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Marleen Sleeuwits

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"I create a disorienting effect by fiddling with our perception of time, place and event, which no longer seem to exist as a unity."

When standing in front of a work by the Netherlandish artist, Marleen Sleeuwits, one cannot help but feel slightly unsettled, disconnected or even alienated from the situation captured. A certain estrangement from a known environment.

Where am I?

Rather than photographing existing architecture, Sleeuwits transforms the interiors of random places, be it the lifeless corner of an office building, the empty corridor of a hotel or the waiting room of an airport. These settings of everyday life, experienced by most people, all have something intriguing in common in Sleeuwits’ compositions - they are each void of life, natural light and interaction with the outside world. Where am I? What time is it? What is going on?

Big Room, Little Room

Somewhere between reality and illusion, Sleeuwits’ spaces make her viewers question their perception of the most common of places. Scale is distorted to the point that the viewer questions their size by comparison, as immense sheets of paper, clusters of neon tubes and tin foil skew their surroundings.

A Photo-Sensation

Marleen Sleeuwits has exhibited throughout Europe, notably at the Nederlands Fotomuseum; Belfast Photo Festival; and the Brno House of Arts, Czech Republic. In 2016 Marleen Sleeuwits’ first major monograph 'On the Soft Edge of Space' was published by Onomatopee. Her work is represented in prestigious public and private collections.

Interiors

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Credentials

Prizes

  • 2014
    29th International festival de mode & de photographie - Nominated– Hyères, France
  • 2013
    Prix de Rome - Nominated– Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2013
    Prix Levallois - Nominated– Levallois, France
  • 2012
    FOAM Talent– Amsterdam, Netherlands

Group exhibitions

  • 2016
    'Prime Time, archetypes of abstraction in photography' / Diehl Cube – Berlin, Netherlands
  • 2016
    'BAL!' / Paleis Soestdijk – Baarn, Netherlands
  • 2016
    'QuickscanNL#02' / The Nederlands Fotomuseum – Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 2016
    Photography Extended / Museum het Valkhof – Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • 2016
    deLight / Gallery FeldbuschWiesner – Berlin, Netherlands
  • 2015
    Danger & Beauty Turner and the tradition of the sublime / Museum De Fundatie – Zwolle, Netherlands
  • 2014
    Festival International de mode & de photographie / . – Hyères, France
  • 2014
    Cut Fold Rewrite / Gallery FeldbuschWiesner – Berlin, Germany
  • 2013
    Time Capsule / Core New Art Space – Denver, United States
  • 2013
    Wit / The Netherlands Fotomuseum – Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 2012
    MK award fundraiser show / Art Rotterdam – Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 2012
    Foam Talent exhibition / Unseen Photofair – Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2011
    Straight spaces / Horizonverticaal – Haarlem, Netherlands
  • 2010
    One on one / Brno House of Arts – Brno, Czechia
  • 2010
    As time goes by / MKgalerie – Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 2010
    Jeonju Photo Festival / . – Jeonju, South Korea
  • 2008
    Essentially absent / Nest – The Hague, Netherlands
  • 2007
    Airplane / Photofestival Naarden – Naarden, Netherlands
  • 2007
    Exploring new identities / W139/souterain – Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2007
    Dutch mountains at dawn / Gallery Kunstagenten – Berlin, Germany
  • 2007
    Data / Nieuwe Vide – Haarlem, Netherlands
  • 2007
    Close to dark / Jarach Gallery – Venice, Italy
  • 2006
    C International Photo Magazine / Serpentine Gallery – London, United Kingdom
  • 2005
    Photography and video / Kunsthuis de Permanente – Groningen, Netherlands
  • 2003
    Photo Biënnale Rotterdam / . – Rotterdam, Netherlands

Solo exhibitions

  • 2016
    Solo Exhibition / Gallery FeldbuschWiesner – Berlin, Germany
  • 2016
    Solo Exhibition / Projectspace Onomatopee – Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 2014
    Solo Exhibition / Exhibition space LhGWR – The Hague, Netherlands
  • 2011
    Solo Exhibition / Exhibition space LhGWR – The Hague, Netherlands
  • 2009
    Solo Exhibition / Gallery Hof & Huyser – Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2008
    Solo Exhibition / Gallery of the Erasmus University – Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 2007
    Solo Exhibition / MKgalerie – Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 2005
    Solo Exhibition / MKgalerie – Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 2005
    Solo Exhibition / Breda Photo Festival – Breda, Netherlands

Publications

  • 2016
    Onomatopee, Eindhoven, The Netherlands– 'On the Soft Edge of Space' (monography)
  • 2016
    Prime Time, archetypes of abstraction in photography, Germany– Interview and portfolio
  • 2015
    Unseen Magazine– Interview
  • 2014
    FotoMagazin, Germany– Portfolio
  • 2013
    Dienacht Magazine, Germany– Portfolio
  • 2012
    Foam magazine#32 Talent issue– Marleen Sleeuwits : FOAM Talent
  • 2010
    Stroom Den Haag– 'The transparancy of appearance'
  • 2010
    Self-published booklet about architecture in Brno, Czech Republic– '49° _ _ _ _ _ N 16° _ _ _ _ _ O
  • 2009
    Artforum (summeredition) by Daniel Boese– Exhibition Review: 'Transformations' in Mkgalerie, Berlin
  • 2007
    Algemeen Dagblad– Exhibition Review: ‘Gegrepen door claustrofobie’ 11 April 2007
  • 2007
    Blauwe Augen, Berliner kunstberichte– Exhibition Review: ‘Dutch mountains at dawn’ by Petra Henninger, 15 June 2007
  • 2007
    Exibart– Exhibition Review: ‘Close to dark’ by Eleonora Mayerle, 21 December 2007
  • 2006
    C-International Photo Magazine, no 1.– .

Permanent collections

  • 2017
    Mueseum Het Valkhof, Netherlands
  • 2017
    De Groen Collection, Netherlands
  • 2017
    Ministery of Foreign Affairs , Netherlands
  • 2016
    KPMG Colection, Netherlands
  • 2012
    Sanders Colection, Netherlands
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