Benjamin Pompe (Leiden, 1997) is interested in various forms of art. With a basis in drawing and painting he has now branched out into music, video and photography. He draws on his international background, having lived in various countries from the tropics to the nordics. He is currently enrolled in the University of the Arts in Utrecht.

A QUITE SERIOUS JOKE is an exhibition split into two parts. A video piece and a closely connected picture series, which have as common themes contradiction, contrast and inadequacy.