Jacco Weener

Currently living in Rotterdam (NL)

2013 – 2014: Master Religion, Culture and Society (University Leiden – combined with courses of the master program “Western Esotericism” at the University of Amsterdam (UVA))
2009 – 2012: Bachelor Theology (University Leiden)


Among others I have done performances in Paradiso (Amsterdam), Melkweg (Amsterdam), Worm Rotterdam, Roodkapje (Rotterdam) W139 (Amsterdam) Humber Street Galleries (Hull, UK), Art Rotterdam, Centraal Museum (Utrecht),De Parade (Rotterdam+Den Haag+Utrecht+Amsterdam), Motel Mozaïque (Rotterdam), Theater Rotterdam, Todays Art (The Hague) Le Guess Who (Utrecht) and Incubate Festival (Tilburg).Both in 2017 and 2018 I did a series of performances in the Czech Republic and Germany.

Productions (that I created and/or participated in):

Spring 2021: Project with Cantos Deus about Christian Anarchism and Socialism. The result will be performed in the summer of 2021.

2021: Trumpets of the Apocalypse (Walkie talkie edition) Voluntary Fire Brigade of the Apocalypse, Euromastpark Rotterdam.

Oktober + november 2020: Research on churches in Rotterdam Zuid. Serie of performances with Cantos Deus and Radio Play for Concertzender.

25+26+27 september 2020: Slopera, Operadagen Rotterdam, regie: Hajo Doorn en Louis van der Waal
27 november 2019: Open Hart, Open Space in W139 (amsterdam)
29 November 2018: 6 hour fairytale performance with Rowan van As, Jacco Weener, Maarten WH and Louis van der Waal at Ubik Gallery (Rotterdam)
Oktober 2018: Curation and production exposition by Josine Slemmer, Annabel Storm, Sandra Gnajtovic and Jacco Weener in Attent (Rotterdam)
24 june 2016: finale of “Practices in Occult EU Influence” in Amsterdam.
2015 and 2016: Museumnacht in Worm Rotterdam.
20 February 2014:  Performance/play/ballet “De Waterreus” in Worm  Rotterdam.
3 March 2012: Performanceprogram for “God Save the Queen” exhibition Centraal Museum in Utrecht

Themed Nights: where I invite a group of musicians/performers to work with a pre-set theme. I programmed, hosted and produced these nights
The topics were:

22nd of may 2018 : Freddy Mercury
30th january 2018: The Holy Fool
19th december 2017: Slapstick
19th september 2017: Rotterdam South
28th march 2017: The Faith
24th may 2016: Ramses Shaffy
26th january 2016: Folk music
10th november 2015: Wim Sonneveld


17-19 August 2019: Apocalypse Art – Platform Bieute (Coulanges (FA)
2 May 2019: Damned Act- On the streets of Rotterdam. I made paintings, boards etc for a parade.
Oktober 2018: Attent (Rotterdam) with Josine Slemmer, Annabel Storm and Sandra Gnjatovic.
September 2017: exposition voice4thought Leiden.
23-25 juni 2017: Humber Street Gallery in Hull (combined with residency)
9-12 february 2017: Art Rotterdam- Small exposition + film screening.
Winter 2017: A serie of religious painting/icons on cardboard. Exposed at Worm Rotterdam during the Ver uit de Maat festival on the 18th of december. After that I used the images as part of my performances
October and November 2016: The backdrop and stage effects for the opera: “That Happy Breed” (directed by Dominic Robertson) premiered on 19th+20th of december in UBIK (Rotterdam)
18 maart to 1 mei 2016: “Shifting Spaces” in W139 Amsterdam. (combined with residency)
Since 2010 I have made numerous posters and flyers for events and publications. 

10 november 2018: Le Guess Who (Utrecht) – about Death and Reincarnation
26 April 2015: Nicolaaskerk (Kortgene) – about William James and the psychology of religion.
11 march 2015: Studium General WDKA about iconoclasm within Christianity
16 january 2015: “Het Vrolijke Verlies” Worm Rotterdam – about apocalyptism
23 february 2014: Participation in conferention on Walter Benjamin hosted by Leiden University
November 2013: VHS Debate in Worm Rotterdam – about Guy Debord


From 2018 onwards: Cantos Deus – Religous No Wave Performance band with Lukas Simonis and Bruno Ferro Xavier da Silva.
Summer of 2017: Rap Kids Workshop (to make experimental hip-hop with the kids of Rotterdam South
18th june 2016: Summer parade in Oud-Charlois to celebrate the coming of summer (for art festival Charlois Speciaal)
9th march 2016: National Tree Planting Day regional event- Together with Urban Street Forest ,Primary school “De Triangel” and Beatrice Puijk.
Winter 2014 to Summer 2015: Speach Box – Put a confession box on public and non-public places and see what the people tell. (with Ekklesia (=student church), Tentakel festival and Worm Rotterdam)

5-19 august 2019: Residency for the end of times – Coulanges (Fa)
23-25 june 2017: Humber Street Gallery in Hull For Hull City of Culture. (uk)
18 maart to 1 mei 2016: “Shifting Spaces” in W139 te Amsterdam.
December 2014: Artist Run Residence in Wissenkerke, Zeeland.
March-April 2013 Open Makers aan de Markt (Leiden)


2020: The Trumpet (met voluntary firemen of the apocalypse)
2019: L’intolerant 19 (met Woodstone Kugelblitz)
2018: Jacco Weener Presents (Worm Rotterdam + Mondriaan Fonds)
2018: Waar slapen de kroegtijgers van Oud-Charlois (Charlois Speciaal + CBK Rotterdam + Rotterdam Muncipality)


spring 2019: “Pietje Bell in Rotterdam Noord”  filmed with the kids of Rotterdam North, Lukas Simonis and Marit Shalem.
Winter 2016-17: “Kindertheater Zuid”, with Lisanne Hoogerwerff. Short experimental children movie about the kids of Rotterdam South. Premiered at Art Rotterdam 2017
June 2015: “De Waterreus”. With Lisanne Hoogerwerff. Premiered at OBA in Amsterdam (central public library) during a festival created by the VPRO. (public television broadcasting)
Spring 2014: “Jongens van het Buurtbeheer” videoclip for the experimental music group “Gul Night Out”


2020: (Cantos Deus): I’m your Child – 7″ vinyl
2019 (Cantos Deus) Interweaving – CD (religious no wave project with Lukas Simonis and Bruno Ferro Xavier Da Silva)
2019 (MOWA) Dirt Road – 7″ vinyl
2018 (Jacco Weener) Night Music – Digital
2017: (Jacco Weener) split with Sterk Water – Cassette out of print/sold out
2015: (Jacco Weener) Soundtrack of “De Waterreus”- Digital on Smikkelbaard Label
2014: (Jacco Weener): Het Patriarchaat – CD out of print/sold out
2013: (Gul Night Out): Gul Night Out – CD out of print/sold out
2012: (Gul Night Out): Scheveningen – CD out of print/sold out
2012: (Gul Night Out): Jongens van het Buurtbeheer – Digital
2011: (Gul Night Out): Live with The Julie Mittens – CD out of print/sold out
2011: (Gul Night Out): Karen Carpenter Release – CD out of print/sold out