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Harmen Meinsma Artist-in-Residence WORM October 2020

In October 2020 WORM hosts a residency by Rotterdam-based photographer, Harmen Meinsma. Harmen welcomes fashionistas, club kids, expressive characters and creatures of the night to join him and indulge in fabulousness.

There will be several closed events during which you can join the fun online: please check WORM’s Agenda.

About Harmen Meinsma
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 wholly himself. What started as building small decors in his grandma’s attic – where he photographed himself and friends – grew into a wider 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. Harmen has worked on vibrant personal and commissioned projects ever since. His work was exhibited in New York during Photoville 2019 and has been featured in magazines such as &C, Vogue NL and i-D.

Follow Harmen Meinsma on INSTAGRAM! 

During this month-long residency, the DARKROOM podcast will collaborate with Harmen. Local guests who normally inhabit 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! 

Keep an eye on this page for updates on the public events! 

Weekly Art Evening


Museumnacht 2017 – WORM’s Love Offensive

Avantgardistic State

The Sound We See


The Performance Bar – Hull 2017

Hull 2017