My name is Pam van Manen, I am a twenty-six years old  artist based in Utrecht, the Netherlands. I recently graduated with a Master’s degree in Visual Arts and Post-Contemporary Practice at the Master Institute of Visual Cultures. In June 2020 I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from the University of the Arts Utrecht (HKU).

I am a visual artist and a poet. The media that my work primarily consists of are photography, collage-art, poetry, spoken word and painting. I also like to combine my visual work with text and language. Additionally, I have recently been experimenting with video and installation art and I would like to more fully explore those mediums in the future.

As a woman, a feminist, and someone who is part of the LGBT+ community, I am keenly aware of the huge progress that we have already made in both women’s rights and queer rights, and how lucky I am to be born in the twenty-first century. However, I also believe that we have still got a long way to go. That is why my art is often about the fight for equality. With this comes the potential to make a change in our society, even if it is just incremental. That, for me, is one of the main goals I hope to achieve with my artwork!

If you have any questions, are interested in a collaboration or would just like to say hi, do not hesitate to contact me! :)

I am always up for a chat about my art (or your art, or your dog.. Please feel free to send me a message!)



︎ ︎ ︎ ︎  ︎  pamvanmanen@gmail.com

Bar Buka, Amsterdam
September - October 2023

Show Your Colours
Panndora Festival, Utrecht
September 2022

Find Us In The In-Between
St. Joost Academy, ‘S-Hertogenbosch
June - July 2022

Het Lijf
Avenue, Breda
May 2022

Not So Far From Around Us
V2, Rotterdam
September 2021

Van Wie Is De Wereld?
Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle
March - August 2021

Physical Attraction
Kapitaal, Utrecht
June 2020

NE:EL, Utrecht
January 2019

Copy Nature
AcademieGalerie, Utrecht
June 2018

Visual Arts and Post-Contemporary Practice (Master of Fine Art and Design)
Master Institute of Visual Cultures, s’-Hertogenbosch
September 2020 - July 2022

Graphic Design (Bachelor of Design)
HKU University of the Arts, Utrecht
September 2016 - June 2020

Preparatory Course
Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam
September 2015 - May 2016

Social Design Intern
DesignArbeid, Amsterdam
March 2019 - July  2019

Creative Intern
Princeton Partners, New Jersey
Summer of 2018

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