In residency from January 5 to April 6 2023

Born in 1993 in Utrecht (NL). Lives and works in Amsterdam (NL).

Minne Kersten (b. 1993, Utrecht, NL) lives and works in Amsterdam. Her work has a literary approach: she tells visual stories and constructs sculptural environments that support these stories or add to their reading and interpretation. She works with installations, videos, sculptures and painting which form the backdrop of a fictional world. In this world, which has its own often absurd logic that blurs the boundaries of reality and the imagined, people, objects and architectural elements find new relationships with each other. Her work considers the relationship between the real and the imagined, the ordinary and the uncanny - by staging situations in self-constructed filmsets that are subdued to chaos, decay or deconstruction. Through encompassing installations, her filmic and sculptural works interweave personal themes such as mourning, loss and memory with the collective domain of fiction, fables and symbols.

Minne Kersten, Constant Companion. 2021, installation, various materials, 273x330x230 cm. Courtesy de l'artiste. Installation view Hotel Maria Kapel, Hoorn, 2021. Credit: Bart Treuren

Minne Kersten, Constant Companion, 2021. Vidéo 4K, 16:9, color, stereo, 7.48 min cycle. Video still. Courtesy Annet Gelink Gallery and the artist.

Minne Kersten, Leak, 2020. Architectural environment, 480x208x200 cm, vidéo HD, 4:3, color, stereo, 3 min cycle. Installation view De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL, 2020. Credit: Gert-Jan van Rooij