Laura Abbink

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Disciplines: Installatiekunstenaar, Mixed media/interdisciplinair kunstenaar, Vormgever

Omschrijving werk

Laura Abbink draws her inspiration from human structures particularly those constituting the concept of identity. As an artist her practice expands from making multidisciplinary work to initiating various projects and exhibitions. Extensions as such enables Abbink to explore the main queries of her personal artistic practice as well as look into the prevailing conventions of an artistic practice or artists identity in general. The elusive concept of identity in an ever-changing, yet globalizing environment led her to experiment with fragmentations, narratives, (re-)constructions and differentiators. Abbink wonders with what, when, why and how would one weave this web of biological, psychological, social, philosophical, cultural and material elements. With a particular interested in the illusory character of identity a common aspect in her work is a tension between construction, preservation and decay. The use of theatrical elements or a decor-like setting gives rise to stilled moments and at the same time may also suggest a performative past or future. Earlier work often refers more directly to the narratives of a city and its inhabitants. The city as a moving mechanism with a constant ebb and tide of people and things. They have the potential to represent a narrative and a timeline with found materials seemingly without any identity of its own.

Werk

Objective Object
Titel Objective Object
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving Filmstill
Techniek Video
Formaat
Dont You Think Its Time For Love?
Titel Dont You Think Its Time For Love?
Jaartal 2014
Omschrijving Installation view (photo: Fleur Beemster)
Techniek Wood, acrylic paint and lights.
Formaat 400x350x400cm
Identity, a Warm Gun?
Titel Identity, a Warm Gun?
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving Ongoing project: for which a set of national and international creators and thinkers are invited to offer an (im)possible reflection on the issues of identity of personal identity and identity versus artistry. http://www.lauraabbink.com/identity-a-warm-gun/
Techniek Various, print
Formaat
Framed
Titel Framed
Jaartal 2014
Omschrijving Installation view
Techniek Tar, wood, textile and lights.
Formaat 300x500x300 cm
Object of Objectivity
Titel Object of Objectivity
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving Photo series
Techniek Photoprints
Formaat varied sizes
Yesterdays gone
Titel Yesterdays gone
Jaartal 2011
Omschrijving Installation view (photo: Fleur Beemster)
Techniek Recycled objects, paint, lights
Formaat 350x450cm
Chamber of Reflection
Titel Chamber of Reflection
Jaartal 2014
Omschrijving Installation view
Techniek Wood, textile and lights.
Formaat 500x500x300cm
#10, Reitzstraat 298
Titel #10, Reitzstraat 298
Jaartal 2011
Omschrijving Installation view (photo: Fleur Beemster)
Techniek Lights, wood, glass
Formaat 320x300cmx220cm
Henk
Titel Henk
Jaartal 2011
Omschrijving Installation view
Techniek Objects and lights
Formaat 300x220x110 cm
JIM (Jolly Identity Market)
Titel JIM (Jolly Identity Market)
Jaartal 2009
Omschrijving An one-night group-performance/happening.
Techniek Project
Formaat

Omschrijving werk

Laura Abbink draws her inspiration from human structures particularly those constituting the concept of identity. As an artist her practice expands from making multidisciplinary work to initiating various projects and exhibitions. Extensions as such enables Abbink to explore the main queries of her personal artistic practice as well as look into the prevailing conventions of an artistic practice or artists identity in general. The elusive concept of identity in an ever-changing, yet globalizing environment led her to experiment with fragmentations, narratives, (re-)constructions and differentiators. Abbink wonders with what, when, why and how would one weave this web of biological, psychological, social, philosophical, cultural and material elements. With a particular interested in the illusory character of identity a common aspect in her work is a tension between construction, preservation and decay. The use of theatrical elements or a decor-like setting gives rise to stilled moments and at the same time may also suggest a performative past or future. Earlier work often refers more directly to the narratives of a city and its inhabitants. The city as a moving mechanism with a constant ebb and tide of people and things. They have the potential to represent a narrative and a timeline with found materials seemingly without any identity of its own.

