Kim J. Vermeulen

I was born in Blackpool (b. 1982), England. In 2015, I moved to The Netherlands where I am now based.

My practice is intuitive, often reflective and emotive. I value the Art of the Project, where I can work within a framework that is essentially also limitless; I undertook my master’s degree with this in mind. I find the photography project an ideal medium for earnest representation of subject exploration where there is an inevitable blurring of subjectivity and objectivity, experience and experiment, documentary and aesthetic.

BA Hons Photography  (2007)  and Master’s Degree in Photography (2012).I have exhibited works across the UK since 2006, including being selected for The Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition 157.

Works include, ‘Toxic Paradise’, a work addressing the difficult task of visually representing psychological abuse. ‘iamBreastfeeding’, was a participatory project spanning 2 years with 57 mothers, considering contemporary constructed ideas of motherhood. ‘The Red Balloon,’ is a project made together with her eldest daughter about her chronic kidney disease. ‘Lockdown – Nature’s Calling’, which is reflecting on how many people turned to nature during the Covid-19 pandemic.

I am currently working with my Miranda 35mm film camera using primarily black & white film. I am also reacquainting myself with my old Polaroid camera. 

Exhibitions & Competition Awards

2019: Milieu, Kulturhus, Epe, The Netherlands.

2016: iamBreastfeeding, The Solaris Center, Blackpool, UK

2015: The Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition 158, Shortlisted

2015: Nutrition and Nurture in Infancy and Childhood: Bio-Cultural Perspectives, Grange Hotel, UK

2014 – 2015 : The Royal Photographic Society the International Print Exhibition 157, the Berkeley Gallery, the Greenwich Heritage Center, London, UK – Followed by UK Tour

2014: MA Photography (Alumni), Nexus Art Cafe, Manchester, UK

2014: Chinese Lives in Lancashire: A Photographic Perspective, Museum of Lancashire, UK – Followed by Lancashire Tour.

2013: Nutrition and Nurture in Infancy and Childhood: Bio-Cultural Perspectives, Grange Hotel, UK

2013: Reflections, Cube Gallery, Manchester, UK

2013: Hugo & The Tarot of Dianic Initiation, Samlesbury Hall, Preston, UK

2012: Boundaries: Photographic Conversations with the Global, Cube Gallery, Manchester, UK

2011: Photographer of the Year 2011, Action & Movement Shortlist, UK

2010: Around the World in 80 days, Old Truman Brewery, London, UK

2007: 30 Pictures of Joe, Village Underground, London, UK

2006: Blackpool, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, UK and First Prize Competition Winner

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Mother
Wife
Daughter
Granddaughter 
Horse, Dog & Cat slave
Coffee, warm milk and sugar
English tea, milk, no sugar 
Forests 
Cycling in the forest 
Cake and Chocolate
Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter 
Thunderstorms  
The sound of the ocean (like back home) 
The Celts
Knights & Castles 
Historical combat
Kendo (a Japanese martial art, if you did not know) 
Boycott Nestle
Eat organic
Seasonal food
Stay free

Earth will survive, we may not.

© 2018 Kim J. Vermeulen

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