Roberto Voorbij (1974) lives and works in Amsterdam, holds a bachelor degree in Visual arts and Art History from the Utrecht School of Arts and has attended a.o. Advanced Sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he took classes from Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle during the late 1990s. Nominated for the ‘Prince Bernhard Fund’ and ‘Piet Bakker Prize’ for his bachelor thesis and more recently for the ‘Artist in Action Prize’. Voorbij is a multi-disciplinary artist working with a.o. 3D software, assemblage, (digital) collage, silkscreen and video.
Besides (national) identity are commerciality and public space recurring themes in Voorbij’s work. What highly fascinates him about this is the underlying history, politics and marketing strategy of our seemingly neutral environment. His works are often socially critical.
This year his short ‘One minute silence’ screened at the 300. Stuttgarter Filmwinter, he took part in the ‘Dump Trump’ group exhibition at WG Kunst in Amsterdam. ‘Without clear purpose’ had its Dutch premiere at the Holland Animation Film Festival, his music video ‘Doppler’ will screen at Fest Anča, Slovakia later this year.