ABOUT

Jennifer Tee’s (1973) works comprise sculpture, installation, performance, photography, and collages, all with a wide-ranging underlying frame of reference. Of central importance is Tee’s interest in the in-between state of what she calls the soul in limbo. The soul in limbo is restless and alive, and caught in an unnamed place – a conceptual, mental, psychological, and physical space – on the border between the here and the possible. Tee also researches contemporary life, with its cross-cultural identity and narratives, its instability and complexity, and its potential for the loss of identity, language, and kinship with original cultures. In addition, Tee explores various forms of utopian concepts of life and their potential for creating a new and more beautiful and soulful world. With her work, she encourages the contemplation of life’s fragile connections, evoking spiritual realms with active material experimentation.

CONTACT

Galerie Fons Welters
Bloemstraat 140
1016 LJ Amsterdam
T (+31) 20 423 30 46
E mail@fonswelters.nl

For specific questions:
mail@jennifertee.nl

CV

Open CV

TEXTS (PDF)

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Translation (2020)
Sophie J. Williamson
In: Translation, Documents of Contemporary Art, MIT press
Whitechapel

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Navigating Cultural Threads (2018)
Jessica Hemmings
In: Catalogue Cultural Threads, TextielMuseum

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Jennifer Tee: Horizontal Limbo (2018)
Karen Archey
In: Jennifer Tee, Ether Plane ~ Material Plane
ISCP

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Let It Come Down, Bending Energy in Limbo (2017)
Annick Kleizen
In: File note Let It Come Down
Camden Arts Centre

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Seja marginal, seja herói (2017)
Brenda Guesnet
In: Structures of Recollection and Perseverance, Kunstraum, UK

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It’s not likely that Kandinsky met Hilma af Klint (2015)
Maxine Kopsa
In: The Soul in Limbo, Roma Publications

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It’s always better to be a little bit hungry (2015)
Maxine Kopsa
In: The Soul in Limbo, Roma Publications

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A tapestry of rich and royal hue (2015)
Zoë Gray
In: The Soul in Limbo, Roma Publications

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Work in Progress (2015)
Monika Szewczyk
In: The Soul in Limbo, Roma Publications

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Occult Geometry (2014)
Signal – Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö

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Practical Magic (2013)
Tessa Giblin
Project Arts Centre, Dublin

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Prologue: Local Myths (2010)
Gavin Wade
In: Local Myths / Love Spells, Eastside projects

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The loved object that does not speak (2007)
Natasha Conland
In: Mystic Truths, Aukland Art Gallery

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Kharakorum (2006)
Jean Tee
In: I am the soul in limbo, 6th Gwanju Biennal

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Borobodur (2006)
Jean Tee
In: I am the soul in limbo, 6th Gwanju Biennal

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Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth (2006)
Gary Garsley
In: Gift, Artspace Visual Arts Centre Ltd

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Everything must become like what it will never be (2004)
Stijn Huijts
In: E*V*O*L E*Y*E LAND*S-END, 26th São Paulo
Biennial, Artimo

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Joyfull Limbo (2004)
Xander Karskens
In: E*V*O*L E*Y*E LAND*S-END, 26th São Paulo
Biennial, Artimo

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Wandering, straying and losing one’s way in Territorium Tee (2004)
Ann Demeester
In: E*V*O*L E*Y*E LAND*S-END, 26th São Paulo
Biennial, Artimo

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The making of Down The Chimney (2004)
In: E*V*O*L E*Y*E LAND*S-END, 26th São Paulo
Biennial, Artimo

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Nameless Swirls, An Unfolding in Presence (2003)
Philip van den Bossche
In: Nameless Swirls, an unfolding in presence
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven

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Interview: Jennifer Tee, Roé Cerpac, Harmen Liemburg, Erwan Mahéo (2003)
Philip van den Bossche
In: Nameless Swirls, an unfolding in presence
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven

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Down The Chimney (1999)
Martijn van Nieuwenhuijzen
In: SMBA Newsletter (no. 46)

CREDITS

Website design:
Meeusontwerpt, Hilde & Janna Meeus
Website building:
Jeroen Vader


