Jonas Staal

Jonas Staal (1981) is artist and founder of the artistic and political organisation New World Summit (2012-ongoing) and the campaign New Unions (2016-
ongoing). Staal’s work includes interventions in public space, exhibitions, theatre plays, publications and lectures, focusing on the relationship between art, democracy and propaganda. Recent solo exhibitions include Art of the Stateless State (Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana, 2015), New World Academy (Centraal Museum, Utrecht, 2015) and After Europe (State of Concept, Athens, 2016). His projects have been exhibited widely including at the 7th Berlin Biennial (2012), the 31st Bienal de São Paulo (2014) and the Oslo Architecture Triennial (2016).

Recent books by Staal include Nosso Lar, Brasília (2014) and Stateless Democracy (2015), and he is a regular contributor to e-flux Journal. Currently, Staal is finalising a commission for the design and construction of a new public parliament assigned by the autonomous Rojava government (northern Syria), part of his long-term PhD research Propaganda Art in the 21st Century at the PhDArts programme of the University of Leiden.