Mariken Wessels (1963)

Born in Vlaardingen, The Netherlands, 1963
Raised in Breda, lives and works in Amsterdam














Education
2004-2008 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Dogtime, fine art (Graduated)
1996-1997 Actors studio New York - The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute
1995-1996 Writers school ‘t Colofon A’dam, Writing scenario's
1990-1991 Camera/acting course with NOB
1985-1989 Theatre School Amsterdam (Graduated)

Selected exhibitions
2017 / upcoming
Solo Exhibition / Keramiekmuseum Princessehof / Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
Photo Oxford 2017 / curated by Tim Clark & Greg Hobson / Oxford, UK
Fotoboekenprijs / FotoFestival Naarden 2017 / Naarden, The Netherlands
Solo exhibition I'M OK - YOU'RE OK / Fotomuseum Den Haag / The Hague, The
Netherlands
Johan Deumens Gallery / Art Rotterdam 2017 / Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2016
Visual Leader, LeadAwards exhibition / Haus der Fotografie Deichtorhallen / Hamburg,
Germany
Johan Deumens Gallery / Amsterdam Art Fair / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Solo exhibition curated by Joachim Naudts / FOMU - FotoMuseum provincie Antwerpen /
Antwerpen, Belgium
De Obscure Kamer exhibition curated by Petra Noordkamp / Arti et Amicitiae / Amsterdam,
The Netherlands
QUICKSCAN NL#2 curated by Frits Gierstberg / Nederlands Fotomuseum / Rotterdam,
Netherlands
Feminine Masculine exhibition for Photo50 curated by Federica Chiocchetti / London Art
Fair / London, UK
SIZE MATTERS exhibition with We Like Art / TETEM / Enschede, Netherlands

2015
FOTOGRAFIA Festival Internazionale di Roma with Little Big Press / Museo d’Arte
Contemporanea / Rome, Italy
Unseen Photo Fair with Johan Deumens Gallery / Westergasfabriek / Amsterdam, The
Netherlands
De Fotokopie exhibition with De Schans Gallery and Foam Fotografiemuseum / Rencontres
de la Photographie / Arles, France
THE EDITION SHOW / Riot-Ghent / Ghent, Belgium
Veldwerk jubilee exhibition curated by Hanne Hagenaars & Heske ten Cate / Kunstvereniging
Diepenheim / Diepenheim, The Netherlands
Sequence 1 exhibition with Academie Minerva, Henk Woudsma and Groninger
Museum / Academie Minerva / Groningen, The Netherlands

2014
START BUYING ART exhibition / We Like Art / Westerpark / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
I am not doing anything until I feel the need exhibition initiated by Joanneke Meester /
Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
I am not doing anything until I feel the need exhibition initiated by Joanneke Meester / De
Nederlandse Bank / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
DOGtime, Live / TNT building / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Solo exhibition in collaboration with Rietveld Academy, organized by Castrum Peregrini / 8
cubic meters / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
BE CALM curated by Hanne Hagenaars / CBK Amsterdam / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Art Rotterdam 2014 / We Like Art / Van Nellefabriek / Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2013
Lishui International Photography Festival / Little Big Press / Lishui, China
START BUYING ART exhibition / We Like Art / Westerpark / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
IFEST Italian Photo Festival / Savignano, Italy
We Like Art Pop-Up show / De Bijenkorf / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
flowerCASTLE curated by Gijs Stork / Castle Keukenhof / Lisse, The Netherlands
Ed Ruscha book with ABC Artists' books cooperative / Gagosian Gallery / New York, USA
The Little Big Press Exhibition / Treterzi / Rome, Italy
Prospects & Concepts organized by the Mondriaan Fund and curated by Wim Waelput /

2012
Athenaeum & Van Zoetendaal exhibition curated by Petra Noordkamp / Amsterdam, The
Netherlands
We Like Art Walls / VOUS ETES ICI / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
01. Binding Image Pop-Up Gallery / muzyQ / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Salon II / Arti et Amicitiae / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
We Like Art show / ING Headquarters / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
SLIDELUCK POTSHOW AMS2 curated by Paul Kooiker / Pakhuis De Zwijger / Amsterdam,
The Netherlands

2011
Group show Do you wanna date? / BERM / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Hamburger Fototage with ABC Artists' Books Cooperative / Haus der Photographie /
Hamburg, Germany
Selection Fonds BKVB / 1st Beijing International Design Fair / Beijing, China
Solo exhibition / Kominek Gallery / Berlin, Germany
Wat zijn mij wolken nog en wegen, curated by Hanne Hagenaars en Gijs Assmann /
Kunstvereniging Diepenheim / Diepenheim, The Netherlands
The shortcut / Arti et Amicitiae / Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2010
We like 6%! / Nieuw Dakota / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Exhibition / Johan Deumens Gallery / Haarlem, The Netherlands
Solo exhibition / De Zwarte Ruyter / Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Sugary Photographs by Time to meet / FotoMuseum / Antwerpen, Belgium

