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

Minne Kersten (b. 1993, Utrecht, NL) lives and works in Amsterdam. She takes a literary approach to her work, blending installation, video, sculpture and painting to craft the backdrop of a fictional world. Through her immersive environments, she reveals buildings to be receptive to stories and traumas, as she stages situations subjected to chaos, decay and deconstruction. She explores the traces of events left behind and exposes them as witnesses of private stories retained by the walls that surround us. Her work considers the relationship between the real and the imagined, the ordinary and the uncanny and poses questions about memory and reconstruction. Working across diverse media, she interweaves personal themes such as mourning, loss and memory with the collective domain of fiction, fables and symbols.

education

2018-20 De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL

2012-16 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL

solo exhibitions

2022 The Same Room, Bonnefanten Museum, 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, Amsterdam, NL

selected group exhibitions

2022 Deciphering the Artist’s Mind, collectie presentatie, ABN Amro Kunstruimte, Amsterdam, NL (upcoming)

2022 Volkskrant Beeldende Kunstprijs, Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam, NL

2022 Royal Award for Modern Painting, Royal Palace, Amsterdam, NL

2022 The 16th Lyon Biennale / Jeune création internationale, IAC Institute of Contemporary Art, Villeurbanne, FR

2022 They won’t stand time, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, IS

2022 Scenes, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

2022 Annet Gelink Gallery, 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 Haus Wien, Vienna, AT

2020 Left Laundry, Amsterdam, NL

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

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

2018 Almende, 2e Triennale van Beetsterzwaag, Beetsterzwaag, NL

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

2017 Museumnight, Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam, NL

2017 Clusterfog Gig, Harbinger, Reykjavík, IS

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

2016 Graduation Show, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL

2015 Wonder & Wander, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, NL

2015 Are you alive or not?, de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, NL

nominations & grants

2022 Volkskrant Visual Arts Award, nominated, NL

2022 Royal Award for Modern Painting, nominated, NL

2021 Theodora Niemeijer Fund, NL

2021 Dommering Foundation, NL

2020 Mondriaan Fund – Stipendium for Emerging Artists, NL

2020 Prins Bernard Cultuur Fund, NL

2018 ASF Support Fund, De Ateliers working stipend, NL

2017 Nederlands Letterenfonds (Dutch Foundation for Literature), NL

2016 Gerrit Rietveld Academie Thesis Prize, nominated, NL

residencies

2023 Triangle-Astérides, Marseille, FR (upcoming)

2021 Hotel Maria Kapel, Hoorn, NL

2018 Kunsthuis SYB, Beetsterzwaag, NL

selected publication

2022 Manifesto of fragility, 16e Biennale de Lyon catalogue, Silvana Editoriale 

2022 Royal Award for Modern Painting 2022 catalogue, Koninklijk Paleis Amsterdam 

2022 Prospects 2022 catalogue, Mondriaan Fonds – 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