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M.A. Desiree Palmen

Desiree Palmen was born in the Netherlands in 1963, and went on to study art at the Academie of Arts and at the post-graduate Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht - specializing in sculpture. She has also maintained a special interest in biology, in particular the strange forms and behavioural traits exhibited by mimics within the animal and plant kingdoms. Palmen has applied these concepts to her artwork, an exploration of human mimicry in urban environments using garments painted to resemble their background. Since 1999 she mainly works with photography.

Lives and works in Rotterdam NL and Berlin GE

 

Education

1989-91    Jan van Eyck Academy Maastricht NL  (fine arts tutors Guillaume Bijl & Henk Visch)

1984-88    Academy of art Maastricht (specialization sculpture)

 

Solo exhibition

2008      DAILY UNIFORM TU Delft NL

2007      DISAPPEARING with Judith Fischer Medien Kunst Archiv MQ 21 Vienna AT

2005      STREETWISE Nuova Icona Gallery Venice IT

2004      DAILY UNIFORM Reuten Gallery Amsterdam NL

2003      DAILY UNIFORM Kunstraum Düsseldorf GE

2002      STREETWISE in TENT. Rotterdam NL

2001      VANESSA JANE PHAFF - DESIREE PALMEN Reuten Gallery Amsterdam NL

 

Group exhibition

2008     

  • SALON@M2R zwervende tentoonstelling #11 Rotterdam NL
  • ROLAND Kunstprojekt Kleingarten Gallery von der Milwe Aachen GE

2007      

  • IF I CAN’T DANCE … Video Speakers Corner MuHKA hack Antwerpen BE
  • THEJERUSALEMSHOW Al-ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art Jerusalem IL
  • MEAT DISTRICT Showroom MAMA Rotterdam NL
  • SHORT STORIES Macy’s Art Gallery Colombia University New York US

2006     

  • EBENT’06 Centre d’Art Santa Mònica Barcelona ES
  • INDEX Al-ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art Jerusalem IL

2005     

  • INFR’ACTION Sète FR
  • 51 BIENNALE VENICE – collatoral events REACTION PLUG Venice IT

2004     

  •  SELECTIE 04 CBK Dordrecht NL
  • DUENDE OPEN Rotterdam NL

2003     

  • ARTCOLLECTION AMC Amsterdam NL
  • KUNST OM VAN TE SMULLEN Museum Swaensteyn Voorburg NL
  • 37 GRAD Galerie von der Milwe Aachen NL

2002     

  • REPRESENTING THE IMPERCEPTIBLE IN URBAN SPACE
  • Art & Essai Rennes FR
  • OUT OF SIGHT Schnitt Austellungsraum Köln GE
  • DRAWING IN MOTION
  •  Forum Stadtpark Graz AT

2001    

  • DIE KUNST GESEHEN ZU WERDEN Neuer Aachener Kunstverein Aachen GE
  • ATTENTION PLEASE Leopold Hoesch Museum Düren GE
  • BREEZE OF AIR: HORTUS LUDI  galerie Ron Mandos Rotterdam NL

2000    

  • TEKENMANIFESTATIE room foundation Rotterdam NL
  • SMOKKEL/SCHMUGGEL/SMUGGLE projects in public space Maastricht/Aachen/Luxemburg curator Anke Schäfer NL/DE/LU

 

Workshop – Lecture

2008     

  • FASHION AND WAR – camouflage clothes lose their function outside the militairy  arena - Studium Generale Technische Universiteit Delft NL

2007    

  • AN ENCOUNTER WITH THE MIDDLE EASTERN CULTURAL WORLD Dare 2    
  • Connect & Sica -14 sept Felix Meritis Amsterdam NL
  • 10. Internationalen Dresdener Sommerakademie Dresden DE

2003     

  •  LOCAL GLOBAL  St Joost Breda NL

2002     

  • THE GREEN BENCH Universiteit Rennes FR
  • CAMOUFLAGE fashion academy Ensad Paris FR

          

Artist In Residence

2007     

  • Vienna Studio House (Oct-Dec) Bundesministerium AT

2006     

  • Alma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art (April-Mai) Jerusalem IL

 

Price

2008     

  • LEADAWARDS Architectur- and Still-Life Photographie of the year VISIBLE INVISIBLE published in Sleek nr. 17

 

Review

2008     

  • PEUT-ON ENCORE DISPARAITRE Le Monde 2 FR
  • SPOT THE INVISIBLE … Daily Mail UK

2007     

  • SLEEK - HIDE AND SEEK Magazine for art & fashion Berlin GE
  • MEAT DISTRICT – Showroom MAMA/Ken Pratt UK
  • DESIGN 360º Hong Kong CN
  • ANOTHER PUBLICATION Piet Zwart Institute en Revolver Rotterdam NL
  • SHORT STORIES Colombia University New York US

2006     

  • GRANDE GALERIE –Une Histoire de l’Art pour des Enfants Olivia Barbet-Massin en Caroline Larroche FR

2004     

  • Disruptive Pattern Material DPM Ltd London UK
  • AWATER 03 Poetry Magazine Rotterdam NL
  • MISTER MOTLEY / THE STREET Art for You(th) foundation Amsterdam NL
  •  DE SLEUTEL LIGT ONDER DE MAT – cbkdh Stroom Den Haag NL
  • DE VLEUGELS VAN DE BIBLIOTHEEK - H. Moscovier p. 122 Rotterdam NL
  • NOW YOU DON’T SEE ME – New Scientist/Maggie McDonald UK

2003     

  • TARNUNGEN UND ÜBERWACHUNGEN – WZ/Helga Meister GE
  • ACHTUNG TARNUNG IM ANZUG – NRZ/Ulrike Mertens GE
  • AKTUELLES IN KUNSTKOJEN – HBR/Rheinische Post GE
  • AMC ARTBOOK hoogtepunten in een unieke collectie Amsterdam NL
  •  IK BEN IEMAND ANDERS Kunstgebouw Rijswijk NL
  • KUNST OM VAN TE SMULLEN Kunstgebouw Rijswijk NL

2002      

  • THE GREEN BENCH Odradek revue sonore internationale d’art contemporain FR
  •  OUTOFSIGHT Schnitt Austellungraum Köln GE

2001      

  • PORTRET ZOEKT DEKKING – Tineke Reijnders/AMC Mag NL
  • DE GALERIE Vanessa Jane Phaff & Desiree Palmen - NRC handelsblad/Sandra    Heerma van Voss NL

2000     

  •  ILLUSION/FREESPACE/FOREVERYOUNG – NICC Antwerpen BE
  •  PRODUCTCATALOGUS Stichting Smokkel NL
  • DAS ÖRTLICHE telefoonboekomslag van de Deutsche Telekom GE
  • EEN POSTKANTOOR VOL KUNST - NRC handelsblad/Edo Dijksterhuis NL