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Dorine van Meel

MFA in Fine Art
Goldsmiths College

Dorine van Meel (1984, Netherlands) is a Berlin-based artist whose practice takes the form of video installations, performances, discursive projects and long-term collaborations. In her video work, digitally produced images are combined with composed soundtracks and texts read by the artist as well as other female narrators. Moving between diaristic observations, fragments of conversations, and reflections on news items and social media feeds, her work analyses the power relations permeating everyday life while searching for possible modes of resistance and alternative political imaginaries.

Van Meel’s solo work has been shown at the 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, the South London Gallery, KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, W139 in Amsterdam, Transmediale in Berlin and Nottingham Contemporary. Her interest in collaborative practices and self-organised education is reflected in the collective projects she has initiated, such as A Farewell to progress at KW Institute for Contemporary Art and the South London Gallery, "The Southern Summer School" at BAK in Utrecht (with Nelmarie du Preez), "Decolonial Futures" at the Sandberg Instituut and Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam (with Simangaliso Sibiya), and, together with Rianna Jade Parker, Gentle Dust, which took place amongst others at Jupiter Woods in London and the 10th Berlin Biennale. Since 2015, Van Meel has been teaching in the BA and MA programmes of the Rietveld Academie and Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam.

Dorine van Meel, MFA
Email: d.vanmeel[at]berlin.bard.edu