Residents

Julian Abraham 'Togar' ID
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
10
Daniel Aguilar Ruvalcaba MX
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
6
Özgür Atlagan TR
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
1
Razia Barsatie SR
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
9
Salim Bayri MA
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
35
Verena Blok NL
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
3
Simnikiwe Buhlungu ZA
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
4
Sara Culmann RU
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
20
Tanja Engelberts NL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
44
Aldo Esparza Ramos NL/MX
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
43
G GB
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
15
Lotte van Geijn NL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
25
Robert Glas NL
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
13
Catalina González CL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
32
Lungiswa Gqunta ZA
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
30
Saemundur Thor Helgason IS/NL
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
5
Hannah Dawn Henderson GB
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
8
Takeshi Ikeda JP
  • resident
  • 2016
  • 2020
  • 2021
27
Artor Jesus Inkerö FI
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
16
Donghwan Kam KR/NL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
18, 18
Arturo Kameya PE/NL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
23
Özgür Kar TR/NL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
29
Pennie Key GR
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
40
Wouter van der Laan NL
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
37
Sungeun Lee KR
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
39
Sheng-Wen Lo TW/NL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
19
Tessa Mars HT
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
26
Silvia Martes NL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
2
Polina Medvedeva NL/RU
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
12
Ima-Abasi Okon GB
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
38
Ian Page US
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
31
Claudia Pagès ES
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
22
Molly Palmer GB
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
28
Eoghan Ryan IE
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
11
Hend Samir EG
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
41
Ratu R. Saraswati ID
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
21
Silke Schönfeld DE
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
14
Tomasz Skibicki PL/DE/NL
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
34
Mette Sterre NL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
33
Takanori Suzuki JP
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
36
Kanitha Tith KH
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
24
Anh Trần NZ/VN
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
17
Werker Collective
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
7

Team

Directorial Team

Emily Pethick (director)
Martijntje Hallmann (deputy director, head of residency)
Susan Gloudemans (director strategy & development)
Danielle Kars (secretarial services)

Residency

Annelie Musters (manager & deputy head residency
Virág Szentkirályi (residency & programme coordinator)
Sandra Felten (alumni relations & documentation)
Daphne Verweij (project coordinator residency)

Workshops / Technical advisors

José Miguel Biscaya (media lab)
Marietta Dirker (library & collection)
Stephan Kuderna (metal)
Arend Nijkamp (paint lab)
Marianne Peijnenburg (ceramics)
Kees Reedijk (electronics)
Elke Uitentuis (social practice)
Pieter Verweij (print lab)

Freelancers:
Seamus Cater (wood)
Roger Cremers (wood)
Lotte Nijhof (mould making)
Monique de Wilt (laser cutter & CNC)

Development

María Virto Marcilla (manager development)
Isabella Leitz (fellowship support & friends)
Lotte Hemme (special projects)

Communication

Vanessa Groenewegen

Finance / Administration / HR

Joost Cras (head of finance)
Niels Andree Wiltens (HR, residency & process administration)

Building / Operations

Michel de Rooij (head of operations)
Harold Verbakel (ICT)
Peter Amponsah (caretaker)
Feras Dahhan (caretaker)
Anita Autar (cleaning)

Cantina

Bas Magnée (coordinator)
René Blits
Wiebe Bouwsema

Freelancer:
Martine Albitrouw-Segijn

Supervisory Board Rijksakademie

Defne Ayas
Chris Buijink (chair)
Karl Guha
Bregtje van der Haak
Otobong Nkanga
Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau
Vinod Subramaniam

Supervisory Board Trust Fund

Job Dura
Wouter Han
Marian Scheele (chair)

Molly Palmer

GB, 1984

  • resident
    • 2019
    • 2020
    • 2021

Location

  • Room 28 (Second Floor)

Artist statement

Molly Palmer’s work sits within and between the media of filmmaking, installation, sculpture and choreography. Using hand made props, sets and costumes, she green screens protagonists into layered video worlds where music, gesture and dialogue form cyclical narratives exploring the strangeness hidden within ordinary things.

By generating spaces that are visibly hand made, she builds a hybrid culture dislocated from the convincing virtual worlds we are immersed in daily. A timeless no-place with its own rhythm and logic, where reality and fiction become destabilized and intertwined. Palmer explores the variety of hidden neurological profiles that affect people’s sensitivity to the world. This can be in relation to different species and natural perspectives, but also the perspectives of hidden neurological difference, such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia or bipolar.

Palmer’s installations extend material environments around the films, exploring the potential of sculptural sets and surround sound to produce a heightened physical encounter with the work. The fractured narratives that unfold within these assemblages, explore the transformative potential of personal belief, often seeking resolution for difficult events – sorrow, loss, anxiety or trauma. Palmer wants to create spaces that are strange yet familiar; narratives that are sometimes funny, bewildering and beautiful but can also be disorienting, emotionally enigmatic, sad or frightening. Although visually dream-like her work is not intended as fantasy. Instead it offers a step sideways into parallel worlds that allow us to examine the complexity and absurdity of being human.

Palmer is currently Artist in Residence at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam, where she has exhibited at the Open and prepared solo shows for 1646 in the Hague and Ty Pawb in Wales. She graduated from Royal Academy Schools in 2016, where she was awarded the Gold Medal. She recently received Arts Council England’s Creative Practice Development Fund and has exhibited widely at galleries and museums in London, Berlin, The Hague, Miami, Mexico, Sao Paolo, Istanbul, Rotterdam and Glasgow. Forthcoming exhibitions include the Rijksakademie Open 2021 and solo shows at Akinci, Amsterdam and Bosse and Baum, London.

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