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Remy Jungerman (b. 1959, Suriname) lives and works in Amsterdam. He attended the Academy for Higher Arts and Cultural Studies, Paramaribo (Suriname), before moving to Amsterdam where he studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy.

His work explores both Afro-diasporic culture and the Western modernist art tradition. Since his first group exhibition in the Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum, Jungerman has participated in several solo and group exhibitions worldwide. In 2008 he received the Fritschy Culture Award from the Museum het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands.

Afro-Surinamese spirituality, or Winti, has become an increasingly dominant theme in the work of Remy Jungerman (b. 1959), who was born in the small Maroon community of Moengo in Suriname on the northern Atlantic coast of South America. Jungerman has lived in the Netherlands for two and a half decades. Like the microphones in his earlier sculptural work, his current wall-mounted installations seek to translate and communicate, interweaving Old and New World messages through different media and new localities. They simultaneously validate “outsider” aesthetics in “insider” spaces and interlock in conversation two completely different worlds.

His work has been featured in numerous publications and has been acquired by various institutions and private collectors worldwide including: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; Museum Het Domein Sittard; Zeeuws Museum Middelburg; Museum de Paviljoens Almere; NAI Rotterdam; Fries Museum Leeuwarden; Africa Museum Berg en Dal; Museum for Modern Art, Arnhem; Rennies Collection, Vancouver; Art Omi Collection, NY; and The Francis J. Greenburger Collection, NY.

Photo: Aatjan Renders

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Selected Works
2015
Cotton textile, kaolin, wood
24 x 24 in / 61 x 61 cm -  Marc Straus Gallery
Pimba Bottopassi

2015
Cotton textile, kaolin, wood
24 x 24 in / 61 x 61 cm

2015
Cotton textile, kaolin, wood
24 x 24 in / 61 x 61 cm -  Marc Straus Gallery
Pimba Powakka

2015
Cotton textile, kaolin, wood
24 x 24 in / 61 x 61 cm

2015
Cotton textile, kaolin, wood
31 x 31 in / 79 x 79 cm
 -  Marc Straus Gallery
Pimba Apatou

2015
Cotton textile, kaolin, wood
31 x 31 in / 79 x 79 cm

2015
Cotton textile, kaolin, wood
55 x 31 in / 140 x 79 cm -  Marc Straus Gallery
Pimba Cajana

2015
Cotton textile, kaolin, wood
55 x 31 in / 140 x 79 cm

2015
Cotton textile, kaolin, wood
31 x 31 in / 79 x 79 cm -  Marc Straus Gallery
Pimba Aurora

2015
Cotton textile, kaolin, wood
31 x 31 in / 79 x 79 cm

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