artist’s statement

I have been active since 1990 as an independent fine artist. The medium of primary interest has been photography, but since 2000 video has also played an important role in my work. Large format colour photos, slideshow or video installations in which narrative and abstract elements are juxtaposed with one another, depict urban still-lives with traces of human activity, or paralyzed scenes on which actors take stage. The works form a research into the narrative potentialities of photographic and video media.

I seek out stories and buried memories and travel to countries where ideology is encapsulated in the architecture and the city space. Socialist city architecture and the traces of communist ideology have central significance in recent photographic and video works. The dystopian scenes and  peripherical landscapes are often captured at dusk or at night. 

The photos and videos purposefully offer us fragments. In exhibitions the viewer is invited to take part in the reconstruction of a non-linear visual narrative.


Zuster Hennekeplein 45
3033BW Rotterdam
The Netherlands

M:+31 6 57548768


Stichting Aureool                                                                                            Parallelstraat 4b
3043GN Rotterdam


Prinsengracht 282
1016 HJ Amsterdam

T: +31 20 3207036


Ine Lamers
Lives and works in Rotterdam (NL)


AKI Academy for visual arts & design, Enschede (NL)
Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht (NL)


Solo and duo exhibitions (since 2005, selected)

The Radiant Screen, Booklaunch Event with Christine de Baan, Enter Enter, Amsterdam
The Streets Are our Brushes, the Squares our Palettes, (with E.Somers) Pennings Foundation, Eindhoven
Remote Sensing, Walgenbach Art and Books, Rotterdam               
Remote Sensing, Studio Aureool, Rotterdam
The Guide, the Author, and the Scientist, Disclosed #8, (with E. Somers)  Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam
Solo #9, Ine Lamers (& MH KA), Club Solo, Breda
нарушитель, (intruder) Ron Mandos Galerie, Amsterdam
Stage geographies, (with Anneke A. de Boer), Museum Center, Krasnoyarsk (RU)
Stage geographies, (with Anneke A. de Boer), PERMM, Museum of Modern Art, Perm (RU)
Ferngespraech, (with Anneke A. de Boer), Galerie Das Esszimmer, Bonn (DE)
And I think I prefer that side of it, (with Anneke A. de Boer) Pictura, Dordrecht
KUDA/WOHIN, Motorenhalle, Dresden, (DE)
White Nights (to F.), Sub-urban, Rotterdam
Interventie#12, ‘Call Sheet, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
De Duisternis in Gelderland, Kunstcentrum De Gele Rijder, Arnhem
Moldova, Wereldwaag COS, Dordrecht
This sorry nature, Ron Mandos Galerie, Amsterdam
New Forum, Tolyatti Art Museum, Tolyatti (RU)
Curator, CBKG Centre Visual Arts, Arnhem
Tolyatti Sonata, Nederlands Foto Museum, Rotterdam
Latitudes, Ron Mandos Galerie, Rotterdam
Reuten Gallery, Amsterdam
Art Rotterdam, Reuten Gallery (with E.Strik)


Group exhibitions (since 2005, selected)

