vera mennens      

Studio adress:
Gerdesiaweg 362
3061RA Rotterdam
The Netherlands

research catalogue

Vera Mennens (1991) is an artist, photographer and co-founder of at7 projectspace based in Amsterdam. Her works look at the question how you can research historiography as an artist. While being on the verge of fact and fiction, unravelling the gap between past and present, she questions how the archive helps to construct and preserve our collective and personal memory and what the future of that archive can be. Working through the medium of film she creates constellations of overlapping images taken from public and personal archives, books, slide projections and found objects accompanied and brought together by vocal narratives. The work provides a site of relations across time and place that invites to take a position between the collective and personal, fact and fiction, past and present.


Master of Fine Arts, Artistic Research, KABK, the Hague, NL

Research group, KABK/BAK, the Hague/ Utrecht, NL

Minor Fine Art ‘art and politics’ at AKV./St. Joost, Den Bosch, NL

2009 – 2013 
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography, AKV/St.Joost, Breda, NL

grants & nominations
2018   Mondriaan Fonds Werkbijdrage Jong Talent
2017  Nomination master department award, KABK, the Hague, NL

selected projects / exhibitions / events

2017-present Co-Founder project space, at7, Amsterdam

2020 Art Rotterdam, Prospects & concepts, Rotterdam
  the three stages, the pipe factory, Glasgow,UK 2019 the three stages, at7, Amsterdam
2018 December 3rd 19:00 presentation at ARC, Leiden Univeristy, Leiden
2018 the three stages part II, November 3rd, Museumnacht (a collobaration between de Appel and at7 project space), Amsterdam


2018 interview with Womencinemakers, Berlin
2018 the three stages part II, at7 groupshow, Amsterdam
2018 the three stages part I, the Balcony, the Hague
2018 talk & presentation, VHDG, Leeuwarden

2017 MAR Graduation exhibition, KABK, the Hague
2017 MAR group exhibition 1646, the Hague
2017 working residency, Goethe archive, Weimar, DE

2016 volunteer SAR/JAR conference, the Hague, NL
2016 Kvarstonoj, a monument for a forgotten country,  Locatie Z, the Hague, NL
2016 Re-publication of ‘de vertelling van een kleine

2016 working residency, Esperanto museum, Wien, AU
2016 residency Hospitalfield, Arbroath, UK
2016 Conflicting Identities,  Expoplu, Nijmegen, NL

2015 Art Deli meets Unseen, Rokin 93, Amsterdam
2015 spread Platform/Platvorm issue 1 (magazine, http://
2015 Publication ‘(a city called) Heerlen’

2014 Online exhibition, Room 2; a trip to Aachen, to Nijmegen (..) brought back to 4 images and 150 cm of
digital scrolling at Submarine Jungle, Haarlem

2014 Portfolio featured on

2013 Graduation exhibition AKV St. Joost, Breda, the
2013 Kijk! Mijn Familie (Fotoweek), Cultuurhuis
Diamantslijperij (group exhibition, ‘de vertelling van een kleine geschiedenis’), Amsterdam
2013 A Sight for Sore Eyes, group exhibition, Breda
2013 Publication ‘de vertelling van een kleine geschiedenis’ (the tale of a personal history) (self published photo book, a collection of photographs,
archival images and text)

2012 organistation round the table talk art&politics, St. Joost, Den Bosch, NL
2012 Interships at Petra Stavast (photography)
Ringel Goslinga (portrait photography)
Liza de Rijk (writing)
2012 volunteer BredaPhoto
2012 teacher at the childeren's program BredaPhoto

2012 ‘Untitled’, group exhibition at Ten Toon, Den Bosch
2012 Exhibition ‘Straten van Breda’,Kickstart Breda,  
2012 Contribution and exhibition of 12 photographs to/at the Stadsarchief (city archive), Breda