Ine Lamers ia active as an independent fine artist since the 1990s. A practice based in photography expanded over the years with film, drawing, and installations. In often long term projects she investigates the fundamentals of the human condition by questioning how we position ourselves in this world, how we organize our societies, how we are constantly trying to find a utopia while bound to move between the real and the imaginary.
Since 2003 she has undertaken several research projects in Russia, where she is investigating traces of communist utopia. When she stages, re- enact and retells about a past that maybe never existed, intense collaboration with local people is essential.
The various project outcomes are presented in mixed media installations; Ine wishes to activate the viewer, deliberately blocking easy interpretations. Her approach to film-making echoes this fragmentary, non-linear, collage-like way of storytelling.
Lamers’ work has been exhibited a.o. at Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, SMs’, den Bosch Fries Museum, Leeuwarden(NL). Internationally she has shown a.o. at MMOMA ,Moscow(RU), Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin (DE ) and Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri (IS) . She had solo exhibitions at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Ron Mandos Galerie, Amsterdam, Motorenhalle, Dresden (DE), PERMM Museum of modern Art, Perm (RU), Club Solo, Breda. Festivals in which her work have been shown include IFFR, Rotterdam, Kunstfilmbiennale, Cologne,(DE) Viper, Basel (CH) and Rencontres Internationales, Paris, Berlin (DE/FR).
Ine Lamers has had a range of teaching positions and advisory positions since 1995. She was teaching a.o. at Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, Piet Zwart Master of Fine Art, Rotterdam, Post St Joost Master of Photography, Breda, and is currently staff tutor at Piet Zwart Institute, Master Media Design, Lens- based Department; she also worked as advisor for Mondriaan Fonds, CBK, Rotterdam, Schouwburg Rotterdam.
Ine Lamers studied at AKI, Enschede and attended Jan van Eyck-academie in Maastricht .
Personal website: www.inelamers.nl