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2008 solo exhibitions: Seoul

  1. I M ART gallery
    Seoul, South Korea

    6 March 2008 - 26 June 2008
  2. Sadie Coles HQ
    London, UK

    4 September 2008 - 11 October 2008

2008 group exhibitions: Amsterdam, Chicago, Haarlem, London, The Hague, Tønsberg

  1. The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    "Girls on the Verge: Portraits of Adolescence".
    December 8, 2007 - February 24, 2008
    Exhibition featuring 7 works by Hellen van Meene, all from LaSalle Bank (now Bank of America, LaSalle Bank Photography Collection). More, including the press release, here.
  2. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    "Me, Ophelia"
    15 Februari 2008 - 18 May 2008
    A selection of photographs by, amongst others, Rineke Dijkstra, Hellen van Meene and Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin concurrently on show with a John Everett Millais exhibition travelling from the Tate. These works of contemporary photography display striking parallels with Millais’ oeuvre and illustrate how the influence of Millais’ famous Ophelia and other paintings still lingers on. More.
  3. Haugar Art Museum, Tønsberg, Norway
    19 January 2008 - 11 May 2008
    An exhibition composed of historical works including Edvard Munchs 'Puberty' and contemporary works from Norwegian and international artists like Sally Mann, Jo Brougton, Rineke Dijkstra and AK Dolven.
  4. Maddox Arts, London, UK
    "Viva Lolita"
    14 March 2008 – 25 April 2008
    For this exhibition curator James Putnam has been "looking for [..] images that best convey the notion of fading innocence and emerging sexuality in young teenage girls - or rather this sense of duality, the two diametrically opposed states of innocence and sexuality that make these images so ambiguous yet appealing." More, including the press release, here.
  5. De Hallen Haarlem, Haarlem, NL
    "Courtesy Hans Kemna"
    15 march 2008 – 8 june 2008
    A selection from the photography collection of Hans Kemna.
  6. The Hague Museum of Photography, The Hague, NL
    "Van Zoetendaal Collections"
    22 March 2008 - 22 June 2008
    Early and previously unknown work by modern photographers like of Rineke Dijkstra, Koos Breukel, Blommers & Schumm, Hellen van Meene and Paul Kooiker, but also historic photographs taken by figures like Cas Oorthuys and George H. Breitner from the collection of photographs compiled by Amsterdam gallery owner and publisher Willem van Zoetendaal which was acquired by the museum in 2006.

2007 solo exhibitions: Essen, Southend-on-Sea, Munich, Warsaw, New York, Berlin

  1. Museum Folkwang
    Essen, Germany

    "Hellen van Meene: Portraits 1995-2006"
    2 December 2006 - 25 February 2007
  2. Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, UK
    "Hellen van Meene: New work"
    16 December 2006 - 3 February 2007
  3. Schirmer/Mosel Showroom
    Munich/München, Germany

    January 25 - March 13 2007
  4. Yours Gallery
    Warsaw, Poland

    20 February - 20 April 2007
  5. Yancey Richardson Gallery
    New York, USA

    Opens 1 February 2007
  6. C/O Berlin The Cultural Forum for Photography
    Berlin, Germany

    10 May - July 8 2007
  7. Fotografins Hus
    Stockholm, Sweden

    September 7 - October 28 2007

2006 solo exhibitions overview

  1. Gallery Koyanagi,
    Tokyo (Japan), March 16 - April 20 2006
  2. Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya (トーキョーワンダーサイト渋谷),
    Tokyo (Japan), March 16 - April 12 2006
  3. Pump House Gallery,
    London (UK), March 22 - May 14 2006

    This touring exhibition will travel to:

  4. Huis Marseille - Museum for Photography,
    Amsterdam (NL), September 2 - November 26 2006
  5. Museum Folkwang,
    Essen (DE), 2 December 2006 - 25 February 2007


Group exhibition: Local, El fin de la globalización
(Local, The End of Globalisation)

PHotoEspaña 2007
Consejería de Cultura y Deportes. Sala Canal de Isabel II, Madrid, Spain
June 5 - September 2 2007

This exhibition curated by Paul Wombell features the work of Hans Aarsman, Shelby Lee Adams, Boris Mikhailov, Hashem el Madani, Tom Hunter, Jem Southam, Xavier Ribas, LI Tianbing, Hellen van Meene, Massimo Vitali and Karl Heinz Weinberger.

Hellen van Meene shows works from the Barbara Series. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue in Spanish and English, with a text by Paul Wombell (ISBN 978-84-451-3000-1).

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Solo exhibition: Hellen van Meene - Polaroids

Van Zoetendaal Gallery
Keizersgracht 488, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
February 24 - March 31 2007

Hellen van Meene shows a selection of 40 polaroids at Van Zoetendaal Gallery which she produced since 1996 when she started her career as an artist. Before Van Meene starts photographing her models with the Rolleiflex she uses a Polaroid camera to research light, composition and characteristic qualities of her models. Precious unpretentious images. Beloved by the artist and not for sale.

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Solo exhibition: Hellen van Meene - Nieuw Werk / New Work

Huis Marseille
Keizersgracht 401, Amsterdam, NL
September 2 - November 26 2006

The opening is on Friday 1 September 2006, 5pm-7pm.

This Autumn Huis Marseille will present an extensive overview of new work by Dutch photographer Hellen van Meene.

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Solo exhibition: Hellen van Meene / New Works

Open Eye Gallery
Liverpool (UK)
July 21 - September 2 2006

After Edinburgh in Scotland the exhibition first shown at Pump House Gallery in London has now travelled to Liverpool.

Dutch photographer Hellen van Meene has received international critical acclaim for her intimate 'fictional portraits' of adolescent girls and androgynous boys that explore the amorphous space between childhood and adulthood. Produced in collaboration with Pump House Gallery, London, this exhibition - her first major solo show in the UK since 2002 - brings together newly commissioned work made in the UK over the last 12 months, alongside recent work made in Japan, Germany, Russia and Latvia.

On Friday 21 July 2006 at 7pm Hellen van Meene will be talking about her work, career and inspiration, against the backdrop of her exhibition in Open Eye. Info and tickets here.

Solo exhibition: Hellen van Meene / New Works

Pump House Gallery
Battersea Park, London SW11 (UK)
March 22 - May 14 2006

This is the first major solo presentation of work in the UK by Dutch photographer Hellen van Meene since 2002. Known for her intimate portraiture of adolescent girls and androgynous boys that blur the line between fact and fiction, Pump House Gallery has commissioned van Meene to make new works in London. These focus on teenagers and teenage parents in the gallery's local community and will be shown alongside new works made in Japan, Russia, Germany, Latvia and Holland. Van Meene's work enters the realm of fantasy, performance and psychological space, creating a powerful and beguiling concoction.

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Group exhibition: L'esprit du Nord: Netherlands Now - L'école du Nord

MEP - Maison Européene de la Photographie
Paris (FR)
March 15 - June 11 2006

This group exhibition presents works dating from 2000 to 2005 by 26 Dutch photographers: Woud Berger, Anuschka Blommers/Niels Schumm, Koos Breukel, Elspeth Diederix, Rineke Dijkstra, Leo Divendal, Desiree Dolron, Charlotte Dumas, Marnix Goossens, Risk Hazekamp, Juul Hondius, Paul Kooiker, Annaleen Louwes, Arno Nollen, Erwin Olaf, Johannes Schwartz, Harold Strak, Céline van Balen, Gerald van der Kaap, Carla van de Puttelaar, Frank van der Salm, Lidwien van der Ven, Bertien van Manen, Hellen van Meene, Inez van Lamsweerde/Vinoodh Matadin, Edwin Zwakman. Maison Européene de la Photographie is a major centre for contemporary photographic art situated in the historic heart of Paris.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue.

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Solo exhibition: Hellen van Meene "A Sense of You, Created by Me"

Gallery Koyanagi
Tokyo (Japan)
March 16 - April 20 2006

The second solo show by Hellen van Meene at Gallery Koyanagi features new works made in Germany, The Netherlands, Japan, Latvia, Russia and the UK.

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Solo exhibition: Tokyo Girls

Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya
Tokyo (Japan)
March 16 - April 12 2006

This exhibition opens on the same day as the exhibition at Gallery Koyanagi, also in Tokyo. It will feature almost 25 photos, most of them made in Tokyo during an assignment for a portfolio in The New York Times Magazine.

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Group exhibition: Portaal naar de hemel - Hedendaagse portretfoto's in oude lijsten

Frans Hals Museum
Haarlem (NL)
January 20 - April 2 2006

Masterpieces of Dutch portrait photography shown in old frames from the Frits Lugt Collection. Curator Willem van Zoetendaal has combined a selection from the thousand or so old frames with photos from contemporary Dutch portrait photographers such as Céline van Balen, Koos Breukel, Rineke Dijkstra, Bertien van Manen and Hellen van Meene. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

This group exhibition was first shown at the Institut Néerlandais in Paris.

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Group exhibition: Recent acquisitions / Nieuwe aanwinsten - Museum of Photography The Hague

Museum of Photography The Hague
Stadhouderslaan 43
The Hague (NL)
December 3 2005 - Jan (?) 2006

Recent photography acquisitions, including work by Hans op de Beeck, Rineke Dijkstra, Boris Mikhailov, Holger Niehaus, Hellen van Meene, Arnulf Rainer and Leora Laor. Presented with contemporary photographs from the Blue Horizon Collection, including Mark Morrisroe and Hiroshi Sugimoto.

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Group exhibition: The Wonderful Fund on Tour

Le Musée de Marrakech
Marrakech (Morocco)
October 1 2005 - January 15 2006

Nearly 100 works of contemporary art - purchased by Vanessa Branson and Prue O'Day as curators for the London-based collectors group The Wonderful Fund - will be exhibited at Le Musée de Marrakech to open the first Arts in Marrakech Festival (AiM) Festival. The Wonderful Fund is a collection of international visual art by more than 64 artists including Sarah Lucas, Grayson Perry, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Tracey Emin, Gavin Turk and Hellen van Meene.

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Group exhibition: Family Pictures: Contemporary Photography and Video from the Collection of the Guggenheim Museum

Galleria Gottardo
Lugano (Switzerland)
September 28 2005 - December 23 2005

An exhibition of works from the photography and video collection of the Guggenheim Museum featuring these "important contemporary artists": Janine Antoni, Patty Chang, Gregory Crewdson, Rineke Dijkstra, Anna Gaskell, Loretta Lux, Sally Mann, Robert Mapplethorpe, Tracey Moffat, Catherine Opie, Thomas Struth, Hellen van Meene and Gillian Wearing. The exhibition includes a selection of images, at times provocative and ironic, that show the paradoxes of family life and what lies beneath the surface of its traditional representations.

More about the exhibition and the catalogue (ISBN 8887469407).

Group exhibition: Frames Revisited / Cadres revisités

Institut Néerlandais
Cultural Centre of The Netherlands
Paris (France)
November 3 - December 18 2005

Masterpieces of Dutch portrait photography shown in old frames from the Frits Lugt Collection. Curator Willem van Zoetendaal has combined a selection from the thousand or so old frames with photos from contemporary Dutch portrait photographers such as Céline van Balen, Koos Breukel, Rineke Dijkstra, Bertien van Manen and Hellen van Meene. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

The exhibition will move to the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem after Paris.

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Group exhibition: Bidibidobidiboo - Works from the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection

Guarene d'Alba
Turin (Italy)
May 31 - October 2 2005

The exhibition is curated by Francesco Bonami and features major works from the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo contemporary art collection and reflects the art scene of the last two decades.

The exhibitions ranges in media from installation, photography, painting, video, and sculpture, featuring 150 artists in all, including Hellen van Meene. Some of the other artists working with photography include Darren Almond, Vanessa Beecroft, Thomas Demand, Sarah Lucas, Thomas Ruff, Cindy Sherman, Sam Taylor-Wood, Wolfgang Tillmans, Gillian Wearing and Andreas Gursky.

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Group exhibition: A view of women: Portraits from the photo collection
Blik op vrouwen: Portretten uit de fotocollectie

De Hallen
Haarlem (NL)
June 25 - September 11 2005

An exhibition of forty photographic portraits of women from the museums acquisitions in the last four years. Hellen van Meene is featured among works by Koos Breukel, Céline van Balen, Dana Lixenberg, Martine Stig, Sarah Lucas, Tracey Moffat, and Juergen Teller and others.

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Group exhibition: In Sight: Contemporary Dutch Photography from the Collection of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

The Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, USA
March 26 - May 8 2005

'In Sight' is an exhibition of photography based on the rich collections of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. It features Hans Aarsman, Celine van Balen, Wout Berger, Koos Breukel, Wijnanda Deroo, Elspeth Diederix, Rineke Dijkstra, Marnix Goossens, Juul Hondius, Gerald van der Kaap, Bertien van Manen, Hellen van Meene and Hans van der Meer.

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Group exhibition: Der fotografierte Mensch:
Von den Anfängen bis heute - Bilder der Fotografischen Sammlung des Museum Folkwang, Essen

Neues Museum
Staatliches Museum f�r Kunst und Design
Klarissenplatz, 90402 N�rnberg, Germany
March 23 - June 19 2005

The title of this exhibition translates as "Man photographed: From the beginnings to today - pictures from the photography collection of Museum Folkwang in Essen".

Hellen van Meene is featured among Nobuyoshi Araki, Diane Arbus, Rineke Dijkstra, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Nan Goldin, Lotte Jacobi, Helmut Newton, Bernhard Prinz, Heinrich Riebesehl, Thomas Ruff, Erich Salomon, August Sander and Otto Steinert.

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Group exhibition: H x W x D - Dutch modern art from the Rabobank collection / H x B x D = De Rabo Kunstcollectie

Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
The Hague, The Netherlands,
February 26 - May 8 2005

Hellen van Meene is part of the Rabobank collection and will be shown here. The same collection is used for this calendar.

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Group exhibition: Bronnen - Bergen, de Bergense School en de Berger Scholengemeenschap.

Museum Kranenburgh
Hoflaan 26
Bergen, The Netherlands
20 February - 22 May 2005

Curated by Rik Fernhout. Shows the work of artists who attended the Berger Scholengemeenschap high school.

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Group exhibition: Constructed Moment

Stichting KW14
's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
26 February 2005 - 10 April 2005

Curated by Marjan Teeuwen. Features Hellen van Meene among 41 other photographers including Céline van Balen, Elspeth Diederix and Paul Kooiker.

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Group benefit exhibition: Reason Compassion Justice: A Benefit for the Drug Policy Alliance

Cheim & Read Gallery
547 West 25 Street, New York, NY, USA
March 29, 2005 6:00 PM

A sale of contemporary artworks to benefit the Drug Policy Alliance. Exhibition curated by Diego Cortez. Hellen van Meene is featured among Nobuyoshi Araki, Louise Bourgeois, Maurizio Cattelan, Larry Clark, William Eggleston, Nan Goldin, Roni Horn, Boris Mikhailov, Yoshitomo Nara, Yoko Ono, Richard Prince, Ed Ruscha and many more.

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Group exhibition: Human Conditions, Intimate Portraits

photo of the exhibition space Institute of Contemporary Art (Kortárs Müvészeti Intézet), Dunaújváros, Hungary
17 December 2004 - 21 Januari 2005

Guest exhibition of Nederlands Foto Instituut, Rotterdam. Curated by Frits Giertsberg. Shown before in Rotterdam, Montreal, Rubiëra (Italy) and Madrid.

Artists: Céline van Balen, Wout Berger / Noor Damen, Koos Breukel, Rineke Dijkstra, Romy Finke, Rince de Jong, Bertien van Manen, Hellen van Meene, Corinne Noordenbos, Albert Westing.

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Group exhibition: The Dutch show. Contemporary Dutch artists in Greek collections.

One of the two photos by hellen van Meene featured in the exhibition

The Netherlands Institute, Athens, Greece
2004-12-9 - 2005-1-23

Contains two works by Van Meene from the collection of Mr. Papadimitriou among works by Bas Jan Ader, René Daniëls, Marlene Dumas, Henk Visch, Niek Kemps, Philip Akkerman, Rob Scholte, Michael Raedecker, Pat Andrea, Aernout Mik, Robert Suermond, Rineke Dijkstra, Marc Bijl, Iris van Dongen, Ed van der Elsken, Madeleine Berkhemer, Roger Cremers, Liza May Post, Lilly van der Stocker / Angela Bulloch and Inez van Lamsweerde.

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Group exhibition: WonderHolland

photo of Mercati di Traiano Mercati di Traiano, Rome
22 October - 15 December 2004

"WonderHolland is a multidisciplinary project that brings the visitor into a Dutch exploration of contemporary art. The visitor will be surprised by confrontation with the different artworks on a walk through the monumental setting in the foro."