Zero and other heroes, Provincie op bezoek IV,  Dreeftexposities, Provinciehuis Haarlem
Found in Translation, curated by Lies Neve, ‘What Art Can Do’, Amsterdam
In the Half-Darkness of the Heart, Krasnoyarsk Museum Center, Krasnoyarsk, (RU)
Groot Rotterdams Atelier Weekend, Stichting Aureool, Rotterdam
From Stagefright to Limelight, Heimathafen, Neukolln, Berlin, (DE)
NEUBAU zeitgemäßer Kunst (NBZKD), Altmarkt, Dresden. (DE) 
Groot Rotterdams Atelier Weekend, Stichting Aureool, Rotterdam 
Double Up, Suzanne Biederberg Galerie, Amsterdam
Non-Museum for Contemporary Art, Dresden Neumarkt, Dresden (DE)
Noorderlicht Internationaal Fotofestival, Museum Belvédère, Heerenveen
Art Blaak House, Art Rotterdam
Off-screen, IFFR, Rotterdam
Petersburg Salon, Jarvis Dooney Galerie, Berlin, (DE)
Lost Paradise, Museum Henriette Polak, Zutphen
Art-Experiments, Museum Centre Krasnoyarsk (RU)
In a world we can’t see, TENT, Rotterdam
Wild Care Tame Neglect, Huize Frankendael, Amsterdam
Remote Sensing, Art Museum, Akureyri, (IS)
The Colorful Road, SBK, Eindhoven
New Resources, Verksmiðjan á Hjalteyri (The old factory in Hjalteyri) (IS).
Dead Darlings, Foam, Amsterdam
Far Off, Galerie das Esszimmer, Art Fair, Cologne (DE)
Play III, Video and Performance Festival, Cologne (DE)
People, Art Museum, Akureyri, (IS)
Stadsgezichten, Utrecht in transitie, SFU, Kunstliefde, Utrecht
Optic Mountaineering, D. van Huizen assemblage wall, TENT, Rotterdam
Platform Project, Art-Athina, Galerie das Esszimmer, Athens, (GR)
Of Space and Time, Listhus Gallery, Olafsfjordur, (IS)
UNSEEN Photofair, ING Lounge, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam
Swim with the current, stand like a rock, Ron Mandos Galerie, Manifesta-offices ‘, Amsterdam.
Rencontres Internationales, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, (DE)
(P)review video, Motorenhalle, Dresden (DE)
shift & drift, TENT, Rotterdam
Rencontres Internationales, Gaite Lyrique, Paris (FR)
be calm, Centre Visual Arts, CBK Amsterdam
Eerste keus, SBK, Galerie 180, Dordrecht
Lamers, Lamers, Lamers, WTC Art Gallery, Rotterdam
Update/Post memory, Motorenhalle, Dresden (DE)
Wilde Boekenmarkt, Calcite Revolt, Re: Rotterdam, Rotterdam Art Fair
Love of space, Biennale, Krasnoyarsk Museum Center, Krasnoyarsk, (RU)
Zwervende Tentoonstelling #15, 38 CC Delft
When the Night falls, KIK, Kolderveen
Basel – Rotterdam, IAAB, Christoph Merian Stiftung, Basel (CH)
Duende-Dicht, Duende Studios, Rotterdam
Art Amsterdam, Ron Mandos Galerie
VoTH, Yarolsavl Modern Art Museum, (RU)
VoTH, SM’s, Stedelijk Museum, s’ Hertogenbosch
EenmaandMarxloh, NL-RUHR, Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam
In the depth, Biennale, Krasnoyarsk Museum Center, Krasnoyarsk, (RU)
Basel – Rotterdam, Wallpaper Gallery, Rotterdam
VoTH, Museum Centre Krasnoyarsk, Museum of Modern Art, Kazan, NCCA Ekatarinburg, Moscou Museum Modern Art, Mmoma, Moscou (RU)
Waiting for the Political Moment, Erasmus University/Wolphaert Project Space, Rotterdam
K.I.M.M. Sub urban video lounge, Rotterdam
Sommer Akademie, Motorenhalle Dresden (DE)
EenmaandMarxloh, NL-RUHR, Artspace Weseler Strasse, Duisburg (DE)
Delocalisation, Arts Centre, Skopje, (Macedony)
Divided Landscape, Gist Galerie, Amsterdam
Expanse, Biennale Krasnoyarsk Museum Center, Krasnoyarsk (RU)
Exponenten, CBKN, Nijmegen
Discovering Slowness, CEAC, Xiamen, (CN)
In de duisternis, Salon, nomadic exhibition #12, Rotterdam
Ecoscapes, TENT, Rotterdam
Het Geheim van Utrecht, Centraal Museum, Utrecht
Spectacular City, NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf (DE)
De Ontdekking van de Traagheid, KW-14, Den Bosch
Discovering Slowness, National Centre of Photography, St Petersburg (RU)
Time Frames, MuHKA-media Antwerpen (B)
Art Rotterdam, RONMANDOS Gallery Rotterdam/Amsterdam
Contour, Stedelijk Museum, het Prinsenhof, Delft
Collection presentation, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Dutch Eyes, Nederlands Foto Museum Rotterdam
Temporary Museum, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam
Spectacular City Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam
De Nachten, De Singel, Antwerp (B)
Aist, Arti en Amicitiae, Amsterdam                                                          ArtForum, Berlin Ron Mandos Galerie (DE)
Photography Bi-annual MuHKA-media, Antwerp (B)
Rijke Uren, Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen
Chisinau, CBK Centre for Visual Arts, Dordrecht
Constructed moments, KW14 Den Bosch
(‘Tien’), Fries Museum, Leeuwarden
Documentaire Nu, TENT, Rotterdam
Undercover/onthecover, Nederlands. Fotomuseum, Rotterdam (cat)
UMC Galerie, Amsterdam
Regionale, Projectraum M54, Basel (CH)
Aangekocht/Acquired, Galerie Hengelose str. 24, Enschede


