Femke Herregraven


Femke Herregraven investigates which material base, geographies, and value systems are carved out by financial technologies and infrastructures. Her work focuses on the effects of abstract value systems on historiography and individual lives. This research is the basis for the conception of new characters, stories, objects, sculptures, sound and mixed-media installations. Her current work focuses on the financialization of the future as a ‘catastrophe’ and uses language, the voice and the respiratory system to examine these monetized speculative catastrophes within our social, biological and technological ecosystems.
She taught at Artez Arnhem and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and is an alumnus of the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam (2017–2018). In 2016, she collaborated with Dutch investigative journalist on the Panama Papers. She is currently part of On-Trade-Off (2018–2021): an artist-run experimental research project on lithium. In 2019, she was nominated for the Prix de Rome. She is currently a Creator Doctus (practice-based PhD) candidate at Sandberg Instituut (2020–2023)

Guangzhou Triennial 6 / Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, 2019

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