About Mik Artskjid

Mik Artskjid is a Dutch, Amsterdam based Artist.

About my Work

My work is based on the mythology of stories, feature films and 3D-video games. I want to discover in reality, the romantic, magical, seemingly¬†nonexistent or on the contrary hyperrealistic world I experience through these media. Sometimes I need to travel to achieve this, as I did in Finse, Norway, where I collected material to recreate the polar explorer’s world of the early 20th century. Or on Samothraki, the island of the gods, where I created my own myth.¬† However, it often suffices to remain closer to home and observe my day to day environment with a fresh eye.

Nature, landcapes and the way they are influenced by culture, are recurring themes in my work. By means of photography, film, installations and story telling, I aim to reveal the magic of reality and simultaneously show the omnipresence of the narratives of film and other media.

I take pictures as if making films. Every photograph invites the viewer to step into the world imagined, and to create a story of their own.

Education

2015 – Accepted into Royal College of Art, London
2014 – Gerrit Rietveld Academie, VAV (Audiovisual), Amsterdam
AHKH, Mime, Amsterdam

Exhibitions

2017

SBK, Loods 6, SPROUTS Young Talents, 28-09/08-10
Paleis van Mieris, Amsterdam: Dufus Tidious, 15-07

2015

Mezrab, VERSO / live jour- nal: ‘Mercury’, 01-11
Amstel 340, Up Art Expo, Open Atelier Route, 2-05/3-05
Galerie 59, Aisha Fouad & Kim Dijkstra, 25-1/22-2

2014

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Prague,
screening of ‘From the New World’ and ‘Largo Shostakovich’ plus artist talk, 20-11
SBK KNSM, Sprouts #1, Final Exam Selection Dutch Art Academies, 5-9/ 28-9
Loods 6, Kunst & Design Fair, 12-12/17-12
Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Final Exam Exhibition, 1-7/7-7
Eye, Final Exam Press Screening, screening of ‘Timbuktu’, 27-6
Wow Foundation, screening of ‘Waar ik ook ben’, 21-06
Eye: E*Cinema, Absence and Departure, screening of ‘Waar ik ook ben’, 27-5
Oude Kerk Amsterdam, Constant Companion, 15-3/6-4
Gallery Lokaal WV15, Derivative, 18-1/26-1

2013

Cultuurwerf Vlissingen, Eva Ontbloot, screening of ‘Escape’ 16-06/11-08
Hermitage Amsterdam, screening of ‘Ik ga weg om terug te komen’, 22-5
Oude kerk Amsterdam, Beyond Babylon, 1-2/-17-2

2012

OT 301, Cinema Sundays, screening of ‘Hard Candy’, 29-1

2011

One Minutes Series, Performance One Minutes, 17-3
Brakke Grond Theatre, Rietveld Uncut, The living Object, 11-11
Jan des Bouvrie College, Dream Conference Exhibition, 25-7/29-7

2010

Moma NY, DYI Augmented Reality Art Invasion, 9-10
Schijnheilig, Call & Response expo, appeared also in a AT5 nieuws item, 22-04
De Zwarte Ruyter, Dead Darlings, 4-2/6-2
Mik Artskjid's Exhibition at SBK-Zuid
Exhibition at SBK Zuid