Johan Deumens Gallery

Mariken Wessels

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

www.marikenwessels.nl


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 Adam, Writing scenario's
1990-1991 Camera/acting course with NOB
1985-1989 Theatre School Amsterdam  (Graduated)


Galleries, Memberships & Selection of Bookshops
Johan Deumens gallery
Member of the ABC Artists' Books Cooperative

Deichtor Hallen Im Haus der Photographie Hamburg, Germany / Kominek Gallery Berlin, Germany / Motto Distribution Berlin, Germany / Schaden.com Cologne, Germany / Dashwood Books New York, USA / Indie Photobook Library Washington, USA / International Center of Photography New York, USA / Le Bal Books Paris, France  / Photo Eye Santa Fe, USA / Libreria Martincigh, Udine , Italy / Foam_Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam The Netherlands / Athenaeum Boekhandel Netherlands / Groundmagazine, Online


Collections
Permastore I-II part of permanent collection, Verbeke Foundation, Kemzeke, Belgium
'Elisabeth - I want to eat -' part of collection at Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Library, New York, USA
'Elisabeth - I want to eat -' part of collection at International Center of Photography Library, New York, USA
'Elisabeth - I want to eat' and 'Queen Ann P.S. Belly Cut Off' part of collection at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Library, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
'Elisabeth - I want to eat' and 'Queen Ann P.S. Belly Cut Off' part of collection Bibliothèque Kandinsky Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich, Germany
John M. Flaxman Library, Chicago, USA
Chelsea College of Art & Design Library, London, UK
Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, Vienna, Austria
Private collection


Grants & Awards
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
2011 Fine Arts Teacher in Dogtime Department at Gerrit Rietveld Academie/Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2010 Guest teaching of 4 weeks 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 (4 weeks)


Exhibitions

2012 / upcoming
01. Binding Image Pop-Up Gallery / muzyQ / Amsterdam, Netherlands
Evolution of PhotoBookmaking with Mercantile Library / FOTOFOCUS / Cincinnati, USA
Offprint Amsterdam 2012 at Unseen Photo Fair / Johan Deumens Gallery / Amsterdam, Netherlands
Salon II / Arti et Amicitiae / Amsterdam, Netherlands
We Like Art show / ING Headquarters / Amsterdam, Netherlands
Presentation in display window / Athenaeum Boekhandel / Amsterdam, Netherlands
We Like Art show / Open Garden Days / Amsterdam, Netherlands
C/O Berlin Bookdays . 2012 with ABC Artists' Book Cooperative / Berlin, Germany
Talk at The Future of Artist Books / PrintRoom / Rotterdam, The Netherlands
SLIDELUCK POTSHOW AMS2 cur. by Paul Kooiker / Pakhuis De Zwijger / Amsterdam, The Netherlands


2011
Indie Photobook Library Exhibition / Society for Photographic Education / New York, USA
Indie Photobook Library Exhibition / Lishui Photography Festival / China
Group show Dutch and Belgian Photo Books / Kominek Gallery / Berlin, Germany
Amsterdam Art and Design Book Fair / Pakhuis de Zwijger / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Indie Photobook Library / Corcoran Gallery of Art / Washington DC, USA
Group show Do you wanna date? / BERM / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Indie Photobook Library / Photographic Resource Center / Boston, USA
Little Big Press Second Edition / Fotoleggendo-ISA / Rome, Italy
Third Sheffield International Artist's Book Prize / Bank Street Arts / Sheffield, United Kingdom
Offprint Paris with ABC Artists' Book Cooperative / Paris, France
Hamburger Fototage with ABC Artists' Books Cooperative / Haus der Photographie / Hamburg, Germany
Selection Fonds BKVB / 1st Beijing International Design Fair / Beijing, China
Selection Fonds BKVB / Beijing International Book Fair 2011 / Beijing, China
Solo exhibition / Kominek Gallery / Berlin, Germany
Wat zijn mij wolken nog en wegen / Kunstvereniging Diepenheim / Diepenheim, The Netherlands
International Photobook Festival Kassel / Documenta-Halle / Kassel, Germany
The shortcut / Arti et Amicitiae / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Groundmagazine / PrintRoom / Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Amsterdam Art/Book Fair 2011 with ABC Artists' Books Cooperative / De brakke Grond / Amsterdam, The Netherlands


2010
We like 6%! / Nieuw Dakota / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
EAB Editions and Artists Book Fair / Former X Initiative / New York City, USA
NY Art Book Fair / MoMA PS1 / New York City, USA
London Art Book Fair / Whitechapel Gallery / London, United Kingdom
Offprint Paris / Kiron Espace / Paris, France
Fotoboekenmarathon / Huis Marseille / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fotoleggendo festival / Little Big Press / Rome, Italy
To the Limit / Johan Deumens Gallery at Spinnerei / Leipzig, Germany
Exhibition/ Johan Deumens Gallery / Haarlem, The Netherlands
Book presentation / Foam_Fotografiemuseum / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Guest teaching / Nola Hatterman Art Academy / Paramaribo, Suriname
Solo exhibition / De Zwarte Ruyter / Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Book presentation Johan Deumens gallery / Art Amsterdam / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Sugary Photographs by Time to meet / FotoMuseum / Antwerpen, Belgium


2009
Book marathon / Huis van Marseille / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Book presentations / Johan Deumens Gallery / Haarlem, The Netherlands
Guest teaching / 'Ateliers '89' / Oranjestad, Aruba
Constructures / Souterrain Amsterdam / Amsterdam, The Netherlands


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 
Nominated by 'Nederland Leest' for the design of the book cover of  'Kees de jongen' by Theo Thijssen
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

 

2006
four.ten.five.eleven.new.art.education / Kunsthuis SYB / Beetsterzwaag, The Netherlands
Grid06 - Nominated for Holland Casino Award with photo 
Dogtime / Deiska / Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

2005 
Art fair / Stichting Cokevanjou with Kattenbak collectief / Amsterdam, The Netherlands