Merel van Huellener

Country:

Netherlands

Position:

Artist

About us: Van ’t Hullenaar & Vis is an Amsterdam based interdisciplinary artist duo consisting of Merel van ’t Hullenaar & Niels Vis. Together they research the experimental boundaries of visual art through the execution of conceptual projects; moving between applied and autonomous, collaborative and solitary positions. Both teach at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and hold MA degrees from the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam and the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam (The Netherlands). Amongst others they have previously attended artist residencies at Capacete in Rio de Janeiro (BR) and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine (USA). They have formed several temporary collectives and collaborations with other makers like in their current projects The Man-Made History of Today, that had its pilot in Brazil in 2014 and The Artefact Time Machine, taking place in Athens (GR). In the past they have also taken on positions as mediators with for instance FLAT / BijlmAIR foundation and Gallery AWA in Amsterdam and they have presented their work in national and international contexts through numerous exhibitions, screenings, performances and lectures in art spaces, institutions and festivals like; Het Nieuwe Instituut (NL), Art Athina (GR), Holland Festival (NL) Largo das Artes (BR), Kalashnikovv Gallery (SA), Chicago Artist Month (USA), SMBA (NL), Hotel MariaKapel (NL), TENT (NL) and Galleria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea, Bologna (IT).