Copyright Ben Zegers
Ben Zegers (1962) ‘disrupts the dimensions of things’. His statues are so elastic in form and content that they ceaselessly change their identity. In that way, they play an ongoing game with the expectations and physical presence of the viewer. Zegers settled in Rotterdam in 1988, and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen devoted a solo exhibition to the artist in 1993. In 1994, Zegers received the Charlotte Köhler Prize from the Prince Bernhard Fund. Zegers’ works can be seen at various public locations in Rotterdam, for example the Raamvertellingen (Window Tales) in Pendrechtse Melissantstraat, and the Vaart Vrij! monument to trade unionist Edo Fimmen in Katendrecht. His work is also to be found in the collections of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, The Hague Municipal Museum, and the Caldic Collection. Ben Zegers is an Executive Board member of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, but he still lives in Rotterdam and works there as an artist.