Dorine van Meel

Installation view of Dorine van Meel: Between the Dog and the Wolf, at the South London Gallery, 2015. Photo by Andy Keate.

Dorine van Meel was the fourth recipient of the Nina Stewart Graduate Residency from 2014 - 2015.

Dorine van Meel was in residence at the SLG’s Outset Artists’ Flat for 6 months from November 2014. Her solo exhibition Between the Dog and the Wolf took place from 15 April – 14 June 2015 in the first floor galleries.

Van Meel completed her MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College in 2014, after graduating from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam in 2010. Her practice is situated within and between the media of moving image, sculpture and installation. Expanding the moving image beyond its frame, she sets up relationships between the work, the exhibition space and the viewer – both of an experiential and affective kind. Drawing from existing (his)stories, personal experiences and observations of day-to-day reality, fragmented narratives and forms of subjectivity are constructed through an interplay of voices and signs.

During the residency Van Meel also initiated a writing project with contributing artists and writers, Emma Bennett, Jesse Darling, Susanna Davis Crook, John Archibald Harrington, Kati Kärki, Claire Potter and Erica Scourti. The project resulted in the publication Some Place of Avoiding an Animal, the texts that form this book were developed through a series of writing workshops led by guest artists Pil and Galia Kollectiv, Melissa Gordon and Michael Dean. Some Place of Avoiding an Animal is available through the SLG bookshop.

Selected exhibitions include; Beyond the Nation Station State I want to Dream, solo exhibition, Decad, Berlin, 2018; A Farewell to Progress, performance, South London Gallery, London, 2018; A Farewell to Progress, performance, KW, Berlin, 2017; Ideology Meets Implementations, group exhibition, W139, 2017; Gentle Dust, group exhibition, Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam, 2017; Southern Summer School, summer school and public programme, BAK, Utrecht, 2017; Northern Winter Workshops, collective events programme across, the Netherlands, South Africa and the UK, 2017; duo exhibition at Kunstraum, London; The Things We Talked About, group exhibition at St PAUL St Gallery, Auckland; Wilderness, group exhibition at New Shelter Plan, Copenhagen ; …instead to meet strangers who might change our minds, solo exhibition at the Swiss Church, London (2014); A Space of No Exception, group exhibition at Sokol Space, Moscow (2014). Van Meel has curated the group exhibition Luminous Flux at Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam (2014) and is the initiator of Does NotEqual, a collaborative project on the creative potential and ongoing concerns of feminism at W139 in Amsterdam (2015).

The Nina Stewart Artist Residency with the South London Gallery was funded by The Nina and Roger Stewart Charitable Trust.