Joa Rotteveel


Location: London

I'm a media artist and organiser of exhibitions through which I've communicated complex scientific and artistic ideas in a fun and accessible way.

During my Bachelors in Fine Art in The Netherlands I practiced traditional art techniques such as sculpting, painting and video art. For my masters degree I studied Media Technology at the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science.

Since my graduation in 2005 I’ve led various projects in the fields of technology, design and art through collaborations with the Augmented Reality Lab in The Hague, Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam, the Bio-Robotics Lab at the Technical University of Delft, the Cultural Heritage Lab of the University of Amsterdam, V2_Lab and most recently with the London Institute for Mathematical Sciences.

My range of experiences has been quite broad as I have worked with both large institutes such as the internationally renowned Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam and smaller self-initiated ventures such as the travelling exhibition Pretty Smart Textiles. I’ve often been the person responsible for the overall concept, design and production of the projects. This means that my specialties vary from 3D design for sketching, to graphic design for the communication, to web development, to coordinating and helping to realize the production of the decors.

Recently I started a limited company here in London doing mainly digital productions - like websites - to build a base for doing the more artistic productions. I'm looking for a work/live space and/or perhaps a residency programme to get my focus on doing more physical productions again.

Skills: graphic design, web design and development, exhibition design, interface design, 3D visualisation, audiovisual editing, augmented reality, basic game design, basic software programming, basic electronics, 3D printing, metal work, wood work, painting, mould making, writing project proposals, attracting partners and funds, project organisation and production

Traits: teamworker, independent, organisor, helicopter view, initiative, creative, stress resistant, humor, communicative, focus


2012: Group Exhibition & Artist in Residency, TechnoSensual, Freiraum Quartier21, Vienna
2012: Artist in Residency & Solo Exhibition, Allard Pierson Museum, UvA, Amsterdam
2012: Group Exhibition, Exotropy, Das Spectrum, Utrecht
2011: Group Exhibition, Heritage Lab, Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam
2011: Solo Exhibition, Vision Machines, MX7 Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
2011: Presentation, Pecha Kucha Night, Amsterdam
2011: Group Exhibition, Pretty Smart Textiles 2, Future Textiles Conference Denmark
2011: Presentation (x4), Zondags Zelfbeeld, Scheltema Complex, Leiden
2011: Group Exhibition, Give Me A Brain!, Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam
2010: Group Exhibition, Public Window, Leiden
2010: Group Exhibition, Certified Copy, Verbeke Foundation, Kemzeke, Belgium
2010: Group Exhibition, Brainscapes, Key Of Life Festival, Leiden
2010: Group Exhibition & Presentation, Science Day, Scheltema Complex, Leiden
2010: Group Exhibition, Makers Festival, Amsterdam
2010: Presentation, The Best In Heritage, Dubrovnik, Croatia
2010: Group Exhibition & Presentation, ISEA, Dortmund, Germany
2010: Artist in Residency, V2_ Institute For The Unstable Media, Rotterdam
2010: Presentation & Master Class, Berlin Fashion Week, Berlin, Germany
2010: Group Exhibition, Pretty Smart Textiles, Nutshuis, The Hague
2009: Group Exhibition, State of the AR, KABK Gallery, The Hague
2009: Group Exhibition, Sweet Summer Night: Illusion, Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo
2009: Presentation, CHI Nederland Conference 2009: Change!, Leiden
2009: Presentation, ICTDelta Conference, Jaarbeurs Utrecht
2008: Presentation, Test_Lab: Better Than Reality, V2_ Rotterdam
2008: Group Exhibition, Business of Design Week '08, Hong Kong
2008-2009: Solo Exhibition, Sgraffito in 3D, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
2008: Group Exhibition, Ground 3 Festival, Maakhaven, The Hague
2008: Artist in Residency, European Ceramic Work Centre (EKWC), Den Bosch