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Mirte van Duppen
info@mirtevanduppen.nl
+31(0)648066377
KvK 56095783
Tilburg (NL), 1990

Artist statement

The silence in which my camera moves guides the viewer's gaze, whom I can get to look but who will have to start seeing for themselves. With this, I invite the viewer to reflect on the surrealism, beauty and complexity found in their environment.

Mirte van Duppen interviewing, Kerkbrugge - Langerbrugge (BE), 2020 [photo: Hanse Cora]

My name is Mirte van Duppen, video artist with a background in graphic design. Filming, to me, is like a thought process, a way to explore situations unbeknownst to me. With my films I analyse the structures, functions and transformative power of (urban) landscapes and human interaction with these landscapes. The reality, that which we perceive, and fictional elements, that which we can imagine, are my tools for creating an analysis as well as a composition. I document this landscape in an intuitive way, with almost photographic film footage. As an audiovisual artist, I research the material, social and symbolic character within the landscape before me. This type of amazement and wonderment is something I try to convey to my audience, with work that raises more questions than it answers.

Mirte van Duppen filming AgriValley at fern grower Vitroplus, Burg - Haamstede, 2020 [photo: Mirza Bruggenweert]

My work is created by immersing myself into an environment which is new to me. Within this process, I collect personal stories and analyse social issues; an approach akin to that of an anthropologist. By opening up a dialogue with residents, users, makers, designers and policy makers, I approach the landscape from different angles. The interviews and other film footage come together in a spatial video installation, in which descriptive strategies are mixed with observations, reflections and fictional layers. Thus an interaction between the multiple screens comes to life – a rhyme of pictures – that highlights contradictions between images, but similarities as well. A fusing of images enfolds itself in front of the viewers' eyes: a friction, so you will, between what we think we see, and what we can imagine ourselves to see and experience.

current

Met kunst het verschil maken: in opdracht of op eigen initiatief?
CAB-café #12 // panel discussion
14.10.2021, 14:30 - 18:15
Electron, Breda (NL)

Het begint met een kamer voor jezelf
Dutch Design Week
16 - 24.10.2021, 11:00 - 18:00
MAKE Eindhoven, Eindhoven (NL)

De ijzeren boomgaard
23.10.2021, 18:00 - 22:00
23.10.2021, 19:30 Q&A with main characters
24.10.2021, 14:00 - 20:00
Buurt'punt Den Hannekesnest
Burggravenlaan 7
Kerkbrugge-Langerbrugge (BE)

education

2013 - 2015

Master of Design • Design (Think Tank for Visual Strategies) • Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam (NL)

2008 - 2012

Bachelor of Design • Graphic Design • ArtEZ University of the Arts, Arnhem (NL)

2010

Minor Design Critique / Editorial Design • ArtEZ University of the Arts, Arnhem (NL)

residencies & workshops

2021

JUMPtalent development program for young visual artists in Brabant, part of Talenthub Brabant

2020

KONNEKTOR3 weeks artist in residence• Kerkbrugge - Langerbrugge (BE) // invited by one of the curators Leontien Allemeersch

2019

Konvooi Kunstenfestival2 weeks artist in residence • Brugge (BE) // invited by curators PLAN B

Sandberg@Mediapark • participant of the masterclass • Hilversum (NL) // The masterclass is a creative breeding ground where makers from different disciplines are given space to experiment. A collaboration between Sandberg Instituut and Beeld en Geluid.

2018

Kunstloc (BKKC) • Kunstopdracht • Tilburg (NL) // A workshop for beginning visual artists to learn more about commission practice; presentation techniques, financial, management and preservation of art in the public space.

2017

HEIMA50 days artist in residence • Seyðisfjörður (IS) // own initiative

2016

AIR Antwerpen3 months artist in residence • State of the City • Antwerp (BE)
Kindly supported by Mondriaanfonds // ‘State of the City’ a project focused on the complex relationship between trade and sociocultural contexts in the cities of Antwerp, Rotterdam and Frankfurt am Main. The organization invited artists from each city to work on site in one of the other cities.

Open Set Dutch Design Seoul SessionsOpen Set • 2 weeks workshop • Kookmin University, Seoul (KR)
Kindly supported by Creative Industries Fund NL // The event was comprised of a series of workshops and symposiums hosted by Kookmin University and cultural institutions and centers, such as the Leeum Museum of Art, Dongdaemun Plaza and The Book Society.

