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Pleun Gremmen (NL, 1992)

I am an artist and designer researching ways to create visual narratives through a variety of media reflecting on socio-political tendencies expressed through (internet) subcultures. 

My work consists of both commissioned work and autonomous research projects. I use video, graphic design (web and print), performance and installation as a means to close gaps of knowledge between netizens and citizens, and to express concerns about how digital life is shaping alt-realities by amplifying growing polarization.

Through my performance installations, VJ projects and collaborations I try to challenge and transcend the boundaries of my former graphic design practice and interact with my audience in new and direct ways.

If you would like me to design, research, talk, workshop or collaborate with you on a project don't hesitate to contact me.
studio
Time Window
Teilingerstraat 110
3032 AW Rotterdam
The Netherlands


contact
info@pleungremmen.nl or
pleungremmen@gmail.com
instagram: @pleunpleunpleun


media
digital media, moving image (animation, video), performance, installation, print (books, posters) and datavisualisation.


bio
Pleun Gremmen (NL, 1992) is an artist and designer researching ways to create narratives through a variety of media reflecting mainly on internet subculture and politics while pushing the boundaries of her practice. 

She graduated in 2018 from the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam (Master Media Design, Experimental Publishing), and in 2014 from ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem (Bachelor Graphic Design). Since graduating in Arnhem she has been freelancing as an artist, designer and researcher and has been connecting and collaborating with artists and institutions in Rotterdam.


The work “Alt Reality Lexicon” (2018) explores the language neologisms of the Alt-right and Manosphere subcultures, acting as a translator between realms of reality. The performance installation “R.E.S.T”(2017) explores contemporary physical and digital expressions of escapism in a politically turbulent time.
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education
MA Piet Zwart Institute, Experimental Publishing (Rotterdam, NL) 2018

BA ArtEZ University of the Arts, Graphic Design (Arnhem, NL) 2014


experience
✶The Piet Zwart Institute
freelance designer (Rotterdam, NL) 2017-current
✶Hacktalk
VJ visuals (Rotterdam, NL) 2017-current
✶Tinker
freelance designer (Utrecht, NL) FEB-JUN2019
✶WORM Rotterdam
freelance designer 2017-2019 internship 2016
✶PANN
graphic design volunteer 2015-2016
✶Femke Herregraven
freelance designer, researcher
(Amsterdam, NL) 2015
✶Catalogtree
internship (Arnhem, NL) 2013
expo, performances, VJ
2020
JUN12-21 & JUL10-19 decor design Boundless, theater at Oerol Terschelling and Over het Ij festival, Cancelled due to COVID-19
MAR22 workshop and jury Kunstbende Rotterdam, Cancelled due to COVID-19
MAR20 VJ session Hacktalk, WORM Rotterdam, Cancelled due to COVID-19
MAR07–APR19 group exhibition Linguistic Images at SIGN Groningen
FEB06 & 08 performer for Kolijn Jagersmas "It's the Real Thing" at The New Current, Art Rotterdam
JAN25 VJ session The Performance Bar takeover at the Schouwburg, IFFR
JAN18 designer for conference Roadmap to Equality in the Arts, ArtEZ Arnhem, icw Delphine Bedel
JAN11 VJ session at The Performance Bar Rotterdam

2019
DEC31 performer at New Years Party at SOHO House, Amsterdam, for DOLLHOUSE
DEC19–20 visuals theater decor Forever K-Hole, theater piece by Diederik Kreike and Edna Azulay, at Likeminds Bedankt (Stichting Likeminds) at Dansmakers Amsterdam
SEPT06-OKT13 group exhibition The Image Is Our Voice, Unseen FUTURES at the Melkweg in Amsterdam
SEPT05–15 artist in residence with Time Window at the Brakke Grond during Amsterdam Fringe Festival
APR20 performance installation Can We Try To Turn It On and Off Again? icw Djuna Couvee, The Performance Bar X Motel Mozaïque, Rotterdam
MAR02–03 performance installation Can We Try To Turn It On and Off Again? icw Djuna Couvee, New Year New Me, Museumnacht at UBIK WORM, Rotterdam
JAN24–JUNE expo at Evermore, Dit is uit de kunst, Rotterdam
JAN15 talk at Zefir7, Stroom, The Hague

2018
NOV08 shrine for the “Requiem for the Avantgardistic State” at WORM Rotterdam
NOV17 VJ session for Dagschotel at Rotown Rotterdam
JUL05 talk at Graduation Expo of the Piet Zwart Institute, UBIK, WORM
JUL05 book launch Alt Reality Lexicon, Graduation Expo Piet Zwart Institute, Ubik, WORM Rotterdam
MAY25 talk at The Hmm, Het Nieuwe Instituut
FEB10 curator and VJ session S ∆ D & L 0 N E L Y, ~ one-day festival in WORM Rotterdam
JAN26 concept, performer Verkeerde Venster, Cultuurnacht, Brandpunt Breda,