Text editing:
Jean Tee


Photo’s:
LICD3: Gert Jan van Rooij
LICD2: Mareike Tocha
SOR: Tim Bowditch
LICD: Mark Blower
OG: Gert Jan van Rooij
PR: Max Mc Clure
T: Gert Jan van Rooij
SC#2: Ernst van Deursen
SC#1: Peter Cox
GS: Ernst van Deursen
LM: Stuart Whipps
TZ: Gert Jan van Rooij
TT prologue: Peter Stel en Hein Hage
TT: Peter Stel en Jan-Reinier van Vliet
TF: Gert Jan van Rooij
CF: Gert Jan van Rooij en Peter Stel
SOTB: Peter Stel
CITC: Gert-Jan van Rooij
DTC: Edo Kuipers
STTT: Hein Hage
BTHTC: Bob Goedewaagen
UV: Gert-Jan van Rooij
NSUP: Peter Cox
TG: Hein Hage
SK: Marco Cops
Beatrix: Hein Hage / Gert-Jan van Rooij
NZW: Marianne Viero & Qiu Yang


In making this website we have used a number of images and text for which copyright holders could not be identified. In these cases, it has been our assumption that such images and texts belong to the public domain. If you claim ownership of any of these presented here and have not been properly identified, please notify us and we will be happy to make a formal acknowledgement on this website.

NOW

27.06.2020 – 11.10.2020
ABSENCE THROUGH PRESENCE

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Gemeentelijke Kunst Aankopen 2020, Amsterdam, NL, curated by Britte Sloothaak & Fadwa Naamna


04.06.2020 – 30.10.2020
FORCE TIMES DISTANCE

On Labour and it’s Sonic Ecologies
curated by Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung
Sonsbeek 20-24, Arnhem, NL


22.11.2019 – 25.10.2020

FALLING FEATHERS
Keramiek Museum Prinsessenhof
Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Soloshow


PAST

24.01.2020
DRIFT

Commissioned performance
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL


14.09.2019 – 10.10.2019
THE SEVENTH CONTINENT

16th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
Curated by Nicolas Bourriaud


16.03.2019 – 18.08.2019
E.K.W.C

Gemeente Museum Den Haag
groupshow


08.03.2019 – 29.04.2019

Galerie Fons Welters
Groupshow with Jennifer Tee, Kasper Bosmans, Mariana Castillo Deball


27.09.2018 – 22.11.2018
THIS IS THE GALLERY AND THE GALLERY IS MANY THINGS X

Eastside Projects, Birmingham U.K
Groupshow with a.o Melissa Gordon, Alice Channer, Jennifer Tee
Curated by Gavin Wade


11.09.2018 – 25.11.2018
FURTHER THOUGHTS ON EARTHLY MATERIALS

Kunsthaus Hamburg, Germany


07.09.2018 – 09.12.2018
AFFECTIVE AFFINITIES

33rd Bienal De São Paulo, Brazil
curated by Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro and exhibition section curator, artist Sofia Borges


06.03.2018 – 08.07.2018
ETHER PLANE~MATERIAL PLANE

ISCP, New York, USA
Soloshow
Curator Kari Conte
Publication contribution
Kari Conte, Karen Archey, Jane Lewty


27.01.2018 – 10.03.2018
LET IT COME DOWN

Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam,
Netherlands
Performances with Miri Lee & Christian Guerematchi


01.12.2017 – 20.01.2018
LET IT COME DOWN

soloshow, Bonner Kunstverein


02.07.2017 – 21.09.2017
LET IT COME DOWN

soloshow, Camden Arts Centre, London, U.K


30.06.2017 – 29.08.2017

soloshow, Kunstraum, London, U.K


13.06.2017 – 20.08.2017

groupshow
VITRINE, Basel, CH


17.05.2017 – 21.05.2017

Amsterdam Art Fair
solo booth
Galerie Fons Welters


05.03.2017
JENNIFER TEE LEAVING LIMBO

19.15 NPO2
A film by Lisa Boerstra, INTERAKT-AVROTROS


17.02.2017 – 21.04.2017
TULIP PALEPAI

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, NL


28.01.2017 – 23.04.2017
BACK TO MULHOLLAND DRIVE

curated by Nicolas Bourriaud
La Panacee, Centre de Culture Contemporaine Montpellier, FR


23.09.2016 – 25.09.2016

23.09.2016-25.2016
Unseen, photofair, Amsterdam, NL
galerie Fons Welters


11.09.2016 – 09.10.2016
RETHINKING HOME

Nieuwe Dakota, Amsterdam, NL
Exhibition with Dutch and Indonesian artists


11.06.2016 – 18.09.2016
MANIFESTA 11

What People Do For Money
Ether Plane~Material Plane
Zurich, Switserland
2014-2016
Primary Capital Programme
Arnolfini, Bristol, U.K
Commissioned Artwork