Publications (since 2005)

The Radiant Screen, publication with Fw:Books. Designed by Hans Gremmen. Text by Saskia de Jong, Steve Rushton, Ine Lamers
The Streets Are our Brushes, the Squares our Palettes, Anke Bangma in gesprek met Ine Lamers en Elian Somers, The Dialogue Room, TENT
From Stagefright to Limelight, Dead Darlings #14, Amsterdam
Noorderlicht Intern. Fotofestival, Generation Z, Museum Belvedère, Heerenveen
Fotografisch Geheugen, Ver. Ned. Fotogenootschap. Text: Rose Ieneke v. Kalsbeek
CBK Rotterdam Onderzoek en Ontwikkeling 2014-2017, interview by Sandra Smets
Ine Lamers’ publication #9, Club Solo Breda; essays by Edwin Carels, Lisa van Gerven                                                                                                              YOU, Breda Photo text by Guido van Eyck
Onderzoek & Ontwikkeling, publication CBK Rotterdam; text by Sandra Smets
be calm, Centre Visual Arts, Amsterdam; text by Hanne Hagenaars
Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, Ine Lamers; text by Faye Brands
Update/Post memory, Motorenhalle Dresden; essay by Silke Wagler
Ferngespräch, texts by S. Feucht, A. A. de Boer & I. Lamers
When the night falls, catalogue, KIK, Kolderveen
In the depth, Catalogue Krasnoyarsk Museum Center; essay by Sergej Kovalevsky (RU)
and I think I prefer that side of it, with texts by Anneke A. de Boer and Ine Lamers
Basel-Rotterdam, 10 years of exchange, texts by the artists
Stichting de Werkhaven Atelier, Enschede
UMC collection, publication University of Utrecht
VoTH, exhibition catalogue, essays by Sergey Kovalevsky, Bas Heijne and Elly Stegeman
ustala, publication, text Ilse van Rijn, Agmstudios, Rotterdam
Club Donny, Artist page; episode publishers, Rotterdam/Amsterdam
Het geheim van Utrecht, catalogue SFU & Centraal Museum, Utrecht; text R. Suermont.
Parmentier 16, essay by P.W.J. Verstraten, ‘NOT SHE’
Contour, catalogue, text J.H. Sasse, Delft/ Amsterdam,
De Ontdekking van de Traagheid, catalogue, text F. Wilschut, Den Bosch 2006
DIF, Issue Dec., Brighter World, Rotterdam
Spectacular City, catalogue NAI Publishers, Rotterdam, text E. Gandolfi 2005                                                                                                                      Constructed Moments, catalogue. Text F. Wilschut, KW 14, den Bosch
Undercover/onthecover, catalogue, text F. Gierstberg, Ned. Fotomuseum, Rotterdam
Rijke Uren, Museum het Valkhof, Nijmegen


