'We show with light and shadow the world that is in your head and heart and the exciting battle between them'.

Nature and imagination are central to the work of the work of Wiesje and Trijntje. In their ongoing project Nest, 
which consists of photographs, text and drawings by Wiesje (44) and her daughter Trijntje (15). They sketch a world based on stories from their own life's, sources of inspiration from literature, film and performative arts. 
All this against the background of the ever-present nature in their work. Due to the lack of colour in the photography,  they say that they sketch 'existentialist black and white images'. As if color is reality and black and white the truth. 
They indicate the origin of life by means of a special collaboration between mother and daughter.
Trijntje has been a source of inspiration since the beginning of the series, but also a co-artist. 
They work together in the project and thus show how personal the work of an artist can become. Choices are made together and images are composed by the two. Trijntje looks through images, according to Wiesje, she's taking photographs with her eyes closed. She translates what 'she is not seeing' into 'textual pictures'. Trijntje is not only a subject what is depicted but they work together on the wonderful world of props, people from the family circle and imaginative environments. For example, mother and daughter travelled to Sweden to photograph in the landscape where filmmaker Ingmar Bergman shot his famous epic The Seventh Seal. The performative comes from Peels' father and his one-man circus 'Theatro Picollini'. She sometimes played a role when the audience did not participate, this later resulted in the photo book "Mimus,. ​​​​​​​

Wiesje Peels
1975 born in Eindhoven NL / lives and works in Breda NL

Training:
1994 Preliminary training for teacher in the visual arts in Tilburg NL
1994-1998 AKV St. Joost Breda NL
2018 BKO assessment Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Tilburg NL

Is represented by:
Galerie Pennings, Eindhoven NL
De Beeldunie, Amsterdam NL

Teaching / Education:
2018 Bubbl, educational activity international photo festival BredaPhoto NL
2016 #YOUrt, educational activity international photo festival BredaPhoto NL
2015 - now Tutor Bachelor of Fine Arts Academy 
        (Fontys School of the Arts) Tilburg NL
2014 Studio Romantico, educational activity at international photo festival BredaPhoto, Breda NL
2010 - now Assistant, editor photography project Eboundja Afr, by Reinout van den Bergh
2014 Master BredaPhoto NL
2010 - 2014 Visual Communication Lecturer tutor Bachelor Academy of Fine Arts and Design (Zuyd University) Maastricht NL
2012 Pupil Master, Art podium T in collaboration with Steffen Maas, Tilburg NL 
2010 Photography tutor Bachelor AKV St. Joost (Avans Hogeschool), Breda NL

Trade fairs/foundations:
2002, 2004, 2009 Mondriaan Foundation (formerly Fonds BKVB) stipends
           BKKC, stipends
2014 Crowdfunding, publication "Mimus,
2016 Crowdfunding, publication GoghFlow

Residence/exhibition programs:
2015 , 2016 GoghFlow, Look & Feel, Vincent van GoghHouse, Zundert (in collaboration with Steffen Maas)
2015 Casa Holst, Atelier Roland Holst, Achtmaal NL (in collaboration with Steffen Maas)
2005 Last Days of Dada, Hotel Mariakapel, Hoorn NL (in collaboration with Steffen Maas)

Contemporary art fairs:
2016, 2017 Art The Hague EN
2014, 2015 We Like Art, Rotterdam, Amsterdam NL
2011 Realism NL
2011 Art Amsterdam NL
2011 PhotoFever Paris FR

Publications:
2016 GoghFlow, self-published with Steffen Maas
2016 Go Girl Seek Happy Nights, published by Chassé Theater 
2014 "Mimus, published by Komma / D'Jonge Hond 
        (isbn 978-94-91525- 36-0) 
2007 Earthbound; Images of the province of Brabant in change, 
        published by ZiBra (isbn 978-90-812246-1-1)
2005 For you and your freedom, published by Breda's Museum

