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The main focus of my stories lay on popular culture and our societies ever changing morality, rules and regulations. To me, a simple story can be a tool to talk about social issues and to develop a dialogue from the “bottom up” through visual and performance art.

Abner Preis

Lives and works in Amsterdam (NL)

Master of Fine Arts: Dutch Art Institute. 2012-2013 Arnhem, The Netherlands.
Tyler School of Fine Arts -Painting Art History. 2001 Philadelphia, US.
Temple University. 2000 Rome, Italy
Prescott College School of Environmental Science. 1995-1997

Artist Residency
Akademie Der Kuenste Der World, Cologne DE 2019
Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw PL 2017
MQ 21 Museum Quartier Vienna A 2012
Moddr Institute for Media, Berlin,DE 2011
Kunsthuis Syb, Beetsterzwaag, NL 2009

Art Collective
Dogs of Shame

exhibitions (selection)

Walk In Worlds TETEM Enschede,NL (Solo)
Akademie Der Kuenste Der World, Mobile Taxi,Noordkap,Cologn,DE
Fun Back into Fundamentalism, Paradiso, Amsterdam,NL
The Super Hero Project, Project ArtInContextuale, Heerlen, NL


Paradiso,The Mask Maker and The Tree, Amsterdam, NL
Sexy Land, The Mask Maker and The Tree,Amsterdam,NL
Cure Park, The Mask Maker and The Tree,Amsterdam,NL
Over Het Ij Festival, The Mask Maker and The Tree,Amsterdam,NL
Master/Apprentice,KunstPoint T, Tilburg,NL

The Mask Maker and The Tree, Film (production)
"Ghost Trees” Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, PL (solo)
Performance Art Event, Amsterdam, NL
"The Exhibition That Never Was",Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, NL

The Circus, All Together Now, Rotterdam, NL (solo)
Eat Shit Smile, Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels, BE (solo)
Bosè Clowns Re Loaded, Kunst Pliese Erlegen, DE
The Big Draw, Tetem, Enschede, NL
Making Product, All Together Now, Rotterdam, NL

Arcadia, folklore, nature and neighbors, Diepenheim, NL
Voyager, Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem, NL (solo)
Do It, Kunsthal, Rotterdam, NL
Jelly Fish Hate Life on Earth, Gallery Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam, NL (solo)
Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL (solo presentation)

Using The Museum, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, NL
The Crazy Clowns, HMKV Dortmund, DE
Born Again, KunstRuim Tetem, Enschede, NL (solo)
The Incredible travel experience, CBK Drenthe, Assen, NL
Kunst4Kids, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL
The Super Hero Project, Santiniketan, West Bengal, IN

Born Again, KunstRuim Tetem, Enschede, NL (solo)
The Plague Doctors Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels, BE. (solo)
Heavy Merry Finland Titanic Gallery, Turku, FI.

The Accidental Champion Gabriel Rolt Gallery, Amsterdam, NL. (solo)
Running with Rocky Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels, BE.
K.O. anti-sportsbar 2, Enschede, NL.
The Heavy Meddle Generator Museum Twentse Welle, Enschede, NL
Bear Man and Alice Kunsthuis SYB, Beetsterzwaag, NL. (solo)
The Kids Are All Right 2012 Kunsthal Rotterdam
Sweatboxing II Galleria Leto, Warsaw, PL.
Super Hero Project 2011-2012

The Adventures of the Great Abnerio Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam, NL. (solo)
Solo as part of the Twente Biennial Rijksmuseum Twente, Enschede, NL.
To All Tomorrow’s Parties TENT, Rotterdam, NL.
Den Bosch Film Festival CBK Den Bosch, Den Bosch, NL.
Pièce de Resistance Mediamatic Lab, Amsterdam, NL.
Pièce de Resistance Mediamatic Lab, Amsterdam, NL.
Light Show II Gabriel Rolt Gallery, Amsterdam, NL.
Movie Premier: The Great Abnerio’s Circus IFFR International Film Festival Rotterdam, NL. (solo)

Art Fairs
Dallas Art
Art Brussels
Art Amsterdam
Scope Basil
Scope Miami(solo)
Art Amsterdam
Kunstvlaai/Art Pie
Art Rotterdam(solo)

Museum Twentse Welle Enschede, NL.
Worm Rotterdam, NL.
Museum Quartier Vienna Vienna, AT.
Filmhuis Den Haag Den Haag, NL.
Gabriel Rolt Gallery Amsterdam, NL.
Infraction Performance FestivalSete, FA.
Grace Exhibition Space New York, US.
Dordrechts Museum Dordrecht, NL.
Good Children Gallery New Orleans, US.
Museum Schunck*Heerlen, NL.
W139 Amsterdam, NL. MU Eindhoven, NL.
Ro Theater Rotterdam, NL.
21 Rozendaal Enschede, NL.
NP3 Groningen, NL
“The More Crisis the More Performance” festival Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, NL
The Super Hero project Modo Brussels, Brussels, BE.
Human Cities Festival Istanbul, TR.
Scope Miami Miami, USA.
Gemeentemuseum/GEM, Den Haag, NL.
FAU Jupiter Library Gallery Florida, US.
Photo Gallery Rotterdam Rotterdam, NL.
“Comma” Festival Perugia, IT.
A Star Is Born Museum Folkwang, Essen, DE.
Solar Festival Roermond, NL
Juicy Beats Festival Drochden, DE.
Who Stole The Tarts CBK TENT, Rotterdam, NL.
Kom Ja Ook 5 Het Compagnietheater, Amsterdam, NL
Art Rotterdam Rotterdam, NL.
Paradise Row Gallery London, UK.
Walhalla Theater Rotterdam, NL.
Hotel Dominican Brussels, BE.
Mr. Ego Brussels, BE.
Showroom MAMA Rotterdam, NL.
Mediamatic Amsterdam Netherlands
Warriors, Loners and Space Travelers Gabriel Rolt Gallery, Amsterdam, NL.
Happy Ever After Galerie Brot, Undspiele, Berlin, DE.
The Love Tour Urban Affairs, Berlin, DE.
Urban Explorers Festival Dordrecht, NL.
Bear Man and Alice Kunsthuis SYB, Beetsterzwaag, NL.
Art Amsterdam Amsterdam, NL.
RAiR #1 Witte de With: Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, NL.
Art Rotterdam Rotterdam, NL.
The Honor Dance Gabriel Rolt Gallery, Amsterdam, NL.
Painting Wars The Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL.
Love Tour Urban Affairs, Berlin, DE.
These Are the Shoes my Daddy Was Wearing When
He Touched My BirdiePicto Plasma, Berlin, DE.
Tattoo's Are Gay No New Enemies, Brussels, BE.
Hiding Hidi MeBike Festival at Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL.
James Brown Tribute, Johnny Cash Tribute, Motown Tribute
Sugar Factory, Amsterdam, NL. A song From Venice Beach
Club Attent, Rotterdam, NL. Pete the Pig and Charley the Clown
Art Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL.
Words Live 2 De Player, Rotterdam, NL.
Charlie the Clown Scione Installation space, Los Angeles, US.
Shirly TempletonParadiso, Amsterdam, NL.
The Bully De Kring, Amsterdam, NL.
Prix De Nuix Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL.
Letters From The Front
Foundation B.A.D., Rotterdam, NL.Plastic The White Hotel, Brussels, BE.
Boxing Series, Accidental Monday Sugar Factory, Amsterdam, NL.
Big Geezers ShowScione Installation Space, Los Angeles, US.
Museum Botanique Brussels, BE.
Fuoco Fiera Di Milano, Milan, IT.
The New Dutch School Artworks Gallery, Museum of Art, Philadelphia US.
The Smoke Show Tattooed Mom, Philadelphia US.
Art Therapy Tour Wolf and Pack Gallery, Amsterdam, NL.
Some of Our Heroes Play Sports Prostor Gallery, Zagreb, HR.
America Liberates the Netherlands Cutting Cultures Gallery, Amsterdam, NL.
The Garbage-Tzar B.A.D. Project Space, Rotterdam, NL.

Articles in Magazines and on the web
NRC Handelsblad
Deze circusshow is gul
The Daily Tiger
The Great Abnerios Circus Kunstbeeld
Critics Choice IHArt,
Review of the Great Abnerio Kunstbeeld
SYB Metropois M
Urban Explorer Festival Kunstbeeld
Art Rotterdam Shift Magazine
American Story Teller
ArtForum Holland Tunnel
ModArt MagazineThe Great Abnerio
Time Out Amsterdam Blame It on Abner
I love Fake Magazine Abner Preis
Metropolis M Gallery 182
Juxtapose Magazine Big Geezers 1