Teaching, Advisory

Advisor  at Gemeente Rotterdam, Dienst Kunst en Cultuur, Bewegend Beeld
Member of the Board, Club Solo, Breda
Tutor AKV St. Joost, Breda, BA Film 4
Tutor Piet Zwart Institute, Master Media Design & Communication, Lens-based media, Rotterdam
Guest-tutor AKV, MFA St Joost, Den Bosch
Advisor Beeldspoor Schouwburg Rotterdam
Head of Photography Dept. Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam
Staff Tutor at Piet Zwart Institute, MFA, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam
Tutor, Art University Minerva Groningen BA
Tutor at Post St Joost Master of Photography at AKV/St. Joost, Breda 
Advisor Mondriaan Fonds
Master classes photography, FORUM Congress, University of Tolyatti, Russia
2006-2007                                                                                                              Master classes, Samara University, Design and Architecture, Russia


Commissions and Editions (since 2005)

Low Lands, series for RM[-edition], Ron Mandos Galerie. Amsterdam
Glonass, multiple, Club Solo Breda
ING Art Management, Photography assignment.
De Duisternis in Gelderland, CBK Arnhem- Province of Gelderland,
Het Geheim van Utrecht, Stichting Fotografie, Utrecht.


Work in collections

Leids Prentenkabinet, Leiden – Centre For the Arts, Rotterdam – City of Enschede – Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam – Fries Museum Leeuwarden ,- Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo – Kunstcentrum Delft – Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague – Stichting Beeldende Kunst, Amsterdam – SBK Arnhem – Stedelijk Museum het Domein, Sittard – Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam – Buitenlandse Zaken, Den Haag – Ahold, Amsterdam – Erasmus University, Rotterdam – De Krabbedans , Eindhoven – Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam – KLM Airways, Amsterdam – v. Caldenborgh Collectie, Rotterdam – Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague – Centre for Visual Arts, Dordrecht, – ING Bank, Amsterdam, – Private collectors, – Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, Stadsschouwburg, Rotterdam – Art Museum, Akureyri (IS) – Museum Centre Krasnoyark (RU)


Limbo’ II

9:50 (loop), Colour video w.sound, 40 stills of Siberian Landscape

Reflections on the search for the utopia in Siberia.

The Streets Are our Brushes, the Squares our Palettes, Pennings Foundation, Eindhoven, 2022


The Radiant Screen-no more coats and no more home (I)

18:30 (loop) 4-Channel video installation, w. sound

Five witnesses tell about the closed socialist utopia in Siberia.

The Streets Are our Brushes, the Squares our Palettes, Pennings Foundation, Eindhoven, 2022


Fever is a bliss

7:00 min. (loop) DVD b/w video w. sound / text by Saskia de Jong

An inquisitive prompter wears one out.

Premiere at International Film Festival Rotterdam (NL) 2020. – ‘Art Blaak House’, Rotterdam, 2020



9:30 min. (loop) slide-installation, double projection, 2 slide projectors 6 x 7.

A roadmovie through a red landscape. (no photography)

‘Werktitel Proyekt Z’. Club Solo, Breda, 2016. – ‘The Guide, the Author and the Scientist’, Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam, 2017 – ‘In a world we can’t see’ TENT, Rotterdam, 2018


Ochered (the rehearsal)

10:12 min. (loop) DVD, b/w video w.sound / based on the novel Ochered’ (1983) by Vladimir Sorokin.

Sorokin’s dialogue novel performed by young people in current Russia.