28.05.2016 – 11.09.2016
WANDERLUST

Dutch artists' Urge to Travel since 1850, De Hallen, Haarlem, NL


29.11.2015 – 16.01.2016
JENNIFER TEE MEETS COBRA*

Kunstverein Amsterdam i.c.w Cobra Museum of Modern Art
book launch of 'The Soul in Limbo'
29.11.2015 12am-2pm


22.11.2015 – 21.02.2016
THE SOUL IN LIMBO

COBRA Art Prize
Soloshow
COBRA Museum, Amstelveen, NL

performance dates:
What Men Knew Nothing About
17.01.2016, 24.01.2016, 2pm and 4pm
Concrete Interior
31-01-2016, 07-02-2016 2pm and 4pm
Oracle Club
Reading from Swann's Way, Proust
14.02.2016, 8pm-10.30pm

Reservations:
mailto:activiteiten@cobra-museum.nl
18.09.2014-26.10.2014
> Occult Geometry
Soloshow
Signal at kunsthal Charlottenborg
Copenhagen, Denmark


05.06.2014 – 03.08.2014
THE PEACOCK

non-stop groupshow
Grazer Kunstverein
curated by Krist Gruijthuijsen


17.05.2014 – 18.05.2014
THE AMSTERDAM TRAIL

Galerie Lemaire
Amsterdam, NL


10.05.2014 – 01.06.2014
STATUS

Punt WG
Bas Jan Ader, Halina Kliem, Jennifer Tee
curated by Noa Giniger
Amsterdam, NL


16.04.2014
'BITS OF THE WORLD BLOW TOWARDS HIM, AND COME APART ON THE WIND'

The Marque, Cambridge U.K
Commissioned Artwork


18.01.2014 – 22.02.2014
HEART FERMENT

Soloshow
Galerie Fons Welters
Amsterdam, Nl


19.10.2013 – 01.01.2014
MIJN DERDE LAND

Frankendael Foundation
curated by Nathanja van Dijk & Carolyn Drake


29.08.2013 – 26.10.2013
PRACTICAL MAGIC

Solo show
Project Art Centre Gallery Dublin, Ireland
curated by Tessa Giblin


25.05.2013

16.00
Performance with Miri Lee & artist talk with Annick Kleizen


12.04.2013 – 29.06.2013
SIX POSSIBILITIES FOR A SCULPTURE

La Loge, Brussels, Belgium
curated by Zoe Gray


09.03.2013 – 14.04.2013
PROPOSALS NOORD-ZUIDLIJN, CS

Mediamatic, Amsterdam, NL


23.09.2012 – 08.11.2012
STAR-CROSSED

Beyond Imagination, Stedelijk Museum

performance dates:
sat 29 sept, 3pm
sat 6 oct, 3pm
sat 13 oct, 2pm
sat 20 oct, 3pm
sun 28 oct, 3pm
sat 3 nov, 3pm


01.01.2012 – 31.12.2012

artist at ISCP,
New York City.
www.iscp-nyc.org


04.10.2011 – 09.10.2011
GRIDDING SENTENCES

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
curated bij Hendrik Folkerts


25.06.2011 – 25.09.2011
SECRET SOCIETIES

Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
Curated by Cristina Ricupero and Alexis Vaillant, Paris, Matthias Ulrich, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt


13.03.2011

Ongoing Series: Performance, film & high tea
Op zondagmiddag 13 maart vindt een Ongoing Series met onder meer de première van het eerste deel van een samenwerking tussen Jennifer Tee en choreograaf Jack Gallagher op en rond Tee’s Crystalline Floor Pieces (2010) en Covert Entwined Heart (2004-2010)


30.10.2010 – 03.04.2011
DE NEDERLANDSE IDENTITEIT?

Museum de Paviljoens, Almere, The Netherlands
Curated by Macha Roesink and Annick Kleizen


25.09.2010 – 06.11.2010
LOCAL MYTHS

Soloshow at Eastside Projects, Birmingham, U.K
Curated by Gavin Wade


18.06.2010 – 12.07.2010
NETHER LAND

Dutch Culture Center, Shanghai, China
Developed by Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in the framework of the year-long project Morality
Curated by Nicolaus Schafthausen and Monika Szewczyk


12.09.2009 – 29.11.2009
THE KNIGHT'S TOUR

Actuele sculptuur in
De Hallen Haarlem


01.09.2009
DOUBLE DUTCH

09.2009 - 07.2010
museum HVCCA, Peekshill NYC, U.S.A.


