Slash Gallery, UBIK Space
Boomgaardsstraat 71
Fri 6 Nov '20 - Art / expo

Kunstavond XL: Harmen Meinsma

Finissage Artist-in-Residence

This October WORM hosted a residency by Rotterdam-based photographer, Harmen Meinsma. 

In our UBIK performance space, Harmen and his crew of professionals hosted some full-blown fashion photoshoots! Amateurs and models got “snatched for the gods” by amazing specialists and lived their true fantasies in front of Harmen’s camera!


Come by to have a drink with us and see the new photo series Harmen created, in collaboration with famous and fabulous “Rotterdammers of the night”! The new images are to be found in a mixed media installation, hosted in WORM SLASH GALLERY.

During this one-month residency, the DARKROOM podcast has been also collaborating with Harmen. Local guests inhabiting the “midnight-to-six” hours have been invited to speak with the host Maryo and share their stories. DARKROOM is a podcast series centred around club kids, sex workers and colourful personalities of the city. It is an on-air space to share and take care of each other and spread virtual love!

For the first 20 years of his life, Harmen Meinsma lived with his grandmother in a small village in Friesland. During his teens, he felt like an outcast. His photography grew to be a positive space, where he could be himself. What started as building small decors in his grandma’s attic – where he photographed himself and friends – grew into a determination to give the underdog a pedestal.

Harmen is inspired by the people he comes across in real life. He amplifies what intrigues him through his lens. “In my work, I direct the spotlight to outcasts and the birds of paradise in this world and I turn them into icons.”

Harmen Meinsma received his BA (Hons) degree from the Willem de Kooning academy in 2017. His work was exhibited in New York during Photoville 2019 and has been featured in magazines such as &C, Vogue NL and i-D.

Film: Alain Tijong / Styling: Yvana Muradin / Hair and make-up:
Ed Tijsen / Hair and make-up: Minou Meijers / Podcast: Maryo of DARKROOM / Performance: //MANUAL// & //POWER LOVE//


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