Arnold Hoogerwerf | about me
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About me

Field recor­ding in a her­ring gull colo­ny, Ter­schel­ling, NL (2012)

I am Arnold Hoogerwerf.

In 1999, I received
bachelor’s degrees of art and music from both
art aca­de­my and conservatoire.

Sin­ce then, I am wor­king as an
inde­pen­dent artist,
tea­cher and researcher.

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

The most impor­tant the­me in my work is the human rela­ti­on with tech­no­lo­gy and sci­en­ce. I’m fas­ci­na­ted by the ori­gins and pre­his­to­ry of ‘new media of com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on’ throug­hout the ages (like city bells, pho­to­grap­hy, cine­ma­to­grap­hy) and the influ­en­ce of his­to­ri­cal sci­en­ti­fic and tech­no­lo­gi­cal dis­co­ve­ries (like linear per­spec­ti­ve, elec­tri­ci­ty) on human natu­re and con­tem­po­ra­ry cul­tu­re. With my pro­jects, i’m researching how tho­se his­to­ric devel­op­ments are sha­ping our cur­rent and futu­re per­cep­ti­on of the world.


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


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

My work

Besi­des my inde­pen­dent art prac­ti­ce, I am wor­king free­lan­ce as an artist, researcher and tea­cher for various cul­tu­ral, sci­en­ti­fic and edu­ca­ti­o­nal insti­tu­ti­ons. (For my full port­fo­lio, see pro­jects)

Exhibitions / Festivals / etc.

My inde­pen­dent art and research pro­jects have been shown in seve­r­al loca­ti­ons, among others:

Commissioned work

I have been wor­king as a com­mis­si­o­ned artist, lec­tu­rer and researcher 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 / Konink­lijk 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)