Arnold Hoogerwerf | artist / teacher / researcher
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About me.


I am Arnold Hoog­er­werf. I recei­ved bachelor’s degrees of art and music from both art aca­de­my and con­ser­va­to­ry and am cur­rent­ly wor­king as an inter­dis­ci­pli­na­ry artist, tea­cher and researcher.


Portret Meeuwenkolonie-square

The most impor­tant the­me in my work is the human rela­ti­ons­hip with tech­no­lo­gy and sci­en­ce. I’m fas­ci­na­ted by the ori­gins of ‘new media’ throug­hout the ages and the influ­en­ce of his­to­ri­cal sci­en­ti­fic and tech­no­lo­gi­cal dis­co­ve­ries on human natu­re and con­tem­po­ra­ry culture.


I make audio­vi­su­al instal­la­ti­ons and com­po­se music for the­a­tre and film. I also ini­ti­a­te lon­ger-run­ning research pro­jects at the inter­fa­ce bet­ween the dif­fe­rent art dis­ci­pli­nes and the sciences.


I belie­ve in inter­dis­ci­pli­na­ry coo­p­e­ra­ti­on bet­ween artists and sci­en­tists and am con­vin­ced of the idea that artists can play an impor­tant role in brid­ging the gap bet­ween ever-acce­le­ra­ting sci­en­ti­fic and tech­no­lo­gi­cal pro­gress and society.


Besi­des my auto­no­mous art prac­ti­ce, i work free­lan­ce as an artist, researcher and tea­cher for various cul­tu­ral, sci­en­ti­fic and edu­ca­ti­o­nal institutions.


I am main­ly wor­king from Utrecht, Nether­lands, whe­re i live with my part­ner and two love­ly daughters.

My work.

See also: pro­jects

Exhibitions / Festivals / etc.

My work has been shown in the fol­lo­wing pla­ces, among others:

Freelance clients

I have been wor­king free­lan­ce for the fol­lo­wing clients, among others:

  • Hoge­school v.d. Kun­sten Utrecht
    • Ima­ge & Media Technology
    • Exper­ti­se­cen­trum Cre­a­tie­ve technologie
    • Exper­ti­se­cen­trum Educatie
  • Amster­dam­se Hoge­school voor de Kunsten
    • OPP / Aca­de­mie van The­a­ter en Dans
  • Konink­lij­ke Aca­de­mie van Beel­den­de Kun­sten / Konin­kijk­lijk Con­ser­va­to­ri­um Den Haag
    • ArtS­cien­ce Inter­fa­cul­ty (Inter­fa­cul­teit Beeld en Geluid)
  • Utrechts Cen­trum v.d. Kunsten
  • Toneel­groep Oostpool
  • The­a­ter­com­pag­nie
  • The­a­ter­groep Hollandia
  • Toneel­groep Monk
  • The­a­ter­groep cow­boy bij nacht
  • Nieuw Utrechts Toneel
Ontleding van het Filmische (1999)


See also: favou­ri­tes (under construction)

  • I cur­rent­ly work on a book about sea­gulls and art
  • All time hero: Lás­z­ló Moho­ly-Nagy (1895 — 1946)
  •  “Music is eve­ry­thing one lis­tens to with the inten­ti­on of lis­te­ning to music” — Luci­a­no Berio
  • Form fol­lows concept
  • Sci­en­tists explo­re, artists express
  • Favou­ri­te gen­re: non-fici­on / biography
  • Music was my first love and it will be my last