Artist Pim Zwier (Netherlands)

pim zwier

Pim Zwier obtained his MFA at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam in 2003. He makes documentaries, short films and video-installations. His films moves between documentary and experimental film and his work have been shown at festivals around the world, exhibitions and on television. His latest feature length film ‘Never a Dull Moment’ (2014) was released in arthouse cinemas in the Netherlands.
Besides being a visual artist / filmmaker Zwier was a member of Filmbank, a Dutch distributor of experimental film, he curated various film programs and was a jury member at several international film festivals.

Screenings (selection)
2015 Courtoujours, Geneva – Mecal, Barcelona – Ahvaz International – Festival of Scientific Films,
Ahvaz – Kurzfilmwoche, Regensburg – Wellington Underground Film Festival

2014 International Film Festival Rotterdam – Int. Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen – Stuttgarter Filmwinter –
IndieLisboa – Go Short, Nijmegen – Hamburg International Short Film Festival – Eye Film Institute
Netherlands, Amsterdam – In The Palace, Balchik – zwergWERK, Oldenburg – Traverse City Film
Festival – Kansk Video Festival – Tieranatomische Theater, Berlin – Lucca Film Festival – FMK Short
Film Festival, Pordenone – Encounters Short Film Festival, Bristol – Nederlands Filmfestival,
Utrecht – Arkipel, Jakarta – Fronteira, Goiânia – Concorto, Pontenure – IndieCork – Imagine
Science Film Festival, New York – VideoFest2K14, Mexicali – Vilnius Film Shorts – Cairo Video
Festival – l’Alternativa, Barcelona – Alcine, Alcalá de Henares – Curta Cinema, Rio de Janeiro – Off
Cinema, Poznan – Northern Film Festival, Leeuwarden.

2013 Message to Man, St. Petersburg – Tie, Denver – Rencontres Bandits Images, Bourges –
European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück – Filmpoem, Dunbar – Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften
Halle – PAFID, Patagonia – Tea Factory, Centre for Contemporary Art Odessa – Visual Culture
Research Center, Kiev

2012 Off Cinema, Poznan – AVI fest Montenegro – Taznai, Gdansk – Kino Lab, Warsaw – Kino Centrum,
Torun -Kino Pod Barana, Krakow.

2011 Short Film Festival Oberhausen – Glimmer Festival, Hull – Flex Fest, Gainesville – Antimatter,
Victoria – Hors Pistes Centre Pompidou, Paris – Werkleitz Sommerkino, Halle

2010 International Film Festival Rotterdam – Huesca Film Festival – Nederlands Film Festival, Utrecht –
Cortopotere, Bergamo – l’Alternativa, Barcelona – Istanbul International Short Film Festival –
RGBfilm, Leeuwarden – Ciclo de Cinema Hollandes, Azoren – Zebra Poetry Film Festival, Berlijn –
Noordelijk Filmfestival, Leeuwarden – Teheran Internationaal Film Festival –Curt.Doc, Vidreres

2009 Sarajevo Film festival – Exis, Seoul – Kyoto International Children’s Fiilm Festival – Worldwide
Short Film Festival , Toronto – Nashville Film Festival – International Film Festival Rotterdam –
Institut Nerlandais, Paris – Pleinbioscoop, Rotterdam – Nederlands Film Festival, Utrecht – Lille
International Film Festival – Uppsala International Film Festival – CPH Dox, Copenhagen –
Kurzfilmtage, Winterthur – Netherlands Film Festival Utrecht – AFI Fest Los Angeles – Cucalorus
Film Festival Wilmington – Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival – New York Film Festival –
Media City, Windsor – Documenta Madrid – European Media Art Festival, Osnabrueck – !F Istanbul
International Independant Film Festival

2008 Documenta Madrid – KIASMA, Helsinki (Museum of Contemporary Art) – Kurz Film Festival
Hamburg – plein OPEN air, Brussel – Concorto, Pontenure – International Film FestivalRotterdam –
KINO.LAB, Warschaw (Museum of Contemporary Art) – Signes de Nuit, Parijs – Courtisane, Gent –
Filmmuseum Experimenteel, Amsterdam – Invideo, Milaan – Loop, Barcelona – Nederlands Film
Festival, Utrecht – Filmbanktour # 21 -Exground Filmfest, Wiesbaden.

Projects, exhibitions and artist in residences (selection).
‘They Call Us the Enemy’ part of the exhibition ‘Gimme Shelter’, curated by Sascha
Bronwasser and Lucettte ter Borg at Fort Asperen
-Presentation ‘Never a Dull Moment’ at the Jewish Historical Museum Amsterdam.
–’Never a Dull Moment’ at Wenneker Cinema, part of Photo Festival Schiedam
-‘Atemlos’ at Stuttgarter Filmwinter- Festival for Expanded Media
-Presentation ‘Never a Dull Moment’, work in progress, at the Jewish Museum Amsterdam.
-‘Atemlos’ at Monotoring, Kassel Kulturbahnhof
-‘Atemlos’ -preview at 10th anniversary of the KSB (German Federal Cultural Foundation)
Shown in the Zoological collection of the University of Halle.
-Emare; artist in residence at Werkleitz, centre for Media Art, Halle
-Selection Workspace 11/ Zaal 5 – Platform for Visual Culture – The Hague
-‘Public Poetry Matters’, Babylon Oval Berlin,
-‘Hindrance, poetry of legislation, installation in public space commissioned by the city of
Amsterdam – (district Old South)
-CBK Gelderland, project space.
-Artist in residence in Amsterdam-South East; BijlmAIR
-CBK Gelderland.
-Shortlisted Artist in Residence Firehouse Dublin
-CBK Amsterdam-South East.
-‘Fictitious Freedom’ a publication on legislation in public space, distributed at/via
public buildings in Amsterdam, Groningen en Rotterdam. Exhibited at Etablissement d’en
face Brussels, printROOM Rotterdam, Witte de With Rotterdam and Mariakapel Hoorn.

Lecturer, curator and jury member (selection)
-‘Framed Astonishment’, workshop about my work at the Northern Film Festival Leeuwarden.
-OffCinema, Poznan, jury member International competition.
2004-2013 -Eye film institute Netherlands /Filmbank, member of the viewing comity and curator.
-Guest lecturer at Film Club, Zamek Culture Centre, Poznan.
-Artist talks as part of Interfiction, lectures and workshops, Kassel.
-Guest lecturer at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem.
-Guest lecturer at Ma’aleh Shool of Television, Films and Arts, Jerusalem.
-International Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg, jury member International competition
-Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, jury member A38 Production Grant.
-Curator and lecturer of a Dutch Experimental Film program across Canada (Victoria,
Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto and Ottawa).
-Guest-curator film program Frame X, National Gallery of Nova Scotia,Halifax (Canada)
-Curator en coordinator for the International Film Festival Rotterdam; Wait a Second…’,
-IDFA, contributions to the catalogue
2007-2006 -Curator ‘Starting van Scratch’ film festival, # 4 and 5