About the part that art plays in a globalising society

Framer Framed

Karine Versluis

Karine Versluis

Culture, image formation, social and community issues have always interested her. In 2007, Karine Versluis completed her studies at the Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten in The Hague with the publication of her book Staphorst about her birthplace. It shows how different generations live together and where traditions and modernity mix, an often returning theme in her work.

In 2008 and 2009 she worked among other things at the project Enkeltje Schiphol – One Way Ticket to Schiphol Airport, among which an artist-in-residence at Insituto Buena Bista, the Curaçao Centre for Contemporary Art. In 2010, her book Enkeltje Schiphol arrived with the corresponding solo exhibition in the Nationaal Education Museum in Rotterdam and at Imagine IC in Amsterdam. At Framer Framed in Amsterdam she was involved in various projects including the online exhibition Drawing Stories, and the Stay Strong Photo Stories developed during the Corona Lockdowns of 2020 and 2021.

In her work, she researches the influence that different cultures and historical happenings have on the daily life of people and how they deal with it. Versluis shows this through a caleidoscopic approach where she connects societal questions to the lives of individuals. With this, she researches the common grounds between art and anthropology.


Exhibition: Shaping Feelings

An online presentation of Framer Framed in collaboration with Amsterdam Museum


Book Launch: Stay Strong Photo Stories
Photos and stories of love, loneliness, hope and connection made during the lockdown
Conference: Refugee Youth, Public Space and Artistic Practice
A research project by Utrecht University in collaboration with Framer Framed and BOOST
Finissage: Thuis in de Molenwijk
A festive conclusion of the exhibition at Werkplaats Molenwijk
Exhibition: At Home in Molenwijk
A Retrospective on 'Home in the Molenwijk' at Werkplaats Molenwijk
At Home in Molenwijk
The photography project for newcomers in the Molenwijk
Stay Strong Photo Stories
Online photo project for youth
The artist as anthropologist
Debate about the boundaries between art and science