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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 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
a montly talkshow about hackersculturek, visuals, VJ, 2017-current

Tinker
freelance designer (Utrecht, NL) 02-06/2019

Worm Rotterdam
freelance designer 2017-2019 internship 2016

PANN
graphic design volunteer, 2015-2016

Femke Herregraven
freelance designer and researcher (Amsterdam, NL) 2015

Catalogtree
internship (Arnhem, NL) 2013
expo, performances, VJ
____current and upcoming
SEPT05–15 Artist in residence with Time Window at the Brakke Grond during Amsterdam Fringe Festival

SEPT06-OKT13 Group exhibition Unseen FUTURES at the Melkweg in Amsterdam

SEPT30 New project in collaboration with The Performance Bar, Rotterdam


_____2019
APR20 Can We Try To Turn It On and Off Again? performance installation icw Djuna Couvee, The Performance Bar X Motel Mozaïque, Rotterdam

MAR02–03 Can We Try To Turn It On and Off Again? performance installation icw Djuna Couvee, New Year New Me, Museumnacht at UBIK WORM, Rotterdam

JAN24–CURRENT Ongoing exhibition at Evermore, Dit is uit de kunst, Rotterdam

JAN15 Talk at Zefir7, Stroom, The Hague


______2018
NOV08 A 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 Alt Reality Lexicon, Graduation Expo Piet Zwart Institute, Ubik, WORM Rotterdam

MAY25 Talk at The Hmm, Het Nieuwe Instituut

FEB10 S ∆ D & L 0 N E L Y, VJ session

FEB10 S ∆ D & L 0 N E L Y ~ one-day festival in WORM Rotterdam, curator

JAN26 Verkeerde Venster, Cultuurnacht, Brandpunt Breda, concept, performer


______2017
DEC09 Feminist Pornhouse performance installation at Girls Go Boom, Roodkapje Rotterdam

NOV04 VJ session at MONO Rotterdam

SEP23 Braless, a performance 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 R.E.S.T. performance installation, MONO 1 year, MONO Rotterdam

MAR04 R.E.S.T. performance installation, Museumnacht, Ubik, Worm Rotterdam

FEB04 VJ session at The Performance Bar icw Nao Sakamoto


________2016
DEC31 NYE, The New State, Performance Installation, WORM Rotterdam

SEP10 kelly+pleun, Projection Mapping installation, Dagschotel, Doornroosje Nijmegen

AUG13 kelly+pleun, Projection Mapping installation, Dagschotel, Luxor Arnhem

MAR31 Talk at The Wow, De Ruimte Amsterdam

collaborations, participation
Djuna Couvee
collaborative performance installation: "Can we try to turn it off and on again"

Kolijn Jagersma
Baking Hamburgers: performer.
CTRL+ALT+LOOP: performer.
Walking Through A Room: performer

Ko de Kok
Verkeerde Venster: concept, performance.
The Lion King NEXT LEVEL: editing

Anni Puolacca
ᶈenetralia: actor

Anne Kolbe
I am an object with many echoes: performer

Roos Sparreboom
Thierry Baudet de voorstelling: interview

Kelly van den Bosch
kelly+pleun at Dagschotel: Projection Mapping installations

Femke Herregraven
Sonic Acts 2016: image editor.
Liquid Citizenship: researcher, cartographer


☰ about
☰ cv
commissioned
self-directed


A Revisited Story of Decline

Melkweg expo, Amsterdam,
06 Sept - 13 Oct 2019
A Revisited Story of Decline

Melkweg expo, Amsterdam,
06 Sept - 13 Oct 2019
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,

UBIK, Rotterdam 2018
ARL Alt Reality Lexicon,

WdKA, Rotterdam 2018
Experimental Publishing Graduation Expo,

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

one-day festival in WORM, Rotterdam 2018
S ∆ D シ & L 0 N E L Y ♨

one-day festival in WORM, Rotterdam 2018
Alt Reality Lexicon,

Rotterdam 2018
HACKTALK,

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

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

Roodkapje, Girls Go Boom, 2017
REST, The Love Imams,

MONO 1 year Anniversary 2017
REST in MONO REST, The Love Imams,

MONO 2017
REST, The Love Imams,

UBIK on Museumnacht 2017
REST, The Love Imams,

MONO 2017
REST, The Love Imams,

UBIK at Museumnacht 2017
REST, The Love Imams,

UBIK at Museumnacht 2017
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

Brigant, Arnhem, 2017
NYE REST,

Piet Zwart, Rotterdam 2017
NYE NYE The New State,

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,

Dagschotel, in Doornroosje Nijmegen 2016
Internet Switching Policies Internet Switching Policies, 2014
Platform for the Valiz Antennae Series Platform for the Valiz Antennae Series, 2014
Platform for Valiz Antennae Series Platform for the Valiz Antennae Series, 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
I am a graphic designer and visual artist researching ways to create and share narratives reflecting mainly on internet subculture and politics.

Recently graduated from the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam, I am currently working as a freelance designer for Tinker in Utrecht, alternative cultural centre WORM in Rotterdam, the hackers talkshow Hacktalk and whenever possible on performance / installation.

Open this site on a desktop for more previews of my work or check out my instagram: @pleunpleunpleun.

info@pleungremmen.nl



Coming soon:
A TRAVELGUIDE TO THE OPEN CITY,
WORM Rotterdam, shortfilm