Call for Applications Rijksakademie Residency 2022 / 2023

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

Supervisory Board Trust Fund

Job Dura
Wouter Han
Marian Scheele (chair)

Molly Palmer

GB, 1984

  • resident
    • 2019
    • 2020
    • 2021

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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    A Grey Suede Glove, 2021, Open Studios presentation, photography by Peter Tijhuis

    1. 13/7/2021
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    A Grey Suede Glove, 2021, Open Studios presentation, fotografie Tomek Dersu Aaron

    1. 20/6/2021
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    A Grey Suede Glove, 2021, Open Studios presentation, photography by Peter Tijhuis

    1. 13/7/2021
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    A Grey Suede Glove, 2021, Open Studios presentation, fotografie Tomek Dersu Aaron

    1. 20/6/2021
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    A Grey Suede Glove, 2021, Open Studios presentation, fotografie Sandra Felten

    1. 20/6/2021
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    A Grey Suede Glove, 2021, Open Studios presentation, photography by Peter Tijhuis

    1. 13/7/2021
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    Alternating Currents, 2021, a selection of works from 2010-2019, group show at Parallel Circuit at Dastan's Basement, Tehran, curated by Mamali Shafahi

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    Alternating Currents, 2021, a selection of works from 2010-2019, group show at Parallel Circuit at Dastan's Basement, Tehran, curated by Mamali Shafahi

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    Alternating Currents, 2021, a selection of works from 2010-2019, group show at Parallel Circuit at Dastan Basement, Theran, curated by Mamali Shafahi

    1. 13/7/2021
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    Alternating Currents, 2021, a selection of works from 2010-2019, group show at Parallel Circuit at Dastan's Basement, Tehran, curated by Mamali Shafahi

    1. 13/7/2021
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    Some Shapes Without Edges, 2016, solo presentation at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, photography by Andy Keate

    1. 13/7/2021
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    Some Shapes Without Edges, 2016, solo presentation at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, photography by Andy Keate

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    Some Shapes Without Edges, 2016, solo presentation at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, photography by Andy Keate

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    Some Shapes Without Edges, 2016, solo presentation at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, photography by Andy Keate

    1. 13/7/2021
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    A Grey Suede Glove, 2021, from the Rijksakademie 150 Years' publication We Had Plans

    1. 13/7/2021
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    A Grey Suede Glove, 2021, from the Rijksakademie 150 Years' publication We Had Plans

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    A Grey Suede Glove, 2021, from the Rijksakademie 150 Years' publication We Had Plans

    1. 13/7/2021
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    A Grey Suede Glove, 2021, Open Studios presentation, photography by Peter Tijhuis

    1. 13/7/2021
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    A Grey Suede Glove, 2021, Open Studios presentation, photography by Peter Tijhuis

    1. 13/7/2021
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    A Grey Suede Glove, 2021, Open Studios presentation, photography by Peter Tijhuis

    1. 13/7/2021
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    A Grey Suede Glove, 2021, Open Studios presentation, photography by Peter Tijhuis

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    A Grey Suede Glove, 2021, Open Studios presentation, photography by Peter Tijhuis

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    A Grey Suede Glove, 2021, Open Studios presentation, photography by Peter Tijhuis

    1. 13/7/2021
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    Mechanism of a Lock, 2019, solo show at 1646, The Hague

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    Mechanism of a Lock, 2019, solo show at 1646, The Hague

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    Mechanism of a Lock, 2019, solo show at 1646, The Hague

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    Mechanism of a Lock, 2019, solo show at 1646, The Hague

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    Mechanism of a Lock, 2019, solo show at 1646, The Hague

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    Mechanism of a Lock, 2019, solo show at 1646, The Hague

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    Mechanism of a Lock, 2019, solo show at 1646, The Hague

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    Mechanism of a Lock, 2019, solo show at 1646, The Hague

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    Mechanism of a Lock, 2019, solo show at 1646, The Hague

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    Mechanism of a Lock, 2019, solo show at 1646, The Hague

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    Mechanism of a Lock, 2019, solo show at 1646, The Hague

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    Mechanism of a Lock, 2019, solo show at 1646, The Hague

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    Mechanism of a Lock, 2019, solo show at 1646, The Hague

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    Mechanism of a Lock, 2019, solo show at 1646, The Hague

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    Mechanism of a Lock, 2019, solo show at 1646, The Hague

    1. 13/7/2021
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    A Grey Suede Glove, 2021, Open Studios presentation, fotografie Tomek Dersu Aaron

    1. 21/6/2021
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    A Grey Suede Glove, 2021, Open Studios presentation, fotografie Tomek Dersu Aaron

    1. 20/6/2021
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    Fountain, 2018, film still, 4 persons show ‘I am he as you are she as you are me’ at House of Egorn, Berlin, curated by Kiki Mazzucchelli

    1. 4/12/2020
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    Fountain, 2018, film still, 4 persons show ‘I am he as you are she as you are me’ at House of Egorn, Berlin, curated by Kiki Mazzucchelli

    1. 4/12/2020
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    Fountain, 2018, film still, 4 persons show ‘I am he as you are she as you are me’ at House of Egorn, Berlin, curated by Kiki Mazzucchelli

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    Fountain, 2018, installation view, 4 persons show ‘I am he as you are she as you are me’ at House of Egorn, Berlin, curated by Kiki Mazzucchelli

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    Fountain, 2018, installation view, 4 persons show ‘I am he as you are she as you are me’ at House of Egorn, Berlin, curated by Kiki Mazzucchelli

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    Fountain, 2018, film still, 4 persons show ‘I am he as you are she as you are me’ at House of Egorn, Berlin, curated by Kiki Mazzucchelli

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    Fountain, 2018, installation view, 4 persons show ‘I am he as you are she as you are me’ at House of Egorn, Berlin, curated by Kiki Mazzucchelli

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    Fountain, 2018, film still, 4 persons show ‘I am he as you are she as you are me’ at House of Egorn, Berlin, curated by Kiki Mazzucchelli

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    Fountain, 2018, detail installation view, 4 persons show ‘I am he as you are she as you are me’ at House of Egorn, Berlin, curated by Kiki Mazzucchelli

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    Fountain, 2018, film still, 4 persons show ‘I am he as you are she as you are me’ at House of Egorn, Berlin, curated by Kiki Mazzucchelli

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    Fountain, 2018, film still, 4 persons show ‘I am he as you are she as you are me’ at House of Egorn, Berlin, curated by Kiki Mazzucchelli

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    Fountain, 2018, installation view, 4 persons show ‘I am he as you are she as you are me’ at House of Egorn, Berlin, curated by Kiki Mazzucchelli

    1. 4/12/2020