Joan Heemskerk
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Joan Heemskerk

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Joan Heemskerk is a prominent Dutch contemporary artist and a member of the renowned art collective JODI. Her diverse body of work encompasses photography, video, software, games, websites, performances, and installations. Heemskerk was awarded the inaugural Collide Copenhagen residency, which involved two-months of research and exploration at CERN and Copenhagen Contemporary. Collaborating with physicists, engineers, and laboratory staff, she delved into artistic research and produced work that will be exhibited at Copenhagen Contemporary in 2025, examining the impact of technology on humanity.
Heemskerk’s and JODI’s groundbreaking contributions to digital and media art have been widely recognized, with their work exhibited at prestigious institutions such as Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, ZKM Karlsruhe, ICC, Guggenheim, Centre Pompidou, Eyebeam, Rhizome, MoMA, and more. Being at the forefront of exploring the possibilities of digital art, Heemskerk and JODI challenge and disrupt conventional norms of the internet, exploring the visual aesthetics, interface elements, codes, errors, and viruses of these systems. They provoke new perspectives on the relationship between technology and users, subverting expectations and conventions. Heemskerk's artistic excellence has been recognized with awards, including the prestigious Female Artist Award of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia in 2022. Heemskerk's relentless innovation and interdisciplinary approach continue to shape the field of digital and web-based art.