Ymke Vertelman (1991) graduated from the Royal Academy of Art The Hague (KABK) in 2017, department of Interior Architecture & Furniture Design. In her work she explores the way in which body language gives meaning to our perception of space.

Seen from the body, we all carry a certain space around us that we psychologically experience as a part of ourselves. I perceive space as a construct, formed by human behaviour. I play with this construct, materializing and shaping it.

Her fascination with the hidden structures that divide man and space is a recurring element in her work. She frequently collaborates with dancers, writers and other performing artists. By working in the field of performance art she generates new spatial perceptions.



Intake, Group Exhibition Quartair Contemporary Art Initiatives, The Hague


OpZicht presentation: Space Being STROOM, The Hague


iii - No patent pending #29, Korzo Theatre, The Hague (Performance: Space Being)
Graduation show KABK, The Hague (Project: Space Being)


Elle Festival, Amsterdam (Performance: Pointes)
Nacht van de Hoop, The Hague (Installation: The Attic Room)


Lightness Festival Mediamatic, Amsterdam (Performance: Pointes)
Salone Internationale del Mobile, Milan (Project: Pointes)

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