Ohad Ben Shimon (1978)
Born in Haifa, IL
Based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Nationalities: Israeli and French
Tel: +31(0)638003022


2018-2020 Research M.A Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam, NL
2014-2015 Post Graduate Certificate in Education (International) with Distinction, Nottingham University, UK
2005-2009 B.A Photography, The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, NL
2002-2005 B.A Cognitive Science and Psychology, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, IL


2013 SPOT Documentatie, Stroom, The Hague, NL
2012 SPOT Individuele Tentoonstelling, Stroom, The Hague, NL
2011 SPOT Individuele Tentoonstelling, Stroom, The Hague, NL
2011 PRO Kunstprojecten, Stroom, The Hague, NL
2011 Can Serrat Support Stipend, Barcelona, ES
2010 Pilot project Expeditie RUHR.2010, Fonds BKVB, NL
2010 PRO Onderzoek, Stroom, The Hague, NL


2012 Artist In Residence, Very Small Kitchen (Online)
2011 Artist In Residence, Very Small Kitchen (Online)
2011 Artist In Residence, Can Serrat Artist Residency, Barcelona, Spain
2011 Artist In Residence, Obras Artist Residency, Evoramonte, Portugal

(Selected) Exhibitions/Performances/Readings/Projects

2018 Printing Plant Art Book Fair, Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam,NL
2018 Only the curve remains, One gee in fog, Genève, CH
2017 From concrete to liquid to spoken worlds to the word, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, CH
2016 Slam Poetry, Santeria Paladini, Milan, IT 2017 From concrete to liquid to spoken worlds to the word, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, CH
2016 Slam Poetry, Santeria Paladini, Milan, IT
2016 Artists Without Borders, Galeri Kara, Ankara, TR
2016 Artists Without Borders, Consulate General of Austria, Istanbul, TR
2016 CAN KIOSK, Tel Aviv Artist’s Studios (Sadnaot HaOmanim), Tel Aviv, IL
2016 OPEN AVOND(S) - A proposition from the archive, de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam, NL
2016 Artists Without Borders, Schloss Wolkersdorf Vienna, AT
2015 Rijksakademie Radio at Rijksakademie OPEN2015, Amsterdam, NL
2015 Poetry Reading Night, Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, NL
2015 Red Light Radio, Amsterdam, NL
2015 Sunshine Productions Presents, De Witte Arena, Amsterdam, NL
2015 Amsterdam (North) by Bus, Voice over Noord, Crisis of History #3, Framer Framed, Amsterdam, NL
2015 Zürich Memoirs, Geschichte in Geschichten, Helmhaus Zürich, Zürich, CH
2014 Carne con Mayo, Día de Los Muertos, I.C.W Mercedes Azpilicueta, Rich Mix Arts Centre, London, UK
2014 GRAIN, WOOD, FLAX, TURF, Time To Meet, Voorkamer, Lier BE
2014 What begins and ends withn our own edges, I.C.W Mercedes Azpilicueta, Printroom, Rotterdam
2013 Making Use, Van Abbemuseum, I.C.W Mercedes Azpilicueta, Eindhoven, NL
2013 Wrap Up!, Printroom, Rotterdam, NL
2013 P.E, UHM meets PirateCinema, TodaysArt, The Hague, NL
2012 #CareerChange, INexcatly THIS, Kunstvlaai, I.C.W Mercedes Azpilicueta, Amsterdam, NL
2012 The Secret Diaries of Anne Lets 'Be' Frank, dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany
2012 In vino veritates, a drunken lesson, dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany
2012 ...And Europe Will Be Stunned, 'Active Participant' in Project by Yael Bartana, 7th Berlin Biennale, DE
2012 You Are Courteously Invited, Project-Space 1646, The Hague, NL (Duo)
2012 Self Portrait as Van Gogh, TLK DRTY, Amstel 41, Amsterdam (G)
2012 Donner du Temps au Temps Espace des Blancs-Manteaux, Paris, FR (G)
2011 Diary, Can Serrat Artist Residency, Barcelona, Spain (S)
2011 The Second Act, de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (G)
2011 Escrita Na Paisagem Performance festival, Evora, Portugal (S)
2011 Open Studios, Obras Artist Residency, Portugal (S)
2010 Tableaux Vivants, Leiden University Library, Leiden, NL (S)
2010 Now That We Are Even, Delta Center Of Contemporary Art, The Hague, NL (G)
2010 LUXOR, Oktober, Dusseldorf, DE (Trio)
2010 The Struggles of A Super-Hero, Introvert & Rising Star, Zaal 5, Filmhuis, The Hague, NL (Trio)
2010 Sugary Photographs Festival, FotoMuseum Antwerp, Antwerp, BE (G)
2010 Next One, RUHR 2010, European Cultural Capitol, Dortmund, DE (G)
2009 Best Of Graduates 2009, Ronmandos gallery, Amsterdam, NL (G)
2009 Waiting For The Sun To Say We Won, The Royal Academy Of Art, The Hague, NL (S)
2009 The Grain of The Voice, Well gallery, LCC, London, UK (G)