Preview ‘Ferngespraech’ Galerie das Esszimmer, Bonn (DE) 2012. – installation: ‘Stage Geographies’, PERMM , Perm (RU) 2013. – ‘Update/Post Memory’, Motorenhalle Dresden(DE) 2014. – Rencontres Internationales, Paris (FR) 2014. – Rencontres Internationales, Berlin, 2015



5:20 min. (loop) DVD b/w video w. sound

A Turkish folk song is rehearsed by the second and third generation of a Turkish community in Germany.

Preview Wiessenstrasse, Duisburg (DE) 2010. – Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam (NL) 2011. – Motorenhalle Dresden (DE) 2015


White Nights (to F.)

7:45 min. (loop) DVD, 2 channel video-audio-installation

Three women and a man enact a Dostoyevkean narrative about love and illusion.

Sub Urban Video Lounge, Rotterdam (NL) 2010, Art Propaganda, Samara (RU) 2011, Krasnoyarsk Museum Center, Krasnoyarsk (RU) 2011


How many times can one repeat the same thing

6:55 min.( loop) DVD video w.sound / text by Saskia de Jong

A private English lesson at a Russian home.

‘Delocalisation’ Press to Exit project Space, Skopje (MK) 2009. – Suburban Video Lounge, IFFR, Rotterdam (NL) 2010. – Motorenhalle, Dresden (DE) 2010. – 38CC, Delft, (NL) 2011. – Duende Rotterdam (NL) 2012. ‘Intruder’ Galerie Ron Mandos , Amsterdam (NL) 2014. – ‘swim with the current, stand like a rock’ , Manifesta pand , Amsterdam, 2015. – ‘Werktitel Proyekt Z’ .Club Solo, 2016
Collection: private collection 


Smyshlyevka, study of a Russian landscape

6:28 min. (loop) DVD . video installation & separate sound installation

A sunny afternoon, a soothing camera, insects , traffic and nothingness.

‘ecoscapes’ TENT, Rotterdam (NL) 2008.



19:16 min. DVD video w. sound

A film on dystopia. The future is an endless repetition of the past.

Preview black cube 10, Arti& Amicitiae, Amsterdam (NL) 2008 -m Ron Mandos Galerie, Amsterdam (NL) 2008 – Installation ’Call Sheet’ intervention #12, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (NL) 2009-2010. – ‘Kudha’, Motorenhalle, Dresden (DE).2010. – ‘ VoTH’, Krasnoyarsk, Kazan, Yekatarinburg, Moskow, Yaroslavl (RU) 2010-2011, – Stedelijk Museum, Den Bosch(NL) 2011. – PERMM Museum of Modern Art, Perm (RU) 2013. – ‘Far Off’, Art Fair, Cologne (DE) 2017. – ‘Play III‘ Video and Performance Festival, Cologne (DE) 2017.
Distribution: Filmbank, Amsterdam, (NL)
Collection: Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (NL)


progressive oblivion

19:22 min. Loop, DVD, video- audio installation.
Time lapse: (animation of 553 photographic exposures, real time mounted to film)

Twilight till darkness, on the frozen reservoir, consolation of history.

RONMANDOS gallery, Amsterdam (NL) 2006 – Art Forum Berlin, (DE) 2006 – KW-14, den Bosch (NL) 2007 – Centre of Photography of Russ. Federation, St Petersburg (RU) 2007 – RONMANDOS gallery, Amsterdam (NL) 2008, – Expanse, Krasnoyarsk Museum Centre, Krasnoyarsk (RU) 2009.
Collection: Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam (NL)


brilliant blues (untitled)

05:00 min. Loop, DVD , video- audio- installation Collaboration with poet Saskia de Jong.

Reflections on the month of September.

‘Rijke Uren’ Museum het Valkhof (NL) 2005. – Installation ‘ Villanella’ de Singel Antwerpen (B) 2006. – Zwervende Tentoonstelling, Rotterdam NL, 2008.
Commissioned by Museum het Valkhof, Nijmegen
Collection: ‘Museum het Valkhof, Nijmegen (NL).



