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About

– In the majority of projects, executed in photography, film, print, text or performance, Barbara Visser has been occupied with the uncertain relationship between registration and dramatization, plays with notions of original and copy, and questions the way history and memory are being shaped by both the individual and society.


Dissecting various strategies to influence our collective memory, our biographies and behaviour, the works challenge conventions, readymade interpretations and clichés.


From a solid conceptual basis, many works have a changing appearance which is related to time, place and context. Thus, the projects can be regarded as multilayered stories or threads, rather than symbolic pieces or statements.



– See also


http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Visser


(Wiki-page in Dutch)


CV

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Curriculum Vitae


Barbara Visser  / www.barbaravisser.net
Born May 20th, 1966 in Haarlem, The Netherlands


EDUCATION
1998-99 Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL
1989 Cooper Union, New York U.S.A. exchange student
1985-1991 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL / Photography and Audiovisual Arts

AWARDS
- Dutch Cultural Media Fund Documentary Award (2010)
- Best Book Designs of 2008 (2009)
- dr. A. H. Heineken Award (2008)
- David Roell Prize 2007, Prins Bernhard Foundation (2007)
- Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart Preis (2000)
- Prijs Jonge Belgische Schilderkunst/ Prix Jeune Peinture Belge (1999)
- Charlotte Köhler Prijs Prins Bernhard Fund (1996)
- Willink van Collen Award 1992 Arti et Amicitiae (2e) (1992)
- Best Book Designs, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (1991)



EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS (SELECTION)

2014
The Peacock, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz
She Devil 6, Studio Stefania Miscetti, Rome, I
Rencontres Internationales, film festival Paris, F
Blueprint, Kunsthal Kade, Amersfoort

2013
Imagine Science Film Festival, New York, NY, USA
Le Futur Commence Ici, Frac Nord-Pas de Calais, F
(T)here, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht
Werkleitz Festival, Utopien Vermeiden, Halle, Duitsland
Sluizen, Moskou Biennale, Moskou, The State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia
Artificial Amsterdam, De Appel, Amsterdam
(Re)Source, Beelden op de Berg, Arboretum Wageningen
Bourgeois Leftovers, CP show, De Appel, Amsterdam
Internationales Frauenfilmfestival Dortmund/Köln, D / 9-14 April
Physical and Virtual Bodies MMK Arnhem/ 16/2 - 21/4
Souvenir 3, 38CC Delft 16/2 – 14/4


2012
C.K. screening at IDFA, Amsterdam, 15/11 – 25/11
C.K. at Nederlands Film Festival 25/9 – 4/10
Eternal Return, Smart Project Space /NASA, group show 3/11 – 30/12
People can only deal with the fantasy when they are ready for it. De Paviljoens 2001-2012, 2/12 – 30/6/13
DESTRØY DESIGN – Modern Living, Coll. du FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais
Taipei Fine Arts Museum Taiwan
C.K. film (55’), broadacsted by the VPRO television on March 1st 2012,
DOUBLE FEATURES, solo exhibition at Objectif Exhibitions Antwerp, B
THE AVANT GARDE: SPECTERS OF THE NINETIES, Marres, Maastricht

2011
RITUALS OF THE ART WORLD, Ludlow 38, Goethe Institute, New York, USA
OUT OF STORAGE, works from the FRAC collection, Marres in the Sphinx Factory, Maastricht
FOOL ME TWICE, Light Projects, Auckland, NZ
Experimenta Design Lisbon, P
ART BIENNALE VENEZIA Dutch Pavillion entry, collaboration with Event Architecture, Maureen Mooren, Joke Robaard, Johannes Schwartz, Yannis Kyriakides,Venice, It
A SYMMETRICAL STUDY solo at Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, B

2010
ARE YOU READY FOR TV? MACBA, Barcelona, Spain
ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE VENEZIA, Dutch Pavillion, artistic team 
JURYMEMBER Prijs voor de Jonge Kunstkritiek, initiated by De Appel and Fonds Bkvb
IDFA Scenario Workshop competition May – Nov 2010
MONUMENTALISME, proposal for municipal acquistitions, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
DESTRØY DESIGN, Mudac Lausanne, CH, From the collection of Frac Nord- Pas de Calais

2009
JURYMEMBER Prix de Rome Visual Art, The Netherlands
PLAYGROUND, STUK Leuven, Belgium
RIETVELD ARSENALE, June 4 – July 19th, Venice, IT
HOLLAND MANIA Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden
BEST VERZORGDE BOEKEN 2008, The Complete Incomplete Series, 2007 – 1987, UvA, A’dam
TRANSLATION PARADOXES AND MISUNDERSTANDINGS 3, Shedhalle, Zürich, CH
TWILIGHT ZONE Art Hits Design, Kunst Raum Niederösterreich, Vienna, A
SUPERSTORIES, Triennale Hasselt, Belgium
THE GRAND ILLUSION, Cultural Gallery of the National theatre, Taipei, Taiwan

2008
DECOLLECTING 4, from the coll. Of Frac Nord-pas de Calais, De Garage, Mechelen
COVER=reencenação+repetição Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Brazil, 2008
FORMER FUTURES 2 solo at Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam
MAAK ONS LAND, Netherlands Architecture Institute Nai, Rotterdam
MANIFESTA 7, Trento, Italy
MULTIKINO, Tranzitdisplay Gallery, Prague, CZ
PLACES OF LIFE, MEMORIES AND FANTASIES OF ROOTS, Centre d’art Contemporain Meymac, France
TOEKENNING 036, DE MACHT VAN HET MEDIUM , Fonds Bkvb, Amsterdam
DECOLLECTING, Frac Nord-Pas de Calais, F
MIMETISME, Extra City, Antwerp, Belgium
DOUBLE AGENT, ICA, London, GB
CUVEE BIENNALE, Linz, Austria
STATE ALPHA, On the Architecture of Sleep, Nai Maastricht, collaboration with Chris Kabel