2008
Vision in motion - motion in vision / Verbeke Foundation / Kemzeke, Belgium
Graduation Rietveld Academie / Rietveld Academie / Dogtime / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Kunstvlaai in co-orporation with 'Het Kattenbakcollectief' / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Graduation Selection Rietveld Academie / De Oude Kerk / Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2007
Short film 'Sleep, little child' / National Museum of Women in the Arts / Washington D.C, USA
Wallensalon / Het Kattenbak Collectief / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
One minute film ’lucht’ / Sandberg Instituut broadcast on Dutch television
Zwever / Chiellerie / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Cinema de Bricolage / Horse Move Projects Space & Art et Amicitiae / Amsterdam, The
Netherlands
Photo exhibition / Chiellerie / Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Collections
FOMU - FotoMuseum provincie Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium
Verbeke Foundation, Kemzeke, Belgium
Art Institute of Chicago Ryerson & Burnham Libraries, Chicago
Auraria Library, Denver, USA
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library - Yale University, Yale, USA
Brooklyn Museum: Libraries and Archives, New York, USA
Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, USA
Getty Research Institute library, Los Angeles, USA
International Center of Photography Library, New York, USA
Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, USA
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Library, New York, USA
New York Public Library, New York, USA
Princeton University Library, Princeton, USA
Rhode Island School of Design Library, Providence, USA
SAIC - John M. Flaxman Library, Chicago, USA
Syracuse University Libraries, Syracuse, USA
Texas State University, San Marcos, USA
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Library, New York, USA
The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, USA
UC Berkeley Library, Berkeley, USA
University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Indie Photobook Library, USA
YBP Library Services, Contoocook, USA
Art collection UMC, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Erasmus Antiquariaat en Boekhandel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Gerrit Rietveld Academie Library, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Koninklijke Bibliotheek, National Library of The Netherlands, The Hague, The Netherlands
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Library, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Special Collections Libraries Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
Bibliothèque Kandinsky Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Florence Loewy, Paris, France
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich, Germany
Kunstbibliothek - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Kunst-Und Museumsbibliothek / Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Köln, Germany
Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden, Dresden, Germany
Zentralinstitut fu?r Kunstgeschichte, Mu?nchen, Germany
Ampersand Foundation, Johannesburg, South Africa
Camberwell College of Arts London, UK
Chelsea College of Art & Design Library, London, UK
The University of Edinburgh Library, Edinburgh, UK
University Of The Arts London, London, UK
Leitung Bibliotheek Albentina, Vienna, Austria
Universität fu?r angewandte Kunst Wien, Vienna, Austria
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
Private collections

Grants & Awards
2016 Portrait-Photography Of The Year LeadAwards bronze award for a series of 8 photos
from Taking Off. Henry My Neighbor in Vice/N°11/2015
2016 The Author Book Award in Arles for artist book Taking Off. Henry my Neighbor
2016 Honorary Appreciation For Taking Off. Henry My Neighbor At Schönste Bu?cher Aus
Aller Welt
2016 The Best Dutch and Flemish Book Designs award for artist book Taking Off. Henry my
Neighbor
2014 Stipendium Program for Established Artists, Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2011 Second starter stipend from The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and
Architecture (Fonds BKVB)
2009 'Fotofestival di Roma' Book Award: Silver Medal Award for the book 'Elisabeth - I want
to eat-'
2009 Starter stipend from The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and
Architecture (Fonds BKVB)
2009 Flexible working budget from The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and
Architecture (Fonds BKVB)

Teachings & Residencies
2017 Residency at EKWC / Oisterwijk, The Netherlands
2016 Masterclass Vincent Delbrouck at Foam Museum with guest artists Paul Bogaers &
Mariken Wessels / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2013 Fine Arts guest teacher at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts / Arnhem, The Netherlands
2011 Fine Arts Teacher in Dogtime Department at Gerrit Rietveld Academie/Amsterdam, The
Netherlands
2010 Guest teaching at the Nola Hatterman Art Academy Suriname in collaboration with
Gerrit Rietveld Academie
2009 Guest teaching in collaboration with Gerrit Rietveld Academie of Art at 'Ateliers '89'
Oranjestad, Aruba

Art Rotterdam 2019

Mariken Wessels

Thu 7 Feb 2019 - Sun 10 Feb 2019


Art Fair
Rotterdam (NL)

Mariken Wessels

'Taking Off' 2015

Mariken Wessels

'Femina Ludens' 2017