2014

Disarming Design from Palestine • 3 weeks workshop • www.disarmingdesign.com • Ramallah (PS) // Palestinian artists and designers, and 5 visiting master-students from the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam, exchanged and collaborated with local producers to develop new products that spoke about their experience of Palestine.

exhibitions

AgriValley (in process) // installation(s) and publication

2020

Talent Wall #4 • Pennings Foundation, Eindhoven (NL) Kindly supported by Creative Industries Fund NL, Impulsgelden Provincie Noord-Brabant, Kunstloc Brabant and Tilburg Makersfonds

Het begint met een kamer voor jezelf. (2021) // two-channel video installation

2021

Dutch Design Week • MAKE Eindhoven, Eindhoven (NL) upcoming

De ijzeren boomgaard (2020) // two-channel video installation and film posters

2021

KONNEKTOR • Den Hannekesnest, Kerkbrugge - Langerbrugge (BE) upcoming // collaborating artists: Monica Ruiz Loyola and Edwin Stolk

JUMP Expo (projection) • De Cacaofabriek, Helmond (NL) // curators: Ageeth Boermans and Bert Loerakker

[SOLO SHOW] Cinecitta • Tilburg (NL)

2020

[SOLO SHOW] Cinecitta • Tilburg (NL) postponed Nacht van de Meetjeslandse kerken • Kerkbrugge - Langerbrugge (BE) cancelled

Groeten uit d’haven van Brugge (2019) // video panels

2019

Konvooi Kunstenfestival • Brugge (BE) // curator: PLAN B

Territory of the Beings (2019) // one-channel video

2021

Undercurrent: Film in de garage • Rotterdam Architecture Month, Rotterdam (NL) // program: Dorian de Rijk, From Form, Katja Verheul, Jaime Levinas, Miruna Dunu, Frederique Pisuisse, Cristobal Pereira, Gijs van der Meer, Katarina Jazbec and Mathieu Roy

2020

Architecture, Design, Art Film Festival • Palm Springs (USA)

2019

Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Films Festival • Istanbul (TR)

[DUO SHOW] Expoplu Extra • Expoplu, Nijmegen (NL) // collaborating artist: Bart Nijboer // curator: Youri Appelo

Floating Signifiers (2018) // one-channel video

2018

VIEWMASTER projects • Pennings Foundation, Eindhoven (NL) // curator: Mique Eggermont

Brot af Seyðisfirði / Fragments of Seyðisfjörður& (2017) // two-channel video installation

2019

[DUO SHOW] Expoplu Extra • Expoplu, Nijmegen (NL) // collaborating artist: Bart Nijboer // curator: Youri Appelo

2018

Kunstenfestival PLAN B • Gouvernement, Gent (BE)

Kunstenfestival PLAN B • Bekegem (BE)

2017

HEIMA • Seyðisfjörður (IS)

VIEW of the/from the WATERSIDE (2016) // three-channel video installation

2021

JUMP Expo • De Cacaofabriek, Helmond (NL) // curators: Ageeth Boermans and Bert Loerakker

2018

[SOLO SHOW] Piazza dell’Arte, Antwerp (BE) Kindly supported by Stad Antwerpen and Creative Industries Fund NL // self-organised show

2016

State of the City • Basis, Frankfurt (DE) // collaborating artists: Ghislain Amar, Levent Kunt, Stijn Van Dorpe, Karl Philips and Ani Schulze // curator: Christin Müller

AntwerpArtWeekend • AIR Antwerpen, Antwerp (BE)

The Dutch Mountain (2015) // two-channel video installation

2019

Etcetera VII • S.M.A.K., Gent (BE) // curators: Jef Declercq, Zoë Hoornaert, Adriënne van der Werf and Victor Van Wassenhove

2016

Marres Currents #3: sightseeing • Marres aan de Maas, Maastricht (NL) // curators: Agata Jaworska, Ina Hollmann, Eva Jäger and Guillemette Legrand

2015

Summer Program @ Hôtel Droog • Hôtel Droog, Amsterdam (NL)

Somewhere between cat and ruin, Graduation show Sandberg Instituut • Burgerweeshuis, Amsterdam (NL) // curator: Agata Jaworska

Disarming Design from Palestine (project by Annelys de Vet) // Measuring inequality (glass) & Relax hardly pillow (neck pillow)

2019

On the Line of the Equator • Expoplu, Nijmegen (NL) // collaborating artists: Hannah Dawn Henderson, Joyce Overheul, Julius Thissen, Eef Veldkamp and Puck Verkade

2018

Thoughts provoking december gifts • Hôtel Droog, Amsterdam (NL)

Change the system • Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (NL) // conservator: Annemartine van Kesteren

2017

Ökorausch Festival Cologne • Design Museum Colgone, Cologne (DE)

2016

Mudam Makers Market • Museum of Modern Art, Luxembourg City (LU)

2015

Design Colomn #9 - Conflicted • Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (NL) // curator: Moniek Driesse

On the other side (2014) // one-minute video

2015

The Sandberg Series 2015, The One Minutes • Reykjavík International Film Festival (IS), Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht (NL), deBuren, Brussels (BE), Dortmunder U (DE), Drents Museum/CBK Drenthe, Assen (NL), East China Normal University, Shanghai (CN), Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle (NL), Museum Hilversum (NL), Museum De Pont, Tilburg (NL), SCHUNCK*, Heerlen (NL), WOW, Amsterdam (NL), Burgerweeshuis, Amsterdam (NL)

commissions

2021

TAC • film about the transition • commissioned by TAC, Eindhoven (NL)

AIR Platform Brabant film about the 11 residencies • supported by Kunstloc and in collaboration with AIR Platform Brabant, Tilburg (NL)

2020

Struin door het puin • film intervention • commissioned by Annet Vermeulen, Udenhout (NL)