43:45 min., DVD video w. sound

A woman seeks her identity in a film about film. She is caught in quotations and legible scenes.

Premiere at International Film Festival Rotterdam (NL) 2005. – Festival ‘Dutch Open’, de Balie, Amsterdam (NL) 2005. – Persona, Cult. Centre, Togliatti (RUS) 2005. – Installation Fries Museum, Leeuwarden (NL) 2005. – Filmfestival P.E.K. Filmhuis, the Hague (NL) 2005. – Kunst Filmbiennale Kunstverein Cologne Int. Comp. (nominated) (DE) 2005. – Viper Video and New Media Festival, Basel Int. Comp. (nominated), Basel (CH) 2006 .- MuHKA Media, Antwerpen (B) 2007. – ADA Rotterdam (NL) 2009.-.Fragmented Narration, Estudio Lamina, Sao Paulo (AR) 2014, WTC Art Cinema, Rotterdam (NL), 2014. -SBK , Dordrecht, (NL) 2014, – Casa tres patios, Medellin, (CO) 2014. – Art Museum, Akureyri (IS) 2016. – ‘New Resources’ Verksmiðjan á Hjalteyri (The old factory in Hjalteyri) (IS) 2017.
Distribution: Filmbank, Amsterdam, (NL)
Collection: Art Museum, Akureyri (Is)


Tolyatti Sonata

09:13 min. (loop) DVD, 2 channel video-audio-installation Collaboration with Rob de Vree.

A cinematographic study of the flooding of a town.

Installation TENT, Rotterdam (NL) 2004-2005. – Installation ‘Constructed Moments’ KW 14, Den Bosch (NL) 2005 – Installation Projectraum M 54 Basel (CH) 2005 – Shortly Peaking (film program), several theatres throughout Poland 2006 . – Installation Netharlands Foto Museum, Rotterdam, (NL) 2007 – Installation Art Galery, Tolyatti, Tolyatti (RU) 2007.


1 or 2 things I know about Chisinau

22:17 min., DVD video w. sound

A woman’s life is at risk in a forsaken city where individuality and collectively are at deadly odds.

Installation at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (NL) 2002. – TV broadcast at Arts Channel, The Netherlands 2002. – Cultural Centre ‘De Badcuyp’, Amsterdam (NL) 2002. – Cinema de Balie, Amsterdam (NL).2003 – Viper Basel (nominated)’ Basel (CH) 2003. – Vermont International Film Festival, Burlington, USA Int. Comp. (nominated) 2004. – Installation at Centre for Visual Arts, Dordrecht (NL) 2009.


Conspiracy Spray

12:00 min (loop), Slide / Video installation( 2 slide-projectors and 1 video beamer)

2 Girls meet at night on the former border between East and West Berlin, a complex re-union.

Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (DE) 2000. – International Film Festival Rotterdam (Exploding Cinema) Fotomuseum Rotterdam (NL) 2001. – Goethe Institut Germinations, Rotterdam (NL) 2001.



02:20 min. (loop), DVD b/w video w. sound

A fight or dance at the rear window (rehearsing Hitchcock)

Reuten Gallery, Amsterdam (NL) 1998. – Museum Het Domein, Sittard (NL) 1999. – Vidlounge, Dutch Photo Institute, Rotterdam(NL) 2002. – Breda Photo, Breda (NL) 2003. – Filmlounge (video program) several theaters throughout the Netherlands 2003-2004. – Le cinéma des photographes Néerlandais, Maison Européene de la Photographie, Paris (FR) 2004. – Museum Muhka-Media Antwerpen (B) 2005 – Maison Europeen de la phptpgraphie ( Fr) 2006. – Dutch Photography, Nederlands Fotomuseum Rotterdam, 2007.
Collection: Museum Het Domein, Sittard; Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam



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