Main shows:
2019 Month of history She / He, 12 portraits of LHBTI'ers, Breda NL
2019 'Missile Start' in collaboration with Trijntje Keijser, group show Stedelijk Museum Breda NL
2018 Preview, group show Galerie Pennings, Eindhoven NL
2017 Circus, group show SF Camerawork / Lensculture San Francisco US
2017 GoghFlow, group show Milky Way Gallery by Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam NL
2016 Appèl, group show Kazerne Eindhoven NL
2016 Jump!, group show Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven NL
2016 Fluxum, outdoor solo show over a length of 40km along the river Maas NL
2016 That's also a Portrait, group show Breda's Museum, Breda NL
2016 Gogh Minis, group show under the curatorship of Cornel Bierens MOTI, Breda NL
2016 Curiosity Killed the Cat, group show Nutshuis, The Hague NL
2016 BlauZeit; Art at the Station, duoshow with Reinout van den Bergh, Municipality of Breda, MOTI, Breda NL
2016 Go Girl Seek Happy Nights / 5 min call, solo show Chassé Theater, Breda NL
2015 GoghFlow, Wallgallery, duo show with Steffen Maas Rotterdam NL
2015 Landkunst op de Buisse Heide, group show Landart (bkkc), Achtmaal NL 
2015 Jump-talent; talent development for 8 artists by 4 galleries and bkkc 
        Pennings, Luycks, Majke Hüsstege and Jan van Hoof galleries, NL
2015 EyeLashes, Red Headdays, duo show with Steffen Maas Grote Kerk Breda NL
2015 "Mimus, at the photobook show", London UK
2015 "Mimus, the book at Athens photofestival, Athens, GR
2014 Black and white images, group show work in progress at bkkc, Tilburg NL
2014 "Mimus, at circus festival Circolo, Landgoed Velder, Liempde NL
2014 "Mimus, at international photo festival BredaPhoto, Breda NL                        
2011 Away from stars, Museum of Religious Art, in collaboration with Sjaak Langenberg/Rosé de Beer, Uden NL
2009 Suikertante, social project, in collaboration with Sjaak Langenberg/Rosé de Beer, Breda NL
2009 Vulnerability and reticence, duo show with Lotte van Lieshout, 
        Gallery Huub Hannen, Maastricht NL
2008 Polish World War II veterans, solo show at Military Museum Wroclaw, PL 
2007 Brabant nu, group show and artist discussion by Alex de Vries, Museum de Pont, Tilburg NL

Trijntje Keijser
2004 born in Breda NL / Lives and studies in Breda NL

Training:
Rudolf Steiner school (elementary school)
Michaël College (Waldorf secondary school, third year 2019-2020)
Guitar class 
Accordion class 
Theatre classes 

Education assistent:
2019 Designed the educational programme in collaboration with Wiesje Peels, Stedelijk Museum Breda, group show 'Missile Start'
2018 Bubbl, educational activity international photo festival BredaPhoto NL
2016 #YOUrt, educational activity international photo festival BredaPhoto NL
2014 Studio Romantico, educational activity at the international photo festival BredaPhoto, Breda NL
2012 DOKA, dark room skills at the international photo festival BredaPhoto, Breda NL

Artist in Residences:
2015 , 2016 Gogh-Flow, Look & Feel, Vincent van GoghHouse, Zundert (in collaboration with Steffen Maas, Trijntje Keijser and Lytse Keijser)
2015 Casa Holst, Atelier Roland Holst, Achtmaal NL (in collaboration with Steffen Maas, Trijntje Keijser and Lytse Keijser)

Main shows:
2020 Theater na de Dam audioshow 'Don't Fence Me In' with Jorg van den Kieboom, online NL
2020 'Thank You Greta' with Jorg van den Kieboom Theater BLOOS, Breda NL
2019 #Boeiend with Juup Luijten, Breda NL
2019 'Missile Start' in collaboration with Trijntje Keijser, group show Stedelijk Museum Breda NL
2018 Preview, group show Galerie Pennings, Eindhoven NL​​​​​​​


photobook "Mimus,
GoghFlow AiR, installation, publication in collaboration with graphic designer Steffen Maas
FLUXUM an outdoor exhibition over a length of 50 km along the river Meuse
Month of history She / He 12 portraits of LHBTI'ers outdoor exhibition, Breda NL
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