carefully staged, like ‘Gl-Glow’ from 1991.
Today Aernout Mik is internationally acclaimed for his spatial installations, in which he combines video and architecture. His meticulously directed videos are to be screened in specific, ad hoc architectural settings. With his videos he draws a psychosocial portrait of Western society.
Aernout Mik was introduced in Deweer Gallery in the group show ‘Scanning 1990’(1990) and made three solo shows for the gallery: in 1992, 1995 and 1999.
His most important institutional solo shows were at the Biennial of São Paulo (1991), the Biennial of Venice (1997 and 2007), the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2000), the MoMA – Museum of Modern Art, New York (2009), the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris (2011) and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (2013).
Works by Aernout Mik have been acquired for leading private and public collections, amongst which Fondation Pinault.