Education

2004 till 2008 - Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, Degree in Fine Arts

2017 - Masterclass Sandberg Institute 'Radical Imagination'  

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

Current

September 2020 -  2021, Shifting Proximities. NXT Museum Amsterdam.

 

Past

2020 - Lightforms at Klankvorm IFFR Rotterdam, V2, Visual Performance with Ilpo Väisänen (Pan Sonic)

2019 - Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, ISM Hexadome Project, group exhibition

2019 - Parklight Art Festival, Oosterpark Amsterdam

2019 - Mediamatic, “Diadromi” Sculptural Installation.

2019 - Kunstfort Vijfhuizen, When Water Falls pro­ject No 3

2019 - Martin Gropius Bau, April 2019, ISM Hexadome Project

2019 - Gray Area Festival, Pier 70, July 2019, 2019, ISM Hexadome Project

2019 - Mutek at Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, August 2019, ISM Hexadome Project

2018 - 'Urform' installation at Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam, group exhibition curated by Mette Samkalden

2019 - Contrair Antwerp, When Water Falls pro­ject No 1

2018 - Scheepvaart Museum, Amsterdam for Museumnacht, videoperformance

2018 - Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam for Museumnacht, Installation with sound artist Matteo Mijnderwijk. 

2018 - Start Hexadome Project, in collaboration with ISM Berlin, ZKM Karlsruhe and Pfadfinderei. Exhibition in Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin. This group exhibition of audiovisual works (by, among others, Brian Eno, Thom Yorke & Tarik Barri, Holly Herndon & Mathew Dryhurst)

2016 Terrene, installation commissioned by Het Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam during ADE and Museum Night

2016 Ousia, installation, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Museum Night

2015 Before Dawn, installation, Art Deli, Amsterdam. Group exhibition "Night" curated by Axel Rüger

2009 Overview exhibition video works 2007-2009, Odeon, Amsterdam, Museum Night

2008 H2O, Kunsthuis Oudewater. Group exhibition

2008 Best graduates 2008 - Galerie Ronmandos, Amsterdam

2008 Final exam exhibition, Gerrit Rietveld Academy

2007 Hotel Maria Chapel, at the time of the residence

 

Residencies

2018 - Institute for Geosciences, Utrecht 4 weeks partial project development ISM Hexadome Project

Supervised by Climatologist Appy Sluijs and microscope expert Timme Donders

2018 - ZKM Karlsruhe, in preparation for ISM Hexadome Project

2007-2008  - Absent, Hoorn. 4 months residence at Hotel Maria Kapel, Hoorn

2007 - Danielle van Vree, 1 month performance workshop

 

Grants

2018 - Stimuleringsfonds, Digitale Cultuur, AV sensory, digital installation: Habitat

2018 - Stichting Stokroos,  Grant AV digital installation: Habitat.

Projects

2000 - 'Whispering Waters' by Danielle Kwaaitaal. Assistance for Underwater shoot

2007 - Catta Donkersloot fashion show at Melkweg Theater Amsterdam. Light / projection Installation design

2009 - 'Nightwriters' theatre tour. Visual design and artwork design

2009 - Exhibition 'Whispering Waters' by Danielle Kwaaitaal at Groninger Museum. Live visual performance at the opening

2009 -  'NDSA makes a proposal', play by Rory de Groot at NDSM loods, Amsterdam. Visual installation design and live visual performance

2011 till 2012 - 'Till death do us part' theatre-show by Moke. Film project, projection design, and live visual performance

2011 till 2015 - Imprint, a residency at Trouw Amsterdam

2012 - Finn Silver, live in Japan. Visual design and live visual performance in Tokyo and Osaka

2013 till 2016 - 'Klockworks' by Ben Klock. Visual brand design, artwork, and live visual performance, 3-year residency

2014 - 'The New Today' by 2562 (A Made up Sound). Visual design and live visual performance
2010 till now - Various visual design and live visual performances at dance festivals and club events 

2018 - The Chapel, installation at Draaimolen Festival

2019 - The Chapel, Stage design, Draaimolen Festival 

           

Music Videos

2012 - 'Mirrors are placed in front of us' for Tone Bardo Therapy

2012 - 'Innervisions' Boiler Room, video for a secret event during Amsterdam Dance Event, in cooperation with Mirla Klijn

2013 - 'Alpha Centauri', film project in cooperation with Jeff Mills

2014 - 'Anipintiros #8' for Tripeo 

2014 - 'Helldiver' for Rødhåd 

2014 - 'Whimsical' for Fridolijn

2015 - 'C.e.g.e.c.' for Sofie Winterson 

2015 - 'Hello Love' for Celine Cairo 

Publications

2007 - HMK Hotel Maria Kapel 10 years. Published in NRC Handelsblad 

2008 - 'De zoektocht naar het onveranderlijke' ('The search for the unchangeable')  Jan Retel, essay

2015 - 'Dat wat na de natuur komt' ('What comes after nature') essay for the book 'Dit is het Mooist ooit', Maven Publishing

2017 - 'De ontkenning van de aarde' ('In denial of the earth') essay for the book "Waar verzet jij je tegen", Maven Publishing

Interviews

https://www.clotmag.com/interviews/heleen-blanken-and-the-aestheticization-of-nature

https://mnmt.no/magazine/2019/12/19/heleen-blanken-interview/

 

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