Persoonsgegevens

Voorletters
Kunstenaarsnaam/alias
Samenwerkingsverband
Website www.lauraabbink.com

Opleidingsgegevens

Erkende vakopleiding

Academie / instituut & plaats studierichting / specialisatie periode van / tot diploma
Den Haag, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten 3D & Autonomous 2004-2010 J

Andere opleiding

Instituut / docent & plaats (studie)richting periode van / tot
School for Fashion - Amsterdam Fashion Design 1999-2003

Cursussen, workshops

Naam instituut & plaats onderwerp periode van / tot
a MUD-projects 2016- heden
b Esther Didden multiple philosophy courses 2015-2016
c Esther Didden summerschool 2015
d Ceremics studio 2012

Overige gegevens

Lid van Beroeps / Kunstenaarsvereniging
Deelnemer van Kunstenaarsinitiatief Locatie Z

Curriculum vitae

Tentoonstellingen

jaartal naam tentoonstellingsruimte korte omschrijving solo / duo / groep
2015 Locatie Z (The Hague) 'Monstrvm' GROEP
2015 Prinsenkwartier, Kadmium (Delft) 'Gaze At Me' GROEP
2014 Kadmium (Delft) 'n_IETS' GROEP
2014 villa Maarheeze (Wassenaar) 'Haags Talent' GROEP
2014 projectspace Noordwal 117 (The Hague) Hoogtij #38 SOLO
2014 Pulchri (The Hague) 'Beeld voor Beeld' GROEP
2011 State-X New Forms (The Hague) ‘A parallel place?’ GROEP
2011 Projekt 072 (Alkmaar) ‘Consumptiekunst’ GROEP
2011 Retort Art Space (Amsterdam) 'Hook up' GROEP
2009 Villa Nuts (The Hague) 'JIM, Jolly Identity Market' GROEP

Projecten

jaartal instelling titel & typering project
2015 Prinsenkwartier, Kadmium (Delft) 'Emphasize Me' curated exhibition
2015 -ongoing ‘Identity, a Warm Gun?‘ curatorial project
2015 Zoe Reddy ‘Fromhereitlooksclear‘ editorial project
2014 Kadmium (Delft) 'n_IETS' co-curated exhibition and participant
2014 Noordwal 117 (The Hague) residence

Opdrachten

jaartal opdrachtgever plaats / land typering opdracht uitgevoerd
2015 Top Delft Design NL lecture J
2015 Stroom (The Hague) NL educational project ‘Madurodam Vrede & Recht’ J
2015 Stroom The Hague NL educational project ‘C&C Project’ J
2014 Stroom (The Hague) NL educational concept N
2014 Stichting Beeldende Kunsten Delft NL educational concept J
2007 Province House of South Holland NL collaborative project J

Aankopen / werken in collecties

jaartal naam collectie plaats / land omschrijving aankoop
2012 private NL drawing/collage

Publicaties

jaartal titel publicatie uitgever / samensteller, plaats typering
2015 ‘Identity, a Warm Gun?‘ independent icw Kadmium publication
2015 'Ik ben online dus ik ben.' Jegens & Tevens review
2015 'Gaze at Me / Gaze at You' Jegens & Tevens review
2014 'Haags Talent' Den Haag Centraal newspaper
2014 'Beeld voor Beeld', 90 contemporary 3D artists from The Hague Stichting HBKK art book
2014 Grote Haagse Kunstkalender 2013 en 2014 Trichis Publishing, Rotterdam art and design calendar
2013 'DH/// magazine' Stroom, The Hague art magazine
2011 'Stroming in teken van consumptiekunst' Noord Hollands Dagblad newspaper article

Artistieke nevenactiviteiten

nevenactiviteit van tot
Nacht van de Filosofie Den Haag - projectmanager 2016 now
Location Z - participant and program co-organisation of artist-run initiative 2013 now
Kadmium - curator and member of the independent program supervisory 2013 2015
Teaching Textile and Visual Art crafts 2011 2012
UHM – co-founder and -curator of artist-run initiative 2011 2013