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George Struikelblok

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George Struikelblok

ABOUT

George Struikelblok starts his art studies at the Nola Hatterman Art Academy in Suriname. In 1997 he continues his art education at the Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts in Jamaica. The two years in Jamaica are critical to the development of his work and theme and after Jamaica his career takes off. He participates in many national and international exhibitions and in 2006 he opens his own studio ‘Atelier Struikelblok’. He is artist in residence at the Duende Art institute in Rotterdam and completes a research project on art in public spaces and land art at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. Three-dimensional art is of special interest to George and in recent national art shows he presents large socially motivated multimedia (often interactive) art installations. He has also created several public art installations at different locations throughout Suriname. In March 2016 he launched his foundation ‘G-Art Blok’, it includes a large exhibition space and the main goals are to encourage art among youth and art exchange projects/programs with international organizations.

DATE OF BIRTH

September 22, 1973

PLACE OF BIRTH

Paramaribo

EDUCATION

NHAA, Edna Manley school of Visual and Performing Arts

AWARDS

One Minute 2011, NK 2017, Columbia 2016

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