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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

De ijzeren boomgaard
26.03.2021, 18:00
Cinecitta, Tilburg (NL)

education

2013 - 2015

Master of Graphic Design • Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam (NL)

2008 - 2012

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

2010

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

residencies & workshops

2020

KONNEKTOR • 3 weeks artist in residence • Kerkbrugge - Langerbrugge (BE)

2019

Konvooi Kunstenfestival • 2 weeks artist in residence • Brugge (BE)

Sandberg@Mediapark • participant of the masterclass • Hilversum (NL)

2018

BKKC • Kunstopdracht • Tilburg (NL)

2017

HEIMA • 50 days artist in residence • Seyðisfjörður (IS)

2016

AIR Antwerpen • 3 months artist in residence • State of the City • Antwerp (BE)
Kindly supported by Mondriaanfonds

Open Set Dutch Design Seoul Sessions • 2 weeks workshop • Kookmin University, Seoul (KR)
Kindly supported by Creative Industries Fund NL

2014

Disarming Design from Palestine • 3 weeks workshop • www.disarmingdesign.com • Ramallah (PS)

exhibitions

2021

De ijzeren boomgaard • Cinecitta • Tilburg (NL)

2020

De ijzeren boomgaard • Cinecitta • Tilburg (NL) postponed

De ijzeren boomgaard • Nacht van de Meetjeslandse kerken • Kerkbrugge-Langerbrugge (BE) cancelled

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

Territory of the Beings • Architecture, Design, Art Film Festival • Palm Springs (USA)

2019

The Dutch Mountain • Etcetera VII • S.M.A.K., Gent (BE)

Territory of the Beings • Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Films Festival • Istanbul (TR)

Groeten uit d’haven van Brugge • Konvooi Kunstenfestival • Brugge (BE)

Measuring Inequality • On the Line of the Equator • Expoplu, Nijmegen (NL)

Brot af Seyðisfirði / Fragments of Seyðisfjörður & Territory of the Beings • Expoplu Extra • Expoplu, Nijmegen (NL)

2018

Floating Signifiers • VIEWMASTER projects • Pennings Foundation, Eindhoven (NL)

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

Brot af Seyðisfirði / Fragments of Seyðisfjörður • Kunstenfestival PLAN B • Gouvernement, Gent (BE)

VIEW of the/from the WATERSIDE (solo show) • Piazza dell’Arte, Antwerp (BE)
Kindly supported by Stad Antwerpen and Creative Industries Fund NL

Brot af Seyðisfirði / Fragments of Seyðisfjörður • Kunstenfestival PLAN B • Bekegem (BE)

Measuring inequality • Change the system • Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (NL)

2017

Brot af Seyðisfirði / Fragments of Seyðisfjörður • HEIMA • Seyðisfjörður (IS)

Relax hardly pillow • Ökorausch Festival Cologne • Design Museum Colgone, Cologne (DE)

2016

VIEW of the/from the WATERSIDE • State of the City • Basis, Frankfurt (DE)

VIEW of the/from the WATERSIDE • AntwerpArtWeekend • AIR Antwerpen, Antwerp (BE)

The Dutch Mountain • Marres Currents #3: sightseeing • Marres aan de Maas, Maastricht (NL)

Measuring inequality & Relax hardly pillow • Mudam Makers Market • Museum of Modern Art, Luxembourg City (LU)

2015

The Dutch Mountain • Summer Program @ Hôtel Droog • Hôtel Droog, Amsterdam (NL)

The Dutch Mountain • Somewhere between cat and ruin, Graduation show Sandberg Instituut • Burgerweeshuis, Amsterdam (NL)

On the other side • 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)

Measuring inequality & Relax hardly pillow • Design Colomn #9 - Conflicted • Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (NL)

2014

Zonder Dubbele Bodem • in collaboration with Tim en Katrein Breukers • Rijksakademie, Amsterdam (NL)

2013

Office X • in collaboration with Manetta Berends • Staycation Museum, Berlin (DE)

Virtual / physical domain • van Ranzow zaal in Dudok, Arnhem (NL)

2012

Looking back to see • in collaboration with Katrein Breukers • Kuntspodium T, Tilburg (NL)

Organized by rules • Graduation exhibition ArtEZ finals • ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Arnhem (NL)

commissions

2021

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

AIR Platform Brabant • film about the 15 residencies • commissioned by KunstLoc, Tilburg (NL)

2020

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

2019

Territory of the Beings • film about the building ‘District Water Board Brabantse Delta’ • commisioned by KAAN Architecten, Breda (NL)

2018

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

grants

2020

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

Tilburg Makersfonds • contribution for development

Jaap Hartenfonds • contribution for publication

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

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

lectures & artist talks

2021

AgriValley • introduction project and screening Om zijn eigen as. / 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)

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)

workshops & teaching

2017

Present your Portfolio (Internship and Portfolioday) • Grafisch- Ruimtelijk Ontwerp, St. Joost, Breda (NL)

2016

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

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

2015

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

press & interviews

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 (page 42) • Sat., 03.12.2016 • Andere Städte, gleiche Nöte • Frankfurt (DE)

CA Magazine ISSUE #221 (page 116) • Open Set: Dutch Design Seoul Session • (KR)

publications

2019

Het Sporenkabinet • a collection of 73 traces that were deliberately left in residence by visual artists a.o. Mirte van Duppen • 11 × 18 cm, 224 p, ills colour, paperback, dust jacket • design: 6'56" • edition of 500 • published by: AIR Antwerpen en Art Paper Editions

2016

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

State of the City [catalogue] • with texts by: Wim van der Celen, Dr. Ina Hartwig, Dirk Hülstrunk, Maarten Inghels, Hester Knibbe, Kathrin Meyer, Bart Moeyaert, Christin Müller, Ine Pisters, Alan Quireyns, Felix Ruhöfer and Kamiel Verschuren • published by basis e.V. • 112 pages

2015

Dutch Mountain: Landscape of Fictions, Memories and Desires • author: Mirte van Duppen • Sandberg Instituut

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