LAVERONICA

Jonas Staal

Jonas Staal (Netherland/1981) lives and works between Rotterdam and Athens.

Jonas Staal is a visual artist whose work deals with the relation between art, democracy, and propaganda. He is the founder of the artistic and political organization New World Summit (2012–ongoing). Together with Florian Malzacher he co-directs the training camp Training for the Future (2018-ongoing), and with human rights lawyer Jan Fermon he initiated the collective action lawsuit Collectivize Facebook (2020-ongoing). With writer and lawyer Radha D’Souza he founded the Court for Intergenerational Climate Crimes (2021-ongoing) and with Laure Prouvost he is co-administrator of the Obscure Union.
Exhibition-projects include Museum as Parliament (with the Democratic Self-Administration of Rojava, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2018-ongoing), We Demand a Million More Years (Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, 2022) and Extinction Wars (with Radha D‘Souza, Gwangju Museum of Art, 2023). His projects have been exhibited widely at venues such as the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York, V&A in London, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, M_HKA in Antwerp, Centre Pompidou-Metz and the Nam June Paik Art Center in Seoul, as well as the 7th Berlin Biennale, the 31st São Paulo Biennale, the 12th Taipei Biennale and the 14th Shanghai Biennale.

Publications include Steve Bannon: A Propaganda Retrospective (Het Nieuwe Instituut, 2018), Propaganda Art in the 21st Century (The MIT Press, 2019) and Training for the Future Handbook (With co-editor Florian Malzacher, Sternberg Press, 2021). Staal completed his PhD research on propaganda art at the PhDArts program of Leiden University, the Netherlands.

Comrades in Extinction, Spiny Dogfish (Skolt Sámi)

Comrades in Extinction, Spiny Dogfish (Skolt Sámi), 2022

Gouache on paper
21 × 29,7 cm

WE DEMAND A MILLION MORE YEARS

WE DEMAND A MILLION MORE YEARS, 2022

Sculptures, two text piece, one video 4:23 min

Comrades in Extinction, North Island Piopio (Tlingit)

Comrades in Extinction, North Island Piopio (Tlingit), 2021

Gouache on paper
21 × 29,7 cm

Comrades in Extinction, Steller‘s Sea Cow (French)

Comrades in Extinction, Steller‘s Sea Cow (French), 2021

Gouache on paper
21 × 29,7 cm

Comrades in Extinction, Tonga Ground Skink (Portuguese)

Comrades in Extinction, Tonga Ground Skink (Portuguese), 2021

Gouache on paper
21 × 29,7 cm

Interplanetary Species Society

Interplanetary Species Society, 2019

Archival print on Canson Infinity Fine art on Platine Fibre RAG Diasec 2 mm anti-reflex/Dibond 3 mm/prof
100 × 150 cm

Interplanetary Species Society, Studies

Interplanetary Species Society, Studies, 2019

Gouache and ink
18 × 26 cm

Interplanetary Species Society, Studies

Interplanetary Species Society, Studies, 2019

Gouache and ink
27 × 35 cm

Interplanetary Species Society, Studies

Interplanetary Species Society, Studies, 2019

Gouache and ink
27 × 35 cm

Neo-Constructivist Ammonites: Demand the Present

Neo-Constructivist Ammonites: Demand the Present, 2019

Wood, stone, iron
49 × 49 × 40 cm

Neo-Constructivist Ammonites: Redistribute The Future

Neo-Constructivist Ammonites: Redistribute The Future, 2019

Wood, stone, iron
49 × 49 × 40 cm

Anatomy of a Revolution: Azawad

Anatomy of a Revolution: Azawad, 2015

Archival print on Canson InfinityFine art on Platine Fibre RAG Diasec 2 mm anti-reflex/Dibond 3 mm/prof
50 × 75 cm

Anatomy of a Revolution: Rojava

Anatomy of a Revolution: Rojava, 2015

Archival print on Canson Infinity, Fine art on Platine Fibre RAG Diasec 2 mm anti-reflex/Dibond 3 mm/prof
50 × 75 cm

New World Summit - Rojava

New World Summit - Rojava, 2015-16

Blueback wallpaper
300 × 200 cm

New World Summit – Rojava (architectural model)

New World Summit – Rojava (architectural model), 2015

Maquette, Styreen, MDF, perspex
998 × 998 × 290 cm

Untitled

Untitled, 2015

Ink on paper
21 × 13 cm

Beyond Allegories

Beyond Allegories, 2014

city hall Amsterdam manifestation between artists, politicians and activists

New World Summit - Brussels (architectural model)

New World Summit - Brussels (architectural model), 2014

Maquette, plexiglass, wooden structure
135 × 90 × 133 cm

Nosso Lar, Brasília

Nosso Lar, Brasília, 2014

Styreen, MDF, perspex
1000 × 1000 × 150 cm

Nosso Lar, Brasilia (map)

Nosso Lar, Brasilia (map), 2014

Dibond, wooden frame
1500 × 1500 cm

Freethinkers’ Space Continued

Freethinkers’ Space Continued, 2013

exhibition and maquette

Ideological Guide to the Venice Biennial

Ideological Guide to the Venice Biennial, 2013

free phone application

Monument to Capital

Monument to Capital , 2013

Part I: Video 06‘48‘‘; Part II: Lightbox

Monument to capital

Monument to capital, 2013

Video - 06‘48‘‘ + billboard - print, dibond, wood

New World Summit - Berlin (architectural model)

New World Summit - Berlin (architectural model), 2012

Maquette, plexiglass, wooden structure
90 × 90 × 117 cm

New World Summit - Leiden (architectural model)

New World Summit - Leiden (architectural model), 2012

Maquette, plexiglass, wooden structure
700 × 700 × 1170 cm

Closed Architecture (4 animations)

Closed Architecture (4 animations), 2011

video animations
6‘09‘‘

Closed Architecture (architectural model)

Closed Architecture (architectural model), 2011

Architectural model
200 × 200 cm

Closed Architecture (drawings)

Closed Architecture (drawings), 2011

Copy of a drawing by Fleur Agema showing the first phase of the prison model, redrawn by artist Jonas Staal various dimensions

Closed Architecture (Map)

Closed Architecture (Map), 2011

map
130 × 110 cm

Closed Architecture (Wallprint)

Closed Architecture (Wallprint), 2011

Wallprint, various dimensions

SOCIAL EXPERIMENT

SOCIAL EXPERIMENT, 2011

police training for art students and artists

Be Free! Or else…

Be Free! Or else…, 2010

public intervention

Publications

Publications, 2009-2015

books series

The Geert Wilders Works

The Geert Wilders Works, 2005-2008

installation