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MRLL is Mariëlle Gebben

Artist statement
We pretend to be big but are only tiny particles within an infinite number of possibilities. Everything is one fluid whole, but man collides, scrapes and slogs. Visualising parallel universes puts the harshness of everyday life into perspective. I create an alternative reality to prove that this is ‘the truth’.

Mariëlle Gebben (1979) is a visual artist from the Netherlands. She holds a master's degree in Art and Art Management from the University of Groningen and graduated in May 2017 with honours from the Fotoacademie Amsterdam. The infinite is what intrigues her and she feels close to adventurers, authors of fiction and scientists. Exploring worlds, questioning real life and creating stories is what drives her. In her studio and exhibitions she uses paper, water, ink, paint, light and all kinds of materials to explore the boundaries between imagination and reality. Her conviction is that the more we know, the less we understand.

Sometimes it is as if we are witnessing the birth of a planet. Eric Bos, Dagblad van het Noorden.

2018 NL ABOUT:BLANK, post-academic mentoring program
2017  NL Graduation Fotoacademie Amsterdam, cum laude
2004 NL Master of Arts, University of Groningen

2017 NL Rabbit, Chapter one: the creation of The Flux (handmade book, edition of 2)
2017 NL Rabbit, Chapter one: the creation of The Flux (edition of 50)

2020 NL Galerie Noord, Groningen (May 23 - June 18)
2019 NL OOST//CLASH Galery, Groningen 
2018 NL Groninger Museum, location Wall House
2017 NL GalerieH200, Groningen

2020 NL Other Photographic Matters, Art Rotterdam (Feb 6 - 9)
2019 NL Wintersalon Galerie Noord, Groningen (Dec 7 - 28)
2019 NL Circle Art Space, UNSEEN, Amsterdam 
2019 LT International Photography Symposium NIDA 2019 
2019 NL Tobacco Theatre, Amsterdam 
2019 CH Fotofestival Lenzburg
2019 NL ...iets met ruimte, Galerie Pictura, Groningen 
2018 NL Kunstmaand Ameland
2018 NL ...iets met ruimte, Kunsthal 45, Den Helder
2018 FI Helsinki Photo Festival
2018 US Month Of Photography LA Group Show, Los Angeles
2018 NL Galerie Sehnsucht, Rotterdam
2017 NL NEW Dutch Photography Talent, Amsterdam
2017 FR Offprint Paris
2017 NL REVEAL, Amsterdam
2017 NL Fotofestival Naarden
2016 NL NAZomertuin, Lonneker
2015 NL Galerie Pictura, Groningen
2014 NL Museum Verhildersum, Leens

2019 US Pastiche Magazine, Issue 5
2019 DE Uncoated (online portfolio)
2018 NL Groninger Museum Magazine (interview)
2018 NL Kunstspot (online interview)
2018 NL about:blank (podcast interview)
2018 US NOICE. Magazine (online interview and portfolio)
2018 US Float Magazine (online portfolio)
2017 NL NEW Dutch Photography Talent (book)
2017 NL Stichting Beeldlijn (short movie)
2017 US LifeFramer Online Gallery (portfolio)

2019 LT Selected for International Photography Symposium NIDA 
2019 CH Selected for Fotofestival Lenzburg 2019
2018 FR Shortlist GESTE Paris
2018 FI Winner Open Call, Helsinki Photo Festival
2018 US Winner Open Call, Month of Photography LA Group Show
2018 FR Honorable mention, Fine Art Abstract, PX3 Prix de la Photography Paris
2018 US Nominee, Abstract Professional, Fine Art Photography Awards
2018 US Honorable mention, Fine Art Abstract, International Photographer Of The Year 2017
2017 NL NEW Dutch Photography Talent 2018, GUP magazine
2017 US Honorable mention, Fine Art Abstract, International Photography Awards
2017 NL 1st prize Upcoming Talent, category graduates, Fotoacademie Amsterdam

If you are interested in buying my work: find special editions and other options in the shop.
Or... go to my showroom at Patty Morgan!

Contact details
+31 641237338
Visit my profile on LinkedIn for my work as proces designer and manager in the field of social innovation.
Mariëlle Gebben            mail@mrll.nl           +31641237338