2017
DEC09 performance installation Feminist Pornhouse, at Girls Go Boom, Roodkapje Rotterdam
NOV04 VJ session at MONO Rotterdam
SEP23 performance Braless, at Huis, curated by Jo Alexander, Rotterdam
JUL27-31 artist in residency at the Humberstreet Gallery, Hull England with WORM 3 iterations of WORMhull, an installation
APR15 VJ installation at Performance bar 1 year
APR07 performance installation R.E.S.T., MONO 1 year, MONO Rotterdam
MAR04 performance installation R.E.S.T., Museumnacht, Ubik, Worm Rotterdam
FEB04 VJ session at The Performance Bar icw Nao Sakamoto

2016
DEC31 performance installation The New State, New Years Eve, WORM Rotterdam
SEP10 projection mapping installation kelly+pleun, Dagschotel, Doornroosje Nijmegen
AUG13 projection mapping installation kelly+pleun, Dagschotel, Luxor Arnhem
MAR31 talk at The Wow, De Ruimte Amsterdam
collaborations, participation
✶Delphine Bedel, Catelijne de Muijnck, Els Cornelis workgroup Roadmap to Equality in the Arts in the Netherlands
✶Lot van Teylingen
animator Videoclip: Ermano – Heliosphere
✶Djuna Couvee
performance installation Can we try to turn it off and on again?
✶Kolijn Jagersma
performer It's The Real Thing
performer Baking Hamburgers
performer CTRL+ALT+LOOP
performer Walking Through A Room
✶Ko de Kok
concept, performance Verkeerde Venster
editing The Lion King NEXT LEVEL
✶Anni Puolacca
actor ᶈenetralia:
✶Anne Kolbe
performer I am an object with many echoes:
✶Roos Sparreboom
interview Thierry Baudet de voorstelling
✶Kelly van den Bosch
projection mapping installations kelly+pleun at Dagschotel
✶Femke Herregraven
image editor Sonic Acts, 2016
researcher, cartographer Liquid Citizenship


publication
interview Kunstspot Groningen
print Unseen FUTURES magazine
print Spreadmag #01: At the end of the light spectrum
☰ about
☰ cv
➫ autonomous research


Videoclip for Ermano's song Heliosphere, 2020

videoclip icw illustrator Lot van Teylingen
The Preformance Bar, 2020
animations for the virtual Performance Bar
The Preformance Bar, 2020
animations for the virtual Performance Bar
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Roadmap to Equality in the Arts, 2020

logo and design for conference report


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www.elinebenjaminsen.com, 2020

website design and coding

with PHP from Joris Albeda.
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Alt Reality Lexicon, 2020

autonomous publication

Alt-Right and Manosphere lexicon, email info@pleungremmen.nl for a copy
"Alt Reality Lexicon" and "A Revisited Story of Decline"

exhibited at SIGN Projectspace Groningen 07March-04April 2020
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MERU - The Human Experience, 2020

Album cover
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School of Missing Men, Survey BEAR Alumni (Fine Art, Artez Arnhem: Base for Experiment, Art and Research), 2020

datavisualisation
Forever K Hole, 19 Dec - 20 Dec 2019

Visuals for a theater piece by Diederik Kreike and Edna Azulay, Likeminds Bedankt, Dansmakers Amsterdam
Forever K Hole, 19 Dec - 20 Dec 2019

Visuals for a theater piece by Diederik Kreike and Edna Azulay, Likeminds Bedankt, Dansmakers Amsterdam
Forever K Hole, 19 Dec - 20 Dec 2019

Visuals for a theater piece by Diederik Kreike and Edna Azulay, Likeminds Bedankt, Dansmakers Amsterdam
Kontra
KONTRA #2, 2019

Poster
Kontra
KONTRA #2, 2019

Facebook banner
A Revisited Story of Decline 2019

A synchronized 3 screen short-film, autonomous
A Revisited Story of Decline 2019

A synchronized 3 screen short-film, autonomous
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A Revisited Story of Decline 2019

A synchronized 3 screen short-film, autonomous

Shown at group-expo "The Image is Our Voice" Melkweg Amsterdam
A Travelguide to the Open City

WORM Rotterdam 2019
A Travelguide to the Open City

WORM Rotterdam 2019
A Travelguide to the Open City

WORM Rotterdam 2019
Can We Try To Turn It Off And On Again, performance installation icw Djuna Couvee,

New Year New Me, Museumnacht 2019, UBIK Rotterdam
The Lion King, NEXT LEVEL,

Editing for Ko de Kok 2018
Open your mouth and let January pour in, NYE WORM 2018-19

Promo video for WORM, Rotterdam 2018
(video 1 of 6)
Requiem for the Avantgardistic State,

WORM, Rotterdam 2018
(video 1 of 4)
YCREATE x Pantropical,

Promo video for WORM, Rotterdam 2018
Alt Reality Lexicon, Piet Zwart Institute, MA Experimental Publishing Graduation Expo