07.05.2009 – 11.07.2009
TOTEM TODAY

Open Source Amsterdam, international art manifestation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


02.05.2009 – 06.06.2009
COMPLEX INTERIORS TRANCE-LUCENT CONCRETE

Soloshow Galerie Fons Welters,
The Netherlands


03.04.2009 – 16.04.2009
FEMININE AND FORMAL

Triangle France, Marseille, France Curated by Dorothee Dupuis


02.06.2008 – 11.09.2008
TRANSGRESSING MIND

Prague Triennale 2008
Prague, Czech Republic
Curated by Pilvi Kalhama


06.04.2008 – 21.04.2008
INSIDE THE MIND A RESTING PLACE
Carpet by Jennifer Tee & Richard Niessen Galleria Klerckx, Milan, Italy

23.02.2008 – 24.02.2008
PAMFLAT

Intervention Weekend
Performance event
Totem Today
by Jennifer Tee


ARTIST BOOKS

1:1:1 JENNIFER TEE (2016)

22 X 33 cm, initiative of Niessen & de Vries
From a series of pubications 1:1:1
Issue #09 Jennifer Tee, offset, 16 pages


THE SOUL IN LIMBO (2015)

Author(s): Zöe Gray, Maxine Kopsa, Monika Szewczyk
designed by: Richard Niessen (Niessen & de Vries)
with Margot Fabre
Published by: Roma Publications
Edition: 1500, 21 x 28 cm, 200 pp
ISBN 9789491843518


OCCULT GEOMETRY (2015)

Designed by: Meeusontwerpt
Self-published
Edition: 50
21 x 28 cm, 21 pp
with 15 inserts
Download pdf


LOCAL MYTHS / LOVE SPELLS (2010)

Author(s): prologue by Gavin Wade, essay by Monika Szewczyk
Designed by: Niessen en de Vries & James Langdon
Published by: Eastside Projects, UK
Edition: 750, 21 x 28 cm, 24 pp, with 22 inserts
ISBN 978-1-906753-23-8


E*V*O*L E*Y*E LAND*S-END (2004)

Edited and designed by: Jennifer Tee i.c.w Richard Niessen
Published by: Artimo
Edition: 2500, 21 cm x 28 cm, 160 pp
ISBN 90-8546-014-X


THE TOTAL TEE TRANSFORMER (2001)

Designed by: The Golden Masters (Richard Niessen &
Harmen Liemburg)
Published by: Stedelijk Museum Het Domein Sittard
Edition: 400
12 cm x 22.5 cm (folded)
ISBN 90-8546-014-X


DOCUMENTARY

JENNIFER TEE - LEAVING LIMBO (2017)

Close up, INTERAKT-AVROTROS, 53 min
Directed by Lisa Boerstra
https://www.npostart.nl/AT_2126935


MANIFESTA 11 (2016)

Part of European biennial of contemporary art
Zurich, Switzerland


HOLLANDSE MEESTERS (2013)

Directed by: Lisa Boerstra
https://youtu.be/Hu3lP1kdDYk


OTHER PRINTED MATTER

DRIFT PERFORMANCE TEXT

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 2020
pdf


ETHER PLANE, MATERIAL PLANE

Booklet
2018
Published by the International Studio & Curatorial Program
Design by Other Means
ISBN 978–1–7320876-1-3
pdf


FILE NOTE #114 JENNIFER TEE: LET IT COME DOWN

Camden Arts Centre, 2017
pdf


STRUCTURES OF RECOLLECTION AND PERSEVERANCE, KUNSTRAUM

Folder, 2017
pdf


BITS OF THE WORLD BLOW TOWARDS HIM...

"Bits of the world blow towards him and come apart on the wind"
Folder, The Marque, Cambridge, 2014
Designed by: Meeusontwerpt


I AM THE SOUL IN LIMBO (2006)

Booklet


THE STATE OF LIMBO/ THE TEARGARDEN (2005)

Contribution in magazine


E*V*O*L E*Y*E LAND*S-END (2004)

Invitation exhibition


E*V*O*L E*Y*E LAND*S-END (2004)

Invitation party


E*V*O*L E*Y*E LAND*S-END (2004)

T-shirt


E*V*O*L E*Y*E LAND*S-END (2004)

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