Mieke Vanmechelen

b.1974 Antwerp, Belgium, moved to Ireland 1981.
info@miekevanmechelen.com
miekevanmechelen.com


Education

1992-1996, Trinity College Dublin, BA (Honours) Philosophy and Classical Civilisation.
2014, Crawford College of Art & Design, MA (First Class Honours) Art & Process.


Awards, Residencies + Positions

2021
︎Film Project Award, Arts Council of Ireland.
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Fire Station Artists’ Studios Residency Award.
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Fire Station Artists’ Studios, Digital Media Bursary Award.
︎Kerry Filmmaker in Residence, Supported by Kerry County Council, the Arts Council and Creative Ireland.
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Creative Associate, Arts Council Creative Schools Programme.
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BLAST Arts in Education panel, Tralee Education Centre.

2020
︎Professional Development Award, Arts Council of Ireland.
︎Film Bursary Award, Arts Council of Ireland.
︎Covid Crisis Response Award, Arts Council of Ireland.
︎Creative Work Development Bursary, Kerry County Council.
︎Filmmaker in Residence funded by Kerry County Council the Arts Council and Creative Ireland.
︎Recipient of Arts Act Grant for Kerry Film Forum.
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Finalist, Florence Film Awards, Experimental Film Category.
︎Creative Associate, Arts Council Creative Schools Programme.
︎Finalist, Miller Zillmer Foundation, digital residency.
︎Tutor, Kerry ETB Creative Tutor Pool.
2019
︎Filmmaker in Residence funded by Kerry County Council the Arts Council and Creative Ireland.
2018
︎Filmmaker in Residence funded by Kerry County Council the Arts Council and Creative Ireland.

2017
︎Filmmaker in Residence funded by Kerry County Council the Arts Council and Creative Ireland.

︎Winner of Audience Choice Award at Dingle International Film Festival.
2016
︎Creative Work Development Bursary, Kerry County Council.
︎Materials and Equipment Bursary, Kerry County Council.

2015
︎Thomas Dammann Junior Memorial Trust Award.
2014 - 2015
︎Recipient of EU funding under the Creative Europe (Culture Sub-programme) 2014– 2020.


Selected Talks/Presentations/Groups

2021
︎Artist Talk, in conversation with Chris Clarke, the Glucksman, Cork.
︎Film Masterclass, A Sense of Place, the Glucksman, Cork.


2020
︎In conversation with Daniel Fitzpatrick and Alice Butler for Culture Night mink & aemi.
︎Founder, Kerry Film Forum.
︎Member, LUX Critical Forum, Cork.
︎Jury member, Fresh Film Festival.


2019
︎Member, Film in Kerry Steering Group 2019.
︎Founder, Kenmare Youth Film.

2018
︎Presentation: Moving On, NEWKD, Áras an Phobail, Tralee.
︎Invited participant: Mentorship Programme, Media Studies, IT Tralee.
︎Invited participant: Kerry Film Advisory Group Meeting, Kerry County Council.
︎Invited creative partner: The Core Project, RUA RED Dublin.
︎Presentation: EU Commission, iArt Final Review, chaired by Philippe Gelin, Programme Officer, EU Policies, DG CONNECT G.2 Creativity, Luxembourg.


2015
︎Presentation: Motherhood and Creative Practice, London South Bank University, chaired by Dr. Elena Marchevska.
︎Presentation; iArt, EU Summit, ICT 2015 Lisbon Transforming Innovation through Creativity and Arts.


Screening + Exhibition Record

2021
︎Residual Minority, Home: Being and Belonging in Contemporary Ireland, curated by Fiona Kearney & Chris Clarke, Glucksman Gallery, Cork.
︎Residual Minority, invited, Flickfair Film Festival, Los Angeles.

