Johan Deumens Gallery

Vibeke Mascini (1989) is an Amsterdam based writer and visual artist. After her studies in Image and Language at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (2013) she continued investigating the terrain where art and science coincide. Being inspired by the benchmarks of everyday life Mascini has a research oriented approach on issues that always find their source in marvel.

Mascini has recently published an artists book The Dent of Walter Umenhofer (2015) - a visual and textual research on the relativity of size. Currently she works on the project Atmos Anima (working title), planning a poetic destination for the surplus heat that comes from human cremation. For this project she is assisted by the Dutch Funeral Museum Tot Zover. 

For another current work she investigates phenomena that find their most prominent characteristic in their measure, such as the Marathon and the worlds most challenging mountains. As a part of this work she measures the length of the Dutch language, a distance that by estimation should correspond with a Marathon. Up till now this project has resulted in De top van Van Dale, a work in which the distance in numbers is replaced by a synonym distance in words.

Oscillating between publication and print, installation and lecture Mascini has exhibited in various places such as: Nutshuis (NL), De Drie Heuvelen (NL), Hotel Maria Kapel (NL) and Studio Galeria FKSE (HU). She has written for amongst others: VPRO, literary magazine de Gids, Salvo collective and Mister Motley magazine and gave readings at Torpedo Theater (NL), The Tunnel NYC (US) Mediamatic (NL) and Corrosia (NL).

Work in collections of:  MoMA Library, New York | Columbia University Library, New York | Metropolitan Museum of Art Library, New York | Koninklijke Bibliotheek Den Haag | Getty Reasearch Centre, Los Angeles | New York Public Library | The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla | Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris.