Born 1974, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
Lives and works in the international Artist Residency KH Messen in Ålvik, in Norway. 

www.simonehooymans.com

2004 – 2005 Postgraduate st.Joost, Breda, Fine Art, the Netherlands (MA).
1998 – 2002 Art academy HKA Arnhem, Fine Art, the Netherlands (BA). 

1992 – 1996 St. Lucas Boxtel, Graphic design, the Netherlands.

Filmography:


2019 / Ras (5 min.). Producer Aldeles As (upcoming)


2018 / The Quiet Beauty (5:20 min) commissioned music video for Røyst Trio


2018 / All That Space Between Us (5 min loop) Animation for public space. With music by Mari Kvien Brunvoll.


2018 / When the Icehorn Blows (4:16 min), commissioned music video for Terje Isungset.


2017 / Meet Me There – Meet Me Then (10 min loop), Animation for public space, with music by Terje Isungset.


2016 / Rett Ned (7 min). commissioned music video for Building Instrument.


2015 / Sweet Mysterious (6 min). Experimental animation with music by Mari Kvien Brunvoll.


2014 / Astrofeut (20 min loop). Video installation.


2014 / Unexpected Meeting (2 min, loop). Video installation.


2012 / After Office Hours (4 min). Animation.


2008 / Broken Horizon (4:44 min). Animation. Commissioned by Dziga Nijmegen. In collection of EYE Film Institute Amsterdam.


2008 / Planisphere (10 min. loop). Animation. Site specific video for 4-channel video projection for the video wall#9. 


2007 / Worlds in itself Video installation with 3 animations, each duration 1 min.


2005 / Saljoetsilo (5 min). Post graduation film, art academy Post St. Joost Breda, the Netherlands.


2005 / Royal Flush of the Slobberhoeve (5 min.), Short film, with music of composer Arjan Eldering.


2004 / Campsite Hortus (1 min.) Animation. 


Nominations and Awards:


2018 / When the Icehorn Blows (4:16 min)


2018 Winner of best music video at the Alternative Short Film Festival Toronto Canada


 

2017 / Meet Me There – Meet Me Then (10 min loop)


2018 Nomination for Best Music video at Kortfilmfestivalen Grimstad, Norway


2018 Official Selection Beijing International Short Film Festival


 

2016 / Rett Ned (7 min)


2016 TMFF Awards, online Film festival. Nomination Best Experimental Film of the month.


2017 SWEET AS Film Canada. Nomination Best music video

2017 Semi finalist in competition at International Short Film Festival Kalmthout in Belgium. 


2017 Honorabel Mention at Kortfilmfestivalen Grimstad, Norway


2018 Second selection Night of the Short Film Antwerp


 

2015 / Sweet Mysterious (6 min)


2016 London IFF Film festival. Winner of Best Music video.


2016 TMFF Awards, Online FilmFestival. Winner Best Experimental Film of the Month.


2016 Portsmouth Film Festival. Nomination for Best Non narrative Animation.


2016 Selby Film Festival, Great Britain. Nomination for best Music Video.


2017 Special Mention Award. Movie Screen Pro Film Festival.


2017 Music Video Underground, Paris, Semi Finalists.


 

2008 / Broken Horizon (4:44 min)


2009 Nomination CASZUIDAS Urban screen festival prize, Amsterdam.

2009 Official selection for Ars Electronica, Film festival Austria.


2009 Official selection NFF, Dutch Film festival Utrecht.


2016 Troyes Film Festival, France. Nomination for best Animation.


2017 Finalist at G2 Green Earth Film Festival, Los Angeles USA.

Solo exhibitions/screenings:

2019 / Kunstgarasjen, Bergen , Norway (upcoming)

2018 / Reisman Hall art gallery, New York. Exhibition Meet Me There – Meet Me Then

2017-2019 Care organization ORO, the Netherlands. All That Space Between Us And Meet Met There – Meet Me Then.

2015 / Kabuso, museum for modern art, Øystese, Norway. Animation Sweet Mysterious, with concert by Mari Kvien Brunvoll.

2014 / Haugesund Kunstforening, Haugesund, Norway. Exhibition “ After Office Hours”. Drawings and animations.

2013 / Galleri Puls, Norheimsund, Norway. Exhibition “ Unexpected Meeting”. Drawings and animations.

2012 / Foajé Kabuso, museum for modern art, Øystese, Norway. Exhibition “ After Office Hours”. Drawings and animations.

2008 / Videowall#9 Theatre Utrecht, The Netherlands. Curated commission for animation in public space.

Group exhibition / Filmfestivals:

2019 (upcoming)

Vishal Haarlem, the Netherlands. Exhibition together with with Ellen de Vries and Bethany the Forest

Dziga Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Screening of new production RAS.

