Roman Nieuweboer is a visual en performance artist. His work varies from seemingly dangerous acts to performances where he shows and opens up boundaries, often involving the public in an interactive way. His approach to making art is inquisitive and playful.

Artist statement

The ambiguity between danger and entertainment often divides my audience into people that laugh and people with a very concerned look on their face. When this split happens, I know my work came across, since this friction of joy and weight often embodies me while making the work. The confrontation between fun and risk, where passion or chosen naivety seems to blur consequence, is one which drives most of my work and enthusiasm to show it to others.


Born in 1997, Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Currently living in Schiedam and studio-based in Pernis Rotterdam



Fine Arts, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam


Exchange Semester Universität der Künste, Berlin


Shows and performances


Op de Kop, solo exhibition, Kunst is Leuk, Almere

Sencity Festival, group exhibition, TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht


Bite, Be Bitten, performance, Art Lab, Het Archief, Rotterdam


The Glitch, group exhibition, Fashion Clash, Maastricht


Entrance, solo exhibition, …ism Project Space, Den Haag


Wild Summer of Art, group exhibition, Brutus, Rotterdam


EXIT, group exhibition, Hilton Art Lab, Rotterdam


Schoppen en Graven, group exhibition, self-organised with Sophie Mastenbroek, Het IJzerblok, Rotterdam


Graduation Show (of ’21 and ’22 graduates), group show, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam Een Open Mond, performance, Hilton Art Lab, Rotterdam


ALL INN, group exhibition, performance in collaboration with Madelief van de Beek, Het Hem, Zaandam


Op Tafels Op Tafels, performance, Een Avond op een Vierkant Eiland, Rotterdam


WALK BY, billboard exhibition, graduation show Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam


Tussen Kunst en Cool, group exhibition, Rotterdam


Release Party, solo exhibition with De kunstband, Schiedam


Badgasten, group exhibition, Rotterdam




ZOOkeeper, 3 month residency, Studio ZOOkeeper, Emmen


Op de Kop, residency, Kunst is Leuk, Almere

Talentlab, group residency, Toneelgroep Maastricht, Maastricht

The Cave, 24h residency, BK-POW, Eindhoven



Praktijkbijdage, CBK Rotterdam. For the further development and exhibiting of Under and Over at The New Current

Ontwikkelingsbijdrage, Amarte Fonds. For the realisation of the project Zwever PPR-subsidie, CBK Rotterdam

Het Makersloket, Stichting Droom & Daad. For the realisation of the exhibition Schoppen en Graven, in collaboration with Sophie Mastenbroek

Het Makersloket, Stichting Droom & Daad. For the realisation of the project SHOOT


Other activities


Werkplaats Nieuwe Makers, development program, Flevolab, Flevoland


Talent Traject, Theater Rotterdam, Rotterdam. A course of twelve master-classes by Theater Rotterdam’s makers in i.e. performing, writing or directing

Guest curator for De Aanschouw, Rotterdam. Curating five recent graduates from the Willem de Kooning Academy together with Vladimir Bovt


The Blind date Project, Rotterdam. A collaboration between dancers and composers of Codarts and artists of the WdKA

Member of De Kunstband
A selection of artists that come together for collaborative conceptual and performative jamming, rehearsing, creating and touring’’


All You Can Art, summer school, Kunsthal, Rotterdam


Press / publications

CBK Rotterdam, Presentatie Productie Research, publication

Metropolis M, ‘”Girly”, confronterend en fel – Lichting 2020 bijt van zich af in Het HEM’

Het Parool, ‘Overrompelende expo in Het Hem: van mensenratten tot straathonden, helaas alleen via livestream’, referred to as “jongeman op een roze krukje”

NH-nieuw, ‘Mega-expositie in Het HEM: “Er mag helaas niemand komen”’, interview

BK-informatie, BK-informatie #4