2018 Until the last breath, published by zimZalla, UK
2016 FloppyPoppyWidy MATTER - C -, Editions Clinamen, CH
2015 Printed Web #3, launch at Offprint London in May 2015
2014 FloppyPoppyWidyMatter, Editions Clinamen CH
2013 2 blue cups on two different corners of the table, published by VerySmallKitchen, UK
2012 Emergency Index 2011, Ugly Duckling Presse
2011 De Grote Haagse Kunstkalender 2013, Den Haag, NL
2011 The Mirror S(t)age, The Second Act Catalogue, Time To Meet Publications, NL
2011 The Bad Bed, Mifgash Magazine, Issue 2, June 2011
2011 Rong-Wrong Magazine, Launched at Amsterdam Art/Book Fair, May, Amsterdam
2011 Diary, Mifgash Magazine, Issue 1, March 2011
2010 Circa Contemporary Art Magazine, Issue 131, On Criticism and Criticality, Dublin, IE
2010 Ruhr My Ass (Excerpt), ausstellen – bilder, räume, interventionen, Dortmund, DE
2010 Artist(s) Publication, The Daily Exhaustion, Bar Babette, Karl Marx Allee, Berlin, DE
2010 Filmhuis Magazine May-June, Filmhuis Den Haag, NL
2010 Sugary Photographs with Tricks, Poses and Effects Catalogue
2010 Draft Card Burning Here, Notes of Protest, Contribution to the Archive
2009 Crossing The Ruhr In Seven Small Steps, Self-Published Catalogue
2009 Eind Examen Catalogus 2008/2009, The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, NL
2009 The Measure of All Things: The Last Record, Released at Kaiku Gallery, Helsinky, FI

(Selected) Screenings

2017 Animal, When Ideology Meets Implementation, W139, Amsterdam, NL
2012 The Mirror Stage, An Evening with Ugly Duckling Presse, The Kitchen, New York
2011 Animal and Chair, The Second Act, de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, NL
2011 Animal and Chair, Mostra de Vídeo-Performance Show, Escrita Na Paisagem, Portugal
2010 Animal and Chair, Novylon, Antwerp, BE
2010 Actie, Camera, Filmhuis Den Haag, The Hague
2009 Untitled, Uitgelicht #19, Zaal5, Filmhuis Den Haag, The Hague, NL


2013 Live Interview with David Berridge for Wrap Up!, Printroom, Rotterdam, NL
2013 Metropolis M review, Use Value, by Loes van Beuningen, 26 August
2012 Metropolis M review, You Are Courteously Invited, by Julia Geerlings, 12 April
2012 Trendbeheer review, You Are Courteously Invited @ 1646, by Niels Post, 11 April
2012 Trendbeheer review, Self Portrait as Van Gogh, by Niels Post, 14 March
2012 Alphavillle review, Stranger in a Festival, by Bert Danckaert, 7 February
2011 Metropolis M review, Een momentopname ontdooien, by Jesse van Winden, 19 September
2011 Live Interview with Chris Clarke for The Second Act festival, de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, NL
2011 Interview with Yotvat Zarka for Mifgash magazine, January-February
2010 Mrs. Deane review, As seen in Antwerp, March 21
2010 Interview with Chris Clarke for Sugary Photographs Catalogue, January
2009 De Groene Amsterdammer review, Zeven kleine stappen, by Koen Kleijn, 14 August
2009 Kunstbeeld review, Best of Graduates 2009, Ron Mandos, Anna van Leeuwen
2009 Interview with Bart Rutten, Uitgelight #19, Filmhuis, The Hague
2009 Trendbeheer review, Eindexamenexpositie @ KABK Den Haag, Gerrit Jan de Rook, 28 June

Seminars/Guest Lectures/Studio-Visits

2018 Keynote,How to Become a Fortune-Teller and Still Keep Your Day Job as a Teacher, MITA, Milan      
2017 Guest tutor, Honours Class, Writing Art, KABK Den Haag, NL
2013 Masterclass with Rabih Mroué, Rongwrong gallery, Amsterdam, NL
2012 Studio Visit by Hans van Houwelingen, organized by Stroom Den Haag NL
2011 The Inter-Disciplinary Perspective, Cognitive Science Conference, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, IL
2011 The Oscillating Escalator, The 1st International Art, Science & Technology Conference, Carmiel, IL
2010 UNFIXED workshop, Photography & Postcolonial Perspectives in Contemporary Art, CBK Dordrecht,
2010 Studio Visit by Ulay, organized by Stroom Den Haag NL
2009 The Impossibility of Neutrality, Folkwang Academy, Essen, DE

2018-present Amsterdam International Community School, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2016-2018 St.Louis School of Milan, Milan, Italy
2015-2016 International School of Almere, Almere, The Netherlands
2013-2015 American International School of Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2011-2013 American School of The Hague, The Hague, The Netherlands