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Portfolio upon request: minne.kersten@gmail.com  
@minnekersten

Minne Kersten (b. 1993, NL) lives and works in Amsterdam and Brussels. Her work has a literary approach: she tells visual stories and constructs sculptural environments that support these stories or add to their reading and interpretation. She works with installations, videos, sculptures and painting which form the backdrop of a fictional world. In this world, which has its own often absurd logic that blurs the boundaries of reality and the imagined, people, objects and architectural elements find new relationships with each other. Her work considers the relationship between the real and the imagined, the ordinary and the uncanny – by staging situations in self-constructed filmsets that are subdued to chaos, decay or deconstruction. Through encompassing installations, her filmic and sculptural works explore themes of loss, grief and symbolism.

education

2018-20 De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL

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

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

2011-12 Art History, University of Amsterdam, NL

solo exhibitions

2022 Bonnefanten Museum | The Studio, Maastricht, NL (upcoming)

2022 Fabulator, Welcome Stranger, Amsterdam, NL

2022 Constant Companion, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

2021 Constant Companion, Hotel Maria Kapel, Hoorn, NL

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

2017 The Burrow, NEVERNEVERLAND, Amsterdam, NL 

selected group exhibitions

2022 Jeune création internationale / 16th Lyon Biennale, curated by Eva González-Sancho Bodero, Institute of Contemporary Art, Villeurbanne/ Rhone-Alpes, FR (upcoming)

2022 Volkskrant Beeldende Kunstprijs, Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam, NL (upcoming)

2022 The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, IS (upcoming)

2022 Annet Gelink Gallery, booth Art Rotterdam, NL

2022 Prospects, Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL

2022 Fabulous Facts, True Fictions, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL

2022 The Arrow Error, HISK exhibition space, Brussels, BE

2021 Constant Companion (screening), de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, NL

2021 Haus Wien, Vienna, AT

2020 Left Laundry, Amsterdam, NL

2018 Lets Take Ten, Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, IS

2018 2e Triënnale van Beetsterzwaag, Kunsthuis SYB, Beetsterzwaag, NL

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

2017 Museumnight, Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam, NL

2017 Optics Festival (screening), Roulette, New York, USA

2017 Clusterfog Gig, Harbinger, Reykjavík, IS 

2017What is happening to my brain”, Uncut x Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL

2016 Graduation Show, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL

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

2015 Wonder & Wander, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, NL

2015 Are You Alive Or Not?, de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, NL

2014 Liquid Gestures, Laumulistasamsteypan, Hrísey, IS

selected publication & readings

2022 Prospects 2022 catalogue, Mondriaan Fonds (NL) – Text by Sarah van Binsbergen

2022 Fabulous Facts, True Fictions, catalogue Amsterdam Art Week, De Ateliers – Text by Dominic van den Boogerd

2022 The Arrow Error, Issue #4, Snooper Magazine

2020 Offspring 2020 catalogue, De Ateliers, Amsterdam (NL) – Text by Fabian Schöneich

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 Simulacrum, (T)huis, Jaargang 26, no. 4, July

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

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, de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, NL

residencies

2021 Hotel Maria Kapel, Hoorn, NL

2018 Kunsthuis SYB, Beetsterzwaag, NL

2017 Laumulistasamsteypan, Hrísey, IS

grants and nominations

2022 Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs, nominated, NL

2021 Dommering Foundation – film production grant, NL

2021 Theodora Niemeijer Fund – production grant, NL

2021 AFK Packagedeal, nominated, NL

2020 Mondriaan Fund – Stipendium for Emerging Artists, NL

2020 Prins Bernard Cultuur Fund, Josine Kops de Bruyn, NL

2018 ASF Support Fund – Working stipend, NL

2017 Nederlands Letterenfonds (Dutch Foundation for Literature) – development grant, NL

2016 Gerrit Rietveld Academie Thesis Prize, nominated, NL

2016 Dr. H. P. Berlage Fund, Amsterdam, NL

teaching experience / talks

2021 Artist talk, 28 May Hotel Maria Kapel, Hoorn, NL

2021 Artist talk and lecture by Matisse Huiskens, 7 May, Hotel Maria Kapel, Hoorn, NL

2020 Artist talk CLUB SOLO, Breda, NL

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