My work consists of drawings and video's in the fringe area of graphic novels, drawing, cinema and animation. The images I use are often derivates from cinema and recognisable as camera shots, so the resonate a familiar meaning. At the same time I use them for a very particular universe of association and interpretation. By working in large series of drawings I can allow the story to originate freely, from picking and choosing images but also from the act of drawing itself. It is a way of letting the subconscious and visceral take over the rational, to focus on ambiguity, a way not to be sure.

As a curator I work mainly in the field of film and filmrelated art, developing and producing programs for festivals, arthouse cinemas and exhibition spaces. My focus is on the artist and his or her ideas, practice, needs and interests. I am interested in enforcing the network of the artists that I work with through collaboration and a non-hierarchic approach.
I am skilled in translating concepts into substantive programs, fundraising, and overseeing on- and offline publicity and communication. I work for a number of film festivals and I advise cultural organisations on policy, program and funding.

Current clients:

Go Short International Film Festival

Stroom Den Haag

You can download my CV regarding my artistic and curatorial practice here: CV_ManonBovenkerk