During the summer of 2018 there will be beach sessions again. The idea behind a beach session is that you witness my experiments on beach during the summer. I will tell about my work in a lecture (English) in the beach club. And I will let the new beast walk on the soft sand using a kind of ski poles.

In the case that the wind is not too strong (lower than 30 km/h), not too low (faster than 20km/h) and more or less parallel to the coast, the beasts can walk on the wind on the hard sand. That is the image that can be seen in many YouTube videos. But that can only happen under these particular wind conditions. If you come to The Hague solely for that image, then you are welcome as well but I cannot guarantee that certain wind conditions will prevail on the beach.

You can make a reservation on: webshop.strandbeest.com

Current dates are (exact dates are not determent jet):

  • Week 28 > sold out
  • Week 29 > sold out
  • Week 32 > sold out
  • Week 34 > sold out
  • Week 36 > sold out
Exhibition: Wind Walkers Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests
Date: June 23 - September 30, 2018
ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Aquamarine Museum Iwaki
Date: March 3, 2018- June 5, 2018
Fundación Mar Adentro
After the exhibitions in Lima and Mexico City, the beach animals arrive to Santiago
this spring. The exhibition shows the imposing and special works of Theo Jansen.
Date: April 15, 2018 - July 1, 2018
First wind walking caterpillar ANIMARIS MULUS summer 2017:

Date: October 3 - November 11, 2017
Date: July 15 - September 18, 2017
Mie Prefectural Art Museum
Mie Japan

Exhibition and reanimation of Animaris Plaudens Vela e.o.
Date: May 13 - August 23, 2017
Laboratorio Arte Alameda
Dr. Mora 7
Centro Histórico, Mexico City

Theo Jansen guest star in the SIMPSONS X-mas episode
Theo Jansen guest star in the SIMPSONS X-mas episode: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Simpsons+Theo+Jansen
The creatures are born, they walk along the beach, they evolve and they are extinguished. Their life lasts only a year and most of them end up being converted into fossils. The exhibition Amazing creatures of the Space Fundación Telefónica presents seven strandbeest of the different evolutionary periods. Five fossils in front of two "living" beasts occupy the room.
Date: December 7, 2016 - March 12, 2017
Espacio Fundacion Telefonica
Av.Arequipa 1155 Lima

In de tentoonstelling Universum Theo Jansen gaat Museum Prinsenhof Delft samen met de kunstenaar terug naar de wortels en de inspiratiebronnen van zijn werk. Wat dreef de als natuurkundige opgeleide Jansen richting de beeldende kunst? Welke rol speelt natuur in zijn werk? Waar begint kunst en eindigt techniek? Aan de hand van schetsen, modellen en filmbeelden wordt de ontwikkeling van zijn oeuvre in beeld gebracht, tot aan de allernieuwste vindingen en prototypes toe. Het blijft niet alleen bij kijken en luisteren: met één van de strandbeesten kan gespeeld en gewandeld worden, en een grote stapel pvc-buizen, plakband en tie-wraps nodigt uit tot het creëren van een eigen schepsel.
Date: November 16, 2016 - March 5, 2017
Museum Prinsenhof Delft
Sint Agathaplein 1
2611 HR Delft
+31(0)15 260 23 58

With the exhibition Universe Theo Jansen Museum Prinsenhof Delft the artist will go back to the roots and sources of inspiration for his work. What drove the physicist educated Jansen towards the visual arts? What role has does nature have in his work? Where art begins and ends technique? Sketches, models and film will be used show the development of his oeuvre to date on the latest inventions and prototypes.
Date: November 16, 2016 - March 5, 2017
Museum Prinsenhof Delft
Sint Agathaplein 1
2611 HR Delft
+31(0)15 260 23 58

Exploratorium San Francisco
Date: May 27 - September 5, 2016
Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green Street)
San Francisco, CA
Chicago Cultural Center
Date: February 6 - May 01, 2016
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL
Strandbeest Drawings
Date: Februari 26, 2016 - April 2, 2016
Heden Den Haag, Denneweg 14A, The Hague

Strandbeest Drawings
Date: April 12, 2016 - April 27, 2016
Atrium Stadhuis, The Hague
Date: April 17 - October 31 2016
Verbeke Foundation
9190 KEMZEKE (Stekene)

Exhibition Madrid
Date: October 22, 2015 - January 17, 2016
c/ Fuencarral 3, 28013, Madrid, SPAIN
Beach Sessions 2016
Sessions are SOLD OUT.
Premiere - A Boy's Dream
IDFA Amsterdam
Date: Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 19:30
Frederiksplein 52
1017 XN Amsterdam,
Grand Exhibition
April 24 - May 6 2015
Location: Futako Tamagawa "GARELIA." Tokyo
September 19, 2015 - January 3, 2016
Dodge Gallery 2, East India Square, 161 Essex Street

PEM presents the first major American exhibition of Theo Jansen's famed kinetic sculptures. Dynamic and interdisciplinary, Jansen's Strandbeests ("beach animals") blur the lines between art and science, sculpture and performance. The exhibition celebrates the thrill of the Strandbeests' unique locomotion as well as the processes that have driven their evolutionary development on the Dutch seacoast. The kinetic sculptures are accompanied by artist sketches, facilitated demonstrations of the creatures' complex ambulatory systems, a hall of "fossils" as well as photography by Lena Herzog.

February 18 - May 17 2015
Paris, France
[At the Edge of the Worlds]

With: Laurent DEROBERT, Carlos ESPINOSA, Rose-Lynn FISHER, GAME OF STATES, Hiroshi ISHIGURO, Theo JANSEN, Jean KATAMBAYI, Kenji KAWAKAMI, Jesse KRIMES, Charlie LE MINDU, « Le Prince Noir », Bridget POLK, SAPEURS, Tomás Saraceno, ...
Answering Marcel Duchamp’s question: “Can one make works of art which are not 'of art'?”, the exhibition “Le Bord des Mondes” [At the Edge of the Worlds] explores the many fields of artistic creation and welcomes creative people from outside of the art world whose work would seem to belong to it through its depth, its beauty and its singularity. These artists – visionaries, experimenters, poets and pirates – reveal these unprecedented fields and defy limits.

Curated by Rebecca Lamarche Vadel