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Everything exists and arises from disorder. By looking at the reality from this disorder and chaos, you can think in a more abstract way; which creates room for subjectivity. Your own reality is not necessarily the truth. This makes me aware of the fact that there is more than we can see, comprehend or determine: it is bigger. Terms and definitions are never static or unchangeable, although they are often assumed to be. My work examines these phenomena and sustainable ways of thinking. I do this by visualizing the absurdity of recognizable patterns, such as our 'normal' habits. I often work with a mix of analogue and digital techniques and I try to create glitches and errors between these two extreme mediums. My name is Vera Meulendijks, I'm a visual artist. I'm based in Tilburg with my practice. In 2015 I graduated Fine Arts at AKV Sint Joost, in Breda. The last years I researched and developed my work in various disciplines. But the common thread in my work is always graphically oriented. My work expresses itself in screen prints, riso prints, photographs, videos and books. I combine these disciplines within my practice. Optical illusion is an important part within my process and I use moiré effects as a visual tool for expressing the content of my work.EndFragment
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UNDERDOG, 2020video work, iPhone, 3:30 min.EndFragment
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UNDERDOG, 2020photoprint, 700 mm x 700 mmEndFragment
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FUTURA, 2020print, AKV |St. Joost, ’s Hertogenbosch (NL), 15 m x 15 mEndFragment
FUTURA, 2020print, AKV |St. Joost, ’s Hertogenbosch (NL), 15 m x 15 mEndFragment
UNTITLED, 2020wall painting with video work, 26:07 min., acryl paint, GIN FIZZ, Tilburg, 1705 mm x 975 mmEndFragment
UNTITLED, 2020video work/gif, 0:19 min, GIN FIZZ, TilburgEndFragment
FREDDY, 2020wall painting, GIN FIZZ, Tilburg, 3000 mm x 1000 mmEndFragment
MOONSKIN, 2020photoprint, 700 mm x 700 mmEndFragment
GLITCH, 2019solo exhibition, Babygirl Movement, Maastricht 4/10 - 27/10EndFragment
Magic Twisty, 2019riso print, 148 mm x 105 mm EndFragment
101101001 / 110010110, 2019De Roze Sokkel - NS16, photo prints, 841 mm x 1198 mmEndFragment
Untitled, 2019De Roze Sokkel - NS16, riso prints, wallpaper, 1800 mm x 2340 mm EndFragment
Doloris Wallpaper, Untitled, 2019riso wallpaper, 37 m2, TilburgEndFragment
BE THERE OR BE SQUARE, 2018riso print, 297 mm x 420 mmEndFragment
Bubbles, 2018riso print, 297 mm x 420 mmEndFragment
AKTIE AKTIE !, 2018riso print, 210 mm x 297 mmEndFragment
CITRONES, 2018riso print, 297 mm x 297 mmEndFragment
SHAPE 2, 2017film, video still, 4:47 min.EndFragment
SOUNDS THAT SURROUND ME, 2016print, Vinyl cover, Sound: Dyane Donck, 300 mm x 300 mmEndFragment
MOVING LANDSCAPES, 2015work in public space, Breda (NL), 9000 mm x 3000 mm x 1500 mmEndFragment
MOVING LANDSCAPES, 2015work in public space, Breda (NL), 9000 mm x 3000 mm x 1500 mmEndFragment
VIDEO KILLED THE RADIOSTAR, 2015offset print, 500 mm x 700 mmEndFragment
THE DANGEROUS MIND OF THE MONSTERA DELICIOSA, 2015[if gte mso 9]> 0 false 21 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false
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404 NOT FOUND NO.4, 2015Gratuation Show, Breda, silkscreen, paper, aluminum, 650 mm x 1000 mm EndFragment
404 NOT FOUND NO.3, 2015Gratuation Show, Breda, silkscreen, paper, aluminum, 650 mm x 1000 mm EndFragment
404 NOT FOUND NO.2, 2015Gratuation Show, Breda, silkscreen, paper, aluminum, 650 mm x 1000 mm EndFragment
404 NOT FOUND NO.1, 2015Gratuation Show, Breda, silkscreen, paper, aluminum, 650 mm x 1000 mm EndFragment
