Doctoral Students

Started in , PhD degree awarded in

Research summary

The Thirty Sixth Series of the Next Kind of Series

WJM Kok’s research project deals with the specific relation between the use of series in his own artistic practice over a longer period of time and Gilles Deleuze's book 'Difference and Repetition'.



WJM Kok (1959, NL) studied at the St. Joost Academy, Breda; Academy of Art and Design, Enschede and the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. He exhibits regularly in museums, art spaces and galleries and is represented by Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam. Over the years, he has received several grants of for instance the Fonds BKVB, the Prix the Rome and the Royal Award for Painting. His work is taken up in museum as well as private collections. WJM Kok is lecturer at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, researcher in the Department of Art Theory and Artistic Practice of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague.


Individual projects

    • Same same, but different

      Group exhibition with WJM Kok

      GKG, Bonn (DE)
    • Herbst Zeit Lose

      WJM Kok participates in the group exhibition Herbst.Zeit.Lose at the Gesellschaft für Kunst und Gestaltung.

      GKG, Bonn (DE)
    • The Only Rule is work

      On Saturday September 1st 2012 at 16:30h Galerie Waalkens Finsterwolde will be (re)opening their doors with the international group exhibition The Only Rule is Work.

      Galerie Waalkens, Finsterwolde (NL)
    • 30 Days of Peace, Love and Painting

      Ellen de Bruijne Projects is pleased to present a summer exhibition dedicated to contemporary painting: an experimental exhibition for the gallery (this is the first…

      Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam (NL)
    • More than One of Each

      Solo exhibition of WJM Kok.

      Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam (NL)
    • A for Artists / E for Exhibitions

      WJM Kok is part of the group exhibition A for Artists / E for Exhibitions Part I and II.

      Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam (NL)
    • Vis a Vis

      WJM Kok particpates in the group exhibition Vis a Vis, curated by Philippe Braem.

      Rossi Contemporary, Brussels (BE)
    • Plaats Delict: #5, KLEUR

      PhDArts student WJM Kok particpates in a group exhibition with the theme: color.

      De Paraplufabriek, Nijmegen (NL)
    • Apogee, a compilation of solitude, ecology and recreation

      PhDArts student WJM Kok participates in the group exhibition APOGEE - a compilation of solitude, ecology and recreation, featuring a series of readings…

      JB Jurve, Los Angeles (USA)
    • Match #3, WJM Kok / Clemens Neumann

      Match # 3 is the third in a series of exhibitions in K09 where a talented recently graduated artist (Clemens Neumann) from Groningen makes a…

      K09, Groningen (NL)
    • Portrait de l’ártiste en motocycliste

      Group exhibition with a.o. WJM Kok

      Le Magasin CNAC, Grenoble (FR)
    • Almost Abstract

      Group exhibition with a.o. WJM Kok

      Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam (NL)
    • La Vie end Rond

      Group exhibition with a.o. WJM Kok

      H29, Brussels (BE)
    • Mudpie - Artistic research on art as art and art and life

      Workshop organized by WJM Kok, Frank Mandersloot

      W139, Amsterdam (NL)
    • Clinch / Cross / Cut

      Group exhibition with a.o. WJM Kok

      New Jerseyy, Basel (CH)