2020
︎Bó Kerry International Film Festival.
︎Die Vrijheid, aemi online as part of mink at Anam for Culture Night.
︎Bó S.O.F.A. Film Festival Cyprus.
︎Residual Minority, Highlanes Gallery, Shortlisted, Janet Mullarney PrizeOpen Submission Exhibition, selected by Seán Kissane, Joy Gerrard and Jerome O’ Drisceoil.
︎Suspension, online screening, Home from Home, The Glucksman, Cork, curated by Chris Clarke.
︎Physical Quantum, online screening, Phantosope, curated by Maximilian Le Cain, Triskel Recommends.
︎Residual Minority, SSA + VAS CutLog, Scottish Royal Academy, Edinburgh.
︎Residual Minority, Retro Avant Garde Film Festival, New York (online).
︎Minority, New York Independent Film Festival (online).
︎Minority, Intimate Lens Ethnographic Film Festival, Caserta Italy.


2019
︎Residual Minority, LUMINOUS VOID, Experimental Film Festival, Cork.
︎Bó, Shortlisted, Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival.
︎Residual Minority, Finalist, Florence Film Awards.
︎Cavern, Wunderground Film Festival, Verbeke Foundation, Ghent Belgium.
︎Rath, The Irish Real-Life Festival, Kitchener-Waterloo Ontario, celebrating Irish Culture.


2018

︎Kerry Visual ArtistsShowcase 2018, Department of Arts, Culture & The Gaeltacht, Killarney, Co. Kerry co-funded by the Arts Council and Kerry County Council.
︎Rath, Saint John’s Theatre, Listowel.
︎Níos Doimhne, experimental short, at Solas Nua in collaboration with Dupont Underground, Washington DC.


2017
︎Nothing Further, experimental short, Leyden Gallery, London.
︎Rath, feature film, Kerry Film Festival.
︎Rath, official selection, Dingle International Film Festival.
︎Rath, Carnegie Arts Centre, Kenmare, Co. Kerry.
︎Diving the Wreck, screening and live performance, with SoftTack, Women’s Voices in Ireland, UCC, selected by Dr. Maeve O’Riordan;
︎Sibéal Annual Conference UCD, selected by Dr. Deidre Flynn;
︎FiLiA, FiLiArt, Institute of Education, University College London, curated by Alison O’Neill and Jane Hellings.
︎I non (I) in association with DAW, Leyden Gallery, London, curated by Amy Dignam and Adriana Cerne.
︎DAW 5th Edition, Group Show, Granby Space, Waterloo, London, curated by Amy Dignam.
︎Beara Arts Festival, Group Show, curated by Marc O’Sullivan.
︎Regions, Group Show, WCAC Uillinn, Skibbereen, Cork, curated by Alison Cronin.
︎Annual MembersShow, WCAC Uillinn, Skibbereen, Cork.


2016
︎Presentation, Het Verhaal Van Bivolino, Byvoet Archive, screenings: Bivolino & iArt, funded by EU H2020 Programme, Modemuseum Hasselt, Belgium.
︎Screening iArt, Ghent University, Belgium; Screening iArt, DG Connect G.2 Creativity, EU Commission, Luxembourg.


2015
︎Screening and exhibition ‘t Kristallijn, Mol Belgium.
︎Screening Groetmoeder, Motherhood and Creative Practice, Centre for Media and Culture Research, School of Arts and Creative Industries, London South Bank University, selected by Dr. Elena Marchevska and Valerie Walkerdine.
︎Photographic work included in The ProCreate Project Touring Archive, The Women’s Art Library, Goldsmiths University, Lace Gallery, Nottingham, Manhattan College Annual M.O.M. Conference, New York and London Southbank University.
︎Screening, iArt, EU Summit, ICT 2015 Lisbon Transforming Innovation through Creativity and Arts.
︎Self-Making, screening, Kerry Visual ArtistsShowcase 2015/2016, Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, Killarney, Co. Kerry co-funded by the Arts Council and Kerry County Council.
︎Epona, experimental short, Horse, Void Derry, curated by Mark Wallinger.