Kabuso, museum for modern art, Øystese, Norway. Screening of new production RAS.

2019

Architecture Film Fest Budapest. screening Broken Horizon.

Galleri Heike Arndt Kettinge. Danmark / Berlin.

Gallery Ejecta Projects in Pennsylvania USA. Art-N-Stuff

Foundation Art and Culture Aalsmeer. the Netherlands. 

2018

Official Selected EUROPA FILM FESTIVAL 2nd edition, Barcelona Spain. The Quiet Beauty.

Foundation Art and Culture Aalsmeer, the Netherlands. (upcoming)

Roman Katakomben, Valkenburg aan de Geul, the Netherlands Exhibition Secret garden with Meet Me There – Meet Me Then.

Galleri Heike Arndt in Kettinge, Danmark. Exhibition with several animations.

Alternative Short Film Festival Toronto Canada. Screening When the Icehorn Blows. 

World Awareness Children’s Museum New York. Screening When the Icehorn Blows.

Kraken Con Animation Fest. Oakland, Canada. Screening When the Icehorn Blows.

Beijing International Short Film Festival (BISFF) The Siphon selection with Meet Me There – Meet Me Then.

Suwon IPark Museum of Art in South Korea. Exhibition Of Nature with Sweet Mysterious.

Kortfilmfestivalen Grimstad, Norway, screening Meet Me There – Meet Me Then.

Galleri Heike Arndt in Berlin. Exhibition Fresh Legs.

Geofilmfestival, Italy. Screening Broken Horizon.
2017

Statens Høstutstillingen 2017, Oslo, Norway, screening Meet Me There – Meet Me Then.

Kortfilmfestivalen Grimstad, Norway, screening Rett Ned.

Vestlandsutstillingen 2017, Norway, Sweet Mysterious and Rett Ned.

SWEET AS Film festival Canada, nomination Best Music video, screening Rett Ned.

Music Video Underground, Paris, Semi finalists, screening Sweet Mysterious.

Kunstgarasjen, Bergen. Norway. Drawings.
2016

Troyes Film Festival, France, screening Broken Horizon.

Eco Film Festival Mexico City, screening Sweet Mysterious.

Art Fair Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Gallery Nasty Alice presentation of my animal painting series.

BIFF Bergen international Filmfestival, screening Rett Ned.

Digital Art Festival Greece, screening Sweet Mysterious, Rett Ned and Planisphere.

Portsmouth Film Festival UK , nomination for Sweet Mysterious.

Bucharest ShortCut Film Festival, Bucharest, screening Sweet Mysterious.

GUKIFF Film Festival Seoul, Korea, screening Sweet Mysterious.

Novi Fokus, Serbia. International Architecture Film Festival. Screening Broken Horizon.

London IFF Filmfestival, screening Sweet Mysterious. Winner of Best Music video.

Cinema B-Open, Kunsthall Bergen, screening Sweet Mysterious

GFFIS. Green Film Festival Seoul, Korea, screening Sweet Mysterious.
2015

POFF Filmfestival Pori, Finland, screening Broken Horizon

Sawtooth gallery, Tasmania, screening Sweet Mysterious.

Visions of Sensory Space, Gallery Voss, Düsseldorf, Germany. Planisphere. 

2014

Cinema B-Open Bergen, Norway, curator Jeremy Welsh, screening After Office Hours 

SPARTNIC, Ostrale 014, centre of contemporary art, Dresden, Germany. Video installation Planisphere and Astrofeut. Drawings.
2009

NFF, Dutch filmfestival Utrecht (NL), screening Broken Horizon.

Ars elektronica, Human nature. Filmfestival Austria (NL), screening Broken Horizon.

Grants:

2019 / Produksjonsstipend. Hordaland Kunstsenter / Bildende Kunstneres Hjelpefond.

2018 / Production grant for animation RAS Vestnorsk Film Institute Norway

2018 / Production grant for animation RAS Norsk Film Institute Norway

2017 / Travel grant for Short Film Festival Grimstad, Norway, from VestNorsk Filmsenter Bergen

2016 / Development grant for Animasjon “Ras”, from VestNorsk Filmsenter Bergen

2016 / Travel grant for Short Film Festival Troyes, France. Norsk Film Institute.

2011 / Stipend by Norsk kulturråd for the exhibition After Office Hours in Kabuso Øystese, Norway.

2009 / Stipendium, Kvam Herad, Norway.

2009 / Individual grant by the New Brabantse Art Foundation. Province of Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands. 

2007 / Project grant by Thuiskopiefonds, Hoofddorp, the Netherlands.

2007 / Individual grant by the New Brabantse Art Foundation. Province of Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands. 

2005 / Individual grant by the New Brabantse Art Foundation. Province of Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands. 

2003 / Project grant by the Province of Gelderland, the Netherlands, the Netherlands.