Femke Herregraven (NL)

Fri 12 May, 13:30
De Brakke Grond

Artist Femke Herregraven tries to make the geological effects of economic structures tangible and visible in games, how-to-manuals and physical traces.

Going against the notion that economic structures are mysterious natural phenomena, Herregraven researches the man-made physical and digital infrastructures that form the basis of our financial system. From the history of and national policies behind mailbox companies and tax avoiding to the rubber used to make 19th century telegraph lines by the British empire, that now form the basis of digital trade routes.


In her work she explores which new material base, geographies and value systems contemporary financial technologies and infrastructures carve out. Works exist digital and as drawings, prints, sculptures, video and installations. Recent group exhibitions include Simon Denny: TEDxVaduz redux, T293, Rome and online as part of the Extinction Marathon, Serpentine Galleries, London (both in 2014), Globale Infosphere, ZKM, Karlsruhe; Algorithmic Rubbish: Daring to Defy Misfortune, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam; Extension du domaine du jeu, Centre Pompidou, Paris; Art In The Age of…Planetary Computation, Witte de With, Migration Matters, Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, All of This Belongs to You, V&A Museum, London, Dark Ecology, Norway/Russia, (all 2015); Conversation Piece, Transmediale, Berlin; Neoliberal Lulz, Carroll / Fletcher, London; Grand New, Future Gallery, Berlin; Digital Abstractions, Hek, Basel; CCS Bard / Hessel Museum, New York; Oslo Triennial, Oslo (all 2016). She’s currently a resident at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam.