background

Portfolio available upon request at minne.kersten@gmail.com  

Minne Kersten (b. 1993, NL) lives and works in Amsterdam. Drawing from a background in literature, she develops large-scale installations, video, sculptures and drawings that function as the scenery of a fictional world. Refiguring organic and building materials, she constructs a visual language that places humans, objects and architectural elements in a new relationship – often according to an absurd logic.

She was a participant at De Ateliers from 2018-2020. She graduated from de Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2016, where she holds a BFA at the Image & Language department. In 2018 she participated in the Slow Writing Lab (post-graduate trajectory of the Dutch Foundation for Literature). Her works originate from a desire to tell stories and construct environments that support these stories or propose their own narrative interpretation. 

education

2018-20 De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL

2017-18 Participant of Slow Writing Lab (Dutch Foundation for Literature), NL

2012-16 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, BFA: Image & Language, Amsterdam, NL

2011-12 Art History, Propaedeutic year, University of Amsterdam, NL

solo exhibitions

2021 Hotel Maria Kapel, Hoorn, NL (forthcoming)

2020 Offspring, de Ateliers, curated by Fabian Schöneich, NL

2017 The Burrow, NEVERNEVERLAND, Amsterdam, NL 

selected group exhibitions

2020 Foundation AVL Mundo, curated by Eveline Vondeling, Rotterdam, NL (forthcoming)

2020 Left Laundry, curated by Gustav Wideberg, Amsterdam, NL

2018 Lets Take Ten, w/ Laumulistasamsteypan, Nýlistasafnið (NYLO) Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, IS

2018 To That Special Someone, at7 project space, Amsterdam, NL

2018 2e Triënnale van Beetsterzwaag, curated by Julia Geerlings & Niekolaas Lekkerkerk, Beetsterzwaag, NL

2018 Notes Of The Receptionist, Kunsthuis SYB, Beetsterzwaag, NL

2018 Artist Trading Card Fair (ATCF), Kunstverein, Amsterdam, NL

2017 Laumulistasampsteypan’s Karaoke Bar, at7 project space, Amsterdam, NL

2017 Museumnight, Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam, NL

2017 HAMUR / HAM, screening at Optics Festival, Roulette, November 2017, New York, USA

2017 Clusterfog Gig, Harbinger, Reykjavík, IS 

2017 dig! dig! dig!, at7 project space, Amsterdam, NL

2017 Ether Snuiven, WORM, Rotterdam, NL

2017 Part of discursive program “What is happening to my brain”, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL

2016 Graduation Show, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL

2016 Drive-by performance, Rietveld Pavilion, Amsterdam, NL

2015 The Jamming Station, w/ Maria Barnas, Museumnight, Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam, NL

2016 Wonder & Wander, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, NL

2016 Are You Alive Or Not?, Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, NL

2014 Liquid Gestures, Laumulistasamsteypan, Hrísey, IS

2014 Gallery Collage, Athens, GR

writing & performance

2020 Artist talk CLUB SOLO, Breda, NL

2020 High Tide, text work for Stedelijk Museum, Breda, NL

2020 A Soft Room (instruction manual for creating a shelter), audio work for Radio Palanga, LT

2019 The Well, radiostation at de Ateliers, broadcasted on JAJAJANEENEENEE radio

2018 Brainwash Festival, performance, november, Amsterdam, NL

2018 No Wind Today, text work for Tubelight, no. 107, september, NL

2018 Nieuwe Types Festival, performance, Arnhem, NL

2017 When adding to walls, spaces shrink, text work for zine: Temporary Nightshop, Rotterdam, NL

2016 Archeology of the sky, podcast on radio Laumulistasamsteypan, 105.9 fm, IS

2016 Bomberjacket, podcast on radio Laumulistasamsteypan, 105.9 fm, IS 

2016 De onnavolgbare fles, thesis Gerrit Rietveld Academie – edition of 25

2015 Ontmaskering van een schipbreuk, text work for publication, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, NL

2015 Kleine barstjes schieten razendsnel in het rond, text work published on De Internet Gids

2014 Voice ~ a creature of transition, performance, Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, NL

2014 De man die zijn stoel naar de berg droeg, performance Parool Theater, Amsterdam, NL

2013 een ZEKER iemand, De Punt, Amsterdam, NL

residencies

2021 Hotel Maria Kapel, Hoorn, NL (forthcoming)

2018 Kunsthuis SYB, w/ Annemarijn Voorhorst, & Charlott Weise, Beetsterzwaag, NL

2017-18 Participant of Slow Writing Lab (coaching by e.g. Ilse van Rijn, Voebe de Gruyter), NL

2017 Laumulistasamsteypan, HAMUR / HAM, Hrísey, IS              

2016 Laumulistasamsteypan, short term radio station & podcast, Hrísey, IS

2014 Laumulistasamsteypan, Hrísey, IS

grants and scholarships

2020 Mondriaan Fund, Stipend for Emerging Artists, NL

2020 Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds – Josine de Bruyn Kops Fonds

2018-20 ASF Support Fund, Working stipend, NL

2017-18 Nederlands Letterenfonds (Dutch Foundation for Literature), Development grant, NL

2017 Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst (AFK), Projectsubsidy, Amsterdam, NL

2016 Nominated for Gerrit Rietveld Academie Thesis Prize, NL

2016 Dr. H. P. Berlage fonds, in support of my graduation work, Amsterdam, NL

other activities

2018-20 teaching Image & Language, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, NL

2017-19 co-founder and curator of at7 project space, along with 7 others artists, Amsterdam, NL