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Gwendolyn van der Velden (NL, 1972). The artist lives and works in Lisbon.
Van der Velden is a graduate of the Academy Voor Beeldende Vorming, in s'- Hertogenbosch, with post-graduate studies at De Ateliers, in Amsterdam.
The artist works drawing as a cross-discipline, from paper to stage and performance.

"Van der Velden, is a woman, artist, mother, and bi-racial immigrant living and working in Lisbon since 2009. Her nature and identity position her in various fields of discussion, with her own perspective that creates interdependent systems of relations between her experiences. It is with this understanding of "being in between" that she looks at her work and the world, trying to elaborate, in critique and in work, on the idea that intersectionality is not about causality, it is about relation." (Antonia Gaeta)

Solo Exhibitions (selection)
2022 . Faces of Others, Galeria Belo-Galsterer, Lisbon
2021: Parachute, espaço VERÃO, Lisbon, cur. Antonia Gaeta
2017: Meet me in the middle 1 (performance), Festival Trampolim Gerador, Lisbon
2015: What separates us, brings us together, Casa Independente, Lisbon

2014: Van hier naar daar / From here to there / Daqui para ali, Espaço Arte Tranquilidade, Lisboa, cur. Maria do Mar Fazenda
2012: 'Largo Residência', Experimenta Design Lisboa, for Lisbonaire apartments, Lisbon

She has participated in group exhibitions in renowned galleries and art centers in the Netherlands, in Amsterdam and Rotterdam, in Lisbon, Portugal, as well as in Los Angeles and Santa Ana in the USA.
Van der Velden was awarded twice with a scholarship, 2001 and 2004, by the BKVB (The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture).
Among others, she has carried out diverse artist residencies, as Triptych, Raid Projects Gallery Residency, Los Angeles, USA (2001); ZDB Residency, Lisbon (2013); as well as two artist residencies at RAMA residencies, accompanied by Paulo Brighenti and João Silvério (2021-2022). In 2022 she realized the prestigious VIARCO artist residency, too.
Her work is well represented in private and institutional collections in the Netherlands and Portugal.

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