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CURRICULUM VITAE Languages Dutch         English Education / minors 2012 - 2015 Bachelor of Fine Arts - AKV | St. Joost, Breda 2011 - 2012 Propaedeutics - AKV | St. Joost, Breda 2010 - 2011 Preparatory education - AKV | St. Joost, Den Bosch, Breda 2014 Alternative minor New York - incl. solo exhibition, 1/2014 - 3/2014 New York, USA 2012 Minor ceramics - incl. group exhibition, AKV | St. Joost, Den Bosch  Grants 2021 Honored - Makersfonds Plus, 6/2021 Tilburg (NL) 2020 Honored - Mondriaan Fonds Werkbijdrage Jong Talent, 1/10 Amsterdam (NL) 2018 Honored - Makersfonds Tilburg, 1/3 Tilburg (NL) Work in public space 2020 - present FUTURA - photoprint, 15 m x 15 m, facade AKV St. Joost, since 24/6 ‘s Hertogenbosch (NL) 2016 - present Moving Landscapes - steel construction, 9 m x 2 m x 3 m, since 22/1 Breda (NL) Artist in residence 2020 Arteventura - Artist in residence, 10/2020 Aracena, Andalusia (ES) Selection exhibitions 2021           Prospects, Art Rotterdam, 1/7 - 4/7 ‘21 Rotterdam (NL) 2020 25 spotjes kleine grafiek - Garnizoenskerkje, 23/10 - 31/10 Ravenstein (NL) 2020 Uncancel 2020? - group exhibition, Kunstkapel, 4/9 - 6/9 Amsterdam (NL) 2020 Benefit for Brabant - group exhibition, PARK, 8/8 - 31/8 Tilburg (NL) 2020 Buitensporig - group exhibition, NS16, 27/8 Tilburg (NL) 2019 - 2020 GGZ EXPO #4 - duo exhibition with Saskia Meijer, GGZ Breburg Jan Wier, 17/12 - 24/8 Tilburg (NL) 2019 Grafisch in Carré - group exhibition, Carré, 6/10 - 27/10 Tilburg (NL)  2019 GLITCH - solo exhibition, Babygirl Movement, 10/2019 Maastricht (NL)
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2019  Summer Jam Rooftop Art - group exhibition (+ curating), Ateliers Oost 8, 22/8 - 25/8 Tilburg (NL) 2019         De Roze Sokkel #3 - group exhibition, NS16, 1/7 - 14/7 Tilburg (NL) 2019 Wallstreet / Takes Stock - group exhibition, Wallspace, 26/5 - 13/7 Eindhoven (NL) 2019 How to Make An Art - group exhibition, collaboration with Dakota Havard (USA), SEA Foundation, 7/5 - 19/5 Tilburg (NL) 2018 De Schatkamer - event and exhibition Stichting Ateliers, 15/9 - 16/9 Tilburg (NL) 2018 #viewmaster - group exhibition, Short Movie Festival Psarokokalo, 20/7 - 26/7 Athens (GR) 2017 Huisvesting Weerspiegelt Succes - group exhibition, Witte Rook, 23/6 - 7/7 Breda (NL) 2016 - present Moving Landscapes - work in public space, 3Hoefijzers, Electron, since 22/1 Breda (NL) 2016 Urban Art Projects - group exhibition, KOP, 13/5 - 22/5 Breda (NL) 2015 Ernstig geschikt - group exhibition, Circa...Dit, 1/10 - 25/10 Arnhem (NL) 2015 Graduation Show - Bachelor of Fine Arts, group exhibition, AKV | St. Joost, 4/7 - 8/7 Breda (NL) 2015 Zwaar Metaal/Nieuw Licht - group exhibition, Grafisch Atelier Daglicht, 16/1 - 4/2 Eindhoven (NL) 2015 Palais Idéal - group exhibition, De Fabriek, 16/1 - 18/1 Eindhoven (NL) 2014 TACtics - solo exhibition, TAC, 26/9 Eindhoven (NL) 2014 Ik heb het gedaan - group exhibition, Duvelhok, 16/1 - 18/1 Tilburg (NL) Selection projects 2020         Arteventura - artist in residence - 10/2020 Aracena, Andalusia (ES) 2020         Indiecon - independent publishing book/art fair, 5/9 - 6/9 Hamburg (DE) 2020 - present GIN FIZZ - artworks, visuals, video, decor, wallpaintings, wallpapers, graphic design, identity, 5/’20, Tilburg (NL) 2020         168H - work period with ditigal platform, 29/6 - 5/7 (NL) 2019         Making the Unseen Seen - book / work project with Freja Niemann Lundrup, Sea Foundation Tilburg (NL) 2019         Iedereen is dichter, maar niemand weet waarbij - Hans D’Olivat, publishing/design/printed matter, Tilburg (NL) 2019         Indiecon - independent publishing book/art fair, 6/9 - 8/9 Hamburg (DE) 2019         Dood en Spelen - graphic design, 2/11 Stroomhuis Eindhoven (NL) 2019         