vera mennens      


Artist Vera Mennens (b. 1991),  co-founder of at7 project space, lives and works in Rotterdam. Throughout her practice Vera Mennens’s main research is on the question how you can research history and historiography as an artist. Her works balance on the borders of fact and fiction, and while unraveling the 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. Her network of research comes together in constellations of overlapping images taken from public and personal archives, accompanied and brought together by a narrative. Her works provide 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 in order to determine new perspectives and methods on the research on histories of western Europe.

Kindly supported by Mondriaan Fund with a stipendium for emerging artists (2018/2019)

➘  selected exhibitions/events

2020 Art Rotterdam, Prospects & concepts,
2019- 2020 participating artist in, Turkey, Russia, Egypt and Morocco #2 within the Internationalisation Programme ‘Sustainable and Inclusive Cities and Societies’ , Russia initiated by Stimuleringsfonds
2020 the three stages, the pipe factory, Glasgow, UK
2019 the three stages, de Vensterbank, Leiden

grants & nominations

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


2015-2017  Master of Fine Arts, Artistic Research, KABK, the Hague, NL
2015-2016  Research group, KABK/BAK, the Hague/ Utrecht, NL
2012     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


2019, screening The Three Stages, Worm, Rotterdam
2019 the three stages, at7, Amsterdam
2019 the three stages, 22th of February, at7, Amsterdam
2019 Switch, short film festival, 26th of January,
Roodkapje, Rotterdam
2018 December 3rd 19:00 presentation at ARC, Leiden University, Leiden
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 Mister Motley  publication- CONFLICTING IDENTITIES
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 ofdigital scrolling at Submarine Jungle, Haarlem
2014 Portfolio featured on

2013 Graduation exhibition AKV St. Joost, Breda, the Netherlands
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

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3061RA Rotterdam
The Netherlands
research catalogue

projectspace at7
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1062HE Amsterdam