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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, Groningen (June 22 - Aug 22)
2018   NL    Groninger Museum, location Wall House
2017    NL    GalerieH200, Groningen

2019   CH   Fotofestival Lenzburg (May 17 - June 17)
2019   NL    ...iets met ruimte, Galerie Pictura, Groningen (May 5 - June 16)
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
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   CH   Winner call 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: see my contact details below.
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.
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