Between the last fantasies of childhood and the first concerns of the adult world, puberty is a delicate period of physical and psychological transformations. The Dutch photographer Hellen van Meene has for many years produced portraits of teenagers. The gracefully choreographed gestures and glances are tinged with both apprehension and melancholy.
HELLEN VAN MEENE & JITKA HANZLOVA | LES BERGES DE SEINE, PARIS
March 10 - April 14, 2016
VISAGES / portraits europeens
A retrospective steeped in the history of European portraiture featuring 24 photographers such as Anton Corbijn, Beat Struli, and Juergen Teller.
HELLEN VAN MEENE AT THE CENTRE FOR FINE ARTS/BRUSSELS
Works by Helen van Meene are included in this show curated by Frits Gierstberg currently showing at the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels. FACES NOW: European Portrait Photography since 1990 brings together some of the best examples of modern portrait photography from over 30 of the top artists working today including Thomas Struth, Juergen Teller, and Tina Barney. The show runs through May 17th, 2015. Read more.
HELLEN VAN MEENE MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS
A two-person exhibition, Old Dreams, New Dreams, featuring the work of Dutch photographers Ata Kando and Hellen van Meene, is currently on display at Museum Kranenburgh in Bergen, the Netherlands, through November 1. Work by van Meene also is included in the group show, de herontdekking van de wereld (the rediscovery of the world), at the Huis Marseille Museum for Photography, Amsterdam, through December 8.
ANDREW MOORE AND HELLEN VAN MEENE EXHIBITING AT THE ST. LOUIS ART MUSEUM
Works by Andrew Moore and Hellen van Meene are featured in the upcoming exhibition, An Orchestrated Vision: The Theater of Contemporary Photography, on display at the St. Louis Art Museum from February 19 – May 13. The museum's photographic survey includes Moore, van Meene, Edward Burtynsky, Gregory Crewdson, Nan Goldin, Andreas Gursky, Taryn Simon, Thomas Struth, and Larry Sultan, among many others.
HELLEN VAN MEENE PORTRAIT ACQUIRED BY BOSTON MUSEUM OF FINE ART
Hellen van Meene's work Untitled #301, from the Pool of Tears series, has been acquired by the Boston Museum of Fine Art.
The artist's photographic portraits are in the collection of the Guggenheim Museum, New York, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, SF MOMA, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, among many others.
GALLERY ARTISTS EXHIBITING AT MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS IN BOSTON
Gallery artists Mitch Epstein, David Hilliard, Kenneth Josephson, Laura Letinsky and Hellen van Meene are all included in Conversations: Photography from the Bank of America Collection, a group exhibition at the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, on display through June 19, 2011. The exhibition also features works by Eugène Atget, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, László Moholy-Nagy, Man Ray, Robert Frank, Diane Arbus, Irving Penn, Cindy Sherman, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Vik Muniz, and Richard Misrach, among others.
HELLEN VAN MEENE SOLO SHOW AT FOTO KUNST STADTFORUM, INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA
Foto Kunst Stadforum in Innsbruck, Austria is exhibiting tout va disparaître, a traveling solo show of works by Hellen van Meene, open through June 2, 2010. Originally exhibited at Yancey Richardson Gallery, tout va disparaître comprises a selection of work made in New York City, the American South, Russia, and the Netherlands between 2007 and 2009.
NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE PUBLISHES HELLEN VAN MEENE'S SECRET LIVES OF GIRLS
In conjunction with the 2010 Hollywood awards season, the New York Times Magazine commissioned Hellen van Meene for a portrait portfolio of five starlets from award nominated films. The Secret Lives of Girls includes portraits of Gabourey Sidibe (Precious), Carey Mulligan (An Education), Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones), Abby Cornish (Bright Star), and Emily Blunt (The Young Victoria). The limited edition portfolio is available through Yancey Richardson Gallery.
AMY ELKINS AND HELLEN VAN MEENE CURRENTLY ON VIEW AT THE KUNSTHALLE WEIN THOUGH OCTOBER 18, 2009
Amy Elkins and Hellen van Meene are included in The Portrait: Photography as a Stage, from Mapplethorpe to Nan Goldin currently on view at the Kunsthalle Wien, Austria. The exhibition also includes Roger Ballen, Tina Barney, Valérie Belin, Clegg & Guttmann, Anton Corbijn, Rineke Dijkstra, JH Engström, Alberto Garcia-Alix, Nan Goldin, Katy Grannan, Jitka Hanzlová, Peter Hujar, Sally Mann, Robert Mapplethorpe,Thomas Ruff, and Wolfgang Tillmans among others. Curated by Peter Weiermair, the exhibition runs through October 18th, 2009.
HELLEN VAN MEENE ON VIEW AT THE MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
Hellen van Meene is one of twelve contemporary Dutch photographers featured in the exhibition Dutch Seen: New York Rediscovered on view through September 13, 2009 at the Museum of the City of New York. To watch a video on the exhibition narrated by the curator please click here. Her new monograph tout va paraitre has just been published by Schirmer Mosel.
HELLEN VAN MEENE EXHIBITIONS
Hellen Van Meene is included in a group exhibition Darkside: Photographic Desire and Sexuality Photographed, at Fotomuseum Winterthur, Zürich up through November 16th 2008.