Identity / design - Oostwest Cultuur Café, Tilburg (NL) 2019          De Ambtelijke Molen - public space project, Luna Luna Luna Festival, 19/7 - 28/7 Tilburg (NL) 2019          Doloris - riso wallpaper (art project: surrealistic art maze), 5/2019  Tilburg (NL) 2019          How to Make An Art - collaboration with Dakota Havard, SEA Foundation, 13/5 Tilburg (NL) 2019          Wobby Wonderland - Fanzine, Art/Book fair, Lochal, 24/2 Tilburg (NL) 2018          Magical Riso - conference & art/book fair, 16/9 - 18/9 Maastricht (NL) 2018          Deadlines in Progress - riso Art Zine, visual design and printed matter, DDW 19/10 - 28/10 Eindhoven (NL) 2018 - 2019         Rendez Vous - graphic/visual design, art initiative: Fine Arts tour, Breda (NL) 2018          Geen Cadeau voor George - publication, released / visual care and printed matter, Tilburg (NL) 2017          Workperiod in Athene, 5/12 - 16/12, Griekenland (GR) 2017          Videowork Shape_1 ‘Sounds That Surround Me’ - collaboration with Dyane Donck (in commission), Breda (NL)  2016          LP cover - ‘Sounds That Surround Me’, collaboration with Dyane Donck (in opdracht), Breda (NL)  2016          Offset demonstration - open day, printing studio AKV | St. Joost, Breda (NL) 2016          Graphic Design - exhibition Urban Art Projects, Electron Kopse Kant, Breda (NL) 2015 - present Moving Landscapes - solo project, work in public space, 3Hoefijzers, Electron, Breda (NL) 2015 - present Graphic assignments / assignments printed matter, Tilburg (NL) 2013 - 2015          Graphic Design for the exhibitions and projects, AKV | St. Joost Fine Arts, Breda (NL) Publicity 2020 Superhaufen / Money Issue #1 - zine, Indiecon Festival, 9/2020 Hamburg (D) 2020 Brabants Dagblad - ‘Kunstwerk keert kunstacademie binnenstebuiten, of lijkt dat maar zo?’, 17/6 (NL) 2020 ‘How to Make An Art’ - publication, Dakota Havard, Sea Foundation, 4/7  Tilburg (NL) 2019 Banner Schouwburg Cityring, ‘Stad van de Makers’, Makersfonds Tilburg, 11/2019 Tilburg  (NL)
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2019         Het Stadsblad Breda, article ‘Verplaatsing kunstwerk van Vera Meulendijks’ - 11/12 Breda (NL)  2019         Tilburgse Koerier - article about LunaLunaLuna Festival - 19/7 Tilburg (NL) 2019         Tilburgse Koerier - article ‘Roze Sokkel opent derde expositie - 11/7 Tilburg (NL) 2019         Tilburgse Koerier - article ‘Portret van een maker’ - Makersfonds Tilburg, CulT - 25/1 Tilburg (NL) Collectie 2018         Bubble invert - 2 x 297 mm x 210 mm - riso prints (series of two) - Babygirl Movement, Maastricht (NL) 2015 - 2020         Other sales of artworks to individual parties Other activities 2020 - present Graphic studio / workshop Printergarten - located at NS16, Tilburg (NL) 2018 - present DRUKT riso press - located at NS16, Tilburg (NL) 2018 - present Natte Sok publishing - located at NS16, TIlburg (NL) 2016 - present Sewingclass - Annemiek van Bakel, Tilburg (NL) 2015 - 2016         Metal workspace - werk periode, Studio Woest, Bavel (NL) 2015         Cyanotype workshop - St. Moritz Art Academy, 16/8 - 22/8 St. Moritz (CH) 2015         Zwaar Metaal/Nieuw Licht - Etch Masterclass, Atelier Daglicht, 12/2015 Eindhoven (NL) 2014         Silkscreen work period - alternative minor, 1/2014 - 3/2014 New York (USA) 2014         Bushwick Community Darkroom - work period DOKA, 1/2014 - 3/2014 New York (USA) Platforms/galleries 2020 - present Patty Morgan - an on- and offline gallery, based in Amsterdam (NL) Other information Online work          www.instagram.com/vera_meulendijks                  www.pattymorgan.net/verameulendijks                  www.verameulendijks.com DRUKT riso press www.drukt.com
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