2019

Territory of the Beings • MINUTES: is a short film series portraying architecture through the lenses of international directors. • film about the building ‘District Water Board Brabantse Delta’ of KAAN Architecten, Breda (NL)

2018

In De Boomtak • film about the community centre • commissioned by In De Boomtak, Tilburg (NL)

grants

2021

Tilburg Makersfonds Plus • contribution for development • Tilburg (NL)

2020

Het Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds: Elisabeth Vermaat Müller Fonds • contribution for publication AgriValley

Tilburg Makersfonds • contribution for development • Tilburg (NL)

Jaap Hartenfonds • contribution for publication AgriValley

Mondriaanfonds • 6 months artist in residence • TAC, Eindhoven (NL)

2019

Impulsgelden • Provincie Noord-Brabant (advice by Kunstloc Brabant)

2018 - 2019

Creative Industries Fund NL • Talent Development Grant

2016

Mondriaanfonds • Kunstenaar Project (Vrije Praktijkverdieping) • 3 months artist in residence • AIR Antwerpen, Antwerp (BE)

Creative Industries Fund NLOpen Set • Open Set Dutch Design Seoul Sessions • 2 weeks workshop • Kookmin University, Seoul (KR)

lectures & artist talks

2021

Territory of the Beings12 Ways to Film a Building • Thursday Night Live at Het Nieuwe Instituut, online // moderator: Brendan Cormier

AgriValley • introduction project and screening Around its own axis • Seasonal Neighbours, online

2020

AgriValley • introduction project • Pennings Foundation, Eindhoven (NL)

AgriValley • debat • Pennings Foundation, Eindhoven (NL) cancelled

2019

‘The Scene is Here’ at DDW • MU, Eindhoven (NL) Kindly supported by Creative Industries Fund NL

2016

Lecture CA Conference - Special ‘Journey to Dutch Design’ • Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul (KR)

Marres Dialogues: The paradox of objective representation • Intro in Situ, Maastricht (NL) // Philippine Hoegen moderates: Paula van den Bosch, Chris Keulemans, Agata Jaworska and Guillemette Legrand

2015

Artist Talks Marres Currents #3: Sightseeing • Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht (NL)

2014

Ronde Tafel Gesprek Design Colomn #9 - Conflicted • Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (NL) // table discussion with: Moniek Driesse, Annelys de Vet, Ali Aldeek, Isaura San, Polina Medvedeva and Mark Jan van Tellingen

workshops & teaching

2017

Present your Portfolio (Internship and Portfolioday) • New Design & Attitudes (Grafisch- Ruimtelijk Ontwerp), St. Joost School of Art & Design, 4th year, Breda (NL)

2016

The One Minutes Workshop Trainer • Dirty Art Department, Sandberg Instituut, 1st year, Amsterdam (NL)

The One Minutes Workshop Trainer • Reinventing Daily Life, Sandberg Instituut, 1st year, Amsterdam (NL)

2015

Virtual / physical friendship • in collaboration with Hein van Duppen • Northgo College, vwo-5, Noordwijk (NL)

press & interviews

2021

Eindhovens Dagblad • Talent-expositie Jump! in De Cacaofabriek knettert • read here

architectenwebKAAN Architecten presenteert eerste film op platform Minutesread here

de filmkrantArchitecten­bureau als op­dracht­gever voor twaalf film­makersread here

METALOCUSNueva percepción de la Arquitectura. MINUTES. serie de cortometrajes por KAAN Architectenread here

2020

Stadsnieuws • De IJzeren Boomgaard: een sprookje • 10.12.2020 • Tilburg (NL) • read here

2019

Creative Industries Fund NL • interview with Tamar Shafrir • read here

2018

Kunstenfestival PLAN B [catalogue] • interview with Vincent Focquet • read here

2017

De Groene Amsterdammer, Beeldspraak • Ontwapenend ontwerp • Amsterdam (NL) • read here

2016

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung • Sat., 03.12.2016 • Andere Städte, gleiche Nöte • Frankfurt (DE)

CA Magazine ISSUE #221 • Open Set: Dutch Design Seoul Session • (KR)

Marres Currents #3: sightseeing | Video 4watch here

publications

2020 - 2022

AgriValley [author: Mirte van Duppen and Lotte Lentes] • design: Mirte van Duppen • contributions of: Willem Claassen (writer and journalist), Bernke Klein Zandvoort (poet and essayist), Joost Oomen (poet and writer), Hein van Duppen (spatial designer and visual artist) and Corinne Heyrman (theater maker) in process

2019

Het Sporenkabinet [contribution: Mirte van Duppen] • published by: AIR Antwerpen en Art Paper Editions

2016

A Sustainist Lexicon [design: Mirte van Duppen] • author: Michiel Schwarz • for sale at: NAi Booksellers (NL), Architectura & Natura (NL), Stedelijk Museum Bookshop (NL), Athenaeum (NL), The American Book&nbsp Center, Idea Books

State of the City [catalogue] [catalogue group expo] • with the work VIEW of the/from the WATERSIDE • published by: basis e.V.

2015

Dutch Mountain: Landscape of Fictions, Memories and Desires [writer: Mirte van Duppen] • read here

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