2007
SPACE FOR YOUR FUTURE, MOT Tokyo, J
PLUS, Laureates of the Friedrich-Vordemberge Gildewart Prize, Wiesbaden, D
MYSTIC TRUTHS, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, NZ
HABITAT/ VARIATIONS, Batiment d'Art Contemporain, Geneva, CH and Madrid, SP
THE DISCOVERY OF SLOWNESS, KW14, Den Bosch, NL, & The National Centre of Photography of the Russian Federation, Sint Petersburg, RUS
CONSTRUCTION TIME AGAIN, Lisson Gallery, London, GB
TWENTYTWOTHOUSANDFIVEHUNDRED, DE COLLECTIE ALMERE, Museum De Paviljoens, Almere
HOW TO LIVE TOGETHER/ SELECTION OF THE 27th Bienal de Sao Paulo, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago de Chile, CHILI



2006
VERTAALDE WERKEN/ TRANSLATED WORKS, 1990 - 2006, Museum De Paviljoens, Almere
TRANSFORMATION HOUSE, selected proposal for house in Leidsche Rijn
HOW TO LIVE TOGETHER, 27th Biennial of São Paulo, Brazil
I (ICH) / PERFORMATIVE ONTOLOGY, Secession, Vienna

2005
PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS, Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht.
HUMAN RIGHTS MONUMENT, winning proposal, Dordrecht
IN THIS COLONY, Kunstfort Vijfhuizen
FUNKY LESSONS, Bawag Contemporary, Vienna, A
LIFE, ONCE MORE, Witte de With, Rotterdam
H x B x D = De Rabo Kunstcollectie, GEM Den Haag, The Hague
MEDIASCAPES, Fundcio La Caixa, Lleida/ Tarragona/ Girona, SP

2004
SCHÖNER WOHNEN, BE-PART Cabk Waregem, B
FUNKY LESSONS, Büro Friedrich, Berlin, D
MAKING PUBLIC, CBK Dordrecht
THIS IS NOT A HOME, THIS IS A HOUSE, Observatoire Gallery, Brussels, B
TRAFIC D’INFLUENCES, Lille Capitale Culture 2004, F
SURFACING, Ludwig Museum Budapest, H
WUNDERLAND UNFRAMED Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam
ROYAL WEDDING, L'épuisement du réel, expo de l'école du Magasin, MAMCO, Genève, CH

2003
NEW WORK, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam
URBAN DRAMAS, De Singel, Antwerp, B
REGARDE, IL NEIGE, Centre d’ Art Contemporain de Vassivière, F
HISTOIRES CONTEMPORAINES, IAC, Lyon, F
STOP & GO, Frac Nord – Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, F
RETROSPECTIVE VIEW, De Hallen, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem
HUIS A/D WERF, production and first screening of ‘Actor and Liar’ Utrecht
M_ARS, Art and War, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, GRAZ, A
We Show Art /10 YEARS OF SMBA, insert ‘Jan who saw it all’ in publication, SMBA, Amsterdam

2002
THE WORLD BELONGS TO EARLY RISERS – Underground gallery, Athens, G
HAUNTED BY DETAIL, De Appel CTP Programme, Amsterdam
IT’S UNFAIR! De Paviljoens, Almere
FACES, PEOPLE  AND SOCIETY, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem
MARRIED BY POWERS, 11 CHOICES FROM THE FRAC COLLECTION, TENT, Rotterdam
THE WORLD BELONGS TO EARLY RISERS Villa Arson Nice, F
EUROPESE BANK Frankfurt, Nederlandse kunst  van nu, Frankfurt, D
IMPORT/ EXPORT, jan-maart, Villa Arson Nice, F
GALERIE GEORG KARGL, waiting for the Ice Age, Vienna, A

2001
SET, Castello di Rivoli videopresentaties, Turin, I
AUDIT, Casino Luxembourg, L
SHILOUETTES ‘N SHADOWS, Fundament, Tilburg
MANGISTAN, Oud Amelisweerd, Utrecht
A DAY IN HOLLAND/ HOLLAND IN A DAY, Stroom HCBK The Hague
HELLE NAECHTE, Kunstverein van Binningen, Bottingen, Reinach, Basel, CH
NEUE WELT, Frankfurter Kunstverein, D
REMEDY FOR MELANCHOLY,  Edsvik Kunsthalle, Stockholm, S

2000
FOR REAL, Municipal Acquistions 2000, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
DETITLED, Exedra, Hilversum
INTERNATIONALES, location Maison Gregoire by Henry vd Velde, Brussels, B
IMPORT/EXPORT Salzburger Kunstverein (A), Museum v Moderne Kunst Arnhem, NL
METRO>POLIS, sound piece in the pre-metro of Brussels, B
VILLE VACANT Brussels cultural Capital 2000,  B
ART BASEL, solopresentation at Annet Gelink Gallery, Basel, CH

1999
SPIRAL TV, Wacoal Art Centre, Tokyo, J
THE DIALECTICS OF PROGRESS, ICA Dunaujvaros, H
PRIX DE LA JEUNE PEINTURE BELGE, Paleis v Schone Kunsten, Brussels, B


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