Jacqueline de Jong is widely known for her contribution to the European avant-garde of the 1960s. Throughout a career spanning six decades, her work has explored the violence, banality, eroticism and humour of human interaction. Painting is the foundation of her practice, which also encompasses drawing, sculpture, printmaking, jewellery and artist books.
Jacqueline de Jong was born in 1939 in Hengelo, The Netherlands. Forced to flee Holland during the war, de Jong’s early life was marked by social upheaval. She became involved with the radical artists and thinkers of the 1960s, most notably with the Situationist International (SI) and Gruppe SPUR. When de Jong was excluded from the SI, along with the other visual artists, she founded The Situationist Times. Hailed as one of the most important and experimental journals of its time, the publication offered an opportunity for collaboration between writers, poets and visual artists. She lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The Ultimate Kiss, which will run at MOSTYN between 9 October 2021 and 6 February 2022, is curated by Juliette Desorgues (Curator of Visual Arts, MOSTYN) and organised in collaboration with WIELS, Brussels, where the exhibition was presented by Devrim Bayar (Curator, WIELS) and Xander Karskens (Director, De Ateliers) (May 1 - August 15, 2021). The exhibition will travel to the Kunstmuseum Ravensburg, Germany, in 2022.
Other upcoming Jacqueline de Jong solo exhibitions include Ortuzar Projects, New York (2021), and Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London (2021).