UBIK, Rotterdam 2018
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Alt Reality Lexicon, Piet Zwart Institute, MA Experimental Publishing Graduation Expo

WdKA, Rotterdam 2018
Piet Zwart Institute, MA Experimental Publishing Graduation Expo,

UBIK, Rotterdam 2018
S ∆ D シ & L 0 N E L Y ♨

one-day festival in WORM, curated by Frederic Vandevelde and me, Rotterdam 2018
S ∆ D シ & L 0 N E L Y ♨

one-day festival in WORM, curated by Frederic Vandevelde and me, Rotterdam 2018
Alt Reality Lexicon,

test-render during graduation process of Piet Zwart Insitute, Rotterdam 2018
HACKTALK,

talkshow visuals, WORM Rotterdam, monthly 10/2017 - 07/2018 and 02/2019 – 07/2019
Verkeerde Venster
Verkeerde Venster,

performance during Cultuurnacht Breda, icw Ko de Kok at Brandpunt, 2018
Feminist Pornhouse

Promo for a performance installation by me, at Roodkapje during Girls Go Boom, 2017
REST, The Love Imams, 2017

A performance installation during the One Year anniversary of MONO, a gesamtkunstwerk with visuals, performance, sound, installation
REST in MONO
REST, The Love Imams, 2017

A performance installation during the One Year anniversary of MONO, a gesamtkunstwerk with visuals, performance, sound, installation
REST, The Love Imams, 2017

A performance installation during Museumnacht in UBIK, WORM Rotterdam, a gesamtkunstwerk with visuals, performance, sound, installation
REST, The Love Imams, 2017

A performance installation during the One Year anniversary of MONO, a gesamtkunstwerk with visuals, performance, sound, installation
REST, The Love Imams, 2017

A performance installation during Museumnacht in UBIK, WORM Rotterdam, a gesamtkunstwerk with visuals, performance, sound, installation
REST, The Love Imams, 2017

A performance installation during Museumnacht in UBIK, WORM Rotterdam, a gesamtkunstwerk with visuals, performance, sound, installation
Piet Zwart Institute open dagen, huisstijl 2016 en 2017
Piet Zwart Institute,

Open Day, identity 2016 and 2017
(poster 1 of 6)
BarMitSwag in de Brigant, Arnhem, 2017
Bar Mit Swag

Poster for an event at Brigant, commissioned by Janai Shiboleth, Arnhem, 2017
NYE
REST,

test-version of the installation REST

Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam 2017
NYE
NYE, The New State,

Performance installation by The Love Imams (Pleun Gremmen and Kolijn Jagersma)

WORM, Rotterdam 2017
Big Brother Awards 2016
The Big Brother Awards 2016,

identity, Bits Of Freedom
Big Brother Awards 2016
The Big Brother Awards 2016,

identity, Bits Of Freedom
Projection Mapping, by pleun+kelly

Dagschotel, in Doornroosje Nijmegen 2016
Internet Switching Policies
Internet Switching Policies,

graduation exhibition, ArtEZ Arnhem BA Graphic Design 2014
Platform for the Valiz Antennae Series
Valiz Antennae Series,

platform, website

graduation exhibition, ArtEZ Arnhem BA Graphic Design 2014
Platform for Valiz Antennae Series
Platform for the Valiz Antennae Series,

graduation exhibition, ArtEZ Arnhem BA Graphic Design 2014
IABR 2014, w/ Catalogtree
IABR 2014,

exhibition in Kunsthal Rotterdam, during internship with Catalogtree
IABR 2014, w/ Catalogtree
IABR 2014,

exhibition in Kunsthal Rotterdam, during internship with Catalogtree
Italo Calvino
Venice of the North, South and West,

a redesign of Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino. Project during BA Graphic Design, ArtEZ Arnhem
Pleun Gremmen (NL, 1992)

As an artist and designer, my toolbox consists of graphic design (web and print), 3D rendering (video and «photographs»), performance and installation as a means to close gaps of knowledge between ‘netizens’ and citizens.

If you would like me to design, research, talk, buy my book, workshop, collaborate with you on a project don't hesitate to contact me.

Open this site on a desktop for more previews of both my research projects and commissioned work, or check out my instagram: @pleunpleunpleun.



A REVISITED STORY OF DECLINE
(autonomous project, 2019)
short-film, group expo at SIGN Groningen 07 March – 19 April 2020





Alt Reality Lexicon
(autonomous project, 2018)
publication on Alt-Right and Manosphere online subculture, if you would like to buy a copy please email me at info@pleungremmen.nl
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KONTRA #2
(commissioned project, 2019)
poster and social media, event at Roodkapje Rotterdam
Kontra
Kontra


A TRAVELGUIDE TO THE OPEN CITY
(proposed project, 2019)
short-film, WORM Rotterdam