Martijn Veldhoen (Amsterdam,1962) studied painting at the Rietveld Academy in
Amsterdam from 1979 until 1984.
From the start of his career, Veldhoen has been involved in many multidisciplinary
projects that incorporated various disciplines such as music, sculptural
objects, and later on, video and film. In 1992 Veldhoen started making videoinstallations,
and exhibited in various international galleries and museums.
In recent years, Veldhoen started working on projects that can both be interpreted
as video installations, experimental documtaries as well as experimental
short films. These projects have been shown worldwide on exhibitions, film- and
videofestivals and have won several prizes.
Dislocations (1999), interactive video/videoinstallation
Momentum (2003), experimental fiction/videoinstallation
(Why do I keep going) FORWARD (2004), experimental documentary
Public Spaces (2006), short fiction
RE-constructions (2009), short fiction
BRIDGE (2010), videoinstallation
Illusion of Control (2012), videoinstallation
Sao Paulo International Filmfestival, Sao Paulo, Brasil,
International Filmfestival Rotterdam, The Netherlands,
Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival, France,
Edighburgh International Filmfestival, Scotland,
Dutch Filmfestival Utrecht, The Netherlands,
Brooklyn Filmfestival, New York, USA,
Macau Arts festival, Macau, South China,
Transat Video, Caen, France,
EMAF, (European Media Art Festival) Osnabruck, Germany,
SENEF Fimfestival, Seoul, South Korea ,
International Shortfilmfestival, Hamburg, Germany,
Medfilm festival, Rome, Italy,
Split Film Festival, Split, Croatia,
International Festival of Contempary Cinema, Mexico City, Mexico,
Holland Animation Festival, Utrecht,
Kasseler Dokumentarfilm festival, Germany,
Semana de Cine Experimental de Madrid,
Videomedeja Festival, Novi Sad, Servia,
Tiburon Festival, San Francisco, USA.
Wroclaw Media Art Biennial, Poland.
The Plot Thickens, Arti et Amicitae, Amsterdam.
Zoomscape (how the train drove in the cinema), EYE, Platform 1, Central Station, Amsterdam.
UPUPA-project, Bari, Italy.
Discovering Slowness, Chinese European Art Centre (CEAC), Xiamen, China.
Holland Experience, Art Centre Nabi, Seoul, Corea.
Erranti/wanderers, Palazzo Publicco, Sienna, Italy.
Deambulation, Centre pour l’image Contemporaine saint Gervais, Genève.
Cinema and Photography, The National Centre of Photography, St Petersburg, Russia.
Discovering Slowness, Museum of Noord Brabant, The Netherlands.
Histoires Animées, Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporaines, Tourcoin,
Dutch Installation Art, MNAC, National Museum for Modern Art, Bucharest, Rumania.
Historias Animades, Caixa Forum, Barcelona, Spain.
Crysalis, teoria dell’evolutione, Bari, Italy, 1st price best artwork.
Backwards, Pixxelpoint festival, Nova Gorica, Slovenia.
Videonale, Museum of Modern Art, Bonn, Germany
Awards and nominations
2010 RE-constructions: 1st price (best film in the Lab section) on the GoShort International
Short Film Festival, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
2007 Public Spaces: Sphinx Award best video, Videomedeja, Museum of Vojvodina,
Novi Sad, Serbie/Montenegro. Public Spaces: ‘ Special mention’ of the jury, Huesca
International documentary/ shortfilm festival, Spain.
2006 Public Spaces: Nomination for a ‘Golden Kalf’ (national film price of The Netherlands)for
best ‘short film’.
2005 Momentum: first price (jury price) on exhibition CRYSALIS, Bari, Italy. (Why do I
keep going) FORWARD: 1st price (grand prix) on Split Short Film festival, Croatia.
2004 Momentum: Nomination for a ‘Golden Kalf’ (national film price of The Netherlands)
for ‘best short film’. Momentum: first price (jury price) on the SENEF filmfestival,
2003 Momentum: nominated for prices in Swiss (Vyper festival, Basel) and Germany
(exhibition Monitoring, Kassel, Germany).
2002 Dislocations: nomination for the international media art price of ZDF/Arte (German
National TV) and the ZKM (Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe,