Meike Driessen



multimedia artist based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands


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Meike Driessen


lens-based multimedia artist from Rotterdam, Netherlands



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Meike Driessen (2000)

From a young age, I was taught to navigate life’s ups and downs independently. The solitude in which I spent most of my hardships taught me a deep sense of introspection. The complexities of the human condition captivate me: the way our internal emotions contradict, co-exist, sabotage and withdraw. My practice is based around these emotional experiences, in which I explore themes such as loneliness, isolation, trauma and identity.

I capture, reconstruct and manipulate environments that mirror the darker, solitary aspects of the human mind, establishing a paradoxical interplay between familiarity and discomfort. Whether reflecting on personal experiences, capturing intense emotions, or exploring the deeper layers of the human psyche, I always strive to create images that resonate with the viewer. My intention is to enable the viewer to recognise a part of themselves in my work.

I work with various media including photography, video, text, sound, sculpture, archival material and installation. By employing a variety of media, I aim to engage the senses and create a stimulating and immersive experience, allowing the viewer to be engulfed in an emotional journey.


exhibitions
2023                 Kunstenfestival Borkel en Schaft group exhibition, Borkel en Schaft NL
2023                 NOW SHOW graduation show, Breda NL
2023                 Fotoasiel self-initiated group exhibition, Breda NL

2022                 STROOM group exhibition, Breda NL

2021                 Within Bodies and Bytes group exhibition, Breda NL

education & courses
2023 - 2024     Fotodok Utrecht NL
                         ‘Lighthouse’ talent programme

2019 - 2023     St Joost School of Art & Design Breda NL
                         BA Photography, Film & the Digital (cum laude)

2023                internship at Jan Hoek Amsterdam NL