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Jonas Staal (Netherlands) is a visual artist whose work deals with the relation between art, propaganda, and democracy. He is the founder of the artistic and political organisation New World Summit (2012–ongoing) and the campaign New Unions (2016–ongoing). With BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, he co-founded the New World Academy (2013–16), with Florian Malzacher he is directing the utopian camp Training for the Future (2018–ongoing) and with Laure Prouvost he is co-administrator of the Obscure Union (2017–ongoing). Exhibition-projects include Museum as Parliament (with the Democratic Federation of North Syria, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2018–ongoing), The Scottish-European Parliament (CCA, Glasgow, 2018), and After Europe (State of Concept, Athens, 2016). Staal completed his PhD on propaganda art at Leiden University, the Netherlands. His most recent book is Propaganda Art in the 21st Century (The MIT Press, 2019).
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“Jonas Staal,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed August 18, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/4118.