Neal Schaap (°1991, Bern, CH)
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Neal Schaap aka TheNewWhiteRabbit seeks new ritualized strategies to manifest specific questions and emotions by expanding painting with spatial and performative dimensions. His installations serve as stages and interaction platforms for the audience and the avatar TheNewWhiteRabbit. The avatar, the artist’s virtual ego and protagonist of a mythological simulation system, seduces people to follow a new cult. By doing so, a power game emerges that makes the subtle shifts between utopia and dystopia visible, and at the same time constructs and deconstructs the artistic imperative.

EDUCATION
2018 – 2021
MA of Arts in Fine Arts, HSLU, Luzern
2015 – 2018
BA of Arts in Fine Arts, HKB, Bern
2014 – 2015
Propädeutikum, SfG, Biel
EXHIBITIONS
2021
Vielfest - Zukunft mit Zukunft, Vielbringen bei Worb, Bern, CH, group
LIMINOID, Neubad Luzern, Luzern, CH, group
K_rien/rein_S, Galerie Kriens, Kriens, CH, group
2020
IN TRANSITION, 6 ½ Zimmer für zeitgenössische Kunst, Bühler Areal Winterthur Sennhof-Kyburg, CH, group
2019
VENOME, Galerie Nielaba, Bern, CH, solo
2018
Alone we are delicious, Kunsthaus Langenthal, Langenthal, CH, group