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; and I undertook my master’s degree specifically 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.
Some 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, myself included, have turned to nature during the current Covid-19 pandemic.
I am currently working on a project called East Ravens, exploring a centre that is host to spiritual retreats and the historical area in which it is situated. The building is over 100 years old and steeped in mystery. The location particularly flourished in the Celtic Iron Age period and lies along a row of burial mounds.
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
MORE ABOUT ME
Coffee, warm milk and sugar
English tea, milk, no sugar
Cake and Chocolate
Cycling in the forest
Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
The sound of the ocean (like back home)
Knights & Castles
Kendo (a Japanese martial art, if you did not know)
Earth will survive, we may not
© 2018 Kim J. Vermeulen