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Past solo exhibitions*

  • 1998 Galerie PA Prinsengracht 116, Amsterdam
  • 1999 Galerie Dijk 1, Alkmaar
  • 1999 The Photographers' Gallery, London, [cat.]
  • 2000 De Vleeshal, Middelburg
  • 2000 Le Case d'Arte, Milano
  • 2000 Galleria Laura Pecci, Milano
  • 2000 Galerie PA Prinsengracht 116, Amsterdam
  • 2000 Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles
  • 2000 Sadie Coles HQ, London
  • 2000 Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo
  • 2001 Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles
  • 2001 Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
  • 2002 Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, [cat.] Japan Series
  • 2002 Frans Hals Museum, de Hallen, Haarlem, [cat.] Japan Series
  • 2002 Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, [cat.] Japan Series
  • 2002 PhotoFestival Espania, Madrid
  • 2003 Gallery Rodolphe Janssen solo show, Brussels September 2003
  • 2003 Le Case d'Arte, Milaan, November 2003

Past group exhibitions*

  • 1994 UWAGA, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam
  • 1995 Fotofestival Naarden, Naarden-Vesting
  • 1995 A Sunset Always Sells, Expozaal W.G., Amsterdam
  • 1996 Eindexamententoonstelling, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam
  • 1996 Scanning, gemeentelijke kunstaankopen, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam [cat.]
  • 1997 Art primeur '97, CBK, Dordrecht
  • 1997 Niet de Kunstvlaai, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam
  • 1997 Unbeschreiblich Weiblich? Noorderlicht, Groningen
  • 1997 Galerie Niggendijker, Groningen
  • 1998 Kunst Aanmoedigingsprijs Amstelveen, Gemeentelijk Expositiecentrum "Aemstelle", Amstelveen
  • 1999 5 jaar Art Primeur, Pictura, Dordrecht, [cat.]
  • 1999 Uitgelicht 3, Startstipendium Fonds BKVB, De KunstRai 1999, [cat.]
  • 1999 Foto-documentaire opdrachten Noord-Holland, Dreef Expositie, Provincie Huis, Haarlem
  • 2000 Conditions Humaines, Portraits Intimes, Mois de la Photo, Montreal, NFI Rotterdam, [cat.]
  • 2000 Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels
  • 2000 "City of Girls" Japanese Pavilion of the Biennale for Architecture, Venice
  • 2000 Commission "Septembre de la photo, Quinze en Europe, la jeune Photographie Européenne" Galerie du Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain, Nice
  • 2001 Deliberate Living, curated by Sima Familant, The Greene Naftali Gallery, New York (2001-1-12 - 2001-2-10)
  • 2001 The Citibank Private Bank Photography Prize, The Photographers' Gallery, London, [cat.]
  • 2001 Vi - Intentional Communities, Rooseum center for Contemporary Art, Sweden
  • 2002 Fotografen in Nederland 1852-2002 - Een anthologie, Fotomuseum Den Haag, (2002-12-15 - 2003-3-2) [cat.]
  • 2003 Gemeente museum Helmond
  • 2003 Parco Museum, Tokyo Shibuya, april 25 -may 26 [cat.]
  • 2003 Folkwang Fest der Kunste 2003, Museum Folkwang, 18.9.-21.9.2003
  • 2003 Game, Ferragamo, New York (2003-9-12)
  • 2003 Moti Mentali - Mirroring Victorian and Contemporary Photography, Marvelli Gallery, New York, USA (2003-10-2 - 2003-11-15)
  • 2003 Personalities, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands (2003-10-10 - 2004-3-1)
  • 2003 Double Exposure, ING-bank, Kortrijk, Belgium (2003-11-29 - 2004-1-31)
  • 2003 Photographs: Recent Acquisitions, Fisher Landau Center For Art, Long Island, USA (2003-12-1 - 2004-9-2004)
  • 2004 Outcasts and Sunday's Children - Acquisitions in 2003, De Hallen, Haarlem, The Netherlands (2004-1-31 - 2004-3-21)
  • 2004 L-scape, curated by Diego Cortez, John Hope Franklin Center, Main Gallery, Durham, NC, USA (2004-9-16 - 2004-10-29)

* Lists are not up-to-date